Monthly Archives: June 2015

Funeral Services for the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney

Viewings (no wakes)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Rotunda of the State House
Columbia, South Carolina

Thursday, June 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. John A.M.E. Church
2740 Tillman Rd.
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936

Thursday, June 25, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Emanuel A.M.E. Church
110 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston, South Carolina  29401

Funeral Services

Friday, June 26, 2015
11:00 a.m.
T D Arena at the College of Charleston
301 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401


Friday, June 26, 2015
Directly Following Funeral Services
St. James A.M.E. Church
5344 Highway 41
Marion, South Carolina 29571

Feel Free to Sign the Memorial Guest Book, by clicking the link:
Please keep the family in your prayers.
The Right Reverend Richard Franklin Norris
Presiding Prelate – 7th Episcopal District
Mother Mary Ann Norris

Episcopal Supervisor 

Errata Message concerning

7th District Transportation Request

Reference Sunday, June 21, 2015 Posting The Christian Recorder News Break – Funeral Services for the Honorable Reverend

Clementa C. Pinckney Transportation Request Form:

The Transportation Request Form for

the Funeral Services for the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney is applicable for 

Presiding Bishops and General Officers only. 
The 7th Episcopal District
The Right Reverend Richard Franklin Norris

Presiding Prelate

(803) 935-0500 or (803) 730-5439

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day Blessings from the Western North Carolina Conference Lay Organization to YOU!

Lord, please bless our fathers, these men who mean so much to us, who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming. Bless them for having the courage to do what’s necessary to keep us out of trouble, for making us do the right thing, for helping us build our character,
even when it makes us angry; and bless them for pushing us to do our best, even when they just want to love us.  Bless our fathers for being our protectors, for leading us through stormy times to safety,
for making us believe that everything will be all right and for making it so.
Bless our fathers for quietly making a living to provide for those they love most, for giving us food, clothing, shelter and other necessary and not so necessary material things, for unselfishly investing time and money in us that they could have spent on themselves.
Bless our fathers, Lord, for saving some energy for fun, for leading us on adventures
to explore the outer reaches of ourselves, for making us laugh, for being our playmates and our friends.
Bless them for being our secure foundation, our rock, for holding on tight to us…until it’s time to let us go.
Lord, bless these men we look up to, our role models, our heroes, our fathers.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. By Joanna Fuchs

We look forward to your attendance at our next Lay Conference meeting on August 8th at 10 am at Turners Chapel, 7615 Florence School Drive, High Point, NC.

Happy Father’s Day and thank you for your willingness to serve!

Emmanuel AME Church – Catalyst for Renewed Action

A Message from the Global President
Dr. Willie C. Glover
Connectional Lay Organization

As our sisters and brothers of Emmanuel AME Church spoke with God, our brothers and sisters went home to eternal rest. I’m told that there are some survivors and one person reported that the killer kept him/her alive to tell what happened. Rev Pinkcney’s strong will and urgency in life gave us the benefit of compassionate and determined leadership… He accomplished much in a short window. Everyone

We are stunned yet claim the spirit of Denmark Vesey who gathered in that very same church – We are determined to keep that legacy of standing against all that besmirches justice and ALL actions which attempt to make any of God’s children second class citizens. Please take note, that as history records that, ” white clergy and people of faith stood with Denmark Vesey in the 1800s”, people of all cultures, in standing with the AME Church today are joined with us in claiming that legacy.

All of us must re-commit to do all that we can to end the misuse of guns and confront the greed that allows the production of weapons of mass destruction. Gun violence in this nation is at epidemic proportions. Whenever there is an epidemic all resources are marshaled to stamp out the disease. This disease must be stamped out now.

When we gather in Charleston this summer, there will be an action agenda!

The Connectional Lay Organization joins with the Council of Bishops along with the entire AME Church family in soliciting your continued prayers. Let us keep the faith. Thank you for being here!

Willie C Glover, Global President
Connectional Lay Organization

Website Updates

Our website has been upgraded to a new calendar. This calendar allows you to see events, times and locations in a monthly calendar format. You can even add events from the calendar to your calendar with ease. While upgrading to the new calendar, we lost some events. If you know of calendar events that are missing from our new calendar, please email the events to to get them added. Thank you.

Barbara Hooker

Heavenly Father, You are intimately aware of the struggle we are  experiencing — the pain and the despair. You know the desire of our hearts for our Sister to be healed. We ask now for Your healing touch. We know that You are able and just like in Bible times, we ask for your healing. In Jesus Name.

Please remember Sister Barbara Hooker, the wife of Wilbert Hooker, Lincolnville AMEC, Raleigh,  in your daily prayers.

Penny Oliver