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2012 Doctrine and Discipline of the AME Church
A.M.E. Connectional Lay President A.M.E. Connectional Lay Members Bishop William P. DeVeaux
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"Communication is the MAINSTAY of any civilization!"

We, the members of the Connectional Lay Organization, bring forth and live a ministry of service and witness. Our organization is very similar in make up to the organization of the founding fathers and mothers whose only dream was that of representation and being a part of the governance of the great Zion. We have awakened to a heterogeneous area of service and service related demands.

The Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and our ministry must not just be here for a moment, but we must go beyond the walls of our established circles and comfort zones. This will force us to take a long hard look at our organization and see if we are up to the challenge.

Moving beyond the walls forces us to become global in our thinking, in our mission, in our ministry, and in our witness. We are a church of many believers with diverse needs; we are…. "Laity Fulfilling the Great Commission".


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina2014 Fall Executive Board Meeting
Come and Join Us In Myrtle Beach, SC

Date: November 20 - 22, 2014

Location: Marriott Hotel at Grand Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive - Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Hosted By: The Seventh Episcopal District Lay Organization

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calendar AMECL South Africa Summit

Date: February 21 - March 1, 2015
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Join the Connectional Lay Organization as they travel to South Africa for the Summit and Global Development Council.

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President's Annual Report - Willie C. Glover, PhD

Report: General Board and Council of Bishops Meetings
Date: June 24 – June 26, 2014

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Mrs. Eileen S. Warner In Memory of Eileen Warner

We regret to inform you of the untimely passing of Mrs. Eileen S. Warner, 3rd Vice President of the Connectional Lay Organization, and a member of the Bethel AME Church, Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to her election as 3rd Vice President, Mrs. Warner had served the Lay Organization at every level to include the local lay, the Tallahassee District, the Florida Conference, the Eleventh Episcopal District and at the Connectional Level.

Mrs. Warner leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Mr. Michael Warner and their daughter, Miss Melanie Warner, also members of the Bethel AME Church, and other family members and friends.

Cards and expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Michael Warner
2604 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310

A.M.E.C.L. Web Site Survey

The Connectional Lay Organization is in the process of making plans to enhance the web site. In an effort make sure your comments and suggestions are a part of this process, we are asking you to take a few minutes to fill out a Web Site Survey. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

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cross and bible Connectional Lay Organization Adopts New Theme for 2013 - 2017

"Laity Fulfilling The Great Commission"

Scriptural References: Matthew 28:16-20

33rd Biennial Session of the Connectional Lay Organization - Reports Are Available
July 29th – August 1st, 2013

The 33rd Biennial Session was a huge success. The reports are being posted as they are received.

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Bishop William P. DeVeauxCLO Welcomes New Lay Commissioner - Bishop William P. DeVeaux
William P. DeVeaux was born to Chaplain John and Della DeVeaux in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The youngest of three children, he spent his elementary and high school years living on army posts in Maryland, Kansas, Colorado and in Germany.

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students looking through microscoples A.M.E.C.L. Scholarship Applications

The A.M.E. Connectional Lay Organization offers scholarships to deserving students. The application period is now open.

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A.M.E.C.L. Constitution and Bylaws

The approved version of the A.M.E.C.L. Constitution and Bylaws is now available online for review.

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Connectional Lay Organization
Disaster Relief Fund

As a reminder from an action taken at the April 2009 Executive Board meeting and re-endorsed during the last Board meeting, please be reminded that one dollar from each Lay member is to be collected twice a year for the Connectional Lay Organization ‘s Disaster Relief Fund.

The first collection date is during the month of January by each District. Please forward your report and money to the Financial Secretary, Richard Bowden, 1908 Vaughn Lane, Montgomery, Alabama 36106.

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