Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker

Second AME Church Holds Annual Lay Day Service

The Lay Organization of Second AME Church will hold their Annual Day service on Sunday, October 8, at 10 a.m., in the edifice located at 5500 S. Hoover St., in Los Angeles. According to Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell, the theme is “Laypersons Called To Serve.” Inviting the public to attend, she said, “Please join us in recognizing the outstanding efforts of Second AME’s Lay Organization.” The guest speaker is Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, director of Lay Activities for the Southern California Conference Lay Organization. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church since birth, Church, Dupont-Walker serves as the director of the denomination’s Social

Ward AME Hosts 115th Anniversary Events

Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church continues to celebrate 115 years of ministry in South Los Angeles with a series of events. The activities will highlight the anniversary theme, “Called Out – A Chosen Church To Be Holy” based on I Peter 2:9-10, said Pastor John E. Cager III. This weekend, a riverboat cruise will depart from Long Beach on Sunday, August 13, at 3 p.m. As lunch is served, diners will enjoy the Rev. Nathaniel Martin as emcee. Keyboardist Kenny Ford and vocalist Theresa Ford will perform along with comedienne Kathy Westfield, the Ward Revelators and the Harmonettes. Gloria Martin

Ward AME Celebrates 115th Anniversary

  Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate 115 years of ministry in South Los Angeles several events highlighting the anniversary theme, “Called out – A Chosen Church To Be Holy” based on I Peter 2:9- 10. “Ward is rededicating itself to continue trailblazing, speaking out, welcoming all who need a place of solace, and inaugurating life-changing, family-oriented ministry,” said Pastor John E. Cager III. “Everyone whose life has been and is being touched by Ward AME Church is urged to show up for this 115th anniversary celebration.” Upcoming is a riverboat cruise departing from Long Beach on Sunday, August

Ward EDC and Integral Partner to redevelop Casa De Rosas to Serve Veterans

Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has partnered with Integral to transform the historic Casa de Rosas into a campus for homeless single-parent veterans. During a Ground Blessing Ceremony ceremony on August 22, WEDC and Integral staff joined with clergy, elected officials and community leaders to invoke God’s guidance as prepare to redevelop the 29,900 square feet complex into permanent housing with a range of onsite, supportive services. The ceremony featured prayers of thanksgiving and encouragement by the Rev. Oliver Buie, an associate minister at Holman United Methodist Church and Pastor Joyce Kitchen of Emmanuel- Turner AME Church.  Also, Pastor John

USPS issues Bishop Richard Allen stamp

The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the Richard Allen stamp on February 2, bringing to a close a 12-year campaign to recognize the contributions of a man who helped shape American history. Known by many as the founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Allen was also a successful businessman, civic leader and social activist as well as a preacher. This year is the 200th anniversary of his founding of the AME Church. “Bishop Allen was way ahead of his time. His life is a story of perseverance, commitment and concern for all people. That’s a message that