**Please keep our sick and shut-in
"LIFTED" in prayer**
Greetings Thirteenth District:
Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love be unto you this Advent Season.
We need your help now for the communities affected by the tornado disasters. We need water, food, blankets, clothing, feminine hygiene products, adult depends, gift cards, baby diapers, formulas, and children's needs. There will be a meeting soon with clergy, lay, and district leaders to organize the first donations and the various locations for drop offs. St. Peter Clarksville has been identified as a drop off and distribution at this point Greer Chapel, Memphis, and New Greater Bethel, Jackson are drop offs (not for distribution). Payne Chapel, Nashville is the location in Metro Nashville (for Madison and Hendersonville areas).
we also need volunteers. We need everyone to help. Gifts cards of any amount may be mailed to the 13th District Office, P.O. Box 40987, Nashville, TN 37204.
Thank you again for your compassion, prayers, and response.
We are proud of all those who stood against racism. A special thanks to one of our own, Brother Robert Parks, a member of St. Paul AME Church, Chattanooga.
As we celebrate our history, let us lift their courage and the progress they made for us as it was fueled at Chattanooga's lunch counters and spread justice throughout the nation.
In 1960, students of Howard High School withstood the fear of violence and led sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in Chattanooga. We thank God for the strong seven leaders who led in this fight for justice: Dr. Robert Taylor, JoAnne Favors, Leamon Pierce, Billy Edwards, James Mapp, and Robert Parks led the way for change.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth D. Love, Sr.
Presiding Elder, Tennessee Mountain District
East Tennessee Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
HU to Honor Renowned Composer Roland M. Carter as the Namesake of Ogden Hall’s Stage, at 131st Founders Day, Jan. 28
Hampton, Va. (December 14, 2023) – Hampton University proudly announces the dedication of the stage in Robert C. Ogden Hall to the Roland M. Carter stage, in honor of his legendary service to Hampton University as an esteemed composer, conductor, musician, happening at the 131st Founder’s Day Ceremony on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11:30am. This event is free and open to the public.
“Roland Carter’s unparalleled contributions to the world of music and his profound impact on the Hampton University community have inspired this tribute,” said HU President Darrell K. Williams. “As a distinguished composer, conductor, and educator, Carter’s legacy aligns seamlessly with Hampton’s commitment to excellence and cultural enrichment.”
Roland M. Carter is a highly acclaimed composer, conductor, and music educator. His extensive body of work includes compositions for choirs and orchestras, reflecting his passion for musical excellence and cultural preservation in a decades long career.
Carter was active with the Choir Directors and Organists Guild of the HU Ministers Conference for over four decades, having moved through the ranks of student accompanist to assistant director and director of music. Since 2011, the Conference has honored him with the presentation of The Roland M. Carter Living Legends Award annually to distinguished church musicians throughout the country.
Ogden Auditorium, built in 1918 with two thousand seats, was the largest auditorium in the area at that time. Today, Ogden Hall is considered one of the finest acoustical venues in the nation, with the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marian Anderson and many other notable figures having graced the stage.
The dedication ceremony, commemorating Carter’s enduring influence and his indelible mark on the arts, will be a highlight of the 131st Founder’s Day festivities, in which HU Alumna Racquel Oden, of HSBC Bank USA, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Carter is the Holmberg Professor Emeritus of American Music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he has served for 24 years. Carter served at HU, his undergraduate alma mater, for 25 years. Both appointments included stints as head, chair, and director of choirs. Carter received an honorary doctorate from Shaw University.
For media inquiries contact Sarita Scott, Office of University Relations, at 757.727.5253.
ABOUT HAMPTON UNIVERSITY Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been the Standard of Excellence in higher education for over 150 years. Rich in history, arts, culture and tradition, Hampton University is recognized as one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world, and recently named the top private university in Virginia. Hampton provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs. Hampton continues to shape the future through its dynamic programs and diverse community of learners and educators representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. www.hamptonu.edu
ANNOUNCEMENTS (ST. PAUL AMEC-CHATTANOOGA TN STANDING MEETINGS)
The following is information for St. Paul AMEC family standing meetings. Any changes WILL BE announced from the pulpit. Please note "MONTHLY" standing meetings are held after the first Sunday of each month.
SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL BREAKFAST FEST & STUDY——EACH 1ST SUNDAY @ 9:15 AM. PLEASE COME and join us to study the weekly Sunday School lesson, and have a bite to eat while doing so. This is a "combined classes" lesson study period that is conducted in the Frank L.N. Hill, Sr. Fellowship Hall. Contact Sis. Patrice Toney for additional information.
BIBLE STUDY——VIRTUAL, EACH TUESDAY @ 6 PM.Please join the St. Paul Family for Bible Study each “Tuesday” as we continue to study the "Gospel According to Saint Mark." Our focus will be:
February 27, 2024-Mark 9:33-37
March 5, 2024- Mark 9:38-43
March 12, 2024- Mark 9:43-50
12 MINUTES WITH GOD MINISTRY——DIAL-IN, EACH THURSDAY @ 8 AM. This is a conference call meeting. Please see dial-in information above.
CHOIR REHERSAL——EACH SATURDAY @ 12:00 PM (NOON). Rehearsals for special events will be communicated by Bro. Kenneth Parks.
TRUSTEE BOARD MEETING——1st MONDAYS AFTER 1st SUNDAYS EVERY OTHER MONTH @ 6:00 PM BEGINNING MARCH 4th, via Bible Study ZOOM link.
STEWARD BOARD MEETING——1st MONDAYS AFTER 1st SUNDAYS EVERY OTHER MONTH (March 4th) @ 7:00 PM, via Bible Study ZOOM link.
OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING——1st TUESDAYS AFTER 1st SUNDAYS @ 7:00 PM, via Bible Study ZOOM link. Your phone number must be registered to attend the Zoom call. Pastor Mayes is asking all Presidents to turn-in your organizations report to Bro. Robert Parks prior to the meeting. Please contact Bro. Parks for additional information.
WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY (WMS)——1st SATURDAYS @ 10:30 AM, in person——The WMS meets every 1st Saturday in the Frank L. Hill, Sr. Fellowship Hall, unless otherwise announced. Please contact Sis. Tharyl Brown for additional information.
ST. PAUL AMEC-CHATTANOOGA TECH TRAINING——3rd SATURDAYS @ 10:00 AM, in person beginning in MARCH 2024——These training sessions will be held to: 1) Train members of the Media Ministry Organization on St. Paul AMEC's A/V equipment; 2) To train St. Paul AMEC's leadership about its website and how to perform "basic" tasks on the A/V system; and, 3) Train "ALL" members on aspects of St. Paul's website, A/V system, and other church media.
ST. PAUL AMEC-CHATTANOOGA FAMILY UNITY DRESS ATTIRE——4TH SUNDAYS—The attire for each Sunday is as follows:
January—Favorite Football Jersey or T-Shirt February 2024—African/Black History Attire March 2024—St. Paul T-Shirt April—Favorite High School or University T-Shirt May—St. Paul T-Shirt June—Favorite Organization July—St. Paul T-Shirt August—African Attire September—Favorite Football Team October—St. Paul T-Shirt November—Favorite High School or University T-Shirt December—Red/Black Attire
St. Paul A.M.E. Church 2024 Theme
OUR HISTORY, OUR GREATEST
February 25, 2024 @ 10:30 AM EST——St. Paul AMEC-Chattanooga, TN—Please join the St. Paul family as we honor our past and celebrate our history. The celebration program will be included as part of our morning worship service. There will be a "Soul Food" lunch following the worship service.
3/10/2024 @ 2:00 AM EST
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
March 12, 2024 @ 10 PM EST——BISHOP BYFIELD PREACHES EVENING SERVICE AT 5TH DISTRICT MID-YEAR—The conference is 13-15 March in Los Angeles, CA. For those that desire to participate virtually when Bishop Byfield preaches in the 5th District, Presiding Elder Love has provided the following Zoom information:
Date & Time: Mar 12, 2024 @ 7:00 PM PT/9:00 PM CT/10:00 PM EST (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 811 8170 3076
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
March 17, 2024——Women’s Day Celebration at 10:30 AM—Each member is asked to donate $100.00 in support of this worship experience. Co-Chairs: Sis’s McClarty, Moore, and Mayes.
March 29, 2024 @ 6 PM——St. Paul AME Church—Last Seven Saying “Revival”.
April 3-6, 2024——13th Episcopal District Mid-Year Meeting—St. Andrew AME Church, Memphis TN.
Please view additional information using the '13TH Episcopal District', 'Event List' links. You can download an information packet HERE.
REMEMBER THE GENERAL CONFERENCE IS AUGUST 21-27, 2024.
CLICK HERE for listing of Important General Conference Dates.
Please see the "FLYER" section (below) and the Church Website 'Event List' and 'Calendar' Connection links (to left of this page) for additional announcements and the church's long-range calendar. Announcements are updated as they are made available in writing.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION (THE FLYERS)
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If you, or someone you know needs work, please click on the flyer below to view the local Labor Finders website. You can find additional information there.
Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Presiding Bishop
Brother Ainsley Byfield, Supervisor of Missions
Reverend Dr. Kenneth D. Love, Sr., Presiding Elder
Reverend Dr. Terence L. Mayes, Sr., D. Min., Senior Pastor
Reverend Judge John McClarty, Assistant Pastor
Reverend Donna Perkins, Associate Pastor
Sister Natalie McClarty, Licentiate Minister Brother Kenneth Parks, Minister/Director of Music