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Unity Club Members Advocate Charitable Passion for Christ

This past Sunday, the Unity Club composed of members from various area church, continued their quarterly outreach with member congregations. The purpose of the Unity Club is to promote a congenial fellowship between members and to contribute and/or provide service to various charities. Once a quarter the Club selects a member's church to fellowship. This past Sunday the Unity Club visited Greater Macedonia ...

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Historic Mt. Zion AME 150th Church Anniversary Celebration

Historic Mount Zion AME Church located at 201 East Beaver Street history begins after the Civil War; several dozen Freedmen organized a "Society" for the purpose of religious worship. On July 28, 1866, this group became formally recognized as Mount Zion A.M.E. Church. The church acquired the property at the northeast corner of Beaver and Newnan Streets, and a small frame structure was built for worship serv ...

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Dr. Michael Mitchell Among New AME Leadership Elected as 134th Bishop

At its 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference, which is the supreme body of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, local Pastor, Dr. Michael Mitchell has been elected its 134th Bishop following a six year petition for one of the historic denomination’s highest offices. Dr. Mitchell was chosen to succeed Bishop R.V. Webster as pastor of Saint Stephen AME in 1992 after he was elected Bishop. Dr. ...

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Saint Paul AME Honors First Lady

Over the weekend several hundred of Jacksonville's ecumenical community attended  “An Evening of Elegance," presented by the Violet Williams Women’s Missionary Society of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. The event was in honor of the church's First Lady Mrs. Winifred Houston Zanders, a sixteen year servant leader and wife of The Reverend Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II. For 50 years the AME Church V ...

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Gospel Singer Tasha Cobbs Says Black Church Can Help With Depression

Tasha Cobbs’ journey to award-winning and chart-topping success as a gospel singer has come with both praise and self-discovery. The 34-year-old has publicly shared her personal testimonial battling depression through the years, and is dedicated to inspiring others dealing with the same issue. After years of masking her sadness and self-neglect, Cobbs says she decided to seek professional help in 2010 prior ...

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Bishops Celebrate Apostolic Succession of Kenneth Adkins

On Saturday, April 9th, Religious Leaders from across the country gathered at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church to Celebrate the Apostolic Succession of Kenneth Adkins to the office of Bishop of The Lord's Church. International Presiding Prelate of The Independent Church Fellowship of Covenant Churches, Bishop Terrance Calloway, administered the Charge to Bishop Kenneth Adkins after a vote was taken in a ...

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Emanuel AME Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

  Charleston (SC) - After decades of fighting racism through peace, Emanuel AME Church is poised for world recognition after a group of Chicago officials led an effort to nominate the church to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The historical nomination comes as Emanuel AME celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the church’s 225 year-history, one that changed the course of the church’s destiny. The Nobel Pea ...

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Lender Discrimination May Be Pushing Black Churches Into Bankruptcy

Lender Discrimination May Be Pushing Black Churches Into Bankruptcy Predominantly African American congregations make up one-fifth of U.S. religious congregations but three-fifths of church Chapter 11 filings. by Patrick Clark (Bloomberg) A long line of research shows that black consumers pay higher rates for credit, includingmortgages and car loans. A new study suggests the same kind of financial discrimin ...

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Carson Struggles With Black Church Leaders

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spoke to the congregation at Cornerstone Family Church in Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend. Black church leaders say he's had a much easier time connecting with predominantly white congregations than with their churches because of his political views and statements he has made on the campaign trail. ALANA WISE AND JAMES OLIPHANT When David Bullock, a minister a ...

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Gospel Artist J. Santana Gathers the Word of Gospel

Lyrically Sound Enterprises and Let's Talk Gospel presented “The Gathering,” musical showcase to unite wholesome Contemporary Christian and Gospel music together at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, Saturday, November 8. The music fest featured Multi-Stellar Award Winner DeWayne Woods and Friends and Gospel Artist J. Santana. The Gathering was a night filled with diverse, creative ministry from al ...

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