Bereavement – Mother of Rev. Gregory L. Edmond

May 1st, 2015 by

Let us join in prayers of comfort for Rev. Gregory L. Edmond (Mary) and family in the passing of his mother , Mrs. Ernestine P. Edmond. She ‘fought a good fight and has finished the race’.  Mrs. Ernestine Edmond transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, April 27, 2015.  The arrangements are as follows:

Visitation with family
When:  Saturday       May 2, 2015
Where:   St. Paul AME Church
402 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Funeral 11:00am

Cards, communication and support

Rev. GL Edmond (Mary)
7912 Country Club Drive
Garner, NC 27529

919-662-3750 (home)
919-801-2131 (cell)
919-662-3781 (fax)

In this time of bereavement, let’s bombard heaven with prayers from the righteous.

Diane Noble Haith

April 27th, 2015 by

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BURLINGTON – Ms. Diane Noble Haith, 61, of 5544 NC Hwy. 62 S., died April 24, 2015 at Hospice Home. She was the daughter of Mr. Mervin Perry Noble and Mrs. Lessie Mae Austin Noble, both deceased. Survivors include a son Tracey Haith (Elenor); two brothers, Rikey Noble and Timothy Noble (Gale); two grandsons, Cody Corbett and Kyndal Haith.

Ms. Haith was employed with Lincoln Financial Group, Greensboro, NC, and a loyal and faithful member of Springdale AME Church.

The funeral will be held Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 2 pm at Springdale AME Church. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday and other times at the residence. Public viewing will be held on Monday from 1-9 pm at the funeral home. The burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Email condolences may be sent to Support and services for the Haith Family are provided by Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc


April 21st, 2015 by

Father, give us the courage to reach out to those we may not want to reach. Show Your love through us in ways that will bring glory to You and true peace in our corner of the world.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Thanks for your willingness to serve!

March 2015 Lay Minutes

April 16th, 2015 by

The March 2015 Lay Minutes are now available on our minutes page or below.

March 2015 Area Lay Meeting Mt. Zion GSO

Jack and Jill Program

April 15th, 2015 by

Jack and Jill Program

Biennial Registration

April 9th, 2015 by

We have received information from the SED Lay President Valerie Bell that we must move quickly to register our conference delegates, alternate, church delegates, and observers (clergy and laity).

Please Note: Since this letter was sent out, we have been informed that the deadline for pre-registration is April 11, 2015 rather than April 14, 2105. Pre-registration for delegates is $250.00 until April 11, 2015 and $125.00 for observers. Those of you who are registering for the Biennial, please complete the attached registration form and send to Jackie Kanipe by April 11. Registration for observers is in the amount of $125.00. You may purchase tickets for the Awards Banquet and Black tie Affair at the registration site. Additional information will be forthcoming.

Our first pre-registration was due on March 31, this will help to determine the number of hotel rooms needed for the district. Hotel information will be made available as soon as it is received from President Bell.

Should you have any questions and/or concerns about the registration process, please do not hesitate to call me or Jackie (828-433-8424); email:

Thank you so much for your cooperation in getting this information submitted in a timely manner.

“Thank you for your willingness to serve.”

Biennial Registration

James C. Johnson Lay Banquet

April 9th, 2015 by

Please click below to find information about the James C. Johnson Lay Banquet.

Dr. James C. Johnson Banquet.

Easter Joy

April 2nd, 2015 by

Happy Easter from the Western North Carolina Conference Lay Organization to YOU!

Without Easter (By Joanna Fuchs)

Without Easter,
there would be no hope of heaven.
Without the hope of heaven,
there would be no repentance,
no personal transformation,
no attempt to follow biblical principles.
Without Easter, the world would be in chaos and darkness.
Jesus’ death and resurrection means we can be reborn,
to live better, to do better, to shine light into the shadows.

May God bless your home with the warmth of His Peace, Your Hearts with the wonder of His Love and your life with the beauty of His Joy.

We look forward to your attendance at the 2015 Jack and Jill Extrava-ganza: “A Showcasing of the Arts” on April 11, 2015 at St. James A.M.E. Church, Winston-Salem, NC at 12 Noon.

Thank you for your willingness to serve!

Easter Joy

2015 James C Johnson Scholarship

March 25th, 2015 by

The 2015 James C Johnson Scholarship has been added to our scholarship page. You can also read the information below.


James C Johnson Scholarship

March Newsletter!

March 19th, 2015 by

Our march newsletter is now available.  Please enjoy!  You can also find our old newsletters on the minutes page!

WNCC Lay Organization March Newsletter

From the Desk of...

Penny Oliver, President

It is easy to become discouraged and let the past, bad breaks, and disappointments overwhelm you. Instead, you need to get ready to see the surpassing greatness of Gods favor.

Upcoming Events

Jun 3-5 ..... Western NC Conference

Mar 14 ..... Conference Lay meeting

Jun 20 - Jul 2 ..... SED Leadership Congress

July 12-15 ..... YPD Quadrennial

July 17-21 ..... WMS Quadrennial


Get Well Soon Rev. Archie T. Evans !

Lay Benediction

May God bless us with the true spirit of Christianity, that we may live together, not as man over man, but as lay persons working with God.