A Taste of South Carolina

May 28th, 2015 by


Taking It to the Streets

May 17th, 2015 by

Taking it tothe Streets

Mother’s Day Greetings

May 9th, 2015 by

We want you to know that you’re one amazing person.
You are so good to the people in your life. So considerate and caring.
When you give, it’s easy to see that it comes straight from the heart . . .
and it gives everyone around you the gift of a nicer world to live in . . .
We love how strong you are inside. We always see that quality shine
in you, and it reassures me to know – even though you face hardships and
uncertainties just like many people do – there’s a way through and a
brighter day ahead. You’re my reminder to be a little more brave,
to not be so afraid, and to remember that things will turn out okay in
the long run.

We love the way you don’t let the crazy, difficult days get you down. I
admire your ability to put things in perspective. To laugh when you can.
To cry when you must. But always to try and make things better.
We hope you’ll never forget how much we treasure just being in this world
with you. And I love knowing that everyone else feels the same way we do.
To your friends, you are everything a friend should be.
To your family, we know you are dearly loved and trust the best.
You are such a deserving person. And we really hope that all days are
as beautiful and as bright … as the ones you inspire in other people’s lives.

Happy Mothers Day’s from Western North Carolina Conference Lay Organization
Penny Oliver, President

Funeral Services for Rev. Angela Dawn Swepson Lloyd

May 8th, 2015 by

Rev. Angela Dawn Swepson Lloyd was married to Heith Lloyd, two Children Johnathan and Erica. Jonathan is currently a sophomore at Duke University.  Erica will be graduating from High School in a few weeks and will be attending High Point University in the fall.

Rev. Lloyd was a member of Wayman Chapel AMEC, Graham NC,  Pastor A. O. Carmichael, Jr.

In lieu of flowers make donations for scholarship to assist Erica Lloyd:

Make Checks Payable To:
Angela Lloyd’s Memorial Scholarship Fund  (This will be until the month of August)
Mail to:
Creative Childcare
Attention : Evelyn Graves
P.O. Box 884
Graham NC 27253


Sun Trust Bank
Attention: Branch Manager
236 S. Main St
Graham NC 27253


Funeral service will be Saturday, May 9, 2015
Viewing and receiving 11am, Service at 12:00 Noon

Services will be at:

Lamb’s Chapel
415 Roxboro Street
Haw River NC 27258

Funeral Home:
Alamance Funeral Service
605 E. Webb Ave.
Burlington NC 27217

Thank you for your continued prayers and support to Bro. Heith Lloyd and Jonathan and Eric.

Congratulations to Mrs. Starr Battle – CLO 3rd Vice-President

May 4th, 2015 by

Congratulations to Mrs. Starr L. Battle Third Vice-President Connectional Lay Organization


Mrs. Starr L. Battle will be conferred the Juris Doctor degree with concentrations in Family and Veterans’ Law from The North Carolina Central University School of Law on May 8, 2014. During her matriculation at the NCCU Law School, she served in various capacities including President of the Black Law Students Association and Marshal of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. Starr currently serves as Third Vice President of the Connectional Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Starr is the oldest daughter of the Reverend Milton O. Battle and Mrs. Doris Taylor Battle. Reverend Battle is Pastor of St. Stephens AME Church in Liberty, NC in the Western District of the Western North Carolina Conference (Dr. Conrad K. Pridgen, Presiding Elder) of the Second Episcopal District (Right Reverend William P. DeVeaux, Jr., Presiding Prelate).

Congratulatory email can be sent to:
Starr Battle at StarrBattlejd@gmail.com.

And mailed to:
Starr L. Battle
2713 Manthorp Terrace
Raleigh NC 27610

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

e7da54dc-6981-49b5-ad13-1081b94b6f4eDiane Noble Haith

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 sharpefuneralhome.com 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

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.