The members of the Los Angeles District of the A.M.E. Church will meet at Ward A.M.E Church, Los Angeles, California, Rev. Norman D. Copeland, Pastor, April 10, 11, and 12, 2003, according to Rev. Lonnie C Wormley, Presiding Elder.
Ward A.M.E. Church is located at 1177 West 25th. Street, Los Angeles, California, (213) 747-1367. The session will open Thursday 7 p.m. with the Los Angeles District Praise Singers.
Following the devotional period, Ward will worship in a revival setting featuring the dynamic revival preacher Dr. James L. Davis, D. Min. Dr. Davis will preach on Thursday and Friday Night at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Davis is a fifth generation African Methodist Episcopal minister. He is the Senior Pastor of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church, the oldest predominantly African American Church in Atlanta founded in 1847. Dr. Davis was educated in the public and private schools of Birmingham, Alabama.
He received the Bachelor of Science degree from Morris Brown College in 1975, the Master of Divinity degree in 1978, and the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1985 both from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The general theme is "Pieces Of Peace" Blessed are the peacemaker they shall be called the children of God, Matthew 5:9.
On Friday, April 11, 2003, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Presiding Elder Wormley will conduct the business session receiving the reports from Districts, Stewards, and other department heads. All ministerial candidates are required to be present.
The plenary session will begin at 10:30 a.m. with workshop topics to include: Peace Within; Peace In The Family/Home; Peace In The Church; Peace In School/On the Job; Peace In The Streets/World; and Bringing Together The Pieces of Peace.
On Friday night, in addition to Dr. Davis preaching, the youth of the Los Angeles District will participate in the worship service. The youth choirs from First A.M.E. Church, Santa Monica, and First A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles will provide the worship music.
The youth theme is Armed With Peace. A lock-in for youth ages 6 and up will follow the worship service on Friday night, says Mrs. Deborah Woods, Young Peoples Department Director. The youth will engage in the following topics relating to peace:
Armed at Home, Armed at School, Armed with My Friends, Armed in the World, and Armed Within. The featured speakers will be DeAngela Cooks and Rev. Najuma Smith.
There will be food, games, fun, rap sessions, a battle of the sexes, and music provided by the combined youth choirs of Ward A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles, and St. Mark A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles under the direction of Millicent Collins.
The conference will close out on Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast.
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