Dear Second Episcopal District Church Family:
Arelis and I are thankful, and our heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude to the Second Episcopal District (SED) family for your love and demonstration of genuine compassion and support of the SEDs “ WE CARE TOUR 2023 to the Dominican Republic, November 20-26, 2023. Read full message
The Sundays of Advent | December 3-24, 2023
Greetings, Second Episcopal District Church Family!
Arelis and I are blessed and thankful beyond measure to greet you this Advent Season--a season of celebration and anticipation.
The Season of Advent brings hope and signs of God’s presence among us, even in a world darkened by pandemics of seismic proportions such as wars and political strife, global disease epidemics, and social and climate injustices, to name a few. We can rest in the assurance that Christ has come and will come again. The prophet Isaiah more than 2,000 years ago, announced the fulfillment of prophecy, and that prophecy is just as reassuring today as we enter the 2023 Advent Season. During this Advent Season, we look with expectancy and anticipation to what God has already promised.
Immanuel, ”God with us,” is present in every aspect of our lives. He’s with us during our to-do- lists and rushes. He’s with us in songs of praise and worship that echo in our minds and come from our lips. He’s with us as we engage in ritual and lighting of the Advent candles. He’s with us on a card that we received from a friend. He’s with us through all the shopping, gift-giving, and receiving. Whatever we do are sign of God’s presence with us.
Also, we can feel the excitement in the air as individuals, families, and churches prepare to celebrate the Christmas season. A particularly important part of this celebration is Advent. It is the season of the year leading up to Christmas. The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” “arrival,” “appearing,” or “presence.” Continue Reading
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
"All Gave Some, Some Gave All and We Honor Our Veterans"
Veterans Day Speaker Lieutenant General Scott Dingle
45th Surgeon General, US Army
Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7pm ET
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center) fosters partnerships between government and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to increase the nation’s resilience by creating trust and developing relationships. The DHS Center seeks to build bridges across the whole community and to help overcome coordination challenges among faith-based organizations, emergency managers and other stakeholders engaging a broad cross-section of faith-based organizations in all stages of the disaster cycle.
General Conference Commission
AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
BISHOP JAMES LEVERT DAVIS, CHAIR
Bishop David R. Daniels, Co-Chair † Bishop Silvester S. Beaman, Co-Chair † Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Co-Chair
Dr. Jeffery B. Cooper, General Secretary † Mr. Marcus T. Henderson Sr., Treasurer
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STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Goal: Reduce the prevalence of human trafficking through the partnership of all AME Churches and organizations in the Second Episcopal District with human trafficking organizations in their communities
New! From theEAP:
The Resilience Journey
To access the Resilience Journey benefit, simply login to www.theEAP.com and click the Employee & Family login. If you haven’t created a username and password, you will need to do so. Once you are logged in, choose the Resilience Journey icon.
The Resilience Journey is a highly acclaimed program designed to take the user on an enlightening journey to discover one’s true life purpose while learning about the five core components of resilience. The program is a fully-voiced auditory experience and a beautiful visual journey, with each screen hand-drawn by an accomplished illustrator. It includes more than 40 interactive exercises aimed at deepening one’s understanding of resilience and the role that it plays in one’s life, as well as how to strengthen and maintain that resilience.