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I am yours, Lord! Refresh me! Holy Spirit teach me! Use me!  


James Levert Davis, Servant Bishop

Sweet Hour of Prayer - Hymn #307 AMEC Hymnal
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Second Episcopal District

7 Days of Prayer For the Annual Conference 2019

"Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! Thy wings shall my petitions bear To Him whose truth and faithfulness, Engage my waiting soul to bless; and since He bids me seek His face, Believe His word and trust His grace, I cast on Him my every care; And wait for thee, Sweet hour of prayer!" Hymn #307 AMEC Hymnal

Dear Second Episcopal District Church Family!

Beginning March 12, 2019, I am calling upon you to join with me in 7 Days of Prayer leading into our series of Annual Conferences for 2019.   We are called to prayer because prayer is meant to be one of the most important aspects of a life of faith. We must take responsibility for the earth and shape what happens here by our prayer lives. In Luke 18:1, “Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” I truly believe that “A CHURCH THAT PRAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER!” 

Why pray? Because Prayer has the power to transform lives, change circumstances, give peace amid trial, alter the course of nations, and win the world for Christ.
Why pray? Because we  must spiritually strengthen ourselves for our Annual Conferences’ Kingdom focused journeys -- beginning in Baltimore, MD, continuing in Fort Washington, MD, Portsmouth, VA, Sunset Beach, NC, --and ending in  Greensboro, NC. 

Why Pray? Because Prayer is not optional, but necessary. If we do not pray, heaven cannot intervene in earth’s affairs. That is why we are asking each person in the Second Episcopal District to  please join us in 7-Days of prayer for our approaching Annual Conferences. Pray! Fast (if you desire)! Ask! Praise.! I encourage you to ask other family members, your friends, co-workers and anyone else with whom you have contact to join us over these 7-Days of Prayer.

Why Pray?  Because prayer combined with action, are the most powerful weapons in the universe.    Personal preparation through prayer, must be the order of the day, no matter what work we are to undertake and in whatever field we operate. 

Why Pray? Because we are praying  for a transformation and a reformation shift in the atmosphere. May our hearts and minds be persuaded to obey the call to unity through engagement in Kingdom living conversations and actions that    advance the Kingdom of God here on earth. 

During these Seven Days of Prayer, we want to make our requests known to God, conscious always that we pray within His will and for “His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We pray with the knowledge and intent that prayer is doxological and benedictional – beginning and ending with God receiving the Glory! Honor!  And Praise! That’s due His Name as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  

James Levert Davis, Servant Bishop

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A Message from James L. Davis, Servant Bishop

A Call to Celebrate

African American History Month – February 2019

February is African-American History Month (sometimes referred to as Black History Month). The celebration, originally just a week, was created in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of the African American orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.  We encourage all of our churches to celebrate African American History Month.  READ MORE

Mid-Winter Gathering 2019

Founder's Day and Mid-Year Convocation

"Advancing the Kingdom | Modeling Authentic Kingdom Living"

Thursday, February 21, 2019 through Saturday, February 23, 2019

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront  Hotel • 425 Water Street • Portsmouth, VA 23704 • Map/Directions

James Levert Davis, Servant Bishop - Arelis Beevers Davis, WMS Supervisor

"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Presiding Elder Gregory L. Edmond

Servant of God Well Done!

We, the 2nd Episcopal District mourn the death of Presiding Elder Gregory L. Edmond.

He was a man who loved God, the church universal, the AME Church and his beloved family. “May the works he’s done, speak for him.”

We pray comfort and strength for Mrs. Mary Edmond and family.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 •  2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

C.A. Haywood, Sr. Memorial Chapel | Obituary

2415 S Wilmington Street | Raleigh, NC 27603


Thursday, February 14, 2019

11:00 am Visitation |  12:00 pm Service

St. Paul AME Church | Map/Directions

402 West Edenton Street,  Raleigh, NC 27603

Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens  

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