Monday, January 28, 2008

Loss of Rev. Al Jones

The Ninth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is saddened to announce the passing of Rev. Al Jones, Presiding Elder Emeritus of the Arizona District in the Arizona-New Mexico Region. Rev. Jones passed on January 23, 2008. Rev. Jones provided many years of leadership and service in our great Zion!

The Wake and Funeral Service are as follows.

Phillips Chapel CME Church
122 West 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85705
Telephone number: 502-623-6654
Rev. Brian Reese, Pastor

The Wake will be held on
Thursday, January 31, 2008
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Funeral Service will be on
Friday, February 1, 2008, 11:00 AM

The family is be assisted by
South Lawn Cemetery and Mortuary
5401 South Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ

Please keep Mrs. Junia Jones and the entire Jones' family in your prayers. You may contact Mrs. Jones at 5011 S. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706. Telephone: 520-741-7325

Submitted by Theresa Duhart

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Arrangements for Mrs. Mary McLeod. The Homegoing Service for Mrs. Mary McLeod will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2007, 11 at Lynch Street CME Church, Jackson, MS. Pastor Rev. Dr. Charles Hoolbrook. Family and Friends Hour is Friday, January 25, 2008, 6 to 7 PM at Weshaven Funeral Home, 3580 Robinson Road, Jackson 39209, 601-922-3666.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Service for the Homegoing of Rev. Azarine Mayes MClellan

Funeral Services for Azarine Mayes McClellan will be held Friday, January 25, 2008 at noon. Services will be held at Cleaves Memorial CME Church: 650 Line Street; Evansville, IN.

Reverend McClellan passed January 17, 2008 at The Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana where she had been residing with her niece and caretaker, Ruby Mayes Kelly.

Please pray for us-her family and friends.

Faye McGhee
NY-W Region Lay Leader
303 Serena Street
Kettering, MD 20774
301 249-9251 H
301 332-0270 C

Ruby Mayes Kelly

1029 Bayard Park

Evansville, IN 47714

812.422.1398 home
812.453.3703 cell

Monday, January 21, 2008

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Passing of Rev. Azarine McClellan. It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Rev. Azarine Mayes McClellan. Rev. McClellan was a strong leader and supporter of the church, serving in her local church (Lane Memorial CME, Washington, DC), the Washington-Virginia District (first female in the District to serve as District Lay Leader), the New York-Washington Region and Annual Conference, and the Connectional CME Church (attended all Connectional meetings until her health failed). As a Lay Leader, she was a world traveler, lecturer and workshop facilitator. She answered the call and was ordained to preach in the 90s. Reverend McClellan passed at 1:10 AM this morning (January 17, 2008) at The Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, where she was has been residing with her niece and caretaker, Ruby Mayes Kelly. Arrangements are pending. Final services will be held in Evansville. Mrs. Kelly's information is included here. Please pray for us, her family and friends. Submitted by Faye McGhee, NY-Washington Region Lay Leader

Ruby Mayes Kelly
1029 Bayard Park
Evansville, IN 47714812.422.1398 (home)
812.453.3703 cell
Correction on Time: The loss of a Beautiful Rose from God's Garden - Mrs. Pearlie Whitlock
Mrs. Pearlie Whitlock, wife of former Presiding Elder Quenton H. Whitlock, of Holly Springs, MS, departed from us on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. She is also the mother of Mrs. Linda Whitlock Wilson (husband, Presiding Elder Eddie J. Wilson of Jackson, MS) and Rev. Quenton Whitlock, Jr., pastor of Coleman-Wright CME Church of St. Louis, Missouri.

Body Entrusted to:
J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home
125 North Memphis Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635-2210
(662) 252-1161

Celebration Service:
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11 AM (due to change)
Anderson Chapel CME Church
730 MLK Jr. Drive
Holly Springs, MS 38635
(662) 252-1938
Pastor, Rev. Denise Anders-Modest

Rev. Q.H. Whitlock, Sr.
2750 Hwy 178 West
Holly Springs, MS 38635

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Mrs. Whitlock's home church.

Newell Chapel C.M.E. Church
3085 Moore Road
Victoria, Mississippi
Pastor, Rev. Walter Massey

Please keep the Whitlock and Wilson Families in your Prayers.

Submitted by Pene' Long-Woods

Friday, January 11, 2008

Post Oak Says 'Yes We Can'
They came in bags, boxes, and cans by the cases. The Post Oak CME Church of Longview, TX, where Rev. C.E. Mitchell is the pastor, collected more than 1,400 cans of beef stew, chili, tuna, peas, black-eye peas, beans, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, soups, and various fruits, pinto beans, rice, peanut butter, saltine crackers, macaroni and cheese, macaroni, and various cereals, to help replenish food shortages at the Longview Community Ministries Food Box.
The Longview Community Ministries, Inc. also known as LCM, serves as an organization to enable Longview church congregations and groups to work together more effectively in the community through cooperative acts of service to assist persons in need, regardless of race, religion or creed. The Food Box is an emergency food program. Local churches and individuals donate food to give to families in an emergency situation.
According to Ruby Portley, coordinator for the food drive, hunger awareness is a worldwide crisis. About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes according to the United Nations polls. That is one person every 3 ½ seconds. Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.
Perhaps this sounds like something you would hear that is happening in Africa or some other poor countries of this world, but it exists in every city or town. It’s just that we are not aware of these situations until someone brings it to our attention. We have a real problem right here in Longivew. In 2006, nearly 9,000 local families received emergency groceries. But now, not just in Longview alone the food banks are nearly empty.
Through a vision of Rev. C.E. Mitchell and the Missionary Society, where Mrs. Doris King is past Missionary president and Mrs. Racyne Mitchell is currently the Missionary president and Mrs. Ruby Portley Adult Department president, we accepted the challenge to help replenish the LCM Food Book. For three weeks, the membership donated cases of cans to help fulfill the needs of the Food Bank. Then on Monday morning, October 1, 2007, the vision of Pastor Mitchell became a reality as approximately 1,400 cases/boxes/cans made their way to the empty shelves of LCM, where lives will be made happier by the deeds done today.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Arrangements for Rev. Gary Collins, pastor of Carter Tabernacle CME, Orlando, FL. Celebration: January 12, 2008 @ 11:00 AM Carter Tabernacle CME
One South Cottage Hill Road Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: 407-295-4931

All arrangements, cards, condolences and expressions of sympathy should be sent to Carter Tabernacle.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to:
Postells Funeral Home
811 North Powers Drive
Orlando, FL 32818
Phone: 407-295-3857

Home: Sharon E. Collins and Family
11855 Old Glory Drive Orlando, FL 32837
Phone 407-851-9422
Let us remember Sharon Collins and the family as well as the Carter Tabernacle family in prayer and in our thoughts. Again, any condolences or expressions should be sent to the church.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Loss of Rev. Gary Collins. We are extremely saddened to hear of the sudden loss of one of our leading pastors, Rev. Gary Collins, pastor of the Carter Tabernacle CME Church in Orlando, FL. No additional information is available at this time. Please be prayerful for his wife, Sharon, and the Collins children. Also remain in prayer for the Carter Tabernacle CME Church.