Friday, February 13, 2009

REMINDER: 50 Large-print Bibles Needed

The Michigan Conference WMS is continuing its support for the Prison Ministry started under the leadership of our immediate past Michigan Conference President Sis. Patty Gray. And whenever Chaplain Leroy White makes a request, I can’t say no.

Prison Chaplain Rev. Rev. Leroy White needs 50 Large Print Bibles for the Prison Ministry and we would like to deliver them in time for Bishop John Bryant to bless. He will be visiting the Prison on Saturday, February 14th.

I have (already) ordered the Large Print Bibles. The hard-bound books cost $15.00 each. If you, your society or church is interested in donating books to the Prison, please make your check payable to the Michigan Conference WMS (with Prison Ministry in the memo) and send it to WMS Conference Treasurer:

Orletta E Caldwell
65 Cadillac Square
Suite 2200
Detroit MI 48226

Please bring or send your check to Founder’s Day (02/15/2009) or mail it by Feb. 28. Just let me know as soon as you can how many books you pledge to donate. Individuals, societies and churches that contributed to this effort will receive a letter from the WMS for your tax deductible donation.

Thank you in advance and please share this information with others.

Jacqueline Mitchell Robinson
President, Michigan Conference WMS

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MI Conference Executive Board Meeting & Travel Info

Greetings to All from Trinity A.M.E. Church and Lansing MI:

We are excited and looking forward to seeing all of you at your Capital City for our very jammed packed Executive Board Meeting on February 27th and 28th. Registration will be at the church and will be $15, which includes lunch and an information CD.

Friday night, officers and other interested members will gather to bond in readiness for a very full Saturday meeting that will start on the with a Continental Breakfast meet and greet from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. and Board meeting will end at 3:00 P.M.

We have reserved rooms at the SpringHill Suites Marriott Hotel for Friday and Saturday nights. The rate is $79 per night plus tax. It includes a full hot breakfast. When booking your room, ask for the MI Conference Missionary rate. If you have trouble, ask for Brad, or call Sis. Ruby Frazier, MI Conf. 1st VP.

The Conference must have 4 rooms occupied on Saturday night to also receive the same rate or the second night will be $10 more. We welcome all of you to stay over for service at Trinity on Sunday morning - either at 7:30 or 11:00 A.M. Services.

Directions to SpringHill Suites:
Highway I-69or I-96 to exit 93 A (MI-43? W Saginaw Highway). Turn left on Saginaw St., then turn left onto Commercial Drive (at the BP Station). You will pass the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Turn left onto N. Marketplace Blvd. Follow Marketplace past Shake N Bake, Michaels, Lowe’s and finally past the LAFCU Credit Union. It is the next beige building. You need to go into the driveway that is just past LAFCU and drive around. It is tucked in there.

Directions to Trinity AME Church:
Take the highway again towards Lansing and take Waverly Road going south. Take Waverly about 4 miles to Holmes Rd. Turn left and Trinity will be on your left about 1 block east of Waverly Rd. The address is: 3500 Holmes Rd.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.: Meet and Greet Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Prayer Time in the Throne Room (all who will gather at the altar for prayer in the sanctuary)

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Opening Meditation from the Gospel of John
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Welcomes and Greetings
10:00 - 12:00 noon: MISSIONS IN 2009: What are we doing? Where are we going? This session will include: Connectional Updates, 4th District Directives and our Conference Local Response to Ecological Awareness, Enhancing our Destiny, Global Impact, Faith Formation, Women in Wellness, YWI Initiatives

12:00 noon: Lunch With A Purpose

1:00 p.m.: Presentation of the Budget
1:30 p.m.: Open Discussion
3:00 p.m.: Adjournment

We are praying that the P.M.E. Books will arrive so that we can distribute the books at this meeting. Please bring your correct order information so area receives the correct number of books.

After Meetings:
- The Battle Creek Area
will meet following the Executive Board Meeting—Area Chairperson, Sis. Rosa Moss-Hargrove

- The 100 Daughters of the Nile Committees will meet following the Exec Bd. Meeting—Sister Ruby Frazier, MI Conf. 1st VP

Local Mission Project:
Trinity’s Josephine Brown’s WMS invite you to help us with our Personal Needs Project. We contribute toiletries, toothpaste, feminine needs, etc. to the homeless and those in economical crisis. Please bring items to help us fill these very essential needs of others.

Conference Projects: Remember the Conference Projects


Yours in Christ,
Ruby Frazier,
1st Vice President, Michigan Conference WMS