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  • THE CONNECTION Rhandi M. Stith, Editor

    AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CONNECTIONAL LAY COUNCIL

    “MAXIMIZING OUR MISSION BY MANAGING OUR MINISTRY: T“MAXIMIZING OUR MISSION BY MANAGING OUR MINISTRY:

    “FORTIFYING OUR FAITH WHILE FOCUSING ON OUR FUTURE THROUGH: WORSHIP, LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLESHIP AND

    STEWARDSHIP”

    10th QUADRENNIAL LAY CONVOCATION

    Thurs. March 17 - Sat. March 19, 2016 Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center

    745 Saluda Street Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732

  • THE CONNECTION, FEBRUARY 2016 - PAGE 2

    10TH QUADRENNIAL LAY CONVOCATION

  • 10TH QUADRENNIAL LAY CONVOCATION

    Additional Hotels available for the Lay Convocation

    TownePlace Suites Marriott Rock Hill 2135 Tabor Drive Rock Hill SC 29730 Phone Number: 1-803-327-0700

    Ask For Room Block: AME Zion CLC Convocation Room Rate: $ 119.00 plus Tax per night Rate available for: 03/16/16 to 03/20/16 Book by: 02/17/16

    Comfort Suites of Rock Hill 1323 Old Springdale Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730 Phone Number: (803) 326-3300

    Ask For Room Block: AME Zion CLC Convocation Room Rate: $109.00 per night

    Rate available for: 03/16/16 to 03/20/16

    Hampton Inn 2111 Tabor Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730 Phone Number: (803) 325-1100

    Ask For Room Block: AME Zion CLC Convocation Rate: $124.00 per night Rate available for: 03/16/16 to 03/20/16

    THE CONNECTION, FEBRUARY 2016 - PAGE 3

  • Dear 2016 General Conference Delegate/Alternate:

    I am appealing to each of you again to attend the Connectional Lay Council Convocation, March 17-19, 2016. I have some questions to ask you:

    1. Do you know why we have a General Conference and what is done at a General Conference? 2. Do you know how many persons are to be elected a Bishop? 3. Do you know who the persons are aspiring for the office of Bishop? 4. Do you know how many persons are aspiring for the office of Bishop? 5. Do you know who the persons are looking to be elected a General Officer? 6. Do you have an idea of what some of the resolutions that will be presented at the General Conference are? 7. Have you every participated as a delegate/alternate at a General Conference before? 8. Do you know what the duties and responsibilities of being a delegate/alternate are?

    If your answer is NO to any of the above questions, you need to attend the Lay Convocation to get an understanding of the role/duties of being a delegate/alternate to the 2016 General Conference and what the General Conference is all about. At the Convocation all candidates for the Episcopacy and candidates for General Office will be presented at two different forums where you will hear each candidate speak in detail why they want to be a Bishop/General Officer, what they can offer to the position, they will also have to answer questions from a moderator and from the floor. Several very important resolutions will be presented and discussed (especially those done at the Summit). The Lay Convocation was designed so that the laity of this church will go into the General Conference as an informed group of people. If you had not planned to attend, please reconsider. Remember our peers elected us to serve as delegates/alternates to the General Conference, we owe it to them to be able to speak and vote intelligently and not rely on the person sitting on either side of us to tell us how to vote. We need to be an informed body prior to General Conference and not rely on others to feed us information about who, what or how we should vote.

    Rhandi

    Ground Transportation All requests for the

    shuttle service from and to the Charlotte Airport s h o u l d b e e m a i l e d to SAED745@gmail or call the South Atlantic Episcopal District Office (803) 980-2462. No later than March 1, 2016. There might be a sight fee (TBD) for this shuttle service.

    The following infor- mation is to be in the

    email:

    Name Date of Arrival Arrival Time

    Airline Carrier Flight # Number in party (if you are traveling with some- one or if you are a large party, please have a desig- nated give the information for everyone) Phone #

    Date of Departure Departure Time Airline Carrier Flight # Number in party (if you are traveling with some- one or if you are a large party, please have a desig- nated give the information for everyone) Phone #

    A daily shuttle service to and from the hotels to the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center will be provided.

    Editorial

    10TH QUADRENNIAL LAY CONVOCATION THE CONNECTION, FEBRUARY 2016 - PAGE 4

    Ervin Reid Transportation

  • THE CONNECTION, FEBRUARY 2016- PAGE 5

    Mary Matthews General President

    Greetings From Greetings!

    I hope you find this special promotional edition of The Connection Newsletter very infor- mative. Please join us for the 10th Quadrennial Lay Convocation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Christ, the Solid Rock I will stand in Rock Hill, South Carolina, all other ground is sinking sand from March 17-19, 2016. Get the word out to everyone lay and clergy, to meet us on the Rock! That is “Rock Hill, South Carolina,” at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center.

    Everyone has a choice of how to get registered. You may register using the paper form and mail it to the Connectional Lay Council office or you may register online at the CLC Cvent website. Invitations, through the Connectional Lay Council Cvent website were sent to 671 people using email addresses that I put together from previous CLC events. There are still many, many other people that may want to register online, so please go to the Connectional Lay Council website, where you can download the paper form or click the Cvent online registration link. It is critical that we share this information with all General Conference delegates and alternates (lay and clergy). It was brought to my attention that

    there are many 1st time delegates elected to serve at the ensuing General Conference. So therefore, much of what we will be doing is geared toward helping to prepare General Conference delegates and alternate delegates for efficiency and ef- fectiveness for service at the 2016 General Conference.

    Please take the time to review the CLC Cvent website, a lot of information concerning the Convocation is posted there; as well as the CLC website (connectionallaycouncil.org). Thank you for your support of the Lay Convocation and all else you do in Lay ministry.

    I have petition our Episcopal Leadership for their much needed support; and I thank God for their leadership and sup- port of the Lay ministry. We expect nothing but blessings to come forth from this meeting, to bless the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church with knowledgeable participants and delegates to the 2016 General Conference.

    We do hope that you will take the opportunity to attend this meeting; and I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

    Sincerely, Mary J. Matthews

    10TH QUADRENNIAL LAY CONVOCATION

    Greetings, Blessing, Honor, and Power to our God,

    It is a pleasure and a true privilege to welcome you on behalf of The Right Reverend Dr. Kenneth Monroe, Presiding Bishop of The South Atlantic Episcopal District. We are very excited you are coming our way; our plans are to be sure it will be a memorable time you will not and never forget. Our prayers are with you on your journey to South Carolina.

    I am grateful to God for this opportunity to be a servant for, The Tenth Quadrennial Connectional Lay Council Convocation Chairperson. I want to thank you all for the sup- port you are giving me.

    The Convocation will be a reminder to us that we must stay focused, serve faithfully and stand firm on the principles and promises of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

    Elvira Faulkner-McILwain Convocation Chairperson

  • THE CONNECTION, FEBRUARY 2016- PAGE 6

    Glenda Davis Canteen South Atlantic

    Regional Director

    With the leadership of Madam President Mary J. Matthews, the Steering Committee member’s team is moving forward in getting everything done,it is hard to believe that March 17-19, is almost here.

    Let’s raise our theme banner high for the Lord. Our Theme: “Effective Leadership For Zion: Interacting, Inquiring, Informing!” Mrs. Priscilla Leeper is serving as the registration chairperson. Please join us for the early bird registration which is $125.00, by January 25, 2016; late (postmarked after January 25, 2016) and On site registration is $150.00.

    Please take the time to review the CLC Cvent web site, a lot of information concerning the Convocation is posted there; as well as the CLC web site. I am including the link here so that you can share it; http://www.cvent.com/d/lfq072 (Just press and hold down the Ctrl key on the computer keyboard and click the link and you will be connected to online registration.) Please share this information to our many friends and colleagues.

    May the Blessing of God Grace and Mercies’ bring you safe to South Carolina? Ms. Elvira Faulkner-McILwain, Chairperson

    Greetings from the South Atlantic Episcopal District Regional Director

    On behalf of the South Atlantic Episcopal District we are excited to host the Tenth Quadrennial Lay Council Convocation here in Rock Hill – the largest city in York County, South Carolina and the fifth - largest city in the state. The home of our South Atlantic Episcopal office – The Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center, Clinton College, the oldest institution of higher education in the city, and the set- ting f