At SPAMEC, we value people. Our aim is to develop authentic, meaningful, and life-lasting relationships, together as we learn to live with purpose.
Sunday Worship Time 8:30AM & 11:00AM Wednesday Bible Study 12:00PM & 7:00PM Senior Pastor Pastor Juan N. Tolliver
Mission: We are a dynamic community of movers, shakers, and visionaries who take seriously the command to love Jesus Christ without limits; the call to live the lives we were designed to live; the commission to lead others to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, changing the world around us one person at a time.
Our very own Bishop Vashti McKenzie was on Sister Circle this week. We're so proud! Check her out!
Bishop Vashti McKenzie has blazed a trail in Christianity as the first woman to serve as a bishop in the AME church. She came down to The Circle to discuss making history, where the church stands in the political race and more.
We invite you to join us for Ash Wednesday Service held this Wednesday, February 26th at 12 PM or 7 PM, as we enter into Lent season!
Thanks to Mr. Leo Hassan and Shanay Wise for leading our youth in a Ghanan song, "Che-Che Kule," today during worship service!
We are our ancestors wildest dreams!!
Service starts at 7pm, but get there early!
All are welcome to worship with us tonight as we celebrate and thank God for the AME Church and the reopening and dedication of this historic chapel on the campus of Paul Quinn College.
fox4news.com The renaissance at Paul Quinn College continues, with the completion of renovations to the on-campus chapel.
See you there!
We thank God for you, friend! We thank God for you, neighbor! We thank God for you, sister, brother! Join us Sunday, March 22nd. We want to worship with you, as we thank God for the gifts of friends and family!
Friends and Family Day
St. Paul AME Church
2300 Metropolitan Ave.
Dallas, TX 75215
We're putting the finishing touches on our Inaugural Community Service Awards and Luncheon. We are so grateful for the opportunity to honor these extrodinary women and men who use their gifts to serve our community. We want everyone to join us in acknowledging and thanking them for the great work they do!
Send us a DM to purchase your ticket or donate a ticket via Givelify and we will be sure it goes to a family or friend of an honoree.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Get your tickets before they sell out!
Join us! We have a seat for you!
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Happy Birthday to Bishop Richard Allen, one of America's most influential black leaders and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first independent black denomination in the United States.
Proud to be AME!
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Our very own Shanay Wise is featured in the Voyage Dallas this week! We're so proud of you Shanay, the growth of your business, and the impact you are making in our community. To God be the glory, great things he has done!
voyagedallas.com Today we’d like to introduce you to Shanay Wise. Shanay, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. My grandmother is responsible for inspiring my desire to cook and bake delicious food. After her passing in 2007, I ...
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her historic election in the year 2000 represents the first time in the over 200-year history of the AME Church, a woman had obtained the level of Episcopal office. The firsts continue as she served as the first woman President of the Council of Bishops, Chair of the General Conference Commission and was the first woman Host Bishop for the 49th Session of the General Conference of the AME Church in June 2012, with more than 30,000 in attendance. Her husband, retired NBA player, Dr. Stanley McKenzie serves with her as Episcopal Supervisor.
Prior to becoming bishop, she served for ten years as the pastor at Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She was ordained in 1984, while attending Howard University School of Divinity where she obtained her Masters of Divinity. She later completed a Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Ohio.
Currently, she is honored to serve as the presiding prelate of the 10th Episcopal District, where she provides leadership to all of the AME Churches in the entire state of Texas. She exercises ministry and administrative responsibilities for over 200 churches. This includes Paul Quinn College, a 140 year-old liberal arts historically black college where she serves as the vice-chairwoman. We love our Bishop!
Bishop McKenzie was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the inaugural President’s Advisory Council of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Bishop McKenzie is the author of five books. The first two, Not Without A Struggle and Strength in the Struggle are concerned with leadership and professional growth for women. Journey to the Well helps women seek new directions for personal growth and transformation following the footsteps of the Biblical Samaritan woman. Her book, Swapping Housewives, tells the stories of Rachel, Jacob and Leah and shares the 21st century implications for married and unmarried love. A revised updated version of Not Without A Struggle was released in 2012. In 2013 her newest book Those Sisters Can Preach! was released. It includes 22 sermons as pearls of wisdom from nationally known preachers who happen to be women.
Bishop McKenzie, well known as an electrifying preacher, has been honored for her leadership, community service, and outstanding achievements by a number of diverse civic, educational, business, and governmental organizations and leaders. She was named in 2015 by Huffington Post as one of the 50 most powerful women religious leaders in the world.
Jesus our liberator!
We had such a beautiful evening of fellowship with some of the Paul Quinn College students of North Dallas. We are so proud of the students at Paul Quinn and thankful for the opportunity to spend time with them this evening!
-Join us tomorrow -
9:00 AM Sunday School and
10:45 Morning Worship.
We cant wait to see you!
On Monday, February 10, 2020, DART will host an educational meeting to introduce a new pilot Discount Fare Program for individuals who receive benefits from one of eight assistance programs. The meeting is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., in the DART Boardroom at DART Headquarters, located at Akard Station, 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75201.
The new Discount Fare Program allows qualified DART riders (new or current) to receive a 50% discount off regular DART fares when using our services. This pilot program will be available through December 31, 2021, to those receiving benefits from:
• Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
• Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
• Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
• Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Texas Medicare/Medicaid Plan – Duel-Eligible Program (MMP)
• Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
For additional information, please contact Dawn Dorman at [email protected]
dart.org The Discount GoPass Tap card is a reloadable fare payment card that provides DART riders with a convenient way to pay for bus and train fares, at half the cost of the regular fare. If you participate in one of the eight accepted assistance programs, you automatically qualify for the Discount GoPass....
Morris Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 13, 1770. His family belonged to a sizeable African American population in the city who were mostly enslaved. Brown’s parents, however, were part the city’s tiny free black community. In the year of Brown’s birth, more than 5,800 enslaved blacks and 24 free blacks resided in the city, compared to a total of 5,030 whites.
A prosperous shoemaker by trade and charismatic religious leader, Brown traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to collaborate with the Rev. Richard Allen in the founding of the country’s first African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in 1816. Brown worked tirelessly to forge an independent African Methodist Church in Charleston. In 1818, Brown left a predominantly white but racially segregated Methodist Church in Charleston in protest against discrimination. More than 4,000 black members of the white churches in the city followed Brown to his new church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, later named Emanuel AME Church.
In 1822, Brown and Emanuel AME came under investigation during the Denmark Vesey controversy. The previous year, Vesey, a freed slave, organized a slave uprising in the city. Informed of the plot, white authorities arrested hundreds of alleged participants and a white mob burned the church building to the ground. Rev. Brown was implicated in the plot, but was never convicted. Shortly after the Vesey incident, Rev. Brown, his wife Bella, and their two sons, Morris, Jr. and Malcolm, left the south and settled in Philadelphia. Upon the death of Bishop Richard Allen in 1831, Brown took over the pastorate at AME Bethel Church, becoming the second bishop of the AME church.
Meanwhile the congregation in Charleston rebuilt Emanuel AME Church and worshiped there until 1834, when the city banned all African American churches.
Bishop Morris Brown died in Philadelphia on May 9, 1849. Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia is a private, Christian, liberal arts historically black college originally named The Morris Brown Colored College was founded in 1881 by African Americans affiliated with the AME church with the sole purpose of educating African-American students in the wake of the Civil War.
St. Paul is excited and honored to be among one of the churches hosting our Tenth Episcopal District's historic Founder's Day celebration and rededication and reopening of the Richard Allen Chapel on the campus of Paul Quinn College.
Missionary Sarah Allen was one of the most famous and revered church women of her time, beloved for establishing the first recognized charity organization for female parishioners and honored as the African Methodist Episcopal church's first female missionary. She also was one of many who aided runaway slaves through the Underground Railroad.
Allen's early years are undocumented, but scholars agree that she was born into slavery in 1764. It's is known that Allen managed to acquire freedom somehow, because she was a free woman by 1802 when she met and married her husband Richard Allen who would later become the AME Church's founder and first bishop.
Allen organized a women's group that in its conception was formed to support and care for the preachers of the church. The group expanded, and began helping the needy outside the clergy. Allen christened this far-reaching group the Women's Missionary Society, a society that maintained a form of children's daycare school during the daytime hours, and helped organize adult classes at night to help educate their church members. They also cooked meals, mended garments, and gathered donated clothes for the needy. This focus on education for the community had served as a foundation for the Bethel church from the beginning, and remains a strong focus today.
Efforts to hide and help runaway slaves made by families like the Allens were later identified as the operation now known as the Underground Railroad. Brave individuals like Richard and Sarah were thought of as "conductors" on this dangerous journey, and Philadelphia was a main stop for slaves fleeing from the south and southeast to the northern states and Canada. Records show that the AME Church was involved in this process from as far back as 1795, when the church building became a haven for 30 runaway Jamaicans.
The Allens used their own home as well as the cellar of the church building to hide people, and earned funds that they then gave to these people to start their new lives in the north. Thanks to Sarah Allen, today the Missionary Society is still considered the heart of the church caring for clergy, children and people in the community.
We'd love for you to join us!
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mailchi.mp Yesterday, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, was appointed by Speaker Pelosi as an Impeachment Manager to present the case for impeachment to the U.S. Senate. The Trial formally began on January 16. Representative Demings is a member of St. Mark AME Chu...
Happy New Year! May you experience the fullness of Christ and receive the outpouring of God's unmerited favor and mercies day after day in this new year!
ADVENT 2019: Love & Light
As the world celebrates Christ- mas this week, ask yourself: Who do you say Jesus is? Do you believe He is the light of the world?
If you haven’t accepted Jesus into your life and want to or have questions, send us a message.
To read more about Jesus, the light of the world, see John 1:9-13. #advent2019 #spamec #merrychristmas #amec
ADVENT WEEK 3:
When news of the coming savior was first brought to the shepherds, an angel said..."I bring good news that will cause great joy for all the people." This joy spoken of in Luke 2:8-11 was the son of God coming to earth. In order to experience this joy, the people had to hear and accept this good news. The invitation still stands today!
If you want this kind of joy in your life, send us a message.
We are so blessed and thankful for Mrs. Ethel Wesson, our church secretary and one of our class leaders of 29 years! She didn't want us making a big fuss over her today, but how could we not?
Mrs. Wesson is so special to us, she's faithful, warm, and knows every St. Paul family member by name. It's our honor to celebrate Mrs. Ethel Wesson and thank her for how she shows her love for God by caring so deeply for others! We love you Mrs. Wesson!
ADVENT WEEK 2:
Peace doesn't mean we lack conflict in our lives, but we can receive peace when we focus our hearts on God.
Where do you need peace in your life? Let us know in the comments below.
To read about the promise of peace that Jesus brings read Isaiah 9:6-7.
Do you lack hope in your life?
We find our hope in knowing that God is with us.
This hope can sustain us through any difficulties we face.
What do you need hope for in your life? Drop a comment to share with us.
For additional reading about the hope you can have in Christ see Luke 21:27-28. #advent2019 #spamec #hopeforlife
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"Where the Joy of the LORD is Our Strength!
Church Theme for 2015-2016 "Reaching Out from Within"
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Feel the LOVE! Experience the JOY!
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The 10th District of the AME Church encompasses the great state of Texas. Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie is the Presiding Prelate.