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Our services consist of worship through Gospel music and "Sound Teaching" of the Word of God which applies to your daily life.
The Anvil symbolizes the enduring spirit of the founding fathers of African Methodism.
A converted blacksmith's shop once served as a house of worship and was called BETHEL, meaning "House of God." The blacksmith shop contained an anvil used to pound and shape metal ores. The anvil is known by blacksmiths as an indestructible, unwearable object. A blacksmith may die from exhaustion, but the anvil never fails and lasts throughout lifetimes. So it is with God; He cannot be worn down and He is eternal. The anvil represents the AME beginning and the lasting strength of our Lord
The stained glass window represents the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church(AME), Richard Allen
he lead the first independent black denomination in the United States in 1816.
How to begin this week's message,
The covenant God promises still is available if you heed the call. Listen and Respond!
Thought for the day: When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could you get that for me please?"
The Bible does not record what man(we) think about God, but what God has to say to to (man)us about sin, and it's consequences, about love, and about His Son.
Don't forget to checkout Prayer and coffee with God. Send me an email if you have something you would like to share.
Always remember When "Faith goes looking in the market(Bible), you never know what you will find to put in the basket(Life)." God blessed me with Psalms - 20 the whole scripture Events and Dates
Brown Chapel AME Church Annual Founder's Day Celebration.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States. It was founded by the Rev. Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The AMEC grew out of the Free African Society (FAS) which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787. When officials at St. George’s MEC pulled blacks off their knees while praying, FAS members discovered just how far American Methodists would go to enforce racial discrimination against African Americans. Hence, these members of St. George’s made plans to transform their mutual aid society into an African congregation.
Although most wanted to affiliate with the Protestant Episcopal Church, Allen led a small group who resolved to remain history_SAllenMethodists. In 1794 Bethel AME was dedicated with Allen as pastor.
To establish Bethel’s independence from interfering white Methodists, Allen, a former Delaware slave, successfully sued in the Pennsylvania courts in 1807 and 1815 for the right of his congregation to exist as an independent institution. Because black Methodists in other middle Atlantic communities encountered racism and desired religious autonomy, Allen called them to meet in Philadelphia to form a new Wesleyan denomination, the AME.
Brown Chapel's Theme This Year: Looking, Reaching, Praying and Believing for Greater Miracles. 1 John 4:4
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Location: Brown Chapel AME Church 1502 E. Mills Rd Joliet, IL 60433 Fellowship Hall (Lower Level) 815-726-1143