1502 East Mills Road,  Joliet, IL 60433

Brown Chapel AME Church

Pastor and Mrs:
Lishers Mahone, jr.

My Daily Bread

My God, the good things that attract me on earth
are only tiny reflection of Your Good.
(author unknown)

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"God our Father,
Christ our Redeemer, The Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family"

This website is here to inform and invite you to Brown Chapel AME Church.
We have provided you to the left with the information you need on how to contact us. Our doors are open. Please feel free to contact us, call us, send an email, or write a letter. Please come out and fellowship with us.

Our History
  • 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.

May 2014

How to begin this week's message,

The covenant God promises still is available if you heed the call. Listen and Respond! Amen

  • 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.

    (fredieh531@comcast.net) Fredrica

    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

    Brown Chapel AME Church
    1502 E. Mills Rd Joliet, IL 60433
    Fellowship Hall (Lower Level)

    (African Attire)

    Rev. Lishers Mahone, Jr., Pastor

    Please visit the Brown Chapel Beginings web page to explore the events that occurred. Click here to read about the history of Brown Chapel AME Church

    Month May 2014 Day Time Event
      Everyday   Click Here for Prayer and Coffee with God
    updated 04/01/2014
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    updated 04/01/2014
    16th Saturday   Looking for a good old fashioned fish dinner; join us at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1502 E. Mills Road, Joliet, IL 60433,
    Friday, May 16, 2014. Five or more dinners will be delivered. Contact the church at 815-726-1143 or email Sandy Carter at daprincipal@yahoo.com

    Month May 2014 Day Time Recurring Events
    2nd Friday 10:00am Church Women United
    5th Monday 6:00pm Lay Org.
    5th Monday 7:00pm Class Leaders
    6th Tuesday 6:00pm Steward Board
    10th Saturday 9 and 9:30am Men and Women Ministry
    13th Tuesday 6:00pm Trustee Board
    18th Sunday 4:00pm Usher Day Program
    25th Sunday   Missionary Annual Day
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