FAME South News
FAME South actively participated in the 120th Pacific Northwest Annual Conference hosted by our own First AME Church. Gabi Bonner sang one of the solos at the WMS Missionary Evening Worship Service and FAME South Women’s Ministry President Retta Bonner presented 5th District Bishop T. Larry Kirkland a check for $200.00 to support the Conference. Brother Phillip Bonner, Gabi and Sister Mechelle Freeman also sang in the Conference Choir. Reverend Tom Carpenter served as the Conference Institute Instructor on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings teaching on Nehemiah 2:17, A Prescription to Rebuild the Walls. Sister Janice Lewis served as an Usher at the Opening Service and Annual Sermon and Sister Camille Jenkins served as Stewardess at the Ordination and Consecration Service on Saturday. Sister Hazel Carpenter became Mother Carpenter when she was consecrated as a Deaconess along with three other faithful servants from the Pacific Northwest Conference at the Saturday service. Many members were present in the various worship services and lay activities, and we were proud to stand with Pastor Anderson when he made the report for First Church. Rev. Carpenter led the committee on Christian Education, and assisted by FAME’s delegate Brenda Dickey, one of FAME South’s faithful Bible Study participants, prepared the report and presented it to the Conference. Rev. Carpenter made a motion that the Pacific Northwest Conference endorses the aspirations of our own Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson for Episcopal service. The motion carried unanimously.
FAME South Women’s Ministry:
· Continued its fall tradition to provide fully stuffed backpacks to be distributed through the Kent Multi-Service Center to children who enter transitional housing after the start of the school.
· Held a successful flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s in Kent on September 24. It was good food, good fun, good fellowship, and most of all, our faithful women raising money to help the least, the lost and the last.
FAME South Men’s Ministry:
· The Mighty men of FAME South are on the march getting ahead of the Christmas rush. This year’s goal is to gift children from five families bringing the families to church and finding a way to build an ongoing connection of mentoring and support.
Congratulations to Justin Lacy as he goes off to college living on campus at SPU; and to Courtney Byrd for winning a Elizabeth Wesley Scholarship.
BIBLE STUDY… on the Book of Revelation now has 30 people enrolled at FAME South. We have a vigorous discussion Wednesday evenings at Kent Commons on this exciting book of the Bible as we seek to get right with God before Jesus Christ returns.
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS… Third Sunday in October FAME South Growth Ministry is taking it to the streets in our first monthly distribution of flyers in the community at the Safeway, Albertson’s and Starbucks on the corner of 108th Avenue SE and SE 208th Street.