December 5, 2019
CLO - Executive Board Meeting
December 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Baltimore Christmas Fellowship with Bishop and Supervisor
Trinity AME Church
2140 E. Hoffman Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
February 13-15, 2020
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 W Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27407
March 17-21, 2020
204th Session of the Baltimore Annual Conference
Empowerment Temple AME Church
4217 Primrose Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
May 28-30, 2020
Second Episcopal District Legacy Fest and Planning Meeting
Ebenezer AME Church
7707 Allentown Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
July 8-15, 2020
51st Quadrennial Session of the General Conference
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
9800 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
August 3-6, 2020
Second Episcopal District Summer Summit
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666
LeOtha Hull BCLO President
Welcome to the Baltimore Conference Lay Organization's Web site
The Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is commissioned to teach, train and empower its members for lay ministry, global leadership and service following the tenets of Jesus Christ.
We do this so that the laity may use their God-given abilities and skills to create and extend peace, happiness and harmony amongst all peoples.
We hope that this Web site promotes your understanding of our mission and objectives, and communicates important information to enrich your life and inspires a greater service to God.
Introducing the New Lay Logo
The Lay theme: "Laity walking humbly with God to do justice and to love kindness."
Scripture: Micah 6:8 (NASB): "And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?"
In keeping with the Connectional Lay Organization’s practice, a graphic artist was engaged by President Bell to create a visual representation of the theme with an appealing design which is inclusive of who we are as children of God, the AME church and the Lay Organization.
Mr. Arron Pighee took on the task using his God-given abilities to create the design.
Incorporating Mr. Pighee's vision, the Connectional Director of Lay Activities presented the artistic representation and interpretation at the April 2019 Executive Board Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
The Circle — Symbolizes that the laity of Episcopal Districts 1-20 are connected as followers of Jesus Christ, who are committed to the keeping alive the biblical teachings and liberating faith of Bishop Richard Allen and the founding members of the AME church. We share common interests and are blessed to have rich relationships, regardless of gender, country of origin, age or race. We are connected!
The Wheat — Symbolizes our Belief in Christ, Humility, Faith, Love, and Charity. We are humble and faithful servants committed to "loving our neighbors."
The Dove — Symbolizes peace through our walk, service, and interactions with each other and the communities where we live.
The Globe — Symbolizes the African heritage of the denomination's founders, and reminds us of our international ministry and presence on five continents. We are the laity from the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia, USA, the beautiful hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the fertile soil of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and all places near and far.
The Anvil — symbolizes our humble beginnings in the blacksmith shop on 6th & Lombard Street in Philadelphia. We are shaped and molded by God to be effective servant leaders.
The Cross — symbolizes the sacrificial death of Jesus by crucifixion, His resurrection, and eternal life through Him. We are reminded that we have a deep commitment to Christian discipleship in our thoughts, words, and actions.
It is the prayer of the Commission Chairperson, the President, the Director of Lay Activities and the Young Adult Representative that you will find this information helpful, as you continue to use and implement this theme. We hope you use the Contact Us Directly! form, to let us know how you feel about the new logo.
SAVE THE DATE!
July 8-15, 2020, Orlando, Florida: The 51st Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the AME Church.
The General Conference is the supreme body of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, composed of the Bishops, as ex-officio presidents, according to the rank of election, and an equal number of ministerial and lay delegates, including General Officers, College Presidents, Deans/Presidents of Theological Seminaries, Chaplains in the Regular Armed Forces of the USA and other.
The General Conference meets quadrennially (every four years). The next General Conference will be held in the Orange Convention Center, West Concourse, Orlando, Florida, from July 8-15, 2020.
Please see the Fifty-First Quadrennial Session link for more information.