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HISTORY OF THE LAY ORGANIZATION


The Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the newest in our church relative to our total years of existence. The Organization, like many in our church, at any early age, did not keep official records that would serve as reference material.

Research started with a brief history as given by former president, Attorney Herbert L. Dudley of Detroit. He used as his first pamphlet - History and Official Guide of the Lay Movement - by Professor R.J. Gardner of Cleveland, Ohio. In this pamphlet, Professor Gardner states that the "Organized Lay Movement" started at the General Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1912, with Professor Charles H. Johnson of Wilberforce as the first president. It was known as the "Laymen's Missionary Movement." Professor Johnson traveled extensively through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, etc. He wrote pamphlets, Men at Work and Laymen's Missionary Movement.


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Annual Lay Retreat on Feb. 26-27th * Florida Conference Meeting - jan 30th @ 10 AM. * Many of you attended the Lay Organization’s Thursday Night Teaching session on Parliamentary Procedures. Stay Tuned; Our next one is Thursday Night, March 11. Plan your calendar now to include this second TNT! Visit the EEDLO.org website for more information.Please share it and use it as a lesson in your meetings and transfer the learning to your practice. ALL MEETINGS ARE VIA ZOOM. * QMDLO Monthly meeting that will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am EST. * Quincy/Monticello District Members...please review the Coronavirus link periodically * Review the A.M.E. Church Preparation & Response link * The Sons of Allen Scholarship Application is now available * Please go to Auxillaries link for updates with the Women''s Missionary Society * Preview the ZOOM link and tutorial * May God Bless us with the true spirit of Christianity, that we may live together, not as man over man but as laypersons working with God. AMEN! '

"Laity Fulfilling The Great Commission"