Francis L. Walker Lay Organization

The AME Lay Organization
The objectives and purpose of the Lay Organization are outlined in its Constitution. The main objectives are stated in brief as follows:
1. To create a love and appreciation of the History and Principles of African Methodism.
2. Keep the memory of Richard Allen alive.
3. Respect Constituted Authority.
4. Stimulate and Educate the Laity in the Total Program of the Church.
5. Study the Discipline and learn the laws of the Church.
6. Encourage Financial Support of the Church's Program.
7. Teach and Practice Stewardship and work with the Youth to teach them Methodism.
8. These objectives can best be met when one works to understand the program of the church and relate the church to the World around us. Become involved in Social Action such that the church is then our Community - our Job - Our School, and everywhere that many assemble he carries the church with him.

Allen Chapel A.M.E Church Lay Organization History
Allen’s Lay Organization was organized November 26, 1983 under the leadership of Rev. James Wade with Mrs. Frances L. Walker elected as president. It was organized for the purpose of training the laity, which includes officers, so that each lay person may utilize to the maximum the abilities and skills granted by God, in assisting with the improvements and extension of God’s kingdom, creating happiness, peace, and harmony among its members, instilling in the membership a love for, and an appreciation of, the history, traditions, principles and development of African Methodism by encouraging, motivating and educating all lay persons. October 14, 2014 the official Board officially approved the name be changed to The Frances L. Walker Lay Organization
How do I benefit from joining the Lay Organization?
Learn knowledge about the:
1. Rules, laws and procedures of the AME Church as outlined in The Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
2. Lay Organization on the Local, District, Annual Conference, Episcopal District, and the Connectional levels.
3. Constitution and by-laws which govern the political leadership in the Local, District, Annual Conference, Episcopal District and Connectional levels of the church.
4. Function of each level of the Lay Organization
We meet every 3rd Saturday at 10:00 AM
Workshops are presented at each meeting.
Congratulations to our honorees
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10-11



Meeting Scheduled

the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00am