FROM STAFF REPORTS
Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd. will celebrate its Family and Friends Day weekend Aug. 9-10.
The theme is “God made you my family. Love made you my friend. It’s time to fill the house!”
The weekend kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday with a church picnic on the church ground, which is free. The community is invited to attend.
On Sunday at 9:45 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Frank Madison Reid III, internationally known leader and senior pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Baltimore Md., will be the guest preacher.
Reid holds degrees from Yale University, Harvard University, and United Theological Seminary. He has been dedicated to the pastoral ministry for 42 years. His preaching has earned him the H. Beecher Hicks Preaching Award among others and his sermons have been recognized in the “African Pulpit Magazine,” a quarterly journal that serves as a repository for the very best of African American preaching.
For more information about the Family and Friends Day Weekend, call the church at 386-255-1195.