August 13 2012 - ST. PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ST. PAUL A.M.E.C.) PRESENTS 2012 ANNUAL HOMECOMING AND WORSHIP & ARTS WORKSHOP
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ST. PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ST. PAUL A.M.E.C.) PRESENTS 2012 ANNUAL HOMECOMING AND WORSHIP & ARTS WORKSHOP
BERKELEY, Calif. August 3, 2012 -- St. Paul A.M.E.C. is producing its biggest Homecoming event to date with Choral Music, Praise Dance, Orchestra, Drama and Spoken Word workshops culminating in an all day celebration on August 19th, 2012.
Workshops will take place from Wednesday, August 15 through Saturday, August 18th, lead by component chairs. Those wishing to participate in workshops should contact component. There is no entrance or registration fee. Sunday Morning Worship begins at 9:30 am, followed by Worship and Arts Celebration at 3:00 p.m.
“With the Sacred Music of the Hawkins Family as our paradigm through which we will seek to perfect our Ministries, we will perform Choral Music, Praise Dance, Orchestra, and Drama/Spoken Word with soul touching, life transforming, body moving, church filling Worship Expressions,” Pastor White said today. “We are honored to have Guest Clinicians Actor Richard Gant; Stephen Semien, Dance Director, Urban Arts Theatre West; Chris Watkins, Gospel Writer/Artist; and Sarah Cline, Director, Berkeley High Jazz Program leading component workshops and performing on Sunday.”
St. Paul A.M.E.C. produces several major events each year, including the Voices of the Healing Spirit Concert, Berkeley Gospel Jazz Hip Hop 5th Sundays, the Women’s International Conference and Homecoming, The Women of St. Paul’s Annual Crabfeed, and takes the lead in the production of the annual Berkeley Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. The public is invited and encouraged to experience these rich cultural presentations.
St. Paul A.M.E.C.
2024 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
For additional information, contact:
Media: Pastor Leslie R. White
Drama and Spoken Word Component: Sister Crystal Ashley, Director of Drama-Spoken Word
Music Component: Sister Teri Simmons, Director of Music
Praise Dance Component: Sister Yvonne Guyton Johnson, Director of Praise Dance
Orchestra: Brothers Reggie Johnson, Amir Hakim, James Robinson, Directors of Orchestra
Spirit Led/Biblical Principles of Praise: Pastor Leslie R. White
St. Paul A.M.E.C was founded in 1933 by Rev. E.M. Elliott as the Berkeley Mission. In 1937 the church incorporated and changed its name to St. Paul A.M.E.C. Today the Church is over 500 members strong. Under the Episcopal Leadership of Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Presiding Prelate, Fifth Episcopal District, St. Paul A.M.E. Church enjoys the unique position of being the only African Methodist Episcopal Church in Berkeley, California. St. Paul has been served by a distinguished list of ministers including: Rev. AA Moore. Rev. H.C. Claybrook, Rev. C.W. Smith, Rev A. Ward, Rev. S. Rhone, Rev. M. Hawkins, Rev. J. Bell, Rev. J.Morton, Rev. F. Stephens, Rev. A. Shaw, Rev. J. Austell Hall, Rev. Paul Kidd, Rev. E.P. Williams, Rev. George W. Baber, Rev. J. Russell Brown, Rev. A. Lee Henderson, Rev. Daniel Pinkard, Presiding Elder Felix Dancy , Presiding Elder Vernon Burroughs, Rev. Allen L. Williams and our current pastor, Rev. Leslie R. White.
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