Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church The Hill - Week of August 12, 2018

Prayer Request

From Pastor Sistare, Asking the church family to continue to pray for Presiding Elder and Mrs. Christian. They were in a car accident in Columbia SC last Thursday evening. Everyone seems to be okay. Also, asking for continued prayers for Mrs. Christian's mother. Thank You.

Schedule for Sunday, August 19
  • Regular Sunday Schedule
  • Dinner following Morning Service
  • 2:30 Afternoon Service with Rev. Dr. Maness
About Rev. Dr. Valerie A. Maness

Rev. Dr. Valerie Ann Maness is the second child born to the late Roberta June (Randalls) Maness and Alfred Henderson Maness, Jr. She is the mother of two daughters, Aletha Renee’ Minnis (wife of Brian Minnis) and Deanna Lynn Davis (wife of John Davis); five grandchildren, Devon, Andre’ & Shirelle Minnis and Deante’ & Cambrell Davis; and one great-grandson, Devon Minnis, Jr.

Born in Belleville, Illinois on Scott Air Force Base, she was educated in Lebanon, Illinois and Waterbury, Connecticut where she has resided for the over 50 years. She is a graduate of United Christian Bible College, Brooklyn, New York, with a Doctorate of Sacred Theology Degree. She has also attended Eastern Bible College & Seminary, Newark, NJ; Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT; and Mattatuck Community College, Waterbury, CT.

Rev. Maness worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft [a division of United Technology] for 43 years as a Computer Analyst, until her retirement in 2013.

She was called into the ministry in 1976 and has served in the following pulpits: Interim Pastor at Blackwell Memorial AME Zion Church, Hartford, CT and Shaw Memorial AME Zion Church, New Haven, CT; Assistant Pastor for 25 years at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, Waterbury, CT.; Pastor at Spottswood Memorial AME Zion Church, Bridgeport, CT, McCall Memorial AME Zion Church, Waterbury, CT, Dunston Chapel AME Zion Church, Waterbury, CT. [-2004], Clinton AME Zion Church in Ansonia, CT., and Redeemer’s AME Zion Church in Plainville, CT. [2015-2016] In October of 2016, she was appointed to St. Matthew AME Zion Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Rev. Maness has served the Hartford District and New England Annual Conference in various offices, some of which were: Chair of Necrology for both District and Conference; Secretary for both District and Conference; Dean and instructor for the Hartford District School for Local Preachers; and New England Conference Statistician.

Contacts: Erica Morrison & Candace Adams

2018 Pre-Annual Conference

South Atlantic Episcopal District Devotional

Call To Prayer and Fasting

As we approach the South Atlantic Episcopal District Annual Conference Cycle, let us join together in a season of consecration connecting with God and one another through prayer and fasting for 30 days on behalf of our Presiding Prelate, Bishop Mildred B. Hines, Missionary Supervisor, Dr. Gwendolyn Brumfield and their supporting staff. As well, let us pray for the cabinet of Presiding Elders, pastors. ministers, officers, leaders and laity of the South Atlantic Episcopal District. It has been said that PRAYER is one thing that Satan fears and PRAYER moves the hand of God. We need GOD to continue moving in our Episcopal area, our churches, and surely our lives. Therefore, let us PRAY!

Our Prayer Focus is for "Strength, Purpose and Direction." We will enter into this season: August 17 - September 15, 2018. During this time, we should commit to spending more intentional time to reading the Bible, meditating and listening for the voice of God.

Directions for Fasting

5 Day-A-Week Fast: Monday - Friday No desserts, drink water Only (Sacrifice Social Media, television, texting, telephone, smoking, etc.)

A culminating "Prayer Meeting and Love Feast" will be held at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center, 6:00 PM, Sunday, September 16, 2018

The South Atlantic Episcopal District Prayer Coordination Team

Dr. Gwendolyn B. Brumfield, Missionary Supervisor

The Rev. Dr. Mildred B. Hines, Presiding Bishop

Daily Readings
This Weekend
Spiritual Gifts: Bloom Where You R Planted

Just want to share what we have been doing each Tuesday night for the past month. Keithan McIlwain and I (Marc Stinson) would like to thank our church family for donating money so that we could keep the youth of Lancaster/Indian Land area off the streets through our basketball outreach program at Indian Land Rec Center. We had 35 who attended this year!

I am not the preacher, however mutual interest in basketball has given us an avenue to reach our young adults.

Thanks Steele Hill for impacting someone's life.

Marc Stinson

Speaking of Basketball - From LA to LA
Back To School: Lancaster County Aug. 20
courtesy of Robin Kirk
College Students, Military, Etc. - Stay Connected!

Through the power of technology, no matter where you are, we can stay connected! We want to keep you abreast of what is happening on The Hill! One way to stay connected is to make sure that the Media Ministry has your email and cell number for texting. Parents and family members, can you please follow up with your college students, military personnel and out-of-town members and friends, to make sure that we have their contact information? If they are not receiving our emails and texts, please have them sign up! It will only take a couple of minutes! Thanks!

Aggie Pride
Circle The Date: If you cannot make it, ESPU

South Carolina State vs. NC A&T - Sept. 27 - 7:00 PM - Greensboro, NC

Steele Hill CED

The Penny Brigrade
Cassidy "Wonder Woman" Webb

The Penny challenge will be between all churches on the Lancaster Distract collecting pennies for the Penny Brigade Event held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church at 9:00 A.M. Our very own Cassidy Webb will represent Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church! Cassidy is the daughter of William and Crystal Webb Sr. Each Penny Brigade contestant will receive a participation gift and the top three churches with the most pennies will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. The penny challenge is designed to be fun at the same time collecting for a cause.

The Christian Education Department's share of the monies collected will help pay for expenses like District registrations, annual conferences, winter meeting, Black History Month programs, Men of Distinction programs, kick ball fun day, ice cream and pizza parties, and etc. The more money raised from the Penny Brigade Event will help support some of the expenses in the Christian Education Department.

Please church family let’s help Cassidy bring a trophy home to Steele Hill! She has decorated her container with a Wonder Woman Theme. The Penny Brigade container will be located in the vestibule until Sunday, September 16, 2018. Help Cassidy fill up the Wonder Woman Bottle all the way to the TOP!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church

Christian Education Dept.

Support Pastor Sistare

Pastor Sistare will be preaching at Mt. Zion (Lancaster, SC) on Wednesday August 29. Devotion: 6:30 PM Service: 7:00 PM. #meeetme

From Rev. Dr. Monte Witherspoon - Brown
I held my HEART in my hand on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm Monte Drew is his name..my son...my heart
Monte & Carmen

Health Corner

Marvin A.M..E. Zion Church

Steele Hill Community Farmer's Market

Wednesday & Saturday

8:00 AM - Until

Contact: Mae Barber

A Tribute to Aretha

How Can You Select 1 Song? So, I Chose 2! #RIH - That Great Heavenly Choir!

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