The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 819 Woodrow Street in Columbia, South Carolina, welcomes the 142nd Session of the Columbia Annual Conference to their campus on Saturday, October 5, 2019 through Friday, October 11, 2019.
The Reverend Dr. Caesar Roland Richburg, Pastor, and Mrs. Ella Gadsden Richburg, First Lady, along with the officers and members of Bethel will greet hundreds of Conference youths, clergy, delegates, observers, and guests. The program will begin with the Young People and Children’s Division worship services that will culminate with the Debutante-Masters Commission Ceremony on Saturday. There will be a full slate of annual messages, presentations, and mission activities by the Women’s Missionary Society, followed by three exceptional days of praise and worship, reflections and directions, and inspirational leadership.
More than eighty-five local churches and their ministerial and laity teams will participate in the Columbia Annual Conference, which is comprised of the Columbia District under presiding elder the Reverend Rosalyn G. Coleman, the Lancaster District under presiding elder the Reverend Samuel L. McPherson, and the Newberry District under presiding elder the Reverend Dr. M. Charmaine Ragin Merrick. Conference attendees look forward to this annual meeting with its uplifting and motivating annual sermons and fellowship in the empowering vision of the presiding prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. and the Seventh Episcopal District Episcopal Supervisor, Mrs. Phyllis N. Green.
For more information on the Bethel AME Church, the Columbia Annual Conference, and the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church, please visit BethelColumbia.Org. You can reach us during the Conference on Twitter: #Bethel_Columbia.