Friday, November 21, 2008
Newly appointed Presiding Prelate Bishop Sarah F. Davis, and Episcopal Supervisor of Missions, Mr. Claytie Davis, Jr. of the 16th Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church hosted a special gathering of local Heads of Churches, social and governmental agencies, A.M.E. Church pastors and spouses at their Episcopal Residence, located at 4A Widcombe Road in Kingston.
The purpose of this intimate event was to introduce the A.M.E. Church’s Episcopal Team to other local co-laborers in ministry and social activism. Present at the gathering were representatives from each of the following churches and organizations: Office of the Child Advocate, Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Food for the Poor, Diocese of Jamaica & the Cayman Islands, The Jamaica Baptist Union, Hands Across Jamaica, and the A.M.E. Zion Church respectively.
After brief introductions, food, and fellowship, Bishop Davis addressed her guests.
“Welcome, welcome! And thanks to each of you for taking time out of your very busy schedules to join us on a Friday night.” Bishop Davis began by explaining that while she physically resides in Jamaica, her appointment to the 16th Episcopal District encompasses the nations of Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Windward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guyana-Suriname, and Europe. She then shared a little about the path that has led her to this point in Kingdom history as one of only 3 appointed and consecrated female Bishops in the 200+ year history of African Methodism.