A.M.E. Church to Celebrate Founder’s Day

Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th the African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of its founder, Bishop Richard Allen, born February 14, 1760, as well as the birth of the A.M.E. denomination, founded April 9, 1816. This year’s Founders’ Day will be held at Saint Philip Monumental A.M.E. Church located at 1112 Jefferson Street, Savannah, GA, where The Reverend George Moore Jr. is pastor.

The Founder’s Day events will begin Friday evening at 7:00pm, with a celebratory worship service at Jonesville Baptist Church located at 5201 Montgomery St., Savannah. Directly following the worship service, at 9:00pm there will be a youth concert at Jonesville Baptist Church performed by the A.M.E. Church Young People’s Division Choir. This “Jammin With Jesus” concert is free and all youth and adults are invited to attend what will be a spiritually uplifting evening of praise through music, liturgical dance, spoken word, and much more!

Saturday morning at 10:00am, 200 parade units will kick off the Founder’s Day Parade which will begin at May and Anderson Streets and end at DeRenne Middle School located at 1009 Clinch Street, Savannah. Following the parade at 1:00pm, Gator- Ball Academy’s founder and CEO, Larry ‘Gator’ Rivers, and the A.M.E Church cordially invite you, your family and friends to come and enjoy the Harlem Globe Trotter Legends Celebrity Basketball Game which will be held in the DeRenne Middle School gymnasium. As part of the Founder’s Day celebration there will also be a Battle of the Bands featuring local drum lines squaring off in a fun musical competition of funky beats.

For more information about the 2013 A.M.E. Church Founder’s Day Celebration, please contact LaShawn Shuman at 912.373.5790 or schumanite@aol.com or Rev. Dan Stevenson at 912.604.2484 or dstevenson122@aol.com.

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