Kentucky Conference (AMEZ) Puts “Faith in Action” for Children

The Kentucky Conference of the AMEZ Church has been active with five major projects as part of their Campaign for Children in Poverty. First, in partnership with Wayside Christian Mission (, the Conference gathered toys, clothing, and supplies. The Conference’s volunteers helped parents in selecting Christmas gifts for their children. Over 2000 children received gifts and needed assistance. >Second, a diaper campaign was hosted by St. John’s AMEZ Church in Bardstown, KY. Third, clothing and supplies were donated to the Haven House Homeless Shelter in Jeffersonville, IN. Fourth, over $500 worth of blankets was given to The Center For Women and Families ( in Louisville.

These activities were culminated with a March 17 “Children’s Sabbath” worship service where the guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Marian McClure Taylor who is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. The theme of the service was “A Network of Caring”; Dr. Taylor’s sermon on “An Advanced Level of Compassion” spoke to the service’s emphasis on putting faith in action.

All of these activities are indebted to AMEZ churches in the Conference and to the Campaign Committee chaired by Rev. Lillie Grinter (Conference Liaison). Future projects include collaborating with the Children’s Defense Fund, providing and blessings backpacks for school children, and serving Brooklawn for the Homeless.


Visit the 'Be Involved' page to see how congregations and annual conferences are reporting on their faith in action for children in poverty.


Reading the Campaign booklet is a first step for becoming familiar with this initiative. It offers information and resources to encourage your activism. It can be viewed and downloaded at The Campaign page.

We hope that you will contribute information about your work with children. Descriptions of your ministries will be helpful to others who want to deepen their involvement to care for children in poverty.

You can influence the Campaign’s effectiveness.  Be involved.  Offer your ideas.  Encourage others.

Trusting in God, we dare to envision a world in which every child experiences love, care, and hope. Together we can be the difference in the lives of children in poverty.



More Annual Conferences Join Campaign

August 2017:  Welcome Dakotas Conference UMC where Rev. Rebecca Trefz is the Campaign liaison, and the Minnesota Conference where Rev. Lyndy Zabel is the liaison.

Welcome new liaisons

Spring 2016: We are delighted to welcome the Rev. LaVeatrice Crockrum as liaison with Birmingham Region (Alabama) of CME, and Ms. Judith Yohane representing AME Malawi Central, Malawi North, Malawi South, Central Zimbabwe, Northeast Zimbabwe and Southwest Zimbabwe Annual Conferences!

More Annual Conferences Join Campaign

December 2015: Welcome Nigerian Annual Conference (CME), Rev. Koko Sunday Daniel, liaison; Liberia Annual Conference (CME), Rev. Christian Keller, liaison; Ghana/Togo Conference (CME), Rev. Sampson Fianko, liaison)


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