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TABLE OF CONTENTS A Word from the Pastor………………………………….………………………………….....3 Immediate Implementation………………………………………………..…………………...4 Church Administrative Staff………………………………………………...............................5 Objectives & Goals………………………………………………………..….............................6 How to Get Things Done………………………………………….….....................................7-8 Organization and Board Chairs………………………………………..………........................9 Elected Positions………………………………………………………….……………………10 Commission Descriptions Membership & Evangelism………………………………………..............................11 Christian Education……………………………………………..……........................11 Mission & Welfare…………………………………………..………………………...12 Stewardship & Finance……………………………………………….........................12 Public Relations…………………………………………………..…………………...13 Christian Social Action……………………………………..………………………...13 Health…………………………………………………………………………………..13 Commission Chairs………………………………………………………..…….....................13 Ministerial Staff…………………………………………………………..…….......................14 Reports/Forms (all forms may be found on the St. Peter website – stpeteramestl.org) Official Board Report………………………………………………………………................15 Monthly Budget Report……………………………………………….....................................16 Quarterly Conference Report………………………………………………………...............17 Baptism………..………………………………………………………………………………..18 Central Budget Voucher Request…………………………………...………………………..19 Announcement Request…………………………………………...…………………………..20 Birthdays, Wedding Anniversary…………………………….………………………………21 Benevolence Assistance………………………………………….….........................................22 Pastoral Conference/Counseling……………………………………………………………...23 Pastoral Conference Disclosure………………………………….…………………...............24 Calendar of Events………………………………………………………………………....25-26

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A WORD FROM THE PASTOR In this the 170th year of ministry and witness of the St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church, I count it all joy to again pen words as the assigned pastor for this our 3rd year together. Our theme for this conference year is: A Holy Nation – Getting Our House in Order. Our focal point will be on our character. Not only who we are when we are together, but who are we when we believe no one is watching. What are our qualities that distinguish us from the world? Paul says in II Corinthians: THEREFORE, SINCE we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not get discouraged or become faint with weariness and exhaustion. We have renounced disgraceful ways; we refuse to deal craftily or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly. And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience (II Corinthians 4:1-2). Our Character Counts!! There are some challenges before us and there will be challenges over the next few years. • The age of our building(s) means that the cost to make the church safe, attractive and efficient will continue to rise drastically. We can no longer sit idly by and do nothing. We must address the situation and find means to address our needs. • Our active membership and contributors to the ministry and mission of the church is aging. What begins to happen when the number of contributors diminishes but the amount of upkeep continues. We must find a way to add to what we currently have and replace those who have gone. • We are missing a couple of generations of people with very few between the ages of 40-55 and 0-18. We must be intentional about evangelism and outreach if our church is to survive the next 5, 10, 50, 100 years. • Our leadership and the way we do things and how we have functioned in the past will change over the next few months to meet the needs, challenges and changes that are happening around us. Not that we will “conform” to the world, but that we are better prepared to deal with that changes and community around us. If our church is to grow, we must be equipped. I challenge the ministries to work together to grow and go beyond the walls of the church to create a “new” day with “new” people; to take part in the many training sessions scheduled throughout this conference year; to follow the lead of your pastor and pray for him. Remember, God gives the Vision to the Leader and the Leader to the people. I believe that St. Peter’s best days still lay ahead for us. For over a century and a half, this congregation has been deliberate and effective in bearing fruit. The challenges are significant, the people, however, are faithful. My hope for this year is to encourage the church to change its way of functioning. I hope the Official Board sets the tone for the entire church with the idea of less murmuring and more ministering. I believe we can tweak our structure slightly with a “work area” emphasis that will enable even more effective and relevant ministries. I also encourage the leaders of the church to undertake a long-term planning process to better navigate the torrents of change and the church’s ability to respond. Yours in Christ! Steven D. Shepard, Sr., Pastor 3 St. Peter AME Church


I would like to propose the following items for immediate implementation. Evangelism: Simply put, evangelism is taking advantage of opportunities to share what you know about Jesus with others. Sharing what we know about Jesus is for the purpose of leading people into a personal relationship with God. Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved must be our battle cry. Fulton J. Sheen said there can be no world peace unless there is first soul peace. If we want to change our community, we must put action to our prayers and begin to evangelize. We must begin to share our story with other about the goodness of the Lord. We must be witness both in Jerusalem and Samaria. Let us commit ourselves to moving beyond the four walls of our church and make evangelism a top priority this conference year. This year we will be intentional about evangelism. We will begin our Evangelism and Outreach Training during the 2nd quarter of this conference year. We will bring new members into our church by canvassing our communities and neighbors, winning souls for Christ. It is our prayer that through training and our collaborative efforts, we will gain new members between the ages of 0-40 and strengthen ourselves in the process. Leadership Seminars: Life on earth is not a script, which we meaninglessly act out. It is a time of deciding whether we will live for God, and then living out what we have decided. God will examine what kind of workers we have been for Him. Paul in his 2nd letter to Timothy say: Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (II Timothy 2:15). This year we will conduct workshops and seminars throughout the year on Stewardship, A.M.E. Doctrine and Disciple, along with continuing our “Know Your Church� Workshops equip us for Service. Community Outreach Programs: Project Uplift was formed for the express purpose to provide our community with outreach programs that provides relief, hope, and self-help programs. As we begin a new era with Project Uplift and her Board of Directors that will allow Project uplift to run more smoothly with transparency and accountability as Project Uplift continues to provide meaningful ministry through outreach and help programs for our church and community.

Benevolence Committee: Our Missionary Sisters will work hand-and-hand with me to meet the specific missions of the local church, the poor and indigent. Specific guidelines have been set in place to insure strict accountability and confidentiality.

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CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Pastoral Appointment/Elected Positions

Chief Executive Officer………………..…………………..The Reverend Steven D. Shepard, Sr. Pastoral Administrative Assistant…………………………………………….Rev. Dr. Karla Frye Youth Minister…………………………………………………………………..Sis. Kisha Reece Office Manager...……………………………………………………........Sis. Patricia Henderson Official Board Secretary………………………….…………………….....Sis. Crystal Henderson Official Board Corresponding Secretary………………………………….....Sis. Carolyn Tomlin Church Facilities Manager………………………………………………...Sis. Deborah Cannady Church Custodian……………………………….……………………….....Sis. Helena Chapman Church Statistician…………………………….. Church Treasurer………………………………………..…………………...Bro. Vincent Young Church Financial Secretary……………………………………. Wedding Coordinator………………………………………….. Minister of Music……………………………………………………………...Bro. Arthur Toney Percussionist…………………………………………………….….......................Bro. Leon King Visitation Chair……………………………………….………………….....Rev. Barbara Ballard Prayer Ministry……………………………………………………………..Rev. Charley Johnson

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OBJECTIVES AND GOALS · Stewardship: Save 10% of weekly income. · Increase Church Membership (Goal is minimum of 3 new members per quarter). · Implement Young Adult Ministry (Richard Allen Youth Council); ages 21-39 · Weekly Church Staff Meetings. (Thursday Afternoon via Conference Call) · Quarterly Budget Review. ·Increase youth/young adult presence and participation in weekly worship services. · Plan and execute a Women's Conference · Plan and execute a Brother 2 Brother Conference · Increase awareness and participation in Feeding Ministries through Project Uplift · Monthly “Meet and Greet” (Class Leaders Council) · Annual Easter Prayer & Praise Breakfast. · Inventory all church property and assess net-worth of church owned equipment.

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HOW TO GET THINGS DONE Altar Flowers: Commemorative floral arrangements placed in the pulpit for special occasions (e.g., memorials) will be handled by the Altar Guild. Please pay cash for your altar flowers at the time they are ordered. Baptisms: Baptisms will be held when requested. All persons to be baptized should contact the Church office to schedule a meeting with the Pastor. Benevolent Assistance: Emergency assistance is sometimes available to those in need. An application should be made to the benevolence committee. All requests for enormous financial assistance and long-term care will be referred to Project Uplift and available resources within our community. Bulletin Announcements: Your announcements should be completed and hand delivered, faxed or emailed to the Church office by Wednesday of each week no later than 1pm. Please do not phone your notice to be announced or placed in the bulletin. Death/Funeral Arrangements: To report the death of a church member or of a loved one, please contact the Pastor immediately. He is on call 24 hours. If unable to reach the Pastor, please call the Church office and provide as much information as possible. Please do not set the date and time of the service without consultation and confirmation from the Pastor. It is the recommendation of the Pastor that funerals for church members be held at the church. A full funeral packet will be shared with the family during bereavement consultation. Spiritual Guidance: Is available free of charge to all members who wish to speak with the Pastor. However, referrals are made to other counseling and psychiatric services when necessary. New Members’ Orientation: All new members are required to attend New Members’ Training Orientation. New Members’ classes are conducted each 2nd Sunday following morning worship service. The purposes of these classes are to provide NEW MEMBERS and CHURCH SEEKERS an opportunity to build some relations and review the doctrine and organizational structure of Saint Peter A.M.E. Church. The Objectives of New Members’ Orientation is to: (1) Get to know the Pastor. (2) Meet other newcomers. (3) Encourage spiritual growth. (4) Learn about Saint Peter's vision, values and goals. (5) Understand membership commitments and have an opportunity to join, if desired. All members are welcome to attend. Church Office Hours: The church office will be open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday of each week. The Pastor’s Executive and Administrative Assistants are available each day for business and to assist you. The nature of the Pastorate demands flexible hours. Persons who desire to see the Pastor about church business are advised to call the office and schedule an appointment. Yes, the Pastor has a demanding schedule, but he is never too busy for his members. Therefore, members should always feel free to contact the Pastor about personal concerns.

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HOW TO GET THINGS DONE Church Staff Personnel: The staff members provided for in-the-church budget will be under the direct supervision of the Pastor, and will be held accountable to him in all that pertains to the work. The Pastor will have the sole responsibility of hiring or dismissing any member of the paid staff. Staff Meetings: Staff meetings will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m., on Thursdays. The purpose of these meetings provides the Pastor and Staff an opportunity to review the immediate church administrative needs and ensure sound communication between staff members. Members of our congregation are welcome to attend these meetings. Sick and Shut-in: To report the illness of a member(s), contact the Class Leader and the Church office. Please provide the name of the hospital or health care facility, room number or nursing home information, so the Pastor and his visitation team can respond to the individual needs of our sick and shut-in members. Members scheduled for surgery are encouraged to notify the Pastor immediately. Media Ministry: If you wish to purchase a CD of our worship services, please contact the church office or submit a written request to place your order. CDs are available for a $5.00 donation. CDs will be provided at no charge to our sick and shut-in members upon request. Weddings: To arrange a wedding, please contact the Church Office and arrange a consultation with the Pastor. The date and time of the ceremony will be established by the minister and the couple, in accordance with the availability of the facilities. We will make every effort to accommodate the desires of the couple where possible and feasible. The coordination of weddings is handled by our Wedding Coordinator, who will be available to assist you in the planning of the matrimonial ceremony. Facilities Usage: Individuals and organizations desiring the use of any of the church facilities should contact the Church Office Manager or Facilities Manager to schedule your date and time. No items should be loaned out or otherwise removed from the church except for church purposes. Vouchers: The voucher is the only “official� way to request funds from the church treasury. Vouchers should be submitted two weeks prior to the scheduled event (if possible), with all supporting documents attached. If/when the voucher is approved by the Pastor; check(s) will be available on Friday, after 2pm. End of Year Financial Statement: If you would like to request your end of the year giving statement, please do so in writing to the church treasurer or church financial secretary. Statement(s) will be ready for distribution no late than January 28, of each year. Statements will not be given to anyone other than the person(s) they are for unless requested in writing.

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ORGANIZATION AND BOARD CHAIRS Steward Board……………………….………………………………...……Sis. Carolyn Tomlin Trustee Board……………………………………………………………........Bro. James Searcy Class Leaders’ Council.……….……..……….……………..…………...........Sis. Nonetta Sode Deaconess Board……………………….…………………………………… Stewardess Board…………………………………………….……Mother Vivianne Frye-Perry Lay Organization…………………………………………………..................Sis. Wanda Moose Women’s Missionary Society………………………………….……............Sis. Patricia Searcy Young People’s Department Director …………………….……................Sis. Larketta Johnson Young People’s Department President………………….………Bro. Christopher Frye-Pleasant Men’s Chorus...………………………………………………………………Bro. Darryl Colvin Daughters of Destiny…………………………………………………………. To Be Appointed Saving our Sons Young Men Ministry………………….……………………..To Be Appointed Sunday School Superintendent……………………….…………………….Bro. Sam McCauley Adult Usher Board………………………………..……….……..………....Sis. Carol McCauley Inspirational Choir……………………………….…………………………...Sis. Gwen Phillips Children/Youth Choir Director…………………………………… Prayer Ministry………………………….………………………………...Rev. Charley Johnson Adult Liturgical Dancers……..……………...Sis. Sommer Harris-Nance, Rev. Charley Johnson Scholarship Committee……………………………..…………………………Sis. Nonetta Sode Seniors’ Ministry……………………………………………....... Benevolence Committee………………..................................... Nurses’ Unit/Health Ministry……………………….………………………...Sis. Mary Ethridge Bereavement Ministry……………………………….……………………...Rev. Barbara Ballard Visitation Ministry………………………….……………………………….Rev. Barbara Ballard Food Panty Ministry…………………….................................................... Hospitality Committee…………………………………………………… Media Ministry……………………………………………......... Ed Wilson Men’s Guild Ministry……………………...............................Bro. Wedding Coordinator…………………………………………... 9 St. Peter AME Church


ELECTED POSITIONS Church Conference Recording Secretary

Official Board Recording Secretary Sis. Crystal Henderson

Corresponding Secretary Sis. Carolyn Tomlin

Quarterly Conference Recording Secretary Elected by the Quarter

Annual Conference Delegate: Alternate: Youth Delegate: District Steward:

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COMMISSION DESCRIPTION The Pastor shall be the chairperson of the Commission on Stewardship and Finance and the ex-officio chairperson on other commissions. The chairperson for each commission shall be a Steward, and therefore a member of the Official Board and Quarterly Conference, to which he/she is amenable, with the exception of the Commission on Missions and Welfare, whose chairperson may be either a Steward or a Trustee. They shall make monthly reports to the Official Board and also quarterly reports to the Quarterly Conference. The members of the Commissions shall be elected by the Church Conference, except the Commission on Christian Education shall be composed of the Pastor, The Superintendent of Church School, President of the Allen Christian Fellowship, Director of the Young People’s Division and additional members who shall be nominated by the Pastor.

Each commission shall be composed of no fewer than three, no more than seven members, who are in good and regular standing in the AME church and eighteen years of age or over. The Commission on Stewardship and Finance shall be composed of an equal number of Stewards and Trustees, plus Official Board members-at-large. The total number of persons on this commission shall not be fewer than three, or more than nine. The commission shall only meet at the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP AND EVANGELISM 1. Study the demographics of the community in which the church seeks to minister, in order to identify opportunities for the church to engage in meaningful ministries. 2. Develop workshops for the leadership of the local church and its membership to enhance the ministries of the local church. 3. Implement street ministries, trained home visitation teams, revival and evangelistic services.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (See Doctrine and Discipline for make-up of committee members) 1. Supply each organization, departments and groups with adequate and appropriate literature and proper equipment. 2. Shall see that suitable missionary programs are carried out. 3. Shall see appropriate days are observed annually as Church School Day and Promotion Day. 4. Shall cooperate in the proper observance of Easter, Children’s Day, Allen Jubilee Week (Feb. & Sept.) and Christian Education Week (Sept.).

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COMMISSION DESCRIPTION MISSION AND WELFARE 1. Provide for the dissemination of missionary literature and circulation of general missionary periodicals. 2. Must plan on an annual basis. 3. Must cooperate with other departments, units and commissions. 4. Shall oversee and control the local church program of welfare and charity. (Pastor) 5. Shall confer annually with the Commission on Stewardship and Finance in setting up the local budget.

STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (3-9 members, equal number of Stewards and Trustees, plus Official Board Member(s) (at-large) 1. Shall promote and cultivate Christian Stewardship and administer the financial program of the church. 2. Set up a budget for the church and submit the same to the Official Board for its action and determination. 3. Take action to provide the income to meet budget. 4. Canvas every member for individual pledges. 5. Deposit fund promptly in a bank approved by the Official Board; the account shall be in the name of the local church. 6. Disburse funds as the Official Board directs, subject to the approval of the Pastor. The income received each month shall have been shared proportionately among the budgeted items after the Pastor’s salary and that of the entire church staff has been given priority. 7. A report shall be made by the financial secretary and treasurer (s) to the Official Board each month and to the Quarterly Conference of all receipts and disbursements and of unpaid obligations against the budget. 8. Inform the congregation of the financial needs of the church. 9. Ensure no lottery, raffle, or other games of chance be used in raising money for any purpose. 10. Ensure all monies raised by organizations of or for the church are reported immediately. Each commission shall be permitted to draw on funds upon presentation of a voucher previously prepared for such purpose. Each organization shall withdraw funds for incidental needs, using the same procedures.

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COMMISSION DESCRIPTION PUBLIC RELATIONS 1.

Gather and disseminate information of public interest to the secular press, religious press, radio, television and other legitimate media of information.

2.

Responsible for intra-congregational communication.

3.

Disseminate information to the official organizations of the AME church.

4.

Submit an annual budget to the Stewardship and Finance Commission. CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ACTION

1. This commission shall coordinate activities in the area of social, racial and economic relations: temperance, world peace and community cooperation. HEALTH 1.

This commission shall ensure that the Health Ministry of the local church is supplied with adequate and appropriate literature and proper equipment.

2.

Submit an annual budget to the Stewardship and Finance Commission.

3.

Work with the other commission to meet the needs of the local congregation and community served by the local church.

COMMISSION CHAIR/*VICE CHAIR MEMBERSHIP & EVANGELISM ………………………………………………………….Sis. Carolyn Tomlin CHRISTIAN EDUCATION...………………………………………………………………….Bro. Darryl Colvin MISSIONS & WELFARE…………………………………………………….……………....Sis. Veronica Baker STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE……………………………………………………..................*Bro. Vince Young PUBLIC RELATIONS………….……………………………………………..……...…......Sis. Larketta Johnson CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ACTION……………………………………….……………….......Sis. Margaret Stewart HEALTH……………………………………………………………………………….……..Sis. Sonya Stocking *Members of each commission shall be elected by the Church Conference

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MINISTERIAL STAFF The Right Reverend Clement W. Fugh Presiding Prelate, 5th Episcopal District 4519 Admiralty Way, Suite 201 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Office: (310) 577.8540 Fax: (310) 577.8540 Website: amec5th.org The Reverend Edmund E. Lowe Sr. Presiding Elder, St. Louis-Cape Girardeau District 1715 Derhake Road Florissant, MO 63033 or P.O. Box 702 Florissant, MO 63032 Office: (314) 921.7733 (314) 420.2305 Email: mailto:edlowe@swbell.net Website: http://www.stlcapegirardeaudistrict.org/

The Reverend Steven D. Shepard, Sr. Senior Pastor, St. Peter AME Church Home: (314) 755-1832 Cell: (510) 965.2077 Office: (314) 381.3345 Email: mailto:revshepard@live.com Website: stpeteramestl.org

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 OFFICIAL BOARD REPORT FORM To the Pastor and members of the Official Board, we the members of _______________________________________________________________________________________ submit the following Official Board Report for the period ending ___________________________________________________________________. We did/did not meet last month, with ____________members in attendance. Our activities during the month were the following: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Our planned activities for this month coming are (List time, dates and places of activities) _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ FINANCIAL REPORT Beginning Balance Receipts (List Source of Income)

$ ____________

1. Dues

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2.

____________

3.

____________

Subtotal (Beginning Balance plus Total Receipts) Expenditures (List Itemized Expenditures)

____________

1.

____________

2.

____________

3.

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Total Expenditures

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Ending Balance (Grand Total Minus Expenditures)

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 ORGANIZATION AND AUXILIARIES’ MONTHLY BUDGET REPORT FORM Month_________________________Year________

Dates: from ______________to _______________

Organization/Auxiliaries______________________________________________________________________ INCOME

EXPENSES

WEEK 1 DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

TOTAL

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

TOTAL

WEEK 2 DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

TOTAL

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

TOTAL

WEEK 3 DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

TOTAL

DESCRIPTION

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WEEK 4 DESCRIPTION

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INCOME TOTAL

AMOUNT

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ENDING BALANCE


ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 REV. STEVEN D. SHEPARD, SR., SENIOR PASTOR AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH MISSOURI CONFERENCE ST. LOUIS-CAPE GIRAREDEAU DISTRICT THE RT. REVEREND THEODOR LARRY KIRKLAND, PRESIDING PRELATE REVEREND EDMUND E. LOWE, SR., PRESIDING ELDER

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE REPORT QUARTER: (1) CHURCH:

(2)

(3)

(4)

ST. PETER AME CHURCH

DATE: _________________

ORGANIZATION’S NAME _________________________________________________________________ PRESIDENT/CHAIRPERSON: _____________________________________________________________ TOTAL MEMBERS: ___________ WORK ACCOMPLISHED: _________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ FINANCE REPORT: AMOUNT RAISED: (If not a part of Central Treasurer Report)

$_________

AMOUNT RAISED: (And Reported to the Central Treasurer)

$_________

PRESIDENT/CHAIR: _______________________________________________

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 BAPTISM FORM

1.

Name of Person being baptized: ___________________________________________________________

2.

Child of (Father) _______________________________________________________________________

3.

Child of (Mother) ______________________________________________________________________

4.

Born at: ______________________________________________________________________________

5.

Date of Birth: _____________________________________________________

6.

Address of Parents: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

7.

Phone: __________________________________________________________

8.

Godparents: ___________________________________________________________________________

9.

Address(es) of Godparents _______________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Phone: _________________________________________________________ 11. Date of baptism: _________________________________________________ 12. Certificate of baptism given?

Yes ___________

No ____________

13. Logged in permanent file records?

Yes ___________

No ____________

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 CENTRAL BUDGET VOUCHER REQUEST To Be Completed by REQUESTOR

1.

Date of Request: _______________________________________________

2.

Date Check Needed: ____________________________________________

3.

Name of Requestor: _____________________________________________

4.

Organization/Auxiliary: __________________________________________

5.

Make Check Payable to: _________________________________________ _________________________________________

6.

Amount of Check: _____________________________________________

7.

Description of Disbursement: _____________________________________

8.

Receipt Attached?

9.

Where should check be left? _____________________________________

______Yes

______No

To Be Completed by PASTOR

10. Payment Approved:

______Yes

11. Signature of Pastor:

_________________________________________

______No

12. Date Signed/Approved: _________________________________________ To Be Completed By TREASURER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY

13. Date Paid:

______________________________________________

14. Check Number:

______________________________________________

15. Account Number: ______________________________________________

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST To Be Completed By REQUESTOR

Date of Request: _____________________________________________________ Date (s) Bulletin Announcement Desired: _________________________________ Title of Announcement: _______________________________________________ Announcement:_____________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Name: ______________________________________________________ Telephone: _________________________________________________________ Organization/Auxiliary: _______________________________________________

To Be Completed By PASTOR Announcement Approved: ________YES

_________NO

Signature of Pastor:

______________________________________________

Date Signed/Approved:

______________________________________________

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115

BIRTHDAY

Name: ____________________________________________________ Birthdate: ______________________ (Ex.-January 1) Name: ____________________________________________________ Birthdate: ______________________ Name: ____________________________________________________ Birthdate: ______________________ Name: ____________________________________________________ Birthdate: ______________________ Name: ____________________________________________________ Birthdate: ______________________ Name: ____________________________________________________ Birthdate: ______________________

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Names: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Wedding date: _________________________________________________________________ (Ex-January 1) Number of years married: ______________________

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63115 BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE Rev. Steven D. Shepard, Sr., Senior Pastor Church Office: (314) 381-3345 BENEVOLENCE ASSISTANCE APPLICATION BY APPOINTMENT CASH ASSISTANCE IS NOT PROVIDED UNDER THIS PROGRAM DATE:

______________________

NAME: __________________________________________________ SSN (Last Four Digits): ___________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________ CITY: _____________________________________________________________ STATE: ______________ ZIP CODE: _____________ TELEPHONE: ______________________ MOBILE: _____________________ NUMBER IN HOUSEHOLD: _________

WEEKLY INCOME: $_____________

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE REQUESTED: _______________________________________________________ REFERRED BY: ___________________________________________________________________________ ******************************************************************* DATE OF APPOINTMENT: ____________________________ TIME: __________________ REVIEWED BY: _____________________________________ TITLE: ___________________ RECEIPT(S) ATTACHED: ________YES

_______NO

________N/A

ACTION ITEM: ___________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS:

___________________________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF REQUESTOR: _____________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF ST. PETER AMEC Benevolence Authorization: _____________________________________________________________

DATE: __________________

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 ESTABLISHED BOUNDARIES FOR PASTORAL CONFERENCE/COUNSELING Time and Location of Services – Sessions will occur during regular office hours, or at times when other staff members are present within the building. No session will be held in any homes when there are only two adults present. Length and Number of Sessions – Sessions will be limited to 50 minutes, with no more than 6-8 sessions. Frequency of Sessions – The standard of one meeting per week will be observed. Telephone Conference/Counseling Sessions – Sessions will be conducted in the same manner as if it were in person; observing all established boundaries. Appropriate and Inappropriate Touching – While hugging might be appropriate before and after worship service it may not be appropriate in a conference/counseling session especially if only the counselee and the counselor are the only two present. Touching should always respond to the need of the counselee and not to the need of the counselor. Referrals – Referrals will be made for those requiring additional counseling and/or counseling outside of the scope of the Pastor and/or staff member. Accountability through Supervision – Ministers and staff members will provide regular reports on their ministry (counseling/visitation) activities. Report shall include date, time, location and those present during conference/counseling session. Screening of Workers – Reference checks, employment verification and background checks will be conducted before hiring. High Risk Settings – Visitation and Counseling will be conducted in pairs. At no time shall any child/children meet or be left alone and/or behind closed doors with any adult persons. Training – Training and a periodical review of policies and procedures will be required for all clergy, staff members, employees and officials of the church. Feedback will be solicited on how well policies and procedures are working and what changes need to be made. Background Checks – Background checks will be conducted for those who work and wish to work with our youth and young adults. Previous Misconduct – Once information is obtained regarding previous sexual misconduct, church leadership will evaluate to what degree the prior misconduct places the church at risk, and will determine a reasonable course of action based upon the fact, as well as advice and input from professionals, and denominational leadership. All information will be handled in the strictest of confidence.

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ST. PETER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4730 Margaretta Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63115 PASTORAL CONFERENCE DISCLOSURE FORM I, ____________________________________________________ (the counselee), have entered into conference/counseling sessions at St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church. For my benefit, the following is a list of general guidelines, which the Church has established to be followed during conference/counseling session(s). 1. No after-hours conference/counseling. Conference/Counseling shall occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., unless there are two people in addition to the counselee present. 2. All counseling or meetings between the counselee and counselor shall take place on church premises. 3. All conference/counseling sessions shall be held in a professional manner and atmosphere including:

! Under no circumstances should there be any physical contact between the counselee and counselor; ! The counselor and counselee must remain attired at all times; and ! The counselor and counselee must avoid the establishment of any intimate personal relationship. I also understand that any information disclosed by me regarding the abuse of a child and/or abuse of any kind in any form may not be confidential. I agree that if any of the above provisions are violated, or if any other situation should arise which makes me feel uncomfortable, I will report immediately and directly to: 1. The Pastor and/or any officer of Saint Peter A.M.E. Church, and/or 2. The Presiding Elder of the St. Louis – Cape Girardeau District of the A.M.E. Church, and/or 3. The St. Louis Police/Sheriff Department. THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ THE FOREGOING AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS IT. ______________________________________(Signature)

_____________(Date)

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS NOVEMBER 2016

MARCH 2017

Sat., 11/19 - St. Louis-Cape Girardeau Planning Mtg., 9AM

3/1 - General Budget due 3/4 - World Day of Prayer 3/11 - 2nd Quarterly Conference

DECEMBER 2016

3/12 - Girl Scout Sunday

12/3- Steward/Trustee Training, Ward Chapel

3/14-3/17- Mid-Year, Denver, CO

12/8 - In-Unison Concert

3/19 - Male Chorus Concert, 3PM

12/10 - Class Leaders’ Training, 10AM

3/26 - Rev. Shepard preaching @ Imani AME Church Anniversary, 4PM 3/31 - LTD Connectional Mtg., YPD Leadership Training, Marriott

12/10 - Children’s Church Party, 1PM 12/11 - Class Leaders’ Meet & Greet 12/24 - Christmas Eve Worship, 6PM

APRIL 2017 JANUARY 2017

4/8 - Lay Christian Arts Festival, 10AM

1/8 - Installation of Officers

4/8 - Lay General Mtg.

1/14 - MOCWMS “Crowns” Presentation

4/8 - YPD Green & White Pageant, Ward Chapel

1/14 - MOCMA MLK Worship Service, St. John 1/15 - All Church Pew Rally

4/9 - Palm Sunday Service @ St. Elizabeth CC, 9AM

1/16 - Rev. Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Observance

4/15 - Easter Egg Hunt w/ St. Elizabeth CC

1/22 - All Church Pew Rally

4/16 - Easter Sisters Sunrise Service, 7AM

1/29 - All Church Pew Rally (Employment)

4/16 - Easter Breakfast w/ the Brothers, 8:30AM

1/21 - First Annual Conference Planning Meeting, 10AM, Chair, Sis. Jacquie Young & Sis. Nonetta Sode

4/16 - Resurrection Service, 10AM 4/26 - Happy Birthday, First Lady Sheila Shepard 4/27-4/29 - District Conference @ St. Paul

FEBRUARY 2017 MAY 2017

2/4 - CFO Salad Tea Luncheon 2/5 - MO Conf YPD Souper Bowl of Caring

5/6 - MCYPD Re-5-Val Play, St. Peter, Host

2/11 - MO Conf Lay General Mtg., Gregg Chapel, 10AM

5/13 - MO Conf Lay General Mtg., St. John, 10AM

2/12 - Founder’s Day

5/21 - MCWMS Spring Musical

2/18 - MO Conf Lay Holy Smoke, 4PM, Ward Chapel

5/28 - Men’s & Women’s Day

5/14 - Mother’s Day

2/25 - WMS/YPD Homeless Project 2/25 - Men’s Health Symposium

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6/3 - Boulder Shoulder Gala, Ward Chapel

SEPTEMBER 2017

6/10-6/11 - MO Conf Lay Annual Convention 6/11 - Promotion Sunday, 10AM

9/6-9/10 - California Annual Conference, Sacramento Valley, CA 9/13-9/16- Desert Mountain Annual Conference, Campbell/Jordan, Denver, CO

6/11 - Inspirational Choir Concert, 3PM 6/17 - MO Conf YPD Annual Convention, St. Peter, Host

9/27-10/1 - Midwest Annual Conference, Ward, Kansas City, MO

6/17-6/18 - Rev. Shepard preaching, St. John/Kennett

OCTOBER 2016

6/18 – Father’s Day 6/19-6/21 - General Board, Los Angeles, CA 6/29-7/2 - 5th District Lay Convention, Seattle, WA

JULY 2017 6/29-7/2 - 5th District Lay Convention, Seattle, WA

9/27-10/1 - Midwest Annual Conference, Ward, Kansas City, MO 10/4-10/8 - Missouri Annual Conference, St. Peter, Host Church 10/25-10/29 - Southern CA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA 10/30-10/31- 5thDistrict Planning Meeting-TBA

AUGUST 2016 8/8-8/10 - Connectional Lay Biennial, Columbus, OH 8/13 - Class Leaders’ Meet & Greet 8/19 - Usher Ministry Luncheon 8/20 - Usher Ministry Worship 8/23-8/26 - Pacific Northwest Conference, Allen, Tacoma, WA 8/24 - 4th Quarterly Conference 8/27 - MO Conf WMS Annual Day 8/30 - Happy Birthday, Rev. Shepard

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St. Peter AME Church 4730 Margaretta St. Louis, MO 63115 314.381.3345

stpeteramestl.org

Church School Sundays - 8:30-9:30AM

Worship Service Sundays, 10:00AM

Prayer Meeting Tuesdays - 6:30PM Call in number: 1.712.432.1500 Code: 1014028#

Bible Study Tuesdays - 7:00PM Wednesdays -12Noon

Rev. Steven D. Shepard, Sr., Pastor 2016-2017 - CHARACTER Qualities that distinguishes one from another. THEREFORE, SINCE we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not get discouraged or become faint with weariness and exhaustion. We have renounced disgraceful ways; we refuse to deal craftily or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly. And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience. (II Corinthians 4:1-2)

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