The Women’s Missionary Society Mission
The mission of the Women's Missionary Society Foundation is to provide organizations, groups and persons a place to contribute to the purpose and mission of the AMEC-WMS in the world with a priority interest in the people of the Diaspora in developing areas.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Each person can act as if what you do makes a difference, because it does. Do what you can. Sharing makes a person free. The purpose of life is to be productive and to make a difference. Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good, is it useful.
The Young People's Division (YPD)
The YPD under the leadership of the Women's Missionary Society provides meaningful youth training programs and opportunities for leadership experience in all areas of church life. By providing training in Evangelism, Christian Social Relations, and Education programs the YPD is designed to connect youth more fully to the mission of the church and increase knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church history and the scriptures. more...
The Handy Simmons Scholarship
The Handy Simmons Scholarship Commission was established to honor the memory and dedicated service rendered by Mary F. Handy, who organized the Parent Mite Missionary Society in 1907, and Sandy G. Simmons, the first President of The Women’s Home and Foreign Missions 1915-1927. The WMS-AMEC continues to offer financial assistance to our youth in their efforts to further their education. It is our hope that in doing so, they will commit their skills, talents, and service to the African Methodist Episcopal Church and our country. The Women’s Missionary Society is pleased to offer the Handy Simmons Book Awards. For additional information please visit us at...
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Meet Our President
As Connectional President of the Women's Missionary Society of the AME Church, greetings in the name of Our Lord and Welcome! We hope you find our website useful and informative. Please visit often. more...
WMS & YPD Quadrennial Convention
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History of the WMS
In 1816 the African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized under the leadership of Richard Allen. The first missionary activities with the women began with the organizing of the Dorcas Society by Richard Allen in 1824. They worked together caring for the ministers who were helping to establish the A. M. E. Church. more...
About the AME Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded by the Rev. Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816 from several black Methodist congregations in the mid-Atlantic area. Allen was consecrated its first bishop in 1816. more...
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