Central Arkansas Conference Branch Women’s Missionary Society Annual Night In White Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:00 P.M.

Theme: “Fulfilling The Mission: God’s Word, God’s Will, God’s Way” Presiding- Mrs. Penny Waddell, First Vice President Musical Prelude Processional “We are Marching in the Light of God” Choir & Program Participants Doxology “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow” Call to Worship Mrs. Debra Sims Hymn of Praise # “We Praise Thee, O God” Invocation Mrs. Yvonne Hamilton Choral Response “Hear our Prayer, O Lord” Scripture Old Testament II Chronicles 7:14-16 Mrs. Lenora Roberson New Testament Luke 18:9-14 Mrs. Elnora Bradford Welcome/Recognition of Visitors Mrs. Sheila Washington ENEC: Rev. and Mrs. Lewie Norful SAC: Carolyn Ellis, Katherine Moore, Jacqueline Rachel, Raye Robinson, Alice Hill, Betty Hammock, Betty Rhodes and Rev. Gwain Hammock WAC: Presiding Elder Clarence Boyd and Mrs. Birdie Boyd, and Anna Burnett Graham AC: Charlotte Martin, Dr. Lillian Springer Selection CACWMS Choir Dramatic Presentation of God’s Will and God’s Way: “Worldwide Recall to Prayer” Unity Prayer Offering Mrs. Allison O’Neal, Mrs. Dorothy Penix, Mrs. Charlene Jamerson Capping Ceremony Mother Barbara Jeanne Chappelle and Charlotte Martin
Sister Carla Thomas from Greater Ward AMEC, Pine Bluff, AR was capped

Announcement Remarks

Mrs. Jacquelyn Reynolds Mrs. Penny Waddell, 1st Vice President Mrs. Thelma Denton, CAC WMS President Mrs. Charlotte Martin, Episcopal President Dr. Barbara J. Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor
Right Reverend Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Presiding Prelate Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor Mrs. Charolett Martin, Episcopal WMS President Mrs. Sherrell Giles, Episcopal YPD Director Mrs. Thelma Denton, CAC WMS President Mrs. Miranda Johnson, Conference YPD Director Rev. Curly Roberts, Host Presiding Elder Rev. Thomas G. Allen, Associate Presiding Elder Rev. Chestine Sims, Host Pastor

Missionary Benediction

PROCEEDINGS 1

The Rt. Reverend Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., convened the Eighty-Sixth Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference of the Twelfth Episcopal District at 10:40 A. M., October 11, 2006, at Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Strong, Arkansas. Reverend Chestine Sims the Host Pastor; Reverend Curley Roberts the Host Presiding Elder; Reverend Thomas G. Allen, Associate Presiding Elder. Dr. Mother Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor; Reverend Richard A. Chappelle, Sr., Presiding Prelate. Opening Service Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:30 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE Reverend Curley Roberts, Worship Leader Processional #25 “Holy, Holy, Holy” Choir, Clergy, Presiding Elders and Bishop Doxology Special Recognition of Guest(s): Mr. Raymond Frazier- representing US Senator, Blanche Lincoln Mr. Bobby Edmonds, Union County, County Judge Rev. Darrell Howell, Mayor of Strong, Arkansas Conference Protocol Reverend Curley Roberts Call to Worship Reverend Chestine Sims Hymn # 304 “And Are We Yet Alive” Reverend W.R. Norful, Sr. Prayer Reverend Hazel J. Linton Choral Response#415 “My Faith Looks up to Thee” Worship Through Music “Lord I Know You’ve Been So Good” Conference Choir Scripture The Old Testament: Exodus 6:1-13 Reverend Michael Washington The New Testament: Titus 2:1-12 Reverend Charles B. Frost, Sr. The Preface to the Decalogue “From All That Dwell” Decalogue (Unabridged) Reverend Clarence Reynolds Gloria Patri Gifts for Church Travel Reverend Homer W. Parham Worship Through Music#137 “The Blood That Jesus Shed for Me” Conference Choir Introduction of Presiding Elder Thomas Allen Reverend Curley Roberts Introduction of the Bishop Reverend Thomas G. Allen Introduction of the Preacher Bishop Richard A. Chappelle Sermonic Hymn #318 “Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee” Reverend Angela Rogers Selections Allen Temple Men In Black Community Choir, Pine Bluff, AR Sermon Reverend Gregory C. Nettles Text: “Exodus 6:1-13” Subject: Coming Out of Bondage The Lord’s Prayer Chanted Call to Discipleship # 251 “All to Jesus I Surrender” Reverend Jessie Washington 2

Worshiping With Our Gifts Church Travel $ 432.00 Pine Bluff South District $ 1,757.00 Camden/El Dorado District $ 1,196.00 Visitors $ 530.00 Total $ 3,915.00

Finance Committee

Introduction of Visitors Bishop Richard A. Chappelle, Sr., Oklahoma District- Rev. Isaac Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Glenn CNE Oklahoma – Rev. Michelle Moulden ENE- Rev. and Mrs. Lewie Norful SAC- P.E. James Hooper and Samuel Arnold, Ms. Carolyn Ellis, Rev. Kurbie Newsome, Rev. Kent Broughton, Rev. and Mrs. L.A. Broadnax, and Rev. Isaiah Walker WAC- P.E. Clarence Boyd, Mrs. Birdie Boyd, Rev. Andrew Banks, Rev. James Giles, and Rev. Willie King ARC- P.E. Eugene Brannon, Rev. Nolan Watson, Presentation of Supervisor Mrs. Thelma Denton Remarks Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Supervisor 12th Episcopal District Communion Worship Service Bishop Chappelle, Visiting Presiding Elders, and Pastors Announcements: Doxology Benediction One hundred and twenty seven people communed The first business session of the annual conference will begin at 3:00 P.M. this afternoon. Reverend Gregory Nettles First Day Afternoon Business Session Wednesday, October 11, 2006 3:00 P.M. Devotion led by Reverend Welton Boyce. Song #221 Prayer Scripture Song #351 Song #243 “How to Reach the Mass” Psalms 139:1-14 “I Once Was Lost in Sin” “Down at the Cross” Reverend Willie Rainey Reverend LaNell Ross Reverend Welton Boyce

Bishop Chappelle asked for the conference officers and delegates to assemble in the first six rows. Bishop Chappelle called for the reading of the 86th session of the Annual Conference Roll by the Secretary, Rev. Ida Hall Talley. Itinerant Elders 3

The Right Reverend Richard Allen Chappelle Presiding Elder Thomas G. Allen Presiding Elder Curley Roberts The Reverends Boyce, Welton Cleaver, Reginald Frost, Charles Greene, LeShaum Greene, Roderick Hamilton, Aluster O’Neal Highsmith, Cheryl Howell, Allison Juniel, Milas Lindsey, Tommy Linton, Hazel Jean Mays, Jr., Lonzie Montgomery, Enious Moore, Eddie Neal, Lorenzo Nettles, Gregory Norful, Sr., Willie Ray Parham, Homer Wilson Profit, Linda Rainey, Willie Sims, Chestine Talley, Ida Hall Warner, Ceola Washington, Jesse Washington, Michael Reynolds, Clarence Itinerant Deacons The Reverends Rogers, Angela Williams, Rutha Howell, Darrell Smith, Diana Ross, Lanell Malone, Kingston Local Elders The Reverends Buckingham, Gwendolyn Coleman, Bobbie Williams, Richard 4

Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Excused Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present Excused Absent Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present

Present Present Present Absent Present Absent

Absent Present Absent

Supernumeraries The Reverends Stocker, Sharon Tisdale, Raphis Lewis Ford, Jo Margaret Walker, Felton Superannuates The Reverends Hunter, Jim Williams, John Manuel Brice, Leon Moore, Selma Coleman, Willie Robert Lovett, Charles Gray, Hodijah Local Deacons Lee, Willie White, Sylvia Licentiates McDonald, Denise Smith, Juanita Murphy, Ruthie Evangelists Turner, Marinda Thrist, Linda ROSTER OF DELEGATES Name of Conference: Central Arkansas Presiding Elder: Rev. Curley Henry Roberts Name of Church St. James-Camden Lee Chapel Bethel-Camden Pleasant Hill Free Union Shiloh Circuit Macedonia Good Hope Curry Chapel St. James –Eagle Mills Date: October 11, 2006 PE. District: Camden/El Dorado Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present (Ill) He Lives He Lives Absent (MEC) Absent (MEC) He Lives Present He Lives Excused Absent Absent Present Transferred Out (Sent to MEC)

Name of Delegate Ira Moore Luther Tidwell Alvernon McHenry Q.T. Jackson Roosevelt Tate Clarine Brown Emma Green Willie Jean Fricks Carolyn Jones Frank Cones 5

Mt. Olive –Lapel Free Hope Mt. Zion St. Paul Olive Light St. James-Urbana St. Andrews

Jerry Williams Gayle D. Williams Bernice Victoria Charlene Jamerson Lois Meekins J.D. George Ralph Roach

Present Absent Absent Absent Present Absent Absent Date: October 11, 2006 PE. District: Pine Bluff South Present Present Present Present Present Present Absent Present Absent Present Absent Absent Absent Present Present Present Absent Absent

Name of Conference: Central Arkansas Presiding Elder: Reverend Thomas G. Allen Church St. John Pine Bluff Allen Temple Pine Bluff Greater Ward Chapel St. John Fordyce Mt. Pleasant St. Luke St. Paul White Springs-Bearden Macedonia-Bearden Tyree Temple Mt. Olive New Edinburg Circuit Rison Circuit St. Mark, Thornton St. Andrew Palestine-Pickens Bethel-Ladd St. James-Kingsland Delegate Elnora Bradford Bobbie McCombs Nathaniel Halford Carrie Ross Willodean Williams Nyssa Langel Ida Fair Ray Parham Jimmy Matthews Johnny Burns Lucy Edwards Reola Rainey Shirley Smith Levenis Penix Ray Johnson Dorothy Henderson Cora Walker Margret Crandford

Conference Officers Episcopal Supervisor, Mrs. Barbara J. Chappelle Present Episcopal District Women In Ministry President, Reverend Hazel J. LintonPresent Conference WMS President, Sister Thelma Denton Present Conference YPD Director, Sister Marinda Johnson Present Conference YPD President, LaQuilla Boyce Absent-Excused Conference Lay President, Sister Dorothy Henderson Present Conference Christian Education Director, Sister Miranda Johnson Present Conference Sunday School Superintendent, Dr. Levenis Penix Present Conference DMC Director, Sister Candice Caldwell Absent-Excused Conference Sons of Allen Coordinator, Reverend Michael Washington Present Coordinator of WIM, Reverend Allison Howell Present

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The Episcopal Word was read by the Secretary, Rev. Ida Hall Talley, from pages 3 and 4 of the Worship Guide. The secretary continued reading pages 15 and 16, of the Conference Agenda. Reverend Gregory Nettles made a motion to accept the conference agenda. Reverend Michael Washington seconded the motion. Motion carried. Questions: Mother Chappelle stated the following meetings: • YPD Annual meeting Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Strong Elementary School at 9:30 A.M. • Minister Wives and Widows Alliance breakfast at 7:00 A.M at the old church across the street • Lay business meeting in the primary class Curry Chapel, Strong, AR Rev. Ida Hall Talley continued to read the conference committees from the annual conference Worship Guide pages 29-32. The conference committees are: Board of Examiners, Finance, Annual Conference Trustees, Judicial, Ministerial Efficiency, Employee Security, Church Growth and Development, Deeds, Abstracts and Abandoned Memorial, Incorporation of Church Property, Resolutions, Missions/Circuits and Stations, Presiding Elder’s Salary and Upkeep, State of the Church, State of the Country, Temperance, Christian Education, Church School, Lay Activities, Sons of Allen, Youth Activities, Missionary Society, Special Resolution, Debutante-Master, Women In Ministry, and Legislative Task Force. Rev. Hazel Linton made a motion to accept the conference committees. Rev. Reginald Cleaver seconded the motion. Motion carried. Bishop Chappelle called for the reading of the proposed Conference Organization. Presiding Elders Curley Roberts and Thomas G. Allen presented the conference organization. Presiding Elder Curley Roberts read the proposed 2006 organization as follows: Statistician-Mother Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Secretary- Reverend Ida Hall Talley, 1st Assistant Secretary-Bobbie McCombs, 2nd Assistant Rev. Charles Frost, Accountant-Rev. Eugene Brandon, Secular Press- Sister Marinda Turner, Church Press-Sister Juanita Charles, Finance CommitteeReverend Michael Washington, Reverend Reginald Cleaver, Reverend W. R. Norful, Sr., Ms. Thelma Denton Marshals-Reverend Darrell Howell, Reverend Welton Boyce, Reverend Angela Rogers, Shorter College Trustees-Reverend W.R Norful, Sr., Conference Trustees- Reverend Curley Roberts, Ex-Officio; Reverend Thomas G. Allen, Ex-Officio, Reverend W.R. Norful, Sr., Reverend Clarence Reynolds, Reverend Eddie Moore, Jr., Reverend Chestine Sims, Reverend Reginald Cleaver, Dr. Levenis Penix, Alvernon McHenry and Sister Elnora Bradford; Ministerial Efficiency CommitteeReverend Thomas G. Allen, Ex-Officio, Reverend Reginald Cleaver, Sr., Reverend Linda Profit, Reverend Allison Howell, Reverend Jessie Washington, Reverend Charles Frost, Reverend Chestine Sims, and Reverend Milas Juniel; Bars of the Conference, First six rows on either side of the sanctuary; Judicial Committee Reverend Gregory C. Nettles, Reverend W.R. Norful, Sr., Reverend Michael Washington, Reverend Ida H. Talley, Presiding Elder Curley H. Roberts, Ex-Officio; Church School Superintendent-Dr. Levenis Penix; Conference Treasurer Rev. W.R Norful,Sr.; Musicians; Health Committee-Sister Erma Moore, Surgery Scrub Nurse; Sister Bobbie Coleman, Nurse; Sister Donna Marks, Home Health Nurse; Sister April Billings, Nurse; Legislative Task Force-Rev. Willie Ray Norful, SR., Dr. Levenis Penix, Rev. Dr. Hazel Linton and Dr. Clyde Toney

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Rev. Reginald Cleaver moved to approve the proposed organization of the conference. Rev. Willie R. Norful, Sr., seconded the motion. Motion carried with the necessary changes on the following committees: Judicial Committee, Marshall, Music and Finance. Rev. Willie Ray Norful, Sr., stated because of health problems and travel Dr. Clyde N. Toney wishes to be replaced as a trustee to Shorter College. Bishop Chappelle called for the Presiding Elder’s Summary Reports: Pine Bluff South District The Rev. Thomas G. Allen, Presiding Elder of the Pine Bluff District gave his report. Total Reported Presiding Elder Annuity 980.00 Pastor’s Annuity 10,669.56 General Budget 22,977.00 Episcopal District Budget 5,873.00 Shorter College 4,854.00 General Conference Revenues 2,292.00 Biennial & Quadrennial Celebration Conference 2,221.00 Conference Support 3,525.00 Minister/Lay Conference Sustentation 2,375.00 Conference Minutes 425.00 AME Subscriptions 3,372.00 Annual (Brotherhood) 450.00 Church School 425.00 Total brought to conference $60,458.66 Reverend Eugene Brannon, Conference Accountant stated the $1,610.00 is amount of deficit. Bishop Chappelle stated the following ministers will be referred to the Ministerial Efficiency Committee due to non payment of annuities Reverends: Linda Profit, Willie Rainey, Milas Juniel, and Ceola Warner. P.E. Thomas G. Allen was referred to the ministerial efficiency committee due to a pastor partial pastoral budget report. Camden/El Dorado District The Rev. Curley Roberts, Presiding Elder of the Camden/El Dorado District, Mrs. Jacqueline Roberts accompanied him as he gave his report. Total Reported Presiding Elder’s Annuity Pastor’s Annuity 7,062.80 General Budget 16,309.00 Episcopal District Budget 5,125.00 Shorter College 3,475.00 General Conference Revenues 1,700.00 Biennial & Quadrennial Celebration Conference 1,650.00 Conference Support 3,375.00 Minster/Lay Conference Sustentation 2,125.00 Conference Minutes 387.50 8

AME Subscriptions Annual Dues (Brotherhood)

2,480.00 362.50

Total brought to conference $44, 051.80 Rev. Eugene Brannon, Church Accountant stated a deficit of 182.50. The following ministers were referred to the ministerial efficiency committee: Reverends Curley Roberts, Darrell Howell, Allison Howell, Diane Smith, Kingston Malone, and Aluster Hamilton. Bishop Chappelle called for the committee reports. State of the Church: Rev. Gregory Nettles, Chairperson. The report was read by Rev. Nettles. Rev. Michael Washington made a motion to accept the report as read (exhibit 1). Rev. Roderick Green seconded the motion. Motion carried. Question: Mother Chappelle gave this committee high commendations for bringing issues and concern of the present church. State of the Country: Rev. Angela Rogers, Chairperson. The report was read by Rev. Rogers. Rev. Charles Frost made a motion to accept the report as read (exhibit 2). Rev. Tommy Lindsey seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Announcements The first business adjourned at 5:00 P.M with Hymn #522 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”. Wednesday Night Service Education Night Shorter College and Jackson Theological Seminary 7:30 P. M. Mr. Alvernon McHenry, Presiding Doxology Opening Song # 390 “I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord” Prayer Mr. Jeffery Rogers Scripture I Corinthians 13:1-7 Sister Trina Jones Selection “I Just Came to Praise the Lord” Youth and Young Adult Choir “Bless the Lord O My Soul” Curry Chapel AMEC, Strong, AR Welcome Mr. Ray Johnson Selection “Praise Him” Youth and Young Adult Choir Curry Chapel AMEC, Strong, AR Reflections/ Shorter Alumnus Overview 12th Episcopal District Alumni Chapter Activities 2005-2006 Alumni Chapter Report Selection “Get Ready” 9 Rev. Bobbie Coleman Mrs. Lovie Aaron Dr. Levenis Penix Conference Coordinator Youth and Young Adult Choir

Curry Chapel AMEC, Strong, AR (Dr. Levenis Penix presented a check in the amount of $4,300.00 from the Shorter College Alumni Association) Selection Youth and Young Adult Choir Curry Chapel AMEC, Strong, AR Presentation: Special Recognition Award (2005-2006) Mrs. Irene Green Recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year- Mr. Ray Johnson Update and remarks Rev. Mary Williams Remarks Dr. Richard Allen Chappelle Presiding Prelate of the 12th Episcopal District and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Shorter College School Alma Mater (All standing) Alma Mater (All Standing) Doxology Benediction Rev. Chestine Sims Second Day Morning Session Thursday, October 12, 2006 The Reverend Gregory Nettles led the devotion which began at 9:05 A. M. Song # 525 “What a Fellowship” Prayer Reverend Eddie Moore Scripture Psalms 150 Reverend Ruthie Murphy Songs #272 “Pass me not, O Gentle Savior” The Conference At Study The Conference at Study began at 9:20 A.M., under the leadership of Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Bishop Chappelle asked the members of the conference to assemble in the first 6 rows of the sanctuary. Bishop Chappelle began by asking for questions and concerns: Rev. Angela Rogers asked about delegates for a circuit. Bishop Chappelle answered one delegate from each station, mission, and circuit. Bishop Chappelle stated the treasurer of the church will determine the number of delegates. Brother Ray Parham asked where he can find in the Bible “you will see your love one again when we all meet it the after life”. Bishop Chappelle stated that statement is not in the Bible but it is something we say to comfort the family. Bishop Chappelle called for someone to come and read an editorial from the Christian Recorder. Rev. Hazel Linton read the article. Bishop Chappelle asked for comments and responses to the article. Rev. W.R. Norful, Sr., stated the district does come together for worship and fellowship. Mother Chappelle pointed out in the 2004 of the Doctrine and Disciple of the African Methodist Episcopal Church page 120. It is the pastor’s responsibility to provide the monies required at the time of the Presiding Elders arrival. It is then for the Presiding Eider at that time to preach, rally members, assist in raising funds and do anything within in his power to support the pastors and church in growth. Mother Chappelle also concurred that class leaderships and presiding elders are looked upon as bill collectors. 10

Bishop Chappelle commented that the conference should also be a time for conference study and discussion especially of things relating to the church and the pastor that are not outlined in the discipline; ie., pulpit etiquette how to handle communion and other issues relating to the church. Conference at Study adjourned at 10:25 A.M. Bishop Chappelle called the session to order with pastoral reporting. Pastoral Reports Pine Bluff South District, Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Presiding Elder St. James Kingsland Rev. Ceola Warner Palestine, Pickens Rev. Bobbie Coleman New Edinburg Circuit Rev. Willie Rainey Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder St. James, Eagle Mills Rev. LeShaum Greene St. James, Urbana Rev. Darrell Howell St. Andrew, Hittig Rev. Darrell Howell Zion Hill Rev. Allison Howell Olive Light Rev. Allison Howell Pine Bluff South District, Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Presiding Elder Greater St. Mark Rev. Lonzie Mays, Jr. St. Paul, Pine Bluff Rev. Roderick Greene St. Andrew Rev. Charles Frost, Sr. Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder Free Hope Rev. Eddie Moore Mt. Zion Rev. Tommy Lindsey Macedonia/Camden Rev. Enious Montgomery Pine Bluff South District, Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Presiding Elder Tyree Temple Rev. Lorenzo Neal Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder Good Hope Sister Ruthie Murphy The session adjourned at 12:03 P.M. Thursday, October 12, 2006 Hour of Power 12:00 Noon Day Reverend Reginald Cleaver, Worship Leader Doxology Call to Worship Hymn #364 Prayer Choral Response #396 Worship Scripture Reverend Allison Howell Reverend Roderick Greene Reverend Tommy Lindsey Conference Choir

“My Hope Is Built” “Thou My Everlasting Portion” “Bless the Wonderful Name of Jesus” 11

The Old Testament Proverbs 3: 1-8 The New Testament John 1:1-7 Decalogue (Abridged) Gifts For Church Expansion Worship Through Music “You Must be Born Again” Presentation of Presiding Elder Thurston B Lamb Presentation of the Introducer of the Preacher Introduction of The Preacher Sermonic Hymn #311 “Thy Way, O Lord” Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 2:6-10 Subject: Beyond Our Wildest Dream The Lord’s Prayer Chanted Call To Discipleship #246 “Come to Jesus” Worshiping with our Gifts Gifts for Church Travel-$ 193.00 Offering $ 764.00 Total $ 957.00

Reverend Welton Boyce Reverend LeShaum Greene Reverend Bobbie Coleman Reverend Aluster Hamilton Conference Choir Reverend Reginald Cleaver Rev. Thurston B. Lamb Presiding Elder, Northeast Arkansas Reverend Willie Ray, Norful, Sr. Reverend Reginald Cleaver Reverend Lewie Norful

Reverend Eddie Moore Finance Committee

Introduction of Visitors Arkansas Conference: Rev. James Thomas, Rev. Shirley Bowers ENE: P.E. Napoleon Davis, P.E. Thurston B. Lamb, Rev. James Clark, Rev. Keith Granberry, Mrs. Granberry, Teresa Gibson, Mrs. Phyllis Lamb, Rev. W.T. Washington, Lavern Nelson, Ms. Steward. And Rev. Larry Strong SAC: Rev. Tyrone Broomfield Announcements Bishop Chappelle stated that the Third Business Session would begin at 3:15 P.M. Doxology Benediction Reverend Lewie Norful Second Day Afternoon Session Thursday, October 12, 2006 3:40 P.M. Devotion led by Evangelist Miranda Turner. . Song # 413 “Yield Not to Temptation” Prayer Song#450 “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine” Scripture John 15:1-5 Song “I’m Going to Trust in the Lord”

Reverend Angela Rogers Reverend Lonzie Mayes

Bishop Chappelle called the session to order at 3:20 P.M with the pastor’s report. Bishop Chappelle called for the reading of the minutes of the proceedings for October 10th of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference the Annual Night In White. Rev. Michael Washington made a motion to receive the minutes as read. Rev. Gregory Nettle seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Unreadiness: • Ms. Elnora Bradford read the New Testament. 12

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Under visitors instead of Anna Graham it should read Dr. Anna Graham Capping Ceremony Charlotte Martin, name should be added Omit remarks by the Rt. Reverend Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Bishop

Rev. Ida Hall Talley continued reading of the minutes. Mr. Alvernon McHenry made a motion to accept pages 2 and 3 with the necessary corrections. Rev. Hazel Linton seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Corrections: • Mr. Edmonds is the Union County Judge, page 2. • Allen Temple and Men In Black, page 2. • Rev. L.A and Mrs. Broadnax as visitors from the South Conference • Rev. Andrew Banks instead of Leslie Banks, Mrs. Birdie Boyd and Rev. Willie King. Rev. Ida Hall Talley continued reading of the minutes. Mother Barbara Chappelle made a motion to accept pages 3 and 10 with the necessary corrections. Rev. Tommy Lindsey seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Corrections: • Arlan Parham was referred to Memorial committee • Rev. Jesse Washington and Rev. Charles Frost names needs to be added to the Itinerant Elders • Gayle Williams instead of Gaylee Williams • Lay Business meeting 9:30 in the Primary Class at Curry Chapel • Statement Mother Chappelle should be added on page 2 after the reading of the agenda • The amounts under Total Due should not be read page 9. • Reverend Eugene Brannon is the Conference Accountant page 9. • Rev. Thomas G. Allen was referred to the Minister Efficiency committee because of a shortage of one of the pastor’s page 9. • The following ministers were referred to the Minister Efficiency committee because of nonpayment of annuity page 9: Linda Profit, Willie Rainey, Milas Juniel, and Ceola Warner. • Rev. Eugene Brannon Church Accountant instead of Church Treasurer page 10. • Omit A. Parham page 10. The secretary continued reading of the minutes pages 10 and 11. Dr. Levenis Penix made a motion to receive the report as read with the necessary correction. It was seconded by P.E. Curley Roberts. Motion carried. Correction: • Sister Trina Jones instead of Rev. Trina Jones • 2005-2006 instead of 2004-2005 • Omit Gifts and Offering Bishop Chappelle called for the pastoral reports. Pastoral Reports Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder New Macedonia, Bearden Curry Chapel, Strong 13

Rev. Weldon Boyce Rev. Chestine Sims

Pine Bluff South District, Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Presiding Elder St. John, Pine Bluff Rev. Willie Ray Norful, Sr. Greater Ward Chapel, Pine Bluff Rev. Hazel Linton The second day session adjourned at 5:45 P.M., with “Bless Be the Tie That Binds” Second Day/Night Session Thursday October 12, 2006 7:30 P.M. SONS OF ALLEN NIGHT Bro. Joe Askew, Worship Leader The Processional The Doxology Call to Worship Hymn of Praise #525 Prayer Selection Scripture Gloria Patri Welcome Selection #351 Introduction of Presenter Introduction of Speaker Selection(s) Sermonic Hymn #426 Sermon “We Are Soldiers” “What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine” “ I’m Goin to Live So God Can Use Me” Psalm 133 CAC Sons of Allen Bro. Joe Eskew CAC Sons of Allen Rev. Charles Frost CAC Sons of Allen Bro. Cecil McDonald

Bro. Luther Tidwell “I Once Was Lost in Sin” CAC Sons of Allen Rev. Michael Washington Rev. Nicholas Nettles Sweet Home Baptist Church, Smackover, AR “I Came to Magnify the Lord” Greater St. Paul Baptist Church
“I Won’t Cry Anymore”

“Amazing Grace” Text: Mark 9:14 Rev. Dr. George E. Smith Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, Camden, AR President, Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention Invitation to Christian Discipleship Rev. Clarence Reynolds Offering Presentation of Awards Announcements Closing Remarks Doxology Benediction Bros. Levenis Penix, Bro. Nathaniel Halford, Bro Lee Graves Rev. Gregory Nettles Allen Temple, Pine Bluff Rev. Michael Washington Rev. Randolph Martin Rt. Rev. R.A. Chappelle, Sr. Rev. George E. Smith

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Third Day Morning Session Friday, October 13, 2006 9:15 A.M. Devotion led by Reverend Gregory Nettle. Song #97 “We Praise Thee, O Lord” Prayer Scripture Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Song #221 “How to Reach the Masses” Conference At Study 9:25 A.M Bishop Chappelle called for comments and concerns from the Greater Allen Chapel, Handbook and Report to Membership handout. No one at that time had any comments in reference to the Greater Allen Chapel, Handbook and Report to Membership. Rev. Gregory Nettles read “The African American Denominational Leadership Health Initiative”. Bishop asked the pastors or members of a pastor who may not be present to fill out the “Church Needs Assessment” form and return it to him. Bishop Chappelle explained his rationale for creating a Handbook and Report to Membership while he was the pastor at Greater Allen Chapel AME Church in Melbourne, Florida from 1974-1975. He discussed the choir as an example of an organization where rules and regulations were greatly needed. Conference at Study adjourned at 10:15 A.M. Bishop Chappelle called for the pastoral reports. Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder Shiloh Circuit Rev. Kingston Malone Bethel, Camden Rev. Jesse Washington El Dorado Circuit Rev. Angela Rogers Pine Bluff South District, Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Presiding Elder Mt. Olive/Tarry Rev. LaNell Ross White Springs Rev. Homer Parham St. Luke, Pine Bluff Rev. Ida Hall Talley Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder Curry Chapel Rev. Chestine Sims Lee Chapel, El Dorado Rev. Clarence Reynolds St. James, Camden Rev. Michael Washington Pine Bluff South District, Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Presiding Elder Mt. Pleasant/Pine Bluff Rev. Reginald Cleaver St. John, Fordyce Rev. Linda Profit Allen Temple/Pine Bluff Rev. Gregory Nettles Bethel/Ladd Read by Rev. Thomas G. Allen Rison Circuit Read by Rev. Thomas G. Allen Camden/El Dorado District, Rev. Curley Roberts-Presiding Elder Mt. Olive Read by Rev. Curley Roberts 15

Rev. Welton Boyce Rev. LaNell Ross Rev. Gregory Nettles

St. Paul/El Dorado The reading of the pastors’ reports was complete.

Read by Rev. Curley Roberts

Bishop Chappelle thanked the pastors of the Central Arkansas Conference on behalf of the Connectional church for all their support and hard work during the year. Business session adjourned at 12:00 Noon. Friday October 13, 2006 “Hour of Power” 12:00 Noon Reverend Eddie Moore, Worship Leader Doxology Call To Worship Reverend Linda Profit Hymn #525 “What a Fellowship, What a Joy Divine” Reverend Darryl Howell Prayer Reverend Gregory Nettles Choral Response “Sweet Hour of Prayer” Worship Through Music “Keeping Me Alive” Curry Chapel Choir Scripture The Old Testament Psalm 100 Reverend Angela Rogers The New Testament John 3:16-18 Reverend Bobbie Coleman Preface To The Decalogue “From All That Dwells” Decalogue (Abridged) Reverend LaShawn Green Gloria Patri Gifts For Church Travel Reverend Homer W. Parham Selection “I Don’t Want to be Lost, When Jesus Come” Curry Chapel Choir Introduction of the Presenter Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle Introduction Of The Preacher Presiding Elder Dennis Hampton Muskogee District, OK Sermonic Hymn #416 “Where He May Lead Me” Reverend Kingston Malone Sermon Reverend Polly Ragsdale St. Paul A.M.E Church, Tulsa, OK Text: Matthew 15:21Subject: “Don’t Give Up, Hang in There ” The Lord’s Prayer Call To Discipleship Hymn #215 “I’ve a Message from the Lord” Reverend Enious Montgomery Worshiping With Our Gifts Church Travel $118.00 Public Offering $562.00 Total $680.00 Introduction Of Visitors 16 Finance Committee

Presiding Elder Dennis Hampton and Mrs. Hampton; Rev. James Thomas, Rev. and Mrs. Larry Banks, Rev. Tyrone Broomfield, Rev. Linda Adams, Rev. Aldre Avery, Mrs. Mollie Miller, Rev. Wilbert Brown, Mrs. J. Blackmon and Rev. Shirley Bowers Announcements Bishop Chappelle stated that the conference will resume at 3:15 P.M. Doxology Benediction Reverend Polly Ragsdale Third Day Afternoon Session Friday, October 13, 2006 3:00 P.M- Devotion led by Reverend Gregory Nettles Song #351 “I Once was Lost in Sin” Prayer Scripture Romans 12:1-9 Song #283 “I Am Thine, O Lord” #513 “Time Is Filled with Swift Transition” #361 “Yes, God is Real” The business session began at 3:30 P.M. Bishop Chappelle called for the Conference Accountant. Rev. Eugene Brannon present the following report: General Budget Episcopal District Shorter College General Conf. Revenues Biennial Celebration Pastor’s Annuities Presiding Elders Annuities Conference Support Ministerial/Lay Sustention Conference Minutes AME Subscriptions Annual Brotherhood Church School Total Pine Bluff South 22,997.00 5,873.00 4,873.00 2,292.00 2,221.00 10,669.56 980.00 3,525.00 2,375.00 425.00 3,372.00 450.00 425.00 60,458.56 Camden El Dorado 16,309.00 5,125.00 3,475.00 1,700.00 1,650.00 7,220.80 3,375.00 2,125.00 387.00 2,480.00 362.50 44,209.80 Total 39,306.00 10,998.00 8,329.00 3,992.00 3,871.00 17,890.36 980.00 6,900.00 4,500.00 812.50 5,852.00 812.50 425.00 104,669.36

Reverend Darryl Howell Reverend Kingston Malone

Mother Chappelle made a motion for this report to be received as read. Rev. Gregory Nettles seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Presiding Elder Curley Roberts thanked his district having a round report. Bishop Chappelle stated that some of the pastors were referred to the ministerial efficiency committee not for non-payment of their annuities. But, they were referred for not paying the minimum amount $315.00. 17

Bishop Chappelle called for the Committee Reports. Board of Examiners-Rev. W.R. Norful, Sr., Chairperson The committee report was read by Rev. Gregory Nettles see (exhibit 4). The required compliance of persons to the conference for admission is: Brothers Jonas Williams and Steven Tyrone Young. Rev. Gregory Nettles presented Bro. Jonas Williams to the conference having met the requirements for admission to the Annual Conference. Rev. presented Bro Steven Young as not meeting the requirements for admission to the Annual Conference. Recommendation: Upon the recommendation of the District Conference of the Pine Bluff South District, we therefore recommend that Bro. Jonas Williams be admitted on trial. Bro. Steven Young name be deleted from the report. Rev. Curley Roberts made a motion to accept the report of admissions. Rev. Roderick Greene seconded the motion. Motion Carried. 1st Year Study Rev. Nettles presented Sister Ruthie Mae Murphy as meeting the requirement for first year studies. Recommendation: We, therefore recommend that she be passed to Second Year Studies. Rev. Curley Roberts made a motion to accept the report of 1st Year studies. Rev. Chestine Sims seconded the motion. Motion Carried. 2nd Year Studies Rev. Nettles presented Sister Juanita Smith as not meeting the educational requirement for the second year studies. Rev. Nettles presented Sister Denise McDonald as having met the requirements for ordinations. Recommendation: We, there recommend that Sis. Juanita Smith remains in Second Year Studies; and Sister Denise McDonald be elected and ordained as and itinerant deacon. Ms. Elnora Bradford made a motion to accept the report of Second Year Studies. Rev. Thomas Allen seconded the motion. Motion Carried. 3rd Year Study Rev. Nettles had no one before us for third year studies. Rev. Thomas Allen made a motion to accept the report of third year studies. Rev. Chestine Sims seconded the motion. Motion Carried. 4th Year Study Rev. Nettles presented the following candidates for fourth year studies. Sisters: Ruthie Williams, Angela Rodgers, LaNell Ross and Diane Smith and Brother Daryell Howell. Recommendation: 18

We, therefore recommend that Sisters: Rutha Williams, Angela Rodgers, LaNell Ross and Diane Smith remain in fourth year of studies; Rev. Daryell Howell be elected and ordained an itinerant elder. Rev. Norful made a motion to accept the report of fourth year studies. Rev. Allison Howell seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Rev. Reginald Cleaver made a motion to receive the Board of Examiners report as a whole. Rev. Thomas Allen seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Conference Trustees: Rev. W.R. Norful Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Reginald Cleaver (exhibit 5). Rev. Curley Roberts made a motion to accept the report as read. Rev. Roderick Greene seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Conference Treasurer: Rev. W.R. Norful, Sr., Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Norful (exhibit 6). Ms. Elnora Bradford made a motion to accept the report as read. Rev. Gregory Nettles seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Deeds, Abstract, Abandoned Property- Rev. Roderick Greene, Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Greene (exhibit 7). . Rev. Enious Montgomery made a motion to receive the report. Rev. Gregory Nettles seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Questions: Bishop Chappelle called for the last year’s report for the secretary Rev. Ida Talley. Bishop asked the Presiding Elders where the deeds to the local churches kept. No one at this time knew. Bishop Chappelle asked Presiding Elder Robert and Allen to locate the deeds on the church’s property for the 2006 Planning Council. Missions, Circuits and Stations-Roderick Greene, Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Greene (exhibit 8). St. Andrews on the Camden El Dorado district requested to become a station. Rev. Enious Montgomery made a motion to receive the report. Rev. Reginald Cleaver seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Lay Organization: David Fielding, Chairperson Mr. Fielding read the report (exhibit 9). A motion was made by Ms. Ida Fair to accept the report as read. Rev. Gregory Nettles seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Women’s Missionary Society- Thelma Denton, Conference President Thelma Denton read the report see (exhibit 10). The Missionary Women’s Society presented a check for $300.00 to the Central Arkansas Conference. A motion was made by Rev. Gregory Nettles to accept the report of the Women’s Missionary Society. Rev. Chestine Sims seconded the motion. Motion carried. Young People’s and Children Division: Mrs. Marinda Johnson, Conference Director Miranda Johnson read the report (exhibit 11). The Young People’s and Children Division presented a check for $200.00 to the Central Arkansas Conference. A motion was made by Rev. Michael Washington. Rev. Chestine Sims seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Christian Education Department- Marinda Johnson, Chairperson 19

Miranda Johnson read the report (exhibit 12). A motion was made by Mother Chappelle with commendation for a comprehensive report. Rev. Roderick Greene seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Women In Ministry-Rev. Allison Howell, Coordinator The report was read by Rev. Allison Howell and Rev. LaNell Ross (exhibit 13). Rev. Chestine Sims made a motion to receive the report as read. Rev. Jessie Washington seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Temperance-Rev. Linda Profit, Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Profit (exhibit 14). Rev. Gregory Nettles made a motion to receive the report. Bro. Ray Johnson seconded the motion. Motion Carried.

Business session adjourned at 5:45 p.m. Friday Night Service 7:30 P. M Lay Night Mrs. Lois Meekins, Presiding The Prelude Processional Hymn No. “We Are Marching Up to Zion” Program Participants, Curry chapel AME Church Choir and Bethel AME, Camden Church Choir

Doxology Call to Worship Dr. Levenis Penix Layman Hymn # 582 “Our Church, the Greatest On God’s Earth” Mr. Ray Johnson Prayer Mr. Roosevelt Tate The Choral Response “Spirit of the Living God” Worship Through Music “There is Poser in the Name of Jesus Bethel, Camden AME Choir Scripture Old Testament Psalms 34:1-8 Mrs. Irene Green New Testament Ephesians 4:1-7 Mrs. Elnora Bradford The Preface of the Decalogue “From All That Dwell” The Decalogue (Summary) Mr. Q.T. Jackson Bradford Gloria Patri Benevolent Offering Mrs. Emma Green and Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton Worship Through Music “How I Got Over” Bethel AMEC Church Choir-Camden Introduction of Speaker Mrs. Lois Washington Selection “ I Need Thee” Bethel AMEC Choir, Camden 20

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Text: Matthew 20:1-7 Rev. Jessie Washington “Lay Laboring in the Vineyard” Bethel AMEC, Camden Invitation to Christian Discipleship#362”Yes, God Is Real Presiding Elder T.G. Allen The Offering ($25.00) Mrs. Paula Coleman and Mr. James Green The Offertory #645 “We Give Thee But Thine Own” Recognition of Guests Mrs. Daisy McDonald Mr. Labaron Mizer, SAC- Mrs. Johnie Blackmon, Mrs. Lillie Gulley, Reverends: Shirley Bowers, W.T. Brown, Aldre Avery, and Dr. Anna Graham Announcements Mrs. Evelyn J. Blunt Presentation of Leadership: Presentation of CAC Lay President Mr. Jeffery Rodgers th Presentation of 12 Episcopal District Lay President Mrs. Dorothy Henderson Presentation of Supervisor Mrs. Thelma Denton Presentation of Bishop Dr. Levenis Penix Remarks Bishop Richard A. Chappelle Doxology The Lay Benediction Fourth Day Morning Session Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:05 A.M. Devotion Reverend Gregory Nettles Song # 525 “What a Fellowship” Prayer Scripture Proverbs 15:1-15 #4 “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” Rev. Gregory Nettles Rev. Welton Boyce Rev. Charles Frost Rev. Gregory Nettles

Conference at Study The Conference at Study began at 9:15 A.M. Bishop Chappelle asked the conference for questions and concerns. Mrs. Daisy McDonald asked during afternoon service should the call of worship and doxology be included in the worship service. Bishop Chappelle stated we have an alternate worship service that can be used for evening program. These options are location in our hymnbooks. Bishop Chappelle called for the reading of the minutes. Rev. Ida Hall Talley, Secretary read the minutes from October 10th-13th of the Central Arkansas Conference. Conference at Study adjourned at 10:15 A.M. Bishop Chappelle called the business session to order at 10:L20 with the reading of the committee reports. Church Growth and Evangelism and Development- Rev. Reginald Cleaver, Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Cleaver (exhibit 15). A motion was made by Rev. Michael Washington to accept the report as read. Rev. H.O. Gray seconded the motion. Motion Carried. 21

Incorporation of Church Property-Rev. Homer Parham, Chairperson Rev. Welton Boyce read the report (exhibit 16). A motion was made by Rev. Gregory Nettles to accept the report as read. Rev. Enious Montgomery seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Ministerial Efficiency Committee, Linda Profit, Chairperson Rev. Allison Howell, Secretary of the committee read the report (exhibit17). A motion was made by Rev. Michael Washington. Rev. Gregory Nettles seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Employee Security Committee Report, Reginald Cleaver, Chairperson Rev. Reginald Cleaver read the report (exhibit 18). Rev. Gregory Nettles seconded the motion. Motion Carried.

Debutant-Masters Commission-Candiss Caldwell, Chairperson The report was read by Ms. Caldwell (exhibit 19). Ms. Miranda Johnson made a motion to receive the report as read. Rev. LaNell seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Presiding Elder’s Salary and Retirement: Rev. Michael Washington, Chairperson The report was read by Rev. Michael Washington (exhibit 20). A motion was made by Rev. Gregory Nettles. Rev. Tommy Lindsey seconded the motion. Motion Carried. Business session adjourned at 12:15 P.M. Saturday, October 15, 2006 Ordination Service and Memorial Service 12:00 P.M. Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Presiding Choir, Candidates for Consecration, Board of Examiners, Presiding Elders and Bishop Call to Worship Reverend Reginald Cleaver Opening Hymn #242 “A Charge To Keep I Have” Reverend Jessie Washington Prayer for Deacons Reverend Ida Talley Scripture for Deacons Reverend Gregory Nettles Selection # “I Once Was Lost In Sin” Conference Choir Memorial Service Memorial Committee Roll Call: Rev. Cheryle Highsmith Remarks on Lives: Rev. Cheryle Highsmith Selection Conference Choir Introduction of Preacher Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Sermon Hymn # “Come Ye Disconsolate” Conference Choir Sermon Reverend Pollie Ragsdale Text: I Kings 17:1-4 Subject: “God Will Take Care of You” Processional 22

Public Offering Announcements DMC will meet tonight at 6:00 P.M. YPD will meet tonight at 7:00 P.M. Doxology Benediction Saturday Evening Program October 15, 2006 6:00 P.M. Youth People’s Division

Finance Committee

The Christian Debutante-Master Dedication Ceremony Prelude Congregational Hymn “More About Jesus Would I Know” The Lord’s Prayer Ms. Ashley Loggin Scripture Matthew 18:1-5 Amber January Offering Presentation of Allenites Brianna Chantel Blackmon Michael Latrell Hawkins ShoMari Willis Presentation of Sub-Debutantes & Masters Shonta Leichmon Candace Dionne Dixon LaCoya Lovett Charvez Perry Gregory Allen Hawkins Duet Chesnee Bridges & Monique Greer Presentation of Honorees Andrew Boyce JeQuetta Rogers Congratulatory Tributes to Honorees Byrone Laveaux Tiffany Walker Allenites Sub-Debutantes & Sub-Masters Allenites Sub-Debutantes & Sub-Masters

Congratulatory Tributes to Honoree

Song Benediction Recessional

The Dedication Ceremony The Commitment Pledge The Song of Dedication: “Take My Life” Lighting of the Cross Prayers of Dedication (Reverends Gregory Nettles, Michael Washington & Chestine Sims) “Spirit of the Living God” Congregation Remain Seated Dedication Songs: 23

“Take My Life”

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YPD PROGRAM Saturday, October 15, 2006 7:00 P. M. Presiding Central Arkansas Conference YPD Annual Night Processional Selections: Fifth Day Sunday, October 16, 2006 Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Pine Bluff, Arkansas 8:30 A.M. Church School The closing of the 85th Session of the Central Arkansas Conference of the Twelfth Episcopal District convened October 16, 2006 at Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where the Reverend Chestine Sims is the pastor. The proceedings were: Conference Church School Dr. Levenis Penix, Presiding Church School Superintendent Church School Secretary Opening Selection #283 “I Am Thine, O Lord” Apostle Creed Prayer Selection #525 “What a Fellowship” Roll Call of Officers and Teacher Superintendent of Church School Asst. Superintendent(s) Secretary Asst. Secretary Teacher Junior Class Teacher Men’s Class Teacher Women’s Class Teacher Senior Class Reading of the Lesson Text I Samuel 7:3-13 Decalogue (Abridged) Class Study of Lesson Subject: Prayer Makes the Difference The classes studied for 30 minutes and reassembled. 24 Dr. Levenis Penix Sister Dorothy Henderson Sis. Doris Holmes Dr. Levenis Penix Dr. Levenis Penix Dr. Levenis Penix Bro. Ray Johnson Bro. Jimmy Matthews Sister Dorothy Henderson Sister Doris Holmes Sister Joyce Vaughn Rev. Darrell Howell Evangelist Marinda Turner Sister Willodean Williams Bro. Ray Johnson Dr. Levenis Penix

Hymn # 450 “Blessed Assurance” Review of the Lesson Secretary’s Report Total Attendance 80 Women’s Class Men’s Class Juniors Young Adults Total Collection Musicians: Sister Etta Martin Sister Marinda Turner Bro. Larry Rhodes Dr. Levenis Penix presented Bishop Chappelle and Mother Chappelle. Adjournment: 10:09: A.M. Closing and Commissioning Service Sunday October 16, 2006 10:59 A.M. Reverend Thomas G. Allen, Worship Leader The Processional No. 25 “Holy, Holy, Holy” Choir, Clergy, Presiding Elders, Bishop Doxology Call to Worship Reverend Chestine Sims Hymn #318 “Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee” Reverend Hazel J. Linton Prayer Reverend Jessie Washington Worship Through Music “God Has Smiled on Me” Conference Choir Scripture: Old Testament Joshua 5:10-15 Reverend Reginald Cleaver, Sr. New Testament John 3:1-7 Reverend Angela Rogers Preface to the Decalogue “From All That Dwell” Decalogue (Unabridged) Bishop Richard A. Chappelle, Sr. Gloria Patri Gifts for Church Expansion $404.60 Reverend Clarence Reynolds Worship Through Music Conference Choir Introduction of the Host Presiding Elder Presiding Elder Thomas G. Allen Presentation of the Bishop Presiding Elder Curley Roberts Sermonic Hymn # 226 Reverend Angela Rogers Sermon Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Text: Matthew 1:21 Subject: “What’s in a Name” The Lords’ Prayer Call to Discipleship #251 “All To Jesus I surrender” Reverend Aluster Hamilton Worshipping With our Gifts Finance Committee Pine Bluff South-1, 986.50 25

Camden/El Dorado-$1,677.00 STATISTICAL REPORT Pine Bluff South Conversions Accessions Baptisms Registered Voters Church School Members Marriages Performed Total Number of members Tithers Total Bishop called for the Disciplinary Questions Disciplinary Questions 1. Who is the preacher admitted on trial? Bro. Jonas Williams 2. Who remains on trail? Bro. Jonas Williams Sister Juanita Smith The Reverends: Denise McDonald LaNell Ross Angela Rodgers Diane Smith Rutha Williams Who are admitted or readmitted to full connection? Reverend Darryl Howell Who has been elected and ordained Deacons? No one 5. Who has been elected an Elder? No one 6. Who has been located this year? No one 7. Who has been elected by the General Conference to exercise the Episcopal Office and to superintend the African Methodist Episcopal Church? 26 Camden/El Dorado Total

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All the Bishops Philip Robert Cousins, Sr., John Richard Bryant, Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., McKinley Young, Robert Vaughn Webster, Cornal Garnett Henning, Sr., William Philips DeVeaux, Sr., Theodore Larry Kirkland, Adam Jefferson Richardson, Richard Franklin Norris, Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Gregory G. M. Ingram, Preston Warren Williams II, Wilfred Messiah, Paul J. Kawimbe, Carolyn Tyler Guidry, James Lavert Davis, David Daniels, Samuel L. Green, Sr., Sarah Frances Davis and E. Earl McCloud. Retired: Decatur Ward Nichols, Henry Wendell Murph, Richard Allen Hildebrand, Frederick Calhoun James, Cornelius Egbert Thomas, James Haskell Mayo, Harold B. Senatle, Robert Thomas, Jr., John Hurst Adams, Frederick Hilborn Talbot, Hamel Hartford Brookins, Vinton Randolph Anderson, Frank Curtis Cummings, Henry Allen Belin, Jr., Vernon Randolph Byrd and Zedekiah Lazett Grady.

8. Who are the Supernumerary Preachers? The Reverends: Raphis Tisdale Sharon Stocker Jo Margaret Ford

9. Who are the Superannuated Preachers? The Reverends: William Henry Hunter Leon Brice Willie Robert Coleman John Manuel Williams Selma Moore Hodijah Gray 10. Who have withdrawn from this Conference and the Connection? 11. Are all the preachers blameless in Life, conversation and compensation? Yes, according to the Ministerial Efficiency Committee’s Report all minister passed except for the following Reverends: Linda Profit, Milas Juniel, Ceola Warner, Darryl Howell, Diane Smith, Aluster Hamilton According to the Ministerial Efficiency Committee Report 12. What members of the Conference; have died this year? Bishops: Harold S. Senatle and Reverend Arlan Parham 13. Have all the preachers subscribed to the Christian Recorder and also to the AME Review, The Voice of Missions, the Journal of Christian Education, the Secret Chamber or the Missionary Magazine? No 14. What preachers are indebted to any of the Departments or Church publicans? 27

No one reported 15. Does each Station, Circuit or Mission in this Annual Conference have a lay organization? No, the following 12 churches do not have a lay organization: St. John, Fordyce, White Springs/Bearden, Rison Circuit, St. James/Kingsland, St. James/ Eagle Mills, Bragg Circuit, Shiloh Circuit, Mt. Olive/Lapile, St. Andrew/Huttig, St. James/ Urbana, Free Hope/Strong, Olive Light/Smackover, and St. Paul/ El Dorado. 16. When shall this Annual Conference next meet? At the call of the Bishop 17. Where shall the next Annual Conference be held? St. John/Pine Bluff 18. Where are the preacher stationed this Year? See the Appointment List. Finance Committee Report Pine Bluff South Camden El Dorado General Budget Episcopal Budget Shorter College Gen Conference Revenue Pastors’ Annuities P. E. Annuities Conference Support Minister/ Lay Sus. Conference Minutes AME Subscriptions Brotherhood Annual Dues. Total Total

Opening Day Mission Public Offering Visitor’s Second Day Hour of Power Expansion Evening Program Other

306.91 2,996.00 $777.00

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Third Day Church Expansion Hour of Power Lay Evening Fourth Day Church Expansion Hour of Power Other Fifth Day Church School Church Expansion Closing Opening Second Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Closing $ $ $ $ $ $

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General Budget Episcopal District Budget Shorter College Budget General Conference Revenues Pastor’s Annuity Presiding Elder’s Annuity Conference support Minister/Lay Sustention Minutes AME Subscriptions Brotherhood Dues Shorter Night Jackson Theological Seminary

Disbursements $39,286.00 11,615.00 8,835.00 4,325.00

Disbursement Summary Connectional and Episcopal Meeting Expenses Hotel Total Rev. Gregory C. Nettles made a motion to receive the report. Rev. Tommie Lindsey seconded the motion. Motion carried with the understanding that the Finance Committee will complete the report. Motion carried. Commissioning Hymn #220 “Go, Preach My Gospel 29 Reverend.

Commissioning Scripture Reading of Appointments Presentation of Certificates of Election/Appointment Conference WMS President Conference YPD Director Conference YPD President Conference Lay President Conference Christian Education Director Conference Sunday School Superintendent Conference DMC Director Conference Sons of Allen Secretary Assistant Secretary Evangelist

Reverend Bishop Richard A. Chappelle, Sr.

Sister Thelma Denton Sister Miranda Johnson Sister LaQuilla Boyce Sister Dorothy Henderson Sister Maranda Johnson Sister Willodean Williams Sister Candiss Caldwell Rev. Michael Washington Reverend Ida Hall Talley Sister Bobbie McCombs Sister Marinda Turner Sister Linda Thrist Reverend W. R. Norful, Sr., Reverend Gregory C. Nettles Reverend Hazel J. Linton Reverend Linda Profit Reverend Reginald Cleaver Reverend Ida Hall Talley Reverend Roderick Greene Reverend Homer Parham Reverend Lonzie Mays Reverend Lorenzo Neal Reverend LaNell Ross Reverend Willie Rainey Reverend Milas C. Juniel Reverend Welton boyce Reverend Charles Frost Reverend Reverend Cheryl Highsmith Reverend Ceola B. Warner Presiding Elder Curley Roberts Reverend Michael Washington Reverend Clarence Reynolds Reverend Lee Alvis Broadnax Reverend A. A. Parham Reverend Chestine Sims Reverend Eddie R. Moore Reverend Tommy Lindsey

Pastoral Appointments Pine Bluff South District St. John, Pine Bluff Allen Temple Ward Chapel St. John, Fordyce Mt. Pleasant, Pine Bluff St. Luke Pine Bluff St. Paul Pine Bluff White Springs, Bearden New Macedonia, Bearden Tyree Temple Dumas Mt. Olive Tarry New Edinburg Circuit Rison Circuit St. Mark, Thornton St. Andrew, Pine Bluff Palestine, Pickens Bethel, Ladd St. James, Kingsland Camden El Dorado St. James, Camden Lee Chapel, El Dorado Bethel, Camden Good Hope Curry Chapel Macedonia, Camden Mt. Zion 30

Bragg Circuit, Camden Shiloh Circuit Mt. Olive, Strong Free Hope, Strong St. Andrew, Huttig Olive Light St. Paul, El Dorado St. James, Urbana Olive Light St. James, Eagle Mills Pleasant Hill Closing Hymn 45 “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” Doxology Benediction

Reverend Curley Roberts Reverend Kingston Malone Reverend Aluster Hamilton Reverend Angela Rodgers Reverend Darrell Howell Reverend Allison Howell Reverend Diane Smith Reverend Allison Howell Reverend Allison Howell Reverend LeShaum Greene Reverend Angela Rodgers

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Exhibit 1 12 Episcopal District 86th Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference October 11-15, 2006 Committee of State of the Church Bishop Philip R. Cousin., the 96th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Senior Bishop gave the State of the Church address in 2004, entitled, “The Winds Which Blows Across Our Bethel”. In his speech, he spoke about the present day problems of the 21st century facing our historical Zion. He presented in an eloquent matter of remembering our past and not losing tradition. Bishop Richard A. Chappelle, SR., the 108th elected and consecrated bishop of the AME Church, in 2005, gave the State of the Church address entitled, “The Tree of Our Zion”. In his historic speech he spoke frankly on recapturing the purpose of the General Board and its operation. Dr. Jaymye C. Williams, retired General Officer, gave the State of the Church address at the historic 50th year anniversary of the establishment of the General Board. Her speech entitled, “Help Wanted”, pointed out the 21th century needs of our Zion by doing a needs assessment in the function of our election of Bishops, fiscal accountability, higher education, and focusing on the mission of the church. These leaders could be considered the Moses generation of our connectional church. They have labored in the desert and help to lead the A.M.E. Church out of Egypt. They helped us cross the Red Sea of despair and to appreciate the doctrines and disciplines of our Zion. This generation of great leaders is looking for Joshua’s who will appreciate the traditions of the church and also be creative in seeking and saving the lost. The major question is: How do we bridge the generations existing in our local churches? In some cases, there are four generations, so we must be able to minister effectively to the whole man, as well as the whole family. Ms Shade A. Hyche, Connectional Self-Denial Essay winner wrote, “The Revolution is a Vision: How I would Revolutionize or Change the A.M.E. Church to Attract More Young People? She states: 1). The A.M.E Church must reach youth where they are-on their level; 2). The A.M.E Church must embrace unconventional methods, with Christ as the center, in order to attract more young people, and 3.) The A.M.E Church must rethink its approach in order to reach a growing generation of unchurched and irreligious youth. Our major situation in the A.M.E Church is adapting to a 21st century society and still maintaining the tradition. Is there a quick, fast resolve? Probably not! Will the church sustain during this paradigm shift? Most definitely! How will we do it? By continuing to focus on the mission of the church given by Jesus Christ and focusing on the mission of the A.M.E. Church. We must always focus on the global church and look for ways to plant churches across the world. What is the “State of the Church”? It can be summed up by saying, “To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill; O may it all my powers engage to do my Masters will. Help me to watch and pray, and on thyself rely, Assured, if my trust betray, I shall forever die.” Humbly Submitted, The State of the Church Committee Rev. Gregory C. Nettles Rev. Milas C. Juniel Rev. LaShaum Green Rev. Dr. Hazel J. Linton Rev. Aluster N. Hamilton
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Exhibit 2 THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY Central Arkansas Conference October 11-15, 2006 Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Strong, Arkansas To: Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., and Mother Barbara J. Chappelle, General Officers, Presiding Elders and their wives, Ministers, Delegates, and other officers of the conference and guest: Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We, your committee on the State of the country, submit the following report: WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE Most people think that it was Katrina that brought about the devastation to New Orleans, but it was a breaching of the levees that put 80 percent of the city under water. It was not the hurricane. Spike Lee was interviewed on HBO and he said "It was a very painful experience to see my fellowman, the majority of them African-Americans, in the dire situation they were in." And many people were and still are outraged with the SLOW response of the Federal Government. One European journalist said the images looked like they were from a third world country, not the almighty United States of America, and you know the U.S. government didn't respond like the almighty United States of America. Recently, there was another horrific natural disaster-an earthquake in Indonesia. The United States government was there within two days. They received quicker response than New Orleans and the people in the whole Gulf region. People in New Orleans are up in arms about progress. The residents want to move back, but authorities are still finding bodies in homes. There's nowhere for them to live. Being the mayor of New Orleans has to be the next hardest job in the country besides being the President of the United States. If you go to New Orleans today, only one-fourth of the population is there. We pray for the region, we pray that Americans respond in record numbers to continue to help the people in the Gulf Coast. If the people see, maybe they can't get politicians to move more quickly and be more efficient in helping our fellow men.

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WHY ARE GAS PRICES REALLY FALLING? "It pumps up presidential popularity," said Larry Sabato, a political analysist in Virginia. While many experts believe that the recent rebound enjoyed by Bush in the polls' results of a new thrust on security, others say it is mostly about the newly correlation between Bush's rise in the polls and the decline of gas prices, and it seems clear that consumers are in a more .pleasant mood as gas prices continue to decline. While the November 7th midterm elections are foreshadowing a political "shake-up," American voters, historically, are less eager for political change if they can fill their tanks up cheaper. So, the American people can be assumed that the Republicans will continue to lower gas prices to keep American confidence high. For the average retail price of gasoline nationwide is now $2.38 per gallon, the lowest since March 2006. Meanwhile, Oil prices have fallen by more than 20% since July. Bush seems to be a major beneficiary of the lighten public mood. His approval rate, in the Los Angeles Times poll last week rose from 41% to 44%. As long as gas prices stay down, Bush's approval rate will rise. That's the trade off for Americans. END TO TYRANNY President Bush's words, "We seek the end of tyranny in our world." Every step toward freedom in the world makes our country safer, and so will acting boldly in freedom. More than half of the people of our world live in democratic nations, but let us not forget the other half in places like Syria, Zimbabwe, North Korea, and Iran — where there are the demands of justice and the peace of this world — require their freedom as well. Terrorist like Osama Bin Laden are serious about mass murder. The terrorist have chosen the weapon of fear which is the weapon of our adversary, the devil. We are fighting a war in the Middle East, but there is a war going on right here in the United States of American. Men, women, and children are dying in the Middle East everyday and they are dying here everyday. Our children are dying in the streets and the most recently, in our schools across the country. Recently, a total of 6 students and a high school principal have been shot to death in our public schools. We have terrorist right here in our homes and our schools. Have we forgotten that human life is a gift from our creator, and that gift should never be discarded, or put up for sale? Our society elects officials to uphold the public trust. The ethical standards of this country of Washington D.C. must be reformed. A hopeful society comes to the aid of fellow citizens in times of suffering. Charity begins at the home and then spreads abroad.

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Recommendation If Israel can withdraw its troops from Lebanon and can replace their troops’ presence, why won’t our president do the same? This committee recommends that we go to the polls and vote; a change is needed in November and in 2008. Let our voices be back home taking care of home. We must speak up and speak out at the polls. Bu above all, we must realize just what we are wrestling against. Paul says it best in Ephesians 6:12- “For we not wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. We must put on the whole armor of GOD that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day. Humbly Submitted: Your Committee: Anglea M. Rogers Cheryl S. Highsmith Linda Profit LaNell Ross Kingston Malone

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Exhibit 3 86th Session of the CENTRAL ARKANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the TWELFTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Convening at Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Strong, Arkansas October 11-15, 2006 CHURCH SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORT To Dr. Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., the immediate past President of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Presiding Bishop of the Twelfth Episcopal District, Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor of the Women's Missionary Society, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Leadership of the Women's Missionary Society, Young People's Department, Christian Education Department and Lay Organization: First and foremost, the Committee on Church Schools would like to acknowledge and commend the dynamic leadership of our bishop, Dr. Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., immediate past President of the General Board and Presiding Prelate of the 12th Episcopal District, Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor, Rev. Larry M. Banks, Episcopal Chairperson of the Department of Christian Education, Rev. Shirley Inkton Bowers, Episcopal Director of Christian Education, Conference Directors of Christian Education, Christian Education Faculty and Staff and other leaders who helped plan and implement the 2006 Christian Education Congress. Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of the Congress, proved to be a desirable setting conducive to a meaningful learning and worship experience. Both youth and adults were amazed to experience the power of the Holy Spirit and how it is working through the leaders of the church. The vision and foresight of Bishop Chappelle added quality, character and style to the 2006 Christian Education Congress when he engaged the Rt. Rev, Samuel Green, Sr., the 124th elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Presiding Prelate of the 15th Episcopal District, as the keynote speaker. Without a reasonable doubt, we can truthfully say that the 2006 Christian Education Congress had, and is continuing to have a profound impact, marked by excellence, spiritual growth and spiritual renewal on those who attended and on the church as a whole. The Committee on Church Schools is excited about the positive impact that Congress had, and is continuing to have on those who attended and on church school throughout the Central Arkansas Conference. The Committee on Church Schools feels that the 2006 Christian Education Congress improved upon the high level of success already achieved in the past, and that it is exemplary through diversity in depicting the essence of the soul of the church, and how such a model can influence the growth and development of church schools throughout the conference. Secondly, there were several local church school superintendents, assistant superintendents, other officers, teachers, musicians, and other church school members in attendance, many of whom enrolled in the course, "Enhancing Your Church School," taught by Sister Cynthia Horton. Also, I taught the course, "Know Your Church," and it was observed that several church school officers and members were enrolled. As your Church School superintendent, the opportunity afforded me to teach this course enhanced my knowledge and perception concerning the importance of the Church School and how it relates as a component of the whole. Attendance and participation alone made the Committee aware that there are several church schools 37

throughout the Conference that are inspired and motivated to improve their status. Many officers, teachers and other workers left the 2006 Christian Education Congress going back to their local churches with the intent of making a positive difference. Thirdly, based on observations, direct visits and participation in church schools, oral surveys, and telephone communications, the Committee gained firsthand knowledge and insight pertaining to how well church schools are doing throughout the conference. The Committee observed that there is a continuing trend, because of small numbers that make up the church school attendance, to combine two or more classes to form a single class. However, the larger churches are more organized to fit the structural pattern of classes as outlined or recommended, and the trend seems to be with these churches to add special activities for quality and diversity. While the lecture/discussion method is still being used in several of our church schools as the primary medium of instruction, the more progressive church schools are using innovative teaching strategies, visual aids, arts and craft techniques, puppet shows, computers and other technology. It was observed that the larger the church school, the greater the tendency to vary in teaching strategies. Fourthly, it was encouraging to know that several of our church schools had newcomers at the 2006 Episcopal Christian Education Congress, while others continued to return from congresses attended in the past. Still, there were some church schools that had no representation at either the Episcopal Christian Education Congress or the Presiding Elder District Christian Education Congress. However, on the other hand, some church schools had larger numbers of delegates attending and participating at both levels. Fifthly, the concern remains, however, that the attitudes of adults and the lack of participation in some of our church schools still exist. While some church schools are growing in adult attendance, many do not feel the need to support the church schools. On the other hand, the more serious-minded church school officials are implementing new member campaigns, promotions and award ceremonies, trips for fun and entertainment, church picnics, movies and games, etc., as a means of increasing attendance. I^some cases, church school activities, in addition to being held on Sunday morning, are being used as training models and are being conducted at night, during the week, or on the weekend, or on Sunday evening. Classic examples of such programs are: (1) the Twilight Church School conducted on a Sunday evening at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, (2) Saturday evening Church School conducted by New Macedonia A.M.E. Church and (3) church schools staffed by men on special occasions, like Men's Day, or by women on Women's Day, or by youth on Youth Day. Lastly, to God be the Glory! For the past thirty-four (34) consecutive years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your Conference Church School Superintendent with exuberant joy. My tenure in this capacity has allowed me to gratefully serve under five Presiding Bishops of the Twelfth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Frederick Calhoun. James, Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins, Bishop Henry Allen Belin, Jr., Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot and Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. I am truly grateful for the opportunity that these Episcopal leaders have given me to serve in the church and develop in Christ, all of whom I shall forever love and respect to the highest, giving all praises to God from whom all blessings flow. After having served for thirty-four(34) years, even though I have mixed emotions about what I am about to request. In spite of my mixed emotions, I feel that it is now time for me to step down and give someone else an opportunity to serve. To Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., I shall always be grateful for the love that you have shown me and the divine guidance that you have given me. Therefore, I humbly request that I not be reappointed to the position of Conference Church School Superintendent. CONCLUSIONS The Committee on Church Schools acknowledges that the 2006 Christian Education Congress, like past congresses, under the leadership of Bishop Richard Allen Chappell, Sr., marked by excellence and spiritual renewal, appears to have been highly focused and designed to depict the essence of the soul of the church. It is the hope of this Committee, that each time a Christian Education Congress is held, there will be a profound impact on the church as a whole. Likewise, it is expected that more church schools are benefiting as the result of local church officers, teachers and members attending and participating in the Presiding Elder's Christian Education Congress as well as the Episcopal Christian Education Congress. Of course, however, there are always those throughout the Conference who are inspired to do a job the more excellent way. The church 38

schools that are thriving more, and are more progressive, are those that are using innovation in instruction, those that are engaged in extensive training and recruitment efforts, and those that focus on promotions and award ceremonies, trips for fun and entertainment, picnics, trips for fun, movies, games, etc. RECOMMENDATIONS The following recommendations have been proposed for consideration: 1)That each local church school that does not have a viable recruitment program would develop and implement one designed to increase attendance and membership. 2)Use a variety of resources, i.e., literary, audio/video, in conjunction with the Church School Quarterly and develop teaching units filled with activities designed to motivate, increase knowledge and create interest. 3)Use the Church School Quarterly in Bible Study for reinforcement and for gaining greater insight and a better understanding of the lesson. 74) Serve breakfast before Church School as often as necessary, designed for increased attendance, special activities related to the lesson, increased motivation and interest, and opportunities for interaction. 5)If lacking, develop a program for motivating and rewarding church school workers and participants to include promotions and awards, trips for fun and entertainment, picnic, birthday parties, special ceremonies, etc. 6)If lacking, conduct teacher/staff training sessions on a regular schedule in preparation for Church School. 7)That every local church school will meet four or more times per calendar month. The Committee on Church Schools Bro. Levenis Penix, Bro. Ray Johnson Bro. Alfred Hill Bro. Clyde N. Toney Bro. Luther Tidwell

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Exhibit 4 86th Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference Twelfth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Convened at Curry Chapel A. M. E Church Strong, Arkansas

October 11-15,2006

Report of Central Arkansas Annual Conference 2006 Board of Examiners

Report submitted by

The Reverend W. R. Norful, Sr., Dean The Reverend Gregory Charles Nettles The Rev. Ida Hall Talley The Reverend Michael Washington The Reverend Thomas G. Allen (Ex-Officio) The Reverend Curley H. Roberts (Ex-Officio)

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Reverend Father in God, Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Mother Supervisor Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Ministers, Lay Delegates, members and friends of this the 86th Annual Session of the Central Arkansas Conference, we the Board of Examiners, beg leave to submit the following report:

ADMISSIONS We had had before us: Brother Steven Tyrone Young. He is 28 years of age (August 1,1972), he is married. Brother Young is a member of the Mt. Olive A. M. E. at Lapeal where the Rev. Aluster Neal Hamilton is his pastor. He is a High School Graduate. The committee has explained the education requirements to Brother Young as per the Book of Discipline for admission to the Annual Conference. Upon the recommendation of the District Conference of the Camden-El Dorado District, we therefore recommend that he be admitted on trial.

Brother Jonas Williams, Jr. He is 57 years of age, he is married (Mary) and a father. He is a member of the St. John A. M. E. Church at Pine Bluff where the Rev. W. R. Norful, Sr., is his Pastor. Brother Williams has been a member of St. John for 2 1/2 years. He was originally licensed to preach in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 2000 before joining St. John. Having surrendered this license, he was licensed in 2005 in the quarterly conference of St. John, Pine Bluff by Presiding Elder Thomas G. Allen. Brother Williams is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He is the owner/operator of Jonas Williams Upholstery in the City of Pine Bluff, a business he has operated for many years. He is currently in his second year as a student at Jackson Theological Seminary at North Little Rock, Arkansas. Upon the request of the St. John A. M. E. Church and the recommendation of the District Conference of the Pine Bluff/South District, we therefore, because of the age requirements, recommend that Brother Williams be admitted as a Local Minister. And passed on to First Year Studies.

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Reverend Father in God, Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Mother Supervisor Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Ministers, Lay Delegates, members and friends of this the 86th Annual Session of the Central Arkansas Conference, we the Board of Examiners, beg leave to submit the following report:

FIRST YEAR STUDIES Sister Ruthie M. (Mae) Murphy ,50 years of age (March 20, 1956), she is married, 28 years to Mr. E. J. Murphy, and the mother of 2 children. Sister Murphy has been a member of the Good Hope A. M. E. Church in Chidester, on the Camden/El Dorado District, for the past year and a half, where the Rev. Arlan Parham is her pastor. She has served as supply of Good Hope, Chidester for this entire conference year due to the illness of the pastor bring this church into this session of the Annual Conference. Sister Murphy has completed three years of College at Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She is currently enrolled at United Theological Seminary at Monroe, Louisiana. She is employed in the Camden Fairview School District as a Computer Lab Manager. She has met with the Board of Examiners, and demonstrates a good spirit for ministry. The Board has explained the requirements as per the Book of Discipline for candidates for Ordination in the A. M. E. Church and received her commitment to pursue the same. We, therefore recommend that she be passed on to second year studies.

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THIRD YEAR STUDIES

We have had no one before us for third year studies.

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FOURTH YEAR STUDIES Sister Ruthia M. Williams, 49 years of age, a high school graduate married and the mother of 3 children. She is a member of the Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church at Tarry, where the Rev. Lanell Franklin Ross is her pastor. Sister Williams has attended Southeast Arkansas Technical College; She is 6 hours from completion of a Certification program at Jackson Theological Seminary at North Little Rock. The Board has explained the need to continue her education and the requirements for ordination as an Itinerant Elder per the Book of Discipline of the A.M.E Church. We, therefore, recommend that she remain in fourth year of studies.

Sister Angela Marshal Rodgers, 42 years of age, a high school graduate, married and the mother of 2 children. She has served as the pastor of the El Dorado Circuit on the Camden-El Dorado District for the past three years. She is now enrolled at the United Theological Seminary at Monroe, Louisiana in a Bachelor of Theology Program. The Board has explained the need to continue her education and the requirements for ordination. We, therefore, recommend that she remain in the fourth year of studies.

Brother Daryell Howell, is 36 years of age, married, and (Allison) the father of 2 children. He presently serves as pastor of the St. Andrew A. M. E. Church in Huttig, on the Camden-El Dorado District. He is the mayor of Strong, Arkansas. He received a B. A. from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the Area of Sociology in August 2005, a Bachelor of Theology from United Theological Seminary of Monroe, Louisiana. He is currently working on the Masters of Religious Education at United. We, therefore recommend that he be ordained itinerant elder.

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Sister Lanell F. Ross* 53 years of age, widowed, the mother of 2 daughters and has one granddaughter. She has just concluded her first year as Pastor of the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church at Tarry on the Pine Bluff/South District. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she is employed as an Academic Advisor. She has completed 67 hours toward a Masters of Divinity, and presently taking classes at Jackson Theological Seminary at North Little Rock, Arkansas and Payne Theological Seminary at Wilberforce, Ohio. We, therefore, recommend that she remain in fourth year of studies.

Sis Diane C. Smith, 37 years of age (November 30, 1969), married, the mother of two children. She serves as pastor of St. Paul, El Dorado on the Camden-El Dorado District. Sister Smith did not meet with the Board this year; therefore we recommend she remain in fourth year studies.

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Exhibit 5 Twelfth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church 86 Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference October 11-15, 2006
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TO:

Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle Presiding Elder Curley Roberts Presiding Elder T. G. Allen Pastors, Ministers, Delegates Episcopal Leaders, Conference Leaders, Local Leaders and Guest

We, the members of the Annual Conference Trustees, present to you the following report: After consultation with the Presiding Elders, the Committee on Church Growth and Development, Deeds, Abstracts, and Abandoned Property, nothing has been reported to the Conference Trustees at this Annual Conference for action. The following properties are still listed with the Conference Trustees. Camden/ElDorado District Turner Chapel A. M. E. Church - Junction City St. Paul A. M. E. Church - Eagle Mills Pine Bluff South District Shady Grove A. M. E. Church - Tarry Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church - Pine Bluff Humbly Submitted,

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TRUSTEES

Rev. W. R. Norful, Sr., Chairman Mrs. Elnora Lee Bradford Dr. Levenis Penix Rev. Clarence Reynolds Rev. Gregory Nettles Rev. Chestine Sims Rev. Hazel Linton Rev. Eddie Ray Moore Rev. Reginald Cleaver

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Exhibit 6 CENTRAL ARKANSAS CONFERENCE TREASURERS REPORT Central Arkansas Conference October 11-15, 2006 Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Strong, Arkansas

To: Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Mother Supervisor Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Ministers Delegates, and other officers of the Conference and guest: Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I submit the following report on the funds of the Central Arkansas Conference: Checking Account # 266994 Simmons National Bank There has been no activity on this account this year. The Balance on Account is,

951.00

Certificate of Deposit # 51000646 Certificate of Deposit # 51000645 Total Certificates

$ 6,525.66 $ 3,928.11 $10,753.77

$10.753.77

Total from all funds

$11,704.77

Respectfully Submitted
W.R Norful, Sr., Treasurer

Exhibit 7 The 86th Session of the CENTRAL ARKANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the TWELFTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH October 11-15 2006 Curry Chapel A.M.E. Church Strong, Arkansas Deeds, Abstracts, Abandoned Property Annual Report To: Bishop Richard A. Chappelle, Sr., Mother Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Supervisor Presiding Elders, Pastors, Ministers, Delegates, Laity, and Visitors We greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Committee on Deeds, Abstracts, and Abandoned Property humbly submits this report. After consulting with both Presiding Elders of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference, Rev. Curley RobertsCamden/El Dorado District and Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Pine Bluff South District, we the committee have not received no copies of deeds, abstracts nor any report of any abandoned property as of this date.

Humbly Submitted, The Reverends: Roderick Greene LaNell Ross Ceola B. Warner Neil Hamilton Jessie Washington Sis. Dorothy C. Henderson

Exhibit 8 The 86th Session of the CENTRAL ARKANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the TWELFTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH October 11-15 2006 Curry Chapel A.M.E. Church Strong, Arkansas Missions, Circuits and Stations Annual Report To: Bishop Richard A Chappelle, Sr., Mother Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Supervisor Presiding Elders, Pastors, Ministers, Delegates, Laity, and Visitors

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Committee on Missions, Circuits and Stations humbly submits this report. A revision of this report was made today after the Noon Day Service. After conversations with the Presiding Elders of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference: Rev. Curley Roberts-Camden/El Dorado District has one request of change — St. Andrews-Huttig a Mission Church change to a Stations Church. Rev. Thomas G. Allen-Pine Bluff South District has no request for change of any Mission, Circuits, and Stations in the Central Arkansas Conference.

Humbly Submitted, The Reverends: Willie Rainey Roderick Greene Jessie Washington Bro. Alfred Hill

Exhibit 9 CENTRAL ARKANSAS CONFERENCE LAY ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL REPORT 2005-2006 Conference Year Curry Chapel AME Church- Strong, Arkansas

To: Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Presiding Prelate Mrs. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Supervisor Mr. David Fielding, Episcopal District Lay President Episcopal District Officers, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Delegates, Laity, WMS, YPD, Visitors and members of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference:

"Oh, Give Thanks unto the Lord for he is Good and his Mercy Endured Forever." Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

I thank God almighty for the Opportunity allowed me to serve as the President of the Central Arkansas Conference Lay Organization.

We have been extremely blessed this Conference year. The following include my stewardship and the Central Arkansas Conference Lay Organization accomplishments: • October 2005-1 Attended the South Arkansas Conference Annual Conference Lay Night, Annual WMS Business meeting and Night- In- White Program.

November 2005-1 Attended Arkansas Conference Annual Lay Night.

•November 19, 2005, held the 1st Quarterly and Planning meeting for the 2005-2006 Conference year at Macedonia AME Church, Bearden, Arkansas •December 8-10, 2005,1 attended the 12th Episcopal District Planning Meeting, Bethel, West Memphis, Arkansas. •February 6, 2006,1 was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to serve on the Arkansas Health Commission. •February 11, 2006, held the 2nd Quarterly Meeting, St. Mark, Thornton, Arkansas. •February 2006-Attended the 12th District Founder's Day. •March 2006, attended Mid Year in Tulsa, Ok. •April 2006, attended the CAC-WMS- Central Arkansas Conference Unity Worship Service at St. James AME Church, Camden, Arkansas. •May 6, 2006, held CAC Lay Training Institute at Allen Temple AME Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas •The CAC Lay Hosted the 12th Episcopal District Lay Convention, June 8-10, 2006, St. John AME Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. •The CAC Lay, Supported and Attended Shorter College Banquet and paid for a full page Ad. •The CAC Lay Supported the 12th Episcopal District Economic Development Fund. •The CAC Lay Supported the Connectional HIV/AIDS Awareness Project. •I Visited (12) Churches in the Conference •The CAC Lay Awarded stipends to pastors who retired at last Annual Conference. •The CAC Lay Supported the Rucker Clayton Scholarship Project and the Edward Swift Prayer Breakfast. •The CAC Lay Paid to the Episcopal District Lay Organization our Share of the Connectional Lay Budget. •As President, I have served as Annual Lay Day, Founders Day and WMS Speakers for various churches. •The CAC Lay Officers and members have attended all Episcopal District Meetings.

•The CAC Lay continue to Support Hurricane Victims who are still in our area. •As President I have maintained A Good Community Public Relations, participated in the Voter Registration Campaign, and provided food baskets to needy families for Thanksgiving and sponsored a Toys for Tots Christmas Projects for Low Income families. •The CAC Lay Meetings include Study courses and Bible Study. •We have a total of 37 Churches within our Conference that have a Local Lay Organization. There are 12 Churches that do not have an organized Lay Organization and several Churches who do not support the Lay financially.

• It is our Pray that each Church in the Conference will organize a Lay Organization. The financial Report for this Conference can be found on the last page of this document. Please note: Earth's Loss...........................Is Heaven's gain....Mrs. Sufronia Jones, Central Arkansas Director of Lay Activities Director and the President of the Pine Bluff South District Lay Organization has gone to be with the Lord. To God be the Glory for the work of Mrs. Sufronia Jones. Our Goals and Objectives for next year include: • Establishing 4 local organizations at Churches who do not have an Organization. •Strengthen our organization through training. •Encouraging more local representation. What a Wonderful Surprise for me.................................Thank you Central Arkansas Conference Lay for the.............................Tribute/Appreciation Program entitled: you are a Great Lay...You are in the Spotlight, given in my honor, November 19, 2005. I appreciate the Love and support you have given me as your President. Again, Thank you for the work that has been done for the Advancement of the Central Arkansas Conference Lay Organization. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO.. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Respectfully Submitted, Dorothy Henderson-Central Arkansas Conference Lay President

Exhibit 10 CENTRAL ARKANSAS CONFERENCE LAY ORGANIZATION BUDGET ALLOCATION AND COLLECTION REPORT 2005- 2006 Conference Year Update 10/11/2006 PINE BLUFF SOUTH DISTR [QT: Amount Allocated $600.00 400.00 500.00 200.00 400.00 300.00 200.00 150.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 150.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 Amount Paid 600.00 400.00 5bo,DO -0400.00 300.00 300.00 150.00 -0100.00 -0150.00 150.00 100.00 -0-0-0-0-0-0-0Balance Due -0-0-0-^200.00 -0-0-0-0150.00 -0100.00 -0-0-0100.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

Name of Church St. John, Pine Bluff Allen Temple Ward Chapel St. John, Fordyce Mt. Pleasant St. Luke St. Paul New Macedonia White Springs Tyree Temple Mt. Olive Greater St. Mark St. Andrew Palestine Rison Circuit: (Bethel & St. James) New Edinburg Circuit (St. John & r ave) Piney C Ross Chapel Shady Grove Mt. Zion Bethel, Ladd St. James, Kingsland

TOTALS

$ 3,950.00

$2,900.00

$1,150.00

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CENTRAL ARKANSAS CONFERENCE LAY ORGANIZATION BUDGET ALLOCATION AND COLLECTION REPORT 2005-2006 Conference Year Update: 10/11/2006 CAMDEN-EL DORADO DISTRICT: Name of Church Amount Allocated $400.00 300.00 300.00 150.00 150.00 200.00 50.00 150.00 100.00 150.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 $2,300.00 Amount Paid 400.00 300.00 300.00 150.00 \ 5 of 200.00 -075.00 75.00 -090.00 60.00 -0-o-0-050.00 00 -0$1,650.00 Balance Due -0-0-0-0-0-050.00 -0-0100.00 -0100.00 50,00 50.00 50.00 -050.00 $650.00

St. James - Camden Lee Chapel - El Dorado Bethel - Camden Macedonia - Camden Good Hope - Chidester Curry Chapel - Strong St. James - Eagle Mills El Dorado Circuit: Free Union Pleasant Hill Bragg Circuit: Mt. Zion Zion Hill Shiloh Circuit: Shiloh Bethel, Chidester Mt. Olive St. Andrew St. Tames - Urbana Free Hope Olive Light - Smackover Turner Chapel & St. Paul TOTALS

Exhibit 11 African Methodist Episcopal Church 12th Episcopal District Central Arkansas Conference Branch Women's Missionary Society October 10, 2006 Curry Chapel AMEC / Strong, AR The President's Annual Report TO: The Rt Rev. Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Presiding Bishop Dr. Barbara J. Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor Mrs. Charolett B. Martin, Episcopal WMS President Mrs. Sherrell Giles, Episcopal YPD Director Connectional, Episcopal, Conference, Area and Local WMS Officers & Members Ministers and other Members of the Laity

Not to us, O Lord, but to you goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1 To God be the Glory for the great things he has done. It is with praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God that this report is made. The Missionaries of the Central Arkansas Conference continue to be enthusiastic ambassadors for Christ endeavoring to make a difference in the world. I count it a privilege make this report of our stewardship. October, November 2005 - The conference branch president and other members of the CAC supported our missionary sisters hi the other conferences by attending the following Annual Night in White programs: •South AR Conference - Pilgrims Rest AMEC, Monticello, AR •West AR Conference - St. Phillips AMEC, Magnolia, AR •AR Conference - Bethel AMEC, Little Rock, AR December 2005 - The CAC WMS was well represented at the 12th Episcopal District WMS Planning Meeting held at Bethel AMEC, West Memphis, AR. Through the visionary leadership of Mother Chappelle and President Martin we reviewed our accomplishments as an Episcopal Society in 04-05 and made plans for even greater success in missions in 05-06. The CACWMS participated in the Annual Christmas tree decorating contest. The CACWMS planning meeting was held on December 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John AMEC, Fordyce, AR followed by the CACYPD planning meeting at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark, Thornton, AR. The presence of Mother Chappelle was an additional blessing to this day of organization and fellowship. January 2006 - The Central Arkansas Conference WMS was represented at the 2006 Connectional Executive Board meeting in Cincinnati, OH by President Denton, Mrs. Miranda Johnson, Mrs. Barbara Boyce, and Mrs. Lula Gray. Mrs Sharon Fletcher was the recipient of a Boundless Missionary Award presented by the Connectional Society. Episcopal representation in the area of Creative Arts was in the form of word search puzzles created by President Denton. February 2006 - Your president attended the CACYPD Sweetheart Banquet on Feb. 11 in Pine Bluff and the Episcopal District Annual Founder's Day Celebration held at St. John, Pine Bluff on Feb. 19. March 2006- Missionaries of the CAC journeyed to Tulsa, OK for the 12th Episcopal District Mid-Year Meeting. We participated in the reporting sessions, Bishop Chappelle's Birthday Celebration, the Annual WMS Scholarship Breakfast and Silent Auction and all other instances of the More Excellent Way found in the 12th Episcopal District. We thank everyone in the CAC who supported the Scholarship Breakfast by, purchasing tickets. April 2006 - On April 30, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. the Central Arkansas Conference Unity Worship Service was held at St. James AMEC, Camden, AR,- This well attended, inspirational worship service was organized by the CACWMS. Presiding Elders Allen and Roberts as well as conference leaders of the YPD, Sons of Allen,

Women in Ministry and the Lay Organization participated. Missionaries, ministers and other members of the laity from all over the conference attended. We were delighted to have Dr. Anna Burnett Graham, my mentor & Rev. & Mrs. T. W. Scott from the West AR conference in attendance. The preaching of the word by Rev. W. R. Norful, Sr. and the singing of songs of Zion by the CAC Clergy and the Central Arkansas Conference Choir took us on a mountain top experience. All four areas made initial reports for the pre-offerings which provided financial support for Mrs. Aline Allen and Mrs. Jacquelyn Roberts in the 12th Episcopal District WMS Calendar Tea. May 2006 - The first Saturday in May found us at Shorter College decorating tables and making financial reports for the 12th Episcopal District WMS Calendar Tea after being inspired by the Shorter College Graduation. Mrs. Sharon Fletcher won 3rd place in the table decoration contest. Mrs. Aline Allen reported $3,308.00 and Mrs. Jacquelyn Roberts reported $2,000.02. We served in various capacities during the benefit banquet for Shorter College held at the Embassy Suites, Little Rock on May 19. Ms, Joyce Vaughn of me CAC was one of the emcees for this beautiful black-tie affair. Bishop Vinton R. Anderson inspired us all as the speaker for this auspicious occasion. June 2006 - On the 25th we journeyed by plane, van and car to Charleston, South Carolina in support of our illustrious Bishop, the Right Reverend Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. as he ended his two year tenure as President of the General Board of the A. M. E. Church. We were blessed to share in the General Board 50th Anniversary Celebration orchestrated by Bishop Chappelle. We wanted the connectional church to know how proud we are of our Episcopal leaders, Bishop and Mother Chappelle. July 2006July 10-13 we traveled to Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK where the 12th District Christian Leadership Congress was held. The WMS sessions included a Jeopardy game prepared by Mother Chappelle and President Denton using Constitution & Bylaws, WMS trivia, 12th District end the AME Trivia as the topics. Copies of the GET are being distributed to all of the conferences. The CD can be changed for use with any type of information. The CACWMS was proud to present Mrs. Theo Carter of Bethel, Chidester and Mrs. Freddie M. Sims of Mt. Pleasant, Pine Bluff for induction into the 12th Episcopal District Hall of Fame. The surprise birthday celebration prepared in honor of Mother Chappelle was a beautiful event which included a short serenade by our Bishop, We salute our recipient of the $2,000.00 Sarah Allen Scholarship, Miss Byrhonda Lyons of St. Andrew, Pine Bluff. August 2006 - The CACWMS presented its Annual Pew Rally & Songfest on August 6 at Allen Temple, Pine Bluff. Once again it was a wonderful event enjoyed by all who attended. Other than the planning meeting held in December 2005 at St. John, Fordyce, three other conference meetings were held. We were welcomed to the facilities and surrounded by the hospitality extended by the pastor and members of St. John, Fordyce; Macedonia, Bearden; Mt. Pleasant, Pine Bluff and Curry Chapel, Strong. SPECIFICALLY THIS CONFERENCE YEAR WE HAVE: • Honored our legacy through acts of love bestowed upon the Life Members and Hall of Fame members of the CAC at the area level and conference level • •; Adopted individual senior members of our communities and nursing homest •Held Health Fairs and Back to School Fairs •Provided enough school supplies to teach 80 children in Africa (School- in- a -Box) •Provided an animal for an impoverished community through Heifer International •Reported $ 11,000.00 to me Episcopal District WMS as our budget assessment •Reported $300.00 to the Central Arkansas Annual Conference 05 •Reported $400.00 to the 12th District WMS / Annual Night in White 05 •Awarded a $2000.00 scholarship to an active member of the YPD. •Awarded $150.00 stipends to two pastors of the conference. (Rev. Ceola Warner& Rev. Diane Smith)

•Increased the membership of the Conference Branch. •Distributed outreach funds to needy families in Strong, Bearden, Pine Bluff and Fordyce following conference meetings •Donated blankets to the Red Cross and other agencies. •Assisted in the reporting of $5,308.02 to the 12th District Calendar Tea A more detailed picture of mission work in the CAC can be seen in the other officers' reports, commission reports, area chairperson reports and local society reports found in this year's report booklet I thank all who have made this report possible, the officers, area chairpersons and members of the CACWMS, the members of local societies and local churches, the YPD'ers, the Presiding Elders and ministers of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference. This is your report and I thank God and you for the opportunity to give the report. A special tribute to Bishop and Mother Chappelle and President Gharolett Martin for their support and leadership. Special thanks to my pastor Rev. Reginald Cleaver, Sr. and the Mt Pleasant AMEC family for their support. I cannot say thank you enough to my husband Lon Denton, my mother, my children and my eight siblings for then- prayers and help. God loves each of you and so do I. Let us all pray for a deeper commitment to our children, to the poor, to the elderly, to the imprisoned, to the sick, to all who are in need.

"We are Called to Continue the Ministry of Jesus Christ By Service and Witness in the World"

Respectfully submitted, Thehna Y. Denton, President Central Arkansas Conference Branch Women's Missionary Society

Exhibit 12 Twelfth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Central Arkansas Conference Young People's and Children's Division of the Women's Missionary Society Director's Annual Report 2005-2006 Conference Year Curry Chapel A.M.E. Church - Strong, AR October 10, 2006 TO: The Right Reverend Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr, Presiding Prelate Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Supervisor of Women's and Children's Work Mrs. Charolett B. Martin, Episcopal WMS President Mrs. Sherrell Giles, Episcopal YPD Director Mr. Reginald Cleaver, Jr., Episcopal YPD President Mrs. Thelma Y. Denton, Central Arkansas Conference WMS President Miss LaQuilla Boyce, Central Arkansas Conference YPD President

0 GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. I GREET YOU IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. 1 stand here as humble as I know how as I submit the following report to you for the 2005-2006 Conference Year on behalf of the Young People's and Children's Division of the Women's Missionary Society. We have had some disappointments, some misunderstandings; some lack of support but through it all we still can say God has truly been good to us. The Fruits of Our Labor: December 2005: We began the 2005-2006 Conference Year by attending the Episcopal District Planning Meeting at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in West Memphis, AR. We received 1 st place for the "Souper Bowl" of Caring and 3rd place for our Annual Youth Night, for which we are still giving God all the honor, glory and praise. I was also presented a Certificate of Appreciation for visiting and supporting the other six conferences during their Annual Conferences. On December 17th, we held our Conference Planning Meeting at Greater St. Mark A.M.E. Church. The devil was busy trying to divide and destroy and we being determined not to let him take control, invited Mother Chappelle to come and meet with us in order that we would get back on track and we could be about God's business the right way, decently and in order. After our Conference President, LaQuilla Boyce, gave a report from the District Planning Meeting, we began setting our agenda of works to be done for the year hi order that we would fulfill our obligations on the Connectional, Episcopal and Conference levels. We would like to thank Mother Chappelle not only for sacrificing that Saturday, but also for her unselfish love and concern and for sharing her wisdom. Many persons talk the talk but fail to walk the walk. Many of our local churches participated in various mission projects during the Christmas Season by taking fruit baskets, food boxes and personal care products to the sick and shut-in in their churches, persons in the nursing homes and in the communities at large. On December 30-31, the Conference President, First Vice President and I traveled to Fort Smith, AR to attend the Episcopal District YPD Executive Board Bonding Retreat. The young people were very

enthusiastic and had a great time while planning their program for Mid-Year. This also gave the directors a time to reflect and regroup. January 2006: In order to show the areas I am truly available and concerned, I feel it is important to be present for at least one of their meetings during the conference year. On January 14th, I stopped briefly in Thornton for Area II' s meeting and then continued on to Camden for Area Fs meeting. I was welcomed in both meetings and in Area I, it gave us an opportunity to clarify some concerns for persons that do not usually attend the conference meetings. At the close of that meeting, I then traveled on to Little Rock to represent the conference at Shorter College's Homecoming, where our Episcopal YPD First Vice President, Miss Latoya "Pumpkin" Browning, was crowned Miss Shorter College. A special thanks to my husband for accompanying me. On January 24-28, I attended the Connectional WMS Executive Board Meeting in Cincinnati, OH. I thank God that I was able to go and be a part of the District delegation. One very special event that took place at the close of the Missionary meeting was the "Souper Bowl of Caring" weekend blitz, an outreach ministry, planned by the Third District YPD and the South Ohio Conference. Prior to the Executive Board Meeting, Reggie, our Episcopal YPD President; the other Episcopal Presidents and Directors; other young people present mainly from the Third District; Mrs. Barbara Boyce; and I loaded up on school buses and went down to Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church which is in an impoverished community. There, we prepared and served food to the needy and gave persons socks, which the districts provided, along with other clothing. Many of the young people took advantage of the opportunity to interact with the youth in the community by playing games and talking with them. There was one Episcopal Director going through the community and praying with the people. After the other adults and some youth observed the positive response she was getting such as people seemingly coming "out of the woodworks," others began to minister to the people. I was amazed that even though some of those people were staggering in a drunken state, they realized the fact that there is a God and that they needed prayer. The people were very appreciative and inquisitive about the organization and to see the gratitude on their faces is something to be remembered. February 2006: In February, many of the churches participated in the "Souper Bowl" of Caring. This year we began collecting funds and can goods (non-perishables) on January 15th and climaxed the mission outreach on Sunday, February 5th. We raised $1,457.97, which exceeded our total for the 2004-2005 Conference Year. Even though we did not have as many churches to participate this year, the young people are to be commended for their efforts for which I am very pleased. The money was given to various charities, organizations and families and the non-perishable food was donated to churches with food pantries and persons in their respective areas. On Saturday, February 11th, the young people hosted their first Valentine's Sweetheart Banquet, which was their fundraiser for the District Pageant. It was truly an evening to remember. They were responsible for serving the guests as well as planning the entertainment for the banquet and they did an exceptional job. The young people especially enjoyed seeing the Reverends Allen, Boyce, Frost, Gray, Nettles and Michael Washington serenade their wives. A special thanks to Mrs. Jovan Smith and the other ladies of Curry Chapel who catered the delicious meal. We did not reach our goal mainly due to a lack of support by the conference but those of us that were present had an enjoyable evening. March 2006: On March 11th, the young people held their second conference meeting again at Greater St. Mark which is a midway point for us. The young people once again were about taking care of the business at hand. We were making preparations for Mid-Year as well as still trying to gain the support of the conference to go forward with a fundraiser the young people had been trying to do since our planning meeting in December.

On March 24th, during the Episcopal District Mid-Year, the YPD held their quadrennial fundraiser, which was a pageant. After much hard work, we proudly returned to the Central AR Conference with the reigning Mr. & Miss 12th Episcopal District YPD, Mr. Pierce McDonald and Miss Chamire Campbell. We thank all of those persons who made contributions as we endeavored to raise our funds for the pageant. April: On April 7-9, the President, LaQuilla Boyce, 1st Vice President, Candiss Caldwell, Mrs. Barbara Boyce and I attended the Connectional YPD Leadership Training Session and Executive Board Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Our District President, Mr. Reginald Cleaver, Jr., was there to greet us upon our arrival. As always, we were very proud of our young people representing the 12* District: Reggie in the Executive Board Meeting and Miss Nakita Rodgers from the Oklahoma Conference in the Connectional YPD Talent Show. We had the opportunity to ride through the 9th Ward as we were leaving New Orleans in order to see just a small glimpse of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. We always say give a person their roses while they are still able to smell them. Today, I hand a rose to our Episcopal Leader, Mother Chappelle, Mrs. Barbara Boyce, LaQuilla, Candiss, all of the 12th delegation that was assembled at the closing service and the connection at large. I had an unforeseen incident to occur during the closing, but the love I was shown, most of which I had no remembrance but was told about, will never be forgotten and for it I will be eternally grateful. On April 30th, the CAC kicked-off our canned food drive for Self-Denial. Members, from each local church, were asked to make donations. May: On May 14th, we ended our food drive. During the month, the non-perishable food was donated to Neighbor to Neighbor, other non-profit organizations and it was again a time to help replenish churches with food pantries. June: In June, the young people participated in both Presiding Elder District Congresses. The young people were responsible for the closing programs on Friday night in each district. On June 24 th, the young people met at Greater Ward Chapel in Pine Bluff. Some of the areas reported that they had completed the service project in which they were to check the smoke alarms in the homes of elderly persons in their church and community with adult supervision and take pictures. The other areas vowed to complete this project by Annual Conference. Due to the fact that we still had not gotten the commitments to do our proposed fundraiser, the young people chose to do a Krispy-Kreme doughnut sale with a goal of 1,000 doughnuts. We did accomplish one of our goals at this meeting that we had set forth last year which was to have persons present to work with our Mother Sunbeams and Allen Stars during the meetings. We had 26 young people present in that age group. The young people also set the date for the Mr. and Miss CAC YPD Pageant which will be December 2 at St. John A.M.E. Church in Pine Bluff. On June 25-29, 1 was blessed with my first opportunity to attend the General Board & Council of Bishops in Charleston, SC where our Bishop eloquently presided over the 50 th Anniversary session and at the end of the session passed the gavel to Bishop McKinley Young. July: Our number of youth attending the District Christian Education Congress is growing every year. The youth participated in the Hip-Hop Bible Study during Morning Devotion, the choir and YPD program. We had one (1) graduate to be presented on youth night at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Miss Byrhonda Lyons received the $2,000.00 Sarah Allen Youth Scholarship and is presently attending Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.

On Friday, July 28th, we delivered the 450 boxes of Krispy-Kreme doughnuts that were sold. On Saturday, July 29th, the Executive Board met to start preparing for Annual Conference. August-September: The young people met twice at Curry Chapel in Strong to continue planning for Annual Conference as well as the areas held their own rehearsal meetings. I began to visit the series of Annual Conferences. As the year has come to a close, we must say "Thank You" to all those persons that helped to make the year what it was. First, giving praise to God for seeing us through this year and allowing us to travel and be present once again to witness another Conference Year. We have attempted much, yet, there is so much left to be done. To our Episcopal Leaders, Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr.; Supervisor, Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle; Episcopal President, Mrs. Charolett B. Martin; Episcopal YPD Director, Mrs. Sherrell Giles and Episcopal President, Mr. Reginald Cleaver, Jr. we thank you for your words of encouragement, support and guidance. To our Conference Branch President, Mrs. Thelma Denton, we thank you for all you do and even for standing with us when we are confronted with obstacles. To the Missionary Society at large, we are grateful for what you do but some of you do not realize it is easier to put a log on a fire that is already burning than to waste the time waiting for it to go out. Our young people are truly on "Fire for God." I have witnessed a spirit in them this year that puts a burning on your heart. When we, as adults are not willing to get behind them and support their program, all we are doing is putting out their flame. And we fail to realize, they are not like some of us. They are not going to rekindle the fire and keep it burning. They will go somewhere else where they are allowed to glow. To the Conference Officers, I say to you a job well done! I love you and my prayer is that God will continue to shower His blessings upon you. To the Area and Local Directors, I say thank you for your unselfish help. You have truly gone that extra mile this year. You all are very special to me and even more so to the success of the Central Arkansas Conference YPD. We, as a Conference, are only as strong as our weakest link. To the Presiding Elders, Pastors and the Conference body, we appreciate all that you've done for us this conference year, and we are prayerful that you will continue your support during the upcoming conference year. Last but not least, I say a very special thank you to my family. You have made many sacrifices for me, both financially and socially. I will never take for granted how blessed I am to have such a supportive and loving family.

Humbly Submitted,

Miranda C. JohnsorVYPD Director Central AR Conference Women's Missionary Society

Exhibit 13 86th Session of the Central Arkansas Conference Twelfth Episcopal Church ~ African Methodist Episcopal Church October 11-15,2006 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REPORT To: Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Presiding Bishop Dr. Barbara J. Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor Presiding Elders Allen and Roberts Pastors, Clergy, Delegates, Members and Guests We greet you on this day in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Committee on Christian Education humbly submits the following report. Are We Truly Fulfilling Our Duties as The Department of Christian Education? Our first task as the Christian Education Department was to evaluate ourselves and make sure we are truly aware of our responsibilities as detailed in The Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 1) Are we developing a comprehensive and unified program of Christian Education which shall lead to the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, the Christian Religion, and the Christian Church, and an implementation of those values in daily living? 2)Are we providing resource materials for all the educational work of the church? 3)Are we supervising the Allen Christian Fellowship in the local churches and making sure they are promoting intelligent and vital Christian living among young people and training them in proper methods of Christian work and service. Yes, some of these duties are being fulfilled. We realize it is not enough to get the work done but to get it done properly and effectively. We smile upon the growth of our Christian Education Department. Our District leaders, Presiding Elder and Mrs. Allen (Pine Bluff South District) and Presiding Elder and Mrs. Roberts (Camden/El Dorado District) are open to ways of ensuring that all churches are exposed to much needed knowledge. The majority of our churches report to have active and viable Church School Departments utilizing many resources to maintain and equip our members with knowledge of the Gospel by which we promote spiritual growth. We vow to work hard during the next conference year to not just have adequate Church Schools but working in conjunction with other entities of the church to have better Church Schools. Both presiding elder districts held Christian Education Congresses, utilizing topics designed to address the social and spiritual issues, which tend to hinder progress in our society. The Christian Education Directors of the Presiding Elder Districts, Dr. Carolyn Jones and Dr. Levenis Penix, are to be commended for a job well done. Both congresses were well planned and

executed. The Pine Bluff South District Congress was held at Ward Chapel, Pine Bluff. Our own beloved Bishop preached the opening sermon. The young people were in attendance to close out on Friday night showcasing their talent. The attendance was low due to the fact the young people were still in school. We pray that a more conscious effort will be made to ensure that our young people are inclusive of the whole planning process. The Camden/El Dorado District Congress was held at Lee Chapel, El Dorado. The congress was well attended. Dr. Jones invited presenters for the young people in which they could be enriched both spiritually and socially. Bishop Chappelle blessed the young people and all hi attendance with a message on Friday. The young people closed out on Friday night allowing God to use them as they expressed in their own way. After many long hours of intense work, all roads led to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was the site for our Episcopal District Christian Education Congress, held on July 10-13. The Central Arkansas Conference had a total of sixty-seven (67) registered delegates. This was a slight increase from the previous year. The Christian Education Congress continued with superb classes and instructors educating us through classes such as: Duties of Stewards, Trustees, Enhancing Your Church School, Arts and Crafts, Rapping on Teen Issues, How to Be a Witness... etc. The roster of instructors and the entire staff of the CEC led on by Rev. Larry Banks, Episcopal Chairman and Rev. Shirley Inkton Bowers, Episcopal Director, really outdid themselves. We met the goal of increased participation at our Episcopal Leadership Congress, but we are certainly not at the level we would like. We are challenging every church to start early setting aside funds to help sponsor our young people enabling them to attend the Christian Education Congress. We must commit ourselves to grow and glow. We, as a committee have set forth the following goals for the 2006-2007 Conference Year: 1)To have at least two (2) Christian Education training sessions 2)To do an in-depth evaluation of our churches in order to be knowledgeable of the depths of spiritual training being done in our local churches 3)To make an effort to have adequate representation on all levels in the Christian Education Department beginning at the local level 4)To increase our attendance at the Christian Education Congress 5)To provide precise statistics in order that we may show our levels of growth in our Presiding Elder District Congresses and our District Congress We know that these goals are obtainable; For We Know With God AH Things are Possible. The committee would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the guidance and support we have received from our Episcopal leaders, Bishop and Mother Chappelle during this conference year. For surely, you have shown us a more excellent way and for that we say thank you. As committee chairperson, I personally must say thanks for the blessing God bestowed upon me through the hands of Bishop Chappelle. We also thank our pastors, Christian Education Directors, and churches for embracing the work of educating and training our congregations. It is our prayer that God will continue to bless us with the strength and wisdom needed as we endeavor to do His will.

Humbly Submitted, The Reverends: Gregory Nettles W.R. Norful, Sr. Michael Washington Allison Howell Ida Hall Talley Sister Carolyn Jones Bro. Levenis Penix Sister Miranda Johnson, Chairperson

Exhibit 14 12th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church 86th Session of the (Central Arkansas Annual Conference Curry Chapel, AM£. Church, Strong, Arkansas October 11-15, 2OO6 Women in Ministry Report To: Bishop Richard A. ChappeUe, Dr. Barbara/. ChappeUe, Episcopal Supervisor, Episcopal Officers, Presiding Elders, Clergy and Delegates Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To God be the glory for the great things he has done. I am proud to be standing here to make my first report as the coordinator of WIM for the Central Arkansas Conference. It has been a busy year and it has been a good year and I thank the WIM for their Support. It was once said that a smart man surrounds himself with good leaders. We the Women in Ministry are striving to be an example of the Women in the Bible who were great leaders but yet reflected both strengths and gentleness. We the CAC WIM want to become the fragrant in the flower for our district. Our goals are to meet and further the following objectives: 1.To continue to recognize and support women m ministry as an integral part of the Central Arkansas Conference. 2.To identify and explore opportunities for women in ministry in the CAC. 3.To support each other as we grown* the ministry. 4.To encourage other WIM to enter specialized Ministry. 5.To continue to encourage academic trahung for tite nunistry. 6.To offer a trahung session at each meeting. 7.To encourage our brothers to become supporter of WIM. The mission of the Central Arkansas Conference, Women in Ministry is to define, enhance, support and expand the presence of women m mnristrym the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The first meeting for the CAC-WIM was held m January, 20O6 at Ouve Light, in Smackover, Arkansas, where the goals and objectives for the year were identified and approved. On March 4,2OO6 at 7&Opm, we had a WJLM. Fellowship nigh at Free Union, AM£. Church, where the Rev Angela Rogers is Pastor. The Rev. Cindy Robinson, from the South Arkansas Conference, delivered an inspirational and powerful message that night In August, 2OO6 at Curry Chapel, A.M.E. Church located in Strong, Arkansas, we had our regular meeting and Rev. Ida Tattey taught on "Self-Renewal''. She addressed issues of clergy burn out. She also stated that we should steal away like Jesus to regenerate. After the meeting at Curry Chapel, we had a W.I.M luncheon at noon. We will continue to incorporate our teaching and purposes at all meeting and address the problems that women face in the church. We must educate women on the policy of AME Church, parliamentary procedures and money management. We have given benevolence of$25.OO to Rev. LaShawn Green, Rev. Jo. Ford and Rev. Ida Talley for loss of love ones. We also, sent cards out to minister that were sick and shut in across the district. For our outreach, we gave toiletries to the Christopher Home in Strong, Arkansas. Today we are presenting to Bishop Richard Atten ChappeUe, Sr. $25.00 for the lost of his love one. Several of the Women in Ministry from the CAC attended the Bishop's Council in Charleston, South Carolina to be with our Bishop when he released his gavel as president of the General Board. Rev Diane Smith, Rev. LaNell Ross, Rev, Ida Talley and Rev. Allison Howell were in attendance. Rev. Howett also served as one of the hostess at his reception. Rev. LaNell Ross was privileged to travel with Bishop and his party on his last tour of Africa. We also attended the Women in Ministry retreat which was held June 2-3, 2OO6 at Egan Camp - Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Special thanks go out to WM Episcopal District president, our own Rev. HazelJ. Linton. At our last meeting, at St. Luke AME Church, Pine Bluff, where the Rev. Ida Tatty is pastor, the Rev. Angela Rogers, Rev. LaNettRoss and Rev. Attison Howett received the Scholarship for books from the Women in Ministry. In order to receive the scholarship, you had to be in good standing and enrolled in Seminary. Rev. Angela Rogers, Sis. Denise McDonald, Sis Rutha Williams, Sis, Rutha Murphy, Rev. LaNell Ross and Rev A. A Howell is currently enrolled m Seminary.

(Congratulations to Rev. Ida Talley who graduated with a Master of Arts in Religion from Memphis Theology Seminary. On last week we traveled to the East North East Conference to support Rev. Angela Rogers as she stood four square and expounded on "Sweep around your own front door". We would like to commend our new Pastors, Rev. LaNettRoss and Rev. Dianne Smith. At our last meeting, the CAC-WIM voted to give Rev. W. R. Norful, Sr. $100.00 on his Campaign for Bishop. We have made only a smatt milestone in our journey this year and plan to do more next year. The CAC-WIM wants to be a rainbow of light to women m ministry everywhere. Respectfully Submitted, Allison Howell, Coordinator

Exhibit 15 Twelfth Episcopal District 86th Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Temperance Committee Report TO: Bishop Richard A. Chappelle, Sr. Dr. Barbara J. Chappelle, Episcopal Supervisor Ministers, Delegates and Laity Living well was addressed last year hi regards to temperance. We will focus on serving well this year. One may ask the question, what effects does temperance have on our service? Biblical faith sees human beings not as autonomous but are responsible to and directed by the will of God. For example, the Apostle Paul compared himself with an athlete who exercised restraint in all things for the Gospel, I Corinthians 9:25. For Paul, self-control was not really a human achievement but was linked with joy and peace as the fruit of the spirit, Galatians 5:22-23. Temperance was one the five cardinal virtues held to be vital to society in Hellenic culture. It is one the four cardinal virtues considered to control Christian behavior by the Catholic Church and is an important tenet of the moral codes of other world religions. For example, it is one of the five precepts of Buddhism. As Pastors, Ministers and Laity we must learn temperance through restraint, humility and moderation of our actions in learning to serve well by using temperance. 1.Do What You Have The Power To Do.............Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie 2.It Is In You.............Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr. 3.The Cost and Profit of Discipleship... .Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Humbly submitted: Committee on Temperance Rev. Linda Profit Rev. Loznie Mays, Jr. Rev. Eddie Moore Rev. LaShawn Green Rev. Chestine Sims, Jr.

To Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, ST., Mother Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Officers, Members and Visitors of the 86th Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference. The committee on Church Growth and Development make the following report: Church Growth and Development is a vital part of the administration and purpose of the church. The great commission in Matt. 28:19-20 suggest that at the very core of the Christian church is about growth and development. Looking back on the events of Calvary and the open door of the church and the vial of the temple being rent exposing the Holies of Holies, Christ died that we may have a right to the tree of life. The question remains how focused and committed are we in the area of church growth and development. There are different areas of growth and development in our church. Worship, training, services and outreach ministries can all be considered areas where the church may experience growth. We should examine the time we spend in church and the amount of time we spend being the church. More time being and less time in church may serve to spark church growth. The quality and versatility of our worship service and programs can draw a more diverse group of worshippers. We cannot be all things to all people but we can try to minister to all people. The worship experience can be varied from traditional to non-traditional activities and have a broader appeal. Pastors and church leaders can look at ways to expand the operations and activities of the local church giving more members an opportunity to discover what roll they are called to play in the church. People that have an active role in the operation of their church tend to stay active and remain positive about programs of the church. These members also seek to engage others in those same activities. It is imperative that we get our congregation active in the church because they should not be treated as spectators looking to be entertained. Finding ways to touch the community at large no matter how modest it may be will effect the growth and development of our church. Clothes closets, food pantries, and housing programs can be outreach arms from the church into our communities and serve to draw people to Christ. These activities along with scout troops, after school programs, singles and parenting ministries add proof and definition to our church. When people touch people in significant ways they are remembered. This is church growth and development. Humbly submitted, Revs Reginald Cleaver Linda Profit, Enious Montgomery Gregory Nettles, Kingston Malone Michael Washington and Sis. Hazel Ross

Exhibit 16 M EMO RANDUM

TO: BISHOP RICHARD A. CHAPPELLE, SR., 12™ EPISCOPAL DISTRICT, AME CHURCH 86TH SESSION OF THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, CURRY CHAPEL A.M.E., STRONG, AR COMMITTEE ON INCORPORATION OF CHURCH PROPERTIES

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SUBJECT: 2005-2006 REPORT DATE: 10/13/200 CC:

BISHOP CHAPPELLE AND CONFERENCE ATTENDEES, The committee on incorporation of church properties' function is to survey the presiding elders about the incorporation status of each church in the Central Arkansas Conference. This information is usually obtained from presiding elders during their quarterly conferences and they are the best source for this information. This is required per the A.M.E. Discipline. The result of this survey does not reveal any new information from the previous annual conference. Most churches are likely in compliance with the mandate of the church to become incorporated but some churches have not completed the process. It is felt that churches who are not in compliance are working to resolve this matter. No list with "yes or no" replies has been compiled for 2005-2006. YOUR COMMITTEE Rev. Homer Parham Rev. Welton Boyce Rev. Clarence Reynolds Rev. Chestine Sims Rev. Lorenzo Neal

Exhibit 17 Twelfth Episcopal District 86 Session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference Curry Chapel A.M.E. Church Strong Arkansas MINISTERIAL EFFICIENCY COMMITTEE REPORT October 14, 2006
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To: The Rt. Rev. Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Presiding Bishop; Mother .Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle Supervisor, WMS; The Rev. Curley Roberts, Host Presiding Elder; The Rev. Thomas G. Allen co-host Presiding Elder, Ministers, Delegates, Brothers and Sisters in Christ The following individuals were referred to the Ministerial Efficiency Committee: Rev. Selma Moore; Rev Felton Walker; Rev. Leon Brice; Rev. Linda Profit; Rev. M.C. Juniel; Rev. Ceola Warner; Rev. Darrell Howell; Rev. Allison Howell; Rev. Diane Smith; P.E. Thomas G. Allen; and P.E. Curley Roberts. The Ministerial Efficiency committee has attempted to or met with the above mentioned individual and or attempted to communicate with them via phone and have the following recommendations: 1 . Rev. Selma Moore for not answering the roll and possibly leaving the A.M.E. Church: The Committee was not able to meet with Rev. Moore. After conversing with her pastor, Rev. Talley and her Presiding Elder Rev. Allen, it was found that Rev. Moore was retired and not required to answer the rolj|. It was found that she yet lives. Recommend no further actions. 2. Rev Felton Walker had transferred to Georgia and has been reported to have returned to Arkansas: The Committee was not able to meet with Rev. Walker. After communicating with Presiding Elder Curley Roberts and Presiding Elder Thomas G. Allen it was determined that they had no knowledge of him returning to Arkansas. The Committee recommends that continued efforts be made to locate Rev. Felton and that his status remains as reported, Transferred. 3. Rev. Leon Brice did not answer the roli and was reported as having left the A.M.E. Church: The Committee was not able to meet with Rev. Brice. The Committee communicated with P.E. Roberts who informed the Committee that Rev. Brice had retired and yet lives and that he has joined another church. The Committee recommends that his name be dropped from the rol44. Rev. Linda Profit for not paying her correct budget requirements: The Committee met with Rev. Profit. Rev. Profit stated that St. John, Fordyce was submitting a partial report paying the General Church Budget in the amount of $2, 1 2 1 .00 and she was asking permission of the Conference to pay the balance owed, not later than Mid- Year. The Committee recommends that Rev. Profit be reprimanded for her first offence. 5. Rev. M.C. Juniel was referred for not paying his correct Annuity: The Committee was not able to meet with Rev. Juniel. The Committee recommends that Rev. Juniel be rimanded for his first offence. 6. Rev. Ceola Warner was referred for not paying her correct Annuity:

The Committee was not able to meet with Rev. Warner. The Committee recommends that Rev. Warner be reprimanded for his first offence. 7. Rev. Darrell Howell was referred for not paying his correct Annuity and Budget: The Committee met with Rev. Howell. Rev. Howell indicated that St. James Urbana was paid in full and that St Andrew , Hattig was short and unable to pay more due to their rebuilding efforts since their church burned this year. On the matter of his annuity, he stated that he and his church were under the impression that because he was an Ordained Deacon, a payment on the annuity was not required. After it was explained that he was a serving pastor he indicated to the committee that he would try to communicate with his church to seek payment. The Committee recommends that Rev. Howell be reprimanded for his first offense. 8. Rev. Allison Howell was referred for not paying her correct Annuity: The committee met with Rev. Allison Howell who stated that she had made a supplemental report to her Presiding Elder and was now paid up. Presiding Elder Allen reported that he had received her funds and that she was no longer short on her Annuity. The Committee recommends.that no action be taken. 9. Rev. Diane Smith was referred for not paying her correct Annuity and Budget: The Committee was not able to meet with Rev. Smith. The Committee recommends that she be reprimanded for her first offence. 10. Rev. Willie Rainey was referred for not paying his correct Annuity: The committee met with Rev. Rainey who stated thajJie_BiQiuii£ay_the required minimum amount by Sunday October 1 5th. The Committee rprnmmend^Thrrr^K'rfprimnnflnl^QrJjis finfprffmr^ ~ 1 1 . Rev. Aluster Hamilton was referred for not paying his Annuity: The committee met with Rev. Hamilton who stated that he had been paying faithfully into the fund for 20 years and that his last statement from them only reflected his last payment of $732.00 for the entire period. He stated that he was not refusing to pay, but that he was waiting to get the matter cleared up with the connection at which time he would release the funds. The Committee recommends that Rev. Hamilton be reprimanded for his first offence. 12. P.E. Thomas G. Allen was referred for the budget shortage of the Pine Bluff South District: The Committee met with P.E. Allen who stated that he agreed with his pastor's plan to pay the balance of her budget by Mid-Year. The committee recommends that he be reprimanded for his first offence. 1 $ P.E. Curley Roberts was referred for not paying his Annuity and for Budget shortage of the Camden El Dorado District: The Committee met with P.E. Roberts who stated that the $182.00 shortage would be made up during the conference and that he would make up his Annuity at the Episcopal Planning Meeting. The committee recommends that P.E. Roberts be reprimanded for his first offence. There were no other ministers referred before the Ministerial Efficiency Committee. The Ministerial Efficiency Committee has not received any charges against the religious and moral character of other pastors or ministers in the Central Arkansas Conference. Therefore the Ministerial Efficiency Committee recommends that their characters be passed. Humbly submitted The Ministerial Efficiency Committee

Rev. Linda Profit Rev. Chesine Sims Rev. Jessie Washington Rev. Allison Howell - Secretary Rev. Reginald Cleaver, Sr. Vice Chair Rev. Charles B. Frost, Sr. - Chair P.E. Thomas G. Allen - (Ex-Officio)

Exhibit 18 Twelfth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church 86th Session ofthe CENTRAL ARKANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 10-15,2006 Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Strong, Arkansas Employment Security Committee Report To: Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr., Dr. Barbara Jean Chappelle, Episcopal Officers, Presiding Elders, Conference Officers, Pastors, Ministers, Delegates and all assembled: We greet you in the matchless and magnificent name of Jesus Christ. The Employment Security Committee wishes to share the following pertinent information with this Annual Conference. Incomplete enrollment and/or updated information has been requested by the Retirement Board of trie A.M.E. Church for the following individuals in the Central Arkansas Annual Conference: The Reverends Milas Juniel, Donna Neal, Ceola Warriner, C. B. Warriner, Felton Walker and Aluster Hamilton. There has been no significant change in procedures and guidelines of the Retirement Board where employment security is housed. However, during the initiation of a Noncontributing Retirement Fund for pastors and presiding elders, it was discovered that the agency did not have sufficient information for each pastor and presiding elder to be properly enrolled. The following information is needed from each pastor and presiding elder in the Central Arkansas Annual Conference to ensure enrollment into this program: (l)Be an ordained deacon who has received an appointment from the hand of a bishop; and, (2) Fill out the enrollment form (A copy of your ordination certificate must accompany this form). According to General Board member, the Reverend James Thomas, the enrollment form was published in The Christian Recorder during the summer months of 2006 and was due hi on or before August 31,2006. If you missed this deadline, there is a possibility that you will not receive an allocation this year. However, you will be eligible for future allocations. If you have not completed an enrollment form or have additional questions, please contact the Department of Annuity Investments at the following address and/or telephone number: 280 Hernando Street, Suite 300, P.O. Boxl857, Memphis, TN 38101 Telephone (901) 527-2006 or (800) 992-6326 - Fax (901) 527-2007 Additional information can also be obtained from the Reverend James Thomas, our General Board Retirement Board representative. Respectfully Submitted, The Reverends Hazel Linton, Ida Talley, Welton Boyce, Allison Howell, Jessie Washington

Exhibit 19 African "Methodist l&iscohafCnurcft 13? 'EfiiscofiafDistrict 36 Session of the CentrafArkansas Conference Debutante-Wasters Commission typorf October 14,2006 To: Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle, Supervisor of Women's and Children's Work Presiding Elders, Pastors, Delegates, Visitors & Members of the Central Arkansas Conference

As the Commissioner for the Central Arkansas Conference Debutantes & Masters Commission, I am blessed, excited and honored to make this report today. This summer, I participated in an internship at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Because of that, I was unable to attend the Christian Education Congress held in Tulsa, OK. Although I was not present, through correspondence with my mother, Mrs. Miranda Johnson, and the Area YPD Directors, I was able to have participants for the CEC. Unfortunately, I received word that there would not be a DMC Ceremony. Correspondence was sent to each of the Area Directors of the YPD in the Central Arkansas Conference requesting that each Area have AT LEAST one participant of each gender hi each level of the DMC for this year's ceremony. Although I didn't reach my goal, I have a pretty good number for my first year. During Conference YPD meetings, I have done some minor training as to what the DMC is all about, proper attire and stressing the importance of learning the pledges and songs. My future plans are to have mini workshops that would help to teach the DMC participants on things such as know your church and the purpose of the DMC. This year's ceremony promises to be an elegant display of our youth's dedication and hard work towards God and their future in the A.M.E. church. The ceremony will be held tonight at 6:00 P.M. In closing, I would like to say thanks to all the participants, parents, pastors, and churches who have helped to support the DMC. I would also like to give a special thanks to the CAC Area YPD Directors; Mrs. Kathy Fletcher, Mrs. Debra Scott, Ms. Janelle Beets, Mrs. Barbara Boyce & Mrs. Beverly Hawkins for all of your support as well. A very special thanks to LaQuilla Boyce, who, without hesitation, stepped in to represent me during the Christian Education Congress, and of course, my mother, Mrs. Miranda Johnson, who has always supported everything I've done. Thank you all, and I look forward to another successful and more prosperous year as the Central Arkansas Conference Debutante-Masters Commissioner. Humbly Submitted,

Candiss J. Caldwell, DMC Commissioner Central Arkansas Conference

Exhibit 20 To Bishop R. A Chappelle, Mother Chappelle, Officers, Members and visitors of the 86th session of the Central Arkansas Annual Conference. The committee on Presiding Salary and Upkeep make the following report: After meeting with each Presiding Elder in the conference the committee recommends that the salary and upkeep remand the same. Humbly Submitted R. Cleaver, Sr. W. Boyce M. Washington F. Sims A. Rodgers T. Lindsey C. Jones