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The Twentieth Episcopal District of the AME Church is composed of seven annual conferences that encompass the countries of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, and Mozambique.  Currently, under the  leadership of the Rt. Rev. Bishop Ronnie E. Brailsford, Sr. and Supervisor Rev. Carolyn E. Brailsford, the Twentieth Episcopal District is seeking to reach more people, strengthen institutional effectiveness, and develop new ministry partnerships.

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803-361-5340

P.O. Box 7004

Columbia, SC 29202

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CALENDAR & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Twentieth Episcopal District 2019 Calendar

 

January 1———————————————————————————New Year’s Day

 

January 3-5————————————AMEC Church Growth Department Conference

 

January 8-11—————————————Council of Bishops Retreat & Winter Meeting

(Dana Point, California)

 

February 14———————————————————Valentine Day Celebration (USA)

 

February 17-19————————————————AMEC Christian Education Summit

(Cape Town, South Africa)

 

February 20-22———————————————Global Development Council Meeting

(Cape Town, South Africa)

 

February 22-23—————————————————AMEC Women In Ministry Summit

(Cape Town, South Africa)

 

February 22-24——————————Lay Organization Advance Development Institute

(Cape Town, South Africa)

 

March 6————————————————————————————Ash Wednesday

 

March 10—————————————————————Daylight Savings Time Begins

 

March 12-22——————Health and Education Initiative/ The Medical Mission Group (Kasungu, Malawi)

 

March 26-29————————————————————Uganda Annual Conference

 

April 4-6—————————Mid-Year Conference and Christian Leadership Congress

(Lilongwe or Blantyre, Malawi) (Will Not Be Held—Many AMEC Meetings in 2019)

 

April 14—————————————————————————————Palm Sunday

 

April 19——————————————————————————————Good Friday

 

April 21————————————————————————————————Easter

 

May 2——————————————————————————National Day of Prayer

 

May 12————————————————————————Mother’s Day Celebration

 

May 14-24—————Health and Education Initiative/ The Methodist Student Network University of South Carolina (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe or Beira, Mozambique)

 

June 16————————————————————————Father’s Day Celebration

 

June 24-26—————————————Council of Bishops & General Board Meeting

(Birmingham, Alabama)

 

June 30-July 4—————————————Connectional Lay Organizational Biennial

(Seattle, Washington)

 

July 23-27—————————————AMEC Young People’s Department Convention (Columbus, Ohio)

 

July 27-August 1——————————AMEC Women’s Missionary Society Convention

(Columbus, Ohio)

 

August 21-25——————————————————Malawi North Annual Conference

(McAllister Temple AMEC, Karonga, Malawi)

 

August 28–September 1————————————Malawi Central Annual Conference

(____________ AMEC, Kasungu, Malawi)

 

September 11-15————————————————Malawi South Annual Conference

(Thomas Chapel AMEC, Salima, Malawi)

 

September 18-22————————————Northeast Zimbabwe Annual Conference

(Philip Life Center AMEC, Harare, Zimbabwe)

 

October 2-6————————————————Central Zimbabwe Annual Conference

(Gow Temple AMEC, Masvingo, Zimbabwe)

 

October 9-13——————————————Southwest Zimbabwe Annual Conference

(Thomas Chapel AMEC, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

 

November 28————————————————Thanksgiving Day Celebration (USA)

 

December 7-9———————————————————Lay Executive Board Meeting

(Atlanta, Georgia)

 

December 10-11——————————————————————Convo—Legislation

(Atlanta, Georgia)

 

December 25——————————————————Christmas Day Celebration (USA)

 

December 31—————————————————New Years Day Celebration (USA)

ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Malawi North Annual Conference

Mzuzu, Malawi

Host Church: McAllister Temple A.M.E. Church, Mzuzu

Host Pastor: Rev. ________  Simtowe

Host Presiding Elder: Rev. Wilfred Ngwira

WMS Annual Day---------------------August 22, 2018

​Annual Conference------------------August 23-26, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---August 25, 2018

 

Malawi Central Annual Conference

Kasungu, Malawi

Host Church: Madziayela AMEC

Host Pastor: Rev. Alex Banda

Host Presiding Elder: Rev. Gladwell S. Mwale

WMS Annual Day------------------August 29, 2018

Annual Conference---------------Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---September 1, 2018

 

 

Malawi South Annual Conference

Lilongwe, Malawi

Host Church: Bethel A.M.E. Church

Host Pastor: Rev. Happy Chirwa

Host Presiding Elder: Rev. Davison Moyo

WMS Annual Day-------------------September 12, 2018

​Annual Conference-----------------September 13-16, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---September 15, 2018

 

Northeast Zimbabwe Conference (Includes Northwest Mozambique)

Beira, Mozambique

Host Church: São Paulo A.M.E. Church

Host Pastor: Rev. Samuel Filipe Mandava

Host Presiding Elder: Rev. Jose Bussane

WMS Annual Day---------------------September 19, 2018

Annual Conference-------------------September 20-23, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---September 22, 2018

 

Central Zimbabwe Conference

Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Host Church: Gow Temple A.M.E. Church

Host Pastor: Rev. Samuel Zvada

Host Presiding Elder: Rev. Piet Muparuri

WMS Annual Day-----------------October 3, 2018

 Annual Conference--------------October 4-7, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---October 7, 2018

 

Southwest Zimbabwe Annual Conference

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Host Church: Thomas Temple A.M.E. Church

Host Pastor: Rev. Mthokozisi Sibanda

Host Presiding Elder: Rev. Philip S. Gava

WMS Annual Day---------------October 10, 2018

Annual Conference-------------October 11-14, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---October 14, 2018

 

Uganda Annual Conference

Pallisa District, Uganda

Host Church: Kyazanga A.M.E. Church

Host Presiding Elder: Not Applicable

Team Leader: Bro. Mac Turyeijuka

Host Pastor: Lic. Muwanguzi Moses

WMS Annual Day-------------------October 31, 2018

Annual Conference-----------------November 1-4, 2018

Christian Education & Theological Institute---November 3, 2018