Rev. Mable Randall, DPC, President
The Middle Georgia Association of ClergyWomen, Inc.
On December 14, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon, GA, six ladies met to organize the first clergywomen association. We were welcomed by Pastor Lonzy F. Edwards, the Pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. After a getting to know you session, the business meeting began with Rev. Mable Randall presiding. The President, Vice President and secretary were elected. Other officers were tabled until our next meeting. After much discussion, we agreed on the name,” The Middle Georgia Association of Clergywomen.”
Our purpose, meeting date, executive officers and membership fee were established in the constitution and by laws.
This association consists of female clergy in the Middle Georgia area and is open to any Christian female in Ministry.
The purpose of the association shall be to provide encouragement and address the concerns of licensed and/or ordained female ministers, seminary students, and women waiting for a hearing (first sermon).
We will provide opportunities for continuing education; support women who are called and gifted by God to give service in the ministry; we will stress the importance for women to assist pastors, not compete with them.
Installation Services for all officers was held on March 23, 2003, at 4:00pm with Pastor Lonzy F. Edwards delivering the installation message. Various Pastors, family members and friends witnessed this great occasion. A total of twenty-seven clergywomen were present.
By April 2003, we begin taking steps of becoming incorporated by getting our name reserved in Atlanta. On July 24, 2003, we became the Middle Georgia Association of Clergywomen, Incorporation, a domestic nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Georgia.
The vision to purchase three buildings, a teen center, a safe house for abuse women and women coming out of prison, we will also work with children and set up a health and education center.
We’ve reached out in the community in various projects to make these ideas a reality. School supplies were distributed on August 1, 20003, members attended “A Call to Unity Program” held August 24, 2003, sponsored by the Macon police department chaplainry core, a member has established a shelter for women, several sisters volunteer their time and books for the Macon Read Program held at the Macon mall in August.
The outreach project for Thanksgiving was baskets filled with various toiletries and clothing. These baskets were distributed on November 24, 2003 to a health care facility in Forsyth.
On December 13, 2003, members got together and stuffed over one hundred bags to be distributed to a local prison. Our members are also very busy in their respective churches and communities.
We had an opportunity to say thank you to our various spouses and supporters for all their help in our ministries this year. The affair was held December 12, 2003 at the Willow on the Fifth. Sisters presented a special token of appreciation to their respective supporter; also members were presented with special awards. Rev. Janice Slaughter was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award.
Our anniversary is always in January and we have had some mighty Spirit Filled Services.
Plans are being made for a Spring Revival in March and a Women’s Conference in October.
We thank God for Pastor Edwards who encouraged Ministers Blash and Randall to spearhead this organization. We want to also thank all of the other pastors for their support, and most of all, we give praise and honor to Almighty God.
We have had several retreats and this year's retreat was wonderful. Our theme was "A Mid-Night Encounter" Based on Acts 16:25. Our speaker was Minister Earnestine Montgomery. Minister Montgomery lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is very Spirit Filled.
Sister II Sister Ministries teamed up with us this year and it was very delightful. Rev. Teresa Blash is the founder of Sister II Sister Ministries. Rev. Blash welcomes any youth to attend the retreat next year.
Plans are in process for 2009 retreat; the theme is “A New Day in Christ. The registration fee is 175.00. The retreat's dates are May 22-25, 2009. For more information, please Email Rev. Mable Randall.
The Annual Retreat for 2010 is scheduled for May 28-31; we will go back to Helen, Georgia. This year the fee is 225.00; this covers the complete package deal for the weekend. For more information, please call Rev. Mable Randall@ 478-254-6805.
We enjoyed our Annual Breakfast held at Restoration Outreach Deliverance Church in Marshallville, Georgia. Teacher Barbara Ezell did an outstanding job; we praise God for Teacher Ezell.
The Annual Conference was held October 1-2, 2010 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia. Our Theme this year was “Walking in Your Destiny”; the speaker this year was Pastor Karen Dones from Douglassville, Georgia.
The conferences for 2011 and 2012 were outstanding. This year Rev Kelda Cubit of Lizzie Chapel Baptist was the speaker; Rev. Cubit hit a home run.
Our Thanksgiving bags will be given to Rev. Christine Wiggins and her residents at Sulfur Springs.
Our Christmas Fellowship will be, December 4, 2010 12: noon, Golden Corral in Macon, Georgia. Please call Rev. Rooks for more details or Rev. Randall @ 478-254-6805; we truly thank God for all of His Goodness, Love, and Mercy.
The Christmas fellowship was held on December 7, 2012 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, we had a wonderful time.
The Annual Retreat for 2012 is scheduled for May 25-28, 2012; we will go back to Helen, Georgia. This year the fee is 225.00; this covers the complete package deal for the weekend. For more information, please call Rev. Mable Randall@ 478-254-6805.
Plans for Annual Retreat for 2013 are final; you may look on the retreat page and get new information.
January 20, 2012, the ClergyWomen will celebrate the 10th anniversary at Divine Presence Worship Center, suite 123 Bacon field Complex, Macon, Georgia. The public is invited.