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Friday July 12, 2024

Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church

Rev. Dr. Jerret C. Fite


Greetings Zion Family!

As we prepare for the season of the upcoming General Conference, I am sure excitement is in

the air for those planning to attend and will embark upon the city of Greensboro, NC at the

Sheraton/Koury Convention Center for the 52nd Session of the General Conference of the AME

Zion Church.

The General Conference serves as the business session of our denomination where ministerial and lay

delegates duly elected by their respective conferences convene to make decisions for the

continuous growth and development of the AME Zion Church. Ministerial and Lay Delegates will vote on

resolutions of which some will become new laws in the church and vote to elect new Episcopal leaders

and Connectional Officers. Also, we will celebrate the retirement of Episcopal and Connectional leaders.

Some of our General Officers will be seeking re-election to serve our church for another term.

Mrs. Leondra "Lele" Davis

1st Vice - President

Connectional Lay Council

Morrison for Bishop

One of Steele Hill Sons in Ministry, Elder Eldren Morrison is a candidate for Bishop
BTW, Big Pineville is located in Ballantyne just off Johnston Rd. From Johnston Rd,, turn right at the new hospital and the church will be on the left (less than 1/2 mile)

Adult Sunday School Lesson

July 14, 2024 - 9:45 AM - Sanctuary

Lesson Title: Expressing Hope

Topic: God Is Faithful

Background Scripture: Psalm 71: 12-21

Home Daily Reading

Friday, July 12 - Ephesians 3: 1-13 Proclaim Christ's Boundless Riches

Saturday, July 13 - Psalm 71: 1 -11 Refuge in the Lord

Sunday, July 14 - Psalm 71: 12 - 21 I Will Hope and Praise Continually

'On The Hill

Back to School Preparation

Parents, please sign up your children to get school supplies from the church once we reach the goal of 250 backpacks! Please sign up by scanning the QR Code or clicking the button below. Thank You

Rep The Hill!

Order Offline: Order Sheet in Vestibule

Each One - Help One

While Your Car is Being Washed...
Yard Sale Under Historic Arbor (Not Actual Items) sponsored by Women Walking in the Favor of God/Doris Waiters)

While Your Car is Being Vacuumed, If You Get Hungry...

It's Not The Weekend without some Fish - Sponsor: Women Walking in the Favor of God/Doris Waiters)

July 13 - Kamya Brooks

July 14 - Kolbe Johnson

July 14 - Ollie Howard - Bryant

July 15 - Mozelle Williams

July 16 - Sheila Perry

July 17 - Ms. Johnnie Lewis

July 17 - Lewis Johnson, Jr.

July 18 - Noelle Davis

July 19 - Trafonda Patton

July 18 - Keithan & Sherice McIlwain

'On The Lancaster District

Missionary Annual Prayer Breakfast

July 13, 2024

8:30 AM

David Stand A.M.E. Zion Church

Third Missionary Mass Meeting

10:00 AM (Following the Prayer Breakfast)

IMPORTANT: Please wear white!

Thank You

Mrs. Mary C. Christian, District President

Lancaster District CED

In The Community

One more chance to apply for Seniors Farmer's Market Vouchers. **Must be 60 or over, live in Lancaster County, and meet the state's income guidelines

Stamp Prices Are About to Go up (Again)

he cost of a standard postage stamp will increase from 68 cents to 73 cents when a new pricing scale goes into effect next week.

This will be the sixth time the U.S. Postal Service has raised stamp prices in the last three years. The new cost of mailing a letter will be 33% higher compared to July 2021, when the price of a standard “Forever” stamp was 55 cents.

The USPS has been updating its prices on a twice-per-year schedule as it tries to grow revenue. The 5-cent increase is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, which means Saturday, July 13, is the last day to buy stamps for 68 cents. Yet another stamp price hike will likely come in January.

Alongside the stamp price change, the USPS is also adjusting prices for many other mailing services on July 14. Here's what to expect:

  • The price of a Forever stamp will increase from 68 cents to 73 cents.
  • The price of a domestic postcard will increase from 53 cents to 56 cents.
  • The price of mailing an international letter will increase from $1.55 to $1.65.
  • Metered mail postage will rise from 64 cents to 69 cents.

Overall, the price increases for mailing services will average about 7.8%.

Service Announcement

Author Wayne Benton

(Mimi Patton's Grandfather)


Public Visitation

Monday, July 15, 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Roseboro's Mortuary & Crematory

4300 Statesville Rd

Charlotte, NC 28269

Flying before driving: 30 years later, Rock Hill teens celebrate inaugural flight class

As a teenager, Adrienne Mack-Heath learned to fly a program through the HiTek Aviation One program at the Rock Hill/York County Airport.

Adrienne Mack-Heath always saw planes flying in the sky, but never thought she would get a chance to be in the pilot seat. That opportunity came in the summer of 1994 for her and several dozens Rock Hill teens aged 14 to 17. The teens, most from lower economic backgrounds, participated in HiTek Aviation One, a summer youth employment program, which operated through the then-Catawba Regional Planning Council. Now 30 years later, Mack-Heath, along with members of that inaugural class, are reflecting on the program and how they were soaring in a plane and later, in life.

“I didn’t even have a driver’s license yet,” Mack-Heath, who is now 44, told The Herald. “I learned to fly before I could drive.” Mack-Heath, who currently works for LPL Financial as an analyst, was eager to join the program. “My mother asked me and my sister if we wanted to do the program,” she said. “My sister said no. I said absolutely. I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting to fly planes.” The program debuted to as a way to enhance students’ math and reading skills, described in an article published in The Herald in 1994. The approach focused on applying these skills to real-life situations. With strategic planning, incorporating planes was seen as an engaging method to integrate the two, The Herald article stated. Students were selected based on either their household income or academic standing.

The classes took place at the old Applied Technology Center, nearby Northwestern High School. After the month of teaching, the students flew with a co-pilot departing from Rock Hill Airport. These trips, which include two students a flight instructor as well as a school instructor, would usually last about 15-minutes. The group would fly to the next local airports in Lancaster and Union counties. “It feels like operating a manual transmission car, once you get it in your head you never forget it,” Mack-Heath said. “That is a skill that will never leave me.” The students would perform pre-flight inspections on the Cessna 172 sky-hawk. Though smaller in stature the aircraft was regarded as one the best training aircrafts. Known for its simple in-flight controls the plane could fly for 800 miles on a full tank of gas.

Darryl Brown, a classmate of Mack-Heath who works in construction, emphasized that the program presented a huge opportunity for the students, particularly in terms of how they were compensated. “At the time the only thing I was thinking about was the money aspect of it,” Brown said. “It was like a trial run. It gave me the opportunity to do something different than sports, not knowing it could have helped me in the future.”

Students were compensated for attending the program and had the opportunity to earn $4 an hour, equivalent to about $12 today, for eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, in addition to the chance to fly planes.

Politics Without Panic

Never-ending news. Tough talks. Fear, anxiety, uncertainty. There’s no debate — it can be rough out there. We will be sharing tips and suggestions on how to stay calm!

Song of the Week

Wow, this song/video was made in 1976. Some things have changed and some things are the same! Can you spot the "Chuck Taylor High Top CONVERSE?" I talked to Gabe, He said this is not the crew for tomorrow, but there will be fun and laughter!
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