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Mayor Cranley Proclaims Lee Chapel Week
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley proclaimed September 15-23, 2018 as "Lee Chapel AME Church Week in Cincinnati" to celebrate its 120th Anniversary.
By: Lee Chapel AME Church
Led by Pastor Kevin Cooper, the Anniversary theme is Remembering our Past and Reveling in Our Future, based on the theme scripture Joshua 4:20-24, and they are inviting the Greater Cincinnati Community to join in the celebration.
Lee Chapel AME Church started out as a cottage prayer service at the home of a gentleman named Green Burrell in 1898. In 1908 Presiding Elder Gee and some members of Brown Chapel and Allen Temple attended the Mission and thereafter urged the Mission to become a church and join the AME Conference. The church has had 26 Pastors, including its current Pastor Rev. Kevin J. Cooper and the previous Pastor Donald E. Newberry, Sr., who led the church to build the current building at 2009 Pogue Avenue, an Annex to the church building and a Senior Citizen Facility.
The Community Events to celebrate its 120th Anniversary and extend its ministry through evangelism and community service included Theater Outings; Fashion Show Extravaganza;
The Community Softball Game will be the finale of a day of Kick Off Events to Celebrate the Anniversary. The day will start off with a Parade in the O'Bryonville neighborhood which will include the O'Bryonville Business Association, Community Schools, Bands and Dance Teams, Local Politicians and Church Auxiliaries. The Parade will end up at the Community Kickoff event at Academy of World Languages including food, beverages, fun and entertainment. Then the Community Softball Game will be at The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy at 3PM on the 15th.
The following Wednesday and Thursday, September 19-20th at 7PM will be two nights of Spiritual Revivals at the Church, with guest speakers Rev. Dr. Frederick A. Wright Sr. of Quinn Chapel AME Church on Wednesday and Rev. Alphonse Allen of Allen Temple AME Church on Thursday.
The Anniversary Banquet will be on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Marriott NorthEast featuring a Silent Auction, Fabulous Vendor Boutique, The Hank Stephens Experience and Saxophonist Ellis Williams. It will include special recognitions for the Hall of Faith Inductees, Thirteen Families that Founded and have Supported Lee Chapel over the years; and Brown Chapel AME Church and Allen Temple AME Church, which were instrumental in Lee Chapel becoming an AME Church.
Rev. Wesley Reid, Pastor of Lee Memorial AME Church in Northern Ohio will be the Guest Speaker for the Anniversary Sunday Morning Service and the free Anniversary dinner following service will put a cap on the weekend.
The BIG News Headline is that the Anniversary Concert featuring the world renowned "Prince of Praise" International Gospel Recording Artist, Byron Cage (The Spirit of the Lord is Here) with an exciting lineup including The Men of Faith, Southern Baptist Church & Family Mass Choir, Henry Benefield and RaMeco Lattimore & True Worship Chorale will be at Allen Temple AME Church, 7030 Reading Road in Cincinnati on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7PM. The Worship Leader is P. Ann Everson Price. There will be a Pre-Show VIP Reception/Meet & Greet with Selfie Photo Ops with the Star before the concert at 6PM. VIP Tickets for Preferred Seating and the VIP Reception are $50; General Admission Tickets are $25.
Tickets for the concert and all other ticketed Anniversary Events are ON SALE NOW! At
CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH
772 WHITTIER STREET CINCINNATI, OH 45229
INSPIRATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH
11450 SEBRING AVE. FOREST PARK, OH 45240
MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
10180 Woodlawn Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45215
NEW JERUSALEM BAPTIST CHURCH
26 WEST NORTH BEND ROAD CINCINNATI, OH 45216
NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH
1580 SUMMITT ROAD CINCINNATI, OH 45237
10870 HAMILTON AVE. CINCINNATI, OH 45231
QUINN CHAPEL AME CHURCH
10998 SOUTHLAND RD. FOREST PARK, OH 45240
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
3556 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229
WORD OF DELIVERANCE CHURCH
3 FRESNO ROAD FOREST PARK, OH 45240
Note: All church Ticket Outlet Partners are open during church hours Tuesday-Thursday and during services on Sundays.
Two Packages are available. The VIP Package includes a VIP Ticket to the Concert, VIP Pass to the Pre-Show Reception, Banquet Ticket, Souvenir Book, T-Shirt and Commemorative Gift. The Beloved Package includes a General Admission Ticket to the Concert, Banquet Ticket, Souvenir Book and Hot/Cold Drink Mug.
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