Adult Ministries

Adult ministries exists to draw us together as Kingdom builders in our lives, our homes, our jobs, our community, and our church. We strive to be continually growing in our relationship with Christ through prayer, studying His word, fellowship and service.

emma Jacobs-Newtie boyd Women's Missionary Society (WMS)

The Women’s Missionary Society is an organization rooted in African Methodism as far back as 1787.  Sarah Allen was the first woman missionary in the A.M.E. church.  Her first missionary project was to look after the physical condition of the preachers that Richard Allen sent out on the field.  Many of them returned in very poor physical condition, and Sarah Allen organized the women to mend their clothes and provide hot nourishing meals when they came to make their reports.

As individuals called to discipleship to grow in knowledge and experience of God through Jesus Christ, committed to support the mission of the church, and, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are challenged to help one another engage in ministry and action, and grow and respond in faith to God’s redemptive plan for the church, the society and the world.

Flipper Temple WMS Units:

Lillian I. Roberts Unit

United Matrons


Lay Organization

The objectives and purpose of the Lay Organization are outlined in its Constitution. The main objectives are stated in brief as follows:

  1. To create a love and appreciation of the History and Principles of African Methodism.
  2. Keep the memory of Richard Allen alive.
  3. Respect Constituted Authority.
  4. Stimulate and Educate the Laity in the Total Program of the Church.
  5. Study the Discipline and learn the laws of the Church.
  6. Encourage Financial Support of the Church's Program.
  7. Teach and Practice Stewardship and work with the Youth to teach them Methodism.
  8. These objectives can best be met when one works to understand the program of the church and relate the church to the World around us. Become involved in Social Action such that the church is then our Community - our Job - Our School, and everywhere that many assembles he carries the church with him.


Sons of allen

In 1984, the African Methodist Episcopal Church created the Sons of Allen Men’s Fellowship to foster closer relationships between men of the church, to equip men of the church for meaningful service, to reach unchurched men, and to present positive role models for our youth. The Sons of Allen has grown into an important connectional movement over the past twenty-plus years and the Fellowship is becoming a true connectional ministry. The challenges and disturbing realities facing African American men call for a response from the church. 

 Ruben T. Bussey Art Guild

The Mission of the Art Guild is to provide encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the arts.

  • Promote and encourage the use of talent and ability in the Arts by sponsoring and directing exhibitions, concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and other related activities.
  • Offer members and residents of the metropolitan area an avenue to broaden their creative endeavors.
  • Promote and inspire public interest and enjoyment of the arts.
  • Assist in meeting the financial and beautification needs of the church.  

Membership is open to all congregants who are interested in the arts. 

A.H. Hall Fellowship Board

Flipper Forum

The Flipper Forum is a service organization that focuses on providing scholarships for high school students to further their education and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Usher Boards 

Usher Board No. I

Usher Board No. II

J.C. Williams Usher Board

New Horizon Usher Board