Young Adults Missionary Society – YAMS
Department Leader: Navetta Gunn Matzek
“With hearts and hands: We reach up to God for strength and direction, We reach out to love and touch others, We reach down to lift fallen humanity.”
Peach (loyalty, blood, charity) and Taupe (sorrow, joy and glory)
“Our Promise, Praise and Petition”
The purpose of this department is to:
- Unite women, ages 22–40, of the A. M. E. Zion Church for mission service in the church and community. Among the prime objectives will be social concerns such as child abuse, teenage pregnancies, drug dependency, world hunger, etc.
- Provide an opportunity for the personal and individual Christian growth of members.
- Provide an opportunity for Christian witness through the use of their time, talent, and treasure to support the mission.
- Provide experiences that will enable Young Adult Missionaries to perpetuate the existence and continued growth of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, the A. M. E. Zion Church, and the kingdom of God.
Youth Missionary Society
Department Leader: Vicki Shoulders
13 – 21
“Ambassadors for Christ.”
Navy Blue (truth, loyalty) and Gold (heaven and honor)
“Take My Life and Let it Be”
The Youth Missionary Society, formerly called the Young Women’s Missionary Society was organized in 1909 in Salisbury, NC by its founder and first General Secretary, Miss Victoria Richardson. It was adopted in May 1912 in Charlotte, NC. We honor and recognize Miss Victoria Richardson Day on the second Sunday each January which is closest to her birthday which is 12 January. The Y’s Society was organized to give the opportunity and privilege for young ladies to serve others. Young men are now allowed to become honorary members; however, they have no voting privileges and may not hold an office position.