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St. Paul A.M.E. Church Prayer List: (Sick, Shut-Ins, and "Special Prayer" Requests) Please take the time to send cards or make calls to those on this list to shower them with Christian  love and spiritual support.)
Peggy Gordon
Felicia Reid
Paul Dickinson​
Robert Barnett
Tonia Womack
Stacy Charlton
​JoAnn Harris
​Victoria Speakes
Deborah C. Redmond
Cindy McCordy
Victoria Holloway
Paris Dickinson
Rose Wright
Kenny Wooten 
Jessica Schmitt
Joann Spencer
Shirley Stettler
Dr. Brenda Toler
Rev. Robert Palmer
Emily Dickinson
Denver Norman
Shirley Hampton


Please keep  the families who have lost a loved one lifted in prayer. The St. Paul A.M.E. Church Family sends love, prayers, sympathy and condolences to them as this sad time. May God grant them gentle comfort as they face the days ahead.

- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Melissa Wade Jones
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of John Jones
- Prayers & Sympathy to the famiy of Louvina I. "Beanie" Smith 
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Patty Edwards
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Lois Patricia Bailey Singleton
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of John Wesley Singleton
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Cecily Caliman Johnson
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Diana Martin
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Bobby Gaiters
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Eugene Ramey
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Cheryl Lynn France Tate
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Joseph J. Luna
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of  Edwin Lamont Hampton
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of James Edward Kirby
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of  Betty Lou Hodge
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of  Rev. Mary Jane Newman
- Prayers & Sympathy to the family of Cynthia A. Engram


1.  Our St. Paul AME Zanesville Women's Missionary Society did a "sock drive" (calf or knee high) and made a much needed donation to Christ's Table in January.  Thanks to all church and community members who contributed. Socks were needed by the homeless and those under-represented populations in the community. We appreciate you helping us make a difference for those in need this winter. 🙏🏽🧦🧦🙏🏽
Obituaries

Zanesville:
Cheryl Lynn France Tate, 61, of Zanesville, OH, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023.
Cheryl was born June 29, 1962, to William and Dorothy France. In addition to her parents, she 
is preceded in death by her husband, Kendall Tate and her sister Jan Smith.                                            

Cheryl leaves to cherish her memory her children, Erin (Shaun) Sosa and Joshua                                  
Weatherspoon; grandchildren, Braya, Issac, Jesse Sosa and Emersyn Eddy;
 siblings, Ronald France, Mark France, Tamara (Robert) France-Barnett, Lisa (Robert) Byes, 
Tahitia France, and James France; Nephew, Robert (Cristal) France; and several other
 nephews and nieces, as well as many other friends and family.

Cheryl loved to enjoy a Pepsi. She also enjoyed going to the fair and watching the horse races. 
She really enjoyed her friends and the staff at Willow Haven Nursing home. Cheryl will be
missed by all that knew her. You may call on the family, Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 
from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Burrell Funeral Home. Cheryl’s celebration of life will start at 1 p.m. 
Burial service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family invites everyone for a meal
following the services at Zanesville Esquire Club, 111 State Street, Zanesville Ohio 43701,
BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.

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Newark: A Homegoing Service, celebrating the life of John Wesley Singleton, 85, of Newark,
 will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Criss Wagner Hoskinson
 Funeral Home with Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill 
Cemetery with military honors observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Visitation
 will be held at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street, Newark, one hour prior to the funeral
 service on Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

John was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 29, 1938 to the late Warren J. Singleton and Edna “Bonnie” (Jones) Singleton Means. He passed away at Altercare Newark South on February 22, 2024.
John proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he was a division manager for Sears and Roebuck for 20 years. He also worked for the Newark City Schools as a bus driver for 16 years and Lakefront Lines Charter Bus Company for 14 years.

John was the Past Commander of the Levi Phillips American Legion Post # 85, where he held that office twice, and served on the Post Executive Board for many years. He was involved with the American Legion Buckeye Boys State Program for many years. He was Past Worshipful Master of Calumet Masonic Lodge in Farrell, Pa; one of the founding members and the first president of the Newark Ski Club; he was the first black ski instructor at Snow Trails Ski Resort in Mansfield, where he taught skiing at the resort for over 35 years; bought his first motorcycle at the age of 77 and joined the American Legion Riders at Levi Phillips American Legion Post #85 in Newark. He was also a member of the VFW, Post #1060 and the Newark Eagles Lodge.
John loved his family and friends more than anything else. He loved all types of sports, but especially snow skiing. He lived for the first snowflake of the season!

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Lois Patricia (Bailey) Singleton, whom he married August 5, 1961; children, Sheila P. “Luster” (Alli) Singleton, Jeffrey W. (Beverly) Singleton Sr., Crystal A. (Gene) Hughey and Warren E. (Cory) Singleton; siblings, Rico Singleton, Michael (Victoria) Means, Barry (Terri) Singleton and Paula (Glenn) Caldwell; grandchildren, Karl (Natahsa) Rose, Justin J. (Rachel) Hughey, Jericah L. (Brandon) Harney, Jeffrey W. Singleton Jr., Olivia Singleton, Trajen M. Singleton, Eden M. Singleton-Tarr, Damian M. Singleton and Brynt M. Singleton-Tarr; great grandchildren, Isaiah Stinnett, Kami Rose, Kylee Rose, Kire E. Lucas Rose, Aesen J. Hughey, Adrain W. Singleton, Brandon Harney Jr., Bradley Harney, Tyler Harney, Tyden Harney, Della Rae Singleton, Roman Singleton and Archer W. Pickrell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Edna “Bonnie” Singleton Means and Winslow Means, Jr.; father and step-mother, Warren J. and Pauline Singleton; siblings, Ernest Singleton, Rick Means, Charmie Means and Alvin Freeman.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of John to the American Legion, Post #85, Newark. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for John and his family.

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A Homegoing Service celebrating the life of Lois Patricia Singleton, 82, of Newark, will be
 held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral         
Home, with Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery
 at a later date, where she will be buried with her husband, John Wesley Singleton.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street, Newark, two hours prior to
 the funeral service on Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lois was born in Zanesville, Ohio on May 22, 1941 to the late Walter E. Bailey and Alberta
 (Adams) Williams. She passed away on February 24, 2024 at Altercare Newark South.

Prior to retirement, Lois worked for Racine Hydraulics in Zanesville from 1976 to 1985; Newark Air Force Base from 1985 to 1994; and transferred to DFAS in Columbus, retiring in 2003.

Lois was a member of St. Paul AME Church and Union Baptist Church in Zanesville for many years, where she was the director of the Gospel Choir at Union Baptist for over 20 years. She was also a member of Trinity AME Church in Newark for many years, where she was past president of Louise Evans Missionary Society and sang in the Senior Choir. She was past president of Levi Phillips American Legion Auxiliary #85; past district president, past treasurer, and past Chaplain of the 6th District of the Ohio American Legion Auxiliary. She was also chairman of various committees at the state level of the Ohio American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children, LuSter “Sheila” P. (Alli) Singleton, Jeffrey W. (Beverly) Singleton Sr., Crystal A. (Gene) Hughey and Warren E. (Cory) Singleton; brother, Fred Bailey; grandchildren, Karl (Natahsa) Rose, Justin J. (Rachel) Hughey, Jericah L. (Brandon) Harney, Jeffrey W. Singleton Jr., Olivia Singleton, Trajen M. Singleton, Eden M. Singleton-Tarr, Damian M. Singleton and Brynt M. Singleton-Tarr; great grandchildren, Isaiah Stinnett, Kami Rose, Kylee Rose, Kire E. Lucas Rose, Aesen J. Hughey, Adrain W. Singleton, Brandon Harney Jr., Bradley Harney, Tyler Harney, Tyden Harney, Della Rae Singleton, Roman Singleton and Archer W. Pickrell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Wesley Singleton, whom she married August 5, 1961, and who went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2024; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Bailey.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lois to the American Legion Post # 85, Newark. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Lois and the Singleton family.



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Announcements for THIRD Sunday, June 16, 2024
2.  Congrats to our St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church for partnering with several community allies to extend a helping hand to Christ’s Table during Black History Month to fight hunger in the  community.

St. Paul AME joined forces with the Nelson T. Gant Foundation and  Wings of Hope Tabernacle, Apostolic Christian Church, Calvary Missionary Baptist, and Hands of Faith Church, which are the other identified Black Churches to contribute a generous donation of $1,700 to Christ’s Table. Not only did they donate money, but they also organized a successful food drive to further support this vital community resource. This collaborative effort represents the unity and compassion that defines the spirit of Black History Month.

Todd Ware, President of the Gant Foundation shared that it brings the community together and lets the community know that African American churches and foundations all work together. This presentation  of a  $1,700.00  check will help Christ’s Table stomp out hunger in the community. Ruby Kilpatrick, First Lady of St. Paul AME Church, shared that she has been involved with the Super Bowl of Caring Network for many years, in support of Christ's Table’s mission of serving meals and providing assistance to those in need.

Keely Warden, Executive Director of Christ's Table, shared that the donation is exciting because the money will go a long way. It will provide almost 6,000 meals at Christ's Table. She believes it’s not all about the money, but about  the spirit of seeing all of these churches come together for a common mission of feeding the hungry people of God.
3.  The 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund Prayer Breakfast took place on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. The location for this event was the North Terrace Church of Christ at 1420 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville, Ohio. Congratulations to the 2024 MLK Scholarship Recipients!  We encourage you to celebrate and honor of these 15 young people! 

Alaysia Barnett
Jersey Draughn
Keolani Gill
Malia Hampton
Kassidy Jones
Aleea Jordan
Hailey Lepi
Kaijah Minor
Gael Oseguera
Kenley Piccone
Gavin Pranoto
Makiah Smith
Isaac Trujillo
Mya Wallace
Isaiah Williams 

March 17th was "Purple Sunday." Our St. Paul AME Grace Palmer Women's Missionary Society  wore purple in honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month.










The  Women's Missionary Society held a wonderful Easter Brunch on March 30, 2024. Missionary Sisters, friends and community members from the Ohio South Ohio Conference attended. The program consisted of a mime performance, a reflection reading of each day of Holy Week and a children's style show.
If you wish to celebrate the 150th year of our Women's Missionary Society, please contact one of our Missionary Sisters to make a donation by August 9, 2024. Thank you in advance.




Our Presiding Elder delivered an awesome impactful Word today and unfortunately it was not recorded. Tune in next week to view Rev. Kilpatrick's new sermon message when her returns.