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Allen Chapel AME Church ‘Autumn Tea’

The Cecelia Malone Women’s Missionary Society of Allen Chapel AME Church, Galesburg, IL held their Autumn Tea on Saturday, October 19th.  Rev. Dr. Brigitte Black of Wayman AME Church, Bloomington, IL delivered a powerful message on ‘Creative Disobedience’ based on the creative women spoken of in Exodus1:22.

Rev. Dr. Brigitte Black, Guest Speaker (left) and the President of the Women’s Missionary Society – Eloise Hailey (right)

The Women’s Society honored nine of Galesburg’s most beloved community leaders with their Woman of Faith award during the program.  Allen Chapel’s own Sisters Semenya McCord, Ethel Mosley and Jeannie Shelton were among those receiving awards.  Other community leaders honored included Sisters Odette Jackson, Vicki Sibley, Joyce Taylor and Louise Wilder.  Allen’s eldest member, Sister Cora Mae Page received the Legendary Woman award.  In memorium, a Legendary Woman award was given to the family of the late Sister Rosella Peters.  This year’s event was chaired by Sister Candy Webb. A good time was had by all.  

Allen Chapel AME Church, 153 E. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL is the oldest African American church in Galesburg, IL. The church’s Pastor is Rev. James Hailey.  The Women’s Missionary Society President, Sister Eloise Hailey, wishes to thank all of those in attendance during the Tea.  Pictures from the event are available for viewing on Facebook at Allen Chapel AME-Galesburg.