One of the key education and development ministries is our Church School. The mission of the church school is to teach, train, nurture, prepare and recruit adults and children in God’s work for Christian service, emphasizing those Christian principles which are essential for effective Christian growth and participation.
Church School meets on the 1st and 5th Sundays as a multi-generational group; on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays, we meet at 9:30 a.m. in classes for all ages – children, youth and adults.
Sis. Maria Hawkins-Green serves as our local Church School Superintendent.
Henry McNeal Turner Scholarship Ministry
Started in 1984, The Henry McNeal Turner Scholarship Ministry provides financial support to high school graduates of Turner Memorial for continuing their education. The ministry offers various training and preparation workshops for high school students and remains as a source of support for its graduates from matriculation to graduation.
Sis. Patricia Browne serves as the ministry leader.
Historical Preservation Ministry
The Historical Preservation Ministry collects, researches, and preserves the history Turner Memorial since its founding in 1915. The Ministry maintains print digital, and video archives, some of which are on display at the church.
Sis. Barbara Santos serves as the ministry leader.
McLeod-Powell Lay Organization
One of the pillar organizations of the connectional AME Church, the McLeod-Powell Lay Organization is the local organization whose purpose includes (1) instilling in its membership a love and appreciation for the history, tradition and principles of African Methodism; (2) advocating respect and loyalty to constituted authority; (3) encouraging the support of the total program of the local church; (4) fostering systematic and regular study which will provide greater knowledge and participation in the church; and (5) organizing and training lay members concerning the goals and objectives of the Connectional Lay Organization.
Bro. Kenneth White serves as the local president.
Stay Young Ministry
Started in the mid-1980s by the late Sis. Eula Delaine under the leadership of the late Rev. Samuel E. Guiles, the Stay Young Ministry has promoted the physical and mental wellness of seniors in Turner Memorial and in the broader community. Programs/activities include exercising, taking trips, arts and crafts, music appreciation, movie parties, quilting and current events discussions.
The Stay Young Ministry meets each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for activities and at 11:00 a.m. from Bible Study.
Vacation Bible School
Each year (usually in July or August), we host Vacation Bible School (VBS), a week-long study centered around a special theme. We have classes for all ages.
Sis. Teria Ashe-Upshur serves as the director of VBS.