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It gives me great joy to introduce you to The “NEW” Elizabeth African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.C.) and to share with you what God is doing in and through the life of our church. Our congregation has been empowered as a people of God to do great things in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The story of New Elizabeth AMEC is a simple yet powerful testimony to God’s goodness, power, grace and mercy! Our story is a powerful testimony of the divine providence and faithfulness of God.

We are a church with a big vision. The vision and mission of New Elizabeth” is to revitalize the ministry and expand our reach to the surrounding communities in order to effectively minister to a larger and more diverse population of people who reside in various parts of New Castle County, Delaware.

Our theme is “A New Elizabeth is on the Horizon; Reclaiming the Vision. A “New Horizon” is the emergence of something new. It is where heaven and earth meet! To reclaim means to retrieve or recover something previously lost. A “New Elizabeth” is emerging to recapture and reclaim the vision “Reaching, Reclaiming and Transforming Lives through the Power of Jesus Christ.” The Lord has given His church an awesome opportunity and has called a remnant to keep the vision alive. We have all been dealt a measure of faith from God. This measure encompasses the vision God has given us to build a church that will minister to the whole person: socially, physically and spiritually through the empowerment of the preached Word, Worship, Evangelism, Missions and Community Service.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church has a rich and wonderful heritage. As a church we are mindful that our journey, struggles and accomplishments should never be buried or forgotten, but lifted up as a testimony of how great God is and how His moving in our lives over countless generations has brought us through many of life’s most challenging social, political and economic storms. We stand today however, on the shoulders of our ancestors whose faith and trust in God paved a way for each of us to have a better life today. New Elizabeth AMEC is experiencing a renaissance anchored and built on the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ! It is in Him we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28).
Please pray for our ministry as we strive to be as faithful and diligent as
our ancestors, seeking to become what God desires us to be in order that we may be a blessing to All people we are called to serve along the way. We hope you will enjoy our Web Site and consider visiting our church while joining us to make a difference in the lives of others.

God Bless You!

Rev. Karen L. Washington, Pastor

Reverend Karen L. Washington, MDIV
Pastor, New Elizabeth AME Church

Reverend Karen L. Washington is a native of the Island of Bermuda. She was formally a member of Richard Allen AME Church, St. George’s, Bermuda….

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