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For Upcoming Ohio/South Ohio Conference, District and Connectional events listed  for this conference year,
please visit our Home Page!

Contact Brenda Curtis, our Benevolent Chairperson, to have her formally send
get well cards, sympathy cards, flowers,  and to contact the person who does resolutions, etc. 
from our church!

Need Transportation to Sunday School or Worship Service?  

Contact Brother Paul Jones at 740.683.7116 (cell) or 740.452.1844 (home) OR
Brother Kenny Wooten at 740.454.8265

This website is maintained by Dr. Brenda Kay Toler.  Church information to be posted can be sent to:

                                   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! 

Raymond Harris
Emily Dickinson, Paul Dickinson, Illene Johnson 
Mark Walker, Justin Wyatt
Rev. Robert Palmer
Bonnie Jordan 
Hortense Jones, Tracy Jones,  
Flora Kelly, Charlotte Hill, Brandy Palmer, Susan Rush
Carin Chmielniak, Sam Jewell, Evelyn Wyatt
Becky Palmer,  Eldon Viney 
Paul Jones,  Sandy Jones
Rev. Angela Ayres-Blunt, Beverly Puryear
Tara Davis, Josephine Scott, Anne Caliman, 
Sheena Lang, Steve Kullman 
Florence Fields, Nedra Angel 
Johnny Frenzley, Connie Norman 
Rev. Keith Wyatt, Sr.
John Singleton,  Lois Singleton,
Debbie Smith Fisher, Beanie Smith
Rebecca Brown
Saundra Edwards,  Stefon Martin
Denver Norman 
Brenda Toler, Jennifer Curtis
Marva Burrell 
Bishop James W. Gaiters, Sr., Michael Cloyd 
Stephanie Barnett  Hocker
Tammy Harris, Deirdrea Edwards O'Neal, Dr. Willie Glover, Jennifer Edwards
Felicia Gilbert  
Edith Henderson,  Josephine Gillard   
Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick
Dwight Hudson, Carl Burns,  Marsha Bishop, Pat Frenzley, 
Rachel Murphy - Room #2005 Select Specialty Hospital, 2000 Tamarak Road, Newark, Ohio 
Janae Hughes Jamison- Newark Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055
Linda Hill - Cedar Hill Care Center - Room 220, 1136 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Betty Bellamy - The Worthington At Gahanna, Apt. #205, 1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Shirley Johnson - Room # 210  The Oaks at Bethesda, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 
Sherry Tate - 1471 Willscreek Valley Drive, Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Dorothy (JoAnn) Williams - Room # 312  The Oaks at Northpointe, Zanesville, Ohio 43701),


An UPDATED URGENT  Message From the Desk of Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick.....
on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic & Worship Service as of  November 20, 2020!!!

The threats of this world are real, but we do not stand against such threats alone.  Our Heavenly
Father stands with us, and in Him, we can find all we need to face such times. The Lord offers to 
us a spirit of peace in place of fear and a spirit of hope in place of worry.  We are closely monitoring
the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s statements regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and 
wish to comply with the guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health. 
Such information changes daily and the most recent update from Governor DeWine issued 
November 20 extends a MANDATORY MASK ORDER! Health agents will visit retail establishments. A warning
will be issued to stores the first time if customers are found not wearing masks. The second time an establishment
risks being shut down for a 24 hour period. In addition to this change in the mask order, a new stay at 
home advisory has been issued in conjunction with a 10:00 p.m. curfew. All residents are encouraged to be
home by 6:00 p.m. unless going to buy groceries, visit pharmacies or  to pick up food. Ohio residents will
be required to wear face masks in public and inside establishments. The 
Government’s motivation is to protect the well being of all individuals and we want to comply, in an
effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus among our beloved congregants. So, it is with
much prayer, consideration and love for our dedicated members that  "in person" worship services are
still suspended until further notice due to the 10 person gathering guideline recommendation. Instead, 
sermons will be posted to our Church Facebook page LATER in the day IF THERE ARE NO TECHNICAL
God doesn’t want us to be filled with fear. He wants us to be filled with faith.  
2 Timothy 1:7 states "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, butof power and love and of a sound mind."  
The Church is not a's the people. Please note that you are still able to support the Church 
by submitting your tithes and offerings via PayPal by going to 
the church’s website ( and clicking on the GIVING tab on the Home page.
If you do not  feel comfortable donating on line you can take advantage of one of the following options. 

A) Contact a member of the Finance Office
B) Mail your tithes & contributions to St. Paul AME Church, P.O. Box 2152, Zanesville, Ohio 43702. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Be mindful that the health and safety of our
members and all of God’s children are of paramount importance. We are continuing to pray for the
safety of those on the front lines caring for those already impacted by COVID-19. Remember to wash
your hands often and to practice the CDC guidelines to protect yourselves. Stay home, stay safe and 
I look forward to worshiping with you online.

Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick

     When you see something that is not right, say something or do something!! Continue to get into
     good trouble until we have a just society. Honor the legacy of John Lewis...VOTE!!

                                                                                        Sunday,  January 24, 2021

                                      Praise God Rev. Kilpatrick's technical difficulties were resolved and we are back this week!

Below are the names of church members, community members, relatives and friends that are in care
facilities.  Please take time to place a call, send a card or make a visit.  May God continue to bless
you as you bless others with your  acts of kindness!

The address for The OAKS AT  NORTHPOINTE is 3291 Northpointe Dr. , Zanesville, Ohio 43701 740.452.3000

1. Dorothy (JoAnn) Williams  - Room # 312

The address for ADAMS LANE CARE CENTER RESIDENTS listed below is 
1856 Adams Lane, Zanesville, Ohio 43701


1. Sherry France Tate -  1471 Willscreek Valley Drive,  Cambridge, Ohio 43725

The address for WILLOW  HAVEN CARE CENTER  is  1020 Taylor Street,  Zanesville, Ohio  43701

The address for STERLING SUITES at  CEDAR HILL is 1126 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 

The address for CEDAR Hill Care Center Residents is 1136 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701

1. Linda Hill - Cedar Hill Care Center - Room  #220

The address for NEWARK CARE AND REHABILITATION, 75 McMillen Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055

1. Janae Hughes Jamison

The address for THE  WORTHINGTON  AT  GAHANNA -   1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(This is an assisted living facility located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.)

1. Betty Bellamy - Phone 614.656.8651  Apartment # 205

The address for THE OAKS AT BETHESDA is 2971 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 740.452.3800

1. Shirley Johnson - Room # 210

MORRISON HOUSE - Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Zanesville
713 Forest Ave. Zanesville, Ohio.

The address for ALTERCARE  ZANESVILLE is 4200 Harrington Drive, Zanesville Ohio 43701  740.452.4351


Birth Announcements:   Congratulations and Blessings to the following families!

1.  Jonathon James Campbell -  Parents are Randi & Jonathon Campbell​, Grandparent is Marla Spencer
 and Great Grandparent is Bonnie Jordan

​2.  Kyra Joy Brantley - Parents are Stephanie & Kerron Brantley, Grandparents are Dr. Keith & Kathy Brantley

​3.  Roshone Ramar  Smith Jr. Parents are Anna & Roshone Smith, Grandparents are Felicia & Billy Gilbert 
and Great Grandparent is Bonnie Jordan



The family of Craig Brandford
The family of Francine Lee Goins
The family of Annie Sowers
The family of Beverly Myers
The family of Stuart Malllinger
The family of  Curtis Brandon
The family of Staci Burrell
The family of Leslie Dalton Kelly
The family of Gail  Paige (Faithful) Curtis
The family of Ander Haley Jr. 
The family of Gary Eugene Steele
The family of Gabriel (Gabe) Raleigh Weatherspoon


                 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS  FOR FOURTH SUNDAY                                                                                                              JANUARY 24, 2021                                 

Don't forget to mark your calendars with important dates for this entire 2020-2021 Ohio
South Ohio Conference Year! 
They will be listed on the homepage of this website after November.  

1.  "Recycle for Sight program" by donating your old used eye glasses. 
These glasses will be sent all over our country and around the world to 
those in need. Help made a difference!

2. Attention parents and students!! Stay aware of scholarship opportunities ALL 
YEAR long by copying and pasting  the Muskingum County Community Foundation
Scholarship Central  link below into your browser address bar:

You may also learn about workshops, events and projects by copying and
pasting the website address below into your browser address bar:

3.  To pay your tithes or make a donation to St. Paul AME Church Zanesville                                                      
please click on the GIVING TAB above, and you can make your monetary
donations there. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make your donation.
All major credit cards are accepted. Thank you for your contributions and donations. 

4.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship
 Fund Committee will present the 27th Annual Prayer Breakfast on WHIZ  
 as a television program on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. on
 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday.

Congratulations to the 2021 MLK Recipients
       (2021 MLK Book Scholarship Recipients)

John Glenn High School~
DaShawn Adams
Hannah Clifford
Abigail Hivnor
Caroline Lee
Mateya Townsend

Maysville High School ~
Kemery Aichele
Ari Norris

Lydia Mayle

Baylee Johnson
Anne Miller
Gino Repuyan

Zanesville High School~
Chiara Black
Meya Derwacter
Noah Fultz
Kobe King
Allyanna Mayle
Alexis Morrison
Kiersten Norris
Isaac Payton
Julia Torres
Derek Wallace

5.  The Women's Missionary Society is collecting socks for the homeless shelter 
in the Zanesville community.


​6.  Let's keep the spirits of our own Jalen Haley lifted with letters and cards. Please continue to
keep all of our men and women in the military lifted in prayer!  Let  Jalen know we are thinking 
about him by sending letters and cards to his address below. Make sure to address the
envelop exactly as his address appears below:

#201, PVT Haley, Jalen M.
2nd Platoon, B Troop
5-15 CAV, 194th AR BDE                
Ft. Benning, GA 31905

7.  Community and church  members were invited to a special "Parking Lot Worship Service"  on the FOURTH Sunday, 
October 25, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul AME Church Zanesville. People remained in
their cars to listen to the message delivered by Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick. Masks were required for this one time event.  
It was a blessed fellowship which enabled everyone to come together and worship safely.


Missionary/YPD News/Announcements from our Third District President, 
JoAnn Harris & Ohio/South OhioConference

1. The  Women's Missionary Society  is hosting a Virtual Food Drive until December 21, 2020.
Please join the St. Paul AME Church Zanesville Grace Palmer Women’s Missionary Society in 
this much needed community effort. If you can’t deliver goods in person, you can mail monetary
donations to Christ’s Table at 28 S. Sixth Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701. (Attention Keely, Executive Director) 
Thank you in advance! Contact WMS President, Costella Haley for more details.

2. Please remember to pay your  $23.00 WMS dues for the new Conference year.

3. The Ohio-South Ohio Conference  WMS "Birthday Celebration Fundraiser"
will take place again throughout the year. Those who participate in this
fundraiser should send their $50.00 donation to Chairperson
Mrs. Adrienne A. Morris at 327 Washington Ave.
Wyoming, Ohio 45215.                                                                                                                                    

​4, Don't forget to send your $5.00 Third District WMS Foundation contributions to President Costella.



The Young Peoples' Division of St. Paul A.M.E. Zanesville....."YPD Bulletin Board News Corner"

All activities and events have been cancelled due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.


Conference Year 2020 - 2021 Lay Organization Officers

    Dr. Lenora Brogdon -  Third District  Lay President
    Dr. Willie C. Glover - Third District Lay President Emeritus
    Mr. Marvin Harris - Ohio South Ohio Conference President
    Becky Palmer - St. Paul AME Zanesville Local President

Death Announcements:

Zanesville: Gabriel Raleigh Weatherspoon, The first African American Zanesville Fire Department 
firefighter and a Korean War Veteran has died. 89-year-old Gabriel Raleigh Weatherspoon Senior
passed away Sunday at his homesurrounded by his loving family. Weatherspoon was a graduate 
of Zanesville High School.  After graduation he fought in the Korean War as part of a tank crew.
He earned a position as a firefighter on the Zanesville Fire Department. He was the first 
African American firefighter in the department. He married his wife, Evelyn, on May 25th, 
1957 and had four children, 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Calling hours are
set for Friday, May 22nd from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm 
at Burrell Funeral Services. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Zanesville:  Ander Lee Haley Jr., 53, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 following
a sudden illness. He was born January 10, 1967 in Akron to Ander L. Haley Sr. and 
Sandra McCall James. He was in the tire business for 25 years with Central Ohio Bandag
and Joe Buckey Tire. Most recently he was employed in the maintenance department 
at the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority and was a workaholic. Ander enjoyed
watching Michigan football and loved golfing, fishing, Chevy’s and a cold Busch Light.
He never met a stranger and loved his family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Maranna Wetzel-Haley; his children:
Tyler Haley, Jalen Haley, Leighton (Katie) Wetzel, Landin Wetzel and Kyla Dillon; siblings:
Latona (Ernest) Brisco-Thompson, Tracy (Darrell) Haley-Massey, Aricka (Kenny) Haley-Clinton, 
Donavan/Kashinda Robinson and April Anderson; three grandchildren, five nieces, 
a great nephew and a great niece.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Arthur and Sarah McCall; 
paternal grandparents: Milton and Louise Haley; step father Detroit “Sonny” James 
and a brother Arland Anderson. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM Wednesday, 
The funeral will begin at 11am Thursday, July 30 with Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. To send a note of condolence to the family 
go to, find us on Facebook or call our caring locally
owned staff at 740.450.8000.


Zanesville: Gail Paige (Faithful) Curtis, 66, of Zanesville, passed away Wednesday, 
August 19, 2020. Gail was born September 17, 1953 to the late Melvin Faithful Sr. 
and the late Inez (Williams) Faithful, Sr. In addition to her parents, Gail is also 
preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Faithful; sisters, Sandy Henderson 
and Phyllis McPherson; uncle, Kurt Williams; aunts, JoAnn Williams and Juanita;
and a brother-in-law, Ronald Lee Curtis.

Gail leaves to cherish her memory, her dedicated husband, Jeffery E. Curtis; her sister, 
Sharon Sue Curtis, of Maryland; several special nieces and nephews including Electra Curtis, 
Eric Curtis and Arcasia Curtis; and a host of many other family members and friends.

Gail was a kind and loving woman. She loved children and was known to enjoy looking 
after them, playing dress-up and taking them to church. Gail was a devoted member 
of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, in Zanesville, Ohio.  It wasn't unusual for a neighborhood child to 
come to her house in hopes of a pop-sicle on a hot day. Gail was an extremely loving 
woman, who enjoyed helping others. She will be deeply missed. You may call on the 
family Monday, August 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., with the funeral service to follow
at 11 a.m., at the Burrell Funeral Home. Reverend Clifton R. Kilpatrick will be officiating. 
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.


Zanesville:  Leslie Dalton Kelly, 67, of Zanesville, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020. 
Leslie was born March 4, 1953 to the late Charles and Margaret France-Kelly. In addition
to his parents, Leslie is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Tena Kelly and his 
brother, Wesley Baker.  Leslie leaves to cherish his memory, his dedicated and loving daughter, 
Melissa (Daryl Clark, Jr.) Kelly-Wells; a nephew, Jason Kelly, whom he had the pleasure of 
helping to raise; grandchildren, Nicholas Clark, Kathleen Kelly, Pamela Kelly-Wells and
Ryanne Clark; siblings, Charlotte Hill, Flora Mae Kelly, Priscilla Robinson, Shirley Darling,
Donald Kelly, Charles Kelly Jr. and James "Butch" Berry; several nieces and nephews; 
several cousins; many friends, including special friends Emory Myers, Eddie Carter and 
Costella Haley; his co-workers with the City of Zanesville Cemetery Workers; and a host 
of many other friends and family.  Leslie was a dedicated member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church
of Zanesville, Ohio where he served as a Trustee and was a drummer in Church Choir.
Throughout his life, Leslie dedicated years of service to United Technology. In later years
he enjoyed his job as a truck driver, before taking employment with the City of Zanesville. 
Leslie's favorite hobby was music and he was a self taught drummer. 
He was a father figure to many, especially his nieces and nephews, whom 
he enjoyed as if they were his own children. Leslie will be deeply missed. You may call on 
the family on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., with the funeral service 
following at 1:00 p.m., at Burrell Funeral Services. Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick will be officiating. 
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Per CDC recommendations and Governor DeWine's
health order mandate, all guests will be required to wear a self-provided face covering. BURRELL 
FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.


Zanesville: Craig LaMonte Brandford, 61, of Zanesville, passed away peacefully Wednesday,
January 6, 2021 after a lingering illness, at Genesis Hospital. Craig was born December 26, 1959 
in Zanesville, Ohio the son of Robert E. and the late Mary Anna (Harris) Brandford, Sr.
Craig was the second oldest of four children. In addition to his beloved mother, Craig is also
preceded in death by his older brother, Robert Brandford, Jr.

Craig leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Robert E. Brandford, Sr.; his beloved children,
Clarissa Brandford and Joshua Brandford; two granddaughters, Teriauna Brandford and Myla 
Brandford; brother, Jeffrey Alan Brandford and sister, Carolyn Louise Brandford; very dear and 
special sister-in-law, Sarah Beth Reid, to whom he felt closer than even a biological sister;
special niece, Eboni Brandford; nephews, Joseph Norris, Jr. and DeAndre Brandford; niece,
Staci Craig; great-nephew, Marques Greene, and the entire Barnett family; as well as other
friends and family too numerous to list.

Craig was a proud member of Morning Star Church of God in Christ. He was also a very gifted
singer and a gifted, very creative artist. Craig was an extremely friendly person who never 
met a stranger. Craig was a Zanesville High School graduate. He went on to dedicate 11 years 
of service as a government employee, serving on the local police force and also Muskingum
County fraud investigations. Craig was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Maple Avenue Kidney Care, as well as the 
medical staff of doctors and nurses at Genesis Hospital who so professionally and diligently 
took care of Craig.

Due to the present infectious pandemic now taking place, the family has chosen cremation
and no services will be observed at this time. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.