Motto and Mission Statement

AME Church Motto
“God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, Man Our Brother”
This motto is our belief in God & Christ and our responsibility to mankind.

Our Symbol
The cross in the symbol points to Jesus Christ, The Redeemer. The anvil represents the blacksmith shop of the first African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Our Name
Israel refers to the oppressed people who found freedom through Christ

African refers to people of African descent

Methodist refers to the denomination based on John Wesley’s doctrine of equality & evangelism

Episcopal indicates that the highest office in the denomination is the Bishop or the one who “oversees” the work of the church.

Church means the body of Christ in Fellowship

Israel AME Church Mission Statement
"First" Israel AME church strives to maintain a standard of Christian
living within the Capital District Albany area Through the Proclamation of the
Word, Stewardship, Evangelism, Worship, Study of the Word, and Prayer.
We are called to "...Teach all nations, Baptizing them in the name of
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world".

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