First District Components



Young People's Division

Sis. Marion Smart; Director    Bro. Lamone Gibson; President


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The YOUNG PEOPLE and CHILDREN'S DIVISION (Y.P.D.) is a youth organization, established October 1915, under the auspices to the Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will find African Methodists Episcopal Churches in Caribbean, South America, England and Africa. Y.P.D. units may be found in most local churches throughout the Connection. The Y.P.D. membership is estimated at over 800,000.

YPD Pledge:

I pledge my willing and untiring service to all efforts of the Young People's and Children's Division to aid the needy and suffering people, regardless of race, color or creed. I further pledge to take the Bible as my guide, to aid my church, and to attend meetings regularly. In all these tasks I seek the Savior's guidance.

YPD Colors:

Forest Green is symbolic of growth and Christian Vitality; white represents purity, light and faith.

YPD Motto:

"Grow, Glow and Go for Christ"

YPD Structure:

Mother Sunbeams (2-6 years)

Allen Stars (7-12 years)

Youth Auxiliary (13-17 years)

Young Adults (18-26 years)


YPD Leadership:

Connectional Level, District Level, Conference Level, Area Level, Local Level

YPD Meetings:

Please follow link to:
Calendar of Events

YPD/Missionary Benediction:

In the name of the triune God
May the spirit of Christian mission
Enter every heart
This we ask in Jesus' name