Cecilia S. Aiken
2833 South Adams St.
Apt. 609- A
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301
President of Bethel Collegiate Ministry
2544 San Miguel Drive
Tallahassee, Fl. 32304
(850)-599- 3505 office
(478)- 951- 8812 cell
Dear Kyle Harris,
My name is Cecilia S. Aiken I am a senior at Florida A & M University. I am
currently enrolled in a Public Relations Methods course that requires me to
find a non- profit organization to create a Media Kit for a major project. I
would like your permission as the President of the Bethel AME Collegiate
Ministry to grant me the permission to use various materials and information
provided to create a media kit for your organization. By signing this document
you are giving me the permission to use your organizations information and
logo to create these documents for this course. Along with your advisement as
a client I will be in your service until the services rendered or production of
media kit completed.
Kyle Harris (printed):_________________________________________
Kyle Harris (signature): _______________________________________
Cecilia S. Aiken (printed):_____________________________________
Cecilia S. Aiken (signature): ___________________________________
Bethel AME Presents Club Bethel Christian Night Club
Tallahassee, Fla.- Oct. 12, 2009- Bethel AME Church announced its final
preparations for the annual event known as Club Bethel Nite. Club Bethel was
started to provide a Christian alternative for young people between the ages of
16 to 25. Bethel AME church seeks to provide a safe place where young people
can get together to celebrate their religious beliefs. The event will take place on
Oct.13, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The entertainment includes a
live DJ and door prizes. Additional activities at Club Bethel include the
following: dance contests, poetry readings, live band performances, musical
artist-MiPeace, recreational games, and prizes. There will be refreshments,
dinner and desert served during the festivities.
About Bethel AME Church Collegiate Ministry:
The Collegiate and Young Ministry is one of the outreach ministries at Bethel
AME Church. We are dedicated to our mission of providing opportunities for
college students and young adults to learn and apply the basic principles of
Christianity for the enrichment of the individual, the Church and the
The Collegiate and Young Ministry is one of the outreach ministries at Bethel AME Church. We are
dedicated to our mission of providing opportunities for college students and young adults to learn and
apply the basic principles of Christianity for the enrichment of the individual, the Church and the
We are a group of young adults united by the love of Christ. As individuals, we may be in different
places in life but, together, we are stronger because of our diversity. We are linked by our need to share
our gifts with each other, our families, and our communities.
To develop an action plan of:
1. Strengthening the Collegiate and Young Adult Ministry
2. Expanding the role of young adults at Bethel AME Church
3. Providing a vehicle for the continued growth of Bethel AME Church
The Collegiate and Young Adult Ministry serves as a vehicle in developing young adult members into
positive Christian leaders in the African Methodist Episcopal Church while providing an opportunity to
serve the church, the community, and God.
For More Information:
Details about Bethel AME Church Collegiate Ministry may be forwarded to Kyle Harris at (478)-951-
8812 or http://bethelame1865.org/home.html.
The topics for the Bethel AME Church blog can range from
a variety of topics. Such as, the upcoming holidays
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The members in
the congregation could submit recopies for their famous
dish in exchange a prize.
Another issue that the blog can discuss is the various
sermons that the pastor has given in the past and how
these sermons affected their lives.
The blog can be where members of the church come
together as a unit to discuss what has been going on in the
community and how it affects the congregations and what
each the church can do to help make society a better place
Critic of Website
Bethel AME Church has finally gotten their website up and running so it seems. But, if you click on more
than half of the hyper links display there will be a nice display of a message that say Information Coming
Soon. This is a little discouraging after the website has been out of service for a while. My first suggestion
would be to hire a qualified professional to get the website operational as soon as possible. Even though
this service may cost the church a considerable sum of money, the ability to showcase the facility and
possibly win more souls to the Lord and even get a few new members will definitely make up for the
Another problem that I see that is very visible is that fact that the information that is provided besides the
operational services hours and general information is outdated. I would suggest that the leaders in charge
appoint a church member who might already be on the ministry staff to monitor the information the
comes in. Their job would be to input new information and filter out old information to be put into the
A technical issue concerning the website would have to be its lack of multi- media content provided to the
audience. There is box designated for videos but the footage is not being displayed. The box is just empty
featuring the word video coming soon. These major website design malfunctions or lack information
would make me wonder why they even bothered to display an incomplete website in the first place.
Maybe the simple fact is that the website is being rebuilt and in the meantime there will be missing
information until the construction of the site can be completed.
Although, the photographs of the congregation and the pastor were vivid in color. I would have honestly
like to have seen more interaction between the congregation and the pastor or maybe in general more
photographs that shoed more action
Speakers Bureau List
Name Position Subject
Pastor Julius Lead Pastor Leadership In the Church
Brother Kyle Harris President of the Collegiate
Importance of Volunteer Work
Bishop Mckinely Young Visiting Bishop Importance of
Positive Role Models
Reverend William Liptrot Associate Pastor Importance or
finding ones purpose in life.
Reverend Ralph L. Wilson Elder of Church Importance of
Community acting as a
collective unit to raise youth.
Joanna Hawkins Counselor of Children Encouraging others
to Volunteer or help.
Bethel AME Church is holding its annual Christmas celebration Dec.25, 2009 in the sanctuary
located on 501 West Orange Ave. Tallahassee, Fl. 32310 at 9 p.m.
I think that the Christmas day celebration event would be absolutely fantastic for the Capital
Outlook newspaper. Bethel AME Church has a large congregation and serves a variety of citizens in the
community with their service projects. This annual event has been well attended in the past with
excellent entrainment and message to the people. It marks a major holiday that everyone is sure to enjoy.
This event is large enough to be considered a worthy destination. If you are interested in a good story for
your religion section this December look no further than Bethel AME Christmas Celebration with family
Our church in association with student volunteers is offering a story exclusively to Capital
Outlook newspaper, so I would need your interest soon as you can confirm the deadline I am sure that
Bethel AME Church will collaborate well with your team. Please call to let me know if there is anything
that you need help with completing.
I will contacting you with a call on December 15, 2009, to confirm your decision. If you need
any help on the “possible” story on the Bethel Christmas day celebration don’t hesitate to keep in touch.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Cecilia S. Aiken
Bethel Christmas Celebration
Tallahassee, Fl.- The Bethel AME Church Christmas celebration is coming soon this
December at the sanctuary located on 501 W. Orange Street Tallahassee, Fl. 32310 on Dec. 25,
2009. Men, women, and children of all ages are welcome to attend the Christmas Day
Bethel AME Church is a local community church that serves a large population of the
citizens on the south side and larger Tallahassee area. The annual Christmas celebration is
extra special this year due to the large number of guests anticipated for the days activities. The
initiative taken by Bethel as a whole to get the community more involved with church activities
has increased the level of participants in the scheduled program offered this year.
There will be plenty of activities set up for the youth to enjoy as well as adults. There
even is an option to send your children to youth Sunday school and bible study. So everyone can
enjoy the sermon given by the presiding Pastor Julius, speakers including Associate Pastor
William Liptrot, Elder of Church Reverend Ralph L. Wilson and many special guests intended to
speak on this very special day.
Kyle Harris, the president of the youth and collegiate ministry is looking forward to
The schedule of events includes various musical selections from the local choir,
selections from youth choir, musical solos, a sermon, prayer, greeting the pastor and staff, and a
intercession, followed by a Banquet of food celebrating the new season.
The time to change for the future is now. There needs to be more youth involvement in the church. The value of
the youth participating the youth sponsored events at Bethel AME Church and other congregations would help
make society a better place. Issues affecting today’s youth are serious and can change the dynamic of a
community if the problem is large enough. Major social problems affecting today’s youth would be first and
foremost the lack of positive role models for them to look up to a stable figure. Another, major problem would be
the lack of parental guidance. Some parents do the best they can but somehow their child is still just sliding by
due to a stressful home environment with a single parent household. Unfortunately, while their parents are at
work all day struggling to put food on the table. Their child is being taught how to behave from a teacher due to
no fault of her own has a different set of standards for solving problem. Which creates tension in the home when
the parent is question about their particular form of parenting techniques. After a long day, the single parent is
tired and may not be able to give their child the full attention he/she needs because of the fatigue. A suggestion
would be to involve your children in after school programs in a Christian centered environment. This way you
know that your child is being taken care of, they are learning the proper way to handle social situations
according to your belief system, and they can learn something new about the bible and the world. The children
are at day camp learning and playing as the parent you can get a much needed break from the day. When you go
to pick up you child from day camp or after school program you will be well rested and able to give your full
undivided attention to your growing child. The young adults and children alike need the guidance of those
before them. Thus, by involving them in church activities you provide them with a valuable resource of wisdom
and experience that will make their lives much easier. When the church community comes together as a whole
to help direct and nurture the youth, they will more than likely grow up to be positive contributing members of
Dr. Julius H. Mc Allister Jr. Senior Pastor- Speaker
Subject : Finding your purpose in life.
Audience: Youth and Collegiate Ministry
Date: December: 20, 2009
Directions: Reverend Julius stands behind the
pulpit addressing the youth assembled in the
congregation with a general greeting.
How are you this evening? I hope you are as
blessed as I am on this beautiful day. I am hear
to talk to you today because I have a vested
interest in your future. It is never too early to
start your journey. You may ask yourselves,
“what is he talking about?” Well, I won’t keep
you guessing for too long. I am talking about
finding out what your purpose is in life. This is
no easy task and many times people get it
wrong during the walk to understanding. This
may be one of the hardest things you may have
to figure out in this lifetime. But, when you do
it will be all worth the wait. You will a sense of
true purpose and a real meaning for your
existence in this life. And those of you who do
not find out what their purpose is in life right
away don’t be discourage you may have to learn
a little more before that particular information
is given to you by our Lord and savior.
The first step would be to pray and ask the Lord for
patience and understanding. You may be restless
and do not want to wait on the answer. Or you
might feel as if when you get your answer it makes
no sense to you. Be calm and remember that there
are elders and other qualified members to help you
during this time of transition.
-The second step is the get your house in order. You can
not expect to be put on a mission to help serve the
outside world if you can not take care of yourself.
-The third step would be to ask yourself honestly what
are strengths and weaknesses and take a couple of
personality profile tests to measure what you
naturally good at performing. This will help you
get to know yourself better and it will give you a
good insight of where you might want to improve.
-The fourth step would be to start volunteering, or
working in new areas of activity around the church
you may find your niche soon enough working with
the youth ministry as a volunteer.
-The fifth step is to evaluate what you think your
purpose could be. Go over it in prayer to the Lord
and be patient enough to wait for the answer. Your
purpose in life may take you father than you have
ever dreamed. But, only if you have the faith,
discipline, determination, and lastly patience to
endure to the end.