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AL/FL Men of Zion Episcopal Director

GREENVILLE, AL……The men of the Alabama/Florida Episcopal District gathered for their annual retreat on the historic campus of Lomax-Hannon College in Greenville, AL, from May 31 – June 1, 2024. Rev. Larry Jacobs is the Episcopal MOZ Director, and Bishop George D. Crenshaw is the Presiding Prelate.

The retreat opened on Friday, May 31, 2024, with Rev. Alonza Crenshaw, treasurer, registering attendees. Opening prayer and welcome were given by Rev. Jacobs, and Bishop Crenshaw greeted attendees. Friday evening was filled with fun, fellowshipping, and the annual fish fry. Young and old enjoyed chess, checkers, and a horseshoe tournament under the direction of Rev. Kenneth Diggs.

Highlights of Saturday, June 1, 2024, included recognizing Mr. Tereance I. Pinkney, a member of Big Zion A. M. E. Zion Church in Mobile, AL, as the Alabama/Florida Episcopal District Men of Zion Man of the Year. Mr. Pinkney led the Hillcrest High School Boys Basketball team of Evergreen, AL, to the AHSAA Class 3A Alabama State Championship. Mr. Jerome Sanders, a Financial Advisor and Principal Securities Registered Representative with Principal Financial Group and a member of Hope Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church in Whistler, AL, presented a financial planning seminar. He presented information on retirement plans, exit strategies, investments, and financial strategies to help individuals work toward financial freedom. A Health and Wellness Seminar was presented on Prostate Cancer, Mental Health, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Presenters were Mr. Jerry Feagin, prostate cancer survivor; Ms. Mary Fitzpatrick, Community Mental Health Licensed Professional Counselor; and Mr. Billy Curtis, Alabama Alzheimer’s Association, who spoke on the Impact Of Alzheimer’s Dementia In Our Community. Presiding Elder Jeffrey Cammon (Tuscaloosa-Bessemer District), along with Rev. Leon Henderson and Rev. Alonza Crenshaw, shared tips for a successful life during the Wisdom Of The Elders Forum. Mr. Shomari C. Figures, congressional candidate for the newly created U. S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2 in the State of Alabama, addressed attendees and solicited support in his bid for this office.
Youth activities for the day were coordinated by Rev. Kenneth Diggs, which included a bounce house and waterslide. Rev. George Garrison, in partnership with an auto supplier, secured free motor oil and other auto supplies for all attendees. Bishop Crenshaw gave closing remarks and Rev. Jacobs prayed for attendees and gave remarks.
Lomax-Hannon College, Big Zion A. M. E. Zion Church, Tereance I. Pinkney, Health and Wellness, Shomari C. Figures


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