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LaMott AME Church Featured in the Philadelphia Tribune

LaMott AME Church: Finding its soul in helping and teaching

November 10, 2019

LaMott AME Church‘s legacy of service stretches back 130 years in the area once known as “Camptown,” where the 3rd Regiment U.S. Colored Troops were encamped during the Civil War.

With more than a century at its current location in Elkins Park, residents and attendees are familiar with the church’s continued ministry in serving the spiritual and other needs of its largely African-American congregation.

For them, LaMott isn’t just a church that feeds religious souls but also provides the warm embrace of healthy meals, clothing giveaways as well as other resources and support for its members and surrounding community in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County. (Nataniel Lee Tribune Correspondent)

Lydia F. Goodman LaMott AME Church 2017 Unsung Hero

Philadelphia Conference Lay Organization of the AME Church Annual Awards Luncheon

November 04, 2017

We congratulate Lydia F. Goodman for being Honored as the Unsung Hero from LaMott AME Church at the 2017 Lay Awards Luncheon.

Sister Lydia has been a member of the LaMott AME Church since 1975. She serves joyfully and faithfully as a Steward, Stewardess and member of the Christian Education Department, Lay Organization, the Mary Campbell Women's Missionary Society, Mother's Board and Class Leader. Her favorite ministry is teaching the Beginners' Class in the Church School.

Danita B. Wilbanks 2016 Unsung Hero

Philadelphia Conference Lay Organization of The AME Church Annual Award Luncheon

October 01, 2016

We congratulate Danita Wilbanks for being Honored as the Unsung Hero from LaMott AME Church at the 2016 Lay Awards Luncheon.


In March 2012 Danita B. Wilbanks became a member of LaMott AME Church. She is a very active member within the congregation, being a member of the following: the Stewards, Mary Campbell WMS, Co-Director of YPD, The Inspirational Choir, The Sanctuary Choir, Director of the Youth Gospel Choir and for the last three years, she has organized the infamous “LaMott Bunny Hop” the Easter Egg Hunt held at LaMott AME Church.

Pastor Attles Appears on The Nick Taliaferro Show

July 11, 2016

"Pastor Louis Attles, Pastor of LaMott AME Church in Elkins Park, Pa  joined The Nick Taliaferro Show to discuss an event held this past Sunday where he invited  members of the Cheltenham Township Police Department to come to his  church so his parishioners can thank them for their service." 900AM-WURD

LaMott AME Church and Local Police

Coming Together in Healing After Recent Violence

July 10, 2016

At today's church service LaMott AME Church extended a healing hand to the local police and an awareness of the congregations concerns in response to the past week's violence.

"It's going to take the church. It's going to take the community. It's going to take the police officers. And the equal thing of it all, it's going to take love. Love will conquer hate anytime," retired Philadelphia police officer Richard Safford and member of LaMott AME Church. 6abc.com

AME Bicentennial Celebration

Bishop Richard Allen Mural and Statue Unveiling

July 05, 2016

"The First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church unveiled “The Legacy of Bishop Richard Allen and AME Church Mural” on Monday in West Philadelphia. The four-story high portrait, painted in vivid colors, graces the AME Church’s international headquarters at 38th and Market Street in West Philadelphia. The festivities marked the beginning of the church’s 50th quadrennial session here from July 6 to 13." phillytrib.com

Taylor Johnson Student Honoree

Philadelphia Conference Church School 15th Biennial Celebration

June 04, 2016

We congratulate Taylor Johnson for being the Student Honoree  for LaMott AME at the 2016 Philadelphia Conference Church School Awards.

Taylor Johnson is the daughter of Ernestine and Damon Johnson. She is an amazing young lady. Taylor has been an active participant in the Church School since joining the LaMott Church Family. Taylor is currently a student in our Teen Class. She has prayed and read the lesson text during the opening of our Church School. She has been a presenter in the Church School programs. Taylor has also attended Church School Conventions.

Martha M. Woods Recipient of the Sarah Bass Allen Award

April 09, 2016

We congratulate Sister Martha M. Woods for being the recipient of The Sarah Bass Allen Award for the Philadelphia Conference.

The Sarah Bass Allen Award is bestowed upon a First Episcopal District woman who exhibits the attributes of Sarah Bass Allen, wife of the founder and first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rt. Reverend Richard Allen. The Award recipients represent the essence and spirit of Sarah Bass Allen, who sacrificially gave of her time, talents, gifts and resources, while expressing the love of Jesus Christ to others.

2016 Richard Allen Postage Stamp

February 02, 2016

"The 39th stamp in the Black Heritage series commemorates preacher, activist, and civic leader Richard Allen (1760-1831), an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history. This stamp coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen's founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one of the most important institutions in African-American life, and his election and consecration as its first bishop." USPS.com

LaMott AME Honors Commissioner Harvey Portner

Recipient of the 2016 Making a Difference Award

January 30, 2016

Commissioner Harvey Portner has served diligently in public service for the past 28 years. He is a true example of someone who puts differences aside to highlight our common interests for the greater good. Our recipient has not only made a difference in the community, but he has also made a difference to this local Christian community, and more specifically LaMott AME Church.

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