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A church offers training in faith and finance

Kingdom Fellowship AME Church helps its members thrive through financial literacy classes that help build economic stability and faithful generosity.

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Kingdom Fellowship AME's own Pastor Watley featured in AP News

How this Maryland pastor ended up leading one of the fastest-growing churches in the nation

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The pandemic intensified hunger in the D.C. region. Now, there’s a push to end it for good.

October 19, 2021

Since its first food distribution at a Prince George’s public school in March last year, the Kingdom Fellowship AME Church in Silver Spring has expanded to six locations, set up a fund that has raised more than $300,000 for supplies, and gotten grants and contracts to continue growing.
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‘Think of vaccines as part of God’s plan’: Clergy members urge the hesitant to get shots.

March 14, 2021

By weaving scripture with science, they are employing the singular trust vested in them by their congregations to dispel myths and disinformation about the vaccines. Many are even offering their sanctuaries as vaccination sites, to make the experience more accessible and reassuring.

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Saving souls, saving lives: Building COVID-19 confidence with faith at the forefront

February 10, 2021

Rev. Matthew Watley and his wife, Shawna Watley, are part of a new push by Maryland’s governor to reach Black and brown communities through trusted faith leaders.

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Hunger in the Washington Metropolitan Area

December 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Before the pandemic, Black and Hispanic households across America were already experiencing food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than the national average of 10.5 percent. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated hunger worldwide, and in the United States, nearly one in eight households doesn’t have enough to eat.

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The Black IDEA Coalition Hosts Virtual Summit On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In D.C.

September 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pursuit of the American Dream has often been a Dream Deferred for African-Americans.  Even in 2020 Blacks still face Systemic Racism which often halts those dreams. Yesterday in the nation’s capital, The Black Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action (IDEA) Coalition hosted a virtual summit on DEI which featured a stellar cast of corporate executives, business leaders and thought leaders on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Leaders Say Donations are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

June 29, 2020

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation.

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Grab and Go Food Distribution Thursday in Silver Spring

June 4, 2020

Four-hundred boxes of fresh produce will be distributed Thursday at Windsor Court and Tower Apartments.

Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, in partnership with Nourish Now, American Diversity Group, East County Regional Office, and Montgomery County Recreation Department, is sponsoring a Gran N’ Go distribution of fresh produce for those affected by the public health emergency.

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500 Grocery Boxes Run Out in Less Than an Hour During Montgomery Co. Food Distribution

May 2, 2020

In just an hour, more than 500 boxes of groceries were handed out in Silver Spring, Maryland, to those in need during a local partnership. Then, they had to start turning people away.

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‘Surround yourself with support’ | Silver Spring pastor discusses coping with sudden grief, shares emotional advice on social media

February 6, 2020

Local pastor Matthew Watley offered suggestions when dealing with unexpected losses, posting on social media after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant.

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