Welcome to
Mitcham Chapel
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Dorinda Phillips, Pastor
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We are called to “Journey in Faith.” God has called forth the need in Royal Oak, Michigan and neighboring communities to establish an … Read More


As we lift our voices on one accord, we recognize that You are God, and everything was made by and for You. We call into being those things Read More


He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the  Spirit gives life.  (NIV) … Read More

Our Staff

Mary Ellen Washingon
Mary Ellen Washington 
Church Secretary

Our Officers

Myron Frasier Myron Frasier
Gwendolyn McGarrity
 Gwendolyn McGarrity
Alex Williams
Alex Williams



 Chareese Williams

Chareese Williams
Michelle McGarrity
Michelle McGarrity
James McGinnis
James McGinnis
Marion Garrison
(Pastor’s Steward)
Sharon McGinnis
Angela Wallace

Our Ministries

Bereavement Ministry
Gwen McGarrity / Michelle McGarrity
Christian Education
Mary Ellen Washington
Christian Living Institute
Rev. Barbara Anthony
Church School
Mary Ellen Washington / Davita Walker
Intercessory Prayer
Michelle McGarrity
Lay Organization
Myron Fraiser
Media Ministry
Lynn Garrison / Chareese Williams
Men’s Fellowship
John Anthony
Minister of Music / Praise Ministry
Chareese Williams
Prayer Partners
Mary Ellen Washington
Scholarship Committee
Gwen McGarrity
Sign Language Ministry
Angela Wallace
Tender Loving Care
Renee McDonald
Alex Williams / Della Simon / Michael Walker

News & Events

December 4

Annual Christmas Dinner Dance

Bring your family and friends to our annual Dinner Dance. This wonderful evening is filled with dining, dancing, games and prizes. The dinner cost is $30 (free for ages 7 and under). Please RSVP by November 24th  to Myron Frasier @ 248-352-6246.


Our children usher and participate in the morning worship every third Sunday.

 We encourage anyone who would like their children to participate to notify  Pastor Phillips. Children should be 5 years old or older.

Intercessory Prayer 

10:00 am to 10:30 am   

Every Sunday morning from 10:00 am to 10:30 am  you are invited to  pray quietly or verbally with others who are also seeking the Lord.    
                                                                  Michelle McGarrity, Chairperson

Bible Study 

Tuesday  7:00 pm -8:00 pm

II Timothy 3:16-17 states: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Join us as we transform into “beyond Sunday” Christians and reclaim our Power, Purpose and Peace!

Kingdom School Every Sunday

The Adult Kingdom School meets every Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  The Children’s Kingdom School meets each Sunday morning from 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m (except on the 3rd Sunday). 

Sign Language Ministry

Monday at 6:30 p.m

Every Monday the sign language ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. Under the leadership of Angela Wallace, the Sign Language Ministry assists the congregation in moving to greater heights of praise and worship.



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4207 W. 14 Mile Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
Church Office: (248) 554-0260
Fax: (248) 356-0780
Email: mitchamamechurch@gmail.com



The Wind Power of Transformation

  Acts 2:1-6; 38-42 (NIV)biblestudy%20110513



The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.


38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Bible Study Questions for Discussion
I.  In this passage of scripture what manifestations/signs of the Holy Spirit do you see?
II.  Describe the ways you experience the signs of the Holy Spirit at work today.
III. Where have you seen or felt the work of the Holy Spirit in your own life?
IV. Where have you seen or felt the work of the Holy Spirit in the church?
V.  Was the Pentecost experience a one-time only event?
VI.  Looking at your own life, what is God calling you to believe and do beyond your own fears,
      insecurities, and uncertainties?

VII.  Looking at our church, what is God calling our congregation to be and do beyond our collective fears,

      insecurities, and uncertainties?
VIII.  How is God calling you to be transformed?
XI.  How is God calling our church to be transformed?