CAMBRIDGE - On April 30 at 3:30 p.m., Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church’s Women of Faith will host their annual Women’s Day at 425 High St. The Rev. Avonda Thompson Moore of New Life in Christ Fellowship Church, located in Glen Burnie, will bring the spiritual message for the service. The day’s theme is “Order Our Steps.”
The Rev. Moore is a native of Cambridge, the eldest of two children born to Mary M. Thompson and the late Althonder Thompson. She was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County and graduated from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in 1985.
She furthered her education at Bowie State University and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration. The Rev. Moore received a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
She is employed by Zimmerman Associates Inc., a government contractor, as a senior project manager. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and she currently serves as a chaplain for the state of Maryland.
The Rev. Moore was licensed to preach in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2001. She was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in 2005 and Itinerant Elder in 2009 by the Washington Annual Conference. She was a member of the Washington Annual Conference Women in Ministry where she has served on the leadership team as the historiographer and financial secretary.
The Rev. Moore has served on the ministerial staff of Reid Temple AME Church in Glen Dale, under the pastoral leadership of her “Father in Ministry,” the Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington (retired).
In April 2020, Rev. Moore served alongside her husband, Pastor David Moore, as they established New Life in Christ Fellowship Church in Glen Burnie. The Rev. Moore, affectionally called “Rev. ATM,” is currently serving as the Executive Minister and the Women of Worth Ministry Director. She has a bonus daughter Erica Moore, a bonus granddaughter Aniyah and a bonus grandson Zahair.
All are invited to share in this worship experience. The musical ministry will be provided by Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Inspirational Voices of Bethel, of Cambridge; Soloist Joann Slacum and Praise Dancer Aiesha Meekins, both of New Revived United Methodist Church, on Taylor’s Island.
The Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr. is the host pastor. Marie Anderson is president of Waugh Chapel’s Women of Faith. For additional information, contact the church at 410-228-5189.