Almighty and Everlasting God,
You who created the very foundation of this world. You crafted the galaxies with the stars, the sun, and the moon. You gave life that we may experience life more abundantly. But, today we come to you heavy hearted, for we have heard the cries of the slain, their families, and many of us are calling to You for help. We come to You remembering all the lives lost to the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. Once again, an all too familiar scene with weapons that destroy life has flooded our communities. We are reminded of the heinous act done by one who “preyed” over those who “prayed” in Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina. God we ask for Your mercy, peace, and healing.
We arose this morning and found ourselves with broken spirits. Yet, we hold on to our faith, even in the midst of needles pain. It is still no secret that you are a God capable of healing every broken heart, and wiping away every tear that cascades down our faces. We find ourselves speaking the words of Habakkuk “Violence is everywhere!” Your own Word teaches us that You stand firmly with the broken, bruised and burdened. So we ask for Your help, because there is no other help we know, but You that has the power to heal this brokenness.
God, we know that You have no pleasure in the death of anyone, so we boldly come to Your throne of grace today, seeking Your wisdom as we continue to pray for the nine lives lost. Lord, we lift before you our beloved Soror Myra Thompson, a member of Charleston Alumnae Chapter, and her entire family which includes the Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated everywhere. We are all your children created in your image, by your love, and linked in our oneness, and wrapped in a single garment of kinship and sisterhood.
We cry out to you, oh God to heal our brokenness. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Heal us from this scourge of violence. Lord please give us the courage to speak truth to power and remain secure in Your love. Teach us Your ways, O God. Bless us with wisdom and strength to work through our brokenness. Lord, we thank You for your unfailing love. And, we offer our petitions of faith with thanksgiving in our hearts, in the name of Jesus the Christ we pray. Amen.
Rev. Dr. Natalie P. Alford, M.Div., Ed.D.
Chair, Chaplains Council
From our historic roots 126 active chapters now represent the Eastern Region, which consists of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC. International chapters of the Eastern Region include: England, Germany, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix and St. Thomas).
We are excited to serve as the leaders of an extraordinary group of women committed to fulfilling the vision and purpose of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as we render public service, impact public policy and maintain a high standard of academic excellence; all while ensuring Delta's relevance with each succeeding decade.
Keeping Excellence and Purpose in the East,
July 23 - 29, 2015
9:00 am-3:00 pm
|First Stop||Harrisburg, PA||April 18, 2015|
|Second Stop||New York Upstate, Albany, NY||May 30, 2015|
|Third Stop||Tri-State, Boston, MA||May 31, 2015|
|Forth Stop||Maryland, Cambridge, MD||June 6, 2015|
|Fifth Stop||Delaware, Dover, DE||June 7, 2015|
|Sixth Stop||New York Metro, New York, NY||June 14, 2015|
|Seventh Stop||Connecticut||June 20, 2015|
|Eight Stop||Washington, DC||June 27, 2015|
|Ninth Stop||New Jersey, Glassboro, NJ||June 28, 2015|
April 14th marks a year ago more than 270 young girls were kidnapped from school and Nigeria.
Presently, more than 230 remain missing. Yet, the international community has largely forgotten.
The grass roots movement of Bring Back Our Girls suggests that the following can be done in commemoration:
- People are urged to use Social Media to REMIND the world that the girls are still missing
- Send a letter to send to Secretary of State Kerry, the UN, the WhiteHouse and US Senators ( sample letter)
Sorors please use Social Media effectively and according to our D.I.G. On April 14th and going foward share our social media posts with the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS photo(s) on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts
Current: H.E.R. Stories Spring Edition 2015
To submit your story, please send your articles with a submission form via email to:
Naki Pratt, Regional Journalist
H.E.R. Stories Submission Form & Tips
Award Application Due Dates: Collegiate - May 15, 2015 and Alumnae - June 1, 2015
Academic Excellence Application
Collegiate Academic Excellence Award (Individual)
Soror of the Year Application
Collegiate Member of the Year Award
Outstanding Chapter Program Application
Outstanding Chapter Program of the Year (Chapter)
Chapter Advisor of the Year Application
Collegiate Chapter Advisor of the Year
Arts & Letters
Exemplary Arts & Letters Program Award
Collegiate Transition Taskforce
Eastern Region CTT Awards
Emergency Response Team
Exemplary Chapter or Community Program Award
Chapter of the Year Award
Exemplary Membership Services Award
Exemplary Creative Community Service Project Award
Exemplary Delta Academy/Delta GEMS Award
Exemplary Economic Development Award
Exemplary EMBODI Program Award
Exemplary Impactful Collaboration Award
Exemplary International Awareness Program Award
Exemplary Physical & Mental Health Program Award
Exemplary SEE Program Award
Exemplary Social Action Award