The Black Heritage Weekend is an activity sponsored by the 11th Episcopal District Young People’s and Children’s Division (YPD) of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It is a weekend of activities designed to promote high self-esteem, academic achievement, and spiritual growth, while focusing on our African-American and Bahamian heritage.
The YPD under the leadership of the Women's Missionary Society provides meaningful youth training programs and opportunities for leadership experience in all areas of church life. By providing training in Evangelism, Christian Social Relations, and Education programs the YPD is designed to connect youth more fully to the mission of the church and increase knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church history and the scriptures.
The YOUNG PEOPLE'S and CHILDREN'S DIVISION (Y.P.D.) is a youth organization, established in October 1915, under the auspices to the Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will find African Methodists Episcopal Churches in Caribbean, South America, England and Africa. Y.P.D. units may be found in most local churches throughout the Connection. The Y.P.D. membership is estimated at over 800,000.