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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

No Deposit, No Return: Investing in the Lives of Others

  • 2015
  • Community

We all know that acts of generosity do good not just for the recipient but also for the giver, but sometimes that message is delivered in a way that deeply reminds us. Reverend Kenneth I. Lewis draws an incredibly useful analogy, encouraging us to “deposit” more than we “withdraw” in life, in order to live with true richness.

Rev. Lewis is an Ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of America, Inc. Blessed with more than 20 years of progressive effective ministry, Rev. Lewis has served historic congregations such as Rush Memorial AME Zion Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Goodwin Memorial AME Zion Church in Amherst, Massachusetts. Appointed in 2003, Rev. Lewis is honored to serve as the senior pastor of the historic Green Memorial AME Zion Church in Portland, Maine. He currently serves as the Chief of Protocol, Chairman of Overseas Missions, and a member of the Committees on Conference Studies, Holy Orders, and Trustee of the New England Annual Conference. Nationally, Rev. Lewis has served as a delegate to the General Conference and is a current member of the Connectional Council as the Northeastern Episcopal District representative to the Board of Publications.