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Starting Feb. <
Bom Again Free Church, 741
Moravia St., will hold Healthy
Heart seminars on Friday, Feb. 6,
Friday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb.
27. Professional heath providers
will be on hand each night to offer
tips. Admission is free. The pastor
and overseer is Bishop Barbara
Adams. For more information,
v i s i t
w w w. B orn Aga i nFreeCh urc h.org
or call 336-251-8717.
Starting Feb. 7
The Love Community
Development Corp., 3980 North
Liberty St., will sponsor a free
grant-writing workshop from 9
a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 7,
and Saturday, Feb. 14. Dr.
Dorothy Yarborough, vice chair
woman of the Board of
Commissioners ' in
Burlington, will be the facilitator.
"The Grant Writing Process"
workshop will provide any
schools, faith-based organiza
tions, non-profit agencies or com
munity groups with the tools nec
essary to successfully compete for
grant funds. Register at 336- 306
8119 * or email:
Starting Feb. 8
Calvary Hill BHM activities
Calvary Hill Church of Greater
Deliverance, 4951 Manning St.,
will hold Black History Month
activities each Sunday in
February during the 11 a.m. serv
ice. Members of the Youth
Ministry will be reading black
history-related poems and skits.
Bishop Claude C. Turner is the
founder, pastor and teacher.
Men's Day service
Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion
Church, 1345 East Fourth St., will
hold its annual Men's Day cele
bration on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the
10 a.m. worship service. The
speaker will be Rev. Dr. Derek
Hicks, the assistant professor of
religion and culture at Wake
Forest University School of
Divinity. The theme for this year's
event is "Men Let Your Light So
Shine." The senior pastor of Goler
Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion is Rev.
Johnny L. Ruff.
John Wesley AME anniversary
John Wesley AME Zion Church,
1800 NE 25th St., will mark its
138th anniversary on Sunday,
Feb. 8. Rev. Sam Puryear, associ
ate minister at New Jersey AME
Zion Church, will be the 11 a.m.
speaker. The 4 p.m. evening
speaker will be Elder George W.
Maize II, presiding elder of Jersey
City District of the New Jersey
Conference. The Livingstone
College Gospel Choir, under the
direction of Dr. Owen Forbes, will
Love Church anniversary
The Love Church, 4198 Cherry
St., will celebrate its fourth
anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 8. At
11 a.m., Pastor Byron Battle of
Little Bethlehem in Eden will be
the speaker. At the 6 p.m. service.
Love Church Pastor Curtis
Friday's spiritual father, Dr. R.A.
Vernon from The Word Church in
Cleveland, Ohio, will be in the
house. For more information, call
336-525-1LOV (1568) or go to
Members of The Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship, 4055
Robinhood Road, will present the
play "The Perfect Heart" at 9 and
11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8. At the
9:1? a.m. forum, David Coates,
who teaches Anglo-American
studies at Wake Forest, will speak
on "Deja Vu All Over Again:
America, Britain and the Decline
of an Empire." The 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School for adults will
hear Dalia Deane speak on
"Meditation: What, Why, Where
and When." For more informa
tion, visit www.uufws.org.
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New Hope holds 'Hype Nighf
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, 1201 New Hope
Lane, has adopted the motto
"Building new hope and chang
The annual "Hype Night"
event that is held in January, on a
Saturday night, with an open
invitation to all people, of all
ages, and all races, is very instru
mental in aiding the church
membership to walk in this goal.
On Jan. 24, groups, soloists,
choirs, the church's praise
dancers, the Minister of Mime
Will "EJ" Furches and others
performed and praised God in
The co-sponsors of this annu
al church event are not only a
husband and wife team, parents
of a teenage daughter, and full
time employees, but also very
dedicated and loyal church lead
Chris and Lakesha Weston
are always present at all church
events , whether on the church
campus or away.
Chris is a deacon of the
church, he and Lakesha are
members of the church council,
and are always willing to help
out with any and all church
events or membership details.
The New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church family feels
blessed and grateful to have the
Westons and "Hype Night."
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Chris and Lakesha Weston are co-sponsors of "Hype Night."
Southern Baptist leaders
urge churches to integrate
BY TRAVIS LOLLER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Leaders in the nation's largest
Protestant denomination are
preaching that integrated
churches can be a key driver of
racial justice in society. But that
could be a hard sell to those sit
ting in Southern Baptist
The Rev. Russell Moore,
who leads the Southern Baptist's
Ethics and Religious Liberty
Commission, is one of several
white leaders calling for multi
ethnic congregations in the wake
of the unrest spurred by the
killings of black men by white
police officers in Ferguson, Mo.,
and New York City.
"In the church, a black
Christian and a white Christian
are brothers and sisters," Moore
wrote recently. "We care what
happens to the other, because
when one part of the Body hurts,
the whole Body hurts. ... When
we know one another as brothers
and sisters, we will start to stand
up and speak up for one anoth
The effort has taken on par
ticular urgency for Moore and
other Southern Baptist leaders
who have been working to over
come the denomination's histo
ry. The convention was formed
in 1845 in a split with other
Baptists when Southern Baptists
resolved to continue allowing
slave owners to become mis
During the Civil Rights
Movement, Southern Baptists
were largely silent or actively
opposed ending segregation,
lite denomination eventually
declared racism a sin, and in
2011 renewed efforts to reach
out to Latinos, African
Americans and others. The next
year, the denomination elected
it's first African-American presi
dent, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr.
Moore's commission has
also organized a leadership sum
mit called "The Gospel and
Racial Reconciliation" to be
held this spring.
Moore said he has two goals
for the summit. He wants to spur
churches to work for racial rec
onciliation by articulating it as a
Gospel demand. And he wants
to facilitate personal relation
ships between Southern Baptists
of different races.
But some would also like to
see concrete efforts to integrate
the Southern Baptist
Convention, especially at the
level of leadership.
"The church lacks the moral
authority to address the world
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Russell Moore, left, director of the Southern Baptist's Ethics and Religious Liberty
Commission, is one of several white leaders calling for multiethnic congregations
DERRIK J. LANG,
AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Andrae Crouch was remembered at his
funeral in Los Angeles for his dedication to spreading gospel music
around the world.
The Grammy-winning gospel performer, songwriter and choir
director was honored Wednesday, Jan. 21, during a service at the West
Angeles Church of God in Christ.
There were performances and appearances by the Rev. Jesse
Adams, Ledisi and
many gospel luminar
"Andrae is the
father of modern
gospel," said Jackson.
"We cannot forget
how hard he fought,
not just to change
people, but to change
our society. Andrae is
not just a local or
singer. He is an inter
a historic figure that
eclipsed his time and changed the course."
Several attendees performed renditions of Crouch's songs, backed
by a band and 80-person choir. Wonder remembered first working
with Crouch when he was asked to join in on the tune "I'll Be
Thinking of You," which Wonder performed during the service.
"I was in the studio and someone said, 'Andrae Crouch wants you
to play harmonica on this song,"' Wonder recalled before playing. "I
said I've always wanted to play harmonica for him on a song, so it's
truly an honor to be able to do this song again and celebrate his life.
He blessed me as a friend."
Other guests included Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar and Be Be,
CeCe and Marvin Winans, who performed the eulogy.
"1 thought these were just hymn songs," Franklin said of Crouch's
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society's barriers for
what they are
that selfishness is the
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Background: Our final lessons for this winter quarter focuses on
stewardship. In general, this term applies to anyone that cares for cre
ation, including its people. In the biblical sense, being good stewards
means to stand for love, God's love in all that we do. God isn't
impressed with our buildings, rituals, and/or attire. He knows our
hearts and the manner in which we live.
Luke 10 opened with Jesus sending out the 72 throughout Judea
(Rome's term for Judah) to witness about Jesus. Their instructions
were clear and concise. They returned full of joy because they saw
with their eyes the power of God. Jesus encouraged them and stated
that they should have joy because their names are in heaven. Jesus
thanks God for revealing His nature to everyday people instead of the
"high and mighty"! "
Lesson: The scribes and Pharisees followed Jesus in Galilee;
nothing has changed now that He is in Judea. Their only aim is to dis
credit God's son. A young lawyer (well- versed in the Mosaic Law)
questions Jesus about eternal life. Jesus allows him to ask his ques
tion. Bravo! His answer comes straight from Scripture -
Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18. He gives the correct answer
but his second question reveals what's in his heart. Let's examine the
young lawyer's mindset.
lite Jews hated the Samaritans. Why? The region was part of
Israel, the northern kingdom. When the Assyrians conquered them in
722 B.C., the prominent citizens were displaced with other conquered
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