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Beginning Feb. 13
Agape Faith Church, 2101
Lewisville-Clemmons Road in
Clemmons, will host the simulcast
of "XO", a marriage conference
from Gateway Church in Texas and
Marriage Today on Feb. 13 and 14.
Marriage expert Jimmy Evans will
be joined by his wife, Karen. A
celerity Q&A panel will feature
Josh and Katie Hamilton, Sean and
Catherine Lowe and special guests
Steven Curtis and Mary Beth
Chapman. The event will be on
Friday, Feb. 13 from 8 tol0:30 pm.,
with registration beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 registration begins
at 9 am. and sessions are from 10 to
12:30 pm. Advance tickets are $20
per person and $25 at the door.
Register online at
agapefaith.com/xo. For more infor
mation, contact the church office at
336-766-9188 or email
, The Family Ministry of Great
Commission Community Church,
3733 Ogburn Ave., presents
'Touched By Love," a Valentine's
event for couples and singles Friday,
Feb. 13 from 7 to 10 pjn. There will
be dinner, entertainment and danc
ing. Everyone is invited to attend for
a donation of $10. Text GC3LOVE
to 40691 for tickets and info or call
the church at 336-577-3420.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1301
C?. Gray Drive, where the pastor is
Dr. Charles E. Gray, will
host an extravaganza on
Saturday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Food, fun games, Christian comedy
featuring Rev. Clee and Christian
fellowship will be provided. The
cost is $15 for adults
and $5 for children 12 and under.
"The Greatest Gift of all is love" (1
Corinthians 13:13). The
public is invited. The church can
be contacted at 336-721-1959.
St. Paul United Methodist
Church, 2400 Dellabrook Road,
sponsors "Powerful Tools for
Caregiving" workshop on Saturday,
Feb. 14 at 10 a.m., with refresh
ments and registration at 9:30 am. It
will be a time of sharing and sup
port. Learn and receive tools to care
for oneself, as you cope with stress
and challenges in caring for family
members and friends. Workshop
and materials are free. Registration
and refreshments begin at 9:30 am.
For more information call 336-723
4531 or Marion Winbush at 336
Beginning Feb. 15
The Pastor's Anniversary
Committee of Greater Tabernacle
Worship Center, 1410 Attucks St.,
presents A Valentine's Rainbow Tea
on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m.; and a
Black History Program on Saturday,
Feb. 21 at 6 pjn. The pastor is
Apostle BJ McCloud. For ?more
information, contact Greater
Tabernacle Worship Center at 336
Musician Appreciate Day
Holy Trinity Full Gospel
Fellowship Center, 5307 Peters
Creek Parkway, will host a Musician
Appreciate Day for Musicians on
Sunday, Feb. 15, during the morning
worship at 10:45 a.m. Musicians
honored will be Valeria Miller
Smith, Aquilla Miller, Darrell Jeter,
Timothy Smith III and Jonathan
Samuels. For more information, call
the church at 336-784-9347.
New Hope anniversary
New Hope AME Zion Church,
7000 Shallowford Road in
Lewisville, will celebrate its 131st
church anniversary on Sunday, Feb.
15. Pastor Dairl L. Scott Sr. will
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Black History speaker
Benbow Chapel A.M?. Zion
Church, 452 G. Main St., East Bend,
will celebrate Black History Sunday
on Feb. 15. Kiiby H. Thompson will
be the speaker at 11 a.m. lite theme
is "The Afro American Deposit." In
1963, Thompson was part of N.C.
A&T and Winston-Salem State uni
versities' sit down class. The Rev.
Keith Michael Davis is pastor of
Wentz to present 'Angels
With Out Wings'
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
"Angels With Out Wings," a min
istry in two acts by Pam Rea, will be
presented on Saturday, March 28 at
Wentz Memorial United Church of
Christ, 3435 Carver School Road, at 3
p.m. and 7 p.m.
"Angels With Out Wings" was
part of a pilot program for one of the
largest treatment centers in New
Jersey. It's thought-provoking allegor
ical content in quality dramatic form
functions as a relapse prevention min
istry. The audience reaction after sev
eral runs off-Broadway convinced the
playwright that her play provides
armor for many addicts' coping skills
and has the potential to halt using and
relapse in their tracks. The play is not
only for those in active addiction, but
also for those in recovery. It validates
the addicts' decision to sustain recov
ery and offers them encouragement.
The play has been credited with
helping to change the landscape of
how a community views addiction.
One powerful message to those who
suffer addiction from those who come
to see "Angels With Out Wings" is
that your community stands with you
and supports your recovery.
Advance general admission for the
production will be $10 and $5 for stu
dents with I.D. The admission on the
day of the production will be $12.
Tickets will be on sale at Wentz
Church every Saturday from 2 to 5
p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Call 336-724-7828 or 336-767
4235 for more information or call
Wentz Church at 336-722-0430 dur
ing ticket office hours on Saturdays
Photos by Charles E. Leftwich Jr.
The Love Community Development Corporation^ 3980 North Liberty St., sponsored a free grant
wriitng workshop on Saturday, Feb. 7 a its facility. Dr. Kathy Kenney, president and founder of
C.W. Hatton and Associates in Durham (shown above right), was the facilitator. Dr. Kenney special
izes in training and economic development for nonprofits in strategic planning, fundraising and
community intervention. At left above, Carrie M. Woods participates in the workshop. The work
shop is designed to provide any schools, faith-based organizations, nonprofit agencies or communi
ty groups with the tools necessary to successfully compete for grant funds. Another session will be
from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14. Register with Love Community Development Corporation
at 336 306-8119 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drea Parker (left) congratulates Sybil and Jerry McLeese for
Interfaith W-S thanks founders
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Interfaith Winston-Salem has
honored Sybil and Jerry McLeese
for their service to the organiza
The McLeeses founded
Interfaith Winston-Salem three
years ago. Jerry served as chair
person through 2014, when he
was succeeded by Drea Parker,
who has been a member of the
board for two years.
Together, the McLeeses and
Parker led the effort in 2013 for
Winston-Salem to become the
first city in North Carolina and
only the 18th in the world to join
the Campaign for Compassionate
iwu new iiiciuucis wcic
named to two-year terms on the
board: Dr. Sita Somara, who rep
resents Hinduism, and Dr.
Michelle Nicolle, who represents
Zen Buddhism. The 16-member
board also comprises members of
Protestant, Catholic, Jewish,
Muslim, Unitarian Universalist,
Pagan, Shamanistic, Spiritual but
Not Religious and other paths.
works to build peace through
understanding by offering lec
tures, conversations, storytelling,
children's festivals, meditation,
youth tours, compassion building
and service opportunities. All
programs are free and open to the
Caring for the left out
Lesson Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46
By the end of this lesson, we should
? Recognize the humanity of all people
? Understand that God's love is active and inclusive
? Follow Jesus' pattern in our lives
Background: The Gospels recorded Jesus' opposition from the
Sadducees, the Pharisees, priests, Levites and lawyers. Jesus' teach
ings challenged the status quo because His words and actions were
based on love. ?^
The Saviour stated a
number of times that
"He came to fulfill the
Law and prophets; not
to destroy them"
Matthew 5:17. The Law
was given to the Jews
but somehow they
missed the point. So
when Jesus' began His
ministry, the Jewish hier
archy opposed Him vehemently. In chapters 21-23 of Matthew, we
saw how they tried every trick in the book to discredit Him. None of
The disciples witnessed all of this yet they too were misguided.
The kingdom was not on earth! As chapter 23 came to a close, Jesus
pronounced seven woes against His foes. The Temple was important
to every Jew because it represented the presence of God in their
midst. Those woes prompted the disciples to ask two questions:
"When will the end come and what will be the sign (s)T
Part of His response is today's lesson.
Lesson: When the Son of Man comes into His glory. He will sep
arate His followers into two groups - sheep and goats. This individual
judgment will be based on their behavior.
This is not "working to get into heaven" The mild-mannered
sheep provide food and wool for their owners. Goats on the other
hand also provide food and skins. The goats are more destructive than
the sheep. The sheep are on His right as a position of honor because
they have helped those who society has deemed unworthy. They saw
a need and addressed it. The goats either can't see or don't care about
anyone other than themselves. It's like the priest and the Levite from
last week's lesson. They are condemned for their short-sightedness.
The goats also represent the arrogance of humanity in determining
who is worthy of help.
Life Application: Jesus is in every person who walks the face of
the earth. He came for all of us but identified especially with those
that society ignored. Our focus should be to help anyone in need. That
goes beyond those who look and act like us!
My Sunday School teacher. Deacon Curtis Canty, stated this week
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