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The first-quarter meeting for the North Carolina
Area of the Northwestern District Quarterly
Assembly of the Holiness Church of God Inc. will
convene Feb. 24 through March 1 at God's United
House of Grace and Mercy in High Point, where the
host pastor is Ruling Elder Carolyn Lazenby. The
weeknight sessions will begin at 7:30 pjn. nightly
and the Sunday service begins at 4 pjn. A Bible dis
cussion and business meeting is scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at noon, at Bethlehem
Holiness Church, Winston-Salem. All churches are
to submit their reports before this business meeting.
The scheduled churches and speakers are as fol
lows: Tuesday- Elder Calvin Smith of Miracle
Temple Holiness Church (High Point); Wednesday
Overseer Roy Alston (Graham, NC); Thursday
Ruling Elder Wardlow Frasier of Mount Calvary
Holiness Church, Friday- Bishop James Ijames of
Mount Zion Holiness Church (Mocksville) and
Sunday- Overseer Eugene Kirby of Bethlehem
Holiness Church. On Sunday, March 1, the designat
ed church choir will render the nightly music.
Presiding Overseer Eugene Kirby, Jr. invite all
members of the NCANW District, friends and the
public to come and worship.
Love Community Development Corp. will spon
sor a job fair on Friday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Love Community site, 3980 N. Liberty St.
Several employers have committed to be on hand for
the job fair, such as Novant Health, Lowe's Home
Improvement, Bradley Personnel, City of Winston
Salem, Goodwill and AAC Communication. Anyone
who needs help in creating or updating a resume
should go to the corporation's Job Link from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested people
should sign up at the front desk at the Love
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will hear the
Rev. Lisa Schwartz speak on "Walking on Our Own
Feet: The Heritage of Transcendentalism" at 9 and 11
a.m. Sunday, March 1. At the 9:15 arn. Forum,
Himanshu Gopalan and Smeet Souza-Roy will pres
ent a travelogue on their trip through northern India.
The fellowship is at. Visitors are welcome. More
information at www.uufws.org.
Beginning March 5
Ministry For Christ Church, 2341 N. Patterson,
will be celebrating Bishop Andrea Nash's 47 years in
the ministry and 27 years as pastor of Ministry For
Christ Church. This celebration will be March 5-8.
Speakers are: Wednesday Night at 7:30 p.m., Senior
Pastor Essie McCullough of New Directional
Cathedral; Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.. Bishop Jerry
Wise of Macedonia Apostolic Church; Friday night at
6 p.m. at Lone Star Restaurant, 110 Creekshire Way
off Hanes Mall Blvd., Senior Pastor Beverly
Alexander of Open Door Community Church.
Closing the celebration Sunday will be the Rev. Sam
Cornelius with the Devine Connection Gospel group
at 6 p.m. at Ministry For Christ Church.
World Day of Prayer
Church Women United will celebrate World Day
of Prayer on Friday, March 6 at Salemtowne, 1000
Salemtowne Dr. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and
the service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Parking is limit
ed, and it will be marked where you can park. The
program is written by CWU's Bahamian sisters. The
Bible study (John 13:1-17) "Jesus Washes the
Disciples' Feet," will be led by Chaplain Linda
Browne. Membership dues are $10 for individuals
and $25 for church groups and will be collected at
this meeting. Also an offering during worship service
will be taken. Lunch will be provided by
Salemtowne after the service. Contact Jamezenna
Sudler at 336-722-0542. All are welcome.
Grow your church
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 950 File St., and
Mechanics and Farmers Bank will sponsor a "lunch
and learn" series from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
March 7. It is called "Grow
Your Church" and is
designed especially for
faith-based and nonprofit
organizations. Learn about
best practices in compensa
tion, sustainability and suc
cession planning, the impor
tance of financial state
ments, and how to use
remote deposit capture to
your benefit. The event is
free and will be held at the
church. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The workshop
will be presented in partnership with Barry Leonard,
CPA, MBA and attorney Wayne Patterson. RSVP by
Friday, Feb. 27, with Wendy Morgan Butterfield
Williamson at 336-722-0200, Ext. 22 or by email at
wendy .morgan @ mfbonline .com.
On Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m., the Freedom
Tree at IDR will convene a second community dia
logue at the S.G. Atkins CDC, Enterprise Center,
1922 South MLK Drive, to explore faith community
pathways to a just and flourishing Winston-Salem.
Events in Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island;
Unitarians hold "Conversation About Race'
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
On Saturday, Feb. 21, the
UUTH GRUUP of the
Fellowship of Winston
Salem had its first UUTH
FORUM, tided, "Lets Have a
Conversation About Race."
The forum was designed
to provide space for a candid
conversation about race rela
tions in the United States
The panelists included.
Rev. Willard Bass, associate
pastor of Green Street United
Methodist Church; Principal
Travis Taylor of Carver High
School; Marcus Lane, presi
dent of Young Professionals
of the Winston-Salem Urban
League; and Steve Virgil,
proiessor 01 law ai wane roresi university.
The panelists provided profound insight into the many,
often subtle, ways racial inequality can be seen in the
Panelists offered suggestions for ways that faith com
munities can better address issues of racial injustice.
Members of the audience shared personal narratives
about their experiences with race-inequality as Aincan
"The forum has set the stage for authentic conversa
tions addressing the issue of racial inequality," says
Sherine Thomas, youth director at Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship and event organizer.
The UVTH GRUUP of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem
had its first UUTH FORUM, titled, "Lets Have a Conversation About Race."
Ministry awards scholarship
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
received a monetary scholar
ship from the Forsyth
County Deacon Union
Ministry recently at Red
Bank Baptist Church for her
essay "Why I Wanted To
She is a freshman at
North Carolina A&T State
University, majoring in
Criminal Justice. She says
college is one of many
dreams that she wants to
accomplish and to be the
first to graduate in her
Ingram said she refuses
to be another statistic that
women are not smart enough
to attend college, and she
wants to change the way the
world looks at African
The recent verdict in
Ferguson, Miss, means she
has plenty of work to keep
her striving for her goals as a
criminal justice major,
Deacon William Harris and Evalena Clybourne,
president of the Forsyth County Deacon Union
Ministry, with Khaliyah Ingram.
Behold the lamb
Scripture: John 1: 29-34 Wj*
By the end of this lesson,
? Understand that each
believer must declare who
? Recognize that Jesus is
the Paschal Lamb
? Appreciate God's love for illL
His entire creation
Background: The Gospel of
John was penned by the apostle
who was a part of Jesus' inner cir
cle. John and his brother. James
were the ones who asked to sit on
the right and left sides of Jesus.
Not a Synoptic Gospel, John
focused on the Saviour's ministry
in Judea (Judah) and the city of
Jerusalem. This book didn't waste
any time presenting Jesus as God
incarnate (term not in Scripture).
He was both human and divine at
the same time. The Trinity, also not
in Scripture, is used for the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Holy
Spirit) as one entity.
Word about John the Baptist's
ministry spread quickly, so crowds
would gather to hear him. His tes
timony was simple and clear -
Repent and prepare for the coming
of the Lord! He was very clear
about his role. The Jewish hierar
chy decided to investigate. Read
verses 19-28. Here again the
Baptist identifies himself.
Lesson: As the Baptist is bap
tizing, he sees Jesus approaching
and declares to the people,
"Behold the Lamb." Jews know
the significance of a lamb.
Thousands of years before, their
.ancestors were saved because of
that animal. Their sacrifices cov
ered sin therefore; they had to be
ed over and over. The Baptist's
declaration indicated that this
Lamb is different! This will be the
final sacrifice for all people. Jesus
is greater than the forerunner and
was present in the beginning. As
John speaks to the crowd, he
acknowledges what happened ear
lier when he baptized Jesus
(Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11,
Luke 3:21-22). Not only is Jesus
baptized with water but His anoint
ing is also with/by the Holy Spirit
(the dove) permanently.
Life's Application: How do
you feel when you see evidence of
Jesus' presence? Are you in awe or
do you hide? When faced With
life's choices, what do you do? We
attend worship, join ministries and
pay our tithes. However the time
will come when each believer
must boldly declare who Jesus is.
His sacrifice is the greatest gift of
all times! He fulfilled the Law and
the Prophets. No one took His life;
He gave it freely. The Lamb not
only changed the status quo but He
transformed believers from the
inside out. If we recognize the
Lamb our lives would be more
positive than negative. We would
be filled with love not hate. We
would respect all people as part of
God's creation. Behold the Lamb.
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Fuquay-Varina-based poet and author
Sonia Usatch-Kuhn will talk about her
chapbook, "Regarding My Son," on
Thursday, March 5 at the Green Street
United Methodist Church, 639 S. Green St.
(A chapbook is a small booklet or pam
phlet.) Her presentation, sponsored by the
Mental Health Association in Forsyth
County, will be from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. It
is free and open to the pubic.
The book, expressed through poetry,
follows the story of her son's diagnosis
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years ago. The
calls the chap
book, "a journey
in poetry about
her son's diagno
sis of schizophre
nia through his
recovery and col
lege graduation in
zuiz. ine poems
deal with issues of her observations of the
hospital wards, the pain, hopelessness,
stigma, hope, fear, wonder, frustration,
doubt, and the process toward recovery she
and her son took hand-in-hand,"
"I am excited to have Sonia Usatch
Kuhn come to Winston-Salem to share her
experiences (with her son's permission), to
talk openly, candidly and emotionally of
what it is like to have someone you love
dearly - your son, your daughter, your
child - live with severe mental illness like
schizophrenia," said Andy Hagler, execu
tive director of the Mental Health
Association in Forsyth County. "The more
we talk openly, candidly about mental ill
ness the better we come to understand that
mental illness - such as schizophrenia - is
a disorder of the brain and not the result of
a character flaw, bad parenting or the like."
According to the National Institute of
Mental Health, schizophrenia is a chronic
brain disorder that affects slightly over 1
percent of the American population.
For more information about Sonia
Usatch-Kuhn's March 5 talk, contact the
Mental Health Association in Forsyth
County at 336-768-3880.
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