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May Friendship Day
May Friendship Day, with the,the me "Journey
of the Caregiver," will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, at
Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church. Bible study will be
11:30 am. followed by worship at rtoon. Guest
speaker will be Linda Lewis of the Shepherd
Center. Contact Jamezenna Sudler at 336-772-0542.
A Least Coin Offering and a regular offering will be
Church to launch service
Anchor is a new Young Adult Ministry at Agape
Faith Church targeting ages 18-30 at Agape Faith
Church, 2101 Lewisville-Clemmons Road,
Clemmons. On May 2'at 7 p.m. the church is kick
ing off Anchor Young Adult Ministry. Meetings
will be on the first and third Saturday night each
month. All are invited. For more information, con
tact the church office at 336-766-9188 or email
news @ agapefaith .com.
Center Grove AMJE. Zion Church, 7001 Zion
church Road, Tobaccoville, will celebrate its 128th
church anniversary Sunday, May 3, beginning at 11
a.m. The morning speaker will be the Rev. Louis
Hunter Jr. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Pastor
Donald Hill and congregation of Freedom
Tabernacle Worship Center, Lexington. Everyone is
invited. Contact church at 336-983-2737.
Elizabeth Freeze, the director of philanthropy at
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, will speak at 9
and 11 a.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055
Robinhood Road. Her topic is titled "Whole, and
Holy." Visitors are welcome. At the 9:15 a.m.
Forum, Rachel Parker will discuss her work with
World Relief in combating human trafficking. Find
more information at www.uufws.org.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201
New Hope Lane, presents the annual "No Holds
Barred 2015" service, on Thursday, May 7, at 7
p.m. The theme is "Winning Souls For Christ." The
special guests will be Bishop Tejado Hanchell of
Mt. Calvary Holiness Chilrch and the Mt. Calvary
Holiness Church Dance/Mime Ministry. Also other
inclusions of this service are Chris Goode of the
Goode Mime Ministry, the New Hope Sanctuary
Choir, and Poet Brittany Patrick. The program
leader is Wendy Miller. Bishop John C. Parks is the
The 12th Konnoak Hills Neighborhood Music
Festival at 3401 Konnoak Drive will be on the
Saturday before Mother's Day, May 9, from 10:30
a.m. until 3 p.m., with the following performers
scheduled: Konnoak Hills Moravian Church Band,
Philo-Hill Band, The Robert Rominger Sing-along,
Second New Bethel Praise Team, "D-Unity" Step
Team from Konnoak School, Ryan Newcomb,
Industries for the Blind Choir, The Rockers, Peter
May, and Kylie Jarvis and Friends. This is a free
event. The Red Cross will also be there for a blood
drive from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Activities for
children, free popcorn and snow cones will be
offered. All profits from food sales will be donated
to neighborhood schools. For more information,
contact Konnoak Hills Moravian Church at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 788-9321.
Grief Care Ministry at St. Paul United
Methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook Road, sponsors
Grief Share, Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. The session
topic is "The Journey of Grief-PT.l." GriefShare is
a support group for persons who are experiencing
grief due to the death of someone close to them.
The sessions are free. GriefShare is nondenomina
tional, designed to give encouragement and support
on one's journey from "mourning to joy." Each ses
sion features biblical teaching on grief and recov
ery topics. For further information contact the
church office, 336-723-4531/336-722-5517.
Mother's Day Message
Elder Mike Cross will deliver the Mother's Day
Message on Sunday, May 10, at the 11 a.m. morn
ing worship service at Calvary Hill Church of
Greater Deliverance Inc., 4951 Manning St. Elder
cross is the father of four, born in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
and works for the City of Winston Salem. He was
ordained in June 2003. His favorite scripture is
R.I.C.H. CDC (Community Development
Corporation) SISTA's program will host a ladies
social on Saturday, May 16, at 5 p.m. Co-Pastor
Ernestine Miller will facilitate the event, which will
take place at 5307 Peters Creek Parkway. All
St. Philips Moravian Church
celebrates its 193rd anniversary
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE -
On Sunday, May 3, at. Philips
Moravian Church, 3002 Bon Air Ave.
(corner of Bon Air & 30th St.), will cele
brate its 193rd Anniversary.
The 11 am. service will be conducted
by the children in the LOGOS program
(St. Philips and Trinity Moravian church
A Moravian Lovefeast and musical
program will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The church started in a log cabin in
1822 in what is now Old Salem, moved
into the brick church in 1861, also in Old
Salem, and today worships at 3002 Bori
Air Ave. in north Winston-Salem (Sunday
services are held every fifth Sunday in the
The over 150-year old historic brick
church is the oldest active African
American Church in North Carolina and
one of the oldest in the country. It is also
the site where the ending of slavery was
proclaimed on Sunday, May 21,1865.
Everyone is invited to this special
occasion. Rev. Russell May is pastor.
S/. Philips African Moravian moved into this brick structure in
Ministers' wives and
widows group gains
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE.
Pauline Simpson Moore was crowned queen at the
annual state convention of the Interdenominational
Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows in Raleigh at the
Doubletree Hilton. She represented the Winston-Salem
and Vicinity Ministers' Wives.
Moore, who is finance secretary, has been a member of
the wives since the early 1990s. She is the wife of the Rev.
Greene Moore, a mother and a grandmother. Her favorite
Scripture is Philippians 4:13. Also, she is in the Ministers'
She will reign for one year with the state's amenities
and then compete international if so desired.
The Ministers' Wives meet every first Tuesday in the
month, October through June at St. Mark Baptist Church,
1100 Manly St., and welcomes for membership all
denominations of ministers' wives.
Pauline Simpson Moore
Mt. Zion to celebrate its 126th
anniversary for a month
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Mt. Zion Baptist Church will begin its
monthlong celebration of its 126th
anniversary on Sunday, May 3.
Dr. Sylester Stewart, CEO of Georgia
Partners, will bring the message at 11
The celebration continues with the
Rev. Dr. Serenus T. Churn, host pastor, on
Mother's Day, May 10. Rev. LaVerna
Parker of Sycamore Hill Baptist Church
will preach on May 17. Dr. Telika
McCoy of Mt. Peace Baptist Church in
Raleigh will preach on May 24. The cele
bration will conclude with Dr. Paul S.
Weaver of Bethesda Baptist Church, New
Rochelle, New York on the May 31.
Dr. Paul S. Wtaver
Women Seeking Wisdom Conference set for May
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The Women Seeking Wisdom Conference will be held
Thursday, Friday and Sunday, May 21, 22 and 24 at
Miracle Temple Deliverance Church, at 2930 Prescott
The Conference theme will be "Stand Firm," taken
from Ephesians 6:10-17.
Speakers will be: Thursday, May 21 at 7 pjn., Co
Pastor Earline White (Abba Father Ministries); Friday,
May 22 at 7 p.m., Pastor Alice Mitchell (Miracles
Outreach International Church); Sunday, May 24 at 11
ajn.. Worship Speaker Prophetess Camille Calhoun.
There will be singing, teaching, preaching, fellowship,
freedom from bondage and dynamic worship.
Bishop Charlie Jenkins and the Miracle Temple
Congregation and Apostle Barry Spates and the Calvary
Ministries Congregation are sponsoring the conference.
For conference information please contact Joan Gray
at 336-201-2155 or e-mail email@example.com.
Be a Good Co-worker
Lesson Scripture: III John
By the end of this lesson, we
? Recognize the importance of
? Practice being an effective
coworker and model of God's love
Background: The early church
was confronted with false doctrines
and shady people. These early
churches were no more perfect than
the modem ones. Before we become
too harsh on them, we must remem
ber that the Bible as we know it didn't
exist. Therefore, believers relied on
the experiences of the apostles and
letters to keep them focused.
Church growth wasn't easy!
Traveling teachers who spoke "the
truth" (apostles' experiences) were
welcomed into the fellowship and
provided for during their stay. This
hospitality became the trademark of
Because the fellowship was open,
individuals with false doctrines also
entered the church. John warned the
people not to be deceived by them
and not to invite them into their
homes. The elder sent some teachers
out (probably from Ephesus) to this
church in Asia Minor only to find out
that some in the congregation
received them while others rejected
them. This was the issue addressed in
Lesson: This epistle is addressed
to Gaius, a believer and leader in the
congregation who John calls "dear
friend." John prays for his well being
and commends him for "walking in
truth." The group of teachers' report
prompts the elder to write. It is
refreshing for him to hear how faith
ful Gaius and others in the congrega
tion treated them. You see, John has
lived long enough to witness" God's
truth twisted, rejected, and ignored"
(Bible Expositor and Illuminator).
The elder goes on to say that their
hospitality is beyond reproach. He
acknowledges their hard work and
sacrifice for the itinerant teachers as
evidence of their faithfulness.
Extended hospitality is for the
support of the message, not the mes
senger. God expects those carrying
the message to be cared for but not at
the expense of the message. Do you
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