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Starting May 21
Women Seeking Wisdom
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 Drive. The Conference theme will be
"Stand Firm," taken from Ephesians 6:10-17.
Speakers will be: Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Co
Pastor Earline White (Abba Father Ministries);
Friday, May 22 at 7 pjn., Pastor Alice Mitchell
(Miracles Outreach International Church); Sunday,
May 24 at 11 a.m? Worship Speaker Prophetess
Camille Calhoun. There will be singing, teaching,
preaching, fellowship, freedom frbm 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
Health and Wellness Fair
The Health and Wellness Ministry of the Reid
Memorial C.M.E. Church is hosting a Health and
Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on 1010 Bennett St. in Greensboro. There
will be displays and information on Blood Pressure,
Heart Health, Chiropractic Health, Female
Reproductive Health, i.e. Breast and Cervical
Health, Sickle Cell, and * HIV/STD*s.
Representatives from GTCC and Shaw University
will be available with information on adult educa
tion GED and degree programs. For more informa
tion call 334-929-7171.
Patriotic Sunday Service
The Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church
will have Patriotic Sunday on May 24 at the 10 a.m.
service. The theme is "Honoring those who
Answered the Call to Serve." Service members and
veterans will be recognized. Congregation will
wear red, white or blue attire in fheir honor. The
church is located at 1435 E. Fourth Street in
Winston-Salem. Reverend Johnny L. Ruff is the
pastor. For more information, call 336-723-2325.
Seven Up Program
Steward's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at 198
Anderson Road, Rural Hall, N.C., will have its
Seven Up Program on Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
The Seven Ups are wake up, dress up, hush up,
stand up, look up, reach up and lift up. The public
is invited to attend. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is the
The Forsyth County Missionary Union meeting
be on Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. at Providence
Baptist Church on 319 Nelson St. in Kernersville.
Youth and Young Adults will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Seniors will meet at 3 p.m. For more information
call R. J. Gore at 336-817-8424.
Family and Friends Day
The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church is
having a Friends and Family Day on Sunday, May
24 at U a.m. on 1400 Fitch St. In Winston-Salem.
For more information. Call the church at 336-748
Memorial Day Service
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
Winston-Salem will have a Memorial Day Service
entitled "They Stand Among the Stones" on Sunday,
May 24 at 10:30 a.m. on 4055 Robinhood Road in
Winston-Salem. Judy Biedrycki will be speaker.
There will be a forum at 9 a.m. discussing current
events. For more information, go to
Youth Choir Anniversary
New Birth Worship Center (NBWC) Youth
Choir will celebrate their 18th Anniversary on
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM. The guest
choirs will be youth choirs from Tabernacle United
Church of Christ of Yadkinville, NC, and Mt. Olive
Baptist Church of Winston Salem. Everyone is cor
dially invited to attend. The pastor at NBWC is Dr.
James L.E. Hunt. The address is 1033 New Birth
Dr. East Bend, NC. For additional information,
please call 336-699-3583 or visit our website at
Mime Ministry Program
Jarett Teny of "Greater is He" Mime Ministry
will host a program Sunday, May 24 at 4 p.m. at
New Direction Movement Cathedral on 3300
Overdale Drive in Winston-Salem. For more infor
mation call 336-771-2111.
Beginning May 29
Mount SiQai Full Gospel Deliverance Center
will host the Annual Women's Convocation from
May 29-31 at 2721 Manchester Street in Winston
Salem. Host will be Pastor Yvonne H. Hines.
Keynote speakers will be Pastor Sarah Barbour on
May 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
Evangelist Sharon Sellers will speak on May 31 at
11 a.m. and at 7 p.m. For more information call
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St. Paul United Methodist Church
celebrates its 144th anniversary
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
St. Paul United Methodist
Church, 2400 Dellabrook
Koad. win celebrate its
144th anniversary on
Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m.
The Rev. Donald Jenkins,
pastor, will deliver the
anniversary message on
the theme 'Rememher,
Celebrate, Give Thanks'.
His sermon will be
grounded in the words
from Psalm 124:1 ? "If it
had not been the Lord who
was on our side." A recep
tion will immediately fol
low in the church's fellow
St. Paul is the first
church founded for African
Americans in the town of Winston
and is the second oldest African
American church in Winston-Salem.
Initially known as "the church by
the railroad" because of its location,
St. Paul was established as St. Paul
Methodist Episcopal Church in 1871
and held its first gatherings under a
secluded brush arbor near Liberty and
Main streets. In
1967, the church
merged with Mt.
Church, which was
founded in 1897,
church serves as a
beacon of faith and
hope in the commu
nity. Located in East
Winston, on the cor
ner of Dellabrook
the congregation is
deeDlv focused on
its mission to be a passionate church.
This passion is exemplified in St.
Paul's commitment to demonstrating
God's love to serving those in need
and helping people mature in their
faith through bliblical teaching.
The church supports many out
reach programs, including a weekly
food pantry, Meals on Wheels,
Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry, as
well as North Hill and Ashley
St. Paul members plant seeds for
the future by donating funds to pro
vide scholarships for its graduating
high school members. This year's
chairwoman, Shelia Robinson,
acknowledges, "After all, it is all
about God, anyway."
Rev. Jenkins has severed as pastor
since 1993. He leads the congrega
tion in its passion, which is guided by
five core values:
1. God is the center of all we do.
2. Dynamic worship is
3. Prayer is our power.
4. Accountability is required.
5. Communication is essential.
The public is invited to this event.
Rev. Donald Jenkins
Ministers' Conference partners with
FaithHealth to care for caregivers
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Conference of Winston
Salem and Vicinity, led by
Bishop Todd Fulton, is pait
. nering with FaithHealth in
the Unit Adoption Program
at Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center, a Level 1
Trauma -and Academic
Conference has adopted the
trauma unit. The goal of this
collaboration is to provide
prayer, support, care and
comfort to the nurses, physi
cians, house staff and
employees within the trauma
units. The employees will,
in turn, be able to offer more
fully, compassionate care
along with nursing and med
ical skill to patients and fam
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active in community engage
ment and considers this collaborative to be a wonderful
opportunity to work together for wellness, wholeness, and
connection within the full community.
Members of the conference attended a special program
in Davis Chapel at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on
Friday, May 15, where clergy came together to leam more
about the FaithHealth Unit Adoption Program. Rev.
Maria Teresa Jones, chaplain for staff ministries, shared
tender stories about the amazing work of the hospital staff
and the needs they experience.
The Ministers' Conference aims to share loving kind
ness in the community. The partnership with FaithHealth J
provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives"
of professional caregivers and thus participate in an ever
evolving healthy community for all.
Minisierv C'ontereiuv of Wi
Working with the Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity are (L to
R) the Rev. Kendall Jones, Elder Lamonte Williams, Elder Tembila Covington, the
Rev. Graylin Carlton, the Rev. Dee McCullough, the Rev. Maria Jones, Bishop
Todd Fulton, Ms. Jimmie Hairston, Elder Debra Jeter, the Rev. Dianne Horton
and the Rev. Anthony Jones.
Saints Home to hold Women's Day
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Saints Home United Methodist Church, 1390
Thurmond St., will hold its annual Women's Day celebra
tion service on Sunday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. The guest
speaker will be the Rev. Sherise Lindsay, assistant pastor
to two United Methodist churches: Brooks Temple and St.
Stephen in Lexington.
She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University
and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University, where she received her undergraduate degree
in political science and master's degree in adult education,
respectively. She responded to her call to the ministry in
2009 and was subsequently licensed as a local pastor
under the United Methodist Church.
The theme of this year's Women's Day service is
"Healing Hands of Love," indicative of the role of women
in reaching out to others in need with love and compas
sion. In light of the theme. Saints Home Church will host
the Beta Lambda Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi
Delta Kappa Inc., an organization of women dedicated to
fostering and promoting high ideals and standards in the
teaching field. The sorority will share in the morning wor
ship service as a part of its 92nd Founders Day celebra
The community is invited to this event. For informa
tion concerning the event, contact the church at 336-724
2514. The Rev. Ronnie Roseboro is the presiding pastor.
The Gift of Tongues
Lesson Scripture: Acts 2:1-7
and I Corinthians 14:13-19
By the end of this lesson, we
? Understand the importance
of all spiritual gifts
? Recognize that God uses mir
acles to accomplish His aims
? Use our gift(s) to benefit the
Background: There is some
thing woven in the nature of
humans that makes us want to be
better than others. That desire, if
not controlled will wreck families,
communities, churches and social
organizations. The need to be on
top is also evident in governments.
Humans aren't robots, therefore it
becomes their responsibility to
"recognize" who they are.
Self control kicks in to tame
"the beast within." Good inten
tions alone are not enough! It is
only through the power of the
Holy Spirit and knowledge that
keeps "the beast" at bay.
That thread in human nature
rears its head in the church as well.
The Tower of Babel, recorded in
Genesis 11, illustrates humans'
egotistical efforts to dominate
God's creation. Having the same
language made it easy to unite for
a common goal. God comes to
visit and confuses their language
to end their plans. He also scat
tered them! Different tongues like
that aren't mentioned again until
the New Testament. People who
display ecstatic behavior and
?utterances are commonplace in the
early cultures that symbolize
divine presence. Society actually
held them in high honor for they
believed that these people had
some mysterious power. Speaking
in tongues is also considered a
divine utterance by many. Paul
addresses this gift that is dividing
the church at Corinth.
Lesson: Pentecost is the
Jewish festival coming 50 days
after Passover. The "feast of
weeks" thanks God for the first
fruits of the harvest. Those gifts
are always taken to the Temple. It
also commemorates Moses receiv
ing the Law at Sinai. Can you see
Jesus' sacrifice in this celebration?
On the Day of Pentecost, Jews
coming from 15 places in the
Roman Empire, including Judea.
are in the city. Recent scholars
suggest that "the disciples are in a
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School Lesson I