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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, June 11, 2015, Page B4, Image 14

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Religion Calendar Happening Now Overcomers conference New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will hold an Overcomers conference today and Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. on 1201 New Hope Lane. The program leader will be Elder Marilyn Fulton. Bishop John C. Parks is the senior pastor. For more information contact the church at 336-724-5401. June 13 Support group meeting The Grief Share Support group will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. in the conference room on 2400 Dellabrook Rd. The topic for this session is "The Journey of Grief-Part 2". Sessions are free to every one. For more information call 336-723-4531 of 336-722-5517. Group conference The District Four Group will have a conference on Saturday, June 13 at Pine Hall Baptist Church on 1416 Pole Bridge Rd. in Pine Hall. Registration begins from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. The workshops sessions will be from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Chairperson is Josephine Jones. For more information call 336 817-8424. Fish fry The Home Mission Department of Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church is sponsoring a Fish Fry on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on 2120 Bethania- Rural Hall Rd. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact the church at 336-924-1706. Beginning June 13 Benbow Chapel events The Benbow Chapel AJM.E. Zion Church will have a Basement Sale starting at 8 a.m. and a Fish Fry Sinner Sale on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Donation is $8. On Sunday, June 14 there will be a Men's Day service at 11 a.m. where guest speaker is Rev. Sam H. Puryear, Associate Pastor at New Jersey A.M.E. Zion Church. Both of these events are located at 453 E. Main St. in East Bend. Rev. Keith M. Davis is Pastor. For more informa tion contact the church at 336-699-2478. Women's conference The For You Christ Ministries will be having its 12th annual Women's Conference on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 at 2015 Old Salisbury Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and service starts at 10 a.m. There is a $20 registration which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Conference speakers will be Elder Brandi L. Rojas and Sister Sabrina Jones, both of Greensboro. On Sunday (June 14) regular service at noon the speak er will be Apostle Susan Baker Tabernacle of Judah Ministries in Concord, along with the praise dancers. Praise and worship will be lead by Nicole Whitsett of Greensboro. Bobby P. Wilson is pastor. For more information contact the church at 336 577-4129 or 336-624-1333. June 14 Gospel concert The Saint James United Methodist Church is hosting a community choir concert on Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. on 165 Bethania-Rural Hall Rd. in Rural Hall. Even is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help launch the W. Gene Malloy Scholarship Fund. For more informa tion, contact Rodney Davis at 336-971-6936 or ven Pastor Appreciation service The Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church wilt have a Pastor Appreciation service, sponsored by the Stewardess Board, on Sunday, June 14 at 10 a.m. on 1435 E. Fourth St. Rev. Tonya Damon Brooks will be guest speaker. Church family, friends, and visitors are invited to fellowship after wards with lunch. Rev. Johnny Ruff is pastor. For more information call 336-723-2325. Church anniversary The New Bethel Baptist Church will be cele brating their 125th anniversary on Sunday. June 14 at 11 a.m. on 1016 N. Trade St. Rev. Dr. Lee Hag wood, senior pastor of Agape Bible Christian Fellowship is guest speaker. The theme is "building upon 125 years of worshiping, witnessing and working for the kingdom (Matthew 25: 19-20). Rev. Dr. Kendall D. Jones, Sr. is Senior Pastor. For more information contact the church at 336-724-1824. Observance Day The Deaconess and Ladies Aid Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church will have a combined Annual Observance Day program on Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. on 916 E. 12th St. Guest speaker will be Rev. Timothy R. Williams, M Min., pastor of Yadkin Star Baptist Church in Lexington. For more information, contact the church at 336-724-9263. Missionary Day Mars Hill Baptist Church will have their 78th Annual Missionary Day on Sunday, June 14 at 11 a.m. on 1331 E. Fourth St. Rev. Linda Ingram, pres ident of the Women's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. Host Pastor is Rev. Larry Smith. For more informa tion, contact the church at 336-722-0675. The Ladies in Hats' The Missionaries of St. Mark Baptist Church, 1100 Manley St., will have "The Ladies in Hats" on Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m. All missionaries and oth ers are invited to come out and participate in this program. Prizes will be given away. The pastor and See Rcttghwi on B5 The Gospel Sensations, Minister of Mime to perform at Grace Presbyterian SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE The Concert Series of Grace Presbyterian Church, 3901 Carver School Road, will spon sor the uospel Sensations singing group of Greensboro in concert on Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m. The con cert is free to the public. However, an offering will be lifted during the intermission. Also. Will "EJ" Furches (Minister of Mime) will per form. A reception will follow the concert in the J. D. Peterson Fellowship Hall of the church. Rev. Toure' C. Marshall is the senior pastor of Grace. Furches Submitted Photo National TV Host Bobby Jones (center) with The Gospel Sensations of Greensboro, who will be performing in Grace Presbyterian's Concert Series. Juneteenth festival to highlight award winning theologian, '5' Royales tribute SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE The 11th annual Triad Juneteenth Africana Festival will celebrate the sesquicen tennial anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States and will feature the Rev. Byron Williams, an award-winning author; and honor popular 1950s R&B vocal group the "5" Royales, with a spe cial tribute. The outdoor event will be Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Featured literary guest, the Rev. Byron Williams, will discuss and sign copies of his best-selling book, "1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility," which won the 2014 International Book Award for U.S. history. Williams is a leading public theologian, columnist and author. He's also president and CEO of the Kairos Movement, a progres sive theological think tank in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem quintet the "5" Royales, was recently inducted into the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the group's influence on top pop, rock and R&B performers of their day, including the Mamas and the Papas, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and James Brown. They will be honored at the festival with a special tribute, which will include a display of group memorabilia by the family. The "5" Royales started out singing gospel music. In observance of the 150th anniversary of the ending of slavery, a spe cial ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m., which will include the reading of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amend ment to the U.S. Constitution; excerpts from General Orders 32; North Carolina House Bill 1607; NC Senate Resolution 1557; and the City of Winston-Salem's proclamation by Council Member Derwin Montgomery. The cere mony will conclude with the Grand March per formed by the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont. In addition, the festi val will feature African drumming and dancing See Juneteenth on B5 Rev. Byron William and his book, "1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility," 1963:The Year of Hope& Hostility by bvron WUlunu Submitted Photos The "5" Royales Minister Michael Whisonant to preach first sermon SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Minister Michael Whisonant will deliver his initial sermon Sunday June 14, at 3 p.m. at Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance Inc. 4951 Manning St. Everyone is invited. Calvary Hill says Whisonant is a man that recognized, observed and grasped the hand of God; surrendered to His call and sought His face to follow a journey to a never ending leadership. He is performing outreach that includes the Prison Ministry and at the Bethesda Center. Whisonant assures his ministry by reach ing out to the lost that by Jesus Christ they shall be found, Calvary Hill says. Whisonant You Can't Fool God Lesson Scripture: Amos 5: 14 15, 18-27 ga By the end of this lesson, we I should ? Examine God's warnings and I judgments on His people ? Analyze our behaviors to I expose our guilt ? Seek good for all people Background: Amos gave a I long list of behaviors that God will ^ judge Israel for. He cited the Northern Kingdom for turning away from God. They received God's blessing of prosper ity and a strong army. Life was going smoothly for them. Their prosperity led them away from God. You know how that is; we get the big head thinking that it is just us. The prophet presented them with several questions that highlighted cause and effect scenarios to show them their predicament. They became selfish and greedy and then had the nerve to give God "lip service" worship! The poor and needy became the pawns of the rich and powerful. The wealthy and powerful oppressed and used the poor and needy for their benefit, live more wealth and power they got, the more they wanted! Amos reminded them of their histo ry, asking "Can't you learn from the past?" God's judgment was cer tain. The wives of the rich and famous were no better than the men. None of God's previous judgments against them opened their eyes. Judgment was inevitable! According to UMI Direction, chapter 5 was a eulogy for the dead nation of Israel. Due to the depth of their sins, judgment was going to be harsh Amns stated that Israel's dead body would be exposed to the elements (bru tal image). Their wealth, power, and idols could not save them! The only hope for Israel was to repent and return to God. Lesson: Amos encourages them to seek what God desires. They can't accomplish this on their own; they must depend on God! Their downward spiral started short ly before Solomon's death. Two hundred years later, the prophet is telling them to worship God from their hearts, Set Pepper* on B5 Mildred Peppers Sunday School Lesson ill I

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