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VBS, food giveaway, Men's Conference
The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center is hav
ing Vacation Bible School until Friday, June 19.
Today (Thursday, June 18), there will be a Food
Box giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. at 2058
Dellabrook Road. The Men's Conference will also
be today, with a gospel concert at 7 p.m. at the
church, 1410 Attacks St. The Men's Conference
will continue on June 19 at 7 p.m. On Saturday,
June 20, the men will host a health fair and break
fast. The Men's Conference will conclude on
Sunday, June 21, at the morning service. There will
be the Aftermath on Saturday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.,
and Song Requests for $5 on Sunday, June 28 at 4
p.m. at GTWC. The host pastor will be Apostle
Brenda J. McCloud. For more information, contact
the church at 336-777-1113.
Souls for Christ Walkathon
The Antioch Christian Church will be having its
Souls for Christ Walkathon on Saturday, June 20 at
9 a.m. on 1432 Underwood Ave. For more informa
tion, contact the church at 336-725-3439 or go to
20th Year Celebration
The C.R.T. Golden Lamb Rest Home, Inc. xyill
be having its 20th year celebration on .Saturday,
June 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on 1515 Golden
Lamb Ct. Performances will be by the C.R.T. Mass
Choir, "The Group" (Quartet), C.R.T. Brass
Ensemble and more. Free food, vendors and events
for kids. Bishop Willie Davis Jr. is pastor. For more
information or vending questions, call 336-727
The Holy Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church is
having a MALE (Men Accomplishing Life
Earnestly) program on Saturday, June 20 at 5 p.m.
on 5307 Peters Creek Pkwy. The program is
designed for redirecting the lives of men with prin-.
ciples and standards. Free event for men of all ages.
For more information contact the church office at
The Choir of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,
810 N. Highland Ave., invites you to attend its
annual celebration on Saturday, June 20, at S p.m.
Special guests will be: trumpeter Wayne Andrus
and guitarist Ricky Jessup. This event is free, how
ever, an offering will be taken. A reception will fol
low. Wallace Wright is director of music. The Rev.
Dr. Hector Sintim is the Priest in Charge. Call 366
766-2344 for more information.
'Inheritance from our Fathers'
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear
the Rev. Lisa Schwartz speak on "Inheritance from
Our Fathers," on Sunday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. on
4055 Robinhood Road. The 9 a.m. forum will be a
discussion of current events moderated by Ken
Ostberg. For more information go to
Father's Da)| Service
The Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
will have the Father's Day service on Sunday, June
21, at 11 a.m. at 1905 N. Jackson Ave. Guest speak
er will be Deacon Tracy Hairston of the Greater
Galilee Baptist Church. Paul W. Hart is pastor. For
more information, contact the church at 336- 761
Men's Day service
The Wentz Memorial Congregational United
Church of Christ (UCC) will be having a Men's Day
Service on Sunday, June 21, at 11 a.m. on 3435
Carver School Road. The Rev. Roger E. Hayes, sen
ior pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit
Fellowship, will deliver the keynote address. For
more information, contact the church at 336-722
Beginning June 22
Vacation Bible School
Zion Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 101
N. Dunleith Ave., invites everyone to Vacation
Bible School from Monday, June 22 to Friday, June
26 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. This year's theme is
"What's Love Got to Do with It?" Classes will be
available for all ages with music and activities for
the youth, and great fellowship for the whole fami
ly. Refreshments will be served and limited trans
portation will be provided. To register, call the
church at 336-725-7390, Tuesday - Fridays, 9 a.m.
- 2 p.m., or stop by during these hours. The
Vacation Bible School superintendent is the Rev.
Randell Cain. Rev. Dr. Joseph Jones is the host pas
VBS at New Light
Vacation Bible School at
New Light Missionary
Baptist Church, 1S35 E. 15th
St., will have its registra
tion/kickoff party Ua.m.-2
p.m. Saturday, June 20. The
theme will be "Jesus ...The
True Superhero: Savior,
Protector, Provider" from
Monday, June 22 to Friday,
June 26 at 6 to 8 p.m..
Students will discover who Jesus is and how they
can be like Him. Students will learn to "Stand
Firm" using the Word of God through crafts, music,
and games. The Rev. Sam P. L. Hickerson is senior
pastor. The public is invited to attend. For more
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Minister Jerry Arnette to speak at
Morning Star on Father's Day
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The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Fitch St., invites
everyone to attend Morning Star Missionary Father's Day worship service on
Sunday, June 21, during the 10:45 a.m. morning service.
Minister Jerry Arnette will deliver the preached word during this service.
Reverend Dr. Dennis Leach Sr. is pastor of the church.
For more information, please call the church office at 336-748-0216.
Born Again Free Deliverance Tabernacle
holds first Deacons Conference
Minister Jerry Amette
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The Born Again FreeDeliverance Tabernacle will
hold its first annual Deacons Conference Friday, June
19 through Sunday, June 21. at the church, 741
On Friday, everyone is invited to join the confer
ence for praise and worship service. There will also be
feature selections from the Born Again Free Church
On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be Bible teach
ing/study for the Deacons only. Everyone is invited
on Saturday night at 7 p.m. to attend another praise
and worship service.
For more information regarding the Deacons con
ference, visit bornagainffeechurch.org or call 336
Born Again Free Church Male Chore performs.
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Above: Born Again Free Church Male Chore will
perform at the Deacons Conference.
Right: Deacons of Born Again Free Deliverance
Tabernacle are shown.
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Vessels Of Honor ? Church
Ministries, 3608 Ogburn Ave., is hav
ing its sixth Church Anniversary and
sixth years pastor's anniversary on
Sunday, July 12. .At 11 a.m., Pastor
Fredrick Smalley of Sanctuary Of
Faith Ministry in Winston-Salem, will
At^4 p.m.. Pastor Johnny Scott of
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in
Yadkinville, will speak.
Bishop Marvin Cremedy and
Pastor Clara T. Cremedy lead the
Bishop Marvin Cremedy and Pastor Clara T. Cremedy
Lesson Scripture: Amos
By the end of this lesson, we
? Explore our personal self
ishness and ask God to help us
? Recognize how selfishness
breeds corruption and oppression
? Commit to live a life that
Background: God blessed
Israel with a strong surge in her
economy. Syria's army military power was destroyed
under Jeroboam II (son of Joash, king of Israel). The
boundaries were expanded as she controlled trade routes
that criss- crossed the region. Revenues multiplied as
Israel became wealthier than ever! As usual, in any nation
no matter what continent, the rich got richer and the poor
got poorer. The wealthy wanted more and more at the
expense of the poor. They became land hungry driving the
small farmers off their land along with the workers. The
displaced poor moved to the cities. Due to the selfishness
of the wealthy, corruption raised its ugly head. They did
whatever they wanted to keep what they had and to get
more. Sound familiar? The situation was so bad that the
poor sold themselves into service along with their fami
lies! To survive, small merchants followed the examples
of the wealthy. Corruption infiltrated the courts as well. If
the wealthy couldn't accomplish their goals, they bribed
the judges! The middle class declined leaving the rich and
the poor only. The "haves" became complacent and arro
gant without accepting any responsibility and compassion
children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great
whoredom, departing from the Lord) was on their moral
decay and religious corruption in Israel.
Lesson: The prophet's third sermon (5:1-6:14) is a
lament on their current state of things what's about to hap
pen. Their complacency is condemned and God's judg
ment is near. He invites them to "Seek God and Live" in
5:4,6. The wealthy are stupid rich and very arrogant. Their
minds say, "We're God's Chosen, He will protect us no
matter what ." Their homes are elaborately decorated; they
eat the best of everything; Their music/songs are played
on top of the line instruments; and Their wine is the finest
that money can buy. The other side of that coin reflects the
abject poverty of the masses. Their beds are on mats on
the floor; meat is a rarity, and their music is their groaning
due to what they lacked! The poor have no wine and little
oil (for medicine). Amos warns the wealthy that their self
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towards the "have nots".
Amos (who was among
herdmen of Tekoa) often
referred to as the angry
prophet, lit into them
expressing God's disap
pointment in their behavior
in Amos 2:6. This prophet
concentration was to expose
their economic and social
injustices while Hosea's
mission (Hosea was the son
of Beeri, and was told by
God, Go, take unto thee a
wife of whoredoms and