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St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church cm 1100
Manley St., will continue their Annual Summer Youth
Revival today (July 16) and tomorrow (July 17) at
7:30 pjn. The guest Minster that will be speaking is
Rev. Christopher Hinton from Greater Community
Baptist Church, where their Pastor is Rev. Melvin
Frazier. Pastor and teacher is Rev. Dr. James Fulwood.
For more information call 336-723-6396.
Vacation Bible School
Miracle Temple Deliverance Church and Bishop
Charlie Jenkins Jr., will continue their Vacation Bible
School today (July 16) and tomorrow (July 17) from 6
pm. - 8 p.m. located at 2390 Prescott Dr. The theme
is "Coat of many Colors". On Saturday, July 18, there
will be a Fun Day with games, food and activities at
11 am. For transportation call 336-473-6689. For
more information call 336-391-2887.
The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center will con
tinue its youth week. Today (July 16) will be a trip to
the Andy Griffith Museum at 10 am. On the same day
that evening, service will start at 7 pm. at GTWC fea
turing Sunday's Best contestants Dangelo Gardner,
Mime 3, Youth Choir, Dancers and Praise Team.
Following the service Truth Nation presents Wildin
Out church edition. Fun Day will be on July 17, from
10 am. - 4 p.m. There will be field ^vents followed by
a cookout. On July 18 at noon Elder Aaron McNair, Jr.
will deliver the Bread of Life and afterwards there will
be a pool party. Youth prayer is held daily from 6 pm.
- 6:30 pm. during the Off the Wall Youth Week. VIP
Registration $35 for ages 17 and up, 16 and under $25
this will cover all the events for the week and a T-shirt.
Host pastor is Apostle BJ McCloud. For more infor
mation call 336-777-1113.
Vacation Bible School
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will continue their
Vacation Bible School today (July 16) and tomorrow
(July 17) from 5:30 pm. - 8 pm. on 810 N. Highland
Ave. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. The theme is
"Jesus, the True Superhero". There will be sessions for
all ages as well as Arts and Crafts. All are welcome.
For more information, call 336-724-2614.
Food Box Giveaway
The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center will have
a food box giveaway on today (July 16) from noon - 2
pm. at 2058 Dellabrook Rd. For more information
contact the church at 336-777-1113.
Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries
at 2001 NE: 25th St. will feature a gospel program on
Saturday, July 18 at 5:30 pm. The following will
appear on the program: The Gospel Jewels, Bishop
James Wright, The Sons of Glory, Bethlehem Baptist
Church Male Chorus and Bill Pratt & The Gospel
Crusaders. The public is invited to attend. For more
information, contact Bill Pratt at 336-773-1694.
Piney Grove Baptist Church at 4715 Indiana Ave.,
will celebrate its 123rd Church Anniversary on
Sunday July 19 at 4 pm. Pastor Vince Hairston and
Calvary Christian Church of Greensboro will be the
guest. For more information call 336-744-5759.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 1201
New Hope Ln., will hold a Sunday night live service
on Sunday, July 19 at 5 p.m. Pastor Billie Bivens and
the Upper Room Baptist Church of High Point will be
the special guests. Bishop John C. Parks is the host
pastor. For more information call 336-724-5401.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston
Salem on 4055 Robinhood Rd. will hear the Rev.
Mary Frances Coiner speak on "Embracing Our
Vulnerabilities" on Sunday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. The
9 am. forum will be a discussion of current events by
Ken Qstberg. For more information, go to
The Ministerial Staff of Mount Sinai Full Gospel
Deliverance Center, 2721 Manchester Street,
Winston-Salem, NC, will host Elder Kevin Sturdivant
of Grooms Missionary Baptist Church, in Reidsville,
as the keynote speaker for an empowerment service,
Sunday, July 19th at 6 p.m. Yvonne H. Hines is Senior
Pastor. For additional information, contact the church
office at 336.722.2624 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev.
Minister Teresa Reynolds of
Calvary Hill Church of Greater
Deliverance will be giving her
first sermon on Sunday, July 19 at
3 p.m. on 4951 Manning St.
Everyone is invited to attend. For
more information contact the
church at 336-744-3012.
The Mount Zion Baptist Church Inspirational
Choir will celebrate its 38th choir anniversary on
Sunday, July 19, at 4 pm. at 950 File St. the anniver
sary theme is "All My Help Comes From the Lord".
Guests choirs and musicians will help the Inspirational
Choir to celebrate: The David R. Hedgley Choir of
First Baptist Church, Kevin & IV, ensemble Just
Sangin', and the Mount Zion Baptist Church Praise
Dancers. The Rev. Dr. Serenus T. Churn Sr. is pastor.
For more information, contact the church at 336-722
See Religion on B6
Photos by Donna Rogers
Winston-Salem officials attended the Voting Rights Ecumenical Service on Sunday, July 12, including, Mayor
Allen Joines, in the middle, front row; Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke is next to the mayor on the right,
and North Ward Council Member Denise "DD." Adams is far right.
Prayer and worship precede historic
trial, Moral Monday activities
CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
The N.C. NAACP spear
headed a Voting Rights
Ecumenical Service on
Sunday, July 12, that packed
Union Baptist Church on
Trade Street, The service
was designed to motivate
people to support the N.C.
NAACP as it begins a long
trial in its case N.C.
NAACP v. McCrory, a fed
eral lawsuit against the state
of North Carolina over vot
ing rights. Religious leaders
from various faiths said
prayers: Christian, the Rev.
Dr. John Mendez, pastor of
Emanuel Baptist Church;
Muslim, Imam Khalid
and Jewish, Rabbi Leah
Citrin, Temple Beth Or.
During the service, which
featured praise, worship and
a message from the Rev. Dr.
William Barber II, president
of the N.C. NAACP, "A
Litany for Voting Rights
Sabbath" was recited.
Barber spoke from
Isaiah 58 and Jeremiah. His
topic was "Necessary
He said he obtained a
litany from a rabbi, who told
of how he orchestrated
interruptions to the annual
Yom Kippur service to help
his congregation understand
the challenge of the
Scripture. Barber translated
it into a voting rights litany.
He said the people and the
nation need interruptions,
such as Moral Mondays, to
See Moral Monday on B6
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obama's
former pastor, speaks briefly as a special guest at
the NAACP Voting Rights Ecumenical Service on
Sunday, July 12.
Summer Praise concert to support
Sister2Sister Outreach Ministry
BY NIKKI BALDWIN
FOR THE CHRONICLE
The first Summer Praise ben
efit concert will be at the First
Presbyterian Church Worship
Center from 2 to 5 p.m. at 200 N.
Cherry St. on Saturday, July 25,
to support the Sister2Sister (S2S)
International Outreach Ministry
Admission to the concert is
free and will consist of collec
tions for love offerings.
The proceeds from the con
cert will go toward the construc
tion of the S2S children's home
and school in Ngong, Kenya. The
S2S board members in Kenya
and Purity Ruchugo will be over
the construction of the home and
scnooi in ivenya.
The concert will consist of dance
troupes, mime troupes, spoken word
and singers such as Alfred Clemonts.
The treasurer of S2S, Martha
Alberton, and the board members of
S2S will manage the proceeds raised
from the concert.
The concert idea was formed
when Alfred Clements walked into
Umoja store, which is owned by
Purity Ruchugo, founder of S2S.
Ruchugo, who had just attended
Clements' spring concert, was hoping
to use his singing talent to help raise
money for the children in Kenya. The
chance encounter led to Clements
agreeing to the idea upon hearing it.
Clements, who is an educator,
said his motivation for wanting to
participate in this concert was
sparked by his passion for ministry, as
well as the passion to start his own
visions and to be apart of "this great
cause." Clements believes in uplifting
and inspiring others with the gift he
has been blessed with.
Purity Ruchugo, who was bom
and raised in Kenya, started the
Sister2Sister International Outreach
Ministry Inc. Ruchugo, when asked
why she started S2S, said she wanted
to be a voice to the voiceless and raise
awareness of the needs of women and
"HIV/AIDS robbed Africa with
over a generation of young men and
women. This left many children with
out parents. There are no programs to
help empower women and children,
so through ministry we are changing
lives by educating orphans and pro
viding feeding programs," Ruchugo
Ruchugo, who was raised by her
widowed mother after her father died
when she was 4 years old, said she
wanted to reach out and help those in
need. Ruchugo believes if you help a
women, then you can help the com
munity, including the children as
The S2S headquarters is in
Winston-Salem in the Umoja store,
for it is a part of the ministry. S2S is a
501(cX3) nonprofit organization.
For more information about the
benefit concert, contact Alfred
Clements at 336-624-5577. For addi
tional information about Sister2Sister
International Outreach Ministry, con
tact Purity Ruchugo at 336-655-0347
or email www.sistersinternational
Jn this photo (L-R) are volunteer Joan Falls, S2S founder Purity Ruchugo,
zoncert organizer Alfred Clements and volunteer Beverly Beaty.
The Lord's Requirements
Lesson Scripture: Micah
By the end of this lesson,
? Recognize that the
prophet's words apply to us
? Understand that honor
ing God is not a show but
? Ask for the strength to
daily represent God in our
God wouldn't judge His own!
His final cycle opens with the
Lord presenting His case
against Israel (Judah).
Lesson: This cycle is set in
a courtroom where God issues
His complaints against Israel's
leaders. He calls the moun
tains, which were there when
the covenant was made, to be
His witnesses. God reminds
them of His graciousness from
1 a\ ? /?u tecii\
Background: Micah gave his first two cycles of judg
ment and restoration in chapters 1-2 and 3-5. Each time
the leaders were indicted for corruption, injustice, greed
and immorality. The leaders - politicians, judges, priests,
and false prophets - were more interested in their own
well being while ignoring/exploiting the masses. Micah
declared God's words to a stiff-necked people who were
and Gilgal (Joshua 4:19-5). Over and over His compas
sion delivers them from their enemies. The question is
raised "Has He asked for too much?" Micah responds in
verses 6-7 to God's indictment by asking questions that he
Set Peppers on B6