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Born Again Free Church holds
first anniversary after founder dies
Wife leads the church's 35th anniversary celebration
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
FOR THE CHRONICLE
On Sunday, Sept. 6, the Bom Again Free Church cele
brated its 35th anniversary at 741 Moravia St. in Winston
Salem. This year's anniversary is the first since the pass
ing of church founder Apostle Lindsey W. Adams. His
wife, Bishop Barbara Adams, now presides over the con
Apostle Adams, bom in Chocowinity, N.C., on Jan.
29,1941, started his first church in the kitchen of his home
with his wife and three children in Wendell, N.C. He
moved to his first building in Gamer in 1980. Four years
later, Apostle Adams moved his family to Winston Salem,
following the will of God, the church history says.
In September 1992, they moved into their current loca
tion in Winston Salem. In addition to the Winston-Salem
location, the Bom Again Free Church has a location in
Roseboro as well as a church in Thomasville.
The church congregates at the Thomasville location on
1st and 3rd Sundays and the Winston-Salem location on
the 2nd and 4th Sundays. The church sends a team to the
Roseboro location on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every
month because this location does not have any active
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Leaders recognize the younger generation at the event.
Ladies on the Lawn event draws 144
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
This year's sixth annual Ladies on the Lawn drew 144
attendees to the Odd Fellows Club House on Saturday
Aug. 1, with the theme "God's Been Just That Good."
Crystal Coston Hoover, founder and president, said the
event once again drew attendees of all ages and all walks
The evening?began with Gail Couthen, Kim Benson
Myers and the "Old New Light Gospel Choir" singing "I
Will Trust in the Lord."
Kiya Caldwell performed a praise danced to "Because
Of Who You Are" by Vicki Vohe.
Sa Tesha Dobson performed a dance to "You Are God
Alone" by Marvin Sapp. A prayer of thanksgiving was
given by Elder Deloris Chiles before the attendees sat
down for an elegant dinner.
After dinner, the ladies ministered through song, "If I
Can't Say a Word" by Ann Nesby.
The speaker of the evening. Evangelist Emma D. Tate,
associate minister of Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church, Thomasville, ministered a powerful word to the
ladies. She encouraged them that regardless of what they
were going through, God's been just that good. Even
through all walks of life, God is good. "The Holy Spirit
was indeed in the ballroom that evening," Hoover said.
The testimonies from the ladies were heartwarming.
During the evening, the younger generation of ladies were
all called up, and the evangelist, ministers and elders in
attendance came up and prayed for the young ladies. A
memorial service, with the lighting of candles for the late
Twana Southern Gilliam and Betty Jean Wardlow, was
also part of the evening.
Ladies on the Lawn ended with the circle of rejoice
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Lesson Scripture: Acts
By the end of this lesson,
? Recognize that giving
comes from the heart
? Understand that compar
isons aren't necessary
? Commit our actions to
love, mercy, and justice
Background: After Peter
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3,000 were saved, Luke recorded the behavior of the fel
lowship (koinonia). They devoted themselves to the apos
tles' teachings, prayed and ate together and shared what
they had with one another. As new believers, their focus
was on the standard (service)
set by Jesus. The early church's
generosity was inspired by His
sacrifice to humanity.
Whatever was shared was done
voluntarily. These believers
prayed for each other but they
went even further. Careful
examination of the Scripture
revealed a genuine love and
sense of well being for the
community of faith. Doesn't
that sound like Jesus?
Lesson: Luke records two examples of sharing in our
text today. Barnabas, a Levite sold some land and brings
the money to the apostles so that all in the fellowship
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Women s coherence
The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center (GTWC),
located at 1410 Attucks St., is continuing their
Women's Conference "Winning Women in 2015"
today (Sept. 10) at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow (Sept. 11)
at 7:30 pm. The theme scripture is Ruth 3:11, "And
now my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that
thou request: for all the city of my people doth know
that thou art a virtuous woman." On Saturday, Sept. 12
at noon, the Winning Women will take a Luncheon
Cruise at Lake Hickory. On Sunday, Sept. 13 the con
ference will conclude at GTWC. The Conference host
is Apostle BJ McCloud. For additional information,
Beginning Sept. 12
Family and Friends Weekend
Zion Memorial Missionary Baptist Church will
have its family and friends weekend beginning
Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. at the
Family Life Enrichment Center on 101 N. Dunleith
Ave. The event is free and open to the public. The
Family and Friends worship service will be on
Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11 am. Sunday School will be at
9:30 am. Rev. Dr. Joseph Jones is pastor. For more
information contact the church at 336-725-7390 or go
Diggs Memorial United Holy Church, located on
125 N. Graham Ave., is getting ready for its annual
Block Festival and are asking for gently used clothing
by Saturday, Sept. 12. Those who have used clothing
can contact Rev. Duck at 336-546-2695. Any barbers
in the area who want to volunteer can contact Theola
Jones at 336-997-6206. For talent information for the
Community Stage, call 336-471-3164. For vendor
information call 336-776-8029. For any further infor
mation, call the numbers mentioned above.
The Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem and
Vicinity presents: "My Brother's Keeper Community
Day, Our Male Mentoring Project", on Saturday, Sept.
12 from noon to 6 pjn. at the intersection of Graham
Ave. and First Street. There will be food, live enter
tainment, as well as free health and dental screenings,
free haircuts, a kids' zone and much more. For regis
tration and more information, contact Pastor Lamonte
Williams at 336-528-4570.
Griefshare support meeting
The Griefshare support group will on Saturday,
Sept. 12 at 10 ajm. at St. Paul United Methodist
Church on 2400 Dellabrook Road. The session topic
is: "Guilt and Anger." Persons experiencing grief due
to the lost of someone close are invited to attend. This
session is free. Materials and refreshments will be pro
vided. For more information call 336-723-4531 or
Beginning Sept. 13
Stewards Chapel A.M.E Zion Church, located at
198 Anderson Road in Rural Hall, will hold its
Homecoming and Revival services from Sunday, Sept.
13 through Tuesday, Sept. 15. During the 3 pun. serv
ice (Sept. 13), Rev. Joseph Cobb, associate pastor of
Gethsemane Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be
guest speaker. The nightly service will be at 7 p.m.
Rev. Ronald Speas of New Jerusalem Missionary
Baptist Church will be the guest speaker on Sept. 14,
and Rev. Dr. Karen R. Miller of Bethania AM?. Zion
Church will be guest speaker on Sept. 15. For more
information, call 336-969-2711.
Greater Higher Ground Ministries, on 4175 Moat
Drive, will continue its pre-convocation services on
Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 16 at
7 p.m. Apostle Faye Duncan Thomas and Pastor
Phillip McCloud will be guest speakers. Janice O.
Heath is senior pastor. For more information, call the
Ministry office at 336-725-1125.
The Men of First Calvary Baptist Church present
"Gospel Explosion Concert" featuring First Calvary's
Male Chorus, Beyond the Door Ministries, The Big 4
Community Choir and The Stars of Joy on Sunday,
Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. on 401 N. Woodland Ave.
Admission is free to the public. For more information
call 336-724-2611. The pastor is Derwin Montgomery.
The Prison Ministry Choir of Goier Memorial
A .ME. Zion Church is celebrating their 24th anniver
sary on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. on 630 N.
Patterson Ave. Rev. Dr. George C. Banks is pastor. For
more information call 336-724-9411.
The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, local
ed at 3978 Pine Hall Road, in Walkertown, will cele
brate its annual Homecoming Day on Sunday, Sept.
13. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jesse Jones
Jr., and the 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Michael King
and the congregation of Baikytown Christian Church
of Walnut Cove. For more information contact the
church at 336-595-4851.
Beginning Sept. 14
Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at
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Ladies in the circle rejoice.