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Kingdom Advancement conference
Exodus United Baptist Church, 2000 Wilbur St., is
continuing its Kingdom Advancement Conference
beginning today (Sept. 24) and tomorrow (Sept. 25) at
7:30 pjn. Alvin E. Carlisle is senior pastor. The theme
is "Return, Restore, Receive" from the scriptural ref
erence of Isaiah 61:1-7. For more information contact
the church at 336-650-1002.
The Easter Sunrise Service Committee will contin
ue its 11th annual citywide revival today (Sept. 24)
and tomorrow (Sept. 25) at 7 p.m. at New Beginning
Christian Church at 2920 NW Greenway Ave. Guest
speakers will be Pastor Chad Armstrong of Phillip's
Chapel Baptist Church (today) and Dr. James Linville
of Piney Grove Baptist Church (tomorrow). For more
information, call 336-727-4053.
Vessels of Honor Church Ministry will host its
Women's Fellowship on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at
3608 Ogburn Ave. Prophetess Tammy Clark will be
the guest speaker. For more information or transporta
tion contact Pastor Clara Cremedy at 336-624-9351.
Prayer Around the Jail
On Friday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., members of the
Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries will gather around
the Forsyth County Jail on 201 N. Church St. to form
a human prayer circle. The theme this year is
"Overcoming Guilt and Shame." For more informa
tion, call Claudette at 336-759-0063.
Beginning Sept. 26
Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 1075
Shalimar Dr., will host its
annual Christian Convocation
from Saturday, Sept. 26
through Sunday, Sept. 27.
There will be a continental
breakfast Saturday (Sept. 26)
morning at 9 am. followed by
a workshop from 9:30 am. to
11:30 am. There will be a
Sunday morning service (Sept.
27) at 10 am. Dr. James H.
Evans, Jr., will lead the work
shop and be a guest speaker.
For more information, contact Marcella Jordan at 336
785-9887 or email mjostela@triadjT.com.
Food sale!Men's Day
Antioch Christian Church, located at 1432
Underwood Ave., will have a fish, hot dog and ribs
plate sale on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 am. to 3 p.m.
There will be a Men's Day on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3
p.m. Rev. Shannon Jessup of Second New Bethel
Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Rev. James
A. Gilliam is host pastor. For more information, call
Awakening Music Festival
The Winston-Salem's BB&T Ballpark will have
the Awakening Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 and
Sunday, Sept. 27. Kirk Franklin, MercyMe, along with
Renaissance and Zealand Worship will be performing
on Saturday (Sept. 26). Jeremy Camp will be perform
ing on Sunday (Sept. 27). Tickets are $25 to $75 per
day. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at
www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to
AwakeToMusic.com or call 336-331-3740 about tick
Rev. Dr. Linda Beal and the New Liberty Baptist
Ministries, Inc., located at 5009 Voss St. will have its
17th church and pastoral anniversary on Sunday,
Sept. 27 at 11 am. Rev. Zavious Pratt of Union Baptist
Church will be the guest minister. All are welcome to
attend. For more information, contact Tracee Spears at
336-608-5542 or Deacon Beal at 336-528-3256.
Missionary Union meeting
The Forsyth County Missionary Union meeting
will be on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 pm. at the Union
Chapel Baptist Church at 300 E. 25th St. The youth
and young adults will meet at 1:30 pm. There will be
a Business/Program featuring the first vice presidents.
For more information, call 336-817-8424.
St. James A.M.E.
Church will celebrate
Women's Day on Sunday,
Sept. 27 at 10 ajn. on 1501
N. Patterson Ave. The co
chairpersons are Kimberly
N. Howard-Green and
Myrna D. Williams. Guest
speaker will be the Rev.
Vemell McAdoo. The Rev.
Steven L. Lyons is pastor.
The public is invited to
attend. For more informa
tion contact the church at
Family and friends day
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will cele
brate family and friends day on Sunday. Sept. 27 at 4
pjh at 1201 New Hope Ln. Apostle Gloria Samuels of
the Great Commission Church will be guest speaker
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Black Methodist leaders
organize for justice
BY JAZELLE HUNT
NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
WASHINGTON - Flanked by
images of the nine men and women at
Emanuel A.M.E. Church in
Charleston, S.C., and the four little
girls killed in the 1963 bombing of
16th Street Baptist Church in
Birmingham, Ala., among other vic
tims of racial violence, a coalition of
Black Methodist leaders stepped
squarely into the current fight for
The coalition announced its social
and political goals via a "Liberty and
Justice for All" press conference, held
at the National Press Club in
Washington, D.C. on Sept. 2.
"We ... are complied due to our
lack of follow-through. God alerted
us in March of 2010 when we gath
ered in Columbia, South Carolina to
sound the alarm regarding the plight
of African American males. Prior to
Tray von [Martin], prior to Eric
Garner, prior to Michael Brown,"
said Rev. Staccato Powell of Grace
A.M.E. Zion Church in Raleigh, N.C.
"We were saying this then.
However, to our own shame and
detriment, we confess the lack of fol- make it a negotiable instrument of
low-through. We wrote the check, but fact."
failed to deposit the resources to
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Freddie Allcn/NNPA News Wire Service
Bishop John R. Bryant, Senior Bishop of the African Methodist
Episcopal (AM.E.) Church listens to a speaker during a press confer
ence with clergymen representing the AM.E. at the National Press
Club in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 2. A portrait of the slain Rev.
Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. is
in the background.
Exodus United gives away book bags to students
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Exodus United Baptist Church, 2000 Wilbur Street,
hosted its fifth annual southside back-to- school give
away. The church prepared and distributed 250 book bags
stuffed with school supplies for students that attend ele
mentary and middle schools in the Southside District of
the Forsyth County.
Participants had to be accompanied by a parent and
bring proof of school assignment and residence in order to
receive the school supplies on Monday, Aug. 17, at Forest
School supplies were donated from the local members
of the church who also participated in a church fundraiser
to host the event, along with the assistance from another
local ministry, Cathedral of Refuge Church.
This year was planned to be a larger turnout than in
previous years, so the event was moved to the park.
"I am grateful to be a service to our Southside com
munity and also for the support from the members of the
ministry as well as the support from other ministries who
worked together to make this Back to School Event a suc
cess. We had a larger turnout than before, and looking for
ward to making the event better each year as we are com
mitted to outreach and serving our community. This is
only one of the annual functions that we are committed
to," says Pastor Alvin E. Carlisle Jr., senior pastor of
Exodus United Baptist Church.
The event was coordinated by the Special Events
Committee of Exodus United, chaired by Ronee Walker.
Food was provided by the church and Billy Corne of
'Take it to the Streets Ministry," who began his outreach
Entertainment was provided by various local groups,
which included Emmanuel Baptist Church Step Team,
GC3 Mime Ministry and Carver High School Marching
The church gave a special thanks to all others who
were apart of the event, including the Malloy Jordan East
Winston-Heritage Center Library; Spanish interpreters of
PepsiCo, Francisca Flores, Teresa Gonzalez, Lisa Szuts
and Josseline Jauregui; and the Winston-Salem State
University Mobile Ram Unit.
For more information, contact Pastor Alvin E. Carlisle
Jr. at 336-650-1002.
Pastor Carlisle of Exodus United Baptist Church and
volunteers distribute book bags on Aug. 17.
Sisters of Goler Memorial plan 'Chit Chat'
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The Women's Ministry of Goler
Memorial A.M?. Zion Church
will conduct its third annual
"Chit Chat & All That Sistah's
Breakfast and Table Talk" on
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. at
the Goler Family Enrichment
Center, 620 N. Patterson
The "Chit Chat," an interac
tive Bible study designed
specifically for women, helps
increase women's spiritual and
emotional development. This
year's theme, "In Spite of My
Challenges, Thank God I'm A
Woman," will provide an opportunity
for women to leant to appreciate who
they are in the Lord while embracing
the diverse and often complex twists
and turns associated with woman
hood. There is no cost to attend.
The guest presenter will be Elder
Kendra T. Davis of Greater Cleveland
Avenue Christian Church, Winston
Salem. Davis is a powerful interces
sory prayer warrior and her life work
has been committed
to empowering indi
viduals to live the life
Jesus died for them.
She is a published
author of two books
"Rivers of Life" and
"No More Discounts
- Sovereign Secrets."
Her first book,
"Rivers of Life," is a
collection of changing
sermons and homi
lies; has been said to
be a resource that will empower and
inspire persons to bounce back from
anything. Many have described it as a
spiritual vitamin that will rejuvenate,
revitalize and refresh you.
Davis is a licensed substance
abuse counselor and certified crimi
nal justice addiction professional. In
2010, she established K*META
MORPHOSIS, a Christian counsel
ing organization whose vision, mis
sion and philosophy was birthed out
of the desire to fill a much needed
treatment gap in the community. The
organization's mission is to utilize a
holistic approach to restore fallen
Davis is currently pursuing a doc
torate degree at Apex School of
Theology, where she will obtain a
Doctorate of Ministry degree in
Biblical Studies. She is a graduate of
Winston-Salem State University,
receiving a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Sociology in 1999 and
Master of Science Degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling in 2009.
Her motto is "Your past failures will
not dictate your future, or hold you
hostage unless you allow it!"
For additional details call 336
764-8629. The Rev. Dr. George C.
Banks is the pastor of Goler
Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church.
Remembering God's Faithfulness
Lesson Scripture: Acts 7:
By the end of this lesson,
? Appreciate our history
in light of God's faithfulness
? Stand firm on our beliefs
no matter the consequences
? Commit to live a more
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was one of the seven chosen to serve the widows. In most
churches today, we call them deacons/stewards. To make
their selections binding, the apostles "laid hands on them."
Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and
signs. Opposition to Stephen
arose from the Synagogue of
Freedmen located in several
provinces. This group of men
was former slaves in the area.
Their opposition became so
heated because they couldn't
stand up to Stephen's wisdom.
They secretly got some other
men to charge him with blas
phemy against Moses and God.
Stephen was arrested and
brought before the Sanhedrin.
Lesson: To fully appreciate Stephen's defense, you
need to read all of Acts 7. Stephen defends himself by giv
ing a lengthy history of the Jews. He begins with
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