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MLK Jr. Holiday celebrations
Twin City Choristers concert
The Presbyterian Men of Grace Presbyterian
Church (USA), 3901 Carver School Road, will spon
sor a conceit by the Twin City Choristers 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Jan. 17. The show will be the Choristers'
20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
The Choristers, founded in 1957 by Dr. Permilla
Rack Dunston, is directed by Dr. Fred D. Tanner, a
city native who was educated in the local system and
started his music education career as a band director
at area schools.
Prior to his retirement, he was head of the music
department at Winston-Salem Sate University. He is a
professional trumpeter, arranger, composer and con
ductor. Under his leadership, die Twin City Choristers
have performed in several states, many cities and
The general public is cordially invited.
The Grace Presbyterian Men's ministry is led by
Edward Allen. Willie C. Gray is the vice moderator
and chairman of the program committee. Rev. Toure'
C. Marshall is the senior pastor of the church.
For more information, call Willie C. Gray at 336
The Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem and
Vicinity will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of
Worship at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18 at Saint Paul
United Methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook Drive.
The Rev. Donald Jenkins is pastor.
The theme this year is: "Two Americas Divided
And Struggling For Genuine Equality."
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Robert
McGowens of Greater Galilee Baptist Church in
Charlotte. Musical guests will include Willie Mason
and Friends and Greater Galilee Baptist Church
GospelFest at Wake Forest
Wake Forest University will host its annual
GospelFest performance 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan.
17, in the Brendle Recital Hall of the Scales Fine Arts
Center at Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest
Road. The event will feature Gospel recording
artist Jonathan McReynolds with special guest Paid
Scott and One Way, in addition to the Wake Forest
University Gospel Choir. GospelFest is free for Wake
Forest students with a valid student ID. General
admissions tickets are $10. Tickets are available for
purchase online through EventBrite. For more infor
mation on GospelFest, contact the Wake Forest
Office of Multicultural Affairs at 336-758-5864.
Other calendar Items
23rd Church Anniversary
Pastor Janice O. Heath and the Greater Higher
Ground Ministries Family will celebrate the church's
23rd Anniversary. The late Apostle John H. Heath
laid the foundation, and the church will be celebrating
his legacy at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16. Special guest
speaker will be the anointed Bishop Derrick Kelly
from New Forth Full Gospel Fellowship in
Lexington, N.C. Service will be held at the church,
4175 Moat Drive. The public is invited to attend. For
more information, contact us at 336-725-1125. Pastor
Janice O. Heath, Senior Pastor.
Greater Thbernacie Worship Center cele
brates 33rd Church Anniversary
The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center will cele
brate its 33rd anniversary 4 pm., Sunday, Jan. 17 at
the Crystal Cathedral Empowerment Center on 1410
Attucks St. The event will take place under the lead
ership of Apostle BJ McCloud, who will function as
host pastor for the service, and Bishop Alicia
Patterson,-who will deliver the""Bread of Life. For
additional information, contact the Greater
Tabernacle Worship Center at 336-777-1113.
The Unitarian Universalis! Fellowship of
Winston-Salem hosts guest speakers
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
Winston-Salem will hear the Rev. Lisa Schwartz
speak on "Awaking to Abundance" at 9 a.m. and "A
Vocation of Agony" at 11 am., alongside Dr. Brian
Tague of Wake Forest University, who will discuss
"The Life Within: Microbiomes and Endophytes." at
9:15 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 17 at Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood
Road. For more information, visit uufws.org.
Sanctuary Choir Gospel Concert
The Sanctuary Choir will present a gospel conceit
4:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17 at St. Matthew Apostolic
Temple Church of Jesus Christ, 3640 New
Walkertown Road. Elder Gregory Robertson is pas
? The public is invited to attend. The theme will be
"A Breakthrough Praise." Mistress of Ceremony will
be Evangelist Sally Heath Glenn. Special guests will
be: JPA & Ascension, Soloist Sandra Crenshaw,
Focus and other groups from Winston-Salem and the
surrounding area. For more information
contact: Minister of Music Brother Kenny Anderson
at 336-345-8922, email email@example.com,
or Church Secretary Sister Janet Tucker at 336-682
6241, or email marshall .firstname.lastname@example.org, call the
church office at 336-724-1780, or visit
Photos by Timothy Ramsey
Bishop Melvin Wilkins congratulates Pastor Nathaniel PJ. Williams Jr. as co-pastor Wanda J. H. Williams
looks on during their anniversary celebration. The Williamses have merged their church and ministry into
Christ Temple CM.E. Church.
Ministry, church become
Christ Temple CM.E.
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
FOR THE CHRONICLE
Pastoral anniversaries are a time
when churches get to celebrate their
pastor and show appreciation for the
time they have spent and the lives
they have touched.
For the newly christened Christ
Temple C.M.E. Church, members are
not only celebrating the anniversary
of their pastor, Nathaniel PJ.
Williams Jr., and co-pastor, Wanda J.
H. Williams, but they are enjoying
the merger of Christ Community
Outreach Ministry and Reynolds
Temple CM?. Church, which have
come together to form Christ Temple.
According to the Williamses, who
are husband and wife as well as part
ners in Christ in the pulpit, they start
ed in the C.M.E. Church, but the Lord
called them away from the CM.E.
Church for almost a decade, and then
the Lord called them back in.
During their time away, they start
ed the Christ Community Outreach
Ministry. With the membership of
Reynolds Temple diminishing and
the Williamses getting the call to
return to the C.M.E Church, as well
as wanting a permanent place to wor
ship, the timing was perfect for the
two churches to come together and
Williams also said he did not have
plans to return to the C.M.E Church,
but he was saved in the C.M.E
Church, spoke in tongues in the
C.M.E. Church, was baptized with
the Holy Ghost, and shouted for the
first time in the C.M.E. Church. After
several phone calls, he and his wife
prayed' about it and received a call
that simply told them, "I got a place"
and named Reynolds Temple as the
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St. James to
and Friends Day
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
St. James A.M.E. Church, 1501 N. Patterson Ave., at
the corner of 15th Street (across from the U.S. Post
Office), will host the annual Family and Friends Day on
Sunday, Jan. 17. The event is coordinated by the Family
Day Co-Chairpersons, Irene Allen and Trena S. Brooks.
Several families will be competing for the title of
Family of the Year. An engraved plaque is placed in the
sanctuary recognizing the family with the highest atten
dance on Family and Friends Day.
The Young People's and Children's Division (YPD),
under the direction of Pamela Carson, will serve breakfast
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in The Reverend Steven L. Lyons
Church School, under the leadership of Pearlie P.
Humphrey, superintendent, will be from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
All classes will be combined and instructed by Guest
Teacher Deacon James Lomax. .
Under the direction of Towanna VanEaton, minister of
music, the Family and Friends Day Choir will lead the
congregation in inspirational music from 9:45 to 10 a.m.
The preacher for the occasion is the pastor, the Rev.
Steven L. Lyons, who is now serving his seventh appoint
ment at St. James under the
Right Rev. William P.
DeVeaux, presiding prelate
of the Second Episcopal
Introducing the preacher
will be Brandie Simmons,
YPD president of the North
(A.M.E. Church) and junior
exercise science major at
The Family Day Litany,
written by Lyons in 2009,
will be read by Sandra H.
Lomax and Brian C.
Refreshments will be served in the rellowship Hall
after the morning service. The public is invited to attend.
An Unfaithful Bride
By the end of this les
son, we will
?Learn how God
commahded Hosea to
marry Gomer as a model
for His love for Israel,
despite their unfaithful
?Reflect on the mean
ing of marriage and
unfaithfulness and God's
desire for restoration of
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fulness to God through a
commitment to maintain
faithful friendships, relationships and marriages.
Background: A focus on Jezreel in central Israel,
Megiddo today. Jezreel is where Ahab and Jezebel had
Naboth murdered for his land. Elijah the prophet scolded
the pair and predicted their fate on that same land. King
Jehu defeated Ahab, he an?^is successors ruled for three
generations with prosper
ity and were followed by
six different king's rale in
a span of 25 years as pun
ishment from God. The
people, now confident of
the nation's power, start
to worship idol gods like
Baal, Ashtoreth and
Molech. The idols were
thought to ensure rain for
bountiful crops and
allowed and even encour
aged perverse sexual
activities (Kings 14:23
, Lesson: Hosea, God's
prophet, is commanded by God to marry an adulterous
woman named Gomer. Hosea is obedient and marries as
instructed. God reveals to Hosea that He is using the mar
riage as a tool to demonstrate His relationship with Israel.
Hosea loves Gomer as God loves Israel in spite of her
adulterous ways. Their firstborn soon arrived and was
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