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The Women's Ministry of First Christian Church.
1130 North Main St., Kemersville, is excited to welcome
best-selling author Angie Smith to Winter Blues 2016 at
6:30 pjn., Saturday, Jan. 23. One of the most popular
speakers and bloggers in the country, Angie Smith is the
author of "Mended," "I Will Carry You," and "What
Women Fear." Tickets are $15 each in advance, $20 at the
door. Tickets may be purchased at fccministries.com.
Thorpe Sr. to be installed as pastor
The Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem &
Vicinity repents that the Rev. Dr. Derrick Thorpe Sr. is the
new pastor at First Baptist Church in Graham. Thorpe is
the dean of Graduate Studies at Carolina Christian
College (Director of Mountagnard Campus) in Winston
Salem and will be installed as pastor 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan.
24 at First Baptist Church, 420 North Maple St., Graham.
The public is invited to come celebrate him, his family
and congregation for this new divine assignment.
Jan. 24 and Feb. 6
Goler Memorial AME Zion Church Go Red
The Women's Ministry of Goler Memorial AME Zion
Church will host its fifth annual Go Red Fashion Show &
Luncheon at noon on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Novant
Health Conference Center at Forsyth Medical Center,
3333 Silas Creek Parkway. The event is aimed to raise
community awareness and education of heart disease, the
number one killer of African-American women. The
event also functions to increase support for the American
Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign. For
more details, persons interested in attending or serving ?
sponsors for this year's event are asked to call 336-764
8629,336-817-2569 or 336-766-0752 by Sunday, Jan, 24
Food and pantry, clothes closet
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1-3 p.m.
Love Community Development Corporation, locafl^H \
3980 North Liberty St., will serve those in need of food
and clothes. JobLink is also available Monday through
Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those needing assis
tance with resumes or seeking employment. For more
information, call 336-306-8119.
named Jezreel which means "God scatters." God uses the
child's name as a message of impending destruction for
Israel. No attention is paid to the warning. Hosea and
Gomer have a second child, a girl this time, and God
names her "Lorahamah," which means "not loved" or "not
pitied." This is another warning to the Israelites that their
continued sinful behavior would result in a loss of God's
love and His forgiveness. Very soon after Lorahamah's
birth another son is born and is named Loammi, which
means "not my people." God uses the boy child's birth as
an indicator that He intends to fulfill His promise to sepa
rate from Israel just as they had separated themselves from
Him with their disobedience. "Though the people need to
be and will be punished with Assyrian rule over them, God
yet promises that they will be blessed in the future. This
blessing is dependent on a united Israel. Israel's union
with Judah will result in reconciliation with God and His
chosen people (w.10-11).
For Your Consideration:
*Why does God name Hosea and Gomer's children?
?How do you think the names affected the children
?Do you think God's way of showing love differs from
that of today's world? If so, how?
Life's Application: "There are times when we fail
spiritually and morally. But just as Hosea and God showed
love to those who treated them unlovingly, so too the Lord
continually reaches out in love to His most rebellious chil
dren (David C. Cook, Bible Lesson Commentary 2015
Lots of marriages today end in divorce and no recon
ciliation. When there is too much discretion to name
today, we use the term "irreconcilable differences." In
some type of way we have broken our covenant with our
marriage partner and forgiveness is not forthcoming. But
as saints of God we thank Him because regardless of our
sin, He is still just to forgive us (1 John 1:9). And we can
repent and be taken back into God's loving arms. Lucky
us! With the help of the Holy Spirit, we too can be forgiv
ing and loving, modeling His character and deeds. "When
we love as Sod does, we ask nothing in return, show com
passion and remain faithful in our display of affection
(David C. Cook, Bible Lesson Commentary 2015-16). We
need not be the "unfaithful bride."
place for them to go.
"Tonight we had an
anniversary for our pastor
J and co-pastor. They do a lot
for us and we just wanted
to show our appreciation
for them by first giving
God all the glory and
showing our love for them
being here, and just show
ing how much we care for
them. And I just want
everyone to be blessed and
stay in Christ and help one
another in the name of
Jesus," said Minister'
Branden Clark, a young
man who found Christ at
the age of 18 and looks to
spread the word to other
The evening's events
were filled with soulful
hymns and wonderful
words by members of the
Temple was joined by
members of New
Generation Praise and
Ministries and the pastor,
Bishop Melvin Wilkins Jr.
The bishop delivered
the sermon for the anniver
sary. The members of
Christ Temple presented
r*the Williamses with a won
derful card, along with a
three-day vacation to the
When speaking of why
he chose to deliver the
Wilkins said: "Pastor
Williams is one of my spir
itual sens, and is an awe
some man, and I love him -
and his wife. The Lord
gave me the word to let him
know that this is his time
for favor. He has been
through a lot of transition
in his ministry and we
wanted to encourage him,
and God is going to contin
ue to open doors for him."
Pastor Williams said
they will have the official
merger celebration on the
second Sunday in February,
which coincidentally falls
on Valentine's Day. Pastor
Omar L. Dykes and St.
John C.M.E Church in
Winston Salem will join
Christ Temple to celebrate
Pastor Williams went
on to say that with the new
church, he wants to merge
the traditional ways of the
church with what the new
millennial generation has
to bring to the table
because in a few years they
will be the ones who will
be leading the church.
The two churches have
embraced the change and
look forward to bringing in
Hattie Fulwood crowned
Queen for a Night
Special to the chronicle
The Interdenominational Ministers' Wives and
Ministers' Widows of Winston-Salem and Vicinity crown
was won by Hattie Fulwood, who is the wife of Dr. James
Fulwood, pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church.
The North Carolina State Queen, Pauline Moore, wife
of Dr. Green Moore, presented the crown. Fulwood will
compete for the state title with other minister's wives
from cities in North Carolina in April 2016.
The wives meet every first Tuesday in the month at
St. Mark Baptist Church. Membership is open for pas
tor's wives, associate minister's wives and evangelist's
wives of various denominations.
For more information call Mattie Walker at 336-761
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??Meet the members of the spring sports teams: baseball,
^Rsoftball, women's tennis and women's track and field.
There will be prizes and giveaways.
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