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Chicken Plate Sale
Center Grove AMU. Zion Church, 7001 Zion
Church Rd., Tobaccoville, will sponsor a Port-A-Pit
chicken plate sale on Friday, March 18 from'11 am.
to 4 pan.. The dinner includes chicken, baked beans,
coleslaw, roll, and dessert. The price is $10.00 per
plate. For more information, call 336- 983- 2737.
Youth Gospel Concert
On Friday, March 18,7 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist
Church, 1075 Shalimar Dr., will have a youth Gospel
Concert. Come out to experience the Voices of Eden
Gospel Choir of the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte and other local choirs and performers live
in concert. The pastor is Dr. John Mendez.
Vessels of Honor Women's Fellowship
Vessels of Honor Church Ministries, 3608
Ogbum Ave., will host a Women's Fellowship on
Friday, March 18. The service starts at 7 pm. One
night only of worship and fellowship with ladies from
all walks of life. Guest Speaker is Prophetess Jennifer
Calloway, Love Fellowship - formally Mt. Nebo. '
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Ambassador Cathedral, 1500 Harriet Tubman
Drive, combined Usher board and Youth Ministry
will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday,
March 19, from 11 am. to 2 p.m. Ambassador
Cathedral clothes closet will be outside on lawn
Easter Egg Hunt
The Youth Department of Life Changing
Transformation Church Ministries will hold an Easter
Egg Hunt for ages 3-10, on Saturday, March 19, at 4
p.m. The church is located on the corner of 25th and
Ansonia Streets. Everyone is invited. Sr. Pastor
Alice Mitchell is the host pastor.
Women's Day Weekend Events
Emmanuel Baptist Church Women's Day week
end events will culminate with Rev. Dimi McCoy, a
Wake Forest School of Divinity student, womanist
scholar, and spoken word artist as the guest preacher,
on Sunday, March 20, at 10 a jn. Other activities dur
ing the weekend include a clothing give-away at
Sunrise Towers, 801 MLK Drive, on Friday, March
18 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. There will be women and
men's clothing available for residents of the towers as
well as any other individuals in need
attending. Saturday, March 19 from 8-9:30 a.m. will
be a time of prayer and praise with a full breakfast
provided, followed by a workshop on Human
Trafficking at 10 a.m. Also on Saturday at 4
p.m. there will be a viewing of the movie "War
Room" with a discussion to follow. Join us for these
great activities as we strive to "Become Who God
Created Us To Be." The public is invited to attend all
events. Emmanuel Baptist Church is located at 1075
Shalimar Drive and Rev. Dr. John Mendez is the
Pastor. For more information, contact the church at
Rev. James A. Gilliam of Antioch Christian
Church will be the guest speaker at Second New
Bethel Church, 1016 Trade St., on Sunday, March 20
at 3p.m. Contact: Delores at 336-283-9324.
The Chancel Choir of Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church, 916 E. 12th St., will present its annual Easter
Cantata, "Beyond the Cross," Sunday, March 20 at 4
p.m. Tetiy Kelly of Shiloh is the pianist. Joe Tart, Jr.
of Shiloh is the soloist. Kenneth Jones of Gr&ce
Presbyterian Church is the narrator. Choir members
from United Cornerstone Baptist Church, St.
Stephen's Episcopal Church, and the Shiloh Baptist
Church Mass and Gospel Choir will participate in the
cantata. Yvonne Anthony is the director and president
of the Chancel Choir. Dr. Paul A. Lowe Jr. is senior
pastor. For more information call 336-785-0288.
Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society
The Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society
(WMS) of St. James A.M.E. Church, 1501 N.
Patterson Ave. at the corner of 15th St (across from
the U.S. Post Office), will celebrate its Annual Day
March 20 at the 10 ajn. Morning Worship Service.
The Society is named in honor of Sarah Allen, the
wife of the first elected Bishop of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church, Richard Allen. Bishop
Allen was recently honored with the release of a
Black Heritage postage stamp. The speaker for the
day is Vera M-Good, first lady of Springdale AMJE.
Church in Burlington, and is married to the Reverend
Robert Good. She is the Chair of the A.MJE Second
Episcopal District WMS Development Committee.
The local WMS President is Mrs. Sylvia Burts
Hoskins. The Pastor of St. James is the Reverend
Steven L. Lyons. The public is cordially invited to
attend our Annual WMS Day.
Holy Thursday Service
Holy Thursday service will be held jointly with
Goler Metropolitan at Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion,
630 N. Patterson Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. The Rev.
Johnny Ruff will be the messenger and Holy
Communion will be administered.
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Reverend Jason Louis Ruff to speak
at Annual Men's Day Service /^\
Special to the chronicle
The Winston-Salem District Men's Booster Ministry
will hold its annual Men's Day celebration on Sunday,
March 20, at Goler Metropolitan A.M?, Zion Church,
1435 East Fourth St. Reverend Jason L. Ruff of Solid
Rock A.M.E. Zion Church in Wake Forest will be the fea
tured speaker for the 3:00 p.m: service.
A native of Winston-Salem and graduate of North
Forsyth High School, Rev. Ruff is the son of Rev. Johnny
L. and Jamesine Ruff. Rev. Ruff is Pastor of Goler
Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church.
Rev. Ruff accepted the call to ministry and preached
his trial sermon on September 28, 2008, at Grace A.M.E.
Zion Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev.
Staccato.Powell. Rev. Ruff was ordained a Deacon
February 2014. He M
received his Elder's ordi- m'
nation this year. He is I
employed by WakeMed li
Health as a communica- M
tion and operations spe-'
Rev: Ruff is married to
Jennifer Cofield of Waterbury,
Conn. God has blessed them ?
with two beautiful young
ladies, Jayla Michelle (10 years old) and Jayme Angelyn
(6 years old).
Everyone is invited to join us in this service. For addi
tional information, contact James Griffin at 336-425-7707
or the church office at 336-723-2325.
Photos by Timothy Ramsey
Crystal Glen and Dr. Ernie Wade play the roles of Dora and Uncle Jake during the performance of Wade's
play "Words from the Trail" at Mt. Pleasant's 124th anniversary celebration, on Saturday, March 12.
Original drama highlights
church's 124th anniversary
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
FOR THE CHRONICLE
Churches celebrate anniversaries
in many different ways. To commem
orate its 124th anniversary, Mt.
Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church,
at 495 NW Crawford Place, held a
showing of "Words from the Trail," a
stage play written, produced, and
directed by Dr. Ernie Wade, on
Saturday, March 12.
Mt. Pleasant has been a staple of
the community for as long as its walls
have been standing. The church has
always been in this community, and
as it progresses toward the future, the
congregation wants to embrace the
past and keep a presence in the com
munity, according to Bishop S.T.
Davis, lead pastor. That is the main
reason for the performing the play,
The play centers on "Uncle Jake,"
played by Dr. Wade, his nephew
played by Lamont Bethea, and his
nephew's wife, played by Crystal
Glen. His nephew and wife are suc
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St. Stephen's Episcopal celebrates
St. Augustine's Day
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
FOR THE CHRONICLE
With education being the key that
opens so many vocational doors and
opportunity, St. Stephen's Episcopal
Church, at 810 N. Highland Ave., held a
celebration for St. Augustine's University
in Raleigh, N.C.
St. Stephen's has had a long relation
ship with the university as many of the
members either attended college there or
have had family members to do so.
With St. Augustine's being one of only
two historically black colleges in the
United States affiliated with the Episcopal
church, they .are visiting churches in the
area that have supported the university
throughout the years to give an update on
the status of the school.
St. Augustine's president Dr. Everett
Blair Ward, along with the university
choir, attended Sunday's service.
Ward, who was named the 11th presi
dent on April 10, 2015, is the third alum
nus to hold the post in the 149-year history
of the school. Ward also has ties to the
Triad as well, as he earned his PhD. from
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Gethsemane so that Jesus
By the end of this les
son, we will
Remember all that
happened when Peter
denied Jesus as He fore
experienced when one
fails to meet expectations
Practice spiritual dis
ciplines to build a
stronger relationship with
Background: The lesson this week is set in Jerusalem
after the last supper where Jesus celebrated Passover with
the twelve. This is also where He revealed that there
would be a betrayal that would cost His life. Jesus also on
this night instituted "communion" with instructions to do
it in remembrance of Him (14:22-25). After the Passover
observance, Jesus and the disciples go to the Garden of
Peter speaks up saying he would rather die than turn his
back on Him. Jesus then tells Peter that not only will he
turn his back, he will deny Him three times that very
evening before the rooster crows twice. Christ is arrested
and taken not to court, but to Caiaphas' (high priest)
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can pray wnne tne disci
ples kept watch. During
this time of prayer, Judas
and soldiers come to -
arrest Jesus. Judas identi
fies Jesus with a kiss. A
fight ensues, a soldier
losses his ear, and Jesus
reattaches it and it's off to
Lesson: On their way
to the Mount of Olives,
Jesus reminds the disci
ples of His impending
death and He tells them
that they will desert Him.