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The cast of the play "Words from the Trail," are (L-R) Ernie Wade, Crystal Glen and Lamont Bethea.
from page Bf
cessful gospel singers who
travel the country. They
believe the struggle is over,
but when Uncle Jake
arrives for a visit, he
decides to give them some
what of a history lesson.
They tell Uncle Jake
that it's a new day in
America for black people
in part because we have a
black president, but he fires
back with a comment sim
ply stating if it's a new day,
why are so many people
who don't look like me
upset because he does look
Uncle Jake's nephew
initially resents his uncle's
visit, but changes his
as Uncle Jake
and struggles of
the past. Uncle
Jake tells them that
the fancy hotels
they stay in when
marching got them
tells them that
while they were
attacked by racist
vicious dogs, their
secret weapon was
and for change to
occur, we all must
look inside ourselves.
The play is also
tune with uplii
King Jr. Day
kept piling up, I decided to
put them together and write
a play with the help of a
friend," said Wade of how
he came up with the con
[ting and motiva
I along with
words of wis
dom and hope
for the future.
writing on this
topic for more
than 30 years
speeches that I
wrote for occa
Month and Dr.
Martin T lither
cept of the play.
According to Davis, he
became aware of the pro
duction from Wade in late
20IS and found the concept
very interesting. He initial
ly wanted the performance
to take place during Black
History Month, but with a
cast member falling ill,
they had to postpone it
until a later date and
thought with the anniver
sary coming up, now
would be the perfect time.
Dr. Serenus T. Chum
and the congregation of
Mount Zion Baptist
Church joined Mount
Pleasant in Day Two of the
church anniversary on
Sunday, with Chum deliv
ering the sermon.
Rel. Calendar I
hm page 85
Good Friday Service
The Winston Salem District will sponsor the annual
Good Friday Service on March 25 at 7 pjn. at Goler
Memorial AMU. Zion Church, 630 N. Patterson Ave.,
where the Rev. Dr. George C. Banks is the Pastor and I
the Rev. Dr. Calvin L. Miller is the Presiding Elder. I
March 25 I
Annual Easter program and Easter egg hunt I
The Winston Salem District will sponsor the Annual I
Easter Program and Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at I
Bethlehem A.M.E. Zion Church, 6475 Yadkinville I
Road, Pfafftown where the Rev. Beverly W. McMillian
is the Pastor. Mrs. Marie Jamerson is the District
Director of Christian Education.
Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ
Greater Tabernacle Worship Center, 1410 Attucks
St., presents the "Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ"
on Friday, March 25, at 7 pm. On Saturday, March 26,
we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Civitan I
Park in Kemersville from 10 a.m.-3 pm. Host Pastor is I
Apostle BJ McCloud. For additional information con- I
tact Greater Tabernacle Worship Center at 336-777- I
Easter Sunrise Service
Easter Sunrise Service will be held jointly with
Goler Memorial AM JE. at Goler Metropolitan AM.E.
Zion, 1435 E. Fourth St., at 6 a.m. The Rev. Dr. George
C. Banks, pastor of Goler Memorial, will be the mes
senger. After the service, breakfast will be served.
"The Last Seven Words of Christ" cantata
Goler Metropolitan AMJE. Zion Church, 1435 E.
Fourth St., will present a cantata titled "The Seven Last
Words of Christ" on Sunday, March 27 at 6 pm.. The
Cathedral Choir and guest soloists will perform with
the orchestra. Duncan Gray is the director, Marian
"Pete" Thomas, is the oiganist, and Julie Hunter, the
pianist. This performance features seven movements
corresponding to the seven last words of Christ as He
hung on the cross; a musical depiction of the earth
quake following the crucifixion; and exploring and
revealing the emotional resonances inherent in the story
of the crucifixion. The community is invited to attend.
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St. Augustine's president, Dr. Ward, middle, and St. Stephen's Priest-in-charge
Rev. Dr. Hector Sintim (right of Dr. Ward) along with the St: Stephen's members
who are also St. Augustines graduates celebrate.
in that effort, they reinstituted the tradition of all freshmen
Celebrates students attending chapel every Sunday.
from page B5 The St. Augustine's University choir led by M.
Kimberly Dunn sang beautifully throughout the service as 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State wed
University. "We believe as a historically black college, we are in a
According to Ward, he wanted to focus on three keys position as a private institution to look at the whole stu
during his tenure: focusing on returning the institution to dent, so it's not just what happens inside of the classroom
financial stability; strengthen- < but outside it as well,
ing the faith of the students, "We believe &S '& historically !*c?use leadership and _
employees, and alumni in the . intellectual development
viability of the school; and blaCK COllegC, We are 111 a requires a holistic approach
corporafe^stakeholders for pOSUiOH aS a private illStitU- w?d Shi's
mutually beneficial partner- ti()n to at the Whole Stll- SpLnt. - StU<lentS'
Ward stated that he wants dent, SO it'S not JUSt What it i&W^S
to keep St. Augustine s con- ' , ,J 11 ,s paramount to prepare
nection to the Episcopal - Happens lllSlde Ol the ever? student for success
Church strong and vibrant as , , beyond the walls of the col
it was in the past. Classroom out lege and he does not want it
According to Ward, St. OllKidp it <A<i YVPll l? ^ *** He
Augustine's once held the dis- UUWIUC 11 OS WCI1 instill m every student that
tinction of being the premiere it s not enough to just
institution for producing more ?Dr. Everett Blair Ward achieve personal accolades
African-American priests and accomplishments, but
than any other institution in diey have an obligation to
the country. He wants to return to that tradition and the 8? back to the community and help the next generation of
only way to return to that is through the church. To assist people. P
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house. The disciples run in all direc
tions deserting Jesus as He foretold.
But Peter, being in his mind anyway a
loyal follower, followed at a safe dis
tance to be unnoticed. After building
up a little courage. Peter moves a lit
tle closer to the house to see what was
going on with Jesus. While warming
himself at the fire, a servant girl rec
ognizes him saying, "You also were
with Jesus of Nazareth." As predict
ed by Jesus, Peter denies knowing
Him and moves to another location to
avoid the girl ... and the rooster
crows once. The servant girl, deter
mined to make sure everyone knows
that Peter is a follower of Jesus,
points him out a second time and he
again denies knowing Jesus (w 66
69). Sticking around the house partic
ipating in conversation, Peter's accent
is recognized as Galilean and once
again for the third time he is identi
fied as a follower of Jesus. And for
the third time Peter denies and the
rooster crows for the second time,
Peter remembers what Jesus had told
him and runs away weeping. Peter
realized he had done exactly what he
said he would not.
For Your Consideration: Peter
was overconfident in his faith and
lacking in what? How can we guard
against deserting Christ in our lives?
Life's Application: There will be
times when we feel as if our relation
ship with Jesus needs to be strength
ened. There will be high points when
through His faithfulness Jesus is
answering our prayers. But on the
other hand, there will be low points
when we succumb to sin. In the low
times, we must remember that, like
Peter, God's grace can help us to
recover and once again follow the
Lord. It is imperative that we remem
ber the truth of God's grace, especial
ly during times of trouble, as we say.
We can easily be caught off guard by
the lure of sin and made to stumble.
But no matter the sin - be commission
or omission - there is always hope
until we give up hope. God's uncon
ditional forgiveness is what ultimate
ly enables us to continue our faithful ?
walk with Him. (David C. Cook,
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