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Today, April 28
Spring Pentecost Conclave
Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., will
hold the last of a two-day Spring Pentecost Conclave
on April 28 at 7 p.m. Dr. J. Louis Felton, pastor of the
Mount Airy Church of Christ in Philadelphia, Pa., will
preach this evening. Bishop Sir Walter Mack, Jr. is
pastor and teacher. For more information, call the
church office 336-724-9305 or visit the website
The Home Mission Society will hold a Fish Fry on
Friday, April 29, 3-8 p.m. at Goler Metropolitan ?
AMJE. Zion Church, 1435 E. Fourth St. You may
dine in or carry out. All meals include two pieces of
fish, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, drink and dessert.
Will deliver five or more orders. For tickets call 336
813-4905,336-817-7763 or 336-723-2325.
A Fish Fry will be held on April 29 from noon
until 6 p.m. sponsored by the Steward Board of Goler
Memorial A.MJE. Zion Church Enrichment Center,
620 N. Patterson Ave., featuring our famous fish din
ner at $8 per plate. The dinner includes fish, baked
beans, coleslaw, roll and cake slice. You cab also pur
chase a fish sandwich with coleslaw for $5. Take out
or eat in. , .
Fellowship Church, 2800 Sprague St., will host
the inaugural session of a community worship event
called "Winston Worships" at 7 pm. Friday, April 29.
Doors open at 6:30 pjn. The service is designed to
unify the body of Christ through worship and music,
says the leaders of the session. Fellowship's Lead
Pastor Tony Jones and Music Director Matthew Kelly.
Special guest on Friday will be Grammy award win
ner KJ Scriven.
Singles and Single Parents Group
Holy Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center locat
ed, 5307 Peters Creek Parkway, invites all singles and
single parents to join the Singles and Single Parents
Group on Saturday, April 30, at 5 pan.-This program
addresses the needs of single males and females,
divorced and widowed individuals, through creative
group activities that include guided discussions, group
outings, informative support and much more. For
more information contact the administrative office at
2016 Friendship Day
Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 S:
Green Street between Academy and West Street, will
have a worship celebration on May 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Worship celebration and message/Bible study led by
the Rev. Kelly Carpenter. The 60th Anniversary for
Fellowship of the Least Coin will be held. We encour
age women to contribute $6 for the Least Coin offer
ing. For more information, call Mallie Graham, 336
Bishop Marvin, Pastor Clara Cremedy and the
women of Vessels Of Honor Church Ministries invite
you to attend the 2016 Women's Conference that will
be held Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, at
'Vessels of Home Church Ministries, 3608 Ogburn
Ave. The theme will be "Chosen For Purpose." This
three-day conference will feature three strong and
anointed women of God speaking on "Your steps have
beCn ordered by God." Prophetess Sonya Wallace
Blair of Vision- House of Hope, Greensboro, will
preach on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Overseer Tassa
Cremedy-Rice of Temple Of Glory Ministries will
preach on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Apostle
Shirley McCain of God's Grace Ministry,
Martinsville, Virginia, will close the conference. The
entire conference is free and open to the public (offer
ings will be received). Call 336-624-9531 for more
information on this event.
Konnoak Hills Neighborhood Music Festival
Konnoak Hills Neighborhood Music Festival will
be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10:30 a.m. - 3 pjn.
at Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, 3401 Konnoak
Dr. A blood drive will also be held from 11 am. - 3:30
p.m. There will be live music all afternoon, children's
activities, and a hot dog special. Bring a chair and a
friend. For more information, call 336-788-9321.
Women of Wisdom Conference
The. Women of Wisdom Conference will be held
May 18 - 20 at Miracle Temple Deliverance Church,
2930 Prescott Dr. The Conference theme is "Divine
Assignment: John 20:16-18." The conference will
begin promptly at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be:
Wednesday, May 18, Co- Pastor Earline White, (Abba
Father Ministries); Thursday May 19, Pastor Alice
Mitchell, (Miracles Outreach International Church);
Friday May 20, Evangelist Shirley Gaither, (True
Temple Outreach Ministry). At 11 ajn. on Sunday
May 22, Pastor Carolyn Tatum, (Mission on the Move
The Easts ide Church of Christ, 536 Barbara Jane
Ave. NE, Winston-Salem, is offering a free mail-in
Bible study. It is designed to give a greater knowledge ?
Of the word of God. The eight-lesson course is an
overview' of the entire Bible. At the end of the course
you will receive a certificate of completion. Sign up I
today by calling 336-722-2088 or by e-mailing
'The Compassion Experience'
is coming to Union Baptist
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Union Baptist will host "The Compassion
Experience," an interactive, immersive display that
allows individuals to experience global poverty without
leaving home, April 28 - May 1.
This free event features a journey through the true sto
ries of children living in developing countries like the
Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.
In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, vis
itors will step inside homes, markets and schools ? with
out getting on a plane. Each child's story starts in poverty
but ends in hope.
The exhibit will be set-up in"the parking lot of Union
Baptist Church. In the span of less than 30 minutes, visi
tors will travel with a child from hardship to hope. An
- eve-QPening experience challenges personal views of
poverty, transforms the understanding of the world, and
moves one to be the change for a child who lives in
Today, Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m, the Union
Baptist Missionaries will display some of the pillowcase
dresses that they have sewn. Currently they have over
100 dresses of the 300 they plan to send to African coun
tries. They will also have sewing machines set-up to
show others how to construct the dresses and invite the
community to join their efforts.
Union Baptist is located at 1200 N. Trade Street.
Bishop Sir Walter Mack Jr. is pastor and teacher. For
more information, please call 336-724-9305 and visit
"The Compassion Experience" website: http://cts.com
Exhibit schedule: ,
Thursday, April 28, noon - 7:40 pan.
Friday, April 29, noon - 7:40 pan.
Saturday, April 30, noon. - 7:40 pan.
Sunday, May 1,9:40 aan. - 5:40 pan.
Photo by Donna Rogers
Fe Anam Avis facilitates the workshop "Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation" on April 21.
BY DONNA ROGERS
THF THBONnn F
As the preacher in the pulpit urges the congregation to
worship God, he Wurts out "I feel a spirit of suicide in
here." Then at prayer time, unknown people contemplat
ing suicide are prayed for.
This scene is repeated over several Sundays.
Suicide is not a topic talked about much in places of
worship nor had it been specified as an area for prayer
needs as much as it is now.
? "Often, it's a subject that is taboo," said Barbara
Saulpaugh, regional director with CareNet Counseling^an
affiliate of Wake Forest Baptist Health. She said that coulc
be because of fear, shame or embarrassment.
"I think people don't often ask the question 'Are you
thinking of suicide?' because the person might say 'Yes"
and the people wouldn't know what to do next.
There is not much training in churches on the topic
But the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWA
HEC) teamed up with CareNet Counseling to present foui
workshops called "Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal
Desperation" in the Triad, with the last one conducted ir
Winston-Salem on Thursday April 21 at the NWAHEC
Sec Suicide on B6
By the end of this les
son, we will
Review what Jesus
said about causing anoth
er to stumble
Appreciate the impor
tance of giving and
Improve our methods
and style of Godly cor
recting of others when
is journeying with His
disciples in route to
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Jerusalem. Along me way He is intent on preparing mem
for the time when He would no longer be physically with
them. Jesus especially wanted the disciples to understand
and apply basic truths they needed to know. In this teach
ing Jesus used the term "little ones" and in the Greek this
would refer to any of Jesus' disciples who may be regard
ed as being insignificai? or unimportant by would-be
onenders. Jesus also used
the word "millstone"...
mills used extremely
heavy stones to pulverize
Lesson: Living equi
tably is what Jesus
impresses upon His disci
ples. In teaching of this,
Jesus presses the need to
be a positive influence on
others. Jesus uses the
word "woe" to point out
the sorrow that awaits
those who tripped up His
disciples. He emphatical
ly stated that it would be
better for the offender to
die prematurely ratner tnan to live long enough to lure and
entrap believers in wrongdoing (Luke 17:2). He gives the
example of hundreds of pounds of weight (millstone)
around the neck and being tossed into a body of water to
drown, a vivid picture, right? Jesus refers to little ones and
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