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The men of the Marshall
family discuss the details
of the "Put Some
Respect On My Name"
program. From left to
right are Carlton
Marshall, Dr. Alvin F.
Marshall, Fred L.
Marshall Sr., Bishop
Freddie B. Marshall,
Freddie A. Marshall III
and Reverend Justin S.
'Put Some Respect on My
Name,' family foundation says
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
From a young age, Bishop
Freddie B. Marshall was taught.to
have strong family values and to help
others in their time of need. To
expand on those principles, the bish
op and his extended Marshall family
'has started a foundation. Their flag
ship program is called "Put Some
"Respect on my Name."
The foundation, the idea of the
entire Marshall family, was started to
help the family give back to the com
munity. The Put Some Respect on
My Name program is a comprehen
sive eight-week mentoring program
for African-American young men
ages 12 to 16 that teaches self-respect
and cultural pride.
The program stresses the impor
tance of proper manners, appearance
and academic excellence. The young
men will receive a suit, shirt, and
necktie free of charge to show them
the proper way to dress in a profes
sional setting. The base of operations
for the program will be the Carl
Russell Sr. Recreation Center.
"For the majority of our life, our
parents have made sure that we were
very much aware of our responsibili
ties to our community," Bishop
Marshall said. "We thought it would
be good for us as a family to pool oui
experiences and resources to really
touch the lives erf young men in oui
community. Our parents made educa
tion a priority and they made family a
priority as well, so we want to share
that with others."
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Audience members sing hymns during the first part of the Jehovah's Witness four-part convention last
Jehovah's Witnesses bolster
faith over weekends in W-S
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
Over four successive weekends, 35,000 Jehovah's
? Witnesses are expected to descend upon the city of
Winston-Salem. The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial
Coliseum will host the annual Jehovah's Witnesses con
vention, which began on June 17.
The theme for this year's program is "Remain Loyal to
The public is invited to attend and admission to the
convention is free to the public.
"This weekend, we will be discussing loyalty. When
you think about that quality in the world today, sometimes
it's lacking," said Rob Kennerley, regional media contact
for Jehovah's Witnesses. "But here we are being educated
in how we can be loyal to God and also in our families.
That's a quality that helps build relationships and helps in
The convention program is designed to promote loyal
love with the family and in the community, officials say.
The convention claims first-time visitors will be
impressed to see young and old individuals of very
diverse, social, economic and cultural backgrounds listen
ing attentively to the Bible instruction. They say many
who attended an event last year found it to be an extreme
ly positive, life-changing experience.
See Jehovah's on B6
Ignoring God's Plain Truth
By the end of this les
son, we will
?Know the revelation
of God's wrath
?Avoid the world's
way of thinking and
actions and thoughts to
reflect God's truth,
resulting in His blessing
letter to the Roman
church is dated about AD
58. An edict issued by Emperor Claudius in AD 49 has
now forced the Jews living in Rome to leave. All Jews
who caused disturbances by preaching Chrestus or Christ
were banishod from Rome. The action caused a division
in the church between Gentile and Jewish believers. Each
group claimed their salvation in Christ was more valid
than the other. The r&llt was a majority Gentile congre
gation in the church at
Rome, hence the heavy
content aimed at the
'I Gentile believers.
Elder I Lesson: Paul points
Richard Wayne I out in his letter to the
i I Roman church that all are
WOOa ? guilty 0f sjI,i Gentile and
Jew alike. He further
Sunday I asserts that God's con
School Lesson I cent is with what violates
: 11 purpose and not who,
,;!!? His wrath is against all
ungodliness and unright
eousness (vs.18). People
choose which of God's
revealed truths they will
acknowledge. They are in a state of willful ignorance.
God's , creation is all around us, we need but look and
acknowledge our surroundings and acknowledge God as
the Supreme Creator, the one and only God. lb the
church at Rome, Ppul says that they knew God and turned
Today, June 23-25
The Church of the Living God in Unity invites
vou to our 23rd annual Holy Convocation today, June
23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and June 25 starting at 10
a nt. The Holy Convocation will be held at The
House of God, 1992 Bloomtield Drive. Por more
information, please call 336-595-8882.
Today, June 23-26
ReNew Ministry and Family Life Conference
Bishop Sir Walter Mack, Jr. and the Union Baptist
Life Conference day, Uune 23 ? 26. Workshops will
be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Winston
Salem and evening and Sunday worship services will
be held at Union Baptist Church. ReNew is designed
to motivate ministry leaders to take a fresh approach
to ministry and to rebuild and strengthen family rela
tionships The conference will open at Union Baptist
today, Thursday, June 23 with an evening worship
service featuring Bishop Carolyn Showell at 6 p.m.
On Friday evening, Bishop John Guns will be the ?
guest preacher An All White Christian Dance Party
will be held on Friday night from 7-10 p.m.
Workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday at the
Marriott Hotel from 9 a.m. - 1 pm. The ReNew
Takeover Youth Conference will be held Friday, June
24 and Saturday, June 25. Youth in grades k - 12 will
participate in gender small group sessions, workshops
and close out with Block Party andCookout. Register
online: umonbaptistwsnc.org or call 336.724.9305
\222. Union Baptist Church is located'at 1200 N.
Walter Mack, Jr. is pustor and teacher.
Compassion International Experience
Compassion International, a leading authority, on
child sponsorship which releases children from pover
ty globally, will be bringing its tour, "The
Compassion Experience," to Greater Cleveland
Avenue Christian Church June 24-27. The event will
educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as
well as provide an international experience to visitors
who may not ever have the opportunity to travel
abroad to a developing country. The four-day event
will be set up in the parking lot of Greater Cleveland
f Avenue Christian Church at 5095 Lansing Dr. from
June 24-27. Visitors will be invited on a self-guided
journey where they will be immersed in the lives and
stories of two children living in the Dominican
Republic and Kenya. The tour is highly interactive,
using individual iPods and headsets to offer visitors a
sense of what life is like in extremely poverty-stricken
areas around the world. The event is free and family
friendly. Visitors are encouraged to make a reserva
tion; however walk-ins are welcome. Groups of 20 or
more should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to
reserve their space. For mere information about "The
Compassion Experience," contact Greater Cleveland
Avenue Christian Church at 336-661-0226 or visit
The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center, 1410
; Attucks St., will hold a yard sale on GTWC Campus
on Saturday Jund 25.from 8 a.m. - until. For addition
al information, contact Greater Tkbernacle Worship
Center at 336-777-1.113.
Souffor Christ Ik
Antioch Christian Church at 1432 Underwood
Ave. will host the Soul For Christ Walk on Saturday,
June 25 at 9 a.m. This a fundraiser to support this
year's Vacation Bible School. Tickets are $10 for the
buffet breakfagt. For mote information, please contact
Delores at 336-283-9324.
Community outreach event
lonade Living" event
including a free clothes giveaway, free food and fel
ie 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
at the church located at 3608 Ogburn Ave. Contact
784-5652 for more details.
Prayer Day & Breakfast
Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4633 Grove Garden
Rd., will host a Prayer Day and Breakfast on
Saturday. June 25. Dr. James Linville is Sr. pastor.
This Prayer Day is meant to motivate, impact and'
encourage us so that we will be transformed from the
inside out, and to hold what is ours in Christ and live
day are information, call: 336-817-8424.
? Community Outreach
Holy Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center, 5307
Pett is Creek Pkwy., will have a community outreach
iinlagjnTiIji Turn "T 11:30 a.m.- 1 pm, at Piedmont
gram will include Praise songs, dance selections, and
hear the communi
important and much more. For more information,
nistrative office at 336
A Poetry Slam Festival will be held on June 25 at
al, 1500 Harriet
Tubman Drive, in the small sanctuary This is open to
those interested in reading or performing poetry.