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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, June 30, 2016, Page B6, Image 16

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Submitted photo Sunday recognition Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its annual Graduate Sunday, recognizing the following 2016 high school graduates. From left to right are Justin Thomas, James Johnson, Kedrick Jones, Shade' Ziglar, Teron Gourdine, Chadia Davis and Jhanna Means. Also pictured are Bishop and Lady S. T. Davis Sr. I : We Love you and we pray you have BSSwre blessed years together. l|$*youf?r being a great foundation! Love, Your Kids and Grandkids i TRUE TEMPLE OUTREACH MINISTRY 40TH Pastoral Anniversary of Apostle Wallace Gaither Sunday, July 3rd: Elder Patrick Hauser, 11:00am Bishop S.T. Green, New Hope Holiness Church, 4:00pm ; Friday,-July 8th: 7:00pm Pastor Essfe McCullough, New Direction Movement Cathedral Sunday, July 10th: Minister Pam Mathis, 11:00am Pastor Gregory Robertson, St. Matthew Apostolic Temple, 4:00pm Sunday, July 17th: Elder Richard Mickens, 11:00am Pastor Keith Tuttle, Sweet Holy Spirit Church, 4:00pm Saturday, July 23rd: 6:00pm Concert, "Quartet Singing at its Best" Sunday, July 24th: Minister Cynthia Wilson, 11:00am Pastor Eugene Kirby, Bethlehem Holiness Church, 4:00pm Friday, July 29th: 7:00pm First Lady Night! Pastor Janice Heath, Higher Ground Church j.. Sunday, July 31st: Elder Trevia Turner, 11:00am TVue Temple Outreach Ministry 1415 S. Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27107 Contact Person: Renee Hauser, 336.972.0447 ' Photo by Timothy Ramsey Former and current pastors come to show support at the prayer walk at Antioch Christian Church. Shown from left to right are James Gilliam, pastor of Antioch Christian Church; Pastor Lewis Devlin of United Progressive Baptist < Church; Dr. Sam Cornelius, pastor emeritus of New Jerusalem Baptist Church; Pastor Emeritus (ret.) C.W. Leak of Solid Rock Baptist Church; and Dr. J.L. Montgomery of Antioch Baptist Church. Walk from page B5 and continued on to the local park, where partici pants made several trips around and then come back to eat a paid breakfast. While some are walking, other individuals walked the neighborhood, passing out fliers that welcome people to the church. According to Gilliam, Catherine King and her family are the real reason for the success of the walk and breakfast. She stated that King was the driving force to get individuals to come and participate. Furthermore the entire King family helps with other aspects of die walk such as preparing the meals and setting up the fellow ship hall for dining. "We wanted to do something as a committee to help the church," said King. "This is a small church and we wanted to come up with anything we could do to support the church. I was raised in this church and I just wanted to help." Antioch Christian's Pastor James Gilliam was also a willing participant in the walk. He canvassed the neighborhood with other members, passing out fliers. He says as a pastor you have to lead by exam ple, so that's why he walks every year. "It's really helped our kids and get them motivat ed and teaches them to reach out to the neighbor hood," said Gilliam. "We are just doing the work of the Lord and building a foundation not only here but in the community as well. We wanted to reach out to everyone and by connecting with the kids, maybe we will be able to reach the adults, and that is what it's all about."' The walk has risen in size year after year. Organizers anticipated hav ing over 200 people come through the church on Saturday, even with humid temperatures. The mem bers look forward to this event every year. "I came out today for fellowship and love of the church and to enjoy myself," said Natasha Matthews of Antioch Christian. Lesson firm page BS depending on religion. "You can get by with almost everything if you front it with eloquent talk about God and His law" (vs. 2:23). There is a line in Scripture that says, "It's because of you Jews that the outsiders are down on God," (Eugene H. Peterson, The Message Remix: Pause). Sadly this is true of many religious people today. Paul sort of agrees to disagree on the question of circumcision. But in the final analysis, Paul says, it's not the cut of the knife that makes a Jew. You become a Jew by who you are. It's the mark of God on your heart, not the knife on your skin. Recognition comes from God. Bible-day Jews and church people today are too much alike when it comes to being judg mental. For Your Consideration: How can believers keep their lives free from hypocrisy? Which are you, an eloquent talker or a real doer? Life's Application: Regardless of our religion, we are accountable for our own behavior and actions. As Christians we should acknowledge our failures and make every effort not to blame others for our mistakes. As Paul pointed out, often in our efforts to be "religious" we inadvertently sin or cause others to stumble. To avoid inadvertence, let Christ lead. Unite ?mm page B5 reminder to all, not only of what was, but also of what is possible for the church and the community of man. Sister Lillian Thompson spearheaded the celebration for this year. Thompson stated that after seeking God's guidance, the Lord led her to suggest to the pastor and church conference that the church celebrate the first joint Men's and Women's Day. Charles and Dr. Jewel Cherry were chosen for the planning and execution of St. John's first combined celebration of Men's and Women's Day. "It was a church effort and all members of the church got together and put it together," said Charles Cherry. Dr. Jewel Cherry added. "Our pastor did a great job of bringing out our theme and what it means to work together and what you can do when you work together. I think it was a good point for us to make that it's not just the men or the women it's all of us working together to do what we need to do. The day began with a celebration breakfast, fol lowed by separate Sunday schools for the men, women and children. A brief history of the origins of Men's and Women's Day was given. The choir was joined by guest soloist Miranda Meaders from Charlotte. Meaders is a member of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte. The Rev. Omar L. Dykes delivered a sermon that focused on time and why it should not be wast ed. He told the congrega tion not to allow the discus sion of others to stop ypu from completing your work for God. Dykes continued by saying, "There is no time to give those that power because there will always be someone with some thing to say." Dykes later comment ed, "The sefvice was important for me to just lift up being a man and being a woman, particularly black men and women. It was a day for us to build our selves up. It gives the church the opportunity to celebrate life and those who make up the church come from many walks of life. I seek to blend my ser mons with the current times. We have experi enced a lot here in Winston-Salem with homi cides, hunger and poverty. It was kind of what was happening in Nehemiah, Chapter 4. It was a pastoral sermon to tell the church we need to rebuild but we can't wait for permission." Dykes was very adamant about uplifting the men and women, not only in the church, but the com munity as a whole. He feels as though the people should be called together to make change. Dykes closed with the thought, "It's not good for .people to drive into our churches to worship God and leave our churches and go back to a broken city in fear of their life. God has not only called us to build up ourselves, but also build Youth Weekl of Prayer July 10 thru July 16, 2016, nightly at 6:45 p.m. fa . Ephesus On Fire 1225 North Cleveland Ave. |j . Come hear Gary James, Sr. spedl Gary has over 25 years of experience in the areas of ministry, trainHE development of mentoring programs, seminars and workshops. He has a passion to teach the youth of today simple principles that nmA j across every generation, as well as motivate all people to deveh#||? genuine relationship with God. He firmly believes that God's wotdM the highest education that we should seek to obtain. Whenever and wherever the Master calls, you will find Gary sharing the simple, prac tical and loviagUMaeageetfJasps Christ.

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