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BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
Many churches who
invest in the community
say as a church, they must
go beyond the walls and
engage the people. The
Born Again Free
Deliverance Tabernacle, at
741 Moravia St., believes
in this principle and held
its annual Community Day
Saturday, Sept. 24.
This was the fifth
annual Community Day
that the church has held.
They brought out a bounce
castle for the kids and hot
dogs, popcorn and dough
nuts for the community to
snack on. The church also
provided free giveaways
such as office and school
supplies, along with donat
ed items from Hanes, like
socks and t-shirts. Other
items were donated from
Regional Hospital, Forsyth
Tech and ADT.
the Winston-Salem Fire
and Police Departments
were on hand to inform
those in attendance about
safety issues and to show
off the capabilities of the
See Community on B6
Photo by Timothy Ramsey
During the Community Day at Born Again Free
Deliverance Tabernacle, the kids were treated to a
Photo by Timothy Ramacy
The ladies sing at the beginning of service to honor the youth and youth choir last Sunday at New
Direction Movement Cathedral.
Church celebrates young
people and youth choir
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
Celebrating the youth in our churches is the positive
reinforcement that our young people need. The youth
choir of New Direction Movement Cathedral celebrated
their first anniversary Sunday, Sept. 25.
The youth were involved throughout the service by
serving as ushers, making the announcements and leading
prayers, and the youth choir performed during the 11 a.m.
service. A special choir anniversary service was held at 5
p.m. on Sunday to honor the forming of the youth choir a
Youth coordinator Kamryn Barr said the idea for the
anniversary came to her because the youth choir has not
been consistent in recent years and wanted to praise the
efforts of the young people in the church.
"We haven't had a steady
youth choir in years and our See Youth on B6
School Lesson >i||
Image of God
Lesson Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-9
By the end of this lesson, we will
""Acknowledge the deity of Christ and His superiority
over all people and things
"Have a greater sense of awe of Jesus Christ because
of who He is
"Want to express the deity and superiority of Christ to
Background: The writer of Hebrews is called into
question as maybe being Timothy, Apollo, Bamabus or
Priscilla, but for our purposes we will continue to
acknowledge Paul as the author. Hebrews is written to
Jews, many who may have been ostracized because of
their faith in Jesus. The book reinforces the fact of Jesus
fulfilling Old Testament promises.
Lesson: Paul starts this book by acknowledging how
God used a long line of prophets to speak to His people
for centuries, (vs 1) Continuing, he says recently though,
God has spoken to us through Jesus, His Son. He has
said that all that was created is now His to claim at His
second coming. (See Psm 2:8,9; 89:27; Rom 11:36) In
verse 3 Paul tells us that Jesus perfectly mirrors God and
is like Him in all ways. Jesus holds everything together
with the power of His words. There is power in the word.
Verse 3 continues to tell us after Jesus sacrificed Himself
on the cross for our sins, He took His honored place high
in the heavens right alongside God. He has been made
higher than all angels, including the archangels. Hebrews
says rhetorically, "Did God ever say to an angel, 'You're
my son; today I celebrate you' or 'I'm his Father, he's my
Son'?" (vs. 5) (The Remix: Pause) When Jesus was bom,
God said "All angels must worship Him." (vs 6) The
angels, according to God, are messengers as the wind,
and of the ministers, he says they are tongues of fire.
(vs7) Ministers or ministering angels? (ponder). To be
sure that there is no doubt who Jesus is and that He is
indeed His Son, God addresses Him directly as "God"
and tells He will sit on the throne permanently. Jesus'
reign on earth will be one of righteousness (vs 8). His rale
makes everything right. (The Message, Remix, Pause).
Jesus loves it when things are right and hates when things
are wrong, and because of this mindset, this delight in
pleasing God, He is anointed King with an oil of gladness
far above any other. (vs9).
For Your Consideration: Why do you think it was
important to God to say Jesus was above the angels?
How will you fair with God's "therefore"?
Life's Application: I'm sure none of us equate the
angels with the same status as Jesus. I'm even sure that
many of us don't consider angels as relevant today as
they were in Old Testament times. Jesus, however, we
must and do acknowledge as ever relevant and even more
importantly, He is the sovereign (supreme power) Son of
God and superior (higher in all ways) to all. It's good
practice for us to express to each other and to God that we
acknowledge Him as such, the exalted one, the King of
Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the express image of God.
Flonnie Anderson helps
Wentz Memorial celebrate
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
As a prelude to the 95th anniversary celebration of
Wentz Memorial United Church of Christ, located at
3435 Carver School Road, Flonnie T. Anderson, revered
actress, director and teacher, will perform her highly
acclaimed one-woman show called "The Quarters."
"The Quarters" is adapted from "The Autobiography
of Miss Jane Pittman." It will be presented on Friday,
Oct. 7 at 7:30 pjn.; Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9
at 4 p.m.
Tickets for the performance, which will be held at
Wentz Church, will be $12 for adults and $7 for students.
The cost for dinner will be $7 per person.
Dinner will be available on Friday, Oct. 7, in the
Fellowship Hall of the church from 5:30 to 6:45 pa.,
before the 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets may be pur
chased in advance by calling the church at 336-722-0430
or at the door.
Her previous performances of this show (from 1990
1994) have included the Reynolda House in Winston
Salem, the Hickory Museum of Arts, Inc., the First Night
Celebration sponsored by the Arts Council of Winston
Salem and Forsyth County, the Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority at the Benton Convention Center, and for the
National Women of Achievement Inc., at the Hawthorne
Inn. Her one-woman show was set aside when she began
to direct large casts for the Winston-Salem Community.
But, she's back at age 86 with her powerful rendition,
of "The Quarters" in one act that she performed 26 years
" This was always a favorite show of mine to do,"
said Anderson. "I never really felt I got the chance to do
all I dould with it. So, the revival of this show is some
thing that I am really excited about."
Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
The 99th General Assembly of
the Holiness Church of God, Inc.
with General Bishop Theodore R.
Rice presiding, will gather
Thursday, Sept. 29, through Sunday,
Oct. 2., at Kimberly Park Holiness
Church, headquarter church for the
Holiness Church of God, Inc., locat
ed at 1640 S.M. Caesar Drive where
Elder Robert R. Edmond Jr., is the
host pastor. Presiding First Vice
Bishop James Ijames and the Elders
Board of the Holiness Church of
God Inc., will assist the presiding
Bishop. Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10
am., there will be a meeting of the
Rules and Regulations committee.
Ruling Elder Anthony Bell will
deliver the 11:30 a.m. message.
Pastor Jacqueline Moses will deliver
the 2 p.m. message and Designate
Bishop David Terry will conclude
the day with a message at 7:30 pm.
On Friday, Sept. 30, at 10 am. the J
Ordination Committee will meet.
The service sessions for die day are
11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Respective speakers are Elder
Antwan Clemmons, Overseer
Jonathan Shuler, and First General
Vice-Bishop James Ijames. The
evening will conclude with an
Ordination service, followed by
presentation of awards. On
Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon there will
be an Installation Service for our
General Bishop Theodore Roosevelt
Rice. On Sunday, Oct. 2, General
Bishop T. R. Rice will close out the
99th General Assembly with the
delivery of the final message at 10
a.m. The General Assembly choir
will provide the music for all servic
es. The general public is welcomed
to come, fellowship and hear the
Cancer Survivor Prayer
The Frances J. Mack Cancer
Survivor Prayer Breakfast will be
held on Saturday, Oct. 1,9- 11 am.
at Union Baptist Church, 1200 N.
Trade St. The breakfast will include
testimonials, prayer for persons bat
tling all forms of cancer, and praise
for deliverance from cancer. Frances
Jones Mack, the mother of Bishop
Sir Walter L. Mack. Jr and the
Church Mother of Union Baptist, is
a breast cancer survivor. This is a
great way for families and friends to
come together to honor and remem
ber those affected with cancer. The
prayer breakfast is free and open to
the public. For more information,
please call the Union Baptist Church
office at 724-9305 ext. 222 or visit
the website: www.unionbaptistws-3 - ?
nc.org. Dr. Sir Walter Mack, Jr. is
pastor and teacher.
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Community Outreach Event
Providence Baptist Church will
hold a community outreach event at
Civitan Park, 319 Nelson St.,
Kernersville, on Oct. 1 from 2 to 6
p.m. The community is invited to a
worship experience. Free food and
free health information will be
available as well as entertainment
for children of all ages. To partici
pate as an individual or group, or if
more information is needed, email
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