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through Nov. 20
Born Again Free Church, 741 Moravia St., will
celebrate and show appreciation to the Woman of
God, Bishop Barbara G. Adams, now through Nov.
20. The Thursday through Friday service will be at
7:15 p.m. The Saturday service will be at 7 p.m. and
the Sunday service will begin at 10 a.m. The Sunday
service will he held at the Born Again Church at 315
Spring St. in Thomasville. For more information,
Today, Nov. 17, through Nov. 20
13th Annual Conference
Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., will
host their 13th Annual Corner 2 Corner (C2C) Drug
Dealers and Street Life Conference on Nov. 17 - 20.
The theme of the conference is "Your Lives Matter."
The purpose of the conference is to enhance drug
dealer's knowledge of God and to lead them to
Christ. Participation is free and open to recovering
addicts, persons on probation for drug related
charges,individuals in substance abuse centers, reha'
bilitation programs and their families. The keynote
speaker is conference founder Bishop Sir Walter, Jr.
He will speak on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8:30 aan. and 11
a.m. C2C will have registration and a continental
breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18
at 8 ajn. Workshops will begin each morning at 9:15
a.m. and conclude with lunch. The graduation work
shop service will be on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 11 ajn.
Registration is free and open to the public. If interest
ed in participating in the C2C conference, call 336
724-9305 ext. 222. The pastor is Bishop Sir Walter L.
Today, Nov. 17
Discussion on Religion
Humanism with Heart Program of Unitarian
Universalis! Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055
Robinhood Road, will hold a discussion on Nov. 17
at 7 p .m. about Daniel Dennett's book "Breaking die
Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon." For more
information, email email@example.com.
Annual Feed Day
The Missionary Department of First Waughtown
Baptist Church, 838 Moravia St., will be sponsoring
Feed My Sheep Day on Nov. 19 from 10 am. to 1
pan. The event reaches out to the homeless, those
who heed to hear about the love of God and those irt
need of assistance. Hot meals, new and used clothing
and give out bags with hat, gloves, socks and toiletry
items will be provided. Prayer and counseling will be
available upon request. Church vans will be provid
ing transportation from various locations and shelters
throughout die city for those interested in attending.
For additional information, call the Missionary Dept.
at 336-345-4698. Pastor Dennis W. Bishop is the sen
Messiah Community Christian Church, 2651
Belews Creek Road, will hold a community celebra
tion on Nov. 19 from 3-5 pm. The celebration will
have free clothing, shoes, shirts and more for those
who need warm clothes for the winter. The theme of
the event is "I Am Somebody Special." For more
information, call 336-602-1440. The pastor is Rev.
96th Church Anniversary
St. John CME. church, 350 NW Crawford
Place, will be celebrating the 96th Church
Anniversary. The theme is "Journeying from die Past
to the Present." The celebration will begin on
Saturday, Nov. 19 with a Throwback Luncheon and
Fashion Show from 1:30-3:30 pjm. On Sunday, Nov.
20 worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. The
guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Edward E. Thomas,
pastor of Long Chapel CME. Church and former
pastor of St. John. Tickets for the fashion show are $5
each. For more information, contact 336-725-3968.
Annual Women's Day Celebration
Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 1435 E
4th St., will hold the Annual Women's Day on
Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 am. at the worship service.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Maijorie G. Adams,
who serves in Ministry in Life of Faith Ministries in
Baltimore, Maryland. The theme for the celebration
is "Goler Women: Poised and Positioned to Proclaim
the Word." The women will also collect nonperisb
able foods, clothing and personal care products to aid
members of Baker's Creek AME. Zion Church in
Elizabethtown, affected by the damages of Hurricane
Matthew. The pastor is Rev. Johnny L. Ruff.
Unitarian Universalis! Fellowship of Winston
Salem. 4055 Robinhood Road, will have worship
service on Sunday, Nov. 20. Minister intern
Shakeisha Gray will speak on "Your Faith Has Made
You Well," at the 9 and 11 am. service. The 9:15
forum will focus on the benefits of Tai Chi discussed
by Eric Marks of Blue Ridge Kung Fu Academy.
Jerry McLeese, a promoter of interfaith dialogue will
speak on "the Quantum Community" at Explorations
at 9:15 am.
Holy Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center. 5307
Peters Creel Pkwy, will host Youth Breaking Out
(YBO) program on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. for
youth from grades pre-K to elementary. A free lunch
will be provided, all are welcome to attend. For more
information, contact theuchnrch office at 336-784
Local church honors veterans
and former ushers at program
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
Veterans all across the
Veterans Day on Friday,
Nov. 11. The veterans of
St. John C.M.E. were hon
ored by the congregation
this past Sunday, as well as
those who have also for
merly served on their usher
board and as greeters.
St. John has been hon
oring their veterans for
years, but senior pastor
Rev.- Omar L. Dykes said
he learned from his grand
mother to honor those who
came before him, so this
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Photo by Timothy Ramsey
The former ushers and veterans were celebrated for their years of service.
Photo by ThnodRi Ramsey
Rev. Dr. Lamonte Williams is presented with his doctoral degree from his mentor, Rev. Dr. J.T. Roberson.
Dr. Lamonte Williams was pre
sented with a cake and picture
for everyone in attendance to
sign as a memento for him.
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
The Rev. Dr. Lamonte Williams, lead pastor of Diggs
Memorial United Holy Church, celebrated the completion
of his doctoral studies in a ceremony that was held at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Nov.
After three years of schooling at United Theological
Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Williams received his doctoral
degree. There were many esteemed guest who attended
the event, such as Mayor Allen Joines, state Sen. Paul
Lowe and state Rep. Evelyn Terry. The Honorable Judge
Denise Hartsfield served as the mistress of ceremonies.
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Mount Zion veterans recognized
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
On Nov. 6, Mount Zion Baptist Church recognized its
veterans at the 11 a.m. service. Their names were listed at
the entrance along with a display of caps representing
each branch of the military.
To pay tribute to the veterans, each church member
was pinned with a patriot ribbon and each veteran was
given a special souvenir. The veterans and their families
sat in a reserved section. Flags for each branch of the mil
itary were displayed in the church sanctuary.
On behalf of the Senior Missionary Department,
Maurice Johnson commended the veterans for their dedi
cated service and their sacrifice. Earnest Squire, a veter
an, made remarks.
Pastor Dr. Serenus Churn had the veterans gather at
the altar for a prayer of thanks. It was truly a very moving
moment for the veterans and for the congregation,
Profiles of two veterans were highlighted on the print
ed bulletin, prepared by Howard Shaw:
?Retired Army Flight Officer Teny Bailey, a native of
Winston-Salem, is one of the original Tuskegee Airmen,
the first Black servicemen to serve as military aviators in
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Revelations 22: M
By the end of this
lesson, we will
?Get a clearer under
standing of the river of
life in New Jerusalem
the blessing of eternal
life and all that it brings
?Be open to experi
ence more of the abun
dant life that Jesus has
made available to us
Background: The time given for this writing is 96
A.D. on the Isle of Patmos. Isaiahs prophesiesarereter
enced in the last chapter of Revelations. Chnst u is
both Old Testament and New Testament prophesies ine
Old Testament prophesies are fulfilled with Christ s first
coming as the prophesies of New Testamen in
Revelation, will be fulfilled in Christ's second coming ^
fulfilling the Old Testament prophesies, Christ maoe
available to us eternal life.
In fulfilling New
Christ defends that new
life with incomparable
power and mercy. The tree
of life is referred to in
Genesis, Proverbs and
Revelations, each giving
different aspects ... read
Lesson: John is still
being guided by an angel
and is shown a. rivet, of
pure water (the river of
life) symbolizing the con
tinual flow of eternal life from God's throne to the New
Jerusalem and its inhabitants (verse 1). There is also a tree
of life ... first mentioned in Genesis 2:9, but here it has 12
fruits and a different one for each month, symbolizing the
abundant variety in heaven and of value are the leaves for
the healing. "The leaves somehow enrich heavenly life,
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