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Today, Nov. 24
Dinner served on Thanksgiving
St. Marie Baptist Church, 1100 Manley St.,
along with Dr. James Fulwood, will serve the home
less, sick and shut-in Thanksgiving dinner on today,
Nov. 24, from 10 ajn. to 3 pjn. For any questions,
concerns or orders, call Sister Pearl Cook at-336
767-8373, Sister Minnie Harris at 336-784-6860 or
Mnrlr Ranlict at
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Today, Nov. 24
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Holy Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center,
5307 Peters Creek Parkway, will hold the Annual
Thanksgiving Dinner Service on today, Thursday,
Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. The service will include praise
and worship, testimonials, spiritual dance and mini
sermons to capture the day of giving thanks. Pastor
Richard C. Mille Sr. and Co-Pastor Ernestine Miller
welcome all to attend the service. For more informa
tion, contact the church office at 336-784-9347.
The Forsyth County Missionary Union will hold
a meeting on Nov. 27 at 3 pan. at Oak Grove Baptist
Church, 3978 Pine Hall Road, Walkertown. The
youth and young adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. The
seniors will meet at 3 p.m. Denise Waller is presi
dent of the Oak Grove Baptist Church Missionary
unit. The president of the Forsyth County
Missionaiy Union is Lenner P. Jefferies. For more
information, contact 336-817-8424.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston
Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will hold worship
service on Sunday, Nov. 27. Pam Lepley, director of
religious education, will speak on "Walls, Fences
and Neighbors" at the 10:30 am. worship service.
The 9 a.m. forum will focus on the Fellowship's
Justice Focus Purpose Statement. Brenda
Humphrey will speak about die work of Witness for
Peace at Explorations at 9 am.
Nov. 27, Dec. 4
Messiah Community Christian Church. 2651
Be lews Creek Road, will hold a community celebra
tion on Sunday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 -
1:45 p.m. The celebration will have free clothing for
adults and children, such as 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. Louis Thread.
Nov. 30 and Every Wednesday
Medicaid and Medicare Discussion
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 810 Highland
Ave., will hold a series of panel discussions every
Wednesday at 6 pm. beginning on Nov. 30. The dis
cussions will discuss funeral arrangements, extend
ed living arrangements along with Medicaid and
Movie and Speaker Discussion
TEEM (Temple Emanuel's Environmental
Movement) will have a free environmental movie
and speaker series at Temple Emanuel, 201
Oakwood Drive. The film and discussion will be on
Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 pan., focusing on the
movie "Before The Flood." The speaker will be Bill
Blancato, attorney and citizen climate lobby
activist. The film calls for action for environmental
advocate Leonard Dicaprio. For more information,
contact Gayle Tuch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Black Nativity play
The North Carolina Black Repertoiy Company,
610 Coliseum Drive, will present the play Black
Nativity by Langston Hughes on Friday, Dec 2
through Sunday, Dec. 11. The play, directed and
choreographed by Mabel Robinson, focuses on a
Christmas story combining gospel music, dance and
spoken word. The play will have special school per
formances on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 2 - 11 Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday mati
nees at 3 pm. Tickets for adults are $26, students
are $21 and children IS and under are $18. All seats
are $18 on Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Few group
rates, call 336-723-2266 for more details.
20th Church and Pastoral Anniversary
The House of God, 1992 Bloomfield Drive, will
hold the 20th Church and Pastoral Anniversary on
Saturday, Dec. 3. The service will begin at 11 am.
For more information, call 336-692-9868.
Home Moravian Church, 529 S Church St.. will
hold a holiday concert by Salem Band on Tuesday,
Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will consist of a
mix of sacred and secular music of the season with
guest vocal csoloist Ted Federle and Salem Band
Principal Horn Richard Saylor. Pre-concert music
will be performed by the small ensembles.
Donations from the community, to the charity part
ner Sunnvside Ministry are welcome. Admission is
Corner 2 Corner conference
designed to help wayward folk
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
"Your Lives Matter" is the theme
of this year's Comer 2 Comer Drug
Dealers and Street Life Conference at
Union Baptist Church.
The conference ran from
Thursday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov.
20, when the participants participated
in a graduation ceremony following
Sunday's worship service.
Union Baptist Senior Pastor
Bishop Sir Walter L. Mack says he
initially thought of holding the con
ference years ago because he wit
nessed a young man making a drug
Photo by Timothy Ramsey.
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whose online video
went viral, spoke to
the conference about
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he called a
the idea of
At the initial conference, there
were over 140 drug dealers who
attended. The conference has been
held for the last 13 years.
During the conference, there were
a myriad of activities, seminars and
workshops along with numerous
guest speakers. One of the work
shops, led by Pastor Kevin
Sturdivant, senior pastor of Grooms
Chapel Baptist Church in Reidsville,
was based on "Living Beyond the
Sturdivant spoke about how indi
viduals are labeled by others and
themselves. He wanted to show peo
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Three local churches unite
for Thanksgiving service
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
THE CHRONICLE !
This past Sunday, Greater Church, formerly called
Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church, hosted the ?
Joint Triad Thanksgiving Experience. The service com- (
bined the congregations of Greater Church, Union Baptist i
Church and Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.
The service started a few years ago. It was first held
at Galilee. Bishop Sir Walter L. Mack, senior Pastor of
Union Baptist, said he and Bishop Sheldon M. McCarter,
senior pastor of Greater Church, were holding
Thanksgiving services jointly and once they received a
call from Dr. Nathan E. Scovens, senior pastor of Galilee,
they decided to make it a trio.
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Wake Forest to hold
services on Dec. 4
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE '
This year. Wake Forest University will hold two
Lovefeast services in Wait Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 4.
The first will be held at 4:30 p.m. and the second at 8
The Lovefeast has been one of Wake Forest's
favorite holiday traditions for more than 50 years.
Recently, the event has been so popular that Wait
Chapel has not been large enough to accommodate
everyone wanting to attend.
The 4:30 p.m. service offers people of all ages an
additional opportunity to come together for fellowship.
The new 4:30 pjn. service will be slightly abbrevi
ated and last about an hour. Rather than a sermon, the
Christmas story will be told. The traditional 8 pjn.
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Alpha and Omega
Revelation 22:11- 21
By the end of this
lesson, we will
about the eternal nature
of Christ from His
?Hopefully be more
prone to think more fre
quently about the return
?Worship Christ as
the eternal One and as
the One who is coming soon
? Background: The background is set in A.D. % and
written from the Isle of Patmos. John is still being
addressed by the angel. The angel has told him that what
he is writing now will happen soon "for the time is at
hand" (22:10). The idea here is that there will be no warn
Lesson: The lesson is
introduced with the angel
stating that whatever you
are doing keep doing it. If
you are unjust or filthy,
continue being so, and if
you are righteous and holy,
then continue in that. In
other words "the die is
cast." Either you were lis
tening and have repented
or you turned a deaf ear
and are unrepentant. Jesus
is coming quickly and He
won't be empty handed.
There will be rewards for
the repentant as well as the unrepentant ... to be given
appropriately after surviving God's testing fire.
Furthermore, Jesus is Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the end, the first and the last, boundless. He is the
only hope of entering into the city where the tree of life is
waiting (vsl4). Outside the city will be found those who
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