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Community Holiday Concert
Trinity Moravian Church, 220 E Sprague St.,
will have a holiday conceit by Salem Band on
Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 pjn. The concert will
have a mix of sacred and secular music of the season
with guest vocal soloist Ted Federle and Salem
Band Principal Horn Richard Saylor. Small ensem
bles will perform pre-concert music. Donations for
Salem Band are welcome. Admission is free.
First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St.,
Kernersville, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight
service on Friday, Dec. 23. The service will be held
from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. There will be childcare for
birth to 5 years old available for the 6:30 pm. serv
ice only. Large crowds are anticipated to be in atten
dance, everyone is advised to arrive early. For more
information, contact the church office at 336-996
St. Philips Moravian Church, 3002 Bon Air
Ave., will host its annual Christmas Eve Love Feast
on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7:30 pm. There will be a
selection of seasonal music. The public is invited.
Rev. Russ May is pastor.
Dec. 25,31 & Jan. 1
Holiday Worship Services
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129
Northampton Drive, will hold Holiday Worship
Services. The Christmas Day Service will be held
on Sunday, Dec. 25, beginning at 10 am. The Watch
Night Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 31,
starting at 6 pm. The New Year's Day Service will
be held cm Sunday, Jan. 1, beginning at 10 am. The
pastor is Rev. Dr. Nathan Edward Scovens Sr.
Watch Night service
St. James A .ME. Church will hold Watch Night
Service starting 11 pm. Dec. 31. Our sister church.
Union Bethel AME. Church, will render the
Service. The Rev. Dr. Jasper W. Hemphill Jr., the
pastor of Union Bethel, will bring the message. The
public is invited to attend. St. James is located at
1501 N. Patterson Avenue (at the corner of 15th
Street) across from the U.S. Post Office. The pastor
is die Rev. Dr. Steven L. Lyons.
Watch Night service
Goler Memorial AME. Zion Church will host
Watch Night Service on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10:30
pm. Youth Ministry will sponsor a pre-watch night
spaghetti dinner and salad bar, 8-10 pm., adults $9,
children 12 and under $430, which also includes
the viewing of the movie "War Room." For dinner
tickets, contact Shirley Kindle via the Goler
Memorial church office at 336-724-9411. The Rev.
Dr. George C. Banks is pastor.
New Hope AME. Zion Church, 7000
Shallowford Road, Lewisville, will be celebrating
its "Seven Days of Spiritual Renewal" starting Jan.
1-7, 2017. Nightly Praise and Worship will start at
6:30 pm. and evening service at 7 pm. The speak
ers will be: Jan. 1, the Rev. Dairl L. Scott Jr. of
Union Chapel AME. Zion Church, Praise and
Worship at 2:30 pm., Worship Service at 3 pm.; Jan
2, the Rev. Belinda Harris of Hickory Grove AME.
Zion Church; Jan 3, the Rev. Timothy Williams of
Yadkin Star Baptist Church; Jan 4, the Rev. Ronald
Speas of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church; Jan. 5, the Rev. James L. Hunt of New Birth
Worship Center; Jan. 6, the Rev. Jimmy Griffin of
New Jersey AME. Zion Church; Jan. 7, the Rev.
James Ledbetter, Praise and Worship at 4:30 pm.
and Worship Service at 5 pm. Everyone is invited.
Rev. Dairl L. Scott Sr. is pastor. Contact the church
at 336-945-9083 or contact 336-945-5618.
Temple Emanuel's Environmental Movement
(TEEM) will sponsor a movie with a subject matter
expert speakers), speaker-led discussion and
researched handout 7-9 pro. on Thursday, Jan. 5,
2017 at Temple Emanuel, 201 Oakwood Drive, in
Winston-Salem near Thruway Shopping Center.
The film is "Inside the Garbage of the World: The
Ugly Truth about Plastic Pollution" and the topic is
"Garbage: From Land lb Water." Contact phone
and email - Gayle Tuch, cell: 336-407-2767;
email@example.com and Sally Hirsh, cell: 336
251 -2658; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Christian Men's Summit will be held
at Fust Christian Church Ministries, 1130 N. Main
St., Kernersville, on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9:30
a m. to 3:30 pro. The summit brings men together
for fellowship. The 2017 summit will feature Bob
Tebow, father of baseball and football star Tim
Tebow; David and Jason Benham, former Minor
League baseball players; Dr. Tejado Hancheil, inter
national speaker and pastor, and Ret. Gen. Jerry
Boykin, Delta Force General and Commander
Tickets are $15 with lunch included. Tickets can be
P17triadmenssummit.eventbrite.com, at the
hurch office and at Shady Grove Wesleyan
Christmas on Sunday prompts
some changes in services
Christmas is on
Sunday this year. That
v has posed a bit of a spe
cial challenge for pas
tors. Do you have church
service on Sunday, when
Christinas is considered
a family holiday?
Churches * in
Winston-Salem are han
dling Christmas Day var
ious ways this year.
Baptist Church, 4129
Northampton Drive, is
having one service at 10
am. on Christmas Day for
one hour. The Rev. Dr.
Nathan Scovens, senior
pastor of Galilee, says the
idea is to allow members
to spend time with their
families while also keep
ing a Sunday service.
Many other churches arc
having earlier services on
Church Ministries, 3254
Kernersville Road, will
hold a Christmas Eve
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service at 6 p.m., but will
not have a service on
Some churches, such
as St. James Missionary
Baptist Church, 3606
Ogbum Ave., will hold a
regular service on
1 Churches usually
have special programs
earlier before Christmas,
but Emmanuel Baptist
Church, 1075 Shalimar
Dr., is having a sacred
Candlelight Service at 7
pm. on Friday, Dec. 23.
The calendar this year
also has put New Year's
Day on Sunday. Many
; churches have Watch
Night services the night
before New Year's to
usher in the new year in
Some churches, like
Galilee, are having an ear
lier Watch Night service,
at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, to
allow members to get
some rest before the one
church service on New
Year's Day at 10 am.
Photo by Timothy Ramsey
It was a packed house for New Direction Movement Cathedral's Friends and Family Day.
and family at service
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
The holiday season is more than just what presents
one receives under the Christmas tree. It's supposed to be
about family and the ones you love. To reinforce this
basic principle of the season, New Direction Movement
Cathedral held its annual "Friends and Family Day" serv
ice on Sunday Dec. 18.
For the Friends and Family Day, the three individuals
who brought the most people received a special gift from
the church to show their gratitude. The winning member
brought over 15 people to New Direction last Sunday.
The invited guests were treated to a service that
included a beautiful rendition of "Do Not Pass Me By"
performed by the church choir that brought everyone to
their feet. Concluding the service was a raffle that all vis
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Emmanuel Baptist Church invites members,
friends and the community to the seventh annual
Christmas Candlelight Service on Friday, Dec. 23, at
7 p.m. at the church, at 1075 Shalimar Drive in
The joyous Christmas celebration focuses on the
true meaning of Christmas and the birth of Jesus as
opposed to the commercialism of the season.
The program opens with a selection by the guest
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The Savior Has Been Born
Luke 2:8-20 M
By the end of this
lesson, we will
?See that God can do
miracles to bring us sal
?Know that God's
great eternal plans
include our favorable
?Aim to live in the ^
provision of God for our
Background: The time is 6 or 5 B.C. in the city of
David, Bethlehem. Once again there is a heavenly
announcement from, of course, an angel. Angels are mes
sengers from God. The message themselves vary, such
asgood news, warnings of danger, a guard from evil, a
same stock as the "man after God's own heart," David ...
a shepherd before he was a king. A lowly profession for
sure (verse 8). The angel appears at night, making an
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guide or protector, a sup
Iplier of nourishment or
instructions for an assign
ment or task. Never an"~
ordinary message, always
one of great importance,
this lesson contains the
fourth message from
angels concerning the
Lesson: In telling this
story Luke makes it clear
that the announcement of
Christ's birth was made to .
those who were of the