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tact the church at 336-650-1002.
Women Is Day
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston
Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will hear Marieta Perez
Simons explore the meaning of International Women's
Day in a talk titled "The Genius Within" at 9 and 11
a.m. Sunday. At the 9:15 a.m. forum, Himanshu
Gopalan and Smeeta Souza-Roy will continue their
travelogue about a trip through northern India. Visitors
are welcome. Find more information at
New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1212
Dunleith Ave., will install its pastor-elect, the Rev.
Ronald Eugene Speas, on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
Speas will be the fifth pastor in 69 years for the church.
He follows the 35-year pastorship of Pastor Emeritus
Samuel J. Cornelius. Guests will be Dr. James A.
Webster and the Oak Ridge First Baptist Church. The
public is invited.
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church will cele
brate its 123rd Church Anniversary. The anniversary
theme is "Celebrating 123 Years Of The Lord's Help"
with the Scripture 1 Samuel 7:12. The guest minister
will be the Rev. Joel Shackleford, pastor of Clarks
Memorial Baptist Church, Booneville, NC. Bishop S. T.
Davis Sr., is die host pastor.
Beginning March 10
Centenary United Methodist Church's Music and the
Arts Ministry will host "Poetry as Prayer, Prayer as
Poetry: The struggle for faith in the poems of John
Donne and Gerard Manley Hopkins," a discussion by
Anthony "Tony" Abbott, at 7 p.m. on March 10,17 and
24 (with 31 as a bad weather date) in Centenary's
Memorial Auditorium, 646 W.
Htth St. Winston-Salem (use the
4 1/2 Street entrance). Abbott,
who is a retired Davidson College
English professor, former depart
ment chair, poet, novelist and
Pulitzer Prize nominee, will
examine the extraordinary lives
of these two poet priests, Donne
as an Anglican and Hopkins a
Roman Catholic, and then exam
ine how each used poetry, partic
ularly the sonnet, to speak openly
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deep spiritual needs. Handouts will be available at all
lectures. Abbott will recite poems at the beginning of
each session. Weekly topics include: March 10-John
Donne, The Holy Sonnets; March 17-Gerard Manley
Hopkins, The Life of A Jesuit Priest; March 24-Gerard
Manley Hopkins, The Welsh Sonnets and the "Terrible"
Sonnets. The event is free.
On Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m., the Freedom
Tree at IDR will convene a second community dialogue
at the S.G. Atkins CDC, Enterprise Center, 1922 South
MLK Drive, to explore faith community pathways to a
just and flourishing Winston-Salem. Events in
Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island; Columbia; and other
places urgently press questions of social justice into
public conversation. The conversation is a continuation
to relate the national conversation about these issues to
the future of our city. In particular, the dialogue will
address three questions; What does a vision of the
future our city in which all communities flourish look
like? What are the obstacles for realizing this vision?
How will we negotiate these obstacles successfully?
The event is open to the public. Panelists include will
include various members of the clergy.
Beginning March 17
Phillips Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 132 W.
Glenn Ave., will hold its Spring Revival Tuesday
through Thursday, March 17-19 at 7 p.m. The speakers
will be Pastor James R. Clybum of Red Bank Baptist
Church, Germanton, on Tuesday; Dr. Darryl Aaron of
First Baptist Church, Highland Ave. on Wednesday; and
Dr. Lester Boyd of Friendship Baptist Church on
Thursday. The theme for the revival is "Igniting
Passion for Spiritual Transformation." Transportation
will be provided. You may contact the church office for
more information or to schedule a pick up at 336-723
9451. The Rev. Chad R. Armstrong is senior pastor.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook
Road, sponsors Grief Share, a support group for persons
who are experiencing grief due to the loss of someone
close to them. "Is This Normal?" is the topic on
Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. in the church conference
room. Grief Share is nondenominational, featuring bib
lical teachings and recovery topics. The sessions are
free, designed to give support and encouragement on
one's journey "from mourning to joy." For further infor
mation contact the church office at 336-723-4531 or
Starting on March 22
Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries,
2001 N.E. 25th St. (corner of Ansonia and 25th), will
hold its Men's Revival starting on Sunday, March 22 at
5 p.m. with Bishop Preston Mack of Jesus Resurrection
Power; Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. with Pastor
Johnny Johnson of United Deliverance Church of God
and concluding on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. with
Bishop Edward Allen of Ambassador Cathedral. Senior
Pastor Alice Mitchell is the host pastor.
SJ Boutique at St. James A.M.E. Church, 1501 N.
Patterson Ave., will be open every second, fourth &
fifth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This
free clothes boutique is open to the public.
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