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Intercessory Prayer Conference
Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4715 Indiana Ave.,
will have its annual Intercessory Prayer Conference
on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 beginning
at 7 pjn. nightly. Pastor Darrick Clemons and St,
Joseph Baptist Church will be the guest on Thursday
and Pastor Jimmy Montgomery and Antioch Baptist
Church from Ridgeway, Va. will be the guest on
Friday. The public is invited. Call 336-744-5759 for
more information.
April 11
Health fair
The 11th annual Health Fair sponsored by the
Nurse's Ministry will be held on Saturday, April 11,
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm., in the Fellowship Hall
of Red Bank Baptist Church, 6405 Red Bank Road,
Germanton. There will be vendors set up, door
prizes, and lectures for teens and adults on health
related topics. The admission is free. The pastor is
Rev. James Clybum Sr. The church's phone number
is 336-767-0981.
Food and clothes available
Saturday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pjn. at
Calvary Hill Church, 4951 Manning St., a Food
Pantry and Clothes Closet will be open for those
who need food and clothes. Direct all questions to
Missionary Tammy Otr at 336-744-3012. Bishop
Claude C. Turner is founder, pastor and teacher.
Yard sale
Great Commission Community Church, 3733
Ogburn Ave., will have an Indoor Yard Sale on
Saturday, April 11, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great
Commission Community Church. All proceeds will
benefit GC3 Cares, which is the outreach ministry.
For more information, call 336-577-3420 or visit
www.greatcommissioncommunitychurch .com
April 12
Women's Day
-Women's Day will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, April
12 at Benbow Chapel AM.E. Zion Church, 453 E.
Main St., East Bend. The Rev. Keith M. Davis is
Pastor. Guest Speaker is Rev. Vanessa T. Martin and
congregation of House of God from Walkertown.
Missionary Day Service
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201
New Hope Lane, will hold the annual Missionary
Day Service on Sunday, April 12 at 4 pjn. Pastor
Warren Napper, and the members and friends of
Canaan Baptist Church will be the special guests.
Deaconess Hazel Howard is the program leader.
Bishop John C. Parks is the senior pastor.
"Pour Out Your Wrath"
The Unitarian Universaiist Fellowship of
Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will hear
Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin present a sermon titled
"Pour Out Your Wrath" at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. At
the 9:15 a.m. Forum, Gus Preschle will speak on
North Carolina's missing clean-power plan. Visitors
are welcome. Find, more information at
Guest speaker
Rev. James Gilliam of Antioch Christian Church
will be the guest speaker at Antioch Baptist Church,
Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m.
Missionary Anniversary
Hickory Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, 3791
Harper Road, Clemmons, will hold its Missionary
Anniversary on April 12 at 3 p.m. Speaker: Karen
Oliver from Piney Grove Baptist Church.
Starting April 13
Spring revival
Steward's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 198
Anderson Road, in Rural Hall, will hold its Spring
Revival on Monday-Friday, April 13-17. at 7 p.m.
nightly. The Rev. Johnny Ruff, pastor of Goler
Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, will be the
revivalist for the week. The Rev. Eddie Fortson is
the host pastor. The public is invited to attend.
Rock of Ages Baptist Church 4707 Cherry St.
will hold revival from Monday, April 13 through
Thursday, April 16. Service begins at 7:30 p.m.
nightly. The guest revivalist will be Pastor Andrew
Draughn, from Mt. Airy. All are welcome.
April 15
Lunch and Learn
Goler Metropolitan A.MJE. Zion Church, 1535
East Fourth St., will hold its monthly Lunch and
Learn seminar on Wednesday, April 15, from 1 to 2
p.m. The Rev. Dianne Horton, Chaplain for
Transitional and Supportive Care; Clinical
Ministries Division of FaithHealth Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center, will be the guest speaker.
"Coping with Grief and Loss Exploring the Mental,
Emotional, and Physical Reaction" is the seminar
topic. A free nutritious meal prepared by Goler
Memorial's chef Terrance Crumb will be served. The
seminar concludes with a free door prize drawing.
Contact Mertice Williams, coordinator, at 336-993
2237 to reserve a space or for more information.
This event is sponsored by die Adult Department of
Christian Education. The Rev. Johnny L. Ruff is the
April 17
Choir Concert
Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance Inc.
on Friday. April 17 at 6:30 p.m. will have its Joyful
Noise Men Choir Concert. The public is invited.
There will be guest choirs performing. Contact
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Pastor to celebrate 36 years at
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
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Dr. Charles E. Gray, pastor of M
Olive Baptist Church, will celebrate his
36th Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday,
April 12 at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will
be the Rev. Waymon Monroe, pastor
of Solid Rock Baptist Church, and .j
his congregation.
Dr. Gray was born in Greenville,
N.C. He was educated in the pubiic
schools and received his Bachelor of
Science degree in political science
from Fayetteville State University. He
received his master's and doctorate
degrees from Andersonville
Theological Seminary, 'graduating
summa cum laude.
He moved to Winston-Salem in 1972, where he united
with St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church. In 1978, he
felt his calling from God to deliver His word, and on Jan.
11, 1979, he preached his first sermon. On Nov. 4, 1979,
he was installed as the pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church,
1301 East Belews St. The street is currently named C. E.
Gray Drive.
are the NAACP, Crisis Control, Samaritan Soup Kitchen,
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, YMCA, Red Cross, Feed
the Children, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Smile
Train, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews,
Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots.
Dr. Gray says nothing is more important to him than
saving lost souls.
has been oiesscu wiui a wuc iui jv
?s, Eula Harlee Gray, of Laurinburg,
[.C.; two sons, the late Andre and
Michael; one grandson, Charles
Michael and one granddaughter,
Chau Dre'.
. Dr. Gray and Mt. Olive Baptist
L Church Mass Choir have pro
? duced two gospel tapes; "Let God
jj Be God" and "Magnify Him." He
has produced and presented the
following plays to the public, "Let
God Be God I & D" (written by his
son, Michael Gray); "Order My
Steps and the Upper Room to
Some of the organizations that
Dr. Gray is dedicated in supporting
Submitted Photo
Dr. Charles E. and Eula Harlee Gray
Greater Tabernacle celebrates Resurrection
Greater Tabernacle Worship Center, 1410 Attucks St., ended a week of celebrating Holy Week with a sunrise service
and Communion on Sunday, April 5, at 6 a.m.
Photos by Enn Mizelle for The Chronicle'
Apostle Brenda McCloud, pastor of Greater Tabernacle, leads sunrise service worship.
Pastor McCloud gives a word during the service.
S. Wayne Patterson takes part in the
St. Mark members hold multiple
events for pastor's anniversary
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St. Mark Baptist Church, 1100 Manley St., has
planned multiple events to celebrate the 41st
anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Dr. James
Fulwood, and First Lady Hattie Fulwood.
The first wave of events started on Friday, April
3 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. James Linville and mem- i
bers of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church R
were the guest. On Saturday, April 4 a banquet was L
given in honor of the Fulwoods at 6 p-.m. at the I
The celebrations will continue marking the 41st
anniversary of the Dr. Fulwood and First Fulwood
on Friday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winston
Salem Hotel & Spa, 3051 University Parkway. This
event is sponsored by New Day Ministries, which is
affiliated with St. Mark.
Contact Steve Johnson at 336-987-9953 for W
more information. L
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Dr. James Fulwood and First Lady Hattie Fulwood
Sharing Agape
Lesson Scripture: I John 3:11-24
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Background: Bible scholars
have agreed the apostle John penned the Gospel, the
epistles bearing his name, and the Revelation. AH of the
epistles were teaching tools that argue, illustrate, exhort,
and instruct believers, ouring that time (AD. 80s), the
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that led to Salvation. It crept into the
early churches. Jesus never said that!
Roman persecution was the policy of the
day as well. However, "John was confi
dent that God's people would hold fast
to Christ and live a life of love"
(Richards' Complete Bible Handbook).
They only needed a little encourage
ment. It was important that their lives
were lived from the inside out not vise
I versa. The apostle emphasized that the
new life was based on an intimate relationship with
Christ (love) that is to be shared with one another. This
love shared by believers is the best indication of
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School Lesson
doctrine of Gnosticism was developing. Basicallv. the

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