New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will hold
an Overcomers conference today and Friday, June
12 at 7 p.m. on 1201 New Hope Lane. The program
leader will be Elder Marilyn Fulton. Bishop John C.
Parks is the senior pastor. For more information
contact the church at 336-724-5401.
Support group meeting
The Grief Share Support group will be at St.
Paul United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 13
at 10 a.m. in the conference room on 2400
Dellabrook Rd. The topic for this session is "The
Journey of Grief-Part 2". Sessions are free to every
one. For more information call 336-723-4531 of
The District Four Group will have a conference
on Saturday, June 13 at Pine Hall Baptist Church on
1416 Pole Bridge Rd. in Pine Hall. Registration
begins from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. The workshops sessions
will be from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Chairperson is
Josephine Jones. For more information call 336
The Home Mission Department of Bethania
A.M.E. Zion Church is sponsoring a Fish Fry on
Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on 2120
Bethania- Rural Hall Rd. Tickets may be purchased
at the door. For more information contact the
church at 336-924-1706.
Beginning June 13
Benbow Chapel events
The Benbow Chapel AJM.E. Zion Church will
have a Basement Sale starting at 8 a.m. and a Fish
Fry Sinner Sale on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m.
- 4 p.m. Donation is $8. On Sunday, June 14 there
will be a Men's Day service at 11 a.m. where guest
speaker is Rev. Sam H. Puryear, Associate Pastor at
New Jersey A.M.E. Zion Church. Both of these
events are located at 453 E. Main St. in East Bend.
Rev. Keith M. Davis is Pastor. For more informa
tion contact the church at 336-699-2478.
The For You Christ Ministries will be having its
12th annual Women's Conference on Saturday, June
13 and Sunday, June 14 at 2015 Old Salisbury
Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and service
starts at 10 a.m. There is a $20 registration which
includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Conference speakers will be Elder Brandi L. Rojas
and Sister Sabrina Jones, both of Greensboro. On
Sunday (June 14) regular service at noon the speak
er will be Apostle Susan Baker Tabernacle of Judah
Ministries in Concord, along with the praise
dancers. Praise and worship will be lead by Nicole
Whitsett of Greensboro. Bobby P. Wilson is pastor.
For more information contact the church at 336
577-4129 or 336-624-1333.
The Saint James United Methodist Church is
hosting a community choir concert on Sunday, June
14 at 4 p.m. on 165 Bethania-Rural Hall Rd. in
Rural Hall. Even is free and open to the public.
Donations will be accepted to help launch the W.
Gene Malloy Scholarship Fund. For more informa
tion, contact Rodney Davis at 336-971-6936 or ven
Pastor Appreciation service
The Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church
wilt have a Pastor Appreciation service, sponsored
by the Stewardess Board, on Sunday, June 14 at 10
a.m. on 1435 E. Fourth St. Rev. Tonya Damon
Brooks will be guest speaker. Church family,
friends, and visitors are invited to fellowship after
wards with lunch. Rev. Johnny Ruff is pastor. For
more information call 336-723-2325.
The New Bethel Baptist Church will be cele
brating their 125th anniversary on Sunday. June 14
at 11 a.m. on 1016 N. Trade St. Rev. Dr. Lee
Hag wood, senior pastor of Agape Bible Christian
Fellowship is guest speaker. The theme is "building
upon 125 years of worshiping, witnessing and
working for the kingdom (Matthew 25: 19-20). Rev.
Dr. Kendall D. Jones, Sr. is Senior Pastor. For more
information contact the church at 336-724-1824.
The Deaconess and Ladies Aid Ministry of
Shiloh Baptist Church will have a combined Annual
Observance Day program on Sunday, June 14 at 4
p.m. on 916 E. 12th St. Guest speaker will be Rev.
Timothy R. Williams, M Min., pastor of Yadkin Star
Baptist Church in Lexington. For more information,
contact the church at 336-724-9263.
Mars Hill Baptist Church will have their 78th
Annual Missionary Day on Sunday, June 14 at 11
a.m. on 1331 E. Fourth St. Rev. Linda Ingram, pres
ident of the Women's Baptist Home and Foreign
Missionary Convention of North Carolina will be
the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.
Host Pastor is Rev. Larry Smith. For more informa
tion, contact the church at 336-722-0675.
The Ladies in Hats'
The Missionaries of St. Mark Baptist Church,
1100 Manley St., will have "The Ladies in Hats" on
Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m. All missionaries and oth
ers are invited to come out and participate in this
program. Prizes will be given away. The pastor and
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The Gospel Sensations, Minister of
Mime to perform at Grace Presbyterian
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The Concert Series of Grace
Presbyterian Church, 3901
Carver School Road, will spon
sor the uospel
in concert on
14, at 4 p.m.
cert is free to
However, an offering will be
lifted during the intermission.
Also. Will "EJ" Furches
(Minister of Mime) will per
A reception will follow the
concert in the J. D. Peterson
Fellowship Hall of the church.
Rev. Toure' C. Marshall is
the senior pastor of Grace.
National TV Host Bobby Jones (center) with The Gospel Sensations of
Greensboro, who will be performing in Grace Presbyterian's Concert Series.
Juneteenth festival to highlight award
winning theologian, '5' Royales tribute
SPECIAL TO THE
The 11th annual
Africana Festival will
celebrate the sesquicen
tennial anniversary of
the abolition of slavery
in the United States and
will feature the Rev.
Byron Williams, an
and honor popular 1950s
R&B vocal group the
"5" Royales, with a spe
The outdoor event
will be Saturday, June
20, from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. at the intersection
of 5th Street and Martin
Luther King Jr. Drive.
guest, the Rev. Byron
Williams, will discuss
and sign copies of his
"1963: The Year of Hope
and Hostility," which
won the 2014
Award for U.S. history.
Williams is a leading
columnist and author.
He's also president and
CEO of the Kairos
Movement, a progres
sive theological think
tank in Winston-Salem.
quintet the "5" Royales,
was recently inducted
into the 2015 Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame for
the group's influence on
top pop, rock and R&B
performers of their day,
including the Mamas
and the Papas, Ray
Charles, Eric Clapton
and James Brown. They
will be honored at the
festival with a special
tribute, which will
include a display of
group memorabilia by
The "5" Royales
started out singing
In observance of the
150th anniversary of the
ending of slavery, a spe
cial ceremony will be
held at 12:30 p.m.,
which will include the
reading of the 13th,
14th, and 15th amend
ment to the U.S.
from General Orders 32;
North Carolina House
Bill 1607; NC Senate
Resolution 1557; and the
City of Winston-Salem's
proclamation by Council
Montgomery. The cere
mony will conclude with
the Grand March per
formed by the Liberian
Organization of the
In addition, the festi
val will feature African
drumming and dancing
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Rev. Byron William and
his book, "1963: The
Year of Hope and
1963:The Year of
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The "5" Royales
Minister Michael Whisonant to preach first sermon
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Minister Michael Whisonant will deliver
his initial sermon Sunday June 14, at 3 p.m.
at Calvary Hill Church of Greater
Deliverance Inc. 4951 Manning St. Everyone
Calvary Hill says Whisonant is a man that
recognized, observed and grasped the hand of
God; surrendered to His call and sought His
face to follow a journey to a never ending
He is performing outreach that includes
the Prison Ministry and at the Bethesda
Whisonant assures his ministry by reach
ing out to the lost that by Jesus Christ they
shall be found, Calvary Hill says.
You Can't Fool God
Lesson Scripture: Amos 5: 14
15, 18-27 ga
By the end of this lesson, we I
? Examine God's warnings and I
judgments on His people
? Analyze our behaviors to I
expose our guilt
? Seek good for all people
Background: Amos gave a I
long list of behaviors that God will ^
judge Israel for. He cited the
Northern Kingdom for turning
away from God. They received God's blessing of prosper
ity and a strong army. Life was going smoothly for them.
Their prosperity led them away from God.
You know how that is; we get the big head thinking
that it is just us. The prophet presented them with several
questions that highlighted cause and effect scenarios to
show them their predicament. They became selfish and
greedy and then had the nerve to give God "lip service"
worship! The poor and needy became the pawns of the
rich and powerful. The wealthy and powerful oppressed
and used the poor and needy for their benefit, live more
wealth and power they got, the more they wanted! Amos
reminded them of their histo
ry, asking "Can't you learn
from the past?"
God's judgment was cer
tain. The wives of the rich and
famous were no better than the
men. None of God's previous
judgments against them
opened their eyes. Judgment
was inevitable! According to
UMI Direction, chapter 5 was
a eulogy for the dead nation of
Israel. Due to the depth of
their sins, judgment was going
to be harsh Amns stated that
Israel's dead body would be exposed to the elements (bru
tal image). Their wealth, power, and idols could not save
them! The only hope for Israel was to repent and return to
Lesson: Amos encourages them to seek what God
desires. They can't accomplish this on their own; they
must depend on God! Their downward spiral started short
ly before Solomon's death. Two hundred years later, the
prophet is telling them to worship God from their hearts,
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