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    ! By Rev. Waylon K. Wallace ——
Sinday
School
Lesson
By
Greetings readers! This
week our lesson introduces us
to the book ascribed to the
prophet Micah. It is a short
book and for the full benefit of
the lesson it is best that it be
read in its entirety. The sub
ject of our lesson is, “God s
Call To Right Living.’’
Micah was a native of the
village Moresheth which lay in
the foot hills of Judah. He
prophesied concerning the af
fairs of the church and state.
He preached during the time
of First Isaiah, from the view
point of the common man.
The book begins with a
denounciation of Israel and
Judah for their sins of oppres
sing the weak, stealing land
titles from common folk, evic
ting the poor from their land
and enslaving innocent child
'^f> Micah saw the Assyrian
armies as the hand of the Lord
punishing these people for
their sins. Micah also con
demns the priests and the
prophets for greediness. More
than their greed for money,
they are rebuked for preach
ing a message the people,
especially the wealthy, want
ed to hear. They were saying
that everything would be al
right because they were the
children of God and he would
Drotect them How nftpn Ho u/p
hear America described as a
Christian land and the great
est country in the world as if
the world cannot exist unless
America exists also.
Micah reveals to us the
three stages of greed (2:1-3).
First, there is scheming in the
night. When greed takes hold
of people it becomes their
constant companion and will
not even let them sleep until
they have devised a plan, good
or evil, to attain its desire.
Second, there is working in the
day. Evil plans devised at
night, are revealed from the
house tops during the day once
they have been fulfilled. Thi
rd, there is suffering in the
judgment. Folk who do evil
rarely see beyond this life.
TOM do ndt'wtnOofi^ or
acflkwledge a final reckoning
day in their lives. There & an
old saying that applies very
well to unscrupulous leaders,
“You can run but you can’t
hide. You might get far but
you won’t get away.”
Micah rebukes the rulers
as: (1) Morally corrupt, in
• I
that they did whatever would
be of economic benefit to
themselves with no regard to
right and wrong. Their philo
sophy was, “business is busi
ness.’’ (2) They were socially
cruel. That is, they oppressed
those who were on a lower
socio-economic level than
themselves. (3) They were
devinely abandoned An indi
vidual may not realize it right
away, but God leaves him
when he begins to live a life
that disregards the rights of
his fellow man. These evil
rulers were abandoned in life,
death and eternity. -
Micah would have us to
know that there is an eternal
law of right that we must
govern opr lies by in all our
doings. All humans every
where think in terms of right
and wrong. There is a great
variety of ideas concerning
what that standard should be.
Many say it should be the law
of the land. Others think it
should be public opinion. Some
say it should be the circum
stances of a particular situa
tion. Micah would- have us to
know that the true standard is
God’s will. That will is reveal
ed in nature, history, the
conscience, most especially
the Bible and most perfectly in
Christ Jesus.
Finally, in the sixth chapter
of Micah, we find the answer
to an ancient question. "How
can we please God? ’’."Of what
does right living consist? The
Lord calls us to do justly.
Many of us want justice. But,
the Lord requires us to do
justly. We can be just apart
from doing justly. It is not
enough to do no one any harm,
we must do somebody some
good. Then too, no justfflb is
the justice of God unless. it is
tempered with mercy. We
must have active compassion
toward our fellow man. We
must be able to see ourselves
in his situation and sympa
thize with him. The Lord calls
us to walk with him. But, we
~God unless'we are willing to
walk irt obedience to his will.
We must humble ourselves in
his presence, seeing that we
are not on an equal standing
with him. So then, God’s call
to right living involves being
in a right relationship with
God and our fellow man.
Symptoms Of Influenza Is Fever?
Flu season is upon us and
one of the major symptoms of
influenza, or the flu, is fever.
Fever, contrary to popular
belief, is not in itself an
enemy. In fact, it is an ally
warning us that something is
wrong with the body. It is not
the fever itself but the cause of
the fever which represents the
danger.
There are many myths and
old wives’ tales about fever,
one of which is that the seri
ousness of the illness is indi
cated by how high the fever is.
This is not the case. Many
serious childhood illnesses
carry low-grade fever or no
fear at all while some less
severe illnesses record very
high temperatures.
Another myth is that lower
ing the fever will make the
child less sick. However, low
ering the temperature will
make the child more comfort
able and in some cases, may
be a medical necessity.
To bring down a fever,
physicians usually recom
mend giving the specified dose
of aspirin, giving the child a
rubdown with lukewarm wat
er, and, if necessary, placing
the child in a cool bath.
It is also important that the
child receive large amounts of
fluids even through he proba
Seed Family
A program of Christmas
music ranging from "Oh Holy
Night" to “the best in contem
porary Christian sounds" will
be presented by the Seeds
Family in the auditorium of
Myers Park High School De
cember 19 at S p.m.
Entitled "A Christmas Col
lage” the program will fea
ture soloists Gene Smith and
Harvey Willis.
This will be the only appear
ance of The Seeds Family in
Charlotte this season. Admis
sion is free. There will be a
love offering afterward.
Keep your out-of-town
friends informed on what's
happening in Charlotte by
sending them a copy of the
Charlotte Post each week The
coot is only »10 per year. ^
bly has little or no appetite.
The body's fluids are quickly
depleted by fighting a fever
and if not replaced could lead
to dehydration.
While high fever can pro
duce convulsions, over 90 per
cent of all children never
suffer one and the remaining
10 percent rarely have one
over the age of two or three.
However if a convulsion does
occur it is important that you
consult your physician for
advice.
Church News Briefs
Touching Ceremony Formally Dedicates First BaDtist’s R^ll*
By Jen Harvey
Post Staff Writer
In a brief, but touching,
ceremony during last Sunday
morning's regular worship
service, First Baptist Church
formally dedicated the bells
Jimmie McKee and Mrs. Ce
celia J Wilson.
Jimmie McKee ana Mr Cece
lia J. Watson.
The ceremony began with
the ringing of the bells follow
ed by an Ascription of Praise
in unison. (Psalm 150).
Choir and congregation then
joined in singing Gloria Patri
No. 524. after which a brief
story of the bells was heard.
The Litany of Dedication
was next and went as follows;
Minister: To the glory or
God our Father, to Jesus
Christ our Lord and Savior, to
the Church wherein we share
divine fellowship; and to the
community that will be alert
ed as to time and other occa
sions. _
People: We dedicate these
bells.
Minister: As a means of
extending an invitation to sin
ner and saint to assemble and
worship.
People: We dedicate these
bells.
Minister: To toll the passing
of those who lived among us
but have answered the call of
death.
People: We dedicate these
bells.
Minister: To memorialize
the lives and services in whose
names these bells were given.
People: We dedicate these
bells.
The ceremony ended with a
prayer of dedication followed
by ringing of the bells once
again.
Cast to order by the firm of
Paccard in Annecy, France,
one of the two bells was given
to the church in memory of
Mrs. Wilson’s husband, John
Harris Wilson, and her daugh
ter. Minnie Emily Wilson.
The other, larger, bell was
given in memory of Mrs.
Wilson's and Mrs. McKee's
parents, Mrs. Minnie Ri
chardson Jackson and Oscar
J. Jackson; and in memory of
Mr. McKee’s mother, Mrs.
Violet Miller McKee.
The bells, which weigh 418
and 837 pounds respectively,
aVeins^nbed with the names
of the hionorees. According to
Harmannus Van Bergen,
American representative of
the Van Bergen Bellfoundries,
Inc., the genuine bronze caril
lon bells are the second mat
ched set in North Carolina.
Rev. H.B. Humphrey
...First Baptist pastor
Rev.
...Gethsemane pastor
Rev George C. Goodman
...C.N. Jenkins Dastor
ivm x r lELOJ MEMORIAL
The Mayfield Memorial
Baptist Church, as part of its
annual Christmas activities,
presented their Young Adult
Choir in concert on Sunday,
December 11, at the 6 p.m.
worship service. Duets, solos,
group and congregational
singing highlighted the pre
sentation.
Wearing attire that aptly
depicted the serious and yet
festive mood of the Christmas
season, the choir sang to the
delight of the assembled con
gregation.
Miss Barbara Alexander,
Minister of Music, organist
and director of Mayfield's
Young Adult and Youth Cho
irs, expressed gratitude and
appreciation for the spirit of
cooperation and interest that
characterizes the group. The
Youth Choir also participated
in the musical affair.
Warren Stukes, president of
the Young Adult Choir, sur
prised Miss Alexander by pre
senting her with a gift on
behalf of the Young Adult
Choir.
On Friday, December 16, at
7:30 p.m. the Sunday Church
School of Mayfield Memorial
will present its annual Christ
mas program. All depart
ments of the Church School
will be represented and gifts
will be presented to all.
General Director of the
Mayfield Sunday Church
School is Desoto Ellison and
the General Program Chair
person is Mrs. Joyce Stukes.
The Spiritual Choir of the
Mayfield Memorial Baptist
Church will present its annual
Musical Concert on Sunday,
December 18, at 6 p.m.
According to Pastor Diggs,
Head the Charlotte Post
Each Week. It’s your best
source of news about the
people you know.
me annual event promises to
be one of great enjoyment as
the choir, under the direction
of Steven Cooper, will accen
tuate the Christmas spirit with
singing.
Mrs. Onnie Belk is president
of the Spiritual Choir and Rev
H.S. Diggs is pastor of the
Mayfield Memorial Baptist
Church.
CN JENKINS
C.N. Jenkins Memorial Uni
ted Presbyterian Church will
have its annual Christmas
Children’s Program Sunday,
December 18, at 7 p.m.
At 8 p.m. there will be a
drawing for a black and white
TV sponsored by the Young
Adult Choir.
Rev. George C Goodman is
pastor of C.N. Jenkins, 1421
Statesville Ave.
FAITH MEMORIAL
The Senior Choir of Faith
Memorial Baptist Church will
present a concert of Christ
mas and spiritual music Sun
day, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m.
The choir is under the direc
tion of Andrew Cuthbertson,
who is also the pianist. La Ver
ne Gholston is the organist and
Ms. Bessie McCain is presi
dent.
Faith Memorial is at 211
Lakewood Ave. and Rev. Wil
ch Caldwell is the pastor.
GETHSEMANE
The Gethsemane Enrich
ment Program and the Geth
semane AME Zion Church will
continue'their service to the
community this week with a
free Christmas Dinner for
residents of the Five Points,
Third Ward and West More
head area
This third annual dinner w ill
be held at the Gethsemane
Church building on Campus
Street on Thursday. Decem
ber 15, at 6 p.m.
According to the church's
pastor, the Rev. George E.
Battle Jr., they will be able to
seat three to four hundred
people at one time.
In addition to the holiday
feast of turkey and all the
trimmings, there will be mu
sic. entertainment, caroling
and a present for every child
who attends
MOUNTCARMEL
The Sanctuary Choir of the
Mount Carmel Baptist Chur
ch, 3201 Tuckaseegee Road,
will sponsor its annual Christ
mas Cantata on Sunday, De
cember 18, 1977 at 6:30 p m.
This year's cantata, titled
‘‘A King is Born" is yet
another of John W. Peterson's
beautiful classics. Solo parts
will be done by Anna and
Robert Duncan. James Grier,
James Melvin, Marion Dixon,
Rosa Jones, Dwight Jones,
X
Leander Johnson and others
The public is cordially invit
ed to attend.
NEW EMMANUEL
New Emmanuel Congrega
tional Christian United Chur
ch of Christ will hold it's
Annual Christmas Festival
Sunday. December 25. begin
ning at 6 p m
The celebration is not only
in honor of the birth of Christ
but also the birth of the pastor.
Rev N.C. Calhoun, who was
born Dec 25 He will be
honored for service to the
church and to the community
by members and friends of
New Emmanuel
. The Birthday for Jesus Ch
rist will be observed at 7 p.m
with a pageant directed by
r»r w -■■■«
Evangelist Eva Jones and a
. sermon by Evangelist Annie
Mae Massey
A number of gospel groups
have been invited to partici
pate in the program
A highlight of the evening
w ill be consecration of a large
cake w Inch will then be shared
by all
The festival is sponsored by
the Pastor's Aid of New Em
manuel. w hose president Mrs
Queen Estelle Thompson, is
also the founder of the Christ
mas festivals observing the
birth of Christ and Rev. Cal
houn.
The pastor and congrega
tion of New Emmanuel, which
is at 3546 Beatties Ford Road,
invite the public to share in
this event.
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3301 Beatties Ford Road
392-0391
Coleman, W. Kerry, Pastor
Sunday scneouie
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00a.m Morning Worship
6:00p.m. Bible Study
Graded Day Care Center
Mon-Fri. 7:00a m. -6 p.m.
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Cannon Cathedral
200Tuckaseegee Road
Elder E C. Cannon
Pastor and Founder
Dail-A-Prayer-334-9917
Sunday School - 9:30 a m
Morning Worship - II a m.
YPWW 6:30
Evangelistic Sermon - 8 p m
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dealing It Deliverance Service
Thursday -12 noon
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Monday Thur Friday I 45 p m Elder E C Cannon
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SERVING CHRIST AND COMMUNITY SINCE 1864
1901 Rozzells Ferry Road
1.13-9003 376-6782
MORGAN W TANN, PASTOR
Sunday Church School 9 45 a m
Classes of all ages
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00a m
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Lit ENSED DAY CARE Mon Fri 7 5 30 p m .
Activities for all ages
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Earle and Oaklawn Avenue i ^
Sunday School 10:00 a m
Morning Worship 11 00 a m j
Bible Study - Tues 8:00pm
Choir Rehearsal - Wed 8 00 p m
Prayer Meeting Thur 8:00p m
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3540 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte. N C 28216
REV DR N C. CALHOUN
Minister Daily Counselor
9 45 a m Sunday School
11 (Warn Good Music
11 30 a m Gospel Preaching
Prayer Meeting 7 30 Wed
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