“Brethren and sisters, if the Lord has blessed you with means, do not look upon it as your own. Regard it as yours in trust for God, and be true and honest in paying tithes and offerings. When a pledge is made by you, be sure that God expects you to pay as promptly as possible. Do not promise a portion to the Lord, and then appropriate it to your own use, lest your prayers become an abomination unto Him. It is the neglect of these plainly revealed duties that brings darkness upon the church.” – Counsels on Stewardship, pp 78.
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Here are our announcements for this weekend:
The Men’s ministry monthly bible study impact session kicks off on Friday March 4, 2016 at 7pm in the conference room. Join us as we begin a series on “Authentic Manhood” based on the life Jesus. All Men are invited. For more information please contact Bro. Stanley Lambert, Jesse Fields or Torrel Hutchinson.
On February 27th we are proud to welcome Chaplain to the U.S. Senate Barry Black as we conclude our Black History Month Celebration. We will also be introducing the first of our two services worship format.
Due to conflicts, we will be postponing our annual open mic night to APRIL 16th.
Read through these passages and consider the questions at the end. Take a moment to put yourself in the crowd or think of yourself as one of the spies. What would be your report? What is your report generally like today when adversity arises? Read more
“Latter Rain Postponed”
“ The great outpouring of the Spirit of God, which lightens the whole earth with His glory, will not come until we have an enlightened people, that know by experience what it means to be laborers together with God. When we have entire, wholehearted consecration to the service of Christ, God will recognize the fact by an outpouring of His Spirit without measure; but this will not be while the largest portion of the church are not laborers together God. God cannot pour out His Spirit when selfishness and self-indulgence are so manifest; when a spirit prevails that, if put into words, would express that answer of Cain, – “Am I my brother’s keeper?”………..Counsels on Stewardship, pp 52.
The Business Board wants to hear from you this weekend! Please be prepared to join us for a 30 minute discussion immediately following service on February 20th. Additional details can be found below.
Maggie L. Walker
The daughter of ex-slaves, Maggie Walker was born in 1867 and raised in poverty. The family lived in an alley house supported by wages from taking in laundry. A gifted student, Walker finished high school at 16 and began teaching. In 1903 she convinced those who would listen to her to bring together about $9,400 and opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, becoming the first woman of any race to preside over a savings institution at a time when only a handful of women held power in corporations. “We need a savings bank,” she said. “Chartered, offered and run by the men and women of this order. Let us have a bank that will take nickels and turn them into dollars.”
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