New Tabernacle Baptist Church

A Church Community Inspired To Make A Difference

June 1, 2006 to September 27, 2007

Wednesday, September 27, 2007

Bible study was held tonight. Pastor Wright led the study from Genesis and discussed the idea of "Love at First Sight". He noted that individuals decide to love each other. When they divorce they decide to stop trying to love.

----Albert Thomas served treats

The Tribe of  Benjamin served ice cream sandwiches after tonight's bible student. Brother Albert Thomas, from the tribe of Benjamin served the treats.


Patrice Leonard received a scholarshipJackie Leonard Cassey was all smiles tonight. She shared with the church that her daughter, Patrice, received notice of a $600.00 scholarship offer from LSU. She was also presented a jacket for her dramatic skills.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Funeral arrangements were announced today for Sylvester Harris. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September  28, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel.

A parent meeting for students who plan to participate in the After School Enrichment program was held tonight. There were about 40 parents present.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

   Today, the Tribe of Joseph provided a tasty breakfast for members. It included coffee, eggs, grits, toast, sausage and fruits. Those participating were: Barbara Reed, Janie Reed, Joslyn Wright, Joanna Ellis, Olivia Williams, Brian Reed, and Larry Neal.

  Pastor Wright preached the second sermon in his series about waiting on God. Today's message was entitled "The shall mount up on wings as eagles."


  Tonight "T.H.I.S." Sunday was held this evening.  It was another of the youth activity nights coordinated by Sean Kelly.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sexy Syl Dies

Brother Sylvester Harris died tonight at 11 p.m. Mr. Harris was assaulted earlier in the day and left on the sidewalk bleeding four four hourss resulting in brain damage. He was removed from his respirator at 11 p.m.  He was was former church janitor, assistant scout master and performed in several plays with the church at the Civic Center. He was known as "Sexy Syl."

Skating Day

Members of the church Boy Scout Troop participated in skating day today. There were 30 scouts in attendance. Adults helping were: Joslyn Wright, Jackie Johnson, and Robert Tanzy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 

   Sister Doris Welch was released from the hospital. She will be a resident in the Avalon Nusing Home.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 

   Pastor Wright preached from the subject "They that wait on the Lord." One new memberj joined today. 

Sunday, June 4, 2006

   There was a spirit of celebration today as we celebrated the graduation of our graduates with the annual graduation program.
   There were eight graduates in the Class of 2006, seven of whom were present for special honor in which they marched down the isle as their resume's were read.
   Included among the graduates were:Deeandriez Scott, Quinton Major, Arielle Minor, Ariel Bluford, Whitney Riley, Camille Bryant, and Monique Reese. Marvin Rolland is attending Southern University in Shreveport.
   Scott was the recipient of the Linda Noe Laine Scholarship for $750. As part of the requirement, she read a report on the life of Mattie Shelbon, Ms. Laine's Nanny, who was a member of Tabernacle.
   Two speeches were given by Jessica Hall and Jamal Smith respectively. Hall encouraged the graduates to tackle life seriously. She sprinkled her speech with anecdotes from her father, one of which included: "If you are wrestling with a gorilla you can't stop when you get tired, you stop when the gorilla gets tired." She said the challenges that graduates will face is that gorilla. Smith said graduates must go to class in college and must study hard to succeed.
   Pastor Wright preached the sermon for the day from the subject "Diamonds in the Rough." He pointed out that diamonds and harder and more beautiful that fake diamonds because they have been mined for millions of years. He said God is polishing believers the same way.
  After the program, many of the members reviewed the various tables on display that featured the accomplishments of the graduates.


  The Mitchell family continued its vigil at North Monroe hospital, in prayer for the recovery of Mother Louise Mitchell. A slight improvement was noticed today.


  Vacation Bible School continued today. The music to "Power On" to Jesus was taught by Sean Kelly and classes were taught. Among the snacks were ice cream sandwiches.

  Sister Joslyn Wright returned from Indianapolis tonight, safe and sound.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

  Our youth through Top Gun were taught how to play soccer. Jerry Patrick Ford was the instructor. He is a soccer instructor at Carroll High School. The Top Gun program has been exposing youth to a variety of sports not usually associated with African-Americans.


  Vacation Bible School began today. It was the first time that we ever began Vacation Bible School on a Saturday. It was well attended.

  Gerald Wright and Gia were married today at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Most of the Wright family attended. He is the son of Peggy Wright Roquemore and the sister of Toria Adams. About 100 close friends traveled nearly 1000 miles to celebrate the moment with Gerald.

Friday, June 2, 2006

  Several members of Top Gun attended the Black Bayou Reserve today to study the game reserve. They watched a film about the reserve and toured the site.

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  • La
  • 71201

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