New Tabernacle Baptist Church

A Church Community Inspired To Make A Difference

April 2009 to Present


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

   Our men met tonight in a spirited fellowship and bible study. There was plenty of laughter and serious exchanges of ideas about Christians fellowship.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

   Tonight, Pastor Wright taught the bible study. He talked the about the importance of being Missionaries for Christ. He noted that after the resurrection of Christ there the disciples were asked to spread the Gospel. He said we have the obligation to be missionaries.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Many of our youth went to camp today. They camped in Camp T.L. James in Farmerville. The objective of the camp was to teach youth survival skills in case they are ever lost. They learned to orient a topographical map and follow a compass. Adults who shared today were: Fred Mitchell, Jeanette Mitchell, Bakari Guice, Robert Tanzy, Jr., Joslyn Wright and P-Wright.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday our camping youth began a nine-hour trek throught the woods with nothing but maps, compasses and walking sticks. They were divided into two groups. One lead by Deacon Mitchell and the other led by P-Wright. They walked until the evening.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our congregation hosted the first of the Goshen Stewardship sessions today. Brother I.B. January gave an overview of the spiritual basis of Goshen and what it means to believers. Deacon Claude Minor led a financial management workshop and Cynthia Stephens from the LSU  Cooperative Extension began her series of presentations on personal finance. Sister Brenda Kyles presented the lighting round of money saving tips. Today, she showed us how to save money on videos and computer games by getting them from the library for free. She told us about a number of free services available from the library.

Wednesday, April, 22, 2009

Sister Eleanor Ann Smith flew to Washington D.C. today to participate in a job related workshop. She will return in a few days.


There was a full house tonight for anniversary of our Sr. Usher Board. They looked great and were well received by the guests. Our choir sang and Pastor Wright preached from the subject "How do I know you are a Christian?"


Following the usher program Brother Charles Cassey decided that he wanted to join the Tabernacle Congregation. Several members quickly reassembled and sang a hymn and received him into the congregation. Brother Cassey is the husband of Jackie Cassey and the son-in-law of Sister Alma Leonard Moore.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Brother Fred Mitchell and his wife Jeanette drove the Carroll High School Choir to Atanta today for a choir festival. They will be out of town for a few days.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Our scouts met today and listened to a presentation by Sgt. Sheri Thompson on the dangers of firearms. She told the youth about the law concerning guns and answered questions from the youth concerning violence on school campuses. After the meeting several of the scouts joined Pastor and Sister Wright at the Pizza Hut for a pizza treat.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Robert Tanzy brought the message today at our worship service. He preached from Psalm 23 and noted that with all of the upheavals and financial difficulties in the nation, that as long as God is our shepherd he will provide for us


Pastor Wright, Sister Wright, Deacon Claude Minor and Jackie Johnson were absent because they had to make an emergency trip to Forrest Arkansas to help get passengers home when the alternator failed in our highway bus.


Our Goshen stewardship ministry was held today. Sister Brenda Kyles gave tips about using coupons and how to save money using specials.  Deacon Minor presented more details on financial investments and Cynthia Stephens focused more on credit issues. The youth played bible monoply (regular monopoly except with a few biblical twists). At the close families held up the savings jars. Most have begun their slow push to save $500 before the year ends.

Monday, April 27, 2009

yTiffan James gave birth to a girl today. Both baby and mother are doing well.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brother Fred Mitchell and Jeneatte left for Orlando, Florida today. They drove a party from the OMCAP program to attend the Head Start convention.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pastor Wright taught the bible lesson tonight. He gave an overview of the entire book of Ephesians. There was a lively discussion about how Ephesians focuses on families, relationships between husbands and wives, children, and respect issues. He said the Christian family is  prototype of the way God's church, and the local congregation specifically, is the family of God.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sister Lorene Edwards celebrated her 87th birthday today. She is the Lorene Edwards passed on May 1, 2009sister of Mother Ethel Nobel. She has been ill for quite some time.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sister Lorene Edwards went home to be with the Lord today. She died one day after her 87th birthday. Funeral services are set for Thursday,  May 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle.  Hester Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our scouts met today at 10 a.m. They were working on study requirements for the upcoming 14 day tour of the American West in July. In addition, Pastor Wright talked to them about expanding their personal dreams.


The choir had a spirited rehearsal today.


Our homeless minstry served meals with those in the neighborhood who desired a meal or fellowship.


Brother Fred Mitchell and his wife Jeanette returned from Orlando tonight. They drove the bus for CAP employees who were attending a conference.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It rained something terrible today but many of the faithful still attended worship today. Pastor Wright praised Mikey Reese who stood out front of the church and held umbrellas for worshippers as they entered. He also praised Jackie Johnson for rising at 3 a.m. in the morning last week to make an emergency run on the van.

Pastor Wright preached from the subject "Hope is Enough."  He said no matter how tough the times get this year believers should never give up hope because God will work it out.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sister Brenda Kyles is out of the city for a few days. She went to Atlanta to be at the bedside of her daughter Zakiya who had a minor surgical procedure this week.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sister Lillie Addison celebrated her 89th birthday Ronald Addison, Beverly Sims (a friend), Brenda Addison, Luke Addison, Lillie P. Addison, Arnetta Addison, Dorothy Addison Ware, Willie Addison Bradleytoday with a party at her home, prepared by her children, many of whom came home for the event. Sister Addison is one of the oldest members of Tabernacle. She enjoyed the prayer that was given by Pastor Wright and the full table of food that included ribs, potato salad, cakes, pies and other dishes. 

Family members sang Happy Birthday, both the Stevie Wonder version and the traditional version. She was very happy.


Pastor Wright taught the bible lesson tonight. He explained "Grace" from Ephesian's 1.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Many of our women spent the day at the church today, cleaning and preparing for the upcoming women's conference, scheduled for Saturday. There was a great fellowship and spirit of sisterhood among the ladies.


Floyd and Nannette Brothers traveled to Arkadelphia, Arkansas today for the graduation exercises for Katrina Patterson. Katrina received her Master's Degree in Business today.


Pastor and Sister Wright were volunteers today in the "Church In-A-Day" project in Sterlington. The project, sponsored by the Pentecostal Church helps a local congregation build a church in one day. Over 300 volunteers from all over America helped build in one single day. Sister Wright volunteered as a floor scraer. Pastor Wright was a floor sweeper.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Today our women hosted a woman's conference designed 2009 Women ConferenceMcGillto help empower women for improved service in the Kingdom. About 75 women participated in the conference which featureed workshops of peculiar interest to the spiritual needs of women. There were door prizes, rich presentations and an inspiring sermon from Dr. Tony McGill, Executive Pastor of the Antioch Christian Church of Irving, Texas.

Dr. McGill gave women several biblical pointers about praising God, praying to God and understanding their role as helpmeets rather than competitors with their husbands. She said often women fail to realize the marvelous jewels they have through Christ because it is buried under the demands of life. The purpose of active worship, prayer and praise is to lift that jewel from its hidden place into the forefront of the Christian life. Hear the audio of Dr. McGill's semon on Preach Radio. Click Here.

The following members Women studied about relationshipwere among the attendees: Eleanor Smith, Melanie James, Yolanda Anderson, Brenda Ford, Beverly Glover, Carolyn Taylor, Brenda Kyles, DeShuntra Reed, Milred James, Ruthie Riley, Harolyn Hall, Carolyn Washington, Debra Ratcliff, Jackie Johnson, Jasmine Hall, Beatrice Mitchell, JoElla Williams, Wilma Smith, Rhonda Zimmerman, Patrice Babers, Mrs. Roberts, April Berry, Kabosnia Wiley, Barbara Reed, Janie Reed, Osna Taylor, Dorothy Pierce, Sheri Thompson, Cassandra Davis, Apolonya Williams, and Lisa Roberts. Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Jr. was in attendance.

Sister Ann Smith thanked all for their participation and visitors were treated to both and sit down and box lunch for their journey home.


Joslyn Wright helped with church in a day ministrySister Joslyn Wright volunteered today in the "Church in a Day" project in Sterlington. It was an amazing sight to see. Pastor and Sister Wright were exhausted but happy to be a part of such an awe inspiring project to build a church, complete with furnishings in one day.350 people built a church in one day in Sterlingto


Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Jr. and Sister Patricia Johnson met with the Z-Generation youth leaders today at the Picadilly Cafeteria to plan the upcoming joint VBS and the graduation program for the District.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The church celebrated Mother's Day today. There was a parade of mothers as all othe mothers present were saluted with tokens and applause. Brother Sam James, of Baton Rouge was the surprise guest speaker for the day. He spoke from the topic "Don't Be Scared."

Following the message Sister Nealy Britton reunited with our congregation. She's been away f0r 20 years. She moved her membership to the Jerusalem Baptist Church with her husband the late Robert Britton. After his death she later returned to Tabernacle with the rest of her family.


Robert Wright was absent from worship today. He had business affairs in Chicago, IL this weekend. Ahmad Smith played in his place.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jasmine Hall graduated from Sterlington High School tonight. She Jasmine Hallwas the president of the Student Body and received honors and praise at the ceremony. As late as 12:30 a.m. she was still celebrating as she posted her excitement on her Facebook page.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tiffany Henry graduated from Wossman High SchoCassandra Davisol tonight. She was all smiles as she hugged her classmates and prepared to enter the next stage of her life.
It was also a great day for Zakkiyya Davis, who graduated from Ouachita High tonight. The Davis family has a double celebration this week because Zakkiyya's mother, Cassandra Davis is also graduating from ULM this week with a degree in Social Work. The church shares Sister Davis' accomplishment considering the hardship she endured to achieve this goal over the last few years.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Carroll High School graduation was held tonight. James Ratcliff, Jr. was the valedictorian of his class. Desiree Andrews was among the graduates. He gave an impressive graduation speech. He had a 3.9 GPA.

Thursday, May 14, 2009Debra Davis

Robert Tanzy,Jr. and Kadesha Slaughter graduated tonight from Neville High School. They looked so happy as they received their diplomas.


Debra Davis entered LSU-Conway Hospital today for a surgical procedure that is expected to keep her house bound for about six weeks. Debra is an extremely active member of the congregation who participates in the drama ministry and bible study ministry regularly.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It was a beautiful day of calm weather and sunshine most of today. Late tonight however, there were thunder storms.

Several of our families participated in a rummage sale today at the Eastgate Shopping Center. It was a fun activity that helped each family raise a little extra cash for themselves. Most participants earn between $100-$300 each. Some of the participants include Apolonya Williams, Alma Leonard Moore, Joslyn Wright, Mary Jones, Emma Jones and many scout parents.


Our scouts met today in a study session in preparation for their summer trip. They read chapters from "California Gold" by John Jakes and discussed the character traits of one character who was described as "brilliant, unscrupulous and erractic."


Our Saturday Friends were served today. Participating were: Apolonya Williams, Willie B. McGinnis, and Michelle Williams.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pastor Wright preached today from the subject "Bread for today." He said God provides for our needs on a daily basis. It was very poor weather today. Wet. Attendance was sparse.


We held our "Goshen" stewardship classes today at 5 p.m. Pastor Wright talked about financing smal ventures. Sister Brenda Kyles presented ways to help participante see how to economize with their funds. Dr. Minor talked about investents and there was a session about cleaning up credit.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sister Lanore Williams was hospitalized today for a planned surgical procedure.

Wednesday, May 20,  2009

Sister Williams went home today. She is expected to be homebound for a few weeks.


Pastor Wright taught the bible study tonight from Ephesians. He talked about the role of individuals in the family.


May 23, 2009

The Top Gun Scouts today met and discussed the meaning of Memorial Day. Pastor Wright reviewed a history of American wars and reminded them that American freedoms often required many to die. The scouts saw an 11 minute clip from the movie "Saving Private Ryan" that demonstrated the horrors of war. Afterwards they went to the cemetery to look at the tombstones of many war veterans. Mickey Reese won a $20 prize for finding the grave marker of I.B. January.  Isacc Jones and his partner won $20 for recording the most tombstone names of veterans in 20 minutes.


Our Saturday friends were servd a hot meal today by Sister Willie B. McGinnis and her family members. Pastor Wright offered grace and a few words of welcome to the guests.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

After worship today about 50 members of our congregation boarded our bus for Arlington, Texas for the Memorial Day Holiday. We were joined in Texas by our Texas members including the Millikin family and the James family. We spent the night in the lavish Marriott Hotel and the next day enjoyed Six Flags.

The families enjoyed themselves and spent some much needed family time together. On the way back our bus had a flat tire and we were down for about three hours until it was repaired. We made it back safely at about 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning.


 Wednesday, May, 27, 2009

At Bible study tonight Pastor Wright discussed the various wiles of the devil mentioned in Ephesians six. He elaborated on how the devil works his way into principalities, powers and governments underscoring the need for believers to put on the whole armour of God.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Top Gun Scouts met today and discussed ways to make school more interesting to students. Afterwards they enjoyed a pizza Pig Out at CiCi's pizza.


The 2009 graduates rehearsed for their program tomorrow. They also set up their tables to display their accomplishments.


Paul Roberts and his family are out of the city. They are in South Louisiana visiting relatives.


The men served our Saturday friends today. They had a great fellowship.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Our graduates were honored today, along with graduates of the Z-Generation ministry of the North La. Old Line Association.  Graduates displayed their accomplishments with the traditional awards tables in the fellowship area of the church. Pastor Wright preached from the subject "Follow the yellow brick road." He gave each graduate a map that depicted their life's journey with a yellow road that lead to godly success and heaven.


Our Goshen Stewardship instruction today concentrated on the importance of a business plan. A special presentation was given by Gerald Wright, who has an MBA, on how to prepare a business plan. Gerald was a young businessman when he was in high school in Monroe and earned distinction as the "Candy Man" when he started a business at 16 years old that netted him $200 a day.

Saturday, June 1, 2009

We participated in the Joint Vacation Bible School of the Z-Generation Ministry of the North La. Old Line Association. Our youth, leaders, teachers and support staff joined with Zion Springs, China Grove, and the Progressive Baptist Churches for the 2009 activity. There were over 200 participants during the week long activity which was held at the Zion Springs congregation. It ended with a big VBS picnic at Kiroli Park, which featured a watermelon eating contest. Caleb Wiley and Shay Wiley won the $20 prize for the fastest watermelon eaters.


Skylar Martin participated in Marine Corps training exercises today in Kiroli Park.







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