New Tabernacle Baptist Church

A Church Community Inspired To Make A Difference

September 28, 2007 to Present

Monday, October 22, 2007

  Brother Fred Mitchell was treated at the emergency room of Alice Adams was admitted to the hospital todaySt. FrancFred Mitchell was treated at the hospital todayis North today. He took ill after overexerting himself preparing for the church anniversary. He was treated and released.
  Sister Alice Adams was admitted into the St. Francis North Hospital today. She is being treated for conjective heart failure.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

  Today, we observed the church's 112th church anniversary during our regular worship service. There was a large attendance and the spirit was high. Sister Eleanor Ann Smith gave a bible lesson about Jacob's 14 year labor for his wives Rachel and Leah.
  Pastor Wright preached from the subject, "The glory for the story." He said no one should take credit for their journey thus far, but Christ should receive the glory for our story.
  During the worship each of the church's 12 tribes gave reports of their activities during three month anniversary period. The largest amount of activity and funds raised was recorded by the tribe of Rueben headed by Abe and Dorothy Pierce.
There was plenty of food at the 112 AnniversaryFollowing the worship service there was an old fashion dinner on the grounds. A large tent was erected on the grounds and members served their best home made dishes to guests and visitors. Our visitors were served first, then our members were served in order of their seniority. Members with the longest membership were honored first. Brother James Lyons, 87, was called forward as one of the members of our congregation with the longest tenure.
  There was a variety of foodstuffs, cakes, pies, meats and fish.
  In addition, each member family was given a handbook containing information about the church and photographs of the members.
  It was a wonderful day. Sadie Cornelius, who chaired the activity, thanked all persons who helped and responded to the call to participate.

  A new projector system was used in worship today. It projects scriptures, lyrics to songs and photographs on two large screens for the audience and for the choir. A prayer of dedicated was offered.


Several members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority were guests today in our worship. They were the guests of Sister Melanie Williams, who is a Delta.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

  The men served the homeless today. It was a great fellowship as they prepared and served food to those who were in need.
  Top Gun Scouts met today and were given an explantion of our right to vote as Americans. There were questions asked about the names of candidates for office in today's election. Xavier Johnson, 9, was praised for his knowledge of the various candidates. Then the scouts were loaded on vans and carried to a voting precinct so they could observe the voting process in action. They saw many people enter, explore the ballot on the wall then enter voting booths to cast electronic ballots.


  Sisters Joslyn Wright, Norricha Harris and Jere Williams, carried several of our young ladies on a two day rummage sale along highway 80. They were carried to Mesquite Texas on Friday. On Saturday morning they participated in the great highway 80 rummage sale and came back to Monroe along highway 80 stopping at scores of rummage sales. The idea was to share with the girls about how to stretch their money when they became women. Youth participating were: Apolonya Williams, Amber Williams, Mary Jones, Diedra Walker and Kadesha Slaughter. They returned to MOnroe with many items and a valuable lesson learned.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

 Several members of the church handbook committee gathered tonight to assemble the handbook. Included were: Sadie Cornelius, Barbara Reed, Carolyn Taylor and Jeanette Mitchell. Others who worked on the book were: Jackie Johnson, Margaret Gaines, Marteal Riley,Joslyn Wright, and Markus Allen.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

  There was a lively bible study tonight. Pastor Wright asked each participant were they were willing to work 14 years for the love of their lives. The answers were various. The question was associated with the bible lesson from Genesis 29:21-35.
Friday, October 12, 2007

   The ladies of our congregation were all giggles tonight as they attended a "Ladies Night Out" fellowship. About 50 women participated in the fellowship which included a meal at Ryans Restuarant and a movie. They all attended the premier showing of Tyler Perry's new movie about marriage.
   Many of the ladies were excited to go to the movies. Sister Willie B. McGinnis reported that she had a loads of fun, "I haven't been to the movies in 20 year years." She said.
   The ladies laughed out loud and really had a ball as they enjoyed the fellowship. There was a cross section of ladies from young women to seniors participating.
   "Ladies night out" is a part of the fall awakening of Tabernacle. It will end with three nights of preaching on November 12-13 and 14. Pastor Ro of the "Grip of Greater Realness Church" in Shreveport as the evangelist.
   The "Ladies Night" activity was coordinated by Sister Harolyn Hall and Brenda Kyles.

Thursday, October, 11, 2007

   The homeless were fed tonight in a Thursday evening civic project. There were about 30 people served.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

   Pastor Wright taught the bible lesson tonight. The bible study was well attended. He showed how the promises made to Abraham were continued through his grandson Jacob. He said many today are living on promises God made to grandparents.
   After the bible study there were grab-bags of refreshments distributed to participants by the Tribe of Zebulum.

Monday, October 8, 2007

  Our Afterschool program resumed today. There were 47 students enrolled.


  The choir rehearsed for the musical tonight. The rehearsal was well attended.

Sunday, October, 7, 2007

  Today, we studied about Jacob and Esau in our Sunday bible lesson. Superintendent Eleanor Smith presented a skit that showed how the brothers disputed over the birthright issue. Marlon Rolland played Jacob and Deacon Michael Johnson played Esau.

-- Julius Taylor sang wonderfully Sunday

  Julius "Ralph" Taylor, sang a soul stirring rendition of "I want Jesus to Walk With Me" today. There were members standing on their feet as Brother Taylor sang the old song with a powerful resonating voice stirred our souls.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

   Funeral services for Brother Garfield Washington were held today at the Miller Funeral Home Chapter. He was eulogized a man with a sense of humor who made people laugh.
   Local singing legend Billy Ledbetter sang, "There's a sweet, sweet spirit."
   Jared and Ashley Mayo gave a tribute to their grandfather. There were other tributes as well. The Reverend L.E. Armstrong delivered the eulogy.


   Top Gun Scouts hosted a boot camp at the church today. It began at 7 a.m. this morning and lasted until 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October, 3, 2007

   Bible Study was led today by Pastor Wright who taught us truths about family struggles. He said the bible lesson from Genesis 25:19-34 emphasized how men should pray for their wives, our children have seperate destinies, that differences should be noticed by parents and inheiritances should not be squandered. Prayer was offered for the sick and shut in.

Monday, October 1, 2007

  Today was the first day of the 2007-08 session of Project Patsy, our After School tutoring and enrichment program. It was well attended.
  The choir held a rehearsal tonight for the fall musical which will be held in November. It was spirited and well attended.

 The funeral service for Brother Garfield Washington will be held Saturday, october 5, 2007 at 12:noon at the Mille Funeral Home Chapel.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

  There was a spirited worship service today. Our male chorus sang. They were dressed in black suits with white ties. Two of their songs were led bLouis Harris led a song today with the Male ChorusyLawrence Davis led a song today with the male chor Lawrence Davis, Sr.. and Louis Harris, Sr., respectively.
  Pastor Wright preached from the subject "They Shall Run and not faint." He said living the Christian life is a marathon not a sprint, those who want to run without fainting must pace themselves with help of the Holy Spirit.
  One person came forward to accept the call to discipleship.

  Pastor Wright commended Sister JoElla Williams for chairing the effort to recover the seats of the church. The church gave her a round of applause.

  Eleanor Ann Smith, our Superintendent gave the Sunday School review today. She talked about the importance of love in families.

  Destiny Watson
Destiny Watson was home from Xavier this weekendwas home this weekend, She attended worship with her mother. She is a pharmacy student at Xavier University. Stephane Broadnax Broussard was home this weekend as well, she worshipped today with her mother and husband. The couple lives in Texas.
  The Leadership Council of Top Gun met tonight at the home of Brother Marcus Rolland. Plans were made for the upcoming Boot Camp of Top Gun.

 Saturday, September 29, 2007

  Brother Garfield Washington died this morning at about 4 a.m. He had been ill for quite some time. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

   The brothehood served meals to our Saturday Friends today. The men served a delicious repass that included banana pudding made by young brother Lawrence Davis, Jr. Included among the men were: Abe E. Pierce, Bobby Kyles, Willie Zimmerman, Ralph Taylor, Bobby Kyles, Lawrence Davis, Sr., Larry Neal and others.

   Several of our members attended the Ouachita Valley Fair today. It was a hot sun shiny day. Included among some who shared were Patrice Babers and Luwonjia McClinton and their daughters.
  About 50 members of Top Gun also attended with adult leaders: Joslyn Wright, Fred Mitchell, Robert Tanzy and Jackie Johnson.
  Pastor and Sister Wright enjoyed the company of the grandson Candance who attended his first Fair but slept through most of it.

Friday, September 30, 2007

  The funeral service for Brother Sylvester Harris was held today at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Wright eulogized brother Harris as a "Good man in a tough struggle."  He said brother Harris had a good heart but was crippled in life by a drug dependency that gave him a tough struggle. He quoted Romans 7 and noted that all of us have struggles with our dark side .."but thank God for Jesus."
  He was laid to rest in the Riverview cemetary.

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