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September 24 to December 31, 2000

Sunday, December 31, 2000

  • Today was dress casual day. Everyone was relaxed on the last day of the year. Brian Reed preached. His subject was "beginnings and endings." He said every should praise God for helping the ending to be better than their beginnings.
     
  • Stephane Reed Throttle was in worship today. She introduced her husband to the congregation. There were also several returned members including Vada Loudd and Jennifer Elliott.
     
  • Tonight, as the century edged to a close, snow fell. It covered the ground like a white blanket. It so bright outside that it appeared to be daylight.
  • Saturday, December 30, 2000

  • Our members volunteered at the homeless shelter today. Included among the volunteers were Brian and DeShuntra Reed, Jackie Johnson and others. Several members donated food for Saturday's spaghetti serving.
     
  • Funeral services were held today for Sister Mary Perkins at the Bethel Baptist Church. She was the aunt of Brother John Hall and the great grand mother of Marcus Allen.  Pastor Oliver preached from the subject of "Crossing over in God's care." Bethel auditorium was packed to capacity. It was an uplifting homegoing service.
  • Friday, December 29, 2000

  • Tryouts were held again tonight for the upcoming production "Boss Man." About 60 people showed up for tonight's tryouts. Among the Tabernacle members selected for parts were: Brian Reed and Robert Tanzy, Sr. and Quincy Millikin. Mavita James will work as the prompter and technical assistant.  Several others will be a part of the dance troupe in the production which focuses on the legendary Morris Henry Carroll.
     
  • The Teens for the Dream planning meeting was held today at the Marbles Recreation Center. Sister Brenda Wade is co-ordinating the Teens for the Dream teen program. Dr. Lavargne Gunn-Ford will co-ordinate the teen program which will be held at the Civic Center on January 15th.
  • Thursday, December 28, 2000

  • Initial tryouts were held tonight for Boss Man. About 80 people turned out for the initial tryouts. Final cuts will be made tomorrow.
     
  • Tonight was a great night for  Kieandraia Edwards and Gia Mouton. Both of them were presented as 2000 debutantes. Their parents were all smiles and a large number of our members turned out to support them in their Civic Center debutes. See Photos
  • Monday, December 25, 2000

  • Our members celebrated Christmas today. It was cold and rainy today, but it did not dampen the spirits of our church family which enjoyed the holidays.
     
  • Mrs. Mary Perkins, aunt of John Hall, died today. Just a week ago their home was burned one of her great grand children was killed in a fire.
  • Sunday, December 24, 2000

  • Pastor Wright preached from the subject "How big is the baby?" There were several returned members in service today, including, Ms. Turner, Julius Taylor, Sr., LaTonya Howard, Osna Horne, Sophia James and Sam as well as others.
     
  • Our partnered families were saluted today. There were eight families participating in the activitiy. They were given gifts and words of encouragement from the congregation.
     
  • Pastor Wright raised a special offering for the family of Marcus Allen who was burned out this week. He asked for $500. A total of $1, 026.00 was raised in the offering. Mrs. Larkin is chairing a committee to continue our response to the Allen family's trouble.
  • Saturday, December 23, 2000

  • There was a Christmas Party held tonight at the Carver Elementary School. Harolyn Hall was the chairperson. Over 100 of our members came to the fellowship which featured singing, a skit and plenty of good food. Dr. Lavargne Gunn Ford was the mistress of ceremonies. The skits were coordinated by Rhonda Zimmerman, Debra Ratcliff, and Ann Smith.  (See Photos)
  • Friday, December 22, 2000

  • Brother Ceasar Clark was hospitalized today. He is expected to be hospitalized until Saturday.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2000

  • Bible Study was taught by Minister William Smith from the topic Welcoming the Savior�. In attendance were: Bobbie smith, Floyd Brothers, Nanette Brothers, and JoElla Williams.
     
  • The Tab Teens met at 6:00 for a gift wrapping party, sharing there testimony to our partnered families on the goodness of God and what he has did in there lives. Brian Reed led the service project. He was assisted by Pastor Wright and Ruby Brown.
  • Monday, December 18, 2000

  • The men met this morning at 7 a.m. for prayer despite the cold.
     
  • The Teens for The Dream 2001 planning committee met at 5:15 today  to discuss the upcoming Martin Luther King program scheduled for the Monroe Civic Center on January 15th. Sister Brenda Wade led the group.
     
  • Pastor Wright along with 12 department heads met at 6:00 p.m. to plan the calendar/budget for the upcoming 2001 events.
     
  • The Perkins family home was destroyed by fire tonight.  Everything was lost. This is the home of Marcus Allen, grandson of Sister Margaret Gaines.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2000

  • Pastor Wright brought the sermon from the topic �Star Search�. It was a very inspirational message. We had one person to unite with us Brother Kenneth Moncreary.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2000

  • Persons who ministered at the Homeless Shelter today were: Sister Alma Jean Leonard Moore family, and Sister Sadie Cornelius.
     
  • The Girl Scouts spent a cold fun filled day at Pinewood Camp for �Newcomers Day�. They participated in little arts and crafts workshops, and got acquainted with other girls. Sister Zakiya Kyles was in charge
     
  • The Baptist Youth Encampment choir held rehearsal at the Monroe Civic Center at 10:00 p.m. for the performance schedule for 7:00 p.m. tonight. Our Youths did a beautiful job.
     
  • The Tab-Tots had rehearsal at 2:00 p.m. with Sister Debra Ratcliff and Brother Brian Coleman for the upcoming annual Christmas play to be held at at Carver Elementary School.
     
  • Adult Choir rehearsal was held at 6:00 p.m. tonight.
  • Friday, December 15,2000

  • The Baptist Youth Encampment held rehearsal at7:00 at The New Tabernacle Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. We had about 80 youth from all over La, to come out and sing praises unto the Lord. Rehearsal was under the direction of Brother Herman Finley, Brother Royce Mosley, and Brother   Roosevelt Wright III. We had a beautiful fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. There were refreshments provided for all of our guests. Out of town guests were housed in two local motels, courtesy of Pastor Wright.
     
  • Sister Zakiya Kyles spent a fun fill afternoon at Pecanland Mall with our girl scouts. In attendance were: Jasmine Hall, Angel Thomas, Jasmine Williams, Amber Williams, Shay-Shay Williams, Skyler Martin, and Catherine Jackson. They went to a movie and then went to other stores to shop in the mall.
  • December 13,2000

  • Bible was taught by Minister William Smith. In attendance were: Fred Mitchell, James Ratcliff, William B. Smith, Johnathan Smith, Floyd Brothers, Nanette Brothers, Deshanrta Reed, Ruby Brown, and Lanore Williams.
     
  • Explorer Meeting was held at 5:00 p.m. to plan upcoming event for the �Teens for The Dream� to be held at the Monroe. With Pastor Wright and Sister Brenda Wade.
     
  • Youth meeting was held at 6:00 with Pastor Wright, Sister Namoi Seals, and Minister Brian Reed, we had about 17 youth in attendance. Minister Reed taught the lesson on the subject being a "Beacon" for Christ. Minister Reed said every youth should strive to live as a witness for Christ, shining a light.
     
  • Our Tab Tot had rehearsal at 6:00 for practice for the upcoming Christmas play to be held at Carver Elementary School Gym at 7:00 p.m. Adults in charge Debra Ratcliff, and Brenda Sims.
     
  •  Youth Department also had rehearsal for the upcoming ChristmasSkit with Sister Anita Thomas in charge.
  • December 11, 2000

  • Our men met faithfully this morning at 7:00 a.m for prayer. . In attendance were: Brother Abe Pierce, Brother William Smith, Chief Jimmy Bryant, and Brother John Hall.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2000

     
  • Pastor Wright, brought the sermon from the topic, � From What Matter of Child Is This?� very encouraging message.
     
  • Our Boy Scouts / Explorers fellowshipped with us during our morning worship We had about 54 youth men and 4 explorers. We all fellowshipped at Piccadilly and later returned to the Church for the Court of Honor and a reception afterward. Jared Mayo and Marcus Allen were presented as Eagle Scouts.
  • December 9, 2000

  • Our Girl Scouts had a fun activity schedule from 1:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. at the Pinewood Camp in Sterlington, La. In attendance were: Skyler Martin, Jasmine Hall, Jasmine Williams, Amber Williams, and Catherine Jackson. The adult in charge was Sister Zaikayia Kyles. They learned how to make candle scented pine cones, and they also learned about spiders, snakes and different safety points were brought out.
     
  • Those participating in the Homeless shelter ministry today were: Harolyn Hall, Mildred James Brenda Kyles, Brandy Henderson, Jackie Johnson  and Casear Clark, on the menu were: red beans and rice with sausage, cornbread, salad, cakes, and sodas.
  • December 8, 2000

  • The Puppet Ministry practice at 6:00 P.M. for a performance at Mt. Calvary in West Monroe.
     
  • The Sr. Usher board had a meeting at 6:00 P.M. with Sister Mary Taylor in charge.
  • December 7, 2000

  • Sister Catherine Jackson was released from St. Francis Hospital today. She is recovering.
  • December 6, 2000

  • Sister Catherine Jackson is in St. Francis Hospital in room # 215.
     
  • Bible Study was taught by Minister William Smith from the topic�Obeying God's Call�. In attendance were: Jonathan Smith, William B. Smith, Bobbie Smith, Shelby Smith, Fred Mitchell, Casear Clark, Lanore Williams, Brenda Sims, and Robert Tanzy Sr.
     
  • The Puppet Ministry practiced for a performance schedule for Dec 9, 2000 at Mt Calvary Baptist Church in West Monroe. In attendance were: Tony Hicks, Quinton Snowden, Reggie Robinson, Robert Tanzy Jr., Katrina Patterson, Maurice Mitchell, and  Shalivikka Christopher.  Sister Nanette Brothers, and Brother Floyd Brothers were  in charge.
     
  • Mid-Week Service was held at 7:00 P.M. with Minister Jacques Hall in charge. She taught form the topic �Trust In God� it came from Proverb 3 v 5-6. In attendance were: Fred Mitchell, Floyd Brothers, Robert Tanzy Sr., Robert Tanzy Jr., D.J. Amelin, Lanore Williams, Maurice Mitchell, Bennie Hall, Maria Hall, and Christina Hall. Pastor Wright is in Nashville, TNN this week.
  • December 5, 2000

  • Minister Robert Tanzy Sr., and Pastor Douzart  along with other Youth leaders met at 6:30 P.M. to discuss preparation for the upcoming Youth Encampment release of the Christmas CD the recording will take place at the Monroe Civic Center.
  • December 4, 2000

  • Cold, rain, sleet, or shine our men meet for prayer  at 7:00A.M. before they start there week. Today was not exception.
     
  • Pastor and Mrs. Wright went to Nashville,  Tennessee to give a brief introduction  in Nashville about our Youth Encampment program. There will return Friday afternoon.
  • Sunday, December 3, 2000

  • Pastor Wright brought the sermon from the topic � Big Ships Need Heavy Anchors�. A very inspirational message. We had one person to unite with us Sister Deanne Scott.
  • Saturday, December  2, 2000

  • The Iron Works Ministry prepared the meal at the shelter today, on the menu were: spaghetti's, rolls, string beans, cakes, and sodas. In attendance were: John and Harolyn Hall, William Smith, Jonathan Smith, William B. Smith, Robert Tanzy Sr., and Jackie Johnson.
     
  • The Boy Scouts had its �Board of Review� today. Each scout was tested for knowledge of scouting skills they learned since July. They were also asked about their conduct at home, school and in the troop. Former Eagle Scout Derrick Addison, and Robert Tanzy Sr., where in charge.
  • November 29, 2000

  • Our Bible study class was taught by Sister JoElla Williams, from the topic �When Compromise Ruins� In attendance were: Natalie Williams, Melanie Williams, James Ratcliff Sr., Caesar Clark, Pamela Tanzy, Robert Tanzy, Sr., Robert Tanzy Jr., Harolyn Hall, Jessica Hall, Jasmine Hall, John Hall Jr., Jackie Johnson, and Chris Wade. Pray was offered for the Jackson/Walker family, Deacon Clark sister Lorean  Haney, co workers  of Sister Harolyn Hall, and Sister Jackie Johnson, and a  friend of Sister Natalie Williams
     
  • The Puppet Ministry also practice at 6:00 P.M. With Jeanette Mitchell, Floyd Brothers, and Nanette Brothers in charge.
  • November 27,2000

  • Sister Catherine Jackson was released from the hospital. Funeral servicest for her sister will be held Friday, December 1, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. at  Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Sterlington, La.
  • November 25, 2000

  • About 55 of our youth participated in the The Bayou Classic weekend at the Superdome in New Orleans. Southern University won again.
  • November 24,2000

  • Our Boy Scout troop along with Pastor Wright, Joslyn Wright, Fred Mitchell, Robert Tanzy Sr.,  Derrick Perkins, Carl King, Wygenia Sims, and Lanore Williams left at 10;30 for New Orleans for the Bayou Classic.
  • Sister Catherine Jackson lost her sister Elizabeth Louise Walker. Please keep the family in pray.
     
  • Sister Catherine Jackson was hospitalized about two hours after the death of her sister is at North Monroe Hospital.
  • November 23, 2000

  • Our Annual Thanksgiving service was held at 10:00 we had beautiful service and a great attendance of people came out to hear the message brought by Pastor James Earl Jackson from the topic �What's Love Got To Do With It?� a very inspirational message.
     
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church was on for desserts at The Homeless Helper Shelter. Pastor Wright, Jackie Johnson, Ms. Bette, and Lanore Williams shared a part of the holiday with our sisters and brothers in Christ. We fellowship with 32 of our friends. On the menu were: Turkey, dressing, giblet gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, cakes, pies, banana pudding, and tea.
  • November 22, 2000

  • The Pastor along with the adult chaperones and  with 55 boys returned at 11:45 A.M. to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with they families and friends.
     
  • The Girl Scouts along with Sister Harolyn Hall in charge spent a fun full afternoon at Ce-Ce Pizzas.
     
  • Funeral services for Sister Ora Conley were held at 1:00 P.M. November 21, 2000
  • Thursday, November 16, 2000

  • Tonight brother William Smith spoke in our 2nd night of preaching service. His topic was, "Lost in Space." He said we need to have a life that is in balance to be good stewards for God. Sister Kyles led the song service. The adult choir was scheduled to sing but did not.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2000

  • Brother William Smith spoke on the first night of preaching services. His topic was "Bread Pudding." He spoke about the ingredients needed to make ourselves better life managers. After the service, he served everyone home made bread pudding in two big pans.
  • November 14, 2000

  • Youth leaders from various Churches met at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Douzart in charge. They discussed housing preparation  for
     
  •  guests that will be coming into Monroe for the Youth Encampment Musical at the Monroe Civic Center on December 16.
  • November 13, 2000

  • Our men still met faithfully at 7:00 A.M. at the Church for a brief moment of praying to make it through the day.
     
  • Tabernacle professional business men and women gathered at 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.  to share information about their businesses. In attendance were: Kap's  Kandy (Katrina A. Patterson), Mitchell & Son Lawn Service,( Fred & Jeanette  Mitchell), Hair Stylist, and Braids (Sera Jones, Beverly James), Auto Technician (David Brownfield), Auto Technician (Floyd Brothers), Mary Kay Cosmetics, (Carolyn P. Taylor), Wright's Publishing (Roosevelt & Joslyn Wright), Tutoring, (Latasha Zimmerman), Pre-Paid Legal (Brian Reed), Ebony &  Ivory Catering (Anita Thomas / Mildred James), Wonderland Day Care Center (William & Ruthie Riley), Cards for all Occassions( Joynese Gill),   Let's  Celebrate (Brenda Kyles, ZakiyaKyles, and Thelma Glaze).Caf� Roma catered  the food for us.  Owned and operated by Octavis and Christie Poe.
  • Sunday, November 12, 2000

  • Pastor Wright brought the sermon from the topic "God's Debt Payment Plan." It was a very beautiful message.
     
  • We completed our second session of our  Christian Education Classes tonight.  We  will resume next month.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2000

  • Participating in our Homeless ministry today were:: Michelle Williams, Willie B. McGinnis, Sadie Cornelius, Angelica Williams, Marvita James, and
    Casear Clark. On the menu where: hot dogs, snack cakes, potato chips, and  sodas.
     
  • Our Boy Scouts/ Youth/ Explores met at 8:00 A.M. at the church to go out and  collect canned food items in "Scouting for Food".program. About 60 scouts and 20 parents participated in the effort that covered nearly all of the South Side of Monroe. Over, 7,400 food items were collected.
     
  • After collecting the bags our Explores/ Scouts/ Youths returned to the church for a physical examination required to participate in their upcoming winter camp. The physical examination was given by Dr. Ralph Armstrong and Dr. Claude Minor.
     
  • Funeral Service for Brother Jafus Poe was held at 1:00 with Pastor Wright officiating.. Brother Poe was remembered by his family members, a long lost son Anthony, his wife and his sons.
     
  • Our Youth Department and Tab-Tots held its annual Youth Musical at 7:00 P.M.  with Roosevelt Wright III, Brain Reed, Debra Ratcliff, Brian Coleman, Ahmad
     
  • Smith, and Dr. Claude Minor directing the music. We had about 47 people singing praises unto the Lord. The choir marched in their robes, but took them off to reveal orange and purple tee-shirts. The Tab-Tots sang beautifully too. They were directed by Mrs. Ratcliff and Brian Coleman.
  • Friday, November 10, 2000

  • The Youth rehearsed tonight for  the upcoming musical. There was a sense of excitement.
     
  • The Adult Senior Usher Board had Usher Board meeting at 6:00 P.M. Sister Mary Taylor, President was in charge.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2000

  • Our third day of blaze was held at noon today. Minster Robert Tanzy briefly brought the noon day thought from Luke 18 v 18-23  from th topic, "What Laketh Thou". A lunch was served to those in attendance, including hot soup.
     
  • Funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M..for Sister Viola Hil. Pastor Wright delivered the eulogyl from the topic, "The Hills, from whence cometh my help.". There were expressions from Abe Pierce. Doris Welch was the mistress of ceremonies.
     
  • The Youth Department had rehearsal @6:00 P.M.for the upcoming musical  schedule for November 11, 2000
     
  • The Youth Department had a pizza party at Ce-Ce Pizza at 6:15 P.M. The youth enjoyed themselves to the Wednesday night treat courtesy of Pastor Wright. There were  21 youth in attendance..
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2000

  • Our second day ablaze was led by Minister Brian Red who talked briefly about Talent as a  gift.  He spoke from Matthew 25 v 14-26 he brought out some good points. In  attendance were 25 people. Minister Robert Tanzy read the scripture and  prayed. And Judge Larry Jefferson played  the organ. Our sack lunches were prepared by Sadie Cornelius, Doris Welch, and Dorothy Lyons.
  • Monday, November 6, 2000

  • Our "Five Days aBlaze" started at 12:00 A.M.  Pastor Wright talked briefly  from the topic "Time Management" Letting us know our time belongs to God.
     
  • Coming from Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1-9. We had about 25 people in attendance. And a nice sack lunch was prepared by Sister Sadie Cornelius and Sister  Doris Welch. And Sister Shirley Sapp played the piano
     
  • Funeral service for Sister Octavia Banks, a family member of   Sister Beverly Millikins and Brother Roderick Banks was held at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Several Tabernacle members were in attendance. Sister Banks was 90 years old.
     
  • The Youth Choir had rehearsal at 6:00 P.M. with Minister Brian Reed, and Brian Coleman in charge. Our Tab-Tots had rehearsal at 6:35 P.M. with Sister Debra Ratcliff and Brian  Coleman in charge
  • Sunday, November 5, 2000

  • Pastor Roosevelt Wright brought the sermon from the topic "It's Hard To Sing  The Melody If Your Life Is Out Of Tune". Our Adult Choir celebrated 24 year of  "Worship In Song". A very  powerful message brought by the Holy Spirit through Pastor Wright.
     
  • Our Christian Education Class resumed with Pastor Wright teaching "Baptist Doctrine" and Minister Robert Tanzy teaching "How The Bible Came To Be".  In attendance were : James Ratcliff, Debra Ratcliff, Ruby Brown, Ceasar Clark, Sandra Franks, Michelle Williams, Jere Williams, Nikki Broadnax, Shavlair Christopher, Shreddraka Christopher, Virdell Christopher, Tony Hicks,  Quniton Snowden, Markcus Allen, Jasmine Williams, Amber Williams, Maurice Williams, Pamela Tanzy, Robert Tanzy Jr., James Ratcliff Jr., Donecia  Ratcliff, Camellia Bryant, Monique Reese, and Lanore Williams.
     
  • Sister Carolyn Taylor's father Brother Jafus Poe died today. Funeral services are incomplete.
     
  • The Youth Choir rehearsed immediately after morning service for the upcoming musical. Minister Brain Reed in charge.
  • Saturday, November 4, 2000

  • Youth, Scouts & Explores distribute bags for the annual scouting for food  can drive today. Each patrol was assigned a neighborhood to distribute bags today, with the help of the patrol patents. In attendance were about 40 boys. Adults in charge were Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Fred Mitchell, Robert Tanzy, Sr., Joslyn Wright, Jackie Johnson, Pamela Tanzy, Lanore Williams,  Phyliss Banks,  Mr. Wilhite, and Olga and Earnest Potter. We delivered despite the rain.
     
  • The Homeless Ministry ministered to our sisters and brothers despite the  rain. In attendance were: Willie B. McGinnis, Michelle Williams, Geneva  Zimmerman, and Caesar Clark. On the menu were sandwiches, chips, snack cakes, and sodas.
  • October 15, 2000

  • The church celebrated the 105th anniversary today. There were many visitors and friends on hand. Pastor Wright preached, "From Whence Cometh Thou, and Wither doest thou go?" There were two new members added to the congregation today.
     
  • There was a special song, "He looked beyond my faults" that was offered by Tameka "Big Baby"  Goodman, from Shreveport. She stirred our spirits.
     
  • Prayer was offered for Brother Ceasar Clark today, he took sick early this morning. Deacon Frank Allen is also hospitalized.
  • October 14, 2000

  •  About 60 members of the church boy scout troop met today. They were taught how to understand the stock market and invest their money.
     
  • The church Homeless Ministry served food to the homeless today. Sandwiches and hygiene packs are distributed on a regular basis.
  • October 9, 2000

  • The men met at the church today for the regular Monday mornning prayer session.
     
  • Funeral service for Sister Julia Clay, the mother of Deacon James Ratcliff was held today in Dallas Texas at the Greater Providence Baptist Church. She was praised as a nobel woman whose life contribution included in offsprint that included several deacons and a least one minister. Several members journed to Dallas, representing our membership, to support the Ratcliff family, including: Pastor and Sister Wright, Deacon and Mrs. Fred Mitchell, Nannette Brothers, Bobbie Smith, and Kita Wright. A card from Sandra Frank was read along with a beautiful card from the church.
     
  • The Church puppet team performed tonight for the Berg Jones Lane PTA. Assisting the team were: Mrs. Naomi Seals and  Ruby Brown.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2000

  • Pastor Wright preached today from the subject, "Ooops I did it again."  A special guest, Mr. Williams, attended our service today. He was a friend of the Jerridine Woods family.
     
  • A special salute was given to the members of the church Television ministry team upon the 7th anniversary of the Television ministry. Those saluted were Edward Bosworth, director; Katrina Patterson, video editor, and camermen, Marcus Allen, William Smith, Johnathan Smith, and Micheal Powell. A love offering was received for the group.
     
  • Leadership training classes were held tonight. There were 29 students enrolled in the three classes which ended tonight.
     
  • Saturday, October 7, 2000

  • There were 65 members of the church Boy Scout troop present today. This was the first day of the month long "Personal Management focus." The boys were carried to County Market where they filled shopping lists as an exercise to learn the value of a dollar. Among the adults helping were: Mr. Prince Sparks, Jr., Robert Tanzy, Sr., Lanore Williams, Mrs. Bradford, Carolyn Handy, Jacqueline Johnson, Fred Mitchell and Pastor Wright.
     
  • Food was prepared for distribution today by our homeless ministry volunteers. Helping today were Venessa Evans and her daugher Santressa, Lanore Williams, Ceasar Clark, Mildred James, Beverly James and others.
     
  • The church girl scouts met this morning. They had a fun experience.
     
  • Mrs. Sherri Martin Wheatley left for Chicago today. Her mother had a heart attack and she rushed to be with her.
     
  • The puppet team practiced today. Participating in the rehearsal were: Tony Hicks, Quinton Snowden, Katrina Patterson, and Marcus Allen.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2000

  • The church puppet team practiced tonight. They have a show Monday at the Bert Jones Lane School for the school's PTA.
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2000

  • The Anniversary Committee met today finalized the  schedule for the upcoming Church Anniversary schedule for the third Sunday in October.. In attendance were: Doris Welch, Jeirrdene H. Woods, Sadie Cornelius, Lanore Williams, and Barbara Reed. There was plenty of excitement as the plans were drafted  for the 105th anniversary of the church.
     
  • Bible Study was taught by Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Jr.,from the topic� the Challenge of Choosing�. In attendance were: Pamela Tanzy, Robert Tanzy Sr., Robert Tanzy Jr.,Brenda Ford, Barbara Reed, Lanore Williams, Bobbie Smith, Shelby Smith, Janie reed, Floyd Brothers, William Broadway Smith, Jonathan Smith, James Ratcliff, Harolyn Hall, DeShantra Reed, and Briannica Reed.
     
  • Minister Jacques Hall brought the Mid-Week service message from the topic� Are You Walking In The Light?�. It was a very inspirational message.
  • Monday, October 02, 2000

  • The Fall Festival committee met at 6:00 P.M. to discuss plans and activities for our festival scheduled for October 31, 2000 . Sister Jackie Johnson chairperson. In attendance were: Vanessa Evans, Debra Ratcliff, Naomi Seals, Lanore Williams, and Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Jr.,.Sister Johnson assigned various tasks to the chairpersons. About 1500 people are expected to participate in this year's festival because it will be located under a tent between Marbles Recreation Center and Miller Funeral Home.
     
  • The men met this morning to offer prayer for their families and the church.
  • Sunday, October 01, 2000

  • Pastor Wright brought the sermon from the topic �Recalling Defects� and very inspirational message. We had three persons to unite with us Sister Cassandra Austin, and her daughters Amanda and Alexa Austin.
  • Saturday, September 30, 2000

  • There was a fire that caused extensive damage to the shelter.  Despite the damages at the shelter. Shari Martin Wheately, and Cesar Clark, ministered to our brothers, and sisters in Christ. On the menu was: sandwiches, snack cakes, and sodas.
     
  • Pastor Wright, and The First Lady along with our Boy Scouts, The Circle of the Chosen, and Tab-Tots, with 10 adult chaperons had a fun filled day at the fair. The children really enjoyed themselves. There were about 70 youth participating. There was free admission and Pastor Wright provided surprise free tickets for rides.
     
  • Brother and Sister Fred Mitchell had to travel to Detroit for a funeral. Sister Mitchell's aunt died. Several members of the family traveled as well. We prayed for their safe return.
     
  • Brother and Sister Bennie Hall had death in the family. Brother Bennie Hall's uncle died. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Arkansas .
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2000

  • The Angels of Peace girl's ministry held a meeting at 5:30P.M. today to discuss upcoming events, Dr. LaVargne Gunn-Ford chairperson. In attendance were: Lanore Williams, Sadie Cornelius, Doris Welch, Shari Martin Wheatley, Skyler Martin, JoElla Williams, and Dorothy Pierce.
     
  • Bible Study was taught by Minister William Smith from the topic: "The Challenge of Change� In attendance were:Bobbie Smith, Shari Martin Wheatley, Skyler Martin, JoElla Williams, Ceasar Clark, Nanette Brothers, Jackie Johnson, Maurice Mitchell, Chris Wade, Jonathan Smith, Brenda Sims, Brenda Ford, Floyd Brothers, Lanore Williams, Fred Mitchell, Robert Tanzy, Sr., Pamela Tanzy, Robert Tanzy, Jr., Shelby Smith, William Broadway Smith, Debra Ratcliff, James Ratcliff, and Vanessa Evans.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2000

  • Pastor Wright and Deacon Abe Pierce traveled to Boston Mass. today. to attend a banquet at Harvard University saluting Mrs; Linda Noe Laine for establishing the James A. Noe, Endowed professorship for the study of Chinese affairs at Harvard. The Pastor and Deacon Pierce were special guests of Mrs. Laine, which also included the Ambassador of China and many Harvard University dignataries. She recognized Pastor Wright and Deacon Clark by name for their association with her childhood church, the New Tabernacle Baptist Church.
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