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MARCH 2014

In This Issue

Pastor’s Greetings Peace and multiplied blessings to you all! How excellent is the Name of the Lord and how marvelous are His deeds! Since we’ve crossed over into this new year WITH manifested promises kept, some yet awaiting the ‘set’ time, and still the unction of greater things ahead, we have boldly come into this YEAR OF EXPANSION! The body of Christ is poised to carry the mandate of kingdom increase forward. We are ONE body of Christ in God. We are conquerors, overcomers, and victors who take nations for the glory of God. By its definition, EXPANSION means growth, development, enlargement and increase. The number fourteen has spiritual significance in that it is a multiple of seven (7) which is the number of spiritual perfection. The number fourteen is double the ‘number of perfection’ which implies a double measure of spiritual perfection…EXPECT EXPANSION PERSONIFIED!! If you are connected to this great Cathedral, you’re included! If you are hungry for the things of God, you will be rewarded! COH is 11 years old and the ministry is a ‘tweenager’! The spiritual significance of the number eleven (11) creates urgency for COH sons and daughters to follow the spiritual leadership of Bishop Hudson as never before. The number 11, throughout scripture, represented the irresponsibility of breaking the Law, which in turn would bring disorder and judgment. Continue page 2….

Pastors Greeting 2014 The Year of Expansion Media Ministry Faith Confession for Expansion Prayer Directives Youth Ministry Esther’s Daughter Community Affairs Upcoming Events

2014…The Year of Expansion “And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5 Yes, the Lord will do wonders among us this year…2014. Just as Joshua instructed the people of Israel for the crossing over the Jordan, so it is with Cathedral of Hope through the leadership of Bishop Winston G and CoPastor EK Hudson. Through their seeking heart and attentive ear to hear from God, it has been declared in their spirit that 2014 is The Year of Expansion. What does this mean for you, all who are under their leadership? Simply put…Expect More! It’s time for Enlargement, for Stretching, and for Growth in all areas of our life. We must position ourselves for Kingdom expansion. God told the children of Israel that he has set before them life and death, and told them to choose life. In Isaiah 54 God announced the expansion of His kingdom to the

Gentiles (us). Through Jesus, he later told us that He came that we may have life, and have it abundantly. There must be expansion for us to obtain life more abundantly. We must increase time spent with God in study and in prayer. The more we learn of Him and obey Him, the more we will expand in our homes, our jobs, and our neighborhoods. We must do things different this year in order for expansion to take place: •This year, our trust, faith and love of God must come up higher to experience the manifest power of our Lord. •We must be doers of the word and not just hearers only, deceiving our own selves. •We must launch out into the deep…move out of our comfort zones. •Exercise wisdom through obedience As we embark on 2014, let each of us take an active role in this ‘Year of Expansion’.

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continue … Pastor’s Greetings In this pivotal year of COH ministry which the Lord birthed, we declare order, agreement and harmony for this house which is a breeding ground for EXPANSION. Come along with us as we expand in to greater heights, depths, dimensions, and destiny moments as this year unfolds! May God’s richest and best blessings be yours! Bishop Winston G & CoPastor EK Hudson

2014 Confessions for Expansion In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. God is the Author and Finisher of Cathedral of Hope. We declare this is the year of EXPANSION, according to His Word. According to Psalms 18:36, God has enlarged my steps under me that my feet [do] not slip. According to Deuteronomy 19:8, 9, if the Lord [my] God enlarges [my] coast, and gives [me] all the land which He promised to give [my] fathers; I will keep His Words to love Him, and walk ever in his ways. We agree with the patriarch, Hannah, who prayed, and said, “My heart rejoices in the Lord, my horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in the salvation of the Lord”. According to I CHRONICLES 4:10, we call on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou would bless [me] indeed, and enlarge [my] coast, and be with [me]. Keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God, we trust you will grant us what we have requested. This is the Word of the Lord. I have what it says I have, I can do what it says I can do. I can be precisely what it says I can be.

Media Ministry…Come Forth! For years, it's been Cathedral of Hope Ministry's desire to launch out into the depths of technology to reach perishing family and friends, men and women, boys and girls and compel them to come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 2013, the year of promise, brought to fruition that desire as Cathedral of Hope introduced its Media Ministry. Cathedral of Hope Ministry is now utilizing social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to reach the lost and amplify the message of hope and empowerment. The Media Ministry at Cathedral of Hope is dedicated to producing the highest quality video, audio, internet, social media and printed materials, possible. We will ensure that the gospel of Christ taught at Cathedral of Hope is accurately represented in multimedia and print while reflecting the spirit of excellence. The Media Ministry records all services, bible studies, special events, conferences and seminars sponsored by Cathedral of Hope Ministries. The Media team also stays current with the latest social media trends; thus, supporting the global effort to win the lost and disciple the people of God. We are currently looking for a dedicated individual to take the lead on photography. Media Team Minister Anthony Bell – Media Lead (Web, Print, Marketing) Brother Cleveland – Technical Lead, Logistics, Software, Hardware, IT Systems Sister Nadirah – Journalism, Social Media Lead, COH News Cast Minister Stacey Edens – Social Media, Photography Brother Charles McCray Jr. – Audio, Technical Brother Avery McCray – Logistics, Technical Special Thanks to: Sister Marilyn McNair Sister Kira McCray Youth Pastor Latoya Bell Sister Sinell Patterson Minister Derrick Blatche

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COH Ministry News Prayer Directives 2014

Youth Ministry

Under the able leadership of Youth Pastors and Youth Ministers, the youth ministry at Cathedral of Hope has positioned itself to carry the ministry forward for generations to come. As God promised to Abraham, that his children and his children's children would be blessed, we as leaders of this house commit to generational visioning. As part of the perpetuity initiatives of COH, the youth ministry leadership has an active role in ensuring that COH young people continue the Ministry of Hope and Empowerment. Using the gifts, talents, and resources already found within the house, we will fortify our future by our investment actions and strategies of time and treasure into our young people to ensure their destinies are protected for the KINGDOM mandates upon their lives. We are intensifying our protective shields∼∼both spiritually and naturally∼∼to protect the investment of their ‘youthfulness’ for the sake of the call. We put every devil in hell on notice that the will of God SHALL come forth and our young people will take center stage in furthering the mission of Cathedral of Hope. YOUTH STAFF: Latoya Bell ∼∼ Spiritual Life Deborah Gamble ∼∼ Youth

Ashaki Hayes ∼∼ Education & Activities Stephon Huff ∼∼ Teen

E x pa ns i o n Me n t al i t y t o be c o me, t o ex ec ut e, t o i m pa ct ( N u mb e r s 1 3: 30; 1 K i n g s 3 : 1 - 1 5; J ud g es 1 6: 2 93 0; H eb r e w s 1 1: 1 1) . Recompense and Recovery for the righteous (2 Samuel 22:21, 25; Psalms 18:20; 1 Samuel 30:18). Reward to Covenant Keepers who have honored their covenant with Christ. Creation of Covenant Keepers to become committed, dedicated, faithful, and relentless in their service for Christ. (2 Chronicles 15:7; Isaiah 26:3; Proverbs 11:13; Matthew 6:4; Hebrew 11:6). Divine Understanding (1) of the times, (2) to know and believe God’s Word, (3) to memorize and retain God’s Word, (4) hearts to live out God’s Word and (5) Courage to profess God’s Word (Proverbs 4:5-7; Psalms 30:4; Luke 1:54; Hebrews 10:32-35).

Esther Daughters ∼ Purity before Passion The Purity before Passion training was placed in the heart of the coordinator back in 2002, after giving birth to her own daughters. It has been Minister Gamble’s dream to mentor young girls as well as young ladies. Raising young girls in a society that is becoming increasingly sexualized is no easy task, but it is also one that must not be ignored. One need not look much farther than the staggering statistics to see that the issue of sexual integrity for teenagers is of utmost importance. Teaching our girls how Esther remained a virgin and had the opportunity to become queen, adorned herself with oils and fine linen, is the basic theme of this program. We want our young girls and young ladies to know, they can stay pure before the Lord. Register your daughters today for this life changing program that will assist in their development.


Genuine Attraction to and Deliberate Choice to Be The Light (Isaiah 2:5; Ephesians 5:8; 1 John 1:7). Effective Administration of the ministry mandate for increase in spreading the knowledge of Jesus Christ (Habakkuk 2:14 Amp.). Strength To Stand against opposition and moral decay in the earth. (Ester 6:1-9; Ephesians 6:10). COH to Flourish as a Joseph Storehouse in these last days (Genesis 42; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 25). Apostolic Strategy for heavenly solutions in resolving earthly challenges (in families, in communities, in churches, in government). (Genesis 26; Nehemiah 4; Luke 5:1-10) A Redeeming of Time to COH, and those connected, for things lost and misplaced. (Exodus 22:12; Joel 2:25).


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Community Affairs Cathedral of Hope is committed to serving its community through maintaining special partnerships with other community groups and partners. We foster new partnerships with entities beyond religious circles and expand on existing programs to impact the community through empowerment activities such as, Empowerment Panels, School Visitations, and neighborhood impact. JOIN US and become enlightened about issues facing our city, region, and national community!

Financial Aid and College Planning Service Want to go back to school, but are worried about how you can afford it? The Community Affairs Ministry has made arrangements for those interested to receive individualized Financial Aid and College Planning Service assistance during the month of January and February. You will meet with a knowledgeable advisor to discuss flexible financing options for covering the cost associated with attending college. You are encouraged to make an appointment for a one hour session today! This fee-based service is $25 for 1 hour. You will be provided expert, personalized advice to make preparing your journey to college as smooth as possible. Proceeds will go to COH Empowerment Center. Please email thenavigator1965@gmail to make an appointment and confirm your participation.

Young Lions Mentoring Program

The Young Lions recently reactivated with a commitment to meet regularly with sessions including tutoring and personal development lessons with an emphasis on cultural awareness and manhood. Participants’ grades are monitored closely and consistently. Moreover, visits to the participants’ schools are routine aspects of program (with parental consent) for academic support and behavioral intervention where necessary. At least one prominent social activity is hosted per month (visits to professional sport games, visits to historic libraries, visits to area universities, etc.) Community Service Activities are incorporated per month (washing church van, community clean-up activities, etc.). The impact that the Young Lions program has made in the south Florida community is phenomenal. It has notably impacted the lives of the youth, their families and subsequently their communities. The new cohort is energized, focused and ready to expand their horizons with the support of the men of Cathedral of Hope and community partners! We welcome boys to young men, ages 6 through 18. We welcome interested men to serve as mentors. For more information, please contact Elder Michael Wilson,


COH Ministry News If you’re looking to get involved with community outreach see Minister Stacey Edens for more information.

Weekly Gathering Sunday: •

March & April Events

10:00AMIntercessory Prayer

• 10:30AMMajestic Worship

Tuesday: • Youth Praise After Dark, March 21st • SUPER SEED SUNDAY, MARCH 23th! What is Super Seed? It’s an opportunity for COH members and friends to sow into their destiny by investing in the kingdom mandate upon Cathedral of Hope. Super Seed giving is not emotional giving; rather it is purposeful giving by the liberal heart that will receive bountifully. It positions the participant to prove God and see if He will be true to His PROMISE in the Word according to Luke 6:38; give and it will be given to you; pressed down, shaken together, running over. Prepare NOW for the blessing!

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Thursday: • •

• Empowerment Panel: Grave Matters, March 29th Discussion of estates, wills and post-life planning

• Sophisticated Singles Event, Evening of March 30th • Ladies Night Out, April 4th, 7pm

• Family & Friends Week, April 18th -20th Celebrate this High Holy Weekend including Good Friday Service, Family/Friends Picnic, Sunrise Service & Majestic Worship, An Easter Production & More!

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Fasting until 6:00PM Prayer Line at Noon712-432-0360 Code 532400

Saturday: • 3:30PM Worship Arts

• Worship Arts Workshop, April 12th, 9am-4pm Calling all musicians, singers, and dancers!

Fasting until Noon 7:00PM-Family Gathering (Bible Study)

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Members Class (3 r d Sunday) • 10:00AM Assisted Living Mission Visit (2 n d & 4 t h Saturday) • 8:30am Discipleship Training (4 t h Sunday)

COH Newsletter March 2014  

March 2014 Newsletter

COH Newsletter March 2014  

March 2014 Newsletter