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Thank You for taking the time to read ‘Notes from Union Hope’ this past year. I pray that the Sunday lesson and Sermon messages was inspirational and uplifting to you and well as it Eld. Lloyd was to us. I thoroughly T. Morgan enjoyed sharing with you what God has given to us. My prayer is that this New Year issues will continue to touch your hearts and minds to get closer to God. Our last Sunday school lesson for this year was “John the Baptist Proclaims God’s Message-Luke 3:17-18. John the Baptist was doing the work God had assigned him even before his birth, preparing Israel for the coming The Fifth Annual Christmas Breakfast of the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association was well attended by the Class of 1949. Standing: L of the Messiah. “Get Ready,” he said, as to R Delores (Lynn) Staton, Dora Belle (Freeman); Mack Jo Ollie Williams; Clarence Clay; Minnie B. (Parker) Beale, Marquis (Shine) Buote’; he walked along the Jordan River. As he James Fields; John Alfred James; Emma Ruth (Kimble) Turner; Betty Jo (Lindsay) Lewis; Jack Price; William Polk. Sitting: L to R, Myrtle preached, his strong message was for (Alexander) Floyd; Kathryn M. (Mathis) Williams; Erma J. (Bolden) Simmons; Elsie L. (Henderson) Wyatt; Bobbie J. Warrior; Mattie Clay.

everyone to recognize their sins and repent. If we ask Jesus to forgive us for our sins, he does. But we have to remember, God wants a changed heart, a repentant heart, a changed person. He doesn’t want a heart that says “I want sin anymore”, he wants a heart that says “I don’t want to sin anymore. Our Beloved Pastor, Elder L.T. Morgan divine Sermon message was “Is it Biblical-or just your hang-up! Spoken from Roman 14:14. If you stop and think a minute, I bet you realize most of our differences are really personal hang ups we have within ourselves. They don’t have any biblical basis at all. We are not perfect! We as Christians should be able to agree and disagree without falling out with each other because we are all different. God made us all in his own image, so no two people are alike. and when we act like this we are offending God. Blessings and Happy New Year!

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What a year. Can we exhale yet? The year in Review. By Robert Blair

Even with the demise of Wall Street (and our 401ks), the thing people will remember most about 2008 was the American presidential election. They'll remember that a self-described "skinny kid with a funny name," with a white mom from Kansas and a black dad from Kenya, made history. However, there were some other notable headlines worth revisiting before ushering in the New Year. January: The 13-3 Cowboys became the first No. 1 seed in the current playoff format to lose in the divisional round. New York 21, Dallas 17. Those teams are now 17-1. Former U.S. track and field athlete Marion Jones is sentenced to 6 months in prison for lying about performance enhancing drug usage and her role in a check fraud scheme Illinois Senator Barack Obama wins the Democratic caucus in Iowa. April: Man accused of trying to cash check for $360,000,000,000. A man has been accused of attempting to pass a $360 billion check, which he claims was given to him by his girlfriend’s mother to start a record business, Fort Worth police said. Charles Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, was arrested on April 22 on an accusa-

tion of forgery, police said. July: Oil prices reach record levels pushing gasoline to $4.11 a gallon. August: U.S. Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams take Olympic Gold in China Michael Phelps wins record 8 swimming Gold medals in Bejing September: Forging ashore on Sept. 13, Ike covered the Texas coastline. Thousands of residents fled northward, but Ike followed, initially toward Dallas, then tracking over East Texas before devastating parts of the Midwest. Ike killed more than 80 in the U.S. and caused more than $27 billion in damage, much of it in southeastern Texas October: The losingest team in sports history wins World Series. A year after losing their 10,000th game, the Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series in 28 years. November: Democrat Obama wins the 2008 United States presidential election after beating Republican John McCain, becoming the first African American to be elected to the office of President of the United States. December: O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 15-33 years in prison with eligibility for parole after 9 years for kid-

napping and robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas, Nevada casino. President Elect Barack Obama selects former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk as U.S. Trade Representative. Dallas Cowboys end disappointing season without a playoff appearance.

Farewells Everyone's time comes up sooner or later, and a personality's passing prompts respect be paid to his or her legacy. Here are some notable departures in 2008 Isaac Hayes Age: 65 Isaac Hayes, the baldheaded, baritone-voiced soul crooner who laid the groundwork for disco and whose 'Theme From Shaft' won both Academy and Grammy awards, died 8/10/08 in the afternoon after he collapsed near a treadmill, authorities said. He was 65.

titles in the 1970s, died 6/6/08, following complications from back surgery. He was 58. Gene Upshaw Age: 63 Gene Upshaw, the Hall of Fame guard who during a quarter century as union head helped get NFL players free agency and the riches that came with it, died on 8/20/08 at his home near California's Lake Tahoe, of pancreatic cancer. Bernie Mac Age: 50 Bernie Mac, an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian, died suddenly 8/09/08 at age 50 of complications from pneumonia. The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. Ivan Dixon

Dwight White Age: 58 Dwight White, the Steel Curtain defensive end known as 'Mad Dog' who helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl

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FORTITUDE: * Have a positive attitude to overcome difficulties and resist impulses. * Be courageous. * Withstand difficulties. * Tolerate discomfort. * Build inner strength. * Overcome fear. Fortitude in Action: * Do homework before play. * Make your child do something for himself even if it is easier to do it for him. * As a family, complete a household task. * Work toward overcoming a fear; Remember (fear) is (false evidence appearing real.) * Practice a skill for ten minutes. FAMILY RULE: Tackle your challenges bravely

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When Louie White joined the Louie White and the late Captain Austin Police Department in 1959, Willie Ray Davis. It's called the there were only seven black offiDavis-White Park. It's the link in the cers, and none of them were Destination Park project connecting allowed to arrest white suspects. Lady Bird Lake to the East Austin He began his career at a time of area. widespread racism but persevered In 2008, the City of Austin also and was promoted to captain, later renamed the Northeast Substation leading the department's diversity at the corner of St. John and hiring initiative in the 1970s and Interstate 35, the Captain Louie helping recruit a generation of White Northeast Substation. black officers. Recently Austin Police Lt. Captain White, described as one of Monroe Yarbrough received the the most influential leaders in the Captain Louie White award. Captain Louie White city's history, died Saturday mornFriday's Memorial Service for ing at St. David's Medical Center in Captain White will be held at the Central Austin. He was 76. David Chapel Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. located He was one of the first African American at 2211 East Martin Luther King Blvd. Saturday's officers to work for Austin Police Department and Funeral Service will be held at St. James Baptist was highly influential in Austin's African American Church at 11 a.m. located at 3417 East Martin community. Captain White was with Austin Police Luther King Blvd. Services are entrusted to Department from 1959 to 1988. Phillips Upshaw & Richard Funeral Home located White's family said he was the second at 1410 E. 12Th Street in Austin, TX 78702. African American Austin police officer to become Phone Number: (512) 472-1934. a captain, ultimately achieving the rank of captain Captain Louie White is Dr. Louie White's in 1979. He encouraged his children, nieces and father. Dr. Louie White is an Instructor at Lincoln nephews to make an impact on the community, High School in Dallas, Texas, AKA Da' Wolf on too. According to Austin's NAACP President Soul 73 KKDA-AM Late Night Radio Personality Nelson Linder, Captain White was praised by and Da' Blues Late Night TV Show on UPN 21 Linder for so many things especially never miss- fame. ing a meeting until his failing health recently. A Guest Book is also available for you to In 2007, The City of Austin renamed the sign online at or in the Obituaries on www.statespark at 5909 Crystal Brook Dr. in honor of Captain

As we come to the end of another year, it becomes natural for us to reflect back on all the wonderful things the Lord has done for us in our Pastor lives, and those Clarence things we Henderson t h o u g h t weren’t so good, He worked it out for our good. Based on this train of thought, let us reflect on Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” I believe that in the year 2009 that things will be fine, if we abide in the Call and Purpose of God. Paul’s text in Romans 8 suggests that God works for you and not against you.


“ Have the World left It’s First Love?” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and PRAY, and SEEK my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chron. 7:13-14) This passage reminds me of what is happening to us right now as a nation. You do remember how rebellious Israel was at times, they would get themselves into trouble with God and they would repent and start Gene Turner back praying and God would Out of the Eyes deliver them time and time of a Layman again, because they would start back doing what they should have been doing all along. This passage reminds me of what is happening in the United States today. We are not doing what we know to do. 90 percent of all Christians are right here in America. This tells me that God’s people are not humbling themselves and are not praying to God. God says,”if my people would humble themselves and pray. He will heal the land. With this recession going on tells me that we who are the people of God are not praying enough. God saves nations because of us, the people of God. You remember when these 3 angels visited Abraham while on their way to destroy Sodom.

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Abraham interceded for Sodom because he knew that his nephew Lott was there. Abraham ask God this question” Wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked?” and God told him He would not. You see God’s people have power in this world only if they are doing fundamentals of Christianity, being humble, praying to our Creator. Let me show you how, it works if I can. You see, this country without a doubt is the leader of the entire world. Whatever happens to America happens to every other country. We are the leaders of the free world, and the free world market. God allows us to be in that position because we are supposed to be a praying country. Look what happened to the other countries around the world when the stock market fell here in the United States. The stock market in every other country around the globe fell also, Why? Because we are the leaders, the same as Israel was in the Middle East in those days, because they were God’s people. The church was coming through Israel, and that’s where we are today because of Pentecost. God said, “if my people would humble themselves, and PRAY He (God) would heal the land.” God will not only heal the land after we mess-up, but He will keep it healed all the time if we keep ourselves humble and keep praying to our God. By this recession coming upon us causes me to believe that the people of God are not praying, as we should. It seems as though disaster strikes, and that is what’s happening right now. You see, God has a way to make His people get down on their knees again. There are people praying now who have not prayed for a while, and some haven’t prayed, and some that have never prayed. I am sure there will be many people who are coming to Christ now who never

thought about it before, because they were doing well in the world. God can make people do what they ought to do. Look at our U.S. We have men killing little 3 and 4-year-old children. Men leaving their wives and children for no apparent reason, and the mother have to become mother and father. Drugs are taking place of learning, and understanding. Old women are being beaten, raped, and killed. And on and on it goes. When is it going to end? God is going to have to have to stop it himself. A friend from Houston and I was talking about this very same thing over the holidays, and he brought up this topic which gave me the thought of writing about this. If we do not get down on our knees again things are going to get worse. We are not raising our children any more; they come and go as they please, wear any clothing they want to wear and any way they want to wear them. Only in America can 3re world people come here and step in front of people (citizens) of this country. Our government is better to them than they are to the original citizens of this country. God looks at that also. There is a lot of healing needed to take place. God put humble before prayer, did you notice that? We need to get down off of our high horses and come down to the level that God wants us to be. When you are upon that high horse we seem to overlook others who need our help. God wants us to help others who need it. We are God’s stewards. Let’s act the part. Nobody is going to be able to straighten this thing out. Obama and no one else until we get back to Christian basics. Let’s get it done! Let us not forget to read our Bibles and may God bless you real good and may He ever keep you in His loving care.

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Good Intentions There is a saying which goes, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." How true this is for when we sin. It is not usually our intent to hurt and disobey God, but isn't that exactly what happens? Think about the young man sitting in prison for shooting another man. "I never intended to shoot the gun! I just wanted to scare him a little but I guess my anger got the best of me," the man states as he stares at the cold dank walls of his jail cell. Or what about this one? "I didn't intend to be unfaithful, but it just sort of happened!" replied the middle-aged woman to her marriage counselor. Or this: "I walked into the store intending to simply shop, but once I saw the diamond ring and how beautifully it sparkled, well, I figured no one would notice if I slipped it in to my pocket," stated the young woman as she tried to explain her crime of shoplifting to the police officer. Geraldine The problem with Davidsonsin is it rarely initially Hooker exposes itself for what it truly is: evil. Instead, purposeful deceit is reduced to nothing more than a "little white lie," while the sin of adultery masks itself as a night of so-called harmless fleshly pleasures, and viewing pornography is justified as "harmless" titillation. My dear friends, we need to beware of sin, and learn to quickly recognize it for what it is. It doesn't matter what our intentions are, because the true proof to our walk with God is whether we will flee from sin or walk toward it. Today, if you are someone whose intentions have been misdirected by the lure of sin which presents itself as sweet, but in reality is putrid and decaying to your soul, please know that God is merciful and forgiving to those who repent and seek His good way. "Dear God, I know I have made mistakes, some of them very serious. I also know that you came, not for the perfect, but for the imperfect. I have made some bad decisions, but now I am ready to make those right by walking away from the evil that has so bound me. I am ready to make You, not sin or my own flesh and selfish desires, Lord of my life. I ask you to forgive me, God, and wash me clean of my sins. I ask You to make me a new creation that is pleasing in your sight, and to show me how to have more strength and wisdom so that I can better recognize evil where it lurks. This I ask in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen."

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Hope For The New Year Ephesians 5:15 "Be very careful, then, how you live not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolHenry Nelson ish, but understand what the Lord's Will is." On Wednesday night at 11:59 pm, over one billion people all across the world will be watching as the "ball" drops in New York City's Times Square. That got me to wondering about the history of the New Year's Eve "ball" and what I discovered was intriguing. The 1st "time-ball" was installed on top of England's Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1833. After the success of that event, approximately 150 such time-balls were installed around the world but few survive and still work. The tradition is carried on today in places like the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, where a time-ball descends from a flagpole at noon each day and of course once a year in Times Square, where it marks the stroke of midnight. New York actually held a New Year's celebration as early as 1904, but it wasn't until 1907 that they "dropped" an iron and wood ball and adorned with a hundred 25watt light bulbs. It was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds. From that date until today, the ball has dropped every year except 1942 and 1943 during the City's WWII "dim-outs". Crowds still gathered in Times Square during those years and greeted the New Year with a moment of silence followed by chimes ringing out from One Times Square. Over the years, the "time-ball" has undergone about 4 redesigns the most recent one was created for the Millennial celebration in the year 2000 by Waterford Crystal. It's a geodesic sphere, six feet in diameter, and weighing approximately 1,070 pounds. It's covered with a total of 504 crystal triangles that vary in size. Each of those triangles has a special designation: Hope for Fellowship, Hope for Peace, Hope for Wisdom, Hope for Unity, Hope for Courage, and Hope for Healing to name a few. The Name of the ball itself is the Star of Hope. Why would they

call the New Year's ball the "Star of Hope?" It is because each New Year is a time for hope. It is a time for opportunity. It is a time for us to grasp hold of our future/ our destiny. Proverbs 24 says,"Wise man has a powerful future waiting for him because he keeps his eyes on wisdom. By contrast, the fool has his eyes on something else his eyes are on the ends of the earth." Proverbs 17:24 tells us that "We have the opportunity to "lay hold of our destiny and future" for this coming New Year. The hope for our future depends upon us. But that hope does not lie in "wishing upon a star," which is essentially what those triangles on the Star of Hope actually are all about. The "hope" for fellowship, peace, wisdom, courage and so on are not based upon promises, but upon a wish for which we would like to see take place in the next year. What's the difference between the two? And how can you avoid becoming like the wise man and get the best God wants to give us? Well, let's take a look at the fool first "The fool's eyes," says Proverbs "wander to the ends of the earth." This verse has always interested me because I can visualize this guy. Years ago, a friend told me about a woman he observed while he was picking berries in a strawberry patch. Her eyes were always wandering across the field looking for the easiest berries to find. And the fool is like that. He is always looking for the easiest berry in the patch. He's always seeking an easy way to get ahead in his life. He is the guy who invests in the future by buying lottery tickets. He cannot seem to stay married because no person is ever good enough. He cannot keep a job because no job is good enough. He cannot stay in one church because no church is good enough. There is always a rainbow waiting for them over the next hill. Their eyes wander constantly to the ends of the earth. They are constantly comparing themselves, their families, their jobs and their potential to something else or to someone else. They are never satisfied and always hoping that the next ring they grab will be the brass ring. In the end, they have done less with their lives than they could have. By contrast, the wise man has two advantages over the fool. 1st he is focused. Proverbs 17:24 says," A discerning man keeps wisdom in view." He is not running all over the place looking for an easy way to live his life. He realizes that

the only lasting success in life comes by sticking to the task at hand. You cannot make a success of life by looking for easy fixes or running pillar to post for solutions. The greatest achievements can only accomplished with consistent, focused effort. That is what the wise man does and he focuses on achieving one central objective. The wise man pursues wisdom in his life? That's right, Wisdom. Solomon who wrote Proverbs was once asked by God to name the one thing he wanted. When Solomon asked for wisdom God responded, in 1st Kings 3:11-12, "Since you have asked for wisdom and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies. I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for both the riches and honor. So that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings." Solomon learned from experience that wisdom gained him an advantage in life. It gave him an edge. And it was that advantage, that edge, that gave him his wealth and power and position. Amen! After all, what is the purpose of wealth if you don't know how to spend it? What's the value of

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Our Sunday School lesson was entitled, “John the B a p t i s t Proclaims G o d ’ s M e s s a g e ,” taken from Luke 3:7-18. The lesson’s high points were, “Our Rev. Johnny King commitment of calling people to repentance; our actions that are required by our commitment; and our action because of our commitment.” Dr. Johnny King delivered the morning message, entitled, “I’m Still Standing,” taken from II Corinthians 4:7-18. His high points were, “Our preparation for standing; our practice in perseverance; and our perfection in perseverance. Happy New Year to all our readers and supporters!

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Welcome to the first weekend of the New Year, Baby!!! Well the Cowboys season is over and ya know something, I am not in nearly as much pain as I’d be if they lost by 3 points. When the Boyz got back to Valley Ranch, Bradie Kevan James got into it with a Browning fan, who was among a group of protesters. The fan had a sign dogging the Boyz and Wade Phillips. Both were called into the Cowboy's front offices and even though the fans glasses were

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broken in the scuffle, no charges are expected to be filed. The Boyz were beaten so badly that I thought SMU suited its third team up and sent them to Philly. Bill Parcells built it! Note to Jerry Jones, Parcells is available for GM duty, as the Dolphins have been sold and he can stay for 3 years and get 12 Million or walk away and get it! The 1-15 Miami Dolphins under former Cowboys coach Tony Sparano and Parcells are in the playoffs. Is that my pressure going up? Congrat's to B a y l o r University and Chicago Bears ex Mike Singletary on Eartha Kitt being named head coach of the San Francisco 49'ers! Singletary turned the team around after the former coach Dick Nolan was axed...He did it with TOUGHNESS and DISCIPLINE, HINT, HINT! Tons of stuff to do in a big city on New years Eve...Everything


from Blackberries party at Club Karma to The "Comedy Explosion" at Fair Park to the Methodists and Baptists advertising watch night services on the radio. So choose wisely, be safe and enjoy R.I.P. Eartha Kitt...Ms. Kitt died of cancer at 81 this past week. She will forever be TV's Original "Catwoman" from Eddie Murphy Batman...Who can ever forget her classic gold digger anthem from back in the day, "Santa Baby" and when she tried to whip appeal Eddie Murphy as a senior citizen cosmetics mogul in Boomerang! It’s just a few weeks until Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the U.S. TV's gonna be all over this. Besides CNN and the local stuff, I really want to see the special inauguration coverage that BET and TV One have planned. Also, Kudo's to BET for connecting the past with the present! The children of Dr. Martin Luther King will share their thoughts on Obama for a special titled, "King to Obama: Repurposing the Dream." Get the full scoop and I love "Ballin", but not "flossin". Flossin is a mink coat, a fat chain and a Benz. Ballin is paying 50,000 dollars for your tickets and hook up at the Inauguration like music pr o d u c e r L.A. Reid did. Wonder what all he got for his cash? Magic Johnson hooked his up for 25,000, will it be half as good, LOL? H a p p y Birthday to You and Laila ALi Celebs this week: Mary Tyler Moore is 71, Donna Summer is 60, Denzel Washington is 54, Tiger Woods 35 and Laila Ali is 33. Thanks for Rollin With A Brotha in the Elite News and online at

The National Business Women Enterprise Network (NBWEN) Learning Over Lunch Series: Monthly workshop and networking event giving members and guests the opportunity to network, build relationships, present information on their business and services, and most importantly, learn different ways to improve upon and grow their business. 4th Saturdays, 11AM-1PM, ReMarkable Affairs Cafe, 2727 LBJ Freeway, Suite 140, Dallas, $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers, $5 off for early bird registration. Visit for more information. THIS IS A PREPAID EVENT so register early! "EMPOWERMENT THURSDAY'S" Every Thursday Night The Black Business Directory & Sankofa Will host "Empowerment Thursday's", 5:30pm8pm; Complimentary Buffet & Drink Specials. Sankofa 2820 Commerce St. (Deep Ellum). For more information about "Empowerment Thursday's"; Contact the Black Business Directory 214-915-9936 or email "Black Business Happy Hour" This week's "Black Business Happy Hour" featured business is Mocca Cosmetics 601-A Wynnwood Vilage Dallas, TX 75224 for more info please call 214-946-8582;; After Happy Hour, the party continues with not one, not two, but with THREE of the hottest DJs in Dallas; DJ BMW, DJ Phil, and DJ Bubbayea, and the party goes on till 2am in the morning!! To reserve a table and to get information on bottle service or if you're celebrating a special event in your life call 972-931-9111. PROCEED'S TO BENEFIT THE UNCF; www.aneveningofs- January 5 — Celine Dion Concert; 8:00 pm; American Airlines Center; Tickets: $300 each ticket. For more information call Jim Austin @ 817.829.5848 January 16 — MLK Comedy Show; 7:30 P.M.; Fort Worth Event Center; 2100 Evans Ave.; Fort Worth, TX 76104. Tickets: General Admission - $35 and Reserved Seating - $45. For more info or to purchase tickets call Diane @ 817-923-9305 January 16 — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Candle-Lighting Ceremony; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center; 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.; Dallas, Texas 75215; 7:00 PM; FREE TO THE PUBLIC. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Pastor Tyrone Gordon, Senior Pastor, St. Luke Community Methodist Church. January 17 — First Time Home Buyer Workshop ; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Builders of Hope Model Home; 5114 Chippewa Dr; Dallas, TX 75212; The workshop is free. For registration please call Willard at 214-951-9522 or 214-920-9850. Email January 20, 2009 — The day after the MLK Holiday, at The House of Blues located at 2200 North Lamar, Dallas, Texas, Radio One Inc.’s KBFB 97.9 The Beat and KSOC 94.5 K-Soul will continually applaud the political energy and activism this presidential race generated by fulfilling any and every one’s dream to formally celebrate their place of history right here at home with Dallas’ very own Inaugural Ball!

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Continued from Page 6 power if you don't know how to exercise it? What's the use of having a position of influence if you do not know how to use it? Too many people believe that if they only had power, wealth, influence, they'd be happy. And so they struggle and strain to gain those things. but they don't have the wisdom to know what they have right now. And so they are never ever satisfied with what they have. Proverbs 17:24 says, "A discerning man keeps wisdom in view." The 2nd advantage the wise man has over the fool is that he

knows where to look for wisdom. Where did Solomon get his wisdom? He asked God. Why? Because wisdom comes from God. James 1:5 says "If any of you lacks wisdom then He should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." Amen! Now there are other places to look for knowledge and information, and even for what men value as wisdom and those places may seem to have merit. For example, these are examples of men's wisdom: Look before you leap but he who hesitates

is lost. Many hands make light work but too many cooks spoil the broth. Clothes make the man, but we should not judge a book by its cover. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The wisdom of man has its weaknesses because man's wisdom is always based solely upon what mortal men and women can experience and observe. Our experiences will always be limited and our observations will only be able to see so much. But by contrast - the wisdom of God comes from way far above. There are no limits to His vision. There are no boundaries to what He can see. He knows the Beginning from the End. In Isaiah 46:10 God tells us: "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please." Amen! You show that you have the wisdom of God when you do what He asks us to do. Remember Jesus once told the parable

about how two men built their homes. Jesus ended the parable by saying in Matthew 7:26, "Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand but everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." Amen! So, here are the ways to ensure a good New Year for 2009. The first is getting to know God's Wisdom. Second, you must do God's Wisdom. Third, you must repeat it constantly. If you hold on to God and to His wisdom and His power then you will succeed in this coming year. And you will lay hold of everything God wants you to have. Granted, it may seem to be that your future may be in doubt at times, but the end result will never really be in question. Now you know why there is hope for the New Year. Happy New Year!


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WAHEED’S PICS PAST & PRESENT ON THE SCENE WITH THE ELITE NEWS Continued from Page 4 included vivid portrayals of black struggles in the American South and insurrectionist inclinations in the North, died 3/16/08 from complications of kidney disease. Sean Levert Age: 39 Sean Levert, a third of the 1980s R&B trio LeVert and son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, died 3/30/08 after falling ill while serving a jail term. He was 39. Authorities said Monday that an autopsy was inconclusive but foul play was ruled out. Buddy Miles Age: 60 Buddy Miles, a drummer who played with Jimi Hendrix and sang in the claymation commercials featuring the California Raisins in the 1980s, died 2/26/08. He was 60. Miles, who had been suffering from congestive heart failure, died in Austin, publicist Duane Lee said. Al Wilson

Age: 68 Al Wilson, the soul singer and songwriter who had a number of 1970s hits including 'Show and Tell,' died 4/21/08. Wilson died of kidney failure at Kaiser Permanente

Medical Center in Fontana, according to his son, Tony Wilson of Yucaipa. Bo Diddley

Age: 79 Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive 'shave and a haircut, two bits' rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of musicians, died 6/2/08, after months of ill health. He was 79. Percy Rodrigues Age: 89 Percy Rodrigues, an actor who broke ground when he was cast as a neurosurgeon in the series 'Peyton Place' in 1968, a time when blacks were just starting to win roles as authority figures on television, died on Sept. 6 at his home in Indio, Calif.. He was 89.The cause was kidney failure, said his wife, Karen Cook-Rodrigues. Ike Turner

Age: 76 Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died Wednesday 12/12/07, at his home in suburban San Diego. Turner died at his San Marcos

home, Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's career, told The Associated Press. Eartha Kitt, Age 81 the self-proclaimed "sex kitten" whose sultry voice and catlike purr attracted fans even as she neared 80, has died. The singer, dancer and actress was 81. Dubbed the "most exciting woman in the world" by Orson Welles, Kitt's career spanned six decades, from her start as a dancer with the famed Katherine Dunham troupe to cabarets and acting and singing on stage, in movies and on television. The Rev. C.A.W. Clark Sr. Age 93, Nationally famous Baptist pastor who spent more than half a century preaching at Good Street Baptist Church, died July 27th at his Oak Cliff home. Good Street became one of Dallas' first black megachurches, opening its doors to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1956. Dr. Clark was a friend of Dr. King's father and encouraged the younger King in his work.

nities, from the neighborhood to the national level for over half a century. Dr. Johnson, died Sept. 18 at his Dallas home of complications from pancreatic cancer. James Fantroy, Age 71 James Fantroy former Dallas City Council member. Fantroy died of kidney cancer.

Lynn Flint Shaw, Age 53 Former chairwoman of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board, Mar 11, 2008

Rufus Shaw Jr., Age 56 Former Elite News columnist and political analyst who specialized in southern Dallas politics.

Maurice "Mr. Blue's" Perry Owner of Mr. Blue's Record Shop, passed 12/6/08 from an extended illness.

Rev. H.J. Johnson Age 74 Was involved with churches and commu-

Talent And Potential Don’t Measure up to Character Just Ask the Dallas Cowboys By Jordan Blair Dallas, Texas - Home of the free and home of the Brave - at least that’s what I thought last week when the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Baltimore Ravens. I passed it off as a fluke or just a bad day for the Cowboys. But after witnessing the debockle in Philly, I knew it had something to do with character, intestinal fortitude and leadership. My oldest brother used to say “HOWARD THE COWARD (aka: “PETRIFIED”). Obviously, the Cowboys did not get the message that they were in a game that would ultimately thrust them into the playoffs. Instead, the Cowboys decided to follow their fearless leader, Tony Romo, right out of the playoffs. I don’t know if this is a fair assessment of Romo, but his play in the BIG games has left a lot to be desired. During an interview after the Philly game, Romo’s answers were quite cavalier. Some might say it’s just a game. But is it just a game for the players? When a player is being paid $67 million dollars to play, it becomes more than just a game, it becomes a job and a


responsibility. The fans expect Romo to be an all around athlete on the field – to run, scramble, get the first down, or whatever it takes to fill the gaps. There’s no more room in the league for a quarterback who just stands around looking for the open man. If the quarterback cannot find that open man, do what it takes to move the game forward for the team. The owner and the fans depend on Romo, as the leader, to come through and shine – to help take the team to a victory. It’s not entirely the quarterback’s job to win the game alone - it should be a team effort. The players have a huge responsibility to defend and protect the leader, to keep him from being attacked during the game, which should allow him to perform at a higher level. The coaches are also partly to blame for Sunday’s loss. The

play calling is outdated and should be more strategic. If plays can be read by the opponent, what’s the point? Why not just hand the game over to the opponent on a silver platter, as the Cowboys did on Sunday. Talent and potential don’t measure up to character. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys. This will go down in history as one of the worst losses in Cowboys’ history. We know that Jerry Jones wears many hats as owner of the Dallas Cowboys. But since he goes to the expense of hiring coaches to handle this job, why not step back and let the coaches do the job they are paid to do. Say what you will or may about the Cowboys loss, but Philadelphia played to win. Don’t act like you don’t remember the bad vibes between T.O. and Donovan McNabb. McNabb may have forgiven, but I’ll bet 10 to 1 he hasn’t forgotten. Not only did McNabb come to beat up on the Cowboys, he was probably too happy to make his point to T.O., and he did

exactly that. Jerry has said emphatically that Coach Phillips keeps his job after this season. If Jerry doesn’t fire Coach Phillips, whom should he fire? Should he remove himself from the general manager position? Should Jerry fire T.O., Romo, or the entire team? It’s evident that they have failed miserably. Should Jerry give the entire team another chance? It doesn’t make dollars and cents to fire the entire team, so I guess they get another chance. Fans, what do you think and what kind of fan are you? Are you a die-hard fan, even when the chips are down? Or, do you go whichever way the wind blows? If something doesn’t change, we may be in for another disappointing season under the leadership of Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett in 2009. Will the fans come out next season to the new stadium to see the Cowboys or the new stadium? How long will that last if you don’t put a winning product on the field? Remember, talent and potential don’t equal character and winning. Go figure.

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Time Is Running Out ! Time is running out for your opportunity To get your holiday ad specials into the, Elite News Martin L. King Jr. Commemorative Edition. Also, space for the Parade and Vendor Booths, For the Career Fair & Info. Festivals are almost gone! Contact the Advertisement Department (214) 372-6500 For more details.

VINCENT’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC VINCENT’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC MARCHES 100 STUDENTS Come out and witness this historical event! The first Music School to ever get this actively involved in any MLK Parade in the history of the City of Dallas. With over 300 students enrolled from ages 3 to 87, the students are excited about marching on the eve of this historic inauguration of our first African American president, understanding Obama never could have made it without the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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DAYCARE Good Street Baptist Church Nursery

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FOR SALE 1997 WHITE BUICK PARK AVENUE GOOD CONDITION AIR/HEAT $2500.00 214-405-8335 OR 903-862-4069). Electric Hospital Bed For Sale $200.00

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Now accepting applications and sponsorship for the 23rd annual Elite News M.L.K Parade and Festival January 19th 2009. Call for more information 214-372-6500. Remember there are only a few spots available. Call now 214-372-6500. January 2, 2009

Greater New St. John Primitive Baptist Church 5014 Bonnieview Rd. Dallas, Tx 75216 214-376-6554 Sunday School.....8:45 am Morning Services...10 am “Keeping the main thing...the main thing and that’s Jesus Christ”

30 years of Experience

Transmission Service 3030 Cedar Crest BLVD. Dallas, TX 75203 214-943-8919 • 214-943-8242

Harrell’s Catfish & Jumbo Shrimp

HURD’S BARBER SHOP “We Need Your Head In Our Business”

1122 W. Camp Wisdom


Munger Ave. Baptist Church

Dallas, Texas 75232

3103 S. Lancaster Rd. 214-374-8660 Store Hours:

Rev. Vincent E. Davis Pastor

Mon.-Wed.: 11:00am - 8:00pm Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri. and Sat.: 11:00 am - Midnight

Sunday: CLOSED

Reba Harrell

Ph: (972) 228-0540 Monday-Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Andre Hurd Barber/Stylist

“Your Church Home In Dallas”

3919 Munger Ave./Dallas, Texas 75204 (214) 824-8312 Sunday School.........9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship...11:00 am Wednesday Mid Week Service Sunshie Bible Stud...10:00 am Fellowship Dinner.......5:20 pm Prayer Meeting-Bible Study...........6:30-8:30 pm Youth Bible Study &







Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 7550 South Hampton Road Dallas, Texas 75232 972-228-2420 (office) 972-228-2584 (fax) website:

Dr. Karry D. Wesley, Pastor

8:45 AM Church School 10:00 AM Mid-morning Worship Noonday Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM Worship on Wednesday

God First Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Juan N. Tolliver Senior Pastor

Church School...... 8:45 am Worship Service...... 10:00 am Pastor’s Bible Study... 7 pm Wed.


Enjoy “The Fullness of Him”

4202 South Westmoreland Road Dallas, Texas (214) 339-0400-Pastor’s Study (214) 339-0402-Church Rev. Jesse Jones, Pastor

January 2, 2009


2420 Metropolitan Avenue Dallas, TX 75215-3534 Ch. Office: 214-421-1344 Jubliee Celebration Barksdale Elementary

Office Hours 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday

Rev. Wade Charles Davis

Dr. Patrick R. Rucker


“Sensational” St. Paul AME Church

Sunday Morning Worship Experience

616 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas, TX 75237 972-230-1002 Sunday School....9 am Morning Service...10 am


“We Build People”

Rehearsal......7:00 -8:30 pm

Koinonia Missionary Baptist Church


Services Sunday School......9:15 a.m. Morning Worship & Youth Church.....10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Class........7:30 p.m.

Rev. Darrell G. Caldwell, Sr.—Pastor 2406 Childs Street Dallas, Texas 75203 Phone: 214-948-9482 Fax: 214-948-7191 Email: Sunday Worship Services @ 8:30 am & 11:00 am Rev. Darrell G. Sunday School @ 9:45 am Caldwell Prayer & Bible Study - Wednesday @ 7:00 pm


Marsalis Avenue Missionary Baptist Church 2723 S. Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-943-6007 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm Prayer/Praise Worship

Terry White Pastor/Teacher

Greater Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church 8350 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 214-349-7701 7:30 am Early Morning Worship 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship

Dr. David Wilson

Rev. Ricky Lawton

Church Presiding Elder Dallas/Ft. Worth Region

1616 East Illinois Ave Dallas, Texas 75216


Rev. A. L. Banks


9:30 am Sunday School

Rev. S.T. Tuston

Pastor Tedrick J. Woods

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

Sunday School 9:30am • Sunday Worship: 11:00 am

Tues. 8:00 pm • Fri Prayer 10:00 am Fri Worshop 8:00 pm

Rev. Elijah Kelley Eld. Lloyd T. Morgan, Sr.

Golden Chain Church 5023 Wadsworth Dallas, Texas

Early Morning Worship....7:45 A.M. Sunday School....9:30 A.M. New Member Orientation ... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .....10:40 A.M. Mon. Family Bible Study....7:15 A.M.

Sunday School 8 am

Church 214-372-0280

Rev. A.C. Toney, Pastor

“We’re not just a church but a ministry” 261 I-35 S. @ Beltline Rd. DeSoto, Texas 75115 Church: 972-230-3989 Pastor: 214-457-6883 Sunday Worship....10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study....7:00 p.m. Saturday Prayer ... 10:00 A.M.

Evangelist Tweedy Thomas, Pastor

2251 Lawrence Dallas, Texas 75216 214-428-0462 8:00 & 10:00 am Worship

Rev. H.L. Ward

2206 Harlandale Ave. Dallas, TX 75216 Church: 213-372-3828 9:30 am - Sunday School 10:30 am - Sun. Morning Worship 6:00 pm - Wednesday Bible Service 11 am to 5 pm - Friday Counseling

Morning Worship 10 am Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 1130 E. 9th St. Dallas, Texas 75203 (214) 946-9701 8:00 am Early Service 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service

Rev. B.L. Horn

Dr. William McNealy

Last Day Deliverance Revival Church

Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church

Rose of Sharon

1910 N. St. Augustine Road Dallas, Texas 75217 Ph: (972) 285-6359

God Is Ministries

Rev. C.L. Taylor

Rev. David H. Johnson

5738 Bon-Air • Dallas, TX 75241 • 214-371-1744

Pleasant Zion Baptist Church

Mount Horeb Baptist Church

Good Shephard Baptist Church

Deliverance Chapel Church of God in Christ

Primitive Baptist Church 2217 56th Street Dallas, Texas 75241 Ph: (214) 374-6441 Fax: (214) 374-6490 9:30 am Sunday School 11: 00am Morning Worship

Rev. Dr. W.C. Champion

Ph. (214) 372-9505

1605 Five Mile Dallas, Texas 75216 214-372-2323 Sunday School 8:30 am-9:15 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm

Union Hope Institutional



Pastor Norris W. Booth

Dallas District Christian Methodist Episcopal


Dallas, Texas

9:30 am Sunday School

Rev. Kennon L. Tenison, Senior Pastor

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

3132 Lagow

2251 El Paso Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 972-647-1445 9:00 am Sunday School Morning Worship 8 & 10:30 am 7 pm midweek

6707 Boulder Dr. Dallas, Texas 75237 Ph: (972) 298-7780 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Sunday Morning Service 7:00 pm Evening Service 7:30 p.m.(Thurs.) Bible Study

2920 Fordham Rd.

Riverside Baptist Church

601 Kaufman St. Waxahachie, Texas 75165 972-937-6579 Sunday School....9:15 am Morning Worship...10:45 an Wednesday Night...7:00 pm Pastor Emeritus C. O. Smith

1636 Masters Drive Dallas, Texas, 75217 Phone: (972) 289 – 1190 Sunday School : - 8:30 Sunday Morning Worship: 10:00 am Weekly Bible Study: Mon. & Wed. 7:00 pm “Standing On The Word Of God” Joshua 1:8

Greater Fellowship C.O.G.I.C.


Baptist Church 2316 So. Denley Dr. Dallas, TX 75216 214-376-5970

10:45 Sunday am Worship

“Where Unconditional Love is Expressed”

Community Baptist

The Rock Of Salvation Missionary

Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship 11 am Bible Study - Wed- 7 pm

Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor W.J. Atkins

2847 S. Marsalis Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-948-1301 10:00 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Sun. Morning Worship 7:30 pm - Sunday Night Worship 8:00 pm -Tues./Thurs. Worship Pastor Howard Durham

January 2, 2009

Faith Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 4205 Robinson Road/P.O. Box 540515 Grand Prairie, Texas 75054 972-642-9125

Sunday Church School.................. 9:00 am Morning Worship........................10:30 am Tues. Bible Class..............................6:00 pm Prayer Service..............................7:00 pm Rev. Stanley E. Smith Mission Study Classes...................7:45 pm

9550 Shepherd Road Dallas, Texas 75243 Ph: 214-341-6459 Early Morning Worship................. 7:30 am Sunday School..............................9:00 am Sunday Morn. Worship................10:30 pm Bible Class..................................6:00 pm Prayer and Bible Study...................7:45 am

Rev. R. E. Price

Greater New Zion Baptist Church

Rev. Joe Patterson New Leaf Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. R. O. Moffett

Come worship with us, A minstry of caring

39727 LBJ Freeway Dallas, Texas 75237 972-572-FGHT (3448) 24 HOUR PRAYER LINE: 972-223-9898 Sunday School..........................9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship.............11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship................7:30 pm Tuesday..& Saturday........................8:00 pm visit our website

1430 N. Polk Street Desoto, Texas 75115 Ph: (469) 567-1602 Early Morning Worship - 8:00 am Sunday School - 9:45 am Morning Worship - 10:45 am Wed. Hour of Bible Study - 7:30 pm

Rev. Wendell Blair, Sr.

Rev. M. E. Sargent

New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church 10345 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, Texas 75229 214-351-6510 Sunday School....................... .9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship.......10:15 am Prayer Meeting.....................7:00 pm Bible Study...........................7:30 pm BTU (youth) Thursday............. 7:00 pm Dr. M. L. Curry, Pastor

Apostle Lobias Murray

The House of Refuge Full Gospel Church 1734 Idaho St. Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-942-0997 Residence: 972-225-6997

Rev. Christopher T. Willis, Sr.

Sunday School……10:30 a.m. Morning Worship……12:45 p.m. Wed. & Fri. Services……8:00 p.m. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17

Bishop L. W. Bolton, Jr.

Restoring lives and giving hope to the “hopeless”

7407 Fox Crossing Court Dallas, Texas 75232 972-224-0271 Services Sunday Service......11:00 Pastor Michael and Sherry Perkins a.m. Wednesday Bible Class........7:30 p.m.

4122 Kilgore St. Dallas, TX 75212 214-630-3195 • 972-274-9911 Sunday Morning Service - 11:15 am Wed. Night Bible Study - 7:00 pm Saturday hour of Prayer - 10:00 E-mail - Supt. & Mrs. Howard E. Falls, Sr.

New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church “Christ-Centered, Faith-Driven, Holy Living” Would like to Congratulate Kedric L. McKnight, Senior Pastor And Chastity L. McKnight, First Lady On their First Pastor’s and Wife’s Anniversary

Myrtis Robinson, Pastor

New Restoration Church

Bibleway Church of God in Christ

Crest View Ministry of “Hope”

January 2, 2009

3711 Humphrey Dallas, Texas 75216 214-371-9935 9:45 am Sunday School 10:45 am Morning Worship

6000 Singing Hills Dr. Dallas, Texas 75241 214-374-6631 Morning Worship 8:00 am & 10:15 am Sunday School........................9:00 am Lord’s Supper 1st Sunday ......6:00 pm Rev. C. J. R. Phillips Jr.

God’s “Exciting” Cathedral of Praise Baptist Church

True Gospel Ministries 1734 E. Ann Arbor Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-371-1349 214-371-0100 (Fax) Formally True Gospel MBC Sunday School...8:15 am Morning Worship...10 am 1st & 3rd Tuesday Word Explosion..7pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday Bible Study ..7 pm 2nd & 4th Saturday Evangelism Outreach

True Love Baptist Church

Full Gospel Holy Temple Church

New True Vine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church 6728 Altaire Street Dallas, Texas 214-375-6504 Sunday School - 9:15 am Morning Worship - 10:35 am Evening Worship 7:30 pm A Church Where The Bible is Our Guide

344 E. Saner Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: 214-946-9262 Sunday School............................ 9:15 am Sunday Morning Worship.............10:30 am Tues. Bible Band/Brotherhood Youth7:30 pm Thursday Prayer............................7:30 pm *Every Saturday “Bible Speaks” Eld. Robert L. Ashberry broadcast on 1040 AM radio at 3:45 pm

St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church

2210 Pine Street Dallas, Texas 75212 214-421-4119 Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship 10:45 am

“Turning over a new leaf” 5044 Veterans Drive Dallas, Texas 75241 214-372-3200 (Church) Sunday School 9:45 am Morning Worship 11:00 am 1st Sunday Lord’s Supper 6:00 pm Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm

Steven Temple C.O.G.I.C.

New Mount Zion Baptist Church

2949 E. Kiest Blvd Suite J Dallas, TX 75206 Church: 214-946-2989 Sunday School: 10:00 am Morning Worship: 11:00 am

Rev. B. R. Williams

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

1101 Sabine Dallas, Texas 75203 Church: 214-943-8295 Pastor: 214-942-7474

Sunday Worship....7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am

Sunday School: 9:30 am Morning Worship: 10:30 am

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1701 W. Jefferson Street Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 972-264-1483

St. John Baptist Church North “Family Fellowship” 2805 Market Loop, Suite #300 Southlake, Texas 817-488-2114 Sunday Worship.....10:00 am

One Church Two Locations

3317 Morris Street Dallas, Texas 75212 214.638.0918 Sunday School 9:00 AM Morning Worship Service – 10:30 AM “from 4 to 104 + in less than one year”

Rev. Vincent Parker, Pastor

Dr. C. B. T. Smith Retired Rev. Denny D. Davis, Pastor


River of Life Church 328 So. Hampton Road DeSoto, Texas 75115 (972) 230-7737 (972) 230-7739 Fax Email:

Sunday School Time: Foundational Teaching: 10:00 AM Services: (Su/Sa): Sunday Times (A.M./P.M.): 11:00 AM Mid-week Services (Day & Time) Prayer Meeting (Bible Study): M-F √ 12:00 √ 1:00 PM (Heard on KGGR 10:40 AM @12:15 PM) Wednesday Bible Study at 7:30 PM Additional Information: (Scripture, Motto/etc. A church that is on the move for God takes the gospel to the streets. Has a vision. Is not traditional, but spirit-led. Is concerned about you.

Bishop Robert L. Nichols, Jr.

Rev. J. J. Raven

Dallas, Texas 75216 214-941-5224

6332 Bonnie view Rd. Dallas, Texas 75241 214-225-2703 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Children’s Church 1st, 2nd, 4th Sunday.10:30 a.m.

Dr. Aaron Phillips

Tuesday Bible Study................7:30 p.m. Prayer & Praise Family Night............7:00 p.m.

Church Of The Living God

Chapel Crest Baptist Church

3711 Biglow Dallas, Texas 214-374-5485 9:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Worship 7:00 pm Wed. Bible Study/Worship

Dallas, Texas 75203 Ph: 214-941-7679

Rev. Chris J. Evans

“Church of Love” 4807 BurnsideDallas, Texas 75216 Ch: 214-371-7026

Rev. Shank Robinson

Office: 214-375-0062

Sunday School: 9:00 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am Tuesday Bible Sudy: 7:30 pm

Rev. Steven C. Jones


Neighborhood House of Prayer

Rev. Lelious Johnson, Pastor

1111 E. Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75241 214-372-4411 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Rev. Cecil Proctor

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 7905 Hume

Sunday School 9:30 am

Dallas, Texas 75227

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Bishop Harold Edwards

Wednesday Praise, Prayer & Bible Study

7:15 pm

Rev. Rickye L. Scott

Rev. Paul E. Walker

Greater Shiloh Baptist Church 4010 Sunnyvale Street Dallas, Texas 75216 • 214-371-2262 Sunday School .......9:00 am Morning Worship...11:00 am BTU .......................6:00 am Wed. Prayer & Teaching ... 7:00 pm Rev. S. L. Johnson Saturday Outreach 10:00 am

220 S. Marsalis Dallas, Texas 75216 Sunday School..............................7:30 am Sunday Morning Worship............10:00 am Tuesday Bible Band.......................7:30 am Friday Pastoral Teaching................7:30 pm Sunday Radio Broadcast...............8:30 am “Come Worship at the Home of The Saints”

Bishop J. Neaul Haynes


Calvary-Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church

P 214-375-4876 - F 214-375-1920

Sunday School.......9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship.....11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Prayer........6:00 pm.

Darrell W. Pryor, Pastor

3700 Simpson Stewart Road Dallas, Texas 75241 972-225-1704 Sunday Services: Intercessory Prayer..........7:30-8:10 am Early Worship.........................8:00 am Church School........................9:30 am Morning Worship..................10:50 am NBC.......................................6:00 pm

Dr. S.C. Nash, Pastor

Third Avenue Missionary Baptist Church

“The Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church 6550 Houston School Road Dallas, Texas 75241 Phone: 214-375-5952 Early Worship ................8:00 am Sunday School....................9:30 am Morning Worship..............10:45 am Wed. Night Breakthrough....7:00 pm

Church: 214-275-4989 Mount Tabor Baptist Church

Saintsville Church of God and Christ

4360 Kollock Dr. Dallas, TX 75216 214-375-5190 Fax: 214-372-1620


Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Mid-Week Service: 7: 30 p.m. Transportation Available!!

Greater Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

2629 Morrell Ave.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Bertrain Bailey

Rev. Lee Craig

Early Morning Worship........8:00 a.m. Sunday School........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship............10:30 a.m.

9:30 am Sunday School


Church Phone: 214-339-9554 Fax: 214-337-7626

1600 Pear Street Dallas, Texas 75215 Ph: 214-421-3741 Fax: 214-421-3926

1519 Denley Drive

Sunday School.......9:30 AM Morning Worship............ 11:00 AM

1711 Reynoldston Lane Dallas, Texas 75232

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church

10:45 am Worship

1323 S. Ewing Dallas, Texas 75216 214-942-4643 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 7 - 8 Wednesday Bible Study

“Where we walk by faith, not by sight, joyfully doing the Lord’s work serving the community,” II Cor 5: 7

New Unity Baptist Church

Greater Progressive Baptist Church 1966 Life Street Dallas, Texas 75212 214-630-8637 10:45 am Worship 9:45 am Sunday School

Metropolitan Baptist Church

Ewing Avenue Baptist Church

“The Church With the 20/20 Vision”

Dr. H.E. Anderson, Sr.,

2408 Hatcher Street Dallas, Texas 75215 Church: 214-428-3695 Sunday School..........................9:15 am Morning Worship.....................10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 pm Radio Broadcast: M - F 12:30 pm on KGGR

Rev. Michael D. Pryor

Totally Committed Progressive

4703 Sunnyvale Dallas, Texas 75216 Church Phone: 214-371-3581 Rev. J.H. Moore, Jr., Pastor

2403 Harlandale Dr. Dallas, TX 75216 Ch 214-374-0977 • C 214-864-0470 Sunday School........ 10:00am Morning Worship........... 11:15am Tues Bible Study............. 8:00pm Thurs Joy Night.............. 8:00pm


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Shekinah Tabernacle Baptist Church

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

2109 Beckley Dallas, Texas 214-942-2227 8:30 am Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service

8015 Blossom Lane Dallas, Texas 75227 214-388-1200

Rev. A. D. Smith

New Greater Emanuel Baptist Church

Carver Heights Baptist Church “A going Church for a Coming Christ” 2510 E. Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-371-2024 Sunday School......9:30 a.m. Morn. Worship...8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Tues. Noonday Bible Study Wed. Prayer/Bible Study....7:00 p.m.

R. L. Washington

Greater Bethelehem Baptist Church 4401 Spring Ave. @ Foreman St. Dallas, Texas 75210 Church (214) 421-1800 Worship Services: Sunday School....9:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 A.M Wednesday Praise & Prayer Service/Bible Study...7-8 P.M.

Rev. Terry Walker

Rev. Johnnie R. Bradley

1819 N. Washington Dallas, TX Ph: 214-823-7308 8:00 am First Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Second Worship

Rev. Curtis Wallace

January 2, 2009

Dallas, Texas 75232 972-228-5200 Sun. Morn. Services 8am&10:45am Wed. Bible Study 12 Noon & 7pm

Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III

Rev. Jerome E. McNeil, Jr. Ph D.

Rev. Michael R. Hubbard Sr., Pastor

2837 Prosperity Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: (214) 376-2447 8:45 am - Sunday School 10:00 am - Morning Worship Dr. T.L. Brown, Pastor 5:00 pm- B.T.U.

1000 East Redbird Lane Dallas, Texas 214-371-9228 8:00 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 Sunday School

New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church “Where Friendship Is Real & The Ministry Is The Word”

2419 Metropolitan Avenue Dallas, Texas 75215 Church: 214-421-7211 Fax: 214-565-1530 Pastor’s Office: 214-421-8272 Caregiver’s Office: 214-565-1147

Sunday School....9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .... 11:00 A.M. Mon.-Christian Education...7:00 pm Wed. Prayer Meeting ....7:30 P.M. Bishop Ray Campbell

5707 Bonnie View Road Dallas, Texas 75241 214-376-5846 8:00 am Early Worship 11:00 am Worship

Rev. Johnny A. McGee, Pastor Rev. J. E. Mitchell

2335 56th Street Dallas, Texas 75241

Rev. Carlton Garrett

Concord Missionary Baptist Church 6808 Boulder Dallas, Texas 75237 214-331-8522 8:00 am & 11:00 am Worship

14120 Noel Road Dallas, Texas 75240 972-239-1120 Church 972-239-5925 Fax Worship Services 8 & 10:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday 12 noon prayer

Greater Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church

Lords Missionary Baptist Church 6722 Bexar Street Dallas, Texas 214-428-5459 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Rev. Freddie Cheatum Sunday Early Worship....8:00 a.m. Morning Worship .... 10:45 p.m. Tuesday Youth Choir...7:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting .....7:00 p.m Wed. Bible Study Class.....7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For Prayer:

Bon Air Baptist Church

2020 W. Wheatland

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

Ph: (214) 823-1018 Fax: (214) 824-3813

Ideal Pentecostal

Friendship West Baptist Church Rev. Daryl Carter, Pastor

5144 Dolphin Rd. Dallas, Texas 75223

Ervay Cedar Missionary Baptist Church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 1114 Comal Street Dallas, Texas 75203 214-946-3581 8:00 am Early Morning Worship 9:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service

2415 Ann Arbor Dallas, Texas 214-374-3639 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church

Temple of Faith Christian Chapel C.M.E. Church

2554 Ann Arbor Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: (214) 376-2873 Sunday School............9:45 am Morning Praise..........11:00 am Children’s Church......11:30 am BTU.............................6:30 pm Mon. Youth Mission ....7:00 pm Tues. Men’s Ministry ....7:00 pm Fri. Singles/Family Ministry 7:30 pm

Rev. Alfred Stapleton

Little Friendship Baptist Church

Church: 214-374-4759 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Wed Bible Study Thurs. Night - Choir Rehearsal/Usher 7:00 pm Fri. Men’s Night Out Rev. Fred Conwright

Mt. Pisgah M.B.C. “THE ROCK” 11611 Webb Chapel Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75229 Worship Services..7:45 & 11 am Sunday School...9:45 am Wed. Bible Study 12 pm & 7 pm Office...972-241-6151 Fax...972-243-5279 Music Ministry...972-241-5985 Prayer Line...972-243-2037 Office Hours... Mon. & Fri...9 am - 3 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs...9 am - 6 pm

Greater Emanuel Baptist Church 2110 E. 11th St. Dallas, Texas 75203 214-942-0218 9:00 a.m........Sunday School 7:45 a.m. & 10:00 a.m...Morning Worship Rev. Bryan Carter

6:30 p.m....Wed. Prayer/Bible Study

Rev. Burley Hudson

Pastor: Rev. Robert Townsend


New Birth Baptist Church

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

Bethesda Baptist Church

444 West Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75224 214-374-0828 Early Morning Worship ........7:50 am Sunday School ....................9:30 am Morning Worship ...............10:30 am Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.

Rev. George Pryor

Beginners Baptist Church 3610 Hancock Dallas, Texas 75210 214-428-2083 Sunday School.....10:00 am Morning Worship.... 11:00 am BTU.......9:30 am

Rev. K.D. Pace

401 N. Waterford Oaks Dr Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 Church 972-283-1449 Fax: 214-645-0078 Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. Call to Worship.... 10:45 AM Wed. Prayer Service......7:30 P.M. Church Motto: “Share Jesus, so people will know Him”

Pastor Patrick LeBlanc

Bonnie View Christian Church 4861 Bonnie View at Ledbetter Dallas, Texas 75216 Church 214-376-8514 Sunday School......8:30 A.M Call To Worship... 10:00 A.M. Wed. Prayer Service & Bible Class..7:30 P.M. Dwayne E. Rodgers, Sr. Pastor

2018 S. Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-943-3579 Early Morning Worship......8:00 a.m. Sunday School..........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 am

1222 Red Bird Lane Dallas, Texas Church: 214-376-1534 Sunday School ....9:20 a.m. Worship Service......10:45 a.m. Rev. Anthony B. Nolan, Sr., Pastor

C.C. Robertson

1051 West Wintergreen Rd. Lancaster, Texas 75134 972-227-1400 Sunday School ......................9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship .......9:00 am Sunday Bible Class ................6:30 pm Sunday Night..........................7:30 pm

Faithful Missionary Baptist Church

Community West Baptist Church

6255 Bonnie View Rd. Dallas, Texas 972-225-7381 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Worship

3702 Toronto Dallas, Texas 214-920-2473

Rev. N. C. Sargent Little Flock Baptist Church

Rev. Louis E. Laurent

Shekinah Glory Community Church 515 West Center Street Duncanville, Texas 75138 Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m. Tues. Intercessory Prayer....6:30 p.m. Tues. Bible Enrichment....7:30 p.m. Ph: (972) 780-8133

E-mail: Bishop R.L. Etheridge,II Pastor

2651 Gooch Street Dallas, Texas 75241 Church 214-376-0354 Sunday Inter. Prayer.....8 A.M.-9 A.M. Sunday School......9:15-10:50 A.M Sunday Morning Worship... 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship...6:00 P.M.

“A Christ Centered Church” 4420 Bonnie View Road Dallas, Texas Church: 214-375-1430 9:45 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Morning Services 7:00 pm - Mid-week Wed. Services 1st Friday Family Fellowship 7:00 pm

1403 Morrell 214-946-4522 9:15 am Sunday School 7:45 am Early Worship

Rev. C.C. Boyce

6:00 pm 1st Sun. Gospel Explosion

Dr. David Henderson

New El Bethel Baptist Church 2023 Mouser Street

(214) 946-3584 Early Morning Penacost ....8:00AM Sunday School.....9:25 AM Mountain top Experience ....11:00 AM

Rev. J.L. Rainbolt

Wed. Nite Bible Study........7:00 PM

Dr. Timothy J. Brown, Pastor

Zion Temple Church of God in Christ 4204 Frank Street Dallas, Texas 75210 Ph: (214) 426-5231

Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Morning Worship........11:15 a.m. Y.P.W.W..............6:45 p.m. Elder Glenn Tatum, Sr. Pastor

Evening Worship.........8:15p.m.

Egypt Chapel Baptist Church

Israel Baptist Church

1122 Hutchins Rd. - Dallas, Tx 75203 (214) 842-0133 Sunday School...........................9:15 am Morning Worship..........7:30 & 10:30 am Wed. Nite Bible Study and Prayer Meeting........................7:00 pm Thurs. Morn. Bible Study.........10 am

2023 West Davis Street

TheChurch where everybody is somebody and the Lord is magnified

Rev. Kedrion Bailey

Dallas, Texas 75203

Open Door Church of God In Christ

705 E. Aimee Street Forney, Texas Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. Morning Worship....10:45 A.M. Wed. Prayer Meeting/Bible Study..7:15 P.M.


“Come Worship With Us”

Rev. Michael L. Smith, Pastor

Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Lancaster Full Gospel Holy Temple Church

Bexar Street Baptist Church

2948 Singleton Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75241 Church: 214-631-2226 Sunday School.....9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.10:45 a.m. Evening Worship...7:00 p.m.

Dallas Christian Hope Baptist Church

Paradise Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. John Morris, Jr.

G. Christopher Bates Pastor

Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church

St. Mark AME Zion Church 2311 E. Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX 75216 214-376-7750 Fax 214-376-2485 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 11 am Prayer Meeting Tues 12 - Wed 6 pm Sat 8 am - Sun 9 am “You Must Be Born Again”

1406 Nomas St Dallas, Texas 75212 Office 214-742-2033 Revivalist-Evangelist Sun School 9:30 Morning Worship 11 am Bible Study Wed 7 pm

Eld. Wallace M. Holyfield

Dallas, Texas 75208 Ph: (214) 942-7535 Sunday School....9:45 A.M. Rev. Tommy C. McGee Senior Pastor

Morning Worship .... 11:00 A.M. Wed Bible Study ...6:30 P.M.

Rev. C.C. Morgan

January 2, 2009

Jazz artist influenced generation of trumpeters By JOHN ROGERS The Associated Press The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose style influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with greats such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month after a heart attack. He was 70. Mr. Hubbard died at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said his manager, fellow trumpeter David Weiss of the New Jazz Composers Octet. Mr. Hubbard had been hospitalized since having the heart attack a day before Thanksgiving. A towering figure in jazz circles, Mr. Hubbard played on hundreds of recordings in a career dating to 1958, the year he arrived in New York from his hometown of Indianapolis, where he had studied at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music and with the Indianapolis Symphony. Soon he had hooked up with jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk, Miles

Davis, Cannonball Adderley and Mr. Coltrane. "I met 'Trane at a jam session at Count Basie's in Harlem in 1958," he told the jazz magazine Down Beat in 1995. "He said, 'Why don't you come over and let's try and practice a little bit together.' I almost went crazy. I mean, here is a 20-year-old kid practicing with John Coltrane. He helped me out a lot, and we worked several jobs together." In his earliest recordings, which included Open Sesame and Goin' Up for Blue Note in 1960, the influence of Mr. Davis and others on Mr. Hubbard is obvious, Mr. Weiss said. But within a couple of years he would develop a style all his own, one that would influence generations of musicians, including Wynton Marsalis. "He influenced all the trumpet players that came after him," Mr. Marsalis told The Associated Press earlier this year. "Certainly I listened to him a lot. ... We all listened to him. "He has a big sound and a great sense of rhythm and time, and really the hallmark of his playing is an exuberance. His playing is exuberant." Mr. Hubbard played on more than 300 recordings, including his own albums and those of scores of other artists. He won a Grammy in 1972 for best jazz performance by a group for the album First Light. As a young musician, Mr. Hubbard

became revered among his peers for a fiery, blazing style that allowed him to hit notes higher and faster than just about anyone else with a horn. As age and infirmity began to slow that style, he switched to a softer, melodic style and played a flugelhorn. His fellow musicians were still impressed. "The sound he gets on just one note. I know he does all the flashy stuff and the high stuff, and it's all great, but ... he'd play 'Body and Soul' on the flugelhorn and it was just that much better again than everyone around him," trumpeter Chris Botti said in an interview earlier this year. The Associated Press Georgia Patsy Crook Crook, Georgia Patsy Georgia Patsy Crook, age 86 of Dallas went home to be with our Lord and Saviour December 27, 2008. Visitation will be today at Lincoln Funeral Home from 12:00-6:00pm. Service will be Friday 11:00am at Community MBC of Desoto 115 W. Beltline Desoto, Tx. Interment Lincoln Memorial.

Anna Keaton Keaton, Anna Age 86 has Eterned Eternal Rest. Anna was born in Longview,TX and was a Nurse. She leaves to cherish her memory a Loving Husband George Keaton, Sr., Sons: John N. & Jerome Campbell. Wake: Wednesday 55:45pm at Evergreen. Services: Friday January 2, 2008 11am Chapel also at Evergreen. Ramona Ellis FDIC

Mrs. Vaddie Tennyson Mrs. Vaddie Tennyson, mother of Shirley Tennyson McFatter, died Sunday December 28th, around 3 p.m. at the Meadows Nursing Home in Dallas. Visitation will be at the Restland Funeral Home, Friday January 2, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Restland, 9220 Restland Rd., (2 blocks north of LBJ off Greenville Ave.), Dallas, Texas 75243; 972-238-7111. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 3, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Porter CME Temple Church, 3233 Hatcher, Dallas 75215; 214-421-9158. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Veterans Garden #1.

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