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One Strike Away - Cardinals Spoiled Rangers Chance to Win in 6, in the AME Church Leads Drive for Bottom of the Richard Allen 11th Postage Stamp

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Forgive or Go to Hell! Matthew 6:1-15 "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the henry Nelson needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth; they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth; they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they

think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” hen I was in the US Air Force I heard a story which I am relating here: Her name was 66730, or at least that was the name she went by. Her father had died in a German Concentration camp as did her sister. Her freedom, her dignity, her humanity had been stripped away by those who imprisoned her and yet she survived. They had robbed her of everything she ever possessed, but they could not rob her of the one who possessed her, Jesus. She saw every day in Ravensbruck as a chance to minister to someone needier then herself, and then one day she was released. As suddenly as she had become a prisoner she was freed, and her solitary aim was to minister to others. When the war


was over she began traveling and speaking sharing her Savior and the vision that He had given her. And then one day, something happened, something that shook her to the very center of her being, why do not you let me read you her account of what happened, oh you probably would not know her as 66730, and you would be more apt to know her as Corrie ten Boom. She goes on to say, "It was at a church service in Munich that I saw him, the former S.S. man who had stood guard at the shower room door in the processing center at Ravensbruck. He was the first of our actual jailers that I had seen since that time. And suddenly it was all there, the roomful of mocking men, the heaps of clothing, Betsy’s pain blanched face. He came up to me as the church was emptying, beaming and bowing. "How grateful I am for your message Fraulein,” he said. "To think, as you say, He has washed my sins away!" His hand was thrust out to shake mine. And I, who had preached so often to the people in Bloemendall the need to forgive, kept my hand at my side. Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them. Jesus Christ had died for this man: was I going to ask for more? Lord Jesus, I prayed, forgive me and help me to forgive him. I tried to smile; I struggled to raise my hand. I could not. I felt nothing, not the slightest spark

C ity B eat of warmth or charity. And so again I breathed a silent prayer. Jesus, I cannot forgive him. Give me your forgiveness. As I took his hand the most incredible thing happened. From my shoulder along my arm and through my hand a current seemed to pass from me to him, while into my heart sprang a love for this stranger that almost overwhelmed me. And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that this worlds healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself." One of the scariest parts of the Lord’s Prayer is Matthew 6:12 & 14 & 15, Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. & 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. If you have ever prayed this have you ever stopped to listen to what you are saying? You are asking God to forgive you in exactly the same way that you forgive people who have done you wrong, no more no less. If you would like the rest of this week’s message, please request it at:

“Taste Test” Wake Up!

Enchilada Meat Loft Ingredients

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1 egg, lightly beaten 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup bottled salsa 2 Tbsp. chili powder 3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. salt 1 lb. ground beef 1 8.5 oz. pkg. corn muffin mix 2 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, sliced Bottled salsa (optional)

Directions Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl combine egg, onion, 1/4 cup salsa, the chili powder, garlic, and salt; add ground beef and mix well. Shape into a ball and place in a 9-inch pie plate. Flatten meat mixture to a 6-inch circle; set aside. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Spread corn muffin batter over meat mixture in pie plate. Bake about 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the meat loaf

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registers 160F. Remove from oven. Halve cheese slices and arrange on top of the corn muffin mixture. Cover loosely and let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with additional salsa. Makes 6 servings.

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One Strike Away - Cardinals Spoiled Rangers Chance to Win in 6, in the Bottom of the 11th By: Jordan Blair



he year was 1961 when the then Washington Senators were playing in the nation’s capital. In 1971, the team moved to Arlington, Texas and debuted as the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have toiled in futility for 39 years. Last year for the first time the Rangers went to the finals only to lose in the fifth game to the San Francisco Giants. Five years ago, the Rangers made a smart move. They hired Ron Washington as the manager. Prior to Ron Washington, they have had some high powered managers, but none were able to move the Rangers forward. Ron Washington brought a whole new strategy and way of playing baseball. In some circles it’s called small ball, but here in Texas most fans that you talk to will call it winning baseball. The Rangers have a very powerful lineup and a strong bullpen, but against the St. Louis Cardinals with a storied history of winning pennants the Ranger’s should have been able to close it out in six, but it’s been a back and forth battle between the bullpens.

Freese hit a two-run triple just over a leaping nelson Cruz to tie the score 7-7 in the ninth inning against neftali Feliz. Then, after Josh Hamilton put Texas ahead with a two-run homer in the 10th off Jason Motte, Ryan Theriot hit an RBI groundout in the bottom half and Lance Berkman tied it 9-9 with a single. Texas had built a 7-4 lead in the seventh when Adrian Beltre and nelson Cruz hit consecutive home runs off Lance Lynn , and Ian Kinsler added an RBI single off Octavio Dotel. The Rangers haven’t lost back-to-back games through the playoffs, so I like their chances on Friday, in the 7th game even though the Cardinals will again prove to be a tough test. Both teams used up the bullpens and not sure of who will be the starting pitcher for game 7. But one thing you can bet on, neither team will quit. The Cardinals won game 6 in the bottom of the 11th with a score of 109. I know the Texas Rangers manager, Ron Washington, called it just right during the post game interview. “They just beat us. We had the right people in the right place, we just didn’t get the job done. But we still have game 7 on Friday and we expect to win.”


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AME Church Leads Drive for Richard Allen Postage Stamp Special to Elite News


he AME Church is leading a drive to secure 20,000 signatures for a USPS stamp to honor the life and works of Richard Allen. Facing a deadline of november 1, 2011, the public is invited to circulate and sign petitions. Richard Allen’s work to bring harmony in the city of Philadelphia is noted in historical documents which chronicle his several vocations - businessman, educator, minister, chimney sweeper and leader of the Africans. Included among his many jobs Allen drove a salt wagon during the American Revolution to raise the $2000 in Continental currency to pay his slave master. Like other Blacks, the liberty language of American colonists created a context which influenced Allen’s desire to be manumitted from slavery. He was one of the founders of the Free African Society, perhaps the earliest mutual aid societies which disbursed funds for widows, orphans, and the sick in their membership while assisting fugitive slaves and new migrants. In 1793, he and Absalom Jones took responsibility for preserving the dignity of the yellow fever epidemic victims of all races and cultures who were poor, by insuring their burial. During his lifetime he promoted Black commerce with Africa and decried the “scheme” to rid America of freed Africans (now

referred to as African-American or Black). From 1797 to 1831, Allen operated a station of the Underground Railroad from his home. In September 1830 Allen hosted the first national Black Convention with representatives from 7 states in attendance. The founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816 made it the first independent Black denomination in America and is deemed by many historians as the first civil rights protest in the USA . Anyone can sign the Richard Allen Stamp Petition. Everyone is urged to sign the Richard Allen Stamp Petition. The leadership of African Methodist Episcopal Church is asking members and friend of the AME Church to spread the word! EBlast it to associates, friends, and family members! Organize networks of petitioners to help meet the goal. Signers of the petition do not have to be members of the AME Church . Signers of the petition can sign the Bishop Richard Allen Postage Stamp Petition in hardcopy individually or as part of a group! Sign the Richard Allen Stamp Petition HERE: Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, chair of the AME Church Social Action Commission is asking that every believer in freedom for all people help recognize Richard Allen’s role within a frontline vanguard of persons of African heritage who led America in the early American republic.

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tunity to perform in the lineup with such artists as LL Cool J, Ashanti ,Atlantic Starr, and Lyfe Jennings in years past. now as a solo artist, Anthony Lewis is determined to use his distinctive baritone voice to envelop his listeners in a modern day interpretation of classic jazz and R&B sounds. Anthony’s music consists of polished instrumental cadences accented with soulful lyrics and harmonious melodies, which gently stimulate the senses as he expresses his story through song. Listen as his poetic rhapsody flows from your speakers and blends with your very being. Visit to experience the intensity of his on screen presentation, as his passionate delivery leaves viewers delightfully enchanted. Feel his ever so powerful presence in person as he manifests the very words he so charmingly croons during live performances. Join in on the resurgence of time-honored composition and vintage vocal sounds, as Anthony merges the new millennium with the forgotten era of the studied musician. “So many artists are not learning the craft,” Anthony says, “I firmly believe that if you study jazz and learn piano, you can make great music using any instrument. As long as it comes from your heart, it will be beautiful.”

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Out of the Eyes of a Layman “The Survey of the Walls of America”

What a lot of people do not understand about the president that we Gene Turner have today is really a mystery to most people who do not know anything about God. According to the up bringing of President Obama, it was God who prepared him from his youth to now. Just look at him, CHURCH: things were not all that easy for him. He finished at the top of his class at Harvard Progressive Missionary Baptist Church University, and now he is our President. The thing, which is unusual about this PASTOR: president compared to the other 43 presiWilliam E. Wyatt Sr Dr. Karen Hollie - Thibodeaux dents, is the fact that this president is over Senior Pastor FAvORITE SCRIPTURE: qualified for the job of president. If you do Psalms 37 a research on the other 43 presidents, you Sunday 11:00 am–12:15 will find that John F. Kennedy is the only FAvORITE SONG: president who comes close to the knowlpm. of this president. The White House “Precious Lord” Wednesday – Bible Study edge and this country have never seen or witFAvORITE SAYING: nessed a mind like President Obama’s ever 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm “Why Pray if you're going to Worry to sit in the seat of President of America. and Why Worry if you're going to President Obama puts me in the mind of “Come And Let God Use You” nehemiah in – nehemiah 2:11-16. If you Pray!” read this section of scripture you will find CHURCH ASSOCIATIONS: that nehmiah knew that sharing with the Jr ushers; Jr Choir; Mass Choir; people of Jerusalem without doing some WORDS OF research and planning was a mistake. He Mission Chorus; Sunday School teacher; WISDOM took a few people into his confidence that Church Secretary; Church treasurer; he could trust (His cabinet). Then he Mission President; Pastor's aid “Always Do made a careful survey of the walls to anaCommittee; head deaconess; head of Sober What You lyze the problem he faced. After spending hospitality committee;Women of Worship Said You’d Do many night hours of carefully surveying and Church Van driver Drunk. the walls to avoid letting others know his That Will Teach plans before they were fixed in his own You To Keep mind. During these night hours he was Your Mouth Shut.” able to develop an effective plan to accomplish the task he was put in office to accomplish. When we get to the 17th For reservations call: 972-709-4208 “We’re waitverse we find that after nehemiah had ing to pamper you!” Offer valid for 30 days from hriStiaN OMeNtS completed his secret survey and was satispublication date.10% Discount on Any Massage fied that he had developed a workable For a time will Service, when you mention Elite new ASH BRITT JE*NE* CELEBRITY SPA come when peo- plan, the time had come to reveal to the ple will no longer common people. First he challenged them 204 SOUTH CEDAR RIDGE DR. to notice their deplorable circumstances, listen to sound DUNCANVILLE, TX 75116 which had brought them trouble and disand wholesome WWW.ASHBRITTJENE.COM grace. Then he challenged them to rebuild teaching. They the wall of Jerusalem and followed his will follow their October is National own desires and challenge with a personal testimony. The same thing that happened in Jerusalem Breast Cancer will look for teachers who will will soon happen here in America. Look tell them whatever what happened when nehemiah gave his their itching ears challenge, the people’s negative feelings became positive. Despair turned to hope. want to hear. Dr. William M. They responded and began the rebuilding Campbell 2 Timothy 4:3 NLT process. This will soon happen right here


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in America, because all of these negative talkshow programs, and red neck attitudes against President Obama because of race will soon have to disband their tactics because of the success revealed as he said it would. nobody has ever seen a president this cool and calm about his every move and thought. He’s assured of what he is doing will work, the same as nehemiah, because he knew God was with him. President Obama knows that God is with him. First of all he knows that he never would have gotten into this position had it not been for God. Just look at the parallelisms here: Israel was in slavery over 400 years-negro’s was also in slavery over 400 years, and from George Washington to Barack Obama is over 400 years. This seems to be God’s gage, or whatever method, it’s God’s time, but there is a parallelism here that means something for us to take a look at. You see, President Obama is withstanding the same identical thing nehemiah did in his day. You see, all these negative talkshows, sanbalant’s, and Tobiah’s who are trying to hinder progress. They are using every demoralizing technique that they can come up with to redicule President Obama. A lot of rednecks in this country would rather see this country suffer, and themselves also, rather than see a Black President accomplish his goal for America. There are many that would like to see President Obama fail in his desire to bring creditability back to America, they do not want it to be a person of color that does it. The Lord put President Obama there and everybody better understand that. You see, the American public was Artaxerxes (the king) who let President Obama go to the White House, the same way Artaxerxes the King of Persia allowed nehemiah to go to Jerusalem. Do we see the parallelisms here? It’s the comparison we are looking at right here. After reading about nehemiah in Sunday School we thought this is gone and forgotten, no, no, here it is again. Just in a different manner, but the same methods and situations. “But God”- God is good, and nobody can hamper God’s plan for what is already His. If nobody else prays for President Obama, let us pray for him. God already has him in his hand, but that does not mean we do not have to pray for him. 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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Finish The Race

Advice Column: Ask Dr. Hollie Dear Dr. Hollie,


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Heavenly Father!

e were all created for the same purpose. We were created to bring glory and honor to God! Our specific tasks may differ and change from time to time, but we each have the same unchanging purpose. Everything we do, say, and think should bring glory and honor to our

God's race is run in the deepest part of our heart, not in the flurry of activity. Running well is not defined by doing more; rather, we run a "successful" race as we do every little task we are given with the complete and absolute devotion of our heart. His race is long and often difficult. There are many distractions which seek to slow us down and even pull us from the track; and at times we may even wonder why we're running. But being a participant in God's eternal race is infinitely more rewarding than standing on the sidelines and simply watching! He has called us to run and to run well!! We must run the path God places before us with all the strength He provides, and within the sure and calming protection of His grace. Let's run with the motivation of bringing Him glory and honor by loving Him with ALL our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Let's continue to run well, and with a burning desire to finish the race. Running is a fun sport. It is good exercise and helps you stay in shape. There are some important things to know if you are going to run a marathon. A marathon is a very long race. You have to pace yourself. You just can't run at full speed or you will give out before you can finish the race. Another thing is that you can't take along much or it will slow you down. That is what it means to run God's race. We have to look to the example our Lord Jesus gave us. We can't just do it on our own. If we hold on to our old ways and habits of being a bad person (sin), then we will not be able to finish the race. It will slow us down. If we rely on the Lord Jesus, he will forgive us and we can put aside our sin. Then we can run at a steady pace, living a godly life. Just as a runner keeps his mind on the finish line, we can keep our eyes on Jesus as we go through our life here on earth.

Psalm 56:3

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am an advocate of people minding their own business Dear Worried, and not giving advice where it is not asked, but I am about to go What you can do for him is, way deep into my daddy’s busifirst of all, pray for him. I’m ness. He is dating a woman that is assuming that your dad does not absolutely crazy. My mom has have any mental challenges, been dead almost 10 years. It Dr. Karen hollie dysfunction or a disability that took my father six years before he would impair his judgment or would even think about seeing another woman. But once we had convinced thinking. With that said, he is soundly makhim that it was time, oh it was on. He has ing decisions about who he would like in his been going strong every since. He’s been life, whether you think they’re good or bad. I with a few women, and even with the ones would, like you, be very concerned about that I didn’t like, I supported him and let him physical abuse and would mention that part to do what he felt like. However, this new lady, him. Tell him how it affects and bothers you. she’s not even pretending to be good for him. Yet, ultimately, you realize that there are some She talks to him really crazy. She and my sis- who engage in this form of mistreatment, and ter got into a physical fight because while we they like it. Again, I say pray for him. Dr. Hollie is a Pastor and practicing psywere at his house one day, along with the usual crazy talk about something trivial, she chotherapist in the city. For questions and please write to pushed my dad in his head with her finger. comments, She throws these crazy parties every week- For therapy appointend at his house, and they always get out of ments, please call Dr. Hollie’s office at 214hand. He says it’s not all that bad, but it is. 393-2940.

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ur church school lesson was “Tradition and Love” Song of Solomon 4:8-5:1a. Probably no book of the Old Testament has received more varied attempts eld lloyd T. Morgan at interpretation than the Song of Solomon. The book reveals no prophetic or priestly religious acts. It mentions neither temple nor sacred precinct, and contains no religious legislation. Until the 19th century, Jewish and Christian communities both interpreted Song of Solomon as an allegory of God’s love for His people. The Song of Solomon celebrates erotic love as something that is beautiful a good gift of God for which we should be thankful. However, the book is also clear that sexual expression carries responsibilities with it, and it must conform to God’s law in order to be a blessing. The morning message was delivered by Pastor Lloyd Morgan from “God’s Divine goodness

is a refuge in trouble” nah 1:7. This goodness of God is, like every other perfection of His nature, infinite. By this I mean, it cannot be added to, it could not be greater. And His is holy goodness. It always moves and acts in conformity with His just and holy nature. We often make a mistake in thinking of God. We take one of His attributes, and we look on it alone, as though God had no other attribute but that. His goodness is self-moved, spontaneous, free. It requires nothing in us to call it into exercise towards us; it requires nothing whatever out of God to bring it into operation. The Cross and work of the Lord Jesus did not God good and gracious to us sinners. He was good and gracious to us before. It was God’s love to us that sent us a Saviour. The Cross and mediation of Christ is the way the Divine goodness has opened for itself into our world. It is the channel through which it flows to us, not the fountain that it comes from. Be Blessed! Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and i will give you rest.

Prayer Closet


t would be an interesting study to discover all the passages of scripture pertaining to the birth and establishment of the church of our Lord on earth following the ministry of Christ. It has been said that the Pastor Clarence henderson church was born in a prayer meeting. Our Lord asked his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they were endured with power from on high. In an upper room they waited and prayed. Then came Pentecost with the coming down of the Holy Ghost, the preaching of the gospel, the conversion of the three thousand and establishment of the church at Jerusalem. The divine record tells us that they “Continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship and in prayer”. Steadfast prayer prepared the believers for the events that were to come. We will look at these events next week as we enter our prayer closet.

From the Mount


ur Sunday school lesson t i t l e d , “Tradition and Love” Song Of Solomon 4: 85:1, the lesson high points were, “Knowing the wonder of love in a commited relationbJohnny King ship, have the right attitude about love and knowing how to build a relationship.” Dr. Johnny King delivered the morning message titled, “Take us Back” Jeremiah 6: 16, his high points were, “To stand, To See and To Ask.” We celebrated our 62nd church anniversary, Rev. Terry Masters and Damascus Baptist Church were our guest, Rev. Master delivered the annual day message titled, “Wake Up Call”

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public is invited. For information call Virginia Hare at 972-264-1677 October 30: I DO, Do You Marriage Enrichment Ministry Invites you to 100 Men In Black 100 Women In Red OCTOBER 30, 2011 @ 5:00 PM PLACE: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 4360 Kolloch Dr. Dallas, Texas 75216- Paul E. Walker, Pastor


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October 29: QUEEnS For nZinga presents a fundraising event on Saturday October, 29,2011. From 9:00am2:00pm nZinga and the QUEEnS will be at Edison’s @ 1744 Cockrell Ave. Dallas, TX 75202 We’re asking the public to stop by to give donations and or to gives kind words of encouragements to nZinga. 8:00pm – 2:00am “Fall Gala” (100% proceeds will go to nZinga to help bring her mother to the United States & help provide a place to live) For More information regarding this event please contact Mr. Curtis Ferguson @ 469-337-1724 or Ms. Jennifer Greer @ 972-834-0066 Nov 4: For an evening of entertainment and family fun; please join Community United Methodist Church to see K104 basketball players of Dallas, TX., as they play the St. James United Methodist Church Players of Temple, TX. The event will take place on Friday, november 4, 2011 @ 7:00 PM in the Paul Quinn College Gym, 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd. Dallas, TX. For additional info please contact Connie Grant @ 469-363-0965. Nov 10: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 802 and Bon Air Baptist Church’s Golden Agers invite you to a Fashion-Than and now-Show, november 10 at 11;00 am at Ida Flakes Fellowship Bon Air Missionary Baptist Church 5707 Bonnie View Rd. Dallas, TX Nov 19: Mother Daughter Banquet is hosted by “Facing Teen Challenges” at the Mattie nash Myrtle Davis Recreation Center, 710 n. Hampton Rd. Dallas Tx. 75212 on Saturday november 19, 2011 For information call Aerica Karriem Phone: 469-285-0876

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his was a different weekend for me; usually Sundays are church and football all-day. I’ve been around football pretty much all my life. The thing that happens during leon Simon games has never changed. Four quarters of football interrupted by half-time. Playing and coaching was my mentality. Half time was an interruption. Yesterday I went to the Metroplex youth sports (MYSports) Cheerleaders and Dance competition. I said earlier that I thought it was half time interruption because I was never afforded the opportunity to see these young ladies do their thing in a relaxed setting. I was either tied up coaching or being coached as they performed. Sure, I saw them practice, as I said before I

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was tied up and never gave them the attention they deserved. Thanks to coach Darrin and Sam Widemon, Cheer Director Lakiesha Obera, cheer coaches: Shantosha Wade, Tameka Bailey, Shaniequa Warren, Tamesha Crutcher, and Shakemba Howard. They engineered a beautiful program that allowed these young ladies to demonstrate their skills and training in such a respectful way. I have a new found respect for the job theses coaches do. And even greater respect for the dedication a talent of these young ladies. They start out in the hot of summer practicing their routines, with the same zeal as there brothers practice football. Like their brothers their intent is to be the best. Most often they are never given the respect they deserve, but yet they continue supporting their teams and honing their craft. Sunday performances was so well organized, and performed with such creativeness you would think that they did this all the time. The enthusiasm and the lady like way they went about their routine really reflected greatly on their desire to be the best and the coaching they


received The Redbird Raiders won the Cheerleader and Dance competition. The Dance teams under the tutelage of Starla Hendrix and Kim Hopkins, coaches: Kemetris King, Corinthia Campbell, and Destiny Hooper. The Cheerleader coaches La Shema Thibodeaux and Tawanna Mitchell. Congratulation Coaches and young ladies. There is a constant effort to promote or support our young men, let’s not forget our backbone. Thanks ladies!!!!!!

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Barbara Mallory Caraway says “It’s time for a New Leader” By Bettye “Katt” Williams


tate Rep Barbara Mallory Caraway is on the move again. She has filed the appropriate paperwork to run for Congress. She hosted her first fundraiser at LaCalle Doce Restaurant in north Oak Cliff to raise money for the March Democratic primary that is well needed for her campaign to challenge her incumbent U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson who has never had a serious challenge for the District 30 seat. State Rep Barbara Mallory Caraway says: “It‘s time for new leadership in Washington“ If some of you are not familiar with her and her accomplishments, Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway was born in Clarksville, Texas, but grew up in Amarillo, Texas. Representative Mallory Caraway has lived in Dallas since 1979.Barbara Mallory Caraway is no novice to politics. She entered Dallas politics by first serving as a two term Democratic Precinct Chair in the late eighties. She resigned her post as precinct chair to run for a place on the Dallas City Council in 1991 after the Federal Courts mandated councilmember’s be elected by single member districts. She lost that first race in a runoff but was not deterred. She regrouped, ran for city again and was elected to her first term on the Dallas City Council representing District 6 in 1993. She won that race against 5 other candidates including the incumbent. District 6 extended from the southern tip of Dallas all the way to the north to LBJ Freeway. It included the Stemmons

Business Corridor, West Dallas and Arlington Park. Barbara owner. Her business focus is public relations and governmenMallory Caraway served four, two years terms, or eight years tal relations. Some people say it is going to be a tough race on the City Council. Term limits forced her to retire in between her and U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, but shesaid 2001.When term limits forced Barbara Mallory Caraway to ando knows this but she has the strength and will power to do retire her position on the Dallas City Council; her commitment it and she knows she needs to run a solid campaign. to public service did not end there. In 2006, she sought a seat in the Texas House of Representatives representing the citizens of District 110 and beat a 14-year incumbent. She continues to hold that position. Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway credits a lot of her success in politics to her job as a radio announcer and on-air personality at KHVn Heaven 97 Gospel Radio Station. For eight years she worked, with the “Dean” of Gospel the late Brother Joe Bagby. She was part of an early morning team with Joe Bagby and news Director Robert Ashley. Barbara Mallory Caraway refers the KHVn listeners as her “extended” family because of their on-going support of her efforts to make cities and communities in our state better. Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway is married to Dallas City Councilmember Dwaine Caraway. She has a stepdaughter, Hawaii McWashington who lives in Houston with her three children. Barbara Mallory Caraway is a member of Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church in Dallas where Dr. Janet Bell Odom is the Councilman Dwaine Caraway, Mr. Tripplehorn, Barbara Mallory Pastor. Mrs. Mallory Caraway is a small business Caraway, Michael Payna, and Councilwoman Delia Jasso pose for a picture at fundraiser

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Mountain view College announce a $202,668 Skills Development Fund Specil to Elite News


ountain View College welcomed Tom Pauken, TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing Employers to announce a $202,668 Skills Development Fund job-training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission on October 21, 2011. The presentation which also included remarks by State Representative Roberto Alonzo and DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Wright L. Lassiter took place inside the new state-of-the-art Economic and Workforce Development Building, on the east side of the campus. Partnering employers also present included: Regional

Hispanic Contractors Association, Environmental Lighting Services, Azteca Enterprises Omega Contracting- Incorporated, Ruiz Protective Services Incorporated and Ponce Contractors-Incorporated. "Our economic workforce development department believes in the purpose and process of Skills Development Fund because we are also dedicated to empowering businesses and employees toward an improved economy and greater quality of life for those we serve," stated Pat Webb, Executive Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education - Mountain View College. "We, as an educational institution are expanding our capacity in training skilled workers to exceed expecta-

tions in emerging industries such as construction, manufacturing, technology, health care and green energy," continued Dean Webb. Partnering employers who will also be present include: Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Environmental Lighting Services, Azteca Enterprises Omega Contracting- Incorporated, Ruiz Protective Services Incorporated and Ponce ContractorsIncorporated. The college is very interested in grant training partnerships for small and large business through the Texas Workforce Skills for Small Business and Skills Development Fund grants. For more information dial 214-860-8550 or email

Patricia Webb, Executive Dean, Corporate and Continuing Education, Dallas County Community College District; Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., DCCCD Chancellor; Roberto R. Alonzo, Texas State Representative; Felix A. Zamora, President, Mountain view College; Tom Pauken, TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing Employers; John M. Martinez, President, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association; Elizabeth Ponce, President, Ponce Contractors; Mike Trevino Jr. and Mike Trevino Sr. both with Innovation Mechanical

Did you know there is a Constitutional election on November 8, 2011? arly voting has already started for the november 8th Constitutional amendments election. Texas voters will consider 10 proposed Constitutional amendments including one that would exempt the surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans from paying property taxes after the veteran dies. Another proposal would change how property taxes are calculated on land set aside for water conservation. Water is one of our most precious commodities. We need to keep that in mind with so many droughts occurring every summer with regularity. Texans will also vote on one amendment that is close to my heart, the continuation of the low-interest rate Student Loan Program. This program began in 1985, and is administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide loans. This amendment would allow the Board to increase its total bonding capacity to $1.86 billion. In 2007, voters increased the Board’s bond capacity to $500 million. If this amendment passes, the Board will also be allowed to increase the limit on the amount it can loan each year, from $125 million to $350 million. The average student loan, which is handled by the College Access Loan Program, is about $8300. The program is totally self-sufficient and doesn’t rely on tax dollars. Proposition number 1 (SJR 14) - SJR 14 would amend the constitution to authorize the legislature to provide the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran with an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the mar-

ket value of the surviving spouse’s residence homestead as long as the surviving spouse has not remarried, the property was the residence homestead of the surviving spouse when the qualifying veteran died, and the property remains the residence homestead of the surviving spouse. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran." Proposition number 2 (SJR 4) - SJR 4 would amend the constitution to authorize the Texas Water Development Board to issue additional general obligation bonds on a continuing basis for one or more accounts of the Texas Water Development Fund II, with the restriction that the total amount of bonds outstanding at any time does not exceed $6 billion. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $6 billion at any time outstanding.” Proposition number 3 (SJR 50) - SJR 50 would amend the constitution to authorize the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or its successors to issue and sell general obligation bonds on a continuing basis for the purpose of financing educational loans for students, subject to certain constitutional restrictions, including a restriction as to the maximum principal amount of bonds outstanding at any one time. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as fol-

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lows: "The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the State of Texas to finance educational loans to students.” Proposition number 4 (HJR 63) - HJR 63 would amend the constitution to authorize the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area within the county, and to pledge increases in ad valorem tax revenues imposed on property in the area by the county for repayment of such bonds or notes. The amendment does not provide independent authority for increasing ad valorem tax rates. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area. The amendment does not provide authority for increasing ad valorem tax rates." Proposition number 5 (SJR 26) - SJR 26 would amend the constitution to authorize the legislature to allow cities and counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities and counties without having to assess an ad valorem tax and set aside a specified amount of funds for the payment of costs under the interlocal contract. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legisla-

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Will the Main Post Office and other Stations and Branches in the Southern Sector of Dallas County Close? By: Jennifer D Fulbright SPECIAL TO ELITE nEWS


n Wednesday, October 19 2011, Union Leaders for The American Postal Workers Union, The national Association of Letter Carriers and national Postal Mail Handlers Union, met with Congresswoman Eddie Berniece Johnson and two of her aids, Kelvin Bass, Legislative Aide to State Senator Royce West, Peter Johnson with the Peter Johnson Institute, Members of the Democratic Club, Gene Lantz, of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, and John Lingenfelder, Candidate for the U S Congress for the 3rd District in Texas to discuss the closing of the Main Post Office and other Stations and Branches in the Southern Sector of Dallas County. Two years ago some of these same individuals were involved with the prevention of this travesty to close the Main Post Office at I-30 and Sylvan in Dallas. Two years ago, the Postal Service was stalled, but only because of the input from the Citizens of Dallas, whom they failed to notify of the proposed closing. Two years ago, City Leaders were told the 9th largest city in the United States, Dallas, TX would not lose it’s identity by losing it’s postmark. However, they have. Where Union Leaders understand the affect of the internet, texting and other social medias have made upon the volume of mail, it is has been proven the U S Postal Service still provides a service that many Americans use and depend upon. Again,

this is a SERVICE that the citizens of Dallas deserve and should demand. The Postal Service, contrary to all the bad press has created a profit over the last four years. It is only because of the mandate to pre-fund its retirement plan for the next 75 years within a 10 year period (beginning in 2006) that a deficit exists. Another myth of the media, is the Postal Service is subzidized the government. The Postal Service is run purely on the monies collected fro their services. Once again the Southern Sector of Dallas will suffer. You

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have to ask yourself why are they trying to close one of the most profitable Post Office in this region, not just this city? Could it have anything to do with the location? (inner city) Does it have anything to do with the employees? (most senior in this area), Does it have anything to do with the ethnicity of the employees? (most minorities in one office) It is up to the citizens of Dallas, to once again rally to keep their Post Office open. If this office is closed, mail will be diverted to Coppell, TX &/or Ft Worth. The fate of the Main Post Office rests in the hands of the citizens of this great city.



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et’s Elevate Dallas held its first annual scholarship dinner and dance on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the north Dallas Hyatt. The dinner and dance is the non-profit organization’s fundraising activity to fund college scholarships for graduating high school seniors. To learn more about the organization, visit


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rollin with a Brotha not done correctly...Paramedics testified elcome to that if 911 had been called, immediately, the week- M.J. would have suvived...Murray’s girle n d , friend testified that Murray had large Baby! How about shipments of medications delivered to the Texas Rangers! her apartment...Hmmmm, now for the Wednesday noon at defense??? It’s never too early to look to press deadline future holidays(Peep how the Christmas is out now before time, the Rangers stuff Kevan Browning were preparing to Halloween)Looking ahead to new Year try and clinch the Eve, the hot ticket will be the Stevie 2011 World Series, up 3 games ta 2! The Wonder show at the Cosmopolitan in Las weather forecast was looking bleak in the Vegas. A limited number of 250.00(Bar “Lou”, as there was an 80 percent chance included)Tix will go on sale soon. The strip will be closed down to vehicle of rain and game time traffic and even if ya can’t get in, temps were expected to be you’ll be able to celebrate and watch 48...As you read this, I Stevie from huge screens on the Las hope we are celebrating Vegas Strip! What’s up with another DFW World DanceHall Artist Vybz Kartel of Championship! Goooo Kingston Jamaica??? There is a Ranger’s! Speaking of large Jamaican and Caribbean comchampions...i was hanging munity in the DFW and that’s what out at the Barnes and some are asking...Recently it was noble in Irving Mall(1st Alexis Jones his use of bleaching soap to go time at a mall in from chocolate to a creepy El months,lol) and came Debarge skin he’s upon high school girls basketball star Alexis Jones of Texas charged with a second murder in the State 5A Champion Irving MacArthur. killing a man named Lizard(most She was signing copies of R.A. Bargers Jamaicans have nickTex Prep Basketball glossy magazine. names). Previously Hats off to Ms. Jones and congrats on Kartel was charged in your scholarship to the prestigious Duke a conspiracy to kill a University...Finally in sports,lol...Gooo music producer...A Cowboy’s! It’s the soon to be new dad north Carolina busiTony Romo against Michael Vick and nessman involved in those insane Philly fans Sunday in an investment proPhilly! Prayers for CBS 60 minutes gram at Bishop Eddie Andy Rooney! You may remember that Long’s Atlanta-area Andy Semi-retired 3 weeks ago after 40 mega church where Chaz Bono members years and 1,097 end of 60 Minutes verbal former blogs...He’s recovering today at a new claim they lost their York hospital after complications from retirement savings says he’s taking action surgery happened Tuesday evening! to “make things right.” A group of church Chaz Bono is finally out on Dancing members is suing new Birth Missionary With The Stars...Look for nancy Grace Baptist Church and its embattled pastor, to follow, hopefully quickly...My choice saying they conspired with businessman to win it all, ala Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Ephren Taylor to rip em off.... So..How U Smith??? Read me now, believe me doin??? Happy Birthday to YOU and later..It’s gonna be....”Drumroll”....for- celebs this week:Ruby Dee is 87, Melba mer talk show us, the newly svelte and Moore is 66,Hilary Rodham Clinton is sexy Ricki Lake! The prosecution has 64, Telma Hopkins is 63, Bootsy Collins rested after putting on a strong case in the and Jayne Kennedy are 60, Martin Conrad Murray wrongful death case. Luther King the 3rd is 54, ‘Weird’ Al Murray, M.J.’s doc at the time of his Yankovich is 51, and R&B singer death face a max of 4 years in prison and Monica is 31. Thanks for Rollin With A loss of his medical license. Among the Brotha in the Elite news, at damaging testimony: The Medical and on Face Book! Examiner for LA County testified that the IV set up used by Doc. Murray was


Since we’re talking about it; have you had your financial check-up? By Michelle Thornhill SPECIAL TO nnPA


n beauty salons and barber shops across the nation, at summer barbecues and holiday dinners, African Americans have a long tradition of indulging in rich conversation. So much so that we’ve created our very own cultural vernacular, or way of speaking. no matter the venue, when we come together we are ready to talk about it all, from current events and politics to music and relationships. nothing is off limits…well, almost. Our conversations often turn to silence when it comes to personal finances. The subject of money has traditionally been a very private matter within our culture, most likely because of our strong sense of self-reliance and pride. Whatever the reason, it’s time to get comfortable and candid when talking about money matters. So here we go… I’ll start with my mother. never a banker, my mom (like many mothers in our community) had a way of managing household finances that made it look relatively simple, at least to my brother and me. She didn’t involve us in the day-to-day of household budgeting, so I never knew exactly how she was able to manage it all. What I do remember is that bills were always paid on time, period. When my mother reflects today, she shares that there were times when she needed to “rob Peter to pay Paul.” However, she never failed to write down all of her bills (a practice she’s continued since retirement) and manage her budget to make sure that everything was paid in full. One reason she succeeded is that she was diligent about reviewing her list, regularly assessing exactly where we were with our family budget. There were specific objectives for stretching the family’s funds, including, setting aside money for college, Christmas, tithing, vacations and savings. I’m always impressed when I think about her generation, and those before her, and how they somehow seemed to have acquired so much with so much less than we have today. They attained what they did largely because they had a strategy that they were committed to –and this was long before on-line banking. They believed in controlling their money rather than it controlling them. I’ve kept this example top-of-mind as I matured. Today, I am very up front with my children when it comes to financial planning and management. We talk about it. My boys understand the concept of managing money and realize that they have to save (savings account), before discretionary spending (pulling money from the piggy bank for a Wii cartridge). Despite today’s challenging economy, things really haven’t changed much when it comes to the basic fundamentals for achieving economic independence. The same way our parents managed every dime with purpose, we should model that behavior. Mastering your finances starts with organization and goals. Whether you are thinking about purchasing a home or an investment property, saving for college, building wealth, or simply going on a vacation, you have to start with a plan. To begin, clearly lay out what money you have coming in, and what you have going out. A simple technique I’ve used is writing down every dollar you spend for a month. That helps you see where the money is going so you can prioritize and, perhaps, make adjustments. For me, that was limiting that daily trip to the coffee shop for a chai tea latte to once or twice a week (saving myself $50 each month) – and I didn’t wait for Lent to make that change. Once you have this insight, create an itemized budget. next, be deliberate about thoroughly combing through your expenses and transactions, and regularly reconciling your budget. If you find that you have more disposable income than projected, resist the temptation to reward yourself. Instead, consider applying more funds toward paying down debt, or to your savings or 401(k) plan. And finally, enrich yourself. Study. Take advantage of resources designed to help you to become savvier about things like budgeting, saving, investing and building wealth for life after retirement. Wells Fargo offers a variety of free, online tools that can help you along your journey toward financial success. Visit for more information.

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Sunday School: 8:00 am Morning Worship 10:00 am Carter Temple CME Church 2503 Crossman Avenue Dallas, TX 75212-5209 (214) 747-0752 Sunday School: 10:00am Morning Worship 11:00 am Bible Study: Wed 7:00 pm “His Grace Is Sufficient”

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miNisTeRs lisTiNgs Faith Fellowship Faith Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

4205 South Belt line Road 4205 Robinson Road/P.O. Box 540515 Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Grand Prairie, Texas 75054 972-642-9125- 9:00 am Sunday School Sunday ChurchWorship School.................. 9:00 Morning - 10:30 amam Morning Worship........................10:30 am Tues Classl - 6:00 pmpm Tues. Bible Bible Class..............................6:00 Prayer Service - 7:00 pm pm Prayer Service..............................7:00 Mission Study Classes...................7:45 pm Mission Study Class - 7:450 am

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. Rev. Stanley Stanley e. E. Smith Smith

Greater New Zion Greater Church New Zion Baptist 2210 Pine Church Street Baptist

Tuesdays 1:00am Wednesdays 7:30p.m.

Rev. Patterson Rev.Joe JoeS.Patterson

New Leaf Missionary Baptist Church “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

Rev. R. O. Moffett

Rev. Wendell Blair, Sr.

True Gospel Ministries

Come worship with us, A minstry of caring

Crest View Ministry of “Hope”

Restoring lives and giving hope to the “hopeless”

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

Apostle Lobias Murray

3317 Morris Street • Dallas, TX 75212 214-638-0918 •

Rev. Christopher T. Willis, Sr.

Pastor Michael and Sherry Perkins

Myrtis Robinson, Pastor

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

1101 Sabine • Dallas, Texas 75203 Church: 214-943-8295 Fax: 214-942-2023 Pastor: 214-942-7474 Website:

Sunday School: 9:00 am Morning Worship: 10:30 am

Rev. B. R. Williams

Munger Ave. Baptist Church “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 Sunshine Bible Study...10:00 am Fellowship Dinner.......5:20 pm

Rev. Kedric L. McKnight Senior Pastor

“Come, taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalms 34:8

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

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church

Wednesday ~ 7:00

Hour of Power (Bible Study, 1st & 3rd Wed.) D.I.V.A.S. (Women’s Ministry, 2nd & 4th Wed.) M.S.G. (Men’s Mnistry, 2nd & 4th Wed.)

Rev. E.C. Wilson

New Restoration Church

Tuesday Generation Exchange (Youth/Children Happy Hour) ~ 6:45 p.m.



1734 Idaho St. • Dallas, Texas 75216 Church: 214-942-0997 Residence: 972-225-6997

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

Rev. Wade J. Simmons Pastor

The House of Refuge Full Gospel Church

Bibleway Church of God in Christ

“Christ-Centered, Faith-Driven, Holy Living”

4325 W. Ledbetter Drive Dallas, Texas 75223 Church: (214) 337-1713 Sunday School … 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship … 10:30 a.m. Baptist Training Union …. 6:15 p.m.


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

Sunday Church School ~ 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation ~ 1:30 p.m.

7407 Fox Crossing Court Dallas, Texas 75232 972-224-0271

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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

1734 E. Ann Arbor Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-371-1349 214-371-0100 (Fax) Formally True Gospel MBC Sunday School...8:45 am Morning Worship Service...10:30 am Last Tuesday in each month Word Explosion – 7:30 PM 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays – Bible Study 4th Saturday - Evangelism Outreach Rev. Calvin Ray Washington

Sunday Service......11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Class........7:30 p.m.

Divine Inspiration Missionary 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

Rev. R. E. Price

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” broadcast on 1040 AM radio at 3:45 pm Eld. Robert L. Ashberry

St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church

Dallas, TX 75215

2210 Pine Street 214-421-4119 Texas 75212 email:Dallas, 214-421-4119 Sunday School............................9:30am Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service..........................11:00am Morning Worship Study -10:45 am Bible

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

New Mount Zion Baptist Church

Prayer Meeting-Bible Study 6:30-8:30 pm

Rev. Vincent Parker, Pastor

Youth Bible Study & Rehearsal 7:00 -8:30 pm

Rev. Wade Charles Davis

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miNisTeRs lisTiNgs Living Testimony Baptist Church YOu CAN hAVe YOuR

Community Baptist Church 2920 Fordham Rd. 214-376-9774

Rev. A. L. Banks

4129 Idaho Avenue ChuRCh AND MiNiSTeR Dallas, Texas 75219 heRe TOO! CAll eliTe (214) 374-3860 9:30NeWS a.m. – Sunday School DeTAilS FOR 10:45 a.m. – Worship 214-372-6500 Rev. R.G. Simmons, Pastor

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

Rev. J. J. Raven

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

Rev. Shank Robinson

1519 Denley Drive Dallas, Texas 75216 214-941-5224 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Worship

Early Morning Worship........8:00 a.m. Sunday School........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship............10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 1st, 2nd, 4th Sunday.10:30 a.m.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

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 Saturday Outreach 10:00 am Rev. S. L. Johnson


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Rev. Lelious Johnson, Pastor

1323 So. Ewing Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216 214-942-4643 Sunday School ….. 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship ….. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study …..7:00 p.m. Rev. lee Craig

2200 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

YOu CAN hAVe YOuR ChuRCh AND MiNiSTeR heRe TOO! CAll eliTe Early Worship ................8:00 am FOR amDeTAilS SundayNeWS School....................9:30 Morning Worship..............10:45 am 214-372-6500 Wed. Night Breakthrough....7:00 pm

Dr. H.E. Anderson, Sr.,

New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church


Rev. Steven C. Jones

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 411 N. Hampton Road Desoto, TX 75115 214-729-3322 Rev. Darrell W. Pryor Pastor/Teacher

Rev. Darrell W. Pryor, Pastor

“Inspiring the Community One Family at a time”

3700 Simpson Stewart Road Dallas, Texas 75241 972-225-1704

“The Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church 6550 Houston School Road Dallas, Texas 75241 Phone: 214-375-5952

3603 Pugett Dallas, Texas 75212 214.351.7096 Sunday Service…10:45 am. Monday…6:00 pm. Monday School Thursday…6:00 pm. Prayer Meeting Bible Study

Office: 214-375-0062

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

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

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

Ewing Avenue Baptist Church

Bishop Harold Edwards

Rev. Chris J. Evans

Neighborhood House of Prayer

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

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

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

Ch: 214-371-7026

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Church Of The Living God

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

“Church of Love” 4807 BurnsideDallas, Texas 75216

Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Aaron Phillips

1711 Reynoldston Lane Dallas, Texas 75232

Greater Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

New Unity Baptist Church

Greater Progressive Baptist Church

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

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 Church With the 20/20 Vision” 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

Calvary Temple Community Church

Totally Committed Progressive

1401 Clay Mathis Rd. Mesquite, TX 75181 2403972-222-3708 HarlandaleFaxDr. Church Phone: 972-222-5699

Dr. M.L. Curry, Pastor

Dallas, TX 75216 Website: Ch 214-374-0977 • C 214-864-0470 E-mail: Sunday School........ 10:00am Services: Sunday 8:00am and 10:30am MorningTimes: Worship........... 11:15am Midweek Service: Wednesday Tues Bible Study............. 8:00pm Prayer/Bible Study @ 7:00pm Dr. W.R. PASTOR ANDWillis FIRST Church Motto: We Walk by Faith, 8:00pm Not by Sight " Thurs Joy "For Night.............. 2 Corinthians 5:7 LADY MCCULLOUGH

October 28, 2011

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miNisTeRs lisTiNgs Shekinah ShekinahTabernacle Tabernacle Baptist Baptist Church Church 2109 TX TX 2109Beckley Beckley• Dallas, • Dallas, 214-942-2227 214-942-2227 8:30 8:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 10:00 10:00am amWorship WorshipService Service

Ebenezer Missionary Riverside Baptist Church Ebenezer Missionary 3132 Lagow BaptistChurch Church Baptist Dallas, Texas


8015Blossom BlossomLane Lane 8015 9:30 am Sunday School Dallas, Texas 75227 Dallas, Texas 75227 10:45 Sunday am Worship 214-388-1200 214-388-1200

Rev. Rev. A.A.D.D.Tuston Smith Smith Rev.S.T.

Rev. Rev.Alfred AlfredStapleton Stapleton

Carver CarverHeights HeightsBaptist BaptistChurch Church “A Christ” “A going goingChurch Churchfor fora aComing Coming Christ” 2510 2510E.E.Ledbetter Ledbetter Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75216 75216 Church: Church:214-371-2024 214-371-2024 Sunday a.m.a.m. SundaySchool......9:30 School......9:30 Morn. Worship...8:00 a.m. & Morn. Worship...8:00 a.m.10:45 & 10:45 a.m. a.m. Tues. Tues.Noonday NoondayBible BibleStudy Study Wed. p.m.p.m. Wed.Prayer/Bible Prayer/BibleStudy....7:00 Study....7:00

R. Washington R.L.L.Washington

Olive Olive Grove GroveBaptist BaptistChurch Church Lotts Mortuary 4416 Denley 4416South South DenleyDrive Drive 2434Dallas, MLK Blvd, Dallas Tx 75215 Texas 75216 Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: Ph:214-941-4378 214-941-4378 9:45 School 9:45am am- Sunday - Sunday School 10:45 Worship 10:45am am- Morning - Morning Worship Midweek Midweek Service: Service: Wednesday Wednesday––Prayer Prayerand and Teaching Teaching6:00 6:00p.m. p.m.

Rev. Rev.W. W.Hunter Hunter

Rev. Bradley Rev.Johnnie JohnnieR.R. Bradley

Pilgrim Pilgrim Rest Rest Baptist Baptist Church Church 1819 1819 N. N.Washington Washington Dallas, Dallas,TX TX Ph: Ph:214-823-7308 214-823-7308 8:00 Worship 8:00am amFirst First Worship 9:30 9:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 10:45 10:45am amSecond Second Worship Worship

Rev. Rev.Curtis CurtisWallace Wallace

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Rev. Rev.Frederick Frederick D. D.Haynes HaynesIIIIII

Lords Lords Missionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

6722 6722 Bexar BexarStreet Street Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas 214-428-5459 214-428-5459 9:30 9:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 11:00 11:00am amWorship Worship

14120 Texas 75240 14120Noel NoelRoad Road• Dallas, • Dallas, Texas 75240 972-239-1120 972-239-1120Church Church 972-239-5925 972-239-5925Fax Fax Worship 10:45 amam WorshipServices Services8 8& & 10:45 Sunday SundaySchool School9:45 9:45amam Wednesday Wednesday12 12noon noonprayer prayer

Rev. JeromeE.E. Rev.Jerome McNeil, McNeil,Jr.Jr.PhPhD.D.

Rev. Rev.Michael MichaelR.R. Hubbard Hubbard Sr., Sr.,Pastor Pastor

2837 2837Prosperity ProsperityAve. Ave. Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75216 75216 Ph: Ph:(214) (214)376-2447 376-2447 8:45 School 8:45am am- Sunday - Sunday School 10:00 Worship 10:00am am- Morning - Morning Worship 5:00 5:00pmpm-B.T.U. B.T.U. Dr. Pastor Dr.T.L. T.L.Brown, Brown, Pastor

1000 1000East EastRedbird RedbirdLane Lane Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas 214-371-9228 214-371-9228 8:00 amam Worship 8:00&&10:45 10:45 Worship 9:30 9:30Sunday SundaySchool School

New Friendship Missionary

New Missionary New Friendship Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Baptist Church Church Metropolitan Ave, 2419Baptist “Where Real & & “WhereFriendship FriendshipIsIs Real Dallas Texas 75215 The Word” MinistryIsIsThe The Word” TheMinistry

Church 214-421-7211 2419 Metropolitan Avenue 2419 Metropolitan Avenue Fax 214-565-1530 Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas75215 75215 “Where friendship is real and ministry is the word” Church: 214-421-7211 Church: 214-421-7211 Fax: 214-565-1530 Pastor’s Office 214-421-8272 Fax: 214-565-1530 Pastor’s Pastor’sOffice: Office:214-421-8272 214-421-8272 nFCOC Office 214-565-1147 Caregiver’s Office: Caregiver’s Office:214-565-1147 214-565-1147 Sunday School 9:15 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Sunday A.M. SundaySchool....9:15 School....9:15 A.M. Mon-Christian Education 7:00 PM Morning ........ 11:00 A.M. Morning Worship Worship 11:00 A.M. Mon.-Christian Education...7:00 pmpm Mon.-ChristianMeeting Education...7:00 Tue-Prayer 12 noon Wed. P.M.P.M. Wed.Prayer PrayerMeeting Meeting....7:30 ....7:30

Bishop Bishop Ray RayCampbell Campbell

5707 5707Bonnie BonnieView ViewRoad Road Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75241 75241 214-376-5846 214-376-5846 8:00 8:00am amEarly EarlyWorship Worship 11:00 11:00am amWorship Worship

Rev. Johnny A. A. McGee, Pastor Rev. Pastor Rev.Johnny Johnny A.McGee, McGee, Pastor

Rev. Mitchell Rev.J.J.E.E. Mitchell

Greater GreaterMount MountHebron Hebron Missionary MissionaryBaptist BaptistChurch Church 2335 Texas 75241 233556th 56thStreet StreetDallas, Dallas, Texas 75241

Rev. Rev.Carlton CarltonGarrett Garrett

Concord Concord Missionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

6808 6808Pastor PastorBailey BaileyDrive Drive Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75237 75237 214-331-8522 214-331-8522 7:30am 9:15am, 8:00 amam &11:00-12:24 12:00 pm pm 8:00am, am,10:00 10:00 & 12:00 Worship Worship Worship

Rev. Rev.Freddie FreddieCheatum Cheatum Sunday a.m.a.m. SundayEarly EarlyWorship....8:00 Worship....8:00 Morning 10:45 p.m.p.m. Morning Worship Worship........ 10:45 Tuesday p.m.p.m. TuesdayYouth YouthChoir...7:00 Choir...7:00 Wed. Wed.Prayer PrayerMeeting Meeting.....7:00 .....7:00 Wed. Bible Study Class.....7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. p.m. Wed. Bible Study Class.....7:30 p.m.-8:30 For ine.or g For Prayer: Prayer: Prayer@hmbconl

Bon Bon Air Air Baptist Baptist Church Church

2020 2020W. W.Wheatland Wheatland Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75232 75232 972-228-5200 972-228-5200 Sun. 8am&10:45am Sun.Morn. Morn.Services Services 8am&10:45am Wed. Noon & 7pm Wed.Bible BibleStudy Study1212 Noon & 7pm

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

Ideal IdealPentecostal Pentecostal

Friendship Friendship West West Baptist Baptist Church Church Rev. Pastor Rev.Daryl DarylCarter, Carter, Pastor

5144 Texas 75223 DolphinRd. Rd. • Dallas, • Dallas, Texas 75223 5144Dolphin

Ervay ErvayCedar CedarMissionary Missionary Baptist Church Baptist Church

Shiloh Shiloh Missionary Missionary Baptist Baptist Church Church

1114 1114Comal ComalStreet Street Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75203 75203 214-946-3581 214-946-3581 9:00 am Early MorningWorship Worship 8:00 am Early Morning 8:00 am Early Morning Worship 10:15 am Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday School 11:15 am WorshipService Service 11:00 am Worship 11:00 am Worship Service

2415 2415Ann AnnArbor Arbor Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas 214-374-3639 214-374-3639 9:30 9:30am amSunday SundaySchool School 11:00 11:00am amWorship Worship Temple Temple of ofFaith Faith Christian ChristianChapel ChapelC.M.E. C.M.E. Church Church

New New Greater GreaterEmanuel Emanuel Baptist Baptist Church Church

2554 Texas 75216 2554Ann AnnArbor ArborAve. Ave.Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75216 Ph: Ph:(214) (214)376-2873 376-2873 Sunday am am SundaySchool............9:45 School............9:45 Morning am am Praise..........11:00 Morning Praise..........11:00 Children’s am am Children’sChurch......11:30 Church......11:30 BTU.............................6:30 pm BTU.............................6:30 pm Mon. pmpm YouthMission Mission....7:00 ....7:00 Mon. Youth pm pm Tues. Tues.Men’s Men’sMinistry Ministry....7:00 ....7:00 Fri. pmpm Fri.Singles/Family Singles/FamilyMinistry Ministry7:30 7:30

Hopewell Hopewell Missionary Missionary Baptist BaptistChurch Church

Little Little Friendship Friendship Baptist Baptist Church Church

Church: Church:214-374-4759 214-374-4759 9:00 9:00am amSunday SundaySchool School 10:30 10:30am amMorning MorningWorship Worship 7:00 pmpm Wed Bible Study 7:00pm pm- -7:30 7:30 Wed Bible Study Thurs. Rehearsal/Usher Thurs.Night Night- Choir - Choir Rehearsal/Usher 7:00 Men’s Night OutOut 7:00pm pm Fri. Fri. Men’s Night

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

Rev. Rev.Fred FredConwright Conwright

Office Mon.Mon. & Fri...9 am - 3 pm OfficeHours... Hours... & Fri...9 am - 3 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs...9 am - 6am pm - 6 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs...9

Greater Church GreaterEmanuel EmanuelBaptist Baptist Church 2110 2110E.E.11th 11thSt.St. Dallas, Dallas,Texas Texas75203 75203 214-942-0218 214-942-0218

Rev. Rev.Bryan BryanCarter Carter

9:00 School 9:00a.m........Sunday a.m........Sunday School 7:45 10:00 a.m...Morning Worship 7:45a.m. a.m.& & 10:00 a.m...Morning Worship 6:30 Prayer/Bible Study 6:30p.m....Wed. p.m....Wed. Prayer/Bible Study

Rev. Rev.Burley BurleyHudson Hudson

Pastor: Rev. Robert Townsend Pastor: Rev. Robert Townsend

October 28, 2011

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New Birth Baptist Union ChurchHope Institutional


Greater New Mt. Zion YOu CAN hAVe YOuR Golden Chain Church Missionary Baptist Church 3314 Detonte St. ChuRCh AND MiNiSTeR Dallas, Texas 75223 207 Eggar St. 5023 Wadsworth Dallas, Texas Church 972-823-1962 Waxahachie, Texas 75165 heRe TOO! CAll eliTe Email: Church (972) 937-4615 Church 214-372-0280 Email: Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. FOR DeTAilS Sunday School.....9:30 A.M. CallNeWS to Worship.... 11:00 AM Call to Worship.... 10:45 AM Mission.......6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Sunday School 8 am Wednesday Prayer Service.... 6:30 p.m. 214-372-6500 Bible Study……7:00 - 8:00 P.M. Pastor David L. & Shirley F. Maxey “The Church With The Mind Of Christ” Progressive Baptist Church

444 West Ledbetter Primitive Baptist Church Dallas, Texas 75224 2217 56th Street 214-374-0828 Dallas, Texas 75241 Early Morning Worship ........7:50 am Ph: (214) 374-6441 Sunday School ....................9:30 am Fax: (214)am 374-6490 Morning Worship ...............10:30 9:30 am Sunday School Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m. Rev. George Pryor Rev. Lee W. Turner, Pastor Pastor “The Church Where God Is Glorified” 11: 00am Morning Worship 10 am Morning Worship Rev. B.L. Horn Eld. Lloyd T. Morgan, Sr. ick J. Woods Bonnie View Christian Church Redeemer Missionary Beginners New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church 4861 Bonnie View at Ledbetter Dallas District Christian Methodist Episcopal Baptist Church Baptist 2025 Church W. Wheatland Rd • Dallas, Texas 75232 Dallas, Texas 75216 Church 2948 Singleton Blvd. 3610 Hancock Phone: (972) 224-5000 Church 214-376-8514 Dallas, Texas 75241 Presiding Elder Dallas/Ft. Worth Region Dallas, Texas 75210 Sunday School......8:30 A.M Church: 214-631-2226 214-428-2083 Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Call To Worship... 10:00 A.M. Sunday School.....9:30 a.m. Sunday School.....10:00 Sundayam Worship: 8 am & 10:30 am 1616 East Illinois Ave Wed. Prayer Service & Morning Worship.10:45 a.m. Morning Worship.... 11:00 am Rev. Michael L. Youth Church: 10:30 am (2nd & 3rd Sun.) Dallas, Texas 75216 Bible Class..7:30 P.M. Evening Worship...7:00 p.m. BTU.......9:30 Smith, Pastor Rev. K.D. Intercessory am Prayer: 11 am - 12noon (Tues.Pace & Thurs.) Dwayne E. Rodgers, Sr. Pastor Ph. (214) 372-9505 Rev. Dr. Rev. Andre’ Byrd Sr. Bible Study: 7 pm (Wed.) W.C. Champion C.L. Taylor St. Mark AME Zion Church GReATeR el BeThel MiSSiONARY The Called Baptist Sheep of Fellowship Jesus Christ 2311 E. Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX 75216 214-376-7750 Fax 214-376-2485 Sunday School 9:30 am Harlandale Ave. 2206 Sunday Worship 11 am Dallas, TX 75216 Prayer Meeting Tues 12 - Wed 6 pm 213-372-3828 Sat 8 am - Sun 9Church: am 9:30 am - Sunday School “You Must Be Born Again”

Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church

Rev. JohnWorship Morris, Jr. 10:30 am - Sun. Morning 6:00 pm - Wednesday Bible Service 11 am to 5 pm - Friday Counseling

H.L. Ward

Church BAPTiST ChuRChCME Church Christian Church Carter Temple WilliAM D. MCNeAlY, PASTOR 1724 Windmire Dr. Road 3104 Gibbs Williams

Mesquite, Texas 75181 Dallas, Texas 75233 972-222-3763 Church Sunday Service:Office: 10:00 a.m. Bible (469)-567-1934 Study: Monday 7-8 p.m. SundayChurch: School .....9:00a.m. 214-747-0752 “….lovest thou me more than these? Sunday Worship ..10:00a.m. 10:00&am Fax: (469)-567-1974 Sunday School Feed my sheep….John 21:15-17 Wed. Prayer Service Bible- Class 7:00p.m. churchoffice@thecalled 11:00God amIs- Praised” Sun. Morning Worship Motto: “Where Mature Christians Are Made” “Where

1130 East Ninth Street Dallas, Texas 75203 Avenue 2503 Crossman ChurchDallas, 214-946-9701 Texas 75212

Holy Temple Church

Bexar Street Baptist Church

West Wintergreen Rd. www.dfwelitenews.com1051 2018 S. Marsalis Ave. Lancaster, Texas 75134 Dallas, Texas 75216 972-227-1400 214-943-3579 Sunday School ......................9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship .......9:00 am Early Morning Worship......8:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class ................6:30 pm Sunday School..........9:30 a.m. Sunday Night..........................7:30 pm Morning Worship 10:45 am C.C. Robertson Pastor & First Lady C.C. Boyce

Faithful Missionary Baptist Church

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

Little Flock Baptist Church 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.

Rev. Louis E. Laurent

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

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Rev. J.L. Rainbolt

Dr. David Wilson

Early Morning Pentecost ....8:00AM Sunday School.....9:25 AM Mountain top Experience ....11:00 AM Wed. Nite Bible Study........7:00 PM

Dr. Timothy J. Brown, Pastor

On Face Worldwide ZioMy n Temple Church of Ministries of Jesus

God in Christ

Elder Glenn Tatum, Sr. Pastor

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

Dr. David Henderson

(214) 946-3584

Open Door Church of God In Christ 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.

Sunday 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Fullfillment Hour 10:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Women, Men & Youth Meeting 7:30 PM Bible Study

2023 Mouser Street

3702 Toronto Dallas, Texas 214-920-2473

“Come Worship With Us”

1403 Morrell • Dallas, Texas 75203 214-946-4522

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4204 Frank Ave. Street 1839 N. Galloway Suite A Dallas, Texas 75210 Mesquite TX 75149 Phone 469-556-8418 Ph: (214) 426-5231 Fax: 972-329-1962 Sunday 469-556-8418 School......9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Services 12:00 p.m.(noon) Morning Worship........11:15 a.m. Wednesday Prayer-Fire Night p.m. 7:00 pm Y.P.W.W..............6:45 Evening Worship.........8:15p.m.

Salem Institutional Baptist Israel Baptist Church Church 2023 West Davis Street Rev. Todd M. Atkins - Pastor Dallas, Texas 75208 3918 Crozier St. Dallas, TX 75215 Ph:214-428-3797 (214) 942-7535 Phone Sunday School....9:45 A.M. Sunday Worship Services @ 10:45 am MorningSchool Worship .... 11:00 Sunday @ 9:15 am A.M. Prayer & Bible @ 7:00 pm WedStudy BibleWednesday Study ...6:30 P.M.


Eld. Wallace M. Holyfield Monica Moody

Rev. Morgan Rev.C.C. Todd M. Atkins

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celebRaTiNg 50 yeaRs Of cOmmuNiTy seRvice

Jordan, Robbie Sue 81, of Dallas, TX, passed away October 23. Survived by 1 sister Mildred Tatum, 2 sons John and Eric (Valeria) Jordan, 3 grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and a host of relatives and friends. Wake- Thursday, October 27 from 8:30-9:30 pm. Service- Saturday, October 29 at 9 am. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy Bermea, Isaac 52, of Dallas, TX, passed away October 23. Survived by wife, Delia Bermea, children, Betrice, Jennifer, and Alison, 3 grandchildren. Wake- Thursday, October 27, from 6-7 pm. ServiceFriday, October 28, at 3 pm. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton, Frwy. Rape, Florence Gracefully Graduated To Glory. Wake Friday 67pm Full Faith Deliverance Church 6518 J. J. Lemon Rd. Dls,Tx. Services Saturday 11am Ideal Pentecostal 1000 E. Redbird Lane Dls,TX

continued from page 10....Constitutional ture to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund." Proposition number 6 (HJR 109) - HJR 109 would amend the constitution to increase the amount of principal that is available for withdrawal from the permanent school fund each year and would also clarify certain references to that fund in the constitution. Increased access to the principal of the state public education trust fund would be based upon HJR 109 granting the authority to consider alternative market calculations when determining the amount of principal that is available for distribution to the available school fund. HJR 109 would also provide authority to distribute to the available school fund annual revenue from school fund land or other properties up to $300 million per year. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment clarifying references to the permanent school fund, allowing the General Land Office to distribute revenue from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund to provide additional funding for public education, and providing for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund." Proposition number 7 (SJR 28) - SJR 28 would amend the constitution by adding El Paso County to the list of counties authorized to create conservation and reclamation districts to develop parks and recreational facilities financed by taxes. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities."


Proposition number 8 (SJR 16) - SJR 16 would amend the constitution by requiring the legislature to provide for taxation of open space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity." Proposition number 9 (SJR 9) - SJR 9 would amend the constitution to authorize the governor, on the written recommendation and advice of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, to grant a pardon, reprieve, or commutation of punishment to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision." Proposition number 10 (SJR 37) - SJR 37 would amend the constitution by extending the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain local elected officeholders if they announce candidacy or become candidates for another office from one year to one year and 30 days. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. (

CeDAR hill iSD TeNNiS PlAYeR #1 iN STATe Taking Virtual Classes While he Competes Across the Country

Special to Elite News


edar Hill High School Senior Charles Boyce is currently the number one ranked Boys 18 tennis player in Texas . Boyce is balancing the travel demands of competitive tennis with his schoolwork, by taking virtual classes through Cedar Hill High School . The 17 year old is scheduled to compete in six tennis tournaments between now and the end of 2011. Boyce was homeschooled during his junior year of high school. The new virtual class program at Cedar Hill High School allows him to keep up with his schoolwork online and graduate with his classmates in the spring of 2012. Boyce started playing tennis when he was 12. By the time he was 14 he was ranked among the top 10 percent of players for his age in Texas . He claimed the number one ranking in the state when he was 15 in the Boys 16 category. now that he is 17, he is ranked number one in the Texas Boys 18 category. Boyce won the Excellence Tournament held during Labor Day Weekend in Richardson , TX . Boyce is currently developing his national and international ranking by competing against boys from across the country and all over the world. That means practicing at least three hours a day and playing in more competitive tournaments. “You must prepare like you want to play because dur-

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ing competition you will ultimately play like you have practiced,” explained Charles Boyce. “I am so glad that Cedar Hill High School is offering the virtual program this year so I will be able to walk with my classmates when I graduate.” Boyce will be taking four core classes and three elective classes online. Cedar Hill High School started the virtual class program this year to provide students access to courses that weren’t being offered and to provide students the ability to retake courses at their own pace that they had failed. The school has two computer labs where students can logon and take the classes online. The computer lab is also where the students take their tests under the supervision of a proctor. “It is a sacrifice for our family because of the time and financial commitment, but we are glad that the Cedar Hill School District offers this virtual program so Charles can keep up with his school work,” said Merle Boyce, Charles’ mother. About Cedar Hill ISD: CHISD has 8100 students and is rated as a Recognized school district by the Texas Education Agency. The Texas State Comptrollers Office awarded Cedar Hill Independent School District a 4.5 in its five-star rating system for its Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST). FAST identifies school districts that use best practices to operate efficiently, while achieving strong academic performance. The district has maintained an AA- financial bond rating from Standard

and Poor’s as well as Fitch Ratings for the past two years.

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