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By Interfaith Gazette Staff CHAOS is inevitable. However, there is an evidentiary belief by some Theologians, Sociologists, and Theorists, that CHAOS can also be controlled. Varying sub-topics suggest that when it is controlled that it is subject to directed and intended results.

CHAOS however, is defined by many as: Complete disorder, random confusion, disarray, disorganization, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, uproar, maelstrom, mess, shambles, free for all, anarchy, lawlessness, entropy and

more! However, just my thought, some of these meanings seem more relevant than others looking from a panoramic view of the Church of today. Yet some CHAOS THEORIES suggest that it is the study of predeterministic, not random, spontaneous behaviors in some systems. Regardless of what is thought, believed, practiced, and or

acted out routinely or spontaneously, CHAOS exists in and among our churches, evidenced by the lack of planned, organized, futuristic methods from an organizational perspective. The CHURCH is changing in several ways. To not have a planned strategy See THE CHURCH, on page 3

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The Dilemma Of The Black Man

we bring voices to print w w w. i n t e r fa i t h g a z e t t e .c o m STAFF PUBLISHER Bishop Marjorie Holt, Ph.D. Publishing Consultant I. Payne Sales William Peterson, Sales Manager STAFF REPORTER Sheila Howard Contributing Writers G. Chapman Rev. Floyd Rose Rev. Talmadge Thomas Distribution P. Anderson A. McCabe B. Brown Pastor Troy Thomas Danita Beamon Design Global Impact Media LLC DISCLAIMER The Interfaith Gazette reserves the right to edit, reject or cancel any advertisement or editorial at any time. We will not be responsible for checking accuracy of items submitted for publication or for more than one wrong insertion of advertising copy. NEWS PARTNERS Online News Association Christian NewsWire CONTACT US The Interfaith Gazette is a bi-monthly, FREE publication. Deadlines for submissions, both advertisements and articles are due by Wednesday at 5 pm. For questions or to submit, please email Interfaith Gazette 5726 southwyck Blvd., Ste 140 Toledo, Ohio 43614 (419) 724-2390 WWW.INTERFAITHGAZETTE.COM

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The black man's dilemma in America is that he is caught between who he is, and where he is. Africa is his heritage, where he came from; but America is his experience; where he is. His heritage says that he is an African. His experience says that he is an American. Unfortunately, he has an American mind in an African body. His mind takes him to American communities, schools, and colleges, but his African body is rejected. His American mind tells him that he is an American. However, a diner is not a diner simply because he is sitting at the table. He is a diner only if he is eating. He is, therefore, torn between his African heritage and his American experience. He was brought here against his will, and those who willed to come here rejected him. This is his dilemma. As Africans, we preserved many of our sacred ceremonies, even as we took on our American expediencies. Our singing and dancing are uniquely African. Nobody can sing, dance, and yes, preach like us. Although most of us profess the Christian faith, and give our allegiance to Jesus Christ, we do so through the eyes of our African Heritage. We are Africans, and must not be ashamed of it.

For most of my early life, I attended schools for the descendants of Africans, where I was welcomed by a black principal, and black teachers, who lived among us. They attended church with us, were members of the Parent Teacher Association that was governed by men and women of African descent. After I attended black elementary, high school, and a two year junior college, my American mind took me to a white senior college, Abilene Christian College, where my African body was rejected. So, like my other African brothers and sisters, I found myself "Standing At The Edge of Night," Looking for "A Brighter Day," "Without a Guiding Light." Some of my brothers are "Rich men " and some are "Poor Men," Some of us are "Young and Restless," Some of us live in the " Pent House," and some of us live in the "Little House on the Prairie, "always trying to keep up with the "Jeffersons."

Whether we are rich men or poor men, whether we live in the "Pent House" or the little house on the prairie, or are trying to keep up with the Jeffersons, we have only one "life to live." And we must always "Tell the truth or pay the Consequences." And the truth is, we are all somebody, made in the image and after the likeness of God, by whatever name we call Him. Jesus said to His Jewish brothers, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free," And only the truth shall set us all free, whatever our color, or creed, race, or religion. There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us that it does not behoove any of us to talk about the rest of us." Floyd Rose Senior Servant Serenity Church


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Black Churches, Powerful Cultural Forces, Set Their Sights on Food Security

Heber Brown during a tour of Browntown Farms. Credit: BCFSN/PRI On a warm weekend in early May, Reverend Heber Brown of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore led a delegation of his members on a tour of Browntown Farms in Warfield, Virginia and the Coalition for Healthier Eatingfood hub in Bethel, North Carolina. For Brown, the founder of the Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN), the day trip was a concrete step toward solidifying strong relationships between black residents of East Coast cities and black farmers in the rural South.

Members of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore work to build a sustainable, community-centered food system anchored by black churches and black food producers and led by those most directly affected by economic inequity. Credit: BCFSN/PRI “We explored how we can help one another, as we’re impacted by food inequity in similar and distinct ways,” says Brown. The ultimate goal is to build a sustainable, community-centered food system anchored by black churches and black food producers and led by those most directly affected by economic inequity. In both places, access

The Church from page 1 of remaining vital, relevant, and enduring, it faces scheduled CHAOS and potential failure, which contributes greatly to the Pastoral Statistics that reflect daily changes. THE CHALLENGE is real. Many feel that the Church’s CHALLENGE comes to serve as a “warning” prior to the after shock of what appears to be on the verge of the rise that will eminently take place. I believe that no matter the circumstances, the Church will survive the vicissitudes of its changing face. If we stay in the word, we can relate to the 7 churches in Asia Minor, a Roman Province, that had different descriptions of their existence. And fortuitously speaking, (happening by accident, not design), each had a reference to behaviors that were real and routinely practiced by Believers. There were seven spirits represented in them. Revelations 2 - 3; The Church of EPHESUS was called the LOVELESS Church. The Church in SMYRNA was busy but PERSECUTED. The Church in PERGAMOS was COMPROMISING. The Church in THYATIRA was the CORRUPT Church. The Church in SARDIS was the DEAD Church. The Church in PHILADELPHIA was FAITHFUL. Even though each had different descriptions of their behaviors, each was warned of the outcomes. My question today is if we ask

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE OF THE CHURCH, how would we respond? THE CHURCH will thrive. However, I would like to believe that we are facing DIFFUSION, which is the spreading of something, a light from a light source evenly so as to reduce glare and harsh shadows. For me, this is a powerful description of where I believe the CHURCH exists today. Because of who I have been called to be, I can and never will give up on anything that God spoke into existence. His word shall and will continue to live on. Matthew 16: 17 -18 speaks emphatically of the position of the church. “ UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH AND THE VERY GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT”! Now it leads me to ask this question: What is ROCK that our churches are built upon? If DIFFUSION is related to LIGHT, how much LIGHT is the Church spreading from what it already has or does not have. It’s properties move from a higher concentration to a lower concentration that is designed to increase its effects. You be the respondent and conclude if you will, what is the weight of the properties that we use! Stay tuned for PART B of this submission. By Bishop Marjorie Holt, Ph. D. Publisher

to healthy, fresh, affordable food can be challenging due to what Brown and other activists call “food apartheid.” “We feel that apolitical and ‘colorblind’ approaches to addressing food inequity fly in the face of the statistics,

which clearly show that black people are disproportionately impacted in a negative way by food apartheid, environmental racism and discrimination in planning and See FOOD SECURITY, on page 7

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Papa John Has Nothing on Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Why Hasn't NAACP Denounced Racist Comments by Planned Parenthood's Founder? MONTCLAIR, N.J.—NAACP religiously monitors the world for racist comments made by dignitaries, especially elected officials and organizations opposing the Democrat Party. The bias demonstrated is consistent with the decline of relevancy on issues adversely affecting the very people they were created to protect. When informed and genuine advocates of the African American community see the devastating effects of eugenic policies perpetrated upon people-of-color, then learn the origins and racist comments as well as practices of the leading abortion provider Planned Parenthood, they are left baffled at the silence of America's most prestigious defenders of civil rights. Let me enumerate some undeniable and inconvenient truths: 1.) 1,786 African American children are killed each day by abortion. 2.) Abortion is systemic and deliberate and the leading provider of abortion in America is Planned Parenthood. 3.) 52% of All African American pregnancies end in abortion Margaret Sanger, the founder and chief facilitator of the eugenic and systemic plan of abortion. She was an avowed White Supremist and was quoted as saying, "... colored people are human weeds and need to be exterminated... reckless breeders... spawning... human beings who never should have been born..." Margaret Sanger, "Pivot of Civilization." Sanger was in her

Margaret Sanger,the founder of Planned Parenthood.

time the leading advocate of the eugenics movement, specifically of negative eugenics, which promoted the reduction of sexual reproduction and sterilization of people with undesired traits or economic conditions. She wrote, "The most merciful

thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." -- Margaret Sanger, "Women and the New Race" (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923) Margaret Sanger has nothing on pizza king " Papa John" The University of

Louisville said it will remove the Papa John's name from its football stadium, and that it will rename the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at its business See MARGARET SANGER, on page 9

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Husted Declares July As “Game On Ohio” Month

Secretary of State Jon Husted

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced July as “Game On Ohio” Month. Throughout July, Ohio Business Profile will highlight the major and minor league sports teams that are doing business and growing the economy across the Buckeye State.

“Ohio is rich in sports history and we all have fond memories of our favorite teams,” Secretary Husted said. “Whether it’s a World Series in Cincinnati, our Buckeyes winning the National Championship, or the Cleveland Cavaliers capturing the NBA title, we can


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after every Jackets’ goal, and a passionate fan base, attending a Blue Jackets game has been nationally recognized as one of the best game day experiences in professional sports. Columbus Clippers (Columbus, Ohio) - a Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Playing in the International League, a Clippers game is the quintessential summer activity in Central Ohio because of the fun-filled promotions held at the ballpark all season. Dayton Dragons (Dayton, Ohio) a Class-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The Dragons have the longest consecutive game sellout streak in all of North America. They pride themselves on family-affordable entertainment that is great for everyone. FC Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) - a member of the United Soccer League. The soccer club received big news in 2018 when it was announced they will be joining the ranks of Major League Soccer in 2019. Supporters of the team have worked to create an inclusive atmosphere on game days where friends can be made and everyone is welcome. Lake County Captains (Eastlake, Ohio) - a Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Games are a fun, affordable summer destination for northeast Ohio families searching for an entertainment option close to home. See GAME ON OHIO, on page 9

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Brown. His idea was enthusiastically embraced by the congregation — particularly the seniors — and within a year, the land was tilled and transformed into a productive garden. Now, it produces upwards of 1,100 pounds of produce each year. For the first five years, the food was given away to church and community members. This model wasn’t financially sustainable and now they sell the produce at prices generally lower than local markets. A few years after they started gardening, the city of Baltimore was embroiled in violence and chaos after Freddie Gray died while in police custody. The ensuing uprising, born of routine discrimination and abuse toward low-income black residents at the hands of the Baltimore Police Department, shut down parts of the city, making it difficult for some residents to access food. Food was already the calling card of the Pleasant Hope congregation. When

Food Security from page 3 public policy,” says Brown. “To ignore these realities in [so-called] food justice work is a gross miscalculation at best.” The network provides guidance and ongoing support for people starting gardens on church-owned lands, finding and screening volunteers for those gardens, establishing pop-up produce stands before and after church services in the Baltimore metro area and connecting with black farmers to stock those stands. In this way, BCFSN operates outside of the charity model. Instead, it calls itself a “self-help” organization, intent on challenging what Brown describes as “the harmful and dehumanizing dynamics of initiatives that make it almost a requirement to be in a posture of subservience and dependence on the benevolence of those who have the resources.” Since 2015, BCFSN has expanded to include 10 churches across greater Baltimore and five black-owned farms in Baltimore, North Carolina and Virginia. This year, as interest grows, it’s on track to double those numbers and expand the network into Washington, DC, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A GARDEN AND AN UPRISING BCFSN began with a garden and an uprising. Seven years ago, Brown, now 37, was a new pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist


A senior member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church works in Maxine’s Garden. Credit: BCFSN/PRI

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Church. One day, as he was walking toward the church, contemplating how to help members of his congregation who had ended up in the hospital for diet-related problems, he had a vision of the front yard lawn transformed into a vegetable garden. “The land wasn’t in regular use; it was just being cut and made presentable so the people walking or driving by could appreciate a well-manicured lawn,” says

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"There's No Place Like Home" Empower 1 is pleased to have invited you to the THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME KICKOFF. This event signifies the release of our first home to be received by a future family utilizing services under the Project Welcome Home program. Empower 1 is a nonprofit organization, helping families and individuals recover what’s been broken and lost in their lives. Launched over a year ago, we strive to provide exceptional services in coaching, family advocacy, and drug/alcohol recovery while providing stable housing in a safe, comfortable environment. To commemorate this event, First Federal Bank was on hand to present Empower 1 with a check to continue providing families with structured, individualized programming and to purchase more homes in the Toledo area. We are so proud of what we have been able to accomplish this year. It has been a long yet rewarding road to reach our goals and we couldn’t be more excited. We were honored that you were our special guest to witness this momentous occasion. The festivities were held at: 1465 Prouty Ave Toledo, OH 43609

Game On Ohio from page 6 Ohio Machine (Obetz, Ohio) - one of nine professional lacrosse teams competing in Major League Lacrosse (MLL). The Machine has been competing in the MLL since 2012 and won the franchise’s first championship in 2017. Toledo Mud Hens (Toledo, Ohio) a Triple-A team of the Detroit Tigers for more than 30 years. While the Mud Hens nickname dates back to 1896, the current Mud Hens organization has been

Margaret Sanger from page 5 college. Why? He used the "n" word and thus his name will be removed. Yet, Margaret Sanger's name is still heralded and her bust is still in the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery next to Martin Luther King, What's up with that! After all this is far more important than pizza.

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in operation since 1965 and is a staple of northwest Ohio. Toledo Walleye (Toledo, Ohio) - a professional ice hockey team affiliated with both the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Detroit Red Wings. The Walleye are committed to presenting an everevolving series of experiences to keep fans engaged and deliver an exceptional entertainment value. In January, Secretary Husted announced that 2017 was a record-breaking year for new businesses formed in the Buckeye State. This marks the eighth consecutive year O

hio has seen a record number of new entities file to set up shop. Since taking office in 2011, Secretary Husted has made it a priority to offer better services to Ohio entrepreneurs and businesses at a lower cost. In 2013, he launched Ohio Business Central, which allows businesses to be created online with a significantly quicker turnaround time. This efficiency allowed the state to cut the fees associated with starting a new business by 21 percent in 2015. That same year, Secretary Husted began a partnership with Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” program making

it easy for new businesses to access free tools to help them get off the ground. Ohio Business Profile was launched in 2011 to highlight Ohio companies that create transformative products, offer outstanding service, contribute to their local communities and employ Ohioans. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website. Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

L.E.A.R.N. the Life Education And Resource Network will peacefully protest July 16 and 17 at the NAACP Convention in San Antonia, Texas demanding a resolution form the NAACP denouncing the racist comments of Margaret Sanger and request that all awards, plazas, streets along with icons and honorable mention be removed from government buildings and the public square.

Food Security from page 7 the church started to receive pleas from hungry people, members jumped into action. Brown contacted Aleya Fraser, a farmer with the Black Dirt Farm Collective, and she and other farmer friends collected fresh produce for distribution. Pleasant Hope transformed

into a command center where the food was processed, put on a truck, and driven to street corners across the city. With this, another vision was born: a “soilto-sanctuary” program linking black churches and black farmers. “While the nation saw images of bottles thrown and windows broken, the Black Church Food Security Network was being born,” says Brown.

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Holy Spirit Apostolic Church 3700 Dorr St. | Toledo, OH 43607 Pastor: Bishop W. T. Myers

Kingdom Community Christian Ministries 2160 Eastbrook Dr. | Toledo, OH 43613 Bible Study: Saturday.....10:00 A M Sunday: 12 Noon Phone: 419.277.5700 Email: Pastor: Lorene Pettaway, B.S., M. Div. The Rock Church 4112 Airport Hwy. | Toledo, OH 43615 Email: Pastor: Richard Brown, III Searchlite Community Baptist Church 200 E. Broadway @ Gibbs Sts. Maumee, OH 43537 Office Phone: 419.297.6016 Pastor: Rev. Lee Williams Website: Trinity Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Church 1302 N. Huron St. | Toledo, OH 43604 Phone: 419.246.4585 Pastor: Elder Patricia Smith First Church of God 3016 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Oh. 43610 Phone: 419.255.0097 Fax: 419.255.0099 Pastor: Bishop Robert A. Culp website: Harvest Time Holiness 2621 Monroe St., Toledo, Oh. 43620 Phone: 419.244.6239 Email: Pastor: Elder Donald Brooks, Jr. Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church 640 Indiana Ave., Toledo, Oh. 43604 | Phone: 419.246.3850 Pastor: Dr. John E. Roberts Jerusalem Baptist Church 445 Dorr St. | Toledo, OH 43604 Phone: 419.248.2139 Fax: 419.248.1097 Email: Pastor: Dr. Willie Perryman

Liberty Ministries 3225 Markway Dr. Toledo, Oh. 43606 and BeforeAnd Phone: 419.467.7252 Pastors: William & Lady Elaine Lucas Resurrection Baptist Church 1402 Indiana Ave, Toledo, OH 43607 Phone: (419) 340-7222 Email Address: Pastor: Rev. Randall Carter St. Mark’s Baptist Church 2340 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Toledo, OH 43615 Phone: 419.535.1105 Website: Pastor: Rev. I. J. Johnson Co-Pastor: Rev. Curly Johnson New Life C.O.G.I.C. 1215 Oakwood Ave. Toledo, Oh. 43607 419.242.3278 Pastor: Bishop Edward T. Cook Greater Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church 2901 N. Detroit Ave. Toledo, Oh. 43610 Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00 A M Pastor: Rev. Clarence Coleman Phone: 419.255.7629 Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 1203 Girard St. Toledo, Oh. 43605 419.693.6698 Email: Bible Study: Wednesday@12:00 Noon & 6:00 PM Pastor: Rev. Venson Simpson Corinth Church 2283 Putnam St. Toledo, Oh. 43620 Phone Number:419.290.5588 Email Sunday Morning Worship: 11:45 AM Pastor: Elder Marquisa Darden

InterFaith Gazette TOLEDO, JULY 18, 2018 The Armory Church Services held at THE RADISSON HOTEL UTMC, 3100 Glendale Ave. Toledo, Oh. 43614 11:00 A M, Sunday Morning CONTACT INFORMATION: P. O. Box 12583, Toledo, Oh. 43606 419.537.9736 ( Leave a message) Email: Pastor: Dr. William James. Braden United Methodist Church 4725 Dorr St., Toledo, Oh. 43615 Sunday Morning: 10:30 A.M. Phone: 419. 386. 2700 Pastor: Wynston Dixon Warren AME Church 915 Collingwood Blvd. Toledo, Oh. 43604 Phone: 419.243.2237 Fax: 419.243.2501 Email: Pastor: Dr. Otis Gordon Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church 2269 Upton Ave. Toledo, Oh. 43606 Phone: 419.472.3369 Pastor: Eld. Earnest Morton, Sr. End Time Christian Fellowship 2902 Auburn Ave. Toledo, Ohio Phone: 419.472.5993 Pastors: Bishop James & Pastor Coretha Williams People's Missionary Baptist Church 1101 Heston St. Toledo, Oh. 43607 Morning Worship: Sunday@11:00 AM Bible Study: Wednesday@6:30 PM Pastor: Elder Michael Key Co-Pastor: Elder Alisa Key Word of Faith Ministries 2916 Stickney Ave. Toledo, OH 43608 Pastor: Bishop Kevin and Terry Sutton Friendship Baptist Church 5301 Nebraska Avenue -Toledo, Ohio 43615 Phone: 419-531-3242 Fax: 419-531-5795 Worship Service - Sunday at 9:45 am Christian Education - Sunday at 8:30 am Weekday Bible Study: Wednesday - 6:00 am - 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm Website : Pastor: Bishop Duane C. Tisdale

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ORGANIZATIONS N.A.A.C.P. Collingwood & Dorr Sts. (In the African American Legacy Project building) Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9388 Toledo, Oh. 43697 Phone: 419.214.1551 Follow them on FB at Toledo NAACP President: Ray Wood

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