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Sunday, October 16, 2011 Elder Wynston E. Dixon, Pastor


In Loving Memory Members of Braden United Methodist Church who departed this life are now at rest from their labor. In remembrance of our deceased members, loved ones and friends, we pause at this time to pay special tribute and offer prayers of thanks unto unto God for allowing them to share their beliefs and spiritual values with each of us here at Braden United Methodist Church. Voices we all loved are still. Places are vacant in our heart which can never be filled.

My Beloved Parishioners and Friends, Our dreams today become tomorrow’s realities for the people of God. As we celebrate our 103rd church Anniversary and give special recognition to those 80 years and older, we give thanks to God for allowing our seed to germinate and take root. These years have been progressive and filled with challenges, yet we have come this far with hope, faith and love. Our task is not only to celebrate the past, but to build on these accomplishments. We stand on the brink of “new possibilities” as we approach the future with great hope. We must therefore press forward towards the goals and challenges that lie ahead. God has greater things for Braden to accomplish in the years ahead As we celebrate our blessings, let us be mindful that the will of God will never lead us where His grace and mercy could not keep us. In other words, we should0 “be steadfast in all things, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our toil is not in vain” (I Corinthians 15:58). Today, you will have the privilege of touring our Education Wing that has undergone a complete extreme makeover in preparation to be open for service as a childcare center on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. This is an extension of our ministry of creating new places for new people, along with our Parents Night Out (PNO) and our Tutoring program. The church is in the process of acquiring the license for the center. Special thanks to our makeover committee, Marcella Pryor-Brown, Sandra McPherson, Linda Hester and Lula Bankston for their hard work on this project. It has been a great pleasure and inspiration for me to be a part of this historic event. We express deep appreciation to our Lay Leader, Marie Bush and the anniversary committee, church staff, hospitality committee, subcommittees and friends for their hard work on our anniversary. May God bless and sustain you, and fill you with the presence of His Holy Spirit. Wynlita and I are glad to be your parsonage family—we love the ministry, and we love you. “WITH GOD AND TOGETHERNESS, WE CANNOT FAIL.”

Love and peace,

Pastor Wynston E. Dixon

Margaret M. Mallory Biography

Margaret M. Mallory holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Dayton in Music Education, a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. Margaret was ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church on June 10, 1992. She has served churches in Springfield, Dayton, Lima, and Toledo. In 2001 she was appointed to the office of Superintendent in what was then the Toledo District and served there for five years. She has served the West Ohio Conference as Chair of Conference Relations Committee, a member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, and the District Strategy Committee. Margaret is married to Larry C. Clark, pastor of Sylvania First United Methodist Church in Sylvania, OH. She is the mother of five children and thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Honoring those members that are 80 years and older . . . ALLENE BROWNRIDGE: Joined Braden in the 50’s. She is married and has one daughter Kimberly and no grandchildren. Her major interest is attending Bible study. Her best memory of Braden is when we had lots of youth in the Youth Choir.

LINCOLN BUSSEY: Is a longtime member of Braden. He and his late wife raised their two daughters and son in the church. Mr. Bussey sang in the Men’s choir and was a member of the United Methodist Men. He misses not being able to attend worship service.

FAYE CLARK: Joined Braden in 1981. She has six children Ronald, Bernard, Jr., William, Irene, Barbara, and Michael. She is the grandmother to 34 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren, and 15 great, great grand children. She enjoys loving everyone as herself, bowling, dominoes, and duplicate bridge. She has served as the birthday coordinator for second Sunday celebrations. Her best memories of Braden are “the soul searching memories through each minister and the happy family type gatherings”. CHARLES and QUINTERS COHEN: Have been members of Braden for over fifty years. They have three children, Charlene, Charles, Jr., and Cathy and three grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is an avid golfer and enjoys reading, and she likes to watch television. He has served on the trustee board, SPRC committee, and was president of the United Methodist Men. She was a member of the Senior Outreach Program and the United Methodist Women. His best memory of Braden was being named the Man of the Year. SARAH COOPER: Has been a member of Braden for over 50 years. Her children are Lula, Flora, James, David & Willie Bankston. She has 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Interests: Watching TV, going to church and other senior activities. Served on the Communion

Board and Women’s Day Committee. Best memory of Braden is the Worship, members of the congregation, past and present Pastors and the work with the ladies of the Communion Board.

EDDIE COLE: Joined Braden in 1946 and served on many committees. He was a trustee member for more than 40 years and served as its secretary. Mr. Cole was also chair of the finance committee, president and program coordinator of the United Methodist Men, and a Sunday school teacher. He also provided free legal advice to the church. He and his late wife Edrene have two children, Edwin and Elecia Smith; and three grandchildren. He enjoys reading. His best memory of Braden is seeing so many young people grow up in Braden and go on to live good Christian lives. KING DAVIS: Joined Braden in 2009. He has three children, Edward, Ruth Hampton, and Anthony. He also has four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Davis enjoys sports and has a great interest in education. He has become a Lay Speaker in the church. His best memory of Braden is the Sunday he joined the church.

BEATRICE EASTERLY: Joined Braden in 1932. She is a widow and has no children. She enjoys sewing, flowers and gardening, and loves coming to Sunday school and Bible study. She has served on many committees including design ministry, nurse’s guild, usher board, and was treasurer of the United Methodist Women for many years, as well as a member of Flower Hospital Guild and key woman to Friendly Center. MORELL ALLEN BABER-FONFIELD: Joined Braden in 1934. She is the mother of Joseph Baber, Sylvia Baber-Raymond, and Kristen Baber. She has 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She very active at Braden and is a lay speaker, member of United Methodist Women, alternate lay member to annual conference and a member of BMCR. Mrs. Fonfield attends District, Conference, and BMCR workshops representing Braden. LULA MAE GREEN: Joined Braden in 1966. She is the mother of four children, ten grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. She enjoys cooking and playing Bid Whist. She is an usher and belongs to the Wesleyan Service Guild (now United Methodist Women), and Friendly Center. Her best memories of Braden are the Mayme Smith Wedding of Roses, church picnics, luncheons, and style shows.

NORVELLE E. GROSS: Joined Braden in 1944 and enjoys singing and walking. She was a member of the Senior choir, communion stewards, United Methodist Women and a Sunday school student. Mrs. Gross states, “The Braden church family has been very good to me. I am glad to be a part of it.”

RACHEL HADLEY: Joined Braden in 1955. She is the mother of Larry, Ronald, LeRoy, Jr., Marilyn, and Peter. She has seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Her hobbies are sewing, cooking, and gardening. She is a member of the United Methodist Women, Church Women United and a kitchen helper. Her best memory of Braden is the fellowship of the women working together in the kitchen.


MOZELL HILL: Joined Braden in 1958. She is 85 years old and has four children, Darnell, Cerssandra, Stanley, Vernessica, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She enjoys cooking for family and friends, baking, traveling when able, helping others and caring for grand’s and great grand’s. She has been involved with the nurses’ guild for 15 years, chairperson of Evangelism, hospitality committee for United Methodist Women, Wesleyan Women’s Guide, and Hospitality chairperson. Her best memory of Braden is when “Ma Hill” became her name when her children were growing up at church.

LURA CATHERINE HUGHES: Joined Braden over forty years ago. She has two children, Donald and Gail, and 1 grandchild, Donald, Jr. She enjoys traveling, shopping, and watching television. She sings in the choir, is a communion steward, and a member of the United Methodist Women. She “just loves the church and the people.”

WILLA M. JOHNSON: Joined Braden in 1943. Her children are Diana, Michael, Gary (deceased), William, Derek, and Kimberly. She has 12

grandchildren and 3 great grand children. She enjoys crocheting, collecting dolls, and working crossword puzzles. When she was very young she was secretary at “Little Braden” to Rev. Sumner, she was a daily church volunteer during Rev. Reed’s tenure, and serves on Hospitality committee. Her fondest memory of Braden was the closeness and sharing that the members enjoyed at “Little Braden”. EDITH KING

FRENCHYE H. LATHAM: Joined Braden in September 1955 with her late husband David and their five children Willie Carter, David L., Marie Bush, Monet Daniels, and Gwendolyn White. She has eleven grandchildren and has ten great grandchildren. She enjoys working word find puzzles, traveling, shopping, and working in the church and community. She served as chair of SPRC committee, usher board, a member of United Methodist Women and past president of the Wesleyan Service Guild, was on the executive board of Friendly Center, and has been president twice of Flower Hospital Guild. She organized the first church trips to Washington DC and was a delegate at the United Methodist Women General Assembly in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. She fondly remembers when Braden was located on City Park and on Woodruff the fashion shows the ladies gave, the choir, the basketball games, and the Monday night Dads’ game. ODESSA PHILLIPS: Joined Braden in 1937or 1938. She has no birth children but consider Willa Johnson, Roger McFarland, Lois Lipkins, Annette Savage and all her grand and great nieces and nephews her children. She enjoys crocheting, reading, and visiting the sick. She had served as a communion steward, usher, choir member, and a member of United Methodist Women. Mrs. Phillips is the OLDEST MEMBER-104 YEARS of Braden.

REBECCA STEWART: Joined Braden many years ago and had one daughter, Barbara StewartHutton (deceased). She has one granddaughter, Janell Leavell and two great grandsons. She enjoys gardening, sewing, and loved to travel. She served on the communion stewards’ board and the hospitality committee. VELMA SHOECRAFT: Joined Braden in the 1990’s. Her children are Gayle Graham, Sabrina Poindexter and she has 4 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. She enjoys the world news and raising flowers. She loves the friendliness of the people at Braden.

GERTRUDE SLOAN: Joined Braden July 21, 1926. She is the mother of two sons, Larry and Claude and she has four grand children. She enjoys watching basketball on television. She was a very active member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and served in various offices. Her best memory of Braden is the Mayme Smith Wedding of Roses.

MARION STOKES: Joined Braden in 1967. She has no children but has been very active in the church. She has served as Church Council chairperson, trustee, SPRC member, and on the nurse’s guild. She was the Senior Outreach Coordinator for many years. Mrs. Stokes loves reading informative materials and books, and loves helping those who needs assistance. Her fondest memory of Braden is one hot summer during Vacation Bible School on the last day the church bus took the students to Ottawa Park for the closing picnic. No one was available to drive the bus to pick up the students and Mrs. Stokes had to drive a bus she had never driven. IRENE THOMPSON: Is new to Braden having joined last year, 2010. Since then she has been very active in bible study. She has often attended Braden throughout the years and remembers how good the Mass choir sang. She enjoys reading and hymns. She is related to Allene Brownridge, Elsie Seay, and Mary Dunson.

RUTH WALTON: Has been a member over 50 years. She has two sons, Tony and Eric and si x grandchildren. She enjoys traveling and going to the movies. She is a longtime usher and served as a trustee. Her best memory was when Rev. Reed was pastor.

WILBERT WEST: Children: Teresha M. Clayborne, Deborah A. West, Kimberly D. Reynolds, Wilbert W (Yolanda) West and Sunceray Lamb. Has a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Interest and hobbies: Past Grand Master 1992, member of the Composite Lodge No. 108 PHF & AM, St. Matthew Consistory No. 24, the Mecca Temple No. 43 and many others. Previous committees served on: Finance and Audit. Married to Cleola West for 56 years. Best memory of Braden: The many Lakeside Seminars.

SAMELLA WILLIAMS: Joined Braden January 30, 1966. She has no children. She is very active working as a Communion Steward on first Sundays. She also served on the pastors care committee. Her best memories of Braden are “Rev. Reed’s beautiful voice, and old members who have gone on”.

ZENOBIA WOODARD: Joined Braden in 1960. Has three children, Joyce Lawler, Tyrone Woodard and Gayle Riley. She has 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading the bible, sewing and enjoying the grandchildren. She was involved in the Women’s Society. Her best memory of Braden is coming to hear her children say their Easter Speeches, attending the “Wedding of Roses” Program and the wonderful friendships developed over the years. ( No bio or picture submitted): ALVA BROWN MILDRED COLEMAN VIRGINIA HAYWOOD-SMITH JOE KING WILLIAM MANDELA EDNA RUSSELL JOSEPHINE SNEED

BRADEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ” October 16, 2011

103rd Church Anniversary

10:30 A.M.

*(Indicates when congregation should stand)



INTROIT PROCESSIONAL (Acolytes, Choir, Pulpit guests)

Alpha & Omega

Braden Adult Choir

Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah

Braden Adult Choir


Pastor: People: Pastor:


Acolytes Pastor Wynston E. Dixon

Almighty God, you have raised up servants to proclaim the gift of redemption and a life of holiness. For our spiritual founders, Louis and Louise Allen, Beverly Harris, Bettie Williams, Charles Thomas, Anna Bland, Mary High, George Weatherly, Lela Harris and Mayme Smith, inspired by your Spirit, we give thanks. In their ministry, through their difficulties, and in spite of their weaknesses, you were their hope and their salvation. You led them and their followers to create the heritage that is ours. We praise you for the women and men, young and old, who followed them, who gave themselves unselfishly for the welfare of the church, whose commitment and vision encouraged and supported the church. Their talents, enthusiasm, idealism, and dedication infused the church with energy. Their outstanding gifts and witness shaped our thoughts and lives. We praise you for these countless members of your church. Give us a new vision, new love, new wisdom and fresh understanding that we may serve you more fully. Amen


“God of Grace and God of Glory”

Hymnal #577


Pastor Wynston E. Dixon

Almighty God, in a time of great need you raised up your servants Louis and Louise Allen, and by Your Spirit inspired them to kindle a flame of sacred love which leaped and ran an inextinguishable blaze. Grant that all those whose hearts have been warmed at these altar fires, being continually refreshed by your grace, may be so devoted to the increase of scriptural holiness throughout the land. Keep us mindful of your presence and power that we may rejoice with you in the victory of your church. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. ANNOUNCEMENTS, RECOGNITION OF VISITORS (Let us greet one another as a sign of Christ’s Love.)

Bro. Randall Jones


Sis. Sunceray Lamb


Pastor & Lay Leader


“We’ve Come A Long Way”


John 14:31b - 15:6 (Pew Bible pg. 956)

Bro. Randall Jones


Dr. Marie L. Bush

“I’m Free”


Braden Adult Choir

Braden Adult Choir Rev. Dr. Margaret Mallory


”Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”

Hymnal #351

(Persons who desire to unite with the church or rededicate themselves may come forward at this time.)


Anniversary Quotation “You cannot change yesterday because it is gone! gone! You can change tomorrow with God’s ability and Your availability, your courage and determination!

GUEST PREACHER: Rev. Dr. Margaret Mallory Please join in welcoming Rev. Mallory to Braden Church today. We offer our sincere thanks to her for joining us today and giving the message. ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY: Liturgist: Bro. Randall Jones; Acolytes: Brooklynne Gregory & Sydney Gregory Musician: Sis. Glenna Wilson-Barnes; Drummer: Scotty Burns

SEATOR EDA BROW EDNA BROWN (D-TOLEDO) WAS ELECTED TO SERVE OHIO'S 11TH SENATE DISTRICT IN NOVEMBER, 2010. IN JANUARY OF 2011 ENATOR BROWN WAS ELECTED MINORITY WHIP BY THE OHIO SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. THE TOLEDO NATIVE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO AND MARY MANSE COLLEGE. HER DEDICATION TO PUBLIC SERVICE LED TO A 32 YEAR CAREER AS AN EMPLOYEE WITH THE CITY OF TOLEDO, FOLLOWED BY AN EIGHT-YEAR TENURE ON TOLEDO CITY COUNCIL. SHE MOVED TO THE STATEHOUSE IN JANUARY 2002 TO FILL THE OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATVE SEAT OF THEN NEWLY-ELECTED TOLEDO MAYOR JACK FORD. Ohio State Senator Edna Brown has a long history of and service. She is a retired member of AFSCME Local 7 and is currently a due paying member of AFSCME's Retiree's Chapter. During her 32 years of employment with the City of Toledo, she held several positions with AFSCME Local 7, including steward, recording secretary, secretary-treasurer and chairman of the Special Events Committee. She served on several Local 7 contract negotiations committees and was a delegate to the Toledo Area AFL-CIO. Her other Union memberships include Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW); Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI). Her idea to bring "no excuse" absentee voting to Ohio was incorporated into a bill that became state law in January 2006. For her efforts, the Ohio Association of Election Officials| and the Ohio Secretary of State honored her with the Jack Wolfe Memorial Award as one of two "Legislators of the Year." In 2007, Brown first introduced a bill to immunize young women from the human papilloma virus, and a bill addressing teen violence in teen dating relationships. The teen dating violence bill (HB-10) became law in June 2010. Senator Brown is First Vice President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, and serves on the Executive Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. She is state director for WILL/WAND, a non-partisan national organization for women] legislators. Always very active in her hometown, Senator Brown was a founding member of the Greater Toledo Urban League and still sits on the Board of Directors. She is a past chair of the Administration Board for Braden United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Executive Women's Golf Association. These efforts have garnered Senator Brown numerous awards, including an inaugural "ROSA" Award from the Toledo Board of Community Relations for living a | life parallel to the example set by civil rights leader Rosa Parks. The Toledo YWCA also honored Brown as a

2007 Milestone Award recipient for her contributions and achievements and WILL/WAND honored her with a Pacesetter Award the same year. In 2009, Senator Brown received the Legislative Children's Champion Award from the Children's Defense Fund of Ohio. As a member of the Ohio Legislature and the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Brown continues to support working families, women and children. Senator Brown is the widow of Willie Brown. She has three daughters and six grandchildren. (Copy from The Toledo Blade, 9/4/2011) Pastor Dixon and your Braden Church family COGRATULATE YOU!

TOLEDO GOLF HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE CHARLES COHE Charles Cohen (Cleveland, OH), a long time resident of Toledo was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 1987 after thirty years. Introduced to the game in I960, Charles made a commitment to establish a program to make golf accessible to minority youth. In 1992 he formed the Toledo Minority Golf Association centered on providing free golf instructions and equipment to minority youth. That same year he started the Toledo Minority Golf Association Junior Invitational Tournament. This tournament has since become the Chuck Cohen National Invitational. Chuck has received numerous awards including the Northwest Ohio Black Media Association Impact Newsmaker Award. The TMGA from the beginning has been supported by grants from the City of Toledo Youth Commission, the United States Golf Association, the Tiger Woods Foundation, Toledo Molding and Die, and selected as a Jamie Farr Classic charity. Pastor Dixon and your Braden Church family CONGRATULATE YOU! ______________________________________________________________________

October Birthdays: 1 Eddie M.Cole

14 Alan Durden

Renee Jones

Beatrice Easterly

Fay Clark

Mozell Hill

2 Malcolm Martens

16 Laverne Enochs

3 Tennyson Lingo

17 Robin Rushe

4 Michael Bush

Elijah Mitcham

5 Delores Gray

24 Rachel Tolliver

6 Delence Sheares

25 Reba Young

7 Roye Durden

26 Ernest Baggett

Cynthia Gaynor

30 Ruth Walton

HISTORY OF BRADEN The Beginning of the Next 100 Years On March 31, 2009 the Maumee Watershed District’s proposal for the relocation of Braden Methodist Church was presented at the Special Charge Conference of the Braden Church. The proposal stated its intent to gift the Asbury United Methodist Church property located at 4725 Dorr Street, Toledo to the Braden United Methodist Church following the closure of Asbury UMC on June 21, 2009 and therefore expedite the transfer of the deed of said property to the Braden UMC. This gift was offered contingent upon the West Ohio Board of Trustees’ approval on April 21, 2009. By a conference vote of 96 to accept the proposal and one not to accept the proposal, it was accepted. All procedures were completed in a timely manner and the property was deeded to Braden on June 23, 2009 at approximate 10:00am. In attendance were District Superintendent Marla Brown, Attorney Chris Steiner, Asbury’s Pastor Phil ParkThomas, Keith Schlender, Chairperson Church Council, Ralph Brunner, Trustee Chairperson, Braden’s Pastor Wynston E. Dixon, Charles Tuggle, Chairperson Church Council, Marie Bush, Treasurer, Arthur Hill, Trustee Chairperson and Annette M. Savage, Lay Leader. As we accepted this generous gift, we wanted the congregation of Asbury to know that they were certainly welcome to worship with us and be a part of this new beginning; and that we would cherish the works of their hands and be good stewards of their labor. What a blessing it would be if we could come together as a truly diverse congregation. Asbury had their final service on June 21st, to which Pastor Dixon was invited to participate as a former pastor. It was a great celebration with the Maumee Watershed District Superintendent in attendance, together with other District officials and former pastors of Asbury. Braden’s last service at the 2013 Lawrence Avenue location was held on June 28th, beginning with the regular morning worship service at 10:30am where many former members and persons who have not been in worship for some time were in attendance.

At 6:00pm a special worship service was held with the Interfaith Mass Choir, under the direction of Minister Derrick Roberts providing the music for the evening. The District Superintendent, Rev. Marla Brown and persons who had gone into the ministry as a result of their participation and influence during their time at Braden, such as Pastor Kenneth Dantzler, Minister Emma Collins, Pastor Waverly Earley, Minister Doris Abrams and Minister Janet Orr were in attendance.

The Beginning of the Next 100 Years (Continued) Reflections from the past were shared by various members and one former Pastor, Reverend Albert L. Reed (read by his wife, Roylene). As the service ended, the pulpit and altar were ”undressed” by the Acolytes and the Communion Stewards and as the lights dimmed in the sanctuary, Pastor Dixon gave the benediction and exited the sanctuary as the doxology was sung by the Interfaith Mass Choir. This closed the chapter of history at the 2013 Lawrence Avenue, Toledo, Ohio location. Braden continued their life in the new area (4725 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio) by having a cookout on Saturday, July 4th to let the surrounding community know that they are welcome to fellowship and worship with them as they become a permanent fixture in this new community. Braden’s first Sunday worship service at the 4725 Dorr Street location began on July 5th at 10:30am with Holy Communion. All choirs sang on this first Sunday and set the standard for every first Sunday to follow. The official rededication was at 5:00pm with our own Bishop Bruce Ough as guest speaker. At that time the keys to the facility were officially turned over to our Lay Leader, Annette M. Savage by District Superintendent, Marla Brown. Everyone worked very hard to see that the Sanctuary and other rooms would be ready for worship on Sunday morning. God has blessed us with a great harvest and He also provided the laborers to get the tasks done. We are depending on God to carry us through to do His will as we look forward to the future. With God all things are possible.

“We Have Come This Far By Faith!”

Braden Lay Leader Dr. Marie L. Bush Braden Lay Speakers: Lay Minister/Certified Lay Speaker Min. Gloria Layson

Local Lay Speakers Errol Bailey King Davis Randall Jones

Certified Lay Speakers Morell Fonfield Cerssandra McPherson Marcella Pryor-Brown

Willie Reams Annette Savage Elbert Stewart Lafayette Tolliver

Congratulations to the 2011 Graduates on their academic achievements!:

Ambrianna Bankston

Granddaughter of Lula Bankston Mt. Vernon High School in Virginia Attending Bowie State University in Maryland

Kyree Bankston

Nephew of Lula Bankston High School in Columbus Attending Penn State University

Wynlita Najay Dixon

Daughter of Pastor Wynston E. Dixon & Winifred Dixon Whitmer High School Attending the University of Toledo

Devin Darnell Hill

Son of John & Vernessica Duffy & Grandson of Mozell Hill Romulus High School Attending Henry Ford Community College (Hospitality Management)

Artissa Johnson

Daughter of Sheila Johnson-Brown & Granddaughter of Willa Johnson Scott High School Attending University of Toledo

Jasmine Lawrence

Daughter of Tim & Tina Lawrence & Granddaughter of James & Mary Lawrence University of Toledo, BA School of Pharmacy Attending Graduate School at University of Toledo

Kevin Lawrence, Jr.

Son of Kevin & Laura Lawrence & Grandson of James & Mary Lawrence Central Catholic High School Attending Capitol University School of Music

Join us on TODAY for a special dinner in the gym as we celebrate our 103 Years in Ministry! Each member is asked to contribute $100.00. Envelopes are available from the ushers. Our Sincere Sympathy is offered to the Allen Family on the death of Daniel Allen on Saturday, October, 8th. The funeral service was held here at Braden on Saturday, October 15th with Pastor Dixon presiding. Remember his wife Harriet and all the family in your prayers. Annual Church Conference is this Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. All church members are invited to attend and all members can vote. Lay Speaker Annual Report needs to be turned in tomorrow (Monday). Members of Braden United Methodist Church are invited to attend the following luncheon: The Eddie M. Cole Scholarship Luncheon Tuesday, October 25, 2011 -11:30 a.m. The Toledo Club Guest Speaker: The Honorable Yvette McGee Brown, Ohio Supreme Court Cost: $35.00/ person, Mail payment to Thurgood Marshall Law Association c/o Keith Mitchell, Esq. 709 Madison Ave., Rm. 101 Toledo, OH 43604 ICUA (Interdenominational Church Ushers Association) Annual Days for October: Braden-cancelled Third Baptist Church-October 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

All Saint’s Day -Party for Children Saturday, October 29, 29, 2011 2011 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Volunteers are still needed. Please contact Holly Matthews at 419-2421690 in interested. If donating wrapped candy please make arrangements to have it to the church by October 27th. Please save your candy coupons from the newspapers for the children’s goodie bags.

Happening This Week: Today

October 16 –22, 2011 .


4:00 5:00 p.m.

Anniversary Dinner & Daycare Tour Youth Group Aerobics

W. Dixon Gym/Fellowship Hall

6:00 7:00

Church Conference Basketball

A. Reed Conference Rm. W. Dixon gym


12:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study Bible Study Aerobics HM Chorus Choir Read for Literacy

A. Reed Conference Rm. A. Reed Conference Rm. W. Dixon Gym/Fellowship Sanctuary Sanctuary McFarland Parlor



Gym Rental—Hill

Wednesday Thursday

DAILY BIBLE READING GUIDE -The Books of 1 Chronicles (Listen to the Lord speak to you as you read) Day/Chapter




Sun. /1Chron. 13

Mon. / 1 Chron. 14

Tues./ 1 Chron. 15

Thurs./1 Chron. 17

Fri./ 1 Chron. 18

Sat./1 Chron. 19

Wed./1 Chron. 16

Hospitals/Nursing Homes/Rehab Centers George Allen, Jr.

Whitehouse Country Manor

11239 Waterville St. Waterville, 43566

Lincoln Bussey, Sr.

Lutheran Home-Assisted Living

2519 Seaman St.- 43605

Harold Young

Heartland-Holly Glenn

4294 Monroe St. - 43606

Loretta Simmons

Fairview Nursing Home

4420 South Ave. -43615

Norvelle Gross

Laurels of Toledo

1011 Byrne Rd. #206 -43607

Edna Russell

Fairview Nursing Home

4420 South Ave. - 43615

Roosevelt Powell

Kingston Rehab

4121 King Rd.- -Sylvania-43560

Bea Easterly

St. Vincent’s Hospital

2213 Cherry St.-43608

Beth Matthews


3000 Arlington Ave.-43614

Rebecca Stewart

Hospice of N. W. O.

Detroit Ave.

Leona Sims

St. Vincent’s Hospital

2213 Cherry St.-43608

Sick & Shut-Ins

Prayer Requests

Beene, Asia

Allen, Florene

Stewart, Naomi

Coleman, Mildred

Phillips, Odessa M.

King, Edith

Shoecraft, Velma

Allen, Carleton

Keyes, Mattie

West, Wilbert

Davis, Lucy

Taylor, Nettie

Powell, Lewis

Knowles, Betty

Hendricks, May

Willa M. Johnson

Stewardship Report for October 9, 2011 Needed To Date: $144,720.00; Received To Date: $143,174.85 Women’s Day-$5295.00 Attendance: Worship-144; Sunday School-Adults: 16; Children & Youth-3; Bible Study-18

How DO I Become a Christian? Repent - Turn away from sin. (Romans 3:23, Acts 3:19) Believe - Trust in Jesus for salvation. (John 3:16) Confess - Give Jesus control of your life. (Romans 10:9-10) Receive - Receive Jesus as your personal savior. (Romans 10:13) How to Join Braden United Methodist Church Profession of Faith - If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Savior. Renewal of Vows - If you have been a member of a church at one time, but Have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Transfer - If you are a member of another church, you may join by Requesting that your membership be transferred to Braden. Affiliate Member - Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his or her membership in another church, but would also like to be a member of Braden. This is possible as an affiliate member.

What is the Invitation? At the conclusion of every service we offer an invitation. It is for those who want to receive Jesus as Savior, who wants to join the membership process, who wants to pray individually or need for others to pray with them. Feel free to come forward today! Contact Us: Office: 419-386-2700; Church E-mail: Fax: 419-386-2702; Church Website: Parsonage: 419-386-2690; Pastor’s E-mail:

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Anniversary Sunday Worship Bulletin 10=-16-2011  

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