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Celebrating Four Years!

United Ministries Church

This month we celebrate our fourth year of publishing the Praise Reporter. The number four represents Creation and Creative works. I am reminded of Genesis when God took nothing and made something. The earth was void and darkness was upon the face of the deep and God spoke a Word to bring light to His dark situation. Well, four years ago, I lost my last job at a publishing company. With a wife and a new baby, things looked dark. But God spoke a Word to me and told me to start a news paper “The Praise Reporter.” In less than 30 days, the first edition was released and we have become one of the most well respected publications in our city. Our first advertiser was New Covenant Believers’ Church under the pastorship of Bishop Howard Tillman. They have supported us continuously. Since then, we have expanded to reach over 50,000 readers, distribute papers in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield; have developed relationships with countless businesses, social service agencies, entertainers, ministries and readers across the country. This journey has not been a easy ride. In fact it has been the most difficult of my life. I have had to learn (and am still learning) how to follow the voice of God. In this next year I just wanted to encourage someone to follow their dream. My wife spoke at our church recently a message entitled “I Am Approaching My Window of Opportunity.” God is bring a flood of opportunity to the earth. This flood will wash away all of the things in your past that seemingly would prevent you from reaching your dreams. Besides

“living right” and obeying the voice of the Lord, Noah had to build an Ark. His ark was the vehicle that Ivory D. Payne carried him to his next place of desPublisher tiny. Though Noah had favor with God, he still had to create what God told him to in order to get to where God wanted to take him. I encourage you to begin to build what God said and expect him to change your whole life and put you in the place you have always dreamed of. We are still building and moving forward. So many readers, pastors, churches, businesses and organizations have expressed their appreciation for the publication and the information it shares. And we thank you all for assisting us in carrying out this tremendous vision. Finally, this month, my family celebrates our second year as members of United Ministries Church in Columbus, Ohio. I love my Church! Apostle Roderick A. Williams and Prophetess Taketa Williams have in addition to supporting our publication, have embraced us, poured into us and have given us God’s living word that is the fuel to keep us moving forward. Thank you for support and God Bless You!

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SUNDAY Morning Worship Service: 8:30 am & 11:30 am School on Sunday: 10:15 am - 11:15 am WEDNESDAY: Word For Today (Bible Study) Noon & 7:00 pm Friday: Prayer Service 6:00 am

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Ambassadors for Christ Sundays 10:30 am Cluster Fellowship Various times and locations throughout the week. Please phone the church office for more information Apostles Eric & Carolyn Warren

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Preparing for the Harvest: Healing a Generation 2009

Caylee Anthony Found Dead. School Bullying leads to Boy’s Suicide. Bernie Madoff Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme. Chris Brown Accused of Beating Rhianna. Sexting leads to Teen’s Suicide.

Authority of the Believers Church “Teaching Believers Their Convenant Rights According To The Word Of God”

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Bethel Temple Ministries 2840 Lockbourne Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-492-0811

Pastor Dane and Lady Lisa Clark

Service times: • Sunday School – 10 a.m. • Sunday Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. • Bible Study – Tuesday 7 p.m. (Prayer @ 6:30 p.m.)

Bible Way Church of Our Lord

Bishop William C. Latta

453 S. Wheatland Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43204 (614) 272-7553 Service Times: Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 8 am & 11 am Sunday Evening 6pm Bible Study Wednesday 7pm Prayer Friday 7pm

Calvary Tremont Missionary Baptist Church 1255 Leonard Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43203 614-258-9933

Rev. Harold A. Hudson, Pastor

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services 11 a.m. & Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith 1200 Bretnell Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 614.253.7950 Sunday School Sunday Worship Service Children’s Church Daily Noon Day Prayer Wednesday Bible Study Suffragan Bishop Eugene Lundy, M.D.

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Today’s headlines cover a range of issues, challenges and problems in a culture that promotes me-first, microwavequick solutions and moral decay. Where is the church? Not the pious, foot stomping, hand clapping, praiseyour-way through church, but the body of Christ found in Matthew 15:13-16 that is clear of its position, sure of its purpose and preparing her people to disciple. From Tuesday, July 14 – Sunday, July 19, New Covenant Believers’ Church is standing up to be the ‘light on the hill’ and placing itself in the middle of the culture war with its annual Healing a Generation Conference. Speakers

will eradicate ignorance through education, engage with relatable issues and empower attendees with valuable principles. Topics like family violence and abuse are pulled from today’s headlines and speakers like Les Brown and Evangelist Sandra Riley will encourage conference attendees to be proactive in their families, their communities and a dying world. In fact, inviting someone to Healing a Generation is one way to combat the prevailing culture of ‘it’s okay if I say it’s okay.’ “We want to use this conference as an evangelistic opportunity for our

members to get nonbelievers or individuals who are not saved to attend,” said conference organizer, Kendrea Moorer. Believers will also benefit from the information sharing available this year. In recent months, Bishop Tillman repeatedly has stressed the power of influence available to each person. Attending the conference and absorbing the information presented is an opportunity to expand their influence. The cliché that knowledge is power is true and Biblical. (See Hosea 4:6) “Take Tuesday Night’s theme [family violence & abuse] for instance,” said Moorer. “No, you may not have been physically abused by a spouse, but what will you say to another person that you run into (or become friends with) that may be dealing with this? How will you minister to them? What will you say as a Believer? We have to be equipped with knowledge to help others get to their harvest.” Healing a Generation is about more than introducing someone to Christ. This year its also about serving someone with the love of Christ and that love compelling them to come to Him. The theme, “Preparing for the Harvest” brings to mind the work a gardener puts into their plot, in order to experience the unabashed joy of flowers or vegetables flourishing. “I believe that if we focus on bringing others to Christ, if we share our knowledge and the Gospel with them,



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A young member of CloudBreak Church in San Diego helps with a clean-up effort in his community during “Faith in Action Sunday” last year.

The third annual “Faith In Action Sunday” -- which challenges churches to literally close their doors on a Sunday morning and go out and serve their communities -- will take place on Oct. 11 this year.

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“Faith in Action” was developed by World Vision, Zondervan and Outreach, Inc. in 2007 to encourage churches, ministries and small groups to serve and meet practical needs in their local communities. The “Faith in Action” movement is

quickly becoming a viral online community of service-minded churches, collecting photos, videos and testimonies via RSS feeds from other popular sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. A new web site -- -- has been developed to support this growing movement. “Faith in Action” also utilizes an online social network to connect churches with one another’s stories and successes. Participants can find more resources to equip their congregations for service at John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor, is the national spokesman for “Faith in Action.” He called the initiative “a dynamic program that galvanizes your congregation to be the hands and feet of Jesus in meeting real needs in your local community.” Richard Stearns, president for World Vision, agreed. “’Faith in Action’ is a powerful way to demonstrate the love of Jesus to our neighbors,” he said. “Churches all over the U.S. -- even churches that are financially stressed themselves -- have made a genuine difference to their struggling and hurting neighbors with the ‘Faith in Action’ program,” said Eric Abel, vice president of marketing for Outreach, Inc. Churches have organized food drives and helped the elderly and needy with home repairs. Some groups cleaned and landscaped public areas or private homes. Some maintained women’s or homeless shelters. And one

Columbus Christian Center 2300 N. Cassady Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 (614) 416-9673 Weekly Encounters: • Sundays at 9:00 am • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm • Wednesdays at 11:30 am • Fridays at 7:00 pm Dr. David C. Forbes

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Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church 3161 E. 5th Avenue Columbus OH 43219 PH: 614-237-8619 Sunday Morning Services Sunday School - 9:30 AM Morning Service - 10:45 AM Youth Church Service - 10:45 AM Wednesday Evening Services Adult & Youth Bible Study - 7:30PM Elder Michael D. Reeves, Sr.

Mayor’s 8th Annual Empowerment Worship Center “Empowering People, Impacting Lives” Community Prayer Lunch 1786 Brice Road Ohio 43068 welcomes Bishop T.D.Reynoldsburg, (614)Jakes 755-6368 Times: as keynote speaker Service Sunday Worship 3:00 pm Thursday Empowerment 7:00 pm

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South Scioto Academy – reaching every child You just can’t help but notice learning in action when you walk the halls of South Scioto Academy, where the school’s caring teachers provide every student with a program tailored to meet his or her unique needs. “We provide an individual education plan for every child – so every child’s needs are met, regardless of whether they are above, at or below grade-level,” explains Michelle Johnson, school leader. “We are having great success, the children are happy and learning, and the school is making fantastic gains in achievement.” The academy is managed by The Leona Group which was formed in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve. For this reason, Leona Group schools are located almost exclusively in urban centers where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Though Leona now

manages almost 70 schools in five states, each school program is distinctive, designed to meet the specific needs of its community it serves. Now entering its fourth year in operation, South Scioto Academy is located at 707 E. Jenkins Ave. The former Techneglas office complex is 16,000 square feet and houses 10 classrooms and a multipurpose room. The academy offers a curriculum dedicated to teaching students to be thinkers and questioners. Full-day kindergarten, character education, a dress code, innovative technology programs and before- and after-school activities are provided in a safe and secure school setting. For more information, contact Michelle Johnson, school leader, at 614.445.7684 or visit South Scioto Academy is chartered by the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio.

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places to worship Greater Faith Temple A.O.H. Church of God Inc. Bishop Margaret A. Barnett, Pastor

Celebrating My Dependence

1186 Oak Street Columbus, OH 43205 • 614-863-1428

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“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” - - Psalm 91:2

Free, self-sufficient, independent!! Our country recently celebrated Independence Day, commonly known as July 4. This day commemorates The United States Declaration of Independence from Great Britain when the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, declared themselves independent; no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence was voted on by the congress on July 2, 1776 and was formally adopted on July 4, 1776. An important part of this historic document explains it is self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Self evident infers that one understands the statement as true without proof, that we were endowed by the creator of the world with certain rights, including, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This majestic phrase is based on the writings of English writer John Locke, who expressed that “no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” My love and loyalty for my native country cannot be questioned. I can think of no other place on earth that I would rather live and I am eternally grateful for


the freedom afforded me by the noble words of the U.S. Constitution. But I claim dependence on and allegiance to God, who is my joy and the source of my strength. This grandiose, imposing document; this Declaration of Independence, not only guarantees me the right to pursue happiness, it guarantees my right to choose God as the source of my happiness. I celebrate my dependence on Him. God told the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” This means I too belong to God and I get to choose whether or not I want to be dependent on Him. An essential part of our dependence on God is our prayer life and a willingness to trust him even when He does not seem evident. Possibly every Christian has experienced periods of doubt when it seems as if God is either far away or not interested in what is happening to us. We have to remember that there may also be times when we are not seeking God, when we’re putting our trust in people. He promised that we will find Him when we seek Him with all of our hearts. Gail Rodgers, wife, mother, businesswoman and a pastor to women says when we live our lives with prayer on the fringe we are really telling God that we


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don’t trust Him. Often with our lips we declare trust but with our lives we show that we really don’t believe He will see us through. Rodgers recommends asking ourselves the hard questions: Do we really trust God to have our best interest at heart? Do we really believe He will strengthen each day to walk where we need to walk - even in the dark and the silence? She advises us to choose to increase our trust in God and focus on prayer rather than leaving prayer on the fringes of our lives. Choose to trust God. Trust Him to do what he says he will do. While our country could conceivably let us down we know that we can always depend on our Heavenly Father. Whether we realize it or not, we are all imperfect vessels in need of the Master Potter to piece together our broken parts. When we admit we can’t do it all ourselves He will gladly walk us through the difficult places and give us the times of refreshing that we desperately need. St. Augustine of Hippo sums up our purpose quite simply: “Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet [is restless] until it rests in Thee.” Comments may be sent to

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A Lasting Legacy: Joey Johnson

You may not think much about organ donation, but in every church community, there are people who have been touched by it. Bernetta Calloway,

said Calloway. Joey was a registered organ and tissue donor, a decision his mother said was in line with the way he lived his life. “Losing Joey was devastating, but knowing that he helped others through death has been a comfort to us all,” said Calloway. She credits her faith with helping her through the tragedy, “Without faith, I wouldn’t have made it.” Calloway and her family have become advocates for organ donation since Joey’s death. She volunteers with Lifeline of Ohio to share the importance of organ and tissue donation and promotes the cause in the African American community. “Many people in our community think ‘Whatever I came with, I’m taking with me.’ We need to get away from that notion because we can make

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a member at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, has been profoundly impacted by donation – it changed her life forever. On Christmas Day in 1998 Bernetta’s son, Joey Johnson, gave the ultimate gift. He saved five lives after he died suddenly at the age of 19. “Christmas Day is usually a time of joy and celebration for our family,” said Calloway, “but that day brought more sorrow than we ever experienced.” A recent graduate from Marion Franklin High School, Joey had a promising future. He was outgoing and active in martial arts. “He was incredibly loving,” said Calloway, “he brought energy and happiness to our lives.” The night Joey died; doctors did everything they could to save his life. “By the time we arrived, it was too late,”

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W.C. Cupe College Preparatory Schools Providing Academic Excellence The Greater Linden Area has a school that is “Making a World of Difference” in the lives of our youngest citizens. This school is the W.C. Cupe College Preparatory Schools, for grades K-8. W.C. Cupe College Preparatory Schools is the result of the vision of its founder, the Reverend W.C. Cupe, Pastor Emeritus of the Greater Liberty Temple C.O.G.I.C. School Superintendent, Mrs. Estella Stephens states, “Our mission is to provide a private school education in a public school environment at no cost; intimately working with all parents, family, and friends, to achieve the greatest level of success for each student.” Started in the west wing of Greater Liberty Temple in 2001, W.C. Cupe has grown and expanded to five schools; W.C. Cupe College Preparatory School and the Educational Academy for Boys & Girls for grades K-2 (located at 1132 Windsor Avenue); Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School, which means unity or togetherness for grades 6-8

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(located at 1465 Oakland Park); Educational Academy at Linden for grades 3-5 at 907 Lexington Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez College Preparatory School for grades K-5 at 85 Clarendon Avenue. The schools are geographically located in South and North Linden, and the Westside of Columbus. W.C. Cupe maintains a strong emphasis on helping students acquire higher level critical thinking skills, develop a strong character with a sense of community responsibility, as well as the development of the habits that will lead to higher level academic achievement and excellence. This is accomplished through the utilization of Literature Based Direct Instruction. According to the Columbus Dispatch 8/15/07), W.C. Cupe is rated among the top 10 schools in Central Ohio for academic growth. Additionally, students are offered many opportunities to develop their leadership skills and to become productive citizens.

Why Choose W.C. Cupe? Is your child being challenged academically? At W.C. Cupe, children are grouped according to their skill level, regardless of age. Therefore, if your child is capable of more challenging material, he or she will be sure to receive instruction in a more advanced academic content. If you wish for a rigorous academic education for your child: At W.C. Cupe, we concentrate on serious academic instruction all day long. All students receive at least an hour and a half of reading, an hour of math, an hour of English (writing and grammar) and a half–hour of spelling everyday. If you desire careful monitoring of your child’s academic progress: At W.C. Cupe, we monitor the progress of all our students in every subject, testing frequently to be certain students are mastering critical academic skills. We provide additional instruction until your child has mastered the content.

If you want open and honest communication about your child’s academic progress: Our innovative reporting system provides specific information for each academic subject every four to five weeks. These reports show the grade level at which your child is performing, test scores, homework scores, and the number of missing assignments. Are you concerned about your child’s safety and security at school? At W.C. Cupe, we have a zero-tolerance policy for fighting or bullying. Children who persist in this behavior will be removed from our school. Our teacher to student ratio of 1 to 15 insures that there will be no opportunities for children to get into dangerous situations or to have unsupervised encounters with other students. Open Enrollment for W.C. Cupe Family of Schools has begun. Applications are online at For more information call (614) 2943020 or (614) 261-7480.

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Mother of Gospel Superstar Tye Tribbet at Joyfest Concert Featuring Tribbet, Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp Artis, started in high gear with the 2009 New Artist Showcase and Gospel Idol event , there was so much energy and excitement in the Air that you actually could feel it, emceeing the Event was none other then Dr. Bobby Jones of the WORD Network and P. Ann Everson

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Price of WMOJ 103 Cincinnati, Celebrity Judges were Gospel Artist Byron Cage, CCLI Rep. and former CEO of Gospelcentric Records Vicki Mack Lataillade, Crystal Aiken 2008 BET Sunday Best Winner, Gospel Dream Winner Melinda Watts, and with a panel of judges of this caliber, you know the Artist participating in the Showcase were nervous, Tyshawn Colquitt, age 14, of Cincinnati, Ohio who is also a student at the Performing Arts School gave a rousing version of Wade in the Water said “ sometimes I am nervous but when I get up on the stage I just want to share the gift God has given me.” Each ministry (no I do not call them Acts or Performers) because when they got up on stage each ministry delivered and shared their gifts with us, this showcase had a little of everything from Spoken word, Mimes, to foot stomping singing or should I say sanging ??? Special Shout out to Speak Life Cincinnati Ohio, anointed Sons of God who took us back to Church, 2008 New Artist Winners COGIC, Eric Thomas who tore the room up with his version of the Lord’s Prayer but the 2009 1st Place Winner came from Indianapolis Indiana, congratulations to James Andrew and New Season , and that was just the 1st day Joyfest 2009 Joyfest 2009 with Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribett, Sunday Best Crystal Aiken and Gospel Dream winner Melinda Watts held at Kings Island which was part of the whole three-day I Hear Music in The Air experience, was a day of Family, and when you put the words Amusement Park, Gospel Music, and Worshippers together you Have no choice but to have a great time, everyplace you looked you saw people having fun enjoying not only the Artist but enjoying the atmosphere that was set. The conference ended with an elegant Gala held at the Sharonville Sheraton Hotel honoring the 2009 I Hear Music In the Air Honorees Paul and Cynthia Booth who own six McDonald Franchises and use their blessings to bless others and Steve and the Late Barbara Reece who own Reece and Reece Corporation along with Integrity Hall and has been a part of the Cincinnati Political and Community Services for

over 40 years. The keynote speaker for the evening was none other then Stellar Award Winning Dorinda Clark Cole of the famed Clark Sisters , people came dressed to the nines and the Ballroom was set up so elegantly, classical music was provided by Myron Brown Crystal Aiken and the 2009 Showcase runner –up Eric Thomas ushered in the Holy Spirit before Dorinda Clark Cole got up and just set the room on fire not only can Dorinda sing but she can Preach that woman is truly anointed. The Gala was a perfect way to end an amazing weekend, Hostess Tracey Artis encouraged

Crystail Aiken, 2008 winner of Black Entertainment Television’s “Sunday Best” Gets her “Praise” during the “I Hear Music in the Air Weekend.

everyone to attend the GospelFest July 30th at the Duke Energy Convention Center at 7pm featuring such artist like Shirley Caeser, Yolanda Adams, Byron Cage, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, J. Moss, Bishop Paul Morton and Many more. Overall as Host Bobby Artis said “You need to attend the whole 3 days of events so that you can get all the important information and exposure that the conference does offer.” And I agree, if you are in Leadership, Church Music Director, Aspiring Gospel Artist, or just love to Worship this is a conference you want to participate in you get a chance to see the Gospel Artist , but more importantly they share the ins and outs of the Gospel Music Industry .

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and God said it was good Place meatballs onto a baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Heat remaining oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs in batches and cook until well browned. Add meatballs to sauce mixture. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.

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Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Chill: 15 minutes Stand: 5 minutes Makes: 6 servings 1/2 cup olive oil 3 large onions, diced (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons minced garlic 6 cups Prego Flavored with Meat Italian Sauce 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 6 slices thawed Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast Garlic, diced

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 40 minutes Makes: 6 servings 3 pounds bone-in chicken parts 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups Prego Italian Sausage and Garlic Italian sauce 1 package (10 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread Preheat oven to 40 index.php?step=sendcard&ec_id=17 0°F for bread. Season chicken with black pepper. Coat chicken with flour. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over mediumhigh heat. Cook chicken in batches until well browned on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons oil from skillet. Reduce heat to low. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender. Stir sauce in skillet. Return chicken to skillet. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Meanwhile, bake bread according to package directions. Cut bread into 2-inch diagonal slices and serve with chicken.

1/2 cup whole milk 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 2 eggs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add 2 cups onions and garlic and cook until onion is tender. Stir sauce, basil and red pepper in saucepot. Remove saucepot from heat. Place toast into large bowl. Pour milk over toast. Stir and press toast into milk to coat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add beef, remaining onions, eggs and cheese to toast mixture. Mix beef mixture thoroughly and shape firmly into 12 (3-inch) meatballs.

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government & politics Maintaining Our Core Services Preserving Our Quality of Life Columbus, Ohio has a three-point plan that includes aggressive job creation, a 10-year government reform plan that will save between $100 million and $150 million; and raising new revenue. If all three parts of the plan are enacted, we can maintain our core city services and preserve our quality of life. Residents will be asked Aug. 4 to vote on a proposed half-penny proposed revenue increase that is fair to all Columbus taxpayers. Fifty-three percent would be paid for by non-residents who work in Columbus and benefit from city services during the workweek. Those with low incomes will pay the least and those without income will pay nothing at all. Also, income of residents younger than 18, savings and investment income, pensions, military pay, and veterans’ benefits are exempted from city income taxes. For a middleclass Columbus household making

$40,000 a year, it would cost less than $17 a month. The city has not had an income tax increase since 1982—and Columbus cannot deliver 21st Century services on a 27-year-old revenue model. While other Ohio cities have cut public safety forces and seen considerable decreases in population, Columbus has grown while keeping its level of police and fire protection in line with its population. If this revenue increase is successful, Columbus can continue to deliver the services our residents expect and deserve, while continuing to attract and retain jobs. We will be able to keep our neighborhoods safe with a strong police presence, fire protection, basic health and emergency services. And with new revenue we can keep our neighborhoods strong with code enforcement and regular refuse collection. Columbus has been a national example of conservative budgeting, as

evidenced by the fact it has the highest bond rating of any major city in America. Also, Mayor Coleman and City Council have cut $160 million from the cost of doing business as usual since 2001. And Columbus’ civilian workforce is down 32 percent from when Mayor Coleman took office in 2000. The City of Columbus’ income tax rate is currently equal to the lowest of the 10 big cities in Ohio and is comparable to surrounding central Ohio communities. Compared to other American cities, Columbus has an average overall tax rate, and would remain in the median average even if the half-penny increase is enacted. Due to budget realities, the City is asking residents to approve a tax increase August 4. The mayor is required by City Charter to submit his proposed budget in November. By putting this measure on the August ballot, the mayor, and council will have time


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to make responsible budget decisions based on the results of the vote. Columbus maintains a separate capital fund to pay for critical neighborhood infrastructure projects while maintaining a general fund to pay for city operations. These funds, by law, cannot be used for hiring employees, such as police officers and firefighters. Paid for by Citizens for Strong Jobs and Good Neighborhoods Donald J. McTigue, Treasurer 550 E. Walnut St., Columbus, OH 43215

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The secret is out about C.M. Grant Leadership Academy Word is getting out about the high-quality programming at C.M. Grant Leadership Academy, 2030 Leonard Ave., Columbus. Perhaps one of Columbus’ best kept secrets in elementary education, the K-6 community school is now turning heads. Enrollment has more than doubled for fall, 2009, though the school remains committed to maintaining its small school size and nurturing classrooms. Families are encouraged to apply for enrollment soon, as spaces are filling up fast. Leading the charge is Michelle Johnson, who also serves as school leader at South Scioto Academy. Essential to both schools are caring teachers who provide every student with a program tailored to meet his or her unique needs. “We’ve been helping children who are below grade level, or those with various challenges, become proficient, and those who are at or above grade level excel beyond. The biggest challenge has been letting families know we are here!” explains Johnson.

Both schools are managed by The Leona Group which was formed in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve. For this reason, Leona Group schools are located almost exclusively in urban centers where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Though Leona now manages almost 70 schools in five states, each school program is distinctive, designed to meet the specific needs of its community it serves. For more information, contact Michelle Johnson, school leader, at 614.252.2087 or visit C.M. Grant Leadership Academy is sponsored by St. Aloysius.


t C.M. Grant Leadership Academy, tomorrow’s leaders are developed through focused efforts and hard work in a structured environment. Each student is provided with an individualized success plan, tailored to meet his or her individual needs. Our quality enrichment programs and committed staff make for a caring and nurturing environment, while our demonstrated, personalized attention ensures that No Child is Left Behind. What makes us different? ■ FREE tuition ■ Small class sizes ■ Individual student success plans ■ Committed and caring staff ■ Transportation available

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View full list of events online at • Post Your Events online and in print for $24.95 July 10-12, 2009 Meredith Temple COGIC’s Annual Youth Weekend ‘A Transformed Generation’ 614-258-9903 Meredith Temple COGIC’s Annual Youth Weekend “A Transformed Generation” 614-732-5368 July 25-31, 2009 Gospel Music Workshop of America Duke Energy Center 525 Elm Street - Cincinnati, OH 45202 Saturday August 8th, 6:00 P.M. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Celebrating 106th Anniversary 1525 Lincoln Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

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places to worship The Columbus Bible Way Church,Inc. 2660 Rhoads Avenue Columbus, OH 43207 (614) 491-1620 SERVICE TIMES: • Sunday School 9:00 am • Sunday Worship 11:00 am • Thursday Hour of Prayer 6:30 pm • Thursday Bible Study 7:30 pm

Rev., Dr. William Talley, III

858 East Third Ave Columbus, Ohio 43201 Service Times: Sunday School 8:45am Sunday Morning Worship 9:45am Morning Glory (Wednesday) 6:00am Hour of Power (Wednesday) 12 noon Midweek Prayer & Bible Study 7:00am

(614) 299-7069 Bishop Jerome Ross Senior Pastor

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even city-wide events. church adopted a school and commitThe theme for this year’s “Faith in ted to performing regular clean-up and Action Sunday” is “Don’t go to church. gardening tasks. (614) 258-4070 Be the church,” said Abel. The “Faith in Action” program “First Lady Michele Obama recently Service times: includes an awareness building cam- went on national television asking • Sunday School 9:00 am N ATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘07 paign that educates the church on the Americans to volunteer in their local • Sunday Worship 10:00 am • Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30 pm power of “loving our neighbors.” The communities. ‘Faith in Action’ is a great • Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm program also helps church members way to show the world that service is Bishop invite people in their community to join not just a one-time initiative, but for folEdward E. Shouse in serving. Small group materials are lowers of Jesus Christ, is a way of life,” Worship Center of Central Ohio also available in Spanish. Victory Deliverance Church of Christ 28than South Hamiltonhave Rd. signed he said. More 800 churches “I recommend ‘Faith in Action’ 1718 Myrtle Avenue up for “Faith in Action Whitehall, OHSunday” 43213 to date, to any church that wants to mobilize Columbus, Ohio 43211 although some have chosen alternative for greater community outreach,” said (614) 263-5191 dates for the event. Some are joining John O’Neal, pastor of Grace Lutheran Wed, Aug 1: 7pm Witness Signs, Miracles, and Wonders together to do community-wide and Worship Services


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Church in Des Moines, Wash., one of the churches that participated in “Faith in Action Sunday” in 2008. Eric Marsh, pastor of Long Beach Grace Brethren Church, in California, said, “’Faith in Action’ is a way to kickstart a church’s focus on external service. It’s not just the one-day thing.” World Vision (www.worldvision. org) is the world’s largest Christian humanitarian relief organization. Outreach, Inc. ( is a leading provider of outreach and evangelistic material for churches.

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Thurs, Aug 2: 10am & 7pm Sunday Worship Service: with globally acclaimed dr. renny 10:00am Lupus from page 9 Fri, Aug 3: 10am & 7pm Sunday School 9:00am and rev. marina mclean . As a chronic autoimmune disease, lupus is rarely discussed and often about the disease. Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Apostle Sat, Aug 4: to 10am They have traveled to over more than lupus causes the immune system mis- misunderstood among women in our campaign can significantly Fred Sanders Publisher of the“The Praise Reporter Newsmagazine takenly attack the body’s own healthy country,” explains Dr. Wanda K. Jones, increase awareness and help women 60 nations spreading God’s word. cells and tissue as though they were deputy assistant secretary for women’s achieve early diagnosis, which will give Walking with God Ministry Int’l, Inc Non-Denominational/ Sabbath Fellowship “Dr. Renny has preached to countless foreign invaders. Without intervention, health at HHS. them the greatest chance for improved Hilton Plaza Inn Day: $30/person the condition can lead to tissue damage, The disease can have a wide range health andBaptist long-term survival,” Senior Pastor New Birth Full Gospel Church, Baton Rouge, LA says Dr. 3928 Jackpot Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123 thousands. Along with seeing the organ failure, disability and in many of symptoms including fatigue, hair Jones. Evening: FREE Bible Study 9:30-10:30am, dead raised in foreigncases, coundeath. loss, painful or swollen joints, fever, skin Talking to their doctor about lupus Service beginstimes 11:30am. In an effort to raise awareness rashes and kidney problems. However, could help keep women safe. Sat @ 5:00pm Worship Only tries, Ordained Dr. Renny has experienced among women (ages 18-44) who are at in the majority of people who are living The Glory Room Prophetess (Worship Artist Welcome) greatest risk, the Ad Council and U.S. with lupus, early and effective treatmentSenior Pastor of United Ministries Church innumerable miracles in his meetings Blossom Brackman, Call ( 614) 871-1183 Department of Health & Human Ser- can minimize symptoms, reduce inflam- A Lasting Legacy from page 9 Pastor and crusades.” His ministry operates vices (HHS) Office on Women’s Health mation and pain, help maintain normal such a big difference as organ donors,” Email: REGISTER NOW!! campaign in functions and prevent the development said Calloway. according to the book of Acts!"launched a national PSA

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“Making An Impact for the Kingdom” 28 S. Hamilton Road Whitehall, Ohio 43213 614.570.1791

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Worship Service - Sundays-10am Topical Bible Study - Adult & Youth, Sundays, 8:30 a.m.; Mid-week Bible Study - Adult & Youth, 7 p.m. Children’s Ministry available on Senior Pastor David PastorS. Carter Sunday mornings. Apostle Eld. Tyna Valentine David David Carter S. Carter

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of serious complications. The PSAs conclude with the tagline, early diagnosis and treatment. The cam- “For answers. For support. For hope.” CALL WRITE! paign includes ads that featureoractual Women are directed to a new interactive women who have been (614) diagnosed with Web site,, or 570-1791 lupus portraying women who are expe- to a toll-free number (1-800-994-9662), riencing of the disease but to learn about symptoms and treatment have not yet asked their doctors or local options and to access local resources. community health centers, “Could I The site encourages visitors to upload have lupus?” their personal stories and post comPastor “Despite Gene Speich © AlstonStudios for WCCO its prevalence in the U.S., ments in an effort to initiate a dialogue andThe communicate importance of 36 PRAISE Reporterthe • June 2008

Calloway encourages central Ohioans to join her at “A Hero’s Tribute,” an event coinciding with National Minority Donor Awareness Day. The free worship arts production depicts lives touched by organ and tissue donation through song and dance. The event will be held at Faith Ministries on Saturday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. For more details, visit www. or call 800-525-5667.


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Morning Worship: 8:00 am & 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:45 am Evening Worship: Every 1st & 3rd Sunday Tuesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Friday Services: Every 1st & 3rd Friday

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Sunday Word of Life 9:30 A. M. Sunday Morning Worship Service 11:00 A. M. Wednesday Intercessory Prayer 6:30 P. M. Bible Study 7:00 P. M.

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Restoration Christian Center

Alonzo James, Senior Pastor

Service Times: Saturday Service 6:00pm Sunday Services 8:00am & 11:00am Wednesday Service 7:00pm

Southfield Community Missionary B.C. 1399 Augmont Avenue Columbus OH 43207 614.491.9736

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Trinity Baptist Church

‘Compelling the world to Salvation and Discipleship through Jesus Christ’ 461 St. Clair Aveue, Columbus, Ohio 43203

(614) 258-9583

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Service times: • Morning Glory 8:00 AM • Sunday School 9:30 AM • Mid-Morning Service 11:00 AM • Wednesday Bible Study 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM

Victor M. Davis Senior Pastor

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New Fellowship of Christians 1442 Sullivant Ave Columbus, OH 43223 (614) 279-3103 Phone (614) 278-1500 Fax Order of Service Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Gerald Smith Friday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

community outreach, evangelistic & prophetic ministries Coming From The Heart Ministry Rescue-Restore-Redeem Addiction & Recovery Fellowship held at Columbus Metro Library Southeast Branch 3980 S. Hamilton Rd. Groveport, Ohio 43125

Minister James & Lynette Johnson

Every Saturday potluck 4pm Bible Study 5pm 614.208.1624

Hosts of: The Battle 614.561.8397

Rock of Faith Counseling Center

is a non-profit organization committed to providing professional counseling that is rooted in a God centered understanding of people. The staff of Rock of Faith is trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital and family problems and faith concerns. We provide services for children, adolescent and adults. For more information, please contact us at 614-252-8688 ext 323. 22 | july 2009

Over the 50-year history of the company in America, Honda associates have embraced new challenges and in doing so have taken risks, made mistakes, questioned ideas generally accepted as common sense and, at times, experienced failure. These failures can be found in any number of aspects of the business, from racing to product design to engineering and more. It has been the willingness to allow failure that has enabled the people that make up Honda to stretch themselves and deliver innovation--becoming the first automaker to meet the U.S. Clean Air


Fire & Fellowship

Elder Erick Miles (Haddon)

(NAPSI)-Here’s an inspiring thought: Everyone fails at some point in his or her lifetime. Failure simply happens. But does that have to be something to fear and avoid? Or is it, maybe, one of the secrets to success? One major car company knows a little something about both success and failure. On Honda’s golden anniversary in the U.S. this year, the company reflected on what has made it successful and how it learns from failure. In a recent documentary film that became an instant hit on the Web, the company shared the fact that failure has been a key to the company’s success.



Act without a catalytic converter (Civic CVCC 1974), becoming the first Japanese automaker to design and build cars in the U.S., producing the first hybrid car for sale in the U.S. (Insight, 1999) and more. How can failure lead to achieving success? Learn from it and make something positive out of it by addressing what happened and identifying what can be learned from that experience. The willingness to fail is a tough hurdle. If something doesn’t work the first time, but does on the fifth, then were those failures or part of the path to success? As Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, once said, “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Failure can be frightening, but it’s a necessary element of success. Need a little inspiration to empower you? Visit or, to learn more about Honda’s 50 years in America, visit Even failure can be part of the road to success. One major motor vehicle manufacturer, which started in a storefront in 1959, is a good example. The founder of Honda Motor Company believed that “success is 99 percent failure.”

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