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Teenage pregnancy, all around the world, continues to increasingly rise, especially   in the U.S. and for this cause programs such as Project Hope is very needful.   More specifically Project Hope’s name reveals its purpose and mission. 


A project is a large or major under- cent mothers come into an awareness ter, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.    taking, involving considerable money, of her pregnancy, they instantly feel Project Hope is a life-long social personnel, resources  and equipment. hopeless. services “project”especially designed  Also, in Latin project means to throw The mission of Project Hope is to to assist the needs of pregnant teenforward. The meaning of hope is to catapult them from being  hopeless to age young women, existing adolescent  look forward to with  desire and expechopeful or full of hope. mothers, and teenage dads ages 13-19.   tation that things will turn out for the We realize that this is a large or Project Hope was founded by  best. Therefore, the purpose and mis- major undertaking that involves con- Prophetess Taketa Williams, Co-Pastor   sion of Project Hope is to help preg- siderable amount of money, person- of United Ministries Church and is a  nant, young mothers find hope and nel, resources and equipment, however program of the Restoration Outreach  begin to look forward to a more suc- through grants, sponsorships, partner- Center a 501(c)3 non profit organiza cessful future and gain back a level of ships and the like we will  remain suc- tion focused on offering human ser  expectation that their mistakes in life cessful and fulfilling our purpose. vices programs to the community. For  will turn out for the best. This project is one of many offered more information or to enroll in Project Often times, after young adoles- through the Restoration Outreach Cen- Hope, please call 614.424.9673.

Are you a pregnant teen or teen mother? We can help you by sharing skills that will help you succeed in every area of your life. Call 614.424.9673 for more information.

Helping Pregnant Teens Find Hope Project Hope is an initiative of The Restoration Outreach Center a 501(c)3 Non profit organziation.

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Constitutional rights of the Citizens of Community Values An Ohio library violated the Constitution when it denied Citizens for Community Values (CCV) access to its meeting room. The denial was on the grounds that the event contained “inherent elements of a religious service.” Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit on March 7 on behalf of organization against the Upper Arlington Public Library Board of Trustees. The ADF Legal Counsel Tim Chandler said that the court agreed that the government cannot treat people with non-religious viewpoints more favorably than people with religious viewpoints. It also concluded that the library’s job is not to determine what elements constitute a religious service and then discriminate on that basis. Shortly after CCV requested permission to hold a seminar in one of Upper Arlington Public Library’s meeting rooms the group was denied. A library official noted in the denial that CCV’s proposed activities contained “elements of a religious service” and that the group was therefore prohibited from using the room because of the library’s meeting room policy bars “religious services.” The CCV event is part of a series of meetings held throughout Ohio to explain what current laws and the Bible have to say about Christian political involvement. The meeting was to include prayer, singing, and a time of thanking God for the freedom Americans have to take part in the political process. The court found the elements to be protected speech and that prohibi-

“The only wall that separates religious groups from public meeting rooms is the wall built by government officials who fail to understand the Constitution.” tion on use of the meeting room therefore “constitutes unlawful viewpoint discrimination, and consequently violates Plaintiff’s First Amendment free speech rights.” “Christian groups have the same First Amendment rights as anyone else in America,” said Chandler. “The only wall that separates religious groups from public meeting rooms is the wall built by government officials who fail to understand the Constitution.” The full text of the opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, in Citizens for Community Values v. Upper Arlington Public Library Board of Trustees is available at www.telladf. org/UserDocs/CCVArlingtonOpinion.pdf. ADF-allied attorney David Langdon of Cincinnati was co-counsel in the case. ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.



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THE GOSPEL GRAPEVINE NBA player thanks his supporters for their prayers for his daughter.

Allan Houston, who’s expected to play this upcoming NBA season for the Phoenix Suns, released a letter to his supporters for their prayers and emails as his daughter Jade underwent heart surgery on August 13th. Below is the letter in its entirety: Dear Global Gospel and Holy Hip Hop Community Prayer Partners and Friends: My wife and I cannot express how much we appreciated your prayers for our daughter, Jade, as she underwent heart surgery on August 13, 2008. The Tuesday night before the surgery, I received an overflow of emails of supporters, brothers and sisters in Christ, commanding the Word of God over Jade’s heart condition. Psalm 107:20 ‘He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions’. Wow! You all have no idea how powerful it was to see hundreds of people with the hearts of God, pulling on His promises, praying and pleading the blood of Jesus over my daughter. No one knew Jade, or me or my wife personally, but the outpouring of support and the love of God displayed was overwhelming to me. Naturally, right before the surgery, there were moments of anxiety. I then looked down at my blackberry and was reminded hundreds of times that ‘THE EFFECTIVE, FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN AVAILS MUCH!!’ Your prayers did not allow those anxious thoughts to last long at all. I was reminded she was in not only good hands, but she was in THE hands of

God. Jade’s surgery was quick and the doctors said she will be fine. She recovered wonderfully and she is now home. My mind and writing skills cannot truly articulate how thankful we are for your time and love. This is the love that Christ gives us, when we have a burden for His children, even when we may not personally know them. A story that I would also like to share: During our 4 days in the hospital with our daughter (Jade), next door to us there was a baby boy named Tryistyn, only 3 months old, with a congenital heart failure and stroke. Tristyn has 1 of 2 cases that have ever been diagnosed with this condition. He has not been home since birth and the doctors in one of the best hospitals in the world for this condition literally are not sure how to proceed. I spoke with Tristyn’s mother about all of the prayers we had received from each of you and I felt a heavy burden to ask all of you prayer warriors to pull down on the garment of Jesus again and to uplift Tristyn and Tristyn’s mother in prayer!!! Thank you. JAMES 5:17. Amen. Blessings and Thank You All Again So Very Much for Your Prayers and Support!!! Yours Truly, Allan P.S.: I hope to not be over doing it, but keep me lifted up as this NBA season starts and I go into training camp this year to play. God showed me 4 years ago that He would restore my body to full health and I would be playing in the NBA again for His glory, NOT MINE! I just want the world to know what an awesome God we serve.

THE FOURTH ANNUAL DETROIT GOSPEL SHOWCASE AND AWARDS ANNOUNCED The fourth Annual Detroit Gospel Showcase and Awards, sponsored by State Farm, 98 FM, 92.3 FM and www., is now accepting applications for all Gospel choirs, ensembles, praise dancers, Gospel rappers, drill teams and other Gospel performers. The showcase will be held Saturday, November 1st at the Fellowship Chapel at 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI (48235). All Gospel performers are invited to enter and give praise, thanks and glory to God. Choirs may enter the showcase their talents for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Interested performers – whether from churches, schools, community groups or other affiliations - may enter by sending an application, audition tape and photo to Detroit Gospel Showcase & Awards, attention Derryl Reed, 3297 Woodview Lake Road, Suite 100, West Bloomfield, MI (48323) by September 8, 2008. There is no entry free required and only a limited number of participants will be selected. Prizes for the competition range from $250 to $3,000 for category one and category two. For complete details visit our www. or call 248-8515586.



Ohio Youth Host Statehouse Rally 1st Annual foster Care Awareness Campaign “Success is a Choice!” Franklin, Hamilton and Cuyahoga County Children Services joined former foster child, Cedric Riley and the Public Children Services Association of Ohio for a foster youth rally on August 19th. The first annual Foster Care Awareness Campaign entitled, “Success Is a Choice!” was inspired by Riley who is now a youth advocate and nationally known motivational speaker. The event was held on the Statehouse lawn (corner of High and Broad Street ) from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm. Hundreds of youth assembled from around the State of Ohio in an effort to raise awareness about the issues they face as children in foster care. “It is our hope that the “Success Is a Choice!” rally will bring much needed attention to the issues foster youth experience on a daily basis,” said Riley. “The message we hope to convey will deal with topics ranging from self-confidence

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and personal achievement to education and mentorship for youth in the foster care system.” The program included messages by Cedric Riley, Senator Ray Miller (D-Columbus), Senate Democratic Leader, and various youth from Franklin , Hamilton and Cuyahoga County also shared their stories at the rally.

24th Annual Columbus GospelFest 2008 Once again it is time for the 24th Annual community and family event; the Columbus Gospelfest. Columbus GospelFest is an annual multicultural family day of fun, music, health fairs and the like. The program includes something for the entire family. The Columbus GospelFest has extended into a two-day event consisting of four featured components: GospelFest, HealthFest, Street Fair and the Children’s Edu-Fun Fest program. GospelFest: Christian/positive music (contemporary to traditional) and various diverse forms of artistic expression with local and national artists helping to show an appreciation for cultural and artistic diversity. This year’s Youth talent will be featured on Friday, September 12th, place (TBD). There will be local media personalities and City officials on hand as well! Some of our sponsors this year are Columbus Parks and Recreation, Wood Forest Bank, The American Heart and Stroke Association, WJYD 106.3 and Pepsi. When: Friday, September 12, 2008 - Youth Night – 966 East Main Street. Saturday September 13, 2008 Genoa Park – Downtown Columbus Ohio

festive football “fun”raiser During OSu-uSC game St. Peter’s Church is hosting a fundraiser for Holy Rosary/St. John and the St. John Center during the OSU-USC football game on Saturday, September 13th. Doors open at 6:30 pm at St. Peter’s Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus. Festivities include: Free admission (donations accepted) – watch the game on their large screen (12 x 9 feet screen with high definition reception) OSU-themed silent auction, including items signed by Archie Griffin and Thad Matta Additional non-OSU auction items, such as diamond earrings, gift packages from Limited Brands, etc. Food and drinks available for purchase The St. John Center is a community center on the near east side of Columbus that houses The Community Kitchen, the St. John Learning Center, the St. John Pantry, and a variety of Holy Rosary/St. John outreach programs. The St. John Center has over 100,000 visits per year by persons in need of assistance or job training. Come out and join us for this fun event that will benefit a wide variety of wonderful programs! Call (614) 252-3132, ext. 251 to RSVP.

Experience the Gospel Arts TOGETHER Under ONE ROOF!!!

Fri., Nov. 14 * Sat., Nov. 15 The DiSalle Center Located @ The Ohio Expo Center Powerful Performances * Insightful Seminars Inspirational Speakers * Expo Mass Choir Youth Talent Show * Fashions For Artists Skill Demonstrations * Networking Exhibitors & More! Plus A Tribute to the Nationally Renowned Artist Dr. Kay Robinson For more info, contact emma easton at (614) 6300311 oR visit online:

(Genoa Park is located adjacent to COSI, 303 West Broad Street , Columbus , Ohio 43215) Time: Saturday 1:00

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Supportive Parents Play A Key Role In A Child’s Success In School (NAPSI)-Increasingly, academic success requires parents and children to work as a team. That’s why it’s important for parents to help children prepare by offering advice and tools that will further their academic careers. That’s the word from Carol Evans, CEO and founder of Working Mother Media--publisher of Working Mother magazine--and mother of two. She believes it’s critical to use every tool and resource available to motivate and help children gain a strong educational foundation to further their success--especially in math. Evans offers these tips to help parents help their children succeed all through the school year. • Take advantage of all available educational resources for your child. In a recent Working Mother Smart Mom Council survey, 55 percent of readers say math is the most important course for their children’s future success, so make sure your child has the right tools to achieve. Research has shown that students who use a graphing calculator at home and in class can do better in math ( For example, the TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator from Texas Instruments is designed with computer features

that can help students grasp a deeper understanding of math concepts. • Make sure your child is prepared for high-stake tests, such as the SAT and ACT exams. Many parents are not aware that graphing calculators can be used on college entrance exams, giving students a leg up on their score. Students should check out for resources that can prepare them for college entrance exams and even let them download free test prep ques-

tions to their TI graphing calculators. • Take advantage of online homework help. There are many study group and tutoring options available to help students. Online resources, like professional tutors at, are available anytime your child needs help--on their schedule. • Communicate the benefits of math education: Math is important regardless of what your teen wants to be in life. In fact, studies conducted by the Bureau of

Labor Statistics indicate that people with strong math backgrounds are more likely to be employed and earn more over the course of their lifetime. • Get to know your child’s guidance counselor and teachers: At the beginning of the school year, become acquainted with your child’s counselors and teachers and stay in touch--they have a wealth of information and can ensure that your child is taking the classes that will help to prepare him or her for a successful future. • Set education and life goals with your children: Before school starts, work with your child to create a list of goals he or she wants to accomplish during the coming semester, school year and beyond. Discuss careers and make sure they’re choosing the courses they need to achieve their goals. Post the goals in a visible spot and review them with your child regularly to ensure you are both on track. • Make their knowledge applicable to the real world: Help them see how what they learn in school is important in real life, like how they can use math skills every day to make their financial choices and budget their allowances. To learn more, visit

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Virtuous 101-Just do your job It’s always exciting to start a new job! To ensure your success you study your job description, so that you have a full understanding of what is required of you. As women, I believe, sometimes Min. Dawn Mosby God’s Girl Dawn we struggle in life situations because we don’t know our God given job description. Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone I will make a helper suitable for him.” God knew that he had given Adam such a huge responsibility, that he would need someone to love, encourage and pray for him, and help him remain focused in order to achieve his goals, and so God created the woman. When Eve arrived on the scene, everything was already prepared and the instructions had already been

given. She simply needed to follow the instructions. Today our instructions are in the word of God and to ensure that we are doing our job properly as the assistant we simply need to follow the instructions. That means we were not created to be the boss (or bossy) but are here to provide assistance to God, however he deems necessary. That could be through prayer, fasting, encouragement or simply by keeping quiet (help us Holy Spirit!) When we step outside of the role or the duties that were assigned to us, we become frustrated and confused, we lose our focus and our sense of accomplishment. God created and ordained us to assist in bringing dreams to reality, raising a responsible generation, speaking life, praying diligently and other duties as assigned. Sounds like a pretty important job to me! Make sure to study your job description daily in the word of God, so that you have clear understanding of what is expected of you, and then just do your job!


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A Life of Sacrifice “Even if I am poured out like a drink offering . . . I am glad and rejoice with all of you” — Philippians 2:17 By Jessie Todd

Contributing Writer The Drink offering mentioned by the Apostle Paul is one of the Old Testament offerings; however it is not one of the five offerings commanded in the book of Leviticus. The Burnt Offering, the Meal Offering, the Peace Offering, the Sin Offering and the Trespass Offering all allude to Christ and his sacrificial work on the cross. Each offering represents a special view of Christ and his redeeming work. The Drink Offering, however, represents God’s joy in the completed work of Christ. Although there are references to the Drink Offering in Leviticus, the majority occur in the book of Numbers, especially in chapters 28 and 29. The Drink Offering was composed of “strong wine” and was to be poured out on an existing offering. Once liquid is poured out on the

ground it is immediately absorbed and cannot be reclaimed. Paul’s life-changing decision to serve God illustrated his commitment to being, “poured out” in the service of the Lord. Paul vowed to Jessie Todd serve Christ wholeheartedly no matter what the cost. He later wrote, “. . . I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ” (Phil. 3:8). What does it mean to be “poured out” in the service of Jesus Christ? To be broken and poured out means to submit to a life of service to the cause of Christ. In Genesis 35:14 Jacob poured out a Drink Offering to

signify giving his life back to God. Isaiah said of Jesus, “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great . . . because he hath poured out his soul unto death . . . and bare the sins of many.” Jesus demonstrated his willingness to yield to a life of sacrifice throughout his entire existence. While He was on earth Jesus was always about His Father ’s business. He never deviated from His mission; constantly focused on loving God and ministering to His people. If we are to be called the children of God we must be willing to do no less. We recognize that we can never do what Jesus did but we can commit to giving Him our best. We can become broken and poured out vessels, totally committed to His service, instead of straddling the fence between serving God and following the world. We can follow his example by being willing to serve rather than be served. Paul advises Christians to, “Live a

life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Eph. 5:2). Mark 10:45 records that Jesus “did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” He submitted totally to His Father and to His will, even though it meant facing rejection, physical pain, persecution, and finally submitting to an agonizing death on a cross. Though Jesus understood the high cost of living a life of sacrificial love, He also knew the eternal rewards for being obedient to his father ’s will. God is calling us to a life of sacrifice, to go wherever He sends us, and to minister to whomever He brings into our lives. If we allow God to lead us He will take us on an amazing journey. Are we prepared to go? Comments may be sent to

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Everybody’s Got a But(t) Susan Ridley is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband Ralph have been active in the Christian community for a number of years. Over the years Susan has received various awards including the 1986 Jefferson Award for Community Service. Her ministry focus has always been “outside the church walls”. She was Founder and Director of the RAAH Christian Women’s Ministries which established a half way house for women who had fallen thru the cracks of life and needed a helping hand.  Her city wide Prayer Breakfast “RAAH Times of Refreshing” brought women and men together of all denominations. “Evening with Friends” and “Time Out for Marriage” for married couples only, were two outreach programs among numerous others she introduced to inner city communities. One of Susan’s blessings is her ability to bring people together for various types of gatherings to help impact the gospel. Her real-life, heartfelt, honesty and just plain “keeping it real” is the approach she uses to bring healing and wholeness to others. Her current people gathering project is in the form of a Stage Play entitled “Everybody’s Got a But(t). She’s extremely excited about moving into another level of ministry through play writing. Something she’s done many times before, but kept within the four walls of church settings or local programs. To accommodate her anticipated overwhelming audience Ms. Ridley’s powerful stage production will be presented in a true theatrical setting at the new McCoy Performing Arts Center. The premiere opening is set for Saturday Oct. 4, 2008 with a matinee and evening performance. About the Play… “Everybody’s got a But(t)” is a musical/comedy drama that portrays the lives of several people. The main character Mama Dru a well known playwright in the community is in the process of writing a play when an unfortunate mishap takes place. Her family, along with others came to her aid by writing the script for the play in hopes that it will be ready for the annual community theatre performance. Mama Dru is shocked and humiliated as they present their idea of the play, for it is not at all what she had in mind. The plays title “Everybody’s Got A But(t) was misinterpreted from what Mama Dru had intended. In hopes that they will grasp hold of what she means by “but” she presents to them a challenge to indentify how the word “but” has caused a hindrance or even an obstacle in their lives. Unaware of how this powerful 3-letter word has affected them they soon realize that unfulfilled dreams, making excuses, not moving forward, losing hope, giving up, blaming others, immobilized by fear, among many other things, has altered their lives. The conclusion finds them becoming aware of how “but” has stood between them and what they really wanted to do, thus they begin to kick the “buts” from their lives. As they pursue their Godgiven gifts, talents, creativity, dreams, goals and passions they discover new purposes for life. A combination of comedy, singing, dancing all make this powerful drama one that will have audiences experience real heartfelt life situations while producing belly aching laughter from the audience.

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family matters

What Does the Bible Say About Marriage? “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh” (Ephesians 5:31). Question: “What does the Bible say about marriage?” Answer: The divine institution of marriage is recorded in Genesis. “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:2324). God created man and then made woman out of “bone of his bone.” The process as recorded tells us that God took one of Adam’s “ribs” (Genesis 2:21-22). The Hebrew word literally means the side of a person. Therefore, Eve was taken from the “side” of Adam and it is at his side

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that she belongs. “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:20). The

words “help and meet” are the same Hebrew word. The word is “ezer” and comes from a primitive root word that means to surround, to protect or aid, help, helper, succor. Therefore, it means to help, assist or aid. Eve was created to be alongside of Adam as his “other half,” to be his aid and his help. A man and woman when married become “one flesh.” The New Testament adds a warning to this “oneness.” “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matthew 19:6). There are several epistles written by the Apostle Paul that speak to the issues that govern a Biblical view of marriage and how born again believers are to operate within their marriage relationships. We find one such passage in 1 Corinthians chapter 7 and another in Ephesians 5:22-33. When studied together these two passages provide the believer with Biblical principles that can be used to form a framework for a God pleasing marriage relationship. The passage found in Ephesians is especially profound in its scope in reference to a successful Biblical marriage. “Wives, submit yourselves unto

your own husbands, as unto the Lord For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body” (Ephesians 5:22-23)” “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25).” So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church” (Ephesians 5:28-29). “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh” (Ephesians 5:31). When these principles are chosen by a husband and wife in harmony with their relationship as born again believers, this brings about a Biblical marriage. This is not a lopsided relationship, but one that is in balance with the concept of Christ as the head of the man and the wife together. Therefore, the Biblical concept of marriage is a oneness between two individuals that is a picture of the oneness relationship of Christ with His church.

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money matters

What’s COVERED Under Condominium Insurance? Basically, the association’s insurance covers the condominium building, commonly owned property, and liability for the association. But that insurance does not cover losses to your unit, such as those resulting from a burglary or water damage.

By Davina Jackson Black If you’re thinking of buying a condominium, you’ll likely have to a join a condominium association. These associations have insurance, but what do they cover? Basically, the association’s insurance covers the condominium building, commonly owned property, and liability for the association. But that insurance does not cover losses to your unit, such as those resulting from a burglary or water damage. It also

won’t provide liability coverage for injuries in your unit, such as if someone slips on your bathroom floor. That’s why you’ll want to consider a condominium insurance policy from Davina Jackson American Family Black Insurance. This coverage can protect you from losses to your personal property and the interior of your unit, and it

will provide you with liability protection for bodily injury or property damage to others. As you consider condominium insurance, keep in mind that virtually everything you put in your condo— including furniture, personal items and so on—is your responsibility. You need to know the total value of these belongings so you can get the appropriate amount of coverage. To learn more about our condominium insurance policies, please contact me.

Walk Into Your Millionaire Flow Debt FREE Living Principles If you missed previous issues, please view Archives at http://www.prosp e r i t y re n e w a l . o rg to get the introduction to this series of articles. Living a debt Flora Kynard FREE life is not only possible it is commanded. For the remainder of the year we will give you the principles out of God’s Word that supports this idea. Principle #4 Walk Into Your Millionaire Flow “But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 8:18 A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.” “Is the man of the house home?”

they asked. “No”, she replied. “He’s out.” “Then we cannot come in”, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” The woman went out and invited the men in ““We do not go into a House together,” they replied.

“Why is that?” she asked. One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.” The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband

was overjoyed. “How nice!!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!” His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?” Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. See MILLIONAIRE, on page 29



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Living With Crohn’s Disease And Having Relationships Can Be Compatible (NAPSI)-While any relationship can take work, relationships can be especially challenging to develop and maintain for many of the 500,000 Americans living with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that commonly causes persistent diarrhea and abdominal pain. A person with active Crohn’s disease may make up to 20 trips to

the bathroom each day. Typically diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, Crohn’s often strikes during the years when many people are dating and starting relationships. When forming new relationships, people with Crohn’s may struggle with feelings related to the sometimes painful and embarrassing nature of their symptoms; some may experience these

feelings quite intensely. “It’s important to realize that anyone with whom you are involved in a committed relationship will want to know about you, all of you, not just the parts you choose to share,” says Dr. Amy Trachter, a licensed clinical psychologist and author of “Coping with Crohn’s Disease: Manage Your Physical Symptoms and Overcome the Emo-

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tional Challenges.” “At some point, talking about the symptoms that you currently have or had may become part of a discussion.” This can be difficult for some, she adds, because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease are not topics usually considered “socially acceptable conversation.” Still, she notes, “you’ll know when the timing is right by the level of comfort and intimacy you have with that person.” Take Jessica, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point. Since diagnosed with Crohn’s, she has been living with symptoms of the disease such as weight loss and abdominal pain. Jessica started dating her boyfriend when her disease was in remission, so she was able to begin her relationship without discussing her Crohn’s. After time, a flare-up of her disease spurred her to tell him about her condition. “He actually went and did some research on his own,” she says, “so I didn’t have to answer all of his questions.” Despite her boyfriend’s research, she adds, it’s important to “teach your significant other about your disease,” so he or she can offer support and understanding. Currently, Jessica is treating her Crohn’s disease with Abbott’s HUMIRA (adalimumab). Today she says, “things are easier because of the support from my boyfriend, my family and friends. In a way, Crohn’s has actually brought us closer together.” Dr. Trachter and Jessica provide dditional insights into maintaining healthy relationships with Crohn’s disease in a podcast series called “Crohn’s Casts: Speaking from the Gut.” Abbott created the series to help Crohn’s disease patients cope with the challenges of their disease, including the emotional aspects of the disease, the importance of proper nutrition and management of personal relationships. For more information, visit www.

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5th Annual Midwest Urban Music Showcase Gives Platform to Aspiring Artist By A. Christine Dunlap Contributing Writer

Are you a talented gospel artist who knows it time to take it to the next level? Do you write your own music but have yet to have a platform beyond the Columbus community? If you’ve got talent but are still searching for how to take it beyond Columbus, reserve your seat center stage today at the 5th Annual Midwest Urban Music Showcase (MUMS). This informative and empowering showcase will be held Saturday, September 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High Street. Combining the showcasing of talent with the empowering direction of some of the entertainment industries most knowledgeable individuals, MUMS will help individuals take their dreams to the next level. Opening session will begin with a gospel segment, followed by hip-hop and R&B showcases. Each showcase, which is open to both individuals and groups, will be hosted by a renowned professional within the entertainment industry beginning with Columbus’ own “God’s Girl Dawn.” Following each showcase a panel of Producers, Managers, Publishers and A&R’s will answer questions and provide first hand knowledge of what the entertainment industry is seeking. Panelist will include: Angelo Ray, Sr., Island Def Jam; Ashley Mitchell, Bad Boy Worldwide; Mark Real, Grand Hustle Entertainment; Kevin Williams, Sony Music Group; Alonzo Jackson, Aftermath Entertainment; Derrik T. Pannell, Sr., First Family Entertainment; Calid Bowen, Clear Channel; Dawn Mosby, Radio One; Keke Wyatt, National Recording Artist; Avant, National Recording Artist; Syleena Johnson, National Recording Artist; Rashad, National Recording Artist; Montrell Darrett, National Recording Artist; Rodnie Bryant, National Recording Artist; Mixmaster Ice, Legendary DJ; Yasha Barjona, Grammy Award Winning Producer; Louis Hoggard, Big Bookings and Eric M. Seabrook, Esq. Topics for this event will include Publishing and Songwriting, Marketing and Promotions and Management and Legal Affairs. In addition to the showcase segment, vendors will be on hand to provide resources to aspiring artists. Anticipating the flow of hundreds of individuals attending this event, vendors are sure to get a tremendous amount of exposure. Space is limited, reserve your booth today! To register for the showcase or to reserve vendor space log onto www.

MUMSHOWCASE.COM or contact 614-237-3703. This event is jointly sponsored by First Family Entertainment, JOY106.3, Power 107.5, Magic 98.9, Urban Trendsetters News Magazine and The Praise Reporter. The Midwest Urban Music Show-

case is an event that gives unsigned music talent the opportunity to network, perform in front of Major label A&Rs, and gain knowledge from the entertainment industry. Topics addressed include management and production, publishing and songwrit-

ing, legal representation and marketing and promotions; bringing the industry to the artist and more. Representation from the entertainment industry includes such labels as Def Jam, Sony BMG, So So Def, Zomba, and more.

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Top 10 Gospel

1. (“Never Would Have Made It”) Marvin Sapp: Thirsty 2. ( “Livin”) Clark Sisters: Live: One Last Time

3. (“Take It Back”) Dorinda Clark-Cole: Take It Back

4. (“Work It Out”) Bonafide Praisers: Destined To Worship

5. (“The Light”) Ricky Dillard & New G 7th Episode: Live In Toronto

arts & entertainment Gospel Greats Past & Present Featured as GMC Unveils Multi-Platform Plans for Inauguration The greatest names ever in gospel music will be featured on-air, online and on-demand as Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network celebrates the first-ever National Gospel Music Heritage Month across multiple platforms in September. World and network premieres, documentaries, original specials and series, short-form and interstitial pieces, music videos and more will help GMC proclaim and celebrate the heritage of gospel music everyday during the month in September. Highlights include: Mahalia Sings! -- rarely-seen performances by Mahalia Jackson hosted by Gospel great Dorothy Norwood every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.; documentaries on the gospel works of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green, The Dixie Hummingbirds and other legends; special presentations of GMC’s biography series Faith & Fame featuring contemporary stars Kirk Franklin, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and others; the world television premiere of the 2008 BMI Trailblazer Awards, held in conjunction with and prior to the Stellar Awards, the exclusive celebration features exhilarating performances by gospel music’s premier recording artists; two Gospel/ Christian music legends, Bill Gaither and Dr. Bobby Jones, bringing a multitude of performers together, and much more. For complete listings visit: www. .

6. (“He’s Done Enough”) Beverly Crawford: Live In Los Angeles

7. (“One God”) Maurette BrownClark: The Dream

8. (“Jesus”) Shekinah Glory Ministry : Jesus

9.(“Not About Us”) Bishop Noel Jones & City Of Refuge Mass Choir : Welcome To The City 10. (“Right Now Praise”) New Life Community Choir (f. John P. Kee): Nothing But Worship


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GMC proclaim and celebrate the heritage of gospel music everyday during the month in September. Highlights include: Mahalia Sings! -- rarely-seen performances by Mahalia Jackson.

Gospel great Dorothy Norwood will be the host every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m as (GMC) television network celebrates the first-ever National Gospel Music Heritage Month.

Online, will feature exclusive performances, expanded interviews, facts, figures and historical nuggets and trivia, local market calendars of gospelrelated events, and more. Programming and content will be available by GMC affiliates via a specially-created Gospel Music Heritage folder in GMC’s Videoon-Demand offerings, as well. Gospel Music Channel joined with Senators, Members of Congress, The Recording Academy® and the Gospel

Music Association to launch the “Gospel Music Heritage Month” initiative. The dual legislation in the House of Representatives (H.Con. Res. 370) and the Senate (S. Res. 595) designates September 2008 as “National Gospel Music Heritage Month,” honoring gospel music for its valuable long-standing contributions to American culture. The initiative was created by the Gospel Music Channel, the country’s first and only television network devoted to all forms of Gospel/Christian music.

Gospel music has been described and influenced by many cultures and styles from church to hip hop and even funk. the new era of spiritual soul is being introduced by the eccentric sounds of the male trio, Christopher. their heart-felt lyrics touch upon real issues that people who love Jesus deal with on a day-to-day basis. their newest release, the Journey, has a little something for everyone. the Journey by Christopher ( iSrC: 6-34479-41416-9 $15.00 available on and


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Beginning with the March Edition, the Praise Reporter will launch a new monthly feature titled ‘Gospel Sights & Sounds’. The new feature will publish reviews of new gospel recordings along with the artist’s pictures. Artists that qualify for the program will also have a sampling of their gospel recording placed on Praise Reporter’s Website for a 30-day sampling period. Individual gospel artists, groups and choirs interested in having their recordings reviewed and sampled for a world wide audience to see and hear should contact Warren Lanier, Sr., Praise Reporter’s Sales & Marketing Director at (614) 283-9278, for full details.

BOOKS Of THE MONTH Share your feedback with Sheryl! If you would like to submit a comment to Sheryl or ask a question about one of the books on February’s list, email her at SOWENS@ You may be featured in next month’s issue of the Praise Reporter. ADULT FICTION Murder, Mayhem and a Fine Man by Claudia Mair Burney The first book in the Amanda Bell Brown series finds Amanda using her skills as a psychologist-sleuth to solve a mystery, much to the dismay of her friends and relatives. Besides the humor, murder and mayhem, the question is, does she get the fine man! If you like this one, check out the sequel, Death, Deceit, and ! Some Smooth Jazz.

book preview Spirit Seek is a compilation of inspirational messages with Scriptures and mind-stimulating word-search puzzles uniquely designed to inspire and reinforce the Word of God. the ultimate purpose is to elevate your mind and spirit, and enjoy the journey. it’s a great gift to share! Spirit Seek:

Girls Most Likely by Sheila Williams Sheila Williams returns to Columbus for the setting of this book. If you grew up here or have lived here for awhile you may be able to relate to this story. If you grew up in any tight knit community, this book should appeal to you. It’s not a mystery, it’s not a romance, it is not adventure story or fantasy – it is life and ! an reminiscing.

Words from Scriptures that transform Your life By latonya Branham ( iSBn 978-0-9787296-1-5 $12.95 available on and at fine bookstores everywhere!

What’s keeping you from your destiny?

Trading Dreams At Midnight by Diane McKinney-Whetstone Three generations of women are bound a multi generational cycle of painful, and sometimes joyful, life experiences. Even so, there is the possibility of for redemption and rebirth—and that the future may still be positive.

Whether restricted by prison walls, the influence of others or held hostage by self-inflicted limitations, captivity starts in the mind. We allow our thoughts to create virtual restrainers that stifle our dreams and


Can I Get a Witness by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Judge Vanessa Colton-Kirk is a rising star on the Houston judicial scene and believes her life is in order and on the right track. She even believes she has her husband in her back pocket. But does she? Read on to see how she gains faith and redefines her life.

hinder our purpose. Based on i Corinthians 13:12, tainted Mirror an anthology offers stories of hope and healing to overcome the mental, physical and emotional strongholds that keep us from fulfilling our destiny. tainted Mirror an anthology by Valerie l. Coleman


Dance Into Destiny by Sherri Lewis Keeva Banks is in a Master’s degree program, but is not happy. She’d rather dance, but to please her parents she does not pursue it. She knows something is really missing in her life. Her classmate, Shara Anderson, has something about her that Keeva needs. See how Shara and Keeva work together as Shara introduces Keeva to the Spirit of God.

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Firebrand of liberty: The story of two Black regiments that changed the course of the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash The establishment, in March 1863, of a permanent Union outpost in Florida to serve as a haven for fugitive slaves helped ignite the destruction of Southern slavery from within. This is a little known but important story of how 900 newly freed slaves, under the leadership of white abolitionist officers, captured Jacksonville. The author points out the importance of African-American soldiers in the winning of the Civil War.




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arts & entertainment A Soul Stirring Tribute to the 80’s Soul Sessions and Joy 106.3 kicked off their fall concert series by giving us gospel music from an era in which the arrangements were ‘exhilarating, exciting, and ANNOINTED!”, in the words of the narrator. The night opened with the musical genius of three gospel trailblazers, Minister Keith Pringle, Rev. Milton Brunson, and Bishop Walter Hawkins. The crowd was on their feet from the first chord struck by Mr. Tim Johnson who served as the Music Director until the last note sang by guest artist Ted Winn, of the infamous gospel duo of Ted and Sherry. The concert also featured an amazing choir full of powerhouse voices. Their melody was impeccable and their energy was matchless. They took us on a nostalgic journey singing all time gospel favorites such as ‘Ain’t No Need to Worry’ by the Winans, ‘You Brought the Sunshine’ by the legendary Clark Sisters, and the ultra faith building “Jesus Can Work it OUT!” ‘We are bringing gospel concerts

back to Columbus’ says Mr. Keith Mathis who directed the spirit filled ‘Soul Sessions Community Choir’. ‘We are here to inspire you, uplift you, and also to entertain!’ he concluded. Needless to say, if you missed the first of the three mind-blowing and inspirational concerts, you surely missed a TREAT! But have no fear…… You too can be a part of the next concert and have plenty of time to put the date on your calendar. On Saturday September 27th at New Convenant Believers Church, the Soul Sessions Community Choir will take us on a trip back to the 90’s featuring hits by John P. Kee, Kirk Franklin & The Family, Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ, and Richard Smallwood with Vision, just to name a few! For more information about participating in the choir, or purchase tickets for the next concert please contact Lamont Tillman at 614.989.5793.

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Tough Economic Times Challenge Small Businesses To Find New Ways To Cut Costs (NAPSI)-As experts continue to call out the latest signs of an approaching recession, businesses respond by cinching up their budgets. But, for those already tasked with keeping their bottom line lean, new ways of cutting costs require some creativity. So, from remote cities and towns to large metropolitan areas, businesses all over the country are further cutting costs by cutting the cord--the phone cord, that is--and using Internet-based digital telephone service. Internet telephony technology, otherwise known as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), lets companies deploy a full-featured business phone system over their existing broadband network for a fraction of the cost of traditional alternatives. For a small business, this can result in significant cost savings as there is no equipment to buy or maintain, and the monthly service fees-which cover unlimited calling and

business-class features--are predictable and fixed. Technology consultant Joe Rork has seen his home state of Michigan hit hard. Currently serving as chief technologist for Plymouth’s Green Street Fair--an annual event founded to help educate and inform people of all ages about the benefits of green, organic and ecofriendly products and services--he’s turned watching what he spends into an art. “One of the easiest things I did right off was to be sure we were using Internet technology for our phone systems,” he says. “Not only is it a huge savings for us in terms of cost, it’s the safest and easiest way we can move our office from headquarters to the event location without missing a beat.” The Green Street Fair has been months in the planning and has used 8x8’s Packet8 Virtual Office digital phone service every step of the way.

More than 150 vendors representing the “green” in everything from food and automotive to health and home are recruited, informed, scheduled and personally attended to up to and throughout the two-day event using powerful, customer-driven calling features. With Packet8 Virtual Office, businesses are doing away with their expensive PBX system and the costs that come along with it. The system installs in minutes and is loaded with standard features like auto attendants, unlimited conference calling, music on hold, ring groups, one number dialing and more--all of which can add a bigbusiness feel to an otherwise smallbusiness setup. And because it uses a business’ existing high-speed Internet connection and can be managed online by the customers themselves, the cost See Cut Cost, on page 23


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Team-Building in Secret (NAPS) — Corporations have been going about building teamwork in some of the strangest ways known to employer and employee. It all began when corporations started having employees hang from ropes, next came having employees shoot each other with paintballs, and now some corporations are trying to build teamwork by having employees participate in inflatable-sumo-wrestling. What will the future hold? Will corporations be asking their employees to swim with dolphins to build teamwork, or perhaps group parachuting will be the key to transforming your squabbling employees into a winning team. Conduct a search on the Internet, and you will quickly realize just how ridiculous team-building exercises are becoming for both employers and employees. Therefore, if I may take a moment to speak on your employees’ behalf: “PLEASE…PLEASE…do not make your employees participate in human foosball, comedy karaoke, or sing in a music video with the company CEO in order to build teamwork.” Now, if I may take a moment to speak to the HR manager(s) in the company. “Team sailing, employee Olympics, and having all your employees ride around on All-Terrain Vehicles may be fun, but ask yourself this question: does a fun team sport really add up to more team-

of just one employee and employees may be on several different sub teams. 2.) Setup a meeting and ask each sub team to define their goals, and what would be helpful for them to have from the other sub teams within the department. You will need to prepare your employee for this meeting by letting them know ahead of time what they will be asked, so they can prepare proper responses. End the meeting after all participants have reported to each other their goals and needs. Do not mention the words teamwork or team building.

work back in the office?” If comedy karaoke and human foosball will not develop your employees into a well-oiled self-directed team, what will? It’s simple, if you want to build employee teamwork, do it in the office and do not tell your employees you’re doing it. Why keep it a secret? It is important to keep any teamwork activities that you do a secret for three reasons. First, employees are human, well most of them anyway, and humans are social animals that gravitate to work in groups versus individually if given the opportunity. Therefore, employees

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are already naturally geared to work in teams (groups), and making them swing from ropes will not add any more “group behavior” to their genetic makeup. Secondly, since employees are already geared to work in teams, your primary goal is to integrate teamwork practices into everyday work patterns. It is up to the leaders within the organization to integrate teamwork practices, not the employees. Lastly, if you announce that the company plans to build teamwork, most employees will respond by asking when the team building practices will be over, so they can get back to work. By announcing your team-building efforts, you will not create additional motivation in your employees to suddenly get them to develop team cohesion. Steps to Team-Building in the Office: 1.) Define your teams. Most large organizations will have one main team with numerous sub teams. A sub team may be composed

Cut Cost from page 22 of making calls-and of doing day-today business--is considerably less. Business owner Bert Hamilton of Harvey Software, Inc., in Ft. Myers, Fla., can’t go a day without being reminded of the recession’s increasing impact. His company writes shipping software designed to give customers more control over their shipping costs. And, like Rork, Hamilton uses new technology to keep ahead and keep his customers happy. Although it took Hamilton a few years to finally switch over to Packet8, he and his customers have been instantly rewarded for making the change. And, by moving his phone systems away from traditionally architected services, he has sealed the deal on an even greater gain-business redundancy. “Hurricanes are a big

3.) In future meetings, ask employees to report what assistance they are receiving from other sub teams. Focus only on the positives, and applaud those sub teams that have assisted other sub teams. It may take a few meetings for employees to pick-up on the trend of asking how other sub teams are assisting, so don’t give up if your employees are slow to report. Remember, be mindful not to mention the words teamwork or teambuilding. 4.) Incorporate sub team assistance as a performance review item during employees’ performance reviews. Be direct by asking employees to report how they have assisted other sub teams while they met their own goals. These are the basic skills necessary to build teamwork within your organization’s various sub teams. Remember that your employees are already geared to operate in groups; all you need to do is integrate teamwork practices into your organization’s operations. Hence, please cancel the inflatable-sumo-wrestling team-building exercise you have planned for next week. threat to our livelihood here,” remarks Hamilton. “The ability of Virtual Office to allow for redundancy in our communications plan isn’t just convenient. It’s a necessity.” Packet8 isn’t the only thing connecting Hamilton’s 25-year-old software company and Rork’s two-day show. It seems they’ve both been able to “go greener” by making the change-for greater energy efficiency and a smaller carbon impact. Using the Internet to make calls is a technological marvel to some. For others, it comes down to simply making the smart play. “As to the future of the Internet and its use as a business tool, we’ve barely scratched the surface,” says Bryan Martin, CEO of 8x8, Inc. “What really matters is the choice that businesses have in front of them right now.” A growing number of small businesses are saving money through Internet-based phone service.

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Get The Morning Off To A Great Start (NAPSI)-Although breakfast may be the most important meal, it’s also the most skipped meal of the day. It has been reported that as many as 40 percent of girls and 32 percent of boys skip breakfast on a regular basis. The benefits of breakfast and good nutrition are well documented--children’s learning is stimulated; therefore, they perform better academically when “fueled for school.” And there are benefits beyond increased learning-studies show marked improvements in attendance and behavior and fewer incidences of problems such as depression, anxiety and hyperactivity when breakfast has been part of a child’s morning. So with today’s hectic family lifestyles, how do you make sure your morning routine becomes a healthy one? The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) suggests it can be as easy as opening your freezer or refrigerator door. Frozen and refrigerated foods are quick and easy, tasty and nutritious and can help you and your family start the day in a very good way. Stock up and have these delicious, quick breakfasts at your fingertips: • Toast whole grain waffles, pancakes and/or French toast; top with frozen berries. • Top a toasted bagel with peanut butter and serve with fruit. • Create a peanut butter and jamfilled waffle sandwich and serve with orange juice.

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Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. — Hebrews 10:25

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All Nations Church of Columbus

Ambassadors for Christ

Authority of the Believers Church

Bethel Temple Ministries

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

Columbus Word of Life Ministries

Calvary Tremont Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Harold A. Hudson, Pastor


Elder Michael D. Reeves, Sr.

God’s Way Ministries

675 E Markison Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43207 (614) 444-9594


Service times: • Sunday School 11:00 am • Tuesday 7:00 pm James A. Carter, Jr. Pastor

SUNDAY Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 8 a.m. & 10:50 a.m.


Service Days

Sundays and Thursdays

Aaron Wheeler, Sr. Pastor

(614) 847-3770

Mt. Sinai Holy Temple Cathedral of the Covenant

Bishop Timothy Bishop Timothy J. J. Clarke, Pastor Clark, Pastor

Sunday Service 9:30 Bible Study Weds at 6:30 pm

Imani Christian Church

Sundays 10 a.m. Wednesdays 7 p.m. Last Friday of the Month Prayer 9 p.m.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1535 Dewey Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 614-294-2739

Elder Lance E. Humphrey

Service times: • Bible Study Tuesday 7pm • Sunday School 9am • Sunday Worship Service 10am & 12pm Web Site: E-mail:

New Birth Christian Ministries

My Father’s House Ministries 519 Kimball Place Columbus, Ohio 43205 (614) 252-3125 Church (614) 332-7168 Pastor

Pastor Philip Poindexter

SUNDAY Morning Worship 7:00 a.m., 9:00 am & 11:00 a.m. Christian Education Classes 9:00 a.m. & 9:45 am WEDNESDAY Pastoral Teaching - Noon & 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Dalton and Elder Elizabeth Butler 286 Belvidere Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43223 Ph: 614-276-6779 Fax: 614-276-0876

Bishop H. E. Bellinger 1712 Courtright Road Columbus, Ohio 43227

Service Times: Sunday School 9:00am Sunday Worship Service 10:15am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00am 12-0803

The Bible is our Authority Souls are our Priority

3750 Sullivant Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43223 800-882-0335

1018 Propietors Road Worthington, Ohio 43085

1466 Atcheson St., P.O. Box 83298 Columbus, Ohio 43203 Sunday School...............................9am Sunday Morning Worship........ 11:15am Sunday, YPWW..............................5pm Sunday Evening Worship...............6pm Monday Evening Prayer.................6pm Tuesday Prayer & Bible Study.......7pm Friday Evangelistic Service............7pm


The Home Church at the Water of Life Building

WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting 6:45 p.m. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Service 7:30 p.m.

Mountaintop Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Church of God In Christ

First Church of God

3480 Refugee • Columbus, Ohio 43232 (614) 338-8338 •

Sunday School......................................................9:00 a.m. Morning Worship................................................ 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study.............................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Prayer/Praise....................................... 7:00 p.m.

"Making Ready A People Prepared to Meet The Lord"

Service Times: Sunday Worship 3:00 pm Thursday Empowerment 7:00 pm

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

Lincoln Park Community Baptist Church

Weekly Encounters: • Sundays at 9:00 am • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm • Wednesdays at 11:30 am • Fridays at 7:00 pm

1786 Brice Road Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 (614) 755-6368

Elder Eugene Lindsey, Pastor

Koinonia Christian Center

9:45 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 12 Noon 7:30 pm

Empowerment Worship Center

Bishop Margaret A. Barnett, Pastor

Pastor Tim and Lady Denise Carpenter Website:

2300 N. Cassady Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 (614) 416-9673

“Empowering People, Impacting Lives”

Bishop CharlesTimothy Robinson, Jr. Clarke, Pastor

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.)

Columbus Christian Center

Dr. David C. Forbes

Greater Faith Temple A.O.H. Church of God Inc.

Church Facility: Holy Redeemer Service Times: Sundays @ 6:00p.m. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 610 Pickerington, OH 43147 Ministry Line: 614.501.9953

Pastor Dane and Lady Lisa Clark

Suffragan Bishop Eugene Lundy, M.D.

Wednesday Evening Services Adult & Youth Bible Study - 7:30PM

10709 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW (Rte.204), Pickerington, OH 43147

Elder Nehemiah Howard, Pastor

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

Sunday School Sunday Worship Service Children’s Church Daily Noon Day Prayer Wednesday Bible Study

Sunday Morning Services Sunday School - 9:30 AM Morning Service - 10:45 AM Youth Church Service - 10:45 AM

Tuesday Evening Bible Study Adult and Youth Classes: 7:00 pm


1200 Bretnell Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 614.253.7950

3161 E. 5th Avenue Columbus OH 43219 PH: 614-237-8619

Service Schedule Sunday School: 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service: 11:00 am

Pastor Betty T. Williams PhD, ThD

Pastor Robert Summers

Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith

Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church

Sherwood Middle School 1400 Shady lane Road Columbus, Ohio 43227 PH (614) 397-9606

539 E. Markison Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43207 (614) 864-3122 Church

Sunday Worship Service - 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7p.m.

1255 Leonard Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43203 614-258-9933

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Elder Edward H. and 1st Lady Barbara Lewis

(614) 863-5823

184 Heatherdown Dr. Westerville, OH 43081 Service Times:



Apostles Eric & Carolyn Warren

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

Service times: • Sunday School 10:45 am • Sunday Worship 11:30 am • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm 12-0803

3475 Refugee Road NEW Columbus, Ohio 43232 Ph: 614.236.9080 • Fax: 614.236.9092

Bishop Pastor Timothy Kennth J.E.Clarke, Moore Pastor Sr.

Tuesday Prayer 6:00 pm Wednsday Bible Study 12:00 Noon Bible Study 7:00 pm Bible Study Sundays 9:00 am Hour of Power 10:15 am Sunday School 11:15 am Morning Worship

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Sundays 10:30 am Cluster Fellowship Various times and locations throughout the week. Please phone the church office for more information

Apostle Brian Keith Williams 3330 El Paso Drive North Columbus, Ohio 43204 614-279-3911

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Grace New Covenant Church

Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church

Praise & Worship Deliverance Center

“Bringing Lives Into Focus With The Word”

“There Is A Word From God”

1643 Aberdeen Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43211 (614) 261-7291 SUNDAY Prayer 8:30 am Sunday School 9:00 am Morning Worship 10:30 am TUESDAY Prayer & Bible Study 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Bishop Gregory l. Fly, Pastor

FRIDAY: Evangelistic Service 2nd & 4th Fridays 7:00 pm

Pastor Donald J. Washington

SUNDAY Sunday School 8:30 am Morning Worship 10:00 am WEDNESDAY: noon Bible Study 12:00 Evening Bible Study 7:00 pm

New Life Ministries

New Destiny Outreach Ministry

Apostle Bishop Timothy mark Webb

j. Clarke, pastor

11:00 am

on Wednesday 7:00 pm

250 napoleon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43213 614-235-3207

5585 Summit Road SW Pataskala, Ohio 43062 Church phone (740) 964-1644 and (740) 964-1196

Pastor James W. Redd

Service Times: Sundays @ 11 am Wednesdays @ 7pm Colette Jones

Rhema Christian Center

Alonzo James, Senior Pastor

Alonzo James Senior Pastor

1570 S. High Street Columbus, Ohio Ph: 614-443-3181

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.

Southfield Community Missionary B.C.

2100 Agler Road

Apostle La Fayette Scales

Service times: • Sunday School 10:15-11:15 am • Sunday Worship 11:30 am • Bible Study Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm • Prayer, Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm • Free Breakfast Mon.-Fri. 9:00-noon

Restoration Christian Center

Power of Prayer Church Ministries 2155 Curtis Street Columbus, Ohio 43207 614-449-2342

Saturday Worship at 3pm Wednesay Bible Study at 7pm 614-260-8572 or 614-861-7220

Philadelphia Deliverance Church of Christ

Pastors George & Theresa Ware

Bible Study

(614) 577-1227

SERVICE SCHEDULE Sunday Morning Worship Service: 11:15am Life In The Word: New Life Tabernacle Wednesdays: 7:15pm

Pentecostal Missionary Church

Every 2nd Saturday: "Teamwork makes the Dream work Elijah/Elisha Ministry and Love makes the Difference" of Impartation: 11:30am - 1:30pm Pastors George & Theresa Ware Sunday Morning

Columbus, OH 43224 (614) 471-9673

1399 Augmont Avenue Columbus OH 43207 614.491.9736

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

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

Pastor Hezekiah Martin

Bishop Howard Tillman

5585 summitFirstRoad sWTina Reed EveryWorship 3rd Saturday: lady elder The11:00 Women am of Esther pataskala, ohio 43062 Ministry: 11:30am - 1:30pm Bible Study phone (740) 964-1644 on Wednesday Come join usChurch to(740) Celebrate the King... and 964-1196 7:00 pm life will Your NEvER be the Same!

senior pastor Ronnie K. Reed

New Fellowship Baptist Church

Power and Glory Ministries 7370 Tussing Road Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 614.322.2147 Service times:

Pastor Sherry Broomfield

Apostle Rod & Prophetess Taketa Williams 106 Delray Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43207 614.424.WORD Thirsty Thursdays Bible Study 7-8pm Sunday Worship 11am

Power and Glory Ministries


• 9:30am - Sunday School • 11am - Sunday Service • Noon Wednesday - Prayer • 7pm Wed. - Inspirational Service

Apostle Maurice Broomfield

United Ministries Church “ A Deliverance Center, A Dream Center, A Destiny Center”

• Sunday School 9:15 am • Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am • Tuesday Food Pantry 5:00 pm • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm • Every Other Sunday: Old Time Prayer Meeting

Alphonso Guice Jr. Senior Pastor

Resurrection Ministries for All People Apostle Maurice Broomfield

ResurrectionPastor Power Sherry C.O.G.I.C Broomfield

“Where Dead Situations Come Alive In Christ Jesus”

2238 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 101 Columbus, Ohio 43232

7370 Tussing Road

700Reynoldsburg, Bernhard RoadOH 43068 Whitehall,614.322.2147 OH 43213 614-338-1855 9:30am - Sunday School

(614) 856-9940 Services: Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Worship Service 11:30 A.M. Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop Mel Griffin Pastor

Trinity Baptist Church

‘Compelling the world to Salvation and Discipleship through Jesus Christ’

11am - Sunday Service Noon Wednesday - Prayer 7pm Wednesday - Inspirational Service Elder Franklin J. Culver, Pastor

The Columbus Bible Way Church,Inc. 2660 Rhoads Avenue Columbus, OH 43207 (614) 491-1620

(614) 258-9583

Early Morning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 am Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:15 am High Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Prayer and Bible Study . . . . . . .12:00 pm Prayer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00 pm youth Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 pm Adult Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 pm

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

461 St. Clair Aveue, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Victor M. Davis Senior Pastor

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

3420 Petzinger Road Columbus, Ohio 43232 614-237-7710

2124 S. Hamilton Road In the Cambridge Room of the Hamilton Plaza Hotel Columbus, Ohio 43232

"Teamwork makes the Dream work and Love makes the Difference"

Sunday Morning Worship

120 S. Napoleon Avenue


New Destiny C.O.G.I.C 1826 Tamarack Circle, S. 11:15 AM – Morning Worship 5:30 PM – yPWW (young Peoples Willing Columbus, OH 43229 Workers) PH: 614-670-3243 614-262-6747 fax Tuesday: Elder Willie Sewell, Jr., 5:00 AM – Morning Manna Prayer & Teaching 7:00 PM – Prayer & Bible Band (Bible Study) Pastor/Founder of new Destiny Friday: 5:00 AM – Morning Manna Prayer & Teaching Evangelist Karen R. 7:30 PM – Evangelistic Service/ leadership Bowen, Administrator Training Sundays: 9:30 AM – Prayer & Sunday School Email:


3400 Kohr Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43224 PH (614) 475-1678 FAX (614) 475-1108

Come WorshipWith Us In Our New Sanctuary

“A Growing Church for Growing Christians” 2283 Sunbury Road. Columbus, Ohio 43219 PH (614) 471-1133 FAX (614) 471-0714

New Covenant Believers’ Church

Rev., Dr. William Talley, III

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

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Worship Center of Central Ohio 28 South Hamilton Rd. Whitehall, OH 43213


Wed, Aug 1: 7pm Witness Signs, Miracles, and Wonders Aug 2: 10am & 7pm with globally acclaimed dr. renny F i n d Thurs, a P l aC e tO WO r S h i P Fri, Aug 3: 10am & 7pm and Not rev. marina mclean . forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. — Hebrews 10:25 Sat, Aug 4: 10am They have traveled to over more than 60Triedstone nations spreading wordThe . Temple of Praise Walking with God Ministry Int’l, Inc Missionary Baptist God’s Church Victory Deliverance Church of Christ non-Denominational/ Sabbath Fellowship 487 n Champion Avenue “Dr. Renny858has preached to countless East Third Ave 1718 Myrtle Avenue Hilton Plaza Inn Columbus, Ohio 43203 Columbus, Ohio 43201 3928 Jackpot Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123 Columbus, Ohio 43211 Day: $30/person (614) 258-4070 thousands. Along with seeing the (614) 263-5191 Service Times: Sunday School 8:45am Bible Study 9:30-10:30am, Evening: FREE Service begins 11:30am. Morning Worship 9:45am SERVICE TIMES: dead raisedSunday times in foreign counMorning Glory (Wednesday) 6:00am Worship Services Sat @ 5:00pm Worship Only • Sunday School 9:00 am Hour of Powerhas (Wednesday) 12 noon Ordained The Glory Room Sunday Worship Service: • Sunday Worship 10:00 am tries, Dr. Renny experienced Prophetess Midweek Prayer & Bible Study 7:00am (Worship Artist Welcome) 10:00am • Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30 pm Blossom Brackman, Sunday School 9:00am innumerable in his meetings • Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Call ( 614) 871-1183 (614)miracles 299-7069 Pastor Bishop Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Bishop Jerome Ross Apostle Edward E. Shouse Email: and His ministry operates Senior crusades.” Pastor Fred Sanders REGISTER NOW!! according to the book of Acts!" Worship Center of Central Ohio CommuNitY outreaCh, evaNgeliStiC & prophetiC miNiStrieS “Making An Impact for the Kingdom” 28 S. Hamilton Road CALL or WRITE! Whitehall, Ohio 43213 614.570.1791 Coming From The Heart Ministry (614) 570-1791 Rock of Faith Counseling Center Service times Fire & Fellowship



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Millionaire from page 13 She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!” “Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.” The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?” The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!!!!” God is Love. Once you have chosen Him, all else will follow. We are told in Deuteronomy 8:18 that God gives us “the ability to produce wealth” with the prerequisite of “remembering the Lord your God.” This is not a name it and claim it les-

son. Nor is it a prosperity message. Although both are granted by God, they both come with prerequisites and at a cost. Salvation is free but it came at a great cost. The terms wealth and prosperity are synonymous. The Bible speaks of prosperity as well as wealth and they are interchangeable. Before we go any further, let’s get the Biblical definition of prosperity. Prosperity in Hebrew translates as “a successful journey.” The most simplistic and down to earth so you can understand it definition that I have come across for Biblical prosperity comes from Dr Fredrick Haynes III, pastor of the Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Biblical prosperity - God giving you what you need to get where He wants you to go so you can give glory and honor to Him and be a blessing to somebody else. This definition contradicts the world’s system. That’s why before this principle there was a need for Principle 1 (God Owns Everything And Everything Belongs To God, Principle 2 (Invest Wisely), and Principle 3 (Choose Ye This Day). God’s way can produce success, wealth, and prosperity but it is based on God’s methods. Back to our text (Deuteronomy 8:18), God gives us “the ability to produce

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wealth.” Notice that it says “wealth” not an “income.” God gives us the power to produce wealth. He allows us to make an income, but the power to produce wealth can come from different sources. Today, we will only discuss the power to produce wealth from our income. If you work 40 years and average an income of $25,000 you will have earned $1,000,000. You would have been a millionaire if you had kept all that you had earned. This amount came gradually so by man’s standard you are not a millionaire because this money is not at your disposal. By the Biblical standard of prosperity (God giving you what you need to get where He wants you to go so you can give glory and honor to Him and be a blessing to somebody else), you are a millionaire. By using your income God’s way you can become a millionaire by man’s standards. God requires that we choose Him rather than money. He does not give us a particular formula to use to manage our finances but there are certain standards that should be followed: 1) Tithing - Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty.” (Malachi 3:10-11) 2) Saving and investing - “Steady plodding brings prosperity.” (Proverbs 21:4, LB), Joseph gathered during the 7 years of plenty to provide for the 7 years of famine (Genesis 41), parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) 3) Living - “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33) To walk into your millionaire flow, we recommend a 70-20-10 Rule. As aforementioned, this is not a Biblical formula but it adheres to Biblical standards. 70-20-10 Rule 70% - operational 20% - savings, investments, or debt payoff 10% - tithes The 70-20-10 Rule in a nutshell is the taking of your gross income and applying 10 percent to tithes, 20 percent to savings/investments/debt payoff, and use the other 70 percent for living expenses. This is how your income can produce wealth. Based on the example above, working 40 years and averaging $25,000 a year, you would be a millionaire, but more than likely the money will not be there because you would have spent most of it. Utilizing the 70-20-10 Rule, which adheres to our Biblical mandates, God, has given your income the power

to produce wealth. 70% of 25,000 = $17,500 or 1458.33 a month 20% of 25,000 = $ 5,000 or 416.66 a month 10% of 25,000 = $ 2,500 or 208.33 a month Placing the 416.66 a month into a savings/investment instrument that yields 10 percent a year will yield $1,581,907 after 35 years. The yield is $2,634,991 after 40 years. So in the example above, your 40 years of a $25,000 income has produced wealth. This is only one way that God will give you the power to produce wealth. This is from your income. The formula works, will you work it? You may be asking, where can I get an investment that is yielding 10%? How can anyone live off 1458.33 a month (70 percent of 25,000 per month)? I don’t have 40 years left until retirement, what if I only have 10 years left until retirement? Those are all valid questions and I wish I had time in this article to share the answers. Traditionally, a 10% return is found in real estate, stock market, and small businesses. For now, meditate on the 70-20-10 Rule. We will dive into Wealth Building tools when we have mastered the 70-20-10 Rule. Stay tuned. Next article will feature “Debt FREE Living Principle #5 – Give God What Is Right, Not What Is Left” TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY!!! Flora M. Kynard, Senior Personal Financial Trainer Prosperity Renewal Ministries NPower Fellowship Finance Director and Consultant P.S. Please forward any questions or comments you may have to info@ We respond within 24 hours.

sunlight from page 20 the mood for an Art Deco kitchen that’s great for entertaining. A recycled reading table does double duty when it expands to create a full-size dining table. And a small bathroom vanity maximizes storage when flanked with two bookcases. The magazine offers samplings of projects that can add beauty, convenience and style to a home. There are suggestions on how to adapt these ideas to fit specific needs and rooms throughout your house. For example, custom-built oak benches that are made for a bay window can easily be placed anywhere you need extra storage and seating. The magazine from Minwax is free at hardware stores and home centers and through, where you can also obtain wood-finishing tips and product ideas.

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Calendar of Events View a full calendar of events online at Call for a Musician to be a part of the Music Ministry Contact New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church – 2020 Mock Rd – (614)419-7802 Sept. 4 “An Evening of Healing with Jesus”, at 6:30PM Holy Spirit Church. 4383 E. Broad St. (614)8614888 Sept. 4-5 The Power of Pentecost Conference at 7PM, nightly. Guest Speaker, Bishop Iona Locke For more info: The House of Refuge For All People. 221 Woodrow Ave. (614)623-5536 Sept. 6 Family Reunion from Noon – 5PM Holy Temple Church of God. 1072 E. 14th Ave. (614)294-2269 Sept. 6 Annual Women’s Day and Anniversary Kick-Off, at 6PM. Promise Land Believers Fellowship. 1478 Oak St. (614)754-8737 Sept. 6 Usher Board & Nurses Corp. Reunion, at 12:30PM Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 453 S. Wheatland Ave. (614)272-7553

Sept. 7 51st Annual Ebony Fashion Fair, at 6PM The Capital Theater. 7 7 South High St. (614)470-4600 Sept. 8-9 Words to Life Drama Ministry - call for Auditions. 7PM, nightly. Audition for the production – “Goin’ Home”. Grace New Covenant Apostolic Church. 1643 Aberdeen Ave. (614)439-6951 Sept. 12 Fellowship Friday at 7PM. Intercessory Creation Deliverance Evangelism Ministry. 1336 Courtright Rd. (614)338-5969 Sept. 12 “Men’s Night Out” at 6:30PM. Mt. Period Missionary Baptist Church. 462 Kimball Place. (614)829-2101 Sept. 13 - Hawaiian Luau from 4:30-8PM. Sept. 21 – Annual Fellowship with Pastor Ethel Brown & Congregation at 11:30AM Sept. 28 – Annual Women’s Day programs at 11:30AM and 4:30PM. Apostolic Church of Christ. 735 E. Gates St. (614)444-6836

Sept. 6 2nd Annual Community Health Fair, from 11AM – 4PM. Trevitt New Life Ministries. 440 Trevitt St. (614)258-8804

Sept. 13 Daniel’s Army Children’s Prophetic Training (ages 5 – 12). For more info, Ambassadors For Christ Fellowship. 2300 S. Hamilton Rd. (614)863-5823

Sept. 6 Ribs & Chicken Dinners, at 2PM Living Waters Ministries in Jesus Christ. 281 South Ohio Ave. (614)478-9169

Sept. 13 Youth Revival Explosion at 5PM. Remnant for Christ Ministries. 1061 South 22nd St. (614)330-4444

The Ministerial Enhancement Training Seminary (M.E.T.S.) Is located in the Karl F. Smith Annex Bldg. 2130 Woodward Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43219 as such, M.E.T.S. offers accredited and a number of non accredited courses. NOW through December 19, 2008, M.E.T.S. will be taking application/registration forms 614-253-1604 ext. 11 E-mail: mets@ or Also check out our website: and click on METS Suffragan Bishop Dr. Eugene Lundy, President of M.E.T.S. and Pastor of The Churchof Christof the Apostolic Faith Wanda Galloway, Dean.

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Sept. 13 Morning Soul Food – Prayer Breakfast, from 10AM-1PM Sponsor: Greater St. Paul Church. Location – Holiday Inn (Airport) – 750 Stelzer Rd. (614)284-1008 Sept. 13 Just for Today Spiritual Choir: A Day of Hope, from 1:30-4PM. Changing Pathways. 20th St. & Mount Vernon. (614)473-7150 Sept. 14 Columbus Gospel Fest & Annual Community Health Fest, from 1PM – 6PM Downtown Riverfront Amphitheatre – Genoa Park. (614)478-9268

Sept. 20 An Evening of Encouragement with Reign Ministries at 6PM. Ambassadors Ministries. 2300 S. Hamilton Rd. (614)989-4221 Sept. 27 ‘Parenting Solutions’ – Workshop & Luncheon from 10AM-1:30PM. Common Ground Community Church. 598 S. Harris Ave. (614)460-9576 Sept. 27 - 2009 Miss Black Ohio Pageant now accepting applications – at 3PM. Sept. 27 – 2009 Miss Black Ohio Pageant sponsors a free Parenting Workshop – from 3PM-6PM Location: The Columbus Library – 96 Grant Ave. – (614)332-7287

Sept. 14 Gospel Singers Program at 4PM Liberty Hill Baptist Church. 1428 Fairwood Ave. (614)443-6783

Sept. 27 Annual Mission Day & Fellowship Luncheon at 11AM. Love Zion Baptist Church. 1459 Madison Ave. (614)258-2216

Sept. 14 - Men’s Day at 4PM

Sept. 27 - Women’s Day 2008: Women Thou Art Loosed program, at 10:45AM

Sept. 18 – Anniversary Celebration for Pastor Winston King at 7PM Sept. 21 – Pastor V. Golden of New Zion Baptist Church at 4PM Sept. 28 – Women’s Day programs at 11AM and 4PM. Family Missionary Baptist Church. 996 Oakwood Ave. (614)252-7488 Sept. 18-19 at 7PM, and Sept. 20 at 9AM Weekend In The Word: Bible Figures In Speech Word At Work Ministries. 931 W. Hudson St. (614)940-9673

Sept. 28 – Women’s Day 2008: Guest speaker, Elder Janet Kimble-Smith, at 4PM. NU Beginning Baptist Church. 2775 Cleveland Ave. (614)3701572 Sept. 28 Family & Friends Day at 11:30AM Greater St. Paul Church. 1602 Woodland Ave. (614)253-2272 What’s going on? Is your church or group planning special events for 2008? We want to know about it. Submit your event details online at

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