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This month as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment, not only to thank God, but to than you for your support of The Praise Reporter. Your responses and support confirms the hand of God on this work and the encouragement to move forward into the things that God has ordained for 2009 and 2010. Last month, we unveiled our Preview edition in North Florida. We attended the Black Expo in Jacksonville, Florida and shared the Praise Reporter with the south. The response was overwhelming. They loved it! The monthly publishing launch will be in January with our Martin Luther King Edition. Very soon, within the next 4 weeks, we will begin broadcasting online at What does this mean? We are repositioning ourselves as a

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multimedia entity and will be able to have our readers Ivory D. Payne hear great gospel Publisher music, news, and preaching/teaching on line and on demand. Though in Columbus and other major cities there is either an AM or FM Gospel station, many cities may only have gospel on Sundays for a few hours or worse, no station at all. We want to be available to meet this need and very shortly will. I would like to Celebrate the Ministry of Bishop Howard Tillman and Pastor Charles Dobbins. New Covenant Believer’s Church is Celebrating its 20th year this month and New Seasons Christian Ministry is celebrating its 2nd year. BRAVO! Finally, we would like to honor Pamela Ann Thornton who went on to be with the Lord in October. We worked with Pam at Purpose Magazine and The Columbus Post. In addition to recognizing her as a super hard working Journalist and editor, Pam was most known for being a woman of faith ‌ a true Woman of God. To Pam, we will miss you, however we understand that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Enjoy His presence, you deserve the live in His rest. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy God. Enjoy your families.

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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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Thursday, November 5, 2009 7pm - Pastor Thomas & Co-Pastor Sylvia Benson Key To The Kingdom Ministries, Columbus, Ohio Friday, November 6, 2009 7pm - Apostle & Prophetess Williams of United Ministries Church, Columbus, Ohio & Jacksonville, Florida Sunday, November 8, 2009 10am - Min. Brian Steward of Trevitt New Life Ministries, Columbus, Ohio All Services will be held at 6481 Tussic Rd., Westerville, Oh 43082

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9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Mission Statement

To edify, empower and encourage people that have yet to tap into their full potential and help them realize their purpose so that they can ultimately reach their physical, spiritual and financial destiny.

Vision Statement

New Season Christian Ministries is a Christian-based ministry that has been called and ordained by GOD. We have been anointed and appointed by GOD to guide His people to their place of peace and prosperity both in soul and in spirit. For His Word declares “let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Gal. 6:9) We have been chosen to be his ambassadors here on earth so that we can fulfill the three-fold call on this ministry – to Edify, Empower and Encourage people that have been victimized by spiritual wickedness in high places. We will overcome by the word of our testimony, we will be victorious, we will have what we say – it is Now Time at New Season.

Start of Ministry

Pastor Charles M. Dobbins Jr. began his ministry at First Pentecostal Philadelphia Assemblies which was later renamed to Imani Christian Church. During his time there, he and his family were faithful members and he was ordained as a minister in 1996. As time went on he was ordained as an elder in 1999 and became one of the administrator of the Imani Bible Institute. He later became the Associate Pastor of Imani Christian Church in 2002 and served as Pastor in 2003. The church grew and Pastor Dobbins knew that God had a greater calling on his life. After being released to further enhance the ministry call on his life, Pastor Dobbins and First Lady Carmen were joined with the wonderful ministry under the leadership of Apostle Roderick and Prophetess Taketa Williams at United Ministries Church where they were faithful members. Here Pastor and First Lady Carmen received much direction and teaching to prepare them for the work of the ministry at hand. On November 11, 2007, Pastor Dobbins was ordained and released by Apostle & Prophetess Williams to a new level of ministry in God. He began his pastoral call at New Season Christian Ministries at Alcott Elementary School in Westerville, Ohio and remained there until God placed it on his heart to seek out a new place of worship. On June 1, 2008 New Season Christian Ministries moved to its current location at 6481 Tussic Road in Westerville, Ohio. In this new season, souls are being saved, people are being healed and the word of God is setting people free.


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184 Heatherdown Dr. Westerville, OH 43081 Service Times: Sunday Worship Service - 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7p.m. Pastor Robert Summers


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

Calhoun Memorial Temple Church of God Fire Baptized, Inc.

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Pamela Glason Thornton C e l e b r at in g Th e Lif e of From Her Journalistic Family

In life it is difficult to say goodbye to a spouse, loved one or friend. That is why with the deepest regret the Columbus Post Newspaper and many people across Central Ohio mourn the passing of a very talented and dedicated journalist, Mrs. Pamela Glason Thornton. To simply rattle off her accomplishments and associations would be doing an injustice to Pam, because there was much more to whom she was, which mere words cannot describe. There are a few words that instantly come to mind when remembering Mrs. Thornton, she was a dedicated wife to her husband Herman, friend to all she met, sister, protector, teacher, educator, writer, motivator, who was compassionate, dedicated, driven and most importantly there is a phrase that she would prefer to be associated with most proudly, she was a Child of God. Perhaps her greatest achievements took place on a daily basis; as she consistently rose above health challenges to inform the people, tell the story of those who perhaps would not be heard and to help individuals. She was a journalistic warrior who believed that it was imperative to share stories that primarily occurred in the African American community, because it is in this community that such stories would get lost or go untold unless, if not for the existence of the Black Press. She was a photographer, the ultimate volunteer and a great woman who will be greatly missed by her colleagues, loved ones and all those who knew her. A native of Columbus, Pam grew up on the West Side (also known as the

Hilltop) and attended Fort Hayes Career Center, graduating in 1982 with a focus in radio and television production. Pam would later attend Ohio University where she majored in journalism/broadcast news and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1987. Mrs. Thornton would find her way to the Call and Post and continued to develop her journalistic skills under Amos Lynch Sr. aka “The Godfather of the Black Press” in Columbus, Ohio. During her stint at the Call and Post she met her husband, Herman (Ray) Thornton as the two worked together forming a bond that would last for years as they were inseparable. The duo made their home on the city’s Southside. Pam was an original member of the first Columbus Post staff that was formed in 1995, where she served as the Religion Editor for years, before evolving as the City Editor. She also served in a number of positions with the Columbus Association of Black Journalists over the years as an Officer primarily as the organization’s most valuable Recording Secretary. Mrs. Thornton worked at Purpose Magazine and even had her own company, R &R Editing Services. A true servant to the community, Pamela Glason Thornton, your pain is over and you are truly at home with the Lord where you always belonged. Rest in Peace Calling hours are scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Gary Memorial Chapel, 867 S. James Rd., and for 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 492 Oakwood Ave. A celebration-of-life service at the church will follow Saturday’s calling hour.



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Revival Center Ministries International Dayton, Ohio He loves the Lord & his members & empowers us for excellence. His community involvement includes book bag giveaways, clothing giveaways & food drives. A former chaplain at Dayton Correctional Institution, he visits inmates at Ohio prisons. He has traveled overseas with medical care and food. – VC

Bishop Victor S. Couzens, Sr.

Inspirational Baptist Church Cincinnati, Ohio 9 yrs ago we had 300 members. Through Bishop’s dynamic preaching and practical ministry that addresses the whole person, we now have over 4000. Bishop Couzens heart is to heal the broken heart; to restore what has been lost and broken; and help people to live whole, happy lives in Christ. – LS

Pastor Teresa Langford

New Beginning Covenant Church Fairfield Twp. Ohio Teresa is a determined dynamic Woman of God leading a congregation as committed to ministry as she is. Even through dealing with health challenges, she continues to fight on and upward for the cause of Christ!A true Warrior, Pastor T. never looks for an excuse NOT to serve but an opportunity! - DS

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places to worship Columbus Christian Center 2300 N. Cassady Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 (614) 416-9673

education & family FCCS Asks Voters to Help Abused & Neglected Children by Kay Marshall and Doris Calloway Moore

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Sherwood Middle School 1400 Shady lane Road Columbus, Ohio 43227 PH (614) 397-9606 Elder Edward H. and 1st Lady Barbara Lewis

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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.

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“Empowering People, Impacting Lives” 1786 Brice Road Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 (614) 755-6368


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"Making Ready A People Prepared to Meet The Lord" 3480 Refugee • Columbus, Ohio 43232 (614) 338-8338 •

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God’s Way Ministries 10709 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW (Rte.204), Pickerington, OH 43147 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 Tim and Lady Denise Carpenter Website:

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Service Times: Sunday Worship 3:00 pm Thursday Empowerment 7:00 pm Charles Robinson, Jr.

On November 3, 2009, Franklin County Children Services will seek approval of its 3.10 mill replacement with reduction levy from Franklin County voters. The original levy, a 3.15 mill levy passed in 1989 and replaced in 1999, will expire at the end of this year. This critically needed levy supplies more than one third of the agency’s operating budget and allows the agency to provide protective and supportive services to the county’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.

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Franklin County Children Services has achieved many accomplishments in the four years since the last Children Services Levy. These include: Although the number of investigations for alleged child abuse and neglect has remained constant at about 11,000 per year, the agency has been providing more “front door” services so that children can remain with their families. The number of children placed away from home is at a 10-year low – yet the rate of further abuse or neglect of these children has not gone up – showing that children are remaining safe at home while family problems are being resolved through a network of evidencebased community services. In a 2009 satisfaction survey conducted

with parents whose cases are open or were recently closed, 88% said Franklin County Children Services is respectful of their race and culture; 81% said staff respected their privacy and confidentiality; 75% said the people at the agency treated them with respect and courtesy; and 71% said they felt safe while at Children Services offices. Even though nearly all of the families came to the agency in a non-voluntary manner as a result of a referral alleging they had abused or neglected their children, 69% said they helped set their goals and plan the services to be provided, and 56% said they would recommend FCCS to their families and friends. Children who cannot remain safely with their families are now being placed more frequently in their own neighborhoods and with their siblings. Foster parents are mentoring birth parents when they visit their children and encouraging reunification whenever possible. More than 350 foster children who Continued on page 15

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

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

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

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1535 Dewey Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219 614-294-2739

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

Mt. Zion Church of God In Christ 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

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“And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer [it] at your own will.” - Lev 22:29 KJV “Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.” - 2Sa 22:50 KJV “Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” - 1Ch 16:8 KJV “O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.” - 1Ch 16:34 KJV “Sing unto the LORD,

O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” - Psa 30:4 KJV “To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” - Psa 30:12 KJV “Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:” - Psa 50:14 KJV “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” - Psa 69:30 KJV “[[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.]] Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, [unto thee] do we give thanks: for [that] thy name is near thy

As the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches many of us are already making plans to spend the days with family and friends. Some will enjoy a meal alone. Some will enjoy a meal with family and Jessie Todd friends. Still, others will not even have a meal to enjoy. Some will reminisce, renew acquaintances and probably eat more than is good for us. My own family celebration has undergone a revolution. Many family members are no long with us. But, as days pass, I am not so much saddened by family members who are no longer here, but thankful that God sent then

into my life. We should give thanks in all things because God deserves our continuous praise for his goodness to us. No one else loves us like he loves us. He proved it by sending Christ to redeem us. “I have loved you with an everlasting love,” He said to Israel in Jeremiah 31:3. As his adopted children, we get to share in the same love he had for Israel. In his article, “Don’t Ask the Blessing, Offer One,” Dr. Ralph F. Wilson states when Jesus took the little boy’s lunch to feed the hungry multitude, he looked up to heaven, gave thanks and broke the loaves then the fish. To give thanks means to speak well of, to praise or extol. Jesus was not speaking well of or extolling the lunch. He was blessing and speaking well of His father who provided the lunch that would feed the

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“[[A Psalm [or] Song for the sabbath day.]] [It is a] good [thing] to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:” - Psa 92:1 KJV “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” - Psa 95:2 KJV “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.” - Psa 100:4 KJV “O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.” - Psa 105:1 KJV

“At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.” - Psa 119:62 KJV “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.” - Psa 140:13 KJV “Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:” - Psa 147:7 KJV “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Phl 4:6 KJV “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” - 1Th 5:18 KJV

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five thousand men, women and children. Wilson says in the Jewish faith, every faithful Jew would offer the blessing, “Blessed are you Lord our God, King of the World who has . . . caused the bread to come forth out of the earth . . . who has created the fruit of the vine.” This prayer of Thanksgiving reminds us to not just thank God, but to praise him for providing the food and drink. At the Last Supper with his disciples, Jesus took the bread, gave thanks and broke it; took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to his disciples. (Matt. 26:26-27). Jesus offered the traditional Jewish prayer for each item that was to be consumed. Additionally, Wilson asks, “How did we end up blessing the food instead of the giver?” He suggests that it probably came from a mistranslation of Matthew 26 when the word, “it” was added, which did not appear in the original Greek text. “Bless it” implied something far different from “Bless God,” minimizing the giver. It is time to get back to the original prayer and bless God for the food first – along with asking him to bless the food. There is nothing wrong in asking God for a blessing, but praise should come before the requests. In the Lord’s Prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread” comes only after “Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done . . .” Asking God for blessings should not be our main focus, praising him should. Continued on page 13

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Daystar, the fastest-growing and one Globally, Daystar broadcasts to over of the two largest Christian television net- 200 countries and 525 million households works in the world, is now available on worldwide. It is also the first Christian WHO: Glorystar Christian Satellite, Time Warner, television network to broadcast 24 hours President and Chief Executive Officer Marcus D. Lamb founded the network with his wife Bright House and Comcast digital cable a day, seven days week into the Nation Joni, who serves as vice president. Together they host aaprogram ca!!"#$%&"!"'()*+,-./$)$ daily talk show featuring candid, one-on-one interviews with top authors, musicians, systems throughout the U.S., asministry wellleaders as and business of Israel. people. Joni also serves as host and executive producer her own self-titled award-0+--+-1$*)!2$34,0.$%5,-+6/$ New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cablevision. for Through Daystar broadcasts on Galaxy 19 WHY: this expansion, Daystar original programsatellite, which covers all of the United mission of the network is to reach souls with the good news of Jesus Christ and to ming, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebration,â&#x20AC;?The States, Canada, and most of the seekâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Joni,â&#x20AC;? out every available means of distribution to Mexico a world in need of hope. With an extensive blend of interdenominational and multi-cultural programming, Daystar is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gospel Music Showcaseâ&#x20AC;? andcommitted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Check Caribbean. In addition, Daystar is availto producing and providing quality television that will reach the viewers, refresh their lives, and renew their hearts. the Sound,â&#x20AC;? will now be available to 17 able nationally on DISH Network (chanHOW: million more homes across the country. nel 263) and DirecTV (channel 369). DayMarcus and Joni Lamb began traveling cross country, ministering to churches all over â&#x20AC;&#x153;These partnerships will allow Daystar is a free-to-air (FTA) channel with no the United States as young newlyweds. In 1984 they founded WMCF-TV 45 in Montgomery, Ala. A year later, channel 45 become the firstallowing full-power Christian star to share the Gospel with television an even encryption onhadthe signal viewers station in the state. The Lambs relocated to Dallas in 1990 and began KMPX29, which grew toto serve a market the of over 4 million people. In 1997 the ministry any larger audience,â&#x20AC;? said Daystar TV Founder receive channel without paying officially became The Daystar Television Network. In 2008, Daystar won two Emmy Awards, is theto highest monthly honor in the television industry. Today, in addition to original and CEO Marcus Lamb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal subscription fees. Christian programming, Daystar seeks to reach audiences through various ministries, continue to reach far and wide 7"#+)$8,(7)*3$)-#$"9"-*36$:4"$)--;)!$<"8("34+-1$:+7"3$&,-8"("-=".$>)?3*)(@3$!)(1"3*$ to make â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are globally-minded and want event, allows guests to replenish their spirits through popular speakers and musical the greatest impact possible for the provide ways all ages artists.KingIn addition toto hosting inspirational tours tofor Israel,viewers Daystar also of sponsors NASCAR driver Blake Koch and the racecar. dom.â&#x20AC;? and in all locations to enjoy Daystarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daystarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s domestic audience has Christian programming,â&#x20AC;? Lamb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In grown from 63 million to 80 million addition to expanding our on-air reach, W W W .D A YST A R. C O M/N E WS homes this year alone. The network has we are working to provide our viewers ownership of over 70 U.S. stations with the modern means of connecting with 21 of those stations in the top 30 television Daystar -- podcast, live Web stream, live markets. Continued on page 15

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A revolution is taking place, one profile at a time. Online social networks like Facebook and MySpace are connecting people like never before. With hundreds of millions of users, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re creating almost limitless potential to redefine our personal worlds. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a movement thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changing how we form relationships, perceive others, and shape our identity. In his new book, The Church of Facebook (David C Cook, October 2009) author Jesse Rice takes a deeper look at the movement which, at its core, reflects our need for community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our longing for intimacy, connection, and a place to belong has never been a secret, but social networking offers us a new perspective on the way we engage our community,â&#x20AC;? Rice states. This new perspective raises new questions: How do these networks impact our relationships? In what ways are they shaping

the way we think of ourselves? And how might this phenomenon subtly reflect a God who longs to connect with each one of us? The Church of Facebook explores these ideas and much more, offering a revealing look at the wildly popular world of online social networking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new landscape of social networking tells us two basic things: One, we have a deep desire to be known. And, two, we are faced with a technology that both enables and hinders the intimacy weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for,â&#x20AC;? Rice says. From personal profiles to status updates, author Jesse Rice takes a thoroughly entertaining and insightful look into what Facebook reveals about us, and what it may mean for the future of â&#x20AC;&#x153;community.â&#x20AC;? Continued on page 13 | November 2009


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FIREPROOF and FACING THE GIANTS producer David Nixon, to direct inspirational movie set for release on March 12, 2010 Contact: Seanna Hore, Vivendi Entertainment, 818286-4523 Vivendi Entertainment (VE) has announced it has acquired North American distribution rights for Possibility Pictures’ feature LETTERS TO GOD, a faithbased film inspired by a true story. The deal covers all rights including theatrical, television, DVD, digital and mobile. The film recently wrapped production in Orlando, Florida and will be released theatrically nationwide on March 12, 2010. The film is the first from Possibility Pictures which is led by Nixon, along with producer Kim Dawson (BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS, TEEANGE MUTANT NINJA TURLES I,II,III), executive producer

Tom Swanson (COME AWAY HOME), and writer Sandra Thrift. Based on a story written by Doughtie inspired by his son’s battle with cancer, the screenplay is written by Doughtie, Art D’Alessandro, Thrift and Cullen Douglas. LETTERS TO GOD is a heartfelt tale of faith and redemption that will both

inspire and entertain. It is the story of a young boy coping with cancer and the amazing impact his faith in God has on his family, his classmates, and his community. Tyler (Maguire) is a 9-year old who copes with the challenges of his treatment by writing letters addressed to God. His letters eventu-

ally find their way into the hands of Brady (Johnson), a beleaguered postman who is battling his own demons. At first, Brady is confused and conflicted over what to do with the letters. But he comes to realize that he was chosen to receive them for a reason, and ultimately the decision he makes about the

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Set Apart... The streets ... or their dreams? The city is all these kids have ever known. What passes for normal in their world goes against everything we hope and pray for when it comes to the next generation. Fortunately, there are caring, God-honoring people that lead high-impact ministries who are willing to risk it all to help kids like Rey, Korina, Marcus, and Anthony. Now these kids must face the toughest decision of their lives: Is the hope of redemption enough to lure them away from the streets?

Set Apart combines the action and excitement of a Western with the laughter of a comedy to become a poignant coming-of-age drama. Four inner-city kids are each at a crossroad in their young lives; their decisions and actions could set them down life’s slippery slope. Fortunately, Pastor John Gunn (John Schneider) and his Power Company Kids’ ministry are watching out for them. Even he knows, however, that the city is the last place these four should be. So he asks

his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Heidi Gunn (playing themselves), to help out by showing these city kids “The Cowboy Way.” The Gunns and the kids agree to try it out ... some more willingly than others! As they hit the road for the wide-open expanses of the mountains, little do these kids realize that a summer of adventure, challenge, training, growth, and big dreams will change their outlook on life. Yet they still can’t leave the city completely

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Ask the Church Lady Dear Church Lady, I’m a man who goes to a Holiness Church were the women cannot wear any make up , now the woman I am dating also goes to this church and was raised in the Holiness Church and is very plain even for special occasions she will not wear makeup, but I think that make up can make a woman very attrative if applied correctly, but she will not do it what can I do? Thanks just a little bit Dear Just a Little, Oh this is a hard one for Church Lady cause I love me some make up, but what means more to you seeing the woman your interested in stand by her beliefs or caving in to your desires? in the long run her faithfulness to her beliefs is what is going to make her a good wife to someone maybe not you...cause if you are more interested in her outward appearance then in her inner beauty then maybe she is not the equally yoked woman for you, Now I have to go reapply my lipgloss.... Smooches,

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Dear Church Lady, I sit in the same seat every week at my church, and here latley it is growing and people keep sitting in my seat I’m starting to get upset because it is my seat I was here when this church was started I am just asking for a little Respect. Signed Devoted Member

Letters To God continued letters creates an enduring legacy to Tyler’s spirit. “This film is a powerful testimony of what can happen when one young boy has faith,” said Nixon. “Tyler wrote his prayers, not as much for himself as for others. He believed that God was taking care of him and those around him. There are so many people facing difficult situations who need that same kind of hope, and that is why we made LETTERS TO GOD.” “The purpose of this film is not to show the difficult side of cancer, but to inspire those dealing with serious challenges in their own life to find hope by turning to family, friends and faith,” said Dawson. “We’ve seen many examples of people who have survived cancer just because they had hope -- a hope that comes from a belief in God. That is the message we want to spread with this movie.” “Movies can touch lives, change perceptions and renew hearts,” said Swanson. “LETTERS TO GOD will be

a bright light in a darkened theater that lifts up audiences, encouraging them to go out and make a difference. It is an opportunity to build a bridge of hope. And to enhance the overall experience of seeing the film,” Swanson added, “We have partnered with Zondervan Publishers (a division of HarperCollins) and created a powerful suite of six books and a Bible, available in thousand of retail stores on March 12. This will be complemented with a soundtrack that has been compiled by music supervisor David McKenna for his label Bonded Records. Distributed by Fontana/Universal Music Group Distribution, the soundtrack will be available prior to the film’s release.” Vivendi Entertainment President Tom O’Malley commented, “I am thrilled to be working with Possibility Pictures on the release of their first feature film. LETTERS TO GOD is a movie that will not only entertain, but inspire audiences everywhere. This is a very special picture.”

Dear Devoted, You don’t own that seat!!!!! and it isn’t your church!!!! it’s the House of the Lord, quit claiming spots and positions within the church or as the young people say “get in where you fit in” if some one is in your seat why not sit down and introduce yourself welcome them to the church, invote them back in other words BE A CHRISTIAN instead of a spoiled Church member mad cause somebody sitting in a seat you didn’t pay for, and if having a seat means that much to you bring a lawn chair and sit it right up at the alter 1 no one will sit in it and 2 you will be right where you need to be at the alter and hopefully someone will pray hard for you to be delivered out of that issue. Praying for you,

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Turkey Tips That Save Time And Money

(NAPSI)-A good entertainment plan that saves time and money is something to be truly thankful for. With the right plan, all that cooks will need to do on Thanksgiving Day is put dishes into the oven and remove them when they are done. A few hints from professional chef Jim Coleman can help you save money while affording you more time to spend with your guests.

Plan and Prepare

• Start freezing stale bread a few weeks before Thanksgiving so you can use it to make stuffing. •  Plan the menu the weekend before Thanksgiving. Compile recipes into a

recipe booklet for easy reference. • Save gas and time by making lists of ingredients so you will only need one trip to the store. • Cut up celery, carrots, etc. and store in ziplock bags for ease of use during the next few days of prep. • Make stuffing the night before and make it a little dry so you can add gravy on Thanksgiving day to moisten. • Cranberry sauce, pie, gravy, and side dishes can be made a few days ahead. • Save money by asking guests to bring wine, desserts, a salad or a side dish.

Table and Tools

• Set your table in advance; everything from a centerpiece and glassware to

plates and napkins. • Enlist the help of family members in preparation and cleanup. • Sharpen your knives beforehand to save time on food prep. That includes your carving knife. “A sharp knife is one of the most important tools and essential for the holiday season with all the food prep and carving of the bird,” said Coleman. “Preparation can save time and money, and a quality knife sharpener can renew the knives you already own and save you from the expense of having to buy new knives.” Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert to put a razor-sharp edge on your knife. A sharpener such as Chef’sChoice® EdgeSelect® Model 120 electric knife sharpener can make sharpening easy. It uses 100 percent diamond abrasives and precision angle guides for a supersharp and durable edge. Call (800) 3423255 for more information or visit www. A good knife sharpener saves money by renewing the knives you already own.

Thanksgiving Day

• For a quicker cooking time, start at 400ºF with breast side down; after 45 minutes, turn over and lower heat to 325ºF. An 8-12-pound bird will cook in about 21/2 hours. • Get your carving knife ready. After the turkey is cooked (meat thermometer should read 180° when inserted in the thickest part of the turkey), cool the bird for 20 minutes. Cooling makes the meat firmer and easier to slice. Remove and set aside the turkey legs and the last joint of each wing. Make a long, deep (to the bone), horizontal “base

cut” into the breast just above the wing. Slice down vertically through the breast until you meet the original base cut. This will release nice, even slices. • Refrigerate leftovers immediately. Add leftover cranberry sauce to mayonnaise to jump-start leftovers for sandwiches.

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to help prepare your tasty turkey in advance:

Chef’s Choice Brine (For 8-12-pound bird) 1 cup kosher salt (per gallon of ice water) 1 lime, cut into wedges 1 orange, cut into wedges 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 5 cloves garlic 4 bay leaves 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon dried sage 1 tablespoon white or black pepper Place a frozen turkey in a large enough container, such as an ice chest, to submerge it in the brine. Pouring with a gallon measure, pour in ice-cold water to completely submerge your turkey. Add 1 cup of kosher salt per gallon of water. Then add remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Top with ice cubes and store in cool spot overnight. Use more lime, orange, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, sage and pepper for more than 3 gallons of water. Discard brine after removing turkey and rinse turkey before placing in oven. If you follow these tips, you will keep costs down and have more time for fun on Thanksgiving.

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(NAPSI)-In the battle to banish germs, many parents are looking for an alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. One reason is that some schools have banned these sanitizers from classrooms as they can pose a serious poisoning risk to children if accidentally consumed. Not only do today’s most common hand sanitizers consist of up to 70 percent ethyl alcohol, a higher alcohol per-

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centage than many hard liquors, but The Journal of School Nursing also stated that alcohol-based hand sanitizers are undesirable in schools as they can present a safety hazard to children because they are flammable and irritating to eyes and open wounds. In response to these concerns, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its 2009 H1N1 flu recommendations to say, “If soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed, other hand sanitizers that do not contain alcohol may be useful.” “As a parent and doctor, I encourage my family and patients to safely protect themselves during cold and flu season,” said Dr. Scott Prose of Chicago. “After experiencing years of dry, cracked, painful hands and concerns over alcoholbased products, I exclusively use alcoholfree hand sanitizers in my practice to fight germs without the risks associated with alcohol-based sanitizers.”

“Because of inherent dangers, our school will not be using alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms,” said Derry Martabano, director of the Kiwi School in Mahopac, New York. “When hand washing isn’t available, we insist teachers use alcohol-free products to help prevent the spread of illness in the classroom.” Fortunately, alcohol-free hand sanitizers can be equally effective as alcoholbased sanitizers. When hand washing isn’t available, many experts recommend using products such as Smart & Silky Kids Foaming Hand Sanitizer, which helps kill 99.99 percent of illness-causing germs on the skin in 15 seconds and is unscented and hypoallergenic. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing has confirmed its ability to reduce bacteria on the skin, and it has been shown to be effective against a broad range of dangerous bacteria. The active ingredient in this product is benzalkonium chloride, a nondrying, moisturizing and conditioning formula. The product is sold at Target and OfficeMax stores.

The Apostle Paul puts it in perspective when he said, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6). So on the happy occasion of Thanksgiving Day remember the Provider of the food and drink deserves the praise and blessing as opposed to the food itself. Let us remember to keep the day God-centered instead of self-centered. Comments may be sent to jwalkertodd@


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Social networking is no fad; it has become a fact of life, especially for teens and twenty-somethings. The Church of Facebook is essential reading for parents and pastors who want to understand this trend and its impact on their children and congregations. Rice’s discussions will engage social networkers of all ages and stages who are wrestling with the very real issues of identity, meaning, purpose, and friendship within the context of virtual communities. Driven by Rice’s thought-provoking questions, observations, humor, and heartfelt storytelling, The Church of Facebook challenges readers to consider new perspectives regarding their social networking habits and how those habits may point to deeper heart issues and, ultimately, our hunger for Jesus.


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(NAPSI)-Small businesses are expected to play an important part in the nation’s economic recovery. For the past decade, they have generated about 70 percent of net new jobs annually. To support an economic recovery led by small businesses, the Obama administration has taken several steps to ensure that businesses have access to the credit they need to survive and grow. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by the president provides for increased guarantees and reduced fees for certain Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The Act provides the SBA with program tools that offer new economic incentives to small businesses and lenders alike, all aimed at growing the economy

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Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church 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

The Temple of Praise


487 N Champion Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43203

(614) 258-4070


Service times: • Sunday School 9:00 am • Sunday Worship 10:00 am • Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30 pm • Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm

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Alonzo James, Senior Pastor

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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.

Resurrection Ministries for All People 2238 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 101 Columbus, Ohio 43232 (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

Resurrection Power C.O.G.I.C

“Where Dead Situations Come Alive In Christ Jesus”

700 Bernhard Road Whitehall, OH 43213 614-338-1855

Elder Franklin J. Culver, Pastor

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

2100 Agler Road

Columbus, OH 43224 (614) 471-9673

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Rhema Christian Center


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

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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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Thursday, December 3rd @ 7pm Friday, December 4th @ 7pm PTW Gospel Music Showcase Glory Summit Host Prophetess Taketa Williams

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WHAT ISSUE 3 MEANS TO OHIO: Keep $1 billion working in Ohio’s economy and create jobs here instead of in neighboring states.1 Create 34,000 new jobs for Ohio workers.2 Provide $221 million in new revenue for local public schools1 $364 million in new annual revenue for Ohio cities and counties.1 $2.6 billion in immediate economic impact.2


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Musical Guest:

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Thursday, December 3rd @ 7pm Friday, December 4th @ 7pm PTW Gospel Music Showcase Glory Summit Host Prophetess Taketa Williams

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