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Weekend Celebration Launches New Season of Leadership and Ministry at New Hope

Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 2013,   June 21st thru the 23rd, the leadership of New Hope Baptist Church in Los Angeles celebrates the beginning of a new season of ministry and leadership with a full weekend of spirit filled activities culminating with the installation of Rev. Larry D. Hooks II as the new pastor of this historic institution.  New Hope called Rev. Hooks, formerly of Oklahoma City, OK, this past March, to serve with the distinction of being only the fifth pastor in 106 years of New Hope. Founded in 1906, this prestigious Black Church has a legacy of service and community involvement which remains strong today and is located on the historic Central Avenue corridor.   New Hope remains an active, life giving resource along side of many inactive but significant nationally recognized monuments such as the famed Dunbar Hotel and the illustrious Lincoln Theater, acknowledging the wonderfully significant past God has provided and an ever present reminder of the work still to be done to advance God’s kingdom.   A seasoned man of God, Rev. Hooks will lead New Hope with Mrs. Marcena Hooks by his

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BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 80 YEARS

DR. ROBERT L. TAYLOR

PASTOR FREDERICK E. HOWARD

On Sunday June 23, 2013, Beulah Baptist Church will pause to thank God for allowing them eighty years of service to the Christian community. The theme for the celebration is God’s Church Past, Present and Future taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1. The celebration will begin during the 10:00 a.m. worship and will continue at 3:30 p.m. with our special guests being the New

Bethel Baptist Church of Venice, Ca. Pastor Marvis Davis; Redeemer Baptist Church, Pastor Robert De France and the Southside Bethel Baptist Church, Pastor Frederick Howard who will be the messenger for the concluding service. Beulah Baptist Church is located at 1454 E. 100th. Street in the city of Los Angeles. Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Pastor.

DR. JAMES A. PERKINS, WINS LIVING LEGACY Dr. James A. Perkins, Pastor of the True Friendship M.B.C., located in Inglewood, California was the winner of Judge Mablean Ephraim’s Foundation 2013 “Living Legacy Award.” The 11th Annual “Honoring Unsung Fathers” (H.U.F.) Award and Scholarship Brunch was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, California on Father’s Day-June 16, 2013 at 1 O’clock p.m. Established to bring attention and recognition to everyday fathers

who maintain a lifestyle that exemplifies love towards their spouses, children, family and community, the H.U.F. Awards is the brainchild of Judge Mablean Ephraim, as she continues to work in providing programs for men and women, to teach them how to become more responsible parents, husbands, wives and citizens, as well as strengthening families within our communities. Pastor Perkins came into the lives of his stepchildren when

the children were very young. He married their mother, Evelyn Perkins 48 years ago. Evelyn had 5 children (Roslyn, Romero, Ruel, Rickey And Rafael Grundy) and James became their father, mentor and friend. The children grew to love him as a giving, caring tenderhearted man who loved the Lord and truly loved their mother. The children comDR. JAMES A. PERKINS

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Progressive Baptist State Convention of California and the West 55th Annual Session The Progressive Baptist State Convention of California and the West, 55th Annual Session will convene Sunday, July 14 through Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Greater Mount Hermon Baptist Church – 2302 W. 132nd Street, Los Angeles, California, Reverend Dr. Kenneth Hall, Sr., Pastor. National Theme: “Securing Our Future: ”Humility – A People of Fellowship”, II Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 62:10; Nehemiah 4:6, 19-20; Psalm 119:57-60; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:4247. State Theme: “Serving God with a Spirit of Excellence”, Daniel 5:12; Philippians 3:1314. The Annual Session is a

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time of learning and training opportunities for pastors, ministers, laypersons, men, women, children, youth and

young adults; and to promote and do the ministry of evangelism through participation. This is a great opportunity for spiritual growth and we encourage all convention church members to take advantage of the workshops and courses offered through the Congress of Christian Education. The convention will begin Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. with a musical presented by the Greater Mt. Hermon Mass Choir and their special guest. The clergy and all departments of the convention will be in session daily at 2:00 p.m.; the classes and workshops will be held Monday-Thursday from

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and commence on Thursday evening with a graduation ceremony. Monday, July 15th at 7:30 p.m. is Ushers and Laymen’s night; we will present a special tribute to all Former Presidents of PBSC. Dr. William S. Epps, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA will bring the message. The PBSC Men’s Chorus will render the music; presiding is Second Vice President, L. Keith Washington, Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA. Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30 Continued On Page 4

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The dynamic youth of Greater Mt. Hermon M.B.C are back at it again! Yes, it is time for

their infamous Youth Annual Day Extravaganza. This unique blend of worship, praise, praise

dance, mime, step team and more are sure to excite your youth and usher you into the presence of God! Your youth ministry can benefit from this inspirational team of youth and young adults as they demonstrate how to give God the praise, GMH style! One of the better ways to expose young people to the exciting life of a Christian is for them to see and meet teens and young adults who are committed to putting God first. We invite young and old to come out to our Annual Youth Day at Greater Mt. Hermon MBC

and experience a time of genuine worship. God has been so good to us. We know that our reasonable service is to give Him back the praise that is due His Name. Our theme for this event is “Young People Understanding the Call of Ministry” (Luke 10: 30-37) Guest youth ministries will also take part. Admission is absolutely free, so don’t miss these grand services. If you would like to join us, services will be Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM, with a Continued On Page 5

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32nd APPRECIATION SERVICE FOR PASTOR & WIFE AT NEW COMMANDMENT MISSONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

PASTOR GRADY & LADY ELOISE JONES

Sunday, June 23th at 4pm, the members of New Commandment extends an invitation to all our friends and communities to join us for the most remarkable anxiously awaited worship service of the year. The month of June is always set aside for us to honor, bless, thank, encourage, and show our appreciation to two wonderful people who watch over us, pray for us, care for and love us. The Pastor’s Aide committee, under the presidential leadership of Bro Alvin Parks, has selected the scripture “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them

which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.” 1Thessalonians 5:12-13. Central Baptist Church, under the pastoral guidance of Pastor David Buggs, accepted our invitation to share in our worship services. We ask that you ask that you also accept our invitation and come and share with us. You will not be disappointed. Pastor and First Lady are always there when we need them. We don’t even have to ask them. They’re just there!

Their love is always shown by the things they do and exhibit. There are no two better persons emulating God’s character. Dr Jones always tells us, it’s not about the number in the church but about our “souls”. His main goal is to make sure we all see Jesus. New Commandment is located one mile north of the 91 Freeway and one mile south of the 105 Freeway, at 15548 Paramount Blvd, Paramount CA. Please contact us at 562-531-7703, if additional information is required. Rev Dr Grady Jones, Pastor, Linda Sue TaylorJones, Publicist/RTP Reporter

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOLY ROCK? WE ARE CELEBRATING 49 YEARS OF PASTORAL LOVE

PASTOR LEHMAN L. & LADY JO ANN JOHNSON

The Holy Rock Baptist Church Family invites all friends, former members of Holy Rock and the Los Angeles community, to join us

in honoring our Organizer and Pastor Rev. Lehman L. Johnson for forty-nine years of faithful Christian leadership. The theme for this year’s

celebration is “Our Pastor, A Faithful Servant.” (Gal. 3:20). Pastor Johnson is truly a Godly servant. He addresses the turbulent challenges of these “last and evil days” with scriptural accuracy. He is a Christian man who teaches of the wonder of God’s love. He is there for his members and assists their extended families in their time of need and sorrow. First Lady Jo-Ann is faithfully by his side, encouraging and supporting him as, together, they magnify and praise the Lord. The appreciation events include: Thursday, June 13th - 7:00 PM: Guest Churches – PastorAdministrator Addie Heard and Bright Star COGIC; Elder Robert Jessie, Jr. and Challenge of Faith COGIC; Supt. Horace

McClellum and Consolidation COGIC; Supt. Robert Peters and New Haven COGIC; Elder Jessie, Jr. will bring the Word of God. Friday, June 14th 7:00 PM: Guest Churches – Rev. Dr. Kenneth Little and Ebenezer Baptist Church; Pastor Michael L. Augustine and Live Oak Baptist Church; Pastor Walter Carter and North Long Beach Christian Fellowship; Rev. James A. Brooks and St. John MBC; Pastor C.E. Slaughter and True Grace Baptist Church. Pastor Slaughter will deliver God’s message. Sunday, June 23 - 3:30 PM: Guest Churches - Pastor Kyle Horton and Eternal Promise Baptist Church; Pastor Wendell Keith Woods and North University Park Community

Church (formerly Roger Williams Baptist). Pastor Horton will bring us inspiration from the Lord. The Holy Rock Family is anticipating joyful religious services during these spirit-filled worship experiences. Come, join us, and you too, will be truly blessed! We acknowledge our Chairperson Ada Heard Thomas. She and her committee planned and are implementing the 49th Annual Appreciation Celebration with order and grace. “The Rock” is located at 11009 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90061. Telephones: 323-7790583 or 323-294 -5284. Submitted by Sister Jo-Ann Johnson, Publicity Coordinator.

June is Men’s Month at NEW MT. CALVARY MBC

PASTOR SONJA DAWSON

“…and, He shall lead them….” To God Be the Glory for men who are striving to live a life that is pleasing to God and it is with exceeding joy that we invite you to join us as we honor our men during MEN’S SEASON at THE MOUNT. During the month of June, our men will take center stage during several excit-

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ing events. Saturday, June 15, 2013 – The Men’s Ministry and the Children’s Ministry of New Mt. Calvary will come together for a special “Daddy and Me” Breakfast. This event has been designed to celebrate Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers, Mentors and Friends who share in the joy of developing Kingdom men. Sun-

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day, June 16, 2013 - At the 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Worship services, Pastor Sonja R. Dawson and the New Mt. Calvary Church Family will honor faithful and committed men of God on Father’s Day. Our invited speaker is Overseer Jawane Hilton, Lead Pastor, City on the Hill in Carson, CA. MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Our Men’s Day activities begin with a Pre-Men’s Day musical featuring our dynamic men’s chorus on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. During this hour, these anointed and noble men of God will shower down praises from on high to encourage the hearts and minds of all those in attendance. On Sunday, June 23, 2012 all are invited to our Annual Men’s Day—ALL DAY. Worship services will be held at 7:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. Our featured Men’s Day speaker will be Rev. Bishop Miquail M. Broadous, Senior Pastor of Grace Temple Baptist Church, Los Angeles. Truly, we are in store for a blessing. So, as we prepare to go forth, we pray that you will join in and join us for a spirit-filled Men’s Day. New Mt. Calvary Missionary

Baptist Church is located at 402 E. El Segundo Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90061. For more information, including general Worship service times and directions, please contact our Church office at (310) 324-0644. You may also visit us online at www.newmtcalvary.org or send us an email at newmtcalvary@newmtcalvary.org Bro. Michael Fletcher- Men’s Ministry Director, Min. Dawnesha K. Beaver and Sis. Bridon Hale- Public Relations Dept., Rev. Dr. Sonja R. Dawson- Pastor , Rev. Dr. Lonnie Dawson- Founder

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL DON’T OFFEND GOD The Lord God loves us!!!  The devil hates us!!  God wants to bless us!! The devil wants to curse us!!    God desires to honor us!! Satan desires to destroy us!! When we submit our lives to God, accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and sincerely live lifestyles which are pleasing to Him; we can EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE HIS LOVE AND PROTECTION!  The opposite is true when we refuse to recognize Him as being the only true God and place other people or “things and focuses” as supreme in our lives; when we Continued From Front Page

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Pugh (“Rain on Us,” “I Need Your Glory”), a new Gospel star with an astonishing fiveoctave range who is packing out churches and conferences in the Eastern U.S.,” says Dr.

only serve Him with our lips and do not display obedience in our actions! These unfortunate choices bring the wrath of Daddy-God upon our lives which can affect our family and friends; since our choices influence others! This Divine judgment is displayed in Isaiah 15:1-9-… In one night the town …will be destroyed… Your people will go to their temple… to mourn. They will go to their sacred shrines to weep… …From every home and public square will come the sound of wailing. The people …will cry out; …The bravDouroux. “Until now, ‘Gospel’s Leading Man’ has been virtually unknown in the West. We’re sure that as soon as L.A. audiences have seen him, he’ll be a huge favorite here.” Gospel singers from across the nation and abroad attend the Confer-

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est warriors of Moab will cry out in utter terror. They will be helpless with fear…Their cries of distress can be heard... Even the waters…are dried up! The grassy banks are scorched. ence; all Gospel music enthusiasts are invited to register and participate in the Heritage Mass Choir. Evening concerts Wednesday through Friday are open to the public at no charge. The Conference features more than a dozen national Gos-

The tender plants are gone; nothing green remains.  The people grab their possessions and carry them… A cry of distress echoes through the land of Moab from one end to the other… The stream …runs red with blood, but I am still not finished…! Lions will hunt down the survivors--both those who try to escape and those who remain behind. It pays to please and serve God. There is no other spiritual, emotional or physical safety outside of being obedient to the Lord.    We must come to the reality that we can’t out-

smart or overthrow Him; but through our disobedience will end up being overtaken by His wrath and judgment. We cannot trust in our present abundance of overflowing resources; for they can’t shelter nor protect us. However, if we through our fellowship and dedication to the Lord, allow Him to overcome us with His love and blessings; we will find that the following is true: Psalm 61:3- For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. Prov-

pel artists, including Pugh, Houston’s genius composerperformer V. Michael McKay, L.A.’s noted Calvin Rhone, and D.C’s multitalented Rodney Teal, plus performances of the music of Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux and up-and-coming

new writers. Wednesday evening, June 26, is HMF’s grand kick-off concert beginning at 7:00 p.m., featuring Earnest Pugh and Dr. Margaret Pleas-

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Congratulations Miss Leeah LaReesa Powell, Class of 2013 and 2017!!!

MISS LEEAH LAREESA POWELL

Miss Leeah  L. Powell graduated with HONORS from Bishop Amat Memorial High School on May 24th, 2013 and to God be the Glory!  He bestowed our Leeah with brains, beauty and outstanding athletic ability,  He blessed and enriched our lives with her presence, and for her obedience and diligence at

home, at school and at church, and she is now reaping the blessings!  Leeah is a delightful young lady who represents our family, our community and our churches well!  She faithfully maintained a 3.5 GPA or above during her entire high school career, while playing on  and Captaining the school’s Varsity Basketball team, and holding membership in the Honors Societies of CSF and NHS, President of the  Black Student Academic Committee, Sophomore Class President, and Christian Service Club, just to name a few.  Leeah was born, raised and baptized at Greater New Unity, under the

Pastorate of the Late Dr. H.P. Rachal and Rev. Randy Allison Jr, who is also her esteemed God brother.  She sang in the Pastors Choir since the age of 2, Ushered, and participated in Teens4 Christ among a myriad of other activities.  She is part of the Andrews family, a family that has given continuous loyal and outstanding service to Greater New Unity for over 4 decades.  She is currently a member of the Love Sanctuary Church of God in Christ, Pastor C.L. Smith.  Leeah is an accomplished athlete and basketball player  and was selected “Player of the Year” for the San Gabriel Valley in 2012, and has

lettered in Varsity Basketball for 4 years and played with the California Sparks organization for 6 years.  She has received the Scholar Athlete award each year for her excellence grades and athletic service to Bishop Amat Memorial High School.  Leeah has received a cavalcade of Academic Awards and Scholarships, among them being the Presidential Award from College of the Benedict, scholarships from the awesome Sigma Zeta Council of Los Angeles, AKA of the Inland Empire; The Links, Inc ; NOBLE; In Her Shoes Ministry, Inc; Gardena Valley Ministers Wives Inc and the

Sisterhood Connection; The Ladylike Foundation; Kohl’s Kid;   Wendy’s Heisman School Award and the list goes on and on and on..Leeah has chosen to attend College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, and will major in Biology and minor in Communications.  Her aspiration is to become a Pediatric Neurosurgeon and a Philanthropist, and to give back to the community and the Village who nurtured and poured so much into her!  Her proud parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Avis Powell, Grandparents, Mrs.

Oakland, CA. PBSC/News Wednesday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m. the Young People will be in fellowship; Minister Vickia Brinkley from the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA, will be the speaker. Thursday, July 18th at 7:45 p.m. is President’s Night, a celebration of God’s leadership. President E. Winford Bell is a man who loves God and people. For the

past two years President Bell has provided spiritual leadership to the officers and staff; he promotes spiritual growth, education and supports community development and empowerment projects. You are invited to come and share in all services with us, come and receive your blessings. The church is located at 2303 W. 132nd Street Los Angeles, CA.

Upcoming Events During the month of June: Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., The Mission Department will host their “Annual Mission Day Service”. Theme: “World Mission”, Matthew 28:19-20 & Mark 15:16. The service will be held at the New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church – 5400 S. 11th Avenue, Los Angeles, California, Reverend Benja-

min Island, Pastor will bring the message. Mother Frances Fikes and Lady Gloria Lewis, Chairpersons. All are invited to join us in this spirit-filled service. Reverend Dr. E. Winford Bell, State President; Reverend Dr. Kenneth Hall, Sr., First Vice President; Reverend L. Keith Washington, Second Vice President; Mrs. Lucille Green, Executive Secretary; Carolyn J. Lewis, Reporting.

education includes: Graduation from Proviso Township High School, Maywood Illinois; AS Degree, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (honor); BA Degree in Religious Studies, La Verne College in La Verne, California; a BTH

Degree from the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies, Los Angeles; A Master’s Degree, Theological Studies at Faith Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He received his Doctorate in Theology from Bible Believers Christian Col-

lege and Seminary June 9, 2012. He provides instructions for Clergy in Church Administration and Finances and Tax compliance for the WHW Ministries and Preaching is My Business under the leadership of Dr. Robert A. Williams.

He taught Stewardship Course for graduate students at the Southwest Diocese Headquarters where Dr. Johnny J. Young is the Presiding Bishop. The list goes on and on for the Rev. Dr. James A. Perkins.

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p.m. is Women, Mission emphasis and Scholarship presentations night. Rev. Dr. Prentiss Lewis, Pastor of the Greater Starlight Baptist Church Los Angeles, CA will bring the message. Music will be provided by the Greater Starlight Choir; presiding is the Rev. Johnnie Leggett, Pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church, Continued From Page 2

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mented that they could have not asked for a better Dad and what a blessing he has been in their lives and the lives of their children. James was nominated by his stepdaughter, Roslyn Deval Sherrill. Pastor Perkins

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TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH NEEDS CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN Trinity Baptist Church is seeking a Director/Musician for the Children’s Choir, ages 6 thru 12. Must have experience in vocal train-

ing and directing a children’s choir, knowledge of and ability to teach, train and direct the children to sing a variety

of sacred music, including Hymns, Spirituals, Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music. Candidate must be avail-

able for rehearsals and scheduled worship service. Please submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to: Trinity Baptist

Church Music Department – 2040 West Jefferson Blvd., LOS Angeles, Calif. 90018 – (323) 735-0219 (fax) or trinitybaptistc@sbcglobal.net

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Sunday, June 23rd will be another day of great rejoicing with an added blessing the “celebration of our church 63rd year” as a beacon light proclaiming the goodness of God. We, the church family are excited as we look forward to a grand time. The theme for this celebration is” A BLESSED

CHURCH, STRENGTHENED, EMPOWERED AND SUSTAINED BY THE LOVE OF GOD.” Scripture references: 1John 3:1; Jeremiah 31:3 and Romans5:8. Theme speakers for the day are: 8:00 Sis. Kyndall Johnson. 11:00 Sis. Leatha Martin. 4:00pm

Sis .Lois L. Gray. Our special invited guest, as well as our extended church family, the Reverend Darryl Beard and the entire membership of the Mt. Carmel Holy Assembly Baptist Church will join us in the afternoon services as we celebrate and continue

to thank and praise God for His Blessings and that we may continue in humble spirits to be true messengers of your life and your word to serve our present age. Our chairpersons, Rev. Charles Jett, Sisters Toni Montgomery and Edna Bell along with Pastor Solomon

L. Drake extend a hearty welcome to friends, family and fellow citizens to come and celebrate with us in our 63rd Church Anniversary. We are located at 5300 So. Denker Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. For more information call the church office @ 323-759-4996

Park Windsor Baptist Church Women’s Conference July 12 & 13, 2013 Park Windsor Baptist Church is excited to announce our Women’s Conference, “Praying Women Believing Christ Paving the Way” on Friday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July13, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. On Friday evening, men, women, boys,

and girls are invited to hear Dr. Sonja Dawson, Pastor of New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, give an inspired message from the theme scripture, Ruth 1:16. Saturday morning, July 13, begins with a continental breakfast followed by workshops for women and girls

and lunch. The pre-registration for this great conference is $35, and registration on Saturday, July 13, is $40. For more information, see the church website www.parkwindsorbaptistchurch. com or call the church at 323-756-3966. Park Windsor Baptist Church is located at 1842 W. 108th St. The pastor is Rev. Terrell Taylor. The conference coordinator is Sister Lisa Glenny.

Join the Fun!!!   Vacation Bible School 2013, “God’s Big

Backyard – Under the Stars” July 15 – 19 from 6:00pm

– 8:30pm, Cost: FREE Southern Missionary Baptist Church “One Church For All Generations” 4678 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, Xavier L. Thompson, Senior Pastor / Teacher. To register online – vacationbibleschool.com/smbcla. If you have any questions please contact our church at (323) 731-2703

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The Pastoral search committee is accepting resumes for a Pastor. If you are an ordained Baptist Minister please submit your resume with photo. Attention; pulpit committee c/o Sis. Mary McCarthy. 1417 East Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001. Church PH (323) 582-7797 ** Chairperson @ (323) 759-6031 Continued From Page 2

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special Youth Day Program at 4:00 PM. We read about youth in the news and we hear stories about trouble youth find themselves in. This is a time to support youth who are learning to understand the call of the ministry. For our God is a keeping God. These youth are determined to fulfill the

call of God on their lives. They need our support. Your presence communicates that you support this important commitment in their lives. Light refreshments will be served upon the conclusion of the afternoon program. So come one, come all. The address is 2302 west 132nd street in Los Angeles. Be there or miss a true worship experience!

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ant Douroux with the Heritage Mass Choir, Rev. Calvin Rhone, and the L.A. chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America under the direction of Herman Jones. The emcee is Edna Tatum, host of the popular Gospel Classics show on KPFKFM 90.7 radio, representing the Gospel Announcers Guild of America. This event is at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90037. The Thursday Continued On Page 15 DR. MARGARET ....... Night, June 27, Continued From Page 2

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special Youth Day Program at 4:00 PM. We read about youth in the news and we hear stories about trouble youth find themselves in. This is a time to support youth who are learn-

ing to understand the call of the ministry. For our God is a keeping God. These youth are determined to fulfill the call of God on their lives. They need our support. Your presence communicates that you support this important com-

mitment in their lives. Light refreshments will be served upon the conclusion of the afternoon program. So come one, come all. The address is 2302 west 132nd street in Los Angeles. Be there or miss a true worship experience!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON

JOYFUL WORSHIP RESTORED Bible Background • Ezra 1:1-3:7 Printed Text • Ezra 3:1-7 Devotional Reading • Matthew 23:29-39

AIM for Change

By the end of the lesson, we will: KNOW that we should celebrate and express thanks to God for His goodness; DESIRE to praise God for His goodness; and PRAISE God for His goodness.

Keep In Mind:

“They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required” (Ezra 3:4).

Focal verses:

Ezra 3:1 And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of

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IN FOCUS Adam was a faithful church member who led the praise and worship portion of services. He met a woman that he liked and began to spend a lot of time with her. He sought God’s approval of the relationship, though, he felt in his heart that God was not pleased. Adam entered his place after work one evening to find his belongings gone with just a search warrant left behind. Adam had been under surveillance because of the woman he’d been dating. She’d been identified as a coconspirator in intricately planned robberies. The warnings of the Lord came back to Adam’s mind. Ashamed, Adam stopped going to church and shied away from praising and worshiping God. Weeks later, while remembering the praise and worship services, Adam began to sing to the Lord. In tears, he called his pastor and the praise and worship leader, both who readily accepted him back. Adam gladly worshiped the Lord to prepare for the next Sunday’s services. There, Adam experienced an anointing in worship like none he’d ever seen before. Today’s lesson is about how we as believers should ask God to help us maintain joyful worship of God, who is worthy to be praised. THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES The Feast of Booths (or the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot). This celebration is a harvest festival that lasts for one week. Jeshua is a descendant of Jozadak, who had been the high priest at the time Judah went into exile. Zerubbabel was appointed governor of Judah either by Darius or his predecessor, Cambyses, about 525 B.C. The altar described was built on old foundations, underscoring the continuity with the First Temple. The text notes that the reinstitution of sacrifices was not accompanied by the laying of the temple’s foundations. Fear of reaction by neighboring people accounted for this delay. BACKGROUND Throughout the history of the Children of Israel, we see a pattern where one ruler obeyed God and his successor would disobey and lead the nation into a path of unrighteousness. In the historical era prior to our lesson, King Josiah, at 8 years old, sought to cleanse and restore true worship among the people of Israel. He rebuilt the temple and led the people in obeying the Law of Moses to follow all the required feasts and sacrifices and the Passover. After his death, his brother Jehiaham was placed over the Children of Israel, and he did evil in the sight of the Lord. The people disobeyed God, and the chief priests defiled the temple. The Lord sent prophets to warn them, but the people mocked and misused them. God’s wrath against them became unquenched. The king of Chaldees came and slew them unmercifully: young, old, men, and women alike. The king took everything of value in the land and

JUNE 30, 2013 -Bible Study Guide 5 Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God. 3 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord, even burnt offerings morning and evening. 4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required; 5 And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the Lord. 6 From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. 7 They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.

removed everything from the temple before he burned it and destroyed the wall of Jerusalem. Those who remained were taken into captivity for 70 years, the time God appointed. IN DEPTH 1. Worship Restored (Ezra 3:1-5) The Children of Israel gathered in Jerusalem after their release from Babylon to find their city and temple in ruins. Jeshua and the other priests worked to restore the altar to observe the customary feasts with the people. Over time, the morale of the Children of Israel suffered after their bondage, and their spirits were in ruins like their precious Jerusalem: broken and, in many ways, desolate. The Feast of Tabernacles, which they celebrated, is similar to our Thanksgiving. It commemorates the 40 years they worshiped in tents while in the wilderness. As with all required feasts and observances, it came with a promise and restoration of God’s covenant with His people. Worshiping God is the best way to reestablish joy after emerging from a difficult time. 2. The Temple Restored (vv. 6-7) The Temple of God represents a special place, and the things inside had a special meaning. The Children of Israel endured many transitions while serving their God. They carried the Ark of the Covenant, they served Him in a tent, and they built a beautiful temple — all so His presence could continually dwell among them. The people were moved as they watched Jeshua and the other priests rebuild the Temple to its original order. The skilled tradesmen gave their time and skill to restore the Temple. King Cyrus of Persia preserved the pieces that belonged in the temple and returned them when the Children of Israel returned to Jerusalem. He also gave a grant to help with its completion. More important than the dedication of the people to rebuild the physical temple was their renewed spirit, the true temple, figuratively speaking. What good is a temple if no one comes to makes sacrifices to God? The Children of Israel in the past had failed to see the significance in observing the required sacrifices and didn’t for quite some time before going into captivity. After deliverance from their captors, the Children of Israel longed for those old traditions; their significance, no doubt, brought new meaning to their hearts. It is important that we, too, recognize the significance of God and the temple where His presence dwells.

SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES 1. What was significant in the observance of the Feast of Tabernacles among the Children of Israel (Ezra 3:4)? 2. Who granted permission to the Children of Israel to rebuild the temple (v. 7)? DISCUSS THE MEANING What observances or sacrifices do we need to reinstitute to restore and rebuild our relationship with God? As you ponder this question, think of your own relationship with the holy God. LESSONS IN OUR SOCIETY Unbroken fellowship with God is so vital to our existence and peace of mind in today’s perilous world. Our praise and worship brings us into God’s presence and protection. Our continual disobedience only stirs the wrath of God and places us in a position to lose our greatest possession: our relationship with God—the source of our praise, worship, and more important, our joy. FOLLOW THE SPIRIT What God wants me to do: REMEMBER YOUR THOUGHTS Special insights I have learned: MORE LIGHT ON TEXT Ezra 3:1-7 Introduction: There is a noticeable distance in time between Ezra chapters 2 and 3. The Children of Israel have returned home to their land, bringing a substantial amount of wealth along with them. This of course is primarily for the sole purpose of rebuilding Yahweh’s Temple. We read in Ezra 2:6870 that the people built homes for themselves before even establishing the foundation of the temple. This later ignites the rage of the prophet Haggai as the Lord commands him to rebuke Israel for their distorted priorities. “‘Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?’” (Haggai 1:4, NASB). 1 And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. Ezra 3 opens with a remarkable statement. Everyone “gathered themselves together” (‘acaph, aw-SAF), “as one man to Jerusalem.” This is a distinct expression of unity among people of Israel. Undoubtedly, the people’s unity was influenced by the permission that King Cyrus gave to people scattered throughout the land to return home to rebuild the Temple (Ezra 1:1-4). An additional factor was Haggai’s prophetic message rebuking them for their selfish actions, which involved them building homes for themselves first rather than the Lord’s Temple (Haggai 1:15). “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Consider your ways!’” (Haggai 1:5, NASB). 2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of

Moses the man of God. The individuals prominent in this verse, Jeshua and Zerubbabel represented both the priestly and royal roles of Yahweh. The divine and political authorities of Israel were not only present, but led in the construction of Yahweh’s “altar” (Heb. mizbeach, mizBAY-akh). Continuing in the spirit of being united as “one,” they were accompanied by their fellow brothers of spiritual and political kin. Even more impressive is their recognition of and return to obedience toward the Law of Moses (Pentateuch). An assumption can be made that upon reading the Pentateuch, they realized the supreme importance of the Lord’s altar and the significance of the burnt offering. 3 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord, even burnt offerings morning and evening. Fear can cause us to do many things; some are good and some stem from bad consequences and situations. Regardless of this fact, the intense emotion in most cases will cause some form of action. In an odd set of influences, fear led to the urgent construction of the Lord’s altar. The serious threats from neighboring ethnicities and cultures around them influenced a troubled and frightened nation of Israel to seek the protection of Yahweh.

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Daily Bible Readings MONDAY Jesus’ Lament over Jerusalem (Matthew 23:29-39) TUESDAY The Coming Judgment (Jeremiah 7:30-8:3) WEDNESDAY Jerusalem Falls to the Babylonians (2 Kings 24:1-12) THURSDAY The Destruction of Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 36:15-21) FRIDAY Rebuild a House for God (Ezra 1:1-8) SATURDAY The People Respond (Ezra 2:64-70) SUNDAY Restoring the Worship of God (Ezra 3:1-7) NOTE: RTP will always print Daily Bible Readings when the lesson has them available. If unavailable we will not print them

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It’s very interesting to see the hostility from the surrounding people. This hostility could have resulted from a variety of situations and consequences. The surrounding group could have had a lasting memory of Israel when it existed as an established, unified and strong nation; interactions at the time could have varied from subtle negativity to complete disaster. Also, jealousy could have arisen from within the surrounding people, a direct result stemming from King Cyrus issuing a royal decree to allow them to return home in order to rebuild the Temple. This was an extremely important privilege that no other group enjoyed within its own contexts. As the altar was constructed, the people of God worshiped Him and sought His protection every day and night. 4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required; 5 And afterward offered the continual burnt

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offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the Lord. The altar of the Lord being fully established brought about resurgence among the people of Israel. It encouraged them to seek the Lord and worship Him in their culturally traditional ways. “They found written in the law how the Lord had commanded through Moses that the sons of Israel should live in booths during the feast of the seventh month” (Nehemiah 8:14, NASB). The Feast of “Booths” (Heb. cukkah, sook-KAW) was a celebration of remembrance, pertaining to the time Israel had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years (Deuteronomy 2), homeless (having shelter in tents); a consequence of their rebellious disbelief in Yahweh (Deuteronomy 1). A particular observance of the burnt offerings was emphasized also. Within this offering a male ram, bull and lamb without defect were sacrificed on the altar. Having the animal’s blood sprinkled during the ceremony was a means to satisfy Yahweh, and was “a soothing aroma to the

1-888-290-7277 Lord” (Numbers 29:2, NASB). As the fire within the chosen people’s hearts burned to worship Yahweh, the flames and intensity were kept ablaze. We see from Ezra 3:4-5 that their participation in the various celebrations, festivals and offerings was “continual.” From the first day of their cultural month to the last day, the people of Israel realized the extreme intimate bonding and unity that could be established as they worshiped Yahweh as “one.” The Hebrew word used for “freewill offering” is nədabah (ned-aw-BVAW) and signifies that one is incited or impelled to give voluntarily. Olah (o-LAW) is the Hebrew word used that means “burnt offering.” It signifies an ascent, stairway or steps, in conjunction with an offering used with fire. The imagery is of the smell rising upward toward the Lord, becoming a sweet aroma to His nostrils. 6 From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. 7 They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of

NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia. Worship of Yahweh at the altar remained constant and strong among the people of Israel. In particular, we have the burnt offering, which served as the primary sacrificial ceremony in reverence to the Lord. Another interesting addition pertains to the people groups aiding in the reconstruction of Yahweh’s Temple. It must be recognized in at least the slightest sense, that non-Israelite people helped construct the Temple of God, even if they never physically worshiped there. Jeshua and Zerubbabel sought the support of the Sidonians and the Tyrians, without which obtaining the material to build the Temple would have been extremely difficult. This is simply following another pattern initiated by David and Solomon. David and Solomon both utilized the efforts of non-Israelites to construct the first Temple of God. In 1 Chronicles 22:2, we read how David gathered foreigners within the land of Israel to be stonecutters in the assisting of building the house of God.

First Kings 9:20-21 depicts a more oppressive Solomon utilizing non-Israelites as slave workers in the building of the Temple. The descendants of the Jebusites, Amorites, Hittites, Hivites and Perizzites were used as forced labor. Sources: DeGregorio, Scott, ed. “Footsteps of His Own: Bede’s Commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah.” Innovation and Tradition in the Writings of Bede. Morgantown, WVK: University of West Virginia Press, 2006. 143-168. Bible Words – Phonetic Pronunciation. http://betterdaysarecoming.html/ (accessed January 14, 2012). Butler, Trent, gen. ed. Holman Bible Dictionary. Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 1991. 39-40, 141-144. McGee, J. Vernon. Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther. Pasadena, CA: Thru the Bible Radio Network, 1988. Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon. http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/lexicons/Hebrew/ kjv/ (accessed January 12, 2012). Unger, Merrill F. “Erza.” The New Unger’s Bible Handbook. Revised by Gary Larson. Chicago, IL: Moody Bible Institute, Moody Publishers, 2005. 217-220.

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Missionary Baptist Church, 15548 Paramount Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723. Date: Saturday, June 28, 2013 from 9:00

Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church Congratulates the Class of 2013

On behalf of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church and our Pastor Dr. Ticey M. Brown, we would like to pause and say Congratulations! We are extremely proud of each of you who have already graduated or are scheduled to graduate soon. On Sunday, June 23, 2013 during our 11:00 A.M. Worship service we will be honoring all of our graduates in our Annual Graduation Recognition Ceremony to be followed by a luncheon in their honor to be held in our Gold Room immediately following our worship ser-

vice. You are invited to join us as we honor Waverly Blakely (Pre-K), Makaila Duckett (Pre-K) Avery Stansbury (Pre-K), Caleb C.L. Jenkins (Kindergarten), Zamarion Brown (Kindergarten), Jeremiah Lewis (5th), Andrew Washington (5th), Shatazia Peacock (5th), Jalon Daniels (5th), Dei’Ondre Johnson, Jr. (6th), Sterling Bedford (8th), Shevin Reese (8th), Jazmond Summers (8th), Elijah Wade (8th), Asia Bean (12th), Daiza Blanks (12th), Tiana D. Neal (12th), Joshua White (12th), Shanelle Jefferson (BA), LaSh-

erma Green (BA), Shari L. Davis (MA), Shane’e L. Moore (CMA), Atysha Smith (CBD College), Shanelle Solomon (MAA), Rev. Stanley White (BA), Dr. Sharron E. Roberts (Ph.D), Dr. Turner R. Roberts (2nd Ph.D). We commend you on your awesome academic accomplishments and would like to encourage you to keep up the excellent work! For additional information you may contact the office of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church 6614 S. Western Ave., L.A. CA 90047 (323) 753-3189 - Lady Lasonja (Reporting), Dr. Ticey M. Brown, Pastor

a.m. to 2:30 p.m. What is EWaste? E-Waste is defined as any electronic equipment that has reached its “end-of life,” whether in working condition. Most electronic equipment with a cord or circuit board qualifies. AES Accepts the Following items: Computer Parts, Car Battery, CD Players, Cell Phones, Computer Monitors, Computers/CP Us/laptops, Servers, Copiers, Digital Cameras, DVD Players, Hand Held Electronic Devices, I-Pods & MP 3 players, Mixed Metals, FDA, Video Game Consoles, Power Adapters, Pagers, Printers/Scanner/Fax, Telephone, Televisions, VCR, Electric

Cords, Remote Controls, Ink Cartridges. WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Refrigerators, Ovens, Household Batteries and Light Bulbs AES Electronics Recycling Inc. is a licensed collector of E-Waste material. A portion of all monies will go directly to New Commandment Missionary Baptist Church. AES conducts E-Waste collection events for schools, churches businesses and non-profits. For information about this event, contact AES Electronic Recycling, Inc. at (714) 2533388 or email Nicolelaesrecycling.com E-Waste IT! Rev. Dr. Grady Jones, Pastor, Annette Cooper, Reporting

Bible Fellowship Baptist Church Celebrates 57th Church Anniversary We the Pastor, Rev. DeShay L. Ward Sr. and the Bible Fellowship Baptist Church family give all Praise and Glory to God to have kept us for 57 years. We will continue to Worship and Praise his Holy name. “We know it is the vision of keeping on in spite of valleys to go through and mountains to climb”; therefore we are inviting all who can to come and Praise and Worship with us on this 57th

year celebration. Dr. Frank Bryant Jr. (First Zion Travelers M.B.C.) will be the speaker on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00pm; Pastor J Nunez (Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostes) will be the speaker on Friday June 21st at 7:00pm; Pastor Nathan Kimbrough (Christian Force M.B.C.) will be the speaker on Sunday June 23rd at 3:00pm, along with Bishop A.B. Brown and the Morning Star M.B.C. Our theme is “Except The Lord

Build The House, They Labour In Vain That Build It”. We are blessed to have Bro. and Sis. Mark Birdine, a special young couple as chairperson for our 57th Anniversary. All are welcome in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bible Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 6915 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90003. Pastor DeShay L. Ward Sr., Pastor, Sis. Bernice Wooden, Reporting.

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CITY ON THE HILL CHURCH

Jawane Hilton Senior Pastor/Teacher

1-888-290-7277 EVENING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH

211 West 59th Street - Los Angeles, CA 90003

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MAILING ADDRESS P.O. BOX 4446 CARSON CA 90746 Dr. W.M. Brent Sr Pastor Emeritus

Keith B. Williams Senior Pastor

Sunday School .....................................................8:45 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study .....(Wed.) ..... 12:00 Noon / 7:00 P.M.

GREATER EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH

5300 S. Denker Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062 Phone: (323) 759-4996

451 East 223rd Street Carson, CA 90745 Office (310) 834-2630 Fax (310) 513-0943 Web: http://judsonbc.net

Dr. Johnny V. Baylor, Pastor/Teacher Sunday Worship Service:................... 7:45 AM & 10:00 AM Children’s Church Available: .(Except 5th )...10:00 AM Serv. Speak Life Youth Ministry: (2nd & 4th Sunday):...... 12:30 PM Bible Study: (Wed.):..........................12:00 Noon & 7:00 PM

HOLY CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

REV., DR. SOLOMON DRAKE PASTOR

Early Service ........................................................ 8:00 A.M. Church School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship .......................................... 10:45 A.M. Taped Broadcast - KTYM 1460 AM (Sundays) 5:30 p.m. Taped Broadcast - KALI 900 AM (Sundays) 7-8 p.m. Bible Study & Training ............................................ 4:00 P.M. Youth Ministries (Mon.) .......................................... 6:30 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Class - All Ages (Tues.) ................. 6:30 P.M. Prayer Bible Sudy (Wed.) ...................... 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Young Adult Fellowship & Study ........................... 7:00 P.M. Children Ministries (Sat.) ..................................... 10:00 A.M.

GREATER STARLIGHT B.C. 8018 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90003 Phone (323) 753-0224 Fax: (323) 753-3591

REV. GEORGE L. THOMAS, PASTOR 1016 East Rosecrans Avenue Compton, CA 90220 / Phone: (310) 537-3149 Early Morning Worship ................................. 7:30 - 9:30 A.M. Sunday School ........ 9:45 - 10:30 A.M. & 10:15 - 11:00 A.M. New Member’s Class (Sunday) ........................... 10:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........................ 10:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. Holy Communion (1st Sun.) ...................... 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Broadcast (KTYM-1460 AM - SAT.) ........ 10:00 - 11:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

LOVE AND UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1840 S. Wilmington Ave. Compton, 90220 PHONE: (310) 604-5900 FAX: (310) 604-5915 Info@loveandunity.org www.loveandunity.org

APOSTLE RONALD C. HILL, SR., FOUNDER/PASTOR Sunday Morning Worship ....... 8:00, 11:30 A.M. & 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Mid Week Service ............................. 7:30 P.M. Saturday Bible Study ............................................ 9:00 A.M. Food For Soul Radio Broadcast .(KTYM 1460 AM M-F). 6:30 A.M. Food For Soul TV Broadcast (THE CHURCH CHANNEL Tues. 5:30 P.M. & Fri. 2:00 P.M.)

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REV. WAYNE CHANEY, JR. PASTOR

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BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF PASADENA

1972 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103 PHONE: (626) 794-3136 JOHN T. McCALL, PASTOR DR. F. S. STEVENS, ORGANIZER PASTOR EMERITUS Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Mid-week Pray/Bible Study 12:00 NOON & 7:00 P.M.

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH

950 East 45th Street, L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 231-9153

Phone: (323) 231-2391 (323) 231 1433

WORSHIP LOCATION: 16425 Ishida Ave Carson, CA 90248 (310) 327-0274 pastorjhiltoncothchurch.org

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Church Website: www. greaterstarlightmbc.org Sunday School ................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:00 A.M. Life Hour (2nd Sun.) ........................................... 8:00 A.M. Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (Tues.) ..................... 7:30 P.M. Hour of Power Prayer (Fri.) ............................... 5:00 A.M. Noonday Rhema (Fridays) ............................... 12:00 P.M.

MESSIAH BAPTIST CHURCH

REV. DEMONTRE REEVER YOUTH PASTOR

DR. ALBERT NICHOLAS SENIOR PASTOR

REV. E. ROLAND AREVALO PASTOR/SPANISH MINISTRY

Sunday School ................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship & Youth Worship.................... 10:45 A.M. Evangelistic Class...(3rd Tues) ............................7:00 P.M. Prayer Band (Wed.) ........................................ 12:00 Noon Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .......................................... 7:00 P.M. Spanish Worship (Sun) ...................................... 4:30 P.M. Spanish Prayer Mtg .. (Thurs) ..............................7:00 P.M.

“PRAISE CITY” PRAISES OF ZION B.C. 8222 So. San Pedro St. L.A., CA 90003 Office: (323) 750-1033 Fax: (323) 758-6030

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DR. J. BENJAMIN HARDWICK, SR. PASTOR Early Morning Worship ............................................. 6:45 A.M. Educational Hour .................................................... 9:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........................................... 10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ................................................. 7:30 P.M. Broadcast ......................(KJLH 102.3)................... 5:00 A.M.

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES 4802 South McKinley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 231-2424 PASTOR W. E. JENKINS Moderator of Los Angeles District Association Morning Worship ........................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ............................................ 10:45 A.M. Children’s Church (1st Sun.) ....................... 10:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............................. 12 & 7:00 P.M. FIRST ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

4500 W. Adams Blvd. L.A., CA 90016 Phone: (323) 734-7920; Fax: (323) 734-2374 Email Address: Messiah1954@aol.com Web Address: Messiahmissionarybaptist.org REV. PERRY J. JONES, (SENIOR PASTOR) DR. WHALEN JONES, (PASTOR EMERITUS) Sunday School ..................................................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ..............................7:30 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Weekly Bible Study (Tues. & Thurs.) .................... 7:00 P.M. Weekly Bible Study /Prayer Mtg. ..................... 12:00 NOON Choir Rehearsal -”YOUTH” (Thurs.) ..................... 6:00 P.M.

NEW MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

8725 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90002 Phone: (323) 589-2551 REV. GERALD BURGESS SR., PASTOR “KINGDOM BUILDING MINISTRIES” Early Morning Worship ....................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School.................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................................................ 11:00 A.M. Mid-Week Prayer ................(Wed) ......................6:30 P.M. Bible Study .........................(Wed.) ......................7:00 P.M.

402 E. El Segundo Blvd, L.A. Ca, 90061 CHURCH: 310-324-0644 FAX: (310) 769-1287

REV. SONJA DAWSON., Senior Pastor REV. LONNIE DAWSON, SR., Founder (1962-2010) Sun. Worship ........................................... 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Sun. School/Bible Study ....................................... 9:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun.) ....................7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Noon Pray/Mtg/Bible Study (Wed) ........................... 12 P.M. “Wed. Night Live” ....... Prayer Meeting Bible Study & Book Studies ... 7:00 P.M.

GREATER NEW ST. MATTHEW Missionary Baptist Church 346 East 36th St., L.A., CA 90011 CHURCH: (323) 233-7729 FAX: (323) 233-8057 E-mail: gnsmchurch@yahoo.com

REV. LOVESTER ADAMS, SR., PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ... 11:00 A.M. Mid-Wk. Prayer (Wed.) ......... 7:00 P.M.

NEW COMMANDMENT M.B.C.

15548 Paramount Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723 PHONE: (562) 531-7703 FAX: (562) 529-5062 EMAIL: Praise15548@aol.com DR. REV. GRADY JONES, PASTOR SUNDAY: 9:15 A.M. Sunday School 11:00 A.M. ........... Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Children’s Church (3rd, 4th, & 5th Sunday)

WEDNESDAY: 7:00 P.M., Prayer/Bible Study

The ROCK Christian Fellowship Build, Teach, Engage & Empower

Temporary Location @ Florence Bixby Elementary School 5251 E. Stearns, Long Beach, Ca 90815 Mailing Address 6285 E. Spring St. #223, LB 90808 (562) 597-7481 Fax (562) 597-6356 GREGORY SANDERS, SR., PASTOR www.THEROCKTODAY.com Morning Worship ................... 10:00 A.M.


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The Curry Temple C.M.E. Church at 322 W. Rosecrans Avenue, Compton, CA will celebrate its 52nd Church Anniversary, Theme: “The Church with The Exciting Christian Spirit,” beginning Saturday, June 22nd with a Luncheon at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Bernard M. Jackson, Senior Pastor, of Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, CA., as the Speaker The Celebration will continue on Sunday, June 23rd at The Morning Service of Worship at 10:30 a.m. The Worship Service Speaker will be The Rev. Byron L. Smith, Sr., the Senior Pastor of Curry Temple C.M.E. Church. In August of 2010, Bishop James B. Walker assigned Rev. Smith to Curry Temple. Pastor Smith has continued to maintain the Bible Teaching, Dynamic Preaching and Community Service and Outreach that Curry Temple has established for over 50 years. In his words, we are “Shifting Gears” as we prepare to do even greater things. Never to forget that the Prayers, the Commitment and the Love for the Lord of those first 55 members who established “The Church With The Exciting Christian Spirit! The Mass Choir will be rendering the Songs of Praise with Nysa Shenay, Director. All deceased members will be acknowledged in a special Memorial Service of Tribute. The officers and members of Curry Temple C.M.E. Church will be participating in the Morning Service of Worship as well. A special invitation is extended to everyone throughout the city to attend this Glorious Anniversary Celebration!

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DR. B. T. NEWMAN SR. Pastor Emeritus

BOBBY T. NEWMAN JR.

Pastor SERVICE TIMES: Concencration Period ........................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................................................... 6:30 P.M. Wed. Prayer ...................................... 9:30 A.M. & 6:30 P.M.

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BISHOP ANTHONY BENJAMIN SR. SR. BISHOP HENRY J. COX Founder Sunday School .................................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................................11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tu................................................................ 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues.) ...............................................................7:00 P.M. Praise Dance (Wed.) ........................................................... 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Sat.) ......................................................... 1:30 P.M.

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MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., - Los Angeles, CA 90018 Phone: (323) 735-0044 Fax: (323) 735-0219 E-Mail: Trinitybaptistc@sbcglobal.net WebSite: Trinitybaptistchurchla.org

REV. ALVIN TUNSTILL, JR., PASTOR

Sunday Worship Service ......................... 7:30 & 10:30 A.M. Church School ....................................................... 9:00 A.M. Broadcast (KJLH) - 102.3) .................................. 9:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.).............. 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER C.F. CHURCH 750 Alondra Blvd Carson, CA 90746 Phone: (310) 515-7209

DR. R. STANLEY HAYWOOD, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:00 A.M. Bible Study..(Wednesday)..... 7:00P.M.

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6614 SOUTH WESTERN AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

PHONE: (323) 753-3189 PASTOR (323) 753-3180

YOUR PASTOR’S NAME

Early Worship ....................................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ..................................................... 9:40 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00 A.M. Communion Service (1st Sun.) ............................. 5:00 P.M. Mid-Week Prayer Mtg. (Wed.) ............................... 7:00 P.M.

MT. ZION MISSIONARY B.C. 1300 EAST 50TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 235-2103 REV. EDWARD V. HILL II, PASTOR Consecration ....................................................... 9:45 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:45 A.M. Prayer (Wed.) ......................................... Noon & 6:30 P.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .................................... 7:00 P.M

PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Missionary Baptist Church 3600 West Imperial Hwy. Inglewood, CA 90303

Phone: (323) 751-0502 www.theoneandonlywaymin.org - Website

TRUE FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY B.C. 7901 South Van Ness Avenue Inglewood, CA 90305 Ph: (323) 750-7304 Fx. (323) 565-2894 REV. JAMES A. PERKINS, PASTOR Morning Worship ..... 8:00 A.M./10:45 A.M. Bible Adventure Hour ............... 9:30 A.M. Prayer & Praise/Bible Study (Tues.) 7:P.M. Youth Ministry (Wed.) ................ 6:30 P.M. Prayer & Praise/Bible Study (Thur.) 12 Noon

Long Beach CHRIST SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 1471 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-3421 www.csbclb.org REV.WELTON PLEASANT II, PASTOR Sunday School ........................8:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 9:40 A.M. Midweek Prayer (Wed.) ........ 7:00 P.M.

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Inglewood

Dr. Herman C. Avery Jr., Ph.D, Pastor Sunday School .....................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:30 A.M. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ........ 7:00P.M. 7010 S. Denver Ave., L.A.)

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LIBERTY TABERNACLE MINISTRIES 14725 South Gramercy Place Gardena, CA 90249 CHURCH: (310) 715-8400 Email Address: libertytabmin@sbcglobal.net

Worship Services ........9:30 & 11:30 A.M. Word Power/Bible Study (Wed.) 6:30 P.M. “I Care Ministry” (Sat.) .......... 9:45 A.M.

Dr. Michael Fisher Pastor

SERVICE TIMES: Sunday Worship ....Main Sanctuary.... 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship (Sun)....Main Sanctuary................. 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) Little Zion Campus 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Gardena

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TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

Dr. W. Jerome Fisher Senior Pastor

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ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

GREATER MT. SINAI M.B.C. #2

“A Church Bible-Based, ChristCentered & Spirit Led” 12317 S. Wilmington Ave. Compt., CA 90222 Phone: (310) 631-0261 REV. KALVIN E. CRESSEL, SR., PASTOR/TEACHER Bible Institue (Sun.) ............. 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Mission (Tues.) ................. 10:30 A.M. Teachers Mtg. (Tues.) ......... 6:30 P.M. Bible Study/Discipleship (Wed)7:00 P.M.

UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 16133 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton, CA 90221 Office: (310) 604-0234 unitychristianfellowship@yahoo.com website: www.unitycf.org BISHOP JOHNNY R. WITHERS, JR., SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday Morning Worship ................................9:30 A.M. Teaching Empowerment Night (Tuesday) 7:00 P.M.

“A Full Gospel B.C. Fellowship Affiliate”

GOSPEL MEMORIAL C.O.G.I.C.

1480 Atlantic Ave., L.B., CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-7389 BISHOP JOE L. EALY, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship ................... 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Night Prayer ..... 7:00 P.M. Pastoral Teaching (Wed) ...... 7:30 P.M.

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ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

1160 New York St. Long Beach, CA 90813 Ph. (562) 599-3509; Fx (562) 591-7314 REV. COLEMAN L HART, PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 8:45 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 10:30 A.M. Sun. Discipleship Training ........ 5:00 P.M. Mon. Night Men’s Bible Study .. 7:00 P.M. Tuesday (Mission) WMU .......... 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Youth Family Night 6:00 P.M. Wed. Night (Mid-Week) Prayer 7:00 P.M.

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los angeles BIBLE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

6915 S. Broadway Ave Phone: (323) 751-3532 (323) 751-7331 REV. DeSHAY L. WARD, SR PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:15 A.M. Prayer & Praise.. (Tues)..... 12:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal ..(Thurs)..... 4:00 P.M. Bible Class ...(Thurs)............ 7:15 P.M.

AVENUE CHRISTIAN LOVE B.C. 7516 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90001 PHONE: (323) 587-1586 REV. HAROLD H. LEE, PASTOR

Early Morning Worship (Sun.). 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ........................ 9:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........... 11:00 A.M. Afternoon Service ................... 4:00 P.M. Mid-Week Bible Study (Wed.) .7:00 P.M. Prayer (Saturday) .................... 8:00 A.M.

BETHEL M.B.C. OF SOUTH L.A.

10905 S. Compt., Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 566-5286/Fax: 566-3224 REGINALD POPE, DP.TH., PASTOR Worship ........... 8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Sun. School & Bible Train. .... 9:30 A.M. Evangelism/Prayer (Mon.) ..... 7:29 P.M. Prayer/Bible (Wed.) 11:30 AM/6:30 P.M. Radio KTYM-1460 AM ( Fri.).. 8:30 P.M. www.BethelSouthLA.org

CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHRCH

7623 8th Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043 Phone: (323) 751-1121 Fax: (323)751-1122

REV. A.T. WILLIAMS SR. ORGANIZER REV. RODERIC BELL, PASTOR Sunday School ............................... 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Prayer Mtg... (Thurs) .... 6:00 PM.

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10101 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 756-4088 REV. LAMONTE KING, PASTOR Early Worship ........................ 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................... 9:05 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Monday Bible Study ............... 7:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ....... 12:00 NOON Mdwk. Pray/Bible Study (Wed) ... 7:P.M.

GOSPEL MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH

7301 So. Avalon, L.A., CA 90003 Phone/Fax: (323) 759-8087 REV. RAYMOND A. DENNIS, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:30 A.M. Mission Mtg. (Wed.) ........ 12:00 Noon Bible Study/Prayer Mtg. (W) 7:00 P.M.

GRACE TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH

7017 Gramercy Place, LA Ca Phone: (323) 971-8192 Fax: (323) 750-5106 MIQUAIL BROADOUS, SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ........................ 9:00A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:00 A.M. Intercessory Prayer..(Wed.)..... 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Worship. (Wed).... 7:00 P.M.

GREATER MT. HERMON M.B.C.

2302 West 132nd St., L.A., CA 90059 Ph: 310-635-1958 FAX: 310-635-1938 REV. A.R. BILLINGLY Organizer/Builder REV. KENNETH A. HALL, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship .................... 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed) 12 Noon/7:30 P.M.

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

4901 S. Avalon Blvd. L.A. Ca 90011

Ph: (323) 232-0398 Fx: (323) 232-7183 Email; ebc4901@sbcglobal.net

DR. KENNETH E. LITTLE, PASTOR Intercessory Prayer.............. 8:30 A.M. Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship..................11:00 A.M.

Night Service . (2d & 4th Sun.) 7:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed) .7:00 P.M.

FAITH AND HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 344 West Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90003 PHONE: (323) 753-6445 E-mail: faithhopecommunity@att.net REV. LA VELLE M. GATES

SENIOR PASTOR

Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Discipleship Ministry (Tues.) ... 7:00 P.M. Get In Shape Ministry (Wed.) ... 7:00 P.M.

FIRST BETHANY M.B.C 507 W. 49TH Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 PHONE: (323) 232-4421 REV. GREGORY D. McClain PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun)....10:30 A.M Bible Study (Wed.) ................. 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .............. 700 P.M.

FIRST ZION TRAVELERS Missionary Baptist Church

4715 South Normandie Los Angeles, CA 90037 Ph: (323) 296-2047; Fx. (323) 588-2854 Church Office: (323) 585-1048 E-mail: IBryantRN@aol.com DR. FRANK BRYANT, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ......... 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Pray (Thurs) 11:30 A.M. - 1:P.M.

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GREATER MT. OLIVE B.C.

659 West Colden Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Office: (323) 755-3201 REV. C. LAMAR SIMMONS PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 8:00 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 9:00 A.M. Prayer Meeting (Tues.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

GREATER NEW LIGHT B.C.

1154 E. 92nd Street Los Angeles, Ca 90002 Ph: (323) 567-1993 Fx: (323) 567-1407 E-mail: PastorPDRoss@aol.com DR. PATRICK D. ROSS, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ......11:00 A.M. Prayer....(Wed)........................7:00 P.M. Bible Study...(Wed)..................7:30 P.M. Prayer ....(Wed & (Fri)...9:00-10:00 A.M.

HOLY MISSION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 East 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (940) 442-2972 Noah W. Payne, Pastor Rev. Reginal Payne, Asst. Pastor

Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tues) 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs) 7:00 P.M.

HOLY ROCK MISSIONARY B.C.

11009 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90061 Phone: (323) 779-0583 REV. LEHMAN JOHNSON, PASTOR Sunday Morning Worshi .... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Intercessory (Tues.) .. 7:00 P.M. Prayer/Mid-day (Fri.) ... 12:00 NOON

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Your Church Address Your Church Phone Number Your Church Email YOUR PASTOR’S NAME ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

LOVE LIFTED ME M.B.C.

6501 Crenshaw Blvd - L.A., CA 90043 Ph: (323) 778-5438 Fx:(323) 778-0574 PASTOR DR. S.S. SHIGG ORGANIZER/PASTOR Sunday School .......................9:00 A.M. Worship Service ................. 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study ................ 6:30 P.M. Silent Revival (1st Sat).. 2:00-2:15 P.M.

YOUR CHURCH NAME

Your Church Address Your Church Phone Number Your Church Email YOUR PASTOR’S NAME ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

MOUNT ISRAEL M.B.C.

230 W. 103rd Street, L.A., CA 90003 (323) 757-3090; Fx: (310) 532-8498 Email; jessiewalker@ca.rr.com DR. JESSE L. WALKER, PASTOR Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ..... 11:00 A.M. Midwk. Worship Serv/Prayer Mtg 7:P.M. B.T.U. (Sunday)......................10:15 A.M. Choir Rehearsal (Friday.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 5200 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 232-4326

REV. LARRY D. HOOKS II, Pastor Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 11:00 A.M. (1ST Sunday - Communion Service 8:00 A.M.) Prayer Service (Thurs.) ........... 7:00 P.M.

NEW PROVIDENCE M.B.C.

10200 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Phone: (323) 754-3779

Sunday School ..................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .... 6:30 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP P.O. BOX 56641, LA, CA 90056 E-MAIL: OneFaith2007@aol.com www.onefaithfellowship.org Phone: (323) 481-6724 Dr. Tonya Lewis, Founder/President 1st Saturday - Fellowships Celebration of Youths - March Celebration of Adults - August

PILGRIM’S HOPE BIBLE CHURCH 7016 S. Compton Ave, L.A. Ca 90001 Phone: (323) 581-7672 Fx: (323) 581-6466 Email: phbc7016@att.net

JOE L. SMITH JR., PASTOR / TEACHER Sundays Early Morning Worship ..............9:45 A.M. Word-Up Bible Study .2nd & 4th ..8:30 A.M. Children’s Church ................... 9:30 A.M.

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los angeles PARK WINDSOR BAPTIST CHURCH Park Windsor B.C. is a Church of “Inclusion, Not Exclusion” 1842 W. 108th Street, L.A. Ca 90047 Phone: (323) 756-3966 F: (323) 756-3969

REV. TERRELL TAYLOR - PASTOR

Morning Worship Service ..8:00 & .11:00 A.M. Sunday School ...........................9:30 AM Noon Bible Study...Wed............... 12:00 PM Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Wed... 7:00 PM

PLEASANT VIEW M.B.C. 7524 S. Compton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Ph: (323) 581-9900 Email Address: pvmbc54@yahoo.com REV. MICHAEL WHITE - PASTOR Sunday School ............9:15 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ........11:00 A.M. Wednesday Night Prayer...........7:00 P.M. Wednesday Night Bible Study....7:30 P.M.

YOUR CHURCH NAME

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SOUTHERN MISSIONARY B.C.

“One Church For All Generations” 4678 West Adams Blvd, L.A. CA 90016 (323) 731-2703 Email: smbcla@gmail.com XAVIER L. THOMPSON, PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ...............10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 6:45 P.M.

SOUTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

12121 S. Avalon Blvd. L.A. Ca 90061 Phone: (323) 755-9541 PASTOR DONALD ROBERSON ROY L. ROBERSON, PASTOR EMERITUS Sunday School ................ 9:25 A.M. Morning Worship ........... 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 4155 McKinley Ave., L.A., CA 90011 PH: (213) 233-3289; FX: (323) 233-9356 E-Mail: Tabernacle_bc@yahoo.com PASTOR LESTER MOSLEY 8:00 A.M. ........ Early Morning Worship (1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday) 9:30 A.M. ....... Sunday Church School 11:00 A.M. ................ Worship Service 7:30 P.M. (Wed.) Mid-Week BibleStudy & Prayer Service

TABERNACLE OF FAITH B.C.

REDEEMER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

1631 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: (213) 732-4124 REV. CURTIS MONROE, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Mdwk Prayer/Bible Study (Wed) 7:30 P.M.

11328 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 569-4162 www.tabernacleoffaithbaptistchurch.com

REV., DR. R. M. LEFFALL, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Mon.) ................ 7:00 P.M. School of Prayer (Wed.) 11A.M. & 7PM

ROCK OF FAITH M.B.C.

1210 East 41st St., L.A., CA 90011 Ph.: (323) 232-2694 FAX: (323) 231-3592 REV. J. LAWRENCE GULLEY, PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 10:50 A.M. B.T.U. ........................................ 5:45 P.M. Evening Worship ...................... 6:45 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............... 6:30 P.M. Bible Class ................................ 7:00 P.M.

TRAVELER’S REST M.B.C.

ST. JOHN M.B.C.

936 W. 49th Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 Phone (323) 752-0855 stjohnbc@att.net REV. JAMES A. BROOKS PASTOR Sunday School......................9:30 A.M. Morning Worship...................10:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study..... (Wed)....6:00 P.M.

ST. REED BAPTIST CHURCH

656 East 79th Street - L.A., CA 90001 Ph: (323) 752-7807; Fx. (323) 758-8529 E-mail: StReed@sbcglobal.net REV. C.R. JONES, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .............. 10:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Wed.) .......... 6:30 P.M. B.T.U. ..................................... 5:30 P.M. Teacher’s Mtg. (Thurs.) ......... 5:30 P.M.

1417 East Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001 Phone: (323) 582-7797 E-mail: travelersrest@sbcglobal.net Rev. Dr. Joe L. Gates, Sr., Interim Pastor Morning Worship .........8:00 A.M. Church School .......... 9:30 A.M. Worship Service........ 11:00 A.M.

ST. REST MISSIONARY B.C.

Sunday School .................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Prayer Mtg./Bible Study (Tue.) 5:00 P.M. UBU Club (Ages 13-19) 4th Wed. 6: P.M.

VILLAGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

1521 East 111th St., L.A., CA 90059 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61218 Los Angeles, CA 90061-0218 Phone: (323) 569-8819 REV. W. CHARLES HARRIS, II, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:50 A.M. Program/Vesper Hour ............. 4:00 P.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

WELCOME MISSIONARY B.C.

8615 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, Calif. 90002 www.Welcomebaptistla.org Ph: (323) 582-5813; FAX: (323) 582-4587 REV. J. W. BROWN, PASTOR Morning Worship .................... 8:00 A.M. Church School ..................... 10:00 A.M. Communion Served (Every 1st Sun.) Mid-Week Prayer (Wed.) .. 12:00 NOON Mid-Week Bible Study (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.

(The Historical) WELLER STREET M.B.C.

129 S. Gless Street Los Angeles, CA 90033 Phone: (323) 261-0949 REV. K. W. TULLOSS, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ..... 9:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship........6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues).................. 5:00 P.M.

10400 S. San Pedro Street, L.A. Calif. 90003

“Family of Purpose” CHURCH Phone: (888) 294-5545 www.FOPLive.com

REV. FREDERICK E. HOWARD Senior Pastor/Teacher Editor/Publisher Sunday School ...................Sunday....................... 9:30 A.M. Worship Celebration...........Sunday..................... 10:45 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer ......................Wednesday................ 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsals................Thursday.....................7:00 P.M. LIVE BROADCAST * SUNDAY 11:00 AM FOPLivel.com

BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH 1454 E. 100th St., L.A., CA 90062 CHURCH: (323) 564-0691

www.BeulahBaptistLa.org TRUE EVER FAITHFUL B.C.

11167 S. Main Street, L.A., CA 90061 P: (323) 755-1134 F: (323) 755-1133 REV. K.L. BURRUS, JR., PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................ 11:00 A.M. Mission Circle...(Tues)......... 6:00 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Study.(Tues).. 7:00 P.M. (Except 1st Tues) Prayer & Teachers Mtg (Wed).6:00 P.M.

REV. ROBERT L. TAYLOR PASTOR

Sunday School .....................................................9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wednesday) .................................... 7:00 P.M.

YOUR CHURCH NAME TRUE WAY MISSIONARY B.C.

709 W. Manchester - L.A., CA 90044 Phone: (323) 752-6179 REV. TORREY COLLINS, PASTOR Sunday School ................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................. 3:30 P.M. *Bible Study (Tues.) ............. 7:00 P.M. *Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 11:00 A.M. Choir Rehearsals (Wed. & Fri.) 7: P.M.

UNION MISSIONARY B.C.

1812 E. 110th St. - L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 566-5315 Res.(310) 635-2827 Fx: (323) 566-2349 DR. MILTON MARSHALL, SR., PASTOR

SOUTHSIDE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH

5151 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90037 Off.: (323) 296-5840 / 751-2658 REV. E. A. TAYLOR, FOUNDER Rev. William G. Davis, Jr., Pastor Sunday School ..................... 9:05 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:15 A.M. Afternoon Worship ............... 3:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............ 7:00 P.M.

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9122 S. San Pedro St., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 755-4087 REV. DONALD L. WILSON, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:30 A.M. Prayer Meeting / Mission Bible Study Wednesday ............. 6:00 P.M. Sun. School Teachers Mtg. (Wed) 7P.M.

Your Church Address Your Church Phone Number Your Church Email YOUR PASTOR’S NAME ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

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Pilgrim’s Hope Host…MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY The Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church family held its first Mid-Week Bible Study on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. We are declaring this study period to be an exciting “Hour Of Power”, right from the Word of God. Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we extend an invitation to you to join at this time. If your ministry isn’t holding Bible Study, come on over. Pastor Joe L. Smith, Jr. is

our powerful teacher. To our neighboring communities and to those who may not know Christ as their personal Savior, our doors are open to you and you’re welcome also. Five things are required: YOU, your Bible, writing materials, a willing and desiring spirit to study and learn. If you just can’t make it on Wednesdays to the Mid-week Bible Study, we also hold our Word Up Bible Study each second and fourth

Sunday Morning at 8:30a.m. to 9:15a.m. Please note that the study periods are not the same, they’re both different. Our Sunday Morning Worship is held at 9:45a.m. As the spirit leads you, we’re looking forward to seeing you. Any questions, please call us at (323) 581-7672. Pilgrim’s Hope is located at 7016 S. Compton Avenue in Los Angeles Ca. Joe L. Smith Jr., Pastor/Teacher, Sis. Rose Harris, Reporting.

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CONGRATULATIONS....

Ella Mae Andrews and Mrs. Mary Powell, Mr.  Lee Powell Senior of Chicago, and the Late Mr. L.C. Andrews (Paw Paw) Her proud  Godparents are Mr. and Mrs. Matt and Lynn Thalley and she  has an abundance of Aunties and Uncles, related and not, who have loved, nurtured and supported  her from day one!  Leeah, we congratulate you,  and  we encourage you in the Word of God to remain steadfast, unmovable always abounding in the Work of the Lord, for we know that your labor is NOT in vain!  Keep up the good work Leeah, and  always remember to keep RAISING THE PRAISE!! Love  to  my one and only SMOOTIE forever and a Day till Jesus comes and even after that, AUNTIE ARLENE ANDREWS

PASTOR CEDRIC & LADY SHARON CARPENTER

We are elated to announce the celebration of our Pastor

a welcome for all to come and worship and share in this service with us. The Church is located at 10200 S. Normandie

Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Sis. Levester Hyter, Reporting, Sis. Paulette Turner, President, Rev. Theo Grant, Interim Pastor,

PRESIDENT XAVIER THOMPSON Is Requesting your presence

JUNE 24, 2013

DR. T.K. CARROLL

Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church Los Angeles, Ca Streaming Live at www.BMCLive.com

DEALING WITH THE CRITICS You will surely have your critics Some with praise, some with complaint They scrutinize for your creation Then make it walk the plank Critics never erected a statue Nor solved a great mystique But will take your innovation And give it their critique Jesus Christ had his critics In the greatest story ever told Atheists say Jesus is not real But they never saved a soul Many say they worship Christ  And practice love not hate  But when it comes to full commitment They’re swinging on the gate Go ahead and discover your medicine Go ahead and play your sax  Go ahead and write a book As if you got the facts It really shouldn’t matter If they applaud or if they boo Only let God influence The life that you pursue

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“The Unforgotten Women in Paradise” on Sunday June 30, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. The highlights of this presentation will be the much coveted name of some great women of the Bible that was used by God to carry out His plan of Salvation. It’s an inspiration for women of today that are striving to spread God’s Word. In addition, there will be singing and praising The Lord for His many Blessings that he has bestowed upon us in our growth and spiritual service. New Providence Church family extends

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serving in the United States Military.   After answering his call to ministry, the Rev. Hooks completed formal education in Christian Seminary, and used his background in social counseling to promote the Christian faith.  He brings over 20 years of experience in Christian ministry to New Hope serving as pastor in Texas, Oklahoma serving the youth, providing community outreach, fostering and promoting Christian Education, initiating and engaging in missionary activities in both the United States and abroad.  Opening installation ceremonies start  on Friday, June 21st at 7 P.M.  with local ministers of the city presiding together in a spirit filled worship service designed to welcome Rev. Hooks and his family to Los Angeles. Pastor Xavier Thompson, president Baptist Minister Conference of Los Angeles, Dr. Wayne

Sun Flower Christian Fellowship Celebrates 3rd Pastor & Wife Appreciation Cedric and First Lady Sharon Carpenter’s 3rd Appreciation Service at Sunflower Christian Fellowship on June 30, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. The theme chosen for this joyous occasion is “Honoring our Pastor & Wife for perfecting the saints for the work of the ministry” E[hessians 4:11-12. Our guest churches are Greater Mt Sinai #2, Rev. Kalvin Cressel, Sr. .

Pastor; Greater Love Christian Center, Rev. Melvin Ashley, Pastor. Our Pastor and First Lady are anointed teachers and remain focused on our vision “Learn to live the love of Christ that all may be saved!” Ephesians 5:2. We purpose to continue to follow the vision, direction, and leadership of our Pastor and First Lady as they are led by the Holy Spirit work-

ing with them to make known the gospel of “Jesus Christ”. We invite you to come and share in the blessed services with us. PLEASE NOTE our location for this year’s Appreciation service is: Carson Community Center, Hall A, 801 East Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745. You may contact the church office at (323) 756-9561.

Gaddis president of California State Missionary Baptist Convention, Pastor Rodney Howard Moderator Pacific District Baptist Association and other ministers across the state and country. Dr. Melvin V. Wade, Sr., Pastor of Mount Mariah Baptist Church of Los Angeles will deliver the sermon.  On Saturday, June 22nd, notable artists will perform in a Welcome Musical slated  at 5 P.M.  Artist as H.B. Barnum and the Life Choir, Dr. Princess Lewis and the Greater Starlight Church, Bishop M. Broadous of Grace Temple Baptist Church with other choirs and groups singing in celebration. On Sunday, June 23rd, Pastor Ronald L. Boyd of Antioch Missionary Baptist from Duncan, Oklahoma will bring the  Sunday morning  service  at  11 A.M.    The Celebration weekend activities will culminate with the official installation ceremony  at 3 P.M.  in the main sanctuary.   Dr. Pastor John W. Peoples of Faith Memorial Baptist from Oklahoma City is special guest speaker.   The New Hope Pulpit Committee, “welcomes   all to witness our joy   culminating   a one year search. We thank Rev. Clifford Johnson Minister in Charge for being a man of God’s word by handling Pulpit Duty with Grace and Mercy.” The public is welcomed to attend all services taking place at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 5200 South Central Avenue.

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS....

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”” – Isaiah 30:21

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erbs 18:10- The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. V.11-The rich think of their wealth (or anything else we honor more than God) as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety…. No matter what we think we have going on or what we have placed unwise confidence in

childlike decisions about what flavor to get at the local ice cream parlor to life decisions regarding academics, social issues and career paths. When given the opportunity to make decisions for ourselves early during the developmental years, it becomes less intimidating to make choices in life and far more likely that we will make sound decisions. As human beings, we make subconscious decisions in a matter of milliseconds each day – most of which are based upon per-

sonal desires and preference. Additionally, we also make any number of conscious decisions which require a bit more thought and attention to detail. What about the monumental life changing decisions? When these face us, how easy is it for us to make solid decisions for our lives? Should we consider making them on our own? If so, are we ready to face the possibility that the decisions we make are perhaps even to our own detriment? God knows (knew) we will all face

situations which will stump us for answers, resolve and solutions. For this reason, He set aside scripture to assist us in solid biblical living: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. – James 1:5 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. – Jeremiah 33:3Trust in the  Lord  with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all

your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 When faced with tough decisions, let us not forget to commune with The God of Righteousness for direction, instruction and resolve. We will find that seeking Him FIRST and acknowledging Him in ALL our ways is nothing but a guaranteed benefit to our current set of circumstances and situation. Peace, Love & Blessings www.theprocesschristiancounseling.com

other than God; it will eventually be destroyed. When we “Offend God”; He will allow events to happen that will make the most strongest, powerful and bravest person to be helpless and afraid including those persons who feel that they are stronger than what they see other people go through. The message to us is: 1) Don’t live in fear of God but definitely in reverence, (respect, and awe of

Him. 2) Develop and remain in an on-going active relationship with the Lord. 3) Don’t Offend God” by acting like you are in charge of your life. 4) Purpose to be obedient to God’s Word. 5) Understand that it is God’s desire to shower us with His love and to bless us; to lead and guide us, to shelter and protect us. 6) However, remember this same God of Love will become the God of Wrath to those who

do not honor and reverence Him as God. 7) Unlike Satan who is quick to entice and expose us and does not show us what happens to people who disobey God; God in His Word has left on record the results of being obedient and disobedient to Him. Let’s learn from the unwise choices of others and choose to love and obey God and to continuously experience His love and bless-

ings. Join us for our 1st Sat. Fellowship, July 6, 2013, 1:15 p.m. at the U S Bank Community Bldg., Crenshaw and Slauson, Los Angeles, CA. For additional information contact: Dr. Tonya Lewis, onefaith2007@aol.com, One Faith Fellowship, P. O. Box 56641, Los Angeles, CA  90056, www. onefaithfellowship.org, (323) 481-6724, or  http://www. facebook.com/Dr.TonyaLewis

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

By the time you get this article, I would have been in Mon-

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rovia Liberia (West Africa) for 3 days. I count it a joy and a privilege to do anything for my Lord. I was introduced to this area of mission work through, Serve the Children based out of Gig Harbor, WA, while I was attending Faith Seminary in Tacoma. This organization is doing such an awesome work, providing secular education, spiritual education, heath care, and a meal to the children of Liberia. We take so much for granted here in the United

States, the average income for a teacher in Liberia is approximately $100.00 a month. And the cost to sponsor a child is $25.00, this cost covers, their uniforms, health care, physical education and a meal. If you are interested in sponsoring a teacher or a child, you can go directly to the Serve the children website, (http://servethechildren.com/ These trips to Liberia truly take me out of my comfort zone. However, after all that Christ has done for us,

we ought to be willing to be uncomfortable for the Him. What area of ministry will take you out of your comfort zone? Where are you willing to sacrifice and where are you willing to go up and beyond the norm? I will return on July 4, so in the mean time, I will upload some of my favorite postings from our archives. I pray they are a timely reminder and a help on your journey. Please pray for our missionary team. God bless you. Dr. Joyce is a

lay-person, under the leadership of Dr. Ticey M. Brown, at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as the Strategic Leadership Director. Dr. Joyce’s mission is to develop servant-leaders and enhance ministries within the Church. Dr. Joyce’s contact info is: joyce-harrell@sbcglobal.net or (714)878-4854.

ALL TIED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO!…

 “So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength lies, and with what you may be bound to afflict you.” – Judges 16:6

LADY DR. PHELENCIA A. WHITE

Samson, a MAN of STRENGTH with PURPOSE.   (Jer.   29:11)    Leaders who oppose the work of God (2 Pet. 2:1-3) know that he is a GREAT MAN OF GOD WITH POWER and INFLUENCE (Luke 10:19; John 12:23-32). Samson’s unrestrained RISE TO POWER is very detrimental to the continuance of their ungodly infrastructure and

belief systems. (1 John 2:16; Rom. 10:1-3; Mal. 3:8-10; John 2:13-16) It has been determined that Samson must be destroyed (John 10:10) along with his vision (Habakkuk 2:23), his hope (Rom. 15:1-5) and his future. (2 Peter 1:2-8)  If Samson obeys God he will be blessed (John 15:16) and their evil deeds would be exposed.  (John 3:19-21)   His assignment was clear from his birth. (Judges 13:1-7) But, he does not see himself as God’s man for this present generation. (1 Pet. 2:9)  Samson has a wellknown, insatiable weakness for worthless, beautiful women who add nothing to his life for godly purpose.  (Prov. 7)  Their

JOB is to stroke HIS EGO, satisfy his flesh and numb his spiritual consciousness.  (2 Tim. 3:1-7; Ps. 127:1; 1 Cor. 3:7-14) At the end of the day, they were still harlots for hire, PAID promoters of themselves all over town. (John 7:24) Samson was warned not to go in that direction but he refused to listen.  (Judges 14:3)  Satan already knew that he could use the men who Samson associated with to easily manipulate the women he chose to be his wife. (Judges 14:15)   So, now enters Delilah, the Queen Bee of the Streets.  She is wellknown, highly publicized and is the perfect one to enter the scene as his angel of light.  The

plan?  Since Samson is NOT REALLY “one of the boys” he is in foreign territory where Satan is making the rules. (2 Cor. 4:3-4; Eph. 6:10-12) It was Delilah’s job to ENGAGE HIS TRUST, to REAFFIRM HIS STRENGTH and to FIND THE SECRET TO IT which would reduce him to nothing. (Prov. 7:6-27) She was a prostitute on assignment who had a reputation for getting the job done.  Her INTENTIONS were clear by the questions she asked of him, “What could I do to break your strength so you’ll be all tied up and afflicted (inflicted with grievous physical and mental suffering)?  (vs. 6)  She doesn’t even

hide her agenda.  So CRAZY IN LOVE Samson thinks he’s playing a game while she was not playing at all.  Every secret he shared with her was passed directly to his enemies as they awaited THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to destroy him. Lie after lie she tells to dig deeper for venom like a snake over and over again. (vs. 7-8; 11-12; 13-14) She uses every from of charm, flattery and deceit to get the job done, “You mocked me and told me lies…” (vs.10)  “You don’t love me like you said you do.”  (vs. 15)  She is cunning, wicked and evil.  Continued On Page 15 ALL TIED UP ....

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concert at 7:00 p.m. offers a glorious Gospel marathon of songs from the pen of Dr. Douroux, performed by leading gospel artists from across the nation, Baltimore’s Melodi Ewell, and Detroit’s Rev. Jeffrey Richardson. This takes place at Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, 601 E. 99th Street, Inglewood, CA 90301. The Grand Finale Concert is

FULL-TIME MUSICIAN NEEDED Full time Musician needed:  Holy Chapel M.B.C.  Must be experienced, must play both organ and piano and the ability to play both traditional and contemporary music.  Must be able to direct, teach and develop a choir.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please send resume’ to holychapelbc@sbcglobal. net  or fax to 310-537-5112.

Samson trusts this DEVIL IN A DRESS so much that he is beguiled by DELILAH (Col. 2:18-19) to the point that he is no longer interested in PLEASING GOD.  He foolishly attempts to reinvent himself over and over again so he can

be “AS ANOTHER MAN (vs. 11) and “LIKE ANY OTHER MAN ”. (vs. 17)     Samson mocks the God of His anointing.  (1 John 2:25-29) God gave Him a way of escape (1 Cor. 10:12-13) but he wanted some SHORT-LIVED EYE CANDY and would not take it.  Delilah nags him for his

secrets to the point of his “spiritual death”.    He gave her an “all access pass” to his birthright. (vs. 16-17; Prov. 19:13; 27:15) Now as Delilah relaxes awaiting her PAYDAY, Samson has completely given her his HEADSHIP.  He is NO LONGER THE MAN… She is wearing the pants and his head is in her lap. (vs. 19) Yes, Samson’s foolish indiscretion separates him from God.  He is NO LONGER A LEADER, HE IS A FOLLOWER.  (vs. 21)    SAMSON!  ALL TIED UP WITH NOWHERE TO GO!  But it’s far from over… Until next time…Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White, Girlfriends In Christ International, Inc.  Tele:   (323) 750-4GIC (4442)

Friday night, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Greater New Bethel Church, Inglewood. This is an all-star Gospel celebration featuring Earnest Pugh, the new music segment with Rodney Teal and the Heritage Conference Choir, and the not-to-be- missed annual favorite, V. Michael McKay presenting his new music and directing guest artists in impromptu performances. The

program is emceed by KJLH radio announcer Kevin Nash. Saturday morning, June 29, wraps up the week with the Annual Breakfast and Fashion Show 8-12 a.m. with music by conference guests and Dr. Douroux’s Founder’s Message at 8:00 a.m. This is held at Regency West, 3339 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008. Tickets for this prestige occasion are only $30. On Thurs-

day and Friday from 9-12 a.m., Heritage features a Youth Arts Festival of all the musical arts with mentoring, jam sessions, singing, dancing, drumming, and rapping. On each of these days starting at 1:00 p.m., Rodney Teal leads the Heritage Mass Choir in rehearsal of selected new songs written by Conference participants. At 3:00 p.m., V. Michael McKay will conduct new music from his pen. HMF

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

JASON TROY LEWIS

Charles McBride, a 69 year old retiree, was vacationing with his wife Helen off the coast of Hawaii. Strolling along the edge of the sea,

he caught sight of a young man who appeared to be engaged in a ritual dance. He was stooping down, then standing erect, casting his arm out in an arc. As Mr. McBride drew closer, he saw more clearly what the young man was actually doing. He noticed that the beach they were walking along was littered with starfish, and that the young man was throwing them one by one into the sea. Mr. McBride proceeded to walk over to the young and

introduced himself. He engaged in casual conversation with the young man. Told him that he was on vacation with his wife and how great an experience Hawaii had been. He went on to explain that he noticed him throwing starfish into the sea and was compelled to stop. The young man explained to Mr. McBride that the starfish could not survive out of the salt water of the ocean and would ultimately die of dehydration should they

not be returned to sea. Mr. McBride lightly mocked him saying, “There are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see, for miles up the beach. What difference can saving a few of them possibly make?” Smiling, the young man bent down and once more tossed a starfish out over the water, saying serenely, “It makes a difference to this one.” While this story is a modified version of the original by Loren Eisley, it conveys great truth. All of our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others is meaningful. We should never be deterred from striving to leave our fingerprint on the world. Article by: Jason Troy Lewis, Executive Pastor, The Redeemer Church of Los Angeles 1631 W. Adams Blvd, L.A., CA 90007 www.facebook. com/jasontroylewis www.jasontroylewis.blogspot.com

Living Trust vs Probate And Wills - Ma’Trees Ministries a Christian Service Mission Working with charitable, Educational Religious Organizations, helping people in need, I Rev. Reese, Information Counselor; due to previous experience can share my ministry. It took time, but we made it with hard work and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We spoke in churches informing our people about probate, and about the many problems our families are going through in the probate courts. We shared information on how to protect their property, and assets. I would

draw up the Living Trust and all the documents for them as needed. The vision that I saw Twenty years ago, that vision has reappeared. Once again I am assisting families on how to protect themselves from probate by getting a living trust. Probate has been in existence for many, many years. We should know at the junction, by now holographic wills, and last will and testament are being probated. All is needed to protect ones property and assets is a Living Trust. Probate means higher

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taxes, court fees, and legal fees that could run into hundreds

of thousands of dollars. In some cases, this causes homelessness and families to fight among themselves; tearing our families apart, losing everything we have worked for. Those that have wills can discard them because they won’t keep families out of probate court. The legal system says there is no excuse for ignorant of the law. I’m always reminded of Hosea Chapter 4 Verse 6, “my peoples are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee. That shalt

be no Priest to me: seeing thou hast; forgotten the law of thy God I will also forget thy children.” What is needed for us is to communicate more about Living Trust than wills. We should communicate through our church community and the entire community. I am a member of the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California. My membership has been over two decades and I am in good standing with the brotherhood. For more information contact (323) 971-1294 –business, or (310) 749-0948- cell.

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