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38th APPRECIATION SERVICES honoring Reverend Earl A. Pleasant “Our Pastor Kept By The Power Of God” HABAKKUK 3:18-19

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow. By the grace of God, it is time to celebrate our Pastor’s 38th Appreciation Services, by honoring and recognizing his dedication, commitment and laboring here at Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, and thought the community and Nation. Pastor Pleasant is a Christian leader who communicates with God through prayer continuously, a leader who studies with the

desire to be consumed by God’s Holy word. His powerful ministry of the word of God has been a great blessing to the Greater New Bethel Church family. Under his leadership, the church has grown both spiritually and numerically. His training, integrity, and well-developed managerial skills have also been recognized by the expanded church body, as he has served in numerous position in our District, and is currently the 4th Vice President of the National Baptist Convention Of America Inc. Pastor Pleasant is a man who the officers and members of Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, appreciate and love, and are proud to call him Pas-

tor. We will kick off the celebration on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 3:30P.M. Our special guest will be The Rising Sun Baptist Church, Reverend Johnny Newell, Pastor; and The Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Dr. Melvin V. Wade, Sr. Pastor. The celebration will continue on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. Our special guest will be The New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Reverend Melvin Hill, Pastor. And finally, on Sunday, July 21, 2013, the celebration will climax. At our 10:00 A.M. worship hour, Dr. F.D. Sampson, Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Houston Texas, will be our special guest. At 3:30 P.M., our special guest

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will be McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, Dr. R.A Williams Pastor; and Paradise Baptist Church, Dr. A.D. Iverson, Pastor. We cordially extend an invitation to every member and friend to come worship with us as we pay tribute to our Pastor. Greater New Bethel Church is located at 601 East 99th Street, Inglewood, California, 90301. You may also contact the church office at (310) 677-6290 for further information. Reverend Earl Pleasant, Pastor Jacqueline Colbert Chairman, Beverly Allen, Reporting.

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Come Celebrate Legacy and Revival with the Southern Missionary Baptist Church! Greetings in the name of the Lord! There’s a season of celebration happening at the Southern Missionary Baptist Church—located at 4678 W. Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles. Join us Sunday, July 14, 2013 for our 67th Church Anniversary. Elder Curtis Lollis of the Belmont Baptist Church will preach at the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Shane Scott of the Macedonia Baptist Church will be the keynote speaker at the 3:30 p.m. service. Let’s celebrate God, re-

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count His blessings and renew Christian fellowship together. Come witness our Deacons’ Ordination on Sunday, July 21st at 5:00 p.m. The Bible explains the appointment of wise, Holy Ghost-filled men to handle the daily ministration of the church. (Acts 6:3) The special guest speaker for the evening will be Bishop William LaRue Dillard of the Second Baptist Church, Inc. in Monrovia, CA. Let’s support these men of God, as they transcend to a higher level of service in the Lord. And don’t miss our

Summer Revival beginning Sunday, July 28th through Wednesday, July 31st. Dr. William V. Green, Sr. of the Tabernacle of Glory Baptist Church in Nashville, TN will preach nightly at 7:00 p.m. Come experience the atmosphere of revival as we usher in the power of the Holy Ghost. You don’t want to miss these Spirit-filled services. Come celebrate the Lord with us at the Southern Missionary Baptist Church: one church for all generations! Pastor Xavier L. Thompson, Senior Pastor/Teacher.

Baptist Church of Los Angeles, (Wednesday 17th) Rev. Shane B. Scott of Macedonia MBC of Los Angeles and on (Thursday 18th) Rev. Ivan Pitts of Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana. Our theme is “Glorifying God Through our Witness to the world” Matthew 5:16. “You Should Be A Witness for Jesus” Please join for any and/or all of these nights for you are sure to be the recipients of blessings that you will not have room enough to receive; because praises will be going up and blessings will be coming down. Don’t miss out! There will be awesome praise

and worship, worship through song and dance and a powerful word of God going forth each night. We are excited about what God has in store for us on these three days and we want to share it with you, you and you! So, come on down to “The Mount” ~ we have reserved a seat just for you…and bring a friend! For additional information you may contact Rev. Keith E. Brown, Sr. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church 6614 S. Western Ave., L.A. CA 90047 (323) 753-3189 - Lady Lasonja (Reporting), Dr. Ticey M. Brown, Pastor.

Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church ANNUAL SUMMER REVIVAL

DR. TICEY M. BROWN

On behalf of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church and our Children, Youth & Young Adult Ministry we bring you

greetings in the name of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Mt. Tabor’s Annual Summer Revival (hosted by our Children, Youth & Young Adult Ministry) is right around the corner. It will be held on the corner of 66th & Western at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Revival will begin on Tuesday July 16th – 18th of 2013. Services will begin nightly at 7:00 PM ~ We have planned an awesome three day worship experience and would love for you to join us! Our guest Evangelist will be (Tuesday 16th) Rev. Lamont King of Friendly Friendship

Great News from Greater New Unity: Greater New Unity Celebrates Its’ 70th Year Church Anniversary Greetings, in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!  Hey now, What is REALLY  going on, at GNUBC???  Glad you asked!! With hearts full of thanks and our souls rejoicing, we the officers and

members wish to offer sacrifices of praise to God for allowing us to celebrate the 70th Year Anniversary of Greater New Unity Baptist Church. Makes me think of a song whose words were penned  and published in 1951 by the incomparable, the late, great  Gospel

Singer, Clara Ward: “ How I Got over, I made it on over, you know my Soul looks back in Wonder, how I got Over”.  On Sunday, July 14, 2013 during the 10:45 am worship serContinued On Page 4

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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;

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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 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 Continued On Page 4

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TRAVELER’S REST BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES Annual Men And Women’s Day

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On Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. the

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Men and Women will unite in their Annual Celebration. The

selected theme for the occasion is: Men & Women of God Faithful, Favored and Fruitful in the Works of the Kingdom”, Colossians 1:10-13. Rev. Christopher Earl, Associate Minister at Central B.C., Dr. Luther B. Keith, Pastor will deliver the Spoken Word at our 8:00 a.m. Worship Service. The Men of Traveler’s Rest will be in charge and the Male Chorus will be ministering in song. Mrs. Margaret Ligon of Pleasant Hill B.C., Dr. Sylvester Washington, Pastor will be the guest speaker at our 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. The Women

of Traveler’s Rest will be in charge. Rev. Earl and Mrs. Ligon are God’s anointed vessels, appointed by Him to reveal unto us the empowering treasures of His Word. The Men and Women of Traveler’s Rest are immensely pleased to have this opportunity to rejoice in the manifold blessings of God. Down through the years the Lord has blessed us, kept us together and provided for us in the midst of trials and tribulations. We are so grateful to experience His abiding presence and the fullness of His joy. We extend an open invitation to all

our friends and supporters to come and share with us in one or both worship experiences. You will be blessed beyond expectation. Please come expecting a Faith Lift. You’ll be glad you came. We are asking every woman to wear RED. Traveler’s Rest is located at 1417 E. Florence Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Rev. Joe L. Gates serves as the Interim Pastor. Deacon Carl Wilson, Men’s Chairperson, Sister Dorene Jackson and Sister Denise Johnson are the Women’s Chairpersons, and Sister Christine Brewer, Reporting.

MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2ND ANNIVERSARY “YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT CHOIR REUNION” Mt. Tabor’s Annual Summer Revival (hosted by our Children, Youth & Young Adult Ministry) is right around the corner. It will be held at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday July 16th – 18th of 2013. Services will begin nightly at 7:00 PM ~ We have planned an awesome

three day worship experience and would love for you to join us! In commemoration of our 2nd Anniversary Mt. Tabor’s Youth & Young Adult Choir will be hosting a “Choir Reunion” for all former youth choir members. We would like to extend an invitation to ALL CHOIR MEMBERS of the Mt.

Tabor Children & Youth Choir past, present and future. If you were a member of the youth choir and you are between the ages of 13 years and 40 years old or would like to be a member of our awesome, spiritfilled ministry we would like for you to you join in with us as we reunite our voices (new

and old) for an awesome evening of praise and worship! Choir rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday July 11, 2013 @ 7:00 PM to be held at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Please plan to attend so that we can all be on one accord. Our attire for the evening will be all white for an “All White

Praise Party”! For additional information you may contact Rev. Keith E. Brown, Sr. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church 6614 S. Western Ave., L.A. CA 90047 (323) 753-3189 - Lady Lasonja (Reporting), Dr. Ticey M. Brown, Pastor.

G.M.B.C. Annual Vacation Bible School Come one come all, Please join us at Gospel Mission Baptist Church as we participate in tons of fun while learning about Jesus Christ. It is that

time of the year again; we are inviting all of you, all ages to our annual Vacation Bible School Celebration July 22July 26 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

This will be an all week long , Monday thru Friday celebration, where we will have learning, art & crafts, sports, game, food and plenty of prizes! Our

church is located on 73rd & Avalon, we are located close to Fremont High School, and our address is 7301 S. Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90003. We are

under the leadership of Pastor Raymond Dennis. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any (323) 759-8087. Secretary, Jonette Nettles.

GREATER NEW LIGHT CELEBRATES MEN AND WOMEN’S ANNUAL DAY The Greater New Light MBC is fervently preparing for its Annual Men and Women’s Day celebration. This day of recognition of the contributions of the Men and Women of the Church will occur, this year, on Sunday, July 14. As a theme, “Men and Women

Working Together in God’s Kingdom”, serves to acknowledge the combined efforts that are put forth, daily, in order to effect the great work that is being done by the Greater New Light Church family. The theme scripture is 1 Corinthians 15:58.This will be a day-

long celebration. The main speaker during the morning worship will be Dr. Benicia A. Toms, President of the Women’s Department of the Western Baptist State Convention. We are looking forward to her message to all who are in attendance. The culminat-

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT REVIVAL AT HOLY CHAPEL M.B.C. Holy Chapel M.B.C. announces Youth & Young Adult Revival, July 10th, July 11th, & July 12th at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Singled Out for the Purpose of God”, Romans 1:8. The speakers for this occasion are dynamic Women of God. No sugar coating! Just the pure Unadulterated Word of God! Wednesday, July 10th – Rev. Damali “Najuma”

Smith-Pollard –Christ Our Redeemer AME Church – Irvine, CA, Thursday, July 11th – Rev. Franchesca White of Holy Mt. Calvary M.B.C. – Rev. Leonard White, Pastor, and Friday, July 12th – Pastor CoCo Short of Circle of Life & Love Ministry - Compton, CA. The Youth & Young Adult Department extends an invitation to you, your family and friends to join us in

three evenings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the purpose of Regeneration, Renewal and Restoration. Get ready! Get Ready!! Get READY!!! Holy Chapel is located at 1016 E. Rosecrans Avenue (between Central & Avalon) in the city of Compton, CA. Telephone: 310-537-3149. Rev. George L. Thomas, Pastor .

ing service will commence at 3:30 p.m., and will feature Elder Jacob D. R. Johnson, Pastor of the Growing Valley Baptist Church of Lancaster, CA, as the speaker of the hour. Deacon Clarence Washington and Deaconess Frankye “Jerri” Charles are serving as Chair-

persons of these special preparations. Dr. Patrick D. Ross is the Senior Pastor of the Greater New Light Church family. All who can are strongly encouraged to be a part of this ‘not-tobe-missed’ day of celebration. We are located at 1154 E. 92nd Street Los Angeles Ca, 90002.

Grace Temple M.B.C Vacation Bible School & Country Fair Church Picnic Come One, Come All! Vacation Bible School 2013 is right around the corner! All are invited and welcome to come out July 15th-17th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Family Reunion” Joshua 24:6. Exciting classes for ALL ages have been carefully structured and thought out specifically for your needs and enjoyment. Our Bishop along with the entire GT Family would love to see each of you in attendance! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. will be our Church Picnic Country Fair! Bring your appetite to enjoy a FULL day of FOOD, FUN, and FELLOWSHIP! Our Country Fair will take place at El Dorado Park in the city of Long Beach, Ca. Grace Temple is located at 7017 S. Gramercy Pl. Los Angeles Ca 90047. Bishop Miquail M. Broadous, Senior Pastor, Sis. Trudie Browning, VBS Principal & Country Fair Coordinator, Sis. Celeste Williams, Reporting.

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL STAY FOCUSED When we focus and operate in the purpose and spirit which God desires of our lives; we experience peace. We are at our worst behavior when we allow frustration, anger and hopelessness to dictate our lives! It is only when we place our concerns and frustrations into the great big hands of our Heavenly Father that we experience Philippians 4:7-Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live

in Christ Jesus.  We will experience this peace and freedom and correctly represent Him when we do not focus on those persons who don’t like or love us!  We will experience God’s peace when we don’t allow ourselves to become distracted by trying to ‘Make Sure” we are not disrespected, talked about or embarrassed! Also, when we maintain our focus on loving others and ourselves in a healthy manner! When our actions demonstrate the Fruit of God’s Spirit found in Galatians 5:22 –NLT- But the Holy Spirit

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and self-control; we will experience the Peace of God. It takes much more unproductive energy and it is uncomfortable to walk through life in a defensive position similar to a boxer who faces his opponent in the ring!  Yes, we are to always be on guard against our true enemy Satan and walk in wisdom toward those persons who rise up against us. However, when our total focus is on him or them, our attention and effectiveness in loving and motivating others for good is very much hindered.  When

we allow ourselves to flow and walk in God’s Holy Spirit and in the footprints of our dear Lord Jesus and love those who are most difficult to love, we experience God’s peace. When we really embrace the truth that the Lord will FIGHT OUR BATTLES; then we won’t feel the need to FIGHT OUR OWN BATTLES! We will rest and trust Him as we focus on “His Work”; and He will take care of everything that concerns us. When we remove ourselves out of His way and Continued On Page 14

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Shady Grove Missionary BaptisChurch in search of a Pastor.

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in search of a Pastor. Please submit your Ministry Resume, 6 references along with an essay describing your thoughts on the role of the church and the importance of ministry in the 21st century. You can mail this package attention: Shady Grove Pulpit committee: Address 1509 W.   Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047.   Not accepting packages submitted after 7/10/13.

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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 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, 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. 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.

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH!!! UPCOMING EVENTS

This year for The LADA youth on the March for Christ will be held Saturday July 13, 2013 at 3pm Victory’s candidate will be 7year old Markaya Ross. Our speaker for this event is Sis. Angela Woods. The Sisterhood will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary July 14, 2013 at our 9am Service. The L.A.D.A. Annual Session will be held at Victory Baptist Church Monday July 15th - Thursday July 18th. All events will be taking place at 4802 s. McKinley Ave. Los Angeles, ca 90011 where the Pastor is W. Edward Jenkins.

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vice, we shall look back, thank God for the present and praise Him for what He will continue to do in the future!!  The Anniversary Committee has been working hard and is pleased to present a spirit-filled  worship experience as we worship the Lord and Thank God for

70 years on the the battlefield for our Lord! Our theme is Greater New Unity Baptist Church, A local Church Built on the Chief Cornerstone: Jesus Christ Himself ”, and is taken from Ephesians 2:1922.  All Members, former members, associate and honorary members, family, visitors, members of the community  and friends Continued On Page 15 are cordially GREATER NEW UNITY....

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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-

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.

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

Travelers Rest M.B.C. 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

Vacation Bible School at Southern Missionary Baptist Church 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

B.F.B.C. Presents A Dramatic Message: What Seat Do You Sit In? say. Throughout the presentation a question is being asked and none of us should look at our fellow man. Let us all take-on the introspective look at ourselves through our spiritual mirror. We strongly believe that when our flaws are revealed to us, we will truly ask God to create in us a clean heart and to renew the right spirit within us. So the ques-

tion is “What Seat Do You Sit In?” The seats are scornful, neutrality, criticism, boastfulness, judgment, division and jealousy. Please come and be our guest. Theme from Daniel 9:13. President: Sis. Bernice Wooden, Vice President: Sis. RoyAnn Hayward, Rev. DeShay L. Ward Sr. Pastor, Sis. Bernice Wooden, Reporting.

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We the Pastor and the Mother’s Board of the Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, Sunday, July 7th at 3:00pm will present “What Seat Do You Sit In?” This presentation is to convey how as Christians we should be careful about the way we conduct ourselves. Some of us do not care about the way we think or act, even the things we

All Pastors Please Read “Nationwide Prayer Call” Pastor Robert Taylor of the Beulah Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to all Pastors to join him each Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. (PST) in prayer on a nationwide prayer call designed to inspire and encourage Pastors. This prayer effort was inspired by Apostle Jerry Howard of Katy, TX who serves as the facilitator. To join in please dial (218) 339-3600 using the access code of 873039#.

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DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE Bible Background • Ezra 6 Printed Text • Ezra 6:13-22 Devotional Reading • Ezra 5:1-5

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Ezra 6:13 Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily. 14 And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. 15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. 16 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites,

and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy. 17 And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. 18 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses. 19 And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the first month. 20 For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves. 21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the Lord God of Israel, did eat, 22 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

IN FOCUS James and Valerie have been waiting on the Lord for a new home. Valerie, in the second trimester of her pregnancy, did not want to raise their child in a tiny apartment. Valerie’s dad asked James, “What are your plans, son? You’re going to be a father and the baby will be here before you know it.” James asked his father-in-law to agree in prayer for God’s favor as they searched for a home. James found what he thought was the perfect home not too far from Valerie’s parents in an area with a good school district. After fasting and prayer, James and Valerie heard from the Lord and decided to move forward. God gave them favor with the bank, and they were able to get a mortgage and purchase a new home. Not only did they have enough room for the baby, but they decided that they would make sure to always have a prayer closet that they dedicated to the Lord for His many wonderful blessings. They hosted a housewarming party, inviting family and friends over to celebrate with them; they rejoiced in the Lord for always giving them what they needed. In today’s lesson, we will study how the Children of Israel celebrated the successful rebuilding and dedication of God’s Temple just in time for Passover. THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES King Darius. Darius the Great reigned from about 522 to 485 B.C. He was one of the most able Persian kings and is also known as Darius Hystaspes, or Darius, son of Hystaspes. Darius continued Cyrus’ great policy of restoring the Jewish people to their homeland. In 520 B.C., Darius’ second year as king, the Jews resumed work on the still-unfinished Temple in Jerusalem. Darius assisted with the project by ordering it to continue and even sending a generous subsidy to help restore worship in the temple. The temple was completed in 515 B.C. in the sixth year of Darius’ reign. Sin Offering. Also known as the guilt offering, it was a most holy sacrifice presented for intentional and unintentional sins of individuals as well as the priest and whole congregation (Leviticus 4-5). On the Day of Atonement, it was made with special solemnity as the priests made atonement for their sins and the sins of the people (Leviticus 16:3-11). The sin offering was representative of repentance and the appeal for divine forgiveness, and its acceptance marked continued fellowship and relationship with God. BACKGROUND After release from captivity in Babylon for 70 years, King Cyrus issued a decree in 538 B.C., giving clearance for the Children of Israel to rebuild the temple (Ezra 1:1-4). The work was under way when the contingency was met with

resistance from neighboring provinces. The foundation of the rebuilding of the Temple was laid, but the work was halted under Artaxerxes’s reign between 537 to 520 B.C. (Ezra 4). Within the second year of reign of King Darius, he reviewed the documents issued by King Cyrus and reversed the previous ruling by King Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:24). King Darius issued a decree (Ezra 6:8, NIV): “Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God.” The expenses of these men were to be fully paid out of the royal treasury. God’s justice prevailed; He not only provided favor with the king to complete the work, but made sure they had more than enough to do it at someone else’s expense. As we embark on today’s lesson, we will study the celebration of the completed work and how the Children of Israel memorialized this God-given victory. IN DEPTH 1. The People Dedicate the New Temple (Ezra 6:13-16) After years of delays and setbacks, the Second Temple of God was finally completed! King Darius ordered that the work not only be completed, but that the neighboring provinces would provide the Children of Israel with whatever they needed. They rejoiced not because in their own strength they had accomplished something, but because of the favor of the Lord, which had been upon them as they sought to honor God by reinstituting the worship. It was a time to celebrate. To start a work and see it to completion is a sign of the grace of the Most High. How many times have we completed a task after many struggles and then got it in our heads that it is by our own strength that we were able to complete the task? How wrong-headed we humans can be! The Temple of God was completed by God’s command, not by human authority alone as He worked through humanity. From the touching of the heart of Cyrus to the decision of Darius to command the completion of the work, it was all of God. We can learn from these past people of God. Having completed the building by the power of God, it was logical to dedicate the building back to God. It was God who initiated the project by His Spirit. It was God who guided their hands to its completion. The house belonged to God. All our victories, all our accomplishments, all our cel-

By the end of the lesson, we will: UNDERSTAND that we should celebrate with joy what God has done in our lives; DESIRE to celebrate God’s blessings with joy; and CELEBRATE God’s blessings with joy.

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“And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy” (Ezra 6:16).

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ebrative possibilities are because God has favored us. The Children of Israel, the priests and the Levites were excited and filled with joy. Rebuilding the Temple was by no means a small feat. It took unity, hard work and dedicated people to bring it to pass. God had given the word to go forth; now it was their turn to finish the work. What a great victory—now it was time to praise God! 2. The People Offer Sacrifices to God for the New Temple (vv. 17-18) The Children of Israel brought an offering unto God as a part of the dedication ceremony of the new Temple. Reinstituting worship was critical to their rededication as a nation to the ways of God. Following the model of how the first Temple of God was dedicated by Solomon, the Children of Israel were doing things in order and according to what was written in the books of Moses. Their sacrifices were an expression of their joy and gratitude at the grace of a God who had restored them from exile and brought them back in fellowship with Him. Sacrificial offerings in the Old Testament were a means to atone for human sins and restore people back to God. The sin offering is particularly noted because everyone from the priests to the congregation at large had to confess their sins and turn away from them as the House of God was dedicated. Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, did away with all of that when He died for us once and for all on the Cross. The Children of Israel offered what is called a “sin offering.” This included the blood from bullocks, rams, lambs, and goats. 3. The People Celebrate Passover in the New Temple (vv. 19-22) The dedication of the Temple was representative of second exodus for the Children of Israel. Having been freed from captivity and delivered from the house of exile were causes of great celebration, which was marked approximately by the Passover. The Passover as celebrated by Hebrew people is the archetype (or pattern) of divine intervention in the life of God’s people. It was the 14th day of the first month, and everyone was ceremonially clean. The Levites slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the exiles, for their brothers, the priests, and for themselves. After offering atonement for their sins, we the Children of Israel and those converted to Judaism were commanded to consecrate themselves: that is, remove all filthiness and the unclean practices of their Gentile neighbors in order to seek the Lord their God. This time of consecration was very important for the abiding presence of the Lord. Therefore, they had to clear their hearts and minds from anything that would be displeasing to Him as this new edifice was dedicated in honor of Him. For seven days, they celebrated with joy the Feast of Unleavened Bread because the Lord had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria, so that he assisted them in the work on the House of God, the God of Israel. The Lord is the true source of all joy, and

when we have His favor, He gives peace (Proverbs 16:7). When the Lord blesses us to complete a task, included in the celebration must be a rededication of our lives to God as an act of true worship. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES Fill in the blanks. 1. “And the __________ ________ ________, the priests, and the ___________, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this ____________ ________ __________ with joy” (Ezra 6:16). 2. “For the priests and the Levites were __________ together, all of them were __________, and killed the __________ for all the children of the captivitiy, and for their __________ the priests, and for themselves” (v. 20). 3. “And kept the _______ of __________ bread seven days with _______: for the Lord had made them __________” (v. 22). DISCUSS THE MEANING 1. What was the significance of the offerings unto the Lord, particularly the sin offering, as the new Temple was dedicated? 2. Discuss why the Passover celebration was especially meaningful as the new Temple was dedicated. Why do you think it was important to keep the Passover? 3. Why do you think the Scripture notes in Ezra 6:22 that the Lord “made them joyful”?

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Daily Bible Readings MONDAY Resistance to Rebuilding the Temple (Ezra 4:1-5) TUESDAY Accusations of Sedition (Ezra 4:11-16) WEDNESDAY Temple Construction Halted (Ezra 4:17-24) THURSDAY The Eye of God upon Them (Ezra 5:1-5) FRIDAY Who Gave You a Decree? (Ezra 5:6-17) SATURDAY The Temple’s Official Endorsement (Ezra 6:1-12) SUNDAY The Temple’s Dedication (Ezra 6:13-22) 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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LESSONS IN OUR SOCIETY So often the picture of Christianity to the world is so solemn and devoid of joy that it does not reflect the true life the Lord Jesus came to give us. While we are to be mindful and reverent of God and His presence, this reverence does not mean that God does not want us to express His joy in our hearts at all times, especially when we experience great victory in His name. As Christians, we are to make His name great, and nothing magnifies Him more than when we celebrate with joy the wonderful things He has done for us. MAKE IT HAPPEN As we have seen in today’s lesson, there is a time and place for everything as we worship the Lord as a lifestyle. Here’s an opportunity to make every effort to live life in balance, remembering that by grace we are saved and not of ourselves. It is the gift of God. Therefore, we should boast in the Lord for His goodness. Practice boasting in the Lord this week with great joy, giving Him glory for everything in your life. FOLLOW THE SPIRIT What God wants me to do: REMEMBER YOUR THOUGHTS Special insights I have learned: MORE LIGHT ON TEXT Ezra 6:13-22 13 Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily. 14 And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. When the Jews originally started work on rebuilding the temple, non-Jewish settlers from neighboring provinces, possibly Samaritans as well as Assyrians, opposed them. The envoys from these provinces sent a letter to then King Artaxerxes (ar-tuh-ZURK-seez), informing him of the supposed danger of allowing the Jews to complete their work and noting concern that they would not pay tribute to the king. Artaxerxes agreed with these adversaries and ordered all work to come to an immediate halt. The letter that the

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Samaritans sent to the king was written in Aramaic. Ezra quotes the letter in the language it was written in and continues writing in Aramaic through chapter 6, verse 8. (Aramaic was the language the Jews had picked up in Persia.) Work on the Temple stopped for 16 years until God sent His prophets Haggai and Zechariah, during the second year of the reign of Darius of Persia, to encourage the Jews to resume the rebuilding of the temple (Haggai 1:1-3; Zechariah 1:13). Under the leadership of Zerubbabel (a governor) and Jeshua (the high priest), the people immediately went back to work rebuilding the Temple (Ezra 5:1-2). Tatnai and Shetharboznai complied with the king’s decree and work on the temple continued and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai and Zechariah. “Prophesying” is a translation of the Aramaic nəbuw’ah (neb-oo-aw) and refers to preaching, teaching, or predicting the future. This word only appears in Ezra 6:14. The phrase “through the prophesying” in verse 14 points out that this great and unexpected success was not to be credited to chance or to King Darius’ kindness but to God alone. It was God acting through His prophets, who had required and encouraged the people to proceed in the work, and it was His mighty power that moved Darius’ heart to allow the work to continue. “According to the commandment,” the order of various decrees to build the temple was established. Here the writer reviews the different rulers who favored the Jews in their return from captivity and the rebuilding of the Temple. 15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. 16 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy. Four years later, on March 12, 515 B.C. in the sixth year of the reign of Darius, the temple was completed—20 years after the foundation had been laid during under the reign of Cyrus. The Ark of the Covenant containing the two tablets of the Law was not in the new temple. The Ark had apparently been lost or destroyed at some unknown time in the past. The Israelites celebrated the dedication of the Temple with a great feast similar to the one that Solomon had when he dedicated the original temple (1 Kings 8:22-23). The reference in Ezra 6:16 to the “children of Israel” affirms that there were members of

1-888-290-7277 the northern kingdom of Israel who returned from Babylonian captivity along with the vast majority from the southern kingdom of Judah. The priests and the Levites led the temple dedication. Of the 12 tribes, the tribe of Levi was set aside for ritual religious service. Within the tribe of Levi, only those descended from the bloodline of Aaron could serve as priests. Other families from the tribe were assigned various duties linked with tabernacle or Temple worship. 17 And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. The Hebrew/Aramaic word for “dedication” is chanukka’ (chan-ook-KAW). Jews today have a different holiday called Hanukkah. The Old Testament emphasizes the dedication ceremonies that inaugurated the use of something for God’s service. The sin offering at the dedication consisted of 100 male bulls, 200 rams, and 400 male lambs. Solomon offered 200 times more animals at the dedication of the original Temple, but because of their poverty the offering was accepted. Their hundreds meant much more to them than Solomon’s thousands. The “sin offering” (from the Aramaic) is the equivalent of the Hebrew chatta’ah (khattaw-AW). The sin offering as explained in Leviticus 4:3-8 was a sacrifice made by those who committed a sin unintentionally, or out of weakness or negligence as opposed to outright rebellion against God. 18 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses. 19 And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the first month. King David divided the descendants of Aaron, who served as priests, into 24 classes as the basis for rotating priestly duties (1 Chronicles 24:1-3, 7-19). Some of the classes died out or had to be consolidated with others, and new ones were formed to take their places. In the return from exile, only four registered classes were represented (Ezra 2:36-39). By the time of Nehemiah’s return, 22 classes had been reinstated (Nehemiah 10:2-8). The Levites were also divided into groups, or courses, corresponding to the bloodlines of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari (Exodus 6:16; Nehemiah 10:9-13). The duty of the Levites was to assist

NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET Aaron’s descendants in the service of the Temple (Exodus 38:21; Numbers 3:6-7). In Ezra 6:16, 19, the phrase “children of the captivity” is a translation of the Hebrew ben gowlah (bane go-LAW). In this case ben is used idiomatically to denote children or descendants. Gowlah refers to anyone who has been deported as a slave or taken into captivity. In this case the phrase describes the descendants of those carried into Babylonian captivity. The Passover is called pecach (PEH-sakh) in Hebrew. This verb means “to skip or pass over, to grant exemption from penalty or calamity.” The Passover is an annual feast that celebrates the day when the Lord passed over the homes of those who put lambs’ blood over the door frames of their homes. On that night the firstborn male of every household that did not have the blood over the door frame was killed. This event precipitated Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage. The Passover lamb and the blood of the lamb point to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, whose blood takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7). 20 For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves. “The Levites were purified together” meant that they were all on one accord and as one unit ready to observe the proper rites and ceremonies. There was no need to postpone the celebration as was prescribed by law. If circumstances made it necessary, the Passover could be postponed from the first month to the second (Numbers 9:10-11; cf. 2 Chronicles 30:3). “Purified” is a translation of the Hebrew taher (taw-HARE) and literally means “de-sinned” so as to be ceremonially clean. The word is used almost exclusively of ritual or moral purity. Those who were considered unclean were not permitted to participate in temple rituals until they were purified. Significant to this portion of the Temple celebration was this national cleansing from sin the priests and Levites as keepers of the Law and the presence of God had to first ensure their own sins were atoned for before they could represent God to the people, and thus take on the task of representing the people to God. 21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the hea-

then of the land, to seek the Lord God of Israel, did eat, Those who had “separated themselves” refers to both ethnic Jews and the proselytes who had embraced the Jewish religion during the time of their captivity in Babylon. The proselytes are proof that the Jewish captives had maintained the principles of their religion. The unbelievers saw it, and they converted to the religion of the one true God. However, the Children of Israel and those converted had to rid themselves of heathen influences in their hearts and minds in order to receive the purity of the Passover celebration with joy. 22 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel. The Feast of Unleavened Bread was closely associated with the Passover. In fact, in preparation for the Passover, the man of the house would search through the house for leaven (yeast) and remove it. God had given the people both causes to rejoice and hearts to rejoice. God is the Fountain from which all true joy flows. The Persian king here is called the “king of Assyria” (from two empires back). This emphatically stresses the great power and goodness of God in turning the hearts of these present Persian monarchs, whose Assyrian predecessors had formerly been the chief persecutors and cruel oppressors of God’s people. Sources: Attridge, Harold W., and Wayne A. Meeks, eds. The Harper Collins Study Bible, New Revised Standard. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2006. 652-656. Bible Words — Phonetic Pronunciation. http://www.betterdaysarecoming.com/bible/ pronunciation.html (accessed May 24, 2011). Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon. http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/ kjv (accessed May 30, 2011). Strong, James. The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1990. 42, 51. Zodhiates, Spiros, Th.D., and Warren Baker, D.R.E., eds. Key Word Study Bible, King James Version. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1991. 1613, 1633.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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REV. DEMONTRE REEVER YOUTH PASTOR

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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.

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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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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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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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THE LIBERTY CHURCH 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

ELDER DAVID CROSS, PASTOR

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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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. Mid Week Bible Study .............12:00 P.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.

New Providence M.B.C. Missionary Department Presents “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 Sal-

vation. 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 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,

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One of the greatest challenges of the Christian faith are the sacrifices one chooses to make to please God. Know that Christian service undoubtedly requires sacrifice! While that’s easier said than done, it’s a truth that we must come to grips with. We must sacrifice our time for the work of the ministry and to evangelize the lost. Figuratively speaking, we must sacrifice ourselves in worship unto The Lord. We must sacrifice our finances in order to assist the church house is maintaining its operational budgets, while ultimately allowing for ministry to grow and be effective. Again, Christian service requires

sacrifice! Admittedly, our sacrifices can often appear unappreciated at times. While we seek to please God through our sacrifices, it is nice to be recognized periodically by our local churches and the parishioners therein. Some individuals continue to press through in-spite the feeling of being taken for granted, but many complain, murmur, quit or even seek for a new congregation to serve. Let me address this issue in two parts; first towards the leadership and secondly towards the parishioner. As leaders we must mindful of the needs of those who serve under our leadership. People are human, and with that comes the natural desire to be recognized for our abilities, whether it be public or private. Luke 15 records the story of a father and his two prodigal sons. The eldest son was angry with his father because he felt unappreciated. He argued that he had been faithful and yet he had never been rewarded for his faithfulness. While the moral of the passage is directed towards the eldest son in regards to his self-righteousness, the point of being unappreciated still remains. People serve in ministry, and while their motives may not always be pure, their work is still needed and benefitting to the maintenance and progress of our churches. Therefore, leaders ought to encourage their efforts and show gratitude for their faithfulness, diligence and hard work. (To Be Continued...) 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

THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT Scriptural reference: Psalm 90:10 & Matthew 18: 20-35 Inspired by sermon of Pastor Theodore W. Payne, IV Three score and ten was the span of man’s expected time Though many in Bible at 70 were merely in their prime King David wrote our span of life in the Book of Psalm  But God controls the span of life, we’re all in his palm Shall we forgive seven times? Peter one day asked Jesus answered, “No, but seven times seventy, is your eternal task” Jesus spoke in parables, his wisdom was there to seek   Meaning God forgives for the span of life seven days a week God forgives you everyday no matter how long you live And as God forgives to you, likewise you should forgive Don’t be like the unforgiving servant who was forgiven by the king Then refused to forgive another and was punished for such a thing  The king seized the unforgiving servant and put him in jail It is written in  the Bible, this is not a fairytale Today multitudes of people live past three score and ten No matter what the age, God will forgive them again Seven times seventy spoken by Jesus was a metaphor  Saying God forgives us everyday with love forevermore Likewise you must forgive others as God has forgiven you It is your reasonable recompense, the least that you can do

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God put it in the Bible to energize your holy mind Don’t let your forgiveness of another lag too far behind Put on the whole armor of God, this is a spiritual challenge Contact the subject of your grudge and put your faith in balance

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A Call for Patience

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12

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allow Him to be the “God” of our lives; He will protect, cover and provide for us. We will experience peace when we concentrate on and place our God-given strength in being a blessing to others and reflect on the many blessings He sends our way! This is why it is

How can we “honor our father & mother”, be our “brother’s keeper”, “train a child up in the way they should go” and “love our neighbor” when we are so easily seduced by a society that force feeds us narcissism and an “all about me” mindset? A young Christian woman expresses disappointment by an unexpected event which significantly altered her life including the loss of invaluable information and images with the details of life events spanning two years. She is heart-

broken, angry (due to the injustice of the matter), in shock and experiencing feelings of being defiled – very much like the victim of a robbery/burglary or even rape. Being fully transparent, she shares that she asked God “why did you allow this to happen?” – raw emotion at its best. A seasoned Christian (seemingly with the best intentions) responds to the young woman in this way: “When you are tested, you need to say the words ‘why not me?’ instead of ‘why me?’”

– the response seemingly callous to the feelings of the victim. While this response was a likely response, it immediately dismissed the evidence of compassion the young woman needed and could’ve potentially “pushed her away” rather than “drawn her in”; evidence of being “disconnected” from the need of the individual. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2. We must remember that not every Christian is at the same place in their

spiritual journey as we might be. As disciples of Christ and for the Kingdom of Heaven, we must adjust our thinking to “Kingdom Minded” thinking; meeting other believers and those still outside The Body of Christ where they are and with exceptional sensitivity. This is something God EXPECTS from us…a call for patience. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: - 1 Peter 4:10 Peace, Love & Blessings www.theprocesschristiancounseling.com

so important that we “Stay Focused” so that we won’t hinder ourselves, our Christian testimonies, our godly reputations or our “Good” names! Proverbs 22:1- NIV- A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Ecclesiastes 7:1-NLt- A good reputation is more valuable than costly

perfume. NIV- A good name is better than fine perfume… Yes, we should PURPOSEFULLY strive EVERY DAY to establish good reputations through making wise choices and doing godly acts!   Each of us should embrace and hold dearly the following quote: Today, I shall behave as though this day is the one by which I

shall be remembered. (Author unknown). By so doing, it will govern how we act, what we do, what we say, how we speak and where we go. It will keep us focused on seeking to glorify Daddy-God in our lives.  So chill out! Don’t focus on the wrong others are doing! Don’t be determined that you will be known to be tough, mean

and “will go off ”! Rather, seek to speak, love and to do unto others as Jesus, our Great Lord would do! Philippians 2:5- Let  this  mind  be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus—(to strive for, feel, think, to cherish the same views as Je-

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

I believe that leadership is not just a one time event in a person’s life, but that lead-

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Leadership Development

ers are developed for a life time of service, that is why I am recommending this book for reading. “The Making of a Leader,” is an excellent tool to use in leadership training. I especially appreciated the quote, “The same Jesus who enabled those leaders to live lives of faith will enable me to live a life of faith today.” This quote was a reminder that Jesus never leaves us nor forsakes us to fend for ourselves. Jesus sent us the Comforter who will empower us and en-

able us to live a life of faith, if we let Him. The statement that leadership is a lifetime of lessons hit home, for leadership is not only based on knowledge but it is also based on experiences. The different development phases helped me to grasp the sovereignty of God and how He has allowed different events to happen in my life for my growth and character development to make me effective for ministry. It is especially comforting to realize that everything happens to us

The Making of a Leader (Dr. J. Robert Clinton) for a reason. All the trials, all can only be accomplished with the temptations, all the hurts, God given capacities. Spiritual all the disappointments, all the leadership can only be accomdeliverances, all the victories, plished when the leader puts the good times and the bad into practice his or her spiriall worked out for my good, tual gifts, natural abilities and for my growth and for God’s skills. I’ve been reminded in glory. This book allowed me this book that quality leaderto understand that faithful- ship takes time and it does not ness is the yard stick that God come easy. The call for spirimeasures ministry maturity. I tual leadership must be taken also now understand that ev- seriously and the leader should eryone is not at the same ma- want to be developed to his or turity level, and consequently Continued On Page 15 they must be encouraged difLEADERSHIP ....... ferently. Spiritual leadership

BABEL: THE COLLAPSING CITY “So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all of the earth, and they ceased building the city.” Genesis 11:8 (NKJV) (Entire Text: Gen. 11: 1-8)

LADY DR. PHELENCIA A. WHITE

MANMADE attempts to build WHATEVER MAN WANTS are NOT NEW to GOD. (Eccl. 1:8-10; Heb. 3:4) However, it is GOD’S DESIRE that man would build according to HIS BLUEPRINT rather than devising his own. (Ps. 127:1; Prov. 21:2-3; Luke 6:47-49; Matt. 7:24-27) In building our OWN WAY, we seek the PRAISES OF MEN.

(John 12:42-43) In building GOD’S WAY, He ENSURES our success (Josh. 1:5-9) and we are then able to bring Him WHAT HE WANTS which is SOULS. (Matt. 28:18-20) As we enter this time, within our text, God has ALREADY performed a MASSIVE CLEANUP OPERATION on a VERY HARD-HEADED GENERATION. (Gen. 7:10-24) Prior to the CLEAN-UP, it was a time when the SONS OF GOD decided to do WHATEVER they wanted to do with the DAUGHTERS OF MEN. Seduced by their beauty (2 Tim. 3:1-7; John 7:24) the SONS OF GOD abandoned their LOVE

FOR THEIR CREATOR. (2 Peter 2:9-22) These were POWERFUL MEN, GIANTS in the earth who bore children LIKE UNTO THEMSELVES through their GODLESS unions. They were MIGHTY and RENOWN [popular, of widespread acclaim, highly honored, celebrities]. (Gen. 6:1-7; Luke 17:20-37) So now, perhaps not KNOWING what the world was like PRE-ARK, THIS NEW generation DECIDES to build. But they DO NOT consult God on HOW HE WANTS TO BUILD. (Rom. 10:1-3) This is a WISE GENERATION. (Psalm 53:1) The people understand

EACH OTHER’S language and are ALL SAYING the SAME THINGS. (Gen. 11:1) But they DID SEEK GOD for WISDOM in the building plans. (James 1:5; Isa. 55:611) Instead they said to one another, “Come, let us….make bricks…” (vs. 3) Yes, they had a SYSTEM to build, but they were going to use their MANMADE STONES. (Matt. 21:42-44; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Pet. 2:1-8) STONES made of their own STRENGTH. (Gen. 11:3; Prov. 16:9) Next they decided to, 4“Come, let us build OURSELVES A CITY, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a NAME FOR OUR-

SELVES, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” Can you IMAGINE this happening today? Would ANYONE be foolish enough to put God’s name on a project acting as if He ordered the construction? (Matt. 23:139) 5“But the LORD came down TO SEE THE CITY and the tower which the SONS OF MEN had built.” God will WINK AT IGNORANCE for a while. (Acts 17:24-31) God will let you bake your bricks, make your mortar and BUILD, BUILD, BUILD. Then one day, without warning, He will Continued On Page 15 BABEL: THE ....

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decide to visit your construction project. (Heb. 4:12-13) He will be looking to see if there is NONE OF YOU and ALL OF HIM! (1 Cor. 3:7-21; Eph. 5:6) God came down and made an assessment of the situation at hand. He found a COMMUNITY united to do EVIL. From the beginning their GREATEST FEAR was BEING SCATTERED.

Without UNITY…whether EVERYONE WAS RIGHT, WRONG or INDIFERRENT they COULD NOT BUILD and they would BE POWERLESS. (Mark 3:22-29) But even in the baseness of their thinking, though GREAT MEN they were, they foolishly did not comprehend the power of a SOVEREIGN GOD! (Rom. 1:18-25) 8”So the LORD scattered them

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her full potential. That means the leader must make themselves available for training and continuing education opportunities. The leader must develop a ministry philosophy that simultaneously honors biblical leadership values, embraces the challenges of the

abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.” ONE WORD from the LORD can STOP EVERYTHING in its TIME! (Eccl. 3; Rev. 3:7-13) * Until Next Time… May God’s Best Be Yours…In His Service, Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White, Executive Spiritual Director *Girlfriends In Christ International, Inc. * Where… “It’s Not About One Of Us, It’s About ALL Of Us - Building the Kingdom for the Glory and Honor of God.” * www. GirlfriendsInChrist.org * Telephone: (323) 7504GIC (4442) * Email: info@GirlfriendsInChrist.org

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time in which they live and fit their unique gifts and personal development if they expect to be productive over a whole life time. Dr. Joyce is a lay-person, under the leadership of Pastor Ticey Brown, at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as the Stra-

tegic Leadership Director. Dr. Joyce’s mission is to develop servant-leaders and enhance ministries within the Church; she is available for workshops and seminars. Dr. Joyce’s contact info is, joyce-harrell@sbcglobal.net or (714) 878-4854

sus.) When we “Stay Focused”; we will have the blessing and favor of God our Great Father, Jesus Christ our Loving Savior and of the Comforter-the Holy Spirit! 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

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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invited and encouraged to join us on July 14 at 10:45 am sharp, where the feast of the Lord will be going on!  Dress casually, and come with an attitude of gratitude!  How great is our God (sing with me), HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!  70 years of Kingdom Building, and still counting!!  After our worship service, a delicious meal will be served to all in attendance.  Greater New Unity is still located on the corner of 98th and Avalon, “where the power lines of the city, meet the power of God; where EVERYBODY is somebody, and Christ is the center of all”.  Serving diligently as Pastor under the power of the Holy Ghost is Rev. Randy Allison Jr., and reporting has been yours truly, Sis. Arlene T. Andrews.  Until next time, RAISE THE PRAISE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY NEWS * 23670 HAWTHORNE BLVD #100 * TORRANCE, CA 90505 1-888-290-7277 NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET


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