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The members of Praises of Zion M.B.C. prayerfully announce the celebration services marking 57 years of service to the Master for their Pastor and wife, Dr. & Mrs. J. Benjamin Hardwick. Please set aside the following dates so that you may join this cloud of witnesses, and share in this joyous occasion with us. The festivities take place beginning Sunday, September 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 2012. All of the services will begin at 3:30 pm. We are located at 8222 So. San Pedro Street, in Los Angeles, Ca. You may reach us by telephone at (323) 750-1033. The theme chosen is:

“OUR PASTOR, STILL ALL ABOUT JESUS”. (Hebrews 12:1-2) Please acquaint yourselves with the following schedule, and govern yourselves accordingly. Our invited guests are as follows: Sept. 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm our guests will include Metropolitan M.B.C. of Pasadena , and Pastor Tyrone Skinner who will bring the message. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, our guests will include: Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, Rev. Earl Pleasant; New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Rev. Melvin Hill.; and Southern Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Xavier Thompson. Sunday, September 23, 2012, Greater Zion Church Family, Rev. Michael Fisher; Jericho Baptist Assembly, Rev. Anthony Smith; New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Sonja Dawson; and Greater New Light, Rev. Patrick Ross. Sunday, October 7, 2012, New Revelation, Rev. William Turner; Union Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Milton Marshall; Greater New Unity, Rev. Randy Allison; and Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Virgil Jones will all help us close out this glorious celebration in a powerful way. Down through the years, his beautiful wife, Mrs. Hardwick has been at our Pastor’s side as God has blessed him to achieve many great things, while proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in more sermons than can be numbered, saving countless numbers of souls, traveling to distant places, conversing with dignitaries here and abroad, and has always done so with the humble-servant attitude of Christ. Dr. Hardwick reminds us: “If you never learn anything else about the life and ministry of Jesus, then you should know He was a humble servant willing to love and serve others, rather than being served himself. If this was the attitude of Jesus, then what should ours be? If we are humbled before Him as servants, we are imitators of Christ, and that is what our Christian walk should be about!” For those who may not know him let me tell you all about Him: “Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself... While still a young man, the tide of popular Continued On Page 14 opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them deHARDWICK ... nied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves.

Greater New Light Honors the 4th Anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Patrick D. Ross

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The Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1154 E. 92nd Street in Los Angeles, will celebrate the fourth anniversary of the dedicated service of its Pastor and wife on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The Greater Los Angeles church community is enthusiastically invited to join us for this special day during our morning worship, at 11:00, and for the afternoon worship service at 3:30. The theme selected for this day of honor is “Our Pastor: Anointed of God, Leading with the Power of Praise” (Psalm 28:6-9). These services will be punctuated with

the dynamic Word ministries of Dr. Marvis L. Davis, Sr., Senior Pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church of Venice, during the morning worship, and Rev. Terry L. Brown, Sr., Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, during the afternoon service. Dr. Ross’ clear, anointed, powerful ministry of the Word of God has been a great blessing to the GNL church family. Under his leadership, the church family is growing both spiritually and numerically. Dr. Ross’ training, integrity, and well-developed managerial skills have

also been recognized by the expanded church body, as he serves as a Vice-Moderator in the Los Angeles District Association, Correspondence Secretary for the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Los Angeles, as well as an Area Vice-President and Treasurer for the Western Baptist State Convention of California. The women of GNL have embraced, with great enthusiasm, a monthly “Women’s Fellowship”, durContinued On Page 4... GREATER NEW LIGHT

Saint Rest Baptist Church Celebrates Its 4th Pastoral Anniversary We, the members of Saint Rest Baptist Church cordially invite you to the 4th Pastoral Appreciation Services for Pastor Torrey N. Collins. The services will be held on Sunday, September 9 and Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. We are extremely excited, and looking forward to this glorious occasion. The theme for this occasion is: “The Captain and The Life

Boat.” (Acts 27:25) On Sunday, September 9th at 3:30 p.m., the keynote speaker will be Dr. Donald Robinson, of Greater New Peaceful Will Baptist Church; On Sunday, September 16th at 3:30 p.m., the keynote speaker will be Pastor William Turner of New Revelation Baptist Church. Come and join us for these services to

celebrate and encourage Rev. Collins as his pastoral journey continues. The services will take place at Saint Rest Baptist Church, located at 709 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Should you need further information, please call us at 323.752.6464 or 323.752.6179.

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Labor Day’s fun and frolic is a fast fading memory, but the shining legacies left by A. Philip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters speak faith, hope and inspiration to black Americans working to secure ever brighter tomorrows.  At its height, the Brotherhood (BSCP), America’s largest black-led labor union, claimed a reported 7,000 members.   Randolph, a son of African Methodism, initially rejected several appeals to organize the porters from 10 porters in Harlem.  The men, hearing of Randolph’s principled life and uncompromising integrity, hoped that he, as an unwavering Moses once did, would lead two urgent missions at once--against the George Pullman Company, their ruthless employer-and the American Federation of Labor.  Over-

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team He has blessed us with to give leadership and guidance. Pastor and Sis. Shigg labor tirelessly not only here, but throughout the community

being a spiritual blessing, as well as, a physical blessing, to all they come in contact with. We, “The Liftonites,” were excited on June 9th when the Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary bestowed upon our pastor a Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree recognizing his 25 plus years of service to our community. So when he is called Doctor Shigg, he has the certificate and the picture to prove it. A number of Pastors and Churches have been invited to this month of Celebration. Each Sunday at 3:30 during the month of September and for those who can’t attend one of these services, Friday, September 28th at 7:30 P.M. is designed for you. Starting Sunday morning, The Sons of “The Lift’ will be bring the messages. September 2nd , Rev. Emmanuel Jenson of the Carver M.B.C., Las Vegas, NV.

September 9th , Rev. DeWayne Landrum Pastor of Love Lifted Me Ministries, Richmond, Va. September 16th , Dr. Dwayne E. Shigg, d.e. Shigg Ministries. September 23rd , Min. Darrell Felix of The Love Lifted Me M.B.C. and closing September 30th , Min. Simeon Shigg of The Love Lifted Me M.B.C. The theme for this month of service is “Our Pastor, still on the wall even in these trouble times.” Ne. 6:1-4. If you have had the opportunity to come in contact with this couple, attend one of these services. Tell them, while they can hear you, what great difference they made in your life. Remember, Love is everywhere, but we are on the southeast and southwest corners of Crenshaw & Hyde Park in the city of Los Angeles. Rev. Dr. S. “Scuffie” Shigg, Pastor/Organizer, Sis. Noble, Reporting

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most grueling campaign.    In Randolph’s bruising struggle with both Goliaths, there are several clear, object lessons for black clergy and leaders of non-profits suffering from dwindling federal, state and municipal support.   The major lesson Randolph’s life and mission teach is that, together, African American religious leaders and ministers can begin to solve our current economic, social and political challenges and many of the ones that lie ahead.  Randolph did not wear rose-colored glasses.  He knew that without official recognition by the AF of L and the Pullman Company, based on winning the signed support of most porters, no union could legally represent the men.  Porters Continued On Page 7 were paid A. PHILLIP RANDOLPH ... just $810

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Monday, September 24th marks the beginning of the fall quarter of Evangelism at Bethel M. B. C., classes begin at 7:29 p.m. each Monday night. These classes are designed to equip the follower of Christ to carry out the mandate, which is found in Matthew 28:18-

20 that says, “And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Fall registration will continue through October 1st . All classes are facilitated by a well-equipped and spirit-filled staff. First time classes include Evangelism 101, Introduction to Principles of Evangelism facilitated by Pastor Reginald Pope and Minister Mike Jones; Prayer Class with Brother Columbus Wallace; Youth Class-

es with Sisters Doris Turner, Sheila McKinney, Hattie Marshall, and Joyce Howard; Teen Class with Sister Bertha Sweet. Learning about God’s Word is a Family Affair. Classes are available to all ages. Other Facilitators are as follow: E-102, Scripture Comprehension for Witnessing with Sisters Juanita Pope and Melverna Brown; E-103, Scripture Memorization and Role Play with Sisters Dixie Brown, Cassandra Jones, and Tara Aldridge; E-104, Conversational Witnessing as You Go with Sisters Irma Bowman and Frances Harris; E-105, Responding to Cults and False Doctrines with Sister Brenda Hawkins; E-106A, How to be a People Helper with Sisters Brenda Wood

and Helen Moore; E-106B, Personal State for Witnessing with Deacon Eddie Sweet and Minister McKinley Moore; E106C, God’s Power for Helping Hurting People with Ministers Alvin Stafford and Quentin McKinney. Wednesdays, starting October 3rd at 6:30 pm., Bible Book-by-Book facilitated by Pastor Pope. Come out and search the Word. Get Fired Up!!! Bethel is located at 10905 South Compton Avenue, Los Angeles. The church office is 323-566-5286 or visit our website at www.bethelsouthla. org. Reginald Pope, Pastor/ President; Brenda Hawkins, Dean Doris Turner and Dixie Brown, Evangelism Coordinators; B. Sweet, Reporter.

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“GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST” In this season of famine all over the United State of America the New Jericho Christian Church Family and all of its members, officers and staff are proud, grateful, and blessed to report our newly purchased sanctuary move and grand opening of our new church home. We’re moving this Sunday September 02, 2012 at 9:00 AM as we meet at our old church location 6200 S. Normandie Ave. for the last time to carpool with police escort into our newly purchased location at 3010 W. 48th Street Los Angeles. We are looking for all of our church members,

family and friends to join us as we march into our new facilities. At New Jericho Christian Church Ministries we are excited about the move of GOD in our ministry and all that GOD continues to bless our membership with, so on Sunday as we celebrate this milestone accomplishment in our (4 year old) ministry we will be having our first services in our facility at 9:30AM and at 1:30PM this Sunday with Pastor Xavier Thompson Preaching and Southern B.C., Pastor Overseer Tyron Robinson and Kingdom Builder Christian Fellowship, Pastor

Curtis Monroe, Jr. and Redeemer B.C., Pastor Raymond Chandler and St. Thomas B.C. Pastor Terry Wilson and Good News B.C. and Pastor Curtis Morris and The Grove Bible Church. On Sunday September 09, 2012 at 2:00PM we will continue our celebration with Pastor Roderick Walker Preaching and Tabernacle of Praise B.C., Pastor B.T. Newman, Jr. and Citizens of Zion B.C., Pastor Welton Pleasant and Christ Second B.C. and Pastor Warren Henderson past Moderator of Providence Baptist Association. We will be celebrating with consecration

services with our Providence Baptist Association Brothers and Sisters where our pastor Rev. Dr. Wendell J. Davis, Sr. PhD, DMIN serves as the Second Vice Moderator of our District Association under the leadership of Moderator C.R. Jones of St. Reed B.C. who serves as the 1st. Vice President of California State Baptist Convention under the leadership of President Dr. Henry L. Perkins of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Dr. Julius Scruggs National President. We thank GOD for His loving kindness, grace & mercy and His many blessings in

which He has bestowed upon our visionary leadership of our pastor Dr. J. Wendell Davis, Sr.. We love the fact that our pastor is Real, Relevant and Relational, we thank GOD for not giving him a spirit of fear in these troubled times and allowing him grow by leading our church to our next level in this season. New Jericho appreciate the fact that our pastor never compromises the word of GOD, yet remains accountable unto GOD by walking in Integrity, Accountability and Good Christian Character and Continued On Page 5 NEW JERICHO .....

FIRST ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 78TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE MARVELOUS THINGS HE HAS DONE!! Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, the First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church began the race of winning souls for Christ in the year of 1934 by the late Pastor A.L. Walton. For over 78 years a firm foundation has been laid through the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now after 78 years, we are still under the direction of the Holy Spirit,

“Trusting God” and Made Disciples Making Disciples with our Pastor Gerald Burgess, Sr. God has brought us a mighty long way and for this we pause to celebrate His Goodness, Grace and Mercy. We cordially invite you to come and celebrate with us for our 78th Church Anniversary on September 23rd and 30th 2012 @ 3:30pm. Our chosen theme

for this year is “Trusting God” Isaiah 53:1-12. Our guests for our services will be: September 23, 2012: Spirit of Love M.B.C. Pastor Fears (speaker), New Way M.B.C. Pastor E. Waters, Greater Starlight M.B.C. Dr. P. Lewis, Pastor and Los Angeles Dominion Power Christian Center Pastor A. Charles, September 30, 2012: Holy Mount Calvary M.B.C. Dr. L. White,

Pastor(speaker), Mount Salem New Wave Fellowship, Pastor P. Fargas, Yahweh House of Prayer Dr. S. Jones, Pastor, Greater Love Christian Center Pastor Ashley and Weller Street M.B.C. Pastor K.W. Tulloss. If you are looking for a place to exalt the Lord, please stop by and be blessed. Praises will be going up at 8725 South Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90002 Pastor G. Burgess, Pastor, Sis. Kisha Burgess, Chairperson and Sis. Nicole Stokes, Reporter. For more information, please feel free to contact the church office @ 323.589.2551 or email us @ firstantiochmbc@att.net or Facebook/FAMBC.com

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL “IN HIS PRESENCE” Through His blood-sacrifice on the cross of Calvary; Jesus has provided an awesome, indescribable, life-changing opportunity for persons who elect to enter into a personal relationship with Him and His Heavenly Father. Hebrews the 10th chapter reveals this awesome privilege. Hebrews 10:19—And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter Heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20- By His death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21- And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s

house, 22- Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting Him, for our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean and our bodies have been washed with pure water. 23- Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Because of the blood of Jesus Christ, we can boldly enter the presence of our Heavenly Father without fearing that we will be rejected or destroyed. We may now dare to step beyond His Holy Veil, into His Most Holy Dwelling to commune and fellowship

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“The Bible is central to our faith,” said Pastor Kalvin E. Cressel, Sr. of Greater Mt. Sinai MBC No. 2, in the City of Compton,” but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. The Story gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 weeks so everyone understands God’s story and how their story intersects with it.” The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read it everyday. Pastor KC of GMSMBC No. 2 is hoping to reverse this trend, starting with his own congregation; strongly believing that The Story, a Zondervan best-seller, is the right tool to increase Biblical literacy and help readers understand God’s story and how their own stories intersect with God’s. The Story Church Campaign is a unique program providing up to 31 weeks, studying 31 chapters of carefully-selected scrip-

tures sequenced in chronological order. The Story presents the Word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel and consists of a curriculum for children, teens and adult Sunday school and up to 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. When accompanied by reading through the five agerelated books (The Story, The Story: Teen Edition, The Story for Kids, The Story for Children and The Story for Little Ones), the entire Church can be literally on the same page for 31 weeks. GMSMBC No. 2 plans to begin the experience on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. and invite the community-at-large to join us on this most amazing journey. Pastor KC has declared “I want my congregation, as well as

those in the Greater Los Angeles Area to realize the incredible love God has for them and how their story is found within His story.” With thousands of participating churches nationwide, The Story is becoming a movement that is bringing wide-ranging benefits to local churches. Many have reported increased community outreach, increased Biblical literacy, congregational growth and a greater understanding of how God’s story reveals the reasons for the things that happen in man’s story. We are located at 12317 S. Wilmington Avenue, Compton, CA 90222, phone (310) 631-0261 and visit www.go2sinai.org. Pastor Kalvin E. Cressel, Sr./Mother Sandra Taylor, Reporting

ANNUAL USHER DAY AT GRACE “Dedicated Ushers With the Gift of Hospitality Romans 12:13” It’s that time again where Bishop Miquail M. Broadous and the entire Grace Temple family extend a warm & heartfelt invitation to join in on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 as we celContinued From Page 3

ebrate our Annual Ushers Day! The Youth and Senior Ushers of Grace Temple has worked diligently in putting together a Worship Experience like non other. To help take us higher in the Lord & celebrate our awe-

some doorkeepers of Grace, we have invited the Faith and Hope Community Church under the Pastoral Leadership of Rev. Lavelle M. Gates. For those who can, please join us Sept. 9, 2012 at 3:30pm

(Daughters of Integrity, Virtue and Authority), an adolescent mentorship ministry for young ladies between the ages of 11-18. This continuous course not only focuses on the

physical aspect of maturity and womanhood, but also covers etiquette, charm, healthy selfesteem, character building, discovering gifts and talents, and numerous other topics.

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THIS IS THE DAY We shall comfort those stricken with sorrow Though it’s planned for a distant tomorrow After we achieve the climb of Kilimanjaro But who did we comfort today? We shall help the old man work in his yard We shall protect the weak like Saint Bernard We shall speak words that uplift a battled heart But what did we speak today? We shall grasp negativity by the horns Cast fear and doubt amongst the thorns Mend a spirit broken, tattled and torn But what have we mended today? We shall give true faith a greater cheer Let integrity know that it’s welcomed here Stand firmer for God throughout the year But what stand did we take today? We have a mansion reserved in the sky With a future as sweet as Apple Pie No broken-hearts to mend, no eyes to dry But whose eyes have we dried today? So adorned and heroic is our dream desire Dreams dash with a bucket and douse the fire Yet, within our heart, our soul inquire What fire have you doused today? Much of our good deeds are in Lay Away It is not enough to merely kneel down and pray Jesus Christ never asked us to kneel and delay There is a right time to act and This is the Day

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made. We come to understand and experience Him speaking and manifesting Himself to us. We find that we can be honest in sharing our feelings and thoughts with Him (since He knows them anyway) and that we can trust Him to respond to us. We find “In His Presence” He interprets our tears, times of quietness, prayers and concerns. We find “In His Presence” an overwhelming experience of love which no one else could ever give us. “In His

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derstand that we are constantly in the presence of God-with Him being closer than the very air which we breathe. Sensitivity to the Spirit of God is developed which assures us that we always have His undivided attention. We come to understand that His eyes are constantly on us and that His ears are constantly open to our cry. “In His Presence”, we are constantly reminded of His Great love for us. We are reminded that in our uniqueness, which differs from others, that we are not mistakes or rejects, but are fearfully and wonderfully

Pl, Los Angeles CA 90047. Bishop Miquail M. Broadous, Senior Pastor, Bro. Caldwell, Senior Usher President, Sis. Celeste Williams Reporting

The entire church community is strongly encouraged to participate in this ‘day of love and honor’ for this wonderful man and woman of God. Ms. Ann P. Grant serves as Chairperson for this celebration.

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HOLY ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH BURNS ITS MORTGAGE!

“I (WE) CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME (US).” (Philipians 4:13)

This is truly an exciting month for the Holy Rock Baptist Church Family. We invite the Los Angeles community to join with us as we celebrate our Forth-eighth Church Anniversary. The highlight of the month will be when we Burn the Mortgage on our Church. Under the guidance

of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the dedicated Christian leadership of our Pastor Lehman L. Johnson, we have been blessed to achieve this memorable accomplishment. We will be celebrating throughout the month, with several events. The first is our “Mortgage Burning Luncheon”

which will be held on Saturday, September 8th at the Double Tree Hotel in Torrance. We will culminate our celebration with two worship services on Sunday, September 23rd 11:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE: Rev. Dr. Vince Cason, Senior Pastor of Antioch Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

in Atlanta, Georgia, will deliver the inspirational message. 3:30 P.M. MORTGAGE BURNING WORSHIP SERVICE: Rev. James A. Brooks, Senior Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist in Los Angeles, will bring words of encouragement. Our hearts are filled with joy as we praise the Lord

through the month’s celebrations! Plan to join us and you will be truly blessed. Holy Rock Baptist Church is located at 11009 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Telephones: 323-779-0583 or 323-294 -5284. Sister Jo-Ann L. Johnson, Publicity Coordinator.

Evening Star Family, what an impact was made on our church family and the community on our Pastor and Wife’s 1st anniversary service. We gathered to the capacity of our building and parking lot and you stayed for the duration of the celebration. We prayed, praised and shouted until the presence of the Lord flowed into the community. We know that you were touched, restored and revived...to do the work. Thank God for our new

birth and renewed vision. Now that the “party” is over, the floor is swept, the trash thrown away and the lights are turned out...what will you do with the new MERCY that you were given? Will you use it to advance your work in the Kingdom or will you put it under a bushel and wait for the next “wave” of Glory to sweep over you, so that you can just feel good about it? Not for those of us who have caught the vision that God has given. This

is not just enthusiasm; this is the genuine love of God that is being worked through our lives. A lot of emphasis is being placed on the vision God has given Pastor Williams for Evening Star. (“Where there is no vision, the people perish. Prov. 29:18”) His sermons and teachings have been and continues to paint a picture of what God’s people need to do to experience the manifestation of that vision each Sunday. The vision is being

manifested on Sundays as the Lord adds members to our church. Our pastor baptizes those new converts the following Sunday as the Lord blesses. What a blessing to be a part of leading God’s people to fulfill the “GREAT COMMISSION.” STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS: The weekend of September 29 & 30, 2012, will be the launch of our new Hispanic Ministry. We will start with a block party in the parking lot on Saturday

29th at 11am and the opening service on Sunday September 30th at 6:30pm. We will continue our BootCamp for the 21st Century Woman – “Letting Go Crazy For Good” on September 29, 2012 at 8:30am9:30am in the upper room. Remember our BootCamp for the 21st Century Woman Rally will be December 30, 2012 at 3:30pm in the main sanctuary. 211 W. 59th Street Los Angeles CA 90003 as well as Keith B. Williams, Pastor

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Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church L.O.V.E. Ministry Host Women’s Day Service The ladies of Virtuous Essence (L.O.V.E. Ministry) of Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church led by sis. Daisy Traylor, Director, is hosting A Women’s Day Service, Sunday, September 23, 2012 in the Morning Worship Service at 9:45 a.m. and in and afternoon service at 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker for the Morning Worship service is Rev. Deborah Manns

of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Rev. Elton Johnson, Pastor. The speaker for the afternoon service will be Minister Delores Lakey-Stewart of the Atherton Baptist Church, Rev. Larry D. Weaver, Pastor. The theme for the services will be “Women making the best of our service” Eph. 6:6-8. We extend an invitation to our sisters to join us as we gather to give

honor and glory to for blessing His daughters with the ability to give leadership and to minister to youth, young adults and women of the community. We anticipate a great time as we receive the Word from God through His chosen servants, Rev. Manns and Minister Lakey-Stewart. Place this date on your calendar, invite someone to come with you

to share in the worship experience. Pilgrim’s Hope is located at 7016 S. Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90001,

Joe L. Smith, Jr., Pastor. For further information regarding the services, you may contact us at (323) 581-7672.

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teaching our church family how a man of GOD must love his wife, take care of his family and church. We look forward to serving our new community and providing cutting edge ministry with singles ministry, marriage ministry, youth & young adults ministry, 12Step recovery help ministry, children nursery, State Certified Drug & Alcohol Counseling program and prison ministry. Our church is currently accepting application for employment for a Christian Education Director and a Choir Director. All interested

at 3:00Pm. Our guest church will be First Abraham M.B.C., Rev. Joseph Wells, Pastor will be delivering the word. Sis. RayAnn Hayward Vice President, Sis. Bernice Wooden.

President. Bible Fellowship is located at 6915 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90003. We are praying and looking forward to seeing you. Rev. DeShay Ward, Sr. Pastor, Sis. Bernice Wooden, Reporting.

applicants please send your resume and BIO to psalm123@ msn.com, call (323) 750-0092 and we will schedule an interview for you. Come grow with us, a place where everyone is someone who will be loved unconditionally, respected and nurtured with the Word of GOD, we are a Baptist Faith, Bible Based Christian Ministry that seek the lost, minister to the troubled, nurse the wounded, strengthen the seasoned and give hope to anyone and everyone through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Organizing Member Sister Louida Williams Chair of Deaconess Board , Reporting.

“Like A Ship” Rev. Zane G. Tarver Concert at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church

REV. ZANE G. TARVER

The sanctuary choir of Messiah Missionary Baptist Church will be presenting Rev. Zane Gray Tarver in Concert Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Four (4:00) P.M. renown preacher and accomplished musician and singer. He has served the community for thirty-two (32) years. This will be his first (1st) concert. Our theme is “Gospel around Time,” 2 Chronicles 5:13. Also on the program will be

the Strong Connection with Angie Strong and David Pillman. Please come early to get a good seat. This will take place at the Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in the Whalen S. Jones fellowship hall. 4500 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90016. Margaret Crockette, President, Sanctuary choir; Maureen E. Malone, Reporting; Rev. Perry J. Jones, Sr. Pastor.

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FAITH IS ENDURANCE Bible Background • Hebrews 12:1-11 Printed Text • Hebrews 12:1-11 Devotional Reading • James 5:7-11

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Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand

of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

IN FOCUS Myra had worked for a Fortune 500 company for five years. She was well liked, hardworking, and a team player; yet, she had been laid off. So many questions ran through her mind as she struggled to understand why the Lord had allowed her to lose her job. After all, she had a young child to support and bills to pay. She was distressed and disappointed and couldn’t understand why she was undergoing this fiery trial. After lamenting for a while, she remembered God’s promise: “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). She began to trust God for what direction she should take, and her faith began to increase. She decided to go back to school and get her MBA. Times were tough for her and her daughter, but they survived. She finally earned her MBA and soon found a better paying job that had more prestige and responsibility. What do you think of when you think of leadership? In today’s lesson, we see that Jesus set the perfect example as the leader who was tempted but did not give in. He endured the pain and shame of the Cross to achieve the joy and victory of eternal life with God. THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES Rome. As the capital city of Italy, it was the center of commerce, culture, and religion. A myriad of religions dotted the social landscape at the time this letter to the Hebrews was circulated. Although there were times when Jews and Christians were expelled from Rome, there were other times when they could worship freely. Believers in Rome. Scholars are very unsure of the intended audience, but in Hebrews 13:24, the writer sends greetings from those of Italy. The NIV Study Bible notes that the writer is passing on greetings from some Italian believers. William Barclay in his Daily Study Bible on Hebrews suggests that it was written to a group of Jewish Christians who met in a “house–church” in Rome (Barclay, 6-7). They were a subgroup of the main Christian congregation that had been formed there years earlier. Living in a climate of other religions and cults, their faith was tested constantly. When times were hard—politically, culturally, socially, and economically—the chance was greater that they would be tempted to return to Judaism. It was not easy nor politically correct to be a Christian at this time. Christians in Rome had to deal with the threat of persecution by the Roman authorities; although, none of them had become martyrs like Stephen and others. (This happened later under Nero, the emperor.) Because they were still alive, the writer encouraged them to continue to run their race and not give up.

He reminded them that Jesus never gave up and that they shouldn’t either. BACKGROUND Some Bible commentators believe Hebrews was written to a Jewish-Christian congregation in Rome around A.D. 67-70. Others believe it was written to Jews living in Egypt or Palestine. Traditionally, authorship was attributed to the apostle Paul, but modern scholars are unsure of the true identity of the author of this epistle. Some believe Barnabas wrote it, and still others suggest Apollos, the Jew born in Alexandria, which is located in northern Africa. The author wrote the letter in response to the threat that believers might renounce Christianity and revert to Judaism. The writer wanted to inform his vacillating readers that Jesus Christ, the object of God’s final revelation, is superior to the greatest of Judaism’s heroes. The writer also wanted to highlight, while reminding his audience of, the efficacy of Jesus’ power of salvation. He emphasizes that whereas the Jewish legal sacrificial system was powerless to remit sins, Jesus, the eternal High Priest, “is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). Furthermore, the writer explained the need for patient endurance amid the persecution and sufferings to which the heirs of eternal salvation are inevitably exposed. The writer suggests that all Christians emulate Jesus’ suffering and patience in anticipation of an eternal reward. One cannot help but notice the metaphors of Greek athletic terms such as “run with perseverance the race” and “a great cloud of witnesses [spectators]” (Hebrews 12:1, NIV). These Christians were to think of themselves as athletes who possessed endurance in order to ensure victory over the forces of evil. The writer also made it clear that the Christians’ secret weapon, needed for victory in spite of trials and tribulations, was unwavering faith. IN DEPTH 1. Believers Must Run the Race (Hebrews 12:1-2) The writer encourages the Christian readers to continue to “run their race” of discipleship no matter what tries to hinder them. He tells them not to get distracted by burdens or sins that are present in their lives. Being a Christian was not an easy thing back then, and it still isn’t today. It is a life-

AIM for Change

By the end of the lesson, we will: DESCRIBE how to have enduring faith; BECOME CONVINCED that we can endure in faith; and DEVELOP a plan to utilize our faith to deter mine and reach spiritual goals.

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“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

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long commitment that involves peaks and valleys, good times and bad times, and sun-shine and rain. Christian discipleship is not akin to a sprint; it is a marathon. That is why the author tells his audience to use “perseverance” (v. 1, NIV). Perseverance is an inner quality that allows one to continue in some course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. To persevere is to be steadfast in a particular purpose. Disciples of Jesus Christ must always look to Jesus as the ultimate model of perseverance. In His ministry, He suffered insults and attempts on His life. He persisted even though His hometown and relatives rejected Him. He overcame the obstinacy of His followers and betrayal by one of His own. He never faltered during the unjust criminal trial that accused Him of sedition and heresy or the beating by the Roman police force. Finally, He did not waver on the Cross at Calvary. He did all of that not only so future generations of believers would have access to a spiritual power potent enough to change the world but also to set an example of the perfect leader who was tempted but did not give in. And most importantly, He endured the Cross to carry our sins and provide the way of salvation for us. We must also remember that we have an inspiration. We are surrounded by a “great . . . cloud of witnesses,” credible leaders who have fought a good fight, finished their course, kept the faith, and earned their crowns of righteousness. They are our inspiration. Our heroes of faith should inspire us to keep our faith so we can pursue a life of complete holiness and participate in kingdom work that can change our world and be a witness of the world to come. Today, we look at heroes of faith such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks. Therefore, as we continue to live as ambassadors of Christ, let us persevere on our jobs, in our homes, and in our communities. God demands our best in this life. No matter what hardships we go through, our history is peppered with credible leaders who have overcome greater hardships than we have ever had to imagine. We can learn from them. If they made it, surely we can make it. With God on our side and a “great . . . cloud of witnesses” cheering us on, we can get through any adverse situation we face. 2. Believers Must Develop Endurance (vv. 3-6) When life becomes unbearable and we get discouraged by some temporal circumstances, we ought to have enough of a spiritual sense to look to Jesus as our source of strength. If we think of all that Jesus endured, giving His life so we might have life, we have to thank God for the character and integrity of His Son Jesus Christ. The writer of Hebrews encouraged the vacillating Jewish Christians, when they began to complain about the adversity they had to face, to consider Jesus’ suffering. He supported his argument by testifying that they had not faced persecution to the degree that they had shed

their own blood. He also let them know that trials suffered for righteousness’ sake could be theologically viewed as the “chastening of the Lord,” God’s “disciplinary correction, instruction, and nurture.” The Lord’s chastening is not arbitrary or without direction—it always has a purpose. The writer suggests that trials could be disciplinary correction and a part of God’s overall plan to edify His children. Corrective discipline is always a good thing that symbolizes love. When an earthly father exercises discipline on his child, in most cases it’s meant to be is beneficial to the child so that the same wrong actions will not be repeated. Our Heavenly Father operates in the same way. Because God loves us, He disciplines us so we will not commit the same sins or something worse. Even when seemingly unprovoked trials and tribulations come into our lives, we can benefit from them. Romans 8:28 reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Truly, when we try to compare what we have to go through to what Jesus endured, we see there is no comparison. He suffered much for us. The question is: What will we suffer through for Him? It is hard for us to lose, to mourn the death of a loved one, to feel the pain of a broken relationship or the discomfort of owing insurmountable debt. Trials will come in this life. Pain will be a part of our pilgrimage. But the good news is that enduring the suffering brings us into new levels of God’s consciousness. 3. Believers Must Learn to

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Daily Bible Readings MONDAY The Discipline of the Lord (Job 5:8-18) TUESDAY The Death of Sin (Romans 6:1-11) WEDNESDAY The Race for the Prize (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) THURSDAY The Training for Godliness (1 Timothy 4:6-10) FRIDAY The Endurance of the Faithful (James 5:7-11) SATURDAY The Example of Faithfulness (1 Peter 2:18-25) SUNDAY The Pioneer of Faith (Hebrews 12:1-11) 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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Accept the Discipline of the Lord (vv. 7-11) The writer of Hebrews presents yet another reason that believers should cheerfully bear affliction when it comes. Christians are encouraged to endure the discipline of the Lord because it is the mark of the sonship of Christ as well as the way to become more holy and righteous. The Bible is clear that those who suffer for righteousness’ sake glorify God: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13, KJV). Second Timothy 2:12 says, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” The writers insist that we must look on all the hardships of life as the discipline of God sent to work, not for our harm, but for our ultimate and highest good. It is never pleasant to be corrected and disciplined by God, but His discipline is a sign of His deep love for us. When God corrects you, see it as proof of His love and His ability to lead you in the right direction. Then pray and ask Him what He is working to teach you. We may respond to the Lord’s discipline in several ways. First, we can accept it with resignation. Second, we can accept it with selfpity, thinking we really don’t

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Good News From Greater New Unity B.C. Greetings to you, in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!! What a great day to be alive; what a splendid day to be able to give praises and thanks to our God!!  For those who can’t lift your hands to the Lord, just praise Him in your heart!  For those of us who can, well then we are going to give Him a mighty shout, a wave offering, and be thankful and glad to lift up His most Holy and Righteous name, isn’t that right?  Today is Youth Day, and we will give opportunity to our youth, as we do each second Sunday, to minister, from Sunday school through the Morning worship service in teaching, song, prayer and praise!  Thank God for our youth, and all those who work with them and for the youth in all churches, who are striving for perfection in the body of Christ!!  After hearing the Gospel Word from our beloved Pastor, we will look forward to a great fellowship at 3:30 pm today at Greater New Unity!!  You are cordially invited, on behalf of the Pastor’s Aid, to the 3rd Annual and long-awaited STATE RALLY today!  We praise God for living in a country that is made up of such diverse states, each with their own flag, song, flower, culinary dish and history, and today we will get to learn about our various states of the union while praising God for being able to live in our wonderful country..Yes, we have our drawbacks and there is much room for improvement, but through the leadership of our great President, the honorable Mr. Barack Obama, through the guidance of God, and with a little help from Congress, our country is on its way back!  Even with the political turmoil and economic upheaval that we have undergone and are undergoing, in the words of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, “there is no place like home”.  So we thank God for living in the United States of America, our HOME SWEET HOME!  Bro. Randy Allison Sr, Coordinator of this wonderful educational and spiritually lifting event invites everyone to come and rally for your state, or for your favorite state today at 3:30 pm, and after the program is over, everyone is welcome to enjoy some of the Continued On Page 13 culinary goodies that repre- GREATER NEW UNITY ....

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NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET 2. Believers Must Develop Endurance (vv. 3-6) When life becomes unbearable and we get discouraged by some temporal circumstances, we ought to have enough of a spiritual sense to look to Jesus as our source of strength. If we think of all that Jesus endured, giving His life so we might have life, we have to thank God for the character and integrity of His Son Jesus Christ. The writer of Hebrews encouraged the vacillating Jewish Christians, when they began to complain about the adversity they had to face, to consider Jesus’ suffering. He supported his argument by testifying that they had not faced persecution to the degree that they had shed their own blood. He also let them know that trials suffered for righteousness’ sake could be theologically viewed as the “chastening of the Lord,” God’s “disciplinary correction, instruction, and nurture.” The Lord’s chastening is not arbitrary or without direction— it always has a purpose. The writer suggests that trials could be disciplinary correction and a part of God’s overall plan to edify His children. Corrective discipline is always a good thing that symbolizes love. When an earthly father exercises discipline on his child, in most cases it’s meant to be is beneficial to the child so that the same wrong actions will not be repeated. Our Heavenly Father operates in the same way. Because God loves us, He disciplines us so we will not commit the same sins or something worse. Even when seemingly unprovoked trials and

tribulations come into our lives, we can benefit from them. Romans 8:28 reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Truly, when we try to compare what we have to go through to what Jesus endured, we see there is no comparison. He suffered much for us. The question is: What will we suffer through for Him? It is hard for us to lose, to mourn the death of a loved one, to feel the pain of a broken relationship or the discomfort of owing insurmountable debt. Trials will come in this life. Pain will be a part of our pilgrimage. But the good news is that enduring the suffering brings us into new levels of God’s consciousness. 3. Believers Must Learn to Accept the Discipline of the Lord (vv. 7-11) The writer of Hebrews presents ye t a n o t h e r r e a s o n t h a t believers should cheerfully bear affliction when it comes. Christians are encouraged to endure the discipline of the Lord because it is the mark of the sonship of Christ as well as the way to become more holy and righteous. The Bible is clear that those who suffer for righteousness’ sake glorify God: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may

wages, were also obliged to pay for their uniforms and polish to shine shoes and boots for the wealthy passengers.    The Pullman Company, according to pin point documentation, intimidated the porters at every turn, using goons to beat men in involved in union orga-

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT FELLOWSHIP AMONG BELIEVERS

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

How important is fellowship among believers in the Body of Christ? I’m so glad you asked? Coming together to worship and praise our God is very important, but during worship the agenda is God and not one another. Worship is not the time to get to know one another and fellowship. Fellowship among believers creates a strong bond and pro-

vides a strong foundation for peace and unity in the Body of Christ. Peace and unity ought to be important to every leader, and with that said, what will you do to accomplish it? Time out for coming to church and putting up with one another, going home angry, frustrated or hurt and returning the next week starting the same fake fellowship all over again. Strained relationships don’t make you happy and guess what it doesn’t make God happy either. When it comes to pleasing God, it doesn’t matter what they did, it doesn’t matter what they said, and it doesn’t matter who else they persuaded to be on their side and against you. Is there anything to hard for God? When it comes down to it, all that matters is that we seek the bond of peace, and strive for God to get

the glory in all things. Romans 12:1 call for us to become living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service. That means because of what Christ has done for us it’s just right that we become a living sacrifice. A living sacrifice dies to self, and does what it takes for cohesiveness in the body. Take time out to fellowship with each other, get to know one another do lunch, have a get together and more than anything else forgive one another, for God’s benefit and yours. When that is done then you can experience true joy and spirit filled fellowship. Dr. Joyce is a layperson at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, and is available for workshops and one on one consultations, she can be reached at joyce-harrell@sbcglobal.net or (714) 878-4854.

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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 Emerius

Keith B. Williams Senior Pastor

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

GREATER EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

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

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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.

GREATER STARLIGHT B.C. 8018 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90003

HOLY CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

Phone (323) 753-0224 Fax: (323) 753-3591 Email: Pastorlewis@greaterstarlightmbc.org 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.

DR. PRENTISS LEWIS PASTOR

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

MESSIAH BAPTIST CHURCH

long beach ANTIOCH CHURCH OF LONG BEACH 1535 Gundry Ave Long Beach, Ca 90813 www.antiochlb.com

Phone: FAX:

(562) 591-8778 (562) 599-6048

REV. WAYNE CHANEY, JR. PASTOR

SUNDAY MORNINGS: Worship Services ........... 8:30 A.M. 10:30 A.M.& 12:30 P.M. Elements Bible Study ........................ 7:30 A.M. & 9:00 A.M. Spanish Worship Service ...................................... 3:00 P.M. KJLH Broadcast 102.3 “Real Life”......................9:00.P.M. Family Night Bible Study ........(Wednesday).......... 6:30 P.M.

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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.

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

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

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Sunday Morning Worship ............................10:30 AM Wednesday Mid-Week Renewal Service ....7:00 PM

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REV. DEMONTRE REEVER YOUTH PASTOR

REV. E. ROLAND AREVALO PASTOR/SPANISH MINISTRY

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

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

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

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

GREATER NEW LIGHT B.C.

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

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

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.

pasadena BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF PASADENA

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

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.

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FIRST ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

HORACE A. ALLEN, PASTOR

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.

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Belmont Ave Baptist Church Host 72nd Church Anniversary

SUPT. ROBERT COLE

DR. RONALD BRIDGETTE

The Belmont Avenue Baptist Church Family cordially invites the general public to its 72nd Anniversary Celebration Services to be held beginning, September 11-14, 2012 nightly at 7:00 p.m. The culminating Service will be held Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The prolific, dynamic, and gracious, Superintendent, Dr. Robert Cole, of the Crusaders

Temple C.O.G.I.C. of Los Angeles and congregation will close out the service. The theme for this years celebration is “The Power Not of Us, But of God.” taken from Ephesians 3:7-9. Belmont Avenue Baptist Church is located at 9215 South Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles. Elder Dr. Ronald Bridgette, Host Pastor

Rev. Jacqueline Thompson at True Way MBC Three Spirit-Filled Services Planned

Thursday- Sep 13, 2012 - 7:00pm – Men’s Night, Friday -Sep. 14, 2012 - 7:00pm Youth Night, & Sunday- Sep. 16, 2012 - 3:30pm - Women’s Day

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Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, Assistant Pastor; Allen Tem-

and often humorous style of speaking that combines thorough biblical scholarship and “girlfriend” wit, Reverend Jacqueline Thompson speaks directly to the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life, helping them discover their purpose and destiny in REV. JACQUELINE THOMPSON Christ. Reverend Thompson travels extensively across the ple Baptist Church in Oakland, United States and the CaribCalifornia. With a practical bean, ministering to youth,

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tory.” Reverend Thompson continues to challenge herself academically and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in African American Church Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. The entire Los Angeles Community is invited. True Way M.B.C., we are located at 9122 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90003- visit us online at www.twmbc.org. First Lady Elvia Wilson, Chairperson, Rev. D.L. Wilson, Pastor.

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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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MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

SR. BISHOP HENRY J. COX BISHOP ANTHONY BENJAMIN SR. 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.

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.

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

YOUR PASTOR’S NAME

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.csblb.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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6614 SOUTH WESTERN AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

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.

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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REV. TICEY BROWN PASTOR

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

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

Dr. Michael Fisher Pastor

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

Gardena

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.

GREATER OPEN DOOR C.O.G.I.C.

132 East Artesia Blvd. LB, 90805 Phone: (562) 423-8653 DR. GARON HARDEN, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School/Life Dev...... 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:30 A.M. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 P.M. Covenant Sisters (Tues)........ 6:30 P.M. Prayer/Pastoral Min (Thurs)...7:15 P.M.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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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

RODERIC BELL. (Interim Pastor)

Sunday School ............................... 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Prayer Mtg... (Thurs) .... 7:00 PM. Teachers Meeting ..........(Sat) ........11:00 A.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 (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.

YOUR CHURCH NAME Your Church Address Your Church Phone Your PASTOR order of service .................... 8:00 A.M. order of service...................... 9:30 A.M. order of service .................. 10:45 A.M. order of service .................. 12:00 P.M. order of service .................... 6:30 P.M. order of service..................... 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.

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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.

FRIENDLY FRIENDSHIP B.C.

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.

FRIENDLYWILL M.B.C.

1225 E. 68th St., L.A., CA 90001 Ph: (323) 585-7860; Fx. (323) 585-7860 website: www.friendlywill.org REV. CHEZ J. LISTER, SR., PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Wed. (Church Hour of Prayer) . 6:00 P.M. Wed. (Bible Study) ................. 7:00 P.M. Church Office .... 10 A.M. - 2P.M. (M.- F.)

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.

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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.

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 BEREAN M.B.C.

12433 S. Main Street Los Angeles, Calif. 90061 (323) 757-3048 REV. JOE B. SMITH, JR PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Wed.) .......... 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed)..................7:00 P.M.

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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.

GREATER NEW UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH

9719 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 757-5094; FAX: (323) 757-1080 E-Mail: gnubc@att.net REV. RANDY ALLISON, JR. PASTOR

Sunday School ....................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ..................10:45 A.M. Children’s Church ................ 10:45 A.M.

Midweek Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ...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

KING SOLOMON MISSIONARY B.C. 7407 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 900011 Phone: (323) 588-0659 REV. DAVID DUNCAN, PASTOR SERVICE TIME SCHEDULES: Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service .... 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ..... 7:00 P.M. Mission (Every 2nd/4th Tues.) 7:00 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.

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

1751 East 114th Street, L.A. Ca PHONE: (323) 569-9561 Email: Macedonia.baptist114@gmail.com REV. SHANE B. SCOTT PASTOR Early Morning Worship....... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................. 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................11:00 A.M. Bible Study...(Tue).. 11:00 A.M.& 7 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. CLIFFORD L. JOHNSON, Minister In Charge 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.

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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.

NEW PROVIDENCE M.B.C.

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

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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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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

936 W. 49th Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 Phone (323) 752-0855 stjohnbc@att.netf 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. ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH 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.

1794 W. 36th Pl. - L.A., CA 90018 Phone: (323) 735-0201 / 735-0202 REV. ALEX TOUSSAINT, PASTOR

Church School ......................... 7:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 9:00 A.M. Evening Worship ...................... 6:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer .... 12:00 Noon & 7:00 P.M.

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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.

REDEEMER B.C. OF L.A.

2003 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A., CA 90018 Ph: (323) 735-9274 Fax: (323) 735-9140 E-Mail: Redbc2003@aol.com Robert L. DeFrance, Jr., Ph.D Pastor Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Prayer & Fasting (Wed) 12:00 & 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .................... 7:00 P.M. Mission (Thurs.) ........................ 1:00 P.M.

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.

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

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10200 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Phone: (323) 754-3779 newprovidencebaptistchurchla.org REV. DONALD A. KNIGHTON, SR. 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.

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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.

ST. REST 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.

SOUTHERN MISSIONARY B.C.

“One Church For All Generations” 4678 West Adams Blvd, L.A. Ca90016 (323) 731-2703 Email: smbcla@gmail.com XAVIER L. THOMPSON, PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ................... 800 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 9:45 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.

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

THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

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.

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.

TRUE WAY MISSIONARY B.C.

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.

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 Early Morning Worship ......... 7:30 A.M. 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.

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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.

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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.

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be glad also with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13, KJV). Second Timothy 2:12 says, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” The writers insist that we must look on all the hardships of life as the discipline of God sent to work, not for our harm, but for our ultimate and highest good. It is never pleasant to be corrected and disciplined by God, but His discipline is a sign of His deep love for us. When God corrects you, see it as proof of His love and His ability to lead you in the right direction. Then pray and ask Him what He is working to teach you. We may respond to the Lord’s discipline in several ways. First, we can accept it with resignation. Second, we can accept it with self-pity, thinking we really don’t deserve it. Third, we can be angry and resentful toward God. Or, fourth, we can accept it gratefully, which is the appropriate response we owe a loving Father who cares enough about us to point us in the right direction.

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SR. BISHOP HENRY J. COX AND ASSEMBLING FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH REQUESTS YOUR PRESENCE COME WORSHIP WITH US!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Pastor Cox and the Assembling Faith Missionary Baptist Church requests your presence and invites you to come and worship with us at 1233 W. 91st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Please come and celebrate with us in worship to our King. HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH!! JOIN US IN WORSHIP OF OUR LORD!! Let’s receive blessings from our Lord and have a HALLELUJAH good time as we worship Him. Sr. Bishop. Henry J. Cox, Pastor

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sent each state!! Don’t miss it, there is nothing like it!  The president of the Pastor’s Aid is Brother Albert Greene, and Vice President is Sis. Goldia Moseley.  Please come and support the Pastor’s Aid and the 3rd Annual State Rally at Greater New Unity!! Greater New Unity is a forward moving church, serving a forward moving God.  We are still located on the corner of 98th and Avalon, “where the power lines of the city meet the pow-

SOUTHSIDE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 10400 S. San Pedro Street, L.A. Calif. 90003

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

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503 Brooks Ave., Venice, CA 90291 Ph: (310) 392-3958/Fax: 310-392-1648 E-Mail: newbethelbaptist@verizon.net REV. MARVIS L. DAVIS, SR., PASTOR Educational Hour ........ 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. Worship Service By The Seaside ... 9:45 A.M. Church School/ Wednesday Night Live Prayer Praise & Bible Study .......................... 7:00 P.M.

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Brotherhood of Dining Car Cooks and Waiters.  Previous black-led efforts to gain seats at the AF of L’s power table, where wages and pensions were hashed out, had historically fared no better.   Blacks were thus locked out of the decisions that determined their employment status and ultimate welfare.    Into this gap in August, 1925 stepped Randolph, with no organiza-

tion, funds, staff, transportation, salary or secretary. Black In many cities, hamlets and in rural America, were routinely lynched, terrorized and abused.    Randolph, although he had to impress the men he was sent to organize, owned just one black suit, a pair of shoes, two white shirts and two pair of black socks.    In this era, Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute’s founder, W.E. B. DuBois, the NAACP’s noted leader and Marcus Garvey, creator of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, all aimed to relieve the misery that defined life for most black Americans.    Washington, at the 1895 Atlanta Exposition, had essentially promised that blacks would be contented in menial labor and no longer fight for constitutional rights won in the nation’s bloody Civil War.  In exchange for this pledge, the un-elected Wash-

er of God; where everybody is somebody and Christ is the center of all!” We continue to pray for all of you who say, “pray for me”, and all who are on our evergrowing sick and prayer list; we pray for those who are chronically ill and homebound; hospitalized, incarcerated or institutionalized, and bereaved,  we lift you all to the Lord.  We are praying for you, Sis. Linda and Latrell Dove, in a special way; earth has no sorrows, that Heaven cannot heal.  Serving in a more excellent way is our Pastor, Rev. Randy Allison Jr.  Reporting has been yours truly, Sis. Arlene Andrews, and until next week, don’t forget to keep RAISING THE PRAISE!!! ington received large donations from corporate titans.   Pleased with his passivity, Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate and John D. Rockefeller, Sr., the world’s first billionaire, regularly made large contributions to Tuskegee.   Among these leaders, only Randolph captured the vision, strategy and resourcefulness to and organize a successful campaign to win decent wages, pensions and working conditions for black Americans living in wretched conditions.    In the black church, flocks were tended and schools and colleges serving the elite and largely more prosperous classes were established and maintained.  But no clergy, even the most progressive among them, were able to lead, much less organize, a war against the serflike working conditions that bound the bulk of black workers.   Randolph, armed mostly with the zeal of Ashley Totten, fiery resistance of Milton Webster and stoic calm of C.L. Dellums, stood up to the Pullman Company for 12 bitter years. Dependent on his wife, a hair stylist in New York City, to support their home, he traveled to across the country to organize the bands of men awaiting his eloquent encouragement and steely determination to win their war, adversity notwithstanding.    When Randolph had no funds for fares, which was often, the porters quietly led him aboard the trains to empty berths where drained and exhausted, he could sleep, undisturbed and unnoticed.      On August 25, 1935, the AF of L became the first of the two foes to surrender to Randolph and his men.  Two years later, the George Pullman Company capitulated, making the Brotherhood the first back-led union Continued On Page 14 to win A. PHILLIP RANDOLPH ... a col-

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Living our lives by the title of “Christian” is essential, but also comes with a great deal of scrutiny and criticism. Perhaps this is why many keep their belief in Christ secret. For they know that the moment they profess the Lord openly, they will be required to lead a life illustrating how the Bible says Christians must live. They also recognize that when they make a mistake, those around them will ponder and often express judgment with a label of “hypocrite” attached. It is challenging to lead a Christian life. There is so much to know about to consider one’s self a disciple. In order to become familiar with the Christian life, one must commit to Continued From Page 13

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lective bargaining agreement from a major American corporation.  But Randolph and his men did not rest on their laurels, less than four years after their stunning victory over the Pullman Company, Randolph and the brotherhood threatened President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with a massive march on Washington, D.C., if he refused to sign a Executive Order forcing firms with federal contracts to hire blacks for war work.   Roosevelt gave in and signed Executive Order 8802, which freed millions of blacks from prisons of poverty and opened doors to dignified labor.    Randolph hadn’t finished negotiating with presidents, however.  In 1948, When Continued From Front Page HARDWICK ...

While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.” (Dr. Allen Francis) A word of caution from Dr. Hardwick “Keep your mind focused on Jesus. Think about the way He lived. His kindness, gentleness, mercy and joy, and the sacrifice He

studying daily – a statement which appears to be rhetorical, but it’s remarkable to look at the overwhelming number of Christians who only know and can quote two scriptures (John 3:16/Psalm 23) considering there are 66 books with more than 1500 pages of information God expects us to familiarize ourselves with. Can one memorize all that is in biblical text from Genesis to Revelation? Perhaps. But, God never asked us to memorize His Word. In fact, He promises that the Holy Spirit will bring the Word back to our remembrance: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, Harry Truman vacillated in integrating the Armed Services, which Randolph knew were a key to black advancement, he again threatened to send 125,000 marching blacks to the Nation’s Capital. Truman, like Roosevelt before him, relented and signed Executive Order 9981.    Finally, in a session leading up to his finest hour, the mind-boggling 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs, Justice and Freedom,” Randolph convened a meeting in New York City with all the other “Big Six” black leaders.    He announced that he secured had a commitment from the young Martin Luther King, Jr., to address the march and needed only their assent as a signal of unity among black Americas major leaders.    Almade for you and for me.” Dr. Hardwick also states, “Don’t worry about what other people think of you. Run the race that the Lord has laid out for your life.” Dr. Hardwick knows this very same Jesus who was with him when he began his ministry some 57 years ago, is still with him, and He has never forsaken him. Guess what? This is the good news: He is available to you and to me, and He has a plan for our lives. Each one of us must seek Him while He can still be found and live out our own salvation. It is a personal matter, and no one else can do it for you. So join us as we thank God for the love He pours out on us, as we honor this servant of Gospel. Remember, it is truly “STILL ALL ABOUT JESUS”. To God be the glory! Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, Senior Pastor, Sister Faye Williams, Chair-person, and Sister Clarice Holmes, Reporter.

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Good news, good news!!! The Rev. Shane B. Scott and the Macedonia B.C. Ushers, Nurses and entire church Family extends A Christian WELCOME to all Los Angeles District Association churches Ushers/Nurses and First Aiders to Macedonia’s B.C. 84th Annual Day. This invite is also extended to sister districts of the Western Baptist State Convention to join us in praise and fellowship on Sunday September 16th 2012 at 3:30 pm. God’s message will be delivered  by the   Rev. Patrick Ross of the Greater New Light B.C.  Pastor Ross’s preaching style is truly that of an anointed one (Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this man of God) Get to Macedonia!!!! An  advance thank you to  Pastor Ross and the Greater New Light B.C. for their Christian support as we do to all our friends in Christ  who participated in  ensuring  that Macedonia will have a great day!!!! Macedonia is located at 1751 E 114th Street Los Angeles  CA. 90059. Rev. Shane B. Scott, Pastor.

he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” – John 14:26 (KJV). It is essential we study God’s Word EVERY SINGLE DAY to avoid living in hypocrisy and spiritual turmoil. We must this…If you fed your body on you even survive? Peace, feed our spirit like we focus on the same schedule you cur- Love & Blessings; Theprofeeding our bodies. Imagine rently feed your spirit…would cesschristiancounseling.com Your comments are welcomed at: theprocesschristiancounseling@gmail.com though they reportedly had rejected his earlier plea for this same march, the leaders all agreed to wholeheartedly support it.   Dr. King’s timeless “I Have A Dream speech” and the landmark pieces of legislation, the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Bills, prodded by the March, are internationally known history.   The tired, aging Randolph, had completed his earthly mission.   In 1979, he went up to his Heavenly home and accepted his crown. Continued From Page 4

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Presence” we learn that our God is faithful in what He says and promises. We find while others attempt to condemn us, that when we repent He does truly forgive us. We should

constantly thank Jesus that His blood sacrifice eliminates any impossible guidelines or requirements required of us that would prevent us from experiencing Psalm 16:11… in thy presence [is] fullness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore. Even though this verse will be fully experienced in our eternal presence with God; as His children, we are privy to sample this experience in this present life. “In His Presence” we experience indescribable joy, peace, love, acceptance, assurance, and the list goes on and on. In God’s presence we experience Psalm 61:3- for You are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let’s continue to pray, praise, sing, shout, read

and obey His Word so that we can maintain our position “In His Presence”. Then, we won’t do what Adam and Eve did in Genesis 3:8- And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Let’s not be distracted by the entertainment of the world which will keep us from fellowshipping “In the Presence” of our Great God. 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

2012 WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION at NEW COMMANDMENT MBC “SEEKING, STRUGGLING, and SERVING”

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Sunday, September 23, 2012, 4:00p.m., the women of New Commandment under the pastoral leadership of Dr Rev Grady Jones, First Lady Elois Jones, women coordinators, Sis Peggy Rose and Cindy Elder wish to invite all in the Southern California area basin to join us during this blessed and anointed service. Each year the women of New Commandment continue to grow in the word of God serving in any capacity feasible. To be able to fellowship with the women is a magnificent feat and is a constant reminder of an “Awesome” God that always provide what we need. Won’t you join us for this fellowship? The women have Continued On Page 15 selected “Seeking, Struggling, and Serving” as the theme for this NEW COMMANDMENT ... service, with biblical references found in Ruth 3:11 which reads:

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“And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.” Lady Rose M Neale has graciously agreed to be our keynote speaker for the day. She has been dedicated to the Lord since the age of seven (7), serving HIM by spreading the “good news” of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ through traveling extensively throughout the country, singing gospel music for over fifty (50) years. Special guest are the Women’s Chorus of New Commandment, under the leadership of Recording Star, Carlotta, NCMBC Praise Dancers and additional musical groups. This service expresses an air of excitement that is difficult to contain. You need to be here! New Commandment is located one mile north of the 91 Freeway and one mile south of the 105 Freeway at 15548 Paramount Blvd, Paramount CA. Please don’t hesitate to call us for additional information, need prayer, or to just comment on something we can assist you with, at (562) 5317703. We love you and pray all is well with you. Remember there is nothing that happens in your life that you and God cannot handle, together through prayer and fasting, leaning on the Lord. Dr Rev Grady Jones, Pastor; Peggy Rose, Cindy Elder, Coordinators; Linda Sue Taylor-Jones, Publicist/RTP Reporter

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