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Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.

Proverbs 17:6


SECOND’S GAZETTE STAFF Nadine O. Harris, MBA, Founder/Publisher Ferrari Y. Green, Production and Design

Editors: Sharon Durall, Jaylyn Harris, Kathy Jackson Sherry Joiner, Operations and Distribution

Contributors Peggy LaBon, Lois Gaston, Jessie Anderson, Vanessa Jenkins, Vera Reeves, Betty Thomas, Felicia Dickson, Keith D. Holmes, Judy McCulloch, Donna Burke, LaTricia Brown

Photographers: Adele Davis, Jerel McLendon

Children’s Church Consultant: Avian Westby


o celebrate the special man in your life, use a quote a day the week before Father’s Day, or honor him with tributes the whole week after. Write one of these (or one of your own) on a card, make a message into a placemat, tape one to the bathroom mirror — get creative! Every day of the week is a good day to celebrate his love and show him yours. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” —Antoine F. Prevost “To the world you are a dad. To our family you are the world.” —Unknown “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” —Richelle E. Goodrich “Dad: a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” —Unknown “A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one.” —Linda Poindexter “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do — be there.” —Max Lucado “I love my father as the stars: He’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” —Terri Guillemets Miss you Dad! Nadine

Second’s Gazette Issue 146


Pastor Chris was attending to his first ministry, Lady Heather, as she celebrated another year! We Thank you for taking care of our First Lady so that she can be here for all of us.

Love you, First Lady Heather B!!! Happy Birthday!



Pastor C “On the Scene”



Happy Birthday First Lady



UWFG Mental Health vs Healthy


Footprints in the Desert


African American Heroes

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Children Should Know



Teens Having Fun at the Beach



SBC Bookstore



Celebrate Neveah Jones


NEED PRAYER, call the church office and obtain the telephone number of the Deacon according to the first letter of your last name (See below). If your name starts with ...

A Call Robert & Jessie Anderson B Dennis & JoAnne Craig, or Betty Brown or Rodney Bough C A.G. Harrison, or Shirley Robinson, or Larry & Deborah Hayes D James Harvey or Venda Hawkins E/F Ron & Lavonne Husband or Adrienne Hurst G Minnie Mannings or Valeria Burwell or Ellen Clark H George & Tamara Lewis or Thelma Jones I/J Ellis & Thelma Johnson or Eva McLaurin or Walter McDonald K/L/N/O/T Terrence Williams or Lonnie & Josephine Stokes M Chuck Williams or Melva Hill P/Q Carrie Walker or Nadine Harris R/S Larry Willis or Oscar Woodard U/V/W/X/Y/Z Robert Hamilton or Ron Demps or Michael Dickson



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“Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; And the Lord granted his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived.” Genesis 25:21

There is so much power in intercessory prayer. When we are asked to pray for one another, the request must be taken seriously, because someone is depending on a blessing from the Lord. Lining our lives up with The Word is called Faith. Without which it’s hard to stand, but when you have people standing on the prayer side lines ready to shout out to the Lord on your behalf and prayers are answered, Look at God. Buttafly Burke

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We sometimes forget why we call God our “Heavenly Father.” This film will leave you pondering the beautiful parallels between how we relate to our earthly fathers and our Father in Heaven.

Sherry Joiner Marcus & Ferrari Green Elder Robert Craig Dr. John & Apryl Harris Diakona Larry & Debra Hayes Ophelia M. Harris Diakona Carrie Walker Mother Mary Bourne Pastor James & Brenda Walker Mother Melva Hill

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Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Matthew 25:34:-36


June is National


Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

any of us are familiar with some form of the throbbing, uncomfortable, and distracting pain of a headache.

The World Health Organization points out that nearly everyone experiences a headache once in awhile. Although headaches can be defined as pain “in any region of the head,” the cause, duration, and intensity of this pain can vary according to the type of headache. The most common, primary headaches, occur when the pain in your head is the condition and isn’t being triggered by something that your body is dealing with, like illness or allergies. If you have a tension headache, you may feel a dull, aching sensation all over your head. Cluster headaches are characterized by severe burning and piercing pain. They occur around or behind one eye or on one side of the face at a time in a series, thus their name. People with migraine headaches are often sensitive to light and sound; nausea and vomiting can also occur. Some migraines are preceded by visual disturbances which is known as an aura. Secondary headaches are a symptom of something else that is going on in your body. Headaches sometimes happen as a result of an allergic reaction. A sinus headache can also be a symptom of a sinus infection. In these cases, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to clear the infection and relieve your headache and other symptoms. Exertion headaches happen quickly after periods of intense physical activity, increasing blood flow to your skull, which can lead to a throbbing headache. A hypertension headache will usually occur on both sides of your head and is typically worse with any activity. It often has a pulsating quality. If you think you’re experiencing a hypertension headache, you should seek immediate medical attention. Rebound headaches, also known as medication overuse headaches, can feel like a dull, tension-type headache, or they may feel more intensely painful, like a migraine. Post-traumatic headaches can develop after any type of head injury. Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear. Know that it may take some time for you and your doctor to find the best treatment plan, so try to be patient. Be honest about what is and isn’t working for you. Even with treatment, you should still steer clear of the things you know can trigger your headaches, like foods or smells. And it’s important to stick to healthy habits that will keep you feeling good, like regular exercise, enough sleep, and a healthy diet. Live life healthy, Jessie Anderson, RN BSN https://www.medicinenet.com/headache/article.htm https://www.healthline.com/health/headache/types-of-headaches



uneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox Court House two months earlier in Virginia, but slavery had remained relatively unaffected in Texas—until U.S. General Gordon Granger stood on Texas soil and read General Orders No. 3: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, had established that all enslaved people in Confederate states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” But in reality, the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t instantly free any enslaved people. The proclamation only applied to places under Confederate control and not to slave-holding border states or rebel areas already under Union control. However, as Northern troops advanced into the Confederate South, many enslaved people fled behind Union lines. Ref; Wikipedia, June 2. 20212. Retrieved from World Wide Web



hope that all the mothers enjoyed their Mother’s Day, and everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and men who’ve stood as a father at some point in their June 2021 Footprints lives, and thank you for doing that. I was in the doctor’s office a few days ago, and I heard a senior female (more senior than me) telling everyone that would sit next to her about “the government created COVID-19”! They did it with “Chem trials”, telling them to go to YouTube and put in… Now, I’ve heard about “Chem-trials” since I lived in Lancaster, so what she was saying was not news to me, (some of that may be conspiracy theories), but some people were really engaged with what she was saying. It was unfortunate that I did not want to engage with here about Jesus. I hope that Jesus will never do what I did when talking to the Father. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has missed an opportunity to tell someone about how Jesus Christ has saved us from “Chem-trials” and anything else this world has for us, but I’m sure I’ll get another opportunity at another time, God willing. Now we hear in the news (60 Minutes) that UFOs are real!! What a shocker!! The Military Jet Flyers call them UAPs now. I wonder why people would believe: “If God created this world, why wouldn’t He create a different world?” Oh, because scientists have shown that we evolved to be who/what we are. SMH We know that the Lord has a plan for us and we had better get ready! Ecclesiastes 3 tells us, “There is a time and season for everything under the sun.” We are in a time now when the masks are almost ready to come off, a time for a slow re-opening of businesses and travel has already begun. We should be ready for whatever else this time is for now, only God knows what’s coming next. Be blessed in Christ, Peggy LaBon



Under Five A little child in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed the offering plates. When they neared the pew where he sat, the youngster piped up so that everyone could hear: "Don't pay for me Daddy, I'm under five."

68% of all evangelical churches in the United States have a congregation with less than 100 people including children and half of those churches have less than 50. SBC May God’s Grace Continue to Bless You!


Ada Ehi


da Ogochukwu Ehi is a Gospel singer, Songwriter, Recording and Performing artist. Ada Ogochukwu Ehi is simply known by her stage name Ada Ehi and was born in the early ’80s. She is married to Moses Ehi, an entrepreneur

and CEO of FreeNation/SoundCode Studios and they have a daughter named EmmaJane. Ada Ehi holds a degree in Chemical & Polymer Engineering from Lagos State University where she joined the Believers Loveworld Campus Fellowship. Joining the Christ Embassy Choir, she has been actively involved in the Music Ministry of Christ Embassy. She has performed at Christ Embassy events in several programs around the world including Europe, America, and several African countries. I n November 2009, her Debut Album “Undenied” was released while her second album “Lifted & So Fly”, a two-disc album was released in November 2013. She released her third album titled “Future Now”, on October 16, 2017, and claimed the no.1 spot on iTunes Nigeria the same day. In 2019, she released a 5 track EP titled “Ada’s EP, Vol.1”. Ada Ehi has collaborated with several artists including Nathaniel Bassey, Sinach, Samsung, Eben, and Protek amongst many others. Ada Ehi’s singles have created a whirlwind of sensations all over the world. Her single ‘Only You” released in 2019 was listed as one of the top 20 most viewed songs. Ada Ehi released her latest album in December 2020 titled “Born of God”

Reference: https://adaehi.com/about-2/

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erfect for new Father’s or Fathers whom need a refresher! Some topics of discussion:

Fathers will learn the first 10 key behaviors that are associated with each of the five characteristics (Self- Awareness, Caring for Self, Fathering Skills, Parenting Skills, and Relationship Skills) of the 24/7 Dad. Then, fathers will learn the last two bonus behaviors of “paying it forward" and “community engagement”


et Dad in on the fun! Make a cake and let him eat it too!


unique outdoor cinema experience nestled in the heart of West Hollywood's fashion and design precinct.


That You May Live

D Jesus is Everything


lthough growing up as a PK (pastor’s kid) could be challenging, admits Ray Ortlund Jr., it also was “a sacred privilege given to me as a gift from God.” Ortlund — now a pastor, father and grandfather himself — notes that any difficulties associated with the role were more than offset by his dad’s love and admiration, as well as “the real Christianity I saw in him.” When Ray Sr. was on his deathbed in 2007, family members gathered in a California hospital to read Scripture, sing hymns and receive a personalized blessing from the patriarch. Ray Jr. was ministering overseas and had to say his earthly goodbyes via the phone. “Later I asked my sister about Dad’s message to me,” Ortlund writes. “It was this: ‘Tell Bud ministry isn’t everything. Jesus is.’ My dad’s dying words summed up his parenting and his whole life.”

uring the pandemic, I’ve worshiped online with several congregations. The web address for one ends “.net/live.” As I navigate to this site, I tend to read the adjective form “live,” as in “livestream.” One Sunday, however, the verb form, as in “Worship and live,” popped into my mind. I had almost slept in and skipped that morning’s service. But as I worshiped with others, albeit remotely, my spirit indeed felt increasingly alive. That whole day I felt I was living more fully because I’d been inspired by God’s Word in sermon and song and shared in praising God with others. Worship reminds us there is something — Someone — greater than ourselves. Worship opens us to new ways of living. Moses, after he had passed along God’s gift of the Ten Commandments, including the rule to keep the Sabbath day holy through rest and worship, told the people, “Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live” (Deuteronomy 5:33, NIV). We too worship God regularly — so that we may more fully live. —Heidi Hyland Mann


See Light, Be Light In January 2021, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman presented her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration. The final lines read: “For there is always light, / if only we’re brave enough to see it. / If only we’re brave enough to be it.” How often we long for light! In recent years we’ve agonized amid pandemic, angry politics and new awareness of racism. Some have suffered deep sorrow. But Jesus says, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12) and invites us to turn to him. God is always bringing light into darkness, through helpers, healers, peacemakers, friends. Sometimes bravery is required to turn our focus from the negative to the positive — to see the light of God. Jesus also says, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14, emphasis added) and calls us to brighten the gloom. That requires bravery, as Gorman notes, but as Christians we’re urged to look for light not just to make our own lives better but to shine into others’ lives too. The Holy Spirit gives us the needed courage — to both see and be light.

A Gentle Answer

A OIL—In the Old Testament, oil symbolized consecration to God. The temple altar and king’s heads were anointed with oil to set them apart as holy. In the New Testament, oil often represented the Holy Spirit. Jesus and his followers were anointed for their ministries (see Luke 4:18 and Acts 10:38). “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” —John Lubbock

s it does this year, July 4 fell on Sunday in 1937. While Pastor Eldred Johnston led worship that morning in Paulding, Ohio, local kids set off firecrackers nearby (restrictions were rare back then). Realizing he needed to act, the pastor slipped outside during a hymn and found the revelers. But instead of scolding or shouting, Johnston stayed calm. “I used to enjoy shooting fireworks too,” he said, adding that he knew it was a fun way to celebrate. “But many in this town are gathered in worship, and the noise is very distracting. All I’m asking is that you wait until church services are over — about noon — and then shoot firecrackers all you want.” The pastor smiled at each youth and returned to church. Recounting that experience in Liberty magazine, Johnston said he half-expected to hear defiant explosions. Instead, the kids waited respectfully until worship was over. When conflicts loom, may we heed that example — and this advice from Proverbs: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (15:1, NIV).


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Bibles, All Occasion Cards, Gifts, Children’s Books, Big Bible Cover Selection, Large Print and Extra Large Print Bibles, Candles, Jewelry, Purse and Credit Card Holders


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will have a 1 hour church service for children via Zoom from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM for the month of June. SBCCM Order of Service (JUNE 2021) Opening Prayer/Welcome

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM


1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Bible Lesson

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

Closing Prayer

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

Upcoming SBCCM Events: Acts of Faith (AOF) 2021 - Starts 3rd Sunday August 15th (see study guide) 2nd Annual SBCCM Show & Tell – Saturday, October 31st Christmas Play Casting Call – Saturday, November 6th


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A Week of Tribute to Dad  

T o celebrate the special man in your life, use a quote a day the week before Father’s Day, or honor him with tributes the whole week after....

A Week of Tribute to Dad  

T o celebrate the special man in your life, use a quote a day the week before Father’s Day, or honor him with tributes the whole week after....


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