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Second’s Gazette Second Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Orthodox Communion Bishop Wm. LaRue Dillard, PhD

925 So. Shamrock Monrovia, Ca. 91016

Version 8—Issue 54 October 2013

Call 626-358-2136 or 359-7188 Fax 626-357-2477 –Email: / / Visit us at: The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. (NIV—Psalm 85:12)


God Is First At Second Baptist Church Nadine O. Harris, Founder/Chief Editor Tinisha McDonald, Administrative Mgr. Precious Flemings, Writing Editor Ferrari Y. Green, Production & Design

Mission Statement Second’s Gazette serves as a monthly newsletter to inform the congregants of valuable information happening on the Second Baptist Church campus and in the community, as well as spotlight individuals and events that edify our parish church, but most importantly; glorifies the name of Jesus.

Sermons Around Us


illiam Shakespeare wrote of times when 'our life … finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything.'

Contributing Consultants: Jessie Anderson Peggy LaBon Twyla McDonald Danielle McKay Sherry Joiner Children’s Church Staff: Christa Moreland Jaylyn A. Harris MyReeanna Wade

The month of October can preach breathtaking sermons. It speaks in the glorious colors of leaves, the splendor of the abundant harvest, the grass whitened by the first frost, the honking birds flying to their winter haven and busy squirrels gathering nuts before snow covers their feeding ground. How wonderful October's sermons are, and how they bless us. Thank you, Lord!

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Cover Story Bishop’s Epistle

Page 4, 5 Dates/Spotlight Page 6, 7 Church Ministry News Page 8, 9 Celebration Pictures/Ads Page 10, 11 Blast/Footprints/Music 101/ Bookshelf/DVD Review Page 12, 13 Kid’s Pages/Community News Page 14, 15 Health Corner/Sick and Shut-in

Pastor’s Appreciation


any churches observe October as Pastor Appreciation Month. Given the reluctance of many pastors to call attention to themselves, it’s not likely that they will mention anything about being appreciated.

Were someone to ask a pastor, however, what might be done to show appreciation to him or her, the answer would likely be, “Pray for me.” St. Paul never asked for anything for himself except that others pray for him. To the church at Rome, he wrote, “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in earnest prayer to God on my behalf, that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my ministry to Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company” (Romans 15:30-32, NRSV). Encourage our Bishop by assuring him of your prayers and love.

Discover Jesus, read the Bible.




Sons and Daughters in Light, Here is a prophecy that helps us today. Isaiah prophesied, “Therefore, the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; an d therefore, He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him” (Isaiah 30:18).


he above verse, through verses 26, is a description of the glories of the Millennium, through the day of the great slaughter. Verse 25 refers to Armageddon in (Revelation 19:11-20:3). Our timing is rarely God’s timing, and we often think He has forgotten us when He does not act according to our schedule.

When the Lord seems slow to act, we rarely ask whether He is actually waiting for us to seek Him truly, depending on His grace, before He moves in power. Yet, as Isaiah 30:18 teaches, we should ask whether God’s apparent inaction is due to His waiting for us. Today’s passage illustrates the folly of not trusting in the Creator for deliverance, but seeking earthly saviors instead. When God’s saints do not lean wholly on Him, He often purposes to hold off on delivering them. The Lord will not save an impenitent people. What seems to be God’s delay is actually His patience toward us; for He is not willing that any of His elect should parish (II Peter 3:9). He waits to be gracious, He waits to show mercy, until we reject self-reliance and believe that He alone can redeem us (Isaiah 30:81a; Galatians 2:15-16). Amen! Amen. Until He Comes, I Am Serving Christ Joyfully, Bishop Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard Parish under-shepherd



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Church Outing TOWER OF FAITH Oct. 27, 2013

Food Donations Needed for Annual Thanksgiving Food-Drive Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Workshop A Smash Hit!


WHAT: 9th Annual Healthy Living for LIFE Expo 50+ WHERE: Fannie M. Goodwin Education Center on campus of Second Baptist Church, Monrovia, CA WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1:00pm – 3:00pm COST: Free

About SET for LIFE SET for LIFE (Senior Eucation & Training for Living Informed Futures Everyday) is a nonprofit, community based organization, serving the communities of Monrovia, Duarte and San Gabriel Valley since 2004. Through partnership building, our mission is to provide older adults 50+ with health education, practical skills as it related to enhancing their quality of life and health outcomes. In 2006, we began offering educational health seminars, medical screenings and interactive workshops to senior residents through our annual "Living Healthy for Life 50+. We do not endorse specific companies or organization and are not affiliated with any government or political agency. Our services are offered FREE of charge without regard to race, color, creed, religious or nonreligious affiliation.

FREE MAMMOGRAMS AT SET FOR LIFE EXPO MONROVIA, CA – SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 – SET for LIFE, in partnership with City of Hope/CCARE, Mobile Mammogram Screening, and Second Baptist Church, Inc. is hosting the 9th Annual Healthy Living for LIFE Expo on Saturday, October has been providing free mammograms to low income and uninsured women for the past seven years.

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The Healthy Living for LIFE Expo is free and open to the public and will take place in the Fannie M. Goodwin Education Center on the campus of Second Baptist Church in Monrovia. Women who have not had a mammogram within the past year can register by calling (626) 386-8071 or emailing In addition, vendors will be providing free blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, body massages and more. Beginning at 1:00pm medical experts will discuss such issues as; renal disease, cancer in minorities and help register attendees for the new Affordable Health Care Plan which begins October 1, 2013. Families will have access to resources and the latest information to make informed choices.

Looking for Jesus 'October's Party' October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came— The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples, And leaves of every name. The sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. —George Cooper

I was looking for Jesus, So He humbled me, Met me right where I am, Too proud to assist I resisted at first, Reaching for His love, I persisted and found a place to stand, Falling on my knees I surrender, All to the Father of Lights, His presence consumes my sins, My healing continues to begin, Forgiveness starts with God, Forgiving you and me, Reconciliation, Reciprocity, To be regenerated is ongoing, Tell me: How can this be? I’ll call upon the name of the Lord, I’ll live eternally. —Eric Johnson

Newt Oliver


ewt resides in Azusa and participates in the Audio/Visual Ministry at church. He has an A.A. Degree in Transportation, from L.A. City College, B.A. Degree in Journalism from Cal State Los Angeles and professional designations from UCLA in PC/LAN Support and Data Communications and various other classes/courses taken either for fun or for work. One of Newt’s proudest accomplishments was getting his B.A. with decent grades even though he was going to school full time during the day and working full time at Union Bank at night. Mr. C. Leroy Martin was his best mentor, a high school business teacher who scared him into reading the Book of Revelation; he was talking to our class about it one day (yes, public school!). Even though I was raised in church, I don’t remember hearing some of those things until that day. I didn’t get saved until some years later, but, I think the seed was planted. Later, Mr. Martin was forced to retire from another school district because they attempted to discipline him for reading his Bible in his own tent during a school-sponsored camping trip. He was even interviewed on Focus on the Family Radio Program about it. My grandparents raised me and were his favorite role models. Even though they had limited opportunities and didn’t advance beyond grade school, they taught him to read before starting Kindergarten. They also made it possible for my mother to become an RN. Newt’s grandfather, a WWI Veteran, built their house and was self-taught in electrical and plumbing. Newt states that if he had the chance to change something outstanding in the world he would convince more people who say they’re Christians, to vote in accordance with Christian values. These values have nothing to do with a political party, but, with the individual candidates. To relax Newt exercises, reads, and experiments with technology. He makes occasional trips to Fullerton, Barstow, and points east or north (Tehachapi, near Bakersfield) to watch, photograph, and video trains. Sometimes he travels to San Diego to go to the Zoo or visit the U.S.S. Midway Museum. A Surprising fact about him is that he wanted to be a locomotive engineer. If he had a Super Power he would time travel, both to observe history and maybe have some “if I knew then what I know now” moments. However, he recognizes that God has navigated circumstances, so whatever personal regrets he has, things are the way they are for a reason. Newt’s finally comments that even though he grew up around 150 miles from the Grand Canyon, he has never been there. He is planning to go during the month of October. Thanks for sharing Newt!

A Book of Poems about Times Worth Remembering “I Love My Family” Hortense Anderson Book Signing Invitation

Second Baptist Church Fannie M. Goodwin Building 925 Shamrock Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 October 6, 2013 - 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Light Refreshments Served. Bring your book, get it signed, hear her story and wish her well. Order online: - The Hard Cover Copy includes Granny's Picture for $18.95. Paperback $6.95.

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Trinity Leadership L to R Diakonos Demps, Harvey, Harrison, Jones, Anderson & Harvey

Trinity Leadership L to R - Mothers Cross, Bridges, Dantzller




The System of Nerves

o study any field of medicine can be a grueling and daunting task, but to do so in a time when the availability and opportunity to practice was drastically biased can be even more challenging. Dr. Clarence Sumner Greene Sr. was a man to undertake this challenge, and was the first African American to be certified in neurological surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery on October 22, 1953. Mr. Greene was born December 26, 1901 in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Dunbar High School in 1920, having lettered in four sports; basketball, baseball, football, and track and field. Mr. Greene went on to attend dentistry school after he completed high school, receiving his D.D.S from the University of Pennsylvania in 1926. He was one of the first African Americans to receive this degree. After a year of practice as a dentist, Dr. Greene felt he had not fulfilled the destiny that was placed before him. In 1932, Dr. Greene was accepted to Howard University College of Medicine and was elected to the Kappa Pi Honorary Medical Society. In 1943, Dr. Greene was appointed full-time to Howard University as an assistant professor of surgery, where he remained until 1947. Dr. Greene was then granted the opportunity to fulfill a 2 year residency in neuro-surgery at the world-renowned Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. Dr. Greene was a highly regarded surgeon as noted in this letter from Dr. Wilder G. Penfield. “Dr. Greene worked in our laboratory on neuropathology and did excellent work, and when he was on service, his performance was first class. His attitude toward the profession is everything that you would have it; he is ethical, likeable and upright . . . he is a serious student of neurosurgery and a good surgeon and kindly with his patients” (Harris & McClelland, 2006). Dr. Greene went on to achieve many accolades for his dedication to neuroscience until his untimely death on October 9, 1957. Although as humans, we are faced with obstacles that may cause us to veer off the path to the goal we have set for ourselves, but aren’t we blessed to know that God has ordered our steps to fulfilling our destinies as long as we follow His Word. As an African American in the 1930s, Dr. Greene was faced with challenges that many of us may never have to face, but by his achievements and through the love of God, we too can accomplish any daunting task!



he local news seems to always headline a shooting, a murder, a fire, a flood; always something to alarm the public! I’m not sure when it became news to keep people on alert, or sad and feeling powerless about what’s being reported. For this reason, many people don’t watch the local news on a regular basis. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad things happening in our communities, as well as other parts of the world, and the news is reporting what the networks thinks will give them the biggest ratings. Good news won’t make a good headline. In spite of what’s being broadcasted as headlines; and those incidents are real, there are also good news stories that could be told more often. The awesome thing about being a Christian is we know where to find the “Good News!” We know that we can open our hard-copy Bibles, or read the Bible online, and even listen to it being read to us. Throughout the Bible there are numerous encounters of God with man that were good and some not so good: and God shows us what can happen either way. All we have to do is follow His directions and have faith without doubting. Matthew 21:21. So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, be removed and be cast into the sea, it will be done.” I believe our faith, plus some action, can change what happens in our community; and that’s a start to changing the world. It’s our job until He comes again!


Frank Gil God’s hand that holds the ocean’s depths can hold my small affairs; His hand that guides the universe can carry all my cares. ~Amen


ey SBC Family! Today I am brining you someone entirely fresh and new. His name is Frank Gil. Frank was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He played football at the University Of Charleston, South Carolina. But after tearing his ACL, he felt the Lord calling him back to Tampa. He went back to Florida and enrolled in Trinity College of Florida where he graduated with a degree in Pastoral Ministries, with an emphasis on Youth Ministry. He currently lives in Conway, Arkansas where he is Student Ministries Pastor at Family Life Bible Church, Conway, Arkansas. He is married and has zero children. His genre of music is Christian Rap and the titles of some of his songs are “Joyful Noise,” “Flame and Truth, and “Ambassador.” But his most notable album was “Lions and Liars.” So SBC we know what to do for our people who are singing praises to our God, let’s continue to pray for them. I am out! ~Danielle~


12 Steps with Jesus

Revelation, written about 95 AD, is the youngest book in the New Testament.


By: Don Williams hristians are not perfect, simply forgiven. Many times Christians are challenged by way of addiction. According to ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine, an addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motiva-

tion, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. An addiction can be anything shopping, sexual immorality, drugs, abusive relationship, alcohol, stealing, food and so many others But with any addiction Christians have the antidote, Jesus and His word. 12 Steps with Jesus explores this in a concise and comprehensive manner. Allow Jesus to be your 12 steps, your salvation, your new addiction!

English: Fall is here! Spanish: Otoño ya está aquí!


he holidays are coming soon so let’s get in the Spirit by watching DVDs with messages of hope, inspiration, and giving back. One that I highly recommend is “The Christmas Choir,” where Peter Andrews, a workaholic accountant with no interest in the holidays, finds a new calling when he meets a homeless man named Bob who inspires him to start a choir at the shelter where he sometimes lives. The movie is based on a true story and stars Rhea Perlman and other good actors. It’s one the entire family can watch. It can be found online; produced by GIAM. Happy viewing! ~Precious~

12 Parish Members Gloria Blount Mother Deloris Bridges Mother Maylene Buckley Mother Fannie Greene Bernice Holefield Grace Jordan

Cholesterol, Part 1

Earl Manning


Frankie Platt

Ursula Martin Lolita McLendon Mother Eldora Polk Matter Simpson

holesterol, what is it? Cholesterol is a lipid (fat) that is produced by the liver and is vital for normal body function. Every cell in the body has cholesterol in its outer layer. It may surprise you to know that Cholesterol itself isn't bad. In fact, Cholesterol is just one of the many substances used by our bodies to keep us healthy.

Brenda Warmsley Chester Walls Gregory White

Non-Parish Members Erica Batie Darlene Cobb-Boone

Cholesterol is used to build and maintain cell membranes, to determine which molecules can pass into cells; and is used in the production of hormones to convert sunshine to vitamin D, to assist in the metabolism of fat soluble vitamins, and in insulating nerve fibers.

Barbara Brown Elisa Brown Naha’s Brown

There are two types of Cholesterol: "good" and "bad." LDL (low density lipoprotein), often referred to as "bad" Cholesterol. LDL carries Cholesterol from the liver to cells and HDL (high density lipoprotein), known as the "good" Cholesterol. HDL does the opposite of LDL; it takes Cholesterol away from cells and back to the liver where it is broken down or expelled. Knowing the difference between the two is important because too much of one type, or not enough of another can cause heart disease or stroke.

Jospeh Brown Jr. Deidra Butler Darryl Carr Cameron Carter Clara Claskey Larry Terome Collins Salome H. Collins

Cholesterol comes from two sources, the body and the food we eat. The liver and other cells in the body make about 75%, the other 25% comes from foods. Cholesterol is only found in animal products.

Craig Crosskey Willetta Dantzler David Davidson Sgt. Shannin Davis

Some Common Misconceptions about Cholesterol are: **Choices about diet and physical activity are responsible for cholesterol levels. Diet and physical activity contribute to overall blood Cholesterol levels, as well as the Cholesterol that is made naturally by the body. A heart-healthy diet and regular physical activity are important to for maintaining cardiovascular health.

Nettie George Jimmy Gibson Terry Harrison Archie Hart Calvin Hart

**Using margarine instead of butter will help lower Cholesterol. Both margarine and butter are high in fat, so use both in moderation. When selecting margarine, it's best to choose one that has “0g Trans fat” on the Nutrition Facts label. **Thin people don't have to worry about high Cholesterol. Any body type and size can have high Cholesterol. **My doctor hasn't said anything about my Cholesterol, so I don't have to worry. Your health is your responsibility. Ask! **Since the nutrition label on my favorite food says there's no Cholesterol, it's a “heart-

healthy” choice. Nutrition labels on food are helpful when choosing heart-healthy foods, but you need to know what to look for because many “low-Cholesterol” foods contain high levels of saturated fat and/or Trans fat, both of which contribute to high blood Cholesterol. Even foods that claim to be “low-fat” may have a higher fat content than expected. Always look for the amount of saturated fat, Trans fat, Cholesterol, and total calories per serving. The first ingredient listed is the one used most in the product, so choose products where fats and oils appear later in the ingredient listing. Life was given to us by God, but it is our responsibility to live as healthy stewards.

Willie Hawkins Ruth Howard Cynthia Jackson Doretha Jones Jimmy Joyce Kenneth Knowles James Knowles Arthurine Mathis Lewis Sherry Martin Liz Mason Hazel McDonald Jonathan McKinnon Thomas McKinnon Margret Miller Patrick L.Miller Lela Mosley Geneva Ordonio Melanie Phillips Thomas Robinson

Live healthy! Jessie M. Anderson, RN

Tina Robertson Derrick Sawyer John & Mary Scott General Smith Francisco Soto Precious Thompkin Willie Waters Patricia Ann Wilkerson Norma Jean Williams

Demmie Raysor (Donor Needed)

BIBLIOGRAPHY Harris, K.S., & McClelland, III S. (July 29, 2006). Clarence Sumner Greene Sr.: The First African American Neurosurgeon. Retrieved on September 15th. 2013. Retrieved from PreventionTreatmentofHighCholesterol/Prevention-and-Treatment-of-HighCholesterol_UCM_001215_Article.jsp

Prayer List: If you or someone you know is ill, the name(s) may be added by contacting Deacon Ellis Johnson: (909) 944-1635, Elder Robert Craig: (909)463-1314, or the Church Office (626) 358-2136; Fax (626) 303-2477

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pray for a Cure


Sahara Dorby


The Children are Praising God in Children’s Church

Did you know that 3 John is the shortest book in the Bible?

A Child’s Prayer for Protection God in heaven, hear my prayer. Keep me in thy loving care. Be my guide in all I do. Bless all those who love me too.

Ministry Leadership Diakona Larry Willis, Director Diakona Ron Husband, Trinity Co-Director; Dr. John P. Harris, Jr., Trinity Co-Director Children's Music Ministry, Kathleen Dantzler; Includes Singing, Bells, and Drums

Operations Staff Ettie Pulliam, Renee Willis, Evelyn Jenkins, Dedicated Kitchen Staff, Parents & Volunteers

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, INC. Bishop Wm. La Rue Dillard, Ph.D Parish-Shepherd 925 South Shamrock Monrovia, C A



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Worship Services Sunday Morning Services 7:45 AM & 10:45 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper Celebration 4:45 PM Every First Sunday of the month, the Lord’s Communion Supper is served after the 7:45 am and 10:45 am worship services, if you are unable to attend the 4:45 pm service.

************************ Wednesday Services Bible Study, Prayer, Praise, and Testimonials at 10:45 AM & 6:45 PM Choir Rehearsals Every Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm Lord, prompt us to remember that you simply open your hands and all our needs are met. Thank you!

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