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Second Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Orthodox Communion Bishop Wm. La Rue Dillard, PhD 925 So. Shamrock Monrovia, CA 91016

Nadine O. Harris, Founder/Chief Editor Ferrari Y. Green, Production & Design Precious Flemings, Writing Editor Sherry Joiner, Operations & Distribution Contributing Consultants: Peggy LaBon / Eric Johnson Jessie Anderson / Vera Reeves / James Ella Harvey Betty Thomas / Anita J. McCulloch Photographers: Robert Anderson Robert Hamilton Rasheedah Ruffin Children’s Church Staff: Jaylyn A. Harris

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


he first celebration of Father’s Day is thought to have been in July 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton suggested the special observance to her pastor after a deadly explosion in a nearby town killed 361 men. Soon after, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, wanted to show her gratitude to her father, who’d cared for the family after his wife died. Dodd asked her pastor to choose a June Sunday to honor all fathers, and he selected June 19, 1910.

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Second Baptist Church Schedule of Worship Services Sunday Morning Services 10:45 AM Sunday Church School, Baptism and New Member’s Orientation Classes from 9:45 AM—10:30 AM ————————————————— Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper Celebration is served every First Sunday after the 10:45 AM Worship Service and at 4:45 PM in the Sanctuary ————————————————Mid-Week Bible Study and Prayer Services Bible Study, Prayer, Praise, and Testimonies at 10:45AM & 6:45 PM On Wednesdays Except Holidays Second’s Gazette

In 1924, President Coolidge suggested that Father’s Day become a national holiday. In 1966, President Johnson designated the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day. Six years later, President Nixon instituted Father’s Day as a national observance.

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Christian History of Observing the Lord’s Supper

Brothers and Sisters,


xpanding your knowledge of the Ordinance of the “Lord’s Supper” will help you understand the importance of its faithful observance.

The Lord’s Supper (Greek-Kuriakon Deipnon, I Corinthians 11:20) is the great, central act of Christian worship described in verses 23-26, having been instituted on Thursday night, the week of Jesus’ betrayal. It was a continuation or substitute for the Jewish Passover Feast (Matthew 26:19). AG’APE (Greek-agapos, meaning to love). The Christian Church perpetuated the commemoration of the death of Jesus by certain symbols at meals-a custom most beautiful and most beneficial; it was a supporter of love, a solace of poverty, a moderator of wealth, and a discipline of humility. Everyone was required to sing something in praise of God, either from the Scriptures or from his own thoughts. What this meant was if anyone had indulged in excess, he was detected. The Bible mentions this custom of Christians and says they eat common food (not such as was used for idol worship). Abuse is spoken of in I Corinthians 11:21, and perhaps to avoid such abuse. The Eucharist was celebrated apart from any meal starting around the year 150 A. D. The unleavened bread, broken, was a memorial of His broken body; and the fruit of the vine, His blood shed (Matthew 13:38-39). The elements used are symbolic of His body and blood. The new rule given by God through Paul separated the idea of a full meal from the celebration of the “Lord’s Supper,” or Eucharist; and instead of daily, it was to be only on the Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7), which is Sunday. We are told: “Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed” (Acts 20:11). Reverently and joyfully, we purposely assemble out of love for Him who purchased our eternal salvation and requested His own to join Him in this observance honoring Jesus, the Christ. Amen. Joyfully serving you reminds me of my under-shepherding responsibility (Jeremiah 3:15).

Until He Comes, I Am Serving Christ Joyfully, Bishop Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard Parish Under-shepherd



he Diakonos Ministry of Second Baptist Church is available to parishioners to help Bishop Dillard with members concerns and needs. Feel free to contact your representative below. The Diakonos are assigned alphabetically by last name. We are available to “Pray with You”, “Consult with You”, and “Assist You” in any way we can to help you in your Christian walk.

A—Robert and Jessie Anderson

I-J—Ellis and Thelma Johnson

B—Dennis and JoAnne Craig Betty Brown, Arlethia Craig

K-L-N-O-T—Lonnie and Josephine Stokes, Terrence Williams

C—A G Harrison, Shirley Robinson

M—Chuck and Martha Williams Melva Hill

D—James and James Ella Harvey P-Q—Carrie Walker E-F—Ron and LaVonne Husband Adrienne Hurst

R-S—Larry and Renee Willis

G—Minnie Manning, Valeria Burwell

UVWXYZ—Robert Hamilton,

H— Thelma Jones, Tamara Collins Second’s Gazette

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Features 3 6-16

Every Month 2 4 5 26

EXTRAS 18, 19 20, 21 22, 23 24, 25 27 28-31 32-35

The Bishop’s Epistle Jubilee Celebration

Editor’s Comments Diakonos Praying with You Contents Blast from the Past/Footprints From the Desert

Mist of the Storm/Baby Dedication Spring Concert Health / Spirit Buzz MOM Luncheon Another Gold Winner News/What’s New/Birthdays Kids Zone


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Starianna and Elias receive Baptism Certificate R to L Diakona Jesse Anderson, Elisa, Starieanna and Diakona Carrie Walker Elias is 9 years old and lives with his Mom and also spends a lot of time with his grandparents. Elias attends Plymouth Elementary in Monrovia. His school awards include being “The Most Tolerant” and “The Most Honest”. He enjoys reading and writing stories. Elis is artistic and loves drawing. He is excellent at computer coding. He participates in the after-school karate and dance programs and plays an active role in the SBC’s Children’s Ministry.

Starieanna (Star)

is in the 4th grade and attends Andres Duarte in Duarte, California. She lives with her grandparents Bennie & Sheila Woods. Star has won numerous awards at school such as Perfect Attendance, Principals Award (Honor Roll), Student of the Month, Academic of Excellence, a real “Star” Student. She belongs to the Stem Club (City of Hope), The 100 Club (Reading Club), A-Team (Mentor program with a probation officer-Sherriff Department). Star plays sports and has been very active in the Second Baptist Children Church (Acts of Faith Bible challenge).


You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance (Psalms 90:8)


ur discussion today continues regarding Alcoholics Anonymous 's12 Step treatment program. Steps 4, 5, & 6 is a process which involve completing an honest assessment of one's problematic addictive behaviors and the harm these behaviors have caused to others. This process also involves asking God to remove the character defects that have caused the problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous Steps 4, 5, & 6 4. MADE A SEARCHING AND FEARLESS MORAL INVENTORY OF OURSELVES But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). Ephesians 2: 4, 5 5. ADMITTED TO GOD, TO OURSELVES, AND TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING THE EXACT NATURE OF OUR WRONGS. And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Acts 19: 18 6. WERE ENTIRELY READY TO HAVE GOD REMOVE ALL THESE DEFECTS OF CHARACTER There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 1 John 4: 18 The ability and willingness for an individual to be truly honest with themselves is not only important , but essential for a successful resolution of a dependency problem. It is necessary to look at one's past including their childhood to determine the roots of their dependency issues. All steps are important. Step 3 is when an individual surrenders their will and turn their lives over to GOD .Without this surrender, this phase will in all probability fail. Stephanie Porter , BS MS MFTI Email Reference: Salvation Army (1990).Serenity A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery. Nashville, TN. Thomas nelson, Publisher.


“Letters to God”

etters to God is a movie about a young boy’s battle with cancer. He starts writing letters to God, explaining his illness, which he believes that God already knows about. A substitute postman becomes entangled in the boy’s story and began to seek a better life for himself. The faith of this young boy has an impact not only on the postman, but his entire community. “Letters to God” is worth watching. View it on Netflix.

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Second Baptist Church SUPPORTERS Second Baptist Church Nadine O. Harris Mother Deloris K. Bridges Ferrari Green Dr. Precious Flemings Lady Betty G. Dillard Melva Hill Barbara Jean Grant Shirley Towler –Hayes Elder Robert Craig Dr. J.P. & Apryl Harris Geneva Ward-Douglas Larry & Debra Hayes Christine Mathis Marva E. Hogan Ophelia M. Harris Barbara M. Harris

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A New SBC Potential Member

CALVIN RAY PRATT III Born March 4, 2017 in San Diego, CA Weighing 5LBS. 15OZ; 18¾ inches long Dedicated unto the Lord on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Second Baptist Church Bishop Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard, Under-Shepherd/Soul Watcher Parents: Calvin Ray Pratt Jr. & Lenee Pratt Grandma: Velma Pratt


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Can You Feel the Heat?


s summer months approach, a condition known as heat exhaustion will be on the rise. Heat exhaustion is caused by prolonged exposure or physical exertion in high temperatures. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body temperature rises to 104 F or higher.

The body's ability to regulate its temperature can be affected by several factors: age, medications or being over-weight. The Mayo Clinic describes the condition’s symptoms, which may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, as a result of the body overheating. One may also experience dizziness, fainting feelings, muscle cramps, nausea, fatigue and thirst. If symptoms are untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body temperature reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher. Immediate medical attention is necessary to avoid further damage to the body. Heat exhaustion is a preventable condition. Below are a few steps to take to prevent heat exhaustion during hot weather. Protect against sunburn, apply sun screen Wear loose-fitting/light weight clothes Pay attention to medication labels that suggest “avoid sun exposure.” Drink plenty of fluids, keep in mind any restriction advised by a health provider. Do not leave kids, seniors, or animals in a parked car. If any of these symptoms are experienced Move to a cooler location/find a shaded area if possible Stop all activity and rest Drink cool water If symptoms worsen or persist for more than an hour, call a health care provider or seek medical attention. Should medical attention be required, don’t be alarmed if the health care provider wants to perform a few tests, including: to confirm the diagnosis a blood test to check electrolytes such as sodium and potassium levels a urine test and kidney function, which can be affected by this condition fluids may be given through an IV for hydration if needed imaging or x-ray to check internal organs for damage may also be perform 3 John 2: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your souls prosper.” Have a great summer and stay cool and stay healthy! Anita J. McCulloch, BSN, RN, PHN Reference

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oo often we define a man’s success by what he has rather than who he is. But Super Bowl–winning coach and bestselling author Tony Dungy knows there’s a better way. His deluxe gift book Uncommon Manhood will help you to celebrate the men in your life who have character, integrity, and courage. Men with both confidence and humility. Men who know the value of family and faith. Men who are truly uncommon. Adapted from Tony Dungy’s New York Times bestseller Uncommon, this book is the perfect gift for dads, sports fans, young men, and anyone ready to embark on a life of uncommon significance.

Free Music Lessons


he lyrics from “Love Is Action” describe where Tauren Wells is as a recording artist embarking on a solo career. “I have more awareness of who I am, what I want to say and where I want to go,” he says. “I can’t say that I had that when I was younger.” Back home, Tauren and his wife, Lorna, have been quietly busy building a life around ministry and music. In addition to serving on staff at her father’s church in Houston (Royalwood), the two have launched a private music academy called Prisma Worship Arts School, which has expanded to two locations with 20 “Dream Coaches” and 100 students – in just two years. Throw a toddler, Kanaan, and newborn, Lawson, into the mix and their family surely has their hands full, but Tauren feels compelled to do more. His wife champions the idea: “We said this from the beginning: This is a family calling.” His message? “I feel called to call greatness out of people,” he says. “If people have spoken a low expectation of someone’s life, I want to be the voice that raises the ceiling, makes them feel like they can do something great.”

The Salvation Army is offering “FREE” Music lessons from June 5th - June 30th 2017. The lessons being offered are in the following areas: dance, woodwind, strings, brass, drums, piano, vocals, and guitar! The location is: 1412 Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762

FREE LUNCH is provided from 12 – 1:00 PM Morning Sessions: 10:00 - 12 Noon Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Evening Sessions: 5:00 - 7:00 PM


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A Celebration that Every Black American Should Celebrate


he American Civil War ended in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed enslaved people in the Southern states. But it took the end of the war to turn that document into law. The end of slavery in America is still celebrated today, in the form of a celebration called “Juneteenth!” A celebration that all Black Americans should celebrate in some shape, form, or fashion, because God navigated the circumstances and events for the signing of this historical document that freed 3.5 millions African Americans from the grips of slavery. Amen!!!

Dr. Precious Reference


h My Goodness; there’s so much to be thankful for; and yet, so much to make you shake your head and look to the hills where our help comes from!!!

II Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal towards Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have war.” We are in a state of emergency and God is seeking His remnant just like in the days of Lot and Noah. God was seeking a remnant to save not only the cities Sodom and Gomorrah, but all of mankind; and there was only one family who was righteous in His eyes both times. I am praying that the Lord will fine more of us who will stand and defend the FAITH in these last days. It seems as thou the book of Revelations is about to actually be revealed; but that’s God’s business. Ours is to tell as many people as possible that Jesus died for our sins, and all we/they have to do is ask Him to come into our hearts and save now; and He will! I love the first part of the above scripture, but the last part seems to be where our political leaders are today. But there is still hope! Philippines 1:6 states, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” God is not done with us yet! In Christ,

Peggy LaBon Second’s Gazette



udos to Dylan-LaRue Dillard winning Gold in Poetry Performance and Silver in Poetry Written, at the NAACP ACTSO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics competition in Duarte, CA on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Dylan representing the Pasadena NAACP Branch #1054 is on his way to Baltimore, MD to compete on a national level July 19 thru July 24. Let's pray God's will be done in his efforts to chase the Gold. For more information visit

Proud Cheerleader Mom


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THE MISSION CORNER (A Mission of Mercy Outreach)


Send bibles to men & women who are not fortunate to have bibles for daily reading! Call: 1(800) Yes-WORD Or go to:

THE MISSION CORNER ……a monthly column that features a mission outreach need. If you can volunteer time, a monetary need, or spread the news, please do so. Call the organization directly to see how YOU or your family can help. Check the corner out monthly, a new outreach will be featured. I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 (NKJV)


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Marcus Green 2nd

Zurri Dakota


Sabrina Jones-Taufi


Sabrina Jones


Laurica Williams


James Bailey Melanie Phillips


Cynthia Johnson


Dr. Yulonn M. Harris Dr. John P. Harris, Jr.


Birthday Stories

Mary Price

Pentecost, the Church's Birthday Pentecost was originally a Jewish harvest festival when the first fruits of crops were given as offerings to God. On the first Pentecost after Jesus’ resurrection, the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus’ followers. They were filled with power and love, thus empowering them to witness to God’s actions in Christ to all who were nearby. Some 3,000 people responded to their claims that Christ was Lord and Savior of mankind. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ first followers on the day of Pentecost is often called the Church’s birthday. You can read the entire story in Acts 2.


Pamela Holmes-King Priscilla Stroud

22nd Jeremy Jenkins Tinisha McDonald

Nothing Much In 1925, the New York World celebrated the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with a cartoon which has become something of a classic. Two Kentucky farmers are pictured, talking over a picket fence. One asks, “Anything new happen lately?”

23rd Gloria Lee 25th Geneva Douglas Bruce Bailey 26th James Harvey Steve Darden 28th Hazzell Smith 29th Josephine Stokes William E. Waller, Jr.

The other responds, “Nothing much. A new baby was born over at Tom Lincoln’s place, but nothing much ever happens around here.” I’m sure there were folks who said the same thing in Bethlehem that night. I can picture them, can’t you? Standing on the corner, just outside the inn. “Anything new happen around here?” “Naw, just a baby born down in the stable. Nothing much ever happens around here.” —James A. Harnish

CHURCH EVENTS THIS MONTH June 3rd June 4th June 10th June 11th June 18th June 24th June 29th

BLL BREAKAST 8-10AM (Election of Officers) THE LORD’S SUPPER CELEBRATION—4:45pm PRAYER VIGIL 7AM TO 1 PM Graduate Recognition Day—10:45am FATHER’S DAY Diakonos and Board of Trustees / Members Semi Annual Convocation—7:30 pm

Distant Thunder will be shown June 11th and 18th in the Fannie Goodwin Bldg., movie will be shown before the lesson is taught, The Tribulation, Satanic Trinity And Armageddon. 13

Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. Psalm 103:13 (NASB)




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Hooray Children Church News!!!


BC’s Children Ministry very own

Neveah Jones

(Age 5)) received the ‘Honor Pin’ for good citizenship in the

classroom, playground, and cafeteria at Bradoaks Elementary School. Neveah is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jackie Powell and is the 8 th grandchild in the family to receive this award. Congratulations Neveah!!!

Our Children’s Church in action...

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