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Strengthening Families Community Initiative: A Real Blessing for Baltimore Families:

There is no shortage of organizations, agencies or programs seeking to serve and positively impact some targeted population or underserved group in Baltimore City. Most, given often limited resources, are doing an admiral job. Access to publicly-funded drug and mental health treatment is in most cases only a phone call away.

There are several large-scale programs active in the Baltimore City Public School System that address the needs of high-risk students as well as overall school climate. What has historically been missing however, are programs that connect the range of individuals impacted by addiction, mental health, incarceration and disintegrated families and communities. The Strengthening Families Program Community Initiative sponsored by the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc is a first step in filling this gap and expanding the scope of services and support from individuals to entire families. The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a 14-session, science-based parenting skills, children's life skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for highrisk families. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together. SFP has been found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their

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The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) Community Initiative first launched in Baltimore in February, of this year. To date more than 50 families have participated in the program. Current SFP program sites include a local community center, a school, a church and a community drug treatment program. The programs are dispersed across the City and offer real hope and support for families looking to strengthen family systems and structure. As Project Director for the SFP Initiative I have personally visited each of the programs this year, and have been truly moved and inspired by the work that the families were doing to heal and develop stronger family bonds. One of the program sites I visited included a young man who met his father for the first time at one of the sessions, following the fathers’ release from incarceration. Another program starts and ends each session with prayer. While the program is not religious in nature there is no denying a spiritual connection exists and that the combination of this and a willingness on the part of families to heal together have served in making the Strengthening Families Program a real blessing for Baltimore families. For more information on the Strengthening Families Program Community Initiative contact Dr. Debra Furr-Holden at (410) 637-1900 or via email at dholden@bsasinc.org

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The Power Magazine is a monthly publication of Power Magazine & Publishing, Inc., independently owned and operated serving the residents of the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, areas. The publication prints 12.000 15,000 copies of each issue. “The Power” and “ThePowerMag” all are trademarks of The Power Magazine and Publishing, Inc., and may not be reproduced in any manner without written consent. Articles published in The Power Magazine are works of journalism and not the official policy of the owners, editors or publisher of Power Magazine. Articles about products do not constitute endorsements. Power Magazine cannot be held responsible for any unsolicited material. All material contained in each issue has been checked to the best of our ability and is deemed to be accurate. The Power shall be held harmless for all creative and editorial content, its independent distribution service, as well as any and all claims, statements and offerings made by its advertisers. Power Magazine assumes no responsibility for the content of advertisements. All rights reserved.

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Think On These Things By Reverend Juanita G. Wingo

Preparation Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Mark 1:3 We must be very careful of expecting something from an unprepared people. People’s hearts must be prepared to receive anything from God. An unprepared people may reject the unfamiliar and the unknown. Preparation is the key when God is releasing the blessings. If we expect people to be ready to receive from God, we must help them to get ready. They may not always see the hand of God. They may not always recognize Him when He comes. We must fast and pray for people to receive the news that change is coming or that something new is about to happen. God is moving in a new and different way. If we look for the same way God has moved in the past, we may miss what He is doing now. Be the voice crying in the wilderness of hopelessness, despair, need and want. Pray that people will be ready for the move of God that is coming. Share your thoughts: www.thinkonthesethingsbywingo.blogspot.com

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Sunday, July 1st at 9:00 am **Holy Communion and the Right Hand of Fellowship Wednesday, July 4th Independence Day Observed Church Office is closed. Sunday, July 8th at 9:00 am **Baby Dedication Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm

Unveiling of the Sign for our New Church home 618 - 766 Old Hammonds Ferry Rd. Linthicum, MD 21090

Sunday, July 15th at 9:00 am Worship Service Wednesday, July 18th - Friday, 20th Daily - 8:30 am (Thursday & Friday Only) Nightly - 6:30 pm

KACP Conference 2012

“ The Case For Integrity” Cordially Invites Pastors, Ministers, Church Leadership, Ministry Volunteers, Staff Members, Musicians & Choir Members Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr.,Presiding Prelate *Friday night Bishop Brown will be preaching. held at New Psalmist Baptist Church 6020 Marion Drive, 21215 Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr., Host For more information call, 410-945-3000

5th Commemoration of The Church Fire

Sunday, July 22nd at 9:00 am **Worship Service Sunday, July 29th at 9:00 am **Youth Emphasis Sunday Minister Justin E. Hunt, Youth and Young Adult Director & Graduation Recognition Sunday Minister Norma Jacobs, Danita L. Dickens Memorial Book Scholarship Ministry Director 20 Visit us on Power Magazine n JULY 2012

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Friday, July 7th 7:30 am—1:00 pm United Council of Christian Community Churches present the

1st Annual Prayer Conference Shiloh Christian Community Church 825 Yale Avenue Conference Speakers - Rev. Ebony Johnson, Rev. Helen and Rev. Harry Johnson Conference Preachers Pastor Jimmy C. Baldwin Sr.

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Ministries of Family Bible You are invited!

Straight Talk For Leaders Every Saturday Morning at 7:00 am A Spiritual power boost to all God’s Leaders, YOU!

Sunday Morning Special Training 9:00 am Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am Wednesday Night Bible Training 7:00 pm Walking with the Lord, no turning back!

Ministries of Special Calling and Service: International Honorable Sacred College of Apostle’s and Bishop IHSCAB exalts Jesus Christ the Lord in excellence, placing an emphasis on the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We provide ministerial education, support, guidance, fellowship, friendship, and accountability. Through our multicultural prospective we seek to change the body of Christ, our communities, and the world!

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The Departments of • Christian and Pastoral Counseling • Divinity and Pastoral Ministry • Biblical Management and Leadership • Christian Education • Biblical Studies • Theology • Ministry/ Missions • And more Ministry Degree Programs Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Masters Degree PhD President: Apostle Bishop Eddie A. Montgomery, Ph.D. Executive Vice President: Prophet Cassandra A. Montgomery, Ph.D. Family Bible Ministries Worldwide, Inc. 5300 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 Office: 410-455-0678 • www.familybibleministries.org

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Sunday, July 22nd Sunday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m. - Men’s Worship Worship/Holy Communion at 3:30 p.m. at 3:30 p.m. - We will be Pastor Milton N. Lemon and the worshiping with Community Baptist Church Family Pastor Milton N. Lemon and the will be worshiping with us in Community Baptist Church Family observance of the Gertrude Bagley 5912 Belle Grove Road Memorial Nurses Annual Day. in observance of their Annual Missionary Day Saturday, July 28th 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. “Bridging the Gap Between Youth and Young Church and Community” Adult Worship Food, Fun, and Fellowship . FREE

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Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm Unity Day Dinner Cruise Wednesday, August 18, 2012 Spirit of Back to School Baltimore, Inner Jamboree Harbor

Free School Supplies

Saturday, July 28, 2012 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Hershey Park Trip

Combined August Worship Sundays @ 10:00 am Friday, August 10, 2012 8:00 pm - 12:00 am Crab Feast & Bull Roast Rosedale Gardens 8037 Philadelphia Road

Monday, August 20 – Sunday, August 26, 2012 Myrtle Beach Trip Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Outback Steakhouse Fund-raiser 4215 Ebenezer Road

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Activities for the Month of July Monday, July 2 - Friday July 13, 2012; 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Vacation Bible School All are Welcome! Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson, Jr., and Gillis Family will be worshiping with Morning Star Baptist Church 1063 West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD Rev. Samuel Ray, Sr., Pastor Sunday, August 5, 2012 Dr. Jackson Circle Anniversary and the 79th Birthday Celebration of Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson, Jr., Senior Pastor Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Donte L. Hickman, Sr., Pastor Southern Baptist Church 40 Visit us on

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Our Leaders are now on THE WORD NETWORK every Wednesday morning at 4:30 am Praise the LORD Everybody!! We welcome you all to come and get renewed in the Spirit with us by lifting up our Savior!! One thing we ask of the Lord, this is what we seek; that we may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of our lives, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple. Psalm 27:4 AMEN

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~Happy 4th of July~ Sunday, July 15th at 3:30 p.m.

Mass Choir Anniversary Sunday, July 22nd

Youth Day

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Great Dalton Baptist Church (Dalton Baptist Church, Inc.)

4300-02 Garrison Boulevard • Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Church (410) 664-9555 • GreatDaltonBaptistChurch@groups.facebook.com

The Great Dalton Baptist Church family sends love, peace and blessings to everyone for 2012. Have a blessed & prosperous year. Feel free to contact the church at 410-664-9555 to find out the latest information for services.

Reverend Dr. Willie J. Barr Jr. & First Lady Juanita Barr

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Join us during the standard following worship opportunities: Bible Class: Tuesdays from Sunday Morning Prayer: 8:00 a.m. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Beginner’s Discipleship Class: Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday Advanced Discipleship Class: after morning worship Saturdays at Noon


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The United Brethren Churches of our Lord Jesus Christ General Assembly Church of the Living God “The Mother Church”

1933-39 Walbrook Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21217 website: www.ubcministries.com email: bishopwegjr@gmail.com

“This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes” ~Psalm 118:23 Church # 410~669~4427 Bishop’s Study # 410~669~5030 Bishop’s Mobile #s 410~917~8619 or 443~695~8405 Bishop’s Personal Sect’ Miss L. E. Rogers 410~945~8420

Order of Worship

Sundays: General Church Prayer 7:30 am, Sunday School 8~9 am Morning Worship 9:15 am Mondays: Pastoral Bible Study 6:00 pm Thursdays: 911 Prayer Service 6~7:00 pm Headquarters: UBC Inc. The McCulloh Street Mission 2108-16 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, MD 21217 Information Line 410~462~6757

Bishop William E. Gaines Jr. Pastor & Senior Bishop

The Baltimore Hebrew Adventist Congregation

1901 Madison Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217 443-330-5363 Every Friday @ 7:30 pm Use side entrance on Robert Street

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Perkins Square Baptist Church & Ministries 2500 Edmondson Avenue • Baltimore, MD 21223-1059 Office: 410-945-0445 • Fax: 410-945-0005 E-mail: NuLifeMin@aol.com

Dr. Cleveland T. A. Mason, 2nd Overseer & Senior Pastor

Tuesday 12 Noon & 7:00 p.m. Power for Living Bible Study Wednesday 12 Noon- Lunch & Learn The Lord’s Kitchen

Sunday 7:30 a.m. Heaven 600 Radio 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. Church School 10:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Communion: 2nd Sunday

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Our Strength is in Our Numbers...Our Power is in Our Unity! 821 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Tel: (410) 783-546988 • www.baltimoreblackcc.org • email: baltimoreblackcc@verizon.net GBBCC meets monthly - 1st Wednesdays • 7:00 pm at the Forum Caterers • 4200 Primrose Ave., Balto., MD AUDIO/SOUND SYSTEMS

Sales, installations, service, consultations, production. Everything you need to make sure your service is of the highest production value from Audio/Sound system design and installations to keeping your musical electronics working. Also available for production work.....................................www.ProSoundRepair.com ...............................................................................................................................................410-789-7505 BEAUTY SCHOOL Baltimore Studio of Hair Design, School of Cosmetology 318 N. Howard St........................www.baltimorestudio.net..................................................................410-539-1935 152 Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD.................................................................................................410-517-0442 505 Eastern Boulevard, Essex................................................................................................................410-686-4477 2 Carroll Plaza Shopping Center, Westminister, MD............................................................................410-878-1277 Cosmetology course starts monthly- Clinic open to public Tuesday- Sat. All services performed by students under teacher supervision- App. by Md Higher Ed. Comm- NACCAS accredited Bibles Maryland Bible Society..............................Toll Free 1-888-242-5309..............................................410-685-4040 9 E. Franklin Street • Baltimore, MD 21202-2291 • visit our website : www.marylandbible.org

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Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home 2140 North Fulton Ave................................................................................................410-383-2700 health care The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PATIENT SERVICES…………………………………………………443-471-1600 Touched by Blood Cancer? We are here to help! Maryland Chapter: 100 Painters Mill Rd., #800, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. Please visit www.LLS.org/md Services Provided: •Disease Information •Patient Navigation •Family Support Groups •Peer Support •Education Programs •Financial Support

Maryland Children’s Health Insurance...................................................................1-800-456-8900 Call today to see if you qualify. Health insurance coverage for average to low-income families with children under 19 and pregnant women of any age.

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Alcoholics, Crack heads, Sinners and Saints: All Are Welcome (Are they Really?) Recently I came across a church message board that instead of inspiring me to seek a relationship with a higher power for some reason I found myself deeply disturbed. Since I personally know the pastor of this particular church, the great work he has done in the inner city for years and of his publicly stated empathy towards men and women struggling with drugs and alcohol, and his support for people in recovery from addiction I immediately tried to find the positive in the message. Try as I might I could not find any redeeming, profound, affirming or uplifting aspect to the message. Maybe it was intended to announce the title of an upcoming sermon to be preached, or as an invitation to attend Sunday service. Either way for me the message missed its mark, especially if it was intended to make someone struggling with drugs and alcohol feel welcome to attend. My question is what is driving this phenomenon and need to label or identify someone based on their condition. Long before someone achieves the notoriety and public designation as an alcoholic, drunk, crack head he or she is a man or woman, boy or girl, somebody’s son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, coworker/colleague, childhood friend and most importantly, a child of God. What gives society the right to attach labels such as junkie, addict, dope fiend, wino, drunk or any other negative, degrading or demeaning label to someone struggling with addiction? Why the need to stigmatize people. Have we lost compassion or the ability to empathize with someone struggling with addiction?

As a recovering person and a professional, I know firsthand that any moment of clarity or window of opportunity in which someone addicted to alcohol and drugs, legal or otherwise might chose to seek out or ask for help is both narrow and oftentimes shortlived. What a shame it would have been if someone had chosen that particular Sunday to attend this particular church to ask for God’s help or to reach out directly to the pastor for help and they were greeted with a message that read in part “alcoholics and crack heads welcome” . There is an old saying “never judge a man or woman until you have walked a mile in their shoes”. Still cannot relate, try this little test. Take one negative thing (just one) in your life you feel goes against your upbringing, your belief system, or maybe even against God’s word, and attach a label to it. Now place that label in front of who you are as a person, and accept the fact that this is how people will see and refer to you no matter what positive things you have done in the past or hope to do in the future. A heavy burden to carry isn’t it. Furthermore, while I am no biblical scholar I have read and understand enough of the good book to know God often chooses to redeem and use the least of the least (in the eyes of many) to convey a message to the masses or to demonstrate his awesome power. While church wasn’t a high priority in embarking on my initial journey of recovery, I knew at some point I would choose to enter God’s house again based on my upbringing. When I finally did I wonder if I would have crossed the threshold if I had walked up to a message that read … alcoholics, crack heads and sinners welcome.

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