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New Joy Celebrates 2010 Gospel Festival

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The community is invited to New Joy’s 2010 Gospel Festival on Sunday, January 10 at 10:15 a.m. They will have uplifting singing during our Sunday Morning Worship.

This Gospel Festival will highlight a variety of gospel music, a male quartet and a contemporary trio. Special guests will be Christ Connections, Two Plus One Singers and Evangelist Muriel Wicks Jinnings, known as The Thunderbolt of the West. Come and enjoy this special Sunday Morning Musical.

New Joy Baptist Church is located at 5694 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. Rev. Paul S. Munford, Pastor. For further information call 951- 779-0088.

 

St. Paul AME Church Men's Ministry To Provide Free Lunch on MLK Day

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The St. Paul A.M.E Church Men’s Ministry, will provide free lunch for residents of the City of San Bernardino community on Monday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inghram Community Center (ICC) building located adjacent to St. Paul A.M.E Church at 1355 N. Mt. Vernon Ave in San Bernardino, Ca.

The Men’s Ministry who are sponsoring the “Living the Dream Community Luncheon” will be joined by City of San Bernardino churches of various denominations and faiths to provide soup, sandwiches, dessert and drinks for an estimated 1000 disadvantaged people in the community. The free meal is part of an ongoing community outreach vision of senior pastor, Rev. Larry E. Campbell, and the church who fed over 600 people at its “Sharing and Caring Thanksgiving Meal” sponsored in November 2009.

Everyone is welcomed to come and share in this free community outreach event.

For more information, call James Inge at (909) 884-9393.

Christ Our Redeemer Hosts 11th Annual MLK Scholarship Gospel Concert

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The 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Gospel Concert will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm, on the campus of the University of California, Irvine inside the Barclay Theatre. The event is co-hosted by Christ Our Redeemer AME Church (COR), the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, 100 Black Men of Orange County, and the Orange County Ministerial Alliance. Every year, the event is designed to raise funds for deserving college students and to honor two individuals who embody the character and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This event is intended to provide worthy students an opportunity to achieve a higher level of education, and to pay homage to a true American icon,” said Reverend Mark Whitlock II. COR’s objective is to award deserving students with financial support toward achieving their academic and professional dreams. One scholarship recipient will receive $5,000, while the other winners receive scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000.

The honorees that will receive the Woman and Man of the Year Awards are Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Edison International Barbara Parsky, and President of California State University at Fullerton Milton Gordon. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision was undeniable, as well as everlasting. I am grateful for the recognition during such a symbolic event,” said Parsky. The CORale Choir, who was most recently featured in “How Sweet the Sound” is scheduled to perform, as well as a surprise gospel-recording artist. Dr. King’s fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, has also planned an electrifying step show performance.

“I am honored to be recognized at such a prestigious event, and greatly anticipate being in attendance,” said Gordon. Under the leadership of Reverend Whitlock, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church has hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Scholarship Gospel Concert for the past 10 years. All funds raised are for minority students attending a college or university in Orange County.

More than $125,000 in scholarships have been awarded to minority students attending Orange County colleges and universities. Students interested in applying for scholarships must submit a detailed application including a personal statement and an essay, which is reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee. The cost to attend the 11th annual fundraising event is $25. For more information, visit www.corchurch.org or call 877 426-7263.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Community Birthday Celebration

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The community is cordially invited to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Park Avenue Baptist Church, 1910 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside.

The theme of the event is”Where Are We.” There will be a Martin Luther King Community Family Mass Choir consisting of children, youth and adults under the direction of Marvina “Cookey” Levy.

The community is invited to be a part of the choir. The two choir rehearsal dates are Thursday, January 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. Both rehearsals will be held at Park Avenue Baptist Church. This event is sponsored by the Riverside Clergy Association, Rev. Paul S.

Munford, President. For further information you may call 951-779-0088.

 

Moment in the Word

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BIBLE MEDITATION:
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.  Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come.  It will not tarry. “ (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
‘The Lord said to the minor prophet Habakkuk “For the vision... will surely come... “ (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV)

Fulfilling your God-given vision depends on having a vision; which calls for waiting on God until He reveals His plan for you. Dedicating time and energy to it; this calls for patience and discipline. Knowing how to overcome obstacles; this calls for good management.

The Bible says: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish… ‘ (Proverbs 29:18 NIV).  A vision gives you direction, motivation, creativity and resilience. Without one you become passive, aimless, bored, and vulnerable to quitting. God can give you a vision instantly, but its fulfillment will require a lifetime of learning, practicing and managing life’s daily challenges. For the next few days let’s look at some vision-fulfilling principles:

Visions come with obstacles and opportunities! After decades in America, Raymond Dawson inherited his English grandparent’s estate. Returning home he found a run-down farmhouse and barns on land covered with rocks. Disappointed and about to return to America, he decided to walk his worthless inheritance one final time. Pausing on a remote corner of his property he noticed a stream coming from beneath some rocks. He investigated, uncovered some hot springs, and guess what? Today he’s the owner of a lucrative resort, right on the sight of his former disappointment! When you ask God for a vision, you’re likely to be placed in a field of opportunities concealed under acres of obstacles; a place of possibilities hidden beneath piles of problems. Then God will stand back and watch how you engage in the ministry of obstacle management!’ (UBC Australia)

Pastor Campbell can reached at larrycampbell14@ca.rr.com

 

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