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Prayer Requests

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I pray that each and every one of you are having fantabulous and safe days.

This PRAYER REQUEST is for my pastor. Most of you have met Pastor Larry Campbell, some of you haven't. Our pastors need uplifting, too. He gives so much of himself. These last few weeks he has had to deal with several deaths at St. Paul. On this Tuesday, we will have homegoing services for one of his associate ministers.

These people were very dear to him. Pray that God will continue to keep him strong during these days. I thank God for his wife Melinda, that he will give her the right words to say. Our Assistant Pastor, Rev. Benjamin Ingraham is very ill. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as well.

This has been a sad few weeks for the St. Paul Family, but we know that God has a good sound reason for the things He allows to happen.

God's Blessings to all,

Jonia Osborne

Salvation Army Kids Take Train Ride on Santa Claus Express

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By Ricardo Tomboc –

About 40 kids and chaperones from the San Bernardino Salvation Army Corps were invited to take a train ride on the Santa Claus Express.

For many of the kids, it was their first time on a train, which took them on a two hour trip around the Cajon Pass.

The kids were able to spend some time with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, sang Charismas carols, and came back with memories of a wonderful time.

The Arrowhead United Way in San Bernardino organized the event.

Blessing a New Season of Leadership

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The public is invited to a historical event celebrating newly elected Mayor Acquanetta Warren as Water of Life Community Church blesses a new season of leadership with a worship service celebration. The celebration will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2011, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Water of Life Community Church, 7625 East Avenue, Fontana.

Ms. Warren is the first woman and African American to be elected within the City of Fontana as Mayor.

For additional information, contact Ephesians New Testament Church, office number (909) 823-2310,

Jones Ordained into Ministry

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Deborah A. Jones was recently ordained into ministry on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Life Changing Ministries, 5395 North "F" Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407. The ceremony was officiated by Senior Pastor Dr. Reginald L. Woods.

Deborah Jones was licensed into ministry on August 20, 2009.

Deborah is currently attending Loma Linda University Graduate School of Clinical Ministry. She also holds a master's degree in Public Administration, specializing in Human Resources. Deborah is a Chaplain for Marketplace Internationals.

"This has truly been a milestone, transitioning from a 20 year career in the field of human resources. God has truly been good to me. He has directed my path and has shown me how faithful He is.

Through my training as a minister at Life Changing Ministries, I have learned to trust in the Lord with all my heart. I look forward to accomplishing the plans God has for me," said Jones.

She and her family, husband Horace C. Jones and children Ashley and Aaron reside in the city of Colton.

Park Ave. Presents 'The Jesus Gift'

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By Kristian Vasquez –

The Park Avenue Music Ministry presented “The Jesus Gift” Christmas play on Sunday at Park Avenue Baptist Church. It was held at 1910 Martin Luther King Boulevard at 3:00PM and performed by the AM Simpson children’s choir and the sanctuary choir of the PABC music ministry.

The production attempted to show the true manner of the birth of Jesus Christ. The play was inspired by Park Avenue member Mildred Mason. “I just wanted the kids to be together” Mason said. “They did a beautiful job.”

The play was written by long time member Elisa Henderson who also wrote several other plays for the church and whose children, nieces, and nephews also play a big part in her presentations.

“The original play started a long time ago with the birth of Jesus” Henderson said. “I use the bible for inspiration.” Both Henderson and the AM Simpson choir director Ayanna Smith worked with the children who had prepared for the play since October. The pews were filled with family and friends of the children and members of the church. Also in attendance was PABC pastor Larry E. Campbell.

“The children were wonderful” Campbell said.

“When God gets ready to do something, he starts with the children.”

“We should shout it from the mountain tops,” the narrator said concluding the play, “that Jesus Christ our Lord and savior has come to redeem us from this sin sick world. Hallelujah amen.”

The production ended with both the sanctuary and children’s choir singing the hymn “Glory to God in the Highest.”

Henderson said that her next play will be an Easter themed presentation that splits biblical and modern takes on right and wrong choices.

 

Bethel AME Holiday Musical

Bethel AME Music Ministry will host a magical holiday musical featuring the Bethel’s Friends of Worship comprised of the Bethel Celestrial Choir, the Bethel Youth Choir and the Bethel Men’s Choir this Saturday, December 18, 2010 at St. Paul AME Church, 1355 West 21st Street, San Bernardino. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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