jA nu A ry 2 0 15 - Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Word
However, as it is written: “What no eye has
seen, what no ear has heard, and what no
human mind has conceived” -- the things God
has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)
j a n u a r y 2015
the Avenue
Happy New Year, Beloved Church Family!
Thanks be unto God for the wonderful blessing of yet another year! Through the many and varied experiences of 2014--some favorable,
some overwhelmingly challenging and unfavorable--God has been faithful to us. The promise of His perpetual presence has sustained us
when all else seemed to be against us. So, with joy we celebrate the reality that through it all, God has brought us into 2015.
Among many other things, this month will provide us the opportunity to engage a brand new four-part Bible Study series entitled,
Back to the Basics, which focuses on the foundational principles of our faith. Although not exhaustive, these four lessons will provide
necessary information with which every believer should be armed as we maintain our witness in the world. I invite you to share with us
in the sanctuary each Wednesday as we, together, review and ultimately retain necessary information about our faith.
We are likewise excited about this year’s celebration of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year we seek to provide
fresh and creative ways to celebrate such a significant individual in our history. Dr. King did so much to affect positive change in a world
wrought with dysfunction that it is necessary for us to reflect his worth each year. We invite you to join us as we remember this great
African-American clergyman and activist for non-violent social change. Given the whirlwind of social ills with which we were confronted
in 2014, we must refresh our memories on the work of this tremendous man, who, of course, was a personal friend of our beloved
Founding Pastor Emeritus Lawson. This year’s theme is, Continuing the Cause: Connecting Christ, Church and Community. In our effort
to build a generous church, we will provide a bevy of services to the underserved and underprivileged men, women and children in our
community. You will see a listing of those services later in this Newsletter, but we invite our entire church family to join us as we once
again open our campus to the many brothers and sisters who choose to join us for this significant day of remembrance and service on
Monday, January 19th.
Finally, permit me to say Thank you! to the many members of our church family who ensured a Merry Christmas for the pastoral
leadership of our church. I am grateful for the love you always extend to my family and me. That same love has been continually
maintained for our Founding Pastor and his family. And you now extend that love to our Associate Pastor, and even the other members
of our church leadership. You are a phenomenal church; and we are grateful for the privilege to serve you. I echo the sentiment of the
Hebrew writer who emphatically proclaimed, God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have
helped His people and continue to help them (Hebrews 6:10 NIV).
We look forward to yet another productive and prosperous New Year! To God be the glory!
With great expectation,
M.D. Cosby
2 Happenings on the Avenue
3 Christian Life Advancement
4 January Birthdays
5 Adult Ministries
6 Young Adult Ministries
7 Children’s Ministries
W h e e l e r Av e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h
8 Churchwide Events
8 MLK Day of Service
9 Prayer Guide
12 Church and Staff Resources
Where we worship Jesus Christ and minister to the total person
h a p p e n i n g s o n t h e a v e n u e — J A NU A RY 2 0 1 5
S u n d ay, Ja n u a r y 4
7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
9am, 11am Financial Peace Class
4pm New Life Service
m o n d ay, Ja n u a r y 5
10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
6:00 PM Deaconess Board Meeting
6:30 PM Bells of Praise Rehearsal
6:30 PM Praise Dance Rehearsal
t u e s d ay, Ja n u a r y 6
10:30 AM WA5Cs Host The Community Cloth
5:00 PM Parents Meeting for Cookie Sales
5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital & Infrastructure Subcomm. Mtg.
6:30 PM M2W Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM First Tuesday on the Avenue
7:00 PM POD Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Unity Choir Rehearsal
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10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
12:00 PM Noon Day Bible Study
1:30 PM Job Search Work Team
6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Service
6:45 PM AWANA Bible Study
7:00 PM General Bible Study
7:00 PM Youth Bible Study
t h u r s d ay, Ja n u a r y 8
5:00 PM Band Rehearsal
5:30 PM Capital Programs - Building Comm. Mtg.
5:30 PM Building Committee Monthly Meeting
6:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
6:30 PM Celestial Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM “The Brook” College Bible Study
7:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
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9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Line Dancing & Exercise
5:30 PM Wedding Rehearsal Kimberly Barnett/Roger Watkins
9:00 AM Faith and Finances Conference
9:30 AM Cub Scouts Meetings
10:00 AMFresh Start Event and Training
10:00 AMPre-Marriage Session
10:00 AMPreceptor Meeting
10:00 AM5Cs - Honey Child Prenatal Program
12:00 PM Wedding - Kimberly Barnett/Roger Watkins
12:00 PM Christ Victory Steppers Rehearsal
S u n d ay, Ja n u a r y 1 1
7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
m o n d ay, Ja n u a r y 1 2
10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
6:00 PM Ruth Circle Meeting
6:00 PM Women’s Guild Exec. Board Comm. Mtg.
6:30 PM Bells of Praise Handbells Rehearsal
6:30 PM Praise Dance Rehearsal
6:30 PM Sister Chat Bible Study
7:00 PM InHIMM Men’s Ministry Fellowship
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5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital & Infrastructure Subcomm. Mtg.
6:00 PM T. Davis Senior Mission Circle
6:30 PM Boy Scout Troop Parent Meeting
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Bible Study Methods
6:30 PM M2W Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Unity Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Youth Ministry Volunteers Meeting
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10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
12:00 PM Noon Day Bible Study
1:30 PM Job Search Workshop
6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Service
6:45 PM AWANA Bible Study
7:00 PM General Bible Study
7:00 PM Youth Bible Study
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5:00 PM Band Rehearsal
6:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
6:30 PM Celestial Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Intro to
Theology
6:30 PM “The Brook” College Bible Study
6:30 PM WAICV - Golf Tournament Comm. Mtg.
7:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM Board of Trustees Investment Committee
f r i d ay, Ja n u a r y 16
9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Line Dancing & Exercise
6:00 PM “The Spark” Youth Worship Experience
s at u r d ay, Ja n u a r y 17
8:00 AM Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby
8:00 AM Deacon Board Executive Committee
8:30 AM Transformation Meeting
9:00 AM Tutoring Ministry
9:30 AM 5Cs - Honey Child Prenatal Program
10:00 AMAlzheimer Support Group
10:00 AMEphphatha Ministry Meeting
10:00 AMStreet Witnessing
10:00 AMFamily Group 31 Bible Study
10:00 AMHealth Fair Planning Meeting
10:00 AM5Cs - Honey Child Prenatal Program
12:00 PM College Tour Interest Meeting
12:00 PM Christ Victory Steppers Rehearsal
S u n d ay, Ja n u a r y 18
7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
3:00 PM “The Bridge” College Ministry Meeting
m o n d ay, Ja n u a r y 19
10:00 AMMLK Day of Service
t u e s d ay, Ja n u a r y 20
5:00 PM Cade Circle Meeting
5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital & Infrastructure Subcomm. Mtg.
6:00 PM Deacons Meeting
6:30 PM Boy Scouts Board of Review
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort Bible Study Methods
6:30 PM Evangelism Ministry Meeting
6:30 PM M2W Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Unity Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM POD Choir Rehearsal
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10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
12:00 PM Noon Day Bible Study
1:30 PM Job Search Workshop
6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Service
6:45 PM AWANA Bible Study
7:00 PM General Bible Study
7:00 PM Youth Bible Study
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5:00 PM Band Rehearsal
6:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
6:00 PM Trustee Board Meeting
6:30 PM Celestial Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Intro to
Theology
6:30 PM “The Brook” College Bible Study
7:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
f r i d ay, Ja n u a r y 23
9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Line Dancing & Exercise
6:30 PM The Situation
6:30 PM The Situation - Young Adults
s at u r d ay, Ja n u a r y 24
9:00 AM Cancer Ministry
9:00 AM Stephen Ministry Supervision Development
9:30 AM Cub Scouts Meeting
9:30 AM 5Cs - Honey Child Prenatal Program
10:00 AMFamily Group 11, 32, 37, 38 & 40 Bible Study
10:00 AMPre-Marriage Session
10:00 AM5Cs - Honey Child Prenatal Program
10:30 AM Chronicles Book Club
11:00 AM Family Group 1 Bible Study
11:00 AM Children’s Praise Dance Rehearsal
12:00 PM Christ Victory Steppers Rehearsal
S u n d ay, Ja n u a r y 25
7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
m o n d ay, Ja n u a r y 26
Campus Closed – Christmas Holiday
t u e s d ay, Ja n u a r y 27
5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital & Infrastructure Subcomm. Mtg.
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort Bible Study Methods
6:30 PM M2W Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Unity Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM POD Choir Rehearsal
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9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
12:00 PM Noon Day Bible Study
1:30 PM Job Search Workshop
6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Service
6:45 PM AWANA Bible Study
7:00 PM General Bible Study
7:00 PM Youth Bible Study
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5:00 PM Band Rehearsal
6:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
6:30 PM Celestial Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Intro to
Theology
6:30 PM “The Brook” College Bible Study
6:30 PM Celebration of New Birth Development
7:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
f r i d ay, Ja n u a r y 3 0
9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Line Dancing & Exercise
6:30 PM Chosen for Christ – Evangelism Ministry
s at u r d ay, Ja n u a r y 3 1
10:00 AMSpiritual Gifts and Ministry Involvement
11:00 AM Children’s Praise Dance Rehearsal
12:00 PM Christ Victory Steppers Rehearsal
Christian Life Advancement
S u n d a y Sc h o o l C L A SS L i s t i n g s & L o ca t i o n s
A d u lt 1/ C h o i r
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The Adult I/Choir class is a dedicated family of believers in Christ whose members enjoy gathering together for spirited teaching and discussion, as we study God’s Holy
Word. We are a diverse group of men and women, singles, married individuals and couples.
Fa i t h a n d W o r k s
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Faith and Works strives to be a living example of James 2:17 from which the class derived its name. This is a diverse group of believers in age and gender. The learning and
applying of the lesson is through group discussion that aims to get to the heart of the WORD of God by listening and learning from each other.
Men’s Cl ass
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The Adult Men’s class consists of men who are at various levels of spiritual maturity. The men in this class treasure the wisdom, application of scripture to their everyday
lives and fellowship with other men of God. We know that iron sharpens iron. We welcome and encourage questions and comments from all members of the class.
Spiritual Deliverance
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The Spiritual Deliverance Class is a unique blend of men and women. The class embodies a range of Christian maturity, from “emerging to mature” Christians. This class
encourages interaction and involvement of the learners to foster spiritual transformation and develop strong witnesses for Christ.
Women’s Cl ass
9 :00 a . m . – 10:1 5 a . m . l ChLC - Fe l l o w s h i p Ha l l ( L e f t )
The Women’s class utilizes varying teaching techniques that include women sharing in lively discussions of scripture and the assigned lessons. This class is comprised of a
diverse group of married women, single women and single mothers. Attendees of the Women’s class appreciate the friendship, fellowship, support and spiritual growth they
receive as a result of participating in this class.
a d u lt C l a s s
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This is a combined (co-ed) adult group that is intentionally intergenerational, ranging from young adult to adult. This class focuses on the discovery, understanding, and
application of the Word of God for the whole person.
T O P I C A L A d u lt C la s s E S
Vision Seekers
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Geared to young adults, ages 21-35, the mission is to seek and see the deeper depths of God by seeking first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness, launching in the
deep, increasing our individual study of God’s word and seeking God’s promises.
L i v i n g Y o u r Fa i t h
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Using curriculum developed by WABC, this class deals with the nexus of your faith and everyday life. It examines the importance of incorporating our belief and faith into
all of our life circumstances.
New Life as an Insider
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This class is specifically designed for new believers in Christ. As a new believer you are no longer living in the world, but are now an insider connected to the body of believers
everywhere. What does this mean to how you now live your life? This class will help you understand what you believe and how to articulate that belief.
M i d d le Sc h ool - Hi g h Sc h ool C la s s e s
God and Church
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For Middle School - High School ages, this class is a collaboration with Boy Scouts, but all students are welcomed. This class is taught 2nd through 4th Sundays in the
summer and fall.
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9 : 0 0 a . m . - 10 : 1 5 a . m . l C LC - Ro o m 2 1 2
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Interactive experiences where youth learn about Jesus and engage biblical truths that help them grow closer to Jesus and to be equipped for facing everyday life. It’s a fun
way to get to know Jesus and other youth, while we grow spiritually.
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-10
Grades 11-12
Grades 6-12
y o u n g C h il d r e n C la s s e s
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9 : 0 0 a . m . - 10 : 1 5 a . m . l ChLC - Ro o m s 1 3 3 -1 3 8
9 : 0 0 a . m . - 10 : 1 5 a . m . l ChLC - Ro o m s 1 3 4 -1 3 5
9 : 0 0 a . m . - 10 : 1 5 a . m . l ChLC - FH (Ri g ht )
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Our focus is to teach children about God’s love and His amazing gift of salvation to prepare them to know Jesus and accept Him as Lord and Savior. We use age-appropriate
lessons, games, crafts, and other creative ways to teach the Word of God. We help children build Bible skills that encourage them to memorize and apply God’s Word.
Pre-School
Prek - Kindergarten
1st and 2nd Grades
3rd and 4th Grades
5th Grade 3
Serving through ministries
h a p p y b i r t h d a y , j a n u a r y bab i e s !
Afua Acheampong
Abdelgadir Adam
Heleniah Adams
Adriene Adams-Shelby
Charles Adedapo
Hellen Adedipe
Darryel Adkins
Shanora Aikins
Addison Aitch
Reginald Aitch
Rosemary Akachukwu
Ruth Alao
Genetha Alexander
Tracy Alexander
DeMarcus Alexis
Aleice Allen
Harold Allen
Jacqueline Allen
Jeremiah Allen
Jessilyn Allen
Michael Allen
James Allison
Kenneth Alston
Robert Alston
Reign Altice-Ekpin
Angela Amos
Angel Anderson
Carrington Anderson
Herbert Anderson
Keith Anderson
Russel Anderson
Tophas Anderson
Carolyn Andrews
Tracie Andrews
Ashley Anthony
Jennifer Arceneaux
Monica Archibald
Marilyn Armah
Bettye Armstrong
Gloria Armstrong
Dwain Atkins
Milton Austin
Stacey Auzenne
Linus Ayozie
Chastity Bailey
Hazel Bailey
Deandra Baker
Asha Baldon
Tysheen Ballard
Kobe Banks
Teta Banks
Kimberley Barber
Donna Barnes
Kaleb Barnes
Robert Barnes
Aysia Barnett
Christine Bartlow
Doris Bassett
Deborah Bates
Terressa Bates
Lorry Batiste
Sherrie Batro
Wendy Battles
Taylor Beall
Tripoli Beard
Darrell Beck
William Bedford
Berita Bennett
Brittany Bennett
Jarred Bennett
Sabrina Bent
Levi Benton
Julius Bertrand
Angel Bias
Jazmyn Bill
Bertran Bilton
Chris Bilton
Brittney Bingham
Shalisha Birmingham
Jacob Black
Jacqueline Black
Karynne Black
Marilyn Black
Arthur Blakes
Camyatta Blaze
Cassandra Bledsoe
Floyd Blount
Charles Bogan
Diana Bolden
Tracy Bolton
Marjorie Booker
Zabrina Boothe
Jamila Boozer
Christopher Bowers
Freda Bowman
Kameron Brackins
Janae' Branch
Sherra Branch
Sheryl Brandley
Paris Bransford
Bleighn Brantley
Ronald Brantley
Moneisha Bray
Jamie Breech
Phillip Breech
Chiquita Briscoe
Roshunda Brokenberry
Donald Brooks
Sara Brooks
Evette Broussard
Joseph Broussard
Nehemiah Broussard
Angela Brown
Ayanna Brown
Carolyn Brown
Chandra Brown
Clarence Brown
Cornelious Brown
Courtenay Brown
Evelyn Brown
Jennifer Brown
Ka'Toria Brown
Michelle Brown
Mintha Brown
RaShawnda Brown
Rayetta Brown
Daphne Brown-Pradia
Fanny Browne
Roberta Browne
De'Ona Browning
Charlton Bruff
Ava Brunswick
Brandt Bruton
Nadaushia Bruton
Angela Bryant
Byron Bryant
Gerald Bryant
Jasmine Bryant
Joseph Bryant
Errin Bundage
Teairra Bundy
Jada Burks
Melvin Burleson
Vanessa Burton
Paige Busby
Cheryl Butler
Doris Butler
Donovan Byrd
Tamara Byrd
Cambel Cadien
Christina Calloway
Zan Campbell
Johnese Cannady
Vonceil Cannon
Charles Capers
Christopher Capistran
Christopher Caraway
English Carmouche
Chris Carr
Eric Carr
Arlene Carrington
Arnetta Carrington
Jeremy Carson
Alysha Carter
Ashleigh Carter
Donna Carter
Ellen Carter
Kermesha Carter
Will Carter
Machavia Carter-Smith
Jeremy Cartwright
Henry Cash
Helen Cashaw
Diane Cassimere-Stewart
Americole Ceasar
Charles Chaffer
Delores Charles
Kryshawna Charleston
Ashley Chatham
Vanessa Cheris
Anthony Childress
Ebon Christian
Shetema Christie
Arthur Christopher
Denishia Clark
Lenaise Clark
Darisha Clary
David Clausell
LaTynia Clay
Alexis Clayborne
Pierre Colbert
Bryan Cole
Austin Coleman
Earker Coleman
Jasmine Coleman
Jessica Coleman
Patience Coleman
Patricia Coleman
Wesley Coleman
Leneka Coles
Ashlynn Collins
Caleb Collins
La'Trice Collins
Michael Collins
Roy Collins
Duraunte Colly
Tariq Combs
De'Angela Comeaux
Karynecia Conner
Betty Craft
Vernell Craig
Deion Crawford
Tessa Crew-Jones
Marquitta Crichlow
Maya Critchlow
Morgan Critchlow
Candy Cromwell
Claudia Cross
Chelsey Cummings
Courtney Cunningham
Brenda Curry
Michelle Cutler
RaSheena Dailes
Lucretia Dailey
Zuri Dale
Jasmine Daniels
Monica Daniels
Tanisha Daugherty
Gaylon Davenport
Honor Davenport
Freida Davis
Gregory Davis
James Davis
Korliss Davis
Pamela Davis
Riane Davis
Ronnie Davis
Stephanie Davis
Walter Davis
Candace Day
Castancia Dean
Charles Dean
Shannon Dean
Penny Dease
Lonnie Deggins
Inalynn Deloach
Daniel Deltanas
Kevin Demery
Samuel Demissie
Walter Denson
Maurice Dickens
Joy Diggs
Angela Dixon
Erin Dixon
Joshua Dixon
Nikki Dolce
Pedro Dominguez
Evan Donaldson
Lynell Dorris
Ezekiel Dorsey
Ruth Dory
Cathryn Dosie
Cheryl Douglas
Laquita Douglas
Robert Douglas
Desa Dow
ShonAlta Dow
Alisha Dowd
Brittney Dowdy
Courtney Dowdy
Demetrius Doze
John Duffy
Charlyssa Duffy-West
Robbie Dunaway
Amanda Duncan
Doretha Duncan
Kimberly Dunn
Iris Dupas
Timothee Durant
Lola Durden
Danielle Duren
Virginia Durham
LaChanda Durio
Amy Earle
Felicia Eaton
Rian Eckroth
Alicia Edwards
Amburee Edwards
BreAnn Edwards
Ivory Edwards
LaRonne Edwards
LaShonda Edwards
Marion Edwards
Shanavia Edwards
Dawn Elliot
Byron Ellis
Calesha' Ellis
Chaney Ellis
Erania Ellis
Andrea Elmore
Rodney Elmore
DeAnna Emerson
Oehenefego Enuwe
Michael Ervin
LaToya Escoe
Cynthia Ethel
Georgia Evans
Clyde Ezeb
Bianca Ezumah
James Falls
Cary Farley
Ernest Faultry
Rose Fears
Lisa Felix
Rodney Fielder
Herbert Fields
Lakeitha Fills
David Fine
Jo Fisher
Carey Fleming
Neomi Fletcher
Danielle Flix
Destani Flix
Patricia Flowers-Green
Janice Foley Wright
Lawrencetta Fomby
Simone Fonteneau
Netherland Fontenot
Bessie Ford
Sandra Foreman
Alesia Foster
William Foster
Jordan Foy
Barry Franklin
Joshua Franklin
Monique Fraser
Winsted Fraser
Alicia Frederick
Hermonia Frederick
Kirk Fretty
Leslie Fretty
Arthur Gaines
Grevon Gaines
Martina Gallien
Michelyn Gallien
Zachary Gallow
Malik Gamble
Raven Gamble
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Tondaleo Gamble
Oskar Garcia
Kia Gardner
Ulysses Gardner
Paul Garrison
Marcy Gaston
Catriona Gatson
Dominikka Gearring
Jon Gentry
Betty George
Nickalos Gibson
Phyllup Gilbert
Leon Gilchrist
John Gilliam
Sean Gilmore
Rodney Glasper
Terron Glasper
Cleve Glenn
Ja'Qwavion Glenn
Donna Glover
Ryan Glover
Elyaine Gober
Ella Goldsmith
Leslie Gonsalves
Jon Goode
Lewis Goode
Ashley Gordon
Brandon Gordon
Wanda Goss
Steven Gossett
Sterling Goudeau
Vanessa Graham-Morgan
Morgan-Me'Lyn Grant
Reecee Grant
Frankie Grate
DeVoyce Gray
Lorint Gray
Carelton Green
Charlesetta Green
Laquaita Green
Lauren Green
Lue Green
Sharon Green
Shcorey Green
Kesia Gregory
Nathaniel Gregory
Jessica Griffin
Joveeta Guidry
Todric Guillory
Shalonvia Gundy
Carolyn Guy
George Hadnot
Nicole Hadnott
Kera Halbert
Carolyn Hall
Sakrystle Hall
Selina Hall
Robert Haller
Mary Hallom
Christopher Hamilton
Marvin Hamilton
Maya Hamilton
Judy Hampton
Jeremy Handy
Taylor Hanewinkel
Shamaine Hardeman
Marc Harden
Christopher Harper
Dallas Harper
Kaye Harper
Regina Harper
Patrick Harrell
Andrea Harris
Brenda Harris
Corinne R. Harris
Jaire Harris
Juanita Harris
Keron Harris
Kristie Harris
Laverne Harris
Phina Harris
Shundra Harris
Vera Hart
Christopher Haston
Georgia Hatchett
Karen Haughton
Ahmad Hauley
Cassandra Hawkins
Danielle Hawkins
Tawaki Hayden
Betty Hearns
Elaine Heath
Roshay Heath
Lasonde Helaire
Joseph Hemphill
LeMarcus Hemphill
Alfred Henderson
Claude Henderson
Cloressa Henderson
Mallory Henderson
Richelle Henderson
Carmen Hendrix
Youlanda Herring
Brian Hicks
Camille Hicks
Lisa Hicks
Maurice Hicks
Eric Higgins
Jarrett Higgins
Alycia Hightower
Cheryl Hill
Ivan Hill
Rachel Hill
Beverly Hinkle
Norman Hodge
Angela Hoffman
Kristopher Holiday
Austin Hollimon
LaShonda Holmes
Vada Holmes
Glenda Holmes-Moore
Nicholas Homer
Christopher Hooper
Adrian Hopkins
Brittany Hopkins
Whitney Hosey
Nichole Hoskins
Todd Houston
LaTonya Howard
Jennifer Hoyer
Karen Hudson
Terry Hudson
LaQuisha Huff
Aulbrey Hunt
Denesha Hunt
Inga Hunter-Hermes
April Hurrington
Alex Hyman
Karen Hyman
Paul Hypolite
Jemeela Ingram
Brandon Irby
Desmond Jack
Nefertitti Jackmon
Ameerah Jackson
B. Sherley Jackson
David Jackson
Donny Jackson
Erin Jackson
Hosea Jackson
Jessica Jackson
John Jackson
Juan Jackson
Kristal Jackson
Latoya Jackson
Rebecca Jackson
Richard Jackson
Rodrick Jackson
Tiana Jackson
Walter Jackson
Zoe Jackson
Jashmaine Jackson-Reed
Brittany Jacobs
Carolyn James
John James
Joshua James
Maxwell James
Anthony Jameson
Cassandra Jefferson
Krystol Jefferson
Larry Jefferson
Patrick Jefferson
Sharon Jefferson
Gwendolyn Jenkins
John Jenkins
Lionel Jenkins
Eddie Jessie
Marian Jeter
Benjamin Johanson
Barbara Johnson
Candice Johnson
Certeria Johnson
Chancellor Johnson
Chelsea Johnson
Claudette Johnson
Connie Johnson
Detral Johnson
Dominique Johnson
Elisabeth Johnson
Harry Johnson
Jaia Johnson
Jonathan Johnson
Joshua Johnson
Juan Johnson
Kristin Johnson
Lanese Johnson
Marvin Johnson
NeVasha Johnson
Quincy Johnson
Quinton Johnson
Rani Johnson
Renae Johnson
Sandra Johnson
Shemeka Johnson
Shennel Johnson
Sherrod Johnson
Sylvia Johnson
Tiffani Johnson
Tonia Johnson
Walter Johnson
A. Jones
Austin Jones
Barbara Jones
Carey Jones
Dorian Jones
Fred Jones
Gabriella Jones
Jessika Jones
Jordan Jones
K'Netha Jones
LaToy Jones
Lisa Jones
Lucelia Jones
Myron Jones
Nia Jones
Rochell Jones
Santrice Jones
Shakeyta Jones
Sharronda Jones
Shirley Jones
Stacey Jones
Sylvia Jones
Tasha Jones
Tonie Jones
Vonne Jones
Bennie Jordan
Darcell Joseph
Darnisha Joseph
Kimberly Joseph
Shameka Joseph
Katrina Joyner
Donnie Kearney
JoAnn Keelen
Ashlee Kegler
Beverly Kegler
Charles Kelley, II
Charles Kelley, III
Sharlette Kellum
Norja Kemp
Zerik Kendrick
Patrick Kennerson
Shirley Key
Curtis Keys
Vernita Keys
Howard Kilgore
Teofilo Killings
Ieshe Killingsworth
Leslie Kimble
Marsha Kimmers
LaMonica Kinch
Stasha King
adult ministries
Ministries of the Month
We’re taking the month of January to highlight our Economic and Social Support Ministries.
Please stop by their tables following worship for more information. If you’re interested in
becoming involved in any of our Economic and Social Support Ministries, go to the William
Alexander Lawson Christian or Community Life Center immediately following worship to sign
up or to receive more information. The WABC Economic and Social Support Ministries are:
• Avenues to Employment Ministry
• Financial Empowerment Ministry
• Legal Ministry
• Matthew 25
others
serve
MARRIAGE MINISTRY
The Christian Marriage and Couples Counseling Ministry is alive and well on The Avenue! We are delighted to announce that
following the retirement of Rev. Dr. Warren Williams, the Rev. David E. Moore has been selected to pick up and run with the
baton of our Christian Marriage Counseling Ministry. Pastor Moore, who also serves as the Pastor of Fil-Am Faith Baptist Church,
is a longtime member and pastoral son of Wheeler Avenue. He and his wife of 40 years, Deaconess Kay Janelle Bryant Moore, are
returning, in a part-time capacity, to give leadership to this most necessary ministry. Rev. Moore has been devoted to Christian
couples counseling and pre-marital ministry for more than 20 years. He brings seminary training, a pastoral approach, spiritual
insight, and biblically-based counseling practices and methodology to a service about which he is truly passionate.
The Marriage Ministry will be composed of several components to include the following:
• First Tuesday on the Avenue: Married couples’ enrichment and fellowship will continue with the dedicated support
of Deacon and Deaconess Brian and Lisa Hicks.
• Premarital Counseling Workshops will resume in January on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
• The required 6-session Premarital Counseling Workshops will be scheduled three times each year to
support the varied and numerous wedding dates.
• Individual Marriage Counseling sessions have resumed. Contact Rev. Moore directly at 713-579-2780,
ext. 350 or via email at [email protected] for available times and dates.
Stay tuned for ongoing email blasts and content related to marriage health and fitness. We are deeply committed to supporting
the health and vitality of all engaged and married couples, young and old, at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. For more
information about the Christian Marriage and Counseling Ministry, contact Rev. David E. Moore at 713-579-2780 x350 or via
email at [email protected]
Seasoned Saints Ministry
Monthly Activities of the Seasoned Saints Ministry are as follows:
Mondays
Wednesdays
Fridays 10:30 a.m. - Aerobics
11:30 a.m. - Seasoned Table Talk
10:30 a.m. - Aerobics
12:00 p.m. - Bible Study
9:30 a.m. - Line Dancing
10:30 a.m. - Aerobics
11:30 a.m. - Bible Study
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Serving through ministries
young adults and youth ministries
Serving through ministries
children’s ministries
Praise Dancers
Rehearsals are Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in the William A. Lawson Community Life Center, Room 207. Please
contact Sis. Erica Henderson ([email protected]), if you are interested in ministering with the WABC Grace Praise
Dancers.
cherub choir (Children, ages 2-10)
Rehearsal is held every Tuesday, excluding the Tuesday following the Third Sunday, at 7:00 pm in the choir room and
every Saturday immediately preceding the Third Sunday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
CHRIST VICTORY STEPPERS
Christ Victory Steppers practice on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the William A. Lawson Community Life
Center, Worship Center. For more information, contact Loren Hickerson at [email protected] or 615-202-7077.
children’s church
Children’s Church services are at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Christian Life
Center. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sis. Harlisha Homer at:
[email protected]
h a p p y b i r t h d a y , j a n u a r y bab i e s !
Tiffany King
Justin Kiper
Mary Kirksey
Dominique Knox
Marcus Knox
Steven Knox
Kristina Koonce
Tiffany Landreth
Shantese' Lane
Jeane Lang
Jasmine Larry
Louis Latimer
Christina Lavergne
Alysia Leavell
Marva LeBeau
Sylvester LeBlanc
Britannye Ledbetter
Ayanna Lee
Eric Lee
Leslie Lee
Marian LemonDansby
Rosald Lettsome
Christine LeVeaux
Nashton Lewally
Amber Lewis
Andrea Lewis
Anitrea Lewis
Don Lewis
Jahvon Lewis
Keneda Lewis
Lionel Lewis
Marie Lewis
Shearone Lewis
Stanley Lewis
Sean Lightfoot
Michael Lively
Chandra Livingston
Sue LivingstonJohnson
Ashlie Llorens
Logan Locke
Lianita Lockridge
Janeen Lofton
Nickolas Longino
Edward Lord
Ryan Lord
Batrina Louis
Courtney Love
Cynthia Love
Candance Lovings
LaKeisha Lovings
Kiara Lowery
Michael Lucas
Cheryl Lugo
Myles Lugo
Jessica Lusk
Phillipi Lytle
Jere Mallet
Mikaila Mallet
Rena Mallet
Denise Malveaux
Debora Manuel
Erma Marks
Steven Marks
LaTonya Marsh
Grace Marshall
Bionca Martin
Dayshia Martin
Felicia Martin
Kenyata Martin
Xiomara Martinez
Anita Martins
Frank Matthews
Lois Matthews
Tamra Maxwell
Shirley Mayes
Pamela Mayon
Sheniquia McAfee
Lisa McBride
Megan McBride
E. McCain
Grenier McClain
Tamela McClam
Rayna McClinton
Teronda McClure
David McCowan
Brandon McCoy
Brandon McCoy
Jessica McDade
Ashlee McFarlane
Charles McGaffie
Cynthia McGaskey
Nichole McGhie
Elliott McGilbra
Melba McKenzie
Eddrea McKnight
Horace McKoy
Malik McLemore
Donald McNeil
Diamond McNutt
Andreya McPherson
Crystal McPherson
Beverly Melontree
Bettie Menter
Patricia Metoyer
Kamron Metts
Jaime Middleton
Jehan Middleton
Bennie Miles
Doris Miles
Robert Miles
Eric Miller
Michael Miller
Brandon Mimes
Jasmine Minnix
Jordan Misher
Michael Misher
Rachel Misher
Telley Missouria
Ashley Mitchell
Lena Mitchell
Terena Molo
Johnny Molock
Danyu Monroe
Shaun Moody
Cecil Mooney
James Moore
Kay Moore
Phillip Moore
Rashida Moore
Edna Morales
Tonya Moreland
Amanda Morgan
Darlene Morgan
Marla Morris
Rhonda Morris
Takeisha Morris
Kandace Morrow
Erin Morthel
Tonya Moses
Criesha Moshay
Joshua Mosley
Robert Muhammad
Doris Mullins
Laura Mullins
Robin Mullins
Zach Mullins
Antoine Murphy
Demetrius Myles
Christopher Nauls
Kevin Neal
Tyrica Nealey
Edian Nelson
Staci Nelson
Taylar Nelson
Tyrone Nelson
Renata Nero
Ricky Nero
Kymese Newman
Chris Newsome
Cedric Nichols
Eleanor Nicholson
Brandon North
Roland Norton
Brooke Norwood
James Nunn
Winifred O'GilvieGuidry
Morganne O'hemeng
Karen O'Neal
Nnenna Ochuru
Charles Oke
Mark Okin
Nwabundo Okongwu
Nwadiogo Okongwu
Tiffany Orrange
Aghabie Osarenkhoe
Brittany Osazuwa
Richard Osborne
Hattie Owens
Tyler Owens
Kerry Palmer
Trela Parker
Jaimie Parks
Jaylen Parks-Johnson
Maya Parris
Christopher Passmore
Reginald Patrick
Audrey Patterson
Cora Patton
Danielle Patton
William Patton
Karen Paul
Dazmond Payne
Laura Peeples
Daina Pelham
Symone Pellerin
Amyori Pellum
Erica Peterson
Ny`Asia Peterson
Devin Petithomme
Janine Pettiford
Mechelle Phillips
Corey Pierce
Eddie Pierre
Russell Pierre
Rudolph Pierson
Katelyn Piert-Provo
Payton Pinkard
Sean Plaskett
Raigon Plummer
Sherry Plummer
Reginald Pomfrey
Kerry Porche`
Brian Porter
Kayla Porter
Eric Potter
Christopher Powell
Darren Powell
Zonobia Powell
Djuna Prater
Robert Preston
Aaron Proctor
Reginald Prudhomme
Carol Pryor
Asya Purnell
Martina Quivers
Dedrick Rasco
Jeremy Ratcliff
Aaron Ray
Kimberly Ray
Shunn Rector
Damian Reed
Audrey Reese
Brittney Reese
Lana Reese
Janice Reid
Rodney Reynolds
James Rhodes
Hope Richard
Antoinette Richardson
Byron Rimm
Misty Rivon
Betty Roberson
Edward Roberson
Blaire Roberts
Judy Roberts
Sheryl Roberts
Tiarra Roberts
Deja-Amari Robinson
Erica Robinson
James Robinson
Johnnie Robinson
Lewis Matthew
Robinson
Press Robinson
Theresa Robinson
Shina Rogan
Orson Rogers
Terry Rollins
Brenda Romeo
Gabrielle Rosiji
Thaddius Ross
Phillip Rudd
Alesha Rushing
Patrick Rushing
Raquel Rushing
Prentice Russell
Pamela Ruth
David Rve
Edgar Sadberry
William Salter
Sydney Sam
Darious Sampson
Edie Sampson
Glenn Sanders
LaToya Sanderson
Damesha Sandles
Charles Sapp
Loren Saulsberry
Alyssa Savage
Terrick Scales
Journee Scott
She'Landa Scott
Sterling Scott
William Scott
Wayne Seals
Jacqueline Sejour
Chester Servance
Joy Sewing
Cassandra Shaffer
Robert Shaw
Debbie Shelby
Tyrone Shelby
Ivy Sherman
Erwin Sias
Shonte Sifford
Lagretta Simien
John Simmons
Mark Simmons
Lloyd Simon
Melanie Singleton
Frances Small
Anthony Smith
Brian Smith
Darryl Smith
Edna Smith
Jason Smith
Jed Smith
Jerry Smith
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Kelli Smith
Kreshon Smith
Leslie Smith
Marcel Smith
Marilyn Smith
Qiana Smith
Robert Smith
Roddrick Smith
Rowland Smith
Shanisha Smith
Trimesha Smith
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Trumaine Smith
Val Smith
Keisha Smoke
Robert Spears
Haley Spencer
Vernisha Spencer
Taylor Spikes
Angelica Spivey
Christina Spriggs
Tamica Spurlock
William Stallings
Robert Stamps
Kervin Stanford-Jones
Dexter Stembridge
Darius Stevenson
Chrishton Stewart
Cynthia Stewart
LaMonica Stewart
Tanya Stratford
Jalene Stuckey
Boniswa Sundai
Matthew Sutherland
Erin Sweed
Christa Sweet
Cornelius Sweet
Genea Taft
Jesse Taylor
Laureen Taylor
Michone Taylor
Rickelle Taylor
Michael Teague
Teacomsia Teno
Tonya Texada
Noah Thierry
Avis Thomas
Cormean Thomas
Farche Thomas
Jeffery Thomas
John Thomas
Laurence Thomas
Leonard Thomas
Markela Thomas
Peaches Thomas
William Thomas
Darren Thompson
Hubert Thompson
Patricia Thompson
James Tidwell
Carol Tillman
Korey Timmons
Jacquelyn Toman
Kaari Topps
Joseph Towsend
Jade Trader
Lawrence Traylor
Linnie Traylor
Shawna Traylor
Rodrick Trimont
Treszley Tucker
Elderine Turner
Gabrion Turner
Teri Turner
Toby Turner
Parveen Tykiska
Chermaine Tyler
Nancy Udunka
Roger Umstead
Tyra Underwood
Stella Uwakwem
Alba Valladares
Christina Vallot
Candace Vaughn
Lynette Vaughn
Willie Veasey
Euniqua Wade
Andre' Wagner
Kacie Waiters
Margie Waldrup
Carlo Walker
Damion Walker
Evelyn Walker
Jalen Walker
Jody Walker
Kathryn Wallace
ShaToya Wallace
Yolando Walls
Frank Walter
Deanovoy Ward
Jonathan Ward
Jennifer Ware
Lauren Ware
Linda Ware
Rashad Warren
Ashley Washington
Boe Washington
Brian Washington
Brittany Washington
Cameron Washington
CaSonda Washington
Marcus Washington
Quince Washington
Tameike Washington
Techer Washington
Ileta Watkins-Coleman
Ambra Watson
Ethel Watson
Jason Watson
Rachel Watson
AnJwel Webber
Stacy Webber
L. Weddington
Sabrina Weightman
Andrea West
Isaiah Wheatfall
Brian White
Chantranet White
Connie White
Ebony White
Jamie White
Leland White
Mary White
Sonia White
Theodore White
Kenneth Wiggins
Danielle Wiley
Remington Wiley
Charles Wilkins
Karen Wilkins
Akilah Willery
Brian Willery
Alpha Williams
Brittany Williams
Broc Williams
Carme Williams
D`Andre Williams
Edgar Williams
Erma Williams
Felicia Williams
Gina Williams
James Williams
Johnny Williams
Josiah Williams
Joyce Williams
Kimberly Williams
Kristina Williams
Lisa Williams
Lorraine Williams
Nykia Williams
Regan Williams
Shakira Williams
Tamika Williams
Tenishia Williams
Walter Williams
Wanda Williams
Latrevia Willis
Maceo Willis
Theresa Willis
Ky Willson
Joseph Wilridge
Clemogene Wilson
David Wilson
John Wilson
Oddyson Wilson
Jason Winton
Brenda Woodard
Faith Woodruff
Allyse Woods
Jimmie Woods
Jordan Woods
Keith Woods
Adrian Woolcock
Lewis Worthy
Janelle Wright
Jonlissa Wright
Vanessa Wrigley
Bryce Wyatt
James Wyatt
Lynetta Wyche
LaDonna Wynn
Kenneth Yepp
David Young
Kimberly Young
Lajerricka Young
Veronica Young
Sydnecia Zenon
Children’s Church Drop-off
2 and 3 year olds: Christian Life Center, Room 117
4 and 5 year olds: Christian Life Center, Room 138
1st – 5th Grade: Fellowship Hall (Left)
ACOLYTES
If your child is interested in lighting the candles during any of the four worship services, please contact Sis. Harlisha
Homer at: [email protected]
KIDCHECK
KidCheck is available for Wheeler’s children. In order to use the check-in system, you must register your
child/children. Parents may do so by going to go.kidcheck.com or clicking on the KidCheck link on the
Wheeler Avenue website.
scenes of our children at our 2014 christmas production
Celebrating Christ, the Savior, the Lamb, the King
the children’s ministRy needs your help!
Children’s Ministry needs teachers, assistant teachers, helpers, and parent volunteers! For
more information, and to begin your training, please contact Rev. Alexander E.M. Johnson
at 713-579-2703 or [email protected]
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churchwide events
Hour of Power Prayer Service
Join us every Wednesday during the month of January at 6:00 p.m. in the
sanctuary as we offer prayers of praise and petition to our God.
The WABC Business Directory is Here!
We want to be those who support our own, so make your way to the
Chronicles Bookstore in the William Alexander Lawson Christian Life
Center to get your free copy of our latest Business Directory. You may be
surprised about some of the great opportunities that can be found right here
within your own church! The directory is also available online at: http://www.
wheelerbc.org/Documents/WABC_Business-Directory-2014.pdf.
INREACH is coming January 31, 2015! Gain INSIGHT about spiritual
gifts. Get INSTRUCTION on how to develop spiritual gifts. Gather
INFORMATION on how to use spiritual gifts as a servant of God’s church
and in His world! Watch for church campus postings for further information
throughout the month of January. Questions may be directed to Rev. Dr.
Patricia Williams at [email protected] or 713-579-2718.
2015
PRAYER GUIDE
MATTHEW 25 NEEDS A
VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST
The Social Services Department of
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church is in search of a
Volunteer Receptionist. Must be able to receive
clients at front desk, answer incoming phone calls,
schedule appointments and be computer literate.
Hours are Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Rev. Bonita Barnes
at 713-579-2725.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE
Continuing the Cause: Connecting Christ, Church and Community
Join us Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm as we
flood the campus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church with services
and sessions for our brothers and sisters in and around the Third
Ward community.
Services offered will include medical screenings, vaccinations,
a food bank, and a supply giveaway for school-aged children.
Visitors will be able to attend various presentations and seminars
explaining health insurance options, mental
health awareness, financial empowerment,
income tax assistance, crime and safety, drug
awareness, and life development, as well as an
“ask-a-lawyer” panel. For job seekers, this event
will also include a career fair featuring five or
six local companies.
We will conclude with a rally to focus our
efforts on Continuing the Cause. You don’t
want to miss this impactful event!
J A N UA R Y 2 0 15
Dear Congregants,
Well Church, we have entered into the year of 2015 with great excitement and expectations. No doubt most of us have made new
commitments and are expecting some new beginnings. As we move forward in this new dawning, let’s commit ourselves anew to
prayer, corporately and personally. Below you will find our Prayer Guide for the month of January.
• Monday through Saturday between 12 noon and 1 p.m.
• We are returning to our Wednesday fasting between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Let the Holy Spirit lead you in your time of prayer. This is meant only as a guide for bringing a unified focus.
• Saturday’s prayer focus is for the city, state, nation, and world. Please be watchful of what is happening in all of these places so
that you can pray into those situations.
PR AYER GUIDE
January 5, 2015 – Monday
Jeremiah 29:11 – I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you
hope for. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for His plans.
2. Pray that you will hear His direction for you.
3. Pray for WABC’s plans and your commitment toward them.
January 6, 2015 - Tuesday
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old
life is gone; a new life burgeons! (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for fresh starts.
2. Pray that you will continue to be one with God.
3. Pray for WABC’s new and fresh start for the building and your commitment toward it.
January 7, 2015 – Wednesday
Lamentations 3:22-23 – Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. (NIV)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for the greatness of His love and compassion.
2. Pray that you will mirror God’s love and compassion toward others.
3. Pray for WABC’s capital campaign and your part in it.
January 8, 2015 – Thursday
1 Peter 1:3 – What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the
dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for the newness of life that we have in Jesus.
2. Pray that you will know how to live this new life now.
3. Pray for WABC’s future plans for building and your part in it.
January 9, 2015 – Friday
Ephesians 4:23-24 – And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into
your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for the preaching and teaching of His word.
2. Pray that you will know God’s character and allow it to be produced in you.
3. Pray for WABC’s capital campaign and your part in it.
For more information,
contact Sis. Andrea Tucker:
[email protected]
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J A N UA R Y 2 0 15
January 12, 2015 – Monday
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. (MSG)
January 22, 2015 – Thursday
Psalm 20:4 – May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. (NIV)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for His faithfulness.
2. Pray that you will be God dependent and not self-reliant.
3. Pray for WABC’s trust in God to build; pray about your commitment.
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for speaking to the hearts of His people.
2. Pray that your desires and plans come from the Lord.
3. Pray that WABC’s desires and plans are God’s and pray for your commitment toward them.
January 13, 2015 – Tuesday
Proverbs 3:6 – Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. (MSG)
January 23, 2015 – Friday
Romans 12:2a – Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead fix your attention on God.
You’ll be changed from the inside out. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God that he speaks to us.
2. Pray that you continue to follow His leading.
3. Pray that WABC will remain on track and that you will keep your commitment.
January 14, 2015 – Wednesday
Psalm 96:1-2 – Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after
day. (NIV)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for salvation that is found in Christ Jesus.
2. Pray that God will give you an opportunity to share the good news of the Gospel.
3. Pray that in midst of building, WABC will worship the Lord; pray for your commitment.
January 15, 2015 – Thursday
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for His perfect timing when He sent Jesus into this world.
2. Pray that God will help you to wait on His timing.
3. Pray for WABC’s timeliness in our building and your timeliness in your commitment.
January 16, 2015 – Friday
Psalm 90:12 – Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (NIV)
Suggested Prayer Direction
1. Thank God for His goodness in the land of the living.
2. Pray that you will have the wisdom of God.
3. Pray that WABC will be wise in her spending and that you will fulfill your commitment wisely.
January 19, 2015 – Monday
Proverbs 16:9 – We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for fulfilling His plans.
2. Pray that your plans and God’s plans are the same.
3. Pray that WABC’s plans are realized as well as your commitment toward them.
January 20, 2015 – Tuesday
Philippians 3:13 – Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind
and straining toward what is ahead, (NIV)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for progress.
2. Pray that God will help you walk humbly before God and people.
3. Pray for WABC’s continued forward movement; pray for your commitment.
January 21, 2015 – Wednesday
Philippians 3:14 – I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God that He never changes.
2. Pray that you will be able to discern God’s way and submit to His perfecting.
3. Pray that WABC will keep God as her focus; pray about your commitment.
January 26, 2015 – Monday
Romans 12:2b – Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you
down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for being molded and made into the image of Christ Jesus.
2. Pray that you will mature in the faith as you submit to God’s forming.
3. Pray that God will bring the best out of WABC and out of you as we build.
January 27, 2015 – Tuesday
Isaiah 40:31 – But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired,
they walk and don’t lag behind. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for the strength that is found in Christ Jesus.
2. Pray that you will have perseverance.
3. Pray for WABC’s steadfastness in the building process; pray for your commitment.
January 28, 2015 – Wednesday
Ezekiel 36:26 – I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s
God-willed, not self-willed. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for His commitment to the Body of Christ.
2. Pray that you will not be self-willed.
3. Pray for WABC’s commitment to follow God’s will; pray for your commitment.
January 29, 2015 – Thursday
Ezekiel 36:27 – I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. (MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for the Holy Spirit.
2. Pray that you be filled with and led by the Holy Spirit.
3. Pray that God continues to make it possible for WABC to build; pray for your commitment.
January 30, 2015 – Friday
Revelation 21:5 – The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.
(MSG)
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God for making everything new.
2. Pray that God will help you to know and record His vision for your life.
3. Pray that the vision for WABC’s building continues to make progress; pray for your commitment.
Suggested Prayer Direction:
1. Thank God that He keeps His promises.
2. Pray that God will help you to remain resilient in difficult times.
3. Pray for WABC’s goal to build be realized and your commitment toward those goals.
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worship services
Sunday: 7:15 a.m.* 9:00 a.m.* 11:00 a.m.*
Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Church: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. *Sign language provided for the hearing impaired
Watch Sunday Worship and Bible Study Live Online:
http://cdn.streamingfaith.com/oc/wheeler-avenue-baptist/
C ONTACT US
Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Senior Pastor
Rev. Alexander E.M. Johnson, Associate Pastor for Worship & Ministry
Rev. William A. Lawson, Founding Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Lekesha R. Barnett
Minister to Singles and Young Adults
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Patricia Williams
Minister of Congregational Care and Development
[email protected]
Deacon Maurice Carr
Church Business Administrator
[email protected]
BOARD CHAIRS
Deacon Tophas Anderson, III
Deaconess Penelope Nobles
Trustee Shirley C. Evans
Sis. Audrey Cosby
Interim Director of Middle School Ministry
[email protected]
Rev. Jacques Denkins
Minister to Seniors
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP CONTACTS
Rev. Bonita Barnes
Matthew 25
Urgent Needs Ministry
713-579-2725 [email protected]
Deaconess Paulette Frederick
Budget & Finance Manager
[email protected]
Sis. Carolyn Clark
Scheduling of Weddings and Building Use Requests;
On-line at www.wheelerbc.org
713-579-2720 [email protected]
Minister Leon C. Lewis
Minister of Music
[email protected]
Sis. Audrey Cosby
Baby Dedications
713-579-2724 [email protected]
Rev. Joshua Mitchell
Minister to Youth & College Students
[email protected]
Sis. Ramona Parker
Chronicles Bookstore
713-579-2753 [email protected]
Rev. Lana Reese
Minister of Prayer
[email protected]
Rev. Lana Reese
Prayer Requests
713-741-4611 [email protected]
Sis. Andrea Tucker
Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
[email protected]
Sis. Shirley Wilkerson
Membership Updates and Baptism Information
713-579-2778 [email protected]
Deacon Vernon Umstead
Human Resources & Technology Manager
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Patricia Williams
Homebound Care and Hospital Visits, Bereavement
and Grief Counseling, Funeral Notices and
New Member Inquiries
713-579-2718 [email protected]
Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams
Minister of Christian Counseling
[email protected]
CHRONICLES BOOKSTORE
Visit the Chronicles Bookstore today to
purchase:
Sunday Worship Service CDs: $5
Sunday Worship Service DVDs: $10
50th Anniversary Concert CD featuring
the WABC Mass Choir: $15
Wednesdays in the Word
CD Series: $20
Wednesdays in the Word
DVD Series: $30
50th Anniversary Worship Service DVD:
$15
Bookstore Phone Number:
713-579-2753
Bookstore Hours:
Monday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Avenue Word is a monthly print and online
publication of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church,
3826 Wheeler Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004.
www.wheelerbc.org
Rev. David Moore, Minister of Christian Marriage
and Counseling
[email protected]
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