Weekly Bulletin - Hartford Memorial Baptist Church

SERVING TODAY
GODS GIFTED HOST (GGH)
AND CHERUBIC CHOIR
Dr. Joanne Clark
Minister of Pipe Organ / GGH Director
Rev. Amani Henry
GGH Director & Hammond Organ
Deirdre Thompson
Cherubic Choir Director & Piano
Derek Washington
Bass
Arthur Reed
Drums
USHERS:
Youth Usher Ministry
IZANDLA
INTERPRETERS:
Reichelle Tucker **
John Harvey
Nina White
** Interpreting Sermon
MINISTERS ANOINTING
TEAM:
Natalie Cherry, Captain
Ann Allen
Derek Arnold
Edie Berry
Paulette Bronner
Ronnie Davis
Jonathan Griffin
Denise Henderson
Connie Jackson
Nathaniel Lewis
Carla Mackey
Lionel Scott
Kevin Taylor
Charles Turner
DEACONESSES
Angeline Brown, On Duty
Eula Carter, Team Leader
Donna Bradley, 1st Asst.
Lannie Davis, 2nd Asst.
Verna Brocks
Fannie T. Brown
Sybil Davis
Odell Garrett
Bernice Green
Clarice Hampton
Anita L. Johnson
Donna Johnson
Janice McCrary
Mary Ann Robinson
Cynthia Saunders
Darlene Spivey-Smith
Pearl Stokes
Phyllis Turner
DEACONS:
Thomas Williams, Chairman
Veronica D. Thornton, On Duty
David L. Ward, Capt.
Raven Cannon, Co-Capt.
Terri Asbell
Annie Bush
Janice Bush
Michael Fleming
Tamika L. Gaines
LaMont D. Hampton
Thomas Houghton
James Johnson
Connie McCoy
William A. Moncrief
John Moore
Marie Mosley
Washington Porter
Yolanda M. Shepard
Matthew Smith
Odessa M. Spruill
Jeffrey Steele
James Taylor
Patricia Taylor
Gary Teasley
Terrell Turner
TRUSTEES:
Virgil Young Sr., Capt.
Rosalind Simmons, Co-Capt.
Wesley Norris, Co-Capt.
Marseille Arbuckle
Patricia Brewer
Audrey LaSalle Brown
Dorothy Cleveland
J.C. Douglas
Daryl Duncan
Raymond Flowers
Linda Forte *
Jerome Gibbs
Vickie Hall
Cynthia Harris
Kathy Hemingway
Schylbea J. Hopkins
Debra Butler Jackson
Darnell Jackson
Anita Moncrease
Joyce Parks
Sylvia Ross-Sherrill
Ronald Spears
Linda Swanson *
Frank Taylor
Ola Taylor
Linda Tinsley
George Turner
Vonzie Whitlow
James A. Womble Jr.
* Consultative Trustees
NURSES:
Lydia Douglas
Rebecca Hayes
Gloria Howard
Betty Mapp
Janice McCrary
Pam Parker
Joe Thomas
Regina Thomas
CHURCH CLERKS
Donna Lewis, Vice Clerk
Regina Holmes
Sharon Jones
Denise Madlock
Eleanor Spears
Venetta Watt-Tucker
Dorothy Weeks
ANNOUNCEMENT CLERKS
7:30 AM
Jessie M. Brad
11:00 AM
Nicholas Graham
Camiyia Graham
SPEARS-WATSON
BOOKSTORE
Cherokee Cole
Nora Sharpley Ferguson
Ron Spears
Dolores Spencer
Andrea Whitfield
GREETERS
7:30 AM
Terry Graves
Roosevelt Paige Jr.
Lamar Reed
Lydia Smith
Mabel Smith
Virginia Tate
11:00 AM
Carol Anderson
Imani Lawson
Lavern Lawson
Ernest Ndukwe
Danielle Norfleet
Sonea Norfleet
Sonia Norfleet-Johnson
Dana Smith
Kathryn Watson
CHURCH OFFICE—HARTFORD INSTITUTE BUILDING
18900 James Couzens Highway—Detroit, Michigan 48235
Administrative Offices—9:00 AM—5:00 PM Monday thru Friday
313-861-1285 / 313-861-1300 — Fax 313-861-0265
SPEARS-WATSON BOOKSTORE
Open Sunday after 7:30 AM Service and 11:00 AM Service, and Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM.
Bookstore’s direct line —313-864-3404
HARTFORD AGAPE HOUSE
18700 James Couzens Highway—Detroit, Michigan 48235
313-861-1200 — Fax 313-861-7896
Hunger Task Force & Free Shop Mission — 313-861-1202
The Staff Minister on call is Rev. Kevin Taylor. He can be contacted for any emergencies or urgent matters
313-861-1285 or 313-475-0316 — Email: [email protected]
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YOUTH SUNDAY
GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY
Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor
Rev. Charles C. Adams, Presiding Pastor
Rev. Kevin N. Taylor, Assistant Pastor
Rev. Lurecie M. Stokes, Minister of Pastoral Care
Website: hmbcdetroit.org
Streaming Live at 11:00 AM
Church Building
WIFI Access Code: hartford
Sunday’s Broadcast
will be aired at 7:00 PM
on 1340 AM
Gospel Radio
18700 James Couzens Highway— Detroit, Michigan 48235 — 313-861-1300/Church —313-861-1285/Office
BEREAVEMENT NOTICES
Dr. Harold A. Carter Jr.
... is a third generation preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, having been licensed and ordained in the
church of his upbringing (1980), the New Shiloh Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
... is married to Rev. Monique T. Carter, and they are the parents of two sons, Daniel Nathan and Timothy
Alphonso. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. (Also Dr.) Harold A. Carter and has one sister, Weptanomah Davis.
... is a graduate of Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. in English Literature/ Writing
and Religion... is a graduate of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earning a
Master of Divinity degree... is a graduate of the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, earning the
Doctor of Ministry degree, and among many honors and awards, he received the Doctor of Divinity degree
from the Virginia Seminary and College, Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Doctor of Human Letters from
Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky. In 2006, he was inducted into Morehouse College, Atlanta,
Georgia, as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Preacher.
... is the pastor (since 1996) of the New Shiloh Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland, along with his father
the late Dr. Harold A. Carter, they lead the congregation of more than 5,000 active members with emphasis
on Missions, Evangelism, and Christian Education. His preaching is heard widely through radio, television
and internet streaming broadcasts. He formerly pastored the First Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia,
believed to be the oldest African American Baptist congregation in America* (1989,1996) and the Zion
Baptist Church, Reading, Pennsylvania (1983,1989).
... his ministry has taken him to such places as the Middle East, Romania, Panama, Trinidad, Korea, China,
England, the Bahamas, and India, where he has, also, been privileged to share the Gospel. He sees his "call"
to the ministry as "The Divine compulsion to do God's will."
... he has served on a number of boards and conferences. Presently, he serves as the Vice-President and New
Testament & Hermeneutics Professor for the Determined Biblical & Theological Institute of Baltimore, MD.
He, also, is a Co-Mentor for doctoral candidate students at the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.
Additionally, he is the Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the New Shiloh Village Development Project; a
nonprofit organization with a goal of community development, including the New Shiloh Senior Living
building (an 81-unit facility).
... as an outgrowth of his ministry, publications include: Jesus is Knocking at Your Door, Six Significant
Sermons, The Sacred Marriage-Getting Started in Pastoral Ministry, The Burning Bush, (Co-author), and
Harold's Hermeneutics-Volume One. Additionally, he has written several songs, three of which have been
recorded and performed by New Shiloh's Music Ministry, entitled "You Will Know" and "I Never Shall
Forget to Praise Your Name," and "Always."
1
Please keep in prayer the families who have lost loved ones. We have received the following names:
DECEASED
RELATIVES
LOCATION
DATE
Harliss Walker Sr.
HMBC
Thursday
Deaconess Frances
Jada Morton
03/12/2015
Vereen Walker
Harliss Walker Jr.
Margaret Roberts
HMBC
Thursday
Willie Roberts
Renee Robinson
03/12/2015
Tammy Harrington
Dennyse Douglas
Second Baptist Church
Friday
Michael Lewis Sr.
Ypsilanti, MI
03/13/2015
Eulice Estes
Winters Funeral
Saturday
Clayton Estes
Kosciusko, MS
03/14/2015
Huey Ferguson
Concordia Lutheran
Saturday
Mr. Hilery Ferguson
Nora Sharpley-Ferguson
Church
03/14/2015
Bernard Elam
Fort Wayne, IN
Jacqueline Elam
Marcina Cole
Park Chester Funeral Home Saturday
Qwendolyn Avetta
Bronx, NY
03/14/2015
Bryant
Lena Bell Bradley
Silas Berger
Deacon Beverly Tufts
Trustee Walter Tufts
Walter Tufts II
Deacon Dee Jones
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Cleveland, OH
Tuesday
03/17/2015
TIME
FH-11:00 AM
Svc-12:00 PM
FH-2:00 PM
Svc-3:00 PM
FH-10:00 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
FH-10:00 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
FH-11:00 AM
Svc-12:00 PM
Svc-7:00 PM
FH-10:30 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
Arrangements Incomplete
For additional information on these names and others, please see the notices as posted on the bulletin board in the
north corridor, or call the Church Office.
Following the loss of a loved one can be a very difficult time. You may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising
emotions, such as shock, anger and guilt. A Bereavement Support Counseling Group is being held each 2 nd and 4th Monday
of each month, in Room 307 at 6:00 PM. Through a setting that embraces confidentiality, participants may: gain insight
from others regarding coping strategies to begin to "live again"; share experiences and feelings that keep memories alive;
restore relationships when forgiveness is needed; gain wisdom regarding lifestyle changes; and strengthen our spiritual
well-being. Please contact the Church Office to register at 313-861-1285 x 429, and begin the journey to healing.
IN THE HOSPITAL/REHABILITATION CENTERS
WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL, ROYAL OAK, MI
OAKWOOD HOSPITAL, DEARBORN, MI
Inell Watt
Vonyetta Poole
Rueben James
OAKLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL, SOUTHFIELD, MI
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL, DETROIT, MI
Mother Sarah Olectric Mance
Mattie Williams
Mother Dithonia Fondren
HARPER HOSPITAL, DETROIT, MI
DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL, DETROIT, MI
Bernice Flannigan
Rachael Taylor
HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER,
WEST BLOOMFIELD NURSING CENTER,
LIVONIA, MI
W. BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
Herbert Burt
Deacon Bernard Parker
NOTTINGHILL HEALTHCARE CENTER,
WEST WOOD NURSING HOME, DETROIT, MI
Charlotte Robinson
W. BLOOMFIELD, MI
Eugene McCrary
LASHER HILLS CARE CENTER, SOUTHFIELD, MI
Otis Harris
10
SANCTUARY CELEBRATION
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT – YOUTH SUNDAY -- GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015 — 7:30 AM & 11:00 AM
ORDER OF SERVICE
Devotional & Pastoral Advisements
Prelude
“Andante” from 5th Symphony – Tchaikovsky
Opening Praise Sentences
Rev. Robyn D. Moore
Processional Hymn #372
“God of Grace and God of Glory”
Prayer of Invocation
Rev. Robyn D. Moore
Glory Be To The Father #541
“Lamb of God”– Paris
Interlude
Cherubic Choir Sings
(11:00 AM)
Children Sermon
(11:00 AM)
Anthem
“Face the Cross” – Schram
Prayer of Intercession &
Song of Inspiration
Welcome To The Visitors
“I’m In Love With Jesus” – Gray
Rev. Robyn D. Moore
The Tithes & Offertory Period
STEPHEN MINISTRY
“Christ Caring For People through People”
STEPHEN MINISTERS CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES and are ready to provide
the emotional and spiritual help needed with crisis that include:
Loss of a loved one
Terminal Illness/Chronic Illness
Divorce or Separation
Unemployment/Job Crisis
Loneliness/ Discouragement
…and more
STEPHEN MINISTRY IS A CONFIDENTIAL MINISTRY and are trained volunteers ready to provide
you with one-on-one-care. To Contact a Stephen Minister Call (313) 341-2302
COULD YOU BE A STEPHEN MINISTER???
Are you a believer interested in helping others by being a spiritual partner
for someone going through personal crisis?
Stephen Ministers are trained to meet this need.
The Stephen Ministry is looking for candidates for the April, 2015 training class.
Contact Rev. Lurecie Stokes or Min. Curtis Kilpatrick for more information @ 313-861-1285.
Applications are available in the Church Office and at hmbcdetroit.org under the Stephen Minister category.
Offertory Sentences
Leader: Give and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over
will be put into your lap.
People: For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.
Leader: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where
thieves break in and steal.
People: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust consume and where
thieves do not break in and steal.
Unison: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
“He’s Able” – Franklin
Offertory Selection
The Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Robyn D. Moore
Pre-Sermon Hymn #93
“He Will Remember Me”
The Written Word
Preached Word
Rev. Dr. Harold Carter Jr., Pastor
New Shiloh Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Invitation To Christian Discipleship
Hymn of Invitation #227
“I Surrender All”
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Right Hand of Fellowship
Recessional Hymn #13
“Blessed Be the Name”
Benediction
Postlude
9
Luke 6:38; Matthew 6:19-21 (NRSV)
“Toccata in D minor” – Pachelbel
2
ANNOUNCEMENTS
LOOKING AHEAD
The Scriptures chosen for next Sunday are: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or
Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-23.
The issue is, as we see it unfolding throughout this Lenten series of lessons, the
covenantal relationship between God and humankind. The Covenant is the meeting
place where God and humankind meet face to face. We joyfully celebrate the God
who has made a decisive step toward us in order to help, heal, save and deliver us.
Salvation is predicated upon the divine initiative to ransom, redeem, rescue and
recruit us for eternity. We see God’s work and will displayed in Jeremiah 31:31-34,
which speaks of a New Covenant-- not like the unilateral, cosmic Covenant that was
made with Noah; not like the eternal Covenant that was made with Abraham as a
unilateral commitment of God to produce and bless Abraham’s seed forever; and
also not like the strict moral code and Covenant made from God through Moses
with the people of Israel, who had been set free from slavery in order to be God’s peculiar people devoted to
God and instrumental in creating and sustaining justice in the earth. More than these, the new relationship
would be inscribed in the hearts and consciences of those who are in right relationship with God. Notice these
elements of Jeremiah’s new covenant:
The Sunday School & T.R.U.T.H. Ministries of Hartford
will present our
ANNUAL EASTER PROGRAM
Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 9:30 AM
If you are under the age of 18 and interested in being part of this exciting program, please
pick up a form in the Church Office, fill it out and leave it in the Church Office, or call
Phoebe Vanderburg at 313-891-3306, Rev. Robyn Moore at 248-252-7678 or Min. Curtis
Kilpatrick at 313-861-1285 x439.
Keith Gamble-Woodwind Music Lessons is offering music lessons for saxophone, flute and clarinet for a
nominal fee. You may reach him at 313-330-0346, or email at [email protected] Also,
Deborah Scales, a retired DPS band and orchestra teacher is available to assist in beginning strings, snare
drum, trumpet and trombone. There is no fee for her lessons. Lessons available for young people and adults.
Arrangements and times can be made by calling Ms. Scales at 248-939-7358 or [email protected] Student
must own an instrument. Give the gift of a life time.
(1) The New Covenant is collective and not individualistic. The individual will find life by being a member of a
people who are bound together with God. God is making a New Covenant to a new community, a new
people of internally motivated obedience.
Teen Connect Bible Study has star ted. Lear n the Wor d of God studying topics suggested by teens
that directly impact their daily living. Studies are 5:30 to 6:30 PM every Tuesday and include guest speakers,
projects, prizes and more. For additional info, contact Rev. Robyn Moore at 248-252-7678.
(2) The New Covenant is a renewed covenant. It does not annul Mosaic law, but fulfills the Ten
Commandments and the Covenant Code of moral and spiritual conduct. The way God is related and bound
to us is the model of how we should be related and bound to one another.
The 2015 Hartford Adult Golf League is accepting registrations. We will be playing at Rouge Park Golf
Course, on Wednesdays, beginning in May. Golf fees will be $325 per player for the complete season, which
ends mid-August. To obtain a form or for more information, please contact the Golf Commissioner, Michael
Fleming, at 313 318-5772 or [email protected]
(3) The freedom and initiative of the New Covenant is not libertarianism or antinomianism, that is, without
commandments, statutes rules and regulations. The New Covenant means that the laws of God will be so
enlivened by the love of God that they will be written on hearts of flesh and not merely inscribed on tablets
of stone. That’s the only kind of law that really works on a day to day basis, the law that lives in the hearts
and consciences of those who have learned to know the law by heart and not just by head.
This New Covenant is praised throughout Psalm 119, where love and law embrace to form the moral
indoctrination and internalization of a Godly sense of human independence, inter-dependence and responsibility.
We are considering especially Psalm 119:9:16. The issue is this: “How can young people keep their way
pure?” It is the most difficult thing in all the world to be young; because youth must prove themselves to be
worthy of trust, consideration and acceptance, though they are new to life, lacking in achievement, absent of
history, experience, deep perspective, broad understanding and the wisdom that comes only through age,
experience and long reflection. Yet Psalm 119: 9-16 provides nine ways for young people to behave wisely and
wonderfully by:
(1) Seeking God wholeheartedly, verse 10a
(2) Not wandering from God’s Commandments, verse 10b
(3) Treasuring God’s Word in one’s heart, verse 11a
(4) Reciting with one’s own voice the teachings and laws of God’s Learning is loving, verse 13,
(5) Delighting in the path that God has decreed, verse 14a
(6) Fastening one’s mind on God’s Teachings, verse 15a
(7) Gluing one’s eyes on the path where God leads, verse 15b
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
3
It’s Girl Scouts Cookies time! Gir l Scouts will be selling cookies in the Spear s-Watson Bookstore and
Fellowship Hall This is officially the last day for sales.
The Pastor's Courtesy Guild Ministry will be having its 2015 Round-Up Luncheon on Satur day, Mar ch 21,
2015, at 11:00 AM in the Vincent Room. Please join us for an uplifting fellowship. The donation for the
Luncheon is $15. We welcome all former members and we look forward to meeting and greeting new
members. For more information see Sis. Lula Moore, Trustee Artistine Taylor or Deacon Artelia Griggs.
Mission Ministry Update: Har tfor d was awar ded the Fir st place tr ophy for our $740.00 contribution to
the Annual Clothing Drive; a bus is being offered to attend the Mid-West Convention, April 6-10, 2015,
in Chicago, Illinois for $85.00; Annual President's Luncheon will be on May 2, 2015, at American Serbian
Hall. See Deacon Justine Lofton for tickets ($35.00); American Baptist Convention will serve supper to walk
in clients of the Friendship House, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 4:00 PM. The Mission Ministry is seeking new
leaders and new members to help carry out our varied outreach activities. For additional information, please
see Deacon Justin Lofton.
All women of Hartford are invited to attend the Hartford Women United Meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2015
from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. We will have a speaker to discuss identity theft. Come and join us and bring a
friend. Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Deacon Janet L. Gilyard, President.
Hartford Members and Friends: You can set up recurring donations to the Church. Contact the
Accounting Office at 313-861-1285 x411 to learn how it can be done.
8
ANNOUNCEMENTS
(8) Finding great joy in God’s Instructions, verse 16a
(9) Remembering God’s Word, verse 16b.
2015 MEN’S DAY TOTALS AS OF MARCH 9, 2015: $46,850.00
Get that Midweek Boost! J oin us for “Hour of Power ” Ser vice each Wednesday, in the Chapel, at 12:00
Noon to 12:30 PM. Lunch is served after the Service in the Fellowship Hall. Be connected!
Prayer Service: Wednesday's fr om 7-8 PM, in the Chapel. The Theme for the Month is Goodness. Deacons
and Ministers will anoint and offer comforting intercessory prayer. "Prayer is the key, but faith unlocks the
door."
Hartford Membership Photographers will be taking individual pictur es in Fellowship Hall
Stage area behind the screen on the Third and Fourth Sundays after the 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Services. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by and not be included in our membership publication.
Stop by and ask for Delisa.
The Joshua Ministry (for adults 18-40) welcomes you to our weekly Thursday Bible Study at 6:15 PM in the
Vincent Room. Join us as Reverend Kevin Taylor leads us in Bible study and discussion. Please contact
Kamil Williams at [email protected] so that we can get a headcount for dinner.
The Hartford Singles Ministry monthly meeting will be March 23, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 PM, in Hartford's
Vincent Room. For additional information, contact Deacon Jeffrey Steele at [email protected] or
860-830-8596.
Did you know that the Members Orientation Class is not just for new members? If it’s been years since you
last attended, never attended or did not complete the series, you are invited to come and learn more about your
Baptist heritage, after which you will be awarded your certificate of completion. Classes meet in the Chapel at
9:30 AM on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays.
You cannot read this Psalm without rededicating yourself to the Sunday School.
Hebrews 5:5-10 presents us with a profound look at our Great Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the Source,
Substance and Structure of our salvation. Notice these three features of Christ:
I.
Jesus is not a self-appointed priest, but the one designated by God (5:5-6, 10). He is God’s Son. He is also
a unique priest who stands in the succession of the mysterious and mystical Melchizedek, who ministered to
Abraham and received tithes of all from Abraham. Jesus is not our elected representative, but God’s gift of
God’s own self, soul and substance, in order that we might be citizens of God’s Paradise of praise, prayer
and power.
II. Our Great Savior has fully with us identified in weakness, intimacy and vulnerability. Jesus does not come
to us with an affected, superficial, supercilious “God complex.” He is meek and lowly of heart. He
sympathizes with our feebleness and frailty. He comes with no demanding imperial consciousness, but as
broken bread, poured out water, spilled blood, scattered light, open door and suffering servant. He begs for
no release from anxiety, easing of pain, rescue from death nor rush to happiness--only unbroken dialogue
with God. He learns obedience from suffering. Is there any other way to learn except by suffering?
III. Our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ, is the Source of salvation for all who obey him. His example of
reliance on God, amid his identification with human suffering, establishes a firm basis for Christian
conversion and decision as we new Christians learn through Christ to live according to God’s will, spirit
and word.
John 20:20-33 shows us Jesus as one who is so committed to our salvation that he is willing not only to die, but
to view death as his hour of glorification, exaltation, completion and attraction. It is the death of Christ that
empowers Christ to draw all people and all races and all nations to Himself.
Earline Philips is sponsoring a bus trip to New Orleans, LA for 7 days and 6 nights. The bus will be leaving
May 17, 2015 and will return May 23, 2015. The trip includes bus fare, lodging, tours, and some meals. The
donation is $629 per person, double occupancy (an additional $210 charge for a single room). To make
reservations or ask additional questions, Ms. Philips will be in the Fellowship Hall after each Service. She can
also be reached at 313-835-3729.
The world is a thoroughly unreliable place. Neither should its hostility be feared, nor its adoration trusted.
Then death becomes a station for the perfection of the children of God, validation of the saints of God and
empowerment of the Church of God. Listen to Jesus: “Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of
this world be cast out; and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all humankind and all things to
myself.” John 12:31,32 (my translation)
The Hartford Business Ministry is her e to ser ve! We invite all HMBC business owner member s to its
inaugural 2015 “Meet and Greet” Membership/Networking Event TODAY, between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM
in the Youth Lounge. Get exposure for your business by joining the Hartford Business Ministry…now more
than ever, business people need to network and build strong relationships with one another. New and existing
business owners are encouraged to come and have continental breakfast with us…bring your business cards,
and let’s learn how we can help the Church, the community, and each other! Contact John Bradley at
248.789.0504 ([email protected]) or Devin Durrell at 248.224.2590 ([email protected]) for more
information.
Love ya,
C.G.A.
The Young Adult component of the Hartford Social Justice Ministry will have its monthly meeting tomorrow,
March 16, 2015, at 6:00 PM in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend. See you there. For more
information, please contact Rev. Edie Worthy, Ministry Leader at 313-704-3695.
Clothing Donations: The Transitional Ministry is asking the congr egation for new or gently used
clothing for Men (sizes medium – x-large). Please bring the clothing to Fellowship Hall, Sunday, March 22,
2015, between Services. Rev. Denise Henderson, Ministry Leader.
7
4
AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE REFLECTION
The three SELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCHES in
1965 were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement and
led to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a
landmark federal achievement of the 1960s American Civil
Rights Movement. Activists publicized the three protest
marches to walk the 54-mile (87 km) highway from
Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery as
showing the desire of black American citizens to exercise
their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of
segregationist repression.
A
series
of
discriminatory
requirements
and
practices disenfranchised most of the millions of African
Americans across the South since the turn of the century.
The African American group known as The Dallas County
Voters League (DCVL) launched a voters registration campaign in Selma in 1963. Joined by organizers from
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), they began working that year in a renewed effort to
register black voters. Finding resistance by white officials to be intractable, even after the Civil Rights Act of
1964 ended segregation, the DCVL invited Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the activists of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to join them. SCLC brought many prominent civil rights and civic
leaders to Selma in January 1965. Local and regional protests began, with 3,000 people arrested by the end of
February.
Please take the time to join a Lenten Cell Group near you during this season.
We will be studying from the book, The Will of God, by Leslie D. Weatherhead,
which is available in the Spears-Watson Bookstore.
Lenten Cell Groups will begin the week of March 1, 2015.
If you would like to host a Lenten Cell, please call the Church Office at 313-861-1285 x417.
GROUP NAME
48201
48221
48223
Southfield/Lathrup Village
HOST
Rev. Natalie Cherry
Bernie Beaumont
Debra Beckon
Rev. Shaun Turner
ADDRESS
3963 Miracles Blvd
20437 Renfrew
15751 Kentfield
18130 Kilbirnie Ave
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
Southfield, MI
ZIP
48201
48221
48223
48076
DAY
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
TIME
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
TELEPHONE
313-833-3710
313-727-6477
313-244-4554
248-797-8504
INSTRUCTOR
Rev. N. Cherry
Rev. Lionel Scott
Rev. LaVerne Bostic
Rev. Shaun Turner
GROUP NAME
Men's Bible Study
Mission
Married Couples Ministry
Young Adult Cell
Rev. C. Christian Adams
Deacon Justine Lofton
Rev. Robyn Moore
HMBC—Room 304
HMBC - Room 106
Deacon Leon & Deaconess
Rhonda Johnson
HMBC
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
Oak Park, MI
ZIP
48235
48235
48235
48237
DAY
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Tuesdays
Sundays
TIME
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
10:00 AM
7:00 PM-8:30PM
2:00 PM
TELEPHONE
313-861-1285
313-934-1427
313-861-1285
248-252-7678
INSTRUCTOR
Rev. C. Adams
Deacon Justine Lofton
Rev Kevin N. Taylor
Rev. Robyn Moore
GROUP NAME
Joshua Ministry
Revelation
Thursday Bible Class
Women's Bible Study
Mrs. Kamil Williams
Rev. Dr. Urias Beverly
Sis Rosalind Wiley
Rev. Cecilia Holliday
HMBC—Vincent Room
HMBC - Room 106
HMBC - Library
HMBC - Room 106
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
ZIP
48235
48235
48235
48235
DAY
Thursdays
Thursdays
Thursdays
Tuesdays
TIME
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
11:00 AM
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
TELEPHONE
313-861-1285
313-861-1285
313-861-1285
313-861-1285
INSTRUCTOR
Rev. Reggie White
Rev. Dr. Urias Beverly
Sis. R. Wiley
Rev. C. Holliday
CITY ST
HOST
ADDRESS
CITY ST
EASTER LILY REMEMBRANCES
Please help beautify our Sanctuary this Holy Season by placing an Easter Lily IN HONOR or IN LOVING
MEMORY OF a loved one! The cost of each lily is $10.00 per honoree. Please place your order TODAY
(NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, March 29, 2015). Your payment must accompany the or der . Simply
complete the form below and place it (and check) in an envelope marked “Easter Lily,” and drop in the
collection tray during the offertory period. Thank you.
Easter Lilies (Please Print)
Your Name ______________________________________________ Amount per honoree: _____________
IN MEMORY OF: ______________________________________________________________________
HOST
ADDRESS
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
IN HONOR OF:
Please check one:
_________________________________________________________________
Give to Sick & Shut in
Will pick up after 11:00 AM Service
5
CITY ST
6
21310 Parklawn