He is Risen! - Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

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He is Risen!
celebrate the resurrection
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was
crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV)
2 A Word from the Pastor
4 Happenings on the Avenue
5 Prayer Guide
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 Christian Life Advancement
9 Adult Ministries
11 Young Adults and Youth Ministries
12 Children’s Ministries
13 April Birthdays
15 Churchwide Events
Where we worship Jesus Christ and minister to the total person
Hallelujah! He is
risen!
Today, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ! We have officially come
to the conclusion of the Lenten/Holy Week experience! We have officially concluded our 40-day fast
designed to cleanse us and draw us closer to our God! Today is a day of celebration! It is a day filled
with extravagant beauty intentionally designed to heighten our appreciation for the God Who refused
to allow death to have the final word! This God refused to let the enemy win the victory over our Savior! And this God has included us in the family of the redeemed because Jesus died and rose again! He
makes all things beautiful in His time (Ecclesiastes 3:11a).
I stand amazed by the ways our God has granted favor to our church during this Lenten Season. God's
gracious Hand has been upon us as He has answered our prayers, blessed us during the fast, and brought
us to the broad space of the HPE Building on the campus of our sister institution for worship on two
of the most significant days of the Christian Year--Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday! Thanks to
God for the great things He continues to do!
This day ends a Season of grand celebration, but it begins a Season of great expectation! The next
fifty days constitute the time when the Early Church anticipated the coming of the Holy Spirit--the
promise of Jesus Christ (cf., John 16:7-14). Consequently, we will begin a new Bible Study Series this
Wednesday entitled, Preparing for Pentecost. Pentecost Sunday is the time when we celebrate the
birth of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 2:1-41 gives to us the reflection of that phenomenal
time that occurred fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We invite you to make plans to
study with us at noon and/or 7p.m., as we spend the month of April exploring the work and worth of
the Holy Spirit. Please join us for Bible Study this month; and enjoy the journey of preparation for
Pentecost. I look forward to seeing you there.
So many other wonderful things will happen on our campus this month. Please read through the entirety of this document for a preview of all the great things that have been planned this month and
make plans to be a part of them. But, before you do that, let's shout HALLELUJAH! HE IS RISEN!!!
Order of Worship
Resurrection Sunday
April 5, 2015
7:00am & 11:00am
The Prelude
Crown Him With Many Crowns (Handbells)
He Lives (Hymn)
Forever You’re My King
Amazing Love Medley
Jesus Lives
The Call to Worship
The Morning Hymn
Because He Lives
The Responsive Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 11:26-34 (NRSV)
The Sacred Ordinance of Baptism
Take Me to the Water/None But the Righteous/Jesus I’ll Never Forget/Oh Happy Day
The Music of Remembrance
He Took My Place
The Sacred Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
Near the Cross/There Is a Fountain/Jesus Paid It All/The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
The Music of Celebration
He Is Risen/Come See Where He Lay
The Welcome of Special Guests
The Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
The Music of Preparation
Holy One
The Resurrection Sermon
The Invitation to Christian Discipleship
We Offer Christ
Joyfully celebrating the Savior,
M.D. Cosby
The Benediction
Praise God From Who All Blessings Flow
Postlude
Hallelujah Chorus (WABC Community Orchestra)
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7am, 9am, 11am Worship Services
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CAMPUS CLOSED
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5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital and Infrastructure Subcommittee Meeting
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Old Testament Survey
6:30 PM Elected Officers’ Orientation
7:00 PM First Tuesday on the Avenue
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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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10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
6:00 PM Ruth Circle Meeting
6:00 PM Women’s Guild Executive Board Committee Meeting
6:30 PM Boy Scouts Troop Comm. Mtg.
6:30 PM Signing Choir Rehearsal
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
7:00 PM WAICV - Board Meeting
7:30 PM Orchestra Rehearsal
7:30 PM Mime Rehearsal
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5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital and Infrastructure Subcommittee Meeting
6:00 PM T. Davis Senior Mission Circle
6:30 PM Boy Scout Troop Parent Meeting
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort
Old Testament Survey
6:30 PM Chorale Ministry Rehearsal
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6:30 PM M2W Choir Rehearsal
10:30 AM Honey Child Prenatal Program
6:30 PM Avenue News Meeting
5:00 PM Band Rehearsal
5:30 PM Building Committee Monthly Mtg. 7:00 PM Cherub Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Unity Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Juneteenth Celebration Meeting
7:00 PM POD Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
6:15 PM Young Adult Officers Orientation
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6:30 PM “The Brook” College Bible Study
9:00 AM Houston Money Week
6:30 PM Young Adult Week Cook-Off 12:00 PM Noon Day Bible Study
Planning Meeting
7:00 PM Financial Empowerment Ministry 1:30 PM Job Search Workshop
6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Service
Meeting
6:45 PM AWANA Bible Study
7:00 PM General Bible Study
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7:00 PM Youth Bible Study
9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Line Dancing
10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
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6:00 PM Wedding Rehearsal 5:00 PM Band Rehearsal
Montgomery/Goudeau
6:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 PM Sunday School Teachers Meeting
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6:15 PM Young Adult Officers Orientation
8:00 AM WABC’s Advancing Emotional 6:30 PM Celestial Choir Rehearsal
Health Awareness Focus Group
8:00 AM WAAP Comm. Mtg. Africa Project 6:30 PM CLASS Teachers In-Service Training
8:30 AM Transformation Meeting
6:30 PM “The Brook” College Bible Study
9:00 AM FEM Workshop
6:30 PM Young Adult Talent Show Dress 9:00 AM Tutoring Ministry
Rehearsal
9:30 AM Cub Scouts Meeting
7:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM Cherub Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM Fresh Start Event and Training
7:00 PM Theatre Arts/Drama/Spoken Word 10:00 AM Pre-Marriage Session
Rehearsal
10:00 AM Praise Team Rehearsal
7:15 PM Board of Trustees Investment 10:00 AM Honey Child Facilitator Committee
Appreciation/Baby Shower
11:00 AM Children’s Praise Dance Rehearsal
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11:30 AM Educational Grant Enrichment 9:30 AM Seasoned Saints Line Dancing
Course
12:00 PM Christ Victory Steppers Rehearsal 10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
3:00 PM Wedding - Montgomery/Goudeau 7:00 PM Young Wheeler’s Got Talent Show
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7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
9am Financial Peace Class
3:30pm Baby Dedications
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8:00 AM Deacon Board Exec. Committee
8:00 AM The Rose Mammogram Screenings
8:30 AM Transformation Meeting
9:00 AM Cancer Ministry Meeting
9:00 AM Stephen Ministry Supervision Dev.
9:00 AM Tutoring Ministry
10:00 AM Alzheimer Support Group
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10:00 AM Ephphatha Ministry Meeting
10:00 AM Street Witnessing
10:00 AM Praise Team Rehearsal
10:00 AM Honey Child Prenatal Program
10:00 AM Wedding Council Meeting
11:00 AM Children’s Praise Dance Rehearsal
11:30 AM Educational Grant Enrichment Course
12:00 PM Christ Victory Steppers Rehearsal
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7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
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10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
5:45 PM Women’s Guild Meeting
6:30 PM Deacons in Training
6:30 PM Signing Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM Bells of Praise Handbells Rehearsal
6:30 PM Praise Dance Rehearsal
6:30 PM Young Adults Bible Study
6:30 PM Women’s Ministry The Waiting Room
7:00 PM Monday Night Live
7:30 PM Orchestra Rehearsal
7:30 PM Mime Rehearsal
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5:00 PM Cade Circle Meeting
5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital and Infrastructure Subcommittee Meeting
6:00 PM Deacons Meeting
6:30 PM Boy Scouts Board of Review
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Old Testament Survey
6:30 PM Chorale Ministry Rehearsal
6:30 PM M2W Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM Young Adult Financial Fitness
7:00 PM Cherub 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
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 “The Brook” College Bible Study
6:30 PM Wheeler’s Got Talent
7:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Theatre Arts/Drama/Spoken Word Rehearsal
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10:30 AM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
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Seasoned Saints Line Dancing
Seasoned Saints Exercise
The Situation
TKO Battle of the Sexes
Cook-off & Game Tournament
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8:00 AM Boy Scouts Law Day
(Merit Badge Day)
9:00 AM Cub Scouts Pack Meeting
10:00 AM Family Group 11, 32, 37, 38 & 40 Bible Study
10:00 AM Pre-Marriage Session
10:00 AM Praise Team Rehearsal
10:00 AM Honey Child Prenatal Program
11:00 AM Family Group 1 Bible Study
11:00 AM Women’s Guild Fashion Show
11:30 AM Educational Grant Enrichment Course
12:00 PM Family Group 42 Bible Study
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7:15am, 9am, 11am, 1pm Worship Services
9am, 11am Sunday School
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10:30 AM Seasoned Saints Exercise
6:30 PM Boy Scouts 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting
6:30 PM Signing Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM Bells of Praise Handbells Rehearsal
6:30 PM Praise Dance Rehearsal
6:30 PM Sister Chat Bible Study
7:30 PM Orchestra Rehearsal
7:30 PM Mime Rehearsal
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5:00 PM Girl Scout Meetings
6:00 PM Capital and Infrastructure Subcommittee Meeting
6:30 PM CLASS New Teacher Cohort - Old Testament Survey
6:30 PM Chorale Ministry Rehearsal
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
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 “The Brook” College Bible Study
6:30 PM Celebration of New Birth Development
7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM Theatre Arts/Drama/Spoken Word Rehearsal
PRAYER GUIDE
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Praise the Lord for the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. As we move forward, let us continue in our daily
prayer time. Remember that we are praying Monday through Saturday, between noon and 1 p.m.
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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.
April 6, 2015 – Monday
Acts 1:3a - After His suffering, He presented Himself to them and many convincing proofs that He was alive.
1. Thank God that Jesus is alive.
2. Pray that your awareness of the living Christ will be enhanced.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 7, 2015 - Tuesday
Acts 1:3b – He appeared unto them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
1. Thank God for His kingdom coming with peace, joy, healing, deliverance, provision, etc.
2. Pray that the kingdom of God will be manifested in your life in abundance.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 8, 2015 – Wednesday
Acts 1:14 – They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
1. Thank God for the fellowship of the saints and opportunities for corporate prayer.
2. Pray that the Lord will help you commit to a more disciplined prayer life.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 9, 2015 – Thursday
Acts 1:5 – For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
1. Thank God for Holy Spirit.
2. Pray that the Lord will help you to become more intimate with the Holy Spirit.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 10, 2015 – Friday
Acts 2:17 – In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
1. Thank God that the Holy Spirit is no respecter of persons.
2. Pray that the Lord will continue to pour out His Spirit on you and on WABC.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 13, 2015 – Monday
Acts 2:21 - And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
1. Thank God that salvation is for everyone.
2. Pray that people would begin to call on the name of the Lord and be saved.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 14, 2015 – Tuesday
Acts 3:6 – Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
1. Thank God that there is power in the name of Jesus.
2. Pray that you will begin to see, in greater measures, the power of the Lord working through you.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
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April 15, 2015 – Wednesday
Acts 4:32 – All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they
shared everything they had.
1. Thank God that He has made the church a family.
2. Pray that the Lord will help you to do your part in the church and help your growth in generosity.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 16, 2015 – Thursday
Acts 5:1-2 – Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full
knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
1. Thank God that He is omniscient.
2. Pray that the Lord will keep you honest before Him and that He will help you not to be pretentious.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 17, 2015 – Friday
Acts 5:17-18 – Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with
jealousy. They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
1. Thank God for the blessing of persecution for His sake.
2. Pray that the Lord will give you the strength to endure persecution and the boldness to witness in spite of it.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 20, 2015 – Monday
Acts 5:29 – Peter and the apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings.”
1. Thank God that He rewards obedience.
2. Pray that you will always have the courage to obey God.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 21, 2015 – Tuesday
Acts 6:9-10 – Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen […] But they could not stand up
against the wisdom the Spirit gave him [Stephen] as he spoke.
1. Thank God for His wisdom.
2. Pray that the Lord will give you wisdom on how to defend your faith.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 22, 2015 – Wednesday
Acts 7:51 – “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist
the Holy Spirit!
1. Thank God that He gives us ears to hear and eyes to see what the Spirit is saying and doing.
2. Pray that God will deliver you from being one who is stiff-necked and one who resists the Spirit.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
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Acts 8:20 – Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!”
1. Thank God that the gifts of God are freely given and received.
2. Pray that the Lord will help you to walk in the gifts of the Spirit that He has given you.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 27, 2015 – Monday
Acts 8:30 – Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are
reading?’ Philip asked.
1. Thank God for the preachers and teachers of the Gospel.
2. Pray that the Lord will give you an understanding of His word so that you can rightly divide the word of God.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 28, 2015 – Tuesday
Acts 9:17 – Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who
appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
1. Thank God that he gives His people true sight.
2. Pray that the Lord will remove the scales from your eyes in those areas where you do not see clearly.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 29, 2015 – Wednesday
Acts 10:4 – Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor
have come up as a memorial offering before God.”
1. Thank God that He acknowledges His faithful ones.
2. Pray that the Lord will help you to grow in your prayers and gifts to the poor.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 30, 2015 – Thursday
Acts 10:15 – The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
1. Thank God that He is sovereign.
2. Pray that the Lord will help you to receive into the church those who are different from you.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
May 1, 2015 – Friday
Acts 11:18 – When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has
granted repentance that leads to life.”
1. Thank God for His great love for all of mankind.
2. Pray that the Lord will give you the courage to be a witness wherever He leads you.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 23, 2015 – Thursday
Acts 8:6 – When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said.
1. Thank God for signs and wonders.
2. Pray that the Lord will manifest the gifts of the Spirit with signs and wonders.
3. Pray for WABC and your commitment to the building campaign.
April 24, 2015 – Friday
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Serving through ministries
Christian Life Advancement
S u n d a y Sc h o o l C LASS Li s t in g s & L o c a 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.
S p i r i t u a l D e l iv e r a nc e
9:0 0 a . m . – 10 :15 a . m . l C LC - Ro o m 217
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 :0 0 a . m . – 10 :15 a . m . l ChLC - Fello wsh ip Hall (L eft )
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.
TO P ICAL A d u l t C l a s s ES
Vision Seekers
9:0 0 a . m . – 10 :15 a . m . l CLC - Ro o m 218
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.
Livin g Y o u r Fa i t h
11:0 0 a . m . – 12:15 p. m . l C LC - Ro o m 216
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.
N e w Lif e a s a n I n s i d e r
11:0 0 a . m . – 12:15 p. m . l C LC - Ro o m 217
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.
Middle School-High School Classes
God and Church
11:0 0 a . m . – 12:15 p. m . l C LC - Ro o m 218
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.
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-10
Grades 11-12
Grades 6-12
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9:0 0 a . m . - 10 :15 a . m . l CLC - Ro o m 212
9:0 0 a . m . - 10 :15 a . m . l CLC - Ro o m 211
11:0 0 a . m . - 12 :30 p. m . l CLC - Ro o m 218
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.
young Children Classes
Pre-School
Prek - Kindergarten
1st and 2nd Grades
3rd and 4th Grades
5th Grade 9:0 0 a . m . - 10 :15 a . m . l ChLC - Ro o m s 116 -117
9:0 0 a . m . - 10 :15 a . m . l ChLC - Ro o m s 133-138
9 :0 0 a . m . - 10 :15 a . m . l ChLC - Ro o m s 134-135
9:0 0 a . m . - 10 :15 a . m . l ChLC - F H (Right )
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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.
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a d u l t mini s t r i e s
Ministries of the Month
We’re taking the month of April to highlight our Communications Ministries.
Please stop by their tables following worship for more information. If you’re
interested in becoming involved in any of our Communications Ministries,
go to the William Alexander Lawson Christian or Community Life Center
immediately following worship to sign-up or to receive more information.
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Communications Corps
Photography Ministry
Social Media Ministry
others
serve
Build, Grow and Own...Your way to Financial Freedom Workshop
“Mark your calendars! The Financial Empowerment Ministry will provide financial education in a fun-filled, faith-based
atmosphere formulated to help bolster your bank account, conquer your stock market fears, and gain insight to plateau your
hobby into a business. This workshop will only be presented once, so don’t miss out! The event will be held next week, on
Saturday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. - noon. Register today at www.wheelerbc.org or in the Christian Life Center after the 7:00
a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services”.
women’s guild
The Women’s Guild will meet Monday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m. (Fellowship Hall-left). Come join us as we foster fellowship and
plan projects to serve the community. Refreshments will be served.
2015 audrey h. lawson impact awards luncheon and fashion show
Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc. - Women’s Guild will celebrate 52 YEARS OF SERVICE to the Houston community at
the 2015 Audrey H. Lawson IMPACT Awards Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency
Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street. This year’s honorary chair is Carolyn Guess. Honorees,
who will be recognized for their many contributions to the community, include:
Save the Date
Jacqueline Alton, Owner, Almeda Travel
Dr. Rose Austin, Retired Administrator, Lone Star College
Dr. Heather Brown, Orthodontist
Pastor Suzette Caldwell, Associate Pastor, Windsor Village United Methodist Church
Gayla Gardner, Co-Founder, Twelve Days of Christmas
Winell Herron, H.E.B. Group Vice President, Public Affairs, Diversity, and Environmental Affairs
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative, 18th Congressional District
Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc.
Women’s Guild
52 Years of Service
Audrey H. Lawson
IMPACT Awards Luncheon
& Fashion Show
Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency - Houston
Tickets $65
Benefitting Educational, Residential Assistance
& Community Outreach Programs
Sponsorship Packages Available
For more information, please contact
[email protected] or 832-332-8013
Tickets are $65. Sponsorship packages are available. Proceeds benefit Wheeler Avenue
Inner City Visions, Incorporated. For more information, please contact [email protected] or 832-332-8013.
lemonade day
“Lemonade! Lemonade! Get your ice cold lemonade! Enroll your child to participate as a lemonade stand business owner in the
WABC inaugural Lemonade Day event, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m. Register today at www.wheelerbc.org.
Not sure if your child will understand what it takes to own and operate a successful lemonade
business? Don’t fret! The Financial Empowerment Ministry in conjunction with Chase Bank,
will teach each youth participant how to plan, execute and succeed as a lemonade stand business
owner. Join us next Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 a.m. for the first of two training sessions. We can’t
wait to see you and your child there!”
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Serving through ministries
a d u l t mini s t r i e s
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
Serving through ministries
y o u n g a d u l t s a n d y o u t h mini s t r i e s
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’re interested in ministering with the WABC Grace Praise Dancers.
CHRIST VICTORY STEPPERS
Christ Victory Steppers practice on Saturdays, 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.
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
Don’t let anyone look down on
you because you are young, but
set an example for the believers
in speech, in conduct, in love, in
faith and in purity. 1 Timothy
4:12
1st Tuesday on the Avenue marriage enrichment session—Tuesday, april 7, 2015
We are continuing with our series entitled Rounding the Bases of a successful marriage. It has been a lively and enriching
experience geared for couples of all ages. In our last session, we discussed Homeboys, In-laws and Outlaws, and this Tuesday we will
work on our game as we entertain the topic of: How to Fix Your Spouse
You may have noticed the series is called Rounding the Bases. Some of us are trying to hit home runs with our marriages, but others
of us are stuck at home plate. Tired of striking out with her or with him? Isn’t it about time that you work on your marital skills
and techniques? Well, Get in the Game of Marriage Enrichment and begin the disciplines in marriage that will improve your batting
average as husbands and wives!
Avenues to Employment
The Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church employment assistance ministry, Avenues to Employment, will offer a Resumé Preparation
workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, and an Interviewing Skills Workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.
The two-hour workshops will be held in the Christian Life Center and will be led by a professional career coach from the JS101
organization.
In addition to periodic job search events such as the April workshops, the Avenues to Employment ministry also offers an electronic
job board for posting and searching job openings, as well as personal job search coaching and feedback. For more information about
the workshops or the Avenues to Employment ministry, please visit www.wheelerbc.org and click on the Avenues to Employment
button on the lower right side of the home page, or email [email protected]
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHASE
We are currently in the pre-construction phase of the surface parking lot. Demolition of our properties on Blodgett Street is
complete and other work is scheduled to take place in the coming days.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO PLEDGE
If you have not had a chance to pledge your commitment to the Building for the Future Capital Campaign, it is not too late. Pledge
cards are available in the sanctuary foyer, in the CLC and on www.wheelerbc.org. Pledge your commitment today!
Monday: “Monday Night Live: Living with a Purpose” (April 20th)
7pm Worship Center
Tuesday: “It’s All About the Money”: Finance Bootcamp (April 21st)
7PM Worship Center
Wednesday: Bring a Friend to Bible Study (April 22nd)
Free Dinner - Fellowship Hall 5pm l Bible Study- Main Sanctuary 7pm
Thursday: Talent Show: “Wheeler’s Got Talent” (April 23rd)
7PM Worship Center
Friday: Battle of the Sexes: Cook-Off (April 24th)
7pm Worship Center
Saturday: Service with a Smile (April 25th)
Children’s Museum from 10-2pm
Bodegas Taco Shop at 2:30pm
Sunday: “Come Let Us Worship” (April 26th)
(Young adults represent in green and gray)
Sunday School at 9am and 11am
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Serving through ministries
c h i l d r e n ’ s mini s t r i e s
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.
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: hhomer@
wheelerbc.org.
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.
WHEELER AVENUE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (WACA)
April will be another exciting month for WACA. We will celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ; and the school will be closed in observance of Good Friday on April 3rd. We will also be busy learning gardening and how
to recycle as WABC continues to do its part to save the environment. WACA has experienced a great year so far, and we’re
considering expanding to the 1st grade for the 2015-2016 school year. If you or someone you know would be interested, please give
us a call at 713-579-2792 to speak to our Executive Director, Deaconess Ada Carr.
the children’s ministry needs your help!
The 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]
Cub Scouts Pack 242 Recruiting Now!
Scouting- Learning and having FUN at the same time!
Looking for boys who will be in the 1st-4th grades in September 2015 to join our pack. For more
information, contact Marion Edwards, Pack Chair, at 713-417-7612 or [email protected]
or Jeffery Floyd, Cub Chair, at 713-837-6465 or [email protected]
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Alejandra Coria
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Ferren Cornelius
Ashley Cosby
Melanie Countee
Justin Cox
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James Dawkins
Jason Dawkins
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Marqueon Dawson
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Tiffany Deckard-Pierson
Marquell DeCluette
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Jerryce Diggs
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Carrie Dixon
Shareen Donatto
Jada Douglas
Jalaina Douglas
Cheryl Duncan
Nikki Duncan
Angdronell Durant
Tammi Durden
Sonovia Dykes
Dawn Earles
Chassidy Easter
Julian Edwards
Marquis Edwards
Dante Eglin
LaToya Ekpenyoung
Elethia Eldridge
Melody Ellis
Aaron B Ellison
Aaron B Ellison Jr
Adrianne Ellison
Phillip Emerson
Eseoghene Epia
Demond Espree
Courtney Evans
Devan Evans
Ronnie Evans
Olufunke Fagbohun
Marguerite Felder
Danielle Ferguson
Keith Ferguson
Cornelius Ferren
Vivian Fields
Helen Flakes
Alan Fleming
Erin Fleming
Larena Flemmings
Brandy Fletcher
Joslyn Foley
D’Korian Ford
Lawrence Ford
Jahmil Forrester
Demi Forte
Joey Foster
John Foster
Michael Fowler
Sheritta Franciour
Tiarra Franciour
Kenise Franklin
Troy Franklin
Victoria Franklin
Rania Frederick
Terry Frederick
Brandi Freeman
Darelyn Freeman
Stephanie Freeman
Yvonne Friday
Sam Fulton
Tara Gainey
Margarita Gamez
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Jatez Gardner
DeWan Garner
Brian Garrett
Emmanuel Gary
Lawanda Gathright
Shameeka Gaylor
Melinda Gibson
Quinton Gibson
Tasha Gibson
LaKeshia Gilbert
Veronica Gilbert
Glynis Gilder
Elana Gilliam
Ethan Gilmore
Jalen Gilmore
Jayla Gilmore
Paul Gilmore
Kimberly Gilyard
Ashley Gipson
Tony Girder
Ashley Glenn
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Kaden Glover
Jade Gold
Yazmin Golden
Journi Goodman
Mike Goss
Anthony Goudeau
Osheka Gougisha
Felicia Grace
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Chelsea Grate
Austin Gray
Julius Gray
Maxine Gray
Jocelyn Greely
Asia Green
Nieshea Green
Trenise Green
Shirley Grimes
Cedrick Grisby
Yvette Guess
John Guess
Carlan Guest
Marissa Guidry
Gloria Guillory
Emile Haley
Aalyce Hall
Adrienne Hall
Ashley Hall
Darriona Hall
James Hall
Santino Hall
Michael Hamilton
Jamal Hanney
Tara Harper
Chloe Harris
Danyelle Harris
Daryl Harris
Linda Harris
Neal Harris
Serenity Harris
Tedra Harris
Valerie Harris
Rekina Harrold
Jamie Hart
Tamika Hart
Douglas Harvey
Shawnda Havard
Dominick Hawkins
Ahvone Hawthorne
Ernest Hayes
Helen Hayes
Jasmine Hayes
Tammi Hayes
Cambrie Haynes
Jessica Haynes
Mel Haynes
De’Ron Haynie
JaRhon Haywood
Joe Hearns
Lonzie Helms
Frederick Henderson
Jamelyn Henderson
Nathaniel Henderson
Trey Henderson
Britney Henix
Amanda Henry
Kiki Henry
Lila Henry
Nancy Henry
Andreya Henson
Dupree Hewitt
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Willie Hicks
Desiree Hightower
Keith Hightower
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Edward Hill
Shanetra Hill
Suzette Hilliard
Niven Hinkle
Tiara Hodge
Walter Hollins
Kimberly Holloway
Steven Holloway
Takiyah Holt-Hall
Leslie Hooks
Elizabeth Hopkins
Levon Horton
Lisa Horton
Sam Hose
Erica Hudson
Gloria Hudson
Jock Hughes
Malik Huitt-Nelson
Monica Humber
Clyde Hunt
Bianca Hunter
Debra Hunter
Ashley Huntsberry
Henry Hutchins
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Kelli Ingram
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Jeanetta Jack
Adrianna Jackson
Ajaye Jackson
Andrea Jackson
Britni Jackson
Danielle Jackson
Hosea Jackson
Jennette Jackson
Joseph Jackson
Journey Jackson
Mikah Jackson
Sibyl Jackson
Alicia James
Brandi James
David James
Deionta James
Paige James
Reginal James
Sean Jamieson
Amelia Jarmon
Vanity Jarmon
Johnny Jenkins
Stacey Jenkins
Brittney Jennings
Morgan Jimmerson
Brithaney John
Camille Johnican
Angel Johnson
Ashley Johnson
Carla Johnson
Gloria Johnson
Jourdan Johnson
Lauretta Johnson
Letitia Johnson
Linda Johnson
Melanie Johnson
Michael Johnson
Moritka Johnson
Ozell Johnson
Paula Johnson
Ronnishia Johnson
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Johnson
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Artavion Jones
Bobbie Jones
Carlos Jones
Carlton Jones
Denita Jones
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Gregory Jones
Jahson Jones
James Jones
LaJuan Jones
LaMar Jones
Michael Jones
Sharonda Jones
Steaffon Jones
Theodore Jones
Tyler Jones
Darian Jones-Blair
Marquis Jonkins
Elaina Juneau
Karon Kamal
Ruthie Kelley
Mario Kelly
Wellington Kendall
Kia Kenebrew
Marcus Keys
Brian Kibagendi
Ivy Kibagendi
Norah Kibagendi
Cornell King
Datrez King
Roshundria King
Xaviar King
Scarlett Kioutas
Regina Kirkpatrick
Frezsanee Knight
Robin Knight
Maxina Kroma
John Kyles
Patrice Lacy
Shondra Ladd
Damon Lambert
Debra Lathan
Dawn Law
Ellis Lee
Yolanda Lee
Stennis Lenoir
Shanae Lester
Breona Lewis
Conchetta Lewis
Harry Lewis
Juleon Lewis
Ora Lewis
Vashon Lewis
Demetra Liggins
Knetta Lilly
Kiera Lindsey
Jasmine Linguist
Ivan Link
Douglas Locke
Gene Locke
Nicholas Locke
Tiffany Lockings
Jeremy Lofton
Shaundra Lomas
Christal Lopez
Ileana Lopez-Jimenez
Denise Love
ZaVonte’ Lovings
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Derick Magee
David Mallett
Joshua Mallory
Angela Malone
Constance Malveaux
Jamal Malveaux
Arlandrea Mamou
Helder Mandingo
Ashley Manning
Khierra Manson
Anjelica Markray
Otamonuwe Marshall
Venishia Marthrel
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Marilyn Martin
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Megan Martinez
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Terrance Mason
Joshua Mathews
Tish Matthews
Janetta Mattingly
Rebecca Mayhorn
Christopher Mays
Michelle Mays
Dawn Mays-Floyd
Chaz McAdams
Versie McAdams
Amanda McBride
Dennis McCalpin
Robert McDonald
Nicole McGee
Joshua McGhee
Candice McGuire
Lonnica McKelvin
Debbie Mckinney
Patricia McKinney
Tisha McKnight
Brittany McLaughlin
Delrico McLin
Dorian McNeil
Elayne McNeil
Marva McNeil Clark
Jerrod McRae
Maudie Medlock
Barbara Merchant
Bobby Merchant
Zeita Merchant
Ouida Middleton
Michael Miles-Price
Ariana Miller
Danielle Miller
Edwin Miller
Kendal Miller
Neld Miller
Jumaane Mills
James Milo
Crystal Milton
Constance Mims
Constance Minor
Elexis Mitchell
Jazmin Mitchell
Joshua Mitchell
Makayla Molock
David Momanyi
Mathew Momanyi
Paula Montgomery
Shaniya Moody
Adrianne Moore
Crystal Moore
Jazimine Moore
Roy Moorehead
Darnell Moorman
Patrina Moorman
Cheryl Morehead
Jordan Morris
Marcus Morris
Brittany Morris-Tolbert
Robert Morrison
Stanley Morrison
Jeffrey Moseley
Dale Moses
William Moses
Deandra Mosley
Tiereney Muhammad
Judy Mullins
Creshema Murray
Princess Murray
Tia Murray
Aisha Nash
Lynetta Neal
Tamela Nealey
William Neuburger
Timy Neville
Teynarae Newbold
James Newkirk
Albert Newsome
Nicole Newson
Richard Nichols
Thomas Nichols
LaChandra Noel
Jerica Norton
Treva Numa
Nii Nunoo
Whitney Nwaugwugwu
Steven Nwokocha
Edmond O’Suji
Gregory Offing
Ndukaku Okereke
Amadei Okundaye
Ozozoma Omolualsi
Vanessa Oneyekwere
Jeffrey Opaleye
Georgia Osborne
Leseh Palay
Edward Parker
Kelsey Parks
Arielle Patrick
Darius Patterson
Ivalyn Patterson
Kia Patterson
Frances Patton
Diamond Payne
Jessica Payton
Ulanda Peacock
Christina Pellerin
Mehgan Perkins
Gregory Perrin
Alan Peterson
Darnell Pettway
Sharon Pettway
Kimberly Phillips
Te’Ayrra Phillips
Kelly Pichon
Miosha Pickett
Brandice Pierre
Sherman Pinchback
Shyleta Pinkney
Merline Pitre
Richard Pitre
Donovan Polk
Albert Ponton
Byron Porter
Madison Poston
Cheri Pounds
Jeffrey Powell
Michelle Prater
Destiney Pratt
Tynieur Prelow
James Prestage
Chase Preston
Rachell Preston
Anthony Price
Kyla Prince
Mildred Prince
Cornelius Provost
Herbert Quaintance
Kendra Quincy
Keesha Randle
Justin Ransburg
Martina Ratliff
Preston Reece
Karen Reed
Raven Reed
Ruth Reed
Kayla Reyes
Jessica Rhines
Maureen Rhone
Dwight Richard
Jaquenta Richard
Brenda Richardson
Marsha Richardson
Vanavia Richardson
Ron Riley
Jamaad Roach
Barbara Roberts
Daniel Roberts
Decovy Roberts
Kevon Roberts
Alton Robinson
Anna Robinson
Crystal Robinson
Eugene Robinson
Gregory Robinson
Jewell Robinson
Kiesha Robinson
Reylon Robinson
Samuel Robinson
Tre’Lynn Robinson
Robert Rochelle
Laura Rodriguez
Sade Rogers
Nicole Rogers
Jerlonda Ross
Dwayne Royal
Erica Ruger
Samuel Runnels
James Rush
Melissa Russell
Jessica Saizan
Cassandra Salgado
Josiah Sampson
Kevin Samuel Jr.
Ruth Sanders
Robert Sasser
Jeffrey Scales
Jackea Scott
Joel Scott
Lydia Scott
Shonna Secrest
Yolanda Segura
Travis Sells
Erica Seymour
Charlene Shackelford
Katelyn Sharber
Britini Shaw
Lynn Shelley
LaKeisha Shelton
April Sherman
Demarcus Sherman
Christiaan Sherrard
Pat Sherrard
Samantha Shields
Madison Shorter
Jermaine Shotwell
Tonia Silcott
Alonzo Simmons
Edward Simmons
NeKetcia Simmons
Andrea Simon
Ronnie Simon
Shaylan Simon
Shelby Simon
Whitney Simon
Ar’Lisa Simon-Hastings
Michael Simpson
Edward Skinner
Tonya Smallwood
Emani Smith
Ernestine Smith
Harmony Smith
Hattie Smith
Heather Smith
Irene Smith
James Smith
Joel Smith
Latrice Smith
Ludence Smith
Lyndon Smith
Nastyskiya Smith
Robyn Smith
Shavonte` Smith
Debra Smith-Stevens
Bill Solomon
Paulo Somtos
Cory Sowells
Ashley Sowemimo
Maria Spears
Danette Spencer
Lakia Spencer
Tracy Spriggs
Shelia St. Julien
Allyson Stansberry
Sarah Stanton
Joan Steadman
Randy Steadman
Crystal Stephens
LaToya Stephens
Magnolia Stephens
Angela Sterling
Kandis Sterling
John Steward
Cleo Stewart
Myles Stewart
Thomas Stewart
Cherelle Stinson
Rashad Storry
Mya Strauss
Laquinta Strawder
Bobbie Stroughter
Justin Stucey
Jeanette Styles
Jessie-Amad Sumbry
April Sutton
Dana Sutton
Fred Sutton
Portia Tarkington
Angel Tate
John Tate
Teneshia Tatmon
Lauren Taylor
Mala Taylor
Whitney Taylor
Kyle Teamer
Elaine Tennerd
Camrie Theragood
Anita Thomas
Ashley Thomas
Cedric Thomas
Johanna Thomas
Jondel Thomas
Sukiedia Thomas
Charnelle Thompson
Drayton Thompson
Dwaine Thompson
Ianthia Threatt
Bryan Tigner
Blake Tillman
Channing Tillman
Trevor Tillman
Adonica Tippens
Mesha Tisdel
Christy Tisdom
Christina Toney
Terrance Tony
Cedric Towner
Arnold Townsend
Alice Treherne
LaShondra Trimont
Jaqueline Tucker
Damian Turner
Javanna Turner
Clyde Twine
Mohammed Usman
Torrian Valley
Colette Vallot
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Reginald Vaughn
Zackary Veasey
Tyler Vinson
William Wade
Ameer Wagner
Tamika Waldon
Julian Walker
Lillie Walker
Marnek Walker
Sean Walker
Terry Walker
Alysa Walker-Reed
Anthony Wallace
Monique Wallace
Diana Ward
Whitney Ward
Jewana Warren
Breanna Washington
Craig Washington
Eric Washington
Jayda Washington
Kierra Washington
Mary Washington
Michael Washington
Shara Washington
Alexis Watts
Marilyn Weakley
Valeachia Weaver
Lucheyna Wells
April Wesley
Benjetta West
Jessica West
Magen West
Kierra Westbrook
Brian Westbrooks
Charmaine Wetherill
Greg Whitaker
Todd Whitaker
Angela White
Briana White
Jacob White
Jesse White
Khari White
Morris White
Vernon Whitehead
Candice Wicks
Sharitta Wicks
Thomas Wilder
Latrice Wilkins
Shaun Wilkins
Annie Williams
Ashley Williams
Brianna Williams
Brooke Williams
Christopher Williams
Crystal Williams
Danielle Williams
Dominique Williams
Dwyane Williams
Elizabeth Williams
Erika Williams
James Williams
Leisha Williams
Lester Williams
Marcus Williams
Morgan Williams
Natasha Williams
Nicole Williams
Patricia Williams
Remi Williams
Rhonda Williams
Rickey Williams
Ronald Williams
Sparkle Williams
Teneshia Williams
VeRonique Williams
Warren Williams
Yava Williams
churchwide events
Billy Wilson
Dannyell Wilson
Jade Wilson
Jaley Wilson
Milton Wilson
O’Keefe Wilson
Shari Wilson
Winston Winkfield
Dondre Wise
Deborah Wood
Virgil Wood
Verdecia Woods
Charles Worthy
Jerimiah Wright
Tanita Wright
Rosalind Wyatt
Kyoko Wyrick
Richard York
Damian Young
Djuana Young
Hour of Power Prayer Service
Join us every Wednesday during the month of April at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary as we offer prayers of praise and petition to
our God.
Honoring our Founding Pastor
Founding Pastor Emeritus William “Bill” Alexander Lawson will be honored at the Boots & Ball Gowns Gala by Pace Youth
Programs, Inc. for his continued work and service to the community on Saturday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton
Brookhollow. For more information, visit www.PaceYouth.org.
The Green Team presents
Recycle Day on the Avenue
Saturday, April 18
9:00am - 12:30pm
WABC Parking lot
(Black Top Wheeler Street entrance)
Everybody’s got something lying around the house or stored in that place you keep telling yourself,
“I’m going to clean this out, one day”. Well, now you can do something to help save the earth that God
created for us. Gather any old newspapers, used printer paper, magazines, and empty plastic containers
for starters, and bring them here. A complete list of RECYCLABLE and NON-RECYCLABLE items will be
included in a forthcoming announcement.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. Genesis 2:15
Healthcare Tips for
WABC Congregants:
Presented by WABC’s First Aid Care
Team (FACT)
1
5
Take your medicine
as directed by your
physician before you
arrive at church
Keep a list of your
doctor(s) and of your
medication(s) with you
on paper or on phone
2
Drink
adequate
fluids
before
service
Healthcare Tips to Consider Before
Attending Church Services:
4
Donnie Evans, MD
FACT Director
Rest
properly
the night
before
service
15
3
Eat food or a meal
before church
w o r s h i p s e r vic e s
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
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C O N TA CT 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]
Deaconess Paulette Frederick
Budget & Finance Manager
[email protected]
Minister Leon C. Lewis
Minister of Music
[email protected]
Rev. Joshua Mitchell
Minister to Youth & College Students
[email protected]
Rev. David Moore
Minister of Christian Marriage and Counseling
[email protected]
Rev. Lana Reese
Minister of Prayer
[email protected]
Sis. Andrea Tucker
Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
[email protected]
Deacon Vernon Umstead
Human Resources & Technology Manager
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams
Minister of Christian Counseling
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP CONTACTS
Rev. Preston J. Allen
Director for Non-Profits and Community Development
(WATMI-WAICV-WA5C’s)
713-579-2729 [email protected]
Rev. Bonita Barnes
Matthew 25
Urgent Needs Ministry
713-579-2725 [email protected]
Sis. Carolyn Clark
Scheduling of Weddings and Building Use Requests;
On-line at www.wheelerbc.org
713-579-2720 [email protected]
Sis. Audrey Cosby
Baby Dedications
713-579-2724 [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.
Sis. Ramona Parker
Chronicles Bookstore
713-579-2753 [email protected]
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Rev. Lana Reese
Prayer Requests
713-741-4611 [email protected]
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sis. Shirley Wilkerson
Membership Updates and Baptism Information
713-579-2778 [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]
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