Join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Today’s lesson: Equipped
with Hope. Reference: 2 Peter 1:4-14. Next week’s lesson: Hope Through Stewardship. Reference: 1 Peter 4:1-11.
VBS Staff and Instructors: there will be a meeting Saturday, May 11th at 1 p.m. at the church. We will be recruiting and putting
the program together. If you would like to volunteer, please join us
at that time. Please contact Thelma Gordon at @ 641-3882 for
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th guest speaker at 10:45 a.m.
service: Minister Monica Banks from Mississippi.
Mom lived her life for love of friends and family, neither asking for nor
wanting a return. Her days became a sunlit homily; with others' joy her
joy and main concern. When we were ill, she also became sick; when
we were cut, she, too, began to bleed. Of our oil lamp she was the wick,
drawing her bright flame from our need. Some say that such behavior's
out of date. That self-fulfillment is the way to grace. But Mom, without
much choice, then chose her fate, finding greater truth in an embrace.
She lives on in the sparkle in our eyes: laughing, quiet, gentle, loving,
Mothers rarely get what they deserve,
On them is dumped the dirt of our dreams.
Their joys must be ours, as they serve
Hard time, which only our love redeems.
Each day your love and faith my days renew:
Rejoice, then, on this day reserved for you
Open Gym at Southern Baptist Church, every Friday, 6p-8p.
Parents of Youth Ushers: youth will usher every other 4th Sunday - May, Jul, Sept, Nov. Please see James Stallworth for more information.
ICUA - Interdenominational Church Ushers Association of Ohio,
73rd Annual Convention Presents Musical: Featuring Jerome
Johnson, The Movement, Dunamis Sign & Mime, GCCU (Dorsey Conv.) and many more. Thursday, May 16th. Doors open
at 6 p.m. Begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Come celebrate with us
on our “Night Of Praise." You will be Blessed! For tickets, see
The “I Hear Music” Concert will be held Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20, $40, $50. To purchase tickets and for more info please see Jessie Broach.
Our 2013 Graduation Ceremony will be held May 26th. All 2013 high
school and college graduates, please see Keshia Hatcher if you would like to participate.
May is National Stroke Month. Learn the many warning signs of a
stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a
stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs: F (face) – ask
the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A (arms) -
ask the person to lift both arms. Does one arm drift downward?S (speech) – ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? T (time) – if you observe any of these
signs call 9-1-1 immediately.
Call for volunteers… for outdoors spring clean-up at the church.
Please see Deacon Ware.
Coming Soon…VBS 2013! The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock;
and let the God of my salvation be exalted. Psalm 18:46. Join us as we
Rock It Out! (Verb): to praise the living God without limits. More info to come.
Church members, if you are in need of a ride to church, please
call the church office at 221-4006 to leave your name and number.
Any youth interested in joining the Usher Board, please see James
Stallworth or Debbie Anderson or come to the meetings.
The Mass Choir is accepting members. Please see Joseph
Edwards or any member for more information.
Church Members, if you are in need of a ride to church, please contact
the church at 221-4006 to leave your name and number.
Attention Ministry Leaders: your Ministry Report is due every 4th Sunday.
Check your ears if you have diabetes. The Place for Better Hearing is offering free hearing screenings during November for people with
diabetes. Call 513-922-0123 for an appointment. For information on
hearing loss and hearing aids go to www.HearingBetter.net.
Pastor Harvey will bless babies on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Please contact the church office one (1) week in advance to schedule and provide the name of the child and parents.
The Feed the Hungry Team serves the community every 3rd & 4th Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. This program has been designed as an outreach ministry for the community. If you are a member of the Church and you would like to have lunch with our special guests, a small donation would be greatly appreciated. This will help the Feed the Hungry Team to replenish the food supply. For more information see Sis. Denise Freeman or any committee member.
Words from our Pastor: May the Lord God bless you…real good!
The Usher Board is recruiting for their Junior Usher Board - ages 10 and up. Please see Deborah Anderson or James Stallworth for more information.
All Ministry Leaders: when you have recent photos of your
ministry and events, please send via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on our website.
Weekly Phone Tree Requests: please contact the Church
Office no later than 12 noon Tuesday. Exception: death notices.
Reminder…If you would like to have an announcement
featured in the bulletin and website, please contact the Church
Office or email to email@example.com.
Remember…NO GOD, NO PEACE. KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE. ~Submitted by the NFBC Deaconess Ministry
FYI - Integrity Hall Four (4) Hour Rental: NFBC Members - $575; Non Members - $650. Fee includes set-up and clean-up. For more information call 513-356-9637. To view the facility, log on to www.sreece.com. Click on the link for Integrity Hall.
Quality Family Healthcare Made Easy Take Care clinic at select
Walgreens. For more information call 1-866-Take-Care
(1-866-825-3227) or TakeCareHealth.com.
Do you have unclaimed funds waiting to be claimed? For more information log on to www.com.ohio.gov/unfd/treasurehunt.aspx or call 1.877.644.6823.
My Prayer For You
May God bless you always, and keep you from harm; With Him as
your pilot - no cause for alarm. So trust in Him fully, each step of
the way; and He’ll be there with you, yes, day after day!
Anna M. Matthews
Words of Wisdom…THE LORD WILL EITHER CALM YOUR
STORM OR HE WILL ALLOW IT TO RAGE WHILE HE CALMS
YOU. ~Submitted by The New Friendship Baptist Church
FYI...Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help to low to moderate income (generally $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. For more info call: The Avondale Community Council 281-4414; Hirsch Community Center 751-3393; Urban League 281-9955.
"Lord, Teach Me How To Beg, Steal, Lie and Get Drunk" is now available on compact disc. This historical event features Bishop Abraham Swanson of the Bibleway Church of God in Christ, Father Kinneman, priest at the St. Mark Catholic Church and Rev. H.L. Harvey, Jr. The CD is available for purchase at a cost of $10 each.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr.
**NOTE: Due to insurance regulations/liabilities, we will no longer be able to rent the Sanctuary, Benford Hall or the Kitchen for weddings and receptions to non-members. This policy is in effect until further notice.
After the benediction and before you leave the Sanctuary, please make sure that you have your church bulletin and other paper items. This is God's house. Let's give it the respect that it deserves.
If there is anyone between the ages of 40-80 who cannot get life insurance due to health reasons, please contact Darlene Dickerson at 513-293-3166. Exception is they must not be in a nursing home.
***Satan isn't after your joy; he is after your strength. The devil wants you too weak to pray. He wants you worn out and burned out. Satan wants to kill the head because he knows the body will fall! But the Lord will lift your head and shield you from the devil's plot against you, if you put trust in Him. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a shield to all those who takes refuge in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31.
Remember...Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37.
*** Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle***
Happiness depends on what you can give. Not what you can get. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Remember…Every problem is an opportunity to trust God. Christ must be the center of your relationships because He provides a stable, fixed point of reference; otherwise, your relationships will be frail and fragile.
~ NFBC Deaconess Board
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop a habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ~ Colin Powell
Remember……Ask, and it shall be given to you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Luke 11:9.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Directions to Our Father's House...Make a Right onto Believeth Blvd. Keep Straight and go throught the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ. There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled waters. When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and keep Straight. You are on the King's Highway - Heaven Bound. Keep going for three miles: One for the Father, One for the Son and One for the Holy Ghost. Then exit off onto Grace Blvd. From there, make a Right onto Gospel Lane. Keep Straight and then make another Right onto Prayer Road. As you go on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on Temptation Avenue. Also, avoid Sin Street because it is a DEAD END. Pass up Envy Drive and Hate Avenue. Also, pass Hypocrisy Street, Gossiping Lane and Back-Biting Blvd. However, you have to go down Long-Suffering Lane, Persecution Blvd. and Trials & Tribulations Avenue. But that's all right, because VICTORY Street is Straight ahead! Amen!
Remember this... God can take total disaster and turn it into total victory!
Did you know...The type of seed you sow determines the type of harvest you'll reap. The good news is God has all the money He needs to fund ministry through His church. The bad news is - it's in your pocket! Remember, you will reap what you sow! Scripture rerferences: 2 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 6:7.
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CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Early Morning Service - 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Service - 10:45 a.m.
Youth Sunday - 4th Sunday (every other month - Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.)
Youth Ushers - 4th Sunday (every other month - May, Jul, Sept, Nov.)
Holy Communion - 1st Sunday
Baptism - Every Sunday
Willing Workers - 2nd Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study - 6 p.m.
Mass Choir Rehearsal - 7 p.m.
Bible Study - 11 a.m.
Prayer Meeting - 7 p.m.
Youth Mentoring/Tutoring/Choir Auditions (1st & 3rd)
Youth Worship Arts - 10 a.m. (2nd & 4th)
Deacon's Meeting - 12 p.m. (1st)
God's Doorkeepers - 1 p.m. (3rd)
Daughter's of Faith - 1 p.m. (1st)