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Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate commemoration

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate commemoration
Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri, will be the guest speaker at the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) C.H. Mason Heritage Symposium & Celebration on next Monday (Sept. 8) at 7 p.m. at Mason Temple. 
 
The Symposium & Celebration will commemorate the 150th birthdate of COGIC founder Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. The celebration will convene Sept. 8-10.

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Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years
Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel music. In fact the choir will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a reunion concert Sunday, Aug. 31st at Golden Gate Cathedral, 3240 James Rd. 
 
The doors will open at 6 p.m. The choir also will host a banquet gala Friday, Aug. 29th. The location hasn’t been announced by press-time.

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  • Written by Wiley Henry

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle
“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in life,” said Minister Telisa Franklin, senior servant of The Servant’s Circle, a newly formed ministry that Franklin started Aug. 2nd.
 
The Servant’s Circle is a non-traditional, non-denominational church that holds service on Saturdays in a building that Franklin has used as her place of business along a business strip at 2988 Old Austin Peay Hwy. Service starts at 6 p.m. each Saturday.

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  • Written by Wiley Henry

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor
Greater Middle Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks for 52 years, will install the Rev. William McKinley Jackson as pastor on Aug. 17th. 
 
Rev. Jackson, 40, is the former pastor of the 500-member Samaria Baptist Church of Ft. Worth, Texas. 
 
He accepted his calling to the ministry in June 1981, was licensed in 1983 and ordained in 1989 under the guidance of his father, the late Rev. McKinley Jackson Sr., pastor of Samaria Baptist Church for 35 years.

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Fullview Missionary Baptist church is on fire!

Fullview Missionary Baptist church is on fire!
Fullview Missionary Baptist Church can now say goodbye to its $2.5 million mortgage, and it will be doing just that with the help of a few flames.
 
A mortgage-burning ceremony following the church’s 9 a.m. service is set for Sunday (July 6th) at the church at 7100 Memphis-Arlington Road in Bartlett.
 
The fact that the mortgage has been paid off within 10 years has Pastor Walter Peggs Sr. supremely grateful. 

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Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast extols the virtues of faith

Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast extols the virtues of faith
“Championing the Future Through Faith” was the theme for the Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast, which was held at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis last weekend. More than 300 guests gathered to pay homage to the late Rev. Eugene Waller, former pastor of Cummings Street Baptist Church, and the scholarship’s namesake.
 
The guests celebrated the legacy of Waller’s faith, scholarship, and service. The Rev. Bonnie Oliver-Brandon of Mt. Zion Baptist Church set the tone of the program by preparing the audience for the “auspicious, substantive, but brief” event. 
 
Minister Barbara Tolbert followed with the devotion/invocation, followed by the occasion by Waller’s granddaughters, Atty. Kristi Faulkner and Kimberli Waller. They shared their grandfather’s devotion to scholarship and his conviction that all people should prepare for their calling in life.  

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Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church
Unity Christian Church in Whitehaven held its inaugural Line Dance-A-Thon last Saturday (June 7th). Led by the Rev. Eric Ovid Donaldson, the church’s pastor, the event was the first for the year for U.C.C.’s Health Ministry. 
 
“The U.C.C. Health Ministry has a mission to bring awareness to health and healing and is partnering with the community to promote healthier lifestyles,” said Lorri Harris, the ministry chairperson.
 
The Mid-South has been cited with having one of the highest percentages of obesity in the country, which convinced Harris that activity and movement are important in improving one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. 

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