Praise the Lord! May 1, 2014

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 St. James AME hosts special prayer service

St. James AME Church will open its doors at 7 p.m. May 1 to the community for the 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. “One Voice, United in Prayer,” is the theme of this year’s event. 

To further highlight the theme, Romans 15:6 has been chosen as the Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

Everyone is invited to join in a commitment to pray for the nation at this crucial juncture. The Rev. Lee E. Plummer is the pastor. The church is located at 514 S. 11th St., Quincy. 

A church service to remember

Greater Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1911 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, with the Rev. Sterling Barkley Sr., pastor, will have a Memorial Program on May 25. The Memorial Program is dedicated to the memory of beloved members, who are no longer alive. Families are invited to attend the service and to purchase a Memory Brick/Tile for $75. Information on brick/tile: Name, Date of Birth and Deceased Date. Deadline is 3 p.m. April 30.

Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

Please join Old Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church as the church family celebrates 190 years of serving this area with the theme: “190 Years and The Journey Continues.” Festivities kick off Saturday, Sept. 13, with Looking Up and the Gann Brothers performing starting at 6:30 p.m. Homecoming starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, with Sunday School at 10 followed by Worship Service at 11 a.m. with covered dish dinner following in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Evelyn Maxwell 663-5857 or Ellen Clark 856-5540 (or any other member of Old Mt. Pleasant) for more information.

Appreciating a pillar of First Restored

The Hope for Women Organization will sponsor an appreciation program for Sis. Peggy Washington at The First Restored Church of Jesus Inc. at 867 Joe Adams Road, Quincy, at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Special guest is Al Jones and Highway 12 Choir. Hattie Harper, Pastor, Min. Marcus Reed, Assisting Pastor and Mother Annie Graham Sponsor. 

First Presbyterian Church of Quincy plans VBS

First Presbyterian Church of Quincy invites children to “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind.” The summer VBS program will be at the church June 2 to 6. With “Weird Animals,” children will learn about some of God’s most creative creations by participating in memorable Bible-learning activities, singing catchy songs, playing teamwork-building games, making and digging into yummy treats, experiencing cool Bible adventures, collecting Bible Memory Buddies to remind them they are one of a kind, and testing out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with The Tail End — a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:45 a.m.

Kids at Weird Animals VBS will join an international mission effort to share God’s love by providing water for school children in India. Weird Animals VBS is for children from three years to rising seventh-graders and will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. For information, call 850-627-6576 or register online at: groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/fpcq/.

St. Paul to host special program

The Reverend Shirlean Thomas and the St. Paul A.M.E. Church Family will host a Fellowship Program with the Rev. Louisa Thomas and the Steward Temple A.M.E. Church Family of Quincy at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4. All are invited to come fellowship with us as we give all the praises and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The church is at 825 Bill McGill Memorial Highway in Midway.

Celebrate a dozen years with a special leader

The members of New Direction Christian Center invite the public to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the church’s pastor, Dr. Gerald Thomas Sr., Sunday, May 4, at the church, 1832 Florida Ave., Quincy. The morning celebration will start at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor John Neel from Bainbridge, Ga. The evening program will start at 4 p.m. with Pastor Lamar Simmons and Love & Faith Community Church.