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Praise & Worship February 25, 2016

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Women’s conference set in Alabama
The eighth annual Women of Power Conference will be Feb. 25 to 27 at beautiful Lake Point Resort in Eufala, Ala. Whether you are seeking healing, salvation, spiritual renewal or just a closer walk with God you don’t want to miss this conference, unlike any other. Guest speakers include: the Rev. Cliff Kirkland, Evang. Polly Armstrong, Sis. Janie Kirkland, Rev. Eva Howell, Sis. Judy Glisson. For information, visit www.womenofpower2009.com or kdurden573@mail.com/. Phone: 850-209-8429 or glissonjudy@yahoo.com
Ministry to offer active options
Zumba and Aerobics classes are now offered at Carter- Parramore Academy’s school gym; dance classes are also available Mondays and Thursdays; Tumbling classes are Sunday, Monday and Thursdays.  Classes are $10 each — pay in full for the month, take $10 off. Classes sponsored by Whispering Pines Ministries and Dance Studio 12, 850-491-7209. Carter-Parramore Academy is at 631 S.
Stewart St., Quincy.
Special program at Union Chapel
Union Chapel A.M.E, 536 Union Chapel Road, Quincy, announces a guest speaker for Covenant Day, Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church. Program starts at 3 p.m. Feb. 28.
Celebrating those who serve
The Rev. Louisa L. Thomas, Pastor of Steward Temple AME Church and congregation located at 85 Woodward Road, Quincy, invite the community to their annual Ushers Union Celebration. The celebration starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey Griggs, pastor of New Bethel of Havana.
Second Elizabeth plans black history program to honor heritage
The community is invited to Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, Quincy, for the church’s annual Black History Observation at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.  The messenger for this occasion is Minister Samantha Carroll Lightfoot.  Moderator is John L. Gardner, pastor; Sister Cynthia Borden, chairperson.
Prayer going global
The community is invited to the annual World Day of Prayer service, which is a worldwide ecumenical movement of women of many faith traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year at noon Friday, March 4, at Shelfer Chapel at Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy (627-9226, Ext. 21), guest speaker: the Rev. Armando Rodriguez. A love offering will be collected for Cuba.
Church’s black history program celebrates legacy
“Legacy is Life 2016” Black History Month Exhibit and Program presented by St. John Church of God in Christ will be  Feb. 27. The program celebrates the  African, Native, and American journey. Program will kick off with an insightful exhibit from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the dining hall, with free refreshments for the first 100 guests. Honorable mentions will be awarded to participants of “Your Historic Family Display.” The Black History Program from 5 to 7 p.m. in the sanctuary will celebrate black history and the local culture through live gospel singing, praise dance, stepping, poetry, audiovisuals, skits, and speeches, as well as some ol’time and some right now praise. In addition to St. John COGIC’s ministries, special guests will include Bro. Terry Frost (singing) of Rosedale Community Church; Angels of Destiny Praise Dance Ministries (dancing); and the Honorable Shirley Green Knight, the first female and first black Supervisor of Elections in Gadsden County (elected in 2000) who will share a spotlight moment on “the importance of voting.”
Guests are encouraged to wear African attire, ole’ style clothing, or to come as you are. The church is at 3490 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy. For information, visit the church’s Facebook Page, website (http://www.stjohncogic
quincy.org), email (info@stjohncogicquincy.org), or call Sis. Ceci Bell at 850-284-7348.
Getting together at First Restored
The First Restored Church of Jesus Christ, Inc, 867 Joe Adams Road, Quincy, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at noon Feb. 27. The church welcomes  the community to join in on this joyous occasion. For information contact Min. Tyrone Lifherd at 850-702-1824 or Deacon James Knox at 850-702-6028.
Women’s conference announced
St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 2050 Atlanta St., Quincy, the Rev. Alvin Bush, pastor, announces the annual Women’s Conference will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, and continue from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. The community is invited.   Theme for this year is “Women of God Who are Set Apart for Service: Making the Transition.” For information, call 850- 875- 4089 or 850-509-8507.
Ministry celebrates pastor’s first year
New Life Ministries of Quincy, 640 S. Shelfer St., announces events celebrating Pastor O’Hara C. Black’s first first anniversary Observance.  Celebration events are scheduled for March 2, 9 and 13.  
Guest pastors and congregations participating are: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2,  Pastor Matthew Bryant and New St. John AME Church of Quincy; 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Pastor John Lee and Miracle Temple COGIC, Mount Pleasant; 11 a.m. Sunday, March 13, guest preacher is Elder O’Harold Black; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Pastor Delwynn G. Williams, St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Panama City.  Everyone is invited and welcome.
Marking 87 years at Mt. Olive
Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Pastor John Harris and the congregation invite the community to celebrate their Pre-Church Anniversary Celebrating Vision 87 Years of Ministry. The services will be:
* 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Pastor Shawn Williams and The First Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church;
* 7 p.m. March 3, Pastor Eddie Hadley and The Pine Bloom Missionary Baptist Church;
* 11 a.m. March 13, Pastor Williams Wiggins III, Holden Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and at 3 p.m., Pastor Chris A. Burney and The Greater Saint Mark PB Church. The church is located at 703 4th St., Quincy.