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Honoring Excellence in Ministry: Nellie Crump-Thomas

Nellie Crump-Thomas was recognized for her Excellence in Ministry by her church, Zion Baptist Church. Nellie is known at her church for her faithfulness and dedication to the Missionary Ministry.  Her church says that she is “one of the most loving and caring people” they know, who unselfishly gives of her time, talents and resources so …

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2012 Curriculum Fair

Making the Right Choices for YOUR Church! Selecting curriculum for your church’s programs of teaching and learning is not an easy task! How can leaders find the best resource materials from a wide array of possibilities? How can cost be contained without sacrificing quality? Is it user- friendly? Is it attractive? Will teachers – – …

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Honoring Excellence in Ministry: Charlotte Croll

Charlotte Croll was recognized for her Excellence in Ministry by her church, Ginter Park United Methodist. Charlotte was the wife of a United Methodist pastor for 57 years, in a time when the expectation was that she would do whatever needed doing in his church.  Trained as a teacher, she taught in elementary schools for years, …

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INCLUSION Concert Singers Welcome

  CALLING ALL SINGERS! INCLUSION, a choir embodying the The Resource Center’s vision of unity in diversity, welcomes all to sing with us as we join our voices for the Inclusion Concert on Sunday, June 8! Please plan to attend two of the following three rehearsals: Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. – Pleasant Grove …

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2012 INCLUSION Concert

INCLUSION, a choir embodying The Resource Center’s vision of unity in diversity, will present its second annual concert on Sunday afternoon, June 3rd, 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Leigh Street. Marlene Fuller will direct and Jim Bennett will serve as accompanist for this festival event, with singers drawn from a number of area congregations and various denominations. Special …

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Annual VBS Curriculum Fair

The 2012 VBS Curriculum Fair, sponsored in partnership with Cokesbury, is offered on Tuesday through Thursday, January 31-February 2.  Hours of operation are 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday.  All major publishers represented: denominational, cooperative and independent.  Discounts of 20% offered on all kits carried by Cokesbury and ordered at the …

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Honoring Excellence in Ministry: Mildred Brown

Mildred Brown was recognized by her church, Northside Crusaders Baptist Church, for her Excellence in Ministry.  Her passion for people led her into a 33-year career in nursing but even now, in her later years and after suffering a stroke, she is known affectionately at her church as Mother Brown – – and as a …

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The Hyphenateds

by Phil Snider, Editor Diana Butler Bass coined the term “re-traditioning” several years ago to describe the ferment afoot in churches; Phyllis Tickle applies the term to the diverse forms of religious life seen in new Christian communities sprouting up on the American landscape.  Tickle calls attention in her work to the five-hundred-year cycle in …

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Honoring Excellence in Ministry

It is not too late to honor those who demonstrate excellence in ministry in our churches.  The deadline for nominations has been extended through November 4, 2011. Nominate an individual from your church by downloading and completing the Nomination Form.  Then download and complete a Banquet Guests List  in order to make your reservations to join your sisters and …

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Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (DVD)

by Robert Gardner, producer/director A thousand years ago in Southern Spain, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived side by side in peace, and thrived.  Their respective cultures and beliefs intertwined, the knowledge of the ancients was gathered and reborn, and produced the seeds that would be the Renaissance.  Sadly, their world vanished all-too-quickly, swept away by …

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