International speaker Lorenzo Rodriguez, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing , will present a talk titled "Spiritual Solutions for Desperate Situations" at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, 1600 NW 54th St. The lecture is open to all who are facing challenges in life that seem to get them down, making them feel like there is no where to turn.
"In my life, I’ve experienced that the answers are right there when we listen to God, trust Him and follow His leading," sad Rodriguez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Mexico and the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Even though he practiced engineering, Rodriguez said he felt since childhood that his calling was for the helping professions. He said he discovered the healing system of Christian Science in early adulthood.
For more information, call Ed Lyons at 305-302-6546.
You are invited to a gospel concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First Church of North Miami Congregational UCC at 1200 NE 135th St. in North Miami.
The Covenant Hearts Ablaze Chorale Gospel singers, is directed by Andrew Anderson. Featured soloists are, April Marr and Beverly Woollery. They will be accompanied by the Adrian Morrison AAM Production Band. The concert will benefit a new Covenant Seventh Day Adventist Worship and Ministry Center in Pembroke Pines. Tickets are $20 for adults and free to children under 12.
Call 305-8915283 for tickets and more information, or visit www.covenantheartsablaze.com.
All Saints Tea
The Church of the Incarnation at 1835 NW 54th St., will host its 57th annual All Saints Tea at 4 p.m. Sunday. The program will include a musical "extravaganza," featuring the New Mount Olive Baptist Church Choir; the Sole Deo Gloria Band from Holy Family Episcopal Church; soloist LeNard Rutlege accompanied by the Rev. James Bell. parish musician at the Church of the Incarnation, and a liturgical dance group.
A reception will follow the tea in the J. Kenneth Major Hall. The tea is open to the public, and it’s free.
Bishops Billy and Catherine Baskin extend an invitation to the community to join them and the New Way Fellowship and Worship Church congregation for Convocation Week, which will be Nov. 6 through 10 at the church, 16800 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. The convocation celebrates the church’s 38th anniversary. The theme is “38 years — Growing in Faith Together.”
Nightly worship services will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 through Nov. 8, with the Rev. Eric Jones of Koinonia Worship Center and the congregation in charge of the worship services on Nov. 6.
On Nov. 7, the Rev. Wayne Lomax and the congregation from The Fountain of New Life. will lead the services. On Nov. 8, the Rev. Humberto Cruz and the congregation from Iglesias Bautista Emmanuel in Miami Gardens will lead the worship service.
At 5 p.m. on Nov. 9, New Way will host a "Hallelujah Evening of Praise and Glorifying God with our Gifts." Special guests will include, recording artist and worship leader Rochelle Lightfoot, spoken word artists Rebecca "Butterfly" Vaughns and Richardy Blanchard; theatre actress Carey Brianna Hart; mime artist Katrina Baskin; the Girls’ Choir of Miami; Christian comedian Felicia "Fefe" Moore; gospel artist Jonathan "Jai-Eagle" Parker, and the New Way Fellowship Praise and Music Team. A reception will follow the concert in the church’s fellowship hall. It’s free.
The convocation will culminate on Nov. 10, with services at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bishop Ernest Folston Jr. pastor of Kingdom Christian Fellowship International in Sanderson, Fla., will be the guest preacher at the morning service. During the service, 38 couples will renew their wedding vows. The Rev. Wantworth Heron of Love Fellowship Church in Miami Gardens will be the guest preacher for the 4 p.m. closing service.
All Souls Day
Two masses will be held on Saturday as a part of this year’s All Souls Day commemoration.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate All Souls Day Mass in Miami-Dade County at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, 11411 NW 25th St. in the Doral area and the Most Rev. Fernando Isern, bishop emeritus of Pueblo, Colo., will celebrate the mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 S. State Rd. 7 in North Lauderdale..
Black Catholic History Month
The Office of the Black Catholic Ministry (OBCM) in the Archdiocese of Miami, will celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the designation of Black Catholic History Month, with a luncheon at noon Saturday at Newport Beach Side Hotel and Resort, 16701 Collins Ave. in Sunny Isles Beach. Tickets are $40 each.
The luncheon will be followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary Cathedral, 7525 NW Second Ave. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will be the celebrant of the "Celebration of the Feast of St. Martin de Porres." Katrenia Reeves-Jackman is director of the Office of the Black Catholics Ministry. Call 305-762-1120 for more information.
Calvary Miami Beach will celebrate its 20th anniversary with special services at starting with a 7 a.m. Sunrise Celebration on the beach at 22nd Street. At 11 a.m., a worship service will be at Calvary. Also, an afternoon and evening celebration will be at the church. The worship services will be followed by an outdoor reception with free food and drinks.
For more information call 305-531-2730 or go to: www.calvarymiamibeach.org.
Time management for moms
Rivka Caroline, wife of an Orthodox rabbi, mother of seven and author of the book "From Frazzled to Focused", will speak on how to manage the stress of everyday life for moms at a seminar at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Beth David Congregation, 2625 SW Third Ave.
Caroline is the wife of Key Biscayne Chabad Rabbi Yoel Caroline. their children range in age from 19 to 4. She teaches time management skills to small businesses throughout the country.
She said she was raised in Britain with a family that included two parents and two children.
"I was not prepared for the time management skills needed to, not only raise a large family, but to be active in business and have time for both my needs as well as those of my husband."
She said when she was frazzled, she learned not to be a perfect mother or wife, but "just accept myself as a person who needs to prioritize. I learned to love myself and to look after what needed to be done by planning in advance and wisely using every minute of the day."
Tickets are $18 for the book and childcare.
Call 305-854-3282, ext. 201 for more information.
Rummage sale and car wash
Kendall Community Church will have a Rummage Sale and Car Wash from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2) at the church, 8795 SW 112th St.
Snacks will also be on sale. For more information call the church at 305-274-3072.