For more than three decades, The Church of God of Prophecy-Miami No. 1 at 4528 NW First Ave. has celebrated faithful church members and an outstanding community leader at its annual Pre-Thanksgiving Banquet.
Last year, I was honored as an Outstanding Community Leader and the award was really humbling. As always, it was a grand event, held at the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail.
This year’s banquet will be 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the same location. The honorees will be Dr. Nelson Adams, Deacon Clifton Williams and Sister Prescola Beneby.
Nelson, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, will receive the Outstanding Community Leader award. Williams and Beneby, both long-time members of the church, will be honored as faithful members.
As they have at past celebrations, the church’s banquet committee has always printed a souvenir booklet to remember the occasion. Ads and special notes to the honorees are always included in the booklet. If you want to send your best wishes to anyone of the honorees via an ad in the booklet, call 305-450-2441 by Saturday, Nov. 14.
Ad costs: $150 for a full page; $75 for a half page; $35 for a quarter page and $20 for one eighth page. Pictures accompanying the ads may be in color or black and white. Individual tickets are $65 each, and can be purchased by calling 305-685-3295. Bishop Noward Dean is the church pastor.
CHURCH TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S WEEKEND
You are invited to the Church of the Open Door on Nov. 14 and 15, for its celebration of Women’s Weekend. The theme: “The Call of Women: Rebirth, Renewal and Restoration.”
The weekend will include an event on Saturday that includes workshops centering around diabetes awareness and health history; legal issues, and testimonials. Minister Sharlee Elizabeth Bandu will be the guest speaker. Special guests will be the women and children from the Lotus House.
There will be only one service on Sunday and it starts at 10:30 a.m. Minister Peggy Bradley of New Generation Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest preacher.
For more information, call the church office at 305-759-0373, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The church is at 6001 NW Eighth Ave. in Liberty City.
TEMPLE SINAI CELEBRATES ISRAELI CULTURE
Temple Sinai invites the community to celebrate Israeli culture with its congregation 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, when the synagogue at 18801 NE 22nd Ave. presents the Nava Tehila Ensemble in concert.
Here from Jerusalem, the ensemble has gained a reputation for its original and uplifting songs that can now be heard and sung in synagogues across Israel and throughout the world, said Veronica Evelson of Temple Sinai.
Evelson said the musical group’s “groundbreaking work towards pluralism in Israel happens with music, song and the ecstatic celebration of prayer, Psalms and Song of Songs. Nava Tehila encourages inspiration, elation, praise and deep inner reflection, while holding a place of global awareness for the importance of prayer and Divine connection everywhere.”
Tickets to the event are $18 for adults and free to children 13 and under. For tickets and more information call Temple Sinai at 305-932-9010 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the website at, www.tsnd.org.
CHURCH OF GOD TABERNACLE CHOIR ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to The Tabernacle Gospel Choir at The Church of God Tabernacle, which celebrated its 49th singing anniversary Sunday at the church, 1351 NW 67th St. in Liberty City.
The choir was organized in 1966, when Bishop Walter H. Richardson asked his wife, the late Missionary Poseline Richardson, and Missionary Maxine Edwards to organize the newest members of the church to form a choir. The church had just come out of a revival, at which nearly 20 young people were saved. Walter T. Richardson (now the reverend doctor) and his brother Alfred J. Richardson (now an elder living in Georgia), were among those who accepted the Lord in that revival. Walter T., a gifted musician, served as the choir’s first director, while his brother, Alfred J., used his great baritone/bass voice as a soloist.
Many of the original members were at the anniversary prayer breakfast held Saturday, as well as at the worship service honoring them on Sunday.
Three years ago, Bishop Richardson named Melba Chenise Pompey as the church’s musical director. She oversees the church’s two adult choirs, which include the inspirational gospel choir. Other Tabernacle gospel choir directors include Joel Pompey and Ashley Barnes.
UNIVERSAL TRUTH CENTER 12-POWERS WORKSHOP
The Universal Truth Center for Better Living at 21310 NW 37th Ave. will host a 12-powers workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14 with the Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen, president of the Universal Foundation for Better Living and the spiritual leader of the Universal Center for Truth in Kingston, Jamaica. A love offering is suggested but not required for attendance.
Also Saturday: the new thought church will host a “Giftedness” workshop to help individuals determine where they can be of best service. The workshop will include activities and exercises to assist participants in exploring within themselves to discover where they are best suited to serve, whether it is at their place of worship, the community, or in their careers.
The church has meditation/prayer sessions from noon to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The service includes scripture reading and readings from the Daily Inspiration booklet. Other spiritual material and topics are read and/or discussed. All are welcome.
OPRAH GUEST TO SPEAK ABOUT ‘ENERGY OF MONEY’
Unity on the Bay, 411 NE 21st St., will host bestselling author and Oprah show guest Maria Nemeth, Ph.D. at a workshop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the church. The workshop is called, “Would it be alright with you if life got easier?” and is geared around her book, The Energy of Money.
Nemeth has presented the workshop to thousands of people worldwide and those attending have learned how to build a powerful new relationship with their money and b ring their dreams to fruition, said Jason Weeks, director of marketing and technology ministries at the church. He said the workshop is especially beneficial to business owners and entrepreneurs.
In addition to appearing on Oprah, Nemeth created a six-month, online program, “Unleashing the Energy of Money.” Tickets to the event are $149 each per person and can be purchased at www.unityonthebay.org/easier-life or at The Source Bookstore and Gifts at Unity on the Bay.
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