Gloria Ford: Community forum to be held Aug. 29
“If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.”
It is so very good to greet you on yet another Friday. I pray all has been well with you, and yours. If not; then, I pray special blessings for you, especially those of you who have been physically ill. I pray a great healing blessing upon you in faith that God will touch and heal you from the crown of your heads to the soles of your feet. I pray that as your eyes read this article, your faith will be expanded and elevated to the point of total release and deliverance for you, and that today will be a great and wonderful day for you. And when that happens for you, tell someone else about it so that they may also be healed.
I would again like to thank each and every one of you for your comments and thanks concerning this weekly article. I am quite privileged to write to and for great persons such as your selves. I give God the glory and praises for allowing me to be able to put the words together, and to the editor, Mr. Tommy Howard, along with Clayton Stairs, Zena Altman, and other Georgetown Times staff for the opportunity to write for so great a publication. Please continue to pray my strength in the Lord.
Palmetto Annual Conference
The 103rd session of the Palmetto Annual Conference and Seventh Episcopal District of the African, Methodist, Episcopal Church, has once again come and gone. It was quite a successful conference under the leadership of Presiding Prelate, The Right Reverend Franklin D. Norris and Episcopal Supervisor, Mother Mary Ann Norris. You will be glad to know that the Georgetown District was well represented under the leadership of Elder Rosalyn Grant Coleman, Presiding Elder of the Georgetown District, our district officers, pastors, ministers, and lay persons. Several of our pastors were on various programs along with other officers, lay persons, and various organizations such as our Women in Ministry and Women's Missionary Society, of which our own Mrs. Verdelle Jiles is the Conference Branch President. Most pastors remained at their present churches and some were given other charges. Congratulations to Rev. Kelly Loadholt, former associate minister of Greater Gordon Chapel A.M.E. Church of Murrells Inlet, for his new pastorate at Mt. Olive AME Church on South Island Road.
The Georgetown Outreach Ministry, and Rev. Rosalyn Grant Coleman, presiding elder of the Georgetown district, along with director of “My Brother's Keeper” Brother Jerry Harper, and Ms. Dyanne Bradley, contributor, would like to remind you that on Aug. 29 “My Brother's Keeper” is sponsoring a community forum to provide an answer to the question, “What Do We Tell The Living?” These answers will be provided by members who provide the services of law, legal issues, personal protection, social justice, and redress through the court system. The need for participation from all levels of the local community is respectfully requested. The location has been changed to Winyah Auditorium and the time will be at 6:30 p.m. For more information please call Ms. Dyanne Bradley at 843-520-0875.
'Women in Hats' program
I would certainly like to thank Rev. J.F. Robinson and First Lady, Sister Ethel Robinson for their gracious invitation to me of being the speaker of their “Women in Hats” program on last Sunday. The theme for the program was entitled, “The Marching of Zion” Deacon Verland Goss did an excellent job as the master of ceremonies, and others on the program were: Deacons Thomas Coles and Dawn Verner, Sister Mae Lewis and Brother Thomas Mention, Pastors Brown and Ford, along with Bishop McNeil. I would like to thank Brother Archie McCullough, president, and the members of the Gospel Choir of Mt. Zion, along with church musicians, Brothers Thomas Alford and Larry Brown, for accompanying me. I would also like to thank the Walker's Chapel Combined Choir, all visiting churches and their choirs, and especially the Walker's Chapel Church family.
You are invited to the youth program on Sunday morning, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church in the Bloomingvale community. The special guest speaker will be educator, Sister Angie Ervin. Rev. Herman Ford, Jr., is the pastor.
'Friends and Family' program
There will be a “Friends and Family” program at Sand Hill Baptist Church in the Pee Dee community on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. Bishop Donald Davis and First Lady Julia Davis extend a gracious invitation for you to attend.
Please remember to pray for the sick and shut in, the bereaved, the homeless and hungry, those involved in any type accident, protection for those on the highways and by ways, our men and women on the battlefield, their families back home, our school bus drivers, our teachers, our students, our public servants workers, our pastors and church congregations, and let us continue to pray good prayers for one another.
I hope that you have an excellent weekend and upcoming week.
Join me if you can on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. on 1470 AM WLMC Radio. Have a blessed and prosperous day on the Lord.
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