Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship: 11: 00 AM
Wednesday Bible Study: 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM
From Pastor's Desk
Lift every voice and sing, Till earth and heaven ring; Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
These are the opening words od the Negro National Anthem which was written in 1900 by James Weldon Johnson not even forty years after the end of slavery while African Americans were still considered less than human. Despite this truth, he writes of liberty for those who has liberty in words but not deed. In these words and a review of the context in which they were written, is a hopelessness of a better day to come which was still being expected over fifty years later in the 1950's and 1960's when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement. As I consider these words, today, there is a struggle to embrace the hopefulness that James Weldon Johnson wrote about, I can't help but wonder the source of this hopefulness.
Quite honestly, hopefulness does not initiate from wha we see nor what we experience, but it comes from our understanding of who is truly in control. Yes, there are entities empowered to create laws, create policy, create procedure, and to enforce them all. But there is no power unless in initiates elsewhere. For all of us there are Greater Things ahead, a hopefulness for a new day, mornings for our nighttimes, and healing for our sickness because our hope comes from the true and living God who has all power. Remember, "Greater is He that is within you, than he that is within the world" (I John 4.4). So,
Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us, sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us: facing the rising sun of our new day begun, let us march on till victory is won.
3/21 - 10:00 a.m. D.I.V.A.S. Ministry will present "Sister Seminar" topic of discussion - Healthy Relationships - Speaker: Rev. Sylvia N. Branch of St. Mark AME Zion - Durham
3/28 - New Hope Union - Pastor Gary Brown will be preaching
3/30 - 4/03 - Holy Week Services at Holland Chapel AME Zion
4/3 - 12:00 noon - Fisher Memorial UHC - The Interdenominational Ministers Alliance presents the 7 Last Sayings of Christ -
4/5 - 6:00 a.m. at White Oak MBC - Easter Sunrise Service
The New Hope Male Chorus, will be singing March 15, for Morning Worship
Thought for the Week:
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Sunday School Lesson
Lesson for March 15, 2015 - "Spirit of Truth"
Sunday School Classes
Adult - Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr., Sis. Cloyce Lassister
Primary: 5- 8 - Rev. M. Barnes Guy
Junior: 9-11 - Sis. Diana Robinson
Tweens: 12-13 - Minister Mark Bynum, Angela Powell
Teens: 14-17- Deacon L. Guy, Deacon C. Stephens
Young Adult - 18-40 - Rev. Johnny Ashe
2nd Bible Class - Rev. Joyce Parker