Pastor's Weekly Message                                         May 8, 2016

"The Real MVP"
This weekend a new TV movie The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story airs at 8pm on the Lifetime cable channel.  This new movie was inspired by basketball great Kevin Durant's moving tribute to his mother when he accepted the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. In his tear-jerker of a speech, Durant said of his mom, "You made us believe. You kept us off the street. You put clothes on our backs. You put food on the table. When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate and [you] went to sleep hungry. "You sacrificed for us. You're the real MVP."

Durant's words were touching because he recognized that if it weren't for the stellar contributions of his mom, that he wouldn't be where he is today.  Many of us can also say of our moms that they have been the real MVP's in our lives.  The sacrifices our mothers have made and continue to make are unquestionable.  They build-up our self-esteem, and tell us we are somebody when everything else around us is saying we will not make it. They love us when no one will; nurture us when we feel empty inside; stand by us when we are down, and always encourage us to rise above our circumstances.

Mothers are truly special people, and they remind us so much of who God is. So we say to all of our mothers THANK YOU for all that you do and may God continue to bless and keep you. You Are the Real MVP!

Peace and Blessings!   
Pastor Kip Banks, Sr.


GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL -Tuesday, May 10 - 7:30 p.m.

PRAYER MEETING AND BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday, May 11 - 6:30 p.m.

BAPTIST WOMEN - Thursday, May 12- 10:30 a.m.

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY - Thursday, May 12 - 12:00 p.m.

SANCTUARY CHOIR REHEARSAL - Thursday, May 12 - 7:30 a.m.

DIACONATE MEETING -Saturday, May 14 - 10:00 am

HANDBELL REHEARSAL - Saturday, May 14 - 12:00 pm

CHILDREN YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL - Saturday, May 14 - 12:30 p.m.

Prayer Conference Call Number - Please join us for our daily (M-F) prayer conference call.  These 10-minute calls are a great way to start your day and include a daily scripture lesson.  Please join us at (1-641) 715-3272 access code: 732413# at 7:00 a.m. 

North America (Home Missions) -Our goal is $1,500.  Please give generously.

FRANGELISM MONTH!  - The month of May is "FRANGELISM" Month.  Please invite your Friends, Relatives and Neighbors to Church during this Month.  Next week invite your neighbors!

Youth Day - is Sunday May 15, 2016 at the 11:00 am worship. Minister Mary Mims will be the morning preacher.  Please invite the youth in your life to attend this special service.

A Note of Thanks -  Thank you for your sympathy and acts of kindness shown in the transition of my beloved aunt, Mrs. Annie Lawrence. Your cards, prayers, phone calls and your words of encouragement are deeply appreciated.  Sister Joyce Johnson & Family

Prayer Conference Call Number - 
Please join us for our daily (M-F) prayer conference call. These 10-minute calls are a great way to start your day and include a daily scripture lesson.  Please join us at (1-641) 715-3272 access code: 732413# at 7:00 a.m.

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