Pastor's Message   

"Pentecost and Youth Sunday"

Today is Pentecost Sunday, a day for us to celebrate God's gift of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost comes from the Greek word "pentekostos" which means 50th and Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter on the Christian calendar. It is the day in which the church worldwide commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus (Acts 2).

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit and he empowers us with comfort, understanding, discernment and guidance.  Indeed, when we walk in the Spirit we produce fruits of love, peace, joy and self-control, we have power over the flesh (Galatians 5:22-25) and we experience renewal. It is my sincere prayer today, that the Holy Spirit will fall fresh on us on and the church worldwide.

Today is also Youth Sunday, and we celebrate all the youth of the East Washington Heights Baptist Church.  We applaud them for excelling in school, serving in our church and letting  their lights shine for Jesus.

We also commend Kelci Dixon,  Kelli Dixon, and Braxton Green who will soon be completing  high school and are poised to undertake greater pursuits unto the glory of God.  

The African Proverb is true, it does take a village to raise a child, and I pray that we all will be active members of the village of the young people in our church and community.  Let's applaud, encourage,  support and pray for them today!

Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Kip Banks, Sr.


GOSPEL CHOIR REHEARSAL -Tuesday, May 17 - 7:30 p.m.

FOOD PANTRY PREPARATION - Wednesday, May 18 - 11:00 am

PRAYER MEETING AND BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday, May 18 - 6:30 p.m.

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION - Thursday, May 19 - 1:00 p.m.

HOUR OF POWER WORSHIP - Thursday, May 19- 11:45 a.m.

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY - Thursday, May 19 - 12:00 p.m.

SANCTUARY CHOIR REHEARSAL - Thursday, May 19 - 7:30 a.m.

PRAYER MINISTRY -Saturday, May 21 - 9:00 a.m.

STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE MEETING - Saturday, May 21 - 10:00 a.m.

WARD 7 CANDIDATES FORUM - Saturday, May 21 - 1:00 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.

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Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. | 601 50th St., NE | Washington | DC | 20019