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Have You Hollered This Week?

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

Rev. Sandra Sistare

Psalm 121: 1-2

Subject: It Makes Me Wanna Holler?

"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", often shortened to "Inner City Blues", is a song by Marvin Gaye, released as the third and final single from and the climactic song of his 1971 landmark album, What's Going On. Written by Gaye and James Nyx, the song depicted the ghettos of inner-city America as it discussed how the bleak economic situation would lead to someone wanting to holler and throw ones hands up

What Is This?

Services for Mr. Sylvester Chambers (brother of Mrs. Margie Mackey

Visitation

Friday September 13, 2019

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Crawford Funeral Home

410 W. Meeting Street

Lancaster, SC 29720

Funeral Service

Saturday September 14, 2019

2:00 PM

Crawford Funeral Home

410 W. Meeting Street

Lancaster, SC 29720

Mrs. Margie Mackey

1915 Rocky River Road South

Monroe, NC 28112

704.441.0680

Sunday School Lesson

The Young People-Adult Quarterly (Ages 18+)

Faith: Responding To God's Grace

Lesson 3

Sept. 15, 2019

God is Faithful

Lesson Title: Bread from Heaven

Adult Topic: Where's The Food?

Devotional Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:9-15

Background Scripture: Exodus 16:1-8 13-15

Please Join us for Sunday School @ 9:45 AM

Sunday School Lesson

The Intermediate - Senior Quarterly (Ages 13-17)

Sept. 15, 2019

Lesson 3: Bread from Heaven

"Receiving Food from an Unexpected Place"

Background Scripture: Exodus 16

Scripture: Exodus 16:1-8, 13-15

Lancaster District Conference and Sunday School Convention

September 19 -21, 2019

Host Church: Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church

IMPORTANT: Doris Waiters needs to meet with all ladies IMMEDIATELY after service, Sunday, Sept. 15. Thanks!

From Doris Waiters, Culinary Committee: These are the meals that we will be responsible - Thursday: Dinner - Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Saturday: Breakfast and Lunch. The Friday evening we will have an old-fashioned outside. Therefore, we will need a lot of help - meal preparation, servers, set-up. break down, and clean up. Please click below for the online sign up form. We will finalize the scheduling, etc. If you cannot volunteer, please complete the form so we will have your information and will not ask you again. Thank You, Doris Waiters, 803.416.2352

Sign Up Sheet will be available Sunday or click below to schedule online. The online sponsor code is 50622
Please support London Gabriel (Penny Brigade) and Cierra Morrison (Home Mission Queens). These programs are part of the District Convention and Sunday School Convention
Sunday, Sept. 15 is the last day to contribute to Little Miss London Gabriel for Penny Brigade. Let's take London over the TOP to be our District winner. All donations, large or small, are welcomed and greatly appreciated. (Robin Kirk)
Super Woman and Cierra
From The Lay Council Meeting: August 25, 2019

9-28-2019

Lancaster District Lay Council Recognition Program TBD

10-5-2019

Indian Land Fall Festival

8:00AM – 8:00PM Indian Land High School

Point of Contact Ms. Mariah Williams

10-20-2019

Steele Hill Annual Lay Council Recognition Program

Point of Contact: Ms. Verta W. Looper

Sept. 15 is Deadline for Early Bird Registration Rate. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tina, Tia, Terrance or Keisa
Call To Prayer and Fasting

Copies are Available In Vestibule

From Our A.M.E. Zion Neighbors
In The Community
Despite constituting only 3 percent of four-year colleges in the country, HBCUs have produced 80 percent of the Black judges, 50 percent of the Black lawyers, 50 percent of the Black doctors, 40 percent of the Black engineers, 40 percent of the Black members of Congress, and 13 percent of the Black CEOs in America today. (They have also produced this election cycle's only Black female candidate for the U.S. presidency : Kamala Harris is a 1986 graduate of Howard University.)

By the Sweat of Our Brows:

Family Traditions from the Plantation to Empowerment

Historic Brattonsville • Saturday, September 14 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Descendants of the African American community at Brattonsville share family stories and demonstrate activities that fostered a sense of community in the century following Emancipation.

The day begins with the ‘Calling of the Names,’ heralding the news of freedom for African Americans enslaved on the plantation at the time of Emancipation. Throughout the day, descendants gather on the lawn of the Homestead House to showcase family memorabilia, share stories and present educational programing. Margaret Parson-Willins will recount her involvement in the local Civil Rights movement. Wali Cathcart, a former professional Negro League ballplayer, will recall how playing ball fostered a sense of community in the segregated south.

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Ballgames

Bring a glove and join in; open to all ages

Ongoing:

• Traditional cooking demonstrations

• Schoolyard rhymes and games

• Interpretation of enslaved cabin & other historic structures

• Concessions will be provided by Kenny Liles Fish Fry

Adults $8 • Seniors $7 • Youth $5

CHM members & ages 3 and under FREE.

Special bus tour on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Historic Brattonsville for a bus ride to Allison Creek Presbyterian Church. Descendants will be your tour guides and continue sharing family stories and local African American history during the ride. Once at the church, tours will be given of the African American cemetery; there’ll be discussions of the church's role in the Reconstruction era and live music from a jazz ensemble.

Participants who attend Saturday’s “By the Sweat of Our Brows” can sign-up for Sunday’s bus tour for a $4 additional fee. Otherwise, general site admission will get you on the bus.

The Van Wyck Community Prayer Vigil, which was held in June to address some of our greatest challenges was a great success. The sense of community love that we, the organizers, felt as we prayed and asked for guidance on how to work together to make our community safer was overwhelming. Thank you for your willingness to work with us on this most important project.

We cannot continue without your prayers and support.

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, we will hold a second community event at the Van Wyck Community Center from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Our theme for the event is “Community Round Up”.

Lancaster County professionals will present information on drug awareness, church safety, domestic violence, and bicycle safety. The day will also be filled with fun, games, music, and food for all ages. Bring your pop-up tents, lawn chairs, and picnic dinners and participate in community fellowship all afternoon. Families can even bring grills and cook out! Our common goal is to make our community safer, friendlier, and aware of problems bringing discomfort and sadness to our community and how to help our families deal with them.

Please feel free to share your talents as we plan a day of unity. We welcome your ideas on how to make this event a success!

For further information about the event or ways to volunteer, please contact:

Pamela Stewart (803) 283-6787

Janice Witherspoon (704) 763-4129

Cathy Massey (803) 981-3815

Gail Witherspoon (803) 262-1366

Monica Frazier (803) 235-4765

Thank you,

Concerned Citizens of the Van Wyck Community

From The Sports Desk: What is happening with the Panthers? Their record is 0-2 and are not converting the crucial plays that are necessary to win....
Black Women Rock

‘You Can’t Just Stop.’ Hollywood Legend Cicely Tyson on Why She'll Never Retire

By Lucy Feldman

February 7, 2019

Forty-five years after Cicely Tyson received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder, the actor, at age 93, ascended the stage at the Governors Awards in November 2018 and accepted an honorary Oscar.

“I just hung in there. You’ve got to live long enough,” says Tyson, now 94, whose acting credits span from her film debut in Carib Gold in 1956 to her latest appearance in How to Get Away With Murder, which she continues to film, in March of last year. Tyson appears on the cover of TIME’s second-annual Optimists issue, guest-edited by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Her storied career — her evolution from a shy and observant child in Harlem to celebrated roles in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The Help and A Trip to Bountiful on Broadway, as well as a Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to her by President Obama in 2016 — has made her an inspiration within Hollywood and beyond. Tyson spoke to TIME about her art, her optimism and why she’ll never retire.

You’re coming off of shooting How to Get Away With Murder. Do you ever think about retiring?

And do what? The reason why I have been in this universe as long as I have been is because he’s not ready for me. When I’ve completed my job, he’ll take me away. I know several people who have retired and then six months later, they’re gone. My rationale says to me, for years you got up in the morning, you did whatever was required of you to get ready to leave, you ate breakfast, you got in your car or on your train or the bus and you went to work. You worked all day, then you went home, and you had dinner. This is exercise that you have done for years. What is it that makes you think that you can suddenly stop doing that, and sit down all day long and watch television? We have to honor this blessed gift that we have. That’s what keeps you going. Keeps your mind fluid—your heart, your whole being. You can’t just stop, because that will be the end of you.

Do you consider yourself an optimist?

If I were not optimistic, I wouldn’t be here. Truly. Look at the state of the world today. You better be optimistic. You really do have to have faith and belief and understanding in order to survive. And know that you will not be defeated if you really think positive, about yourself and the life you’ve chosen to live.

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