Archive for September, 2008
The 2nd Missionary Mass Meeting is November 15, 2008, Rush Memorial, Cambridge, MA @ 10:00 AM. For the Community Outreach we have been asked to assist in the annual coat and blanket drive a combined effort by the Youth Missionaries of Rush Memorial and St. Luke Christian.
The Parent Body and Youth Missionaries will be highlighted. Parent Body Members, wear your purple and gold, Y’s wear your blue and gold.
Winter items needed are; hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, sweat pants and shirts, blankets, coats and jackets and boots. Please bring new or “gently used” items. Thank you.
The Goodwin missionary society has schedule projects per month.
October they will continue the blanket drive and combine it with a clothing drive. We are asking the congregation to collect clothing for disaster victims in Haiti and New Orleans. Please bring an outfit or combination of pieces of clothing for those in need.
November support New Orleans families in need bring an outfit (pants or skirt, shirt, shoes, sock and undergarments).
December please bring books and toys for children.
Sis Patricia Link will be honor at the Lay Council Award Ceremony October 19th at the Belmont Street Church.
Congrats Deaconess Link!
First Lady Tina Johnson asked that everyone bring blankets the last Sunday in September to be sent to the people of Haiti who’ve been devistated by the Hurricane. Also, former Goodwin Missionary president Lillian Coleman was awarded for her leadership over the missionary society of Goodwin AME Zion Church and for having the most stoled missionaries of our district, there were a total of 18 members of the Goodwin Memorial AME Zion church who received stoles this year. Congrats to all!
The Goodwin Memorial AME Zion Church showed its appreciation to the ABC fellows last Sunday. These promising young men come from Connecticut, Boston and New York to attend Amherst Regional High School. Their new host parents are the Bailey’s originally from Jamaica. May God continue to bless them all and may the Goodwin Community continue to be a welcoming place for the ABC program.
The Great Multitude in White Robes
9 – After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
10 – And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
11 – All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
12 – saying:
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
13 – Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”
14 – I answered, “Sir, you know.”
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 – Therefore,
“they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
Today was the first Sunday in September at Goodwin Memorial AME Zion Church. The choirs new robes were dedicated and God’s house was full of praise and worship. For without him nothing is possible and with him everything is possible. To God be the Glory!!
“GIVING OUR BEST” was the theme for this years retreat. We defined this retreat as Ministry maintenance. The choir departed Goodwin at 6:45am and arrived at Westfield State College at 8am. Devotions was lead by Sis. Nancy Tolson. Reflection & Discussion on the Theme was facilitated by Sis Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks. The Nuts & Bolts: maing Sense of our administrative structure was facilitated by Bro. Trevor Hodge. Election of Officers followed and resulted in the same officers as last year. Sis. Tracy Sutherland (Pres), Sis Marisha Joyner (VPres), Sis Barbara Sutherland (Secy), Bro. Cyrus Cox (Tres), Sis Ophelia Sowers (Librarian). New robe fitting monitored by Sis. Marisha Joyner, Sis. Tracy Sutherland and Sis Nancy Tolson. Music folder organization was instructed by Sis Liz Skelton and Sis Opheila Sowers. Rehearsal followed and then the closing prayer and departure at 4:30pm. This retreat was truly a blessing giving many time to talk about their own commitment to the ministry and how being a part of the choir made them feel, giving our best to God. Thank you all for making this years retreat such a huge success. To God be the Glory!!