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The Men might of been small in numbers, but was big at heart when they brought the old gospel March 28,2010. Rev Boroughs from Smith College was the guest speaker explaining the importance of Palm Sunday. Since this is Rev. Boroughs last year here, we will pray for you and your travels.
This is the second year of the Gospel Stravaganza and it continued to praise Gods name to the highest with song. Jacqui Wallace directed the Goodwin Choir along with a few members from Wesley choir and the childrens choir. It was a packed church with a little over 60 people that came out to hear Gods house jam.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL
Thursday, Sept. 24th – Rev. A Robert Hirschfeld of Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst, MA
Friday, Sept. 25th – Rev Lyle Seger of Wesley United Methodist Church, Amherst, MA
Saturday, Sept 26th Workshop – 8:45 am at the Cadigan Center. Registration is $20 which includes: continental breakfast, snack, lunch, workshop materials, and gift bag.
Sunday, Sept 27th – Worship Service at 11pm
The men of Goodwin celebrated there Annual Men’s Day starting with a breakfast where Dr. Bill Darity was the speaker discussing mens health. On Sunday Rev. Floyd Williams delivered the message, and the Men’s Day Choir showed how sweet the name of Jesus truly is. Thank you men for making another Men’s Day something to remember.
If you missed out on the Gospel Extravaganza then you truly missed out on a great night of worship. The three choirs (Goodwin Memorial, Amherst-Pelham High School Gospel Choir, and The Pioneer Valley Gospel Choir) made this Friday night seem like Sunday morning worship service.
Sister Shirley Figueroa put down her cross to pick up her crown on December 21st, 2008. The viewing was from 9 AM to 10:30 AM at Ahern’s Funeral Home in Northampton (783 Bridge Rd). The service at the funeral home was at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Johnson presiding. Many friends and family members attended. A dear friend of Sister Shirley’s played a trumpet solo of “Come Sunday”. She was a huge fan of jazz and there is video below of the solo trumpetist. The Goodwin Memorial AME Zion Choir sang “Be Lifted Up” and Pastor Johnson presided. We will miss you dear dear Sister Shirley your spirit brought much love to Goodwin. God Bless!!
There is comfort in friendship,
hope in prayer,
peace in love.
Sharing in your sorrow
with love and friendship.
64:1 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence–
64:2 as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil– to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
64:3 When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
64:4 From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him.
64:5 You meet those who gladly do right, those who remember you in your ways. But you were angry, and we sinned; because you hid yourself we transgressed.
64:6 We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
64:7 There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
64:8 Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
64:9 Do not be exceedingly angry, O LORD, and do not remember iniquity forever. Now consider, we are all your people.
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth
80:2 before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us!
80:3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
80:5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.
80:6 You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.
80:7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
80:17 But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself.
80:18 Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name.
80:19 Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus,
1:5 for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind–
1:6 just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you–
1:7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:8 He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:9 God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
13:24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
13:25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
13:26 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory.
13:27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
13:28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
13:29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
13:30 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.
13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
13:32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
13:33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.
13:34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.
13:35 Therefore, keep awake–for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn,
13:36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly.
13:37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”
Sister Nancy Tolson was named the new Missionary President of Goodwin Memorial AME Zion Church. God Bless Sister Tolson as she takes on this enormous task. We know you will help to bring us further into the community.
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!