Women’s Auxiliary celebrates World Day of Prayer

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

Photo Provided World Day of Prayer Speaker Sister Virginia Singleton.

The Antioch Baptist Associations’ Women’s Auxiliary conducted its World Day of Prayer Program with other Baptists of the world on Nov. 1. The Women’s World Day of Prayer was started in the U.S. in 1884, and has become a national movement.

Women of the Antioch Baptist Association, in keeping with other Baptist women, conducted its program with an evening program at the St. Stephen Baptist Church. The host pastor for the program was the Rev. Harvey Mack.

The Missionaries of St. Stephen Baptist Church chaired the program, which was outstanding.

The program began moving spiritual hymns including “No not one,” “The Solid Rock,” and “So Glad You’re Here.”

The scripture was taken from Psalms 100, and a heartwarming prayer was delivered.

The Mistress of Ceremony was presented to the gathering by Sister Rhunette Dennis, and Sister Monique Mahoney masterfully implemented the position.

The speaker for the occasion, Sister Virginia Singleton, was presented to the gathering by Sister Corneil Young. Sister Singleton, used as her delivery topic “We ought to love one another.” Her delivery focused on our “Love for God,” and “Our Love for Others.”

She was magnificent. Prayer for the love offering collected as a contribution to World Missions, was delivered by the Rev. Ronald Casey.

Special appreciation is expressed to Sister Eartha Middleton, President of the St. Stephen Baptist Church Missionary Board, and Vice President of Antioch Baptist Associations’ Women’s Auxiliary; Sister Rhunette Dennis; Sister Wilhemena Nelson; Sister Claudia Vanish; and Sister Loretta Snipe. These women put together a most memorable program.

114th Anniversary

The Hickory Hill Baptist Church family, under the shepherd-ship of the Rev. William F. Jemison Jr., celebrated its 114th church anniversary on Oct. 13.

The theme for this most special occasion was, “We Have Come This Far by Faith.” The Rev. Frank S. Simmons Jr. presided over the celebratory program.

The welcome was delivered by Sister Carrie Milligan, with an open response. The Scripture Reading and Prayer were delivered by Minister Sam Gethers, and accentuated with a selection by the Hickory Hill Baptist Church Choir.

The Praise Dancers, Jesus’ Anointed Dancing Angels”, came forth and performed a moving rendition. This was followed by an offering, its blessing and a selection by the Hickory Hill Baptist Church Youth Choir.

The historical portion of the program was delivered by Sister Tiffanne Gadsden. At its conclusion, the program transitioned to the dedication of a specially prepared souvenir book, which contained the church’s’ historical marker. A moment of silence was observed for deceased members.

The messenger for the occasion was presented to the congregation by Deacon Charlie J. Simmons, and the Anniversary Message was delivered by Pastor Jemison.

A delicious repast was enjoyed by all.


In the article, “Foundation Sponsoring free baseball camp” in last week’s column, the email address was incorrectly presented. Persons interested in participating may RSVP by email at bradleyblakefoundation@gmail.com.

Keeping in Prayer

Viola J. Middleton, Dr. Hattie martin, Gracie Williams, Christine Manigault, Lillian Williams, Dorothy Williams, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Bertha L. Williams, Naomi Fashion, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, and all others that are under the weather and in need of our prayers, support and remembrance.

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