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RELIGION BRIEFS: Monumental’s dance ministry presents ‘In Him We Move’

The Wings of Wisdom dance ministry at Monumental Baptist Church will host its fifth annual praise dance program on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The theme is based on Acts 17:28 – "For in Him we live, and move and have our being..."

Martha Balfour Green and Daphne Davis are co-chairs for the event.

"We are God's offspring," said Green, "and we know that it is because of him that we breathe and move. Therefore, we use that breath and motion to praise Him through the ministry of dance."

"We find joy in sharing our praise throughout the entire community," said Davis. "This is another way of spreading the 'Good News.'"

Dance ministries from area churches have been invited to share in the celebration of praise.

The church is located at 704 South Parkway East in Memphis, just west of the South Parkway East-Mississippi Boulevard intersection. The pastor is the Rev, Samuel "Billy" Kyles.

The celebration is free and open to the public.

Gospel Music Heritage month at The New Olivet

Join The New Olivet Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 23rd for its annual Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration.

This year's lineup includes recording artist Jonathan McReynolds, known for his hit, "I Love You," and The New Olivet Sanctuary Choir. Expect a special appearance by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., the host pastor.

The free family-oriented event celebrating gospel music heritage begins at 6 p.m., with the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Allen F. Todd II is the Minister of Music.

Trinity CME salutes 110 years of service

Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1096 North Thomas Blvd. will celebrate 110 years of service to the North Memphis Community during the weekend of Sept. 21-23.

Anniversary activities will include:

• 110th Anniversary Gala, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott Hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For ticket information, call the church office at 901-523-1024 or Cheryl Rivers at 901-299-4287.

• 110th Anniversary Picnic, Sept. 22, noon to 6 p.m., at the church.

• 110th Anniversary Worship Services, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., featuring the Lugerta Strong Gospel Choir.

Cheryl Rivers is the program's general chairperson. The Rev. Roland Johnson Jr. is the pastor.

Sisters Network sets First Ladies' Prayer Brunch

The Memphis Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network® Inc will host their Second Annual First Ladies' Prayer Brunch on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holiday Inn- University of Memphis, located at 3700 Central Ave.

Sisters Network®Inc is the only National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization in the United States.

The event brings together the First Ladies and other female clergy from various churches across Memphis and the Mid-South to provide information on the importance of early detection and to teach the significance of mammograms to their congregations.

For more information, contact Minister Brenda K. Johnson at 901-485-2864.

Bishop Leath at St. Andrew for Mens Day, Sept. 16

Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Sr., M.Div., D.Min., the newly-appointed AME Bishop for Tennessee and Kentucky, will be the guest preacher for Men's Day at St Andrew AME Church on Sept. 16 at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

For the last four years, Leath has served as the Presiding Prelate of the 19th Episcopal District of the AME Church, which encompasses seven provinces of the Republic of South Africa.

Prior to his episcopal election, the then-Rev. Leath served for 15 years as the senior pastor of the historic Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, the denomination's founding congregation in Philadelphia, Pa.

Community Fest set for Keel Ave. MBC

Keel Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in collaboration with the Klondike/Smokey City CDC will host its Sixth Annual Community Fest at the church, 778 N. Bellevue, on Sept. 22, beginning at 11 a.m.

The host pastor, the Rev. Robert C. Jones Jr., said the church is on a mission to "take back our community as we provide the ultimate family fun day." The day will be filled with food, games and activities for all ages, including live Gospel music. Vendors from the health industry, government agencies and private sector will be onsite.

The week starts with a revival Sept. 18 – 20. A LOT party is set for Sept. 21, featuring karaoke, games and dance. The festival begins at 11 a.m. the next day, with festivities concluding with Sunday worship at 9 a.m.

For more information, call 901-299-2438.

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