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Church Announcements – January 1, 2023

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First Fruits: (Proverbs 3:9-10) – The principle of First Fruits tells us that all our firsts belong to God. In January, the first month, we are admonished to honor Him with the first of our wages in the amount of a day, week, or month of salary. Let us all be faithful in this principle so God can open up blessings, abundance, miracles, and power for the duration of our year. (For complete information on First Fruits, go to

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Jan 3—Please plan to attend the 1st Quarterly Conference for 2022-2023 via Zoom at 6:30 pm • Zoom Meeting ID: 823 8657 0113 Passcode: FAYCONF23. Trustees, ministers, stewards, class leaders, deaconesses & heads of all boards and clubs, please plan to attend. If you are unable to attend, please inform your ministry leader for the purpose of accountability.

Jan 6 — New Bethel will host Spiritual Emphasis Week Observance Day 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bishop Monroe’s Recommended Reading for the week is “Growing God’s Church: How People Are Actually Coming to Faith” by author Gary McIntosh. Purchase your copy for $15.00 at the Media Desk, in the Simon Temple Bookstore, or Online at POC: Sis. Tracey Harris.

Jan 8 — Youth Worship Services begin at 8:30 am & 11:00 am in the Youth Center at Kingdom Plaza. Youth, please join us for fun-filled rap sessions concerning our Savior, Jesus Christ. POC: Dr. Vanessa Alford.

Jan 8— Simon Temple will host the District’s Re-Igniting the Fire Worship Service at 4:00 pm. District officers and members, please plan to attend.

Jan 10— The Cancer Support Group will resume at 6:30 p.m. in the Bishop Brian R. Thompson Sr. Fellowship Center. We encourage Cancer Survivors & Caregivers to meet with us on the 2nd Tuesday of Each Month. POC: Bro. Darryl Patrick.

Jan 14—Greeters, please plan to meet in Kingdom Plaza at 9:00 a.m. POC: Sis. Ann Alston.

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