January 31, 2019
February 1-28: Black History Month; American Heart Month; National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
February 3: TLC Worship Celebration, 10 a.m. Colors: Black and White
February 5: Weekly Worship Service Review
February 10: TLC Worship Celebration, 10 a.m. Colors: Red, Silver, and White
February 12: Weekly Worship Service Review
March 29: Women's Empowerment Luncheon (More information forthcoming)
THE WISDOM OF SMALL THINGS: Drawing on the poetry of Proverbs 30:24-28 (KJV), Minister Derrick Wright focused our attention Sunday on life lessons found in nature. Minister Wright's points included:
1. The Ant: Prepare Yourself!
2. The Badger: Position Yourself!
3. The Locust: Propel Yourself!
4. The Spider: Produce Yourself!
Watch our Facebook Live video of the sermon, then join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. for a great time of worship and celebration.
FEBRAURY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black History Month began as Negro History Week, established in February 1926 by Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950). Dr. Woodson, a Harvard graduate who was born to former slaves, was concerned that African American history had been ignored in U.S. educational curricula. He inaugurated Negro History Week to recognize African Americans' role in shaping the nation's history.
Black History Month is an opportunity to honor the lives and achievements of African Americans. The month of February was chosen because it coincided with the birthdays of Black abolitionist Ferederick Douglas, President Abraham Lincoln, and Langston Hughes.
OBSERVING AMERICAN HEART MONTH: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women. African American men are especially susceptible. So it’s good news that February is National Heart Month, since it inspires us to examine one of the most pressing health concerns in the United States and to make positive changes to our lifestyles.
Here are some things you can do to celebrate American Heart Month:
1. Get moving! It’s never been easier to start exercising. Our digital world is overflowing will all sorts of apps and information to help you find an exercise regimen that works for you — and to stick with it.
2. Cook up a tasty, heart-healthy meal. There’s plenty of good and healthy recipes out there. Why not whip one up? Maybe a chicken and bean tostada with avocado. Yum!
3. Wear red. Go red. Glow red. The American Heart Association also encourages people to participate in “National Wear Red Day For Women” on the first Friday in February. According to the AHA, it’s a “massive national public awareness day … urging women, people from all walks of life ... to ‘go red’ and ‘glow red’” in bringing attention to heart disease.
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH: Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. In light of these alarming facts, every year during the month of February advocates join efforts to raise awareness about dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved.
There are many resources available to provide information and support to victims and assist service providers and communities to decrease the prevalence of dating violence among young people. Anyone can make this happen by raising awareness about the issue, saying something about abuse when you see it and organizing your community to make a difference.
2019 CALENDAR ITEMS NEEDED: If you have any information for the 2019 calendar, please email Yolanda Perez at email@example.com.
TLC FLIGHT SCHOOL: Don’t forget to join Pastor Wright, and your TLC family for Flight School! The study begins at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The only book you will need is your Bible!
CHECK IN WITH THE TLC BLOG: Be sure to bookmark our TLC blog on your web browser and check back often for inspiring messages and encouragement from our church leaders and volunteers. Visit tlcfellowship.wordpress.com to learn more.
NEW BIBLE STUDY CLASS BEGINS: From February 18 to March 25, Bible Study will be held on Monday Nights at 6 p.m. See Sherry Flewellen-Ervin for more information.
PRAYER REQUEST: Please notify the church in the event of illness, bereavement, or if you or someone you know needs to receive communion. You can send notification by email to . Also, please add the following individuals to your prayers: Pastor Gordon, Marsha Gordon and their family, Roman and Christian Jones, Dale Carlisle, Brandon Perez, Mother Dollie Williams, Pastor Terri Phillips, Yolanda Perez, Ricky Morrison, Sr., Morris and Mary Nelms, Rita Lee, Lorna Chambers, our own Transforming Life Christian Fellowship Church and family, Pastor Henry Wilkins IV, Arnetta Wright, Lakeisha Phoenix, and individuals impacted by government shutdown … THANK YOU!
SPARE SOME CHANGE: You know the coins you drop into your purse, pocket, car cupholder, etc? Well, now you can drop it in the TLC Benevolence Committee's "Spare Change Box." The funds will go toward community and benevolent endeavors. For more information contact Sonia Jordan.
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES: Please send all ministry opportunities to Sonia Jordan, at . All submissions must be submitted by THURSDAY of each week to be included in the announcements.
The TLC Events & Conference Center continues to schedule great events for our community; see Yolanda Perez for available dates. The ECC team is still offering a great referral deal: If you refer up to 5 individuals to lease the space, you'll receive $50 for every booked event! (Visit their page on Facebook!)
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