Sunday, May 29, 2011


Your Black World Reports.

Anita Wooten-Francis, a 52-year old Assistant Special Education Teacher claims she was fired and ridiculed by the principal at her school because she liked to pray. Wooten-Francis says that she worshiped in her class when the students were not in the room and read her bible during her lunch break. She also led other teachers in a prayer group and would play gospel music.  Click to read more.



MLK National Memorial Dedication and Online Ticket Lottery


Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation announced in this week's Louisville Defender Newspaper plans for the August 28th dedication of the MLK National Memorial, in West Potomac Park, in Washington, D.C. The official dedication is set for Sunday, August 28, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The new Memorial, visually positioned between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, will feature more than a dozen King quotes in granite and four recurring themes of his legacy -- democracy, justice, hope, and love. I am not sure if this quote is there, but it is one of my favorites, "The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool."

And as the tribute does for the men and women of the Bible who walked with God that is the Faith Hall of Fame in Hebrews, Chapter 11, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will stand as a testament of the life of a mighty man of faith who trusted God, dreamed big, and changed the course of history. It, too, will serve as a reminder that King’s dream of freedom, equality and justice for all, the substance of things hoped for, was not fully realized in his lifetime.

If you'd like to receive tickets, you have until 11:59 on May 31st to place your name in the online lottery on the official website to receive up to six free tickets for special seating at the official dedication. Lottery winners will be notified by email on June 15th.  Faith-based groups may request tickets here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

St. Stephen Church Nurses Guild First Annual Celebration
Theme: Yes, We Can Continue to Grow: Honoring the Past, Claiming the Future
Sunday, May 22nd
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Louisville Campus, Sanctuary, 1018 So. 15th Street, Louisville
Speaker: Rev. Dianne Brown, St. Stephen Church
Refreshments in Chapel immediately following program
Check out radio interview with Nurses Guild President, Mary Thornton and members of the program committee Thursday, May 19th, 11:00 a.m. on Krystal Goodner's Show on PraizePower 1350 WLOU, Louisville.
The Nurses Guild is one facet of the Health & Wellness ministry at St. Stephen Church.  It is 85 years old.  In this, their first annual program, members will honor past and deceased members in a pre-Memorial Day tribute, recognizing the oldest living and a founding member of the Guild, and a past member now residing in a nursing home.  Standing on the promises of Scripture such as "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," and "Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established (Prov. 16:3), and "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23), the Guild will claim its future as a 21st century evangelistic health and wellness ministry as part of St. Stephen's newly created C.A.R.E. (Christians Actively Reaching Everyone) Division.

Post Your Church and Ministry Events on the Jesus Saves Social Network!


Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!  The church has left the building!  Spring is here and many ministries are gearing up for revivals, special programs, outdoor and outreach events. People are encouraged when that see God in their neighborhoods because they know soon He will be on their street knocking on their door! Isn't God good?!

This is just a reminder to post your church, ministry, and public service events, and announcements on the Jesus Saves Social Network. Let us help you spread the word in telling people in our communities, region, the nation, and the world was great and mighty things God is doing in our churches, communities, and in our lives. Post your events before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and we will blast them out to the entire network at no cost to you.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves! Jesus Saves Ministries celebrating five years of lifting up Jesus Christ.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

A Mother's Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Lord, we love You and adore You. Forgive our sins and those of our children. I come to you on behalf of mamas, grandmamas, "Big Mamas," "Get Mamas," "Nanas" and God Mothers everywhere, women of God submitted to Your way, Your will, and Your Word. Father, give them knowledge, wisdom and understanding to face life’s parenting challenges with dignity and discernment. Lord, when the load seems too heavy, help them remember that You are the burden bearer, that with You all things are possible.

Abba, when mamas, grandmamas, and Big Mamas cry out in the midnight hour on behalf of their children, help them recall the work of our ancestors, and the strength of womanhood from previous generations, and the godly women You've given as examples in Your Word.

Help them remember that African American women endured unjust and inhumane treatment, extreme hardships in this nation's history to protect and rear their children. Help them remember the unfeigned faith of Timothy’s grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice, women who instilled a steadfast faith in the young preacher Timothy. It was a faith that caused Paul to declare to in 2 Timothy 1:5,"I am persuaded that it is in thee also.”

When confronted with rebellious children and rebellious parents who neglect parenting responsibilities, help your mamas, grandmamas, and Big Mamas recall the prayer of our sister Dr. Renita Weems in the book, Showing Mary (page 177):

“When I am tempted to doubt myself
and question my gifts and experience,
Remind me, God, of all that I know,
And that which I don’t know that I
know.

Remind me who I am and whose I am.
Even when I hide behind
piety to
avoid doing what must be done,
and use you as an excuse for
indecision,
for lack of action, for silencing myself.

Love me enough
to lift the lid off my basket,
and order me to stop crouching in the dark,
Like a woman without a God.”

In Jesus Name, Amen.
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Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Stars Shine On Our Youth Derby Eve


Derby Eve students will participate in a college fair that will help direct and encourage pursuit of their educational careers and personal goals. They will be inspired by motivational speakers, as they relate sports to life, education, and the importance of character/integrity. The youth will meet Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fam Inductees, as well as former players from the Universities of Louiville, Kentucky and various state colleges.

FREE with High School/College ID

Lunch will be served immediately following.

Opening Prayer: Min. Angela Lee Price

Keynote Speaker: Hassan Davis, Deputy Commissioner Operations, KY Dept of Juvenile Justice

Welcome: Dr. Raymond Burse

Special Guests: Judge Ola Stevens, Judge Erica Williams, Rod Burbridge, Bias Tilford, Sr.,

Entertainment: Jason Clayborn, Voices of Total Praise featuring Jesse Williams
Kenesha Anderson, FOX 41 Idol Winner,
Djuanm Trent, Miss Kentucky 2010

Stars Shine On Our Youth Day Schedule

Each year the Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significantg contributions to the world of Kentucky sports, while simultaneously inspiring and assisting economically disadvantaged and at risk students. The foundation is dedicated to perserving black history and promoting cultural awareness throughtout Kentucky and other parts of the nation.

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