Sunday, June 29, 2014

WLOU Makes Health Focus of Third Annual Prayer Breakfast

PraizePower 1350 WLOU and The New Praize 104.7 FM kicked off Summerfest 2014 on Friday, June 20th with prayer, praise, and the preached word at the third annual "Praying for A Healthy Community, Mind, Body, and Soul" Prayer Breakfast at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.
Guest Speakers included Tanya Beauchamp, registered nurse on "Maintaining the Body, the Temple of God;" Ryan Irvine, Deputy Director, Public Health & Wellness, on "Healthy Louisville 2020."  Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Nelson preached from the sermon topic, "Creating a Society of Healthy Souls," based on 3 John 1:1-4. He stated that healthy souls produce healthy societies by:
• The LOVE They Extend To Others
• The LIFE They Live Before Others
• The Liberties They Fight For On Behalf Of Others
He concluded a powerful message challenging attendees to train up their youth in the knowledge of Jesus Christ stating, "A healthy soul is impregnated with the word of God which gives birth to living right, and reproduces other souls that grow spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially healthy."
Prayer leaders Rev. Clay Calloway, Rev. Dr. Kathy Goodwin, Rev. Dr. Toni Hawkins, and Rev. David Snardon, lead in prayer on the Summerfest theme, "Life, Faith, Health, and Love."  In praying for love in the community, Rev. Snardon prayed that the community will return to her first love stating, "We confess, Oh God that often times what we call love has been nothing more than a perversion of the real thing filled with empty words and broken promises to you and to each other; and it is evidence by our broken homes, failing religious communities, governmental inaptness, prevalent poverty, the rising number of uneducated, and segregated communities.   But we declare as long as we have you, Oh God there is still hope, and so today we commit ourselves to do what John the Revelator encouraged the church in Ephesus to do and that is to return to our first love.  It is to fulfill the Greatest Command and to love you with all our mind, body, and soul; and to love others in the same regard we love ourselves."
Council woman Cheri Bryant Hamilton gave the response to the welcome.  Dawne Gee served as mistress of ceremonies.  National gospel recording artist M Lamar Campbell ministered in song to a capacity audience.  Survivors of cancer and chronic diseases were recognized. Attendees enjoyed a delicious, healthy brunch catered by Donald's Catering.  Photo:  Bill and Angela Price with Lamar Campbell

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Kenwood Church Hosts LOL Concert in Honor of First Lady Marsha Booker

OMG!  The BFFs were out,  choir members were in white and the voices were in harmony!  A high time in the Lord was had by all on Saturday, June 28th at the First Annual LOL Concert in honor of the first lady Marsha Booker in celebration of 27 years of service at Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church, Crestwood, Kentucky. The concert featured musical selections by the Kenwood Northeast Praise Choir, Sis. Julia Royston, Bro. &. Sis. Lamont Butler, and Pastor James Booker Jr.  I served as surprise guest emcee of the ministry of music portion of the program which included mostly worship selections to the Lord. 

A sweet and joyous spirit  permeated the entire program from the Praise Choir's opening selections "There Is A Name," and Lamar Campbell's signature song, "More Than Anything," to Julia Royston's rousing tribute, to Pastor Booker's closing song, "It's Your Time," the theme of the concert.

A bevy of family and church members, and surprise BFF co-workers spoke very highly of  the First Lady, noting her virtuous character, constant smile, pleasant disposition, and strong work ethic as a medical transcriptionist supervisor, her job away from the church.  I began the tribute stating that Sis. Marsha epitomizes  the Proverbs 31 woman. She is a woman who fears the Lord, watches over the affairs of her household, and the church.

Pastor Booker read letters written by family and grandkids away on vacation, and well-wishers.  Additionally, the first lady received an Honorary Citizen of Crestwood proclamation, bouquets of flowers, and a gift basket.   Laughter was great medicine as everyone laughed out loud at Pastor Booker's jokes along the way.


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