A Not So Silent Christmas By: Min. Angela Lee PriceWe celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this month with good tidings of great joy! Although we love to sing "Silent Night," the night Jesus was born was really not so silent. The multitude of heavenly host began praising God, saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, goodwill toward men" (Luke 2:14). A Daily Bread devotion says about that night, "Heaven's choir came down to sing when heaven's King came down to save." The shepherds, too, were not so silent that so-called silent night. After running to see baby Jesus for themselves, they ran to Bethlehem to share the news with the people. As Christians, we ought not be so silent during the Advent Season. Let us here on the Jesus Saves Social Network be bold, boisterous, believers in sharing the good news that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son to save us from our sins. Keep Christ in Christmas and tell everyone in your community wherever you live, and around the world on the internet that Jesus saves!
Backstage Happenings from the West Louisville Performing Arts Hope Awards Christmas ConcertBill and I backstage at the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy 15th Annual Hope Awards Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 7th at the Brown Theatre. WLPAA Founder and Director McDaniel Bullitt, his wife lovely Mamie, holding flowers, did an amazing job again this year with a concert that so beautifully ushers in the Advent season.
Kentucky natives, Michael and Annie Bolden were the honorees and recipients of this glass hands trophy. The musician and soloists have performed throughout the United States and around the world.
The spectacular boys and girls choirs rendered a number of traditional Christmas carols including "Carol of the Bells," "Behold the Star," "Credo," "The Christmas Song." They performed "Hero," by Mariah Carey and an upbeat rendition, "It Don't Mean A Thing," by jazz great Duke Ellington. There were special performances by the Love Fellowship Church Liturgical Dance Team, the Christian Academy of Louisville Jazz Band, and the melodious operatic voices of Michael and Annie Bolden. Superintendent John C. Robinson, Sr, Pastor, Bible Way Church of God in Christ gave the invocation. Amber Dixon and Alexandria Bluitt, ages 9 and 10, welcomed everyone, and Christen Boone, President/CEO Fund for the Arts offered expressions of appreciation to the academy. Boys choir member Emmanuel King introduced the honorees. Producer Sherlene Shanklin kept us all on point! This is the third year Bill and I have been a part of this concert that not only enhances the cultural experience of West Louisville youth, but also showcases their gifts and talents. Keep listening for Christmas music by the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy on Praize Power 1350 WLOU and the new Praize 104.7 FM!
The Purple Christmas Tree Prayer Breakfast Is This Saturday!
We are just one day away from the fourth annual Purple Christmas Tree Prayer Breakfast! This is another event that celebrates the reason for the season, and you don't want to miss it! We are on tiptoes of anticipation awaiting a powerful word from guests speakers Sherry Whitehouse, US Army Veteran and Rev. Cassandra Harris Gray, Associate Pastor, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Shelbyville, KY. Reservations are $15 with HUGS and $20 w/o HUGS. This breakfast is FREE to veterans with a reservation and ID! There's still room for you at the breakfast table, and your donations of hats, underwear, gloves, and socks will be accepted! For info, go to divasforchrist.org or call 992-9462.
This Holiday Season Give a Gift From Jesus Saves Ministries, Louisville
Tis the season for gift giving! Keep Christ in Christmas, and let your gifts represent your faith by giving those special people in your life beautifully customized Christ-centered gift baskets from Jesus Saves Ministries! Baskets contain a variety of gifts from the latest gospel music, t-shirts, Jesus Saves prayer journals, Bath and Body Works scented travel and purse sets, and full size lotions and body cremes, coffee mugs, and much more!
This gift basket contains "I Will Sing to the Lord" Coffee Mug, "I Love WLOU" T-Shirt (XL - red), Joy to the World tin (t-shirt inside), Grammy nominated gospel artist Anita Wilson new CD, Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple lotion and body cream, and Min. Angela Price's sermon, "I Still Have Joy," on DVD, plus other treats.
Join Min. Angela Price Live On Location
Saturday morning, at the Purple Christmas Tree Prayer Breakfast, Open Door Christian Church, 1520 Gagel Avenue, Louiville, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Between worship services, join me Sunday morning at the St. Stephen Holiday Mall, in the St. Stephen Family Life Center, 1018 W. Kentucky, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, your one-stop location for holiday gifts. Inbox me to place an order. Jesus saves!!
The Grinches That Steal Christmas
Pastor Kevin Cosby, St. Stephen Church is in the middle of a sermon series this month that is worthy of special note since many people find themselves less than joyful during and after Christmas season due to depression, stress, grief and fear. We encourage you to check out upcoming messages on grief and fear at one of the worship services or live online at ssclive.tv.
Below are links to resources the Jesus Saves Social Network has made available previously on these and related subjects from the
Sermon Notes Archive: When You Just Can't Get Over It, by Dr. Kevin Cosby
Overcoming Bouts With Depression, by Min. Angela Lee Price
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to Domestic Violence, by Min. Angela Lee Price
Pastor, People Should Partner to Address Burnout, Depression by Min. Angela Lee Price
When You're Under Stress, Where Do You Go, by Therese (Wright) Warrick
Depression, What Every Christian Should Know, by Joyce Vaughn (retired RN)
Domestic Violence and the Christian, by Joyce Vaughn (retired RN)
We would love to hear from you! Post your comments to these blogs post or start a new discussion!
Bates Memorial Baptist Church to Protest Recent Black Male Violence
In a tweeter notification today, Pastor F. Bruce Williams, Pastor, Bates Memorial Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky has call for a show of protest against recent black male violence. He has asked the entire Bates Memorial Church congregation to wear black at all weekend services this weekend.
Do You Know Any Men Of Quality?
Let's take these black males off the endangered species list! My brother, Rev. Michael Lee and his fraternity brothers are men of quality. They are great family men who are active in church and go the extra mile to give back to their community. Do you know any men like these? Post your pictures with photo description.
December 7th - 13th is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. Reports out this week say that in Kentucky influenza activity is now at the highest in the state with flu and flu-like symptoms in half of the regions in the state. Be sure to get your flu shot!
Bill and I got free flu shots live on the radio in on Saturday, October 4th at a Kentucky Health One live remote with Ms. Krystal at the Louisville Central Community Center. KHO offered a free health screenings, massages, flu shots and other services to the community at the event.
Post Your Church, Ministry, or Civic Events!
This Month’s "Ephesians 3" Event…
"Second Saturdays: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION”
Featuring playwright, producer and film-maker Cornelia Moss-Oldham
THIS SATURDAY December 13th, 7 PM
Hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church, in the Multi-Purpose Building
3827 West Broadway • Louisville, KY 40211
All ages are welcome! Free!
Join the Mt. Horeb Missionary Church forFamily and Friends' Day This Sunday
Join the Mt. Horeb Missionary Church in celebration of Family and Friends' Day on Sunday, December 14. Pastor Jerome Evans will deliver the 11 a.m. message. The church is located at 1701 Gallagher Street.
For more information, call the church at 582-3908.
The Advent season is here and churches and ministries are gearing up for Christmas programs, pageants, concerts, and Watch Night services, and New Year's Day celebrations. People are encouraged when that see God at work 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, and we will blast them out to the entire network at no cost to you. This is a FREE public service to Jesus Saves Social Network members. If you are interested in extended coverage, rates are nominal. Inquire today!
If you are looking for a guest speaker, or emcee for your event, contact Min. Angela Lee Price at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 502-415-1001. Click the About Jesus Saves TAB at the top of your page to learn more about this ministry and The Life Conference Suite.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves! Jesus Saves Ministries celebrating nine years of lifting up Jesus Christ.
"But I, when I am lifted up will draw all men to myself" John 12:32.
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Jesus Saves Ministries Feeds Needy Families at Thanksgiving
by Min. Angela Lee PriceI am reminded of what the apostle Paul stated in Acts 20:35 (NIV), "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" This Thanksgiving, we experienced the blessed joy in giving. Jesus Saves Ministries partnered with Compliments of Ree Hair Salon, located in Mudd Plaza, to provide food baskets to needy families at Thanksgiving. We give a big thank you to Cheri Barlett, owner (Left) for hosting our donations box in her shop. Her clientele responded in a major way with donations even after the deadline. One lady suggested that we include Bibles, something we were already planning to do. We included Daily Bread devotionals in each basket as well. We had a goal to feed five families. However, we exceeded it supplying baskets to a total of seven families, including four families at the Garden Variety Women's Transitional Home.
Here are comments from three recipients:To Whom It May Concern: Jesus Saves Ministries has proven once again that people are what they are all about. I was looking at not having a nice dinner, but because of people like them, and all of the generous donors, my family has received from the Lord both natural nourishment in the form of this food basket and spiritual nourishment in love and enouragment that we we have received, and we are extremely appreciative. God bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving - Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Keith Goatley. (More)
Jesus Saves Ministries celebrating nine years of lifting up Jesus Christ!