Church Announcements – August 5

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All persons who would like to be trained to assist and participate in developing a Simon Temple community crisis response team, please sign up online at:  Persons will be equipped and trained to respond to natural disasters and emergencies as they arise locally or nationally.


Opportunities to serve:  If you would like to use your gift to further the Kingdom of God, we have the following opportunities for you to give of your time and service to the Lord!  The Sunday Beautification ministry, Audio/Visual ministry, Missionary Ministry House, Meals on Wheels, Evening security monitoring, Gate opener,and Evening receptionistare all areas in which we encourage you to consider serving.   Please see the bulletin for more information and sign up via the “Registration” tab at:


Aug 8-11—The Men of Zion of The AME Zion Church present, “THE EXPERIENCE” Men’s Conference at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, SC. The MOZ Golf Tournament will take place on August 8th and the conference will be held August 9th-11th.  Pastor Thompson will be one of the powerful presenters providing purposeful and practical instruction to edify the men of the AME Zion Church.  We encourage all Simon Temple men to attend this event.  Please visit: or call (301) 390-2900, for more information.


**Aug 12—The 2nd Sunday in August will be Team Jersey Sunday at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am worship services.  We will also host a Kid’s Fun Day & Ice Cream Party for our children and youth.  Don’t miss this exciting and educational experience created especially the younger generation!


**Aug 15—All members who have joined Simon Temple since the beginning of 2018 are invited to come out for a New Members Meet & Greet. This event will be held from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm to give you all an opportunity to fellowship and get to know other new members who have also become a part of the Simon Temple Church Family.


**Aug 18—The Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr. Annual Charity Golf Classic, providing over $25,000 in scholarships with funds raised, will be held on Saturday, August 18th at Carolina Lakes Golf Course off Buffaloe Lake Road going up Highway 87 North toward Sanford, NC.  Registration will begin at 7:30 am with a shotgun start at 8:30 am.  Individual and corporate sponsors are both welcome with sponsorship levels from $100-$500 having their name(s) or company’s name on signage on a hole such as the ones pictured here.  All monies raised will go toward college scholarships.  POC:  Bro. Gene Freeman – (910) 988-4671


Aug 18—The Women of Excellence and Daughters of Excellence will conduct Highway Clean-Up on beginning at 7:30 am.  All women and young ladies of Simon Temple are asked to participate.  Sign up via the “Registration” tab at:  POC: Sis. Loretta Whitehurst – (210) 577-9005


 Aug 19—First Lady Thompson will be preaching a revival service at Jordan Grove AME Zion Church in Siler City, NC at 3:00 pm. There will be a bus leaving from the Simon Temple Church parking lot at 1:30 pm.  Sign up online via the “Registration” tab at simontemple.securegive.comon or before August 15th.


Aug 24—First Lady Thompson will be preaching for the Women’s Conference at New Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, SC at 7:00 pm.  There will be a bus leaving from the Simon Temple Church parking lot at 3:00 pm. Sign up online via the “Registration” tab at simontemple.securegive.comon or before August 20th.  The Mass Choir and Praise Team are asked to be in attendance.


**The Women of Excellence 10-Year Commemorative Celebration will be held on September 28-29, 2018.  Tickets are on sale now.  Purchase them online, in the vestibule after both services or in the church office during the coming weeks.


Oct 7—The Clean Comedy Show will be held on Sunday, October 7th at 6:00 pm during the WIDU Anniversary Celebration.  This event will be held at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road.  This “Laugh Out Loud Comedy” will be fun for the entire family.  Early bird tickets are available here at Simon Temple for $15, only while supplies last.


For those interested in participating in the Widows’ & WidowersMinistry, please stop by the church office today to complete and return a copy of the Ministry ‘Plans and Goals’ form to assist with the planning for this ministry.  POC: Rev Helen Haynes – or (910) 867-1182, ext. 106.


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