Church announcements – December 15

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Flowers are placed in the Sanctuary today by: Sis. Tamesha Livingston

“In Loving Memory of A’darrius Lavon Livingston. We Love and miss you so much from your mom, dads, siblings, aunts, uncles, and friends. Fly high my Prince.


Please bless our youth and family in our community this Christmas.  Let’s reach beyond what we see and be a blessing by bringing coats, gloves, shoes & clothes. Gift-wrapping will take place on Friday, December 20th from 3 – 7pm. Sign up in the church office to assist with gift-wrapping. POC Sis. Loretta Whitehurst.


The following ministries need workers:  The Hospitality Ministry, Protectors of the Promise Ministry, Parking Lot Ministry, Puppet Ministry, Children’s Ministry, A/V Ministry, Meals on Wheels, Sign Language, Spanish Interpreter & Security.  Please sign up in the church office and receive the POC information for the ministry you will be working with.


The Simon Temple Church Office Holiday Hours:  Monday (23rd):  Open10:00 am – 6:00 pm • Tuesday-Thursday (24th-26th):  Closed• Friday (27th):  Open10-2 • January (2nd-3rd): Opennormal hours.  Please call:  (910) 391-2998 – for emergencies concerning critical incidents, hospitalizations, or death notifications.


The House of Refuge Prayer and Spiritual Guidance Center:  Call (855) 979-9804 between the hours of 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, if you find yourself in need of prayer.  Please limit calls to less than 5 minutes so we can assist those inside and outside the church.


The Temple Fitness Class will be held every Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 led by Bro. Jonathan Foster.  Get your ‘temple’ in shape at “The Temple!”


Dec 15—The Christmas Party will be held in the New Fellowship Hall immediately following the benediction after 11:00 service has concluded.


Dec 16–New Members Class Part 3 will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm.  Please contact Sis. Rebecca Gentry in the church office at (910) 868-1182 ext. 102, if you plan to attend this class.  Reminder: the classes do not have to be taken in numerical order.


Dec 18—The pre-quarter will be from 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm for all class leaders to turn in reports. The members and organization meeting will be held in the New Fellowship Hall from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Bible Study will start at 7:00 pm.  If you have not taken your class leader photo, please be appropriately dressed & prepared to do so beginning at 5:00 pm before the 6:00 meeting begins.


Dec 21—Simon Temple will conduct its annual Christmas Outreach Ministry from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at 3 designated locations in our community. The locations will be on Murchison Road in the empty lot next to Colvin Funeral Home • the corner of Bragg Blvd. and Johnson St. • the corner of Gillespie St. and Chase St.  This community outreach will entail praying, preaching, drive thru prayer, leading souls to Christ, food & clothing giveaways, random acts of kindness, and a nursing home visit. We need your help and giving! POCs:  Sis. A. Sawyer and Dr. L. Newton


Dec 21—Women’s Empowerment Celebrating Seasons of Breakthrough 2019 Holiday Brunch, scheduled for Saturday, December 21st has been CANCELED.  Please take this opportunity to participate in the Christmas Outreach from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Thank you for your continued support.  POC:  Rev. Jennifer Blair


Jan 2–The 1stQuarterly Conference for the 2019-2020 conference year will be held in the New Sanctuary at 6:30 pm. All trustees, ministers, stewards, class leaders, deaconesses & heads of all boards and clubs are expected to be in attendance.  If you are unable to attend, please inform your ministry leader so you can be accounted for.


Simon Temple Marriage Ministry Valentine’s Getaway

Hosted by Pastor Brian R. Thompson and First Lady Rev. Felica R. Thompson

Dates: 13 – 15 February 2020

Location:  Westin Hotel @ Virginia Beach, VA

Special Group Rate: $109.00 USD per night ($218.00 total plus taxes)

Reservations can be made directly with the Hotel by calling 800-937-8461.  To receive the contract rates, the attendees should identify themselves as part of the Marriage Ministry Valentine’s Getaway.


Reservations must be made by 13 Jan 2020