Church Announcements – December 29

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The Simon Temple Church Office will resume normal hours on January 2nd & 3rd.  Please call: (910) 391-2998 – for emergencies concerning critical incidents, hospitalizations, or death notifications only, until January 2nd.


Corporate Daniel Fast:  Simon Temple will begin a Daniel Fast on January 2nd at 12:00 am through January 23rd at 12:00 am.  For further information on the 2019 Daniel Fast, please visit or pick up one of the handouts.


First Fruits: (Proverbs 3:9-10)– The principle of First Fruits tells us that all our firsts belong to God.  In January, the first month, we are admonished to honor Him with the first of our wages in the amount of a day, week, or a month of salary.  Let us all be faithful in this principle so God can open up blessings, abundance, miracles and power for the duration of our year. (For complete information on First Fruits, go to


Please sign up in the church office if you would like to receive your 2019 tax contribution statement.


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.


Jan 2—The 1st Quarterly 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.


Jan 4—Wives Only Empowerment will be hosted by Rev. Felica R. Thompson in the front section of the Empowerment Center in Kingdom Plaza at 10:00 am.


Jan 6–New Members Class will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm.  Part 1 – January 6th, Part 2 – January 13th, Part 3 – January 27th.  Please contact Sis. Rebecca Gentry in the church office at (910) 867-1182 ext. 102, if you plan to attend this class.  Be advised: the classes do not have to be taken in numerical order.


Jan 10—Spiritual Emphasis Week is January 5-10.  A District Spiritual Emphasis Discussion will be held at Mt. Hebrew at 6:30 pm.  The study book is, “That’s Not How We Do It Here.”  All members of the District are asked to attend.


Jan 11—The Simon Temple Men Of Zion will be having breakfast for its initial meeting of this Conference Year in the Old Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m.


Jan 17–18—The Class Leaders Retreat will be held at Simon Temple on Friday beginning at 6:00 pm and Saturday at beginning at 9:00 am.  All Class Leaders of the District are asked to attend.   Topic:  Lawd Help Me Deal With these People.


Feb 13-15—Join the Simon Temple Marriage Ministry for the Valentine’s Getaway hosted by Pastor & First Lady Thompson at the Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. The registration cost of $200 can be paid via SecureGive and the group rate for the room is a total of $218 plus tax. Reservations will be made directly through or (800) 937-8461 and must be made by January 13, 2020.