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 simontemple.com)
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The following ministries need workers: The Senior, Adult and Junior Usher Boards, 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 with which you will be working.
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!”
Jan 14—The Cancer Support Group will meet in the classroom in the New Sanctuary at 6:30 pm. POC: Bro. Darryl Patrick – (910) 978-5691
Jan 14—Men’s Empowerment will be held in the rear section of the Empowerment Center in Kingdom Plaza at 6:30pm. POC: Rev. Mark Eubanks – (910) 261-1878
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.
Jan 20—Bishop Kenneth Monroe will be the keynote speaker at the 27th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Crown Exposition Center at 8:00 am. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale in the vestibule and bookstore.
Jan 23-24—The ENC Episcopal District Convocation will be held at Simon Temple. Visit simontemple.com or pick up a flyer in the vestibule or office for details.
Jan 25—Living Your Best Life 2020 Financial Seminar: topics such as financial planning, pre-need burial expense, insurance, earning extra income from home and resume-building will be featured. If you are a member, own a business and contribute financially to this church, you can apply to participate in this event.
Jan 25—Volunteer training for new persons involved and working in ministries.
Jan 27—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) 867-1182 ext. 102, if you plan to attend this class. Be advised: the classes do not have to be taken in numerical order.
Feb 1—The Fayetteville District Men of Zion Breakfast will be held at Rock Spring AME Zion Church at 8:00 am. All men from each of the 19 churches of the Fayetteville District are invited. Rock Spring is located at 4028 Legion Road in Hope Mills. We want the Simon Temple Men of Zion to be in attendance.
Feb 1—Wives Only will be held in the front section of the Empowerment Center at 10:00 am. The Vision Board Party will be held at 12:00 noon. Bring your poster boards and 2020 planners! Come enjoy not only food and fellowship but planning and prayer as well to start the new year! Sign up in the church office.
Feb 8—Mandatory Leaders Seminar for heads of all organizations, boards and clubs. This includes trustees, stewards, class leaders, ministers and staff.
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 marriott.com or (800) 937-8461 and must be made by January 13, 2020.