Church Announcements – January 19

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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 MasterLife Christian Discipleship Program will begin on March 5, 2020, with the option of attending one of two sessions weekly. Please sign up online or in the church office where you may also obtain a description of the six-month program. POC is Dr. L. Newton


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 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 20—A Church Wide Cleanup will take place on Monday beginning at 10:00 am.  Sign today up in the church office to help out. POC: Sis. Janice Lee:  (910) 813-4799


Jan 23-24—The ENC Episcopal District Convocation will be held at Simon Temple.  Visit or pick up a flyer in the vestibule or office for details.


Jan 25—Living Your Best Life 2020 Financial Seminar will be held in the New Fellowship Hall from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  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 as a vendor in this event.


Jan 25—Volunteer training for new persons involved and working in ministries will be held at in the front section of the Empowerment Center at 12:00 noon.


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—The Simon Temple Greeters will have a meeting in the New Fellowship Hall at 9:00 am.  This ministry is actively recruiting those who would like to serve in this capacity. POC: Sis. Ann Alston – (910) 689-8389


Feb 1—Wives Only will be held in the front section of the Empowerment Center at 10:00 am.  The Vision Board Partywill 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 7—The 13th Annual Bread ‘n Bowls Bake Sale & Silent Auction will be held at Haymount UMC Family Life Center at 1700 Fort Bragg Road in Fayetteville.  This event is in support of the Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch.  Advance tickets can be purchased at Operation Inasmuch • 531 Hillsboro St &


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.