Church Announcements – January 5

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Corporate Daniel Fast:  The Simon Temple Daniel Fast 2020 began on January 2nd at 6:00 am and will continue through January 22nd at 6:00 pm.  (Information on this fast is provided at and on the handouts in the lobby.)


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 or pick up one of the handouts in the lobby.)


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.


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!”


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 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 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—Our very own Bishop Kenneth Monroe of the Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District will be the keynote speaker at the 27th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Crown Exposition Center at 8:00 am.  The Crown Expo is located at 1960 Coliseum Drive in Fayetteville. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale in the vestibule and bookstore after both services.  Let’s support our bishop!


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.