Church Announcements – July 29

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All persons who would like to be trained to assist and participate in developing a Simon Temple community crisis response team, please sign up online at: Persons will be equipped and trained to respond to natural disasters and emergencies as they arise locally or nationally.

**Aug 4—The 2018 Free To Be Me Empowerment Symposium will take place in the New Fellowship Hall on this Saturday, August 4th at 9:00 am. There are only a few sponsorship opportunities, advertising opportunities, and vendor spaces remaining. If you have not already done so, reserve your space today! Tickets are available today for $25 in the vestibule after both services, in the Simon Temple Bookstore or on Eventbrite. All tickets will be $35 on the day of the event. Get some friends together and take advantage of a group package. There is still time for you to advertise for your business!

**Aug 4—The Fayetteville District Annual Blood Drive will be this Saturday at New Bethel AME Zion Church located at 6967 Amarillo Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Please remember to eat a healthy meal and bring a photo ID. (see flyer included in email)
**Aug 12—The 2nd Sunday in August will be Team Jersey Sunday at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am worship services. We will also host a Kid’s Fun Day & Ice Cream Party for our children and youth. Don’t miss this exciting and educational experience created especially the younger generation!

**Aug 15—All members who have joined Simon Temple since the beginning of 2018 are invited to come out for a New Members Meet & Greet. This event will be held from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm to give you all an opportunity to fellowship and get to know other new members who have also become a part of the Simon Temple Church Family.

**Aug 18—The Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr. Annual Charity Golf Classic providing over $25,000 in scholarships with funds raised, will be held on Saturday, August 18th at Carolina Lakes Golf Course off Buffaloe Lake Road going up Highway 87 North toward Sanford, NC. Registration will begin at 7:30 am with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Individual and corporate sponsors are both welcome with sponsorship levels from $100-$500 having their name(s) or company’s name on signage on a hole such as the ones pictured here. All monies raised will go toward college scholarships. POC: Bro. Gene Freeman – (910) 988-4671

Aug 19—First Lady Thompson will be preaching a revival service at Jordan Grove AME Zion Church in Siler City, NC at 3:00 pm. There will be a bus leaving from the Simon Temple Church parking lot at 1:30 pm. Sign up online via the “Registration” tab at on or before August 15th.

Aug 24—First Lady Thompson will be preaching for the Women’s Conference at New Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, SC at 7:00 pm. There will be a bus leaving from the Simon Temple Church parking lot at 3:00 pm. Sign up online via the “Registration” tab at on or before August 20th. The Mass Choir and Praise Team are asked to be in attendance.

**The Women of Excellence 10-Year Commemorative Celebration will be held on September 28-29, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase them online, in the vestibule after both services or in the church office during the coming weeks.

Oct 7—The Clean Comedy Show will be held on Sunday, October 7th at 6:00 pm during the WIDU Anniversary Celebration. This event will be held at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. This “Laugh Out Loud Comedy” will be fun for the entire family. Early bird tickets are available here at Simon Temple for $15, only while supplies last.

For those interested in participating in the Widows’ & Widowers’ Ministry, please stop by the church office today to complete and return a copy of the Ministry ‘Plans and Goals’ form to assist with the planning for this ministry. POC: Rev Helen Haynes – or (910) 867-1182, ext. 106.

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