Church Announcements – July 7

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The Free to Be Me Empowerment Symposium 2019 has (FYI:  the word ‘sponsorships’ has been removed from this announcement) advertising and vendor opportunities for businesses still available. Advertise your business or send congratulations to First Lady in the Free To Be Me Commemorative booklet.


The Simon Temple Phone Prayer Ministry Workshop Session 3 will be held in the front section of Kingdom Plaza on July 9th at 6:30 pm.


Tickets are on sale for The Free To Be Symposium on Saturday, August 3rd! Rev. Felica R. Thompson, FTBM radio show host, invites all to attend. Purchase your tickets after both services in the vestibule or in the bookstore. Tickets can also be purchased at by typing in 2019 Free to be Me Empowerment Symposium. You still have time to advertise your business. Forms are in the church office with details.


Attention members: The Simon Temple Greeters are actively recruiting those who would like to serve on their ministry team. If you are a member in good-standing and are interested, please contact Sis. Ann Alston at (910) 689-8389.


July 8-11—Experience Youth Conference will be held at Simon Temple during the second week of July.  Camp for children 5-12 years of age will be $35 and for those 13-21 years of age will be $65 in advance and there is a discount for families with multiple children. Advance registration will end on June 28th.  POC: Bro. Xavier Daniels, Youth Minister


July 8—The Usher Board will be conducting their 3rd quarter meeting in the New Sanctuary at 6:00 pm. POC: Bro. Rickey Williamson – (910) 551-8420


July 8, 15 & 22—New Members Orientation will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. Part 1 – July 8th; Part 2 – July 15th; Part 3 – July 22nd.


July 9—The Cancer Support Group will meet in the classroom in the New Sanctuary at 6:30 pm. POC: Bro. Darryl Patrick – (910) 978-5691


July 16—Baptism will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 PM. All candidates are to meet in the Old Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM. Bring towels and a change of clothing. Please ensure that you have filled out the church baptism form in the church office.


July 16—A mandatory meeting for all Simon Temple Bookstore, Media Ministry and Café stewards will be held in the Old Fellowship Hall at 6:15 pm. Please be prepared to begin promptly at 6:15. POC: Sis. Mary King – (910) 489-2931


July 20—Our First Lady, Rev. Felica R. Thompson will be the keynote speaker for “Pursuing God’s Excellence” – Kingdom Women, Embracing Our Purpose.  This event will take place on Saturday, July 20that 9:00 am will be held at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church, 1085 Mitchell Chapel Road in Pittsboro, NC.  To register, go to EventBrite and type in Durham District.  KidZone will be available.  Let’s show First Lady our support!


July 22—The Quarterly Conference for the 3rd Quarter will be held in the New Sanctuary at 6:30 pm. All ministers, trustees, stewards, class leaders, ushers, deaconesses and department heads are required to be in attendance.


July 27—There will be a Singles Ministry Conference & Fellowship. Details TBA.


Aug 5—A Church Wide Clean-up will take place on Monday, August 5th beginning at 9:00 am. Sign up in the church office to assist. POC: Sis. Janice Lee: 910-813-4799


Aug 6-9—The Men of Zion Men’s Conference entitled, The Experience 2019:  “Making Men Stronger” will be held at Simon Temple. Please visit: or call (301) 390-2900, for more information.


Aug 10—The Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr. Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held at Carolina Lakes Golf Course, 53 Carolina Lakes Road, Sanford, NC. Registration will begin at 7:30 am with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Individual and corporate sponsors welcome. POC: Bro. Gene Freeman – (910) 988-4671


Aug 11—Pastor will be preaching at Union Grove AME Zion Church for the Homecoming Service at 4:00 pm.  We need the mass choir, ushers and congregation to attend this event in support of our Pastor.  Sign up in the church office to reserve your seat on the bus.