Church Announcements – March 8

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Simon Temple Softball Team:  All men and women interested in playing softball on the church’s co-ed softball team, please sign up in the church office.


Anyone wanting to purchase a Life Member’s stole, applications are in the church office. If you have a “RED” stole, I challenge you to purchase the “PURPLE” stole.

Your help is NEEDED!!! P.O.C. Nellie Smith 910-322-5908


Have you worked out with the Temple Fitness Group yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Come out to the New Fellowship Hall each Saturday at 8:00 amand let Bro. Jonathan Foster help you reach your fitness goals.


The Greeters Ministry is seeking persons interested in becoming a part of this ministry. Please contact Sis. Ann Alston (910) 689-8389.


Mar 10—The Class Leader Appreciation Dinner/Meeting will take place in the New Fellowship Hall at 5:45pm. All class leaders and their spouses, class leader Emeritus and spouse are to be in attendance. POC:  Bro. Ronnie VanDyke


Mar 10—The Men’s Empowerment session entitled, “Down Pour,” will be held in the rear section of the Empowerment Center on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 pm.  We as believers have all had dry periods in our lives. Hosea speaks to us about God’s response to this, as He promises He will come to us like the rain. All men are encouraged to attend this awesome fellowship and to invite a brother to join us!


Mar 11—Ministers meeting will be held in the New Sanctuary at 5:45 pm.


Mar 11—The meeting for the persons volunteering for the Connectional Lay Council Convocation will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm.  All information pertaining to the volunteers, the hours and the various positions needed during the Convocation will be disseminated at this meeting.


Mar 15—New Members Classeswill now be held on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays in the New Fellowship Hall at 1:30 pm and will no longer be held on Mondays. All members who have not taken your new members classes please do so. Part 2 – March 15th • Part 3 – March 22nd. POC:  Sis. R. Gentry


Mar 16—A Church Wide Cleanup will take place on Monday, March 16th beginning at 10:00 am in preparation for the Connectional Lay Council Convocation, which will be held here at Simon Temple. Sign up in the church office to help out with this project. POC: Sis. Janice Lee: (910) 813-4799


Mar 19-21—The Connectional Lay Council Convocation of the AME Zion Church will be held at Simon Temple. We are in the process of preparing to provide the best experience for all conference attendees. We need your support and volunteerism to assist us with our efforts. Passionate hospitality & culinary workers are needed as well as greeters & runners! Please contact the church office at (910) 867-1182 at ext. 5 to volunteer.

Mar 28—The Women of Excellence will be hosting the Darkness to Light Steward of Children training that is designed to help us understand how to help protect our youth from sexual abuse. If you had the training in 2017 or before or never had the training, sign up will be after both services beginning March 15th. There are only 30 seats available. Sign up in the vestibule or POC: Sis. Whitehurst


Mar 29—Fayetteville District Male Chorus Singing Union will be held at Simon Temple at 4:00 pm. Each Male Chorus on the District is asked to participate.


Aug 22—The Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr. Charity Golf Classic is celebrating its 20th year.  Our goal is to raise $20,000.  Please help us Commemorate this awesome event with your participation and/or donation. No donation is too small. POC:  Bro. Gene Freeman.


Aug 28-30—The WOE Women’s Retreat will be held August 28th – 30th at the Lifeway Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgeway, NC.  This year’s Theme:  “Hidden Figures.”  Registration is underway and will be $100.00 without transportation and $150.00 with transportation.  POC: Sis. Brechelle Pinkett