Church Announcements – May 6

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Flower Sponsorship
Flowers are placed in the Sanctuary today by: Darryl, Jill Osborne & Daila Patrick
“In Memory and Honor of Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Mother-in-Love’s 77th Birthday (May 4, 2018),” – Ms. Juanita “Nita” Theola Morgan Osborne
“It’s been just a few short months since you’ve gone home to be with your heavenly father and we all miss you dearly. Rest in peace for you are safe in the Master’s arms.”

The 2018 Free To Be Me Empowerment Symposium will take place in the New Fellowship Hall on August 4th at 9:00 am. There will be speakers, vendors, and more. There are several sponsorship opportunities, advertising opportunities, and vendor spaces available. Reserve you space now. Event packets are available in the vestibule and in the church office.

The Simon Temple Holy Riders Motorcycle Club is starting soon. Please sign up at if you would like to join and ride!!!

May 7–The Fayetteville/Cumberland County Ministerial Council has announced ten (10) scholarships for Cumberland County High School seniors. The scholarship application form can be found at the following website: Select “Scholarship” from the menu on the left side of the webpage. Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018 These scholarship opportunities are supported by our annual MLK Breakfast.

May 7, 14 & 21—New Members Classes will resume next month in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. Part 1 will be on May 7th, Part 2 on May 14th, and Part 3 on May 21st. Please visit: to sign up.

May 12—The WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE MINISTRY presents the “Lace and Pearls” Mothers & Girls Brunch on Saturday, May 12th at 10 am, hosted by First Lady, Rev. Felica R. Thompson and First Daughter Sis. Alexis A. Thompson. Come and receive “Pearls of Wisdom” from longtime member, Sis. Sarah Wilson. Tickets will be available in the church office or in the bookstore for $10 until Wednesday, May 10th. No tickets will be sold at the door.

May 17—The Marriage Ministry meeting will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm. Our guest speakers will be none other than our own Pastor Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr. and First Lady Rev. Felica R. Thompson. Please don’t miss this fantastic fellowship. All married couples are invited to attend.

May 19—The Fayetteville District Men of Zion Men’s Conference will be at New Bethel AME Zion Church 6967 Amarillo Drive, Fayetteville, NC at 9 am followed by a bake-off from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. All men are invited to attend the conference and all women are invited to participate in the bake-off. Join us for this awesome event.

May 19—First Lady Thompson will be preaching at the 7th Annual Women of Excellence Conference at Greater Chrysolite AME Zion Church, 1307 Meadow Road, Lumberton, NC on Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 am. Registration for this event is $25 and all ladies are asked to wear red & white. You can sign up and pay registration in the church office or at, if you plan to attend. The deadline to register is May 1st. Transportation to this event will be provided by Simon Temple.

May 20—The YACM (Young Adult Christian Ministries) coordinator would like to meet with all persons ages 18-40 in the Balcony immediately following both services. If you fall into this age group, please walk up to the balcony after Pastor has given the benediction to receive important information concerning this ministry. POC: Sis. Kayla Newbill – (910) 922-2464

Business of the Week
“KidzPlay, LLC – Latasha Bethea”
1537 Diamond Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311
(910) 488-KIDZ (5439) (office) (website)
Stop in the vestibule or in the church office and pick up information from the wooden magazine rack