Gloria Ford:Low impact and strengthening exercise program to be held at Arnett AME

  • Friday, April 26, 2013

“For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee.”
St. Luke 4:10

Hello, and welcome to another great day that the Lord has made.  Hopefully, you have had a wonderful week, and have been enjoying some cooler days.  Remember to give thanks, because soon many will be complaining that it is too hot.  We humans never seem to be satisfied, but it is good that God understands that we are but humans, and he loves us unconditionally.
Prayerfully, you are doing well both physically and spiritually, if not, then I pray that God will touch you at all points, and cause you to praise him for his greatness in doing so.  

Some email buddy quotes were sent to me that I thought were fitting to share

• There is no love without forgiveness and there is no forgiveness without love.  Bryant H. McGill
• When life gives you lemons, squirt it in your enemies’ eyes.
•  Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living in eternity.  We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.  M.B. Ray
I would like to thank Paulette and Kamaria Nettles and Thomas Alford for their sharing.

Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church located at 7275 Browns Ferry Road in Georgetown, is getting ready for its 110th church anniversary.  They invite you to join them on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m. to help celebrate this most joyous occasion that includes a gospel concert featuring Brother Willie Dunmore and Unity Love Fellowship Choir.   Morning worship will begin on Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m. as they continue to celebrate with Rev. Boyd McDaniels as the guest preacher.  Please come and share with them.  Rev. Justin J. Gamble is the pastor.

Mt. Zion AME Church

A “meet and eat” program is being held at Mt. Zion AME Church in the Bloomingvale community at 7 p.m. tonight.  You are asked to bring your favorite covered dish and join us for the Word which will be presented by Rev. Merrie Lee Salley, pastor of Howard AME Church of Germantown, and afterwards to partake of each other’s dishes in feasting and fellowship.  Rev. Herman Ford, Jr. is the pastor.

Exercise program

You who feel you are in need of some type of exercise and don’t know where to go; you may begin at Arnett A.M.E. Church on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for low impact and strengthening exercises.  Health director and retired registered nurse, Mrs. Lizzie Campbell Graham says to check with your doctor just to make sure these exercises are right for you.
The program includes toning and strengthening exercises for men, women, and children, that helps to give you energy during the day, and according to certified trainer, Ms. Jacqueline Dozier, can also help those who suffer from diabetes, arthritis, and other ailments.  She notes that Mrs. Graham is on hand to help with certain health issues.
The great thing about this program is it’s free.  Just wear comfortable clothes, no jeans that may restrict movement, just soft pants, tee shirts and sneakers says Jacqueline.  They also take walks if the weather allows.  Ms Jacqueline Dozier and Mrs. Lizzie Graham will be looking for you, along with the most gracious pastor of Arnett, Reverend Barbara Nelson.

Arnett A.M.E. Church

A salute to seniors eighty years old and up, was held at Arnett A.M.E. Church on Sunday, April 14 during morning worship services.  Mrs. Lizzie Campbell Graham, the chairperson, says it has become an annual occasion thanks to Rev. Barbara Nelson, the pastor, who felt that something special needed to be done for the seniors.  The program included salutes with solos, songs, and a performance dance by the children.  The ones who were unable to be there were represented by other members of their families.  The written salute given by Mrs. Graham, also included biographies of the 15 seniors along with some of the great work they had done during the years for their church.  Gifts were also presented that included handmade scarves done by Ms. Jacqueline Dozier.  The men received scarves with one side in black and the other in African Kente cloth.  The ladies scarves had one side in purple and the other also in African Kente cloth.  The scarves were all fringed and had each person’s initials on the bottom of one side, and a cross on the other side.  They received a crystal mug with the church’s name on it along with their names, the occasion, and the date.  Each one lovingly received a rose.  This program, according to Mrs. Graham, “was done not only to honor these seniors, but to thank God that they have lived this long, and for continuing to keep them with us.” The list of sisters and brothers in alphabetical order are as follows:  Myrtle Blake, Wilson Cooper, Maggie Dozier, Jesse Green, William Green, Pauline G. Harrell, Beatrice Irons, Rebecca Izard (oldest in attendance at 99), Lillian Jackson, Elizabeth Johnson, Ruth McCraven, Norman Myers, Mary Pyatt, Martha Rhue, and Hattie Vinson.  The Committee consisted of chairperson, Lizzie Campbell Graham, Jacqueline Dozier, Lillie Jean Johnson, Fannie Johnson, and Barbara Bonds.  


Let us not forget to pray for the sick and shut in, the bereaved, those in nursing homes and hospitals, those with legal problems, those with financial problems, cancer victims, stroke victims, those with loved ones in Iraq, and for those loved ones, our churches, our pastors, those who are not happy with their jobs, those without transportation or a place to stay, our high school seniors for directions in life, and for each other. Pray for our elderly and our sick children everywhere.  May God bless you to have a wonderful life, and a great week.

Join me on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for Afternoon Blessings and on Sunday at 11 a.m. for Sunday with Gloria on Radio Station WLMC 1470 AM on the radio dial.  Many thanks to Mr. Rod Stalvey, owner, and the WLMC staff.

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