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The Pastor's Corner
What does the Bible mean
by dying to self'? The following reading from an unknown author
explains it perfectly…
When you are forgotten or
neglected and you don't hurt with the insult, but your heart is
happy – that is dying to self.
When your advice is
disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, and you refuse to let
anger rise in your heart, and take it all in patient, loving
silence – that is dying to self.
When you lovingly and
patiently bear disorder, irregularity, tardiness, and
annoyance…and endure it as Jesus endured it – that is dying to
When you never care to
refer to yourself in conversation or record your own good works,
or itch for praise after an accomplishment, when you can truly
love to be unknown – that is dying to self.
When you can see your
brother or sister prosper and can honestly rejoice with him, and
feel no envy even though your needs are greater – that is dying
When you are content with
any food, any offering, any raiment, any climate, or any society
– that is dying to self.
When you can take
correction, when you can humbly submit inwardly as well as
outwardly, with no rebellion or resentment rising up within your
heart – that is dying to
Need an encouraging Word? Come study and fellowship each Wednesday night from 6:30 until 7:30 pm. You will enjoy the Word and the fellowship with us.
March 7, 2015The Tumbling
Shoals Association will convene at the Baptist Center, laurens, SC.
The Rev. Hiram Spain Associate Minister, Mt Zion Baptist Church,
will bring the Devotional Message at 10am.
March 14, 2015 Quarterly
Comfort Nursing Home visit. The next Quarterly Comfort Nursing
home visit will be on March 14 at Quillen Manor Assistant Living
center at 10am. 709 Quillen Ave. Fountain Inn, SC
March 21, 2015 YWA are hosting the first annual Ringbow Tea Luncheon on Sat. March 21 from 11am to 1pm. If you are interested in attending this event please contact a member of the YWA Committee. We are also asking each participant to give a small donation of $5.00. Lunch will be provided. Members are as follows, Pamela Jamison, Lisa Greene, Kristy Neely, Angela Talley, Alfreada Walker Smith, Nisha Neely, Tia Bolden Bradley, Denise Walker, Ava Davis, Tasha Sullivan, Sharon Sullivan, Samantha Fuller, and Lakendra Workman-Kilgore, President.
March 28th Musical Recital at 2:30pm. This recital is HARD work put in by some of the students at Mt Zion. Please come out and support our students for all their hard work and effort.
Piedmont Athletic Association
You are invited to attend the Piedmont Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Twenty Second Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Saturday March 21, 2015 at Embassy Suites Hotel 670 Verdae Boulevard Greenville Sc at 7pm
and 2015 Scholarships Available
MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE NOT APPLYING FOR
SCHOLARSHIPS!! MANY NEEDYOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND
Even if you do not have a
college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who
does, pass this scholarship information on to anyone and
everyone that comes to mind, especially churches, fraternities,
sororities, clubs, etc. Though there are a number of companies
and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships
which are to be used for the further education of African
Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because
of a lack of interest or knowledge.
No one is
going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a
scholarship!! Please help get our children involved. There is no
need for money to be returned to donating companies or
organizations because we fail to apply for it. Please
pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews,
friends with children etc. and help get them involved in
applying for these scholarships. We must get the word out that
money is available. If you are a college student or getting
ready to become one , you probably already know how useful
additional money can be. Our youth really could use these
scholarships. Thanks! (If clicking on the link doesn't work,
copy and paste the URL in your web browser.)
to do your homework and make sure that all scholarship offers
are legit and that they do not ask you to pay any money before
you get your scholarship. Make sure that you read all the terms
of the scholarships.
2014 Scholarships Available For Black
Students (Will probably be available for 2015 also)
Every year, more than $50 billion dollars
in scholarships are given away to students of all ethnic
backgrounds. This number includes many awards that are given
only to African American students and other minorities. Such
opportunities are needed because African Americans continue to
show the greatest need in the area of financial assistance. Even
more, the education gap between minority students and their
white counterparts is still very wide.
This web site was designed to help
African American students find the latest scholarships and
grants that are being given away by non-profit organizations,
government agencies and major corporations. Most of these
programs aim to assist disadvantaged people who come from poor
families and cannot afford to pay for college. However, there
are also programs that recognize and award students who can
demonstrate excellence in education, sports, etc. regardless of
their financial status.
Click here for a list of
scholarships that may be available to you.
2014 and 2015 Scholarships
Five Minutes in the Word
A Letter from God to Women
When I created the heavens
and the earth, I spoke them into being.
When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.
But you, woman, I fashioned
after I breathed the breath of life into man
because your nostrils are too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come
over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you.
Man was put to sleep so that
he could not interfere with the creativity.
From one bone, I fashioned you. I chose the bone that protects man’s life.
I chose the rib, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him,
as you are meant to do.
Around this one bone, I
shaped you... I modeled you. I created you
perfectly and beautifully. Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet
delicate and fragile. You provide protection for the most delicate organ
in man, his heart. His heart is the center of his being; his lungs hold the
breath of life.
The rib cage will allow
itself to be broken before it will allow damage
to the heart. Support
man as the rib cage supports the body.
You were not taken from his
feet, to be under him, nor were you taken
from his head, to be above him. You were taken from his side, to stand
beside him and be held close to his side.
You are my perfect
angel...You are my beautiful little girl.
You have grown to be a
splendid woman of excellence,
and my eyes fill when I see the virtues in your heart.
Your eyes...don't change
Your lips --
how lovely when they part in prayer.
Your nose, so perfect in
Your hands so gentle to
I've caressed your face in
your deepest sleep.
I've held your heart close
Of all that lives and
breathes, you are most like me.
Adam walked with me in the
cool of the day, yet he was lonely.
He could not see me or touch me. He could only feel me.
So everything I wanted Adam
to share and experience with me,
I fashioned in you; my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love,
my protection and support. You are special because you are an extension of
Man represents my image, woman my emotions.
Together, you represent the totality of God.
So man...treat women well.
Love her, for she is fragile. Respect
her, for she is strong. Remember her, for she is Me.