This was the theme for the 15th Session of the North Texas Conference held September 26-29 in Dallas, Texas with Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Williams and Smith Chapel A. M. E. Church family hosting. Bethel A. M. E. Church in Dallas; under the leadership of Rev. Darrell Caldwell held the opening and closing services.
Presiding Prelate The Rt. Rev. Vashti Murphy McKenzie and her husband Dr. Stan McKenzie addressed the congregation with this opening statement.
MABANK — The First United Methodist Church of Mabank will celebrate their 23rd annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, at the church, located at 501 South Third Street in Mabank. The Lord’s Acre Festival, named for the custom of farmers years ago who would dedicate an acre of land to the Lord and bring the produce raised on that acre to sell at a festival, has become a successful fundraiser that supports the church’s ministry to the youth of the Cedar Creek Lake area. Student ministry director Olivia Pannell is in her 1st year of working with area youth and has lots of great new ideas. The teens that attend weekly during our mid-week gathering on Wednesday nights are a diverse group and they are all building lasting relationships in faith.
One of the most important Martin Luther King Jr. Day events held locally each year is the Henderson County Black History Committee’s Gospel Explosion.
This year’s event will be held at Johnson Chapel AME Church in Malakoff 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and will feature Chuck and The Guiding Clouds from Huntsville.
This is a Henderson County tradition and a great event for music lovers of all ages.
The Henderson County Black History Committee will host its annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at New Hope Corinth C.M.E. Church in Malakoff. The special speaker will be the Rev. Keith Ray of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Church.
What do you get when you combined three 8-foot cakes, crowns, toys, pinatas and a camel?
Three Kings Day at First Baptist Church in Athens, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 6. Event organizers hope it will help begin to bridge the gap between cultures in the City. It is a part of the church’s “Manana Today” outreach.
The celebration will mark “the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the infant baby Jesus.”
On Sunday, August 28, Johnson Chapel A. M. E. church celebrated its 119 years of existence.
Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Church was organized in 1897 in the Cedar Creek bottom; under a brush arbor on the Abe Johnson’s Farm.
Johnson Chapel has gone through many trials and tribulations, but with the courage and strength of its members, descendants of Bro. Abe Johnson, and the local community, Johnson Chapel A. M. E. church stands strong in the 21st century.
The program moved forward with Evangelist Alma Berry opening service along with Sis. Delanda S. Johnson interacting with the congregation with songs of praise and worship.
Bro. Gilbert Smith welcomed everyone to Johnson Chapel, the friendly church where everybody is somebody and Christ is ALL.