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The Charlotte Post                                                                                                    IN RELIGION
                                                                                                                      The Rev. Claude R.
                                                                                                                      Alexander Jr. has been
                                                                                                                      appointed bishop-designate
                                                                                                                      by the Kingdom Association
                                                                                                                      of Covenant Pastors.
                                                                                                                      He will be consecrated July
                                                                                                                      23 at The Park.


Sun no                                                                                        Stylish                                                                   Bored? Think
friend to                                                                                                                                                               outside the box
                                                                                                                                                                        By Kimberly Summers
the skin                                                                                      curves
                                                                                              By Ryanne Persinger
                                                                                                                                                                        FOR THE CHARLOTTE POST
                                                                                                                                                                           What to do this weekend?
                                                                                                                                                                           Movies? check. Mall? Been there, done
  Have you ever laughed at
yourself? I did recently while                                                                                              But what is there for young people to
shopping in a department store.                                                                                                                                         do that hasn’t been exhausted?
                                                                                                 Fashion comes in all shapes.                                              For Kaneisha Gaston, her sanctuary is
While browsing sun block lo-
                                                                                                     Just ask Lisa Fair and Janelle Barnette.                           church.
tions for my face, I discovered
                                                                                                        Both embrace their sizes and sense of style. They                  “I usually do service with my church
one that was SPF 70.
                                                                                                        agree that being sexy doesn’t stop at size 6.                   which includes serving in the worship
  “Oh my gosh, a sun block for
                                                                                                            “The biggest misconception is that big women                arts ministry through our step team, or
your face that’s 70 SPF!” Before
                                                                                                           don’t want to look good and we do,” Fair said.               serving with my church’s (New Birth
                 I knew it, I had
                                                                                                             “We just have to find it in our size because they          Charlotte) outreach entitled City Dive,”
                 literally said this
                                                                                                              carry it...we’d just prefer not to pay an arm and         she says.
                 aloud. Thank-
                                                                                                               leg for it,” she laughed.                                   The ministry focuses on empowering
                 fully, no one was
                                                                                                                   Barnette, a plus-size model, said real               families in the West Boulevard area.
                 around to hear
                                                                                                                  women have to be more creative.                       “Weekends are at times busier that the
                 my exclamation.
                                                                                                                    “Women should be confident about who                weekdays,” Gaston says. “Most of my
                    Then I started
                                                                                                                  they are,” she said. “There are a lot of              time is devoted to my family and church
                 chuckling at my-
                                                                                                                  stores that cater to plus-size women.”                when it can be.”
                  self. What aver-
    KIMBERLY                                                                                                        Some of the trends Barnette says are in                For 17-year-old Marc Davis, weekends
                  age         woman
                                                                                                                   include bright colors, tops that have jew-           are for racing. A development driver
  HARRINGTON would get ex-                                                                                       elry and dresses that flatter curves.
                  cited about a                                                                                                                                         with Joe Gibbs Racing, Davis travels the
                                                                                                                    “I like wearing dresses that are form-fit-          East Coast competing for a chance to
high sun protection factor sun
                                                                                                                   ting at the top and loose at the bottom,”            graduate to NASCAR’s top division. This
block for your face? If some-
                                                                                                                   she said.                                            Sprint Cup Series hopeful sure isn’t
thing this simple makes my
                                                                                                                      Barnette loves shopping at stores that            wasting time at the movies.
day, my future husband will
                                                                                                                   cater to larger women like Charlotte’s                  “On a typical racing weekend I travel
have it easy.
                                                                                                                   Scarlett Plus Size Boutique, Torrid and              with my crew on Thursday to our race
  “Honey, I bought you home
                                                                                                                   Ashley Stewart.                                      city,” he said. “Friday is a practice and
some beeswax and banana
                                                                                                                      Fair prefers the women’s sections of de-          car set up day at the track. Saturday is
hand cream.”
                                                                                                                    partment stores. Dillard’s is her favorite          qualifying and race day. Starting at 7
  “Oh darling, you shouldn’t
                                                                                                                    shopping destination.                               a.m. with car inspection, then drivers
have. What did I do
                                                                                                                     “I love the fit (of their clothes) especially      meetings, team meetings, autograph
                            to    de-
                                                                                                                for a larger woman,” Fair said.                         sessions and qualifying for it is an all-
                            s e r v e
                                                                                                               Fair admits she likes higher end designers               day process with the racing beginning
                                                                                                            like Carole Little and Dana Buchman.                        around 8 p.m.”
                             But back
                                                                                                            “It depends on where I’m going because I like to               North Mecklenburg High School senior
                          to the sun-
                                                                                                         look the part,” Fair said. “But for women, you defi-           Rhyan Vereen visits colleges. She toured
                          block.    I
                                                                                                       nitely have got to have the right handbag and the                UNC-Chapel Hill for Project Uplift, an
                          got excited
                                                                                                      right shoe.”                                                      early recruitment program that provides
                         because I
                                                                                                        Fair adds that accessories make the outfit. She                 prospective students with insight into
                         live with a
                                                                                                     shops Nordstrom, Chico’s and Ann Taylor for ear-                   the UNC undergraduate experience.
                                                                                                    rings, necklaces and bracelets.                                     High school seniors from historically un-
                        called poly-
                                                                                                      “I think a set of pearls makes any outfit classy,” Fair           derserved populations who are in the
                                                                                                   said. “Accessories, accessories, accessories.”                       top 25 percent of their class are invited
                        light erup-
                                                                                                     But when Fair is going for a casual look, she stops at             to spend two days on the campus for a
                       tion. To say
                                                                                                  the Avenue.                                                           general introduction to student life.
                       it simply,
                                                                                                   Sherry McCluney, co-manager of the Avenue at the Ar-                    “There were some sessions where we
                       I’m allergic
                                                                                                boretum said some of the “in” items now are baby doll                   talked about how we could relate to
                       to the sun.
                                                                                               tops, three-quarter inch sleeve shirts, and trousers: wide               teens around the world and the prob-
                          I     don’t
                                                                                             leg, tweed and also low-rise.                                              lems going on in Africa as well as open
                      have to live
                                                                                              Don’t forget sheer shirts, sequin tops, pants or capris with              discussion classes about relationships,
                      in a bubble
                                                                                           cuffs at the bottom and scoop neck T-shirts, McCluney said.                  religion, culture, background, and
                      or        drive
                                                                                             “We want (customers) to be up on fashion as well,” Mc-                     stereotypes. For fun, we had a party and
around behind the shield of
                                                                                           Cluney said. “The Avenue is focused on (real women) looking                  a talent show the last night” Vereen says.
deep dark tinted windows.
                                                                                           the same as thinner women.”                                                  “It was very beneficial because we were
(Even though my dermatologist
                                           Lisa Fair is pictured                             The Avenue carries sizes 14 to 32 and shoes in wider sizes                 with other minorities with the same
wrote me a doctor’s excuse in
case the cops ever pull me                 in capri pants,                                as well as undergarments, swimsuits, jewelry and accessories.                 goal.”
over.) But prolonged exposure              leather vest and                                “We’re getting more trendy,” McCluney added.                                    But for Kayla Carr a sophomore at UNC
                                           strappy heels.                                  As for department stores, Belk at Southpark Mall’s today’s                   Greensboro the mall and movies are just
to the sun causes my skin to
                                           She never lets                               woman section offers trends consumers would see in its missy                    about the only activities available for the
break out in an ugly, stubborn
                                                                                       section.                                                                         under-21 crowd.
rash.                                      size get in the way
                                                                                         “A lot of the trends are very similar,” Arlene Goldstein, vice                    “I go to the mall, movies, or cosmic
  I’ve been living with this for           of her style.                               president of trend marketing for Belk, said. “I don’t look at her
about 10 years and have grown                                                                                                                                           bowling on the weekends,” she said. “I
                                                                                        different, she wants to look fabulous and she reads about the                   have found that there aren’t many activ-
accustomed to wearing long
                                                                                             new trends and wants them.”                                                ities for those that are under 21 around
sleeves and a hat in the sum-
                                                                                                    Goldstein said handbags and shoes make a statement,                 here on the weekends.”
mer, and carrying an umbrella
                                                                                                 adding that rich colors like purple, ruby red, amethyst                   Nonetheless there are some relatively
when it’s not raining. I get the
                                                                                               and raspberry are in.                                                    inexpensive diversions.
occasional, “Why are you wear-
                                                                                              For fall, Goldstein points out dark and dressy denim, cool                   “Other than the typical youth activities
ing longs sleeves and it’s hot?”
                                                                                             cardigans, new shape jackets that flow away from the body,                 I also enjoy going to the driving range
                                                                                               feminine blouses, tunic length tops, and dresses are very                and hitting golf balls,” Carr said. “It’s
  It does look odd. But it’s an in-
                                                                                                 important.                                                             cheap, only $5 for a bucket of balls and
convenience that’s worth deal-
                                                                                                     “Nobody can pull off a statement piece like a woman                you supply the golf clubs. There’s also
ing with considering the
                                                                                                    who shops in the women’s department,” Goldstein                     the Fungo in Cornelius, which has bat-
consequences. For me, no part
                                                                                                    said. “She wants to dress like her missy counterpart                ting cages. That’s fun too.”
of my body is safe. Whatever
part of my skin is exposed is                                                                                                             Please see PLUS/2B               Adara Blake, a senior at Northwest
vulnerable to the sun’s ultravi-                                                                                                                                        School of the Arts, spends weekends
olet rays - even on cloudy days.                                                                                                                                        doing what she enjoys most - acting.
                                                               CALVIN FERGUSON FOR THE CHARLOTTE POST

  Whether you have a sun al-                                                                                                                                               “A weekend for me during the school
lergy or not, it’s important to                                                                                                                                         year almost always means acting class
know that African Americans
need to protect their skin from
                                        Cooking in dorm                                                                                                                 both days (she was in Ensemble at Chil-
                                                                                                                                                                        dren’s Theatre last year and is audition-
the sun. One of the biggest mis-                                                                                                                                        ing again this year) from 3 to 6 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                                                        Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays,”
conceptions is that African
Americans don’t need to protect
themselves because of the
                                        room made easy                                                                                                                  she said. “I sleep pretty late on Satur-
                                                                                                                                                                        days unless I’m rehearsing for a musical
amount of melanin in our skin.
                                        By Howie Rumberg                                                                                                                at school, in which case I probably have
                                        THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                                                                                            a dance rehearsal at school from 9 a.m.
  Newsflash: black does crack.
It may take longer, but it can            Sparks flew during my first attempt at dorm room cooking.                                                                     to 2:30 p.m. I’ll hang out at a friend’s
and it will if precautions aren’t       Literally.                                                                                                                      house on Saturday night or go to a
taken.                                    That’s when I learned not to microwave a foil-wrapped ham-                                                                    movie or just go home...and then Sun-
  Susan Taylor, a skin care ex-         burger. Everyone on my floor in the dorm hated me for weeks                                                                     days I have class. But if I’m actually per-
             Please see SUN/2B                                                                                                                                          forming a show then I have that all day
                                                                              Please see COOKING/2B                                                                     if there’s a matinee.”

Nutrition and health: Carbohydrates role in fueling the body
                There’s lots of information out there             But what are carbohydrates, and why             mone produced by the pancreas, is re-              our diets that give us energy are sugars
                            these days about nutrition          are they so important to us?                      sponsible for making sure our blood sugar          and starches. The sugars are the “sweet”
                                and health, and some of           Carbohydrates are one of three sources          doesn’t get too high. Another hormone,             foods that contain sucrose (table sugar) or
                                 it can be very confusing!      of energy or “calories” for our bodies, the       glucagon, works to make sure our blood             fructose (such as corn syrups). Starches
                                One nutrition topic that        others being fats and protein.                    sugar doesn’t get too low, so insulin and          are found in foods such as rice, pasta,
                             has gotten a lot of attention        Think of calories the same way you              glucagon work as a team. When the in-              breads, corn, and cereals. Starches are not
                         lately is carbohydrates, or            would gasoline for your car. Carbohy-             sulin in our bodies is not working prop-           as sweet as sugars, but do provide carbo-
                            “carbs.” It seems that every        drates are the most important source be-          erly, or when our pancreas stops making            hydrates and calories to the diet. A third
                             time we turn around, some-         cause it is the source that is used by the        insulin, that can lead to problems like dia-       type of carbohydrate, dietary fiber, is not
                             one has developed a new            brain and is used when energy is needed           betes.                                             used as energy in our body because they
                    weight loss program that focuses            by the body quickly. The carbohydrates              Where do we get carbohydrates in our             cannot be digested, but does play a very
                    on cutting or increasing carbs.             we eat go into our blood system as what           diet?
                                                                we often call “blood sugar.” Insulin, a hor-        The two major types of carbohydrates in                           Please see NUTRITION/2B
2B                                                                         LIFE/ T he C h a rl o t t e P o s t                                                                                   Thursday July 17, 2008

Nutrition and health: Carbohydrates fuel body
                                    total amount of sugars,            bread and sweets that cause               make sure that, if weight is a      culture Food and Nutrition In-      Center on Minority Health,
                                                                                                                 problem, to limit the total                                             visit   our    website    at
Continued from page 1B
                                    starches (which are not listed     your blood to increase rap-                                                   formation              Center
important role in keeping our                                                                                    number of calories that you                                   
                                    separately on food labels),        idly.    Some research has                                                    (
digestive system working                                                                                         eat, including sugars and                                               norityhealth. Or, for health
                                    and dietary fiber (which do        shown that eating a lot of                                                      Contribution by Ronny Bell,
properly. They can also af-                                                                                      starches as well as fat and                                             information             call
                                    not give us energy) that are in    high glycemic index foods                                                     PhD, MS
fect our blood sugar by slow-                                                                                    saturated fat. Also, if you                                             336.713.7578.
                                    that food. You can also look       can lead to obesity and Type                                                    For more information about
ing down how fast the                                                                                            have a chronic health condi-
                                    at the ingredients in a food       2 diabetes. The down side of                                                  the Maya Angelou Research
starches and sugars we eat go                                                                                    tion like diabetes, you espe-
                                    label to see what types of sug-    these diets is that they are
into our blood. Good sources                                                                                     cially need to make sure that
                                    ars are in a food. Look for        generally high in fat and are
of dietary fiber include                                                                                         you follow your health care
                                    words like “high fructose          low in fiber, which can cause
whole-grain breads, cereals                                                                                      provider’s advice on the
                                    corn syrup,” “dextrose,” and       some other health problems.
and pasta; oatmeal; peas and                                                                                     amounts and types of carbo-
                                    “sucrose.”                         They are also difficult for
beans; vegetables such as car-                                                                                   hydrates you are eating and
                                      A lot of weight-loss diets       many people to stick with, so
rots, cauliflower, broccoli;                                                                                     how that affects your condi-
                                    these days are focusing on         many people that start on
and fruits such as prunes, ap-                                                                                   tion. Reading food labels
                                    the sugar and starch content       these diets and lose weight
ples and pears (especially                                                                                       when you go to the grocery
                                    of the foods we eat. Diets         quickly often fall off the
with the skin).                                                                                                  store and being more aware
                                    such as the Atkins diet rec-       wagon and gain the weight
  You can read food labels to                                                                                    of the calories and carbohy-
                                    ommend eating very few car-        right back.
determine how many grams                                                                                         drates in the foods you eat
                                    bohydrates. Of particular            There is much more re-
of carbohydrates are in a                                                                                        when you go to a restaurant
                                    interest with these diet strate-   search that needs to be done
serving of a food. The nutri-                                                                                    are excellent strategies to un-
                                    gies is limiting foods with a      on the overall health effects
tion content section of the                                                                                      derstanding your overall diet.
                                    high “glycemic index.” These       of the different types of
label will tell you how many                                                                                       For more information, con-

                                                                                                                                                       MARTIN L. KING JR
                                    are foods that are high in car-    weight loss approaches that
of the grams are from dietary                                                                                    tact the American Dietetic As-
                                    bohydrates and low in fiber        are on the market. However,
fiber and sugars. The total                                                                                      sociation (
                                    and protein such as white          a very good strategy is to

                                                                                                                                                       CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR
carbohydrates in a food is the                                                                                   or the US Department of Agri-

Sun is no friend to the skin – even yours                                                                                                                August 16 17, 2008
                                                                                                                                                          Selma, Montgomery,
Continued from page 1B             December, women should be
                                   putting on sunscreen with SPF
                                                                       slathering on sunblock every
                                                                       day to prevent me from turning
                                                                                                                   And then I won’t be the only          Birmingham, Alabama
pert, told Black America Web,                                                                                    one cutting cartwheels in the
                                   30 on any exposed skin.”            into the Incredible Hulk.                 aisle when someone invents a
                                                                                                                                                         For two days your feet will trod upon sacred ground.
“Everyone needs sunscreen.                                                                                                                            Depart Charlotte 12:15AM Friday night, Saturday morning
                                     May I add that this applies to      A woman recently joked with             sunblock with SPF 1500 (24-
Even medium and dark-
skinned people can sustain a
                                   African American men, too. In       me about my sun allergy, ask-             plus hour protection) ... I can         Saturday, August 16, 2008
                                   fact, one research study            ing if it were contagious be-             only hope.
sunburn.”                                                                                                                                                                Selma
                                   showed that men are more            cause she, too, has suddenly                A veteran journalist, Kimberly
  Jeanine Downie, a dermatolo-                                                                                                                              National Voting Right Museum
                                   likely to develop melanoma          become allergic to it.                    Harrington is a freelance writer
gist, told O magazine: “All of                                                                                                                                       Montgomery
                                   than their counterparts.              I’m no scientist, but my guess          living in Wadesboro. E-mail her
my patients of color must wear                                                                                                                              Rosa Parks Library and Museum
                                     We have to be vigilant when it    is that more people will de-              at
sunblock. We get cancer, too,                                                                                                                                        Birmingham
                                   comes to our own health. I          velop a photosensitivity to the
including melanoma. Everyday,                                                                                                                           16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham
                                   never knew that as dark as my       sun as the Earth’s ozone layer
rain or shine, January through                                                                                                                               Civil Right Institute and more
                                   skin is, that I would one day be    depletes.
                                                                                                                                                         LUNCH COMPLIMENTARY

                                                                                                                                                            Sunday Morning
                                                                                                                                                       Breakfast complimentary
Cooking in dormitory made easier                                                                                                                              Church service
                                                                                                                                                        16th Street Baptist Church
                                   just as yummy as if made con-    2 tablespoons extra-virgin                   ries from fat; 8 g fat (1 g satu-    Back in Charlotte
Continued from page 1B
                                   ventionally.                   olive oil                                      rated; 0 g trans fats); 54 mg        Sunday 8:30PM
after my failed cooking at-                                         2 lemon wedges                               cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate;       Prices for tour start at
                                     With this recipe you’ll be
tempt killed the shared mi-        cooking all the elements in      1 large carrot, thinly sliced                24 g protein; 3 g fiber; 293 mg           $193ºº per person                   Don t just read about it
crowave.                                                          on the bias                                    sodium.                                       4 to a room
                                   one closed packet made from                                                                                                                                            SEE about it
                                                                                                                   Kitchen Idiot Howie Rum-                  and includes
  Now I’m here to make             parchment paper (not foil!),     1 small zucchini, cut in half                                                                                       www.creative
                                                                                                                                                       transportation, lodging.
amends.                            creating a steaming process.   and thinly sliced                              berg can be e-mailed at hrum-
                                                                                                                                                       Contact Ahmad Daniels
  I want to help all you college   It’s a quick and basic way to    Salt and ground black pep-                   berg(at)                            at 704 537 1533       Additional Sponsors Welcomed
students who rely on the mol-      impress a dorm date.           per, to taste
ecule shaker for the occasional      I chose a fillet because they  Cut     two    11-by-16-inch
hot meal to prepare an easy        seem to cook through better    sheets of parchment paper.
and relatively cheap tasty din-    than a thick steak, such as      Spread half of the spinach in
ner: fish and vegetables in a      sword fish. If you want to cookthe center of each sheet. Place
parchment packet.                  a steak, you’ll have to reduce 1 fillet on top of each pile of
  The miracle of microwave         the power to medium to allow   spinach, then drizzle 1 table-
cooking is that the food is        for a longer cooking time. Thisspoon of olive oil and the juice
heated throughout, basically       allows the middle to cook the  of 1 lemon wedge over each.
all at once, unlike cooking        same as the outer edge.          Arrange half the carrot and
with flame. But this doesn’t         One of the most important    zucchini slices in single layers
mean that everything cooks to      things to know about mi-       around each fillet. Season with
perfection easily.                 crowave cooking is that food   salt and pepper.
  The difference between a         heats best when arranged in a    To seal each packet, fold the
moist, flavorful dish and a        single layer. While a mi-      paper over the food corner-to-
rubbery and tasteless one de-      crowave theoretically heats    corner to form a triangle.
pends on many factors, in-         evenly, the radio waves need   Begin at one corner and crimp
cluding getting the timing         to penetrate the food to work. and fold together the two
right, packing the food prop-      If items are bunched together  sides of parchment.
erly and using the correct         or piled there will be trouble.  Set each packet on a plate
power setting.                                                    and place in the microwave.
                                     It also helps to cut the ingre-
  Ramen noodles usually            dients, in this case the vegeta- Microwave the first plate on
come out fine because the          bles, thinly and into similar  high for 2 1/2 minutes. Re-
stringy noodles are in liquid      sizes to ensure even cooking.  move from the microwave and
when they cook. But how                                           let stand while cooking the
many times have you bit into a       MICROWAVED            PARCH- second packet. Open the pack-
pasta dish where it’s about as     MENT FISH                      ets slowly to prevent the
appealing as overchewed              Start to finish: 25 minutes  steam from rushing out.
gum?                                 Servings: 2                    Can be eaten directly from
  Some foods cook better than        2 cups baby spinach          the parchment paper.
others. I have never had a           Two 5-ounce portions fish      Nutrition information per
good piece of microwaved           (such as cod, haddock, trout, serving: 204 calories; 72 calo-
meat. But fish fillets can taste   turbot or any flaky fillet)

Plus-size fashion steps out of the
shadows and into the limelight
Continued from page 1B                               reigns as Miss Full Figure and Fabulous Char-
and that’s our goal.”                                lotte 2007.
  When it comes to shoes, Goldstein said the           Fair added: “You can’t have a saggy bra. You
new pump is a must-have, with heels and toes         cannot have your stuff sagging. The muffin top
in architectural shapes and innovative materi-       thing is not in.”
als.                                                   • Saturday is an XChange Models Casting Call
  Fair likes her peep-toe pumps or slingbacks.       for full figured models at 11 a.m. at The Arbors
  Lastly, the undergarment is key, Fair and Bar-     at 2315 W. Arbors Drive, Suite 225. For more
nette say.                                           information, visit
  “If you have on the wrong undergarment it
could ruin the outfit,” said Barnette, who

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                                                                                                                                                                                       Style knows no size.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Real women
                                                                                                                                                                                       are fashionable, too.

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008                                                                   PAGE 4B

                                                                                                                                                                      Can Obama
                                                                                                                                                                      earn affection of
                                                                                                                                                                      By Red Roelofs
Exemplary                                                                                                                                                             RELIGION NEWS SERVICE

                                                                                                                                                                         GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Heather Rosema
                                                                                                                                                                      is precisely the kind of Christian voter

servant                                                                                                                                                               that Sen. Barack Obama covets.
                                                                                                                                                                         Rosema, 41, chose George W. Bush in
                                                                                                                                                                      2000, when she put greater emphasis on
  (John 13:1-20)                                                                                                                                                      issues like abortion and gay marriage.
  This week’s treatment of the International                                                                                                                             This year, she intends to vote Obama.
Sunday School Lesson is written by Damon F.                                                                                                                              Rosema, a member of Roosevelt Park
Reid who serves with Round Lake Christian As-                                                                                                                         Community Christian Reformed Church,
sembly in Lakeville, Ohio.                                                                                                                                            sees a true man of faith in the presump-
  There are important lessons to learn if we                                                                                                                          tive Democratic presidential nominee.
are to be faithful and fruitful in the Lord’s en-                                                                                                                        “He talks about God very easily,” said
terprise. Jesus was careful to provide an ex-                                                                                                                         Rosema, of Grand Rapids. “I think that I
ample for us so we could meet the challenges                                                                                                                          hear that from him. They seem to be a
in life.                                                                                                                                                              Christian family.”
                                                                                                                                                                         Mike Langerak, meanwhile, remains
 Great love
  This passage offers meaningful instruction.
                                                                                                                                                                         “Obama has got a good line. He pres-
What is so special about it? Look at the way
                                                                                                                                                                      ents himself well. But his walk does not
this life application begins: “Having loved his
                                                                                                                                                                      follow his talk,” says Langerak, a 50-year-
own who were in the world, he now showed
                                                                                                                                                                      old roofing contractor from suburban
them the full extent of his love” (v. 1). Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                      Hudsonville who also attends a Christian
cares about the disciples with whom he will
                                                                                                                                                                      Reformed church.
soon share this meal, but he cares just as
                                                                                                                                                                         Langerak is most troubled by Obama’s
much for all those who will follow, including
                                                                                                                                                                      support of abortion rights, yet he doesn’t
our generation! Jesus chose to display his love
                                                                                                                                                                      exactly sing the praises of Sen. John Mc-
by washing the feet of the men who walked
                                                                                                                                                                      Cain, who has struggled to woo evangeli-
with him every day and who listened as he
                                                                                                                                                                      cal voters that flocked to Bush in 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                      But Langerak is pragmatic when it comes
  John describes Jesus’ confidence: “Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                      to the Nov. 4 election. He wonders about
knew that the Father had put all things under
                                                                                                                                                                      other Christian voters who look askance
his power, and that he had come from God
                                                                                                                                                                      at McCain’s conservative credentials.
and was returning to God” (v. 3). Jesus is as
                                                                                                                      CALVIN FERGUSON FORTHE CHARLOTTE POST

“comfortable” as he can possibly be, given the          The Rev. Claude Alexander, pastor of The Park Ministries, will be consecrated as a bishop                        “Some people said they would sit it out
                                                        July 23 by Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors at the former Merchandise Mart.                            ... But if you do not vote for McCain, then
events that will follow this occasion. John
                                                                                                                                                                      you are in effect putting Obama in,”
mentions that the devil has already prompted
                                                                                                                                                                      Langerak said.
Judas to betray Jesus. Jesus is aware of this
  Special lesson
  Jesus rises from the table to prepare for the
special object lesson he will share with the dis-
ciples-and us. As he prepares to wash the dis-
                                                        On the road to                                                                                                   Evangelical voters like Rosema and
                                                                                                                                                                      Langerak are a crucial constituency in the
                                                                                                                                                                      2008 elections. In 2004, 78 percent of
                                                                                                                                                                      white evangelicals broke for Bush, and
                                                                                                                                                                      white Protestants overall voted for Bush
                                                                                                                                                                      by a two-to-one margin. Few predict that
ciples’ feet, his spirit reminds him “the Son of
Man did not come to be served, but to serve”
(Mark 10:45). There is no pretense, for Jesus
always does “the will of him who sent me”
(John 6:38).
                                                        becoming bishop                                                                                               kind of fervor for McCain, but it remains
                                                                                                                                                                      to be seen whether Obama can crack open
                                                                                                                                                                      the door to this GOP sanctuary.
                                                                                                                                                                         Obama is not ceding evangelical votes.
  Although the first few disciples are uncom-                                                                                                                             Please see WILL EVANGELICALS/5B
fortable with this exercise, they allow Jesus to
                                                        Consecration rites for The Park Ministries’ pastor

wash their feet. Peter (who else?) questions the
appropriateness, however, when Jesus ap-
                                                        Claude Alexander the latest chapter in journey of faith
proaches him. “Lord, are you going to wash               By Ryanne Persinger                                to be its pastor.
my feet?” (John 13:6). Then, following Jesus’                  “(The church) has grown miraculously,”
simple reply, Peter says, “No, you shall never                                                              Alexander said. “None of us expected the
wash my feet” (13:8). Imagine how you would                       or the past year, the Rev. Claude R.      church to have grown the way it has. I think
have felt - what you would have said - if you                     Alexander Jr. has been through train-     having a group of staff both fulltime and part-
were in Peter’s sandals as Jesus prepared to                      ing and catechism leading up to his       time along with volunteers who love God,
wash your feet.                                                   consecration as bishop by Kingdom         have a passion for service and a commitment
  Things get really interesting after this ex-                    Association of Covenant Pastors on        to excellence has helped us greatly.”
change. Peter is uncomfortable with Jesus per-           July 23.                                             Alexander has preached at The Park for 18
forming such a menial task. Those who serve                The senior pastor at University Park Baptist     years and the congregation has ballooned to
others often find it very difficult to be gra-           Church, now known as The Park Ministries,          approximately 8,000 members.
cious recipients of gifts from those normally            preached his first sermon in Jackson, Miss., a       In 2006, Alexander expanded the church by
served. Peter is once again on the wrong side            day after he graduated from high school.           acquiring the former Merchandise Mart on In-
of Jesus’ purpose and plans.                               That was 27 years ago.                           dependence Boulevard. Sometime in late
                                                           He came to Charlotte after University Park,
                 Please see EXEMPLARY/5B                 located on Beatties Ford Road, extended a call                                  Please see ON/5B             Obama

                                        Authors offer up a racy view of the bible
                                        By Ashly McGlone                                         Adam’s rib, but “from something a little lower               All male mammals possess a penis bone - except
                                        RELIGION NEWS SERVICE                                    down”? Was the “knowledge of good and evil” in             humans and spider monkeys. So was the “bone”
                                                                                                 the Garden of Eden a euphemism for sex? And, as            used to create Eve not actually Adam’s rib after all?
                                         Most believers would say the Bible is the Word of       chapter 6 asks, “Did Abraham Pimp Sarah?”                  The authors conclude the theory has “compelling
                                       God, or at least a divinely inspired book written by        The answer to many of their questions was no,            advantages” over traditional interpretations, and is
                                       divinely inspired men.                                    but it nonetheless makes for some interesting (not         not “bizarre, outrageous or unreasonable.”
                                         But what if the Bible had been mistranslated, or        to mention steamy) reading. Kaltner and McKenzie             The authors insist they are not challenging the
                                       censored to remove the tawdry bits about pimps,           were inspired to write the book after hearing the          integrity of the Bible, but “just dealing with parts of
                                       cross-dressers or a, ahem, Brazilian wax as punish-       intriguing account of Eve’s origin at a conference.        the Bible that aren’t preached from the pulpit that
                                       ment?                                                     From there, they researched other unusual inter-           often,” Kilpatrick said. In an attempt to simplify
                                         That’s what biblical scholars John Kaltner and          pretations tucked away in scholarly journals.              biblical scholarship, complex ideas are brought
                                       Stephen L. McKenzie of Rhodes College in Mem-               Kilpatrick, the evangelical creator of religious         into layman’s terms. Rather than sacrilegiously
                                       phis, Tenn., were wondering, and they set out to          satire Lark News, was also brought on board to fur-        picking on accepted biblical translations, the au-
                                       investigate a handful of unorthodox interpreta-           ther the book’s witty and light-hearted tone. In the       thors say their book simply picks those transla-
                                       tions of Old Testament tales. The result was their        account of Eve’s creation, the Hebrew word used            tions apart, revealing potential long-standing
                                       new book, “The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and            for “rib” is “tsela,” but that’s not how it’s translated   misunderstandings.
                                       Naughty Bits of the Good Book,” co-authored with          in other parts of the Bible. Rather, it’s usually trans-     “No Bible Bashing, Please,” reads the introduc-
                                       Christian satirist Joel Kilpatrick. There are ques-       lated as a “side” or “appendage” jutting out from a        tion. “We are not trying to make fun of the Bible. We
                                       tions like: Was Eve actually created not from             central structure.                                         love the Bible.”

                                                                                     WORSHIP BRIEFS
  The calendar deadline is noon on Fridays. Fax       Randolph Road. A free will offering will be ac-      aseegee Road will host praise dance classes           Upton Theological Discussion Series at 7 p.m.
announcements to (704) 342-2160 or e-mail             cepted to support the choir’s ministries, which      through July 25. The dances are open to ages 4        on three Thursdays. The first session kicks off Please         provides education, care and emergency relief        to 16 and is held from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and        June 10 with “What’s the point of the Bible?”
put “religion news” in the subject line. Do not       for over 7,000 children in Uganda, Rwanda,           Thursdays. Registration is $25. For more infor-       “What’s the point of good works?” is on July 17
send attachments.                                     Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya and South Africa.       mation, call (704) 763-6275 or (704) 399-4492.        and Aug. 21 is “What’s the point of Jesus
  Ongoing:                                            For more information, call (877) 532-8651.             • First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade         Christ?” For more information, call (704) 927-
  • The African Children’s Choir is performing          • The Rock Worship Center, 1113 Fordham            St., kicks off its series “Movies That Move: Films    0270.
in Charlotte through August. Catch the free           Road, starts its new AM worship service Aug. 3.      That Have Shaped My Faith,” through Aug. 17.            • Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beat-
show at 7 p.m. July 18 at Northside Baptist           Early morning worship begins at 8:30 a.m. The        The adult education series classes begin at 10        ties Ford Road, presents its Summer Camp from
Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd, or Aug. 2 at Provi-        church also invites the community to Friday’s        a.m. and last about 45 minutes. Each Sunday           June 16 through Aug. 22. Camp is from 7:30
dence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road at 6         Hour of Power from 7-8 p.m. For more informa-        will be devoted to a discussion about a different     a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Fridays. Va-
p.m. The last performances are at 8:30 and 11         tion, call (704) 358-4167.                           film. For class dates and movies or for more in-      cation Bible School is also offered from June 23-
a.m. Aug. 3 at Providence Baptist Church, 4921          • Tuckaseegee Recreation Center, 4820 Tuck-        formation, call (704) 332-5123.                       27 from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Fridays. For
                                                                                                             • First Presbyterian Church also presents its                                Please see REEDER/6B
5B                                                                      RELIGION/ T he Charlotte Post                                                                            Thursday, July 17, 2008

Exemplary servant follows path
                                     Next Jesus leads the discus-      Now comes the real lesson:                           him. Of his relationship with
                                                                       “No servant is greater than his                      the Father, Jesus says, “The
Continued from page 4B
  Note our Lord’s serious re-      sion toward his challenge and
                                   application. “Do you under-         master, nor is a messenger                           one who sent me is with me;
sponse: “Unless I wash you,
                                   stand what I have done for          greater than the one who sent                        he has not left me alone, for I
you have no part with me”
                                   you?” (13:12). Obviously not!       him” (13:16).                                        always do what pleases him”
(13:8). Jesus knew what he was
                                   Jesus continues, “You call me         Jesus wants to underscore                          (John 8:29). Jesus, full of confi-
doing - Peter did not. That is
                                   ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and           for his followers that they                          dence about his place and role,
the reason for the noticeable
                                   rightly so, for that is what I      must serve others because of                         never usurped the Father’s
pendulum shift when Peter re-
                                   am. ...I have set you an exam-      the example he has provided.                         will. This is the lesson for all
quests Jesus to wash his
                                   ple that you should do as I         Submission to God will grow                          of us.
hands and head as well (13:9)!
                                   have done for you” (13:13, 15).     out of their desire to please
 Challenging application

On the road to becoming bishop
Continued from page 4B              to me,” Alexander said. “A         and stepfather were physi-
                                    bishop serves the church first     cians.
2009 the main sanctuary and         of all by pastoring pastors.
                                                                                                                              Plans for The Park:
                                                                         “My summer jobs were
its facilities will be relocated    The second thing that a                                                                  First floor: The first floor
                                                                       medical but within that they
to Independence and the             bishop does is serves as a                                                             will continue to be open
                                                                       developed within me a sense
Beatties Ford Road campus           decedent of the faith and the                                                          space and rented to con-
                                                                       of community responsibility
will be sold.                       third thing that a bishop does                                                         sumers. It will still host the
                                                                       and service and so even in
   “I’ve watched his ministry       is exercise the level of juris-                                                        Southern Shows.
                                                                       that God was shaping me,”
develop and blossom,” KACP          diction over an area.”                                                                   Second floor: The main
                                                                       Alexander said.
Presiding Prelate Walter S.           Thomas added that his new                                                            space will be used for adult
                                                                         Four of Alexander’s uncles -
Thomas said. “I’ve also             No. 2 will also be responsible                                                         training, computer training,
                                                                       his mother’s brothers - were
watched his development as          for programming and the de-                                                            missionary training and theo-
                                                                       ministers. His grandfather
both a minister and person,”        velopment of pastors.                                                                  logical training.
                                                                       was a pastor, but died before
Thomas is also pastor of New          “Now (the pastors) have an-                                                            Third floor: The main space
                                                                       Alexander was born.
Psalmist Baptist Church in          other level of wisdom to go                                                            on the third floor will be ren-
                                                                         At an early age, Alexander’s
Baltimore.                          to,” Thomas said. “But                                                                 ovated for youth education
                                                                       mother, who was also a
  Alexander will be conse-          (Alexander) will still be giving                                                       and training.
                                                                       church musician, taught him
crated during a three-day pe-       as much attention to the                                                                 Freedom Hall: A portion of
                                                                       religious songs and prayer in
riod      that    includes     a    church and in a sense this                                                             it will be renovated into a fit-
                                                                       a faith-based environment.
celebration and KACP confer-        broadens his resources.”                                                               ness center and the other por-
                                                                         All of those things he will
ence through July 25.                 Thomas, who has known                                                                tion will be open for banquets
                                                                       reflect on during his conse-
  KACP is a covenant of ap-         Alexander for 16 years, said                                                           and receptions.
proximately 60 pastors from         he chose him because of the                                                              Liberty Hall: Is where the
                                                                         “It’s a different opportunity
the East Coast, Midwest and         commitment he brings to the                                                            sanctuary will be housed.
                                                                       to provide service to the
the South.                          ministry.                                                                                Alexander said The Park will
                                                                       church,” Alexander said.
  As bishop, Alexander will           “I’ve known him for many,                                                            still book shows and lease
                                                                       “And we want everyone to
not have to leave the pulpit.       many years, he’s like a son to                                                         space.
                                                                       come out for the conference.”
However, he will have added         me,” Thomas said. “His life          Alexander’s consecration
responsibilities as first assis-    has also been a model of the       will be at 5 p.m. July 23 at
tant to Thomas.                     ministry.”                         The Park at 2500 E. Independ-
  “It’s another level of re-          In 1971, Alexander says he       ence Blvd.
sponsibility that God is giving     accepted Christ. His mother

Will evangelicals return                                                  Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church
                                                                           “A Church Putting Love Into Action”
Obama’s affections?                                                           700 SUGAR CREEK ROAD, WEST
                                                                            CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 28213
Continued from page 4B                                                            Sunday Church School 9:30a.m.
He visited Ohio on July 1 to tout expanded funding for social
                                                                              Worship Service 11:00a.m. and 6:00p.m.
service programs run by religious groups. He also has circu-
                                                                                  Baptist Training Union 5:00p.m.
lated a pamphlet that is striking for its stark religious appeal.
                                                                          Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesdays 7:30pm
Beneath a photo of Obama at a pulpit with a large cross in the
                                                                             Office (704)596-7935 • Fax (704)596-1204    Dr. Peter M. Wherry, Pastor
background, it reads: “My faith teaches me that I can sit in
                                                                                              and wife, Dr. Wanda
church and pray all I want, but I won’t be fulfilling God’s will

                                                                             Greater Gethsemane A.M.E. Zion
unless I go out and do the Lord’s work.”
  There is political work to do, given a March poll that found

13 percent of Americans mistakenly believe Obama is Muslim.
Beyond that, Obama may continued to be haunted by his con-
troversial former pastor in Chicago, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright,
with whom Obama made a complete break in May. McCain has                   531 Campus Street • Charlotte, NC 28216
issues of his own with religious voters.                                   Office (7 0 4 )3 7 5 -3 9 00 • Fax ( 7 0 4) 3 7 2- 0 6 14
  In his 2000 campaign for the GOP nomination, McCain took       
on the religious right as he faulted the “politics of division                      S u n d ay S ch o o l . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 : 4 5 a . m .
and slander” and called Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell                             S u n d a y Wo r s h i p . . . . . . . . 1 1 : 0 0 a . m .
“agents of intolerance.” Last year, McCain finished last of nine                    We d n e s d a y P r a y e r. . . . . . . 6 : 0 0 p . m .
Republicans in a straw poll at the Values Voter Summit for
conservative activists in Washington.                                                  Our Motto: “Dare, to dream the impossible.                     C. Franklin Tillett, Jr.
  In May, he was forced to dump the endorsement of religious                             All things are possible. Only believe!”                             Pastor
broadcasters John Hagee and Rod Parsley after Hagee sug-
gested the Holocaust was God’s way of moving Jews to Israel,
and Parsley called Islam an “antichrist religion” bent on world
domination. Since then, the McCain campaign has stepped up
                                                                                                                His last commandment is
efforts to assure evangelicals he is their candidate. But Calvin                                                  our first assignment
College political science professor Doug Koopman said Mc-
Cain may have trouble closing the deal, especially as younger
evangelicals gravitation toward issues like global warming,
human trafficking and poverty.
  “He has never been their candidate,” he said. “John McCain
has never been a religious exhibitionist.” Koopman noted Mc-
Cain’s libertarian strain of Arizona politics is not necessarily
identified with conservative Christian concerns. What’s more,
“he is independent and strong-willed and in some sense un-
predictable on issues.”
  Koopman also said Obama is tapping a new generation of
evangelical leaders while old-guard icons such as Robertson
are being wooed by McCain’s campaign.
  “They are running a 2000 campaign when it comes to 2008,”
                                                                             St. Paul Baptist Church
he said. Of course, a mosaic of other factors — including                 Our Purpose: “To convince the unconvinced
turnout by black, young and new voters — will shape Novem-                   to be convinced and make disciples”
ber’s outcome. But Koopman believes evangelicals could be
pivotal _Religion “is a way into voters being comfortable with
                                                                                 Sunday Worship at 7:30 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                Sunday Worship at 7:30 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                    Sunday Morning Breakfast 8:45 A.M.
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a candidate,” he said. If Obama can cut McCain’s margin                            Sunday School at 9:25 A.M.- 10:25 A.M.
                                                                                  Sunday School at 9:25 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.
among evangelical voters from 78 percent to 68 percent, the                         Wednesday Bible Study at 6pm & 8pm
election may be his, Koopman said.
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                                                                                 Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sunday 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sunday 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                       Gregory K. Moss Sr.
                                                                           1401 North Allen Street, Charlotte, NC 28205                                      Pastor
                                                                                      Office: 704-334-5309
     “Building a Church Committed to
     Ministry, Mission, and Maturity”

                                   Greater Faith
                                   Baptist Church
                                    1134 Commercial Ave.
                                     Charlotte, NC 28205

  Rev. Terrence Grooms, Pastor
  and wife, Niki
  Sunday School: 10:00 am
  Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
  Wed. Prayer Worship: 7:00 p.m.
  Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.
  (see church calendar)
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                                                                            RELIGION/The Charlotte Post                                                                                        Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reeder Memorial Baptist presents                                                                                                             ADVERTISEMENT
Neighborhood Farmers Market
                                     • Silver Mount Baptist           Road, is sponsoring “Movies
                                   Church, 501 West Arrowood
Continued from page 4B
more information, call (704)                                          on the Lawn,” at 7:30 p.m.
                                   Road, is hosting its Vacation      Popcorn, drinks and door
                                   Bible School through July 25.      prizes will be provided. Bring
  • Reeder Memorial Baptist
                                   The theme is “Chosen Cham-         blankets and lawn chairs. For
Church, 3725 Beatties Ford
                                   pions for Jesus.” Bible school     more information, call (704)
Road, presents its Neighbor-
                                   begins at 6:30 p.m. nightly.       394-4101.
hood Farmers Market from 8
                                   For more information, call
a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept.
                                   (704) 522-1528.                      Aug. 8
27. For more information, call
(704) 398-2914 or (704) 408-                                            King of Glory Breakthrough
                                     • Operation Clean Up Cru-        Temple presents their grand
                                   sade Tent Revival will run         opening celebration and dedi-
  • A Gift of Love Ministry,
                                   through July 26. The program       cation “August Ablaze,” every
4110 Triangle Drive, hosts an
                                   is presented by Christ Mission-    Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sun-
attic sale between 8:30 to 3
                                   ary Outreach Ministries and        days at 5 p.m. Keynote speak-
p.m. every Saturday. Spaces
                                   will be held at will be held at    ers from across the South will
are available for $10. For more
                                   the Bread of Life Deliverance      speak as well as different mu-
information, call (704) 393-
                                   Church, 1245 Tom Hunter            sicians. The church is meeting
                                   Road. This year’s theme is         at the Ramada Inn, 2640
  • Full Experience Life Man-
                                   “You’re Going to Make it.” The     Cherry Road in Rock Hill, S.C.
agement Ministries is hosting
                                   event will be held weeknights      For more information, visit
free aerobics classes called
                                   at 7 p.m. and at 11 a.m. Satur-
Zumba at 6:30 p.m. every first
                                   day. For more information,         lorenzoamoore call (704) 780-
and third Monday. The
                                   call (704) 858-0105.               0803.
classes, held at 2945 Derita
Ave. combines salsa with hip-
                                     July 23                            Aug. 9
hop. The ministry mixes the
                                     • The Episcopal Consecra-          • Silver Mount Baptist
mind, the spirit and the body.
                                   tion of the Rev. Claude Richard    Church, 501 West Arrowood
Class participants are asked to
                                   Alexander Jr., will be held at     Road, is honoring its First
bring water and an exercise
                                   6:30 p.m. at the Park, formerly    Family through Aug. 10. The
mat to class. For more infor-
                                   the Merchandise Mart at 2500       church celebrates pastor Lin-
mation visit www.thefullexpe-
                                   E. Independence Blvd. For          coln C. Lee’s 15 years of serv- or call (704)
                                   more information, call (704)       ice. On Saturday at 7 p.m. is
                                   392-1681.                          First Lady night, honoring the
  July 18                                                             Rev. Charlene D. Lee and pas-
                                     • July 26                        tor Lee and the first family will
  • Silver Mount Baptist
                                     •It’s Family Fun Day with        be recognized Sunday at 9:45
Church, 501 West Arrowood
                                   food, fun and fellowship at Sil-   a.m. For more information,
Road, is hosting its annual
                                   ver Mount Baptist Church, 501      call (704) 522-1528.
Men’s Conference through
                                   West Arrowood Road. The day
July 20. The Men’s Conference
                                   begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 8       Aug. 17
program begins Friday at 7
                                   p.m. For more information,           • Silver Mount Baptist
p.m. followed by Saturday’s
                                   call (704) 522-1528.               Church, 501 West Arrowood
program “500 Men In Black,”
at 7 p.m. Sunday includes                                             Road, is having a concert fea-
                                     July 27                          turing its Voices of Praise
Men’s Day worship service at
                                                                                                               St. Michaels
                                     •Galilee Missionary Baptist      Choir at 6 p.m. For more infor-
9:45 a.m. and a concert at 6                                                                                        &
                                   Church, 2933 Shady Lane,           mation, call (704) 522-1528.
p.m. For more information,
                                   presents Gospel Fest at 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                All Angels
call (704) 522-1528.
                                   Choirs from all over the Char-
                                                                                                             Episcopal Church
                                                                        Aug. 18
                                   lotte region will participate.       • An Annual Fall Revival will
  July 19
                                                                                                                4228 Hovis Rd.
                                   Young adults are especially        be hosted at Silver Mount Bap-
  • Full Experience Life Man-
                                                                                                              Rev. Wendell Phillips
                                   encouraged to come. For more       tist Church, 501 West Ar-
agement Ministries, 2945 De-
                                   information, call (704) 890-       rowood Road, through Aug.
rita Ave., announces its first
                                   6626.                              22. The revival will begin at 7
ever Concert and Poetry Expo.
Local poets will read original                                        p.m. nightly. For more infor-
                                     • The women of St. Phillip       mation, call (704) 522-1528.
works and the jazz band “As
                                   Missionary Baptist Church,
One” will perform. The free
                                   524 Dellwood Drive in
event is from 7-11 p.m. Atten-
                                   Huntersville, N.C., is hosting
dees are asked to bring a
                                   its annual Women’s Day at 3
canned good to donate to a
                                   p.m. The theme is “Building a
local food pantry as part of the
                                   Bridge of Love to the Lord.”
organization’s     community
                                   For more information, call
outreach efforts. For more in-
                                   (704) 875-6180.
formation, call (704) 995-
                                     June 28
                                     • Divine Revelation Church
  July 20
                                   of Jesus Christ Inc., 3315
  • The Women’s Ministry of
                                   Shamrock Drive, is hosting a
Trinity Park Baptist Church,
                                   Family and Friends Day at 3
                                                                       Worship Service                                Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
9115 Trinity Road, is celebrat-
                                   p.m. Additionally, Sunday
ing its 35th Women’s Annual
                                   school begins at 10 a.m. and
Day at 4 p.m. The guest
                                   morning worship starts at 11
speaker of the program is Min-
                                   a.m. For more information,
ister Chris Whitley of Mount
                                   call (704) 241-3994.
Moriah Missionary Baptist                                                 PARKWOOD INSTITUTIONAL
Church. For more information,
                                    Aug. 1
call (707) 393-0130.
                                                                        Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
                                    • Mount Carmel Baptist
                                   Church, 7237 Tuckaseegee
                                                                        802 Tom Hunter Road • Charlotte, NC 28213

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                                                                                                                         Roderick D. Lewis, Sr.
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                                                                                                                                                  Greenville Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church
                                                                                                                                                    “A Teaching Ministry Making Spiritual Disciples”
                                                                                                                                                   Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                   Bible Study: Tuesday 7 p.m. and Wednesday 12 Noon
                                                                                                                                                      “Empowering Healthy Christian Disciples for the
                                                                                                                                                              Challenges of the 21st Century”
                                                                                                                                                       6116 Montieth Drive • Charlotte, N.C. 28213
                                                                                                                                                         (Ph) 704-596-4742 (FAX) 704-597-8317
                                                                                                                                                       “A Word of Hope” Television Ministry
                                                                                                                                                   Mondays @ 5 p.m. Channel 21 (Public Access TV)”
                                                                                                                                                  Rev. Sheldon R. Shipman, Senior Pastor

                                                                                     “Come Let Us Worship Together”
                                                                              The Friendliest Church in the City of Charlotte”

                                                                       Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
                                                                       517 Baldwin Ave. • Charlotte, NC 28204
                                                                       (704)376-1201 Office(704) 376-1210 Fax
                                                                                              • (704)376-3344
                                                                       Rev. J.A. Cuthbertson - Pastor
                                                                       Sunday School...................... 9:30a.m.
                                                                       Praise & Worship................. 10:45am
                                                                       Worship Service................... 11:00am
                                                                       Wednesday Bible Study....... 7:00pm                       Rev.
                                                                       Wednesday Prayer Service.. 8:00pm                      Cuthbertson

                                                                                                                                                  East Stonewall A.M.E. Zion Church
                                                                                                                                                       “A Magnetic Church With A New Vision”
                                                                                                                                                  Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Wed. Morning Bible Study: 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Wed. Evening Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    1729 Griers Grove • Charlotte, NC 28216 • Rev. Michael E. McLean
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