During the month of August we celebrated our 96th church anniversary and we enjoyed a glorious time. The theme; Building Upon the Foundation, scripture reference; "According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon." I Corinthians 3:10. This years committee consisted of chairperson Sis. Ernestine Comer, committee members Sis. Lanora Barrett, Sis. Gwendolyn Monroe, Sis. Joann Porter and Deacon Sam Porter.
It began with our Family and Friends Night on August 19, with a Laugh Alert. The committee designed a program to make us laugh and enjoy ourselves and it worked. The Inspiration Choir provided song service and we had a great time. The Sunday morning Worship service was officiated by Pastor Scott and Choir #3 rendered beautiful song service. The anniversary message was delivered by our own Assistant Pastor, Rev. Bennett. His Topic, It ain't over til God says it is over, scripture II Corinthians 2:4, 13, & 14 and Psalms 119:114.
Our afternoon Fellowship Service was held with our guest church Parkview Christian Center, where the Rev. Henry Babers is Pastor. The opening sond service was done beautifully by our Youth Choir. The Parkview Christian Center came to visit us in great numbers and their choir delivered beautiful song service. Pastor Babers spoke from our theme and did an outstanding job. We had an awesome time fellowshipping together.
Our decorating committee did an outstanding job with theme colors of Blue and white. The culinary committee did an excellent job as usual, preparing delicious food and executing flawless service.
Thank God for 96 years, and May God continue to Bless New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
From our Laugh Alert Program:
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22, NIV).
A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit. ~Author Unknown
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge
The laughter of a child lights up a house - Swahili Proverb
You will never be punished for making people die of laughter. - Chinese Proverb
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~Yiddish Proverb
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb
I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth." ~Quincy Jones
Seven days without laughter makes one weak. ~Mort Walker
Carry laughter with you wherever you go. ~Hugh Sidey
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. ~Arnold Glasow
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Reach for the stars!