Upcoming  Church & Community Events

Rev. & Mrs. Ronnie Mitchell 4th Pastoral Anniversary March 21-23, 2014
    * Pre- Anniversary Service March 21, 2014 
     Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
    Michael Moore, Pastor Elect
    1902 Rosewood Ave
    Richmond, VA 23220
    * All- White Evening w/ Pastor & First Lady
    March 22, 2014 Capron Ruritan, Capron, VA  
    Featuring: “Just Us Band” and  Praise Dancers, 
    from Richmond, VA
   Mistress of Ceremony – Betty Bennett
   * Anniversary Sunday,  March 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM 
   Rev. Richard Powell, Associate Minister
   Pleasant Plain Baptist Church
   11069 Old Belfield Road, Drewryville, VA
   3 p.m. service also

Bible Study is every Wednesday @ 7 p.m. unless changed.

Breaking Free
       Whom the Son sets free is truly free indeed. (John 8:36) Isn't it wonderful to know that we can be freed from every hindrance that binds us? I know that life has its ups and downs. There's no money to pay this bill or we can't give to the church like we want for fear of falling behind in a payment. We can't do the things we want to with others because our budget is stretch. We rob Peter to pay Paul so the saying goes.
       Sickness, sadness, and dismay fill our lives when we least expect it. Been there, done that. People tell you that it's going to be all right.   The human in us has a way of sneaking up and influencing us to take things into our own hands which usually binds us up more in the entanglement of debt, sin, sickness and dismay. We bring a lot of troubles on ourselves because we want to have more, be more and do more. That is all well and good if it has been ordained by God through prayer and supplication. Yes, I am taking my own advice. Usually when something happens, I try to rectify it on my own. Sometimes it lasts and sometimes it compounds the situation.
     Why can't we just trust God to do just what he said? We have got to learn to wait and move forward in the direction he has given us.  We have got to pray that God holds onto us and keeps us in all his ways. I pray for guidance for you and me as we traverse this life on earth. Will it be easy? No, but we can hold onto the only wise God that takes care of the birds and provides for those who are called by his name. He tells us to seek his face and turn from our wicked ways, then he will heal the land, our diseases, our finances, our families, our jobs, and anything else that concerns his people. He will make a way, as only he can.

     You ever think that God puts trials in our path so that we learn more to lean on him and not on our own understanding and will power? All of my help comes from the Lord. I am learning to trust and depend on him daily. Jesus said, "My Father has promised you something; I will send it to you. But you must stay in Jerusalem until you have received that power from heaven." —Luke 24:49 Stand still and see the salvation (deliverance) of the Lord. (Exo. 14:13)

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Living Healthy

Sometimes life can be overwhelming when it feels like you are being stretched beyond your limit. Here are some things you can do for you.
* Relax - Take time for yourself. It is a must. There is nothing like peace and quiet to calm the nerves, body and soul. It gives the brain time to wind down. This should be done every day.
* Eat Well - Rejuvenate the body with fresh fruits and vegetables. Natural energy is a wonderful way to help the body build itself back up.
* Exercise - Have a brisk walk or run, lifting weights, jazzercise, or any other type of extra-curricula activity that gets the heart rate up and the muscles moving. Exercise reduces your risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. And, it’s been proven to improve memory, attention, and executive functions. (Mayo Clinic)
So get up and get moving.

Black History FYI

Knowing and understanding your history is a vital part of moving forward with your future.
Alex Haley researched his history and discovered roots that run to the beginning of slavery in the south. He learned that slaves took the name of their owners. Alex Haley was a man of education. His father was a professor at Alcorn State University. His father knew he needed discipline and growth so he enlisted him in the army. 

       After retiring from the Coast Guard, Haley began his writing career, and eventually became a senior editor for Reader's Digest.

CDs and DVDs can be purchased by contacting Deacon Calvin Barnes at the church.

First Lady Mitchell at Bryant's Baptist Church for 'Give Us A Clean Heart' on 2/16/14

Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Who says trying something new isn't good for you? Chicken, lemons and artichokes can be a wonderful combination. Don't say yulk, say yes.
Click below to view recipe

Homework Note
     Parents/guardians, it is imperative that you pay attention to your child's school work. What they learn in the school should be practiced at home. Read along with them, or they can read at the dinner/breakfast table while you prepare the meal for the evening. It doesn't take much to show a child that you care about his/her overall well-being.

Break Every Chain by Jesus Culture Lyric

     There is strength in knowing that you can be set free from the storms of life. WE are only bound by what we allow to easily beset us. In asking for His strength we can be placed on a path that is not heavy laden with trivial woes. 

       When the trials of life do come to cause us to draw near to Him, we can find comfort in knowing that there is power in Jesus to keep us as we go through, enough power to deliver us from every trouble.

Academic Corner
562          8910            1,025
x12            x42            x 158

See more at: www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

Food Bank

     Be sure to have your applications up to date to receive services from the food bank.


Get Educated

Do you wish you had gotten your high school diploma? Stop wishing and enroll in a local GED program. The Franklin classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights wth computer training as well as math, science, social studies and English/Language Arts.

Contact Felecia Briggs for more information at briggs.felecia@ymail.com

If you would like to have information or news added to the website please notify Rev. Mitchell or me at briggs.felecia@ymail.com.