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Page 8, The Tuskegee News. July 4, 1996 ~ ~ ~=,~Z ' ~:S 'ii~ !~~/~' ~'ZiZ~ ~i~!!~~' :~' .... ~ ~i~.~ ~!~J~ ~i~ ~Ji~,;i: ~i~i~, !iiiii?ii!:'~:~~ i~. ..... E~i~;~}~!~}~!~ -~ ~:~:~U !:!*' iim~.f::~f~;)=: :~:~ :~!::::~ ..... ~!! .~::~i :~iii! ~:: ~ ~~i!ii Church. Anyone desiring 7, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker St. John A.M.E. Zion Church A Summer Enrichment Program on Computer Enhancement is currently run- ning and will continue until Aug. 26 at St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, 106 Clark Ave., Tuskegee Institute. The church and O.A.S.I.S. is sponsoring the program. Time is 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the comput- er assisted learning. Shorter Church of God The Shorter Church of God, 10229 U.S. Highway 80West, Shorter, invites the public to the inaugural Annual Holy Convocation, Pure Holiness Churches of God. The ceremo- ny of the Word, praises and songs will be July 5-7. The movement will include the Short Church of God where Bishop Dew Perry Jr. is pastor and God House of Prayer where Elder Frank McLeod is pastor. The services will include general assemblies, workshops, praising, worship- ing and music with the Pure Holiness Churches of God Mass Choir. For more information about events, contact Sister Brenda Perry at (334) 742-0615 or Sister Minnie Mason at (334) 727-2930, or write P.O. Box 126, Shorter, AL, 36075, C/O Bishop Dew Perry Jr. Washington Chapel A.M.E. Church Families and children who wish to attend Sunday School and church who need a ride can secure one from Washington Chapel A.M.E. Church's Mission Partners who will pick you up and take to church each Sunday. Call 727-4821 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to request a Mission Preener. This is an out- reach ministry of Washington Chapel A.M.E. Church. Emmanuel Baptist Church Prayer and consultation is available each Monday night from 6-7 by Emmanuel Baptist prayer may call (334) 724-8907. Rev. H.L. Jackson is pastor. Mount Andrew Missionary Baptist Church Mount Andrew Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 80 West, Tuskegee, County Road 67, will hold a Bible Class from 6-7:30 p.m. each Monday. Also, mission meeting will be held each second and fourth Monday at 5 p.m. Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m., Rev. John Curry Sr., pastor of Springhill Baptist Church, Tuskegee, will be the guest speaker for Deacon and Deaconess Day at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 606 Brown Street, Tuskegee. Solomon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Vacation Bible School will be at Solomon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church July 15-19 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in enrolling your child/children please contact Emily Davis, coordinator, at 727-4103. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate. St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church The "Annual Youth Day" will be Sunday, July 7, at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church. Guest minister will be Rev. Claude A. Shuford, pastor,. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, Montgomery, along with the children's choir and many other soloists and choirs from the Tuskegee area. Rev. Elokso Smiley is pastor and Sister Marie Whiten is Youth Day Program Chairman. Sweet Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Annual Family and Friends Day will be celebrated by Sweet Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, July will be Rev. Eddie Kelsy, pastor, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Jackson's Gap. Shady Grove's choir and congregation will be special guests. The public is invited to participate, Rev. Paul Lawson is pastor. Mount Andrew Missionary Baptist Church The First Pastor's Anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Leonza Harris will be observed Sunday, July 7, at 2 p.m. by Mount Andrew Missionary Baptist Church. Elder George Austin, pastor of the Pentacostal Faith Church, Tuskegee, will be the guest minister. Special soloists will be Sisters Helen Moss and Jeffrey Anne Jessie. Sweet Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Bible study lessons will be held by Sweet Canaan Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be conducted by Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church July 8-12 from 6-8 p.m. Classes will be held for pre-school through adulthood• This year's theme is "Life is Fresh! Live it with Jesus." The community is invited to attend. Faith Lutheran Church A yard and bake sale will be conducted by Faither Lutheran Church, 206 East Northside, Tusekgee, will be Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is the building behind the bus station. Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Revival Services will be held at the Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 29 South, Tuskegee, July 22-26, at 7 p.m. each night. Evangelist for the week will be Rev. Jerry Bennett of Clayton. The public is invited. H~ its celebration of centennial Today is our jubilee. This celebration represents the first one hundred years of Washington Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church's histo- ry. This is a spiritual exhila- ration for all of us assem- bled here. Our reflections reveal the progressive eras through which we have passed .... The first significant era we know as the pioneering period. Initially, students from the Phelps Stokes ..... .......... Bible School of Tuskegee i Institute, along with members of the communi- ty met in a Sunday School class. The group included both Observation of centennial Methodist and Baptist at Washington Chapel A.M.E. faiths. As it grew larger it " " " became necessary to hold morning and brick veneering of the church were afternoon sessions. Thomas Anderson and plished. H. M. Leath became the leaders of the At the beginning of the period of Methodist group. ' sion of church facilities and While Bishop Henry McNeal Turner was (1957-1996), Rev. T. H. Brown was a guest speaker at Tuskegee Institute, Dr. tor for twenty-four years (1957- Washington arranged for him to meet with Significant progress under his the Methodist group. The Bishop became included the following: interested in this small group and extend- The purchase of eighteen acres ofh ed his visit in order to help the leaders Montgomery Road and construction make application to the African Methodist Sanctuary and parsonage; the Episcopal Conference. of the Parish House including the Subsequently, Washington Chapel tural plans, and the initial raising~yrae~ became the first African Methodist sum of $79,310.00 toward it; and t~rn A Episcopal Church in this community, cution of the Washington Chapel T~en ih~ Because of Dr. Washington's encourage- plan for sixty apartment units whicl~econ ment and financial support, this church built with an FHA loan. t F~r i was named in,his honor. Four pastors followed Rev. Brown}t Ms Beyond the pioneering period are three Ernest Rouse, Rev. James L. Davis,~ Al eras of progressive achievements: The W. Billups, and Rev. Mark D. Michae~yrae~ period of struggle (19001917), the period of James L. Davis (1982-1987) continu~2404 rapid growth (1917-1957), and the period fund raising and supervision of th~(TT of expansion of church• facilities and min- struction on the Parish House. was~d. istries (1957-1996). cated June 28,1987. pymel During the pioneering period (1900- During the otea4ership of~Rev. ~alE 1917), nine ministers served the church- Billups for over eight years (1987-~ .... Rev. Thomas Anderson, organizer and he promoted the spiritual and founder, Rev. McCain, Rev. H. M. Leath, growth with emphasis on completi~ Rev. James Hatcher, Rev. Jones, Rev. mortgage of $300,000-00 on the McCoy, Ray. J. D. Slade, Rev. M. W. House. This has now been accom Jefferson, and Rev. McGhee. Upon the passing of Rev. Billups Rev. McCain was the first ordained min- Mark D. Michael was assigned as ister assigned to Washington Chapel. tor. During this period, the church faced a During these four significant eras of in number of problems and challenges; yet, has been evidence growth there was growth and many achievements ship from a small number to a were realized, ly five hundred members, as well In the period of rapid growth (1917- increase in our spiritual and 1957), Rev. J. Q. Upshaw (1917-1927) was developments. pastor for ten years. He added new boards Washington Chapel has been a and auxiliaries and increased activities of strength in this community. those already established. The parsonage It has extended its services in became a reality and furniture was provid- educational, recreational and s ed by various Boards. ministries. Often, it has been an o~ Beyond Rev. Upshaw, eleven ministers hope and assistance to both followed~Rev. Hayden, Rev. Wood, Rev. adults. Likewise, its physical far Allison, Rev. J. C. SolomOn, Rev. Micken, have been available for various Rev. Nichols, Rev. H. N. Newson, Rev. T.R. programs and projects. Newman, Rev. E. Simpson James, Rev. J. As the first century of Christian L. Billups, and Rev. E. O. Braxter. Rev. T. closes, we anticipate continuing R. Newman pastored for thirteen years and progress. We feel a deep sense (19361949). and humble gratitude to God for all • . • • { rhe spn*itual and physical growth of the manifold blessings, as we face thei church were outstanding. It was noted lenges of the new century. Again, ~ under his leadership that the excavation of truly say, "This is our day of jubile~l the church basement and the exterior proclaim and rejoice in it. {~. • |aa.vl~ .......... , ,, , ,, , , , , ~ri~ l l l l l l II ' " "l l Congratulations To 2qlbert Daniels a I want to thank all of you . _.. ~ . " throughout Tuskegee and . .,-.-;ni] Macon County who supported JASON T SANI~" fo Clinton Boyd during the " C( Jason T. Sanders h-~~ . Democratic Run-Off Election the United States Arm~ (3, for District II Commissioner. ~,-iWted the belayed Enl~ I will continue my efforts to Program at the U.~,'I~ improve Macon Courffy. - . Recruiting ~, 1~ CLINTON BOYD & FAMILY Montgomery. } to .... The enlistment gives~lg soldier the option to tAl: Our entire family wishes to express our warmest and new skill, travel and~ eligible to receive as ~kV] most heartfelt appreciation to you. our relatives. $30,000 toward a coll~ I: friends, and co.wor ers for your outpouring of love. cation. ~ns caring and support during the immediate days follow- After completion eve ing the loss ofour beloved, Herman Alphonso Dunham. training, soldiers )nt] It is with profound gratitude that we ma e this attempt advanced individual ~uni, in their career special~ter to than each and everyone of you for your warm Sanders, a sen expressions of condolence, sympathy, and love. Wetumpka High Sch Ago/#, we thankgou, report to Fort Mc~q~r, Anniston, Ala., for f'~ Łorene ~eed Dunl~am basic training August ~f i l a~a BelindaHe ~s thesandersSOn Ofof IS'~l~~:n|~as O nthla Durham 7oHnson 5 ' re' .... Road, Wetumpka.