Southeast Church Blog
This is the blog for Southeast Seventh-day Adventist Church.
It's Finally Here! You don't want to miss this exciting event. April 19th @ 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. "The Greatest Story Every Told" is a dramatic, visual illustration that includes elements that will bring you into the plot like never before.
The universe is hushed when a gloriously created angel decides that he wants God’s throne. When he and his posse are expelled for their defiance, another war ensues over the souls of mankind. With all the wrong there is, God has had a plan long in existence to save man should he fall. Earth’s battles are heaven’s battles as the Son of God gives up His life. Fast-forward to the end of time, the lives of God’s people hang in the balance and they are persecuted for having the patience of the saints. And just when death is a breath away….
Love is the heart and soul of the life of faith...God's love for us, our love for God, and our love for one another. In fact, if we examine God's word, we will see over and over again the clear instruction to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Jesus instructed His disciples with these words, "By this will all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." Love is the greatest power possessed by humanity. Love has the power to overcome hatred. It covers all faults...that is...if you have enough love in your heart toward God and toward others, it is greater than any sin that one can commit.
Paul spoke profoundly and poetically of love in his first letter to the Corinthians when he said, "It (love) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." This is the character and quality of Christian love. Love enables us to be and to do the things that God asks of us, because that is the power of love. Love enables us to overcome our prejudice and our biases. Love enables us to move beyond our fears thus allowing our actions to be motivated not by fear but rather by love.
How deep is your love for God? How profound is your love for others? How deeply and profoundly do you feel and experience God's love for you? As you meditate on these questions, think about God's amazing sacrifice for you on a cross. Think of what Jesus suffered, and know that you are loved!
Empowered by his love,
Pastor J.M. Hurst
Join Us Feb 26th @ 7:00 pm - Spiritual BootCamp with Guest Speaker, Pastor McKenzie Kambizi.
No matter how far you progress in God’s Army, the Holy Spirit offers continuous refresher courses. No one is exempt! All of us must be finely tuned. Again, no warrior has the ability to train him or herself and no Christian becomes great in God’s Army without the help of others.
Every Monday from 6-7 am featuring Pastor Lola Moore, Panama City, Florida every 4th Mon and Author Doris Gothard, Detroit, MI every 1st Monday. A prayer line where women can come together in unity to discuss various spiritual topics, women’s issues or concerns and pray about them. Please join us and Invite a Friend.
Join Us! Feb 21st @ 7:00 pm (Men Only), Feb 22nd @ 11:30 am (Everyone)
Guest Speaker - Pastor Nevilon Meadows is the founder and CEO of Men Under Development (M.U.D. Inc.)
M.U.D. has developed "Healthy Lifestyles' gender specific class for women and men, which promote seminars in the area of marriage, parental duties, sexuality, singles, self-esteem, male identity, womanhood, gang violence and cultural harmony. Some of the unique subjects are 6 Big Mistakes Every Woman Makes - Love Her Twice Before You Touch Her Once - Female is Not the Opposite of Male - 5 Women Every Man Needs to Avoid - 3 reasons Why You Are Single - 8 Men Every Women Needs to Avoid.
Meadows' Journey has extended into North America, Canada, Caribbean and Virgin Islands, Bermuda, England and South Africa.
Oakwood University student Jefferson Lindor is currently being featured in the Black History issue of American Way, a publication by American Airlines. Lindor is a junior management information systems major and he hopes to achieve a successful career in corporate America. "I've always dreamed of being a top leader in a Fortune 500 company, who is very inspiring to my employees. People will respect me because of my integrity, my determination and my work ethic."
It is no surprise that Lindor loves attending Oakwood. "What I like about Oakwood is the spiritual atmosphere and the support of the faculty and staff to the students. I enjoy being at a school that is centered on Christ. It is very important to me, because having a successful career and being wealthy is vain if God is not the main focus in my life."
Click here to read the article in which Lindor tells about how a United Negro College Fund scholarship helped him to continue his academic journey at Oakwood.
Article from Oakwood.edu - by Zawadi Nicholas, student writer.
Pastor Jerome Hurst of Southeast SDA Church attended the American Heart Association EmPowered To Serve (ETS) National Faith Based Roundtable in Chicago. Watch video highlight from the Empowered to Serve Roundtable
What is EmPowered to Serve?
ETS is a national strategic initiative partnering with Faith Based organizations to impact health and health outcomes in multicultural communities and seeks to advance the AHA’s 2020 Impact Goal.
ETS focuses on African Americans and Hispanics and was launched with an Inaugural Roundtable wherein faith based leaders from across the country joined the AHA to create a megacommunity that unites business, government and the nonprofit sector around a common set of goals.
Goal 1 - Increase Healthy Living Behaviors
-Improving high blood pressure management
-Increasing healthy diet score, Increase fruit and vegetable consumption
-Reduce sodium and sugar sweetened beverages
-Increasing physical activity
Goal 2 - Enhance the Chain of Survival
-Increasing usage of emergency response services
-(9-1-1) in response to CVD/Stroke warning signs
-Increasing CPR training in multicultural communities
Goal 3 - Expand Access and Empower communities - Increasing access to:
-Fruits and vegetables
-Safe environments for physical activity-
-Increasing engagement and partnerships to enhance skill training opportunities for youth and adults
Every Wed @ 7:00 pm. Featuring guest speakers Ms Zenobia Seward, Pastor Marvin Brown, Sr., Dr. David Cobb, Sr. Learn how to reduce debt, save, and give generously, all as an act of worship to God!
March 5 & 12
Ms. Zenobia Seward
President/CFO Creative Wealth Solutions
Treasurer, Allegheny West Conference
Pastor Marvin Brown, Sr.
Executive Secretary, Allegheny West Conference
Dr. David Cobb, Sr.
Oakwoodite Antoine Southern is one of 75 students selected for his “superb achievements in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.”
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) recently announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
Antoine Southern, from Houston, Tex. and currently enrolled at Oakwood University, is one of the 75 All-Stars.
"Engaging with the next generation of leaders who will graduate from HBCUs and go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of our community, our country and our global competitiveness," said George Cooper, executive director of the WHIHBCUs.
"It is a privilege to announce these 75 students who have demonstrated a commitment to both their own academic achievement and making a difference in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as partners in advancing President Obama's college completion goal."
Over the course of the next year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource. Through social media and their relationships with community-based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.
In addition, the 45 female and 30 male All-Stars will participate in regional events and web chats with Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the WHIHBCUs, other Initiative staff and professionals from a wide range of disciplines. They will also have opportunities to engage with other scholars to showcase individual and collective talent across the HBCU community.
Article from Oakwood.edu
Starting February 24th - A prayer line where women can come together in unity to discuss different spiritual topics, women's issues or concerns and pray about them.
The word of God says in Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I am doing a new thing!.... We are excited about this new thing God is doing. Please join us and bring a friend.
Pastor Lola Moore will share insight on "The Power of Submission"
Project Power: Power over Diabetes. Learn how to take the power back from diabetes! Join us for an educational workshop to learn about diabetes and keeping your body healthy. April 5th after church service. Bring your lunch. Program endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. Delores Mitchell and Deborah Miller
Oakwood University senior elementary education major Kenesha Bennett recently competed in the Jeopardy! College Championship and the Ford Black College Quiz.
The Jeopardy! College Championship will air on Huntsville's WHNT channel 19 on Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:00 p.m. (CST). Check your local CBS listing for air times in your community.
The Ford Black College Quiz (BCQ) will air on the same Huntsville station at the times listed below (although we are not exactly sure on which broadcast Kenesha will appear):
Huntsville-Decatur WHNT CBS, February 19 at 5:00 pm
Huntsville-Decatur WHNT CBS, February 23 at 4:00 pm Huntsville-Decatur WHNT CBS, February 24 at 11:59 pm
An additional list of broadcast times are available here.
All of the BCQ contestants were interviewed. Kenesha is the third of the interviews currently on the BCQ website. Additionally, Kenesha is also captain of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) team this year. Dr. Rennae Elliott, chair of the Communication Department, who accompanied Kenesha to California, said that "you would be proud of the way Kenesha represented Oakwood, and more importantly, the way she represented God."
Article from Oakwood.edu
Picture - Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with Oakwood's Kenesha Bennett.
Mar 21-22 - Dr. Ivan Warden, Associate Director, E.G. White Estates.
Apr 25-26 - Dr. G. Alex Bryant, Associate Secretary, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.
May 16-17 - Elder Samuel Thomas Jr. Review & Herald Publishing Association.
Teams make you better than you are, multiply your value, enable you to do what you do best, allow you to help others do their best, give you more time, provide you with companionship, help you fulfill the desires of your heart and compound your vision and effort.