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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 - by Zawadi Nicholas, student writer.




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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-
-Quality healthcare
-Increasing engagement and partnerships to enhance skill training opportunities for youth and adults

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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


March 19

Pastor Marvin Brown, Sr.

Executive Secretary, Allegheny West Conference


March 26

Dr. David Cobb, Sr. 


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Join Pastor and Lady Hurst for 1 week of prayer...

5:00 am - Feb 18th - Feb 24th (Tues - Mon)

12:00 pm & 7:00 pm - Monday, Feb 24th

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Starting March 4th - Health Ministry & Family Life presents 8-week fitness challenge offering low cost weekly/bi-weekly workout session with personal trainer Fred Cook. See link for additional details.

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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.

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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"

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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

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Join us Feb 22nd after church service for our International Potluck Lunch. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish from their culture and experience a taste of diversity.

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Every Christian needs to go through spiritual boot camp, just as every soldier must go through military boot camp. What is a Christian? Belonging to a certain church? Being religious? Keeping the Ten Commandments? Believing the Bible. Come and find out.

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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."

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Picture - Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with Oakwood's Kenesha Bennett.

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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.


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We are inviting you to come F.L.O.W. with us each Saturday during the month of February @ 11:30 as we reflect on the progress, challenges, and the monumental contributions African Americans have played in shaping American history.


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We would like to remind the church family that our City Mission Outreach Ministry is ministering on the even months throughout the year. So on next Sabbath February 8th we will be going out to the local City Mission to feed the men at the homeless shelter. If you would like to make a donation of food or funds, please see Veronica Felix, Prince & Maria Meredith or mark your tithe envelopes "City Mission". If you can contribute as outline please pray for the ministry.

City Mission Team

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There seems to be escalating chaos and crisis day by day. I know you must see it too. So, what can we do about it? Well, one thing is for sure. We must increase our seeking the LORD for help to stop the shootings, heal the sick, bestow wisdom in our government, and provide finances and counsel for our families. Wouldn’t it be more powerful to come to Him together – be a united voice to His throne?

And that is exactly what the members of the Southeast Seventh-day Adventist Church did. From Jan. 8 through Jan. 18 groups meet at the church at 5 a.m., 12 noon, and 7 p.m. to pray for 1 hour. But Southeast was not the only group meeting.

Brothers and Sisters around the world were meeting and following the same Prayer Guide provided by the General Conference. Each day’s theme centered around the Lord’s Prayer. As we prayed and discussed the various aspects of the Lord’s Prayer, God opened a depth of meaning those in attendance that we never dreamed possible. We were lead to the very heart of God.

The highlight of each day was the time spent in Intercession. Each person that attended was asked to write five names of individuals that they wanted to pray for during the 10 days. These names were then prayed over each day at each of the 3 services. Not only did we pray for each other but we prayed for the Evangelistic plans of the world church, our institution, church leadership, our children and youth, and most importantly we prayed for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The Ten Days experience can’t be quantified. It taught us that the power rests in prayer and brought unity amongst church members and a zeal to work for the Lord. Hearts were surrendered, souls were convicted, and requests for prayer were answered. Let the church say AMEN!

-- Pastor J. M. Hurst

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On Monday Jan. 20 Americans remembered and reflected on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was a day in which people talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done.

At the Southeast Seventh-day Adventist Church the Lee/Miles Ministerial Alliance held it’s Annual King Day Celebration Service. The event featured music, drama, dance, and preaching. Dr. Tony Minor was the featured speaker.

Dr. Minor is a graduate of King’s Alma Mater, Morehouse College. He has a rich history in the area of Advocacy. Dr. Minor has served with civil rights activists Andrew Young, John Lewis and Joseph Lowery. He currently serves as the Director of Advocacy for Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries.

Dr. Minor shared personal insights about Dr. King and reminded those in attendance that there is still much work to do in the areas of poverty, violence, health care, and voting rights. The service ended with Rev. George Stewart singing My Eyes Have Seen The Glory of the Coming of the Lord as the congregation joined in and held hands and swayed in unison.

-- Pastor J. M. Hurst

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A frequent prayer is for our church to be a beacon on the corner and our light shone brightly last weekend for three major community events.

About 30 people were signed-up or received help in getting health insurance coverage during an enrollment event Sabbath Jan. 18 at Southeast. It was the first of three community events at the church that included the monthly food distribution on Sunday and the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration on Monday.

For many health-care enrollees, it was also the first time they were in an Adventist church and had an opportunity to meet members, see our facilities and view at least some of our worship service. Attendees asked questions about the new law, got applications submitted for Medicare or navigated the healthcare websites themselves, a real convenience for those who may not have access to the Internet.

“Southeast Seventh Day Adventist did a great job setting up the location for the event,” said Hugh F. “Trey” Daly III, Ohio State Director for Enroll America.

He was among officials from federal, county and Cleveland groups who participated in the event, organized with the help of Brenda Delgado, External Affairs Liaison/Marketplace Outreach Lead for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Regional Office in Chicago. She is tasked with facilitating enrollment events throughout the Midwest for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Ms. Delgado is also a Seventh-day Adventist and spoke to the congregation during worship service. She also complimented Pastor Hurst and Southeast on hosting event and his aid in helping her set-up other church events in the Cleveland area.

Southeast is an official Certified Application Counselor Organization and several members are in training to assist in enrollment. The open enrollment continues until March 31 and Pastor Hurst indicated that there likely will be other enrollment events at the church.

-- Deborah Burstion-Donbraye


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