The Rev. Jeremy Bowman was pulpit director. Rev. Antonio Bozeman read scripture from the Old Testament, and the Rev. Charles Boswell read from the New Testament. The Rev. Hersey Taylor gave the invocation. Sandra Sudduth was in charge of the presentations.
The First Baptist Dance Ministry performed “Truth in Motion.” Emily Lipscomb welcomed everyone. Deacon Herschel Harris and the pulpit committee was in charge of the presentation of the new pastor and his family. The Rev. Carlos Tubbs gave the offertory appeal. The Rev. Anthony Whitehead gave the offertory prayer.
The Rev. Julius Love introduced the guest speaker, the Rev. Sterling. The Rev. Michael Robertson gave the installation prayer, and the Rev. Tubbs gave the charge to the pastor. The Rev. Quinton Woods, Sr., gave the charge to the church. Deacon Willie Crook performed the installation hymn, “A Charge to Keep I Have.” Myrus Weaver recognized the visitors and special guests.
Rev. and Mrs. Christopher V. Taylor and Rev. Woods, moderator of the Snow Creek District, gave the remarks. Lameca Brown gave the announcements, and Rev. Sterling gave the benediction.
• We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Jacksonville/Eastwood reunion in August. Over 200 people came to the Eastwood ball field in remembrance of our historic Eastwood School.. It was a super event. We are already planning our Jacksonville/Eastwood Soulful Sunday 50 Years Moving Forward in November. The date will be announced. As part of the 50 years Forward Civil Rights Celebration, the Eastwood/Jacksonville community is planning various and events. Surrounding church groups are welcome to join us in recognizing this significant time in history.
• The Annual Friends and Family Day at St. Paul CME Church, 319 Vann St., S. E., was at 3 p.m. May 19. There was a dedication to the late Myrtle Bailey. The theme was “Christian Men and Women Working Together in Unity.” The theme was taken from Romans 12:4-5. Pastor Vickie Folks of Mission Church of God by Faith in Oxford, was the guest speaker. At St. Paul CME Church, Rev. Gloria Haynes is pastor, Rev. Frederick L. Braddock Sr., is presiding elder, and Teresa E. Snorton is the presiding elder.
Mistress of ceremony was Beverly Porter of Friendship Baptist Church. Rev. Valentino Hall gave the prayer, and Louise Veasley read the scripture. Eula Salter welcomed everyone. Deacon Steven Folks introduced the speaker. Rev. Haynes gave the invitation to discipleship. Bessie Moore recognized visitors, and Rosemary Sneed, Erica Salter and Rev Haynes gave the closing remarks.
• The Birthday Club has new and old friends. We’re happy to be celebrating our 13th year. This year, we’ll be giving a birthday card and $5. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to give us your opinion so that we can make things better. Always remember to give on time. If you can’t, please inform that person of your circumstances. Mary Mixon’s birthday was Oct. 14. We’re planning a pot luck dinner in December, so bring a friend. We’re also planning Eat Healthy, Be Active Community worships in January.
• Men face unique health challenges, and one of the most dangerous is their reluctance to seek health care. In fact, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, men are 24 percent less likely than women to have seen a doctor in the past year. Many of the major health risks that men face, such as colon cancer and heart disease, can actually be prevented and treated with earlier diagnosis. Screening tests can often find these diseases early when they are easier to treat. For these reasons, it is crucial that men go against their tendency of avoiding health care and begin having regular checkups and screenings.
• To everyone in the Eastwood community, free classes are coming your way to help you improve your quality of life and have a more productive life. The dietary guidelines link diet to seven health conditions -- heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, overweight, hypertension and osteoporosis. You should aim for a healthy weight and be physically active every day. Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate in total fat.