Announcements

A quick look at meetings and rehearsals this week.

Tuesday, May 30

7:00pm: Voices of Pilgrim Rest Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, June 1

11:00am: Inspirational Choir Rehearsal

7:30pm: Men’s Day Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, June 3

8:00am: Men of Faith Fellowship Breakfast

10:00am: Nurses Ministry Meeting

10:00am: Higher Education Ministry Meeting

11:30am: Sunday School Staff & Teachers Meeting

12:00pm: YVOP Choir Rehearsal

SAVE THE DATE: Pastor Freddie Davis’ 40th Pastoral Anniversary Banquet at Martin’s Crosswinds, Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1- 5pm. The featured guest artist is Anthony Brown & Group TherAPY. Tickets cost: $125.00 each, payment plan available: 5 payments of $25.00 beginning in June and the final payment is due October 15, 2017.  The first $25.00 payment is nonrefundable. Tickets will be available in June from any member of the Anniversary Committee (see flyer for committee members).

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE now through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Our students are depending on your support. Please submit your tax deductible donation in a blue scholarship envelope or a white multi-purpose envelope (appropriately identified). Pledge forms are in the vestibule.

Men start preparing now for our Annual Men’s Day on Sunday, June 4, Both Services. Theme: Bonding, Strengthening & Equipping the Brethren Through the Word of God (Psalm 133:1 &  II Timothy 2:15  KJV). Colors burgundy, black & white.  Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, May 4, May 11, May 18 and June 1st.

Men’s Day Step Team 2017: Asking (ALL) boys, teens, young adult and senior men to participate.  See Deacon David Cook, Step Team Leader. Rehearsals: Thursdays 6pm, May 27.

MAY

Monday, May 29 MEMORIAL DAY Church office Closed.

Tuesday, May 30, 7pm P.R.B.C. New Fitness Challenge. If you want to get healthy this is the place to be!

Wednesday, May 31, 7pm Prayer, Praise & Bible Institute. Classes for all ages. Course Listings available in the vestibule.

JUNE

Thursday, June 1, 7:30pm.  Pastor Freddie Davis is the guest preacher at Antioch Baptist Church, 1105 50th Street, NE, WDC for their 2nd Pastoral Anniversary.

Saturday, June 3, 8am Men of Faith Fellowship Breakfast. All men are invited to attend. The Deacons meeting immediately following the fellowship.

Sunday, June 4, Both Services Annual Men’s Day. Guest Preachers: 7:45am – Rev. A.C. Durant, Tenth Street Baptist Church & 11am – Rev. Willie T. Lawson, Mt Paran Baptist Church. Theme: Bonding, Strengthening & Equipping the Brethren Through the Word of God (Psalm 133:1 &  II Timothy 2:15, KJV). Colors: burgundy, black & white.  Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 7:30pm.

Sunday, June 11, 4pm Annual Nurses’ Day. Our Guest Preacher: Rev. Nathaniel Benjamin, Pastor, Second New St. Paul Baptist Church. The Male Chorus will sing.

Saturday, June 17, 4pm Fine Arts Ministry Dance Extravaganza.

Monday, June 19 – Friday, Friday, June 23 NBCCE 112th Annual Session in St. Louis, Missouri. Pre-registration ends Wednesday, May 31.

Friday, June 23, 6pm to 10pm Youth Ministry presents a “Night at the Universoul Circus”.  This event is open to everyone but we encourage our youth to sign up.  Tickets are $20.00 – on first-pay basis that guarantees you a seat.  Limited tickets available.  Circus will be at FedEx Field so if you want to drive your own vehicle, please let us know when you sign up.

Friday, June 23, 7pm Rev. Connie Gore is the guest preacher at the First New Home Baptist Church, 4818 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD to close out their 3-night Women’s Revival

JULY

Tuesday, July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED.

Sunday, July 9 Graduate Recognition & Scholarship Awards Day.

Saturday,  July 15, 2017 Annual Church Picnic.  More details to come.

Tuesday, July 18, 7pm Pastor Freddie Davis is the guest preacher at Shining Star Freewill Baptist Church, 5737 MLK Jr. Highway, Seat Pleasant, MD for their Church & Pastor’s Anniversary.

AUGUST

Sunday, August 6 ANNUAL FAMILY FRIENDS DAY.  More details to follow,

Wednesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 19, 2017 Join the International Outreach Ministry as we travel to London, Paris and Rome. For further information contact Charlene Anderson at Clene1@verizon.net.

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 4 – Friday, September 8 National Baptist Convention 136th Annual Session in Kansas City, Missouri.

Saturday, September 9, 7am The Komen Washington D.C. Race for the at Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. More details to come.

Sunday, September 10, 3pm Pastor Freddie Davis is the guest preacher at Second New St. Paul Baptist Church, 2400 Franklin Street, NE, WDC 20018 for their Nurse’s Annual Day.

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 1, Both Services Annual Women’s Day. Theme ‘Women This is Our Year”. Colors are “Brown and Yellow”.

Sunday, October 15, Both Services Pink Ribbon Sunday. Please wear pink to support cancer awareness.

Sunday, October 15, 4pm Usher Annual Day. Guest Preacher: Rev. Terry Streeter & the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Congregation.

 Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 9am NCBC 55th Annual Session, Galilee Baptist Church 2101 Shadyside Ave., Suitland, MD. Saturday,

October 28, 2pm The Adoption & Foster Care Ministry will sponsor a Tea Extravaganza. Bring your favorite tea cup for a chance to be presented the “Best” Tea Cup Award. Please plan to attend.

NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 5 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS. (Turn clocks back 1 hour)

Sunday, November 19, Both Services CHURCH’S 44th & PASTOR’S 40th ANNIVERSARY. Guest Preachers: 7:45am – Rev. Dr. Khalfani Drummer, Gethsemane Baptist Church & 11:00am – Rev. Dr. John D. Chaplin, Progress for Christ Baptist Church