are entering into a season of reflection. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks
the beginning of Lent. Lenten guides are available
in our Bookstore starting today and we will offer the sign of the
cross following our Midweek Service tonight.
we move toward worship this Sunday, we give honor to God for
how the body was blessed on last Sunday and for the word that Dr.
Carolyn Showell offered at both campuses. We thank God for the
experience. Even in the
rain, those of you who pressed your way were indeed richly blessed!
Our Ministry Fair was a success
as well. If you missed
the fair, look for ministry guides at both campuses to get connected
or click here to download a
you heard about our new Midweek Worship Series? Worshippers are still
excited about how Pastor Kennebrew and Pastor Weston kicked off our
Tag Team Preaching series
entitled: Go Tell It! Our speakers for tonight
will not be revealed until the preaching hour – so don’t miss it!
Meet us at our Midtown
Campus at 7:00pm.
is so much great energy swirling around and it is spilling over into
the city! Memphis is buzzing about our Feb 24th service
at our Midtown Campus at
10:00am that will feature Kurt Carr! Worshippers from both
campuses are encouraged to meet us at Midtown for this special
service! See the announcements below for details about how you can
participate in this service.
keep showing Memphis that great things are happening at The BLVD!
Have you heard that our
Sanctuary Choir is partnering with Memphis Symphony Orchestra this
weekend at the Canon Center.
Tickets start at $15 and are available at www.memphissymphony.org. Let’s support our choir and
me in the Midtown Sanctuary early tomorrow morning at 6:30am
for prayer! I am aware that it is
Valentine’s Day, but what better way to show love than to spend time
with God, the One who loves us so much? Access our prayer guide by
been praying for Pastor J. Lawrence Turner and his wife Sister
Bridgett all month as they waited for the birth of their first
child. Baby Turner, a bouncing baby
boy, made his arrival on Saturday morning, February
we continue to pray as one family, let’s continue to expect new
birth, new life and revival right here at The BLVD!
look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday!
REV. A. DENISE
Interim Senior Pastor
||SPIRITUAL LIFE |
Servants are encouraged to gather for prayer on Thursdays at 6:30
a.m. in the Midtown Sanctuary.
We ask that you join us as we discern together, God’s plan
for ministry at THE BLVD.
are in the season of Lent through Saturday, March 30 (Holy
Saturday). This season requires us to make changes in our lives and
hearts as we honor the traditional practices of Prayer, Fasting, and
Almsgiving, placing the needs of others ahead of our own. You may participate by (1)
joining the Church-wide Lenten or Daniel Fast and/or, (2) take on an
outreach project,(3) follow the Lenten Guide. For additional
information, pick up a Lenten Brochure in the bookstore after Sunday
or Wednesday worship service.
Cost of Brochure: $5.00.
Dedications are held on the Fifth Sunday of each month during
worship service at BLVD EAST (8:30 a.m.) and BLVD Midtown (10:00
a.m.). Please forward all questions and/or concerns To Audrey
Storks or Pastor
Virzola Law at 901-272-5602.
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERIES: “GO TELL IT”
BLVD’s staff pastors and preachers will be featured in a tag-team
preaching series “Go Tell It,” for the month of February. Each week we will be
surprised with a preaching duo. Come out and enjoy the
series as our very own share the Word.
|NEWS AND EVENTS |
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Black History Month and
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:30PM at
the Cannon Center.
The concert will feature the rich diversity of gospel music
vibrant voices, “Sounds of Celebration” from throughout the Memphis
community to include the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
Tickets are $15, $5 for students. Click
here for additional information.
CARR AT THE BLVD
Sunday, February 24 at our Midtown Campus, we will have special
musical guest, Kurt Carr!
With hits like “In the
Sanctuary” and “God
Blocked It,” Kurt Carr will definitely be an awesome addition to
our worship service. To sing along with Kurt Carr, join us for
rehearsal on Saturday, Feb 23 at 1:00pm in our Midtown
Sanctuary. This rehearsal is open to
MARRIED COUPLES PRAYER BREAKFAST
are inviting all married couples to join in a time of prayer and
fellowship together, Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. at the BLVD Midtown Fellowship Hall. We want to declare 2013 a
blessed year for marriage as we rekindle our love for God and each
other. You may sign up
after Sunday’s worship service in the East and Midtown Lobbies. For additional information,
contact Pastor Virzola Law at 901-272-5603. Donations are
Christian Education Teachers (Disciple Bible Study and Sunday) will
meet Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in
Room 05A, Midtown Campus to review Christian Education Goals. For
more information, you may contact Pastor Nadine Burton at
IS MEN’S MINISTRY MONTH AT THE BLVDThe
month of March has been designated Men’s Ministry Month at THE
BLVD. BLVD men from
East and Midtown will participate in the “CIRCLE OF PRAYER” for our
local school campuses, Saturday, March 16, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
at the Midtown Campus, and the MEN’S CHILI COOK-OFF at the
East Campus, Sunday March 17, immediately after worship service at
BLVD East. Men are
asked to wear their favorite basketball team jersey for the
opportunities are this Sunday immediately following East and Midtown
worship services. For
additional information, contact Minister
Christopher Watson or Minister
|STEWARDSHIP | |
The Robateau-Epps family of Park Avenue Christian Church,
Dr Alvin O’Neal Jackson, Senior Pastor, is offering a $10,000
scholarship opportunity to a highly qualified student in pursuit of
educational excellence. The Robateau-Epps Fund continues a 100-plus
year old family tradition of supporting the progressive of students.
Visit www.eppsscholars.org to access application.
you need a job or know someone in need of employment, please check
out the Job Opportunities listing binder located in the Church
Information Center (CIC) or visit www.theblvd.org
to access information on job fairs. Remember to share this
information with others.
GENERATION | |
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE
Midtown Children’s Ministry is hosting an Open House this Sunday,
February 17 during our Sunday School hour. We are asking all parents
who would like to sign up their children for Sunday School and/or
teach Sunday School to meet us in Discipletown (Room D 108) at 8:30
a.m. For more additional information, contact Pastor Nakeesha
STUDENT MINISTRY VALENTINE CELEBRATION
Student Ministry (grades 7-12) is hosting a Valentine Dance,
Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 7:00PM until 11:00PM at the Midtown
Fellowship Hall. Attire
is Dress-up (no tennis shoes or jeans). Free Admission, Free Food,
Lots of Fun… For additional
Pastor Daniel White.
ADULTS BRIDGE LIFE GROUP
Adults (AGES 25 – 40) Bridge Life Group
meets each Tuesday from 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. to explore, discuss,
and encourage each other in the Word of God. We are Building Relationships Intricately Designed for God’s Expansion. Submit questions
and or/ inquiries to Selina.firstname.lastname@example.org
BLVD STUDENT MINISTRY: BOY SCOUTS & CUB SCOUTS
BLVD Scouts are accepting applications for Cub Scouts (grades 1-6)
and Boy Scouts (grade 6 – 12 and/or through age 17). We are also requesting and
recruiting Adult Scout Leaders. Scout activities include, weekly
meetings on Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Room 03N and a
fundraiser; popcorn sales, each Sunday in the Midtown Lobby
immediately after worship service, through the end of November. Submit all inquiries to
|CARE AND PRAYER |
BLVD Prayer Ministries would like to collaborate with you in prayer.
The Prayer Request Box is located in the Montgomery lobby outside
the Chalice Bookstore. Prayer Request cards are available in the
pews and in Bible Study Classes. You
may also submit requests by clicking here
a church family, we would like to remember those among us who submit
their names and names of family members who requests prayer. We may not know the
particular need(s) however, as we approach the Throne of God on
their behalf, He sees and attends to their needs, individually.
FOR PRAYER AT THE BLVD
for prayer at THE BLVD Midtown on Wednesdays at 6:00PM
(Intercessory Prayer) in room 09A, Saturday at 9:00AM (Hour of
Power) in the Spiritual Officers’ Room and Sunday at 9:45AM (Time to
Talk With God) in the sanctuary.
A PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
a part of an exciting prayer community by utilizing Phone a Prayer.
Schedule is as follows: 6:00AM Sunday through Saturday, 12:00PM Monday through
Friday, 8:00AM Saturday Prayer and Praise
number: 218.844.8230 plus access code: 915673#. The Men’s Prayer
Call is Saturday, 6:30AM –
number: 605.477.2100 plus access code: 1024438#.
AND BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
your loved one is in the hospital, confined at home, or in a nursing
home, you may request visitation by calling 901.729.6222. Please
report all emergency hospitalizations and bereavements to the
On-Call Pastor at 901.569.7729. Visit our website to
view our current sick and bereaved
Continue to keep our sick and bereaved in your thoughts and
Ministry is a Christian care giving group specifically designed to
assist people through difficult times (i.e., bereavement, divorce,
job loss, etc.). If you are in need of this service, you may contact
Rev. Vivian Henry at 901.752.5379 or Pastor
you or someone you know has recent news on achievements, community
involvement, or overcoming odds, go
here and complete the online form.
Although we cannot promise that your story will be featured in
eNews, we encourage you to keep submitting NEW stories of
BLVD EAST MEMBER SHARES STEP BY STEP FOOTBALL TIPS FOR
BLVD East member, author and former NFL star with Cleveland
Browns and New Orleans Saints, Minister Reginald Jones has come to
the rescue of women who complain about the amount of football their
husbands watch during football season. He has provided instructions
in a video presentation, “Step by Step Football Guide for
Women.” Read the
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|HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY | |
is a 6-week intervention designed for African American adolescents,
ages 13-19 that are at risk for pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. The
program also consists of a 6-month follow-up session, which will
assess an individual’s ability to utilize knowledge and skills
gained during the 6-week group education/activity sessions. For more
information, contact the Shelby County Health Department (814
Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105) at 901-222-9621.
Health Promoter Classes are
Tuesday nights, March 5 through April 23, 2013, 6:00PM to 8:00 PM at
church Health center Wellness, 1115 Union Avenue. Classes include community
resources, nutrition, diabetes, hypertension, taking medications
properly, pre-natal & baby care/women’s issues, to name a few.
For more information, or to register, call 901-261-8833 or email
or register online at ChurchHealthCenter.org. Deadline to register
is Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
FAVOR THE WAIVER
Urgent need for Memphians to support Methodist
LeBonheur Healthcare Transplant program to retain its access to
donor organs throughout the State of Tennessee instead of being
restricted in the number of organs it may receive. Memphians will
die from a restricted organ supply so complete the waiver
(located in the CIC) that will allow Methodist to serve those
in the community who need organs to live. Click
here for additional information.
MEALS ON WHEELS: VOLUNTEERS
Silver Angels is a home and community based services
program that provides warm meals to people throughout Shelby County.
We need Meals on Wheels volunteers to fulfill the vital role of
getting these warm meals to the community members who need them. For
more information about volunteering, please call our office at
901.725.3539. Thank you for any help you can
CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERSThe
Crisis Center, a United Way agency and partner with the UT Health
Science Center, is in immediate need of compassionate VOLUNTEERS for
our solely volunteer powered 24/7 Crisis hotline. Please sign up now
for the next volunteer training by sending
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