am very grateful for the wonderful time we had together at both
campuses on this past Sunday.
We have received Facebook messages and tweets about how you
were blessed by worship and for this we give God glory. We also praise God for what
is happening with our young people. We had nearly 200
worshippers for our youth service with guest artist, “Fro” on
Sunday. Did you know 27 young people joined this month during
student worship & we had 12 children to join in Discipletown?
What a wonderful way to start the year!
you haven’t heard yet, this Sunday, we are excited to welcome back
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Showell as our guest speaker. If you are not familiar with
her dynamic ministry please see this
clip. Rev. Dr. Carolyn Showell is a
sought after speaker and we are so blessed to have her this
following service this
Sunday, we are excited to host our ReKindle Ministry Fair at both
campuses! Come out
to learn about our ministries and how you can better serve your
church, this city, our country and the world!
our new Midweek Worship Series starts tonight. Join us at the Midtown Campus
at 7:00pm each Wednesday for “Go Tell It” – a tag team preaching
series featuring our pastoral staff. This exciting new series
features a surprise duo each week. You never know who will be
paired up to preach – so don’t miss it!
Wednesday is approaching! Lent begins on February 13th
and ends on Holy Saturday on March 30th. We invite you to grow
spiritually as a community during this season as we reflect on the
sacrifice that Jesus made and anticipate the arrival of our next
Senior Pastor, Rev. Jason Lawrence Turner. Lenten guides will be
available starting next week.
want to encourage you to keep praying for our church, our next
Senior Pastor and the Community Baptist Church family in
Connecticut. Baby Turner is due any
moment, so let us also keep Sister Bridgett and their bundle of joy
in our thoughts and prayers.
As we pray as a family, let us recall our prayer and
scripture for the week.
Click here to see the prayer guide. Don’t forget to meet me in
the sanctuary tomorrow, Thursday morning at 6:30am, for prayer.
God is taking us
higher and higher each week and trust me, you don’t want to miss
love you and am praying for you in Jesus name!
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.
season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 13) and ends
on Holy Saturday (March 30), 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:
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 |
The 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 Sanctuary Choir. Tickets are $15, $5 for
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
your calendars for THE BLVD Ministry Fair this Sunday, February 10,
2013, 10:00 a.m. (East Campus) and 12:00 noon (Midtown Campus). All BLVD Ministries will be
available to share required skills and gifts for participation. Do
not miss this great opportunity to “Get in the Game” as THE BLVD
Rekindles passion for ministry.
BLVD MARRIED COUPLES PRAYER
We 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
MEETINGAll Christian Education Teacher (Disciple Bible Study
and Sunday) will meet Sunday, 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 901-272-5653.
|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.eppsscholsrs.org to access
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 | |
MIDTOWN CHILDREN’S MINISTRY OPEN
The Midtown Children’s’ Ministry is hosting an Open
House, 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
Weston at 901-272-5631.
BLVD STUDENT MINISTRY VALENTINE
BLVD 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 shoe or jeans).
Free Admission, Free Food, Lots of Fun… For additional
Pastor Daniel White.
YOUNG ADULTS BRIDGE LIFE
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 or white.daniel.@theblvd.org.
THE BLVD STUDENT MINISTRY: BOY SCOUTS & CUB SCOUTS
THE 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 email@example.com.
|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. Click
here for the weekly Prayer List.
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
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|HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY | |
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.
ON WHEELS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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 provide.
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
or calling 901.649.8572. You
may also click here to visit their
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