“Dressed for Success: The Armor of God” was the Youth Day Theme. The Youth began their celebration by first attending the Annual AMBA Jeopardy Bible Bowl on Saturday Morning February 22nd. They were then treated to an outing at Slim & Husky’s Pizza. This Black owned artisan pizza shop offer Hip Hop and R&B music with Black artwork on the walls. Everyone enjoyed their hand crafted pizza that was prepared to order right in front of them. Sunday morning, Brandon Morton, Jr. was the devotional leader for Church School. As worship leader for our Youth Day program, Brandon led with the assistance of Demi Makumi, Jaden McDowell, Amari Lockhart, Dennis Makumi, Joe D. Bellamy and the Youth Choir for Christ. Rev. Richard A. Boone, IV, Morehouse School of Religion, was the Youth Day Speaker.
During Heritage Sunday’s “Let The Children Come”, Deacon James Washburn told the children a story about their heritage. He ask them to imagine what it would be like if there were no African Americans living in the world. Then he took them on a journey through life as they experienced all the great inventions that African Americans invented. The sermon “Remembering The Journey”, Joshua 24:14-18 by Pastor Stowers, reminded us that it was God who has been with us and has brought us this far. After worship, everyone gathered in the Fellowship Hall to fellowship and enjoy a delicious meal that was prepared and served by the Nutrition Ministry.
Deacon Ordination Service
Brothers S.J. Tuck, Jr., Larry J. Mitchell and Drexter L. Crawford were ordained as Deacons during the morning worship service on Sunday, January 19th. The dedication service began with the reading of the “Historical Scripture Lesson of Acts 6:1-9”. During “The Act of Ordination”, Pastor Stowers gave the “Words of Instruction”. Deacon Robert Felton-Chair, read “The Office of The Deacon”, I Timothy 3:8-10 and 12-13, listing the qualifications of a deacon. Pastor Stowers then gave the “Pastoral Charge to the Candidates”. “The Laying on of Hands” led by Pastor Stowers and Deacons of MCBC was followed by the “Ordination Prayer” and finally the “Hymn of Consecration: ‘I Am Thine’ by Fannie J. Crosby”. Mt. Calvary welcomes with joy, praise and thanksgiving Deacon S.J. Tuck, Jr., Deacon Larry J. Mitchell and Deacon Drexter L. Crawford to the Ministry of Deacons and Servanthood. Pastor Stowers also recognized the previous ordination of Deacon Artice Fraley and welcomed him to the Deacons’ Ministry.