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The Mighty God

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Seeker Service September, 28 2014

Seeker Service Sunday September 28, 2014 3:00pm Hopkins Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church 21 College Place Asheville NC 28801 Rev. Keith L. Lipsey, Pastor For Transportation call (828) 254-6098 Fun Food Fellowship “Seeking Souls For Christ”

Freedom Sunday

We have come a long way since those terror-filled years of the 1960’s, but we still have a long way to go since bigotry still raises it’s ugly head when we turn on the news. We need to be vigilant to prevent returning to those days when an individual was judged by the color of their skin rather than by their character.

The Devil Thought He Had Me

Matthew 27:3-5 Luke 22:31-38   1. Satan is crafty, tricky, and comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Christ came that we might have life more abundantly. (John 10:10). I Peter 5:8, he wants to devour us. He wants to sift us as wheat vs 32. 2. Jesus has prayed that Peter's faith will not fail. 3. When he waivers in his…

Ferguson tells us what we already know

Images from Ferguson

For the last two weeks, Ferguson, Missouri has been nightly entertainment. We have watched CNN, Fox News, MSNBC for the latest updates. Has the violence continued? Have peace and quiet been restored? What is wrong with those people in Ferguson? Could this happen here?

For two weeks, I have been avoiding the nightly news. I truly did not want to know what the latest update was. As a trauma surgeon, I hate loss of life. It is in my DNA. I hate it when someone needlessly gets gunned down in the streets. We saw that in Ferguson. We also saw it in the Trayvon Martin case.

In the United States there are several truisms. One of those truisms is that you simply don’t talk back to police. I was taught, growing up in the ’70s, that I needed to show police respect whether they deserved it or not. Why? Because that’s the way it is in the United States. My parents never explained it that way. But that’s the way it is. We can sit down and discuss the merits of the system and thoughtful ways of changing the system so the system works more for everybody, but the way the system is today… and the way it has been for more than 100 years, you must show police officers respect or there are dire consequences. Simply put, if you do not show police the respect that they, themselves want, you increase dramatically your chances of dying. 

Blue Ridge Annual Conference First Check Up Meeting

August 30, 2014, 9:30 A.M. Presiding Prelate and Senior Bishop of The A.M.E. Zion Church, Bishop George E. Battle Jr. will conduct the first check up meeting of The Blue Ridge Conference for the year 2014. This meeting will convene at Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center, 495 Cragmont Rd. Black Mountain, NC 28711. 828-419-9200, Fax 828-419-9222. Website:campdorothywalls.org

Merry Christmas

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was unique in all of history. He was not created by a human…

Newtown pastor sees pain as path to healing

The Rev. Mel Kawakami, senior pastor of Newtown United Methodist Church, has the difficult duty of shepherding his flock through the anguish of the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Two 7-year-olds from the congregation were among the 20 children and six adults who were killed Dec. 14 in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Kawakami, who has served the Newtown…

Church serves as cornerstone in the wake of tragedy

Members of Newtown United Methodist Church in Sandy Hook, Conn., are “still holding our breath” to learn the full impact of the Dec. 14 shooting at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School, said the Rev. Mel Kawakami, the church’s senior pastor. “We’re trying to keep our lines open,” he said. “We have already tried to reach out. We have communications circles that are trying to…