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Announcements

Zoom ID#'s are listed on the church calendar.

 

FEBRUARY 2024

24 – BLACK HISTORY PARADE at 10:00 AM. The route is 21st and “V” Street. The theme is “Elevate Pride, A Celebration of Cultural Awareness in Stride.” There will be vendors, music, food, and live entertainment after the parade. For more information call (661) 703-7955 or visit their Facebook page Bakersfield Black American History Parade. 

 

25 - CSUB SUPER SUNDAY during the worship service. Super Sunday is part of the systemwide African-American initiative, in which CSU’s visit African-American Churches in our community to encourage their youth to learn more about higher education.

25 – LOVE FEAST CEREMONY

 

MARCH 2024

5 – PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION – Don’t forget to vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Cain Memorial is a polling site, where you can drop off your ballot.

 

12 – OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING CANCELED – All auxiliary reports are still due on Saturday, March 9, 2024. 

 

12-14 – MIDYEAR CONVOCATION – Bishop session at the Hilton LAX Hotel. To register visit the church website and click on the Midyear image. Registration in-person is FREE; virtual is $50.00.  For more information contact Pastor Mercedes.

 

14-15 – 5TH DISTRICT LAY ORGANIZATION HYBRID MINI CONVENTION at the Hilton LAX Hotel.

 

16 – BLACK FAMILY WELLNESS EXPO - at Lowell Park ~ 800 4th Street from 9AM–2PM. The theme is “360 Degrees Total Wellness.” Join them for a day of fun and education for an inclusive community health fair that addresses the health needs of all families. For more information contact Sister D. Strong.

 

23 – EASTER FAMILY DAY PICNIC - More details are forthcoming.

 

28 – MAUNDY THURSDAY - Maundy Thursday is part of the Christian celebration of Easter and marks the night of the Last Supper as told in the Bible. At the Last Supper, Jesus commanded that people should love one another, he then washed the feet of his disciples as an act of kindness. This celebration will be held in Noah’s Ark. For more information contact Sister B. Coston.

 

29 – LAY ORGANIZATION SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST at 12:00 PM. Lunch will be served. For more information contact Sister D. Williams.

 

31 – SUNDAY SCHOOL EASTER PROGRAM - Calling all members of the church's seasoned, middle-aged, young adults, youth, and children! If you would like to participate in the Easter program this year, please contact Sister K. West, Chair or Sister D. Coston, Co-Chair. 

 

Weekly Activities

HYBRID SUNDAY SCHOOL - Every Sunday at 8:30 AM. Do not hesitate to contact Sister E. Lewis for the Zoom information.

VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY - Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Don't hesitate to contact Pastor Mercedes or the Church Secretary for the Zoom information.

Church Ministries

 

SEVEN LAST WORD PRESENTERS NEEDED – Attention Laity (all church members) the Lay Organization is seeking speakers for the Good Friday service, on Friday, March 29, 2024, at noon. If you want to research one of the seven last words, please contact Sister D. Williams. 

ALBERTA W. DILLARD LAY CHALLENGE “SCHOLARS HUB”Attention all Students Grades 1st-12th. The Alberta W. Dillard Lay Organization offers monetary awards for a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and/or perfect attendance. You may sign-up for one challenge or both challenges. You must be a member and attend church. To participate in this opportunity, you MUST SIGN-UP in advance. Sign-up deadline is Sunday, March 17, 2024. For more information, please contact Sister D. Williams, President, if you are interested in participating in “The Lay Organization Scholars Hub.”

Community Outreach

 

GLEANERS SENIOR SACK PROGRAMThe next scheduled deliveries are on Thursday,  March 14, 2024, and Thursday, March 28, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Sister A. Bostick.

WASTE HUNGER; NOT FOOD PROGRAM – The next scheduled 2-van delivery is Tuesday, February 27, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Sister A. Bostick.

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