Announcements July 7th, 2019

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR ALL OUR SICK, SHUT IN AND THOSE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES IN THEIR LIVES AND FAMILIES


 

Ms. Barbara, cousin of Deacon Tenagne Edwards

Ekedi Jones, newborn of Deacon Akintunde & Edima Jones

Sis. Gemma Clopton

Elder Carlton Williams

Bro. Ronald White

Mama Dorothy Stamps


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Story Time & Book Giveaways! Our Children, Our Stories happens downstairs in the small community room today during First Sunday Service.  Children ages FOUR and up, are invited to come downstairs after the Community Affirmation during the Song of Preparation for To return upstairs in time for Zawadi. Older Students may come down to help READ Stories to our youngsters and RECEIVE book giveaways.**PARENTS, DO NOT send children under age four downstairs. You may bring AND stay with them.   Boundary-trained Adult volunteers are also needed.

 

 

Theme: SANKOFA – Standing in our Religious Present 

Remembering our Spiritual Past      Building our Africentric Future

 

Dates:

Duration: approximately 75 minutes following worship

Sunday, July 14Our Religious Present: The Need for Bible Study

Biblical text:  Deuteronomy 10

Is the Bible/Bible Study relevant? The Bible, our sacred text; What is the Bible? The formation of the Canon. Bible Study at FAC

Sunday, July 21 – Our Spiritual Past: The Sacred Texts of our Foreparents.

Biblical Text: Luke 4: 14 – 30

Shaping consciousness – The sacred texts of our families (Bible, Torah, Koran, Kebra Nagast, etc.)

Based on what we gleaned from our spiritual past, what are we passing on to the next generation?

Sunday, July 28 – Our Afri-centric Future. African Diasporic Literature, as Sacred Text.

Biblical Text: Daniel 1:17

The literature of liberation, cultural identity/personhood

The literature of social, political, economic, environmental, religious justice

What makes a book “sacred/holy”? Literature that impacts the community and our collective cultures.

                From Columbus to Castro, Eric Williams

                Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

                The People Could Fly, Virginia Hamilton

Pedagogy:   Video clips, open discussion, small group discussion, lecture, facilitation.

Facilitators:   Elder Carvel Bennett and other FAC Leaders


 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

CALLING ALL GIRLS AGES 4-9!!

Become a U.S. United National Princess! Be mentored by the U.S. United Pageant national queens on Saturday,  July 20, 2019 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Atlanta North Hotel, Atlanta, GA 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM All princesses will be honored at a Princess Tea Party and be crowned on stage during the national pageant on July 20th. See Sister Marchia Phillips or call 404-434-7331 Visit www.usunitedpageant.com Email: info@usunitedpageant.com

 


 

CD’S are available for sale in our media room in the Narthex for $7.00.

 

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