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
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
Duration: approximately 75 minutes following worship
Sunday, July 14 – Our 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CD’S are available for sale in our media room in the Narthex for $7.00.
Please visit our website at http://www.firstafrikanchurch.org/