Youth & Young Adults sponsors a Movie Night & Discussion. We will be viewing the movie War Room and have a brief conversation about the movie.
War Room is "Filled with heart, humor, and wit, WAR ROOM follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth's newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn't have a prayer."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an important occasion for United States citizens and, indeed, citizens of the world who are concerned with justice and peace. The Civil Rights Movement not only attempts to correct the injustices suffered by African Americans but also seeks to liberate other oppressed people around the world. At the center of Dr. King’s ministry was the hope for the “Beloved Community”—a harmonious global society founded upon God’s love for people and people’s love for one another, where the scourges of racial hatred and poverty would no longer exist. Although this hope has not yet been realized, the King Holiday allows us to honor the creative ways that God works through willing people who share Dr. King’s ideals for the “Beloved Community.”
State Representative Jordan Harris will be our guest speaker for this day. State Representative Jordan Harris was elected to the State Legislature on Nov. 6, 2012, representing the 186th Legislative District in Philadelphia. Prior to being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harris was appointed as the Executive Director of Philadelphia's Youth Commission where he advised the Mayor, City Council and other key decision makers on issues relating to the city's youth and young adults. In this office, Harris spearheaded initiatives that helped address and ultimately end Philadelphia's outbreak of nuisance flash mobs, including extending the hours of the city's recreation centers and creating alternative activities.
Harris earned his Bachelor's Degree from Millersville University in Governmental and Political Affairs. He also holds a Master's Degree in Education from Cabrini College and is currently a Doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Neumann University. Before pursuing a career in public service, he worked as an educator in the Philadelphia Public School System for several years. He was also instrumental in designing Slam Dunk, a summer program that assisted over 600 high school students in meeting credit requirements for graduation.
Named one of The Philadelphia Tribune Magazine's "10 People Under 40 to Watch in 2011", Representative Harris is sought after to discuss youth leadership and development at universities, churches and on other platforms across the nation. Harris is an informed advocate for the improvement of the educational system. He is passionate about a myriad of issues that affect the District he serves, including equal and quality education; employment and job creation; vocational training and job readiness programs; the rights and care of senior citizens; minority inclusion; bidding reform; and prison system reform.
Representative Harris is currently President of the Board of Directors at Lincoln Day Educational Center, the oldest continuously operating African American Day School in the country. He serves as a Member of the Board of the Hardy Williams Education Fund and the Christian Street YMCA. He is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Nu Sigma Chapter and Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons Cephas Lodge #98.
Come out and worship with us as we honor, celebrate, and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On This date in 1862 the first Watch Night Services were celebrated in Back communities in America.
The Watch Night service can be traced back to gatherings also known as “Freedom’s Eve.” On that night, Black slaves and free blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. At the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863; all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free. When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as many people fell to their knees and thanked God.
Blacks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year. It’s been over a century since the first Freedom’s Eve and tradition still brings us together at this time every year to celebrate “how we got over.” This celebration takes many African American descendants of slaves into a new year with praise and worship. The service usually begins anywhere from 7 p.m. To 10 p.m. And ends at midnight with the entrance of the New Year. Some people come to church first, before going out to celebrate, for others, church is the only New Year’s Eve event.
You are invited to Williams Temple for our Watch Night Service as we worship God and bring in 2016. Afterwards, join us for a light breakfast as we fellowship with one another.
You, your family and friends are invited to a Special Christmas Worship Service at Williams Temple. There will be a message, Christmas music, including singing along to Christmas carols, and the lighting of candles. Please join us for this special worship service that celebrates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Join WIlliams Temple as we bring the Advent Season in by having a special Hanging of the Greens Service. This service is to prepare us for Christ's coming, which will include hanging greenery traditionally associated with everlasting life. Greens such as cedar for royalty, fir and pine boughs for everlasting life, holly symbolizing Jesus' death and ivy representing the resurrection are used.
Rev. Gregory Nelson & the Historic Zion A.M.E. Church in Darby, PA will be our special guests.
Every Third Saturday of the Month, the men of Williams Temple host a Men's Breakfast. It's a hot, homemade breakfast. Also, every week there will be a special presenter conducting a workshop that deals with helping and serving the community. All are welcome.
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Williams Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church is excited about our 2015 Family and Friends Day, which will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Family and Friends Day, is historically a day where people return to their home church which they have come to define as such for various reasons. This day provides an opportunity for the congregation as a family to worship and reconnect with its past, celebrate its present, and strengthen the saints individually and collectively for the future. Our theme scripture is Psalms 133:1, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” Our theme is “Remembering the past, Recognizing the present, and Reimaging the future.”
As evidenced by all of the glowing news accounts, several local media sources and feature articles in The Christian Index and numerous other media outlets, Williams Temple continues to enjoy a tremendous surge in its reputation for providing service to the city of Philadelphia and the world.
In conjunction with our Family and Friends Day Celebration, we will print a special souvenir booklet -The program booklet is an excellent opportunity for businesses, civic organizations, churches, and individuals to advertise and, at the same time, show support for Williams Temple C.M.E. Church.
Join us for a four week series on Stewardship. We will discuss what it means to give back to God. What does it mean to tithe. What does God tells us about tithing in the Bible? We will also talk about how our offerings are investment in God's Kingdom. This series will be held on Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, & Nov 18 at 12 noon or 7pm. Hope to see you there,
Come out for our Annual Steward's Day program featuring our Guest Preacher Apostle James Brant, Jr.D.D.
Servant Apostle James Brant, Jr. is a tremendous and amazing gift to the body of Christ. He is the founder and senior pastor of Zarephath Tabernacle. His anointed and skillful exegetical handling of the Scriptures, along with his personal and down to earth approach to the Gospel has drawn followers locally and abroad. After years of mentoring various ministers and pastors, and demonstrating the heart of a pastor’s pastor, he was appointd and consecrated to the Episcopal office of the bishop. In June of 2009, Bishop Brant was elevated and consecrated to the office of Apostle and served on the board of apostles and was recently elected in the International Holy Convocation in June 2010 as the Presiding Prelate of the Churches of God and True Holiness International.
Apostle James Brant’s numerous accomplishments include a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctorate of Divinity from the Logos Christian College and Graduate Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Regents at Logos Christian College Springfield Campus. He also serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Zarephath Academy School of Excellence along with his wife, Servant Lady, Dr. Denise Brant.
Come out and hear a word from the Lord!!!
Beginning on Wednesday, October 7, we will be studying the 31 Bestseller, Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, MD. With Who Moved My Cheese? Dr. Spencer Johnson realizes the need for finding the language and tools to deal with change--an issue that makes all of us nervous and uncomfortable.
Most people are fearful of change because they don't believe they have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Spencer Johnson shows us that what matters most is the attitude we have about change. (Amazon.com)
Join us on Oct 7. 14. & 21 at 12 noon or 7:00 PM for a wonderful book study. You can purchase the book at the following website: http://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463