Charles Henderson served as liturgist and Gerald Ruffin was the guest organist. The men’s chorus sang several songs including special musical selections “Falling in Love with Jesus,” and “Certainly Lord.” Anthony Booker prayed the Morning Prayer. Parish Concerns and Welcome to Visitors was done by Stephen Holmes. Scripture Lessons were read by Willard Douglas and Terry Mallory. The speaker, Robert L. “Bobby” Vaughan, was introduced by Vaughan Moss. Coach Vaughan spoke about the need, for the church, to use extraordinary methods to reach the most troubled of youth. He went on to say that most efforts are aimed at some selected men, mainly those in church, with problems; however, we are missing the grass root young men – those on street corners; those without fathers or father figures; and drug sellers and abusers. Professor Vaughan stressed the point of churches having more purposeful outreach programs that touch the lives of our most difficult and troubled young men.
Berry Kemp and William Green were in charge of the Men’s Day offering. Closing remarks were made by Gilbert Ingram, Vice-President of UMM; and Rev. R. M. Hunter, Pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED TO THE ROYAL NEIGHBORS of AMERICA PORTSMOUTH, VA CHAPTER
Recently, the Portsmouth, VA Chapter of The Royal Neighbors of America met at Canty’s Buffet in Portsmouth. Welcome and introduction of guest was done by, Laleise Curtiss, the secretary/treasurer of the organization. Sheila Campbell, President, gave an overview of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Four new members, Cynthia Armstead, Beatrice Bellamy, Diana McKinnon, and Alma Thomas, were in attendance. All guests were given a Royal Neighbors of America backpack and a flashlight keychain. Darlene Johnson won a gardening kit/tools and carrying case.
Coordinator of the Event, Larry Campbell, expressed a thank you to all present and closed the affair with a prayer.
NORFOLK SECTION of THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN PLAN OPEN HOUSE
The National Council of Negro Women Norfolk Section is hosting an open house an installation of new officers for 2012-2014. The Honorable Tanya Bullock/Judge Elect – Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will install the new officers. This 11:00am event, will be held at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center located at 7300 Newport Avenue in Norfolk, is scheduled for June 9, 2012 and is free and open to the public.