Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Dale Carnegie class session 1 (Public Class) is off to a great start.
  • Dale Carnegie class session 3 at UNCG was engaging with great participation.
  • UMMBC senior pastor search committee making progress in the search.
  • People who are unafraid to take a stand (kneel) for what they believe in.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – chronic neck/back discomfort from arthritis in her neck.
  • All impacted by Hurricane Maria and those who are helping out.
  • Angela Alston – I have a family member (Dash Alston)  in need of prayer right now. I have never met her but I know the pain she is feeling right now. She lost an unborn child and the man she loved and intended to marry in a span of a few months. Please pray for her as you did for me. I wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on satan. It’s just too much. God. let Dash Alston find the strength of our ancestors to face the days ahead. Give her that peace that surpasses all understanding. Give her a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel so she can find her way out of depression and despair. Thank yall in advance. Thank you God for your Grace is always sufficient.
  • Marilyn White (my cousin) – undergoing chemotherapy and is in need of prayer.
  • UMMBC senior pastor search committee as it continues it work.
  • Leadership that creates environments for people to live and work without bad behavior.
  • For our country and the division our national leadership is causing with ill-advised comments and tweets.
  • LaShonda Fields Hairston – on the loss of her grandmother.
  • Donald Anthony Wheeler (nephew) – have a surgical procedure on Tuesday.
  • Sharee Fowler and I – as we work with groups increasing awareness, addressing diversity and inclusion, and improving relationships.

The Benediction

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Men’s Day speaker at Shiloh Baptist church yesterday. Proverbs 27:17. Topic: We are in the fight of our lives.
  • Great afternoon on Lake Norman. Midday Jazz cruise with Art Sherrod.
  • Dale Carnegie class session 2 at UNCG was engaging with great participation.
  • Engage NC Black Rep board meeting and discussion.
  • Forsyth County First National Bank Advisory board meeting.
  • UMMBC senior pastor search committee making progress in the search.
  • My column this week on kindness, togetherness, goodness and compassion.
  • Check here to see if you have potential impact with the Equinox breach.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – chronic neck/back discomfort from arthritis in her neck.
  • Revival at Friendship Baptist church tonight with Rev. Prince R. Rivers preaching.
  • People seeking sanctuary from deportation and their families.
  • All impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Jose and those who are helping out.
  • Marilyn White (my cousin) – undergoing chemotherapy.
  • UMMBC senior pastor search committee as it continues it work.
  • Leadership that create environments for people to live and work without bad behavior.
  • The interim pastor at UMMBC, Rev. Headen, and the church leadership during the transition.

The Benediction

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.
  • Attending the Palmetto Capital City Classic in Columbia, S.C.
  • Great meeting and conversation with Silvia Ramos.
  • Good meeting with Sharee Fowler and Goodwill representatives discussion employee engagement.
  • KBR (Local Impact) Advisory Council grant review and discussion.
  • Saturday afternoon conversation with Jarrard Goldsmith.
  • Bill Leonard and his new book, Homebrewed Christisnity: Church History – Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers. An interesting and fascinating read.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – chronic neck/back discomfort from arthritis in her neck.
  • Angela Maxwell and her family – her 87 year old mother (Mrs. Beulah Maxwell) passed.
  • Brother-in-law, Wayne Anderson and family – on the loss of his sister.
  • Rev. Dr. James Ferree and family – on the loss of his wife, Doris Ferree.
  • People seeking sanctuary from deportation and their families.
  • All impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Jose and those who are helping out.
  • Marilyn White (my cousin) – undergoing chemotherapy.
  • UMMBC senior pastor search committee as it continues it work.
  • Leadership that create environments for people to live and work without bad behavior.
  • Fred Marshall – he recently had eye surgery and is recovering.
  • The interim pastor at UMMBC, Rev. Headen, and the church leadership during the transition.

The Benediction

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . and Give Thanks

eChurch

As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.
  • UMMBC senior pastor search committee commitment and dedication to the task.
  • Yasmeen Alston (my niece) on the back-to-school event in honor of her late sister, Alana.
  • Remembering Alana Monet Alston (suitevida).
  • Happy Anniversary (57th) to Miller and Alice Allen.
  • The opening of the new Forsyth County Library – it is so cool.
  • A Marvtastic 2017 National Black Theatre Festival.
  • A visit from the National Endowment for the Arts Chair, Jane Chu.
  • Alma Flood’s mother being released from the hospital.
  • Starting a new Dale Carnegie Class with students (current teachers working on their Master’s degree) at UNCG.
  • Great dialogue with the new class of WS Fellows and Ned Erickson.
  • Team teaching in the First Year Experience program for freshmen at WSSU with Natasha Ohene.
  • Nephew Marcus Anderson traveling to Uganda to perform.
  • Nephew Alphaeus Anderson and his event, SpiritFest 2017 and 1,000 voices & PureNHeart
  • Nephew Wali Alston and his music video, “Alive.”
  • Delivering book bags to students at Ephesus Jr. Academy.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with chronic neck discomfort from arthritis in her neck.
  • People seeking sanctuary from deportation and their families.
  • All impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Marilyn White (my cousin) – recovering from surgery and undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Leadership that create environments for people to live and work without bad behavior.
  • Fred Marshall – he recently had eye surgery and is recovering.
  • My wife’s family and friends as they grieve the loss of her baby brother, Ricky Dean Littlejohn (age 61).
  • The interim pastor at UMMBC, Rev. Headen, and the church leadership during the transition.

The Benediction

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots