"Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain."
Verse of the Month
The unforgettable Meadowlark Lemon who left us late in 2015 was mega-famous in a world awash in celebrity.
The basketball ace was inspired by the antics of the Harlem Globetrotters from watching newsreels at his local theatre which he frequented as a boy.
A true "up from little" American can-do roots, Meadowlark capped a second career as a minister with a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1998.
He also served as Guest Chaplain for the U.S. armed foces for many years so...thank God for the career of this extraordinary athlete and hands-on Christian.
Christians and Money
Some years back our denomination asked its pastors to consider designating January of each year as “Stewardship Month” – a time to make needs known, report back to the congregation on how their donations were being spent and take them more into the “business side” of the church.
Stewardship has been defined as the wise management of available resources. This annual program has worked out very well for us. Though we collect a weekly offering we don’t have to “bug” people about special donations as the year continues.
While some see money as a “taboo” subject others feel churches involved in the work of ministry and mission to the world need have no embarrassment about discussing the matter openly and honestly.
Announcing Glendora GCI's 20th Black History Celebration Saturday morning February 6 at 10:30. Guest speaker is Celestine Olive with Curtis May and Durrell Brown featured.
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