A People of Purpose-Power-Praise-Prayer

Rev. Arthur T. Gerald, Jr. – Senior Pastor
Rev. Michael E. Haynes – Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Willie Bodrick II and Rev. Jeffrey Brown Associate Pastors
Bro. Darryl “Coach” Simpson Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Bro. Jonathan W. Singleton Minister of Music
Ministers in Residence:
Rev. Phillip Ross – Rev. Bernard Spencer – Minister Shirley Adams –
Minister Elizabeth Crockton – Minister Naomi Crumb – Minister Rachel Idowu
updated 4/16/2019

The Goss family would like to thank the entire TBC family for all your continued cards, letters and prayers. We ask for your continued prayers as we have had another loss. Donalexander’s niece and DJ’s godmother, who took care of DJ as though he was hers.

Dr. Michael E. Haynes,
Rev. Phillip Ross,
Deacon Emerson Brathwaite,
Deaconess Leoner Woodson,
Bro. Hozel Murray,
Bro. Clarence “Jeep” Jones,
Sis. Delsie Hodgson,
Sis. Harriet Robinson,
Sis. Renae Lawrence,
Sis. Sheila Long,
Sis. Theora Jones.

Sis. Sheila Long had heart surgery, She is recuperating at the home of her mother

CONVERSATION ON AGING: You are invited to attend a Conversation on Aging: Making your wishes known – a Discussion about end of life planning on Wednesday, April 17th 10:00 A.M. to Noon at the English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain. RSVP IN ADVANCE by calling 617-477-6724. Free parking is available and location is easily accessible by MBTA Orange Line.

A PUBLIC READING OF “THE LETTER” FROM REV. MLK: Tuesday, April 16th 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at Boston City Hall Plaza (at the fl ag pole) you are encouraged to attend this Public Reading by Boston luminaries in entertainment, law enforcement, youth organizing, activism, politics, clergy and culture. This is Dr. King’s letter from the Birmingham city jail. This year mark’s the 55th anniversary of the publication.

10TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: Boston City Councilor Kim Janey invites you to attend an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 Noon at Little Scobie Playground (Copeland/Dunreath Streets in Roxbury). Face painting, children’s activities, prizes for the most eggs found, Please bring a basket if you have one! See Bro. Weldon Bodrick or call 617-635-3510 for further details.

BMA GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: The Black Ministerial Alliance of Boston invites you to attend the Annual Good Friday Service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Friday, April 19th 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M.

BLESSINGS TO MODESTY BUTLER: Yesterday, Sis. Kim Franklin’s daughter, Modesty, left for her senior trip to Iceland. You are requested to keep her and her classmates in your prayers.

TICKETS AVAILABLE: Our Girl Scouts Ministry has four tickets available the showing of James the Giant Peach at the Wheelock Family Theatre on Sunday, April 14th 2:00 P.M. The play is appropriate for children ages 6 and up. The tickets are $20.00 each. See Sis. Michele Vaughn-Bernardezfor details.

Please watch your personal items at all times in all places.

OVERFLOWING WITH HOPE: The 51st Annual Gathering of The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts will be held May 3-4, 2019 at the Doubletree in Leominster. Speakers will include Rev. Dr. Wesley Roberts and Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque. TBC may have two voting delegates plus the Pastor. If interested in attending as a delegate OR a messenger (non voting attendee) please speak to Sis. Clara Bell.. Early registration at $40.00 is due by April 15th – Late registration April 16-22 $50.00 – Later registration after April 22nd $60.00. Call DoubleTree at 978-534-9000 and use code ABC” to make your hotel reservation.


On Saturday, June 8, 2019 our King Solomon Ministry will be hosting its Annual Outing. This year, you will travel by luxury coach to Sandwich on lovely Cape Cod. Included will be a visit to Sandwich Glass Museum, a two hour cruise on the Cape Cod Canal viewing beautiful homes and resorts located along the way. There will be a bountiful buffet luncheon served at the Daniel Webster Inn. The cost of this event is $100.00. Please see any member of the King Solomon Ministry for tickets and details.

Once again we will be taking order for Tulips and/or Lilies for Easter Sunday. You may order plants in honor and/or in memory of loved ones. The cost of plants will be $7.00 per plant. See any member of Team 13 to place your order or leave your information in the Central Office. Orders MUST BE SUBMITTED by Sunday, April 14th. Please specify the type of plant you wish.


The First Quarter Financial Statements are now available. Please make sure Sis. Vera Franklin has your email address. Help us save on postage.

Sunday School Classes begin at 9:30AM. We are looking forward to seeing you and your family.
Please join your age group and Sunday School Teachers in one of the following locations:
Infants & Toddlers: Paula Price – Ewing Hall (lower level Main Building)
Elementary School: Grades 1-5 : Brianna Forde & Alma Wright (Shaw Hall)
Middle School: Grades 6-8: Deacon Andrew Henry & Winston Bodrick (Deaconess Room)
High School: Grades 9-12: Darryl Simpson & Brenda Richardson (142 Warren St.)
Adult: Co-ed: Minister Rachel Idowu – (Hester Hall)
Adult: Women: Minister Liz Crockton – (Haynes Room)

Sunday, April 14 @ 10:45 P.M. – Palm Sunday
Monday, April 15th – Patriots Day Office Closed
Tuesday, April 16th @7:30 A.M. – School Vacation Day Program
Thursday, April 18th @ 7:00 P.M. – Holy Thursday Worship Service
Friday, April 19th @ 7:00 P.M. – Good Friday – 7 Last Works
Sunday, April 21st @ 6:00 A.M. – Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 21st @ 8:30 A.M. – Easter Breakfast
Sunday, April 21st @ 10:45 A.M. – Resurrection Service
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6:45 P.M. First Quarterly Church Council Meeting;
Tuesday, April 24th @ 2:00 P.M.VOICES OF FREEDOM: This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: The Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish chorale ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston community Gospel Choir, which often performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Each group will separately perform songs from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures, respectively, and then join together to perform music that transcends the collective cultures. The idea of shared values, especially in these turbulent times, rises above our many cultures and connects us. By using music to explore the themes of freedom, we seek to create a culture of understanding, faith, and hope. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 24th 2:00 P.M. at the African Meeting House, 46 Joy Street, Boston
Sunday, April 28th @ 1:00 P.M., – First Quarterly Church Members’ Meeting;
Saturday April 27th-April 28nd – Youth Ministry Retreat
Sunday April 28th, @ 1:00 P.M. – 1st Quarter Members’ Meeting
Sunday, April 28th @ 4:00 P.M. – Annual Piano Summit …

Saturday, May 4th @ 9:00 A.M. – PreSchool Prayer Breakfast
Sunday, May 5th @ 3:30 P.M. – City Strings Cello Spring Recital
Saturday, June 1st @ 12:00 – Noon Churchwomen’s Annual Tea;
Saturday, June 8th @ 10:00 A.M. – Annual King Solomon Ministry Outing;
Friday, June 14th @ 2:30 P.M. – PreSchool Graduation.
Saturday, July 27th @ 1:00 P.M. – King Solomon Ministry Fish Fry.
August 21st-23rd – Washington, DC to Museum Of African American History.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 20th, 21st, 22nd – Annual Men’s Weekend.
Saturday October 5th, 10:00 @ A.M. – Deaconesses Retreat
Saturday December 14th, 9:00 A.M. – Deaconesses Christmas Party

Sunday School Classes begin at 9:30AM. We are looking forward to seeing you and your family.
Please join your age group and Sunday School Teachers in one of the following locations:
Infants & Toddlers:  Paula PriceEwing Hall (lower level Main Building)
Elementary School: Grades 1-5 Brianna Forde & Alma Wright
(Shaw Hall)
Middle School: Grades 6-8 Deacon Andrew Henry & Winston Bodrick (Deaconess Room)
High School: Grades 9-12 Darryl Simpson & Brenda Richardson(142 Warren St.)
Adult: Co-ed Minister Rachel Idowu – (Hester Hall)
Adult: Women Minister Liz Crockton – (Haynes Room)

If you or a member of your immediate family are graduating from high school, technical school, college, or graduate school please submit your name and information to the Central Office.

Our PreSchool student, parents and teachers will begin taking orders for its “Spring in Bloom” Fund Raiser. The funds earned will be used to support summer bus and entrance fees for field trips.

Your first quarter financial statements are now available. Please speak to Sis. Vera Franklin to receive your report.

DID YOU KNOW? There are TBC members who would LOVE to come to Friday Night Prayer Service, but need a ride to and from their home. If you are willing and able to provide this`service, please leave your name in our Central Office.


04/01 Eleanor Utley |04/04 Arthur James | 04/07 Raymond Fisher | 04/08 Charlie Titus
04/08 Henrietta Gerald | 04/11 Iola Jenkins | 04/12 Edna Little |
04/13 Phoebelyn Reid | 04/13 Jimmy Humphrey | 04/16 Edris Williams
| 04/17 WillowDean Murray | 04/17 Clarence “Jeep” Jones
| 04/23 Nicholas Locker | 04/23 Norris Cornish
04/24 Andrea Coleman 0| 4/26 Barbara Gibbs | 04/27 Leca Dyer-Kyer
04/30 Rev. Phillip Ross | 04/30 Mollie Dawson

Boxed Cards: for Every Occasion – An assortment of Bibles – Bible Tabs – Bible Covers – Spiritual Books – Upper Room (Daily Devotional Guide – Large Print) – Teen Bibles/Youth Bibles – DVD’S of all 
TBC Service Videos:  – Please leave your A-V requests in Bookshelf. We are here to respond to your requests Sis. Stephanie Janey, Coordinator Bookshelf, Bro. Sidney H. Burton, Jr., Coordinator A-V Ministry

Help TBC’s College Students pay for Books … Donate your pennies, nickels, quarters, dollars

BELL, Jr., Clarence W. – BYRON, Oliver L. – CRADDOCK, Allen G.
DAWSON, Charles E. – DAWSON, Mollie – FISHER, Raymond T.
FLOYD, Isiah – GOSS, Donalexander – GREEN, Curley

HUMPHREY, Jimmy – JAMES, Arthur T. – JANEY, II, William H.
JOHNSON, Dorothy – JONES, Clarence J. – LOPEZ, III, Anthony – MURRAY, Hozel E.
NOBLES, Jr., Maurice – NOBLES, Raymond – SPENCER, Rev. Bernard

After School Program – American Sign Language – Audio-Visual -Baby Dedication – Black History Committee – Bookshelf – Chancel Chorale – Chapel Choir – Children’s Choir – Children’s Nursery – Choral Ensemble – Christian Preschool – Clothes Rack/Thrift Store – Computer Center- Dorcas Ministry – – Exercise Ministry – Flower Ministry – Food Pantry Ministry – Girl Scouts Ministry -Grant Writing – Handbell Choir – Junior Church Ministry – King Solomon Ministry – Kitchen Ministry – Liturgical Dance Ministry – Nurses’ Ministry -Prison Ministry – S.A.M.H. Housing – Security Team – – Summer Enrichment Program – Sunday Bible School – Team 13 – P.A.M. – Telephone Ministry – Transportation Ministry – Ushers’ Ministry – Visitors’ Welcome – Youth Choir

Pray Until Something Happens


SecondAfricanMeetingHouse / Twelfth Baptist Church
A Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston Inc.
Victory generation After School Program

Monday – Friday 2 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.
September 6th through June 17th
Children ages 5 – 13 year of age
Contact us @ 617 427 5158



In view of the Great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ
(Matthew 28:18-20),
in thanksgiving for His great love for us,
and in obedience to the Word of God,

the mission of Twelfth Baptist Church is:
To extend the love of God to others
through proclaiming the Good News
and providing Christ-centered ministries
to meet the temporal needs of the people whom God loves;
To build up the body of Christ
through prayer, fellowship, teaching
and exercising our faith; and
To worship God in our corporate and individual lives.

Call into our PRAYER line
515-739-1015 12:15-12:45
Meeting ID Number: 470-706-869

Please Note: Some meetings and activities are specific to TBC members and are subject to change.
Any questions can be addressed to our Central Office
@ 617 442 7855 | Fax: 617.442.8784
Other Contacts
Rev. Gerald 617.442.7854 – PreSchool 617.427.0273
After School Program: 617.427.5158