WELCOME TO
TWELFTH BAPTIST CHURCH

“A LIGHT IN THE COMMUNITY”

Twelf Baptist Church 160 warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119 PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST SAVIOR AND LORD
PRAISE, PRAYER AND PREACHING
10:45 A.M. October 13, 2019

PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST SAVIOR AND LORD
PRAISE, PRAYER AND PREACHING
10:45 A.M. October 13, 2019

PRAISE
Praise & Worship – Children’s Choir Praise Team

Prelude
Call to Worship in Litany
CALL TO WORSHIP
PSALM 1
LEADER:
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
PEOPLE:
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

LEADER:
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither
whatever they do prospers.
PEOPLE:
Not so the wicked! They are chaff that the winds blow away.
LEADER:
For the Lord watches over the way of righteous,

but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Litany Leaders
Melvin Clark
Wonbeaker David
Mahn Krua
Opening Congregational – Hymn 148
“How Great !s Thou Art”
PRAYER – Sis. Alexia Martinez

Prayer Response
Choral Selection -The Children’s Choir

PRESENTATIONS
Our Visitors – Lauren Crockton and Amber Atkins

Our Thanks to God – Morgan Wright
Pledges, Tithes and Offerings
“Hymn 492”
“I’ve Got Peace Like A River”

Proclamation of God’s Divine Word – Bendu David
Choral Selection – The Children’s Choir
PREACHING Rev. Willie Bodrick, II
Invitation to Christian Commitment
“Hymn 330”
“Father, I Adore You”

PARTING
The Benediction Malcolm Wright

Postlude

Rev. Arthur T. Gerald, Jr. – Senior Pastor
Rev. Michael E. Haynes – Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Willie Bodrick II and Rev. Jeffrey Brown Associate Pastors
Dr. Johua Bartholomew, Youth Minister
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 10/12/2019

CONTINUED PRAYERS REQUESTED:
Deacons Emerson Brathwaite and Hozel Murray,
Deaconesses Leoner Woodson and Hazel Stevens,
Bro. Clarence & Sis. Wanda Jones,
Sis. Frances Chalmers,
Sis. Delsie Hodgson,
Sis.Elaine Morrison,
Sis. Anna Ekpenyong,
Sis. Diane Dujon,
Sis. Margaret Hill,
Sis. Carolyn Jones,
Sis. Jewel Vanderhoop,
Mrs. Geraldine Brown,
Ms. Helen Miller,
Mr. Roscoe Baker,
Mr. Joseph Stephens
and former members
Audrey Anderson and
Windol Lomax.

SICK AND SHUT IN: Bro. Thomas Perry, Beth Israel Hospital, Farr 9, Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 617-632-1717.

SAVE THE DATES:
Saturday, October 19th 10:00 A. M. Men’s Rescheduled Workshops and Catfi sh Luncheon; Sunday, October 20th 4:00 P. M.
King Solomon Ministry Annual Concert; Tuesday, October 22nd 6:45 P.M.
Church Council; Sunday, October 27th 1:00 P. M. Church Business Meeting; Sunday, October 27th 3:00 P. M. City Strings Benefi t Concert; Thursday, October 31st 4:30 P.M. Annual Harvest Fest; Sunday, November 3rd Daylight Savings Time Ends; Friday- Sunday, November 15th-17th Women’s Weekend; Saturday, December 14th Annual Angel Tree Celebration; Friday, December 20th 4:00 P.M. Community Christmas Celebration; Tuesday, December 24th 10:30 P.M. Christmas Eve Service; Tuesday, December 31th 10:30 P.M. Watchnight Service; Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:00 P.M. MLK Convocation; Tuesday, January 22nd 6:45 P. M. Annual Church Council Meeting; Sunday, January 28th 1:00 P. M. Annual Church Members’ Meeting.

THIRD QUARTER TBC BUSINESS MEETINGS: Our Church Council will meet on Tuesday, October 22nd 6:45 P.M. in Hester Hall. All members of Council should be present … Our Church Members’ Business Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 27th 1:00 P.M. All TBC Members are encouraged to attend. These are the last meetings prior to our Annual Meeting on January 26, 2020.

LITURGICAL DANCE MINISTRY RESUMES: Our Liturgical Dance Ministry will resume rehearsals on Monday, October 21st 6:30 P.M. New members are welcome!

SAVE THE DATE! Dr. Joshua Bartholomew, our Minister to the Youth, will be the featured speaker on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:00 Noon, Messiah Baptist Church, Brockton, MA at the 20th Annual  Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the Massachusetts Baptist Deacon and Deaconess Association. Come, support our Youth Minister while enjoying a wonderful meal. Tickets to this celebration-fund-raiser cost $35.00 each. For further information please speak with Deaconess Gwendolyn Stewart.

TBC NOTICES

REVEREND DR. MICHAEL E. HAYNES ” CELEBRATION OF LIFE” – Get Program and Watch Video ..

SAVE THE DATES
Saturday, October 19th 10:00 A.M. Men’s Discipleship 101 -Tune Up Workshops and Catfish Luncheon… Sunday, October 20th 4:00 P. M. King Solomon Ministry Annual Concert … Tuesday, October 22nd 6:45 P. M. Church Council … Sunday, October 27th Church Members Meeting

Sunday, November 3rd Daylight Savings Time Ends … Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17th Women’s Weekend

Saturday, December 14th Angel Tree Celebration … Friday, December 20th Annual Community Christmas Celebration … Tuesday, December 24th 10:30 P. M. Christmas Eve Service … Tuesday, December 31st 10:30 P.M. Watchnight Service

Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:00 P.M. MLK Convocation … Tuesday, January 22nd Annual Annual Church Council … Sunday, January 26th Annual Church Members Meeting ..

ANNUAL KING SOLOMON CONCERT – October 20th, 2019 4:00pm 
160 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 …Featuring: Lance Martin, Anthony Calvin Grant, Sis Darlene Wynn, TBC Liturgical Dancers, Sis Beverly Irish, Also Appearing will be Carl Smith and the Branches Steel Orchestra… Donation $15.00 – Don’t Miss It…

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT: MUSIC Dance.edu presents a College Scholarship Pageant, Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:00 P.m. at Lombardo’s Function Hall, Randolph, MA. Prizes include- Cash scholarship, a crown, flowers, and prizes. Awardees churches will receive cash love gifts. College-bound spiritual, girls ages 14-19 years are invited to participate in the College Scholarship Pageant. Applications available in Central Office.

GIRL SCOUTS MINISTRY: Our Girl Scouts Ministry has resumed. The activities are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 1:30 P.M. All girls ages 5 and up are invited to join. See Sis. Barbara Gibbs or Sis. Michelle Bernardez for details.

STEPPING BACK TO SCHOOL: Sis. Carrie King-Woodson, Rev. Art J. Gordon and First Lady Portsha Franklin-Gordon invite you to attend Stepping Back to School on Saturday, October 5th, 5:00 -7:00 P. M. at the Holland Community Center, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester, MA. FREE ADMISSION. For more information contact Carrie King-Woodson, 617-304-3225 or Freda Brasfi eld 617-635-3382.

YOU ARE INVITED:
On Sunday, October 13th the family of Sis. Callie Byrd invites you to celebrate her 95th Birthday at a luncheon here at TBC after the Morning Worship Service. Plan now to attend.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR:
Our Children’s Choir is open to all children ages 4 to 12 The choir rehearses at 10:00 A.M. on Saturdays. See Sis. Linda Brown San Martin or Sis. Brenda Richardson.

EFFECTING POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:
Suffolk County Sheriff ’s Department will present a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 2nd 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P. M. at Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Building. Our own Pastor Gerald will be one of the panelists. For more information, contact Nadia Lovinsky at 617-704-6656 or nlovinsky@scsdma.org. The event is open to the public.

OCTOBER IS “PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH”
LET’S FLOOD OUR PASTOR AND MINISTERIAL
TEAM MEMBERS WITH CARDS

DID YOU KNOW? – Sister Alma Wright
has been teaching at the Trotter K-8 School since it opened in 1969. And that’s not even where her career began. Her first BPS teaching assignment was in 1964. She and one other teacher are believed to be the longest-serving teachers working in the district, according to the school department. Their careers have spanned 15 superintendents, the dawn of the classroom computer, and the racial turmoil of the 1970’s. A passion for teaching keeps them coming back. Half of all new Boston teachers leave the classroom within fi ve years, according to a school department review of employment records since 2013, while only seven teachers and guidance counselors out of the 4,500 currently in the system were hired before 1980. Mr. Ronald Johnson, husband of Sis. ValarieJean Brown-Johnson is part of that group. Sis. Alma’s epiphany about teaching came her junior year in high school aft er she and other members of a Future Teachers of America Club were bused into elementary schools in her Florida district to cover unexpected teacher absences. She enjoyed working with the children so much she knew she found her calling. So how long will she remain in the classroom? “One day I will probably wake up and say I’m tired or fi nd something else to do,” she said. “But right now I’m enjoying this.” (reprinted from The Boston Globe).

… OTHER NOTICES …

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS:
10/22 Callie Byrd – 10/13 Pastor Gerald – 10/13 Oliver L. Byron – 10/14 Clara T. Bell –
10/15 Myrtle C. Creary – 10/20 Shirley Dorsey – 10/23 Gloria Cox

KITCHEN MINISTRY NEWS: Do you like to cook? Do you and your family or friends like getting together in the kitchen? Then … we need you. Meal preparers are needed for Sundays and an occasional repast. If interested speak to Sis. Sonia Lawrence or Sis. Barbara Gibbs…

WATCH PREVIOUS SUNDAY’S SERVICE ON BOSTON COMMUNITY ACCESS TV
Sunday Evenings – Cable Channel A-23 – or INTERNET – BNNTV.org
WATCH OVER 280 -TBC SERVICES ON – YOUTUBE – “Any Time 24 hours a day.

TBC Service Video DVDs:  – 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

SUNDAY’S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY:

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)

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER SERVICE:
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.

THRIFT SHOP MINISTRY NEWS:
Please support the TBC Thrift Shop by participating in their “Clothing Drive” . They are in desperate need of slightly worn spring and summer clothing – all sizes children, women, and men. the donations can be left in the Central Office during the Thrift Shop’s off hours. Please mark bags CLOTHING DRIVE. After the Thrift Shop is replenished a yard sale will be held to give back to the community and our Church family.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Our Thrift Shop Ministry is in need of volunteers (male or female) for Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. If interested please contact Sis. Florence Sealy..
Transportation Ministry is in need of van drivers Sundays, and an occasional Tuesday. If interested and have a good driving record, please speak to Bro. Jay O’Neal.

CHURCH FELLOWSHIPS
Churchwomen’s Fellowship – Distinguished Brotherhood of Senior Men –
Liberian Fellowship – Men’s Fellowship
Senior Citizen’s “Swingers” Fellowship – Youth Fellowship

DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Pray Until Something Happens

TBC SHEPHERDING MINISTRY

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
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

 LOOKING FOR A  MINISTRY
ON WHICH TO SERVE?

MINISTRIES:
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 – Shepherding Ministry – Summer Enrichment Program – Sunday Bible School – Team 13 – P.A.M. – Telephone Ministry – Transportation Ministry – Ushers’ Ministry – Visitors’ Welcome – Youth Choir

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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.

“FRIDAY PRAYER LINE” 515-604-9094
from 12:15pm through 12:45pm
Meeting ID Number: 470-706-869

” SEE DATES “

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