WELCOME TO
TWELFTH BAPTIST CHURCH

“A LIGHT IN THE COMMUNITY”

A PEOPLE OF PURPOSE – POWER – PRAISE and PRAYER

CHRISTIANS GATHERED ON THE LORD’S DAY Summer Worship
10:45 A.M. – July 21, 2019

PRAISE
Praise & Worship – Praise Ensemble
Prelude Musicians
Call to Worship – Minister Elizabeth Crockton
Opening Congregational – Hymn 609
“God of Our Fathers”
PRAYER – Rev. Willie Bodrick, II
Choral Selection – The Choir
“I’m A Believer”
PRESENTATIONS
Our Visitors
– Minister Rachel R. Idowu
Our Thanks to God – Minister Shirley Adams
Pledges, Tithes and Offerings
Hymn 601 – “I’ll Fly Away”
PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S DIVINE WORD
Minister Ronald E. Jones
Choral Selection – The Choir
“I’ll Trust You”
PREACHING – Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown
Invitation
– Hymn 245
“There’s Room At The Cross For You”
PARTING
The Benediction
 – Rev. Bernard Spencer
Postlude

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 7/7/2019

TBC UPDATES

FRESH FLOWERS AT THE BAPTISTERY:  Today’s fresh flowers are given in memory of Evelyn B. Wilson on the first anniversary of her homegoing. 

PRAYERS REQUESTED:  Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters:
Pastor Emeritus Michael E. Haynes,
Rev. Phillip Ross,
Deacons Emerson Brathwaite and
Hozel Murray,
Deaconess Leoner Woodson,
Deaconess Hazel Stevens,
Bro. Clarence & Sis. Wanda Jones,
Bro. Tommie Campbell,
Sis. Delsie Hodgson,
Sis. Frances Chalmers,
Sis. Diane Dujon,
Sis. Elaine Morrison,
Sis. Mary Hamilton,
Sis. Margaret Hill,
Mrs. Gertrude Brown (mother of Rev. Jeffrey Brown),
Mr. Joseph Stephens, and former members Charlotte (Paris) Dixon and
Windol (Sonny) Lomax.

HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION: 
There are still a few seats left  on the chartered buses and a few hotel rooms available for our trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.   Buses will leave TBC on Monday, August 26th 6:00 A.M. and will return on Wednesday, August 28th at approximately 10:00 P.M.  See Sisters Lisa Dix, Marcella Dix Brown, Florence Sealy or Anna Ekpenyong for details.  

WILSON-HUNTER-SEQUIERA-COAKLEY-JAMES-HALL FAMILY REUNION: 
Worshiping with us today are family members of Evelyn B. Wilson.  In addition to the family reunion, they are celebrating the first anniversary of Mrs. Wilson’s homegoing, which was  held  at TBC last July.  Her daughter, Shirley Wilson Downie was a member of  TBC prior to relocating to New Jersey.  She recently retired aft er 42 years of federal service.

CONGRATULATIONS, SIS. ALEXIA:  Sis. Alexia Martinez has been accepted into the BEAM Program at the New England Conservatory of Music.  Th is program helps young people with musical talent prepare for college, majoring in the arts.

CHURCHWOMEN’S NEWS:  Our Churchwomen’s Fellowship will not meet in July or August.  See you on September 28th 10:00 A.M.

CHURCH COUNCIL AND CHURCH MEMBERS’ MEETINGS:
Our Second Quarter Church Council will meet on Tuesday, July 23rd 6:45 P.M.   All members of the Ministerial Team, Deacons, Deaconesses, Trustees, Missions Ministry, Christian Education Ministry  and the heads of all Ministries and Fellowships should plan to be present.  Our Church Members’ Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 28th following an abbreviated Worship Service and Members’ Luncheon.  All TBC Members in good standing are encouraged to be present.

JUST A REMINDER:  
Our Sunday Morning Breakfast Ministry is on vacation until September 15th …
The TBC Swingers are on vacation until September 3rd …
Our Missions Ministry will not meet in July or August …
The Moreland Street Parking Lot is closed to vehicles Monday-Friday 7:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M…. Sunday meals through September 8th will be take out ONLY …
Our Kitchen Ministry is still in need of cooks see Sis. Sonia Lawrence …  
Our Thrift Shop is in need of spring and summer clothing for the Clothing Drive …
Cell Phones and Pagers should be in the off or mute position when entering the Sanctuary.
Food and beverages should be consumed in Shaw and or Hester Halls. You are asked not to eat in the Sanctuary or Choir Room. thank you – The Trustee Ministry.

SAVE THE DATES: 
Tuesday, July 23rd 6:45 P.M.  – Church Council …
Saturday, July 27th 12:00 Noon – King Solomon Ministry Fish Fry …
Sunday, July 28th 1:00 P.M. – Church Members’ Meeting …
Month of August – TBC Heritage Month Celebrations
Saturday, August 3rd 12:00 Noon – Church and Community Cookout …
Friday-Sunday, August 9-11 Back to College Weekend …
Monday-Wednesday, August 26-28 African American History Ministry Trip to Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC …
Friday-Sunday, September 20-22 Men’s Weekend.

ANNUAL CHURCH AND COMMUNITY COOK-OUT

in the Moreland Street Parking Lot and Fellowship Park
Saturday, August 3rd 12:00 Noon – 3:00
P.M. BRING YOUR FAVORITE DISH COME, CELEBRATE TBC’S RICH HISTORY
TBC will supply Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Condiments, Slush, Beverages, Eating Utensils, Napkins, Cups, Plates, Watermelon

… TBC NOTICES …

FOOD PANTRY NEWS; Our Food Pantry Ministry has FREE food today at 168 Warren Street

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 …
Our 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.

SAVE THE DATES:
MONTH OF AUGUST TBC Heritage Month Celebration – Luncheon,
Saturday, August 3rd, … Back-to-college Celebration August 10th … –
Monday-Wednesday, August 26-28 Trip to Museum of African American History and Culture.

JUST A FEW SEATS LEFT! See Sis. Lisa Dix, Sis. Marcella Dix Brown, Sis. Florence Sealy or Sis. Anna Ekpenyong if you are interested in going to the National Museum of African American History, Washington, DC Monday-Wednesday, August 26-28. Come see and celebrate TBC’s history. Th ere are a few spaces still available. Cost $290.00 per person, which includes transportation, hotel (double occupancy), Continental Breakfast and entrance to the museum

TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC – Join the TBC African American History Committee on a trip to Washington, DC Chartered buses will leave TBC on Monday, August 26th 7:00 A.M. and will return on Wednesday, August 28th at approximately 10:00 P.M. You will spend Tuesday , August 27th at the Museum. Cost per person is $300.00, which includes transportation to and from Washington, DC, hotel accommodations (double occupancy) and continental breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are on your own. See Sis. Marcella Brown or Sis. Anna Ekpenyong for details.

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… Beginning next Sunday (July 7th) through the second Sunday in September (9/8/2019), Take out meals only!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULY SENIORS: LIllie Davis July 5 – Ronald Jones July 6 – Clementine Ross July 11 – Mildred Mathews July 12 – Udassa Dixon July 16 – Elois Smith July 17 – Isaiah Floyd July 21 – Deloris Rodriguez July 27

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

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)

SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  Your financial statements are available through e-mail or a hard copy.  Please request your statement through our Finance Office

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.

VETERANS:
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

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

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

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

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ON WHICH TO SERVE?

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.

Call into our PRAYER line
515-604-9094 | 12:15pm – 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