Church and Community Announcements
Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church
will be hosting the Annual
Seven Last Words of Christ on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 12:00
Noon to 3:00 pm. The
Preachers are: Rev. Dr. Gloria Barrett (Hope
Rev. Orante Jenkins (Friendship MB Church); Rev. Joan Wiggins (Mt.
Calvary MB Church); Rev. D. Grady Scott
MB Church); Rev. Otis F. Brown Jr. (Siloam
Church); Rev. Amos L. Lewis (Rising
Star MB Church); Rev. Dr. Amanda Goodson (Trinity Temple
The church is located at 602 S.
Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701.
Rev. Edwin R. Donaldson is the pastor.
The Praise Team of Prince
Chapel A.M.E. Church will be having a Fish
Fry Dinneron Friday,
April 14, 2017 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Cost
is $10 per plate. If you wish to pre-order your dinner, please call 624-2871.
We will deliver 5 orders or more. The church is located at 602 S. Stone Ave,
Rev. Edwin R. Donaldson Jr., Pastor.
West Side Church of God, 1901
W. King Ave., Good Friday Service (7 Last Sayings
of Christ from the Cross) will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Program will feature the following speakers: (1) Pastor Hill (2) Rev. Gilbert
Johnson of Westside COG, (3) Pastor Christina Montague of Emmanuel Worship
Center, (4) Rev. Dollie Hardin of West COG, (5) Pastor Price of Lighthouse
Church International, (6) Elder George Priests of Prince Chapel AME Church and
(7) Pastor Caleb Duran of Amazing Grace Tabernacle.
The Sidney L. Dawson Scholarship application
is now accessible on
our website,www.tsvalumni.com. Ideally, our target
demographic is African-American males who are seniors in high school who will
attend a two-year or four-year college/university this fall (although anyone
may apply). The application deadline isApril 16, 2017. Please
share with your contacts, and any graduating seniors. POC is Arthur W. Tigney,
Jr., M.A., LPC, NCC, CPT Transformation Strategistwww.ATigney.Solutions at (520) 323-8852, Providing Personal
& Corporate Solutions.
Rising Star MBC, 2800 E. 36th Street, Easter Super Services will
be held Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. and
11:00 a.m. Kids and Teens
will be at 9:00 a.m. only. We have a very special program lined up for
you. Everyone is welcome to come and help us celebrate the resurrection
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Studies Book Reading: April 18, 2017 at
the Learning Services
Building, 1512 E. 1st Street, Courtyard University of Arizona.
Dr. Sanchez will read excerpts of her book Didn’t Come
From Nothing: An African American Story
of Life and share her experiences of more than 30 years
of writing and researching her family as well as
incorporating contemporary DNA results to find new family. Please see
attached flyer for more information.
The Pastors Partnership will meet at Living
Water Ministries, 4343 E. 22nd Street,Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
of Arizona Black Alumni Club
presents its third UABA
Sneaker Ball fundraiser
to support scholarships for students attending the UA. The buffet meal
and program will be held at the University
of Arizona Ballroom, April 21, 2017 at 6
The honorees are Annie
Sykes, President of the Black Women’s Task Force; Benjamin Taylor, Esq.,
Law Office of Benjamin Taylor in Phoenix; and Perry A. Tarrant,
Assistant Chief of Police with the Seattle Police Department and the President
of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. Tickets
are $50. RSVP early or by 4/18. For tickets or sponsorship, please visit UABA
Sneaker Ball 2017.
Greater Antioch MBC, 147 Hauchuca Blvd,
will host their Spirit
Revival onWednesday, April 19, 2017 through
April 21, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Rev.
Booker T. McPhail, Hartsville Bible Baptist
Church, Hartsville, SC.
For more information, please call the church at (520) 456-1391or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Paradise Missionary
Baptist State Convention of Arizona, Inc. board meeting will be held April 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at New Home MBC, 1141 W. Sherman Street,
Phoenix, AZ. I really need all the pastors and leaders there because this
is the last board meeting before the Motivational Conference on May 20, 2017 at FIBC, 1141 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix,
Rising Star MBC, 2800 E. 36th Street,
presents their Annual Women’s Day Celebration, April
22-23, 2017. They will begin on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a Women’s Day Tea and
Workshop at the Salvation Army South Corporation, 1625 S. 3rd Ave.,
and Min. Donna Walker
will be the facilitator. Then Min. Maisha McDowell-Tate, Associate Minister
from Trinity MBC, will close out the celebration on Sunday, April 23, 2017
at 10:00 a.m. at Rising Star MBC.
The Men’s Ministry of New
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1341
S. Tyndall Ave, will be hosting on April 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., “The
First Seven Saying After
There will be seven different speakers from the Tucson area.
For more information
contact Pastor Willie Handy at (520) 290-9954.
Pastor Prayer Summits have
been the single most important tool God has used to unify the City Church
Our 9th three day Pastor Prayer Summit startsMonday, April 24 at 8:30
a.m. on Mt Lemmon (Summerhaven), and endsWednesday, April 26 at
noon. For more information contact Brian
or Dave Drum (email@example.com),
and register at www.4Tucson.com/events and click on the
date, April 24. Scholarships available!
REGISTER NOW FOR “MENTAL
HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS: NAVIGATING UNCHARTED WATERS”. This latest ICS Lunch and Learn presentation will be held Thursday, April 27 from noon-2pm at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St.
How can you find the help you need to support loved ones affected
by mental health
issues? Hear from a panel of community-based and mental health care providers
about making your way through the sea of resources and hear personal stories from
people who have faced that challenge. $15 admission includes lunch. Find more
information and register online at www.icstucson.org.
The Sunday School
Publishing Board, Western Regions 1 and 2 Conferencesare uniquely
designed for pastors, church
ministry leaders, congress presidents/deans, moderators, Christian educators
and everyone who desire training in Christian Education and Christian ministry
leadership. Seminars and courses are offered to meet the needs and
challenges of the Christian Church. Everyone is invited. The Conference
will be held at Fairview
1700 N. E. 7th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK,
73117, Dr. John
Reed is Host Pastor. Hotel: Embassy Suites, 701 N. Phillips Ave.
Okla.73104. Phone 405 -239-3900, May
1-2, 2017 - Room rate
$125.00- For more information contact Regional Coordinators: Rev. Kenneth
Allen, Western Region 1 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Katie E. Richardson Western
Region 2 Email:email@example.com
Fellowship will be held at Gideon Full
Church, 3085 S. Campbell
Ave., Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:30
a.m. The focus will be
on the family.
The Southern Arizona
Black College Community Support Group invites you to enroll
in their Summer Academic
Foundation for Enrichment (SAFE) Program, which will be held on Saturdays only
at Pima Community College, West Campus, from May 27, 2017 to July 1,
2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for grades 3rd to 12th and lunch will
be served. For additional information, please contact Marie Cephers at
(520) 869-5885 or Barbara Mosley (708) 712-6711.
The 22nd Annual Honoring
Christian Soldiers Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, May
20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Viscount Suites
Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ. The cost per person is $25.00. Please see attached
flyer for more information or if you like to place an ad in the souvenir book.
The Paradise Missionary
Baptist State Convention of Arizona, Inc. is having our out Annual Motivational
Conference, May 20, 2017, at First Institutional
1141 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ. The following workshops will be offered:
(1) Fixing My Finances, (2) The Future of the Family (3) Fractured Faith, and
(4) Fully Fit. The cost per person is $25.00 which includes a light breakfast,
lunch and all materials. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the conference is
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, please see attached flyer or
visit our website atwww.pmbscaz.org.
Paradise Missionary Baptist
State Convention of Arizona, Inc. Camp will be heldJune 5-8, 2017 at Prescott
Pines. The cost is $200
per person. Please visit the website for more information at www.pmbscaz.org.
Sunshine Ministries and Racial
Reconciliation Community Outreach Network (RRCON) will be hosting its 31st
Annual Outreach Conference, The Awakening: “Taking The Next Step”, June 8-10, 2017. For more information,
please call (520) 790-0866 or email
them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their
Rising Star MBC, 2800 E. 36th Street,
will honor Pastor Amos L. Lewis and First Lady Zeannie Lewis for on their 30th
Pastor Anniversary, June 10-11, 2017. There will be a First Lady Musical held at the church on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Jackson L. Glover of
Greater St. Paul MBC of Pinckard,
AL, will close out the
celebration on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the 10:00
St. Paul MBC, Sierra Vista, AZ
will have both Pastor Shawn L. and First Rosalind Buckhanan’s 24 Pastoral
Anniversary and St. Paul’s 34 Church Anniversary, August 22,
25-27, 2017. Please stay tuned for information.
Save the Date: NAACP
Tucson Branch 99th Freedom Fund Dinner, Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Desert Diamond
Casino & Hotel Convention Center,
7350 S Nogales Hwy, Tucson
For further information, please contact Chairwoman Jessica Sanders at (520)
CITY TESTING FOR LEAD IN HOMES WITH
CHILDREN - The City of Tucson is using a $2.9
million federal grant
to help an estimated 180 low-income homeowners with children under 6 years old
abate lead paint hazards from their homes built before 1978. The grant comes
from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead
Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. The City of Tucson Department of Housing and
Community Development (HCD) is working with a number of community partners during
the three-year program. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
reports 70 percent of Tucson
is within high-risk zip codes where children should be screened for lead
poisoning. Arizona Public Media recently followed a contracted inspector using a
special X-ray fluorescence tool to test for lead buried in layers of paint. The
testing eliminates the need for scraping off paint samples and sending them to
a lab. You can hear the story by following the link below. From Arizona Public
Media: http://bit.ly/2khp31j Tucson's Lead-Based Paint Hazard
Control Program (and application link):http://bit.ly/2kheF9I HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and
Healthy Homes:http://bit.ly/2abOHkb HCD: http://1.usa.gov/1S63XkG ADHS: http://bit.ly/2kt8i5l
FREE TAX PREPARATION SITES OPEN - United Way of Tucson and Southern
Arizona's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides
free tax preparation for households and individuals earning up to $64,000. The
program ensures taxpayers receive all credits for which they may be eligible,
including the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can equal as much as 50 percent
of a family's annual earnings. VITA offers same-day, in-person assistance from
IRS-certified preparers at locations across Tucson. For a
schedule of sites and hours,
please visit the link below. VITA sites and hours: http://bit.ly/2j5vao6 VITA program information:http://bit.ly/2jtF0Uj United Way of Tucson
and Southern Arizona: http://bit.ly/1SjSq12