Graduating seniors at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church now have until April18 to complete and submit their applications for scholarships to the church office.
Rev. Rosevelt Morris said the deadline was extended to give students additional time to gather information for scholarship consideration.
Each year, high school seniors who are members of the church can apply for scholarships through the John Thomas Porter Scholarship Ministry. The goal of the ministry is to support and encourage high school students who will pursue higher education.
Seniors can pick up scholarship packages in the church office.
Do you love to cook? Do you have a few dishes that always bring your friends and family to the table? If so, you have an opportunity now to share recipes for some of that good food with your church family and friends.
A group of church members came together through Bible Study and other activities and launched the idea of publishing the book. The group has been accepting recipes following Sunday services and will continue through early March. Submissions can also be made by contacting Mrs. Nadine Todd, organizer of the effort, at Deanie.NW17@yahoo.com.
"We want to have a full range of recipes included in the book," Mrs. Todd said. "All recipes for casseroles, desserts, beverages, main dishes and vegetables will be appreciated."
Proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will go to the church, she said. For more information call Nadine Todd at 252-7662.
The Annual Black History Program, "Alabama Movement," this year not only tells the story of African kings, queens, and national civil rights leaders, but also pays tribute to the many among us who made a difference at various stages of their lives.
We've often heard about the work of Attorney W. L. Williams, who fought in the court room for civil rights, and Judge U.W. Clemon, who started his fight for civil rights as a student at Miles College.
Here are a few other names of trailblazers submitted by members of the Sixth Avenue congregation:
Audrey Faye Hendricks was 9 years old when she participated in the Alabama Children’s Crusade 1963. She was the youngest known documented demonstrator jailed for 7 days during the Civil Rights movement.
Dr. Delois Skipwith Guy was the first African-American faculty member in the UAB School of Nursing. She joined the faculty in 1969 and now holds the title Professor Emeritus of Nursing. She also started the Aging Gracefully Ministry at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
Oscar A. Skipwith, was the first African-American to serve on the Personnel Department at UAB Hospital.
Elijah Hill, Jr. was the first Black U. S. Deputy Marshal in the state of Alabama. He was appointed by President John F. Kennedy. During his tenure as U. S. Deputy Marshall, he guarded key witnesses in the historic Jimmy Hoffa trial, as well as federal judges as they preside over other prominent trials throughout the United States and territories.
Georgette Hanks was the first black female to graduate from Indian Springs High School in 1980.
The program starts Saturday at 7 p.m. and on 5 p.m. on Sunday. All performances will be in the sanctuary and are free and open to the public.
The sensational seniors of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church were treated on February 14 to lunch and sweets by the Northside Matrons.
Seniors were adorned in their bright and red Valentines attire as they enjoyed good food and fun at the noon event in the Fellowship Hall of the John Thomas Porter Family Life Center.
Mr. James Smith was on hand to provide soft music on the keyboards, and Mr. Holt from the Praise Team favored the group with a few songs about God's love.
Members of the Youth Ministry for Christian Dance and a large crew of parents and friends are in the final week of preparation for the annual Black History Program, set for Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 24, at 5 p.m. in the church Sanctuary.
The presentation this year: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights "Alabama Movement" will reflect on role local children and adults played in bringing change to America. The program will be educational, inspirational and entertaining as the youths place special emphasis on the arrival of slaves in Alabama and the many contributions made by the early slaves and the generations after them.
Both the Liturgical Dance Team and the In Step Ministry will be featured in the presentation, which is free and open to the public.
Mrs. Jackie Crenshaw Lockhart is director of the Youth Ministry for Christian Dance. Denna Wilkins is head of the Liturgical Dance Team and TJ Dudley and Charlton Holt are leaders of the In Step Ministry.
His Hands Ministry delivers gifts in Vredenburgh.
Sixth Avenue offers dozens of opportunities for members and friends to get involved in ministry and service. On Sunday, January 26, following each worship service, representatives from all church ministries will be set up in the Fellowship Hall with information on their activities and sign up sheets for new and returning participants.
Pastor Cantelow has challenged each member to become involved in church activities and in the regular study of God's Word. The Ministries Fair will provide the contact and encouragement members need to connect with opportunities for service. Sixth Avenue Baptist Church ministries work in the church, as well as throughout the community and the state of Alabama.
The new Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Food Pantry opened on January 16 with a ribbon cutting and dedication. The pantry, organized and staffed by the Keenagers Mininstry, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday in each month.
Several members of the Keenagers and other church members worked to restore a home on the north side of the church parking lots to be used for the food ministries.
Currently, the pantry offers non-perishable food to those in need living in Titusville and surrounding communities. The pantry also houses the Five Loaves Ministry, which provides nutritious snacks for area school children.
The Keenagers Ministry is an organization of retired members and friends who are 50 years of age or older, providing service to God and to the community.
Sixth Avenue is more than a Sunday experience, with a new lineup of Bible study classes that gives members and friends opportunities to engage in God's word throughout the week.
The new classes start January 14 with the Joshua Men Bible Study at 6 p.m. in Room 203. This study, facilitated on Mondays by John Eppenger, is designed for men 45 and under who desire to be more like Jesus and grow in God's Word and righteousness.
On Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Chapel, Dottie Ike will lead the Women's Midday Bible Study. In this study, participants will discover the cure from two Old Testament Saints -- Isaiah and Daniel.
The Thursday Midday Bible Study, led by Valerie Wilson, is entitled Not I, But Christ, and will be held at 11 a.m. in the Board Room. The study is intended to help disciples consistently live their lives in a way that allows Christ to live his life through them.
Wonderful Word on Wednesdays starts on January 16 with family dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., followed by Bible Study classes and Youth Infusion Church at 6:30 p.m.
Here's a list of Wednesday classes:
Women: Married or Single -- All to the Glory of God
The Titus 2 Ministry offers a chance to participate in a discussion on issues that affect today's woman. The women will study how they can live their lives to glorify God.
The Book of John
This Men's Bible study will help participants discover their inner strength for working through the daily issues of life and answering quesitons such as: How do I deal with the ups and downs of life? How do I relate to my family in confidence? How do I serve with courage and strength?
Living in True Community
Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after service. This study will help participants dig deeper into what Christian Community in the 21st century looks like while gaining a new appreciation for fellowship, the church, and what God has intended the Body of Christ to be.
Total Money Makeover:
Biblical Principles and Practices for Debt Reduction and Financial Stewardship
Good stewardship begins with good money management. This study is designed to aid participants in paying off all debt, recognizing the 10 most dangerous money myths and securing a nest egg for emergencies and retirement.
Discover Your PLACE in Ministry
This study gives paricipants the perfect opportunity to discover how God wires them for service.
The Children's Bible Study will be taught in the Assembly Room and Infusion Church will be in the Chapel, so the entire family can be engaged in God's Word.
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church is launching a new series of Bible study classes on January 14, and two special events have been planned to encourage and inspire attendance in all classes.
All women are invited to a Zumba fellowship on Friday January 11 at 6 p.m. to help launch the study on "Women:Married or Single - All to the Glory of God."
The class, facilitated by the Titus 2 Ministry, offers a chance to participate in a discussion on issues that affect today's woman. A variety of teachers -- young, seasoned, married and single -- will lead the discussion each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 200.
All men are invited to a fellowship breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, January 12 to launch the men's study on "The Book of John," each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.
The class will discuss how to deal with the ups and downs of life, relating to family and serving with courage and strength.