Community Praise Center Reporter

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Multi-Article Weekly Edition * Editor CWB
Thursday October 13 , 2011


Church Family News

AB & Michelle Blake wish to announce the arrival of their new baby girl, Sterling Quinlyn Howson Blake, the little one weighed 6lbs 15oz 19.5 inches. Mom is doing well. Only calls at this time as we are resting.The Blakes.

Cherie Lock shares, here's an update on my Mom. She's home recuperating from her hospital stay. She's feeling a lot better and thanks the church for all their prayers. Results won't be in until next week, but we're trusting in God that they will be good.
Thanks again church family. My Mom says she knows it was the prayers of the saints that got her thru.


Let Us Continue To Keep in Prayer Those In Our Church Family Who Have Lost Loved Ones, And Those Who Are Sick & Shut-In.


The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:16





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Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Matthew 5:6 ESV

Sabbath October 15, 2011

First Church 9:10 AM Speaker-Elder Damon Allen


Second Church 12:00 PM Speaker-Pastor Henry M. Wright

Sunset: Friday 6:32 PM

Sunset: Sabbath 6:31 PM


General Announcements

Connections (Spiritual Gifts Class)


Pastor Will Smith needs volunteers who are willing to be trained in how to be an instructor for The Connections Class. Once you have gone through the training, you can help us by teaching the Connections Class to members who want to know their Spiritual Gifts. You may conduct the classes in two 4 hour sessions, or four 2 hour sessions. Please contact Pastor Will Smith for more information at 301-325-2740 or


Our first Adventurer meeting of the new year will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Come prepared to get messy (old tee shirts). We'll be earning the Artist award - lots of fun with color (paints, crayons, etc.). Parents, please send me your child's tee shirt size. We will be taking uniform orders (scarves, sashes, etc. on Sunday). We will provide class B uniforms - Adventurer tee shirts for each child registered. Registration fee is $30 per child or $20 per child for families registered two or more children. Class A uniforms can be bought at local uniform stores. See your information packet for uniform details. You can reach me by e-mail at or by phone on 301.646.7779 - Terri Coy.

Twilight Run/Walk/Bike/Blade

Join WYE(Whats Your Excuse? tm), WE Move for a "Twilight Run/Walk/Bike/Blade" outing on Saturday, Oct 22 at 7:30pm. We will meet on the VA side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (Church St. and S. Washington St.) and Run/Walk/Bike/Blade" across to the National Harbor on the MD side, and return. Then, find something good to eat. Bring the whole family, invite your friends. Come out for the wonderful views, the fresh air, the exercise, or just for fun. RSVP at or call 240-463-4088.


Women's Ministry

Metro Area Women’s Ministry Retreat Oct. 21-23. Theme: Women at the Well: Drinking from the Well of Blessing. Speakers: Pastor Paula Oliver and Pastor Donnette Blake. Location: Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach, VA. Registration deadline is October 14. Lodging is not a part of the registration fee. Reserve your room now by calling 800-926-4466.

Reminder: Lighthouse Ministries will be held on the 4th Friday of each month in Virginia and Maryland.

For more information regarding any of the events listed above please contact Sister Claudette Haynes/WM coordinator @ 240-354-9447.


Missions Outreach

By Your Side Ministries (BYSM), a 501(c)(3) organization that serves the single teen/young adult parent population in the DC Metropolitan area, is sponsoring a "2011 Teen (Young Ladies) Winter Drive" beginning October 15, 2011 thru November 12, 2011. Please look for the boxes marked By Your Side Ministries in the lobby and in the lower level just outside of the fellowship hall. The articles of clothing we are looking to receive are new or slightly worn casual and business casual apparel (including maternity clothes), shoes (sizes 5 - 11 in women) and winter coats/jackets (jr and women sizes) for girls/women 13-25 yrs old. Bonus items would be hair accessories, purses, watches, perfume/body lotion spa kits and gift cards to Target and Wal-mart. Please join BYSM in making the lives of these young women a little more joyous this season. For more information call Angela Bryant-Brown at 1-888-381-8226, email or visit our website at to make a monetary donation. In advance, we thank you for your support. God bless!


Rebuild Together Alexandria - October 22, 2011
Rebuilding Together Alexandria brings volunteers, communities, and resources together to improve the homes and lives of Alexandrians who are physically or financially unable to perform home repairs. In October 2010, CPC volunteers weatherized and made energy-efficient upgrades to homes throughout Alexandria, saving homeowners money on their winter utility bills. Don't miss this year's Energize Alexandria: To volunteer contact:


Standing on the Rock Hike III

STANDING ON THE ROCK III! Those that have hiked to Black Rock before can testify to the awesome view. It will be even better with the fall foilage. For those that have not had that experience, here is your chance. Come join us as we head up for a season of thanksgiving perched on top of Black Rock. We will meet at CPC Alexandria and leave for Mt. Aetna at 11:45 am on Sabbath October 29, 2011. Bring some snacks, some water, and a determined mind. It will be a challenge, but don't worry. Children and seniors have made it and you will too with our support. We will hike back down and stop for dinner at a nearby location. INVITE FRIENDS! Feel free to contact Wayne Harris for further information at 240-463-4088 or

Help us celebrate the Divine Anointing Community Choir as we give thanks to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ for one year in ministry on October 22nd, 2011 at 5pm! (doors will open at 4:30 pm!) This concert is free. Under the direction of our own Nadja Scott, this concert will take place at Miracle Temple Worship Center & Ministry Complex, 100 South Rock Glen Road. Baltimore, MD 21229. Our Anniversary Concert theme is "Great God, Great Praise!" The Lord has truly blessed this ministry and we look forward to having a foot stomping, hand clapping good time in the Lord on that great day! To God be Praised and we look forward to worshipping with you! Promote your event, ministry or business, or simply share your love and support to someone with a full page $100, 1/2 page $50, 1/4 page $25 or business card $20 advertisement in the Divine Anointing program bulletin. Supportive boosters with name only are $10. The Program will be distributed at our concert on October 22nd. Deadline for your print ready ad (electronic please) and payment is 10/17. Contact Nadja Scott at or Veronica Williams 410-900-4240. Thank you for your support!


The Victory Experience "Healing for the Soul"

You are invited to The Victory Experience debut of "Healing for the Soul"  a Christian production incorporating incredible music and dramatic presentations from some of the area's finest singers, musicians, and actors. Members of The Victory Experience also will share personal testimonies of their intimate experiences of God's healing hand. The production will take place at Dupont Park SDA Church (3985 Mass Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019) on October 29th at 5:30pm (doors open at 4:30pm). Admission is free. Please visit thevictoryexperience or for more information. Don't miss it!


2011 Directory Updates

Thank you for your continued support for the CPC Directory. Please take the time to stop in the lobby and sign up for the new available dates of November 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th and December 4th, 11th, and 18th.

Lifetouch needs at least 25 families per session. Please check for available times and dates with Ione Wilson in the lobby during Sabbath School and after 2nd Service or on the CPC website, please look for the Lifetouch logo.

Also, please remember to give Ione your business card/advertisements to be added in the Directory. For more information please contact Ione Wilson or 540-226-0718. Thank you again for your support.

Bible Study

Personal Ministry will be conducting a Bible study class on November 12 from 3:30 - 5:30 in the fellowship hall. The study will cover Bible translation, tools you need to give a Bible study,tools for Personal Study, Tool Kit for Bible Study,Benefits of Bible Study and each will learn how to give a Bible study by doing. Class is limited to 30 people. Please contact brother Branch to sign up at or 301 693 5196.

Home & School

Achievement Academy, a free tutorial program at Community Praise Center Church, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from September-June. For further information please contact Ronnie Mills, Home & School Dept. Leader, at


CPC cheerleaders


Cheerleading Practice will be held on Sundays at 9am at the Alexandria Boys and Girls Club. All girls ages 5-13 are encouraged to attend. (Address: 401 N. Payne St.; Alexandria, VA) If you have any questions, please contact Avelyn Hagler at or


Message Magazine

Message Magazine gets the attention of your friends and family members by addressing their greatest concerns. It talks about violence, racism, education, money, and marriage. Message addresses the hot issues of today and shares a Bible-based way to face these issues. It also shares tasty recipes for healthy living. To Talk to a Customer Service Representative. You can call us toll-free at 1-800-456-3991. Or you may access our website at



Please note CPC Members: On International Day Leila Griffith had a stainless steel farberware pot that was placed in the kitchen after use. Someone accidently picked it up and she would really appreciate it if you would bring it back. You may place it in the kitchen with her name on it, or turn it into the church office. Thank you so much in advance for returning it.



List of free food locations in Prince George's County
If you know of someone who could benefit from this, please share.

This is a list of free food locations in Prince George's County for those you know who may need extra help.

1. October 17th - Temple Hills - Iverson Mall ( In front of Burlington Coat Factory)
3737 Branch Avenue, Hillcrest Heights Md.20748

2. October 18th - Brandywine- Gwynn Park High School (Dyson Road Parking Lot)
13800 Brandywine Road Brandywine, Md 20613

3. November 21st - Temple Hills - Iverson Mall (In Front Of Burlington Coat Factory)
3737 Branch Avenue, Hillcrest Heights Md. 20613

4. November 22nd - Brandywine- Gwynn Park High School ( Dyson Road Parking Lot)
13800 Brandywine Road Brandywine Md. 20613

5. December 19th - Largo - The Blvd ! at the Capital Centre ( Rear Parking Lot )
861 Capital Centre Blvd. Largo Md. 20774

6. December 20th - Brandywine- Gwynn Park High School ( Dyson Road Parking Lot )
13800 Brandywine Road Brandywine

There will be Only ONE distribution per Household, You must bring Your Own Bags. The Hours are 4-6 PM. Except for the Brandywine Locations which are from 4-7pm, so if you have any Seniors or know of anyone who will need extra help please help to transport them to these Locations. Thanks.



Digital Archives Ministry


Digital Archives Ministry presents "The Golden Sermon Series" The 1998 "Sanctuary Series" by Pastor Henry M. Wright (10 CD Set) and The 2003 "Week Of Prayer" by Pastor C.D. Brooks (3 CD Set) You may place your order on any Sabbath in Room 306 or email your contact information to

Prepare Our Youth

Exciting News! You have an opportunity to help a ministry of your own church through the United Way Campaign and help them celebrate 30 years of service. Please designate your United Way or Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Contributions to Prepare Our Youth (POY), a ministry founded and operated by SDA. Federal Government workers, write CFC number 69084, that’s 69084. Private Sector workers, write-in the name Prepare Our Youth, Inc. Thank you. Steve Vanderhorst Questions: (301) 518-2363 c or


Swim Team

Have a child ages 6-18* interested in swimming? Join the Elite Rays Swim Team today!! Several CPC children are on their competitive team or receive developmental training. Practices are at the College of Southern MD and PG Community College Aquatics Center. Check out their site at or call Coach Elvin Foreman at 240.838.1156. Tell him you are a member of CPC 7th Day Adventist Church in Alexandria, VA. You may also contact Merari Chollette at * must be able to swim across the pool unassisted.

CD of Harold Watson

Some may have been interested in getting a CD of Harold Watson's music. He did special music for both 1st and 2nd church a couple weeks ago. You may purchase a CD from www.CDBABY.COM/CD/HWATSON

Area Events


Metro Area Adventist Young Adults (MAAYA)

Metro Area Adventist Young Adults (MAAYA) - Our regularly scheduled “First Fridays” program has been POSTPONED until October 28, 2011. Please join us in conjunction with Miracle Temple Drama Ministry at 7:30 pm as we present "Beware of Angels," a dramatic presentation in which God's children wrestle with the request of doing the unimaginable for Jesus. Spiritual viewer discretion is advised.

“First Fridays” will be held at Miracle Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church
located at 100 South Rock Glen Road Baltimore, Maryland 21229. For more information, please contact Pastor Moses Eli at 856.362.1227 ( or Trevor Fraser at 909.648.4955 (

Regeneration Sabbath School

Regeneration Sabbath School is a 12-step recovery approach to the Sabbath School Lesson. While studying the Sabbath School Lesson church members find enlightening biblical concepts to support and encourage willing individuals to allow God to remove character defects in their lives. These character defects block the Spirit of God from its purpose in renewing our lives in Christ Jesus. When the defects are removed by prayer and fasting they are replaced by Christ’s character which participants find to be their covering. All this is done by a surrendered individual and the powerful work of the Spirit of God. It is the cleansing of the body’s sanctuary. Church members find tools to keep themselves covered by learning how characters in the Bible have surrendered their lives to the will of God and how to remain in the righteousness of Christ until His coming. It is a bold and honest approach of faith in their Savior correlated with the work that’s needed to remain cleansed. God has made a way. Members also learn about Regeneration Ministry, a 12 step support group that binds us beautifully in our efforts to remain in Jesus Christ. The meeting is at 4pm every Sabbath afternoon and all are welcomed. For more information you may contact the group or call Yolanda C. at 301-717-8970.


Area Adventist

DC/Maryland/Virginia area Adventists....Join Adventists on the Move!
Social, outdoor, and cultural activities for Adventists 30+ focused on
positive fun while growing together in Christ. Check out our website and
sign up for upcoming events at









Summer Internship Program

If you are (or your son/daughter is) a college sophomore or junior currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Finance, Economics, or Actuarial Science and you are interested in an internship for Summer 2012, please contact Cristine Cox ( as soon as possible but no later than November 3, 2011. Spots are limited and the application process has already begun.

U.S. Department Of State Summer 2012 Internship Program

The Student Program Office is now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's Summer 2012 Student Internship Program.
Click here ( to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 1, 2011.
To be eligible for this program, you must be:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school).
Have good academic standing
Successfully complete a background investigation
Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.

You can also visit the Student Programs forum ( to post questions or read discussions about this program.

African American Resources

1. Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. See the details below, the contact person is: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139 Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management – Wake Forest University_ WINSTON_SALEM N.C 27109-8738 email: or visit  1 (866) 925-3622.

2. Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE? The CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University – visit the details online application or call 1.800.640.2657.

3. Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year. Visit www.fao.fas.harvard.edc or call 617.495.1581.

4. Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250

5. A free pair of eyeglasses from Target for any child ages 12 and under brings a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor. You can find stores with optical departments at

6. APPLY NOW - If you have/know young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma. Can earn up to $100,000 and earn benefits. The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School visit the website


















Job Postings

Hiring Company/ Position Title


Link to openings

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Open Positions

Job Line:
(703) 417-8366

View Openings


Rochelle Goodson-HR Manager 703-471-5955 Ext:1128; FAX 703-471-1086

View Openings

The Cadmus Group, Inc

Brian Hughes at 617-673-7204


View Openings

Department of Homeland Security

Ms Wonder Kimbell

Traffic Director -Maryland / Radio

This full time position requires a computer literate, detail oriented person. Candidate will prepare daily broadcast logs for four radio stations. Other duties include, but are not limited to: input advertising contracts, post log maintenance, billing, working well with other departments, etc. Candidate must have a high school diploma, can take initiative and work with minimal supervision. Must have strong math and problem solving skills and can work in an open environment with regular distractions.


Interested candidates should send their resume to Beverly Jones, Business Manager; MTS Broadcasting, L.C.; P.O. Box 237; Cambridge, MD 21613 or email to


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