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New Hope Church  Women's Ministry Vendor's Fair

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.

1250 Cherry Ave.

corner of 21St Street/Cherry

Merced, CA 95334


Women's Ministry Vendor's Fair. Have you been thinking about doing some spring cleaning, do you love doing Arts and Crafts but have no way of selling them, do you sell a product and need to make more contacts with customers?


Come and rent a booth for $25.00 at the Women's Ministry Vendor's Fair.

Maybe you just love to look and rummage in boxes to find the rare find. Set up for Vendor's is 6 a.m.-8 a.m.

Fair opens to the public at 8 a.m.


For more information Call: (209) 489-8610.

California Valley Department of Music

The California Valley Jurisdiction introduces “Women’s Convention Choir Music Workshop.” First Lady Gwen Amey-Hollins will be the Clinician for this workshop and we would like to invite you to join us for a night of Worship.


This event is scheduled for April 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the POWER HOUSE INST’L COGIC 1615 N. Street Fresno, CA 93721.


There will be one mass workshop 6-7:45 p.m. with a musical immediately following.  We would love for you to join us, let us Sing to the Lord, let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our Salvation. The dress for that night is casual, please wear your Christian T-Shirt of your choice.

We are pleased to say this Workshop is free for everyone and we look forward to worshipping with you.


First Lady Gwen Amey- Hollins, Workshop Coordinator

First Lady Harlene Jenkins, Women’s Department Music Coordinator

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St. Matthew Mother & Daughter-Mother's Day Luncheon

May 11, 2019 at

12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.

St. Matthew Baptist Church

1057 N St.

Merced, CA 95341


This is our second year hosting a Mother's day luncheon, open to women. Last year theme was "Hats & Heel" this year we're UN-MASKING things, that get in the way of God's abundant living for us. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. You don't want to miss this!

Guest Speaker: Lorrie Denson of the Burning Bush Church.


 Attire: Hats & Heels. For information: (209) 722-2581.

Holy Ground Mother's Day Brunch

May 11, 2019 at

11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.

Holy Ground Ministries

305 W. Canal Dr.

Turlock, CA 95388


Come and celebrate being a mother, a BONUS mother, your mother, your Godly sister's mother, the mother of the church, etc. We plan to have fun playing games, singing, having a HAT and TEA CUP contest and fellowshipping with your sisters in the Lord.


Tickets are $10. Be sure to get yours today!

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Women’s Christian Spiritual Day Retreat, August 3th, At United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Michael Pope will be the guest spiritual leader. All women are invited to experience a day of enlightenment and discoveries. The day will start with sign-in 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. and ending by 4 p m. Suggested donation is $20, scholarships available. Seating is limited.


Lunch is pot-luck. Please RSVP:  Nancy Reding at nancy.e.reding@gmail.com or (209) 761-2487.

The deception of satan: Christians don’t hate homosexuals

By Dr. Eric N. Haley


Are you tired of how often the news media portray Christians as hating homosexuals? This is one of the current trends in social media; that Satan has parlayed Christians as hating homosexuals.  Jesus said in the gospel of John 13:35, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”  Christians love everybody and all races.  However, a disciple is a follower.  A follower of Jesus Christ is also a witness for  Jesus.


It is Christians’ duty to let homosexuals know that homosexuality is a sin to God.  The Bible points this out in numerous places.  I’ll list a few in the Old Testament and New Testament:  Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:  it is an abomination.”  Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman both of them have committed an abomination:  they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”


First Corinthians chapter six list all kinds of sexual sins.  I Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived:  neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

Whereas all sin is bad, sexual sins carry their own type of punishment:  I Corinthians 6:18 reads, “Flee fornication.  Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”


Fornication is all kinds of sex outside of the marriage bond.  Yes, God designed sex to be enjoyed within the bonds of holy matrimony. (Hebrews 13:4) “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:  but whore mongers and adulterers God will judge.”


Genesis 2:24 describes the first marriage, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”  All sex outside of marriage is considered wrong ( a sin in God’s eyes.)  As followers of Jesus Christ (disciples) we are commanded by Jesus to tell the truth in love.  Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-20, “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things  whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God in Genesis because five judges approved of homosexuality in five cities of the plain.  Remember on June 26, 2015, our United States Supreme approved of same sex marriage in all 50 states.  This was a mandate directly opposed by God in the Bible.  The Bible further explains that God brought judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah and again in I Corinthians 10:8, where he killed twenty-three thousand that committed fornication to be for our example so that any societies reading the Bible would not repeat the same mistake. I Corinthians 10:11 explains, “Now all these things happened unto them for our example: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”


The same judgement that God did to Sodom and the example in I Corinthians can happen to the United States. So remember homosexuals, Christians are not being mean when they witness to you about what the Bible says about homosexuality.

Christians are sharing what the gospel of Jesus Christ says to you out of love and duty to God’s command.


Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.  George Washington said,“ It is impossible to rightly govern a nation with God and the Bible.”  Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying, “In regards to this great book, (referring to the Bible), it is the best gift God has given to man.  All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book.”


The question I ask the reader, “Has America reached the point of no return?  Will God take his hedge of protection away from America?”  Remember just because you have the legal right to practice homosexuality, doesn’t make it right in God’s eye.  Something to think about.




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