1801 TACONY DRIVE
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA 23225
SENIOR PASTORS: Pastor Rick Martin, Pastor Linda Martin
Associate pastors: Pastor Tony Bassett, Pastor Mike Munford
Words of Inspiration:
A few weeks ago, I read 2 Corinthians 9:6 which states, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” I haven’t been able to shake that scripture since. In this scripture I saw an explanation for EVERY deficiency in my life. All of the deficiencies in my life could be traced back to, “WHERE had I sown my seeds?” and “HOW MUCH had I sown?” This scripture is a law that cannot be changed. For an easy example, if your health isn’t as great as you want it to be all you have to do is ask yourself, “WHERE am I sowing my seeds as far as my health?” Is the answer “the vegetable aisle” or the “snack aisle”? The second question is, “How MUCH seed have I sown towards my health?” Did you spend $100 on foods that were good for you, or did you spend $100 on foods that were NOT good for you? Did you read articles on healthy living and exercise, or did you read articles about Tom Brady retiring and Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson?
This scripture alone is bringing EVERY area of my life into proper balance slowly but surely. When I see something in my life that I’m not satisfied with, it just boils down to the same two questions:
“WHERE am I sowing my seeds?”
“HOW MUCH seed am I sowing towards specific areas of my life?”
To profit from this scripture and to see fruit in my life I had to be willing to take an honest inventory of my life. The good, the bad, and the ugly all had to become subject to 2 Corinthians 9:6. Taking an honest inventory of my life was the first step. The second step was to understand that EXCUSES ARE THE ENEMY of progress. An understanding and consistent practice of this scripture will bring you victory in areas of your life that you may not have thought were possible. God is not a man that he should lie, and His word is true forever. Let’s win TOGETHER!
I love you all dearly,
James 1:5 KJV
5: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:5 GW
5: If any of you needs wisdom to know what you think you should do, you should ask God, and he will give it to you. God is generous to everyone and doesn’t find fault with them.
We all say Good Morning to others. Do you know the meaning of “GOOD MORNING”?
G Get up
O Open your Heart
O Open your mind
D Dedicate your day to God
M Meditate on God’s Word
O Optimize your faith & hope
R Rebuke all evils
N Never doubt God’s love
I Inspire someone
N Nothing should scare you
G Go out with Joy
So, I say GOOD MORNING & Have a bless day!
Clean Christian Jokes
Shortly after tying the knot, a young married couple started arguing over who should make the coffee. Being a good Christian woman, the wife went to the scriptures for her answer. She said that the Bible specifically stated that men should be the one to make the coffee. Puzzled, the husband asked her where in the Bible it said that. Very confidently the wife opens up her Bible and said: “It’s right here- HEBREWS”.
February Birthdays Sick and Shut In
4th Bernice Shepperson Please remember to keep in
6th Vicki Morant prayer those we have not seen.
28th Brenden Jones Send them a card or call them,
28th Shamira Jones they would love to hear from U.
FEBRUARY IS CONSIDERED BLACK HISTORY MONTH, A MONTH WHERE WE CELEBRATE THE BLACK CULTURE. YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, WE WILL CELEBRATE OUR CULTURE 24/7, 365. LEARN WHAT HAPPEN WITH OUR PEOPLE AFTER SLAVERY, LEARN WHAT THEY INVENTED, WHAT THEY BUILT, HOW THEY BECAME MILLIONAIRES. LEARN ABOUT BLACK WALL STREET AND ROSEWOOD. BE INFORMED BUT DON’T BE BITTER. DON’T LET THE NEGATIVITY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR PEOPLE MAKE YOU ANGRY.
DID YOU KNOW…
The first Valentine’s Day celebration occurred in Paris on February 14, 1499.
Candy hearts were originally medical lozenges.
Wearing your heart on your sleeve is more than just a phrase.
People considered Pink and Red the color of LOVE.
Men and women prefer candy to flowers.
That the celebration of Black History Month began as Negro History Week, which was created in 1929 by Carter G Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglas & Abraham Lincoln.
JEWELRY AND WREATHS BY VANESSA 571-235-3152
A HEART OF HAIR BY SHANNIECE JONES 804-901-1865
HEAVENLY FLORAL CREATIONS BY LINDA MARTIN 804-314-5991
MARY KAY CONSULTANTS BY BERNICE SHEPPERSON 804-663-8156
MELALUCCA BY MARIA BANKS 804-306-9380
Happening at GMC
First Monday Prayer at 9 am
Monday Prayer with Pastor Mike at 10 am
Tuesday-Friday, Church is open from 10 am to 12 noon; for counseling (see Maria for an appointment)
Wednesday Morning Prayer at 9:30 am
Wednesday night Corporate Prayer starts at 7:00 pm call in 1-312-757-3121 301857381#
Thursday Morning Thunder at 9 am
Thursday night Bible Study at 7 pm
Praise Team rehearsal on Friday at 630 pm
Intercessory Prayer Saturday at 7 am except 4th Saturday
Senior choir rehearsal on Saturday at 1030 am
Food Pantry (see Sisters Sharon, Vanessa or Miz Lottie)
Dance Ministry See Miz Lottie
GMC Wellness group meets 1st and 3rd Sundays after morning worship
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP begins at 10 am
NO BAKE, HAYSTACK COOKIES
1–11oz bag of butterscotch chips
3 ½ c chow mein noodles
⅓ c other mix ins like nuts (optional)
Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Melt the butterscotch chips.
Add in the chow mein noodles.
Stir to coat.
Using two spoons, scoop the coated noodles into bite sized cookies and place them on a tray lined with parchment.
Allow the cookies to set until the butterscotch is hardened. You can speed up this process by sticking the tray in the freezer or fridge.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Southern Bread Pudding
9 pieces of day-old raisin bread (if bread is normal sized, use 6)
2 and a half tablespoons butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups of milk
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Break bread into small pieces into an 8-inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped
Little-Known Black History Facts you may not have learned in school
Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a Book of poetry, POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL.
“Bars Fights” written by poet and activist Lucy Terry in 1746 was the first known poem written by a Black American.
Clotel: or the President’s Daughter was the first novel published by an African American
Madame C.J. Walker created a line of hair care products for AA women, leading her to become the first female AA self-made millionaire.
Computer scientist Lisa Gelobter assisted with the 1995 creation of SHOCKWAVE; a technology that led to the development of web animation.
Agricultural scientist George Carver was responsible for creating over 500 new products made from peanuts and sweet potatoes.
William Tucker was the first known Black person to be born in the 13 Colonies.
After years of remarkable work as an attorney, Thurgood Marshall became the 1st African American to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1854, John Mercer Langston notably became the 1st African American lawyer in the state of Ohio.
Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the First Black woman to become a Doctor of medicine in the United States.
Society and Life:
The oldest Black female Greek letter organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc was founded at Howard University in 1908.
It is estimated that around 100,000 enslaved people escaped to the North via the Underground Railroad from 1810-1850.
In July 1777, Vermont became the first colony to ban slavery.
Martin Luther King improvised the most iconic part of his “I Have a Dream” speech.