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Be a Doer Not a Fusser

Be a Doer Not a Fusser By Rusty KuhnClearly our current world is in utter chaos. Everywhere we look things are out of order. Almost every form of immorality is readily accepted in our world today while those who stand up for truth and righteousness are lambasted and ridiculed. This fear of being lambasted and ridiculed then leads many to cower down in silence or even switch sides joining the majority. Those who refuse to cower down and are willing to stand firm at all costs are often left at a loss as to what they are to do. Unfortunately, in our midst, I see a lot more fussers than doers.

I can often add myself to this list of fussers. After all, fussing is an easy task. We frustratedly watch the news and fuss. We get on social media and our blogs and fuss. We find time to fellowship with friends and family eating our meals or sipping our coffee and fuss. We assemble in town hall meetings or rallies and fuss. We even go to our churches to fussing. What has all this fussing accomplished? Other than making us angrier, more discouraged, and more frustrated, it hasn't accomplished anything, nor is it going to accomplish anything. Full Story

 

MSBCOC Spotlight

What should be the Christian view of romance?What should be the Christian view of romance? - Although there are no references to the word romance in the Bible, there are 281 mentions of love. Since the dictionary definition for romance is “ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; a love affair,” these two terms can sometimes be used interchangeably. But the true meaning of love, as defined in the Bible, has been corrupted in the common usage of our English language and society. Most often, love is confused with infatuation - that elated, “high” feeling we get when we “fall in love.” This kind of “love” is something that lasts typically a short time and, unless replaced by true love, results in broken relationships.

 

In Remembrance
Joely D. Stainback
Sunrise May 23, 1917 - Sunset July 3, 1997

In Rememberance Of: Joely D. Stainback | Sunrise May 23, 1917 - Sunset July 3, 1997Mrs. Joely D. Stainback, was the sixth child of the late William and Josephine Steadman. She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her early schooling occurred in Greensboro at an all-girls school. Her Christian rearing began in Greensboro at St. Peters Methodist Church. As a child she and her family subsequently moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she continued her education in the public schools of Baltimore City and was graduated from the Harvey Johnson High School.

For a brief time Joely casted her lot with the Mount Moriah Baptist Church but in 1942 Joely joined the Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ under the leadership of the late Rev. George J. Garnett. Joely met and married the late Booker T. Stainback and enjoyed marital bliss for many, many years.

 

Bible Study
The Unique Religion of ChristThe Unique Religion of Christ - There are many religions in the wold, but Christianity is unique! It stands alone. Whereas our coins bear the inscription:“E Pluribus Unum,” to signify “one among many,” it is surely not true in regard to Christianity. It is a unigue religion. That word, “unique,” allows only one of a kind. Uniqueness is a dominant -- factor -- in Christianity. It is best set forth by the apostle Paul: “There is one body, and one Spirit; even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:4-6). Each facet is unique.

A recognition of the truths presented in the above passage would utterly destroy sectarianism and denominationalism in the world today. False teachers have sought to introduce the many, but God’s Word has declared ONE. This is God’s platform for religious unity.

 

Health & Wellness
Hand WashingHand Washing - Hand washing really is our best defense against many kinds of bacteria and viruses that cause infection from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, flu, hepatitis a, and most types of infectious diarrhea. To minimize germs make regular hand washing a rule for everyone. Don’t underestimate the power of hand washing; the few seconds you spend at the sink could save you trips to the doctor’s office.

 

Church Announcements & Upcoming Events

EVENT | She is Strong Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday May 9, 2015 from 12 Noon - 3pm

Location:
Enon Baptist Church
601 N. Schroeder st. 21217

Theme: She’s Strong (Proverbs 31:30)

Honoring Deaconess Hattie Williams

Speaker:
Rev. Beverly D. Cromartie
Associate Minister, Morning Star Baptist Church
1063 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21223

Lady Ray, Chair
Sis Tuck, Co-Chair
Tickets: $35.00
Vendors, food and bring your favorite tea bags!

Live music from “The Korner” of MSBCofC

For more information, contact:
Lady Casey Ray ~ 443.367.1215
Emmanuel United Baptist Church ~ 410.523.2500

Sponsored by:
Emmanuel United Baptist Church
“We are Emmanuel United... But this is the City of Agape”

EVENT | “Everybody’s Birthday Party at the Star”

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Morning Star will celebrate everyone’s birthday. Come out and celebrate yours and everyone’s birthday.

Location:
Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ
1063 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21223

For more information, contact:
Church Office
410-727-5515
office@msbcoc.com

EVENT | New Trinity Congregational Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 3:30 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Samuel Ray along with the choirs and congregation of Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ will be the guest preacher for New Trinity Congregational Church.

Location:
New Trinity Congregational Church
3204 Presstman St.
Baltimore, Md. 21216
Rev. Dr. Catherine Dabney

For more information, contact:
Church Office
410-727-5515
office@msbcoc.org

EVENT | Annual Trustee Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

The Trustees of Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ will be observing their Annual Trustee Day. Please join the trustees as they celebrate being good stewards of what God has entrusted to them.

Guest Preacher:
Bishop James L. Carter
Ark Church
1263 East North Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Location:
Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ
1063 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21223

Contact:
Trustee Geoffrey Miller
410-727-5515
office@msbcoc.com

EVENT | 125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Morning Star will recognize long time members with 60 years or more of continuous service to “The Star”. Come and be a part of this joyous celebration.

Location:
Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ
1063 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Contact:
Church Office
410-727-5515
office@msbcoc.com

EVENT | Tea Time At The Star

Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Theme: 125 years of the Women’s Movement: An African American Perspective

The 125th Anniversary committee presents a delightful pampered afternoon of tea and information. Come and experience an exhibit of photographs and memorabilia showcasing the life and times of African American Women in fashion, at work and at play.

Speaker: Claudia A Withers, Chief Operating Officer, NAACP

Ms. Withers as COO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the NAACP. She is formerly Chief Operating Officer of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the Obama Administration and also served in the Clinton Administration as a Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the Department of Education.

Location:
Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ - Pinkney Room
1063 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21223

Cost: $35.00

For more information, contact:
Sister Devorah Thomas-James
Sister Clementine Toppins
410-727-5515
office@msbcoc.com

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