A Great Soldier has FallenDr. Calvin H. Bowers has served as a minister, college administrator, professor, author and father. At 81, he continued to preached for the Figueroa Church of Christ in Los Angeles. His experience, education and wisdom kept him in great demand. Born in Selmer, Tenn., he was the eighth of Ollie Bowers’ nine children. While attending Pepperdine University, Calvin Bowers was hired by the Figueroa church as minister of education, then associate minister. From 1994 to 2010, he served as the successor to R.N. Hogan in the pulpit of this historic congregation, which began in 1938. He continued his education at Pepperdine, earning two master’s degrees before completing a doctorate in 1981 at the University of Southern California. On a two-year leave from Figueroa, he served as academic dean of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas, from 1967 to 1969. He then returned to Pepperdine, where he served as dean of ethnic and urban studies from 1969 to 1976. Later, he served as director of equal opportunity and professor of communication and religion from 1976 to 2004. He was also the special assistant to the president of Pepperdine. Dr. Bowers authored “Realizing the California Dream, a history of African American churches in Los Angeles from 1902 to 2000.” In 2012, he published “Ollie’s Kids: A Family’s Journey,” which chronicles his family’s remarkable history.
Weekly Bulletin August 17th, 2014BACK TO SCHOOL TIME FREE BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES Will be given out Next SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newark Church of Christ as a good beginning for the school year. Brother Adam Kar is the chairman. GOSPEL MEETING IN BROOKLYN, NY The is August 17-21, 2014 with brother Cornelius Heywood, Far Rockaway, NY, as the guest minister. Dinner will be served on Sunday, August 17th. Services Monday thru Thursday will be at 7:45 p.m. Brother Wayne Conner, Sr. is the new minister of the Brooklyn church. MENS’ FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST Will be Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. A delicious breakfast will be served, the donation is $10.00 per person, and every brother is encouraged to attend this breakfast. See Brother Terrence Wood or brother Andre Hart to make your donation. Brother Wood is in charge. THE NEWARK YOUTH MINISTRY will host its annual Back to School BBQ for our youth. The date is Saturday August 30, 2014 from 3 pm to 8pm. It will be held at the home of Bro. Terrance and Nakia Wood, in the Lyons Farm Community Courtyard 1240 N. Broad St. Hillside, NJ. The event is designed to encourage our youth prior to beginning the new school year. We will have food, activities, and games. We will also be providing school supplies to all of the young people. If you would like to provide a donation of school supplies or a covered dish please contact Nakia Wood or Pamela Askew.
What’s Happening in August?17th: 3:00 pm Singing Fellowsip in Harlem, NY at the Harlem Church of Christ. Dr. OJ Shabazz, Minister. PRISON MINISTRY PICNIC The date is Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am at the Essex Detention Facility. Those who wish to attend who are on the Prison Ministry and if you are not and want to attend are asked to give their names to brother Brian Coleman immediately. YOUR NAME MUST BE ON THE NEW LIST TO ATTEND. 24th: Prison Ministry service will take place at Essex Detention facility at 6:00 pm. COMING GOSPEL MEETING HEAR BROTHER SAMUELL POUNDS Winter Haven, FL SEPTEMBER 21-26, 2014 We want every member of Clinton Avenue to keep his calendar clear for this week. Get ready for a Spiritual Explosion. Pray for the success of this meeting.
27th Annual Ladies’ SeminarSaturday, September 6, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. Theme: EXCEEDING ALL EXPECTATIONS Eph. 3:20; Phil. 4:13 Keynote Speaker: Geannetta Bennett, Farmington, CT. Other Speakers: Rowena Rose and Tracey Boston from Newark, NJ. Mikki Taylor is in charge. Get ready ladies for a great time in the Lord.
Back to School Time Giveaway!BACK TO SCHOOL TIME FREE BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES Will be given out Next SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newark Church of Christ as a good beginning for the school year. Brother Adam Kar is the chairman.
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