“Women of God, Working Together with One Mind and One Spirit” is the theme of this year’s Women’s Day celebration at Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 1435 E. Fourth St.
It will begin on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 pm with a concert featuring the First Calvary Baptist Church Voices of Unity under the direction of Ken Causer. Rev. Beverly Alexander will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. A special presentation will be made to a local domestic violence shelter during the service.
The observance will continue during the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 17, when Rev. Danissa C. Hart, associate pastor and first lady of Chapel Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in North Wilkesboro, will speak.
A native of Pineville and the daughter of the Rev. Osie Culp and the late Rev. Monroe Culp, Hart is a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School, Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte and the Faith Bible Institute in Monroe, La.
For 18 years, she has performed and ministered through dance and drama throughout the Carolinas. Hart has served as president of the Ministers’ Spouses and Widow(er)s Fellowship and is currently the vice president of the Fellowship. A phlebotomist at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, Hart is married to Pastor Elston C. Hart Sr. They are the proud parents of three children, Paisley, 21; Elston Jr., 16; and Eldan, 14. Music for the event will be provided by the Women’s Day Choir under the direction of Julie Hunter. The Women’s Day captains are Shirley Carson, Arnethia Copeland, Margretta Brown-Davis, Carol Henry and Jamesine Ruff; the co-chairpersons are Stella Davis and Lillie Stevenson. Rev. Johnny L. Ruff is the pastor.