Church honors Men’s and Women’s Day after hiatus

Church pastor, Bishop J.R. Stowe

Church honors Men’s and Women’s Day after hiatus
October 20
02:00 2016



The congregation of Mt. Glory Missionary Baptist Church has not held a Men’s and Women’s day celebration in years.  This past Sunday, the church brought the tradition back.

Mt. Glory, located at 214 N Dunleith Ave., is actually a converted fire station.  The building formerly housed the first black fire station in Winston-Salem.

The church held separate services for the men and women.  The women’s service was first at 11 a.m.

And the men’s service started at 2:15 p.m.  There was a luncheon held in between the services to feed those who were attending both. The guest messengers for the services were Anita Dean-Arnette aka “The Boss Lady” of 103.5/96.3 FM The Light gospel radio station and her husband, Minister Jerry Arnette.

Church pastor, Bishop J.R. Stowe, who has been at the church for a little over a year, says “after talking with some members of the church, it was long overdue.

“Its an opportunity for the women to come together as one, the men to come together as one and the church to come together as one,” said Bishop Stowe. “At some churches it’s a competitive venture, but at this one, we are just doing it for the church.”

The women led during the morning service and Dean-Arnette spoke on a message titled “Praise Is What I Do.” She touched on how people should be grateful and glorify God in everything they do. She went on to speak about the highs and lows of her life and that when she was at her lowest point she asked God for help and he answered her prayers.

“I just found that it’s a pleasure to speak because I need to tell my story to people,” said Dean-Arnette.  “I always speak from experience and I try to let people know that if God brought me through things, he will bring them through it also.”

Dean-Arnette continued by saying, “People sometimes see me and feel like I’ve got it going on and that she has arrived but I have not arrived yet and God is still working on my life.  I will always praise him no matter what’s going on in my life.”

For the men’s service, Minister Arnette spoke about if your home represents God’s house. Referencing Joshua 24:15, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord, Arnette stated that as Christians our homes should reflect the house of the Lord.

“You have to make decisions based on the Word of God that’s going to affect your house, so will those decisions be in line with the Word of God or will it be contrary to the Word of God,” Arnette continued.

Dean-Arnette is a member of Morning Star Baptist church, where her pastor is Dr. Dennis Leach. She says she likes to live by her motto “Praise is what I do, even when I’m going through.”

You can hear Dean-Arnette Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on weekdays from noon till 2 p.m.

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