St. James to celebrate Family and Friends Day

St. James to celebrate Family and Friends Day
January 14
00:00 2016
Above: Lyons

Special to The Chronicle

St. James A.M.E. Church, 1501 N. Patterson Ave., at the corner of 15th Street (across from the U.S. Post Office), will host the annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Jan. 17. The event is coordinated by the Family Day Co-Chairpersons, Irene Allen and Trena S. Brooks.

Several families will be competing for the title of Family of the Year. An engraved plaque is placed in the sanctuary recognizing the family with the highest attendance on Family and Friends Day.

The Young People’s and Children’s Division (YPD), under the direction of Pamela Carson, will serve breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in The Reverend Steven L. Lyons Fellowship Hall.

Church School, under the leadership of Pearlie P. Humphrey, superintendent, will be from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. All classes will be combined and instructed by Guest Teacher Deacon James Lomax.

Under the direction of Towanna VanEaton, minister of music, the Family and Friends Day Choir will lead the congregation in inspirational music from 9:45 to 10 a.m.

The preacher for the occasion is the pastor, the Rev. Steven L. Lyons, who is now serving his 7th seventh appointment at St. James under the Right Rev. William P. DeVeaux, presiding prelate of the Second Episcopal District.

Introducing the preacher will be Brandie Simmons, YPD president of the North Carolina Conference (A.M.E. Church) and junior exercise science major at Winston-Salem State University.

The Family Day Litany, written by Lyons in 2009, will be read by Sandra H. Lomax and Brian C. Henderson.

Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service. The public is invited to attend.

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