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‘An American Christmas’

‘An American Christmas’
The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), will open its 2010-11 season with a winter concert titled “An American Christmas” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Church of the Pilgrimage, in Town Square in Plymouth.
Read more on Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin

Jazz Mass at Springfield Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer,145 West Springfield Road, will hold its First Saturday Jazz Mass, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. (Music begins 4:50 p.m.)
Read more on Springfield Press

HHS presents Madrigal Feaste Thursday and Friday
HHS Singers of Hartsville High School will present a Renaissance Feaste on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Luke United Methodist Church.  Tickets may be reserved by calling (843) 857-3778 or by visiting Burry Bookstore or St. Luke United Methodist Church. Tickets are $ 10 each or $ 5 for seniors/adults, and admission includes a full dinner, Wassail and all entertainment …
Read more on Florence Morning News

African American Episcopal Historical Collection Dedicated at Virginia Seminary

(PRWEB) February 27, 2005

The esteemed African American Episcopal Historical Collection was formally dedicated on Thursday, February 24, 2005, in a ceremony at Virginia Theological Seminary. The Very Rev. Martha J. Horne, dean and president of Virginia Seminary, and Dr. Thaddeus W. Tate, Jr., president of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, opened the Dedication by welcoming guests who had traveled from places as far away as Chicago to participate in the days events.

The keynote speaker for the Dedication was the Rt. Rev. Herbert Thompson Jr., Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, who wove the history of the Black Episcopalian into his own story, addressing the pointed question that former Black Panther leader, Malcolm X, once asked of him, “What is a black man doing in the Episcopal Church?” In a response that took Thompson years to formulate, he told the audience, “I find myself telling Malcolm X that the experience of Moses and the burning bush with God was an African experience… that the typical Anglican is a 35-year-old black woman in Kenya… and, by the way, have you heard of a man named Desmond Tutu, a black Anglican like me, who helped liberate the largest country in southern Africa?”

Preaching at an evening service in the Seminary Chapel in thanksgiving for the ministry of African American Episcopalians, was the Rev. Canon Angela Ifill (VTS ’95), Missioner for Black Ministries for the national Episcopal Church.

The Dedication marked one of the many ways in which Virginia Seminary continues to foster increased understanding of issues related to race and ethnicity and the elimination of the plague of racism.

The African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) is a cooperative effort of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church and the Bishop Payne Library of the Virginia Theological Seminary. The AAEHC solicits, preserves, and makes available for research and public education unique documentary evidence of the African American experience in the Episcopal Church of the United States and its colonial antecedents.

Virginia Theological Seminary, which is the second oldest and the largest of the 11 Episcopal seminaries in the United States, has had a long standing interest in ministry by and among African Americans. From 1878-1949 the Bishop Payne Divinity School, in Petersburg, Virginia was the primary institution for the education of African American candidates for the Episcopal ministry. Bishop Payne Divinity School merged with Virginia Theological Seminary in 1953. The seminary’s library was later named in honor and in memory of the former divinity school.

More information about the collection, along with an 87-page research guide entitled, Prominent African American Episcopalians and Their Experiences in the Episcopal Church, 1746 – 2003: A Guide to African American Historical Resources in the Bishop Payne Library, Virginia Theological Seminary, can be found on the Seminary’s web site at www.vts.edu.

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The Eastern ORTHODOX Church is the ONLY TRUE and Apostolic CHURCH. part 2 of 3 – American documentary: “The Ancient Church”

How old is the ORTHODOX faith? If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517. If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to re-marry. If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560. If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582. If you are Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Senbury in the American colonies in the 17th century. If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1606. If you are of the Dutch Reformed Church, you recognize Michelis Jones as founder because he originated your religion in New York in 1628. If you are a Methodist, your religion was founded by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1774. If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, New York, in 1829. If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865. If you are Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mary Baker Eddy as its founder. If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as “Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal Gospel,” “Holiness Church,” or

How come Caucasian/white American church music is different from Africa /black American church music?

Question by Creek S: How come Caucasian/white American church music is different from Africa /black American church music?
Some describe the Africa /black American church music being passionate. I guess kind of upbeat and out there. I guess how describe Caucasian/white American church music being like calm, and settle. It seems when they sing trying be very angelic or something.
Sorry I am not sure how example or describe this.

Best answer:

Answer by Notmyself
Um, their cultures are different, so therefore the music would be?

What do you think? Answer below!

President Obama, a Christian formed in the American Black church

President Obama, a Christian formed in the American Black church

Considered a man of faith, Barack Obama, the American President of the United States, is formed as a Christian. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, pastor Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), Chicago, where the Obama’s worshiped for 20 years in Illinois is his Obama’s former minister. What kind of Christian was the Church? The church website proclaims: “We are a congregation which is unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian…”

Trinity United Church of Christ occupies a tan brick building on West 95th Street across railroad tracks from a public housing project, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

The President said about leaving, “Too much press harassment, people couldn’t’ worship in peace.” That wasn’t his reason for leaving, but a complaint on the news media attention. The reasons were politically controversial remarks by Trinity’s pastor, Reverend Wright.

Wright’s comments contradicted one of Obama’s central messages — that the candidate can transcend past divisions such as those involving race.

Regarding the Church, on Bill Moyers Journal, Wright says we are unashamedly Black. His philosophy embodies, “Use the culture of which we are a part.” He preaches there is hope, that life has meaning, and that God is still in control. “We can change. We can do better.” Black Liberation theology is Wright’s United Church of Christ (UCC) message. It is a UCC message he offers, since he is a UCC minister who studied under Martin Marty. Martin E. Marty, distinguished Lutheran Pastor, teacher, and writer who has been on the University of Chicago faculty since 1963.

Grounded in the history of the African-American, Black theology is powerful stuff. He is little sorry about his comments, but in Bill Moyer’s interview, Reverend Wright does appear sorry he made the comment “God damn America” in the Pulpit-if only for a few moments. But it wasn’t one remark, but a string of them that caused the significant distancing between the candidate’s spiritual advisor and then candidate.

The press in the United States spent a lot of time and space talking about President Obama’s faith during the campaign, his church, and how he is a Christian-the President said he is Christian himself, and that is also news. Religion makes news, despite separation of Church and State. Time magazine says more voters saw President Obama as a strongly religious person than they did every major presidential hopeful during the campaign but Mitt Romney, the Republican former governor of Massachusetts. Romney’s Mormonism drew extensive news coverage.

President Obama was married in Trinity church. His children were baptized in the church, and also like his wedding, Reverend Wright performed the solemnizations. The President said on leaving the church, “Trinity was where I found Jesus Christ, where we were married, where our children were baptized. We have many friends among the 8,000 members…” It is a church where he was moved many times. When Wright preached one Sunday about the sustaining power of hope in the face of poverty and despair, Obama says he found himself in tears.

He said in one speech during the Presidential campaign:

* “For one thing, I believed and still believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change… Because of its past, the black church understands in an intimate way the Biblical call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked and challenge powers and principalities. And in its historical struggles for freedom and the rights of man, I was able to see faith as more than just a comfort to the weary or a hedge against death, but rather as an active, palpable agent in the world. As a source of hope.”

It is the claim of Reverend Jeremiah Wright that Trinity is a church of Black theology. The Reverend Doctor John Cone, the Harvard Professor and African-American theologian interviewed on American Public Broadcasting System (PBS) by commentator Bill Moyers says on the PBS website:

* “As we examine what contemporary theologians are saying, we find that they are silent about the enslaved condition of black people. Evidently they see no relationship between black slavery and the Christian gospel. Consequently there has been no sharp confrontation of the gospel with white racism. There is, then, a desperate need for a black theology, a theology whose sole purpose is to apply the freeing power of the gospel to black people under white oppression.”

Cone says:

* The Cross is the same as the lynching tree for the Black American in a Harvard Speech. The Christian Reverend Cone wants to start a conversation on this subject. He offers that lynching was terrorism that “worked to a certain degree.” This includes spectacle lynchings where 5,000 would gather to watch.

Religion is one place where you have an imagination that no one can control.” Black Churches are a place of the spirit… (even though you are living under the shadow of the lynching tree).” … There were 246 years of slavery, and 100 years of segregation and lynching.   America does not see itself as “not innocent,” according to Cone. “No human being is innocent.”  

Reverend Cone is ordained in the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. which is one of the city’s largest black churches and not far from Obama’s home in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park.

Apparently the President did not turning his back on Black theology yet, per se, since he spoke from the pulpit at that same mega-church in Chicago, which has 20,000 members and is also considered a Black American church. This in 2008.

It is the history of the African American church in the United States that it is a center of Black community life speaking to the needs of the church and larger community in social and political ways. But not in so partisan a manner as was recently ascribed to the theology and preaching of the Reverend Wright. So the perception became. But he still associates himself with the African American church in general.

President Obama spoke of the role of Black fathers and their responsibilities, perhaps more a campaign speech than sermon from a “religious” man whose campaign motto is “Change That Works for You.” Will he again become a member of a Black Church while serving in Washington, D.C. Time will tell. Nonetheless, there his Christian roots lie.

It is from the Black Church that President Obama learned many things about hope. Can he really take himself out of the African-American church ethos, as he has known it? Perhaps the Reverend Wright thinks not, though he is not saying. His official press release remark on then President Obama and his family’s leaving was, “…We are saddened by the news …”

 

 

Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA (north of San Francisco).

My blog:
http://www.petermenkin.blogspot.com

The Eastern ORTHODOX Church is the ONLY TRUE and Apostolic CHURCH. part 1 of 3 – American documentary: “The Ancient Church”

How old is the ORTHODOX faith? If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517. If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to re-marry. If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560. If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582. If you are Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Senbury in the American colonies in the 17th century. If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1606. If you are of the Dutch Reformed Church, you recognize Michelis Jones as founder because he originated your religion in New York in 1628. If you are a Methodist, your religion was founded by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1774. If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, New York, in 1829. If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865. If you are Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mary Baker Eddy as its founder. If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as “Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal Gospel,” “Holiness Church,” or
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1st Annual American High School Internet Mathematics Competition Begins Monday, September 13

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 10, 2004

The inaugural American High School Internet Mathematics Competition (“AHSIMC”), the first competitive high school academic event to rely on the use of the internet, will take place the week of September 13-17, 2004.

The event, free to all participating students and schools, will feature thousands of the nation’s top high school math students.

The AHSIMC was founded by Bradley Metrock, a current Vanderbilt University business school student who participated in competitive mathematic events while in high school.

“The American High School Internet Mathematics Competition is an example of how technology will help level the playing field between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ of our educational system,” Metrock said. “Because the AHSIMC is completely free to students, teachers, and their schools, all of our nation’s children can access the elite world of competitive mathematics through the internet.”

The start-up competition has been embraced by both students and educators alike, including Cindy O’Brien, a math teacher at Haltom High School in Fort Worth, Texas. “For us, the AHSIMC represents a chance to benchmark our high school against the rest of the United States, while giving us a powerful tool to strengthen our mathematics curriculum,” O’Brien remarked.

Teams of up to five students will receive the test, via email, at noon (CST) on Monday, September 13. Teams, after working both at school and at home on the contest throughout the week, must email back their completed exams by noon (CST) on Friday, September 17 to be graded.

Ben Cortopassi, AHSIMC Vice-President and Director of Testing, believes the competition will appeal to established math team programs, as well as newcomers to the competitive math world. Cortopassi explains, “The AHSIMC provides an introduction to competitive mathematics, while simultaneously challenging the brightest math students in the United States.”

A follow-up national press release will announce the winners of the 2004 AHSIMC Exam on Monday, November 1, at 8 AM (CST). The winning team’s members will each receive a video game system, while both the winning team’s members and runner-up team’s members will receive commemorative plaques. Certificates are given to the remainder of the top 5% of participating teams, and additional awards will be presented to the winning team’s faculty sponsor and school.

[For additional information or interview requests, contact Bradley Metrock by phone at (205) 531 3247 from 9 AM to 7 PM Central Standard Time, or email him directly at Bradley@AHSIMC.com. The AHSIMC will make every effort to accommodate members of the media seeking information regarding a story or feature about the upcoming 2004 Exam.]

2004 AHSIMC Participating Schools

(as of 8/9/04 – deadline to register is 9/8/04)

State:        School (City)

Alabama:

Bob Jones High School (Madison)

Fort Payne High School (Fort Payne)

Holly Pond High School (Holly Pond)

McAdory High School (McCalla)

Minor High School (Adamsville)

Vestavia Hills High School (Birmingham)

Arizona:    

Canyon del Oro High School (Tucson)

California:    

Albany High School (Albany)

California High School (San Ramon)

Grant High School (Valley Glen)

Gunn High School (Palo Alto)

Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach)

Florida:

American Heritage School (Plantation)

Bayside High School (Palm Bay)

Cedar Key School (Cedar Key)

Deerfield Beach High School (Deerfield Beach)

George Jenkins High School (Lakeland)

JP Taravella High School (Coral Springs)

Miami Beach Senior High School (Miami Beach)

Milton High School (Milton)

Naples High School (Naples)

Sebring High School (Sebring)

Spruce Creek High School (Port Orange)

Tampa Preparatory School (Tampa)

The Bolles School (Jacksonville)

Vero Beach High School (Vero Beach)

Western High School (Fort Lauderdale)

Georgia:

Augusta Preparatory Day School (Martinez)

Chamblee Charter High School (Chamblee)

Collins Hill High School (Suwanee)

The Westminster School (Atlanta)

Illinois:

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (Blue Island)

Oak Park River Forest High School (Oak Park)

Willowbrook High School (Villa Park)

York Community High School (Elmhurst)

Indiana:

Beth Christopher (homeschooler)

Kentucky:    

Apollo High School (Owensboro)

Louisiana:    

Andrew Jackson High School (Chalmette)

Massachusetts:    

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Acton)

Boston University Academy (Boston)

Milton Academy (Milton)

Michigan:    

Troy High School (Troy)

Minnesota:    

Bloomington Jefferson High School (Bloomington)

Mississippi:    

Pearl High School (Pearl)

Warren Central High School (Vicksburg)

North Carolina:    

Carolina Day School (Asheville)

North Carolina School of Math and Science (Durham)

Northwest Guilford High School (Greensboro)

Tuscola High School (Waynesville)

North Dakota:    

Bismarck High School (Bismarck)

Shanley High School (Fargo)

New Jersey:    

Newark Academy (Livingston)

West Windsor Plainsboro High School (Plainsboro)

Nevada:        

Durango High School (Las Vegas)

New York:    

Arlington High School (Lagrangeville)

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School (Burnt Hills)

Clarkstown North High School (New City)

Edward R. Murrow High School (Brooklyn)

Guilderland High School (Guilderland Center)

North Shore High School (Glen Head)

Smithtown High School (Smithtown)

Ohio:        

Centerville High School (Centersville)

Notre Dame High School (Portsmouth)

Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati)

Pennsylvania:    

George Washington High School (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island:    

Bishop Hendricken High School (Warwick)

South Carolina:    

Christ Church Episcopal School (Greenville)

Denmark-Olar High School (Denmark)

Pickens High School (Pickens)

Tennessee:    

Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro)

St. Mary’s School (Memphis)

White Station High School (Memphis)

Texas:        

Haltom High School (Fort Worth)

Huntsville High School (Huntsville)

Incarnate Word Academy (Houston)

Science Academy of South Texas (Mercedes)

St. John’s School (Houston)

The Kinkaid School (Houston)

Tom C. Clark High School (San Antonio)

Westfield High School (Houston)

Utah:        

Skyline High School (Salt Lake City)

Virginia:    

Lloyd C. Bird High School (Chesterfield)

Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (Alexandria)

Washington:    

Mercer Island High School (Mercer Island)

Thomas Jefferson High School (Auburn)

Wisconsin:    

St. Mary’s Springs High School (Fond Du Lac)

West Virginia:    

East Fairmont High School (Fairmont)

North Marion High School (Farmington)

University High School (Morgantown)

Wyoming:

Natrona County High School (Casper)

Contact Information:

Bradley Metrock

(205) 531 3247

Bradley.Metrock@Owen.Vanderbilt.Edu

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