Celebrating Winnie Alfelor's Birthday and Commemorating the Assassination of JFK
REF. VERSES : MATTHEW 25: 14-30
Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, God
instructs us to "Preach the Word" and pray for our leaders.
Refer to 2Timothy 4: 1-8.
The most attended Men's fellowship todate moderated by Bro. Ottis. Once again, we were treated to a delightful and delicious dinner by Sis. Marylyn.
TOPIC: BALANCED CHRISTIAN LIFE (AUGUST 24, 2012)
BIBLE STUDY TOPIC: THE POWER OF A WITNESS
BIBLE STUDY TOPIC: DEATH, IMMORTALITY & THE MEANING OF LIFE
Life's purpose in Christianity is to seek divine salvation through the grace of God and intercession of Christ. ( John 11:26).
The New Testament speaks of God wanting to have a relationship with humans both in this life and the life to come, which
can happen only if one's sins are forgiven (John 3:1621; 2 Peter 3:9).
TOPIC: EVOLUTION - GOD CREATED DARWIN, TOO! (June 14, 2012)
TOPIC: CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (June 1, 2012)
Attendees: Pastor Charlie, Winnie, Ashby, Brian Dreher, Albert, Lea, Lisa, Nimrod, Maggie & Pastor Emar.
BIBLE TOPIC: NO ONE CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS (Matthew 6:24)
BIBLE STUDY TOPIC : SERVICE
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT "PERSPECTIVE?"
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED
NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU
BEFORE THE BIBLE STUDY, MAMA SANTA GAVE OUT HER GIFTS
TO MEMBERS OF THE MEN's FELLOWSHIP:
MRS. SANTA CLAUS
Bible Study Topic: The Gift of Christmas : Sharing Hope
THE REAL AND BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT - Giving Hope -
1. DEFINITION OF HOPEa.
a. Modern- to wish for, to expect, but without certainty of the fulfillment; to desire very much,
but with no real assurance of getting your desire.
b. Biblical- an indication of certainty; a strong and confident expectation;
akin to trust and a confident expectation
- By its very nature, hope stresses two things: (a) futurity, and (b)
invisibility. It deals with things we cant see or havent received or
Romans 8:24-25 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not
hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? 25 But if we
hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
- Hope is synonymous with salvation and its many blessings, past, present, and future, as
promised in Scripture.
2. Reasons for Hopelessness
a. Sufferings Depression and Medical Illness; Alcohol & Drug Problems;
Hunger and Poverty
b. Facts & Figures
i. Depression (psychiatric disorders, medical ilness, etc.)
1. 15% of all elderly people suffer depression and 25% of them will try suicide.
2. Over 60 percent of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression.
3. Depression affects nearly 10 percent of Americans ages 18 and over in a given year.
4. More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease (17 million),
cancer (12 million) and HIV/AIDS (1 million).
5. About 15 percent of the population will suffer from clinical depression at some time
during their lifetime. Thirty percent of all clinically depressed patients attempt suicide;
half of them ultimately die by suicide.
6. Depression in care homes is greater than among those who live in their own homes or
with their own families.
7. Depression is more common in those with a co-existing illness, such as diabetes,
cancer or stroke.
ii. Hunger and Poverty
1. Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Unemployment rather than poverty is a stronger predictor of food insecurity.
a. In 2009, 43.6 million people (14.3 percent) were in poverty.
b. In 2009, 8.8 million (11.1% percent) families were in poverty.
c. In 2009, 24.7 million (12.9 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
d. In 2009, 15.5 million (20.7 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
e. In 2009, 3.4 million (8.9 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
3. Food Insecurity and Very Low Food Security
a. In 2010, 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 32.6
million adults and 16.2 million children.
b. In 2010, 14.5 percent of households (17.2 million households) were food insecure.
c. In 2010, 5.4 percent of households (6.4 million households) experienced
very low food security.
d. In 2010, households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher
rate than those without children, 20.2 percent compared to 11.7 percent.
e. In 2010, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national
average included households with children (20.2 percent), especially households
with children headed by single women (35.1 percent) or single men (25.4 percent),
Black non-Hispanic households (25.1 percent) and Hispanic households (26.2 percent).
f. In 2009, 8.0 percent of seniors living alone (925,000 households) were food insecure.
g. Food insecurity exists in every county in America, ranging from a low of 5 percent.
3. Examples of How we give/provide/instill Hope
a. Every day I go to work and spend time with suffering people. They come to me for help and for comfort.
They open up to me with problems that they would not tell anyone else. They put trust in me even if I
am not able to fix their problems. I serve as a source of healing, but I also am a source of hope.
b. Christmas is not about prosperity and comfort. It is about help to the hopeless. The central doctrine to
this season is the incarnation: God becoming man. God didnt become a man because he thought it would
be nice to spend time with us; he did so because we were hopeless. He didnt come to live in comfort, but to
be poor. He didnt come to help good people, but to rescue the outcast. He didnt come to hear cheers for
saving people, he came to be rejected and so to identify with rejects. He scorned the self-righteous, and
embraced the shameful.
c. Yes, it is great to give gifts and be with family But there is no escaping the pervasive pain and suffering
in this world. The Christmas message is not about sheltering ourselves from that suffering, but instead going
out among the suffering and providing comfort. Whether you do it to imitate God or simply to be a good
person, we can perpetuate Christmas by helping instead of hiding.
d. Share the Words of God. Biblical hope is not an escape from reality or from problems. It doesnt leave us idle,
drifting or just rocking on the front porch. If our hope is biblical and based on God's promises, it will put us in gear.
i. It changes how we see ourselves. It changes us into pilgrim persons, people who see this life as temporary sojourn.
2 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 2:11
ii. It changes what we value. Hope, if biblical, makes us heavenly minded rather than earthly minded. Our Lords
words here blast our deception away. - Matthew 6:19-21
iii. It affects what we do with our livesour talents, time, treasures.
Titus 2:1-13; 1 John 3:1-3
iv. The Christian life, if it is grasped according to God's truth, is a magnificent obsession with an eternal hope, a hope
that does not lead to an escapist attitude, but to the pursuit of life on a whole new dimension. It gives us power to live
courageously, to be all God has called us to be in Christ.
v. It gives us joy and peace. Romans 15:13; Romans 5:2
vi. It gives us protection. - Psalm 33:18;
vii. It gives us strength, courage, boldness. - Psalm 31:24
viii. It gives us endurance, comfort, confidence in the face of death.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
1 TIMOTHY 5: 1-3
"Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men
as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters with absolute purity."
L-R (Bro. Bobby, Sis. Nora, Bros. Ashby & Albert, Pastor Emar, Sis. Ruth, Sis. Rose & Sis. Maggie)
(Bro. Ottis, Christina, Marilyn, Bobby, Bobby, Nora & Ashby)
L-R (Sis. Ruth, Rose, Maggie, Beverly, Lisa Smith & Bro. Glen)
L-R (Bro. Albert, Pastor Emar & Sis. Ruth)
Bro. Winnie leading the bible Study - with Sis. Beverly, Maggie and Bro. Glen
L-R : Maggie, Ashby, Bobby (hidden), Marylyn, Ottis, Tony, Ptr Emar, Noel, Beverly, Lisa
Left side: Ptr Emar, Noel, Beverly, Lisa, Nora, Lyn & Malaya
Front: Bro. Tony Smith
Right side: Winnie, Maggie, Ashby, Bobby, Marylyn & Ottis
Celebrating Lyn's birthday on March 3, 2011 @ Ichiban Restaurant after the FACC Men's Fellowship meeting.
NBS FELLOWSHIP WITH SPECIAL VISIT BY BRO. GARY & SIS. MARCY AND FAMILY
SINGING PRAISE TO THE LORD
BRO. GLEN MODERATING BRO. NOEL WITH HIS QUESTION
PASTOR EMAR PROVIDES EXPLANATION
PRAYER FOR HOSTS BRO. GLEN & SIS. OLIVE
PRAYER FOR THE BROTHERHOOD & FAMILIES SIS. NORA AND SIS. LYN REPRESENTING WOMEN'S MINISTRY
BRO. RANDY JOINS NBS MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP PHOTO AFTER FELLOWSHIP
FELLOWSHIP AND DINNER BEFORE BIBLE LIFE APPLICATIONS
FILLED WITH EXCELLENT FOOD PREPARED BY SIS. FLOR PRAYER BEFORE "WORD" STUDIES
PRAYERS BY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN OF THE SOCIETY
BRO. ALBERT LEADING THE PRAYER THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN THE HEART OF THE PRAYERFUL
PLAYING POLO AT THE BACKYARD OF BRO. PAUL AND SIS. FLOR ONKEKO'S RESIDENCE
WOMEN WERE PRESENT DURING THE MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP
ON APRIL 25, 2009, BRO. ALBERT ALBRITTON AND SIS. MAGGIE COLE EXCHANGED VOWS AND COMMITTED THEIR LOVE OF EACH OTHER WITH GOD IN THE CENTER. AND THE NEW BIRTH SOCIETY BROTHERS WERE THERE TO RENDER THEIR WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT AND SHARE THEIR JOY WITH BRO. ALBERT AND SIS. MAGGIE.
BRO. ALBERT PREPARES TO KISS HIS BRIDE.
BRO. ALBERT WASHES THE FEET OF SIS. MAGGIE AS A SYMBOL OF HIS COMMITMENT TO SERVE AND CARE FOR HER.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAY I PRESENT TO YOU MR. & MRS. ALBERT & MAGGIE ALBRITTON.
PASTOR EMAR GIVES INVOCATION BEFORE SPEECH BY DR. CAROLINA HERNANDEZ - Feb 23 @ Canton House
CLOSING REMARKS BY BRO. WINNIE TO HONOR THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF DR. CAROLINA HERNANDEZ - Feb. 23
PASTOR EMAR & BRO. WINNIE ATTENDED THE 3rd EDSA COMMEMORATION FORUM @ UPS Conf. Room on Feb. 28, 2009
THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS WERE TAKEN DURING THE NBS FELLOWSHIP MEETING HELD AT SPRINGHILL SUITES MARRIOTT HOTEL LAST NOVEMBER 22, 2008 IN CELEBRATION OF WINNIE ALFELOR'S 58th BIRTHDAY. GUESTS FROM METRO-ATLANTA WERE THERE TO NOT ONLY JOIN IN GREETING WINNIE BUT ALSO TO FELLOWSHIP WITH NEW BIRTH SOCIETY'S MEMBERS, SPOUSES AND CHILDREN.
PASTOR EMAR MODERATED THE BIBLE STUDY ON "SALVATION THROUGH BELIEVING AND ACCEPTING JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR."
Bros. Glen, Roy and Jay singing praises to our Lord
Bro. Albert leading the singing
Reading the Letter of Jude, verses 1- 25
Discussing the verses applications
Taken during the New Birth Society's fellowship held at Bro. Bobby's and Sis. Nora's residence last August 16, 2007
From left: Paul Ongkeko, Tatay Legaspi, Erwin Capalongan, Noel Tiu and Winnie Alfelor (not shown was Val Lim Jr.)
IT WAS A TRIO-MEETING AMONG BROS. JAY, WINNIE AND PAUL @ PAUL'S HOUSE LAST OCT 19
Tony Smith presenting the Word (from left to right: Paul, Binggoy, Val (standing), Noel, Tony, Adrian & Erwin)
General discussion of the practical applications of the topic (Relationships)
Praying before partaking of the delicious food and drinks
Bro. Winnie "welcoming" and explaining the Agenda before the start of the NBS meeting (Bro. Noel & Pastor Emar listening)
The "Worship" portion of the meeting, with Bro. Erwin providing the guitar accompaniment.
Bro. Jay Akers presenting the "Word" with Bro. Tony Smith and Bro. Paul Ongkeko listening
NBS members with Sis. Ched Capalongan (from left to right: Bro. Val, Bro. Paul, Bro. Noel, Pastor Emar, Sis. Ched & Bro. Erwin)
Erwin, Paul and Winnie during NBS meeting at Erwin's House on July 28, 2006
Erwin and Roy Price before the meeting at Winnie's house last Aug 31, 2006
Participants during presentation by Roy Price (Guest Speaker) at NBS Meeting held at Winnie Alfelor's house on August 31, 2006
At the Sept 7 meeting (from left: Tony Smith, Erwin and Winnie)