Over 65 people gathered at Clifton Family Church, for the Dec. 2, 2017, ACLC Prayer Breakfast. There was excitement and anticipation in the air. Bishop Rene Ballenas offered an Invocation that called for compassion, love and gratitude, which engendered a serene and peaceful atmosphere for the program.
Catholic priests, Lutheran pastors and other clergy gathered for an ACLC Pastors’ Forum on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church in Warren, MI. The program was designed to honor this year’s 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s critiques of the Catholic Church by promoting reconciliation between the Catholics and Lutherans.
On October 21 our prayer breakfast keynote speaker Rev. Alphonsus Platt, president of the United Clergy of the Oranges and pastor of NIA Fellowship Baptist Church, spoke to a gathering of 50.
He began with scripture readings from Ephesians 2:14-22 and 6:10-12, which say that Jesus made peace between Jews and Gentiles through his sacrifice on the cross. He did away with hatred and separation between them, making them part of one family in God. However, he added that we still need to put on the full armor of God to defend against the rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. [Read more…]
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you”.(Isaiah 60:1-2).
Darkness may be covering our cities and our nation in the way of family breakdown, crime, drug abuse, violence and an array of social problems but we are not powerless. [Read more…]