“In the early church there was danger and disunity. But we must make every effort to keep the unity among us, prevent things from dividing us. In practice we sometimes allow secondary things to divide us. If you don’t have love on the inside, you can’t keep that bond of unity… Let us do our part by building that unity not only in the church but also in the wider community…. Jesus revealed that God’s whole effort through human history has been to prepare the way to bring us back into the Garden, to bring marriage back into the Garden.”
A Marriage Rededication Marriage Blessing and holy wine ceremony was held at the AACC-African American Catholic Congregation Imani Temple of the Capital Region, on Sunday March 26, 2017, also observed as “Black Marriage Day.” This Blessing ceremony was very special to the Imani community as a whole as it was held on the heels of the weekend men’s retreat.
“God is the one who transforms us. He capable and He always keeps His promise. God can transform anyone even a prostitute, if she believes in Him and is willing to change. The Archbishop referenced the story of Rahab in the Bible, who was a prostitute. She had faith in God and made the right choice.”
On May 21, 2017, Archbishop Sulanch Lewis-Rose (the National Co-President of ACLC and the Founder & Leader of the Little Rock Zion International Deliverance Ministries, spoke at the Women’s Day Service, at Evangelical Reform Baptist Church, invited by Elder James P. Paige. [Read more…]
Pornography is a serious problem for the Body of Christ, as in society at large. Jesus said in Matthew 5:28 (“whoever looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart”). However, too often it is a problem that no one wants to openly discuss and deal with in the church. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the message at the Los Angeles ACLC prayer breakfast at Christian Light MBC brought everyone present into unity with a timely message central to Christianity about this growing social problem.
Atlanta ACLC is focused on hosting a September True Family Values Award Banquet as part of a Marriage Blessing initiative in Georgia. When ACLC National Co-Chairman Dr. Ki Hoon Kim visited Atlanta in March, a core team of clergy met with him, eager to revive the Atlanta Chapter of the ACLC and committed to holding monthly meetings in Atlanta to build momentum and expand the network.
The goal is to have 300 participants at the banquet, with the Governor presenting the awards to the awardees. To prepare for the awards banquet, ACLC will hold a monthly ACLC breakfast. Upcoming events will focus on issues of marriage and parenting, with themes including “Why we marry,” “Enriching your marriage,” “Protecting your marriage,” “A marriage ministry for your congregation,” etc.
The core team established a new umbrella organization to “make marriage great again” in Georgia. The name will be something like, Georgians for Healthy Marriages and Families. One of the goals of the GHMF is to share the Marriage Blessing with 100 couples in each of the fourteen U.S. Congressional Districts in Georgia.
The next ACLC breakfast will be on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
For more information contact Rev. Tom Cutts at email@example.com.