It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ informs you of the passing of our Presiding Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson. The entire Church and World mourns the loss of our leader. He was the leader of our International Church, a leader in the Memphis Community and a leader of the Christian Community. At this time we will continue to pray for the Patterson family and our great Church as we honor the life of our leader.
We are declaring a period of mourning for our Church and we are requesting that all members observe this time as we pray during this time of grief. We know that God is able to sustain us as we honor the memory of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson.
The Final Arrangements are as follows: THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007 • 7 PM (Local) TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE MEMORIAL SERVICE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007 • 7 PM TENNESSEE 4th JURISDICTION MEMORIAL SERVICE
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2007 • 10 AM CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST NATIONAL HOMEGOING SERVICE
All Services will be held at: Temple of Deliverance Church of God In Christ 369 G.E. Patterson Avenue Memphis, TN 38126
* All Cards and Condolences for Mother Louise Patterson and Family may be sent to Temple of Deliverance at the above address.
On behalf of the General Board, the Board of Bishops, our National Supervisor of Women, Nationally Elected Officers and Credential Holders we pray for a spirit of unity for our Great Church recognizing that “We are better together”.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. First Assistant Presiding Bishop
This is simply foolish. This is a rap concert that was given at a school in Memphis,Tennessee. Have you seen anything like this? Obviously, the spirit of Malcolam and Martin are gone!Is rap music good for our community?
Visit the website of DR. JOY DEGRUY-LEARY! She has authored a book called ”Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing“. I once read the works of Dr. Na’im Akbar who wrote about the psychological effects of slavery. Dr. Leary did a fantasic interview on the Michael Baisden Show. I am going to purchase her book and I would recommend that most African-Americans should purchase her book. Could the brothers and sisters have a new excuse when they want to call in sick at work or school? Tell the boss that I can’t make it today because I am suffering from Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome! On a more serious note, I can attest that we as a people still suffer from the vestiges of slavery and many of the problems in our community are remnants of the horrible institution of slavery!This is not meant to be an attack post at all, but it is a call for all races of people to practice racial sensitivity!
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