The community is invited to Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third Street, for the 74th annual Women’s Day Celebration, on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The 8 a.m. guest speaker is Pastor Terryl James, Washington Hills United Methodist Church (UMC), Chattanooga. Pastor James is a native Chattanoogan who serves in several church and civic roles, including the Design Team for Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and the Chattanooga Chapter of The Links, Inc.
The 10:45 a.m. speaker is Reverend Beverly J. Sonnier, Zion Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia. Reverend Sonnier’s ministry experience includes youth and single adult consultant for the District of Columbia Baptist Convention. She is also an independent Christian education and ministry development consultant. Rev. Sonnier successfully combines her gifts in the areas of editorial services, motivational speaking, ministry planning, teaching, grant writing and music ministry to reach, teach, and witness to persons of all ages. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and most importantly, is a child of God.
The 2019 theme is “Women Working to Build the Body of Christ” using Ephesians 4:11-16 as the background scripture. Everyone is also encouraged to attend the Wednesday night Bible Study, which begins at 6:40 p.m. The guest teacher is Sister Rosina Bell, of Olivet Baptist Church, Chattanooga.
Help celebrate 74 years of service in the community and give thanks in advance for continued years of service.
Leading the planning committee are Deaconess Marilyn Vaughan, chairperson, and Sister Theresa Turner, vice chairperson. Dr. Ernest L. Reid, Jr. is pastor. For more information, call the church office at (423) 624-9097.