Saturday, March 22, 2008

"He is not here; he has risen,
 just as he said."
Matthew 28:6 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

CME Student Joy Martin Studying at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rouen
Joy Michelle Martin, a junior at Indiana University Bloomington's Kelley School of Business, will be studying at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rouen in Rouen, France in the spring of 2008. This is one of France's small, elite grandes ecoles. Her primary department affiliation will be the Institut de Formation Internationale, an undergraduate school of international business. Joy is a member of Laymen Chapel CME Church in South Bend, Indiana. Rev. Terrell A. Jackson is her pastor. She is the daughter of Josephine Thomas who recently transferred from Laymen Chapel to St. John CME Church in Akron Ohio, where Rev. Arthur S. Green is the pastor.
Joy is a 4.0 graduate of Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, where she was a top student in her class of over 600 graduates. She played trombone in the marching band and also used her talents in the 2000 Youth and Young Adult Conference Orchestra. She is currently a member of the Indiana University Marching Hundred band which was the top NCAA marching band in 2006. Joy has a full academic scholarship to study at Indiana University, where she is studying Marketing, along with minors in French and Psychology. She is member of the honors college and maintains a 3.57 grade point average.
At Laymen, Joy was a member of the children's choir, junior usher board and Sunday School, where she served as secretary. She was a member of the CYF and the youth team which took top honors in the Gary district Jammin' for Jesus competition. She was also the recipient of a Harold D. Watson scholarship given by the Michigan Indiana Conference Lay Department.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Morning Chapel is Technology Driven. Technology has become a vital part of our daily lives from ATM machines on every comer to PDAs and smart phones. Everyone has contact with technology in today's world. Computer technology continues to change each second with enhancements, improvements and new products. With millions of homes having at least one computer, there are still individuals who are not equipped with the knowledge of how to use a personal computer. Morning Chapel CME Church in Fort Worth, TX, where Rev. Manuel Henderson is the pastor, has taken the initiative in bridging the technology gap by providing various computer classes and an open computer lab for the church family and the community to utilize. Morning Chapel has a fully equipped computer lab for instructional teaching and general use. All of the computer equipment was donated by two companies, church and community individuals.
The classes that have been conducted are: Introduction to Computers, Introduction and Intermediate Word, Introduction Access, and Internet Basics. Participants in the classes vary in age, from young to not so young. Each person who has participated in the classes has taken a wealth of knowledge with them which enables them to be more productive in using the computer.
The computer lab has also been incorporated with the church's vacation bible school. The lab was introduced to the children's department. The class was a hit with the children's department, they enjoyed the opportunity to use the computer and learn about the bible at the same time.
The ability to have a computer lab within the church has allowed the members to have complete access to a computer and all available resources. The computer lab is just one step in allowing the church to be a vital part of the community.