Church message focuses on manhood


Because God guides and guards us every step of the way, men at the First Church of Palm Coast heard it preached recently that when man is living in partnership with God, it’s about who God created man to be.

Referring to when God said, “Let us make man in our image,” the Rev. G. Vincent Lewis preached that God created the pattern for mankind, and the pattern remains the same – that man is to take dominion over creation and establish the purpose of God, which is neither tied to materialism or athleticism but to the amazing grace of God.

“Manhood is divinely purposed,” proclaimed the man of God during his Men’s Day message at First Church. “The Spiritual Pattern for Mankind was based on Genesis 1:1-26.

Minister of Music Leonard Hunt, Sr. plays the piano for a song by First Church’s Men’s Day Choir, led by Minister Patrick Lucas. (PHOTO COURTESY OF LEONARD HUNT, SR.)

The renowned Vincent Lewis earned a B.S. degree from Edward Waters College and a master of Divinity degree from Virginia Union School of Theology. His post-graduate studies were received at Harvard University, Florida State University, South Florida Center for Theological Studies and American Baptist University at Nashville.

Lewis is the dear friend of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, pastor of First Church.

The Men’s Day Choir sang their praises, directed by Minister of Music Leonard Hunt, Sr., and spurred on by lead singer Minister Patrick Lucas vocalizing “I’ve Got Jesus and That’s Enough.”

James Sims and James Goodridge were Men’s Day co-chairs. Later, the congregation connected for a delightful repast, prepared by Edward Tucker Caterers.

NAACP to host Awards Luncheon
It’s proof positive that time is a valuable commodity, and the Flagler County NAACP will join in recognizing three members, who have given their valuable possession.

Jerusha Logan will earn the President’s Award; Harry Davis, the Distinguished Service Award; and John Winston, the Community Service Award.

The guest speaker will be Senator Audrey L. Gibson, Florida State Senator of Senate District 1.
Choose a favorite from the menu of salmon with dill sauce, sliced beef with mushroom gravy, or loin of pork au jus for the annual Awards Luncheon.

It has been set for 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Palm Coast Yacht Club, One Yacht Club Drive. The ticket price is $35. To reserve tickets, call the NAACP at 386-446-7822.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.



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