Afrizo-Wed. October 1 @ 7:00PM joins us at New Landmark !

All the way from Daystar in Nairobi, Kenya… Touring the USA to raise funds for student scholarships at Daystar University

Afrizo is a singing group made up of Daystar University students.  Afrizo sings music from South, Central, and East Africa, drawing on rich African traditions.  Their music combines English, Swahili, and other African languages, dance, and story-telling about how Daystar is equipping servant leaders for Africa.

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It’s an Autumn Celebration

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Join Pastor Fields and Arise and Be Blessed Conference

 

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September 11-13, Garfield Park Community Worship Center will host, Arise and Be Blessed Bible Conference and Holy Convocation. Pastor Fields will join this dynamic team of conference speakers on Sat. September 13th. Early Registration ends September 8th. Find out how to register below.

 

 

Arise and Be Blessed Conference Info

2014 Church Picnic

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2014 Church Picnic Highlights

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Family Fun

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A Real Key is…. Consistency

key By Pastor Cy Fields
Consistency is an unrecognized secret ingredient to success. Now, before you condemn me as a heretic, please here me out. One of the ways the enemy gets an advantage in the church, among believers, and in ministries is through the practice of Inconsistency.” The practice of inconsistency in our spiritual lives, church ministry, personal pursuits, and leadership responsibilities will frustrate what God wants to do. A key to a strong church and growing in discipleship is “consistency” among the entire membership. Churches becomes a stronger healthier church when the membership is consistent to the fundamental spiritual disciplines of prayer, praise & worship, bible study, giving service, and church attendance. Imagine all the church members being diligently consistent in these areas. The power generated in the local church would change people and communities.
1st Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. In Matthew 6:24 Jesus says, “No person can serve two masters.” A disciple of Christ must be consistent in behavior and thought in both public and private. Inconsistency will render a ministry and Christian ineffective. The more you don’t consistently attend church, the more you don’t consistently give, the more you don’t consistently pray, etc. will retard growth and circumvent power. What’s a definition of ‘hypocrite?’ …  A person who’s inconsist. Do something godly every day.

The Black Family is Still Strong !!

 By Pastor Cy Fields
Despite the opposite thought among some, the Black Family is Still Strong! Make no mistake we have some serious mounting challenges today. They range from divorce, poverty, single-parenting, abuse, absent fathers, cohabiting parents who refuse to get married, the under-valuing of marriage, urban violence, and unemployment. However, if you take a second look at the resilience of the Black Family there is much to be encouraged about. The Black Family has a historical record of bouncing back after generations of trauma, tragedy, and the government supported terrorism of slavery. As I have stated before without regret, African Americans are the most resilient people the earth has witnessed. The black family has been a major reason why. The black family is still strong because we’re still here. 
There is a purpose and plan given to us by God designed to bring us together. Families shape the character and ability of children. The purpose of you working in this world is to build your family, your church, and your community. If our black ancestors could build America, then we can rebuild community. We need to tell divorce to move over, and marry again. We need to stop generational poverty and create economic empowerment. We need to stop spiritual/moral poverty and return to God and the church. Overwhelmingly there are more strong black families than the press prints. Our salvation will come from above us and within us. The black family is strong, remains strong, and will become stronger with better vision and the help of God.

Join us the entire month of August for special messages and activities designed to encourage the family!

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Don’t Lay in Bed with Lucifer’s Friend

Stop the Violence! Stop the Killing!
“Don’t Lay in Bed With Lucifer’s Friend”
It will Turn You Out
Pastor Cy M. Fields
Hello God’s beloved people. As a pastor and self-confessed life-long church boy, listen to me when I warn you not to get in bed with Mr. Lucifer’s friend.  If you do, the thing that got him in trouble with God may handcuff you too. You see, PRIDE was his friend and the thing that got Lucifer kicked out of God’s favor and kingdom.  Read Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:11-19 and you will see that his PRIDE was at the core of his rebellion to God’s plan for his existence. It was the first sin committed and something we all must confront. GOD HATES PRIDE! Read Proverbs 6:16-19 and Mark 7:21-23.
Pride is a subtle, infectious, dangerous attitude that effects people inside and outside the church. Yes, our flirts with arrogance, vanity, haughtiness, puffed up-ness, self-exaltation, and self-centeredness, ‘I live life my way,’ puts us in bed with Lucifer’s sinful friend, ‘pride.’ This kind of pride is filled with a self-righteousness that refuses to submit to God’s plan, His ways, or His words. It is pride that keeps us form doing what we know we should be doing in the Lord because the choice is self-interest over the matters of God. Pride says, “I don’t need God,” … “I don’t need church,” … “I don’t need bible study,”… “I don’t need to serve or give my money.” All of this occurs because our main focus is on “I, me, and myself. At the center of sin and pride is the letter “I.” Pride can cause us to become a stench in the nostrils of God.
If your lifestyle prevents you from serving God in any capacity, then you should repent because you’re in bed with Mr. Lucifer’s friend, Ms. Pride. James 4:6 says that God resists the prod but gives grace to the humble. Lucifer, aka Satan rebellious pride cost him fellowship with God,  the loss of blessing, and a detour from his created purpose. The same can happen to you and I. Don’t lay in bed with Lucifer’s sin, Mr. Pride. It’s a trap. (Read also Proverbs 16:5, 18-19, Psalm 10:4, and Mathew 5:3)