Monday, December 30, 2013

WATCH NIGHT SERVICE

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
NEW YEAR'S EVE

DECEMBER 31, 2013
10 P.M. - 1 A.M.


"COUNT DOWN TO YOUR MIRACLES!!!!!"

2014

WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, AND FUN!!!!
(What is the 'TEST' in your TESTIMONY???)


1542 JACKSON AVENUE
Memphis, TN. 38107
(901) 272-7337 

Monday, November 18, 2013

DR. ART SUTHERLAND TO SPEAK AT LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES



Dr. Art Sutherland will speak at the Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Gifts of Life Ministries, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 12:00 p.m.  The church is located at 1542 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Lunch and Learn is a new ministry of the church designed to foster to a better understanding of topics that are germane to people in the community.  Speakers in this series will typically  speak on topics straight from the headlines.  Dr. Sutherland's talk will focus on THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT (OBAMACARE). Come out and get your questions answered about the act and how to enroll.

Dr. Sutherland is a retired physician. He is working with The Healthy Memphis Common Table to improving health literacy and to eliminate social disparities and health care inquities.  He is also the Tennessee Coordinator, and a National Board Member of Physicians for a National Health Program-advocating for a Singer-Payer system of national health care reform to cover everyone in our country.  PNHP has been working for health care justice for over 25 years and is on record that "Health Care is a Human Right". Dr. Sutherland lives in Memphis and attends St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He also is a member of the Memphis School of Servant Leadership and is a co-facilitator of the school's Social Justice Encounter course.  He can be contacted at asutherland523@gmail.com or by phone at 901-237-6440.

For more information, please call Kimberley Travers at 901-272-7337 or 901-644-6668.

Monday, November 11, 2013

R3 CONTRIBUTOR GEE JOYNER TO SPEAK AT LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES


 R3 Contributor Gee Joyner will speak at the Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Gifts of Life Ministries, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 12:00 noon.  The church is located at 1542 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.  Lunch and Learn is a new ministry of the church designed to foster a better understanding of topics that are germane to people in the community.  Speakers in this series will typically speak on topics straight from the headlines.  Professor Joyner's talk will focus on contemporary topics from his newly published book, HE TALK WHITE: THE SCHOLARLY AND ARTISTIC WORKS OF A WRITER.  An anthology of sorts, Joyner's text deconstructs the negative depiction of African Americans in mass media while reconstructing what it means to be Black in America in the 21st century. A collection of op-ed pieces, scholarly essays, and a short story of fiction, "He Talk White" is sure to evoke thought and dialogue concerning the conundrum of race, as well as sexuality and religious affiliation, in the United States.
Gee Joyner is a professor of English at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee and co-producer and host of the web series The Pastor and the Professor.

For more information, please call Kimberley Travers at 901-272-7337 or  901-644-6668.

Monday, October 28, 2013

LUNCHTIME TUESDAYS

LUNCH PLATE SALE




TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013
11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
$10.00


THIS WEEK'S MENU:
FRIED OR BAKED CATFISH FILLETS
SPAGHETTI
GREENS
SLAW
HUSH PUPPIES
BEVERAGE
DESSERT


GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
1542 JACKSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN. 38107
*CALL-IN ORDERS: (901) 272-7337/(901) 644-6668
WALK-INS WELCOME!!!!!!





Thursday, October 17, 2013

LUNCHTIME TUESDAYS

LUNCH PLATE SALE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
$10.00

THIS WEEK'S MENU:
FRIED OR SMOTHERED CHICKEN DRUMETTES
RICE W/GRAY
STEAMED BROCCOLI AND CHEESE
ROLLS
BEVERAGE
DESSERT


GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
1542 JACKSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN. 38108
*CALL-IN ORDERS: (901) 272-7337/ (901) 644-6668
WALK-INS WELCOME!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR SERIES

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES

PRESENTS


Starting Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Come and join us for lunch
 and an informative talk 
every Tuesday from 12:00 - 12:45 P.M.

Lunch is only $10.00

November 5 Speaker:


REV. DR. ANDRE E. JOHNSON


Gifts of Life Ministries
1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN. 38107
(901) 272-7337

Saturday, October 12, 2013

LUNCHTIME TUESDAYS

LUNCH PLATE SALE


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
$10.00

THIS WEEKS MENU:
FRIED OR SMOTHERED CHICKEN DRUMETTES
RICE W/GRAVY
STEAMED BROCCOLI AND CHEESE
ROLLS
BEVERAGE
DESSERT


GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
1542 JACKSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN. 38107
*CALL IN ORDERS: (901) 272-7337/ (901) 644-6668
WALK-INS WELCOME!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SOUL FOOD SUNDAY

BVGK2
PRESENTS
“SOUL FOOD SUNDAY”


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
11 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.
$10.00 PLATES

THE MENU:
TURKEY & DRESSING (or)
BAKED HAM & DRESSING
GREENS
POTATO SALAD
CORN-ON-THE COB
CORNBREAD MUFFINS
DESSERT
BEVERAGE


Gifts of Life Ministries
1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN. 38107
*CALL IN ORDERS: (901) 644-6668/ (901) 334-6469
*WALK- IN ORDERS WELCOME!!!!


******PLEASE SIGN SIGN-UP BEFORE OCT. 13TH******

LUNCHTIME TUESDAYS


LUNCH PLATE SALE

 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
$10.00

THIS WEEK'S MENU:
Pulled Pork B-B-Q Sandwich
Baked Beans
Slaw
Potato Salad
Corn-on-the-Cob
Chips
Beverage
Dessert

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
1542 JACKSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN. 38107
*CALL IN ORDERS: (901) 272-7337/(901) 644-6668
WALK-INS WELCOME!!!!!!

FALL FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA


GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES 

PRESENTS



A
FALL 

FEATURING FUSION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
4:00 P.M.

Donation : $10 for Adults
$5 for children (4-12)
3 and under FREE


Refreshments
           Live Entertainment
                      Door Prizes



1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN. 38107
(901) 272-7337


NEW WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY LAUNCH


GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
(THE URBAN OASIS)


will start a new worshipping community
on Sundays, starting October 6, 2013!!!!

at

CARITAS VILLAGE
2509 Harvard Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38112

Saturday, September 28, 2013

LUNCHTIME TUESDAYS

LUNCH PLATE SALE

STARTING THIS TUESDAY, 
OCTOBER 1, 2013

11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.





COST: $10.00



THIS WEEKS MENU:


SMOTHERED OR FRIED PORK STEAK
MASHED POTATOES W/GRAVY
TURNIP GREENS
CORN-ON-THE-COB
CORNBREAD MUFFINS
BEVERAGE
DESSERT



GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
1542 JACKSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN. 38107
*CALL IN ORDERS: (901) 272-7337
 or (901) 644-6668
WALK-INS WELCOME!!!!!!







Thursday, September 26, 2013

RECOVERY MONTH WORSHIP SERVICE



National Recovery Month spreads the positive message
that Behavioral Health is essential to overall health, 
prevention works, treatment is effective, 
people CAN and DO recover.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
Gifts of Life Ministries
1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN. 38107
(901) 272-7337

**Minister Linda Barnes will preach her first sermon.



COME JOIN US AND ENJOY
FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP!!!!

(DONATIONS ACCEPTED)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TEACHER & SECRETARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES

is hosting a 
SPECIAL CELEBRATION.......
THE 
TEACHER AND SECRETARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
10:15 A.M. ( during Power Hour)


It’s that time of year again!!!!!  Our teachers and secretaries are starting to reflect on the year that was – all of the good times, the hard times, and the crazy times with POWER HOUR that they got to see, teach, and know once a week, every week for one full year. 

It's a natural time to show our teachers and secretaries that we do, indeed, appreciate all of the hard work, planning, and time commitment that they have put in to POWER HOUR!!!!


DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY
"THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!!"

Friday, September 20, 2013

NETTERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM



FALL 




The Netters Professorship and the Elders of Education will host a FALL REVIVAL starting 9-23-13 to 9-25-13. 
Monday, September 23, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Where:  Mt. Moriah- East Baptist Church
1248 Haynes St, Memphis, TN 38114
Phone:(901) 743-5600
Speakers for the week include:

Monday: Rev. Charles Elliott 
Pastor of Golden United Methodist Church.
Tuesday: Rev. Bonnie Oliver Brandon
 Associate pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Wednesday: Rev. Melvin Watkins
 Co-pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. 

***Proceeds from the revival will go to support the Netters Certificate Program!!!!!!!

CELEBRATION OF LIFE


ORGAN DONOR DRIVE






Join us Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6pm as we celebrate the "Gift of Life" and have an Organ Donor Drive in the name of Ms. Kimberly Fitch!!!! Her liver recipient Candace Flynt will be in the city and is going to tell her story... join us and consider being a gift of life... don't take your organs to heaven, heaven knows we need them here!!! 
 Gifts of Life Ministries
 1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 272-7337
See Ms. Helen Lewis or First Lady Lisa Johnson for more information.


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

G'LIFE'S SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES


September 21, 2013

CHOSEN VESSELS MINISTRIES
WOMEN'S GATHERING 
 @ Caritas Village, 2509 Harvard Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 327-5246
(11 a.m to 1 p.m.). See Min. Linda Barnes for more details.

September 23, 2013


CELEBRATION OF LIFE (ORGAN DONOR DRIVE)
Gifts of Life Ministries, 1542 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 272-7337
(6 p.m.) See Ms. Helen Lewis or First Lady Lisa Johnson

The Netters Professorship and the Elders of Education will host a fall revival starting 9-23-13 to 9-25-13. 
Monday, September 23, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Where:  Mt. Moriah- East Baptist Church
1248 Haynes St, Memphis, TN 38114
Phone:(901) 743-5600
Speakers for the week include:

Monday: Rev. Charles Elliott, pastor of Golden United Methodist Church.
Tuesday: Rev. Bonnie Oliver Brandon, associate pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Wednesday: Rev. Melvin Watkins, co-pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. 
***Proceeds from the revival will go to support the Netters Certificate Program.

September 29, 2013

Teacher & Secretary Appreciation Program
During Power Hour

RECOVERY MONTH WORSHIP SERVICE
Gifts of Life Ministries
1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN. 38107
Time: 3:00 p.m
*Min. Linda Barnes will preach her first sermon.
*See Min. Linda Barnes for more information.


September is also:

RECOMMITMENT/REDEDICATION MONTH 
@ Gifts of Life Ministries
Work on inviting people you know and people you don't know!!!
Faith without works......IS DEAD!!
"FRIENDSHIP EVANGELISM"


Saturday, September 14, 2013

BLESS OUR SCHOOLS SUNDAY

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES



SEPTEMBER 15, 2013


CHURCHES WORLDWIDE
Praying for Children & Schools
Every third Sunday of September, churches around the world will honor educators in their congregations by praying for local schools, staff, and students.

BLESS OUR SCHOOLS through prayer, please pray for.....

STUDENTS
Pray Christians students will stand firm in their faith, showing God's love on their campus so many will come to Christ this school year.

STAFF
Pray for unity and high moral standards among the teachers, administration, school board and support staff, that all decisions will be based on biblical values, and that God will strengthen, refresh and bless the Christians serving in our schools.

SAFETY
Pray that God's hand of protection will be upon the students, school and staff, that any plans for evil will be quickly thwarted.




Sponsored by Moms in Prayer International
www.MomsInPrayer.org

Friday, September 6, 2013

SUNDAY NIGHT POWER HOUR

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU 

TO

EVENING  



G-Life Sunday Night Power Hour
September 8, 2013
6:00 p.m.

THEME: "WE CAN RELY ON GOD!!!!"
2nd Samuel 5:7 /Psalms 37


USE THE POWER OF GOD!
God is the greatest POWER SOURCE in the universe. And it is GOD'S power — the power of the Holy Spirit — which moves great WORK forward. Each member has the responsibility of DRAWING ON THAT POWER for the good of the entire WORK. ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART?


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

PASTOR JOHNSON LECTURES AT 50TH YR. MARCH ON WASHINGTON CELEBRATION


R3 Editor Offers Lecture at 
African American Civil War Museum


R3 Editor Dr. Andre E. Johnson will give a lecture on August 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm as part of the 50th year March on Washington celebration at the African American Civil War Museum located at 1925 Vermont Ave. NW in Washington DC. The lecture, "Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and Reflections on the 50th year Anniversary of the March on Washington," will examine Turner's 1913 reflection of the Emancipation Proclamation and point towards the March on Washington that would happen 50 years later. After the lecture, Dr. Johnson will sign copies of his book, The Forgotten Prophet: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the African American Prophetic Tradition.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pastor Johnson in Revival at Upper Canaan MB Church




Bio of Rev. Dr. Andre Johnson

Rev. Dr. Andre Johnson is the pastor of Gifts of Life Ministries, The Urban Oasis, located at 1542 Jackson. As a called-centered, mission group oriented, servant leadership church, pastor Johnson leads a congregation that last year served over 5,000 meals, clothed over 150 persons, counseled over 60 individuals and families, and visited many sick and incarcerated people. He was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. and is married to Lisa who is a graduate of the University of Memphis and currently works as a paralegal. 
                                                                               
He serves in the department of Christianity and Culture as the Dr. James L. Netters Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Religion and African American Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. He teaches classes in contextualized ministry, prophetic rhetoric, black church, African American theology, rhetoric and religion, pulpit rhetoric, race, and hip hop theology. Dr. Johnson also serves as the Director of the Netters Certificate Program in Ministry. In addition to his work at G'Life and Memphis Theology Seminary, he also serves as an instructor in Communications and African American Studies at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Johnson attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. He graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary where he took the Masters of Divinity degree and completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communications at the University of Memphis. His dissertation, "The Prophetic Oratory of Henry McNeal Turner," was under the direction of Michael C. Leff. He is currently editing the works of Henry McNeal Turner under the title The Literary Archive of Henry McNeal Turner. He has published two volumes in the series, "An African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War," Volume 1 (2010) and Volume 2, the "Chaplain Letters" (2012). The third volume, "An African American Pastor During Reconstruction" is due for publication in 2013.  

In addition to collecting of Turner writings, Dr. Johnson has just published The Forgotten Prophet: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the African American Prophetic Tradition (2012). He is also editing a collection of essays on hip hop and spirituality titled, Urban God Talk: Rap, Religion, and a Spirituality of Hip Hop with Lexington Books.

Dr. Johnson has presented academic papers at national, regional, and state conferences winning awards at each level and has published essays in the Memphis Theological Seminary Journal and the Black Theology Journal. The Religious Communication Association recently awarded Dr. Johnson their TopArticle Award for 2011 for his article titled, "The Prophetic Persona of James Cone and the Rhetorical Theology of Black Theology." He currently serves as President of the African American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association and holds membership in several national, regional and state Associations in the areas of Communication, African American and Religious Studies. He is also the editor of the popular Rhetoric Race and Religion blog. In addition, you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook

When:      AUGUST 7-9, 2013

Where:    UPPER CANAAN  MB CHURCH  

Address:  9090 U S HWY. 51
                 Millington, Tennessee

Time:      7:00 P.M.  (Each Night)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

S.U.G.A.H. RETREAT (Saturday, July 20th, 2013 @ 4 pm)



COME AND EXPERIENCE

"THE SWEETNESS OF GOD"
at S.U.G.A.H. Retreat
(God's Extravagant Grace)

Saturday, July 20th, 2013 @ 4 P.M.

Gifts of Life Ministries
Rev. Dr. Andre Johnson, Senior Pastor
1542 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107

For more information contact:
Rev. Alma Brown
almabrown82@yahoo.com
(901) 644-5127

Monday, June 17, 2013

FUNDRAISER: "SEIZE THE CLAY"

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES 

Cordially invites you to 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
STARTING TIME: 6:00 PM
COST: $12.00

Location: Gifts of Life Ministries
                1542 Jackson Avenue
                Memphis, Tennessee 38107
                (901) 272-7337 for more info.
                

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SUMMERTIME CHURCH MUSICAL

GIFTS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
 INVITES YOU TO A 
 SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE

 “OLD SCHOOL CHURCH MUSICAL” 
 SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 

 Service Begins:
 at 3:00 P.M. 

 Special Guests:
      GIFTS OF LIFE CHOIR 
      G.O.L.D. (Gifts of Life Dancers) 
      ROXIE GUNTER COMMUNITY SINGERS 

 FEATURING: 
THE JUBILEE HUMMINGBIRDS 



 Location:     Gifts of Life Ministries 
                      1542 Jackson Avenue
                      Memphis, TN. 38107 
                      (901) 272-7337

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Friends and Family Month

Gifts of Life Ministries invites you to come to one of our worship events in the month of June to help us celebrate Friends and Family month. We hope to see you at one  of the following services.

Worship With Us 

Sundays Early Worship: 8:00am 

Power Hour (Sunday School): 10:15am 

Caritas Village, 2509 Harvard Worship: 11:00am 

Thursdays: 
Dinner and Fellowship: 6:00pm 

Bible Study (for all ages): 7:00pm 

Special Worship Services: 

June 23, 2013 at 3:00pm 

Old School Church Musical 

Featuring the Jubilee Humming Birds

June 25-27, 2013 at 7:00pm

G'Life In-House Revival 

Featuring the Ministers of G'Life 

Coming in July:
The Foolishness of Preaching

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Term Starting for the Netters Certificate Program

Our pastor and the Dr. James L. Netters Professor at Memphis Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson, is pleased to announce the start of a new term for the Netters Certificate Program. The two classes offered this term are Proclaiming the Word and Biblical Theology. Below are the descriptions, dates and times for the classes. For more information, call 901-458-8232 .

Proclaiming the Word-Friday Nights from 5:30pm-9:00pm
Professor: Dr. Christopher Davis

(June 7-July 20, 2013)

How do we effectively proclaim the Word of God? How do we prepare and deliver a sermon that will be transformative for our hearers? In this course, we will explore different ways of preparation for and engaging in the practice of preaching.







Biblical Theology-Saturday Mornings from 9:00am-12:30pm


Professor: Dr. Andre E. Johnson

(June 8-July 20, 2013)
What are the foundations of the Christian faith and how are they rooted in the Bible? How do we build upon those foundations through our own faith reflections and sharing with others in pastoral contexts? In this course, we will examine central Christian faith convictions in relation to the Bible. We will also consider different approaches to our own work of doing biblically-based theological reflection.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

G'Life Summer Camp Starts June 3, 2013



Back by Popular Demand!!

What are your children doing for the summer?
Gifts of Life Ministries
The Urban Oasis
Presents the:
G'Life Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
from
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(For children ages 3-15). 
Starting June 3, 2013!!
Enroll your child today!!
The cost is only $50.00 per week, per child. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and a host of activities.

Dear Friend of G'Life,

As we start our 8th Summer Camp, we expect this to be one of the best. In the past, our field trips were memorable, the arts and crafts were beautiful as the church's walls attested, and we have always had some of the most gifted and talented children around. However, we expect even a bigger and greater camp this year.

The reason for this letter is that we are embarking on a new campaign. We call it the "100 with 50 campaign and its very simple--we are looking for 100 people who can donate $50.00 to our Summer Camp. I know that $5000 is not a large amount for many ministers and non-profits, but for us, it is huge. This small donation will be enough to take us through our ten week camp, helping us with supplies, food, field trips and much more.

I ask you to watch the video (again) and please share this email with others. Remember that we focus on principles that highlight self-esteem and respect for oneself and others. We also hope to promote at the camp what we call a culture of learning that not only engage campers in the arts of music, drama, oratory, poetry, and dance, but it is our prayer that we can also promote a desire for learning.

If you are able to help and desire to be a part of the 100 with 50 campaign, please click here. If you would like to mail your donation, please send it to:
Gifts of Life Ministries
1542 Jackson Memphis, Tenn. 38107
Please make checks payable to: G'Life Summer Camp

If have any questions or want to donate in any of these ways, please call me at 901-272-7337.
Thank you and may God continue to bless you and yours!

Rev. Andre Johnson, PhD
Senior Pastor

Happy Mother's Day

We the members of Gifts of Life Ministries wish ALL mothers a Happy and Blessed Mother's Day

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Celebration-A Vision of Hats

Come and worship with the members of G'Life on Mother's Day as we celebrate a Vision of Hats on Sunday May 12, 2013. Worship begins at 8:00am and we will follow worship with a Mother's Day Brunch immediately after service.