The members of Rodgers Chapel A.M.E. Church and Rev. Dr. Candy R. Hardy are extending a formal invitation to the public for the annual Black History Program on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.
In 1864, the religious club was formed by a group which met in the home of various people who were members to the group. This is where the roots of Rodgers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church were planted. They have welcomed many ministers since who wish to spread the word of the Lord.
This year the guest speaker for the program will be Pastor Timothy L. White from the First Church of God at 610 Harrison St. in Washington Court House. White has served in the army reserves and was deployed to Afghanistan for a year before returning home and being with his church family again. He recently received a promotion within the army and has been helping Rodgers Chapel in conjunction with his church congregation for years.
“We have been back and forth with his church, as they support us and we in turn support them,” Christie Woolever, Rodgers Chapel secretary said during an interview Thursday. “He has been so helpful, is a wonderful speaker and a good man. He is always so interesting to listen too and we can’t wait for him to come and speak.”
Teresa Ford will be the guest soloist and will minister in song. Ford plays the piano and is known for her singing voice to the church congregation, as well as for her devout faith. She participates in the community choir and has been known to write articles on important topics or for an event for one of the many organizations she helps with.
“She has got a beautiful, beautiful singing voice,” Woolever said. “She is also a very spiritual and spirit-filled woman. She is enjoyable to listen to. We hope the community will join us as we celebrate Black History Month and we welcome everyone to come and worship with us.”
The members of Rodgers Chapel said they are looking forward to worshipping with the community. The church is located at 325 N. Main St. in Washington Court House. For more information contact the church at (740) 335-5331.
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