OCTOBER IS . . .
October 1 - October 31
Pastor’s Appreciation Month
The month of October is a period of time set aside to honor Pastors. In 1 Timothy 5:17 we are urged to “Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.
In addition to Pastor’s Appreciation, this October we will also recognize and celebrate the 20th Pastoral Anniversary and 35th Ministerial Anniversary of our Senior Pastor Bucas Sterling, III and First Lady Carolyn Sterling on Sunday, October 25th. Let us use this opportunity to demonstrate our love and appreciation to both of them. Please designate and make your checks payable to Pastor Sterling. For online giving use the Fund Dropdown menu and select Love Offering/Pastor Sterling.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men report having been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner? In the state of Maryland, in 2019, there were 23 victims of Domestic Violence. In Prince George’s County, we have a resource to help combat, and hopefully end, domestic violence and its ill effects . . . the Prince George’s County Family Justice Center (PGCFJC). For more information, please contact PGCFJC at 301-780-8008 or the Maryland 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most common newly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
African-American women in the United States die from breast cancer nearly 40% more than Caucasian women . . . are often diagnosed at later stages when treatments are limited, costly or the prognosis is poor . . . and are often diagnosed younger with more aggressive breast cancers. More information can be found at ww5.komen.org