Monthly Bulletin

What's Happening At The Ray
January 2010

The Vision
To Be A City of Hope Where People Will Impact and Transform Our Present World Into The Kingdom Of God!


The Church Has Left the Building…Taking It To the Streets!
In 2010 it is all about EVANGELISM! Please join the Ray of Hope Christian Church as we pound the pavement to win souls for Christ. On January 10, 2010 immediately following our Anointing Service, you have two opportunities to witness. You may join an evangelism team to witness in the parking lots of Wal-Mart and Lowe’s on Panola and Farrington Road or you can participate in one of many prayer walks around local schools in DeKalb County. Simply sign up in our vestibule after service. YOU MUST DO SOMETHING! Come join us as we impact and transform this present world in the kingdom of God!

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort - Hotel, Meetings, Golf, Spa Luxury Destination

2010 Daughters of Destiny Women’s Conference
Spirit-Led Women: Standing…Stepping… Walking By Faith - Hebrews 11:1
Ladies -- Get ready to join us at the 2010 Daughters of Destiny Women’s Conference. This phenomenal weekend getaway will be held May 13–15, 2010 at Chateau Élan - The Premiere Winery and Spa Resort in Braselton, GA. Led by some of the most anointed and gifted women of God, this three-day conference is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience filled with praise, worship, powerful teaching, and preaching. Conference registration is currently taking place and an easy payment plan option is available. For more information or to register visit the bookstore kiosk today or you may call 770.696.5100, Ext. 209.


Ray of Hope is going GREEN In 2010
Ray of Hope Christian Church is going “GREEN” in 2010. The church bulletin can be found on our website at You can also receive the bulletin via email by providing your email address to LaTrenda Porter at 770-696-5104. A limited number of bulletins can be found at the information center for members without email or computer access.

Stay Connected Text Messages from Pastor Hale
Receive text messages from Pastor Hale. On your cell phone, type in the keyword – rayofhope to the number 25827. This is a one time set up. You will receive a confirmation text and begin to automatically receive text messages directly from Pastor Hale.

Ride-Share Networking
The Ride-Share Networking (RSN) is designed to provide ride-sharing (assistance and/or carpooling) services for those desiring to come to church but without transportation. Today, you can make a difference in someone’s life through Ray of Hope’s “Ride-Share Networking Ministry.” If you are able to accommodate another person from your immediate residential area, you can sign up starting TODAY through email on the church website or at the bulletin board in the chapel receptionist area. Simply add your name, email address, contact number, immediate area, and whether you are in need of transportation or willing to provide ride-sharing services to someone.

Cafe' Ray
Welcome to Café Ray! Pastor Hale and the hospitality staff would like to invite you to a wonderful dinning experience. Every Tuesday in the Family Life Center from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., our Chef and a team of volunteers prepare an evening dinner for the members of Ray of Hope, their families, and guests. What an awesome opportunity for you to fellowship while dinning and preparing for the evening Bible Study. At a reasonable cost of $5.00 per person, you and your family will be served superb delicacies from the kitchen of Café Ray. Also, children under 12 years of age eat absolutely free! Pleas join us and delight yourself with food, friends, and fellowship!!

Cafe' Ray January Menu

January 5, 2010
Chicken Quesadillas
Pico de Gallo
Buttered Corn
Spanish Rice, Garden Salad
Cake, Punch,
January 12, 2010
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Steamed Broccoli
Baked Potato
Garden Salad
Cake, Punch
January 19, 2010
Baked Tilapia
Cajun Rice
English Peas
Garden Salad
Cake, Fruit Punch
January 26, 2010
BBQ Chicken
Baked Beans
Corn on the Cobb
Garden Salad, Rolls
Peach Cobbler


The C.L. Hale Bible Institute
The winter quarter of the C.L. Hale Bible Institute will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2010. For more information, please contact Rev. Stanley E. Crawford at 770-696-5100 ext. 235.

Terrific Tuesday Witness & Workout for Children
This Bible study is for ages 5-12 and is held every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Exhilarating Bible study, games, fun, and organized physical activities are offered. Space and time is available for children with homework. Every third Tuesday is “Get With It Workout Night.” For safely and fun, we ask that children wear pants and tennis shoes. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Min. Gloria McCall at 770-696-5100, ext. 243.

Children’s Church
Children’s Church is open every Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 are provided with an opportunity to learn about salvation through Jesus Christ in their own age appropriate service. Your children are in a safe, energized environment for learning, growing, and fellowship. Volunteers are always needed. For additional information contact Min. Gloria McCall at 770-696-5100, ext. 243.

Children’s Activities -Worship and Arts
Your child will learn how to give God Extraordinary Service as they participate in the many programs designed for the children age 5-12. Come and join the Raybeams - Children’s Choir and the Seeds of Hope - Children’s Dance Ministry. Rehearsals are held in the Choir Room of the main building on Saturday mornings. Children’s Choir rehearsal is from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and dance rehearsal is from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information please contact Min. Gloria McCall at 770-696-5100, ext 243.

Rehearsals Dates and Times: For January

Time: Seeds of Hope - Saturday Weekly at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Choir Room
Raybeams - Saturday Bi Weekly at 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. in the Choir Room
Dates: Seeds of Hope: January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Raybeams: January 9th – 23rd



2010 Couple’s Ministry Kickoff
Ray of Hope Couples! You are invited to the kickoff of the Couples Ministry for 2010. Our kickoff will be held on January 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The 2010 theme for our ministry is Seeking, Striving, and Sustaining the Marriage of a Lifetime. Special guests are Bruce and Teresa Sherald from New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, OH. Please join us on the January 25th in the Chapel.

Transformers (Men of the Ray) – Friday Night Live!
MEN OF THE RAY!!! PLEASE join the Transformers for our 2010 kickoff event…Friday Night Live, Friday, January 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. We are still riding high after our phenomenal Retreat to end 2009. We want to continue to build up men for the Kingdom of God! This event will be a time of worship, fellowship, and fun. Join us in the Chapel on Friday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. Expect to be TRANSFORMED!!!!!!!

Youth Basketball
Basketball registration continues through January 8th after the 10:00 a.m. service at the rear kiosk. The fee is $50.00 for ages 6 – 12. The last day to sign-up is January 8th. Basketball games start on Saturday, January 9th. For more information please call 770-696-5100, ext. 203.

Cheerleading Registration
Cheerleading registration for the basketball season continues through January 8th after the 10:00 a.m. service at the rear kiosk. The fee is $50.00 for ages 5 – 13. For more information, please call 770-696-5100, ext. 203.



The Parable Players Drama Ministry


The Parable Players Drama Ministry is hosting an interest meeting on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the Nursery Overflow room.

This will be our first meeting of 2010, so it is the perfect time to get involved whether you want to act onstage, help behind the scenes, or get more information about the drama ministry.

Future upcoming productions include: Black History Month, Palm Sunday, Easter Play and more! If you need more information please email us at


Hope Holiday Store Thank You
Matthew 5:13 says “You are the salt of the earth” and Matthew 18:5 says “whoever welcomes a little child welcomes me.” Indeed Ray of Hope family you are the salt of the earth and the Hope Holiday team is thankful for your generosity and the difference you have made in the life of a child during this Christmas season. Due to your generosity, the church served 78 families and 114 children with gifts, coats, and food.

Hope Clinic Center Opening
Free monthly healthcare services for persons un-insured or under-insured will begin February 6, 2010. Our feature service for February will be optometry services. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 770-696-5100 ext 201.

Outreach Ministries Open House
You are invited to attend the Outreach Ministry open house on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the C.E. Trailer. Come and learn about our ministries and service opportunities.

Single Parent Forum
On Saturday, January 30, 2010, a special day of support, information sharing, and fun has been planned for our single parents. The theme for this forum is "Focus on the Single Parent Family-Equipping One Another For Success." The following information will be available: Job and Entrepreneurial Fair, Legal Information, Clothing Exchange and more.... Pre-registration is required and can be done through C.L. Hale Bible Institute. Volunteers are needed. A representative will be available at the bookstore for more information.

Restoration of Hope Ministry
The Restoration of Hope ministry is participating in a national program designed to distribute recycled pre-programmed emergency wireless phones free of charge to domestic violence victims. The phones can serve as an emergency lifeline for abuse survivors and victims.

Please support the Restoration of Hope Ministry campaign called “Ringing in for Peace, Calling on Hope” by donating your unused wireless phones, batteries, and accessories. Your donation is tax deductible and you may drop off your wireless phone at the receptacles in the lobby. This campaign will go thru January 31, 2010. For more information contact Dr. Lisa McBride at (678) 457-1175 or see one of the Restoration of Hope Ministry members in the vestibule after the worship service.

Temporary Child Care Assistance (TCCA)
The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has created this new federally funded program that will be operated under the State's Child Care Program. TCCA is funded with a portion of the funds Georgia received as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by President Barack Obama in February 2009. Funds will only be available until September 30, 2010, after which the TCCA program will be closed.

Families approved for TCCA have the option to choose their own child care provider. However, the provider must be registered or licensed with the Bright from the Start: Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning. Families eligible for the TCCA program can be actively involved in either, job readiness training, vocational training, technical school or college, or be unemployed or working part-time, 23 hours per week or less.

To receive TCCA benefits, families must either apply directly online by visiting or call 1-866-371-TCCA (8222) to receive a paper application by mail. If you know of any families that may qualify for the TCCA program, please encourage them to apply on-line. For questions or more information, please visit the DHS website at or call 1-866-371-TCCA (8222).

Employment Assistance
If you are looking for employment, the state of Georgia has a new website that provides information about state jobs and other employment information. You can access this information by logging on to www.Careers.Ga.Gov.

Georgia Compass is the Department of Human Resources new online food stamp application and pre-screening tool. This website allows customers to apply for food stamp and other social services assistance programs on the internet. You can obtain additional information by logging on to

Weight Watchers 2009
Weight Watcher Group meetings are held every Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. For more information contact LaTrenda Porter at 770-696-5100, ext. 244.



Encounters Bible Study - Ages 13 - 19
Bible study is held every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel for all middle and high school students. This Bible Study is tailor–made just for teenagers. Come and enjoy an interactive Bible study using videos, role playing, and much more. For more information contact Rev. Taft Quincey Heatley at 770-696-5100, ext. 231.

MLK Service Project
On Monday, January 18th, the youth of the church will participate in a service project in honor of our American Hero, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will serve Ray of Hope and the surrounding community in a number of ways through cleaning and beautification of our community. Please join us Monday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. as we seek to transform our community into the Kingdom of God! For more information contact Rev. Taft Quincey Heatley at 770-696-5100, ext. 231.



Calvary Revival Church ~ Dr. B. Courtney McBath, Presiding Bishop

1. Gen. 1:1-2:25, Matt. 1:1-2:12

11. Gen. 24:52-26:16, Matt. 8:18-34

21. Gen. 42:18-43:34, Matt. 13:47-14:13

2. Gen. 3:1-4:26, Matt. 2:13-3:6

12. Gen. 26:17-27:46, Matt. 9:1-17

22. Gen. 44:1-45:28, Matt. 14:14-36

3. Gen. 5:1-7:24, Matt. 3:7-4:11

13. Gen. 28:1-29:35, Matt. 9:18-38

23. Gen. 46:1-47:31, Matt. 15:1-28

4. Gen. 8:1-10:32, Matt. 4:12-25

14. Gen. 30:1-31:16, Matt. 10:1-26

24. Gen. 48:1-49:33, Matt. 15:29-16:12

5. Gen. 11:1-13:4, Matt. 5:1-26

15. Gen. 31:17-32:12, Matt. 10:27-11:6

25. Gen. 50:1, Exod. 2:10

6. Gen. 13:5-15:21, Matt. 5:27-48

16. Gen. 32:13-34:31, Matt. 11:7-30

26. Exod. 2:11-3:22, Matt. 17:10-27

7. Gen. 16:1-18:19, Matt. 6:1-24

17. Gen. 35:1-36:43, Matt. 12:1-21

27. Exod. 4:1-5:21, Matt. 18:1-22

8. Gen. 18:20-19:38, Matt. 6:25-7:14

18. Gen. 37:1-38:30, Matt. 12:22-45

28. Exod. 5:22-7:24, Matt. 18:23-19:12

9. Gen. 20:1-22:24, Matt. 7:15-29

19. Gen. 39:1-41:16, Matt. 12:46-13:23

29. Exod. 7:25-9:35, Matt. 19:13-30

10. Gen. 23:1-24:51, Matt. 8:1-17

20. Gen. 41:17-42:17, Matt. 13:24-46

30. Exod. 10:1-12:13, Matt. 20:1-28



31. Exod. 12:14-13:17a



January 3-9: A Prayer for Confidence
Jeremiah 1:7-8: The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.

January 10-16: A Prayer for Witnessing
Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

January 17-23: A Prayer to Witness Boldly
Acts: 4:28-29: “They did what Your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.”

January 24-30: A Prayer for Divine Guidance
Acts 22:10: “What shall I do, Lord?” I asked. “Get up, the Lord said, and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.”

January 31-February 6: A Prayer for God to Act
Acts 4:30-31: “Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”

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