On Aug. 26, yellow was the chosen color for the day at St. Mark AME Zion Church for their annual Women’s Day. Doris Strothers, Women’s Day co-chair, did her research and found that yellow is related to faith, which was the theme for the day. Members and guests enjoyed a beautiful service with Rev. Carmen Holt, associate pastor at Bethel AME Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., under the pastorate of Rev. Steven A. Jackson, as the guest speaker. Reverend Holt spoke about faith in three parts. “You got to believe who he is, trust him in your mind and act and obey,” she said.

CELEBRATING WOMEN’S DAY—Rev. Lamar Lee, Rev. Carmen Holt and Shirley Johnson

Also on the morning program was the beautiful St. Mark AME choir, Yvonne Taylor, Shirley Johnson, Rev. Rochelle Williams, Debi Diggs, Arzella McCauley, Alberta Crosby, Tiffany Smith, Lillie Mathews and the senior pastor of St. Mark AMEZ Church, Rev. Dr. Lamar D. Lee Jr.

After the service guests enjoyed a home-cooked downstairs in the church basement meal of chicken, roast beef, macaroni and cheese, green beans, rice and gravy, cabbage, rolls and butter and cake.

From the Women’s Day program:

I’m too blessed to be stressed, too anointed to be disappointed

I refuse to be discouraged, to be sad or cry. I refuse to be downhearted

And here is the reason why:

I have a God who is almighty;

Who is sovereign and supreme

I have a God who loves me and I am on his team.

I refuse to be defeated! My eyes are on God!

He has promised to be with me as through this life I trod.

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