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Worship Fest 2016...Enlarging Your Territory! (Deuteronomy 19:8-9), Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 4PM. Featuring: Higher Praise Dance Company & Students, and Local Dance Ministries. Live music from Pastor Tony Wells & One In Praise. Personal worship time 30 minutes before program begins...Vendors...Gift Giveaways! Tickets: $15 in advance (may be purchased online) and $20 at the door. Come prepared with your dance shoes on and worship with us! For more info: (313) 262-6933 or visit www.higherpraisedanceacademy.com. Held at Evangel Christian Church, 28491 Utica Road, Roseville, MI.

Right Side Up Productions presents the stage play "A Mother's Heart" --A mother's treasure is her daughter. A "B. Riggs" stage play. One-day performance, Sunday, August 28th, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M. At The Royal Oak Music Theater, 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067 (Purchase tickets at the door). For ticket information please contact box office (248) 399-2980. Tickets also available at God's World, 13533 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48235 - (313) 862-8220. Featuring: Peggy James (Gospel Recording Artist), Terri Manning, Carlos Faison, Nevaeh Crawford, Pastor Gary D. Hooks, Candice Ross, Delorean Cotton, Brian Kasgorgis, Malika Cee, Onike Mnzava, Noelle Frye, and Steve White. Original Music by Jomar Harris More info at www.rightsideupproductions.com.

You are cordially invited to the Book Launch Event for the release of "Yes, You Too!" written By Dr. Gregory Tukes. Inside the Pages: Dr. Tukes shares with the reader invaluable knowledge gained over his 23 years of pastoring True Church Ministries. The book is a manuscript for clergy and anyone who believes that they have a call on their life (of the Lord Jesus Christ) to do ministry! Come and purchase your copy and have it signed Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 2PM to 4PM, at True Church Ministries, 19500 Schoenherr Rd., Detroit, MI 48205. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED & FREE ADMISSION. RSVP: by email at staff@truechurchmin.org or by phone at 313.254.6984. Book Pricing: Paperback $11.95 / E-book $9.99. For more information, please call: 313.245.6984.
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Bishop Marvin L. Sapp Ministries presents 2016 Singles Conference "Intentional Lifestyle" - The "S" Factor: Saved, Single, Satisfied, or Searching, September 2nd - 4th, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5800 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Guest speakers: Tony Gaskins, Evangelist Dana Chanel, Evangelist Tiffany Morriar, Pastor Jonathan Miller "YPJ" and Elder Gary Springwell. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://gkmd.wufoo.com/forms/2016-singles-conference/. Including: General Session, Breakout Sessions, Food, Fellowship, Fun, Activities, and Much More!! September 2nd - 4th Singles Conference Itinerary...Friday, September 2nd: Registration: 6:00pm - 7:30pm; Meet & Greet: 7:00pm - 7:45pm; Friday Night Service: 8:00pm. Saturday, September 3rd: General Session: 11:00am - 12:30pm; Breakout sessions: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; White Party Celebration: 7:30pm. Sunday, September 4th: Sunday Afternoon Service - 1pm. For more information: www.marvinsapp.com / 616-241-LGHT (5448).

Sept. 4, 2016, at 6PM, Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver & The Hallelujah Singers along with their special guests will be celebrating their 25th Reunion and LIVE recording entitled "BACK THEN -TIL NOW."  This event will be held at the Redford Theater in Detroit Michigan. Tickets start at $15 and are available at EventBrite.com. SaveSave

Join hosts Pastor Don W. Shelby, Jr. & Evangelist Bonita Shelby, September 6-8, 2016 at 7:00PM nightly, for Kingdom United's The Gathering...One God. One Mind. One Voice. Sept. 6: Pastor Chris Hill, The Potter's House of Denver. Sept. 7: Pastor John Hannah, New Life Covenant Church. Sept. 8: Pastor Don W. Shelby, Jr., Burning Bush International Ministries COGIC. With musical guests: Pastor Donnie McClurkin & Shelby 5. All services held at: Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48219. Evening Services are open to the public and free of charge. Partnership: $25. Call to Register: (734) 487-7054.

American Heart Association / American Stroke Association / Power to End Stroke "Most Powerful Voices CONCERT and Health Expo" - FREE EVENT! Friday, September 9, 2016; 5PM - 7PM: Health Expo; 7:30 PM: Most Powerful Voices Concert. Featuring: 10-Time Grammy Award Nominated Gospel Superstar, Marvin Sapp. Featuring Co-Hosts: Randi Myles (Praise 102.7) and Coco (105.9 Kiss). For FREE tickets and information visit http://www.heart.org/MPVDetroit. Held at: Second Ebenezer Church, 14601 Dequindre Rd., Detroit, Michigan 48212. #PreachHealthMI
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This month's DetroitGospel.com and Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard Spotlight Artist is The Ginyards. The Ginyards' debut single, "Anybody," is a soulful groove with a contemporary message and the kind of tight harmonies that these  three siblings (and preacher's kids) have been doing for years.  Click to "Read More" of our exclusive interview with The Ginyards and watch their promo for "Anybody."

Samson & Delilah's Full Service Salon OPEN HOUSE (For Prospective Barbers, Stylists, & Nail Technicians), Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2PM - 6PM, 753 Eastern Ave S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Bishop Marvin L. Sapp, Owner. Piquing the interests of any barbers, hair stylists, or nail technicians in the Western Michigan, Indiana, Illinois area that are looking for a place to showcase their skills. Please include resume and credentials when applying. Please send all inquiries to: samsonanddelilahsone@gmail.com.
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LIVE 2 IMPACT with Pastor Keenann Knox, Sundays at 8:00AM, on Praise 102.7, Detroit's Inspiration Station. Impact Church is located at 12844 Elmdale (Corner of Dickerson, 8 blocks N of I-94), Detroit, MI 48213. For more info call 313.372.3055 or visit www.iChurchDetroit.com. Follow Impact Church on Twitter @iChurchDetroit.

The Lost & Found Rehabilitation Christian Center celebrates the 2-Year Anniversary of Pastor J.P. - The VISION is Coming To Pass. 6.5.2016: Pastor Keenan Knox & Impact Church; 6.12.2016: Pastor Leon McDonald & The Winners Circle Church; 6.26.2016: Bishop Will Thornton & King of Kings International. All services are 6:30 PM nightly. The Lost and Found RCC is located at 25536 Lahser Rd., Southfield, MI 48033. For more info call 248-506-8856 or visit www.tlafrcc.org.

Pastor J.P. presents "Just Wanna Thank You," FREE new music dedicated to Jesus Christ from TempleChange. Click here to listen to single on YouTube. TempleChange serves as the music ministry at The Lost & Found Rehabilitation Christian Center, and this song is dedicated to Jesus Christ for dying and paying for our sins! If you would like to download "Just Wanna Thank You," click this link: https://templechange.bandcamp.com. The Lost and Found Rehabilitation Christian Center is located at 25536 Lahser Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, (248) 506-8856, www.tlafrcc.org.

This month's DetroitGospel.com and Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard Spotlight Artist is native Detroiter, George Davis. His latest single, the beautiful Captured by Your Love, is the title track from his debut album. This emotion-filled duet with Stellar Award nominee, Gail Holmes, was written by Davis and co-produced, mixed, and recorded by Ken Andres of AmazeMix Media. Davis currently pastors Impact Church – a thriving ministry of over 4,000 active worshippers in Jacksonville, FL and oversees 12 other churches throughout Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, and PERU. In addition, he functions as life coach and counselor to several professional athletes, political figures, and business leaders. As an author and TV personality, George is overjoyed to share this melodic testimonial of amazing grace, Captured by Your Love, with the world! Click to "Read More"about George Davis and listen to Captured By Your Love.

High Achievers Montessori School now enrolling: 6 Months - Kindergarten. 7-Week Summer Day Camp begins June 13th. Discover Us! If you are looking for: A Christian Pre-School; Excellent Academics; Summer Day Camp; Full Montessori Curriculum...Plus Music, Art, Computers, Dance and Karate; Breakfast, Lunch, Snack Everyday; and Certified Staff, all at reasonable rates...High Achievers Montessori School (Located inside New St. Mark Church), 24331 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48219, 313.541.4410.

The world is still reeling from the death of legendary musical genius, Prince. In remembering his impact on the music industry, we thought we'd share some social media posts from gospel music's biggest names. Click here for more.

What a great weekend in Las Vegas for the 31st Annual Stellar Awards, held February 19 (Pre-Show) and February 20, 2016, at the Orleans Hotel and Arena. Starting with the All White Showcase and ending with the Stellar Awards Show, this year was truly awesome. Detroiters were well represented, and one Detroit youth choir, God's Gift and Soldiers, under the direction of Mr. James D. Render, was awarded the Stellar Award for Youth Project of The Year. The youth choir is comprised of students from Davison Elementary/Middle School where Mr. Render is one of the Teachers of Excellence. CLICK HERE for photos and complete coverage of the 2016 Stellar Awards from our roving reporters, Carl B. Phillips and Renee'. #stellarawards


This month's DetroitGospel.com and Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard Spotlight Artist is Mary Wynn. Mary Wynn's new release, Great Things, has an uplifting driving beat and fresh quartet style. Her soul-stirring vocals are clearly displayed on this hand-clapping, foot-stamping song that declares her witness of the life-changing hand of God.  Click to "Read More" of our exclusive interview with Mary Wynn and listen to Great Things. ALSO...Mary Wynn's CD release party is Sunday, May 22nd at the Jazz Cafe in Music Hall @6PM. The online distribution will be Tues., May 24th, so anyone who comes to the CD release will get it early!

Internationally renowned gospel recording artist Daryl Coley passed away on March 15, 2016, at the age of 60. Coley, who was known to have a four-octave singing range, had many ties to the Detroit area and considered the great Dr. Mattie Moss Clark as one of his mentors. Coley frequently collaborated with Detroit's own Vanessa Bell Armstrong, including on the beautiful "Don't Give Up On Jesus," featuring Armstrong and the Thomas Whitfield Singers. In 1992, Coley once again performed with Armstrong on the song "Comfort Ye My People," from the Grammy and Dove Award-winning "Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration," and also as a member of the All-Star chorus for "Hallelujah!" Homegoing Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd, at 1PM, and will be livestreamed from the City of Refuge website, where Bishop Noel Jones is pastor. Click Here for more info.

The Lost & Found Rehabilitation Christian Center (TLAF RCC), Pastor J.P. Come claim your stuff...Service Times: Every Sunday @ 12:30PM Sharp and Every Wednesday @ 7PM Sharp. Sunday Emergency Release Services. Wednesday Night "The Fix" BKA Bible Class. One Hour of Power. 25536 Lahser Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, (248) 506-8856, www.tlafrcc.org. A place of healing, miracles and restoration. All are welcome.

Have you been looking & waiting for a recurring alcohol-free event with clean entertainment options at the perfect venue? LOOK NO FURTHER...Couples, Singles, Groups, Ministries...All are welcome to GOSPEL JAZZATIONS @ THE SHOWPLACE, 2140 Holbrook (UAW Local 235), Downtown Hamtramck (with comedic performance by LENA), kicking off Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 7:45PM, and every 1st Friday thereafter. Join The Showplace Family for "1st Fridays Gospel Jazzations," great music, line dancing, gospel comedians, musicians, and much more. Dedicated entertainment, music, non-alcoholic drinks & bar...Just for you! Come experience drinks from the BEST non-alcoholic mixologist in the business. Food available for purchase. Tickets: $7.00. On sale NOW at Showplace Box Office and by phone @ 1-888-321-EARS(3277).

Pastor J.P. & The Lost & Found Rehabilitation Christian Center present SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE, every 1st Sunday @ 6:30PM. Featuring: Temple Change. The Lost and Found RCC, 25536 Lahser Rd., Southfield, MI 48033 (Rear Entrance), 248) 506-8856  /  www.tlafrcc.org.

Watch the "Eric Lloyd Show" on NOW Network with Bishop Eric Lloyd, Host and Michaiah, Co-Host. Tuesdays @ 6:30PM EST and Sundays @ 9PM EST on WGGS-TV Channel 16.4, Vertical TV in Canada, and ROKU. Text NOWTV to 54244 to get the Mobile App, or watch online at www.TheNowNetwork.org.

The family of legendary musical prodigy, songwriter, pianist, organist, director, arranger, and native Detroiter Herbert L. "Pee Wee" Pickard,  along with The Mighty Voices of Thunder male chorus of Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, is planning a Memorial Tribute during their annual Moments of Meditation at 6 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Mr. Pickard was a trailblazer who played with a who's who of gospel, including The Rev. James Cleveland and the Voices of Tabernacle, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes. Pickard also taught in the Detroit Public School system as a music instructor. He is featured on two Savoy albums; one is an instrumental, and on the other he plays both keyboards and fronts the Pickard Singers. He also recorded with The Mighty Voices of Thunder. "Pee Wee" was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Detroit in 2001.

Herbert L. "Pee Wee" Pickard departed this world on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the age of 81. According to a posting on Mr. Pickard's Facebook page by a family member, he did not want a funeral and donated his body to science. His loss is mourned by family, friends, and all those touched by his amazing music ministry. (Click here for links to full bio and YouTube uploads of some of Pickard's recordings.)

This month's DetroitGospel.com and Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard Spotlight Artist is Jon Plair. Jon Plair's new release, the beautiful worship song, More Than Yesterday, is the follow-up to Jon's upbeat debut single I Gotta Do BetterClick to "Read More" of our exclusive interview with Jon Plair and listen to More Than Yesterday and I Gotta Do Better.

LISTEN to Carl B. Phillips' Exclusive Interview with Bill Moss, Jr., where Bill reflects on his family's gospel music legacy, shares advice for aspiring artists (including a key piece of advice from his cousin Twinkie Clark), and talks about his newest project, Songbook of Praise & Worship.

The highly anticipated single from Mary Wynn's "GREAT THINGS" available Feb. 9th. Project Released in Spring 2016. Available on: iTunes, AmazonMusic, and Google Play. Connect with Mary Wynn at facebook.com/mary.wynn2, twitter.com/gospetality (@gospetality), and instagram.com/marywynn29 (@marywynn29).

Join John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church for a wonderful, exciting, and cultural trip to Washington D.C., Fri., July 22, thru Mon., July 25, 2016 (presented by the Christian Education Adult Ministry). All Ages are welcome! Please attend orientation/information session at John Wesley Church at 12:30pm every Wednesday during the month of February. First come, first Served! Departing from John Wesley, Friday, July 22, 2016 at approximately 7:00am (Boarding - 6:30am), and returning Monday, July 25, 2016 (Leaving DC approximately 9:00am). Cost: $475.00 per person (based on double occupancy) or $675.00 per person (based on single occupancy). Please call James Smith (313-715-3515) for registration and more details. $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due by Sunday, February 21, 2016. John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 28001 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48076, 248-358-9307, www.jwamez.com. Rev. Al C. Hamilton, Senior Pastor.

In case you missed the "Detroit Gospel Update with DetroitGospel.com" on Mix 92.3 FM's Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard radio show this month, Click Here for more info on the Memorial Tribute planned for Herbert Pickard, Spotlight Artist Jon Plair, event coverage from the Stellar Awards, a new spin on the classic gospel stage play Perilous Times, and a unique merging of gospel and jazz entertainment called Gospel Jazzations.

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Friday, August 26, 2016, at 09:00 AM
Stay on Course Golf Tournament
Event: This golfing event is just one of our summer events reaching out to our surrounding communities. We are Staying on Course a fun filled weekend with Golf on Friday,Black Tie Event on Saturday, and will finish our course w/ Friends and Family on Sunday
Location: Eagle Crest Golf Club , 1275 S. Huron , Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Cost: FREE-Golf Tournament- $120.00 per person includes 18 holes of golf, Cart, registration Bag, Continental B
For More Info: 2487552200, visit www.ypsicommunitychurch.org

Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 07:00 AM
Oak Grove A.M.E. Church Annual Golf Outing
Event: Registration 7 a.m. - Tee Time 8 a.m. - $75 per person includes green fees, cart, and dinner. Prizes to be awarded. Proceeds benefit Summer Youth Academy and Youth Ministry.
Location: Rouge Park Golf Course, 11701 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48228
Cost: $75 per person. Four players per team.
For More Info: 313 341-8877, visit www.oakgroveame.org

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