March 30, 2020
1601 Stamford Road,
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Office 734-483-7967
Pastor Harold Wimberly
734-545-5341
hwimberlyjr@comcast.net
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"Palm Sunday is the  Sunday before Easter  that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"  

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Communion Sunday April 5, 2020
To All Members and Visitors..
This Sunday you are all welcome to join us for Sunday worship and Communion Service. You can prepare a Communion setting at home. Your sacraments do not have to be fancy and you do not have to leave your home to buy supplies. Any type of crackers or bread will work—along with any type of juice you already have. It might be a good idea to get your items ready on Saturday or before church starts on Sunday. Our pastors will take us through the communion service along with praying over your sacraments remotely.
Join us on facebook at Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International on Sunday at 10:30.
WORSHIP WHERE YOU ARE—SEE BELOW:
If you need help getting set up to view our services or tuning into various Bible Studies, please feel free to ask for help. You will need a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer. Please send a message to: christianlovefellowship1601@gmail.com . It would be best to get your questions answered during the week so you're all set before Bible Study or church service begins.

Please Note: You can also view the Sunday message on You Tube. The link will be posted on our facebook page Sunday Afternoon.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS THE SUNDAY SERVICE WITH A 'ONE CLICK'—ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE:

Steps to follow:
  1. Download the app ZOOM on your phone or on your computer by going to www.zoom.us create a free account. 
  2. Click the URL to join ZOOM Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/922562032
  3. Meeting ID: 922 562 032
Steps to Follow

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
  1. Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/s/370309940
  2. Or join by phone:
  3. Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 370 309 940


"Don't Let Fear Steal Your Mind"
Pastor Harold Wimberly

March 29, 2020

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Please keep the following or people or situations in your prayers:

(updated March 30, 2020)

Our community, our nation, and our world

Carolyn Oats—Aunt to Tracy Bond

Donahue & Claudette Pitman—Parents of Pastor Nagash Clarke

Martha-Ann Moore—Aunt to Pastor Charissa Clarke

Note: All four of the above persons have
symptoms of the Coronavirus


Pastor Stacy Blunt—in the loss of her father

Sister Anita Kerridge—is going throughcancer treatment
and living at her son's house

Brother Fred Webster

Brother Eddie Jones—had hip replacement surgery


Pastor James Green—for continued
improvement with his eyesite.


Brother Gary Blunt, husband to Pastor Stacy Blunt


Brother Billie Cowart
Sister April Jackson--who needs a kidney transplant


Brother LaFaid Johnson, for overall health
improvement— and who needs a kidney transplant.


Brother Charles and Sister Sylvia Dickerson—
health improvement

Mother Margaret Crawford and family

Sister Mae Buckner

The Raymond Cook Family

Mother of Veronica West

Sister Jacque King's uncle who has Dementia—
and is now in hospice care

Dear Members of CLFMI:
Here are (4) ways to pay your tithes and offerings:

You can write a check and mail it to Christian Love Fellowship Church at 1601 Stamford Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

An easy and cost free method is to contribute through Cash App or Venmo . Tithely is another app, which has a fee. CLFMI is set up for you to use any one of these apps.

To make a contribution, down-load one or more apps from the app store on your phone. Follow the step by step instructions.

  • To pay CLFMI in Cash App—the ID is $CLFMIYPSI
  • To pay CLFMI in Venmo—the ID is Christian Love-Fellowship
  • To pay CLFMI in Tithely—put in our church name or go to the website: tithe.ly

All of the links to the apps will also be on the church website—which is CLFMI.CHURCH
Mark Your Calendars
(Details are in the newsletter)
Every Sunday Morning—
Morning Worship via Facebook Live at 10:30 am
Every Monday Morning—
Men's Telephone Prayer at 6:30 AM
Every Wednesday
12:00 Noon Bible Study—See Zoom instructions below
Every Wednesday
Evening Bible Study at 7:00—See Zoom instructions below
Starting April 1st

Palm Sunday April 5, 2020
Good Friday April 10, 2020
Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
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CLFMI COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International
1601 Stamford Blvd, Ypsilanti MI. 48198

Our Community Issues:
Our Church is located in Superior Township which is in Ypsilanti. We are located in a low socio-economic community surrounded by subdivisions with a mixed range of family income. The school district that surrounds our community was consolidated several years ago with the Ypsilanti Community School district leaving only two schools in our community. Both elementary schools are considered low performing based on state measures.
We have a very small recreational department without a facility to conduct programming. The community has limited playgrounds that attract children and no programming that will attract older teens and families.
My wife and I decided to start running summer programs that would provide our local community with activities that would engage our children and families. Our very first program started 10 years ago in collaboration with the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office and Community Engagement division. 

Ballin on the Blvd 3on3 Community basketball tournament:
  This program is a free 3 on 3 basketball tournament for all ages. It’s a 6-week program that allows girls and boys 13 and under and 14 and up to compete in a once a week basketball tournament for gift cards, trophies, basketballs, and t-shirts. The Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputies and Fire Department also participate in the program with the kids. During this program we also partner with  All Things Artistic Ministries Inc.  to do take home arts and craft projects for the 6-weeks. Food Gatherers provided hot meals, and the Book Club which during the program reads stories to kids and pass out books for them to keep.

Community Food Distribution Program:
This program allows us to partner with Food Gatherers in order to distribute free groceries to all the families that reside in the local housing community every 4 th  Saturday. We were able to pass out over 60,000 pounds of food in 2019.   

Common Ground Community Picnic:
This program is going into it’s 4 th  year summer of 2020. It’s focus is bringing the entire community together for one big picnic with bounce houses, backpacks, petting zoo that’s totally free for youth and families to enjoy and meet their neighbors. Year 1 we had approximately 200 youth and families attend and we gave out about 168 backpacks filled with school supplies. Year 2 we had approximately 300 plus attend and we were able to double our backpack giveaways. In Year 3 we partnered with the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office and made the event twice it’s size and we were able to serve over 650 people. August 2020 will be our 5 th  annual Community Picnic with hopes of growing it to be even bigger.

Gifts of Love Christmas Program:
This free program is going into its 3 rd  year. This program was created to ensure that children and families would have toys for their children ages 1yr-12yr old. We were able to partner with Toys-4-Tots to make sure children were able to enjoy Christmas. This past Christmas we were able to supply over 400 children with bags filled with toys. 

Soaring Scholars Academic Tutoring Program:
This is our after school tutoring program at Holmes Elementary School in our community. We adopted this school over 4yrs ago in an attempt to assist in improving the academic learning environment. Over the course of 4 years we have made some significant improvements in some students, but we have created an environment were the students love to learn and we have made learning fun for them. Students attend 2 days a week after school. The program is respected by the teachers and they assist from time to time whenever they can.
These are just a few of our attempts at addressing some of the major issues we have recognized in our community. There is so much more that we as a Church body can do, but our resources are limited. 

Some of the needs that we feel would assist even more are as follows:
·        Purchase of one or two 15-passenger vans that would allow us to pickup youth and families for events and programming. It would also allow us to transport children outside of their perspective neighborhoods for fieldtrips.  We could better assist seniors and disabled residents in getting to Church for service and programs.
·        We would love to start a job training course in partnership with our local County Michigan Works program. We would need at least 20 chrome books and a mobile charging port.
·        The ability to supply 3 of our rooms with large screen TV’s for teaching classes and meetings.
·        We are looking to improve our kitchen to becoming a licensed commercial kitchen so that we can feed larger quantities of youth and families without having to pay for catering. 

 Pastor Harold and Angela Wimberly
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An Encouraging Word
Encouraging Word Article #20
March 30, 2020

Keep your guard up

Can’t see the forest for the trees!  What does this statement really mean?  Sometimes in life we are faced with challenges that are up close and personal; so personal that it blinds us to the bigger reality that is around us.  Don’t get too focused on the immediate that we become oblivious to the bigger picture that has more threatening consequences.  Sometimes if we pause a moment and look at the big picture,  we discover that what we are dealing with right in front of us, is small stuff compared to what is going on in the wider picture; now you are caught off guard.  If we allow what is right in front of us to completely corral our vision, we will be ambushed.
The point I’m trying to make is that we can’t allow the incidents that pop up in life to hold our attention so close that we are oblivious to the bigger more threatening events around us.  The bible tells us to be alert and sober minded; which means to pay close attention and don’t be distracted (1Peter 5:8).
Pastor J
Until next time

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Congregational Phone Meeting Minutes--

March 24, 2020 (8pm-8:30pm)
Congregational Call
Ministry update

Sunday Morning Facebook Live at 10:30am
*The Facebook live service will be broadcasted on Christian Love *Fellowship Ministries International (Pastor Angela)

*Wednesday Bible Classes 
Zoom Video will allow members to engage in both the Noon Bible Study with Min. Von and the Evening Bible Study w/ Min. Roger and Pastor CharlesNoon Bible Study starts tomorrow March 25 at 12p
Evening Bible Study Starts next week April 1 st  at 7p 

* Intercessory Prayer Call is Tuesday’s at 6pm
if you want to join in then call Pastor Carolyn Arnold at (734) 999-8241 and she will bring you into the call.

* Membership Information 
If you have not completed an Membership Information form just email Pastor Angela at  angela.wimberly@clfmi.org  the following information:
* Name
Cell number/Home Phone
Birthday
Email address that you really look at!Complete Address
If your married please include spouses information as well

*Pastors and ordained leaders will be calling and checking on you through the week and I also asked that you create a list of people that you are close to and give them a call as well. If you know of someone in the body that is in need let’s work together to help them.

*Giving:
  Tithely (go on CLFMI.Church and click on giving and then follow the steps)
Venmo (@ChristianLove-Fellowship)
  Cash App ($clfmiypsi)
For those that want to mail in a check or money order email Pastor Angela at  angela.wimberly@clfmi.org and we will send you two self address envelopes with a stamp. Include your address please.
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Christian Love Fellowship Church Membership Discussion Group--This is the membership facebook page that you can use to post information, make announcements, and communicate with other members.
Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International—This is the official facebook page that is tied to the church website. All articles have to be approved by one of the Administrators. This is the facebook page that is used for Sermons on Facebook Live.