A Place Where Your History And Future Converge!
New Day's Lyric
By Amanda Gorman

We come together. / Mourning, we come to mend, / Withered, we come to weather, / Torn, we come to tend, / Battered, we come to better. / Tethered by this year of yearning, / We are learning / That though we weren't ready for this, / We have been readied by it. / We steadily vow that no matter / How we are weighed down, / We must always pave a way forward. / This hope is our door, our portal. / Even if we never get back to normal, / Someday we can venture beyond it, / To leave the known and take the first steps. / So let us not return to what was normal, / But reach toward what is next. / What was cursed, we will cure. / What was plagued, we will prove pure. / Where we tend to argue, we will try to agree, / Those fortunes we forswore, now the future we foresee, / Where we weren't aware, we're now awake; / Those moments we missed / Are now these moments we make, / The moments we meet, / And our hearts, once all together beaten, / Now all together beat. / Come, look up with kindness yet, / For even solace can be sourced from sorrow. / We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday, / But to take on tomorrow. / We heed this old spirit, / In a new day's lyric, / In our hearts, we hear it: / For auld lang syne, my dear, / For auld lang syne. / Be bold, sang Time this year, / Be bold, sang Time, / For when you honor yesterday, / Tomorrow ye will find. / Know what we've fought / Need not be forgotten nor for none. / It defines us, binds us as one, / Come over, join this day just begun. / For wherever we come together, / We will forever overcome. 
"Service is the price you pay for the space you occupy"
Join Christian Women on the Move and the American Baptist Women’s Ministries in observing National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January 2022.

"California remains one of the nation's top four destination states for human trafficking, believed to be a $180 billion a year global industry. Three of the 10 worst child sex trafficking areas in the United States are in California: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Victims in California are domestic servants, child laborers, sex slaves, and forced laborers of all ages. The sale of human beings is the third-largest illicit trade following drugs and weapons but is growing faster than both criminal activities. An estimated 50% of the victims are children and 80% are women."
***Church Meeting***
Sunday, January 23rd, 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Update with Dr. Muntu Davis
Monday, January 24th, 6:00 PM

You will receive Zoom information for these events in the next newsletter!
Christian Women on the Move invites all women to join us for our first 2022 meeting on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10 AM, via Zoom. Our theme for the year: “Women of Strength: What is God Preparing You For?”

Meeting ID: 774 1370 5696
Passcode: TV6CCp

The Black History Class will meet on Zoom on Saturday, January 8th at 11:00 AM. Our Facilitator, Dr. Lorn Foster, would like each person to prepare a 5-minute presentation, tracing "Our Family's Migration Story" from a point of enslavement or as early as possible to this present time. Please join us!

Meeting ID: 876 9167 4783
Passcode: 980043

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through field placements, skill-building workshops, and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning, and awareness in the field of public health. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. 

Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan's campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health. Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements. 

The application for Michigan FPHLP 2022 is currently open and will close January 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST.


The Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), is a program designed for college-bound Black and African American students in the United States. Eligible high school seniors applying or intending to pursue a business or technology undergraduate degree at any four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can receive a needs-based scholarship grant of up to $20,000/year. Scholars will also receive mentorship from Visa employees, year-round training, and have opportunities to grow their key technical, professional, and leadership skills.

The application deadline for this scholarship is Monday, January 10th.

The Wade Scholarship Program (WSP) was established to provide full scholarships -- tuition, fees and more -- for Black students pursuing master's degrees in STEM fields. The goal is to help students focus on their studies, not the immediate costs of their graduate programs or eventual incurred debt.

For more information on requirements, and how to apply, click here.
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Happy Birthday!

Deaconess Theresa M. Purnell recently celebrated her 92nd birthday!

Congratulations and may God continue to bless you!
Second Baptist remembers those who have recently passed...

Dolores Hambrick
Joe Wilson (brother of Charlesetta Wilshire)
Leon Lawrence
Pauline Rivers
Segatha Matthews (daughter-in-law of Judge Albert D. Matthews)

Our prayers are with the families during this time of bereavement.
As new variant COVID cases begin to soar, please do your due diligence to keep yourself and others safe.






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SBC LA Member & Family Profiles!

In an effort to get to know the members and families of our Second Baptist Church congregation and to stay connected, we'd like to begin featuring member and family profiles in our newsletters. At your convenience, please complete the Google Questionnaire so that we may create and feature your profiles! Let us know if you have any questions: sbclanews@gmail.com.
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2412 Griffith Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011 
Phone: (213) 748-0318