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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Presiding: William D. Underwood, President,
Mercer University and Co-Chair, New Baptist Covenant

Pre-Session Music (6:35 p.m.):  The New Baptist Covenant Celebration Worship Team

Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

Words of Welcome:  
William D. Underwood, President of Mercer University and Co-Chair, New Baptist Covenant
Sonny Perdue, Governor of the State of Georgia
Shirley Franklin, Mayor of the City of Atlanta
David Goatley, President, North American Baptist Fellowship & Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention

Scripture Reading:  Bailey Edwards Nelson, Stephenson Seminary Scholar McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

Prayer:  Dr. Charles Wade, Executive Director, Baptist General Convention of Texas

Special Music:  The Greater Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church Choir, James Abbington, Director

Sermon:  “The Bible Speaks about Peace with Justice”
William Shaw, Pastor, White Rock Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, and President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Congregational Song of Response

A Word of Greeting:  C.C. Robertson, President, National Missionary Baptist Convention of America


Special Music:  The Mercer University Singers, Stanley L. Roberts, Director 

Special Music:  Ron Poythress

Message:  Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States of America and Co-Chair of the New Baptist Covenant

Congregational Song of Response