Friday Schedule
(Please scroll down for Friday evening's plenary session schedule)

 

Friday, February 1, 2008
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Presiding: A. Roy Medley
General Secretary, American Baptist Churches, USA, Inc.

Pre-Session Music (8:40 a.m.):  Rondalla de las Americas

Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

Welcome and Recognitions

Scripture Reading:  Avis Williams, Stephenson Seminary Scholar Emory University’s Candler School of Theology

Prayer: John Upton, Executive Director, Baptist General Association of Virginia

Special Music:  Haley McGuire

Sermon:  “The Bible Speaks about Welcoming the Stranger” Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching, Truett Seminary, Baylor University

Congregational Song of Response

Message:  “Public Policy and Feeding a Hungry World” U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, Iowa

Offering

Special Music:  The New Baptist Covenant Celebration Worship Team

Testimony:  David Satcher, M.D., 16th Surgeon General of the United States and Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

Congregational Song of Response

Message: “The Challenges of Immigration” U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina

Congregational Song of Response

Benediction




Friday, February 1, 2008
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.


Presiding: T. DeWitt Smith, Jr., President
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

Pre-Session Music (6:35 p.m.):  New Baptist Covenant Celebration Worship Team; Ouida W. Harding and Kazuki Kitamori

Call to Worship

Congregational Singing

Welcome and Recognitions: Jimmy R. Allen, Program Chair, New Baptist Covenant

Scripture Reading
:  Henry Scere, Stephenson Seminary Scholar Sioux Falls Seminary

Prayer: A. Wayne Johnson, General Secretary, National Missionary Baptist Convention of America

Special Music:  Ouida W. Harding and Kazuki Kitamori

Sermon:  “The Bible Speaks about Setting the Captive Free” Charles G. Adams, Pastor, Hartford Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

Congregational Song of Response

Offering

Special Music:  The Mercer University Children’s Choir, John Simons, Director

Testimony:  Hanna Massad, Pastor Gaza Baptist Church, Gaza City, Gaza

Special Music:  The Morehouse College Glee Club, David Morrow, Director 

Message:  Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States of America

Congregational Song of Response

Closing Remarks 

Benediction