Vol3#10 - Mt Traveler
A Caring Church With Ministries:
Changing Lives Connecting People
Creating Friendship and Favor With God and Man
MT. TRAVELER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
15160 LEE ROAD 188, P.O. BOX 69
WAVERLY, ALABAMA 36879
REV. DR. BENJAMIN C. DATIRI, PASTOR
Sheree Lockhart, Editor
Barbara Allen, Co-Editor
Volume 3, Issue 10
In This Issue:
From the Pastor’s Desk page 1
New Worship Time
you. Please minister (or serve)
with passion for the kingdom and
compassion towards people. This
will ensure effectiveness in ministering the Jesus way. Ministering
topics. Also, I plead with you to
honor and appreciate all those who
are ministering and laboring among
you at Mt Traveler, especially the
leaders and/or coordinators of our
the Jesus way is the new wave God
has sent our way to ride and enjoy
because it produces a healthy
church that would continue to
grow. Therefore, members of Mt
Traveler and friends must endeavor
to be faithful disciples and followers of Jesus Christ to ride this wave
successful. Be regular at our morning worship experience to fully ride
this wave of ministering the Jesus
way as we discuss various sub-
various ministries. You can send
them letters, cards, or tokens of
appreciation and I am suggesting
that we recognize those ministering
as coordinators of the various ministries during the last Sunday
Morning worship of October 2007.
On October 18, 2007, the Ministers
in Lee County of Alabama were
honored with a dinner at Greater
Peace Missionary Baptist Church,
Nutrition Workshop page 4
Beloved Church Family:
October is ministers’ appreciation month in the United
States of America. It is amazing
how God has been tailoring our
sermon series. Our present series is
on MINISTERING THE JESUS
WAY. I beseech you to use your
giftedness to minister according to
the SHAPEs (Spiritual Gifts,
Hearts, Abilities, Personalities, and
Experiences) God has bestowed on
The Music workshop facilitated by Dr. Reginald Jackson,
who did a wonderful job last year
as well as this year (from October
18-20, 2007), will culminate with
the Choir Anniversary this afternoon, October 21, 2007 at 2:00
PM. Pray and plan to come back
and enjoy the hard work that has
been put into this Music workshop.
A foretaste of what it will be like
this afternoon would be experience
during the morning worship today.
Because of the Music Workshop,
the Mt Traveler Leadership meeting has been moved to Friday, October 26, 2007.
Plans for the 2nd Nutrition
and Health Workshop at Mt traveler Baptist Church, Waverly, Alabama have been completed and the
Workshop is scheduled for November 10, 2007 at 10:00 AM
prompt. Pray for it success and for
you to be present. We have a great
panel, whose membership is coming from various works of life and
it includes: Allison Lance – Health
Intern, State of Alabama Department of Public Health; Dr.
Ralphenia D. Pace – Professor of
Nutrition, Tuskegee University; Dr.
Vivian Carter – Professor of Sociology, Tuskegee University; Beatrice H. Scruggs, MSN, RN – Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist,
B&D Cancer Care Center, Inc.
Tuskegee; and Ronald Austin –
Cancer Survivor, Tuskegee, Alabama. The panelists are all excited
and looking forward to coming.
Immediately following the
2nd Nutrition and Health Workshop,
the Mt Traveler Church family will
hold its 2007 Annual Church meeting. This is the more reason why
Saturday, November 10 2007
should be an important date on
your calendar. Furthermore, continue to pray for our 127th Mt Traveler Church Anniversary to be held
on November 17, 2007 with Dr.
Clarence M, Richardson, Pastor
and the Nazareth Baptist Church,
Opelika as our Guests. Please bear
in mind that the Ebenezer District
Association meeting will hold on
October 24-25, 2007 at the District
Center. All members of Mt Traveler are encouraged to attend.
Finally continue to pray
for one another that we shall continue to grow stronger as a Church
typified by genuine love with passion for the kingdom of God and
compassion towards people as Mt
Traveler rides the wave of ministering the Jesus way. Pray for me to
have good health and especially for
God to continue to lead me in His
paths so that I can be a good shepherd. I love you and I am praying
for you. Remain blessed.
In His service,
Rev. B. C. Datiri, PhD
OCTOBER - THIS
MONTH IN BLACK
October 20, 1946
W.E.B. Dubois presents his
"Behold the Lord" speech.
"Queen of Gospel Singers,"
born (1911 - 1972)
Submitted by Ruth Trimble
We have been observing the
June 3, 2007. It appears we
are adjusting to the new worship time. If someone has not
been lately to church, please
inform them of the new time
October 7, 1993
Toni Morrison wins the Nobel Prize for
October 9, 1869
State College founded in Baltimore, MD.
October 12, 1975
Robinson becomes the first
October 14, 1974
Walker, African American
coach, named to Olympic
track and field squad.
October 16, 1995
The Million Man March takes place in
God’s ways are always
perfect and following
them ultimately leads
to success. By studying
the Scripture and applying its principles,
we can learn to identify the Lord’s plan for
God has given each of
us gifts and talents and
we must discover and
use them to bring glory
and praise to the Lord
and not to ourselves.
Though we may discover and utilize our
gifts and talents in various ways, our motivation should always
with no exceptions to
honor holy God.
Two members of Mt.
are blessed with one of
many talents they truly
Deacon Timothy Lockhart’s first recording
project will be aired on
Halleluiah 104.3 FM,
Homegrown with Connie Bryant (DJ) on
September 29, 2007.
You don’t want to miss
this beautiful recording.
have additional recordings available in
We also wish to congratulate
Randy Driver, who is
the Rhythm and Lead
Guitarist on Brother
Cecil Torbert’s first CD
project entitled “Something for my Good.”
Please contact Deacon
Driver for CD availability and price.
Let’s join forces and
Timothy and Randy!!!!
Please continue to listen to Hallelujah 104.3
FM, Alabama Gospel
Connie Bryant (DJ)
and VOTE for Deacon
Timothy Lockhart each
Saturday night from
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
By: Diane Rufus
The Puppet Ministry is asking for any new members
that would be interested in
Sheanka Smith for joining the
ministry. We are invited to
New Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church Choir Day
Oct.28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m..
All puppeteers and parents
are asked to meet after
church on Sunday to plan for
two rehearsals next week. I
have missed working with the
puppeteers. I have had a bad
year with my shoulder, but
God is good. I will look forward to seeing all of the puppeteers and parents at practice next week.
Love you all
Ebenezer District Association will be held Wednesday
and Thursday, October 24
and 25, 2007 beginning at
9:00 a.m. each day.
Theme: A District with a
Focus on Heavenly Communication.
Host Church: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church,
Pastor –Rev. Michael Heard.
Following our Nutrition
Workshop on Saturday, November 10, 2007, our Annual
Church Meeting will immediately follow. Please make
plans to attend both meetings.
Class Period -daily
11:15 a.m. Introductory Sermon-Rev. James Owens
3:00 p.m. Temperance SermonRev. Willie F. Smith
5:00 p.m. Young Men Hour
7:35 p.m. Doctrinal Sermon –
Rev. Paul Lawson
Our second workshop will
be held on November 10,
2007 starting at 10:00 AM.
Please inform someone else
of what is going on and do
make sure we come and be
blessed with information
that can help keep us
October 23, 2007
At 6:30 p.m. Mt. Traveler Mass Choir is invited to sing.
11:00 a.m. Educational Sermon-Rev. Larry Patterson
2:00 p.m. Sermon – Rev. Ira
6:00 p.m. Laymen Hour
7:00 p.m. Minister’s March
7:30 p.m. Moderator Address
– Rev. G. H. Pulliam
Please come and support the
men of your church and the
The Music Workshop for
this year will be October
18-20, 2007 culminating
with the Choir Anniversary
Sunday, October 21, 2007.
Pray and plan to participate fully in it this year.
Dr. Reginald Jackson will
be our facilitator again this
year. He did a wonderful
job last year.
Mt. Traveler Mass Choir is invited to Pre-Congress Musical on
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2007
WITH DR. REGINALD JACKSON
AS OUR FACILITATOR