October 1, 2022


Welcome to Berea Temple this Sabbath In-Person, Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook for another Blessed Sabbath Day. God has blessed us to see the end of another week and today our minds should be giving God the Praise. As the Holy Spirit fills each one of us with God’s presence, let each of us stay faithful to our Savior.


Our Theme for 2022 is: “Moving Forward to the Promise Land/Each One Reach One”. The preaching topic for September is “The Harvest is Plentiful but the Laborers are Few”. As we work towards Evangelism, let each one of us work to get some souls in the church for Evangelism.


  • Thanks to Elder Purnell Jones for holding everything together as I was healing from my procedure. What an excellent work he has done with the help of all the Elders and other Team Members.
  • I would like to thank the members for all their prayers, kindness, and gifts that I received as I recover from my procedure. My wife, Jackie, and I appreciate all that each one has done and keep doing for the both of us.
  • The Berea Temple has a Re-Opening Survey for you on the church website to fill out today and each week if you are planning to do in-person church worship. You must Register each week by Friday, 3:00pm, to attend the Sabbath Service that week. You can only Register for the upcoming Sabbath in advance, not several Sabbaths. The Survey Resets every Sabbath. The doors will open at 11:00 am each Sabbath for Entry. The Allegheny East Conference asked us to register everyone who comes to church every week. Just go to the website and click on the link and follow the prompts, and when finished, push Submit.
  • Berea Temple SDA Church Ministry Survey 2022-The Pastor wants every person to fill out the Survey on Berea Temple Website as we continue to gear up for ministries in 2022. No Pew Warmers. The survey shows ministries you have an interest in.

Please go to the Church Website to complete form or Click Link:

  • Begin looking at Berea Temple Website and see what group you are in from the survey you filled out online and ask the Leader of that Ministry to give you instructions, or we will come together and choose a leader.
  • If you are a member of the group who make telephone calls from the Berea Temple Church Directory for 2022, please meet with Sister Washington on Zoom: Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 7:00pm-Meeting ID: 415 903 6425.
  • Community Service and Health Ministries are partnering to increase healthy living in our church and communities.  We are starting a walking program at 8:00am. The locations are: Quarry Place-Mills Station (AMC Parking Lot) and Lake Montebello.  There will be walk leaders at each location to have prayer and take attendance.  We are inviting all church members to join us and walk for a healthier life.
  • Sabbath School Quarterly-All Sabbath School Members-Please contact Sister Saundra Washington if you need the Large Print Quarterly for the upcoming 4th Quarter Period. Standard Size Quarterlies will be ordered if you have not contacted her to let her know the correct size. Teachers Only-You may receive the E. G. White Notes, and/or the Author’s Companion Book. Please email her with your preference this week at or you can let Sister Elizabeth Fowlkes, Sister Gladys Forde, or Sister Sheila Oliver know when you see them at church.
  • AEC & LRC Training Workshop-Today-4:00pm. Go to the Allegheny East Conference Website to Register. You Must Register.


  • WANTED: Active and Retired Teachers/Educators, Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, and Musicians to provide volunteer tutoring at an Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore for 1 hour, a few times monthly, for students needing help in mastering their subjects. Transportation to and from the school can be provided if needed. This project is sponsored by the Brinklow/Berea Temple West Baltimore Intervention Team.
  • Health Ministries Team is Back: Please join us on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 11:00am at Berea Temple for Health Assessments/Screenings for Height, Weight, BMI, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Checks, and Education. Also, cooking demonstrations will follow the Assessments/Screenings, along with receiving healthy recipes, natural remedy information, and an introduction to a Walking Program. Temperature Check and Masks Are Required!
  • It is time to begin Message Magazine Campaign 2022. Information is coming. Make sure you report to Elder Glenn Edwards or Pastor Taylor on what you send in. The Form is coming to your house.
  • Prayer Meeting is every Wednesday at 7:00pm on Berea Temple Zoom.
  • The Music Ministry Committee – 1st Sabbath of every month.
  • The Music Committee invites you to Study Worship-Exploring Worship by Bob Sorge. The meeting is scheduled for the 1st Friday of every month on their Zoom-Meeting ID: 461 544 3550 and Passcode: BTMM2021.
  • Community Service Meeting is the 1st Sunday of every month on their Zoom at 9:00am.
  • Men Ministries Meeting is every month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10:00am.
  • Women Ministries Meeting is the 4th Sabbath of every month at 5:00pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 783 541 7550/Passcode: 529519

  • Elders Meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
  • Treasury/Finance Meeting is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.
  • All Baltimore Extended Ministerium Delegates for the upcoming AEC Constituency on October 16 will meet on October 1, 2022 at 5:00pm at Berea Temple in-person to receive final instructions for the delegates.
  • BJA Job Openings: Day Custodian and Part-Time Spanish Teacher. Send your Resume to:
  • Baltimore Jr. Academy National Alumni Association (BJANAA) formally invites you, family, friends, current and previous BJA students, to our “Embracing Opportunity” Scholarship Banquet. Please note the following:
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Diamondz Events & Catering - “Bijou Ballroom”

9980 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133

Ticket Price: $85.00Attire: Semi-Formal

  • BJA PTO YARD SALE-Sunday, October 2, 2022, 11:00am-1:00pm in the BJA Parking Lot.

3006 W. Coldspring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21215

Vendor Sign Up: ($20 per vendor-Due September 25)


  • BEAM Women’s Ministries Family Fun Festival-Benjamin Banneker Historical Park

300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. Bring your family, chairs, and lunch! Enjoy hiking, playing games, and visiting the Benjamin Banneker Historical Museum. Don’t forget your bug spray!! Water Provided-Snacks for Sale.

The AEC Children, Youth, and Young Adult Federation are looking for volunteers to help with our newest Launch at Baltimore Jr. Academy. Pathfinders and Adventurers Clubs are now at BJA. We need your help either virtual or in person. One hour a month or whenever you have time. Please reach out to Eleanor Waters@443-577-7268 or Thank You.

  • Pastor Taylor thanks the members for all their prayers, kindness, and gifts received as he recovers from his procedure. His wife, Jackie, appreciates all that each one has done, and keeps doing for the both of them.
  • ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS/VIDEOS for Church Service, ETC, must be submitted by Tuesday, 8:30pm in order for it to be included on the upcoming Sabbath. No Exceptions. Thank You.
  • Continue to check out AEC Website for all their Announcements.
  • Keep our sick members and friends, and those who have lost loved ones in prayer. Those we have so far are:
  • ~Clara and Carolyn Davis - Health Challenges
  • ~Pamela Evans - Health Challenges
  • ~Elder Margaret Brown - Health Challenges/In Hospital
  • ~Unell Dawson - Health Challenges
  • ~Diane (Annie) Baker - Health Challenges
  • ~Towanda Anderson’s Father and Mother - Health Challenges
  • ~Kathy Sumpter son, Corwin Miller - Health Challenges
  • ~Kenny Brown Jr. - Health Challenges
  • ~William Love - Health Challenges
  • ~Raymond and Doretha Bennett - Health Challenges
  • ~Theodore and Norma Sauls - Health Challenges
  • ~Joyce Pearson - Health Challenges
  • ~Lamont Edwards - Health Challenges
  • ~Jane Cox - Health Challenges
  • ~Denise Smith - Health Challenges
  • ~Dorothy Walker - Health Challenges
  • ~Joyce Brown - Health Challenges
  • ~Michelle Davis – Health Challenges
  • ~Timothy Golder - Health Challenges
  • ~Arlene Campbell - Health Challenges
  • ~Gwendolyn Witherspoon - Health Challenges
  • ~Barbara Jones and Raymond Bennett’s Sisters, Sheila Lee and Jean Bennett - Health Challenges
  • ~Polly Baker in Prayer and Her sister, Flora-Health Challenges
  • ~Keith Smith’s Sister, Cynthia Smith – Health Challenges
  • ~Saundra Washington husband, Jimmy, and her friend, Joyce Burke-Health Challenges
  • ~Elder Noel Brathwaite Grandson – Health Challenges
  • ~Elder Ronald Edmonds – Health Challenges-He has a Praise Report of God’s Mighty Power.
  • ~Gwendolyn Whiting Sister, Eleanor – Health Challenges
  • ~Janice Mayfield’s nephew, Michael Johnson Jr. – Health Challenges
  • ~Patricia Veniey – Health Challenges
  • ~Pastor Joseph Hutchison-Health Challenges
  • ~Eric and Towanda Anderson family in the loss of another cousin. Her funeral is today.
  • ~Amber Stackhouse-Special Prayer for her and her family, and especially her mother, Betsy Bracey.
  • ~Armada Grant family for special prayer on behalf of her grandson and her son, Jason.
  • ~Chelsea Nance
  • ~Jasmine Davis and Jerrell Davis
  • ~All New Baptized Members
  • Continue to pray for those who are on the front lines or first responders during this coronavirus
  • War between Russia and Ukraine
  • Pray for all the schools, and especially BJA and Hillside that are in our Ministerium.. Thanks for your prayers and financial support to the students and all you do for the schools.
  • Remember to do your corporate prayer each day at 12:00 noon and another prayer 3 times a day for healing from this coronavirus pandemic.
  • Don’t forget to use the Allegheny East Conference Website ( to receive information from the conference.
  • Continue to be faithful each week in our giving of tithes (Conference Funds) and Offering (local church funds) which is the combined budget. Then if you want to give extra, remember Debt Relief, Sabbath School, Prayer Meeting, and Thank Offering, etc.
  • There are four ways to give in this church: Berea Temple CashApp, Adventist Online Giving, Mail In and Drop Off.