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Pastors Letter...
What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ of Tremont Temple Baptist Church! Celebrate Black History Month with TTBC! Tremont Temple has a remarkable history in defending the human rights of all people. This church was founded in 1839 on the principle that all men and women are created equal by God and therefore all must enjoy the freedom of Gods creation. For that reason, right from the start, TTBC would not allow slaveholders to be members and led in the Abolition Movement, as well as hiding runaway slaves! It has been said that we are the first integrated church in the USA. We must not rest on our past, but we must go into the future that Christ has prepared for all of Gods people. To sensitize all of us to the need for human rights, not only in the USA, but all over the world, we celebrate February as Black History Month! It was a Baptist preacher who became the leader of the Freedom Movement in our country. Martin Luther King Jr. brought together millions of citizens to fight for the rights of all people. Listen to how he proposed we work for those rights:
Saturday, February 4th BLACK HISTORY GOSPEL CONCERT 4:00pm ~ Converse Hall Sunday, February 5th ALL CHURCH COFFEE 12:15pm - Narthex Sunday, February 12th MISSIONARY VISIT Janet & Oscar Huarac (following am worship) Friday, February 17Sunday, February 19 YOUTH CONFERENCE Sunday, February 19th TREMONT HEALTH NETWORK EVENT 12:30pm - Chipman Hall Sunday, February 26th BLACK HISTORY BANQUET 12:30pm - Chipman Hall February 2012

Our method will be that of persuasion, not coercion. Love must be our regulating ideal. Once again we must hear the words of Jesus echoing across the centuries: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, and pray for them that spitefully use you. If we fail to do this our protest will end up as a meaningless drama on the stage of history and its memory will be shrouded with the ugly garments of shame. In spite of the mistreatment that we have confronted , we must not become bitter, and end up hating our white brothers. As Booker T. Washington said, Let no man pull you so low as to make you hate him.
TTBC will begin its celebration of Black History month with a Gospel Concert. Prepare now to come on Saturday, February 4th at 4:00 p.m. in Converse Hall. How grateful we are that some of the great choirs of Boston will celebrate with us in song and dance! Many thanks to Dawn Young for organizing this concert!




We will conclude Black History month with a Banquet on Sunday February 26th! Let us, at Tremont Temple, really become a sign of that great protest song, Black and white togetherwe shall overcome some day. Indeed this month is for all races, and all peoples to celebrate the freedom that God has given to us in His Son, Jesus Christ! Lets continue to work together in our church so that all of us might draw nearer to Christ. We rejoice in the good things God is doing in our midst: 1. Prayer Meeting: If you really want to feel the pulse of this church, come to our Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting. Last Wednesday on a cold winter night, we were so pleased that 45 came to pray and thank God for his salvation. We are growing in grace and love for one another. People are coming off the street and being blessed by the presence of Gods Spirit. 2. Each One, Reach One! This is our Mission theme for this year. Please pray that God will give you the courage to lead at least one person to Christ this year! Are you praying and working with the Lord on this? When Jesus said Go into all the world, he also meant for each of you to go into the world of Boston where you live! 3. TTBC Missionaries to Share their Story: Put it on your calendar that on Sunday, February 12th Oscar and Janet Huarac, our missionaries to Peru will be giving greetings during our morning service. Following the service , they will show slides and speak of their mission work. Dont miss hearing what God is doing through our support of many missionaries around the world! 4. Thanks to Dr. Mobolaji and TTBC Health Network! Part of the Womens Ministry is the TTBC Health Network that Dr. Mobolaji has organized. In January, we were pleased to hear a doctor from Childrens Hospital speak on nutrition. Thank you Dr. Mobolaji for your Christian concern for our health, reminding us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit!

5. Pray for the Deacons as they begin Nominations for the various Ministry Committees! In the March Temple Tidings, a form will be included giving you an opportunity to nominate church members for the various Ministry committees. Pray about what your gifts are and where you would like to serve. Also pray about whom you would like to nominate. 6. Pray for Vantha Bun, the new Chair of Deacons: Unfortunately, due to health concerns of her mother, Arme Gallanaro resigned as Deacon Chair. Vantha Bun, the Vice Chair, was unanimously confirmed as the Chair of Deacons. Vantha is the first Cambodian to be selected as Chair of Deacons, a sign of the growing internationalization of our church family. Please pray for him during these crucial months before our Annual Business Meeting in April. 7. Thanks to All TTBC Members for their Pledges: Church Growth specialists tell us that one sign of a growing church is when we meet our pledge commitments. This year, we were able to go above and beyond our pledge target of $150,000. In fact, more than $162,000 was pledged! To God be the glory! God bless all of you as you continue to pray and work for the Kingdom of God at Tremont Temple! In Christ,
Denton Lotz, Pastor




Mens Ministry News Dear Brothers of Tremont Temple ! I invite all the MEN of the church to come to our second Mens Bible Study Breakfast (this year) on Saturday morning, February 4th, 2012, at 8:30am on the 7th floor (Friendship House) of the church. We had our first breakfast on January 7th, and had a small turnout. We hope more of you will attend and invite other men as well, to join fellowship, food and a brief Bible study together. Please come with an appetite for breakfast and the WORD OF GOD ! God bless you,

Pastor Effies Corner. This is a reminder and an invitation for the Boston Christian Counseling Center Banquet on March 18th, at Lombardos in Randolph. The Banquet will be held 5:30pm until 9:00pm. There will be a Silent Auction and you will be able to bid on items which will be exhibited. The price is $50.00 per person, and if you sponsor a table of ten, the cost will be $450.00. It will be a great time of fellowship, music, fun, a brief presentation by the Counselors and a couple of testimonies. The food has proven to be excellent. Those of you who have attended in the past will remember how wonderful the whole evening was. Please make your reservations either by calling: (617) 523 - 1543 or send us a note along with your payment to: Boston Christian Counseling Center, 88 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108. Looking forward to hearing from you! Blessings,

Rev Geoffrey Hicks

Gospel Celebration Concert Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 4 pm Converse Hall

Black History Month 2012 with Tremont Temple Baptist Church Featuring.

The brotherhood From Holy Tabernacle Church Church of the Holy Spirit Sacred Dance Ministry Gospel Choir & Praise Band

Pastor Effie

From Tremont Temple Baptist Church

Sharing A New Song

.....................and much more! Admission is free! Bring your friends and come praise the Lord!




Womens Round-table Report~ Missionary Letters

This will be Report # 6 from our Missionary Letters.. Weve received Christmas greetings from several of our Church family who answered the call to Go, ye , and although this will be a February report, we want you to know they are thinking of YOU, too. Delmar & Barbara Gibbons of UFM (Unevangelized Fields Mission), ministering in Canada, send word that they are expecting : Happy family newsson, Philip and wife awaiting baby in June. The Gibbons also send Thank you for being partners in their ministry. Prayer changes things. TTBC has supported Del and Barbara since 1982. Sara Wetmore of SIM/USA, ministering in Sebring, FL and a member of TTBC, says: Thank you all who uphold me in prayer here in Sebring. I hope to see you all in the new year. I do miss you all, especially at Christmas. Janet (Hammer) & Oscar Huarac of International Teams and ministering in Peru (but presently at home in Wolfboro, NH) sent Christmas blessings and a long newsletter. Their daughter, Kristine, is becoming bilingual learning English. Oscar returned to Peru for two weeks in January to encourage their disciples in raising up new disciples for Christ. Janet first went to Peru in 1982 with Wycliffe Bible Translators. TTBC has supported her since that time. Mark February 12th on your calendar as Janet, Oscar and Kristine will be visiting us. Newly supported missionary to Thailand, Karen Smith, who ministers through American Baptist International Ministries, sends thanks for your financial support especially during this social and economic development in Thailand. Also, she asks; How can I pray specifically for the ministries of Tremont Temple? Lois Crosby, Missions Letter Writing leader

February 2nd - Donna Poland Richard Lynch February 4th Eduardo Bargan February 10th - Donna Narey William Parks February 11th - Kham Kou February 13th - James Currie February 15th - Jacqueline Johnson February 19th - Barbara Currie February 23rd - Lisa McGovern February 28th - Olga DiBona