The Lifeline

February 2022

Message from our Pastor
"2022 Annual Consecration"
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”  Isaiah 58:6

There are at least 12 specific benefits of "the fast that God has chosen" in Isaiah 58: Revelation, Healing and wholeness, Righteousness, the Presence of the skekinah glory of God, Answered prayers, Continued guidance, Contentment, Refreshing, Strength, Work that endures (like an ever-flowing spring), Raising up of future generations, Restoration.

Our 2022 Annual Consecration will consist of ten days of seeking God in prayer and fasting,

Tuesday, February 1 to Friday, February 11.

We will seek God in prayer when we rise in the morning, throughout the day as we perform our various tasks, and before we go to bed at night.
The fasting options and omissions are tools to bring our bodies into subjection as we dedicate our minds and hearts to finding new levels in prayer. We will omit junk foods, caffeine, unnecessary social media, and all activities that break consecration

Please choose and continue with one of the following options:
  • 10-days water only fast
  • 10-days Daniel fast: no meat, no sweets
  • 10-days one meal a day fast
  • 10-days Intermittent fasting for 16 consecutive hours per day. For example: no eating after 7 pm and begin eating at 11 am.
"Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13 

God bless you,
Pastor Harper
Consecration Prayer Points
  • Pray for a closer walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for deliverance from any strongholds, weaknesses, unforgiveness, bad habits. 
  • Pray against disunity in your family, home, church...
  • Pray for healing: spiritual, mental, physical.
  • Pray for financial wisdom and freedom.
  • Pray for backsliders to return to the Lord and for souls to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Your donations were a blessing
"When you did it to these my brothers, you were doing it to me!" Matthew 25:40

Thank you to our Outreach Committee and NLC members who donated toys, clothes, and shoes to the Food Bank. I volunteer with Progresso Latino who coordinates the food distribution on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Knights of Columbus in Central Falls. NLC donations were graciously appreciated and nothing was left on the table after one day. Even those who did not directly benefit from your contributions send their thanks.

Thank you,
Mother Judy Victor
February Birthdays & Wedding Anniversary
Having Christian friends will save your life
The value of a good Christian friend cannot be underestimated. There is priceless value in having another human being whom you can call ‘friend’. That word sums up a million experiences; someone who will walk with you through grief, towards joy, during the choppy waves and the still waters, when your life is ‘in season and out of season’.  Continue reading...
Here are 16 unhealthy habits in marriage

1. Not greeting your spouse.

Wrapped up in work or parenting, it’s all too easy to not take a moment to pause and greet your spouse when they come home. Or, arriving somewhere where our spouse is, sometimes we greet everyone but our spouse. They’re your person! Greet them with eye contact and your words. Or better yet, a kiss.

2. Not using eye contact when you speak.

You may see each other all day, but have you looked your spouse in the eye? I’m certainly guilty of talking at my husband whilst doing dishes or typing an email, and some of that is fine. We like multitasking. But we also like our spouses’ faces. Let’s practice looking at them.

3. Not celebrating milestones.

Life gets busy and celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or life’s other milestones (promotion, good news) takes planning and effort, but it’s important to mark the good whenever possible.

4. Speaking negatively about your spouse to others.

As a friend put it, always speaking negatively about your spouse “is a bad look.” More importantly, it’s not honoring to your spouse and is toxic to all involved. Yes, sometimes it’s important to talk through an issue with a trusted friend who is for your marriage. But let your spouse’s name be safe in your mouth.

5. Not backing your spouse up in front of the kids.

Kids need to see you and your spouse as a united front. Your spouse needs to know you respect them. If you really disagree with what your spouse says, then that warrants a conversation before you change what they said.

6. Assigning negative intent (vs. believing the best).

Did your spouse leave their dishes in the wrong place or send a text message with a questionable tone? Rather than assume they are out to make your life harder or make you miserable, try believing the best. Yes, it’s easier said than done, but this is a big one, folks.

7. Using anything less than respect.

Do you treat strangers better than your spouse? That’s a problem. No matter what, we can treat our spouses with decency and respect—a low bar we should far exceed.

8. Not touching.

A little affectionate touching goes a long way. Not the time or space for words? We can communicate care with touch.Also, the difference between a husband and wife and roommates? Touching.

9. Letting kids interrupt your conversations.

If you have littles, this is difficult. But working to teach them not to interrupt Mom/Dad communicates respect to your spouse and to them.

10. Avoiding conflict.

If you never have any conflict with your spouse, are you even married? Are you really human? Conflict is a normal and necessary part of intimacy.

11. Using “always” and “never.”

Speaking of conflict, if you use “always” and “never” (other than I will always love you or I never want to be without you) things will not go well for you.

12. Not asking for input on decisions.

You don’t need to consult your spouse about what you’ll wear or have for breakfast, but if a decision affects them or your finances, you likely should get their input!

13. Not saying “I love you” or “Thank you.”

You may think they already know, but you really can’t say these two phrases (or other forms of appreciation) enough.

14. Interrupting your spouse.

This just isn’t polite or respectful—and it speaks volumes to those around you.

15. Expecting your spouse to read your mind.

The longer I’m married, the more I realize erring on the side of over-communication is probably better than the alternative. As well as your spouse knows you, they cannot anticipate your every thought and feeling. Please give them a break.

16. Expecting them to meet all your (social/emotional) needs.

There are some needs that should only be met by your spouse (i.e., sexual needs). But there are others that can and should be met by others in healthy ways.

Have you noticed any of these unhealthy habits in your marriage? Take a moment now to envision the alternative and make a point to replace the unhelpful habit with a better one. - Weekend to Remember

Rhode Island is rich in Black history
February is Black History Month, an annual time that celebrates the history, heritage and diversity of the Black community with special virtual events, lectures and walking tours throughout the classic coast. Here is a link to events that honor Black History Month in Newport, Bristol, and Portsmouth.

@ 11:30 AM
Join in-person at 157 Washington St., Central Falls or on our YouTube channel 
for families and communities

@ 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 834 9732 7826
Without Video: 929-205-6099
1st Mother Ingrid Harper
2nd Sister Wendy Wallace

3rd Sister Susan Curtis
4th Sister Gabrielle Bailey
5th Sister Zeline Brock
every 3rd Tuesday
@ 7:30 PM - @ 8:30 PM
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 845 5239 1280
Password: Unite
Please contact Deacon Pamphile with any questions or concerns regarding Men's Prayer.
Wednesday @ 7:30 PM - @ 9:00 PM
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 820 3477 1169
Passcode: 832783
Mobile: 929 205 6099 US (NY)
@ 7:30 PM - @ 9:00 PM
Zoom Link: Click here
Without Video: +1 929 205 6099 US 
Meeting ID: 889 2945 7158

Passcode: 242340
Women's Council

Tuesday, February 8, 2000
@ 7:30 PM (Virtual)
Sister Janice Pamphile, President
Friday, February 25, 2022
@ 7:30 PM (Virtual)

Topic: "Black Health & Wellness"
Guest Speakers: Dr. Fuchsia Mitchell, Pastor Audi Lynch
Coordinators: Brother Ackeem Hill and Mother Ingrid Harper
Zoom Link: Click here
Without Video: +1 929 205 6099 US 
Meeting ID: 889 2945 7158

Passcode: 242340
from the Newsletter contributors:
Sister Susan Curtis, Sister Amy Dente, Sister Erika Harper, Mother Ingrid Harper, Sister Janice Pamphile, and Minister Jermaine Tulloch
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