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Local Poet and Teacher Reaches Important Milestone

Christopher Kirkpatrick

Christopher Kirkpatrick

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Christopher Kirkpatrick, a local San Bernardino poet and English teacher at the PAL Charter Academy, recently published his 5th collection of poetry, In Case You Were Wondering. This new book includes selections from his other previously published works written over the past decade: Learning To See From The BlindMixed Metaphors, and I Don’t Know What To Tell You. His work has also previously appeared in various other magazines and literary journals such as AleolaChaffNourishment NotesClever Copywriting, and Time of Singing. His books are available on Amazon.com and from America Star Books.

Inviting All Church Music Ministries to Join In On A Beautiful Opportunity -Sharing the Gospel!”

By Lou Coleman

As we all know Worship is Celebration – A Celebration to be Experienced and a Celebration to be shared.

This is a call to all church music ministries to join us on the mountain top of worship, to come into God’s presence, and to stand before God’s throne. If your church music ministry would like to be a part of this great commission, please email a video of your music ministry in songs to walleniv@yahoo.com and/or colemanlou@hotmail.com.

“Worship is the goal of evangelism and evangelism is the fruit of worship.” Be a worshipper, but be a witness. Be one drawn into God’s presence, but also be one sent out into the world. [Gerrit Gustafson]

Letter to the Editor: MLK Statue Ceremony

By Frances Grice

 Please join area children at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue ceremony Monday, January 16, 2017, starting at 10:30 a.m. at San Bernardino City Hall, 300 North D Street.

The Martin Luther King Restoration and Maintenance Committee is inviting the area youth, parents, and businesses to participate in the MLK Annual birthday celebration in downtown San Bernardino. The area youth elementary children will conduct the “Laying of the Wreath” program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The statue is the first bigger than life statue in the world, the vision of Dr. Gertrude Whetzel. Funding for the construction of the statue was spearheaded in 1971 by Mayor Bob Holcomb with donations by area residents from various races, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. For many years, the statue served as the focal point in bringing together all cultures as a testament to Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

As you are aware, the City of San Bernardino entered into financial challenges that have prohibited the City from providing the statue with proper maintenance and repair for years. To address the need for annual maintenance of the statue, community residents came together and raised the needed resources to restore the statue which stands as a beacon of hope for area residents.

We are trying to reach out to as many elementary schools as we can to participate in this year’s event. Dr. King’s greatest motivation was to make the world better for our children. It would be an honor for the children to be the main focus on the program. If you have any further questions you may contact Frances Grice at fnetwrk@aol.com or Faye Pointer at fpoint1122@sbcglobal.net.