Wednesday, February 17, 2021 was the beginning of Lent on the Christian calendar. This is the time of the year when we focus more closely on the life of Jesus Christ and what it means to be his disciples. We encourage you to join us in celebrating Lent by reading through one of the gospels of your choice. You may also join us on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for Bible study during this period. We will be discussing some of the events from the life of Jesus Christ. We hope you can join us.   
To Pastor Fullwood and my Bellevue Church family. Thank you for all of the acts of kindness and love that was shown during the time of bereavement for our mother Luberta Harris. We are grateful for your prayers, encouraging words, cards and special gifts they were all greatly appreciated. Your love and support will always be remembered. Valerie,                                                                                                                                                     Shanni, Eric and Erica Strong

I want to take a moment to thank Mrs. Fleury and the Sunday School Department for an excellent Black History program last Sunday morning. We want to thank all of the students who participated and the parents for making it possible for them to make their rehearsals on zoom. Special thanks to all of you who joined us online and supported our youth.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pastor Fullwood
Our Black National Anthem
Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring, ring with the harmonies of liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies; Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us, sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod, bitter the Chastening rod, Felt in days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat have not our weary feet, Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, we have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last. Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might, led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet straight from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee; Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, True to our native land.
DON’T QUIT John Greenleaf Whitter
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with it’s twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
For all the sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest of these: “It might have been”.
We want to commend everyone who read the Bible through or listened to Bible tapes through the Bible for 2020. His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light on our path (Psalm 119:105). We encourage you to join us again in 2021 reading the Bible through.
I also suggest that you read with a pencil and pad. Record the promises of God and make a diligent effort to obey His instruction. Remember that our blessings come with our obedience.
We want to commend the following members who read the Bible through for 2020. This includes members who listened to tapes of the Scriptures last year. Congratulations!!! Let us do it again in 2021.
Mrs. Donita Rochell                                                                                                                                                      
Mrs. Doris Anglin                                                                        Mrs. Rosa Marie Bouier
Mrs. Ruby Lambert                                                                    Mrs. Ruby Rucker
Ms. Rosemary Sheckels                                                       Mrs. Rosie Reed
Mrs. Wilma Buckley                                                                  Ms. Renee Lumpkin
Mrs. Mary Winn                                                                              Mrs. Maxine Perdue
Mrs. Eartha Campbell                                                             Ms. Patricia Pool
Mrs. Corrie Council                                                                   Ms. Vivonette Paige
Mrs. Deborah Fullwood                                                         Dr. Carl Lambert
Mrs. Adrienne Lambert                                                         Mr. Taylor Robinson
 Mrs. Emma Robinson                                                               Mrs. Rosa Pryor
Mrs. Cari Magee                                                                             Mrs. Kathleen Clayton
Mrs. Dorothy Boyd                                                                       Mrs. Bernitha Robinson
Rev. Darryl Winn                                                                            Mrs. Queen Brown
Mrs. Iunice Zone                                                                            Mrs. Caldonia Smith
 Deacon Mearon Durr                                                                 Mrs. Marie Moore
                                                       Mrs. Retha Washington
Blessings, Pastor Fullwood
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Dr. Frank Laubach gives many ideas for experiments in prayer:
Pray for whoever comes to memory.
Pray when you can’t sleep at night.
Pray while taking a walk.
Pray, using a prayer list of missionaries, pastors, of the sick and sorrowing, neighbors, and coworkers.
Pray while reading a newspaper – pause and pray for accident victims, for world leaders.
Pray for the Lord to give you open doors to witness.
Paul, recognizing the kind of world in which he lived, with Satan’s powers so intense, tells his friends to pray at all times in the Spirit. And Paul also reminds the Ephesians to pray for all Christians, “and also me.”
Why not follow Paul’s example and ask many of our friends and fellow church members to pray for us. And then, let us “give ourselves wholly to prayer…and pray on every occasion in the power of the Spirit.” By Conrad M. Thompson