Cantata celebrates our youth’s future

Published 12:05 am Thursday, December 12, 2013

Just as healthy bodies need exercise, a healthy community needs our young people, because they are future leaders.

Our youth are a gift from God, and we adults have as a responsibility to demonstrate of our love and support to them by training and nurturing them in positive ways.

The committee for Churches Partnership is an outreach ministry to our youth with the ongoing intention of helping to develop their talents and gifts. This committee believes that we shape tomorrow’s world by adequately developing our children today.

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In a world where wrong is glamorized and immorality is presented as appealing, we seldom hear of the “good” things that are happening.

This committee, along with Mr. Alvin Shelby, has planned a third-year Cantata featuring our community youth.

This Cantata is a good thing for it is another way to encourage our youth’s love for culture. It is also a significant investment in our future.

We can’t afford to sit on the side lines and permit Satan to manage the details of our young people’s lives.’

We, adults, must take a stand. We must attempt to shape and mold our youth into the kind of citizens that will bring God glory and impact the world.

The committee’s prayer this holiday season is that God will show us the way to let our lights shine as an example of good to our youth that they may see Christ in us and desire to pattern their lives after Him, because living for Jesus’ approval is better than living for man’s applause.

So won’t you join us at 7 p.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 14 Parkway Drive in Stanton, where the Rev. Johnny Elery is pastor and Shelby is director of the 2013 Youth Christmas Cantata. We are dreaming of a really successful 2013 Christmas Cantata rendered by our Community Youth.

Remember, it is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, it is, however, a calamity not to dream.


Bertha Gilmore is chairwoman of Community Churches Partnership.