Summer Teen Internship at the Memphis Public Library & Information Center​!!!
Ages 13-18, $500 stipend, July 20-August 7. Various library locations across the city of #Memphis. Apply by Monday, July 13th.

summer teen intership

Faith-based Mental Health Seminar
Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation Ministries is hosting their Second Annual, Faith-based Mental Health Awareness Seminar on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Located at the The Rock Church, 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS 

This seminar is for pastors, ministry leaders, parents, professionals and congregants that would like to gain more understanding about mental heath, barriers between church and community, locating resources or interested in starting a counseling ministry at their church. 

Topics include: 

•Breaking Mental Health Barriers

•Working with Children

•Helping Teens Deal with Crises

• Connecting Adults with Resources

•The Role of the Pastor 

•Bridging the Gap between Church & Community

Facilitators include:  LaTanya Foreman, Rust College Family First Resource Center; Veronica Hampton, Inspired Therapy Family Counseling; Reginald Taylor, Pastor of The Rock Church, Shulanda Hastings, Director of Christian Counseling/Mental Health Advocacy- Spirit Realm.

Keynote Speaker is Lorri Key Barrett, LCSW-  “Keeping My Faith, While Saving My Mind”. 

CEU/Contact hours available.  To register, visit or contact Shulanda Hastings, Senior Ministry Leader, at 901.606-7792 or

From Lasting Expressions…
Lasting Expressions is excited to announce that we have been blessed with the opportunity to do newborn photography in some of the local hospitals! Because of that, we need some hard-working, friendly people who have photography experience and an exemplary work ethic. About 10 positions are available, both part time and full time. If you or someone you know fits this description and you want to be part of the Lasting Expressions family, please stop by the Arlington location to fill out an application. We will also be hiring individuals for our Starry Nights seasonal positions (little experience necessary, will hire responsible teens as well!) We will be interviewing next Tuesday, so stop by now!
Arlington 901-937-6868

Collierville 901-457-7273

Concert to benefit Shelby County Youth – Oct 29

Featuring … Wess Morgan

Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Golden Gate Cathedral
3240 James Road
Memphis Tennessee 38128

Nationally known hits, “I Choose to Worship” and “You Paid It All”

He has a strong testimony regarding being delivered from drugs and alcohol while being in and out of the juvenile detention center. A true concert about Recovery and Accountability

All proceeds will benefit Shelby county youth at risk of entering DCS custody.

For more info please call the Community Advisory Board Chair Connie Booker at 901-327-1616

Pretty in Pink! with LaTrice Ryan!

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 10 am at The University of Memphis Fogelman Auditorium (Rm118).

Outreach for young women ages 12-17!
It’s FREE and open to the public!! We will have:
• empowerment sessions
• free food
• “girlie”giveaway bags
• U of M campus tour 
• bra fitting and a free bra

To Register your teen/youth group, make a donation, or for more info visit


Memphis Heritage Christian School – Seeking New Teachers for Multiple Positions

Memphis Heritage will begin serving high school students in the fall 2014-2015 school year.  We are seeking new teachers for multiple positions.  Please send resume/inquiries to  




boys symposium


This is an AWESOME event for our youth and young adult males.  PLEASE register your students, family members, church members, community kids, all boys ages 12-22 who you know!!!  

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 / 8 AM – 4 pm



If there are at least 10 boys or more at any location, transportation will be provided!  

Large groups, please text 901-289-7785 to register with name, address, phone and age.   Individual young men can register online at or email information to

Breakfast and lunch provided!


Four years ago, my first cousin, Jermaine Blake, was shot and killed in MY hood. Jermaine and I were a year apart, and, like most struggling black families then, we often lived in the same house, ran the same streets. He was more like a brother to me.

As “saved” as I try to be, at that time, that part of my life was a blur. Trees looked differently, my conversations changed with my own children and conversations changed with my students. I became very transparent.

I remember what the pastor of my youth, Rev. Melvin Lee (Macedonia M.B. Church, Hyde Park) preached at his funeral. He took notice of how SOOOOO many people showed up for the visitation, as well as the funeral. They just kept coming. It wasn’t that he was surprised that there was a lot of love being shown – hey, it was/is the hard part of North Memphis and we’re Blakes , but, Jermaine was only 30 when he died. So much life ahead of him. Rev. Lee said it was Jermaine’s fragrance that attracted so many people. His mother, Delilah Blake, gave him back to God as a child, so, his purpose was served.

What fragrance are you leaving? No matter what the world thinks or knows or think it knows, what legacy are you establishing? What work will go on once you’re gone? Is it worth continuing? It is worth others being transparent because of what they are learning from you? Think about it.

Serving in my classroom,

LOC FlyerYou Can’t Hold Me Down!


An inspirational play written by Joy Henderson

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Doors open at 2:00 pm

$10 cost for tickets