Mt. Carmel youths celebrates ‘State Rites of Passage’ ceremony

June 11, 2015
Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1717 W. Meinecke Ave., host- ed the Third Annual State Youth Rites of Passage Ceremony for the Gen- eral Baptist State Convention of Wisconsin, Inc., on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The Rites of Passage ceremony is a ritual that marks a young person’s progression from one status in life to another. The main objec- tive of the Rites of Passage is for our youth, young ladies and men 16 to 19 years old, to strive to share their Christian values and beliefs and their entering adulthood with love and devotion to serve Christ and others as they travel on their Christian journey. Each Rites of Passage participant is asked to show an understanding of Romans 12:1-2: “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable ser- vice. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and accept- able and perfect will of God.” The 2015 Rites of Passage candidates pic- tured here (l – r) are: Deshondra Williams of Damascus Baptist Church; Quentin Halton and Jakaila Jordan from The Way of the Cross Baptist Church; Emoni Green and Dementria Davis from Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Rev. Eddie Nash of The Way of the Cross Baptist Church was the keynote speaker; Sister Talijah Williams is the State Youth President and Sister Lenora Brown is State Youth Director. Rev. Dr. Hugh Davis is pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.