Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

October Awareness Month (Week 1)

October 7, 2021

Welcome to the month of October where October harvesting will take place, the leaves will begin to change their color, and we will prepare to kick off the fall cooking season! October is also the home of several awareness days such as Breast Cancer Awareness, National Domestic Violence Awareness, World Smile Day®, Energy Awareness, Boss’s… [Read More]

Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (conclusion)

September 30, 2021

“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.” ~ Chinese Proverb As church membership across the country ages, this certainly gives rise to the need for ministries that specifically serve to our aging population. If you haven’t done so already, consider establishing a Senior Adult Ministry… [Read More]

Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (Week 3)

September 23, 2021

“Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.” ~ Author Unknown Last week we presented interesting facts regarding grandparents. Some of those details included the number of grandparents serving as caregivers of their grandchildren. The statistics are showing that it is… [Read More]

Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (Week 2)

September 16, 2021

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” ~ Lois Wyse National Grandparents Day is celebrated September 12, 2021; however, this entire month has been dedicated to honoring grandparents. This week, let’s begin with AARP’s Executive Summary on how the fundamentals of the grandparenting role has remained the same, with grandchildren… [Read More]

Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (Week 1)

September 9, 2021

National Grandparents Day September 12, 2021 September is the month that being a grandparent is celebrated. National Grandparents Day came about back in 1970. Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – conclusion

September 2, 2021

In the conclusion of our salute to Black Business Month, we turn our attention Black-Owned Barber Shops and Salons. I am drawn to an article published by NBC News entitled: “Black Barber Shops and Salons: Safe Havens for Cultural Chats.” (1) In the article, it noted that barber shops and beauty salons aren’t just small… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 4

August 26, 2021

In an article published in Forbes, it noted supporting Black-owned businesses should be more than just a trend. During the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, the Google search for Black-owned businesses reached a value of 100 (the peak popularity for a term) during May 31 to June 6, 2020 period. Since then, according… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 3

August 19, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau in a report released January 28, 2021, the 2019 Annual Business Survey covering reference year 2018, approximately 18.3 percent (1.0 million) of all U.S. businesses were minority owned and about 19.9 percent (1.1 million) of all businesses were owned by women. Additional statistics released indicate Black or African… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 3

August 12, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau in a report released January 28, 2021, the 2019 Annual Business Survey covering reference year 2018, approximately 18.3 percent (1.0 million) of all U.S. businesses were minority owned and about 19.9 percent (1.1 million) of all businesses were owned by women. Additional statistics released indicate Blacks or African… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 2

August 5, 2021

Milwaukee’s Black Business Directory is a non-profit that provides a directory of Black-owned businesses in the greater Milwaukee area, as well as connects businesses to resources, capital and networks. This week, three restaurants will be featured that serve vegan dishes. The basic differences between a vegan and a vegetarian is a vegan will avoid meat,… [Read More]