Cultural Social

Our annual Black History Cultural Social kicked off on the night of February 29, 2020 as we concluded our month of focus on our indelible Black History. Events got started at 8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Victory Seventh-day Adventist.
The evenings events included food, music, fellowship, cultural and national songs and presentations about the rich and vibrant nations which constitute our church’s population. 
Music was presented by the rhythmic sounds of the South Street Steel Band Orchestra.  The celebration terminated at 12 am. We think we can confidently say “A good time of fellowship and fun was had by all”
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Parade of Nations

On February 29, 2020 we had our closing exercises relating to Black History Month. In celebration of this moment at the 11 AM worship service we witnessed the parade of nations; as representatives of our church’s diverse nations entered the sanctuary carrying the flags of their various nationalities.
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Empowered to Wellness

The EmPOWERED and Well Healthier Church Challenge is far into its third week here at the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church as of March 1, 2020, and evidence is revealing it is impacting is impacting the lives of participants in a positive way.

EmPOWERED and Well Healthier Church Challenge – sponsored by WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight management program – is spearheaded by the American Heart Association with the goal of supporting the health and wellness of black women and their faith-based communities.

The Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of the 38 churches throughout the United States – Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York City, NY; Washington DC, DC; –  approved to conduct the program with staff support from local American Heart Association and Weight Watchers.

According to the program’s description “The program is inspired by volunteers who are passionate about driving change through health justice and empowerment. These committed ambassadors are working to make a difference in their communities through advocacy, policy, education and social change.” 

Two outstanding churches, who excel in completing the program, will each receive  “$5,000 and a wellness celebration at their church. Tamela Mann and Brian Courtney Wilson may stop by to celebrate as well”.
Interested persons may contact the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Health Ministries leader Lorraine Taylor-Bogle at (646)925-2044 or by e-mail at
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Women’s Ministry Intl. Day of Prayer 2020

On Sabbath March 07, 2020 members and friends of Victory joined our church’s Women’s Ministry leadership and participated in the International Women’s Day of Prayer, an annual event promoted by the Women’s Ministry of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. This year’s theme was “Virtuous Living in an Un-virtuous World”.

During the month of March women are celebrated globally. March 8 is International Women’s Day of prayer in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Women have always played an important part in the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, serving in almost all capacities and filling a wide range of roles. (Women’s Ministry. North American Division)

Locally the women of the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church are just a representation of the thousands of women worldwide, who are contributing to the growth and well-being of churches. The day is also a moment to recognize the courageous and dedicated women who helped shape our church in its early stages.

As we gathered last Sabbath, the day’s worship event became a high occasion to celebrate our local and global women, pray for their ministries and affirm them in our acts of worship. Our local speaker, Elder Ann-Marie Beckford, presented a very enthusiastic sermon, mixed with moments of special Prayer Sessions.
Watch or listen to her message below.

Worship Service March 07, 2020 – Women’s International Day of Prayer
“Keep Your Eyes On Jesus” by Elder Ann-Marie Beckford

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Welcome Ernie E. R. Wright

The Victory family was indeed much pleased , to welcome to worship Pastor Ernie E. R. Wright, Jr. who delivered the Word on the first Sabbath of February – Black History Month. Pastor Wright, Jr. sermon for the day was titled “
Pastor Wright served the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church as Senior Pastor and was instrumental in the official dedication of the Victory Garden. As it pertains to worship he was a champion for the enrichment and diversity of music during the mid-day worship hour.
He was prematurely transferred, which left the church without a Senior Pastor for several months, until Dr. Alanzo Smith stepped in as Interim Pastor for a year. Finally after a year of searching for a replacement, Dr. Milton G. Gregory was called to serve as the church’s Senior Pastor.

“​​Why Can’t We All Just Get Along” . by Pastor Ernie E. R. Wright, Jr

February 01, 2020