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The Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)

2021 Theme:


Good Day!

The Co-Chairs of the Places of Worship Advisory Board invite you to our monthly
POWAB Zoom meeting

Vision: We connect people and communities to resources to achieve and support whole person health in mind, body and spirit.
POWAB hosts monthly General Body meetings that are open to the public.
When: The 2nd Friday
of each month
At each meeting we will have a Community Wellness Check-In where you can also win prizes!

To learn more about
POWAB, visit us at:

Special Segment:
POWAB Goes to Africa
Special Featured Guest Mr. Floyd Nelson, former Co-Chair of POWAB and Director of Communication and Publication of the American Correctional Association. He currently lives in Africa. Please tune in to hear about for his surprising new life journey. The host for this episode of
SPEAK On It Podcast
is Rev. Darryl! Moch and the
Executive Producer is Charis Ferguson.
The full Podcast will be aired
on July 16, 2021
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We Need You!
Those interested in a partnership or membership should email their business information or bio and
recent photo to
Rev. Dana "Salia" Mitchell

For The 5th Annual POWAB/DMV Faith In Action Comminuty Day Health And Wellness Fair
Parking Lot
TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

POWAB Recognizes the following:

Your Infinite Paths Foundation and East River Family Strengthening Collaborative will serve as Executive Sponsors for the
5th Annual Community Day Health and Wellness Fair!
Please visit POWAB'S Facebook page!
POWAB WELCOMES Special Musical Guest
Ms. Luci Murphy
Don't miss her live performance at our General POWAB
Body meeting
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Diana Ross
"I Will Survive"
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The song is a female-empowerment anthem and is about moving on after a bad relationship.
It has since taken on other meanings for people who have overcome any difficult situation, but Dino Fekaris revealed it was about getting fired by Motown Records, where he was a staff writer.

Promise Place is a youth emergency shelter located in Prince George's County. The following is an interview with Eddie Hall, the Youth Engagement Coordinator there, who introduces us to the history and services offered by this unique youth-serving facility.
Promise Place
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
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Understanding FORGIVENESS (Meaning & Definition Explained) What is Forgiveness?
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POWAB General Body Meeting

07/09/21 12:00pm - 07/09/21 2:00pm

We welcome new members and community business partnerships. Someone from our outreach team will follow up with your request. Thank you.
I will attend!
I will not be able to attend!
I am interested in membership!
POWAB SPOTLIGHTS Two Places of Worship:
Imani Temple International Cathedral and
Inner Light Ministries
See Highlights Below:

Archbishop George A. Stallings is the founder of the autonomous and independent African, Centered Catholic expression of the Christian faith known as Imani Temple which was founded
on July 2, 1989.

Archbishop Stallings is respected by many as an explosive author, speaker, preacher and charismatic evangelist with engagements all over the world. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) and currently serves as a member of the World Clergy Leadership Conference (WCLC) Steering Committee as well as USA Chairman of the Inter-Religious Association for Peace and Development which includes all faith expressions.
Imani Temple has been in partnership with POWAB since 2015 and has had the pleasure of hosting several POWAB meetings and two Community Health Day events. Imani Temple’s International Cathedral is located at 2420 Brooks Drive, Suitland, MD 20746. Currently, Imani’s other temples are located in Washington, DC; Denver, Colorado; Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana; Columbia, South Carolina; Liberia in West Africa and Kenya in East Africa. Its reach is also growing in India.
For more information: Click here for Website

 Inner Light Ministries (ILM) is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. ILM was founded on July 4, 1993, in Washington, DC. The church had its first service at The First Congregational Church located at 10th & G Streets NW with ten founding members. Bishop Yao Kwabena Rainier Cheeks ("Rainey") is the founding Pastor. He has diligently served in this role since the inception of Inner Light. In 2018 The Reverend Wallace Henry III succeeded Bishop Cheeks and serves as the Pastor, and POWAB's own Rev. Darryl! LC Moch serves as a Senior Associate Minister. Bishop Cheeks continues in the role of Bishop and Senior Pastor under the United Church of Christ (UCC).  
In the beginning, Inner Light Unity Fellowship Church was the Unity Fellowship's beacon in the Washington, DC area. In April 2002 we became an independent ministry that believes in the "Radical Inclusiveness" of Jesus Christ. We are a Christian ministry based in Liberation Theology and Social Justice. We are a proud African American community, working towards the freedom of all people. This is a healing ministry for our bodies, minds and spirits in a doctrine dedicated to freeing people from dependence and dominance. 
In recent years, Inner Light Ministries became a congregation under the United Church of Christ in the Potomac Association of the Central Atlantic Conference. Now, Inner Light Ministries UCC continues to be a lightning rod and a beacon of hope, inclusion, and liberation in its relationships across denominations, communities, and people through its New Thought, Metaphysical, and Liberation theologies and in practical application in service to ALL God's people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, or age. 
Inner Light Ministries is proud of its heritage and relationship to POWAB. Both Bishop Cheeks and Rev. Darryl! Moch is founding POWAB members and serve on the board and participate in POWAB activities. 
 Happy 28th Anniversary Inner Light Ministries UCC. 

 Inner Light Ministries
1231 Good Hope Rd SE WDC 20020
(Anacostia Arts Center- HIve- Lower Level)
New POWAB Member and Executive Sponsor
for the 5th Annual POWAB/DMV Faith In Action Community Day Health and Wellness Fair 2021
Kathryn Young
International Speaker
Personal and Professional Development Coach
CEO, Your Infinite Paths Foundation

Kathryn Young has a mission: to help people find their path toward personal and professional success. With 25+ years of experience with young adults, entrepreneurs, businesses and nonprofit organizations, and at-risk communities, Kathryn is well equipped to help her clients move forward and experience enhanced personal and professional success. As a coach, Kathryn skillfully guides individuals and organizations to develop systems and procedures to achieve their goals. Drawing on a well of personal life experiences, including adoption, blended families, domestic violence, surviving trauma and abuse, and building a successful life and business, Kathryn helps clients move forward with purpose and confidence.
As a single mother of three amazing daughters, she knows firsthand how hard it is managing home, work and extended family. She doesn’t pretend to have all of the answers. No one has all of the answers! Kathryn does know the questions to ask to get you to where you want and need to be.
For more information:
Kathryn Young
CEO/Board President
Your Infinite Paths Foundation

POWAB/DMV Faith in Action 5th Annual Community Day Health Fair 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Women, Infants, & Children Services:
Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC.

POWAB Addresses Social Justice
 Relaxing Music 24/7 Healing Music, Meditation Music, Spa Music, Sleep, Zen, Study Music, Yoga

Top 10 Most Viewed Youtube Videos (World Record)


POWAB Social Media Committee and The SPIRIT Newsletter Team needs your help to grow our presence and achieve our goal to connect people to resources for whole person health in mind body and spirit. Please consider volunteering as a writer or reporter on our dynamic team.

Mr. Stephen Reese is the new voice for The Offical
POWAB Public Service Announcements and
City Wide Commercials introduce the community to join POWAB General Body Meeting.
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Video created by The Health Education Network


POWAB The SPIRIT Newsletter Editor, Bernadette Bailey

POWAB General Editor, Rev. Dana "Salia" Mitchell

POWAB Resources and Outreach Activities
masks and hand sanitizers
for your family or your place of worship
while supplies last!

View website below:
Walking by Faith and Wearing a Mask in your Faith Communities!

Mayor Bowser's Administration has directed approximately $2 million each to three local nonprofit organizations to administer the reliefHousing Counseling ServicesGreater Washington Urban League and United Planning Organization.
These nonprofits can assist renters with applying for relief. Renters and homeowners can find more information about relief programs at

PG County Maryland Resources Covid-19 Updates


Virgina Department of Health Resources

Do you know a champion in the HIV community?
Theratechnologies, Inc. is looking for non-medical personnel who work or volunteer in the HIV community to celebrate and feature during our monthly THERAThursdays webinar. This person will be highlighted as a Thera Community Champion and will receive a $1000 sponsorship for the organization at which they are employed or volunteer.
To nominate yourself or someone you know, please go to
Voting ends at midnight (CST)
 Sunday, July 11, 2021.
For more information about becoming a Community Partner,

Come and join us in the parking lot of The Temple of Praise located at 700 Southern Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20032 from
10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, for the 5th Annual POWAB/DMV Faith In Action Community Day
Health and Wellness Fair
 featuring: free lunch for
the first 500
residents provided by Your Infinite Paths Foundation; HIV Testing by HIPS, and health screening by March of Dimes, Healthy Moms Strong Babies. The Imani Temple Spirit Drummers will be pouring libations and drumming in honor of families affected by COVID-19.
Special messages from some of our colloberative partners and Exective Sponsorship.
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Free Food from Costco Every Week!

Minister Alfreda Chi Mauuso
has taken her gift of service
to the residents of Washington, DC. If you are a senior or your family is in need of food and water or household supplies,
call 202-813-7048.

How To Create A Free Website - with Free Domain & Hosting
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DC Hearing Aid Assistance Program
Do you know someone age 65 or older who is a District resident and needs a hearing aid? The DC Hearing Aid Assistance Program (HAAP) provides up to a $500 reimbursement towards the cost of a hearing aid purchase. To qualify, you must be age 65 year or older and have an annual gross household income of $100,000 or less. Visit to download the
the application or to compltete it on online. To request a paper application or if you have questions, call (202) 617-5919 or Click here for email


What country has the most natural lakes?
The answer is
found below.

Famous Quote:
It’s important that people know what you stand for. It’s equally important they know what you won’t stand for."
--Mary Waldrip
POWAB's Inspirational, Empowering and Educational Corner!

Inspirational Video: Spiritual Growth, Awareness & Awakening - Scientology Spirituality
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July: POWAB Executive Leadership Retreat

August: DMV Faith in Action Webinar and Community Day
POWAB/DMV Faith in Action 5th Annual Community Day Health and Wellnss Fair.
September: Substance Abuse Prevention
October: DMV Faith in Action Webinar and Domestic
Violence activity
Bi-Annual Membership Orientation
November: Senior Outreach
December: DMV Faith in Action Webinar and Holiday Celebration 2021

Please let us know if you are interested in assisting us with any of the events above.

Evangelical Lutheran Church elects first
Transgender Bishop
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One of the Greatest
Speeches Ever
Steve Jobs
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Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
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Denzel Washington's Life Advice Will Leave You Speechless
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Muslim Mindful Moment

The Truth Behind Native Americans Hair, and Why It Led to an Odd Experiment in the Vietnam War
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POWAB Honors
Senior Citzens
How are older adults affected by food insecurity in DC?
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The Sex-Starved Relationship
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Why I Went Vegan
Tabitha Brown
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Question 1 answer: Canada

POWAB Educational and Informational Resources!
To apply for employment at

Mayor Bowser Holds Kenilworth Ave. Bridge Collapse Press Conference 6/23/21
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Virginia Health Department
Upcoming events

Hope Campaign 
With the hope to return to a sense of normalcy, the Hope
Campaign was created to encourage vaccinations as a route to return to things
we miss most in life.
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Veronica Cosby, MAHS, MS
Virginia Partners In Prayer & Prevention, Office of Health Equity ,
Virginia Department
of Health
Office: (804) 864-7361

Maryland Health Department

National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 40 years Into the Epidemic
Tuesday, August 10th
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
specail guests:
Dr. Pernessa Seele,
Pastor Tony Lee and
Patrica Nalls
Hosted by DMV Faith in Action: Community Connections
For more information contact: Click here for email

About COVID -19
Be healthy, be safe, and use the available resources to meet your needs. Click here for Website

Get THAT Box! Home Testing Kits
Order your test here
Call our THAT Box
Peer Navigator
at (443) 500-2335.
You will receive a follow up call regarding your order within 24 business hours (Monday-Friday).
Carmi Washington-Flood
Chief, Offie of Faith- Based and ommunity Partnerships, Maryland Departt of Health 
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration

LinkU is the free online resource and referral guide for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, available for consumers, faith-based organizations (FBOs), and community-based organizations (CBOs). If your organization would like to become a LinkU staff member, please contact
Ashley Coleman at Email Here

Honoring our ancestors is the first step in reclaiming our true spiritual heritage, which is knowing the truth of who we are and our higher purpose in life. Our ancestors continue to sustain us with their spirit, energy and memory patterns long after they have passed!
By: Sarita-Linda Rocco
POWAB Colloberates with Commuity Business:
The Ward 7 HAPPY Video by
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, Inc. (ERFSC) produced a Ward 7 HAPPY Video depicting landmarks, faces, and energy of Ward 7 residents. We hope everyone gets a nice 'happy" feeling when watching this and we encourage you to share with others in your network. Videography by Brandon Best and Nicole Whitmire.
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For more information, visit or
Due to Covid-19, we are offering online coaching for those who wish to bring more joy and laughter in their lives.
This is a promo video of some laughter exercises which are taught in our training programs.
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Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Conviction Overturned By State Supreme Court

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Inspirational Message from Tasha Moses,
POWAB Community Co-Chair

Greetings! On behalf of the POWAB Co-Chairs I want to express our excitement for all of the great things coming from POWAB in the coming months. Summer has officially begun and with the summer comes our annual signature event, POWAB-DMV Faith in Action Community Day Health and Wellness Fair which is taking place on Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. This signature event brings together partners from DC, Maryland and Virginia who collaborate to provide food, resources and services to the community. The Community Day event is always full of fun, faith and fellowship and we are looking for partners to help ensure this event is a success. We have a goal of reaching 500+ community members which can only happen through collaboration.
One of my favorite quotes states that “the best collaborations create something bigger than the sum of what each person can create on their own.” ~ Author Unknown.
We would love for you, your business, organization and/or faith community to be a part of this powerful event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or would like more information, please contact Regina Jefferson at We also invite you to join us for our monthly POWAB meeting which is held virtually via Zoom on Friday, July 9, 2021 from
12:00 - 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you soon! Until then, be blessed! 

We look forward to seeing you at the POWAB Monthly Meeting on Friday, July 9, 2021
from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
Donna Gayles,
Community Co-Chair
 Regina Jefferson,
Government Co-Chair
Tasha Moses,
Community Co-Chair