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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:

Dr. Nura Green Lane is a member of Soka Gakkai Intenational USA, an international lay Buddhist organization. Here she shares her reason for joining Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB).
See Video Below

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 at

POWAB Recognizes the following:

Please visit POWAB'S Facebook page!

POWAB WELCOMES Special Musical Guest Keith Marlo Martin who will be perfoming at our May meeting
Enjoy his rendition
of "Sailing" in
the video below

World's oldest
first-time mother |
60 Minutes Australia

POWAB celebrates
older Mothers!
Many women closer to 60 or even 70 are having babies, thanks to advances in medical science. As far as they're concerned, it's no-one else's business that they're becoming mothers, when other women their age are becoming grandmothers. All well and good, but what about their kids?
For forty years, 60 Minutes has been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture.
POWAB General Body Meeting

05/14/21 12:00pm - 05/14/21 2:00pm

We welcome new members and community business partnerships. Someone from our outreach team will follow up with your request. Thank you.
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Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)

The April 23, 2021, Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB) Open House Zoom Event began and ended with the affirmation by POWAB membership, “We are One”! It provided a forum for new and older members to share with each other about: 1) the organizations they represent, 2) what’s in POWAB for them, and 3) what they are learning in this season. Attendees also discussed planned activities and potential partnerships for 2021.
If you are interested in membership, are an inactive member or a potential partner, there’s room at the table for you.
For more information contact POWAB Membership In-Reach and Outreach Committee Co-Lead, Rev. Dana “Salia” Mitchell by email at
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

 Native American Ministry Sunday.
See Video below

The Additional Cost of Racism: Health Disparities
See Video Below

Changing Hearts and Minds about Institutional Racism (C.H.A.I.R.) 
See Video below

Black Men Have the Shortest Lifespans of Any Americans. This Theory Explains Why
See Video Below
A word from The SPIRIT Newsletter
Editor Bernadette Bailey...
How much do you know about Hinduism? Have you ever walked or driven by a Hindu temple and wondered what they believe or what their worship is about?

Vasu Murthy and Krish Krishnaswamy attend the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, MD. In this interview they answer some of the more probing questions concerning Hinduism. For further information, you may also visit the Temple’s website at  

POWAB Social Media Committee and The Spirit Newsletter Team
need 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 to become a part of this dynamic team.

POWAB Honors Our Ancestors!
If you have a loved one who has transitioned and want to honor them in the next Newsletter, send a photo and short testimony to one of the team members below:

POWAB Newsletter Editor, Bernadette Bailey

POWAB Communication Editor, Rev. Dana "Salia" Mitchell

If you want POWAB to promote your community event contact
Co-Lead for Social Media, Elder George Kerr III

POWAB Resources and Outreach Activities:
Resources from one of our Chaplains
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 relief: Housing 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

Capital Caring Health partnered with The Residences at Thomas Circle and Life Matters to offer free training related
to Dementia

PG County Maryland Resources Covid-19 Updates


Virgina Department of Health Resources

Pastor Reginald Hart
POWAB Chaplain's inspirtational words
and prayer
See Video Below

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 Use Zoom - Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings

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

What's the only U.S. state whose name ends with three consecutive vowels?

Jame's mom has four children. Their names are April, May, June and _____?

Answers found below
POWAB's Inspirational, Empowering and Educational Corner!

"Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life" featuring POWAB member Luci Murphy


are below:

May: Women’s Health

June: DMV Faith in Action Webinar and Men’s Health
July: POWAB Retreat
August: DMV Faith in Action Webinar and Community Day
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

Let us know if you are interested in assisting us at any event above.

History of Mother's Day View Video Below

20 Foods That Help
You Lose Weight
View Video Below

Healthy Recipes for Fat Loss
View Video Below
Mindful Moment
From the Quran:
Say: My Lord has enjoined justice and set upright your faces at every time of prayer and call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience; as He brought you forth in the beginning, so shall you also return. [QK 7:29]

Buddhist in America - Kristopher Sanders
See Video below

Dr. Joe
Nitric Oxide Dump Exercises: Best Exercise for High Blood Pressure
View Video Below
Senior Gold Dance Fitness Aerobics is a low impact exercise
View Video Below

answer: Hawaii
answer: Jame's

POWAB Educational and Informational Resources!
To apply for employment at

Updates from DC Health for 899 North Capital Street NE, Washington, DC 20020

Virginia Health Department
Upcoming events
Veronica Cosby, MAHS, MS
Virginia Partners In Prayer & Prevention Office of Health Equity Virginia
Department of Health
Office: (804) 864-7361

Maryland Health Department
COVID-19 Grant:
Carmi Washington-Flood
Chief, Office of Faith- Based and Community Partnerships, Maryland Department of Health 
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
Office: 410-767-5252
The State of Maryland collaborates with community organizations and faith-based groups to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations. The Maryland Department of Health and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives are pleased to work with your organization to create appointment blocks that facilitate access to a mass vaccination site for your group’s members. The State is able to work with your organization to reserve appointments or block dedicated times for group members to be vaccinated at one of the facilities located in each region of the state. Pre-registration can be completed at or by calling the Maryland GoVAX COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at

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
Celebration of Life
Beatrice Jacobs Anderson
Sunrise: October 10, 1925
Sunset March 30, 2021

Mother of Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness
She was the best mother ever, making all ten of her children feel as though they were an only child. She attended every piano/dance recital, every school program and chaperoned most of the school and church events, and any activity her children participated in. She was a proponent of higher education and made sure all 10 of her children attended college. HBCU’s were the predominant schools: Morgan State University, Benedict College, Clark College, now Clark Atlanta University and Howard University School of Law and Divinity.

On Thursday, March 25, 2021 she summoned home eight of her ten living children whom she raised in the admonition of the Lord, and gave them the gift of travel – she literally traveled the world with her children. Everyone had arrived by Saturday, March 27. She requested that everyone gather for Sunday worship service on her deck. She sang and rejoiced with her children. Five generations were present.
What a wonderful experience! 

Dr. Amanda Heins, the supervising psychologist at Rogers Behavioral Health's OCD and Anxiety Center Adolescent Residential Care in Oconomowoc, WI, gives tips on how you can help school-age children during the COVID-19 crisis.
See Video Below.
Special Inspirational Video Message from
Evangelist Regina Jefferson,
POWAB Government Co-Chair

We look forward to seeing you at the POWAB Monthly Meeting on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM.
Donna Gayles,
Community Co-Chair
 Regina Jefferson,
Government Co-Chair
Tasha Moses,
Community Co-Chair