Volume 2  Issue 1                                                                                          April 2001


Christians Creating the Future at Philip Morris


Philip Morris, USA

Keep Your Peace

Ruth Johnson, Leader

(Many are trying to know God by man: know the God in man)

Psalm 34:14 – seek peace and pursue it;

Psalm 85:10 – righteousness and peace kiss each other;

Proverbs 14:30 – a heart at peace gives life to the body:

Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Jesus;

Cols. 3:15 – let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and be thankful.

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Inside This Issue

















CHALLENGES – Who Is Hands Up


January 2001 marked the 1st anniversary of Hands Up here at Philip Morris.  It is a blessing to celebrate this milestone and to see the power of the Lord moving here among us.  He has called from our midst speakers and leaders to guide and inspire us.  He has caused hearts to open and some who once were strangers to each other passing through the halls now fellowship together in the worship of our Heavenly Father.

This issue of the Hands Up Newsletter is presented with humble thanks to Him who ordained and instituted our group.  Let us use it for our edification and enjoyment .

Once again, there is an update on our sister organization at Park 500, "The Light".   We hope you will read “The Sun of God” by Javan Matthews and a call for involvement to help the homeless through donating handcrafted items via a fellow co-worker.  Also, check out what we have been up to off-site in the Side Bar articles. 

May God bless you as you read this newsletter, and as you go about your day?  We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!   If you would like a copy of this newsletter, contact Tom Meadows and give him your home and/or e-mail address.


The Servant Team – Leaders:

Tom Meadows, Ruth Johnson, Richard Hatcher, Delois Maddox, Ralph Brown, Julia Candia and Jackie Hager

The Twelve Disciples – Prayer Team

Tee Williams, Karen Page, Deborah Whitener, Ivan Pope, Janet Taylor, Juanita Langley, Margie Jasper, Deedre Dickerson, Pam Barden, Pam Jeter , Sandra Smalls, and George Foreman.

Love Fund Coordinator:   Mary Tinnell

Newsletter Staff:   Zynobia Gibson, Sandra Smalls and Mona  Eno


“Keep Your Peace Continued from Page 1”


1.        Be content in whatever state that you are in (Phil. 4:11,12) – Be content whatever the circumstances and situation.

2.        Hebrews 13:5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.  (So we say, the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid, what can man do to me)?

3.        Jesus overcame this world and so can we.

4.        We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. Roman 8:37

5.        Roman 8:28 – God works all things out for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.

6.        Phil 3:10 – knowing Christ in the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him;

7.        1st Peter 4:12 – Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering as though something strange were happening to you, but rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed. 

8.        2nd Tim. 2 – Ensure hardship like a good soldier for he who endures to will reign with Christ.

END: John 16:30 -  I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace, In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart, I have overcome the world.  Man born of a woman is of a few days and full of troubles. 

The Sure Thing

Tom Meadows, Leader

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever

Hebrews 13:5 – Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:38/39 - For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord



“The Sure Thing Continued”


Matthew 28:18/20 - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Psalms 90:2 - Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God

Jeremiah 31:3 - The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

John 11:26 - And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Numbers 32:23 - But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

1 Samuel 2:35 - And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

Psalms 19:7 - The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple

Psalms 111:7 - The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

Proverbs 11:18 - The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward

Isaiah 28:16 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

2 Timothy 2:19 - Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Hebrews 6:19 - Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.

2 Peter 1:10 - Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

Revelation 22:20 - He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.



Sidebar Articles

1st Off-site Meeting  – Ruth Johnson

The HUP off site meeting was held on Saturday, November 17, 2000.  The meeting was held at the Antioch Christian Center Church, International were Bishop Jerry and Dr. Brenda Kelly are Pastors.  The hosting church opened its doors to over 60 participants, to include Hands Up members – “Hands Up” – Richmond and “The Light” – Park 500, family and friends.  The meeting was very inspirational and the fellowship, extremely pleasant.  “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”

The Worship Leaders were Ron Waddell – “The Light” and Ruth Johnson  “Hands Up” – Richmond.  Scripture was read by George Foreman, followed by prayer with Richard Hatcher.  The welcome was so lovingly extended to us, by Geneva Coleman.  Tom Meadows, Sr. shared the history, our mission and commitment.  Music was rendered by the Hands Up choir under the leadership of James Gear and Julia Candia.  We were inspired, taught and encouraged in the Word, by Tee Williams, Jackie Hager, and Ralph Brown.    At the close of the meeting, the Hands Up groups was blessed with “On Time” encouragement by the Bishop Jerry Kelly.  After the encouragement, we left knowing where we were heading, what to expect and how to overcome.  If you have not been able to attend one of the on-site meetings, I beseech you, do not miss our next off-site fellowships. 

Hands Ups Sponsored Trip  – Margie Jasper

Hands Up sponsored a trip to Lancaster, PA on March 17, 2001 to the Amish Countryside.  The trip included  bus transportation to Lancaster, shopping at an outlet mall, lunch at Good & Plenty Restaurant and tickets to the "Behold The Lamb" Play.  Thirty six people enjoyed the fellowship from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.   They enjoyed testimonies along the way and shared God's goodness with each other.  The attendees enjoyed the event so much, a second trip is being planned. 

Noah's Ark - Saturday, July 14, 2001, (bus will depart from PM MC - South Parking Lot) 6:00 a.m. and return at 11:59 p.m.  - includes theatre play at Millennium Sight and Sound Theatre, Lunch at Good 'N Plenty restaurant, shopping at a nearby Outlet - Total Cost $100.00 -  Limited seating $25.00 deposit required.  (contact Margie Jasper -274-5054 or Ruth Johnson 274-2493.



Has anyone told you

I love you, today

I love you and


Loves you

A Prayer For The Office


Lord Jesus, as I enter this work place, I bring Your presence with me.

I speak Your peace, Your grace and Your perfect order into the atmosphere of this office.

I acknowledge Your Lordship over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and accomplished within these walls.

Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gifts You have deposited in me.  I do not take them lightly but commit to using them responsibly and well.

Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty on which to draw as I do my job.

Anoint my creativity, my ideas and my energy so that even my smallest task may bring You honor.

Lord, when I'm confused, guide me.  When I am weary, energize me.  Lord, when I am burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Holy Spirit.

May the work that I do and the way I do it bring hope, life, and courage to all that I come in contact with today.

And Oh Lord, even in this day's most stressful moments, may I rest on You.

In the mighty name that is above all names;

In the matchless name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray…


Put Your Hobby Where Your Heart Is

Mona Eno


Now that Spring has arrived we can find many reasons for rejoicing; the blessing of the weather, the beauty of the flowers and the chance to recover from high winter fuel bills.  Sadly, there are many who would love the opportunity to complain about heating bills – because that would mean that they had someplace to call home.


Did you know?

  750,000 Americans will be without shelter this year, and 1.3 to 2 million Americans will be homeless sometime during the year

   Women who are homeless usually end up that way because of domestic violence. Single women make up 12% of the homeless, and women with children make up 34%.

   By some current estimates, more than one-third of America's homeless people are veterans.


In an effort to help homeless and needy individuals, crafters across the country are using their skills to provide warm hats, mittens, scarves and other articles.  Through grassroots programs such as Caps For Kids, knitters and crocheters can reach out to the less fortunate.  Hands Up crafters who would be willing to donate their time and talents in this type of effort may contact Mona Eno at 274-3508.



 Acts of Faith

Daily Meditation


Read it, say it, preach or teach it and follow these simple steps:


1.        Begin within, take quiet time alone.

2.        Trust your inner spirit, follow your first thought.

3.        Don’t be fooled by appearances.

4.        Plan prayerfully; prepare purposefully; proceed positively; pursue persistently.

5.        Be willing to be wrong.

6.        Be flexible.

7.        Do the best you can where you are with what you have.

8.        Be prepared.

9.        See the invisible; feel the intangible; achieve the impossible.

10.     Focus+Courage+Faith+Willingness to Work=Miracles

11.     Help somebody else.

12.    When in doubt, pray and stand.

Update on "THE LIGHT"


Ronnie Waddell

Park 500

Since our first prayer meeting on June 27, 2000, we have grown from six to fifteen members who attend on a regular basis and we communicate by e-mail to fifty employees.  Our Lord started the Light Ministry because it was time for Him to turn Park 500’s darkness into light. It was timely for all of us, but especially for so many who are stepping out into a Christian walk for the very first time. They are willing to move out of their comfort zone and allow Christ to use them to bless others. God wants to teach us new things that only He can teach.


One very reassuring thought is that God knows the beginning, the middle, and the end and our job is to just walk by faith and not by sight. In His Word He promises to never leave us or forsake us and to be faithful to complete the good work He has begun.  Speaking of new works, we have started a Bible Study that meets twice a month. As new teachers step forward, we plan on weekly sessions.


We are expecting to see God move more and we are preparing for Him to take us to a new level. A place where the sick are healed and where miracles happen. Our prayer is that many more will hear a call from God to continue joining Him in what He is doing at Park 500.  

Calendar of Meetings


Sept 6, 2001                Sept 13, 2001

Place – MC/???                       Place – OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                         Time:  - 12:00


Sept 20, 2001   Sept 27, 2001

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Time:  12:00                           time: - 12:00


Oct 4, 2001                  Oct 11, 2001

Place – MC/???                       Place – OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                         Time:  - 12:00


Oct 18, 2001                Oct 25, 2001

Place: -MC/???                       Place -  OC/A2E1

Time:  12:00                           time: - 12:00


Nov 1, 2001                  Nov 8, 2001

Place – MC/???                       Place - OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                         Time:  12:00


Nov 15, 2001                Nov 22, 2001

Place – MC/???                       Place – OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                         HOLIDAY


Nov 29, 2001                Dec 6, 2001

Place: -MC/???                       Place -  OC/A2E1

Time:  12:00                           time: - 12:00


Dec 13,, 2001               Dec 20,  2001

Place – MC/???                       Place - OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                         Time:  12:00



The Newsletter staff is always looking for roving reporters, writers and publishers.  Anyone interested in serving God through this publication, please contact

Zynobia Gibson 274-3446,  Debbie Betzarus 274-5154

or Sandra Smalls 274-3353.

If you would like a copy of this newsletter, contact Tom Meadows and give him your home and/or e-mail address.


                Psalms 23

Psalms 23

Tom Meadows - Leader


The Lord is:    2 Corinthians 3:17 – Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


My Shepherd:    John 10:11 – I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.  John 10:14 – I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.  John 10:27 – My sheep heareth my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Sheep are some of the dumbest creatures and need someone to lead and protect them.

I shall not want:    Philippians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:    Leviticus: 26:6 – And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. We can rest in him.

He leadeth me beside the still waters:    Exodus14:21 – And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea: and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

He restoreth my  soul:    Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake:    Psalms 37: 23 -  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Yea though I walk in the valley of the shadows of death:1 Corinthians 15:55 – O death, where is they sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

I will fear no evil: 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us  the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Thou art with me: Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword.?

“Psalms 23 Continued”


Matthew 28:20 – Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.


Thy rod and thy staff they comfort  me:    Exodus 4:17 – And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.  Mark 6:8 – And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse.


Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of  mine enemies:     Luke 22:30 – That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of  Israel.  Revelation 19:9 – And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.  And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.


Thou anointest my head with oil:    Hebrews 1:9 – Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.  James 5:14 – Is any sick among you?  Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:


My cup runneth over:    1 Corinthians 10:16 – The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?  The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

When our cup overflows it touches others and we become a  blessing.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:    Exodus 33:19 – And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.


And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever:    John 14:2 – In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.









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