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THE "VOICE" IS THE BULLETIN PUBLISHED BY THE GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH CHURCH.
ON THE INSIDE OF THE FRONT COVER IS THE "ORDER OF SERVICE," INCLUDING THE "CALL TO WORSHIP."
THE LIST IS: PROCESSIONAL (BY THE CHOIR); PASTORAL PRAYER; ANTHEM (BY CHOIR); RESPONSIVE READING;
MORNING HYMN; MISSION GIVING; INVOCATION CHANT, CHORAL RESPONSE; SELECTIONS; ANNOUNCEMENTS; GREETING;
GENERAL OFFERING AND TITHE; SERMON, ALTAR CALL; INVITATION; CONSECRATION OFFERING; BENEDICTION.
THE BULLETIN (SEPT. 24, 1967) HAS IN IT THE HYMN "HIGHER GROUND," THE RESPONSIVE READING, THE
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE LAST SUNDAY (LISTING THE TOTAL INCOME FOR THAT SUNDAY); THE SICK AND SHUT
IN WITH THEIR ADDRESSES; ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS; A LIST OF TITHERS AND AMOUNTS; A LIST OF NEW
MEMBERS; COMING EVENTS; A WORD TO THE SICK AND SHUT-IN; REVIVAL-A LIST OF NAMES WITH AMOUNTS.
BENJAMIN J. HOOKS IS THE PASTOR OF GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH.

James Callow comment: ON ANOTHER CARD, YOU TELL US THAT THIS IS A NEGRO
BAPTIST CHURCH.

Where learned: GREATER NEW MT MORIAH CHURCH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

Date learned: 09-24-1967

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METHOD OF CURING

WASH YOUR FACE IN THE MORNING DEW
AND YOU WILL GET RID OF FRECKLES.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES CONTAINS SEVERAL SIMILAR ITEMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT MATTHEWS CHURCH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THE GROOM TO SEE THE BRIDE
BEFORE THE CEREMONY ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN 1952 ON THE DAY OF MY SISTER'S
WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHRIST THE KING CHURCH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Separation before wedding

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Proverb

A chain is only as long as its weakest link.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

KW:X3X

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHAIN ; Link ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; STRENGTH ; Strong ; VERSE ; Weak

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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CELERY BELIEF

CELERY MAKES A PERSON SEXY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): APPEARANCE ; BELIEF ; Celery ; FOOD ; Sexy ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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A PREGNANT WOMAN'S FREQUENT READING DURING PREGNANCY WILL
WEAKEN HER BABY'S EYESIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; EYESIGHT ; PREGNANCY ; READING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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GETTING WET IN THE RAIN BEFORE THE BABY IS TWO MONTHS OLD
WILL KILL THE NEW MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Die ; infant ; Kill ; MOTHER ; MOTHERHOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Rain ; Wet

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-21-1973

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IF THE STOMACH IS LARGE AT NINE MONTHS, THE BABY WILL BE
A GIRL; IF SMALL, A BOY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; BELLY ; gender ; Large ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY ; Small ; STOMACH

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

Date learned: 08-21-1973

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Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.

 

Submitter comment:

On a church bulletin board in Fairbury, Illinois; recorded in Catholic Digest Magazine.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY ; ILLINOIS ; church bulletin board ; Catholic Digest Magazine ; Fairbury

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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Graffiti

On a billboard in front of a church was a sign which read:
If you want salvation, come in

and a girl added:
If not, call 563-4150.

 

Where learned: CHURCH ; billboard

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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