18 BOCNEWS.com MAY 2017 LOCAL CALENDAR Send in your Listing for free! National Day of Prayer May 4th — Thursday, 6:30 pm.. You are INVITED to the 13th Annual Aurora Area NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER! Tami Bandimere-Shrader President & Chief Operating Officer of Bandimere Speedway, Faith Church : 11373 E. Alameda Ave. (Alameda & Moline) Silent Auction / Luncheon May 6th — Sat JC- Huff Ministries, Annual Gala Silent Auction 11am, Luncheon 12 noon. “Reaching & Touching the Community with Love” Pastor Krystal Hutt. Keynote Speaker Dr. Victor-LaMonte Lane Senior Pastor, Macedonia. Tickets $45. At. Park Hill Golf Course, 4141 E. 35th Ave, Denver, 80207 Clothing Giveaway May 13th — Sat, Lighthouse Community Church Free Clothing for all ages! 10am. Service and Clothing giveaway, Meeting Community needs by sharing Gods word, music & clothing. Bishop John Sawyer, PhD, Pastor - 4705 Paris St. #300 Denver. 80239 Community Food Pantry May 13th — Saturday, Jean’s Cupboard, Community Food Pantry, open 10am-1pm. Pleasant Green COGIC, 2324 Bruce Randolph Ave. Denver. For more info contact Elder Rufus Lewis at 720-236-2322 Black Women for Politics May 15th — Mon, Colorado Black Women for Political Action(CBWPA), Invites you to make a difference! Monthly meeting 6pm. to 8pm. at the Blair-Caldwell Library 2401 Welton St. Denver 80205 All are welcome. Food will be provided. What it Means To Be Black May 20th — Sat, CBRT Monthly meeting will be held on at 10am. H. Davis Recreation Center. Discussion focus: “What it Means To Be Black”. Panel: Dr, Sharon Brown Bailey, Rev. Marjorie B. Lewis, Dr. Douglas Impondi, Dr. Antony Young, Allen Smith, & Brother Jeff Men's Day Celebration May 21st — Sunday, The Men of The Fresh Anointing Christian Church Celebrate Men’s Day at 3pm., Cleaves Memorial CME, 2222 Marion St, Denver. Men's Day / Women's Day May 21st — Sun, Jordan AME. Chapel, 2900 Milwaukee, is hosting both Women’s & Men’s Day Services. Theme “A God of All Seasons in Our Lives.” 11am, Speaker, Rev. Sheila Johnson. 4pm, Speaker, Rev, Author B. Carter, Jr. Pastor at Payne AME Chapel, Colorado Springs, Program coordinators: Rev. Dorothy Whitaker and Rev. Michael Permillion. Free Meals for Children June 5th — Agape Christian Church is Summer Food Service Program. Meals for ALL children without charge & are the same for all, regardless of race, color, nationality, sex, age, or disability. Meals provided at the site: 2501 California St. Denver. 11:30-12:30 Mon- Thurs ending Aug 17. Men's Health June 10th — Sat, 1-5 pm. "To Sir With Love" & "The Women Who Care" serving up good HEALTH for Men’s Health Month. Colorado Black Health Collaborative (HBHC) Dr. Johnny Johnson, & Brother Jeff invite men to join & learn about the health of African American men & how to F.L.O.W. (Form a Lifetime of Optimal Wellness). Women are welcome, men will be our focus. at New Hope Family Life Center 3701 Colorado Blvd. Denver, 80205 RSVP by June 3rd info@coloradoblackhealth.org Minority Workers Bail on Judkins Staying in business and trying to keep qualified employees over the years is hard to do. Elder Judkins knows it hasn’t been easy trying to keep the doors of his business Judkins Carpet & Floor Covering open for the past four decades. He said when subcontract- ing out for big jobs getting help doesn’t come easy. “I have been in the carpet business for 45 years. I get individuals who come in who are Spanish speak- ing as well as white people who come in looking or jobs, but very few Blacks come in who are qualified to lay carpet or tile.” “Then there are problems with the Spanish who come in and see that you are a black owner. They fill out the application and say they will come back and never come back.” Elder Judkins says he is working with Emily Griffith Opportunity School that is part of the Denver Public School sys- tem and is providing training on carpet and floor covering. “This is where we would like to be in getting blacks trained,” he explains. “When you look around the city, buildings are going up every day that need car- pet, tile or some floor covering. The next two to three years, the market (for carpet and floor covering) is going to be real good.” While Elder Judkins does lay carpet and floor cov- ering for a lot of churches in the Denver Metropolitan area, he still misses out on the mass market of homes that are being built. He adds, “I guarantee any competitive price and I buy directly from the mill/manu- facturer—the same places that Empire, Home Depot and oth- ers get their products from. And a lot of times I can get them cheaper because my overhead is less.” Over the years, Elder Judkins has been successful in get- ting those contracts on con- struction projects, city projects and even laid floor covering for military bases like Lowery and Fitzsimmons. However, he said, it’s hard being a black business owner and getting people to work for you... “We as human beings need to take a closer look at how we see things." His main goal is to still push carpet and flooring covering as a skilled trade to young blacks and show it can be profitable. Elder Judkins 29th Pastoral Appreciation May 21 & 26 – 28 — Redeeming Love Fellowship Church Celebrates Bishop Clyde R. Nichols and Leading Lady Marsha Wade Nichols Sunday May 21, 2017 5p.m., Friday May 26, 2017 7p.m. Saturday May 27, 2017 5p.m., Musical Celebration, Sunday May 28, 2017 11a.m. & 5p.m.1201 West 41st Avenue Denver, Colorado 80211 303-433-9227.