Our Monthly Theme:
This Month, we "SPEAK" to our "Closed Doors" in "FAITH" that they'll "OPEN" to achieve MORE SUCCESS!
"HOORAY" for our 2nd Annual Sheriff's "RALLY for PEACE" Event! See the Home Page for the Flier! Click HERE to RSVP/Register!
"Click the Pic" below to Check the WONDERFUL NEWS TV Clips (from ALL 3 Stations) from our 1st Annual Event last year!
We are going to learn to have an "Attitude of Gratitude" by the WORD of the LORD even MORE this New Year!
This Month We are also Mindful to continue to "PRAISE the LORD" with JOY and Thanksgiving for His Everlasting LOVE that passes Knowledge, through His Infinite MERCY and Amazing GRACE!
"Click the Pic" below to see Powerful Passages from God's WORD to help You "THINK & THANK About It!"!
Besides "Letting Your Light SHINE" (Matthew 5:16), "Click the Pic" below to learn MORE about "Spiritual FRUIT"!
"BRAVO" to our "YES" Club's Annual School's out Columbus Day "Discovery & Recovery" Workshops @ SPLC NW Site! One time was at the @ the Mendelssohn STARR Building! "Click the Pic" below to see the TV-13 News Clip!
Also this Month, in Honor of FREEDOM to Enjoy AMERICAN Music (Spirituals, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, R&B etc.), we continue our CELEBRATION of "LOVE" through MUSIC! "Click the Pic" above to purchase ALL our Great CD "COLE"-lections that we HOPE YOU WILL LOVE! They are also available at "Dental Dimensions" in Rockford, IL.
NEW "2-Disc" CD Release:
You also must get Your Copy of our Son Andrew's New Album entitled "This is My Passion"...with his Original Instrumental Music!
Dianna's Birthday (September 21st) was the exact Day in 1981 (the year she and Carl were Married) that the United Nations established an "International Day of Peace" or "World Peace Day"! This Year we will honored her on our 5th Annual Women's Day @ 4PM @ Holy Temple Church in Freeport (see Home Page for details)!
Click the Pic below to learn MORE about this Special Day of PEACE...
SOGN participated in another Annual Alpine Kiwanis "Brat Days" Festival last JULY...where we welcomed the Freeport Branch YES-IC from the Stephenson County Boys and Girls Club! Here's a Video Preview of that FABULOUSTASTIC Moment in "YES" Club HISTORY!
"BRAVO" to Ms. C for sharing her GREAT VOCALS that Weekend!
We also CELEBRATE our
"YES Club Vision" Page!
BRAVO to the Kids!
Click our Logo to see a Great Article in the Rockford Register Star about our "YES" Program!
A Beautiful Shot of the entire SOGN YES Club Family from our 5th Annual Dr. King Day Celebration @ Mendelssohn PAC (1/17/11)!
THANK YOU, for joining us for our 10th Annual Dr. King Celebration! It was truly our BEST EVER! We hope to see you at our 11th Annual Celebration on January 16, 2017 @ 1-3 @ the Mendelssohn STARR Auditorium! Check out MORE on our "YES" Club Vision Page!
Here's the TV-23 News Article and Video Clip:
Here's a Past News Clip:
"Click the Pic" above to learn MORE about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day...including how Stevie Wonder's Hit Song, "Happy Birthday" and his "Rally for Peace" Conference helped to Accentuate the Federal Holiday on the 3rd Monday!
Click the Bible below for a Wonderful Site to enjoy
Last Year, Dianna Celebrated "40" years of Ministry on her Birthday on the 21st! A Special Appreciation service will be held for her this September 15th @ 4PM @ Holy Temple COGIC in Honor of her Jurisdictional Positions (District Missionary; "Woman of the Year"; and Chapter President of the Business & Professional Women's Federation)! CONGRATS!
...and on SON-Day, Feb. 24th, "Mom" Erma Cole Celebrated her 83rd BIRTHDAY! We KNOW she still looks GOOD! Here's a Fabulous Picture with her and Famous Actress, Debbie Reynolds, taken in Florida this past January. In Celebration of April as "National Poetry Month", be sure to get her New "Poetry 4-LIFE" CD of her Original Wit, Wisdom & Inspiration @ our "MUSIC STORE"! WOWEE!
The Day after THANKSGIVING marks the Anniversary of the CREATION of SOGN! On this November 2013 we will CELEBRATE 34 years of Business & Ministry! HALLELUJAH!!!
More "Good News" Soon!
On April 22nd we acknowledged "International Mother Earth Day"...which was exactly the 6th Anniversary of the passing of our Beloved 1st Lady Emeritus, Mother Luvina Collins:
"Click the Pic above to learn MORE"!
The Cole's Celebrated 3-DECADES & "Four" of Matrimony on the 23rd of September of 2015! CONGRATS to them on their ANNIVERSARY!
In November of 2009, we lost our Dear Friend, the late Maestro Bill Doll...Clarinetist and Tenor Saxophonist Extraordinaire! Of course, in every Concert, we MISS Him! "Don't FORGET" that we made a New CD of his Wonderful Music with Mr. C called "My Buddy" which is available now! Click the Photo for more information as to how to ORDER YOURS!
Our Annual "St. Patrick's Day" & "Nat King Cole" Birthday Concert (2010) was the "Finale" Performance of "Chicago Legend" and longtime Friend of SOGN: Mr. JULIAN SWAIN!
He passed away on April 19, 2010 and will be truly Missed! Track#16 of the Bill Doll Tribute CD features him! The Recording was taken from his Full Album called "In Tribute" that he asked Mr. C & Andrew to help him Produce, where he sang "Jazz Favorites"! Ask us how you can get Your Copy! WOW!
and Julian Swain still Lives:
On Sunday, July 7th @ 2-4PM @ the Ethnic Heritage Museum (1129 S. Main St. in Rockford), there was a Special Exhibit in Tribute to Julian. Carl & Dianna shared Music from 3-4PM! We had a Lovely time with Edith, Sue Lewandowski and several Friends! "Click the Pic" below to see the Rock River Times Article!
@ our 2012 Dr. King Event, we presented our 1st "Young Eagle STAR" (YES) Award in Honor of Mr. Swain to our most outstanding "YES" Club Member "Tianna Jones" (who shares the exact same Birthday as Dr. King on the 15th)! She is now living in Milwaukee, WI...but will always be in our HISTORY!
The Award was presented by Ms. Edith McCauley (Mr. Swain's Manager & Companion), who also bestowed a Generous Monetary Gift to both Tianna and SOGN!
We presented our 2nd Annual Award to our Past Core Group President, Danielle Cousin! She is now a Young Adult Leader!
We presented our 3rd Annual Award to our "YES-IC" Lead Vocalist, Nadia Phipps!
In June of 2015, Ms. McCauley passed away! She will NEVER be Forgotten! We Will always LOVE YOU, Edith!
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