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PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010 CHURCH FROM PAGE 6 right next to the Sixth Avenue Cleaners. Church phone: 334-858-8432. Eor further information call 858-5330.. SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH Smyrna Baptist Church is the place to be for those hungry to learn about the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednes- day night, Pastor Randy Holtz teaches about the Savior and helps members understand the word of God. God has promised that He and His word will be forever. That is a very comforting thought and in this day and age knowing about the Lord can give one true peace. The Books of the Bible are studied each Wednesday night with discussion questions. Sunday morning differ- ent areas of the Bible are studied. Hours: Sunday school 9:45 a.m., church 10:45 a.m., night 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. A.D. Bell Jr. has been pastor for 31 years invite you to worship each Sunday. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. regular order of service. Wednesday Bible class 7 p.m. 2nd Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (subject: The Apostle Doctrine). (3rd Sunday regular order of service) (4) Sunday morning after Sundays School a bible class is held (subject: Making the Most of your Christian Life). Located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. SVEAASSEMBLY Svea Assembly of God, Hwy. 85 South, invites everyone to their ser- vices. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., evening wor- ship 6 p.m., Wednesday service 7 p.m. Pastor is Margie-Sexton Chambers. Everyone is welcome. Phone 850-834-2784. The church is located at Hwy. 85 south of Florala/Paxton. TRINITY MISSION When life gets you down, there is a God who cares. God has all power, wisdom, and answers. Trinity Mission enjoys serving God, and invites you to attend church services. Sunday school 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., and Wednesday prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 331, 2 miles south of Paxton. Call 834-4077. UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Florala First United Methodist Church, 1310 5th Street, Florala. Mem- bers cordially invite you to Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Worship Services at 11 a.m. (nursery provided). Weekly Bible Study is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the church's Fellowship Hall. The church also has a Devotional Time at the Florala Health & Rehab LLC at 9 a.m. each Thurs- day in their dining hall. For further information call 858-3456. Christian Home United Methodist, 1479 Parrish Road (formerly High- way 6), Florala (south of Highway 4 approximately 6 miles from Florala). Members invite you to Worship Services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School. Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. For further information call 652-4766. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (off Highway 4 approximately ten miles from Florala, south on Co Rd 20 or Gomillion Rd). members invite you to Worship Services on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School. For further information call 652-4474. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Victory Baptist Church is a Bible preaching and teaching work based on the fundamentals of the King James Bible. Located halfway between Paxton and DeFuniak Springs, in Liberty, the church welcomes all families and individuals who would hear the preaching of the Gospel and receive the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Alvin Wade will be preaching Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. with Sunday School for children and young adults, 11 a.m. Worship Service, Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m., followed by a time of prayer. WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Westside Baptist Church congregation invites you to come and wor- ship each and every Sunday. Sunday school 9:45; morning worship 11 a.m. Sunday evening Bible study is at 5 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study is 6:30 p.m. 21967 Lockhart Blvd. Florala. Send CHURCH NEWS to THE FLORALA NEWS 1155 Fifth Street, Florala, AL fax: 858-3786 or E-mail: A TIME OF PRAYER was held during the ben- efit. Fundraiser held for Fleming by Jan AUred The Florala High School gymnasium was trans- formed into a concert stage Saturday night as friends and family gathered to show their love and support to TJ Fleming. Fleming, a 2008 graduate of Florala High School, is currently attending Lurleen B. Wallace Community Col- lege and playing baseballs for the Saints. What started out as a sore throat ended up being a rare form of cancer, which began in TJ's salivary gland. As word traveled through- out the community of TJ's condition, friends were al- ready organizing bake sales and fundraisers cover the expenses associated with chemotherapy and the many trips to Birmingham for TJ. The first major fundraiser for the Fleming family was held Saturday night at Flo- rala High School and raised $2,700. The Liberty Hill As- sembly of God band, Glori- ous Disaster, sponsored the benefit concert. Keith White, Liberty Hill Assembly of God Youth Pas- tor and benefit coordinator said the concert was planned at the spur of the moment but he was pleased with at- tendance and the outpour- ing of love and support for the Fleming family. "Some of the kids came up just about the time when T.J. was di- agnosed, and they wanted to do a concert for him to take up some money to help his folks out," White said. "It was just a 'seat of the pants' type of thing." About 200 people attended the event. TJ was unable to attend due to a recent chemother- apy treatment, but family members were there. Missy White videotaped the concert and gave those in attendance the opportu- nity to say a few words of encouragement to TJ. The night was filled with music, laughter, tears and prayers. Bobby Fleming, TJ's brother said it best when he addressed the crowd. He said when he first learned of TJ's cancer and what A TIME OFPRAYER was held during the benefit. his brother would have to endure just to survive, his first thoughts were "why TJ?". However, after much thought and prayer he said he got it, it had to be TJ. Looking out over the crowd, Bobby said only TJ could have brought together such a diverse group of people. After thanking the crowd for their attendance, prayers and donations, Bobby told the crowd when he found out his brother was in a fight for his life, "I got together with a friend of mine and we wrote TJ a song." Slade Wicker then performed TJ's Song for those attending. For anyone who would like to make a donation to the Fleming family, an ac- count has been set up at Wachovia. FHS seniors enjoy college for the day Several Florala High School seniors spent their Friday morning last week as college students on the Andalusia campus of LBW Community College. The group was the larg- est hosted by LBWCC with 415 students from 14 high schools representing six counties for the College 101 experience: "We are pleased to see this many students inter- ested in continuing their ed- ucation beyond high school," said Dr. Herbert H.J. Rie- del, LBWCC president. "In today's economy, the most important investment stu- dents can make is in their education." At least 155 more stu- dents attended the event compared to last year, said Heather Owen, director of recruitment. '"We believe the numbers are larger this spring due to the economic advantage LBW Community College offers over the cost of four- year institutions, and many of those attending today have friends who are al- ready students here." High attendance is also due to the support of high school principals and coun- selors who understand the value of the information provided during the event, she said. "I learned about what I need to do to be prepared," said Chelsie Harrison of Paxton High School. Students rotated through 10 sessions on campus, in- cluding business programs, science, mathematics, EMS/ health sciences, English, fine arts, and social sciences, in addition to learning about the admissions process, stu- dent support services, and student activities. "Our goal is for them to think of the event as a pre- college orientation. They are with students from all over and meet instructors who could wind up being their advisor on campus," she said. The size of the group con- tinues the increased inter- est in attending a two-year community college, with LBWCC experiencing the largest spring enrollment in history. "Final enrollment num- bers are the highest ever for Spring semester, total- ing 1,785 which is 143 more studes than this time last year and only six away from equaling Fall Semester, which is typically our larg- est enrollment figures annu- ally," said Renee LeMaire, LBWCC public information officer. As part of increased en- rollment, total credit hours jumped more than 1,800 compared to the same time a year ago, totaling 18,723, she said. "The college just issued Pell Grant funds to 925 stu- dents for this term, pump- ing more than $1 million into the local economy." Larry was really afraid to give blood. & David was really, really glad he did. Donate blood today and change a life, starting with your own. Call 1-8OO-GIVE LIFE or visit American Red Cross H20395