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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings Church appenings ( BETHELASSEMBLY OF GOD Members would like to invite everyone to their services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 10:45 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 7417 Dorcas Rd 393, Laurel Hill, FL. Pastor is Jack Day. BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wayne Brown and Bethel Baptist Church members welcome everyone to their services. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more info call (850) 834-3015. Bethel Baptist Church is located on High- way 331 Paxton, FL. BIBLE STUDY An informal Bible study is held eachTuesday night at 7 p.m. with S.R. Colonna at the Damascus Community Building on Hwy. 4 approximately 5 miles from Hwy. 55. For more information call 850-834-2207. CANEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Caney Creek Baptist Church, welcomes you to join them Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service, 5 p.m. evening service, Wednesday service 6 p.m. Located Hwy. 2 West De- Funiak Springs, FL. Interim pastor is Frank Mclntosh. CHAPEL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH Chapel Hill Baptist Church members and pastor, Dennis Sims, invite you to join their services on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; 11 a.m. for Morning Worship; Sunday evening services at 5 p.m. Wednes- day Worship and Prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. Ladies' meetings are on the third Thursday of each month in different homes at 6:30 p.m. Located seven miles east of Florala on Hwy 54. CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY Members invite family and friends to join them each Sunday for praise and worship! Sunday school learning service at 10 a.m, Sunday morn- ing worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday night evening praise at 6 p,m. Wednesday evening worship service at 7 p.m. Nursery available at all services. Come and experience God! The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy 147 West. Laurel Hill, FL. For more information, call Pastor Cecil Pinner, 850-834-5199. Explore God's plan for your life! CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORALA The Church of God In Christ of Florala invites you to worship every Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Morning worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all services. Pastor, Elder J.C. Rodgers. The Annual Observance Day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Sunday, January 18, 6 p.m. The theme will be "Keeping The Dream Alive" and guest speaker will be Rever- end Tonja Alford-Thomas, Sr. Pastor of Good News Ministries in Montgomery, AL CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fellowship and celebrate God's present. Sunday morning free breakfast at 9 a.m. Bible study classes for all ages 9:45 a.m. Celebrative worship service 11 a.m. ; Wednesday family spaghetti supper 6 p.m. Separate bible studies for all ages 6:30 p.m. (adults, youth, RA's, GA's and Mission Friends). Thurs- day evening men's barbecue sandwich and bible study 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome. CROSSROADS ASSEMBLY OF GOD The pastor and church family invite everyone to be a part of worship services and activities at Crossroads Assembly of God. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., evening worship 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2678 County Highway 147 W. (on Paxton cut-off road). 834-6026, e-mail: crossroadsassembly@fairpoint.net DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH Damascus Baptist Church extends an invitation to everyone to attend Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11 a.m. discipleship training 6 p.m. and evening worship 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Ninth Street, Florala service times are Sunday Prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday night service 7 p.m. Every 3rd Friday at 7 p.m. is youth night! Every 4th Friday is weekend services: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Don't forget prayer one hour before each service! ENON BAPTIST CHURCH Members welcome all to attend Sunday School 10 a.m., church ser- vices- 11 a.m. Convention Style Singing every 4th Friday night of the month at 6 p.m. Church is located on Cravey Bridge Road, Florala. Cam Forster is pastor. The church is located on CR 45 between Andalusia and Florala. Call 334-222-2281 for more information. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family in- vites you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John 4:23- 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m., moming service - 11:15 a.m., 2nd Sunday night - 6 p.m., Wednesday Bi- ble class - 7 p.m. and children's church - 7 p.m. Bishop Nathaniel Belcher is pastor. The church is located at 28 Kickapoo Street, Lockhart, AL. For more information cal the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. FIRSTAFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH First African Baptist Church, Florala Rev. Paul Lee and members wel- come all to their services. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship service every second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m Call 858-4716 for additional information. FIRSTASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God services are Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Chil- dren's Church 10:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening wor- ship at 6 p.m. Teen choir/drama practice is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nursery provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Every- one welcomed and invited to attend all services. If you need a ride, cal 858-6357/858-6435. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The members of First Baptist Church, 23593 Fifth Ave., Florala ex- tend a special invitation to everyone to attend services. Sunday School 9:15, morning worship service 10:30, children and youth activities 5 p.m., evening worship service 6 p.m. Wednesday activities: choir practice 5 p.m., prayer meeting, youth and children activities 6 p.m. A nursery is provided as needed. Telephone 858-3234. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH The members of First Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known throughout the community as a friendlyand serving church that welcomes newcom- ers. The church is located on Route 331 very near the Florida line (24213 5th Avenue) in Florala. Call 334-858-3515 for more specific directions. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The First Presbyterian Church (PCA) invites you to visit and worship with us. Sunday School meets at 10 am followed by the worship service at 11 am. We are located at 23492 5th Avenue next to Piggly Wiggly. We are a friendly, reformed, Christ-centered congregation and all are welcome. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening service and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meriting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD Florala Church of God extends an invitation to worship. Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., evening worship 6 p.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m. The end of your search for a spiritual church. Pastor is Bishop Ralph Harmofi. The church is located at 22563 West 8th Av- enue, Florala. Phone 858-6841. GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH The people of Gateway Baptist Church invite the public to worship with them. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m, worship service with a message relevant to needs 11 a.m., children's choir 5:15 p.m. and eve- ning service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Men's prayer breakfast is the last Saturday morning in each month at 8 a.m. and ladies fellowship the second Tuesday morning in each month at 10 a.m. They are located on Highway 331 N. at the caution light. A nursery is provided for all of the services and they offer transportation. Call Pastor James Hansard at 334-858-3608 for additional information. LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wendell Ard and congregation would like for you to join them in worship at Lakewood Baptist Church, 696 Stateline Road. Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. youth services 5 p.m., evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. A yard and bake sale will be held February 7, 8 a.m at Scofield Appliance, 23126 5th Ave., Florala, next to gym. LIBERTY HILLASSEMBLY OF GOD Liberty Hill Assembly of God is located at Route 1, Florala. Pastor Rev. John White and congregation invites you to any and all services Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., children's church 11 a.m., youth services 5:30 p.m., women's ministries 5:30 p.m., evening worship service 6 p.m., and Wednesday family night at 7 p.m. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lockhart cordially invites you to worship. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. discipleship training 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer services 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rev. John Bryan is pastor. MACEDONIA BAPTIST DEACON AND DEACONESS DAY BARBARA GROSS Barbara Gross, of Pen- sacola, FL, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Febru- ary 5, 2009. She was a na- tive of Sugarland, TX, but had been a resident of Pen- sacola for the past 31 years and a former resident of Florala. She was a member of Brownsville Assembly of God Church. She was a for- mer assistant manager and hostess with Oyster Bay Restaurant at Perdido Key for 22 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Woodrow Wilson Holder and brother, George F. "Buddy" Holder Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Tom- mie Gross; daughter, So- nya McLaney; son, Joel M. McLaney (Gena); two grandchildren, Joshua Ryan McLaney and Kaylyn Joelle McLaney; mother, Flora Holder; sister, Char- lotte Linkenhoker (Gordon); special nieces and nephews, April Linkenhoker, Amber Cooley, Autumn Oswald and Ashley Coleman, Sharon Carter, Kevin Holder, Leti- tia Holder, George Holder and MicheUe Holder; other family and friends. Funeral services were held February 9, 2009 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Lindell Cooley of- ficiating. Entombment fol- lowed in Holy Cross Mau- soleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice. The 28th Annual Deacon and Deaconess Day will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lockhart, AL on March 1 at 2:30 p.m. The theme will be "Returning to My First Love" - Revelation 2:4 and the speaker will be Rev. Darryl Caldwell, pastor of Beth- lehem Baptist Church in Elba, AL. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dale Alexander and the congregation of New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding communities to Sun- day school 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. The church is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala ap- proximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Call (334) 493-7489 for information. NORTH CREEK APOSTOLIC Pastor Jimmy Watson and church would like to invite everyone to the North Creek Apostolic Lighthouse Church for Tuesday night prayer at 7:00, Thursday night worship at 6:30, Sunday School at 9:45, Sunday worship service at 11:00 and Sunday evening worship at 3:00. Come expecting a move of God. For more info or for a ride call Pastor Watson at 334-858-3025. OUREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH SPECIAL SERVICE There will be a Special Service held at Outreach For .Christ Church,on Hwy 2 in Darlington, FL, Saturday night, February 7 at 6 p.m. Special guest is Joyce Igo. Everyone is welcome. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 359 Highway 147 (Webster Lane} invites everyone to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; wor- ship service 11:00 a.m.; women's ministries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH The fellowship of Paxton Baptist invites everyone to hear the Word and worship Jesus. Each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; morn- ing worship 11 a.m and evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m., including adult prayer meeting, youth praise and worship and children Bible times. Located just south of Paxton School on US 331. For more info contact 850-834-2718. RED OAK BAPTIST Red Oak Baptist, Pastor Eugene Meadows and congregation invite the public to worship. Sunday School 10 a.m. worship service,11 a.m., evening worship 5 p.m., and Wednesday service 7 p.m. The church is located at 13667 AL Hwy. 55, Florala. SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Come to the Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where "Church is not a habit, it is an experience." Bring your bibles and read along as Rev. Ernest L. Powell, with clarity and passion, explains the Word of God. Sing along with the soul-stirring Sixth Avenue Gospel choirs. Services are as follows: Sunday school: 9:45 a.m ; worship service 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m Located at 22507 Sixth Avenue right next to the Sixth Avenue Cleaners. Church phone: 334-858-8432. For 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, Sun- day night and Wednesday night, Pastor Holtz, teaches about the Savior and helps attendees understand the Word of God. A study of the Book of Genesis is held each Wednesday night with discussion and questions. Sunday morning different areas of the Bible are covered Sunday night a study is held of the book called "Lord, Change My Attitude," by James MacDonald. Sun- day school, 9:45 a.m.; church, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday night, 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH Smyrna Baptist Church is the place to be for those hungry to learr about the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Sunday morning, Sun- day night and Wednesday 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 know- ing about the Lord can give one true peace. The Book of Gen- esis is studied each Wednesday night with discussion questions. Sunday morning different areas of the Bible are studied. Sunday night, a DVR by Ken Hovind is watched, it is a Creation Seminar. 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 30 years invite you to worship each Sunday. Sun- day school 9:30 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 Lu- ther King, Jr. Street. The 28th Annual Family and Friends Celebration at St. John Missionary Church will be held Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. Guest speaker will be Rev. Willie Earl Williams of NewHope Ministries Church in Laurel Hill FL. There will also be singing by The Testaments from Florala, The Gospel Harmonett's from An- dalusia, AL and The NewHope Choir from Laurel Hill, FL. 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 worship 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 pow- er, 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., wor- ship service at 11 a.m. (nursery provided), and evening worship at 5 p.m. Weekly Bible study is offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 10'a.m. on Wednesday at the church parsonage. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (off Highway 4 approximately ten miles from Florala). Members cordially in- vite you to worship services on the first and third Sundays of the month at 8:45 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Christian Home United Methodist Church, 1479 Parrish Road (for- merly highway 6), Florala (off Highway 4 approximately 6 miles from FIo- rala). Members invite you to worship services )n the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 8:45 a.m. followed by Sunday school. For info, call 858-3456. AA meetings will be held every Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. 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 fami- lies and individuals who would hear the preaching of the Gospel and re- ceive the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Alvin Wade will be prea:hing 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 Pastor Johnathan Daniel and congregation invite you to come and worship 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. FIo- rala.