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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011 Obituaries Church Services , Church Activities , Meetings ,! and Wednesday family night at 7 p.m. BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH :;: Interim Pastor Robert Glass and Bethel Baptist Church :;: members welcome everyone to their services. Sunday " School 10 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. Sunday night 5 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more info call (850) 834-3440. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Highway 331 Paxton, FL. 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. Wednesday 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. Locat- ed seven miles east of Florala on Hwy 54. Church cookbooks on sale for $10, call 858-6843 or 858-6074. CHURCH OF CHRIST The Church of Christ at Florala meets at 1327 3rd Street (Hwy 55) Florala. Sunday - Bible study 10 a.m., worship ser- vice 11 a.m., evening worship service 5 p.m., Wednesday - ; mid-week Bible study 7 p.m. Greg Smith is evangelist. CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Brother Richard Murray, pastor and congregation of Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fellowship and celebrate God's presence. Sunday morning Bible study classes, 9:45 a.m. and celebratory Worship Service; 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m. Clear Springs ' Baptist Church is located at 1284 Highway 85 N, Laurel Hill, " FL. DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH : Damascus Baptist Church extends an invitation to every- one to attend Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11 a.m., dis- cipleship training 6 p.m. and evening worship 7 p.m. Wednes- day evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. First Assembly of God services are Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Children's Church 10:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening worship 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. Anyone who needs a ride, call 858-6357/858-6435. 7 r 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 friendly and serving church that welcomes newcomers. 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. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Christian Life Vil- lage. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening service and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. Evening services resume February 27 at 5:30 p.m., "the De- monic" from The Great Physician. GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Hansard and the members of Gateway Baptist Church, extends a warm invitation to worship with them in a friendly atmosphere each Sunday. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Relevant preaching at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the Word of God, meets the need of the whole family. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone enjoys regular fellowship and a nursery is available as needed. They are located on Highway 331 two blocks North of Main Street. Call Pastor James Hansard at 334-858-3501 for additional in- formation. ENON BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Mark Perry and Enon Baptist Church extends an LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH open invitation to everyone to attend worship services each Pastor Wendell Ard and congregation would like for you to Sunday. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., and Sunday wor- join them in worship at Lakewood Baptist Church, 696 State- ship service 11 a.m. line Road. Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., A convention style gospel sing is held every fourth Friday youth services 5 p.m., evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The church is located on prayer service 7 p.m. Cravey Bridge Road just off County Road 45 between Florala Revival services will be held March 13-18; Sunday 6 p.m., and Andalusia. For more information call (334)-222-7702 or Monday - Friday 7 p.m. with Bro. Garland Keith of Texarkana, 334-488-1129. , AK. FIRST AFRICAN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH LIBERTY HILL ASSEMBLY OF GOD First African Missionary Baptist Church, Florala. Sunday Liberty Hill Assembly of God is located at Route 1, Flora- School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m. on 2nd and 4th la. Pastor Rev. John White and congregation invites you to Sundays. Wednesday night, Prayer, Praise and Bible Study, any and all services Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to worship. Pastor is Terrance 1t a.m., children's church 11 alm., youth services 5:30 p.m., D. Bulger. women's ministries 5:30 p.m., evening worship service 6 p.m., FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD L E T T E R S by William Barjames The Beginning Of Birth Pains Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives looking down on Jerusalem and the temple complex when four disciples came to inquire about the temple's destruction. Jesus had previously said not one stone would be left upon another. They wanted to know when it would happen and what would be the sign of his coming and of the end of the age. As he was sitting there, Jesus no doubt remembered the city's history and once again thought to himself, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together... but you were not willing." Matthew 23:37 NIV Peter, James, John and Andrew desired to know when the temple would be destroyed and to know about his coming. The answer is probably confusing to many people because Jesus answered them in a similar way in which an artist might sketch a drawing. He gave a simple design outlining essential facts and occurrences that were to take place in their immediate future and at the end of the church age. In much the same way an artist might place a window within a room that goes beyond the initial drawing to reveal rolling fields and distant mountains, Jesus blended his eminent death and resurrection with the destruction of the temple and city of Jerusalem while in the background using apocalyptic language that reveals the final days before his second coming and the end of this age. In answer to their questions, Jesus gave signs of his second coming and foretold that some would come proclaiming he is the Christ (Messiah) while deceiving innocent people and leading them into sins that would damn their souls to hell. Jude says these teachers pollute their bodies, reject God's authority, and slander celestial beings. They are clouds without water and trees without fruit. And for the love of money they make merchandise of you. In the last days there would be wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6). Ethnic groups rising against each other; people against governments and governments against each other will mark the time of the end (Luke'21:10). There would be famines, pestilences and earthquakes throughout various parts of the earth (Luke 21:11). He said in this time of distress many would turn away from the faith and betray one another (Matthew 24:10). And love for God would grow cold (Matthew 24:12). These are the days in which we live - the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:8). The King James says it's the beginning of sorrows. The NIV translates the Greek word "odin" as birth pains. For the word means a pain as in childbirth or pain of travail. It is a time of great sorrow and of horror. This age is coming to a close and a new age is .being birthed. Jesus Christ is coming back from heaven to set up his millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:1-6). As Jesus wept over Jerusalem and longed for them, we must also carry his burden. There are people all around us who will spend eternity without God lost forever in a devil's hell. Will you tell them Jesus longs to give them life? ALICE JEAN HOYLE On March 6, 2011, Our Lord called another one of his loving angels home, Jean Hoyle. Mama Jean as everyone called her was a loving wife of 55 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mama Jean had four children, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren by right, how- ever; there is no way to count the many she had by love. She was known for making beautiful hand stitched quilts for family and friends. She enjoyed serv- ing her community and church. She will be missed dearly by so many. Survivors are husband of 55 years, Eddie Hoyle of Lockhart; sons, Eddie G. Hoyle, Jr. and wife, Sophie Jean, of Opp, AL and Joe Hoyle and wife, Sue, of Enterprise, AL; daughter, Betty Jean Hoyle Johnson of Laurel Hill, FL; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchil- dren; brother, John P. Phillips and wife, Jo Anne, of River- side, AL. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home with Reverend John Bryan and Reverend Gerald Johns officiating. Burial will follow in the North Creek Cemetery. NEW BETHEL AME New Bethel A.M.E. in Florala and St. Matthews A.M.E. in Lockhart, AL. Morning Worship Services are held at 11 a.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and at St. Mat- thews A.M.E. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. You are cordially invited to come and worship. NORTH CREEK HOUSE OF GOD North Creek House of God, at 10010 AL Hwy 55, north of Florala. Church services: Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m., Sunday night service, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday night service, 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-858-3555. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH The membership of Paxton Baptist invites everyone to hear the Word and worship God each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; morning worship 11 a.m. and evening wor- ship at 6 p.m. Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m., including adult prayer meeting, youth praise and worship and children Bible times. Located downtown Paxton on US 331. Pastor is Rev. John H. Lovelady III. For more info contact 850-834-2718 dur- ing normal business hours. 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 pas- sion, explains the Word of God. Sing along with the soul-stir- ring Sixth Avenue Gospel choirs. Services are as follows: Sun- day 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. 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. 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. Sun- day 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. WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Bro. Phil McMillian and the congregation at Westside Bap- tist Church would like to invite all to join them for worsh!p. Sunday services include Sunday School 10 a.m. morning worship 11 a.m. and evening worship at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer service for adults, youth and children begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 21967 Lockhart Blvd, Florala. For fur- ther information, call 334-858-3763. 7rr Times does not heal ~ The loss. of a .child k The twinkle m her eyes P The beautiful smile. The memories of all our years ~The love and happy times, Cannot be replaced Please Morn no more tears. @icer Dec. 27, 1963 q tardr 13, 2010 yau The Harrison family would like to express our gratitude to our many friends and family for the flow- ers, food, visits and expression of sympathy extended during our loss. A special thank you to EMT's of Pax- ton and Joey Evans, who took such good care of all of us. We would like to express our sincere and heart- felt thanks shown to us in the death of our Father, Jim Caraway. We deeply appreciate all of you who offered prayers on our behalf, sent flowers or a sym- pathy card, made donations ( to a charity or Westside Baptist Church), called with kind words of encour- agement, provided food or provided personal servic- es. Your acts of kindness will always be with us. A Special Thank You to Milner Perry and Rev. Mark Perry, Westside Baptist Church and Joey Evans with Evans Funeral Home. We will be forever grateful for your services and your friendships. The Family of Jim Caraway OLMCO Memorials ~onumen|s In Home Or Cemetery Appoinbnents ~'ln~ok~ ll~ SRLRCTION Cemetery CWork ssewcE quAua"t a Pines JOEL E. HELMS MONUMENT SPECIALIST 850-892-0111 850-499-4784 DeFuniak Springs email: ClasSageg@panhandle.rr.com Send CHURCH NEWS to The Florala News 1155 Fifth St., Florala, AL 36442 or e-mail: floralanews@ fairpoint.net fax: 858-3786 In Loving Memory Terry Lynn Mitchell 3/8/55- 9/3/2009 7"m 7#/hCl Please don't grieve now that I've left your side There's a peaceful place where I now reside My life on earth is gone it's true But always now I'm still with you The joys I've had, the love-filled days The happy moments, in many countless ways Friendships so special, happiness and sorrows Make memories last and bring sunshine tomorrows God called me sooner and though why, we don't know There's peace in knowing it was my time to go When winds gently blow and the sun shines through Remember I'm free and still with you. 0