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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 I I. ] h | | re h n n o n i n Church Activities ..... CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY Children's Home Assembly. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Youth Service Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Pastor C.W. Pinner and church family welcomes all to their services. Church phone 850-834-5199. The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy. 147, Laurel Hill, FL. CHURCH OF GoD IN CHRIST OF FLORALA The Church of God In Christ of Florala invites you to wor- ship 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. EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1815 Ninth Street, Florala invites all to worship. Service times are Sunday praise and worship 10:30 a.m., morning worship 11:30 a.m. No evening services. Pastor is Rev. Danny Kendrick. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family invites 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., morning service - 11:15 a.m., 2nd Sunday night - 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible 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 call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. FIRST AFRICAN MISSIONARY BAPTIST. CHURCH First African Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate An- nual Missionary Day on Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Tonya Alford Thomas of Good News Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. Pastor Terrance D. Bulger and congregation invite everyone to come and share in this worship experience. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The members of First Baptist Church and Pastor Char- lie Lennard invite everyone to join them in worship. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., JUMP 2 Worship (Kid's Worship Service), Celebrative Worship Service 10:30 a.m., AWANA (kids ages 2-18), Evening Worship/Bible Study 6 p.m. Sunday (Bible Study and activities for everyone). Wednesday evening family dinner at 5:30 p.m. (request $2 donation/plate), service 6:30 p.m. includes a time of Bible study and activities for all ages. Staffed nursery provided for all services. Located at 23593 Fifth Avenue, Florala. Telephone 858-3234. Check out the wbsite at www.fbcflorala.com. FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD Florala Church of God presents a call to worship. New pas- tor, Bennie C. Day, Jr. Phone 334-493-6018. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 5 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. 22564 8th Ave, Florala. Laodicean L E T T E R S by William Barjames The Hope Of Christianity ...looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:13) I don't know about you but I'm looking and hoping for the glorious appearing of my God and Savior Jesus Christ. Those of us who have this hope are blessed indeed. For we have the lromise of a new life and a new body through which we may worship and serve God for eternity. "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself." Philippians 3:20-21 NKJV Our hope is based on a promise. Not the promise of'a mere man, but the promise of God. He who was God in the flesh said, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3 NKJV It's interesting to note that these words came on the heals of His prediction of Peter's shameful denial. Those of us who love Jesus need to understand that this decision by the Godhead was determined in the cons of time before the the world began or its foundations laid. God determined that man would be created and tested by Satan. If man failed the test, God had a plan to redeem himback from his sin and present him just before a holy God. Jesus volunteered in the ages past to be the sacrifice that would redeem the sinful and rebellious race back to God. He fully understood the price of sin and He paid every last debt owed to God. God calls all people to Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. It was the Son of God who shed His blood on the cross and underwent the punishment of God's wrath in our place. He alone forgives sin. He alone delivers from God's wrath. He alone is just and the justifier of those who believe in Him. And because He is the way, math, and life, He will come again for those who have put their complete faith and trust in Him through His death, burial, and resurrection. People who will not come to Jesus for the forgiveness of sins remain under the curse of God's wrath. Many are called but few accept. God will not forgive anyone who tries to enter heaven by some other means. There are many people who mast in their religion, trust in their church, mast in their priest or pastor, but very 'few put their mast exclusively in Jesus Christ. Everything comes through the cross. Eternal life is found at the cross. Physical healing is found at the Cross. Self-denial and discipleship are found at the cross. And the power of a resurrected life can only be found after we die with Jesus at the cross. Our hope is not based on an event but on the person of Jesus Christ. He is our blessed hope. Paul said, "For we through theSpirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith." Galatians 5:5 The appearing of Jesus will be in two phases: He will come in the clouds for His church (by resurrection and rapture) before the judgments of God begin on this world, and He will bodily come and set His feet on the Mount of Olives at the end of the judgments to save the nation of Israel and set up His Kingdom on earth. Are you ready for His coming? Are you looking forward to the hope of His coming in the clouds or will you receive the judgment of His wrath? Either way, He's coming! , HOPEWELL HOMECOMING The Hopewell UnRed Methodist Church will celebrate their 116th Homecoming on Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. Rev. Edward Britton and the congregation invite all former members and friends to attend and celebrate with worship, singing and "din- ner-on-the-ground." The guest speaker for the service will be Mrs. Janet R. Twitty. There will be special music to enjoy or attendees may join with the choir. After the service, dinner will be served and everyone is invited. Come early to meet and greet friends. Hopewell U.M.C. is on the Charge of the First United Meth- odist Church of Florala and is located 5 miles west of Laurel Hill, FL on New Ebenezer Road, just over the state line. From Florala, turn west from State Road 55 onto Covington County Road 4, going about 10 miles before turning south on Co. Rd. 20 and the church is located about 1 mile south on the right. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lock- hart 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. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Fred Boyett and the congregation of the New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding com- munities to the church. Church is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m. and Morning Worship 11 a.m. Call 334-488-1568 for information. Homecoming service will be held Sunday, April 17 begin- ning at 10:30 a.m. Rev Wyatt McKay will be the guest speaker. A potluck dinner on the grounds after service. Easter Service Sunday, April 24. 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. Rev. Jerry Johnson is pastor. OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH Outreach For Christ Church homecoming service will be held May 1 beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m. Morning worship at 11 a.m. Rev. Ronnie Tubberville from Andalusia, AL will be the guest speaker that morning. Singing in the afternoon service, with the Shelia Smith Trio from Marianne, FL. The church is located on Hwy # 2, east in Darlington, FL. For more info, call 850-892-2048. Everyone is welcome. Pastor is Curtis Manning. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 676 Co. Highway 147 (Webster Lane) invites everyone to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 11:00 a.m.; women's minis- tries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH Smyrna Baptist Church is the place to be for those hun- gry to learn about the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Sunday morn- ing, Sunday 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 though t 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 dis- cussion questions. Sunday morning different 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. SVEAASSEMBLY Svea Assembly of God, Hwy. 85 South, invites everyone to their services. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., moming worship 10:45 a.m., evening worship 6 p.m., Wednesday service 7 p.m. Pastor is Margie-Sexton Chambers. Everyone is wel- come. Phone 850-834-2784. The church is located at Hwy. 85 south of Florala/Paxton. Friday, April 29 a sing will be held featuring Phil Cohron and The Cranes beginning at 7 p.m. Food and fellowship. Every- one welcome. UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Florala First United Methodist Church, 1310 5th Street, Florala. Members cordially invite You to Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Worship Services at 11 a.m. (nursery provid- ed). 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 (for- merly Highway 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., fol- lowed by Sunday School. Bible Study is offered every Wednes- day at 10 a.m. For further information call 652-4766. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 GomUlion 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, :i' ........................................................ " ..................................................... " .................................. ......................................................... i HELEN JEAN McDONNELL Survivors include husband, Vernon Bulger of Pensaco- Helen Jean McDonnell, age 64, of Florala, was called la, FL; three sons, Thomas Leonard of Austin, TX, Ronnie to her eternal home on Tuesday, April (Nancy) Leonard of Round Rock, TX and Richard (Margo) 19, 2011, surrounded by her family. Leonard of Arlington, TX; daughter, Elizabeth Leonard of She was born March 23, 1947 to Char- San Francisco, CA; step daughter, Eleanor (Sherman) Wil- lie and Lillian Thames. Her entire life liams; three grandchildren, Laurel Leonard, Bonnie Manly was devoted to her family and their and Amy Leonard; three sisters, Pauline Stanhagen, Betty well-being. She always went above and Charlton and Bobble Helms and her daughter Patricia and beyond helping others, never expect- son Greg; and dear friend and cousin, Helen Roach and her hag anything ha return. Her love of God husband Jim of Cantonment, FL. Memorial contributions humbled and comforted her in her time may be made to Alzheimer's Association National Office of trials. Her favorite past time was 225 N. Michigan Ave., F1. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. working in her home and business and National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been spending time with family and friends, entrusted with the arrangements. She was preceded in death by parents, Lillian and Charlie Graveside memorial service will be held at Smyrna Bap- Thames and son, Charles Lewis McDonnell. tist Church Cemetery on May 21 at 10 a.m. Survivors include husband, Billy Wayne Sasser; chil- dren, Robert Charles "Tudy" McDonnell (Tina), Tanya Ma- MICHAEL ETHAN COOK rie Tunnage (Tim), Kevin Steve "Sam" McDonnell (Kimber- Michael Ethan Cook, age 19, a resident of Paxton, ly); brothers, Mike Thames (Rita), Gregory "Boss" Thames, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Danny Thames (Kim), C.L. "Jerry" Thames (Elisha); grand- Saturday, April 23, 2011 after a tragic children, Dusty McDonnell, Justin Perry Erwin, Jenna Re- motorcycle accident. He was born in nae Ellenburg, Taelor Grace Tunnage, Conner McDonnell, Mobile, AL on May 28, 1991. He began Makenna McDonnell, Rylee McDonnell, Paige McDonnell school ha Andalusia, AL, where he en- and Allyson McDonnell; several nieces and nephews, joyed soccer, swim team, baseball and Funeral services were held Friday, April 22 at Corner Boy Scouts. He lived briefly in Crest- Creek Church, Hacoda, AL with Reverend James Hansard view, FL and Georgiana, AL, where he and brothers, Jerry and Danny Thames officiating, loved hunting, fishing, and 4 wheel- Interment followed in Corner Creek Cemetery. ing at Snag Lake. He graduated from Paxton High School, where he was a FAYE LEONARD BULGER member of the championship track Faye Leonard Bulger, age 81, of Milton, FL, passed away and baseball teams. He took pride in serving as an officer Tuesday April 12, 2011. She was born November 10, 1929 at Blackwater Correctional Facility at Milton, F1, where in Florala, to the late Oscar Pettus and Mary Mac Boles he was loved and respected by his peers. He was a loving Pettus. gentle spirit who loved God, his family, his friends, and was She worked as an Executive Secretary for the District loved by all who knew him. He was preceded ha death by his Manager for more than 25 years with Safeway Grocery grandfather, James T. Revette. Stores. Her first husband, Billy Leonard, passed away in Survivors include mother, Robin Cook (Joe) Morrow of- 1966 and she later moved from Texas to Florida and worked Paxton; father, Michael A. "Ton)P Cook of Georgiana, AL; in real estate as a realtor and later as a care giver, where brother, Jordan Thomas "Tom" Cook ofPaxton; grandmoth- she met her present husband, Vernon Bulger. She was a ers, Glenda Sniith of Georgiana and Maryanne Revette of member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Florala.. Paxton; uncles and aunts, Dana Revette of Paxton, Mike (Tami) Revette of Honoraville, AL, Mark (Becky) Revette of She enjoyed many things in life including gardening, Mobile, AL, Terry (Bendy) Cook and Donnie (Peggy) Smith, caring for animals and taking long walks, but her love Steve (Susin) Cook, all Greenville, AL, Daryl (Loretta) was painting, she was a true artist and showed her talents Smith and Andrew Smith of Georgiana; along with many through her oil paintings, cousins. Besides her parents, and first husband, she was preced- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28 ed in death by a son, Kenneth Leonard. from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John OLMCO Memorials Send CHURCH NEWS Lovelady and Rev. Michael Holcombe officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. 4,.,=,,., ,,,o o,c,, to Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana is in Charge of ar- nlnmnts t=,o,, a=z The Florala News rangements. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 27, 6-8 Ce.r Wor "s-.,eno, sc 1155 Fifth St., Florala, p.m. A memorial service will be held at Paxton Baptist T=ds o =cz AL 36442 Church on Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m. JOEL g. HELMS MONUMENT SPECIALIST or e-mail: floralanews@ In lieu Of flowers, the family will accept donations toward 850-892-0111 8d)-4-4784 fairpoint.net fax: funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made at www. DFuik Sprin johnsongeorgiana.com. email: ClasSageg@panhandle.rr.com 858-3786