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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010 Church appenings Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings BETHEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD Members would like to invite everyone to their services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; moming 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 5 p.m. Wednes- day night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more info call (850) 834-3440. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Highway 331 Paxton, FL. BIBLE STUDY An informal Bible study is held each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the home of Strat- ton and Dinah Colonna, 1156 St. Hwy. 85 in the Clear Springs Community. Everyone is invited. For information call 850-419-4362. 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; Sun- day 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. Located seven miles east of Florala on Hwy 54. Church cookbooks on sale for $10, call 858-6843 or 858-6074. 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 worship every Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Moming worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all services. Pastor, Elder J.C. Rodgers. CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 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 Ser- vice, 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 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. EMMANUELAPOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1815 Ninth Street, Florala invites all to worship. Service times are Sunday praise and worship 10:30 a.m., moming worship 11:30 a.m. No p.m. services. Pastor is Rev. Danny Kendrick. ENON BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Mark Perry and Enon Baptist Church extends an open invitation to everyone to attend worship services each Sunday. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., and Sunday worship service 11 a.m. A convention style gospel sing is held every fourth Friday of each month from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. The church is located on Cravey Bridge Road just off County Road 45 between Florala and Andalusia. For more information call (334)-222-7702 or 334-488-1129. The Laodicean Letters by William Barjames I See Dead People Walking I see dead people walking, driving vehicles, and riding bikes everyday, and they don't know they're dead. People who have not put their trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, who have never been born again as the Scriptures command, are spiritually dead. They are the walking dead! Jesus said to Nicodemus, who represents all humanity and the religious, that you must be born again. "The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:2-3 "Born again" simply means begotten from above. In order to be saved or born again there must be a transformation from God and a renewal in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:22- 24 This is accomplished through Jesus and His death on the cross. The unsaved or unregenerate cannot see the kingdom of God. This doesn't mean the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of kingdom realities. How is that possible? Paul says, "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14 It isn't possible for the natural man to understand spiritual things such as the realities of the kingdom of God. Who is the natural man? This is a man (person) living under the control of fleshly passions. This is a person who has no sense of spiritual values and doesn't care the least bit for them. Their highest goal in life is to satisfy their carnal pleasures. Spiritual things are foolishness to them. Jesus said, "You shall know them by their fruit." The fruit or works of the natural person is: Immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outburst of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. Paul said to the Galatians, "...as I have told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:21 The natural man is spiritually dead. When death is applied to people it means separation or being cut-off from God's purpose for which they were created. Basically, anytime the word "death" is used in Scripture you can substitute the word "separation" in its place. There are three kinds of death mentioned in the Bible - Physical, Spiritual, and Eternal. Physical death is the separation of the soul and spirit from the body James 2:26. When people die it is only the body that dies, the soul and spirit continues to live. Spiritual death is the separation of people from God because of sin Colossians 2:13. Etemal death (also called the second death) means eternal separation from God in the lake of fire Revelation 2:11 ;21:8. The Bible tells us all people have sinned against God and the penalty of sin is death. Eternal death is the penalty for committing sin. Eternal death is the result of spiritual separation from God. As one great preacher said, "There are a million roads into hell, but not one road out." My friend, if you go to hell you're not going for the weekend. Hell is forever! 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., 2rid 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, Florala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m. on 2rid and 4th Sundays. Wednesday night, Prayer, Praise and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m: Everyone is invited to worship. Pastor is Terrance D. Bulger. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 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. Everyone welcomed and invited to attend all services. If you need a ride, call 858.6357/858-6435. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The members of First Baptist Church and Pastor Chadie Lennard invite everyone to join them in worship. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Celebrative Worship Service 10:30 a.m., 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 activ!ties for all ages. Staffed nursery provided for all services. Located at 23593 Fifth Avenue, Florala. Telephone 858-3234. Check out the website at www.fbctlorala.com. Homecoming services will be held August 1, 10 a.m. with lunch following. Local talent providing music and Pastor Lennard bringing the message. 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. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The First Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church in America) the conservative oo- Ider Presbyterian body which is pro life and pro family invites all to their services. Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. and worship at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 23492 5th Avenue, Florala, next to Piggly Wiggly. Rev. David McMillan is pastor, 858-3865. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. ioming Worship; 6 p.m. Evening service and 6 p.m. Wednes- day prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD Florala Church of God presents a call to worship. New pastor, Bennie C. Day, Jr. Phone 334-493-6018. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Eve- ning Worship 5 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m, 22564 8th Ave, Florala. GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Hansard and the people of Gateway Baptist Church extend an open invitation to everyone to worship with them. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m, worship service with a message relevant to needs 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Everyone enjoys regular meetings for men, ladies and youth. A nursery is provided for all of the services and they offer bus transportation. They are located on Highway 331 N. at the caution light. Call Pastor James Hansard at 334-858-3608 for ad- ditional 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. 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., rooming 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 BETHELAME New Bethel A.M.E. in Florala and St. Matthews A.M.E. in Lockhart, AL. Morning Wor- ship Services are held at 11 a.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and at St. Matthews A.M.E. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. You are cordially invited to come and worship. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Fred Boyett and the congregation of the New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding communities to the church. It is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Call 334-493-7439 for information. Sunday School 10 a.m. and Morning Wor- ship 11 a.m. OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH The ( Outreach For Christ Church ) located on Hwy # 2, in Darlington, FL is going to have a Gospel Sing this Sunday night, July, 11 at 5:pm. Special guests will be the Southland Singers from Pensacola, FI. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 850-892-2048. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 359 Highway 147 (Webster Lane) invites every- one to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship 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 membership of Paxton Baptist invites everyone to hear the Word and worship God each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; rooming 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 downtown Paxton on US 331. Pas- tor is Rev. John H. Lovelady Ill. For more info contact 850-834.2718 during normal busi- ness hours. 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 Hv. 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 cla and passion, explains the Word of GOd. Sing along wilh the soul.stining 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 fur- ther information call 858-5330. SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH Smyma Baptist Church is the place to be for those hungry to leam about the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Sunday morning, 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 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 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. 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. 2rid Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (subject: The Apostle Doctrine), (Jrd Sunday regular order of service) (4) Sunday moming 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 services. Sun- day school 9:45 a.m., moming worship 10:45 a.m., evening worship 6 p.m., Wednes- day 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. 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 provided). Weekly Bible Study is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the church's Fellow- ship Hall. The church also has a Devotional Time at the Florela Health & Reheb LLC at 9 a.m. each Thursday in their dining hall. For further information call 858.3456. Christian Home United Methodist, 1479 Parrish Road (formerly 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., followed by Sunday School. Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. For further information call 652-4766. HopeweU United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (off Highway 4 ap- proximately 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. WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Bro. Richard Martin and the congregation at Westside Baptist Church would like to invite all to join them for worship. Sunday services include Sunday School 10 a.m. rooming worship 11 a.m. and eve- ning 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 further information, call 334-858-3763. Community VBS set Florala community churches are inviting children in grades K-12 to join them for this year's Vacation Bible School. This year's theme is Soldiers in Training Building God's Army and will be held at Florala First Assembly of God on July 17, from 8-6 p.m. Registration will be held at 8 a.m. There will be crafts, recreation, Bible lessons and three meals will be provided. There will be a waterslide (wear shorts) and other fun events for everyone. Ministerial Association meeting The Tri Cities Ministerial Association will meet Monday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Call Rev. McMillan for more information 858-3865" KENNETH RAY the aircraft industry. Com- PRYOR ing from a large family, he Kenneth Ray Pryor, 66 enjoyed spending time with passed away Sunday, July 4, - his brothers and sisters 2010 at his residence in Paxton, i FL. He! was born! Februar' 11, 1944 in Darlington, FL, the son of Chapman Pryor and No- lie Moore Pryor. He was employed by the City of Florala for a number of years, later he worked as a sheet metal mechanic in and their spouses. Later in years he would while away the hours with his brothers- in-law, Preston Spears, Joe Walker and Yankee Emond where each would try to outdo the other in sharing amazing stories, often em- bellished to add more shock factor, none of which ever had even a ring of truth. Never-the-less it was quali- ty time spent, each enjoying being with the others. Pryor spent many hours in his last days in the com- pany of his best friend and companion Gypsy, his black dachshund. He is prede- ceased by parents; brother, Ray Pryor and sister, Jewell Walker. Survivors include broth- er, John Glendle Pryor of Paxton; sisters, Shirley Sue Spears of Darlington and Mary Emond of DeFuniak Springs, FL. Pall bearers will include Hayward Thomas, Jerry Simmons, David Goldsmith, Chris Thomas, Adam Bryant and Bill Rushing. Honorary pall bearers will be Wayne Jackso, Johnny Roy Thomas and Kenneth Peacock. Floral arrangements are being accepted. A time of visitation will be Wednes- day, July 7 from 6-8 p.m. in Jerry Evans Chapel, De- Funiak Springs. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 8, 3 p.m. in Jerry Ev- ans Chapel with Reverends Dewayne Geoghagan and Dan Mickle officiating. Friends and family may go oline to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest register at jerrye- vansfuneralhome.com.