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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011 ) ) ) Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Robert Glass and Bethel Baptist Church members welcome everyode to their services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. Sunday night 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 6 p.m. For more info call (850) 834-3440, 850-951-0916. 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 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. 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. 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 wor- ship service 11 a.m. A convention style gospel sing is held every fourth Friday of each month from 6:30 -48:30 p.m. The church is located on Cravey Bridge Road just off County Road 45 between Florala and Andalusia. FIRST AFRICAN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH First African Missionary Baptist Church, Florala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11 .a.m. on 2nd 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 BAPTIST CHURCH The members of First Baptist Church and Pastor Char- lie Lennard invite everyone to join them inworship. 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 L E T T E R S by William Barjames The Struggle To Be Saved "Strive to enter in through the narrow gate, for I say to you that many t will seek to enter in an will not have strength. Luke 13:24 KJ3 There's a tragic struggle taking place in the modem church that ,threatens to destroy the souls of men and is chipping away at .l. the v, ery foundation of Christianity. People are looking toward eternity with all the interest and concern they would put forth browsing through the shelves of a bookstore looking for that one particular title, ah yes, here it is - Salvation Made Easy, by Lou Cifer. A quick look through the contents affirms what we're looking for, Chapter Three - Finding Salvation. While reading we discover these words, "It's not necessary to insist that people should change their lives in order to be saved. God loves them just the way they are and doesn't want anyone to perish. After all, he's a forgiving God and is perfectly willing to overlook sin. Having them come forward and stand before the church is no longer necessary since studies have shown this could be severely intimidating and embarrassing to many people. Simply have everyone close their eyes, bow their heads, and raise their hands without anyone knowing. Lastly, have them repeat a short simple prayer, and then, with a resonant voice, proclaim them SAVED!" It's just that simple, "or is it? The Gospel of Matthew records Jesus saying, "Go in through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it. For narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way that leads away into life, and few are the ones finding it." Matthew 7:13-14 KJ3 There is no easy salvation. It cost everyone something. It cost the Lord Jehovah His Son. It cost the Son His life on the cross at Calvary. And it cost the sinner his self-love, self-centeredness, and self-will. A.W. Tozer once said, "The difference between heaven and hell is the difference between God and I." Jesus said, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and let him take up his cross, and let him follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it. But whoever loses his life for My sake will fred it." There are many people who are seeking to enter heaven and find -deliverance from the coming wrath but won't be able. They do not have the strength. They're seeking heaven on the broad and easy road where there's very little travail, struggle, or agony. They've been sold a lie from the devil and believe if they go to church, say a prayer, give tithes, and give up most of the fun things they used to do - everything Will be fine and heaven will be their home. God demands repentance! God demands a change of heart and mind. The kind of change that cost Something. The kind of change that produces resistance from the forces of hell who will do everything in their power to keep you from getting through the narrow gate. In order to be saved you must plainly see the narrow entrance and force your way through the obstacles and traps of the enemy and strive to enter. Paul expressed the same idea when he told Timothy, "Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life " 1 Timothy 6:12 KJ3 People who attempt half-heartedly to enter the kingdom of heaven will be rejected and discarded. God cannot and will not accept a cheap imitation of repentance and salvation. You must be born again! Only in the modem church can one pass from death to life with only a simple [repeat after me] prayer Nowhere in nature is anything birthed without travail and struggle, so how is it that Christians are born so easily. There will be many disappointed people on the day of judgment who thought they could enter heaven without faith and repentance. Many will hear those awful and frightening words from the Lord Jesus Christ; ,'Depart from Me, I never knew you." ,~ Fifth Avenue, Florala. Telephone 858-3234. Check out the website at www.fbcflorala.com. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The First Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church in America) the conservative older Presbyterian body which is pro life and pro family invites all to their services. Sunday wor- ship 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, 334-208-0516 Evening services at 5:30 p.m. with a study in Briscoe's book on the Psalms. "What works when life doesn't?" 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. LIBERTY HILLASSEMBLY OF GOD Liberty Hill Assembly of God is located at Route 1, Flora- la. 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. Collough will be the guest speaker. Revival will begin nightly at 7 p.m. Bro. Dewey Elmore and members invite everyone to come and worship with them. Pine Level Baptist Church is located on County Rd. 89 between Florala and Kinston. 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 AventJe Gospel choirs. Services are as fol- lows: 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 10hone: 334-858-8432. For further informa- tion 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. NEW BETHELAME New Bethel A.M.E. in Florala and St. Ma thews 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. Rev. Jerry Johnson is pastor. 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 bn US 331. Pastor is Rev. John H. Lovelady III. For more info contact 850-834-2718 dur- ing normal business hours. PINE LEVEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pine Level Baptist Church will be having Homecoming Sun- day, July 24, with revival following until the 29th. Bro. Tony Mc- SVEA ASSEMBLY Svea Assembly of God, Hwy. 85 South, invites everyone to their services. 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 wel- come. 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. Sun- day school 10 a.m worship serviced 1 a.m and Wednesday prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 331, 2 miles south of Paxton. Call 834-4077. 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 theLord 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. LORA RAWLS Lora Rawls, age 92, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Florala Health and rehabilitation Center. The daughter of the late Walter nd Susan Mad- dox Josey. She was born in Brooks, AL, a community near Red level, AL in Cov: ington County. Also mem- bers of that community was the Williams family, whose son, Hank Williams, became a well-known country music singer. She grew up know- ing the family and later his son, Hank Williams, Jr vis- ited her at the Florala nurs- ing home several years ago. She was a former resident of Lockhart and was married to the late E.L. Rawls for 48 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Florala for over 50 years, where she served as a Sunday School teachei:. She was a student of the Bible and was well-versed in the scriptures. She was a very caring person and was a ca regiver to her daughter, Barbara Rawls Thames, for 23 years prior to her death. She loved her family and OLMCO Memorials d~,onu~r~nts In Home Or Cemetery - Appoinlments ~4aasoleums SELECTION " er tery CWorh . rOaults QUALITY Psaes r JOEL g. HELMS MONUMENT SPECIALIST 850-892-0111 850-499-4784 DeFuniak Springs email: ClasSags9@panhandle.rr.com their well-being. Survivors are daughter, Shirley Logan and husband, Mike, of Mary Esther, FL; son, Ronnie Rawls of Flo- rala; son-in-law, Randolph Thames of Crestview, FL; 7 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20 at the First Assem- bly of God Church in Florala with Reverend Ray Bundy officiating. Interment will be in the Florala Greenwood Cemetery. day, July 23, 2 p.m. at Chil- dren's Home Assembly of God. The family requests no live cut flowers. JAMES HAROLD HUCKABA James Harold Huckaba, age 85, of Laurel Hill, FL, died Sunday, July 17, 2011. Survivors include wife of 60 years, Cora Lee Hucka- ba; daughter, Peggy New- man of Lee, FL (husband, Earl); son, Don Huckaba of Alachua, FL; son, Demas Huckaba of Laurel Hill, FL (wife, Terry); daughter, Phyllis, Macko of Ozark, AL (husband, Scott); son, Hugh Huckaba of Ozark, AL;. son, Rudy Huckaba of Ozark, AL (wife, Trisha); brother, Earl Huckaba of Laurel Hill, FL (wife, Donna); brother, Er- vin Huckaba of Laurel Hill, FL (wife, Gayle); brother, Jimmy Huckaba of De- Funiak Springs, FL (wife, Janice); sister, Clara Mae Snellgrove of Laurel Hill, FL; sister, Opal Ansley 0f Crestview, FL; and a host of grandchildren and great- grandchildren. An informal memorial service will be held Satur- DONNIE RAY TEDDER Donnie Ray Tedder, age 61, was born August 2, 1949, in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and passed away in the early morning on July 5, 2011, at Crestview Medical Center. His family had been at his bedside since the on- set of his sudden illness on July 1. He was a military veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an electrician by trade and was employed with Burks Mechanical and recently with Merit Instrument and Electrical Contractors. He inherited his father's car- pentry skills as evidenced in the home he built and shared with his family. He was loving every bit" of his adventure when he hit the road on his Harley and had that little bit of hair ori his nearly bald head blowing in the breezes. He had a true passion for being outdoors and nothing made him hap- pier than being on the water with his family and watch- Thank You I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Jesus, and to all the people who prayed for me and caged to check on me while I was in the hospital. Spe- cial thanks to the nurses at Florala Hospital and to Mrs. Lisa McNeill. God Bless You All. Chris Thames and Family ing his grandsons "driving" the boat. He was preceded in death at a young age by his par- ents, Thomas Sylvester Ted- der and Ellen Lucille Brit: ton Tedder. Survivors include wife of 42 years, Linda Reeves Tedder; son, Mike Tedder and wife, Melissa, of Baker, FL; daughter, Missy Bullock and husband, Zack, of Flo- rala; brother, Billy Tedder and wife, Judy, of Paxton, FL; sister, Linda Messick of Bay Minette, AL; six grand- children, Brandon, Dakota, Austin, Aubrey, Alex and Hunter; nieces, Felicia, Brit- tany and Kerry; father-in- law, Lorez (Buddy) Reeves; very special and dear Uncle Gilbert and Aunt Clara Jo Tallafuse of Wharton, TX; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held July 7 at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestviev,FL with Rever- end Donnie Cadenhead of- ficiating. Burial followed with mili- tary honors at Svea Ceme- tery. Guest book and conco- lences are available online at www.whitehurstpowell- funeralhome.com. MAUREEN "MARTY" C. SHI RROD Maureen "Marty" C. Sherrod, 62, of Tampa, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She is survived by sis- ters, Macel Blevins of Plant City, FL, Marilyn Livings- ton of Winter Haven, FL amd Alene Biddle Gilbert of Lockhart, AL; niece, Marilyn Davidson; nephews, Michael Livingston, and Eugene, Bo and Adam Biddle. Funeral services were held Friday, July 15 at Swil- ley Funeral Home of Tampa, FL.