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PAGE 6 THEFLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 Church appenings Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings 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. 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 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. 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. Revelation study on DVD by John Hagee Sunday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. This is an 8 week study starting 8/29/10. Cov- ers the past, the present, the future. All 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.; Morning Worship Service 11 a.m.; Mid-week activi- ties Thursday 7 p.m. The church is located at 2678 County Highway 147W. (on Paxton Cut-Off road). 850-834-6026; e- mail:crossroadsassembly@fairpoint.net. EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1815 Ninth Street, Florala in- Vites all to worship. Service times are Sunday praise and wor- ship 10:30 a.m., morning worship 11:30 a.m. No p.m. 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, The Laodicean Letters, by William Barjames A Form of Godliness he most important thing in this world is not what you're doing for God, but what you're becoming. Are you growing and developing into the likeness of Jesus Christ? Have you experienced the miracle of the new birth? A change in the heart along with a God-centered conscience produced by the Holy Spirit will make you a new creation (born from above). In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 the great apostle characterizes religious people in the latter days who are living contrary to the will of God. These people cannot and will not be allowed to enter His heaven (kingdom). They possess an outward shape of religion without its reality. Their religious journey begins with self-love and ends with a false semblance of godliness that has no power to change their lives. There are many who play religion off to their advantage, but a day is coming when they will be revealed for who they are and they will run like rats from a sinking ship. The mask is already being torn from this professional piety, and the picture which is being revealed is one of moral corruption and shame. When churches ordain homosexuals as shepherds over the flock, God has already vomited them out of His mouth. They are nothing more than wolves in sheep's clothing. There's only one thing that can be done when their true colors are revealed - have nothing to do with them. The command is clear, "from such mm away" 2 Timothy 3:5. The genuine born-again believer should have nothing to do with any. church or denomination that turns its back on the fundamentals of Christian doctrine and behavior. The closer we get to the return of Jesus the more necessary it is to be vigilant and watchful concerning religion as a whole and especially of those who through television tell us how great and wonderful everything will be, and by the way, don't forget to send a generous gift. There have been hypocrites and false Christians in the church from the beginning. The beloved John said that even in his day there were antichrists. He said they went out from us but they were not of us. 1 John 2:18-19 These words not only apply to John's day, they apply to ours as well. If these religious men and women were of the true church they would have remained under the fundamental sound doctrine laid down by the apostles and not succumbed to false teaching. These teachers are the ones who come into your home via television, radio, and sometimes knocking on your door. They promise you freedom, happiness, security and wealth in remm for your loyalty and money. The Bible says there is only one way to be free of sins. There is only one way to have peace and happiness. That way is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "You must be born again." The power of godliness is the miracle of the new birth. "When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 (The Living Bible) My friend, the most important thing is what you're becoming on the inside and the continuing development and growth of that Holy Seed. i II AL. For more information call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. ENON BAPTIST CHURCH Outdoor Gospel Sing at Enon Baptist Church on Satur- day, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Called Out, Good News Quartet and Christie Lynn (formerly with Porter Wag- ner). Free boiled peanuts and Coke. Bring lawn chairs. Call 334-222-2281 for more information. 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 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 oolder 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 am. 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 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. 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 regu- lar 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 additional information. On Pack a Pew Sunday the church was blessed to have several visitors along with regular church families. Sermon was on the words of Jesus,"l Will Build M;hurch and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." LIBERTY HILL ASSEMBLY 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. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Macedonia Baptist Church, Lockhart, AL, will hold their Se- nior and Junior Choir Anniversary on Saturday, September 18 at6 p.m. 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. 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 pro- vided). Weekly Bible Study is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tues- day in the church's Fellowship Hall. The church also has a Devotional Time at the Florala Health & Rehab LLC at 9 a.m. each Thursday 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 Ser- vices 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. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion 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. WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Bro. Richard Martin and the congregation at Westside Bap- tist Church would like to invite all to join them for worship. 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. 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 the Lord 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. FROM THE PEN OF PASTOR NATHANIEL BELCHER NEED HELP? If you get depressed and need help, try reading Psalm 34. It says, I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name to- gether. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all m: fears. They looked unto him, and were light- ened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. To all that need help when depressed or anything else, just trust the Lord You will find He is the greatest help of all. Obit0000ary LUCILLE QUILLER JOHNSON Mrs. Lucille Quiller John- son, age 83, of Laurell Hill, FL, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010. She was born in Geneva County, AL on November 14, 1926 to the late Penny Lee Quiller and Ethel Quiller. She was preceded in death by husband, Alfred Johnson and brother, John William Quiller. Survivors include daugh- ter, Emily Jo Williams (Peter DiBartolo) of Laurel Hill, FL; grandson, Richard Anthony Williams (Lori) of Andalu- sia, AL; granddaughter, Ali- cia Clark (Thomas) of Opp, AL; great-grandchildren, Samantha Clark, Chayton Williams, John Clark, Jr., Aiyanna Williams, Jordan Tyler Clark, Seven Laasmar and Brian Laasmar; three sisters, Maxine Johnson of Lakeland, FL, Euna Faye Marble & Granite J0el E. Helms Monument Speciah'st ,.numens In home proposals for best: SILCTION /ausoleums SV.RWCZ Ceme. CWoA qUAUrY r vuE A 2078 Hwy 90 W., DeFuniak Spdngs, FL Honey of Samson and Kate Strickland of Samson; spe- cial dear friend, Gaff Jordan of Gaskin, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5 at Clear Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Murray officiating. Burial followed in Pax- ton Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Samson directing. Memorial contributions can be made to Clear Springs Baptist Church, Laurel Hill, FL. Grandparents Day "In Memory of Lexi" We love you k and miss you, J Maw Maw Christine Clear Springs welcomes interim pastor The membership at Clear Springs Baptist Church welcomed Pastor Richard Murray on August 8 as their interim pastor. The congregation sur- prised Pastor Murray with a buffet lunch and a sheet cake which everyone enjoyed. Brother Murray resides in DeFuniak Springs where he runs Murray's Care. Pastor Murray and the congregation invitethe lo- cal community to come and visit Clear Springs Baptist Church on Sunday morn- ings and Wednesday nights. .. Murray Thank You We would like to take this opportunity to thank ev- eryone for the prayers, flowers, plants, cards, phone calls, visits, food and the enormous outpouring of love shown to our family as we continue to struggle with our loss. In a world that seems to be crumbling, we are truly humbled and amazed at the kindness, care and support we have received. Thank you all so much and may God bless each of you richly. With Deepest Love, The Family of Alan Scot Robbins Chemical Depression is more than a passing mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness and it cannot be willed or wished away. Depression is an illness that can affect the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself and the way you think about things. If you or someone you know  feeling depressed, please seek help NOW.