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ht on PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Marilyn Tucker-Marek Let justice r011 down like waters Diar~a Glidewell at news@mymcr net b,/Monda . y is published fm of charge as spa~ l~rmit$. rowing up in Montgomery,quoting the prophet Amos from Amos Alabama my education was5:24. "Tsteeped in stories of the Rev. Dr. Earlier in Chapter 5 Amos tells Israel that "~.J Martin Luther King, Jr. and the they have sinned, becauseyou trample Montgomery Bus Boycott. As a child Rosa Parks as one of my heroes, I admired her incredible courage, which seemed to have set the whole thing in motion. As I got older and learned more of the stories, I came to admire the determina- tion, strength and endurance of the entire community that refused to participate in an unjust system anymore and boycotted the Montgomery bus system for more than a year. I had known since early child- hood that Dr. King was the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church when his community called upon him to help organize and lead the boycott, but I was a seminary student in King's home town of Atlanta before I came to fully appreciate the degree to which the civil rights movement was almost entirely the work of faith leaders and faith communi- ties. At the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery; the words, " until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream --Martin Luther King Jr. stand out in stark, bright letters against a dark stone wall with water flowing over them. Nearby another fountain bubbles, emblazoned with the names of 41 people who died that others might live to see a time when those words would ring with truth, and not just hope. But of course Dr. King did not coin this splendid phrase. The man who considered himself first and foremost a pastor, was RV. M/ ALYN 111 il-i Ullg on the poor and take from them levies of grain you afflict the righteous, take a bribe, and push aside the needy in the gate'.' (Amos 5:11a, 12b) This MLK day I once again had the privi- lege of participating in the MLK Celebra- tion hosted at Kynette United Methodist Church. I stood with other derby and members of the faith community who still read the words of Amos and know we still read them as words of hope instead of words about a current, embodied truth. The needy are still among us, and justice still does not uni- versally prevail. So our work of remembering, our work of re- penting, our work of reconciling, and our work of restoring must continue. God calls all of us to this work, regardless of our skin color or background, nationality or gen- der, religion or political party. So how wiU we "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream?" For the sake of our na- tion, for the sake of our neighbors, for the sake of our souls, I pray we will find a way. Jan. 23-Feb. 15 guest speaker wilt be Pastor Lonnie Fletcher of Orange Grove Baptist Church, Culleden. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be served, 3669 Browntee tohm vices start each ntght at 7:30 p.m. Bishop ~ ~1 of Forsyth Presbyterian Church, 63 N. Jack- son Street. The Pastor's Comer is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Associa- Robert H. Jackson is the pastor, For more Greater Bethesda Baptist Church 369 information, call Regina at 478~q94-b744. Barton Russell Road East Jutieffe will have Week 2 will be We~dne~, .kin. 23-friday, W~nter Revival Thursday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. Jan, 25. The revivalist: for Week 2 ts Elder 1 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Minister Klmbefly Taylor. Week 3 wiil be Wednesday, Patrtcio Edge will brlng the message. All are Jan. 30- Fr~ay, Feb. ]. The revivalist far wekome, Week 3 is Minister Renee ~ Week 4 will be Wednesday, Feb. 13- Fr~ay, Feb. 15. The revivalist for Week 4 is Pastor Bishop Robert H. Jackson. Jan. 26, 27 The Mission & Women~ Ministry of Union Feb. 2 Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road. Balingbroke will host Greater Vision Gospe4 Quartet in concert on Saturday, Feb. 2 at b:30 p.m. This is a free event: a love offering wilt be taken. For more information. Hill call (478) 974-0002. /V'~stonary Baptist Church invites everyone Rev. Marilyn Tucker-Marek is thepastor James Street. Forsyth will celebrate Friends other local churches and in coniunction witk Family Day on Sunday, Jan. 27 at tl a.m. Circle of Care, will d stribute food pack- 1he speaker will be Rev, ~ndy King of War- ages provided by the Macon Food Bank her Robins. All friends, farni~ and commun ty on Wednesday, Feb. 20. To volunteer to are welcome, help unload the truck and/or assemole and lion, which meets on the second Thursday distribute food, show up at l0 a.m. at Christ of each month at 8 a.m. at Christ United Holl Oflk Instal-UMC, 417 NorthFrontage Road, Forsyth Methodist Church, 417 N. Frontage Road, ~ (next to the Form ~Jreaut. To be a rectpi- Forsyth. Tessie Hall Baptist Church, 320 Baxankle ent of this once a month food distribution. ~, Forsyth will install officers on Fellow- approval In advance is required. Contact Ship (4th) Sunday, Jan. 20 at ~1 a.m. The Circle of Care at (478)-qq4-4q3q to apply. to their annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9 Jan, 2b at 9 a.m The guest ~ wilt be ~ Annual 8 ~ ~wl ~nlster Lesla Atwater of ~ Halt Baptist ~ at ~ I~ ~ Church. A donation of $7 Js requested, First Baptist Church High Falls, 4408 High Everyone is Invited to the ~ay School Foils Rood, wilt hold Its 9~h Annual Chill Coo- Anniversary on Sunday, Jan. ~ which wilt koff and Dessert Contest on Saturday Feb begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m, followed q in the church Fe fowship Hall. All entries by the anniversary sermon at 9 a.m. by Rev. need to be at the church by 5 p.m iudglng Tyrone Hart s of House of Prayer Pentecostal begins at 6 p.m. Everyone gets to vote on Church, Forsyth. their favorite chih. Come toln Jn the fun fel- fowshlp and good food Jan. 27 St. Luko A.ML ~ ~ & Feb. 20 Oay r, ood a,mk bets of St. Luke AM,E. Church, 143 Christ Unffed Methodist Church, along with John Schuyler San- President's Honor Roll, is least a 3.5 grade point average, duskyofFor~ m'aduated seeking a Bachdor of Science carrying 12 or more credit from the Unix/ers~tv of in criminal justice/concentra- hours in one semester and North Georgia &,ing tion in POST certification; having no grade lower than B. the fall 2018 semester and Brooke H,ar anof Among thoseon the list were: has earned the Bachdor of Forsyth, Presidents Honor Conner Corbitt of sical School in Macon in 2013. UNG, with more than 130 years of experience educating future leaders, is one of only six senior military colleges in the country. For more infor- marion about the university's Corps of Cadets, visit http:// admissions/inder~php. Mary Hamrick of Forsyth has earned a spot on the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Valdosta State University. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or of Coastal Georgia Dean's List for Fall 2018: L dia Har- rell. Caroline Tane of Monroe County has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semes- ter at Samroro Uni- versity Department of Communication Sciences Science in Kinesiology/Health Roll, is seeking a Bachelor Juliette, Ke,egan George & Fitness. More than 600 stu- of Sdence in kine~ology/, ofFor,J6nathan The following students cam- higher are recognized by be- and Disorders. dents received their degrees health & fitness; t/aD/iene taetzier of Culloden,pleted courses with exemplary hag placed on the Dean's List. at the University of North Hartman of Forsyth, Caitlyn Onstott marks and made the 2018 fall Developmental studies, tran- Jordan, Cart made the "-~ Georgia's two fall commence- President's Honor Roll, is of Forsyth, Summer President's List at Georgia sients, and graduate students Presidents List at Mid- seeking a Bachdor of Science Sanders of Forsyth, Wil- College in Milledgeville~": are not eligible for Dean's List dle Georgia State ment ceremonies Dec. 15 at in nursing; Shelby Sims liam Waiters of Forsyth, Cathd'rine Der/nis of status. Valdosta State Uni- Universffy, Cochran the Convocation Center on of Forsyth, President's Honor James Warren of Forsyth, Christin Wil-versity is proud to announce Campus. He is in his first H~tns of luliette, Hal- that more than 1,700 students semester in the Aviation UNG'S Dahlonega Campus. Roll, is seeking a Bachdor Forsyth, Frank Wilderland Jones of Forsyth earned a spot on the Fall 2018 program. University of North of Sdence in dementary & of Forsyth. Georgia recognized special education. Georgia College is the states Dean's List. students who achieved a 4.0 In ceremonies held Dec. designated public liberal arts Natalie Bertram GPA during the fall 2018 The deans of each of 15 at the University of university. The College of of Juliette was named to Coastal G'6orgia's of- the Fall 2018 Deans List semester. Students enrolled University of North North Georgia,25 The following students cam- rice of the President announc- atBerry College. The in 12 or more credit hours in Georgia~s five colleges - graduating cadets were award- pleted courses with exemplary es students who have earned Deans List honors students bachelor's degree programs the College of Arts & Letters, ed commissions as second who achieved a 4.0 grade the College of Education, the lieutenants in the U.S. Army marks and made the Dean's their place on the Dean's who posted an academic point average were named to College of Health Sciences & or Georgia National Guard. List for the 2018 fall semester List by their high academic average of 3.5 or better on the President's Honor Roll. Professions, the Mike Cottren John S. Sanduskyof atGeorgia College performance during the Fall a 4.0 scale while carrying IV~l~ edgeville: Mar 2018 semester. The students a dass load of at least 12 Students enrolled in associate College of Business, and the Forsyth earned a degree in ki- JenkillS of Forsyth, Brit- named to the Dean's List hours during the semester. degree programs who met College of Science & Math- nesiology and commissioned tsIn-y Greenof Forsyth, achieved a GPA of between Berry is an independent, the same level of achievement ematics - announced the in the National Guard-Quar- Colton Perkins of Fo- 3.5 to 3.99 while enrolled as coeducational, compre- were named to the President's names of those students who termaster Corps. Sandusky's rysth, John Mcintyreof fifll-time students in the given hensive liberal arts college List. Students named to the made their respective lists for parents are John and Donna lists induded: Stephen fan 2018. De~'s List recogni- Sandusky. The new officer Juliette. Georgia College, the term. Congratulations to the of approximately 2,100 Grainli~g of Forsyth, tion is achieved by having at graduated from Veritas Clas- state's designated public liberal following Monroe County students. arts university, student named to the College Lt, JamesM0nr0e and sp0ns0rs thank 10 cal veterans Lt. James Monroe Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter hosted its 2018 Veterans Appreciation Night on Nov. 27 at the Conley Building in Forsyth. Veterans of all ages enjoyed an evening of fun, food and prizes from local merchants. Special attendees were two WWII veterans, Dr. Graver Tyler and Sam StudstiE DAR thanks the Liberty Tree Children of the Ameri- can Revolution (CAR) So- deW, Monroe County Boy Scout Troop 51 and Monroe County LEO Explorers Club for assistance preparing for the program. They helped set up tables, decorated and monitored the prize tickets. We could not have had such a successfffl event without the help of these fine young people and their leaders. Showing appreciation and love for Monroe County veterans is always a priority for the Lt James Monroe DAR. For information on DAR membership or events, email garneu31016@bell- Many thanks to the spon- sors who donated prizes and gift cards for veterans to win as door prizes at the event: CoTique Boutique, Monroe Memorial Chapel, Pickled Okra, Dillard's, Brad Freeman, Tractor Supply, Ocmnlgee Chapter SAR, Gottwals Books, Rob- bie Whitehead, Spedalty Power Windows, McGriff Insurance, Advanced Auto, O'Riley Auto, Style Com- pany, Herring Builders, SA Stone Wealth Management, Brad Raffensberger, Pier 1 Imports, Walmart, DAR Junior Members, Lawson BitticL Julie Presley Ac- counting, Lifeway Christian Book Store, Shane Mobley, Ventures Guns & Stuff, Chuck Gamett, John Ken- nedy, MedPro, Eric Wilson, Monroe County Reporter, Lowds, Avilys Sleep-EEG Testing, Dollar General, Lt. James Monroe Members. 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