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Page 4C March 7, 2018 RepOrter P A S T 0 R ' S C 0 R N E R y B r o A BBC magazine answered the "101 great- est questions of all time." What did they include? Well, questions like '"What is OK short for?" Answer? OK comes from 'oll korrect', a delib- erately misspelled writ- ing of 'all correct.' It was popularized in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly for humorous effect. The #1 "greatest ques- tion" was '"Where is the safest place to stand out- side in a thunderstorm?" And, in case you must know the answer, it is "A car or other enclosed metal structure is the serf- est place to be in a thun- derstorm." Jesus asked a question that should have been first on the list. He and the disciples were in Caesarea Philippi. Call it the shop- ping mall of religion. It was located in a region known as Paneon, or the home of the Greek god Pan. Once it had been a center of Baal worship. A temple was located there dedicated to the godhead Revo Hambric Brooks of Caesar. And other tem- ples of Syrian gods dot- ted the landscape. There were plenty of gods to choose from in Caesarea Philippi. So Jesus asks his dis- ciples this question: '%Vho do you say I am?" (Mark 8:29). Oh, at first he asked them what others were saying about him. The answers came back in rapid fire: "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the Some people say Jesus Caesarea Philippi, and prophets." But Jesus was crazy, with his let him ask you, '"Who do was more concerned claiming to be God butyou say that I am?" Your with their answer to his in reality he was just a answer will be the great- question, so he asked, man. Some say he was est one you will ever give. %Vho do you say I am?" just another liar, that he It is my hope that you They all looked at this knew exactly what he can say Jesus is the homeles carpenter and was saying but was devi- Christ, and He is Lord of thought about that ques- ously misleading thosemy life. tion. We don't know how around him. long they thought before There are those who Rev. Hambric Brooks Peter replied, "You are have said, along with is the pastor of. First the Christ." Peter, that Jesus is the Baptist Church, 95 W. As we are in this Christ. He is Lord. HeMorse St Forsyth. The Season of Lent, where is "God in the flesh." He Pastor's Corner is spon- we are approaching the is the King. He is thesored by the Monroe cross, the question again Savior. County Ministerial is being asked: Who do You may know where to Association, which meets you say he is? Have you stand in a thunderstorm, on the second Thursday given it much thought? And you may think yourof each month at 8 a.m. Was Jesus the Messiah? life is OK. But this week, at The Pickled Okra, 33 Did his death on the if you have not answered W. Johnston St. on the cross provide atonement this question from Jesus, Square. for all sin? then go to your own March 7,14, 21 Lenten Lunch & Prayer services Community Lunch and Prayer Services will be held on Wednesdays dur- ing I nt from Feb. 21 to March 21. The services are sponsored by church- es in the Monroe County Ministerial Association. There will be a light lunch and a prayer ser- vice for the community in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Forsyth, 95 W. Morse St. Lunch will be from 12-1 p.m. and,a 30-minute prayer service will be held from 12:15- 12:45 p.m. The sponsoring churches welcome all members of our commu- nity. Please feel free to arrive as you are able or leave as you need to; we know lunch schedules dif- fer and we hope anyone interested will attend for however long he or she is able. ers in uniform and children 12-and-under. All are invited to stay for Stations of the Cross after the Fish Fries at 7 p.m. March 11 Piney Grove Baptist has Family& Friends Day Piney Grove Baptist Church, 98 Joe Chambers Rd Forsyth will have its Annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, March 1t at 2 p.m. Rev. Hosie Waters and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Forsyth will be special guests. All are invited to be a part of our Family of God as we are all broth- Union Hill Missionary Baptist has Youth Day Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 299 Union Hill Dr Forsyth invites everyone to the Youth Day Program on Sunday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Minister Tremaine Johnson of St. Peter's Rock Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. St. James Baptist holds Annual Women's Day St. James Baptist Church, 110 James St Forsyth will celebrate its Annual Women's Day on Sunday, March 11 at 11 B-i-R-THDAYS '''''''i'''''E''''''''s March 7 March 10 March 12 Karen Quinn Paula Cothern Ford Davis Nathan Wood Greg Music Hope Ham Laura Corley March 13 Terry Drew Mr. & Mrs. Roger Natalie Vinson Onstott Dr. Craig Caldwell March 8 Betty Jo Pope March 11 March 14 Will Davis Tripp Shipman Tara Howard Devvie Moore Annie Bittick Caldwell March 9 Jessica Sherman This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are run free of charge for the community. Email Diane Glideweil at with information and picture. a.m. Rev. Ann Banner of ers and sisters in Christ. Douglasville will be theguest messenger. The ~~ ~~ E M St. Paul Missionary theme will be "A Place B E R Baptist has Family & of Progress, III John Friends Day 2-4. Pastor is Antonio D. Proctor Sr. All are invited. Rev. Rufus J. Whatley ' ~3 "% and the St. Paul Missionary Baptist TessieHalIBaptistwor- Church family, 591 Elbert ship service will be at 9 Jackson Rd Forsyth a.m. invites everyone to The Tessie Hall Baptist Family & Friends Day Church, 320 Boxankle 1968 on Sunday, March 11. Rd Forsyth regular wor- pporte of tom- Sunday School begins ship service time has open Tiff: College celebrate at 10:30 a.m worship been changes to 9 a.m. a state court in service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. on Sunday, March 11. their favor. Whatley will deliver the Everyone is invited. March 9,16, 24 message. St. Mary holds Lenten Saint Paul AME observes Fish Fries 146th Anniversary St. Mary Mother of God Saint Paul A.M.E. Catholic Church, 359 Old Church, 571 Rumble Griffin Rd Jackson will Road, Smarr will again provide Fish Fries observe its 146th Church each Friday during Lent Anniversary on Sunday, (except Good Friday) March llat 2:30 p.m. from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The and invites everyone meals, cooked by Knights to join the celebration of Columbus, include of this milestone. Rev. deep-fried tilapia, cole MacArthur Childs and slaw, fries, hush puppies the Mt. Gilead Baptist and drink, with desserts Church Family of available from the Ladies Forsyth will be special Guild. Eat in or carry guests. Rev. Samuel out. Cost for adults is $8 Th0mpkins is pastor. and $4 for first respond- C H U R C H PA G E S P 0 N S O:RED B Y : ii! i FREE FUNERAL HOME A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place Forsyth 994-6483 994-6576 Boarding Bathing . Medical Management Wellness & Preventive tl ill h li[Itllll Wilk' llli'! "After Hrs. & Emergenc3 t 60 S. Jackson St, Fors)th, GA .478-994-4986 li Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the Reporter 9 Lee Smith Mon - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf ??!i! Mary Persons science March 12-16 Phtl Ham isel Mr. Pleasant Baptist has Spring Revival Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 863 Piedmont Rd Barnesville will have Spring Revival Monday- Friday, March 12-16, from 7:30-8 p.m. each evening. March 13 Farmers&Consumers i Old Tower Factory Outlet Center holds its ground- king adjacent to 1-75 near Highway 42 and Frontage Rd. Brownie Girl Scout Troops and three Junior Troops. 1998 Wendell Ramage as STAR teacher Amber Bailey, , as STAR teacher. Commissioners vote 4-1 to keep Superior Court activ- ity downtown rather than building a courtroom to accommodate it at the new detention center Commiso A biracial group ofFors h , ask council to con- a districting commit- Prayer Service tee to help insure fair radal There will be a Prayer tion on coundL Service for farmers and consumers on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Sharon Primitive Baptist Church, 5827 Highway 83 South, Culloden. Everyone who produces food or other commodi- ties and everyone who consumes food and other commodities is encour- sion chair Tommy lson is the dissenting vote. Legislation to put into ef- fect Forsyth council's vote ,last fallto limit its mayors County commb- to two terms !s hitting stoners hear proposals for bumps. improved trash pick-up. ] . I Auto accidents cause four Walmart c nges its rs: ] fatalities in four days in will be open from 9 a.m.- Monroe County. Board of Education revises and revises again its hair regulation policy at Mary Persons. Willie Worthy retires from Monroe County road department after working with the county 28 years. 2008 Monroe County finance officer Barbara Baswell and tax commission office employee Lori Andrews say they will run for county tax commissioner since Patsy Miller is retiring. L S Installation of Atlanta is busy trying to get all 62 new windows installed in the courthouse before the Forsythia Festival. First Baptist Youth Choir raises $5,700 for its choir tour in June with its version of Hee Haw for its annual dinner theater, including its infamous cake auction. and from t2"30-5-30 p.m. Monroe County Middle on Sunday. School 7th grader Eleanor Forsyth sees a total lunar aged to join the service at this beginning of plant- ing season. There will be scripture readings related to cultivation, followed by prayer for a favorable growing season. Anyone who would like to pray is welcome to do so. For more information, call or text 770-468-6043. McLeod wins the District eclipse. are 337 households 6 Spelling Bee to advance ~'o I stamps m to state competition. Last Forsyth receives seven Mo nty, down year she finished 2nd in the viable resumes for city 522 households in district and 7th in the state, manager; it will narrow the 1985. i Mary Persons students Wendy and Jona- Chembllss advance to district ion in the Vocat'mnal Industrial Clubs (VICA). Fire destroys the home of Johnny and :Jan Williamson onEdge Lions Club Peace Poster winners are Courtney Anne McKay, Robert Davis and Stephanie Coleman. Monroe County roads picked by the state to be paved this year are Black- berryTrail, Buckhead Lane, Maynards Mill Road, Powell Road, Trey Terrace and Worsham Road. choice to five and begin interviews. An 80th birthday party for Glover Stuart raises $1,900 for Habitat for Humanity. Tess Hammock, an 8th grader at William Hubbard Middle School, is crowned Conyers Junior Miss Cherry Blossom. 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