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Page 6C ,porter March 14, 2018 CHURCH NEWS PASTOR'S CORNER BY REV, SCOTT HARRELL brings solace to stormy lives Today I write this artide from Panama City Beach, Florida. It is the most pleasant day I've experi- enced all week. The temperatures have risen to the mid 70's, the wind has died down to a slight breeze, the sun is shining. All three of my children and my wife are with me. In my opinion it is almost a perfect day. Spring has come to the coast, and I'm happy to see it. I've struggled through this winter. My health has given me the biggest challenge of my life. Often life seemed as uncertain to me as the weather. I have wondered where the future was taking me and how I would handle it. Life can be unpredictable! Rev. Scott We can have good days when everything is in perfect harmo- ny, then there are days when we seem to be caught in our own storm cloud. We can be engulfed with trouble from every direc- tion. We cannot seem to get our footing because of the winds of life. The intensity can be overwhelming. When these assaults seem to assail against us, it can be a wonderful help to open up the Scripture and search for words of comfort and guidance. There are so many jewels to be found that can place us on firm footing again. In order to be impacted by them, you have to first open the Book. Philippines 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplica- tion, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus. Harrell When we seek peace by seek- ing God, then we will find that He can calm us beyond all o/ our fears. He will bring solace to our stormy lives. He will not only hear our prayers, He will meet us in our most stressful storms. Psalm 119:135 Make Your face shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your s.tatures. It is so comforting to know our Creator, Saviour and Sustainer. To know he is consistent, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is our refuge and strength. God is GOOD ALL THE TIME! Rev. Scott Harrell is the pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 225 Rocky Creek Rd Forsyth. The Pastor's Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministe- rial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at The Pickled Okra, 33 W. Johnston St. on the Square. Rock Springs names its February Stars The February Star Students at Rock Springs Christian Acad- emy in Milner are: (pictured left to right) Front Row: Gavin Rosier (K4), Ayden DeLong (KG), Samuel Chambers (1 st ); Second Row: Henry Hammond (K4), Levi Kent (KG), Drew Beauchamp (1st), Karoline Westbury (2nd); Third Row: Damon Cox (3rd), Lauren Harrell 4th), Lillian Menard (3rd), Riley Britton (bth): Back Row: McKenzie Sexton (High School), Kitty Westbury (7th), Carolina Joyce (6th). Not Pictured: Ryan Bennett (8th Grade) and Brantl ey Worthy (High School). Lillian Menard is a Monroe County resident. The First Baptist Church of Forsyth sponsored a dental clinic March 15-17. The free dental clinic is a cooperative effort of the Centennial Baptist Asso- ciation (CBA) and the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. The CBA is a partnership of churches in Lamar, Pike, Upson, and Monroe. Steve Laughman, a CBA Missionary and Project Co-Ordinator, stated that this mobile health ministry in Forsyth served seventy (70) uninsured residents of Monroe for their immediate dental needs, such as fillings and extractions. Mr. Laughman stated these dental clin- ics are rotated to different churches in the CBA every weekend, from March through October. "This clinic was a great oppommity to serve the people of Monroe, and FBC looks forward to continuing our outreach to the community,' said Dr. Hambric Brooks, Pastor of the First Bap- tist Church."I am proud we had 45 local volunteers comprised of dentists, nurses, dental assistants, members of FBC and other participating churches." (Photo/ Marilyn Langford) BIRTHDAYS & ANN VERSARIES March 21 Bill & F;atricia Boswell Cass & April Cassell Ansley Hunt Riley Baswell March 24 Cecil & Elsie DanJels Dennis & Jennie Merritt March 28 March 22 March 26 Kelh Hay Glover Keith Corley Becky Merritt Austin Cox Anna Wangerin Nathan & Michelle Jackson Clay & Candace Baswell David & Heather Jackson March 23 March 27 This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remi~.k *1 994-5426. Children's birthday notices throogh age 12 and birth announcements are published free of charge for the community. Email Diane Ghdewell at with information and picture. R 1988 ,Billy Whatley of Forsyth Forsyth Council votes to borrov~ $640,000 to see it Lake Juliette with a spinner. is Association's 1998 Team USA. run of costs related to 1-75 Andy Cook is given the 2008 construction. A Floyd Road woman, two Chambliss, is Commissioners send a Lake Juliette in January shaken but safe after she letter to Mercer University 1995 after a jury hands asking it not to appeal the down a guilty verdict tel- court ruling that would re- lowing a week-long trial in open Tiff College in Forsyth Henry County. and to join wlfh those seeking to breathe new llfe Commissioners approve into the school, construction of an finds two burglars in her home Monday morning, City ofllcialsand seven Indian Springs Drive property owners meet for elevator as long as five hours in Continued from 3C on.Sunday Mar& 25th. There w: ae an :aster egg hunt for rne children ar rne church following unch Everyone is invited! a.m worsn o service on Saint Phillip A.M.E. Sunday March 25 holds Family & Friends Day March 25 Saint Phillip A.M.E. Church Dames Ferry Baptist 36 Fort Valley Rd. Culloden to have Covered Dish and Pastor Rev Michael Davis & Easter Egg Hunt invite everyone ro Fami y & Dames Ferry Ba ~tist Church Friends Day on Sunday, March 208 Old Dames Ferry Rd. Ju- 25 ar 2 a.m Rev. Cathy iette wi nave a covered dish Dragon, oastor of rne Buffalo Circuit. will oe rne oreacner for lunch after the morning service the noun CHURCH NEWS SPONSORED BY: FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place Forsyth 994-6483 994-6576 "Servicing Each Family With Equal Respect" Ready to Meet Your Pet Needs Hoarding Bathing Medical Management Wellness & Preventive I# i|Jm|lk~lllinlll~iikli]l'~ After' Hrs.& Emergency 60 S. Jackson St. Forsyth, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the Reporter Lee's i i g Lee Smith 994-1666 " Mon-Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf March 25-28 Spring Revival at First Baptist of High Falls First Baptist Churck of -gn Falls 4408 ~ gn Falls Rd wi oegin Spring Revival on Sunday March 25 with 11 a.m Worsk ~ Service. Reviva services wil connnue Sunday througn Wednesday/March 25-28 at 7 am The guesr oreacher is Dr Gerald Harris editor of "The Christian Index ana Chris McDaniel wil be Worship and Praise Leaden We are Draying that we will allow God ro use eacr of us ~- the faugh Falls Community to bring osr sou~s To Know the omy one that can truly hela any of us our Lora and Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone is nvited! Looking for answers or options? We can help! Free pregnancy lest Parenting classes . Pregnancy Sl The Pregnancy Center 478-994-3173 ,4q , t,don. Tue& Thu iO.OOa.m,- :~Op.~, www,monroecoontypregnancycenler,otg Monroe County Middle phalt Company on Bensofi Walmart Supercenter but School buildings need to Ham Rd. since rock is to be do not reach a mutual be replaced, stored on the other side of agreement, the road, Monroe County dump truck driver George Wat- James Watkins announces kins takes quick action to that he will not run for keep a collision between another term on the Board a gasoline truck and a of Education after serving pick-up on Hwy. 41 S from for 29 years. becoming a disaster. Local loggers meet with Careless smoking is commissioners about suspected in a trailer fire problems with enforce- that caused the death of a ment of the current logging 32-year-old man working ordinance. for a construction company at Plant Scherer. Juliette native Ed Williams releases T.G. Scott Elementary's Angela Dungan is Monroe County Teacher of the Year. Richard Milam, incumbent, and George H. Hartwig III will face off in the Repub- lican primary for Towaliga Judicial Circuit district attorney. Haley Andrews of Forsyth is crowned Miss Teen Relay for Life in Jones County. Monroe County Chamber "Sex, of Commerce will move to Me," a collection of stories ist Church hosts a concert. 91 W. Johnston St adja- about growing up in Men- fecturing Forsyth native Dr. cent to the'Post Office. roe County. person- Middle School and nel committee, composed Burleigh Singleton and of Mike Dodd, Lamar Rus- Eddie Riggins of Mary sell piano and Rev. Bobby Craig on euphonium and ,District for the cit,~ Honor Band. position. ~ Miss The Daffodil Garden Club of Culloden celebrates its 5Oth anniversary. to 9-0. Little Miss Forsythia. Monroe County This look at what Monroe County residents were rending In the Memor,al Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street. Forsyth 478 994 4266 i