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PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Scott Harrell m Email church calendar news to at 10 a.rn. per ear Friends, When I travel abroad for any length of time, despite my adventurous nature, the first thing I grow to miss is the taste of home. Through the years I have often visited Hard Rock Cafes in foreign cit- ies. I stop in not just for the loud familiar music, but for "The Pig" Sandwich. It is a good Old Fashion Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich. It reminds me of Georgia, my home. It also is my favorite food outside of Buffalo wings. I have always been fond of Hard Rock's motto, "Love All - Serve All" While I know it was not selected because of its Christian nature, it does say a lot about the message of Jesus Christ. What is the greatest command- ment? To love God with all of your heart, soul and mind. Jesus tells us the second greatest command is like the first, "to love your neighbor as yourself. With that in mind I view Hard Rock's famous motto as a reminder to me as I serve God. I should offer love to all, and this offering of love is service to all. My of- fering of Love should not only be to those people, circumstances and things that I would like to see more of, but equally to those people, circumstances and things that I may not prefer or to those who I may not interact with regularly. Divine Love is at the core of all choices, all things. "Love all, serve all" should be at the cen- ter of every Spiritual Heart. I have discov- ered that I am closest to my creator when I follow this motto. I feel most complete when I serve God through uncondition- REV. SCOTT HARRELL has changed its regular meeting time from 14 at 11 8 a.m. to 8 30 a.m. It meets on the second ally loving others. Thursday of each month af Christ United Very few of us consistently love with Methodist Church, 417 N. ntc e Road, abandon these days. We are selective with Forsyth. whom we share love. We love those who are like us. Those who value what we April 7 value. Those who hold the same opinion as well do. Those who view the world as we do. We usually limit our love to those who love us. It is a good thing that God's ways are not our ways. Romans 5:8 tell us "God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." I am so glad He did and does. As Christians we are known as St. Peter's "little Christs". We are to reflect the ways of Christ. We are to love as he first loved us. We all know this. We even say we believe it. Yet most of us do o.m. not freely do it. We love with limitations. We love with conditions, which makes me April 8-10 question love. Have we diminished its true meaning? If we are honest, do we tend to substi- tute the word "love" for what in reality is "prefer"? I hope you will take a few moments to u 'at i0 a.m. at Chrst dlSt 'i nucontact Circle of Care at (478)- Revivdl for: week will Rev. mes Marable of St. st:Church, Barnesvdle. St. Philhp A.M.E. Church~ ~ Fort Valley 19 7:30 ister Reginold Says Ministries, Warner Robins. For :more infom~ ,S~ri~ fwo.Eoster season community Servlc- tion, call 478:885-2510. Wfl :FC ;syth United Methodist Church, p.m. A service on F fday, ril F) will be at Christ 417 N Frontage contemplate what love means to you. Also es.A" rvice ,on undy Thursday, April 18 examine the limitations you may have placed on your love. Do you "Love All - Serve All"? In HIS Service, Rev. Scott Harrell is the Minister to Students at First Baptist Church, 95 West Morse Street, Forsyth. The Pastor's Cor- ner is sponsored by the Monroe County Rev. TJ. Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 April13 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 417 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth. 40 Rumble All Children urder 12 are in :t6 tt nd an invited to join ship to cel~rcite i~ ~ctlon of ond SaviOr Jeso~ Ch~i~ Smart invifes everyone David Phelps wfl:be in concert at theOrtf n Rrsf mblyof God, : a.m, and1] o:m. For more information, coll W Mctntosh ;Gr n on Satur- 478-994,2545 or visit www.n smorr or! day.April:13 beginning at 7 p.m. event Easter. 4 recoi'dino, 9324 7Y0 228 2307. :Br wal Ro ; Forsyth invites every- one to.! ~l~brate t~ ~h. burial a~ resur- rection of our lord and v or, Jesus Christ, Church Pastor'S An- held 'at 7: :d.m. and O,m, Pictu ,red, left to right, are Mayor Eric Wilson, Tfiami Brown, Terrence Thomas' mother, Thomas, Thomas' wife and son, Police Chief Eddie Harris ! By Diane Glidewell news@mymcnnet Forsyth Police Chief Eddie Harris recognized Officer Terrence Thomas at the March 18 Forsyth coun- cil meeting. Harris an- nounced that he promoted Thomas to corporal effec- tive Feb. 28 and assigned him to supervise the night shift. "He has been helping me out at every turn without hesitation" said Harris. "I thank him and thank his family for their support." Thomas has worked for the Forsyth Police Department since 2014. Harris introduced the Police Department's new- est hire, Ti'jami Brown, to council. Brown will be the office assistant who helps Alicia Beckham with answering the phone, preparing reports, provid- ing reports to those who request them and helping with other duties. "We're glad to have her aboard" said Harris. SAVE UPTO % SERVICE 478-787-8000 Car + Home = See me for Car and Home Insurance and save. StateFarm LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE." 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