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Page 6C May 29, 2019 Spo tl ghit on Ch ches PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Hambric Brooks porter Emait church calenda? news to Diane Glidewell at by Mon- day at 10 a.m. Church information is published free of charge as space permits, .tl 0 Sometimes as a Pastor life can be busy. I know many of you reading this article think Pastors work on Wednesday and Sunday and that is about it. That is far from the truth for most of us. This past week was a busy week in my personal life and my professional life. Between honors days for my children, end of the school year festivities, grilling hamburgers and hotdogs for the graduating senior class with fellow ministers from the ministerial asso- ciation, baseball practices, hospital visitations, prepar- ing sermons for church and the baccalaureate service, entertaining family from out of town, all of the grad- uation festivities for my daughter who graduated, plus the regular scheduled activities and events it was a busy week. I noticed something I was tired. I am sure many of you can understand exactly where I am coming from. We live in a world today that is fast-paced. It is so fast-paced it seems we pass ourselves coming and going. As I reflected on the busyness of my life I couldfft help but reflect on a word that has meant so much to me through the years. It is a word that has helped me to recharge and stay sane in a chaotic world. That word is Sab- bath. Sabbath means a day of rest. In Mark 2:27 Jesus said, "The Sabbath was made to benefit man" Colossians says it doesn't matter what day you choose as long as you choose one every week. Sunday is not my Sab- bath, it's a work day. What should you do on your day off, your Sabbath? You don't use it to catch up on work you haven't finished. Here are a few things we can do to combat busy- ness in our are designed to seek trust- ing relationships and the Rev.Hambric Brooks problem is that too little Pastor T.O. Sams 26th of our contacts are in the Pastor Anniversary on Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 New Bethlehem natural intimate sense of a.m. Tl~e guest speaker Baptist Church Family the word. Relationships on Social Media do not count, will be Pastor Oates from Dry Branch. Every- It said you need time for ofCooper Hill Baptist one is invited to enjoy relationships. Church, Milledgeville. All an evening of spiritually 3) You need to refocus are welcome to come and uplifting in the name of your spirit. The Bible calls share in this celebration, our Lord and Savior, Jesus lives and this worship. Worship Dinner will be served. Christ. celebrate brings things into perspec- June 2-5 June 10-14 the Sabbath: tive. When you go into New Pine Grove Baptist First Baptist of High 1) Rest my church with a big problem, has VBS Falls has VBS body If you worship putsthings into New Pine Grove Baptist First Baptist Church of time to rest energy to deal with the High Falls, 4408 High Falls Road, will hold your body, problem and more under- Vacation Bibl Vacation Bible School on your body standing. You need time from Sunday-Wednesday, Monday, June 10 through will make alone with God every day. June 2-5 p.m. .9 time to rest If you're too busy for a re- nightly. The theme itself. Youlationship with God, you're will end uptoo busy. You're missing either in the hospital or out on one of the very John 20:31. with a cold or flu. Our best things you were made for. VBS. requires rest. During the When you live for God, June 3-7 French Revolution they it's not only the right wa ; Bethany Baptist has June 19 outlawed Sunday as a day it's the healthy way, theVBS Food Bank of rest. Within a few years whole way, the balanced Bethany Baptist Church, Christ United Methodist they had to reinstate it. Not way, and the most relaxing 365 Pearidge Road, Church, along with other for religious reasons but way. Jesus says, "Come toBolingbroke will havelocal churches and in because the health of the me, all of you who are tired Vacation Bible Schoolconjunction with Circle of nation had collapsed. They and have heavy loads, and I for children ages 3-6th Care, will distribute food were all burnt out. will give you rest the load grade from June 3-Z2 The. packages' pray ded by Do you feel guilty when I give you to carry is light, registration ray is Friday, the Macon Food Bank on you relax? Jesus didn't. Matt. 11:28-29. May 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. To He took time off. Are you Are you stressed out, For more information or volunteer to help unload busier than Jesus? Is what tired, weary? Jesus says to sign up, call 478-974- the truck and/or assemble you're doing more impor- come to Me. I'm not go- 0002. and distribute food, show tant than what Jesus did? ing to load more on you. up at 10 a.m. at'Christ June 2 Rev. Rufus J. Whatley and Gala at Monroe Confer- Hall Baptist the St. Paul Missionary ence Center, 475 Holiday ": celebrates Pastor An-Baptist Church Family, Circle, Forsyth. Tickets nivere4ry 591 Elbert Jackson Road, are $50 per person, with , Tessie Hall Baptist will celebrate the church's live entertainment. The - Church, 320 Boxankle 142nd Anniversary on celebration will climax , Rd Forsyth will celebrate Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at 10 Pastor Reco Murphy w I a.m. with Pastor Henry along D. Leot~ard, Sr. Ads for the Souvenir Journal are due by Sunday, June 9. A full-page ad is $140 with a complimentary ticket to the Gala. Half-page is $70, and a quarter-page is $35. For infomation contact Mary Slaughter at 478-394-0211. ,J June 22 d Jackson First Baptist ;j hosts "The Incredible ,q Rcu:e 3K Jackson First Baptist ~ Church, 1227 West 3rd -5 Street, Jackson will have its first Annual 5K Run/ 2) Recharge your emotions. What things recharge you emotionally? Do you need quietness? Do you need recreation? I know one thing you and I both need, that is time for relationships. We were made for relation- ships. There was an article in Time magazine "Twen- tieth Century Blues" that talked about stress, anxiety and depression that was prevalent in our society. It basically said we weren't living the way we were supposed to be living. We Doesn't that sound great! What are you waiting for, trust Jesus with your busy- ness, trust Him with your life. Rev. Hambric Brooks is pastor of First Baptist Church, 95 West Morse Street, Forsyth. The Pastor's Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 417 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth. kl 1 tl 2at8 " .i a.m. will go toward the children's summer "~ ,[ camp and missions. For I more information on "The Incredible Race", visit "1 or call 770-775-3102 and ask for Lisa Wilder, Chil- " dren's Ministry Director. June 23-28 Forsyth UMC has VBS Vacation Bible School at Forsyth United Methodist, 68 W. Johnston Street, will be June 23-28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The theme is "To Mars and Beyond." St. Jam~s kptl~t ham UMC, 417 North Front- VBS St. James Baptist Church, age Road, Forsyth (next July 10-13 to the Farm Bureau). For Sanctuary Baptist will 110 James Street, Forsyth information on being ahold VBS will hold Vacation Bible recipient of this once-a- The Sanctuary Baptist School Monday-Friday, month food distribution, Church, 12643 Highway June 3-7 from 6-8 p.m. contact Circle of Care at 87, Juliette will have nightly for pre-schooler (478)-994-4939. Vacation Bible School through adult classes. Wednesday-Saturday, The theme is "WOOSH", June 21 July lO-July 13, from 6-8 Take Flight to Where Wrights Grove Baptist p.m. on Wednesday- God Leads Your' Pastor celebrates 140th An- Friday and from 11 a.m,-2 is Antonio D. Proctor Sr niverr~ry p.m. on Saturday. The and directors are Shanta Wrights Grove Bap- theme is Shipwrecked: Johnson and Angela fist Church, 3056 Old Rescued by Jesus. For Banks. Atlanta Hwy Forsyth more information, visit will celebrate its 140th June 9 Anniversary, beginningtskids or Facebook: The St. Paul Missionary Bap- Friday, June 21 from 7-10 Sanctuary fist celebrates 142nd alrln~ry p.m. with a Black Tie Left, Forsyth United Methodist Church proudly announces its 2019 Conformation Class. Confirmands are Kale Jones, Lindsey Anderson and Jason Anderson. Pictured with them are Cathy Stevick, Director of Children's Ministries and Rev. Rick Maeser. Right, Forsyth United Methodist Church celebrated Youth Sunday with the youth of the church in charge of the service. The 2019 High School and College Graduates were recognized during the service Pictured are: Caroline Cole (Stratford Academy), Abby Watson, Sierra Butler, Jason Hickman (Mary Persons) Victoria Miller (Northeast) and Aaron Berkebile (Mary Persons) Not pictured is Macy Morris. The college graduates honored were: Bailey Cawthon, Ashlyn Dell, Matthew English, Caitlyn Onstott, Payton Waldorf and Dakota Williams. (Photos courtesy of Judy Waldorf) Lee Smith Man - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME ]2: A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Bo wding Hathing . Medical ~!anagcment 26 Brentwood lace. Forsyth wc, css I 994-6483 994-6576 60 S. Jackson St f::orsy h, (]A 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the Reporter I "Servicing Each Family With Equal Respect"