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PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Scott Harrell then trust his answer ASK, SEEK, KNOCK Ask, and it will be to seek, given you; and you will fin~ knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened:' Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus' teaching here does not assure us that we will get everything we want, only whatever we need. Our problem is that we often are tmable to tell the differences between these things. God does not have this problem. We get it all confused. When we do not get what we ask for, we think this is just another broken promise from an uninvolved and unloving Deity. God has either forgotten us or maybe He really is not that powerful after all. What REV. SCOTT we fail to understand is that what HARRELL seems like a God that does not an- swer our wishes may very well be a Father who distinguishes what we actually need. What we really need is to persevere in prayer knowing that our Father in His goodness will never withhold from us. We need the discernment to know that we all too often ask from God things that would harm us if received. We need to trust that He knows best and therefore does not give us everything we ask. Even at times things we claim in Faith. When God does not give us what we want, let us remember that it is probably because what we want would be harmful to us. Even His "no" is evidence of His love. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. He- brews 4:16 When I drop by my parents' house I walk right in through their garage door without even knocking. I often even help myself to whatever's in their fridge or pantry. I know my position as their son entitles me to free access. I have been told by my parents many times "what is ours is yours" When it comes to asking, seek- ing or knocking we should not hold back. We do not have to be afraid when we know our p0si- tion in the family. We should not give up on this special relationship. No matter how difficult things may be, when we are fearful, tired, hurt or beat down don't give up. Ask, Seek, Knock. It is your privilege as a child of God. Rev. Scott Harrell is the Minister to Students at First Baptist Church, 95 West Morse Street, 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. ! Mary Persons freshman Rebecca Kenirey and her mother, Margo Kenirey, of Bolingbroke, travelled to Bali, Indonesia for three weeks. They are pictured from the village of Bugbug in front of Mount Agung, a volcano on the island that erupted during their trip. Other places they visited included Tanah Lot temple, the monkey forest of Ubud, and the royal water palace of Tirta Gangga. They also hiked to Lempuyang Temple and through the rice fields of the ancient vil- lage Tenganan. They were accompanied by Rebecca's cousin, Calista Falcone, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Left to right are Calista, Rebecca and Margo. II II II ! ! Wayne and Dianne Pippin of Monroe County seem to have fled Georgia~s sum- mer heat and humidity as they took their Reporter to Ketchikan, a city in Revilla- gigedo Island, Alaska. The town is known for its Na- tive American totem poles, and the area is known for fantastic wilderness and wildlife. Email church calendar news to Diane Glidewell at by Monday at 10 a.m. Church information is published free of charge as space permits. July 11, 18, 25, Aug.1 Christ United Methodist Church, along with Rc~ky Creek Baptist holds Summer other local churches and in coniunction with Circle of Care, will distribute food pack- Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 225 Rocky Creek ages provided by the Macon Food Bank on Road, Forsyth will have Summer-time activities, Wednesday, July 18. To volunteer to help un- which includes pizza and drinks, for ages 4 load the truck and/or assemble and distribute and up on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.: July 11- Knot food, show up at 10 a.m. at Christ UMC, 417 tying (taught by the Boy Scouts at RCBC); July North Frontage Road, Forsyth (next to the Farm 18- Sports Night; July 25-Craft Night; August Bureau). To be a recipient of this once-a-month 1- End'of Summer Pool Party. Take Exit 193 off food distribution, approval in advance is re- 1-75 and follo.w JohnstonvJlle Rd going west for quire& Contact Circle of Care at (478)-994- 1 mile and turn right onto Rocky Creek Road, 4939 to apply. For additional information, call church will be 1/4 mile down the road on the (478)-994-1232 or Circle of Care. right. July 14 Jesus troupe Dram. Ministry performs at FAC The Jesus Troupe Drama Ministry of Fayette- ville, N.C. will present the gospel play "The Greatest Gift of All" at Monroe County Fine Arts Center on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. Kim Walton of Forsyth is a guest cast member. Tick- ets are available at Jane Pennington AllState Insurance and from members of St. Paul A.M.E. and William Chapel A.M.E. July 15 Greater Friendship Baptist has Pastor's 39th Anniversary Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 3242 Dames Ferry Road, will celebrate Pas- tor Cleveland Jarrell's 39th anniversary on Sunday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Pastor David Btalock and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Barnesville will be guests. Orange Grove Baptist celebrates pas- toral anniversary Orange Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the 12th year pastoral anniversary for Pastor Lonnie B. Fletcher on Sunday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m. Guests will be Rev. Jimmy Lyons of East Mt & Friendship Baptist Church. The 11 a.m. guest speaker will be Rev. Donald Hamilton, Tabernacle of Joy, Griffin. Dinner will be served: July 15-18 Laodicea Baptist has Homecoming & Revival Laodicea Baptist Church, 101 Westbrooks Road, Forsyth invites everyone to its Annual Homecoming and Revival Services beginning on Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Revival services will be Monday-Wednesday, July 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Pastor is Rev. T.J. Head. Guest speaker will be Minister Barrin of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church. July 16-20 Bethany Baptist has VBS Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Rd Bolingbroke will have Vacation Bible School for pre-K through 6th grade from Monday-Fri- day, July 16-20, 6-8 p.m. each evening. There will be free supper for participants at 5:30 p.m. Adults are also invited to participate in a study on the book of Revelation each night led by Rev. Jimmy CorbiH. To register online, visit, or call the church office at (478)974-0002. July 18 Fead Bank Distribution July 18-20, 22 St. Pl llip A.M.E. has Revlval & I'lene- St Phillip A.M.E Church, 36 Old Ft. Valley Road, Culloden will hold its Annual Three Night RevJvaJ Wednesday-Friday, July 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Dexter A. Jordan, pastor of Center Hill Baptist Church in Macon will be the guest speaker. The attire for the week is casual and comfortable, including the Homecoming service. The Homecoming service will wrap up the week of worship and praise on Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Joel Wade, pastor of Logtown Bethel Baptist Church in Yatesville. The St. Phillip A.M.E. family invites you to attend any or all of the services July 20 Rocky Creek Baptist hosts Dinner & a Movie Dinner ~ a Movie: Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 225 Rocky Creek Road, Forsyth will host a 'TREE" spaghetti dinner on Friday, July 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm, then at about 8 p.m. the critically acclaimed movie, "1 Can Only Imagine" will be shown outdoors (weather permitting) or in case of inclement weather will be under the pavilion or inside. July 22 Sharon Primitive Baptist has 192nd Homecoming Sharon Primitive Baptist Church, 5827 Highway 83 South, Culloden will celebrate its 192nd Homecoming on Sunday, July 22. Services will start at 11 a.m. with lunch follow- ing the morning service in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited. July 22-27 Mt. Pleasant Baptist has Homecoming & Revival Mr. Pleasant Baptist Church, 863 Piedmont Rd Barnesville will celebrate its Annual Homecoming and Revival Services begin- ning on Sunday, July 22 at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Blalock delivering the message. All are invited to share in revival services Monday- Friday, July 23-27 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. On Monday Rev. T.O. Sams and Tessie Hall Baptist Church of Forsyth will be guests. On Tuesday Rev. F Blackmon and Shady Grove Baptist Church of Thomaston and True Believ- ers of Molena will be guests. On Wednesday Rev. Goggian and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Griffin will be guests. On Thursday Rev. C. Holmes and New Hope Baptist Church of Atlanta will be guests. On Friday Rev. Jimmy Lyons and the East Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Barnesville and Friendship in Thomaston will be guests. e e About 50 people from the High Falls community got together to enjoy a Fish Fry at the High Falls Water Park on two Tuesdays in June. Kimble and Deann Oli- ver, proprietors of the Water Park, hosted the gathering. Kimble said he was ready to try out a new fryer he got for his birthday and had fish to share from a deep sea fishing trip. Also, they wanted to get Kim Lewis, who recently lost her husband, back out to visit with her friends in High Falls. It turned out to be beautiful days for enjoy- ing fried fish by the pool. Summer can be great at home in High Falls. 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