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August 7, 2019 il porter Page 3C PASTOR'S CORNER by Pastor Aubrey L. Duncan 0 Emai .~11 al 10 a.m, Church information is published free of charge as space Ugi 5 7 Wednesdayi Aug: 5C at ,~ ~Un~ug & Wo~i~ will aS guest ~ dnight Un~ug, rel0x,~6~ip, any are concerned about all that is going on in our world today. There are wars, pestilences, unusual weather patterns, economic uncertainty and moral declension. '. They wonder, what do all these things mean? People are asking, where's the world headed? How will it all end? Does anyone have the answers to the world's problems? Humanity is dis- mayed and confused, just as our Savior prophesied it would be just before His return to planet earth. The Patriarch Job, in the most despicable of the human condition, expressed his confidence in the Blessed Hope. He exclaimed, "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the lat- ter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be con- sumed within me" (Job 19:25-27). The apostle Paul comforts us: "For the Lord himsdf shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch- angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words" (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18). At Jesus' ascension, the angels assured us: "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven" (Acts 1:10-11). The Savior Himself confirmed their testimonies: "Let not your heart be trou- bled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if l go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:1-3). The sure word of prophecy says that things would get worse, beyond our wildest imagination, before they get better. But there is hope the Blessed Hope. John reveals: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:for the first heaven Jackson: AI Wel ome Mt Bept Ch reh ii Bexanke Road Forsyth $ nomecomng revva servces N I t-acelaOOK ~ge ~lYa w be hed nghty Monday- ! Friday, Aug. 5-Q at 7:30 p.m. A ]l i will be Rev. il SL Ml loMry Pastor Aubrey L. Duncan and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, New the word on Tue~da~ Augb Jerusalem, coming down from God out and on Wednesday Aug 7 of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned Revival w It cl w th Pastor Z30 p,m. and for her husband. And I heard a great TJi Head and the Laodicea day and Friday nights. Guests WedfesdO AOg 12 ]4 Wi h voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the Baptist ChurCh Fo syth. will be Rev. Arthur Gordon Seiy!ce sta!t g at 7!30 p.m. and the New Bethel Baptist night!y. Rev: ChriStopher D: tabernacle of God is with men, and he RockvMou UMC Church family from Macon: B~yant of Rehoboth Bible will dwell with them, and they shall be Dress code for the week is Ch0rch in Albany will be the his people, and God himself shall be with [ : casua. Everyo s eicOme guest m n ster. them, and be their God. And God shall Ro&y ~ U~ited Me~hod~ For more inform~ionicali 478 wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:for the former things are passed away (Revelation 21:1-4). What's your challenge today? Be encouraged and rest in the assurance of the Blessed Hope. Aubrey Duncan is an author, evange- list and pastor of the Forsyth New Life Mission of Seventh-day Adventists 281 S. Frontage Road, Forsyth. The Pastors Co nC flcA.M.E. 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. & i! i of Senoia will be the speaker, Wednesday Aug: 14 at 7p:m. -Bishop James Smith and C3 Church witl be the speaker. Plans are underway for Mon- Care Cottage, Children's Day a pickup truck and can haul roe County Kingdom Build- Camp and the Crisis Pregnancy supplies, if you can work in the ers to work on local building Center. Another goal of King- kitchen and prepare meals for projects at homes of the elderly dom Builders is to engage local our volunteers, if you can be a and needy in Monroe County youth in its ministry, impact- runner going out to our various Oct. 18-19. They are in need ing their spiritual development work sites, we need your help. of applicants for assistance, through projects. Regardless of what your skills volunteers to do the work and All donations go toward are, we have something for ev- donations for purchase of build- purchasing materials and tools, eryone who wants to contribute. !ng materials. The group also Everyone is a volunteer- There All we need is a willing heart!" requests prayers for their up- are no salaries, no overhead. Homeowners may pick up coming projects. All funding comes from grants, Kingdom Builders applica- Kingdom Builders over the local businesses, individual tions at Circle of Care, Monroe years has provided youth and donations and fundraisers. Do- County Reporter, Forsyth UMC adult volunteers to work on nations can be made through or a participating church dur- over 90 homes- repairing roofs, Circle of Care, local churches, ing August. Team Leaders will doing plumbing, electrical or Forsyth United Methodist review them and evaluate work and painting projects, rebuild- Church at 478-994-5706. sites in preparation for King- ing bathrooms and porches "To complete our plans, wedom Builders weekend, Oct. and adding wheelchair ramps, need all kinds of workers-18-19, which coincides with fall They have served the commu- plumbers, construction crews, break. Traditionally at least 10- nity working through nursing laborers, runners," longtime 15 sites are selected. homes, assisted living, Circle Kingdom Builders volunteer"The potential to assist and lift of Care, the Senior Center, the John Knox said. "If you have up those in need is limited only Kingdom Builders volunteers work to repair local homes. by the amount of communitydirect impact on our neighbors support that we can gather. This right here in Monroe County" is our opportunity to have a Knox said. ! I 15,000 children's digital able through all 407 "eRead Kids will empower books are available through public libraries in the state, libraries to support young Georgia libraries, including Monroe County readers by offering a format All you need is your Librar~ The collection of convenient for traveling public library card to access almost 15,000 electronic and entertaining kids, eRead Kids, which provides and audio books is for chil- while growing their read- free access to nearly 15,000 dren from pre-k through ing skills." digital books to encourage fourth grade. The collection is a mix early literacF "Kids will build confi- of fiction and non-fiction Georgia Public Li- dence and reading skills ebook and audio book titles brary Service (GPLS) has - and have fun - through that can be downloaded launched eRead Kids, a eRead Kids,' said State onto computers, tablets and new digital library avail- Librarian Julie Walker. smartphones. All Georgia families can check out electronic books for their devices, encourag- ing the early reading that is so important to educational success. GPLS has worked with children's librarians across the state to select titles and identify the most advanta- geous offerings and pricing. eRead Kids is made pos- sible by funding proposed by Gov. Brian Kemp and approved by the Georgia General Assembly. 'At GPLS, we strive to create programs that can be shared by all of our libraries, urban and rural, large and small. We can create economies of scale by leveraging our buying power for materials and services for statewide use," said Walker. Li To access eRead Kids, you need a Georgia public library card and an internet connection. Visit georgiali- braries.org/eReadKids to learn more. Flint River Re- gional Library System and Monroe County Library patrons can visit http://flin- triver.axis360.baker-taylor. com to begin taking advan- tage of this new addition to library services. 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