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October 2, 2019

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October 2, 2019 aReporter Spotlight on Local Churches PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Keith Harris What it means to have Eternal Life have a friend that seemed to know everything there was to know about Elvis Presley. She even had a room in her house that was dedicated to Elvis. She had all the records that Elvis had ever recorded. She had copies of the movies that Jesus says that eternal life is that we know personally “the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” In this passage Jesus uses the second Greek word which means “to know experientially or personally.” Elvis had been in. She had Elvis posters John 17:3 “And this is eternal life, that and all sorts of memorabilia. The room was they may know you, the only true God, packed full. She seemed to and Jesus Christ whom you know all about him. have sent.” I have another friend that John 6:47 tells us how to knew Elvis personally. She gain eternal life. “Truly, dated him for several years. truly say to you, whoever She knew how he thought, believes ‘trusts’ in me has his mannerisms, the things Eternal lifi.” In other words, he liked. She knew what eternal life begins when would touch his heart and we genuinely trust in Jesus what would not affect him. Christ. She knew him experientially. Every healthy relationship In the New Testament, is based on unselfish love, which was originally writ- respect and trust. God loves ten in Greek, there are two us unselfisth and uncon- words that are translated ROV- KOiI'h Harris ditionally. God respects our “know” into English. One is right to accept him or reject like my friend that knew a lot about Elvis. It just means “to know about, to have information about.” The other means a deep personal experiential knowledge like my friend who dated Elvis. She knew him personally. John 17 has recorded what is sometimes referred to as the High Priestly prayer in which Jesus is praying to His heavenly Father for us. In this passage he defines what it means to have eternal life. It is not life that begins when we die. It is not just some future eternal existence, though it involves that. BOLINGBROKE Continued from Front this landmark building shine once again. If you are interested in going to the Bolingbroke Community Club meetings, give me a call. All are welcome; we meet once a month for a potluck supper. We are gearing up for the Annual Bolingbroke Christmas Parade once again. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7th (always the lst Saturday in December). Mark your calendars and plan to attend. I hear Santa will bring a few extra elves along this year to help him visit with all the children. Fall Festival Mt Zion Baptist Church Fall Festival will be on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 pm. him. God asks us to trust him. When we enter into relationship with God, he gives us eternal life. Eternal life is life in eter- nal relationship with God through Jesus Christ Rev. Keith Harris is pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Rumble Road, Smarr. The Pastor’s Corner is spon— sored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at am. at Christ United Methodist Church, 417 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth. Bring the kids and enjoy an evening of fun and games and lots of candy. The church is located at 7015 Rivoli Road just south of Bolingbroke. See you there! Pumpkin Time Time to get your pumpkins! Go see Hunter Benson at Country Oaks in Bolingbroke and let him help you get ready for fall! Despite Mother Nature’s stubborn and heated resistance, autumn IS coming! Hunter’s Pumpkins is at Country Oaks in Bolingbroke, 5967 Highway 4, open Monday—Saturday from 8 a.m.—6 pm. Vicki Smith covers Bolingbroke for the Reporter: She and her husband, Bobby Lee, own at operate Properties Plus Realty, and she is president of Bolingbroke Community Club, which gives us the beloved Boling- broke Christmas parade. f:iesi—iack lunch. The isms is. prodding fried chicken and . aspen Baptist- Chords 37 More , Tome Hail Baptist Church, ‘ 320 Boxankle Road, Forsyih is ~ I I having Breast Cancer Aware- ?“ tress each Sunday in October, beginning at IT a.mfioalob'er : ' I is Beast Cancer Awareness -» .Monih and the Best Protec- ‘. ',sorvi'ce begins at it . robe {allowedwith a peace and ptoyedul'pobiie e Eff pro—iifefiindiyiduals ‘ togmoriioh. liiso visual semiautomatide by . “kills citiidrenfiqnd Z; . . armpits” is at oath. This is; a farm iion is EarEy Detection. The guest speaker for Sunday, Oct. 6 will be Pastor lean spaghetti supper on Friday; I ' ,, i is. searing“; , 'for'borninuies pray- notion'and forion Christian community that . wppgrts the. , lite in}: he" i Page 3C Si... *0 followship. and family are invited. " it" Vicarious The ushers of Si. Luke AMf. Church, 143 James St, Forsth . will celebrate their annivers' ' , sary on Sunday,,‘0ct. l3ai ll om. The messenger will I Pastor Robert Hunt of Barnes? ville, formerly of Miami, Fla. ; Anderson of Tabernacle of All are welcome. , . Christlowrenceviiie. Ail are , , . ‘ v‘m‘ied' ‘ ParkeraiapelAME a.“ a ‘sdleam‘emfl I “"3041 ' "i list are, ’»'l‘iighw’ « e Fer Opt". 4} Swift. Barnes/tile will ; »' “Mb Church Family, 5744 its . " Ge; its Ch ‘ g I. ~ South, CUIleeh invites; Amwasary'éfi Sunday, Oct Vinevilie Baptist Church. 259 everyone to ihell‘ 334R?” 1 f, at. The guest speaker - Vineviile Ave, Macon wiil 1' Anniversary on mi; be gév. Amt,” proctor hold Its Annual Fall Bazaar on l3 at IT Om l v ~ I 1 v a Si. James sass-is: Churchot ,Ffidovi Oct W from 5*8 em. . . . ' ream; ' v and Saturday, Oct. 12;er l9 '. ‘ . .9 Sam—2 pm. There wiil bed " « breakfastond Eunch caress, , . ‘ Sdturd’ay, a huge gently'ios'ed ' u : area. giiishop wiihsecscfiafi. East Juliette BaptistChurch,. " .3 '» craftspontry, international} 183 JH Manage i3,w 33mg, . ‘. . i , notional market. vintagemar- mii haidaf‘figigg gag: " ~ , , kei. For more informationgcoll Festivci m Montana We. . hideous -» . 478-743-9300- 19 tromll arm , of ash. ltwifl use i ' 7 Activities willineiode1a-gospeil‘ specialmusic by. Oct. 13 , singingouctionl2e3‘pnil‘? regargihg, fies:ka face painting, T-s‘hiri saiefigrgd on raw. yer . concert .. : . ” ' a cial est minister Karen. Peck and New fiver A-fiml Bting a loom choir will be Sunday. Oct. 6 from 2:307323Qigmfihpse“ par- ‘ (W 1be ‘ Pine-Grave CME Michael» and enioy a fun heip’ eater ing East luliettedetists root *- .. :1 “47$ 554 Pine arms creams . fund. * . . - . Road, Collodenfwtli celebrate . 1 1‘3 its l39th Church AnnivErsary Oct. 39 I j»; ,_ , a g g ' on Sunday, 06.13 at 2 pm. ' ' ' " ' ‘ '1: I. V spevkerfwili Rev. John - « Monroe County his Chain Ehjgflm,,§fe§ggv§§5 Mount Zion Baptist Church, 705 Rivoli Road. Bolingbroke will have a Fall Festival on Wednesday. {liaise from 5-7 pm. Ali are invited. Birthdays Anniversaries CALENDAR Continued from Front Roadshow", the public is invited to bring artifacts to be identi— fied and dated by members of the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society, There will be several artifact collections on display, as well as otI-otl, flintknopping and other displays in the mu- seum. The event is sponsored by Butts County Historical Society, Ocmulgee Archaeo- logical Society and The Village at Indian Springs. For more in- formation, contact Jim Herbert at iimherbertbchscom or call 770-775—338 Oct. 7 Historical Sodety hears about bladrsmithing Elton (Buster) Grubbs of the Ocmulgee Blacksmith Guild will present the program at the Monday, Oct. meeting of the Monroe County Historical Society. The Society meets at the stone depot on East Adams Street at p. m. Its meetings are open to the public. The speaker will bring examples of blacksmithing fools, explain their use, and discuss the histor- ic role of the blacksmithing art. Oct. 9 Conversations Coffee Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly Conversa- tions and Coffee at 7:30 am. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 with discussion on the value of good customer service. It will be at LaOuinta Inns Suites conference room, 400 Russell Parkway, Forsyth with Volume Chevrolet as sponsor. Oct. TO Mammogram Marathon In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Navicent Health will offer a Mom— mogram Marathon at five sites on Thursday, Oct. IO from am. — 6 pm, including Diagnostics Monroe, Navicent Health IIZO North Lee Street, Suite B, Forsythl. No appoint- ment necessary for screening mammograms. Door prizes and refreshments.'These locations also offer 3-D Mammography. For a complete list of events, visit wwwnovicentheolthorg/ pttp. Oct. l5 Authors present readings The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts is sponsor- ing An Evening of Southern Fiction featuring William W Garland IWiIII on Oct. l5 at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Library. Garland will be reading a selection from one of his short stories which have appeared in numerous academic and literary journals including The Tulane Review, Real South Magazine, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Lit- erature. Doyle Renolds, author of Three Apache Arrows, will also share a reading from one of his most recent works. Garland holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Caro- lina, where he was editor of Yemassee, the school's literary magazine. Garland teaches literature at The John Cooper in Woodlands, Texas. He is the son of Byrd and Tyler Gar- land of Jackson. The Council will also welcome two young writers from Jackson High School to share selections from pieces for which they have . Won awards. There will be no admission fee, but Garland and Renolds are asking that you consider donating to the Hawkes Library Remodeling Project. For more information call 770-757-2806. Will Gar- land will also read on Monday, Oct. l4 at 6:30 pm at The Art Box/218 Forsyth St, Monticello. Iwww.theortboxgallery.netl Octz Vinson Stan 8: Julie Stuart Mable Josey Darlene Pritchett Josh Thompson Nathan Elizabeth 0d.6 0d.8 Wood Barbara Clarke Lynn J. Elsberry Oct. 3 Kasey Smarr 0d. 5 0d. 0d. 9 Donald Mathis Bryce Davis J_ Raymond Vinson Julia Jenkins Joel Denise o This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy ofForsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994—5426. 0 Children's birthday notices through age l2 and birth announcements are published free of charge for the community. Email Diane Glidewell at with information and picture. Life Chain will be Sunday Monroe County Life Chain will be Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2:30—3:30 pm. Those participat- ing are asked to meet at BB&T Bank on North Lee Street in Forsyth. Signs will be provided. Life Chain is a peace- ful and prayerful public witness of pro-life indi- viduals standing for 60 minutes praying for the nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian com- life from the moment of conception until natural death. 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