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Many people donate baked goods, cairned goods, meat and morel Theevent brings tears to my eyes as we attempt to love on our neighbors in need. We make a list, check it twice, trying to find out who needs what and how much of it we can provide. We started offering dine-in meals last year thanks to the Christ United Methodist Church offering their fellowship hall for a central location. Mr. Zion United we could have been doing anything else, but we chose to show Love to them. I look forward to seeing more of our community giving Love to one another as He has given Love to us. After all it is His birthday celebration; let's give Him what He asked for. : John 13:" : (An ,plified Bible)i :'::,# ing /bu :! :,": ) another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love' bne Footnotes: John 13:34 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unself- ish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another. Amplified Bible (AMP) Methodist Church offers us refrigerator space. Many other individuals and families offer their services preparing routes, mak- ing personal handmade cards for those on their routes, praying with those picking up their meals, praying with those to whom to Cantata, "Chftd Dec. 16 of 6 p.m. It will 2,000 ments following tile program. 41 Coming Dec. t6-24 Rev. Angela Johnson is the director of Reconciliation House, Inc a ministry that serves those who have been incarcerated and are reentering the community and the Fors~h families of those who are or have been incar- cerated, especially children. 95 West they deliver meals. ThePastor's Corner.sponsoredby the k Springs Academy Stars It is a joy seeing their reaction to the Monroe County MinisteriaIAssociation, I k; C Love coming from their community. The which meets on the second Thursday of each joy grew as of last year sitting at the table month at 8 a.m. at The Pickled Okra, 33 W with those that dine in, making a new fam- Johnston St. on the Square. You can help make a difference this season by partnering with the Rec- onciliation House Inc. His Love extended Christmas Dinner campaign. Beginning the week of Dec 21st through the 25th, Christmas Day, RHI is ask- ing for volunteers to help with all stages of prepara- tion to ensure many of our County residents have a full holiday meal on the table. This year's goal is to deliver meals and fellow- ship with over 400 families. Here's a chance for every- one to get involved in serv- ing the community. Hope to see you soon! Food Donations: Ham/Tur- with cooking prep, food key/Other Meat; Canned storage & route preparation Goods; Bread (variety); DELIVERY: Drivers, ' Desserts; Canned/Bottled Delivery Carriers, Encour- Drinks agefs (Familiarity with Donations: Com- Monroe County is a plus) partment/hinge contain- ADMINISTRATIVE: ers; Plastic ware/Utensils; Distribute & Collect Help Napkins; Plastic Ziploc Service Applications, Deliv- bags ery Info & Confirm Callers Donalkms: for tax deductible items Prayers throughout the week - VOLUNTEERS: Please contact Angela PRAYER: Praying for Johnson 478-787-4215. families in need, for days of Donations can be mailed service and volunteers to: Reconciliation House COOKS: To smoke/ Inc. P O Box 143, Yates- grill/fry/bake the donated ville, GA 31097 turkey, ham Or visit us at: http://www. PREPARATION: Assist (RHI is on Facebook) The Star Students at Rock Springs Chris- tian Academy for No- vember and December: are pictured, left to right, Front Row: )ax Varner, Cash Hooper, Jhayli Barnes, Lily Turner; Second Row: Emma Duncan, Kyn- she Feltman, Vanessa Henry, Max Scoggin, Levi Kent; Third Row: Amelia Reeves, Mi- chelle Tuner, Hunter Duke, Kendall Paulk, Josh McDaniel; Back Row: Tucker Pier- son, Isaac Hutchens, Jordan Stroud. Levi Kent, Tucker Pierson and Jordan Stroud are Monroe County residents. By Diane Glidewell Forsyth's city cemetery is 26 acres of green space and intriguing links to the past, that is the past of almost two centuries ago and the past of ' yesterda Visitors come to town looking for the graves of relatives or friends, and locals look for ties to landmarks they see daily. The Forsyth Convention & Visi- tor's Bureau now has a cemetery map and guide printed as part of a $2,000 matching grant from Geor- from the local Bacldot Players, Inc. gia Humanities in partnership with took on the personalities of about the Georgia Department ofEco= a dozen of the cemetery's residents nomic Development. It includes and told the sto es at sites near the history of the Forsyth City Cemeter where the earliest mark- ers date from the 1820's, sketches of 32 interesting individuals whb now rest in the city cemeter pictures of some of their historic homes and monuments and a map of the over 1,100 plots in the cemetery. The grant first funded a "living history" event in May when actors their final resting!places. The cem- etery map and is the result of additional research to expand this history and make it more acces- sible. Anyone who would like to take a tour of the Forsyth City Cemetery, finding the graves of some of the notables of the past or looking for those names one now sees on streets, buildings, schools and polling places, has a guide to do so. Visitors can also find interesting monuments and draw conclusions from dates and family groupings. Evdyn Bugg has given count- less hours over the last six years to recording and organizing a list of everyone buried not only in the Forsyth City Cemetery but any- where in Monroe County. She is a volunteer with the Monroe County Historical Society. She took on the task of comp'ding all the deaths and burials recorded in the Monroe County History Book, which was published in 1979, and then continued the pro):ct by adding records from local funeral homes, newspaper obituaries arid the Find A Grave website. She continues to add information about recent buri-. als and past burials as she finds it. "It's really been interesting7 said Bugg. 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