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Eat Dinner At SFUMC To Aid Scouting Program
Help support the scouting program at Summerville First United Methodist Church by buying a ticket for a spaghetti supper to be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 in the fellowship hall.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the church office.
The public is invited.

 

Gospel Meeting Set At Berea Church Of Christ
Berea church of Christ has scheduled a gospel meeting Sunday through Friday, at 6 p.m. (Central Time) each evening. Sunday times are 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. with a homecoming meal at noon.
The guest speaker will be Aaron Gallagher.
The church is located on Co. Rd. 99 near Broomtown, Ala.
The public is invited.

 

Free Clothes At Dry Valley
The Dry Valley Baptist Church Clothes Closet will be open from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7.
They have plenty of summer clothes for the entire family. Come by during those hours and pick out the winter clothes you may need. There is never a charge. The church just asks that you only take what you need take in excess.
The church is located off Trion-Teloga Road in Summerville.

Floyd/Chattooga Women’s Choir Second Anniversary Set Sept. 14
The Floyd/Chattooga County women’s Choir’s second-anniversary event is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at New Hope United Methodist Church in Summerville.
The special guest will be Drek Taylor and The Spiritual Harmonizers, from Anniston, Ala.
For details contact Ms. Phyllis Dodson at 706-936-1904.
The public is invited to come help us lift up God in Praise.

 

Awana Kickoff Planned At Subligna
An Awana kick-off has been scheduled at Subligna Baptist Church from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Awana is for ages 3 through fifth graders. Come enjoy the food, games, and fun.
New Hope South Homecoming Set For August 11
Homecoming has been scheduled at New Hope South Baptist Church on Sunday Aug. 11.
The Johnny Bradford Quartet will be the guest singers.
Bill Abercrombie will be preaching.
The public is invited.

 

By TOMMY O’KELLEY
Minister, Subligna Road
Church Of Christ

WALKING TOWARD THE LIGHT

I want to begin my article with a quote from Mike Gifford: “If you walk toward the light the shadows will always be behind you.” As I read this quote, I thought how simple yet so profound. It certainly carries with it a spiritual truth and application. We read in 1 John 1:5 “God is light and in him is no darkness at all.” We all have that past, things behind us, that we just don’t like to think about much less discuss with someone. We, as humans, do our best to place the past in a sealed compartment of our memory bank and forget about it. Our past failures and mistakes can haunt us and if allowed to do so, will drag us back down making us feel as the most unworthy individual ever. Considering the text of 1 John 1:5 we need to understand we must continually walk toward the light. God is always before us and knows us Psalm 139. As we walk toward the light, there will always be our past but our past will always be behind us as we press forward. Philippians 3:13. For some, the most difficult part of the walk is getting started. Getting started on the walk is perhaps like getting started on a diet to lose weight. You may look for the best diet to use or the easiest path to walk but eventually you have to commit to it and do it. To walk towards the light there is really only one path to travel, and it is not easy. Matthew 7:14. Also the path which is towards the light requires you to change and become a new person by burying the old person of sin. Romans 6. Unless one is willing to commit to the walk, they will never reach the destination and will continue to walk in darkness. Jesus stated in Mark 16:16 that he who believes and is baptized shall be saved. If one believes they can do it, commits to doing it, they will do it and heaven will be reached. I encourage all to walk towards the light by becoming a New Testament Christian today and begin a new life free of sin and guilt. Are you ready to walk toward the light?
Until next week, this is the Scriptural Truth. Tommy O’Kelley, Minister, Subligna Rd. church of Christ, 706-638-1129 or 423-413-5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.

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