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800-323-4235 Professional Service LEWIS PEST CONTROL, INC. -- Serving the Area Since 1963 -- 25 West Front Street Th0masville, Alabama 36784 q:or God harh notgiven us the spirit of fear, I bfit ofpower andof love andof soundmind qq iraorhy *:7 Page 2 -- CHURCHES [e  elU 0 g'r,,el or er Thursday, November 6, 2014 + ...present your bodies a living sacrifice... which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. I In everythinggive thanlcs... I Thessalonians 5:16-18a This Devotional and Church Directory is made possible by the businesses on this page. As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them li@wise. Luke 6:31 The fear of the wic@d, it shallcome upon him: but the desire of the righteOuS shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24 This spot could be yours for $15 i Support our Advertisers .._.. Trust in the Lord with all your heart Proverbs 3:5 Gardner Ace Hardware 1137 S Shiloh St. Linden, AL 36748 Phone (334) 295-5911 Fax (334) 295-1967 W. B. Gardner, Jr. Attend the Church of Your Choice ...blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalms 34:8 Why is Life so Hard? by Rick Warren "All of us, like sheep, have strayed away We have left God's paths to follow our own." (Isaiah 53:6 NLT) Everything seems to be a battle. Nothing is easy. The fact is, life is difficult So, why is life so hard in this world? The Bible says rebellion against God broke everything. It all started back with the first couple, Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden When God created the world, everything was per- feet. It was paradise. And Adam and Eve had no problems, suffering, sadness, temptations, or troubles. But one day Adam and Eve decided that they wanted to do what they wanted to do. God told them, "You can do anything you want to in this paradise except one thing." And what did Adam and Eve do? The one thing God told them not to do. Why did he even give them a choice? Because without a choice, they couldn't choose to love God. If you're forced to love God, then it's not real love. Romans 5:12 says, "Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it" (GNT). Before sin, there was no death in the world There was no sadness in the world. There was no sorrow. There was no difficulty in the world People would not die. Adam and Eve could have lived forever as long as it was a perfect environment It was only when everything got broken that sin brought death into the world Adam and Eve weren't the only ones who made that choice. I've made it, you've made it, and everybody else in the world has made it. We have all said, "I don't want to do the right thing; I want to do the easy thing." We've all said, "I don't want to say the truth; I want to say what's convenient." We've all said, "I don't want to be what God wants me to be; I want to be what I want to be." We've all done this. The Bible says in Isaiah 53:6, "All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own" (NLT). We have all broken God's laws We have all rebelled by sins, transgressions, and iniquities. And that's why nothing works correct- GADDY ELECTRIC P. O. Box 480066 - Linden, Alabama 36748 Jerry Gaddy 334/289-2822  334/295/8232 Call us for an air conditioning check-up today! For evil doers shall be cutoff but those that wait upon the Lord they shall inherit the earth Psalms 37:9 ly . your marriage, your health, your finances, your body, your rela- tionships Nothing works correctly, because sin broke everything. . Ibrl, itr-li,..iPDl Tl,..pllf..l,l 41 ,i141 + when you understand why life in the world is so hard, you're no longer going to be surprised by it You're not going to be surprised | Fabrication And Erection when things don't go your way. You're not going to be surprised | when plans don't pan out You're not going to be surprised when Wats (800) 524-0574 things actually go bad And you will be able to handle the hard times of life much more easily. So why is life so hard? Why do we suffer? Why is everything a battle? The answer is that rebellion against God broke everything. Talk About It Why do you think this answer to the cause of the world's prob- lems is not enough for non-believers and even some believers? Think of a time when you followed your own way instead of God's What was the result? Bus: (334) 289-5241 AIdK ]k Co. Rd. 19 Demopolis, AL =Ilk-" Fax: (334) 289-5245 APOSTOLIC CHURCH BeUamy Apostonc Overcoming Holy (AOH) Church Reed Street, Bellamy, AL 334- 682-5386 S.S. 9:30 a.m W. S. 11:00 a.m. Wed. 6:00 p.m. Fri. Night 7:00 p.m. Elder Arthur Mitchell, Pastor Jackson Apostolic Overcoming Holy (AOH) Church 328 Davis Avenue, Jackson, AL 251-246-2389 Pastor Overseer Frank Mitchell, Jr. Linden Apostolic Overcoming Holy (AOH) Church Linden, AL Services 2nd and 4th Sunday S.S. 9:30 a.m; W.S. 1 l:00 a.m. Bible Study every Wednesday 7:30 p.m Pettas Street Apostolic Overcoming Holy (AOH) Church Demopolis, AL Services 1st and 3rd Sunday S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. 11:00 a.m. Bible Study every Tue. & Thur. 7:30 p.m Sunflower Apostolic Overcoming Holy (AOH) Church McFadden Ave, Thomasvine, AL S.S. 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m.- Elder S.L Calhoun, Pastor ASSEMBLY OF GOD River of Life Church 507 North Walnut St, Demopolis Pastor: Brian Jones; 289-0162 S.S. 9:45; W.S. 10:30 a.m Mid Week: 7:00 p. m. BAPTIST Aimwen Baptist Church 2770 County Rd 17 Sweetwater, AL 994-4262 Don White, pastor Bethlehem Baptist 3101 Co. Rd. 33 Octagon Rev. Daniel Gaudy, 295-8084 S.S. 9:45; W.S. 11 a.m. & 7 p. m. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist 450 Bethlehem Road - Linden Roy. Reginald Atkins - Pastor Church: 334-295-8176 S.S. 10:00 a. m.,W. S. ll:30a.m. Services: 2rid & 4th Sunday Beaver Creek Baptist Church Beaver Creek Road S.S. 10:(30, W.S. 11:00 Bethel Baptist Church Coatopa, AL 289-1461 Calvary Baptist Church Hwy 43 Linden 295-8334 Central Baptist Church Dixons Mills, AI 992-2351 Christian Chapel Baptist 406 E. Monroe St. 289-0332 Fred D. Moore, Min. S.S. 9:30 a. m.; W.S. lla. m. County Line Baptist Church County Road 55, Arlington 358-2558 Dixons Mflis Baptist Hwy 6, Dixons Mills Leon Harrison. Min. S.S. 10 a. m.; W.S. 11 a.m. Eastern Star Baptist Church Areola Rd. 289-0807 Terry Gosa, Min. S.S. 9 a. m.; W.S. 11 a. m. Fairhaven Baptist Church Cardinal St. 289-0568 Dr. Allen Atkins, Min. S.S. 9:45 a. m.; W.S. 8:30 & 11 a. m,&6p, m. First Baptist Church 7th Ave. Chestnut St. Thomaston, AI 36783 Rev. Jeremiah Johnson, Pastor First Baptist Church S. Strawberry St., 289-0473 Car Williams, Min. S.S. 9:45 a. m.; W.S. 11 a.m.& 7 p. m. Wed. 6:30 p. m. First Baptist Linden Rev. Robert Pearce, Jr., Min. S.S. 9:30 a. m.;W.S. 10:45 a. m. First Mr. Pleasant Baptist Jefferson, AL Edmond Charleston, Min. S.S. l0 a. m.; W. S. 11 a. m. "First Missionary Baptist #1 Cahaba Rd. - Uniontown Anthony Trimble, Pastor Bible Class Wed. 7 p.m. S.S. 9:30 a. m.;W.S. 11 a. m. Forest Hill Baptist Hwy 43 S. - Linden 295-8641 Rev. Chad Ward, Pastor S.S. 10 a. m.;W.S. 11 a. m. & 6p. m. Friendship Baptist Church Hwy 80 W. 289-0804 Rev. Patrick Arriugton, Min. S.S. 9 a.m.;W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church Rt.. Pine Hill 385-2740 GaUion Baptist Church Gallion 289-3483 S.S. 9:45 a_m. & 7 p.m. Gilneid Baptist Church Old Sprlnghin 289-4877 Rev. M,C. Jones, Min. S.S. 9 a.m.; W.S. II a.m. & 6 p.m. GIovers P.B. Church Rev. Dr. Richard L. Davidson Thomaston, AL S.S. 10a.m.; W.S. 11:30 a.m. l& 3 Sundays Hoboken Baptist Church Niebolsville Road, Sweet Water; Larry Cox, pastor 251-276-3454 Hope Baptist Church Hwy 69 S. Campground Comm. Roy. Randall Smith, Min. :Sundays: S.S. 10 a.m.; t/.S., I 1 Hopewen Baptist Church Hwy 43 N. Linden 295"8315 Rev. Joseph P. Harper, Pastor Hopewell Baptist Church Rangeline Road 289-7019 S.S. 10 a.m. & W.S. 11 a.m. Rev. James Woods Independent Beptist Church Sweet Water 992-4203 John the Baptist 170 Sparks Rd. Gallion Ourme Burren, Min. S.S. 10a.m.; W.S. 11:30 a.m. Jerusalem Beptist Church Areola Rd. Gallion Sid Rowser. Min. 289-9467 S.S. 10 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. Linden Baptist Church 1130 Abbott St. Linden 295-4278 S.S. 9:45 a.m.;W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Pastnr-Dr. Randy Creel Morning Star Baptist 614 E. Jackson St., 289-3794 James L. Dunn, Min. S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. MOScow Baptist Church Hwy 28, Demopolis James Whitfield, Min. 2nd & 4th Sun. S.S. 10:30 a.m. W.S. 11:30 a.m. Mr. Olive Baptist Phillip White, Min. 289-3339 S.S. 10 a.m.;W.S. 11:45 a.m. Mt. PUm-lm Bantist Hwy 28 Linden Alfred Hudson Min. S.S. 10a.m., W.S. 11:15 a.m. Phone #:.295-4888 Myrtiewood Baptist Church 501 Magnolia St. - Myrtlewood S.S. 9:45 a.m.;W.S. 11 a.m. Rev. Stephen Walley, Pastor Neat'alia Baptist Church Nanafalia 736-4227 New Covenant Baptist Hwy 43 289-1876 J.C. Richardson, Min. S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. New Greater First Baptist Church 181 Nicols Avenue Southeast, Thomasville - (334) 636-5933 Sunday School - 9:30 a. m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a. m. Bible Class - Wednesday's - 6:15 p.m. Pastor: Carlton L. Hogue Regina Gwin, Church Clerk New Green Oak Baptist Forkland, AL David Anderson, Min. New Hope #2 Baptist Honoree Lockett, Min. S.S. 10 a.m.;W.S. 11:15 a.m. New Morning Star Baptist 119 S. Ash St. 289-2637 Pastor: C.L. Franklin S.S. 9:30 a.m.;W.S. 11:15 a.m. NlcholsvUle Baptist Church Nicholsville 994-4357 Pastor:Walter Smith Providence Baptist Church Gallion 295-5095 S.S. 9:45 a.m.;W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Rev. Warren Huggins, Pastor Putnam Baptist Church Putnam 736-4264 Rangenne Baptist Church Rangeline Rd. 289-6480 Rev. Randall Smith, Pastor S.S. 9:45 a.m.;W.S 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sardis Baptist Church Thomaston, AI S.S. 10 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. St. Peter Baptist Church Rev. Barton Hannah, Pastor Linden, AL S.S. 10 a.m.W.S. 11 a.m. Set Free Rejoice Full Gospel Baptist Church 924 N. Walnut St. Demopolis Lonnie Reaser, Min. W.S. 10 a.m. & 1st & 3rd Sun. 6:30 p.m. Shady Union Missionary Baptist Church Surginer, AL S.S. 9:30 a.m. Every Sun. W.S. 11:00 a. m. 1st & 3rd Sun. Rev. A. V. Pritchett, Pastor Shiloh Baptist Church Rt. I Magnolia, 992-2421 Shiloh Primitive Baptist Rt. 1 Dixons Mills, 992-2153 St. Paul Baptist Church Hwy 69 Gallion Rev. Kelvin Robertson, Pastor S.S. 10 a.m.W.S. 11:30 a.m. St. Paul Baptist Church Old Springhill Rd. 289-1459 Pastor- Rev. DeAyrus Smith S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. Saint Matthew Baptist Church County Road 44, Dayton, AL Pastor - Rev. Kenneth Raby S.S. 10:30 a. m.; W.S. 11:30 a. m. Sweet Water Baptist Church Sweet Water 994-4148 Thomaston Beptist Church 2nd. Ave. Thomaston 627-3278 Rev. Randall Mires, Min. S.S. 9:45 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. United Baptist Church Hwy 43 S. Rev. Dwight McNeil S.S. IO a.m.W.S. 11 a.m: ..:: ,, .1 ,, Union Baptist Church Rt. 1, Pine Hill 385-2793 Union Grove Baptist Church Charles Norris, Min. Union Grove Road Sweet Water 992-2355 Unity Baptist Church Hwy 43 S. Linden 2nd & 4th Sundays S.S. 10a.m.; W.S. 11;15 a.m. Antioch Missionary Baptist Nicholsville, AL 994-4122 Rev. Edmond Charleston S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. ! 1 a.m. Westside Baptist Church 801 Maria Ave. Demopolis Richard W. Scott, Pastor S.S. 9:45 a.m.W.S. 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m. Thomaston Baptist Church 4th Ave., Thomaston, 627-3288 2TAfiLO_LI St. Leo's Cethollc Church 309 S. Main Ave. Demopolis Fr. Larry Shinnick Sat. Mass 5:00 p.m. Sun. Mass 10 a.m 289-2767 CHRISTIAN First Christian N. Walnut Ave. 289-3615 Tommy Leopard, Min. S.S. 9:45 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (HURCH OF CIRIST Demopolls Churcht of Christ Canal Heights 289-3484 Karl Jenkins, Min. S.S. 10 a.m.;W.S. II a.m.; S. Evening 6 p.m.; Wed. 6 p.m. Linden Church of Christ 318 N. Main St. 295-8365 S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. 10:30 a.m. Wed. 7 p.m. HURCH OF GOD Uniontown Church of God 103 Church St. Wed Night Study 7 p.m. S.S. 10 a.m.;W.S. I1 a.m. Pastor Kyle Morrow CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Linden Church of God Billy Ray, Pastor Abbott St., Linden Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m: Sunday Afternoon Worship 5 p.m. The Saint Tabernuele Church of God in Christ 903 Areola Road Demopolis Frank Stiff, Min. S.S. l0 a.m.; W.S. 11:45 a.m.& 6 pm. MORIVION Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Hwy 80 289-2660 Garret James, Branch President EPISCOPAL Trinity Episcopal 401 N. Main 289-3363 S.S. 9:00 a.m.; W.S. 10:On a.m. GOSPEL Crossroads Community Church 4880 U.S. Hwy 43 W.S. 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. LUTHERAN Epiphany Lutheran Kimbrough 385-2435 Lutheran Place 408 W. Jackson Demopolis, AL (334) 874-4912 Worship, Sunday School and Bible Study: Sundays, 10:00 a.m. Loring Younce, Pastor METHODIST Berry's Chapel AMEZion Berry's Chapel Road, Jackson Rev. Edward Seaborn, 25 1-246- 5057 Arlington Methodist Arlington 385-2540 Bethelhem A.M.E. Zion Millry, 251-846-2279 Rev. Marie Gibbs Bethel Rock AME Lonnie Williams, Min. 289-2085 S.S. 9:45 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. Beauiful Star AME Zion Rev. Shirley Martin Dixons Mills, 992-2409 Bniter Chapel AME Zion Rev. Patrick Burke Bulter, 205-459-2082 Chalk Level AME Zion Hwy 69 S. Myrtlewood Rev. Charles Cottren S.S. 8:00 every Sun. M.W. 9:00 every Sun. Bible Study 6:00 Wednesday First United Methodist 200 E. Decatur 289-1933 Dr. Art Luckie, Min. S.S. 9:30 a.m.;S.W. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. James Chapel A.M.E. Zion Mytrlewood Rev. Milton Parsons, 295-8092 Lewis Chapel AME Zion 7th Ave. W., Linden Rev. J.L. Wofford, 295-4449 S.S. 9:30 a.m.; S.W. 11 a.m. I st & 3rd Sun. Linden United Methodist 401 N. Main St. 295-5061 Pastor Tony Antonelli S.S. 9:30 a:m.; S.W. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Little Zion AME Zion Rev. Raymond Sanders, 205-654-2627 "thbit Oak Rer?*'-":tgtler 1M[lller's Chapel Zion County Road 57 Demopolis Rev. Andra Wright. 289-4573 Small Memorial A1VIE Zion 19 County Road 21 - Jefferson 289-5565 Rev. Linda F. Hollinger S.S. 9:15 a.m.;W.S. 11 a.m. Sand Hill A1VIE Zion Church Myrtlewood Rev. Charles Cottrell, Pastor Worship: 11:00 a.m. TompkinvUle AME Zion Rev. Evelyn Chapman, 205-654-2281 Old Locke 2 Road, Pennington NAZARENE Church of the Nazarene 4290 Hwy. 80 East, Gallion Alfred Ashworth, Min. 289-0650 S.S. 10 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday service: 7:00 p. m. E.VL2 LKCD0  Calvary United Peutecostal 802 N. Walnut Ave. Demopolis S.S. 2 p.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Thurs. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian 300 N. Strawberry St. 289-3895 Thomas Roy arr S.S. 9:30 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. Linden Presbyterian Chris Wright, Min. S.S. 10:00 a.m. ;W. S. 11:00 a.m.; E. S. 7:00 p. m. Wed. 7:00 p. m. 316 N. Main St. Linden 295- 56O6 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Cornerstone Church Old National Guard Armory W. S. 10:30 a.m.; S. S. 9:30 am. Children's Church Sun. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service: 7 pm. cornerstonechurch4u.org Rev. Rob Wynne, Pastor; 295- 0044 Apostolic Deliverance Temple Church 214 Shield Street Linden, AL 36748 Ph. # 295-4977 Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Regular Services: 12:00 noon Wednesday night Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Elder James B. Williams, Jr., Pastor Firebrands For Christ Ministries, Int'l 603 Abbott Street Linden, AL 334-295-1700 or 334-295-1750 Pastors Richard & Lucinda White Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Bible Studies: 7:00 p.m. Friday Prayer: 7:30 p.m. Local channel 23 Friday 6:00-7:30 p.m. Memorial Temple 7th day Adventist Church 1710 Peachtree Plaza Hwy 43 South, Dorapolls Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Saturday Sabbath School Class 9:30 a.m. Divine Worship Service 11 a.m. Roosevelt Williams, Pastor Church A[lalne World Outreach Ministries, Inc. 306 E. Jackson Demopolis 289- 5809 Mickey Green, Min. S.S. 9:45; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p. m. Indenendent Church Full Gospel Lighthouse Church Highway 10 West, Pine Hill, AL Pastor:Truman & Liz Todd S.S. 9:45; Sunday Worship and Word 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m.W.S. 6 p.m. Church .334-385-2245 Home #:.205-459-4009 Joshua Generation Fellowshio Pastor: Rev. Johnny Harvell Sr. 26 West Front St., Thomasville 36784 S.S. IO a.m. & 5 p.m., Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pho,. #:;334- 830-2707 Mason an Ga ner 301 North Main Street P. O. Box 836 Demopolis, Alabama 36732 Phillip M. Mason, CPA Phone: (334) 289-0620 James D. Gardner, Jr., CPA Fax: (334) 289-0686 Attend the Church of Your Choice The Lord is not slack concerning his romise as some men count slackness but is longsuffering to us00oard,... not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. II Peter 3:9 ant & Lounge01 Roger Roberts Highway 80 E. (334) 289-0595 Demopolis, AL 36732 I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4 Get your KRISPY KRUNCHY CHICKEN at Elk's Food Mart 605 N. Walnut Ave. Demopolis 334-289-0725 Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate yOU .. and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. St Matthew 5:44 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 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