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Somerville churches announce Easter events

Published 11:44am Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ever find loving difficult people hard?

I do and perhaps folks may find me difficult to love. We must examine our lives and be willing to put forth an effort.

In Matthew, chapters five and seven, we find how to do it. First, we must be careful about judging others. We should look at our own motives instead of judging others. Second, do more than expected. Be willing to go the extra mile.

Third, don’t let disputes fester. If we have a problem, we should dissolve it as soon as possible. Fourth, we should show kindness to difficult people. We are to treat them well. And last, we must treat others as you want to be treated yourself, also known as “The Golden Rule.”

We must seek to love others as completely as God loves us.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Loren Oden and Ariel Allen, both on March 27, Riley Chaffee, Tara Swearengin and Elizabeth Halbrooks, all on March 28, Chris Borden on March 31, Raegan Jenkins, Brylee Bishop, Whitney Carlock, Amanda White and Lorie Wildman, all on April 1, Holly Ogle and Sandra Raper, both on April 2 and Jenny Cook, Margaret Goree and Michelle Thorton, all on April 3.

Happy anniversary wishes for Mike and Kay Toothaker on April 1.

Darian Tucker, daughter of Darren and Roxanne Tucker, was home recently. She is a freshman at Pensacola Christian School. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

While here, she was honored with a picnic at Somerville Park by family and friends. Those attending were Darren, Roxanne and Rachel Tucker, her grandparents, Fred and Evelyn Motes, Nathan, Javon, Jarrod and Whitney Alldredge, Mike Motes, Allen and Addene Matthews, Matt Teague and Whitney and Zach and Christian Lewis.

Come celebrate with Somerville Baptist Church as we “Lift High the Cross” Fri., March 29, at 7 p.m. Serving as keynote speaker will be Pastor Brian McLaughlin of Fairview Baptist Church. Special music will be presented by Pastor David Gamble and the Bethel Baptist Choir. This event will be hosted by Pastor Shane Lewis and Somerville Baptist Church at 41 Main St. in Somerville.

Kids in sixth grade and under are going to have a “hopping” good time at the Easter egg hunt at New Center Baptist Church on Sat., March 30, at 10 a.m. Bring your baskets with 10 decorated eggs and the hunt will be on. Eat at 11 a.m. If you would like to help, see Anna Dove.

Sun., March 31, is Gum Springs Baptist Church’s Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., along with New Center Baptist and Bethlehem Baptist. No evening services at New Center Church on March 31.

Please join Somerville Baptist Church for a full choral and dramatic presentation of “It is Finished” on Sun., March 31, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The story of Easter is the story of a love and hope that never dims. It’s about a loving God, a great sacrifice and an empty tomb and how this one event can still make a difference in our lives today.

This Easter, don’t just go through the motions. Come to Somerville Baptist and experience Easter like never before, with drama, music and a chance to meet new friends. Join us and experience the hope of Easter.


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