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Lay aside selfishness, treat others with respect

Published 10:31am Tuesday, June 18, 2013

“Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.”

– Philippians 2:3

 

This verse tells us we are to lay aside selfishness, treating others with respect and common courtesy. Considering others’ interest as more important than our own links us with Christ, who was a true example of humility. Let each of us look not only for his own interests, but also for others.

S.W.A.P (Seniors with A Purpose) enjoyed a time of food and fellowship at McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood Restaurant in Decatur recently.

Those attending were Ed and Carrie Allen, Cecil and Judy Berry, Pete and Berta Wilson, David and Beth Lewis, Chris and Kym Champion, Earl Nix, Charles and Evelene Teague, Kenneth and Melba Pendleton and their grandson, Trey Summers, Joe and Tiny Hollis, Othel and Susan Thomason, Marie Bartlett, Judy Woodall and Nathan and Javon Alldredge.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Turner Lemmond and Jacob Doshier on June 21 and Vic Keeling, Lyle Caswell and Brandon Johns on June 26.

Happy anniversary wishes to Lynn and Regina Morgan on June 20, Allan and Tiffany Parker on June 21, Tommy and Betty Dorris and Randy and Tammy Whitten, both on June 23. Happy 58th wedding anniversary to my parents, Fred and Evelyn Motes on June 20. Love you both!

New Center Baptist Church announces its Independence Day Com-munity Praise Celebration Sat., June 29. Food and fun will start at 4 p.m.

The cornhole tournament will cost $20 for a two-person team. S.A.V.E.S. will have a “jaws of life” extrication tool demonstration. They are selling $10 tickets for Swamp John’s from 4 to 7 p.m. You can choose fish, shrimp, chicken or a combo meal.

Fellowship Quartet and The Living Lights Band will be singing outside from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Concessions and other activities will fill your evening. Bring a lawn chair for the fireworks at 9 p.m.

All proceeds will support our missions team, which will travel to Guatemala to build a house and minister to children in the area. For more information, contact New Center Baptist Church.

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