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God is God of second chances

Published 4:54pm Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I’m so thankful that God is a God of second chances. In Jonah 3, we find where God gave him a second chance, too. We find that Jonah didn’t listen to God but God still had compassion on him. We are the same way also. When we don’t listen to God he often times gets our attention and shows us we need to turn from our sinful ways. Jonah, like us, ran from God but God gave him a second chance to carry out His work. You may feel unworthy to serve God because of past mistakes and bad choices but remember God is a God of second chances.

The S.W.A.P. group (seniors with a purpose) of Somerville Baptist Church enjoyed a road trip to Top O’ the River in Guntersville. All enjoyed a delicious meal. Those attending were Tracey Brown, Nancy Morrow, Judy Woodall, Kenneth and Melba Pendleton, Don and Patsy Peebles, David and Beth Lewis, Othel and Susan Thomason, Nathan and Javon Alldredge, Greg and Linda Bradford, Charles and Evelene Teague, John and Barbara Hawkins and Cecil and Judy Berry.

Happy anniversary wishes go out this week to Jeremy and April Childers and Wray and Mary Ellen Elliott, all on June 27 and Larry and Jane Swearengin on June 28.

Happy birthday wishes to Vic Keeling on June 25, Lyle Caswell on June 26, Rusty Casper Jr. and Kandy Cowan, both on June 29.

New Center Baptist Church announces Independence Praise Celebration Sat., June 28. Make plans to attend the Independence Praise Celebration and mission fundraiser for the Guatemala mission trip. The proceeds will go to purchase materials (approx. $8,000) needed to build a house for a family once the team gets there. Many activities are planned. Here are just a few: craft booths, food/dessert booths, fireworks, games and singing outside with Fellowship Quarter and Living Lights, Swamp John’s ($10. per plate). Also included will be “Sweets on a Mission.” They are excited to offer the following whole cakes as a presale for the celebration event: butter pecan pound cake, carrot cake, Italian crème, chocolate oatmeal cake, Vanilla Wafer pound cake, strawberry cake and German chocolate cake.

There will also be many other treats available for sale on the day of the event. They include crack sticks will have one dozen as a presale order, chocolate fudge, orange creamsicle, fudge, cookies, pineapple banana Hummingbird mini loaves, pixie pecan bites, orange cream cookies, brownies, white chocolate, macadamian nut cookies, crockpot candy, sugar free brownies and sugar free whoopies. Make plans now to attend.

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