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00,ratat Is the Church? HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - JANUARY 2;/, 2000 - PAGE 9 First Baptist Happenings oss this land and even wdrld, millions of 00The Way' "church." While out fl restaurant people ] rd speaking of their I See It iThe newspaper of my has an entire ..,b Harold section entitled, ews." Every time the  14qllis Is used, what is a church? When they are going to are they going? are numerous mis- about the term According to American the church is first "a building for pub- Worship." That is opinion of most. must ask ourselves, only consist of metal and various If that is all a church, then those hold some awe- for there are past those who have given for what they called will continue Webster's American they will find these whole body of believers; That definition to the Bible defini- does the Bible say "church"? In First chapter one and the Apostle Paul church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours." IN STUDYING THE WORD church as used in that verse, it can be found the word has a sim- ple meaning of an assembly. There are various uses of the word church or assembly in the New Testament. The word has been used to describe a legal assembly (Acts 19:39), a riotous mob (Acts 19:32), and of Israel in the wilderness (Acts 7:38). However, the verse in First Corinthians places a special des- ignation on the word. Paul said, "Unto the church of God." For someone not familiar with the Bible, it may seem to them that Paul is referring to a particular denomination. In reality, he isn't referring to a denomination but to a designation. "THE CHURCH of God which is at Corinth" has refer- ence to neither a building nor a denomination. It refers to an assembly that belongs to God. As stated by William Evans in his book on Bible doctrine, "The @ .public recreational we do not have to ourselves with the that college and organizations !have a different mis- :hese organizations. to provide an for our children to learn new skills, friendships, enhance their self-esteem, as well as many other self-improvement ventures. We also strive to do these things within a safe and constructive environment. Because the focus of our youth sports programs is on our children, we sometimes have to tailor rules in each sport to insure our mission is met. These rules are not only devel- oped for each sport but for each age group within that sport. Community t January 17 to begin millennium with an recreation and fel- President Jackie -lcomed guests, new- members to the LaGrange Daily Donna Reames ; photographer Nat s; Charles Grantham of the Rev. and Mrs. of Moreland; as pastor of the Springs and ed Methodist and Elissa Sons Kenton, Kaylor and Peggy Hogansville- area; David and and Laura Mountvflle. was given by of the t Church. for the covered ner included Angela Nancy Newsome, , Jean Costley. Mrs. placed an arrange- ment of multi-colored flowers on the serving tables. President Jones recognized all members with January birthdays, requested club ros- ter be completed, distributed copies of scheduled meetings for the year 2000, and announced donations for club projects may be made to the treasurer. Reports were given by Secretary Gayla Jones and Treasurer Wanda Costley. Vice President and Program Chairman Kay Humphries announced plans for the February meeting will feature a preview of the "LaGrange Stars and Stripes National Competition Dance Routines." Director Carolyn Evans will take the group in March to perform at Disney World. Members and guests of the club were directed in an evening of recreation and bingo by Jim and Kay Humphries, assisted by President Jones. Announcement was made that the next meeting of the Mountville Community Club is scheduled for February 21 at 7:00 p.m. church is composed of the body of believers who have been called out from the world, and who are under the dominion and authority of Jesus Christ." So, according to the Bible definition of church, it refers to believers and not bricks, to a body instead of boards. It refers first to a special people and then to a special place. When some- one mentions a church, espe- cially a specific one, it should bring thoughts of a unique peo- ple, as well as the mental image of a respectable people. TOO MANY TIMES when a church is mentioned, thoughts of quarreling, gossip, and bit- terness come to mind. Those cases are not truly represent- ing the real church. For those reading this arti- cle, if you attend church, live in such a way as to bring respect to your church and not a reproach. Mark Twain said, "Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the under-- taker will be sorry." THE CHURCH is the peo- ple, and Lord willing next week consideration will be given to who those people are and how they came to be a part of the church. I would like to submit my sincere appreciation and thanks to all of you who put up with and read these articles from week to week. It is my prayer they are a help and a blessing to each of you. IL Congratulations to the ttome Wilson Sunday School Class on having 100% atten- dance Sunday. Carl Bennett is their teacher. Sondra Lee is our new Preschool and Children's teacher in Sunday School. She had six present. AS YOU PRAY, remember: Ruth Cagle; Bob Tillman; Avis ttammond; Ruby Teel; Lucille Friend; Louise Wilson; Howard WilLis; M/M Clyde Burks; Press Miller; Carol Braswell; Tom Keith; Pauline Powers, Opal Bonner; Chris Cross; V.R. Stephens; Will Wright; C.E. Stevenson; M/M Travis Chafin, M?m A1 Swanson; and Luciene St. Germaine. WE HAD BAPTIST MEN'S Day at our church Sunday, January 23. The men filled the choir loft that morning and ren- dered our Special Music. Speaking during the 11 a.m. service was a seminary student, Steve Mitchell. The Youth met at the home of Tony and Beth Maxwell Monday January 17. Their proj- ect was to wash and clean the church van. They did a very good job. We are proud of our young people. SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 is Super Bowl Sunday. We will emphasize Souper Bowl of Caring by taking up an offering part De ment News Many times spectators, especially parents, are unaware that these rules and policies exist or why they do exist. These rules and policies are for the benefit of the chil- dren. For instance in our ongoing youth 9-10 and 11-12 year old boys and girls basketball leagues we have a mandatory participation rule. This rule requires all coaches to play" each player on their roster at least f0tir'minutes in tlie'first quarter and four minutes in the third quarter of the game regardless of the score or desire to win. Of course, there are excep- tions that have to be made for the benefit of other players. If a child is sick, hurt or has a dis- cipline problem then excep- tions have to be made. This is only common sense and each exception is looked at on an indi- vidual basis. Another revised rule is to limit "pressing" in a basketball game. Instead of a full court press as used in high school, we think it necessary for players to get an opportunity to get in position to shoot the basketball. Therefore, we limit teams in our 9-10 and 11-12 year from "pressing" until the other team has crossed mid-court. Also, the game clock does not stop on all whistles. We stop the clock for foul shooting and in the last two minutes of the second and fourth quarters. In addition, we instruct our game officials to use their pro- fesslonal judgments when call- ing fouks. We ask them to be lenient in calling fouls. If the officials called every foul these young players make, it would take several hours to play a game and would make the flow of the game a very slow process. The Hogansville Recreation Department does not have the philosophy of "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Youth sports, we believe, should be a fun time, an excit- ing time, and a learning expe- rience. We hope you as spectators can see the need for our spe- cial rules and we hope you come out to our games very soon. By Patti Phillips Troup School System Showing Progress Both the Georgia Department of Education Report Card and the Council for School Performance Report Card were released January 25. Joyce Morgan, Troup County School System Associate Superintendent said, "We are pleased that our schools have shown progress and there are many programs in place to assure continued improvements." at the end of services that morn- ing to be used by our church or the Southern Baptist Convention to feed the hungry. ly invited to attend, refresh- ments will be served in the fel- lowship hall immediately fol- lowing the service. TIlE HOGANSVILLE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION sponsors a Fifth Sunday night song service and the next one is here at First Baptist. The date is January 31 and the time is 7 p.m. This is a community wide event and the public is cordial- OUR PASTOR presented baptismal certificates to Mar,a Campbell and Imesha Rhodes who were baptized last Sunday night. Beth Maxwell presented a Teen Study Bible to Imesha upon her baptism and to Stuart Lee for being promoted. FAMOUS BRAND UNIFORMS 3843 Hamilton Rd.   Vernon Plaza (Lee's Crossing) Columbus, Ga (706) 323-2503 " Ii--" LaGrange, GA .... (706) 884-2899 SEMI-ANNUAL SALE ENTIRE STOCK 25% OFF[ (Now Thru Sat., Jan. 29) Tremendous Savings 30%-40% & (Regular Priced Merchandise) 60% OFF! #1 In Uniforms & Scrubs Selected Groups No Other Discounts Apply No Adjustments in Previous PurchaN$ llAVE YOU BEEN DENIED AlrO LOANS DUE TO YOUR PAST CREDIT HISTORY??? Use your W2 or last pay stub of 1999 as your down payment. i, CALL TODAY for a quick over the phone qualification. 706-882-1259 1-888-724-2277 TOLL FREE ATTENTION You May Qualify for a MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR! ! ! 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