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W'- l l l l Hogansville Community Calendar God’s Bread Basket food pantry, open 9 am. to noon, Thursday, Dec. 28, behind Hogansville Senior Center. Sponsored by Hogansville Ministerial Association. American Legion Post karaoke and grill open 7 pm. Saturday, Dec. 30. For more information or reservations call 706-977-4822. Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Hummingbird Quilt Guild, 1 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Hogansville Municipal Court, 1:30 pm. and 8:30 pm, Friday, Jan. 12, at the Hogansville Police Station. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration, 4 pm Sunday, Jan. 14, auditorium of Hogansville Elementary School. Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 pm, Monday, Jan. 15, at the Hogansville Recreation Department. Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Downtown Development Authority meeting, 6:30 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Hogansville City Hall. The pub- lic is welcome to attend. Forum on Downtown, 6:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 25, Hogansville Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend. v To have your non—commercial Hogansville area community event listed in the Community Calendar, send the information to andykober@hotmail.com The deadline is each Monday at noon. FSharing T he Lflght OfLife TIS THE SEASON For many of us this is the season of celebration in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, The Son of God~0ur Creator. This is the season that we use to end our year with giv- ing, sharing and spreading joy to all we know, and oth- ers we have never met. It is the season for mankind to lay down their oppositions, open their hearts to one another and share the true meaning of love. Let us honor the original reason for this holiday sea- son that began as is told in Matthew 1: “18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his moth- er Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her hus- band, being a just.man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was mind- ed to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. ' 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bid- den him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” In sharing this message I a sending my thanks to each of you with a prayer of blessings for this Holy Holiday Season. May God bless you and your family and friends with health, loVe for one another, peace, and with ‘all things needed for living a full and complete year. Again, I thank each of you for your comments, and views of these words when . We meet. It helps me to know that someone is listening, reading, and thinking of what God is sharing through this humble servant. Until our next meeting, Be safe, and continue to share your “Rays of LIGHT” that you may have in your life’s experiences. I will be listening and watching to hear what your moment is. Send your emails to tignerfern1@gmail.com. Until next week, may your day be blessed and filled with joy. Contact the Herald news@star- mercury.com (706) 846-3188 HOGANSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 Church NeWs And Events Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at Highland Baptist Church at 5:00 pm. on December 24th. This is a beautiful service celebrating the birth of Jesus. Everyone is invited to join us for this special service. How to Submit News Submit brief church news items to news @star-mercury. com by noon Monday. Items must be e-mailed; faxed, mailed, or hand- delivered items are no longer accepted. Items are only accepted via e-mail. Items should pertain to special events, not routine services. All items received are subject to standard editing for context and grammar. Sorry, no f/yers accepted, and no PUB documents. Please send copy in ‘regu/ar email body copy or on a Word doc- ument. Please do notsubmit itemsmore than N ' ill published until theeirent occurs And pleaseremembeumhenmu don’t need an ongoing item run any longer, let us know to remoye MW For more information or questions please call Layout Editor Jack Bagley at (706) 846-3188 or email news @star—mercury. com. This newspaper prints church news and events as a public serv- ice at no charge, but does reserve the right to edit, change or reject any submission. Thank you. HELPING OTHERS - The Hogansville Active Life Center participated in the local Toys for Tots program, helping pro- vide toys for children that might not have a very merry Christmas. The success of the local programis evidenced by the two large boxes overflowing with toys. Shown with the toys are, left to right: Gordon Whitten, Melanie Dodgen and Richard Brown. Active Life Center Raises Toys For Tots By ANDY KOBER They were worried for a while. The Active Life Center in Hogansville put boxes out soliciting donations for the Toys for Tots program, but for a lengthy time the boxes remained rather empty. It appeared the Grinch had settled in Hogansville. But, just like in the Christmas season cartoon, some hearts apparently began growing and in the last few weeks the Toys for Tots boxes were filled to over- flowing. In addition, Melanie Dodgen of the Active Life Center reports that one very kind person wishing to remain anonymous con- tributed $500 to the local Toys for Tots program. The toys were gathered on Wednesday, Dec. 13, with Dodgen reporting the toys collected as part of the Toys for Tots drive would be pre- sented to the Hogansville Pilot Club and used to assist the Empty Stocking program. The Toys for Tots pro- gram was actually started in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, United States Marine Corps Reserve. A year later, Marine Corps adopted the program which became a nationwide effort. ‘5} finfiflw FE K33. gab] {it Janene are.” Carriage 8i Horses “Your Fine Dining Steak (9 Seafrmd Restaurant $60."0 A PERSON .Includes Appetizers - Caviar °Smoke Salmon - Shrimp ' Cheeses Second Course Salad Heart of Palm Entree’ y ~ Dessert .' Tira Mi Sou FIRE WORKS ATMID-NI GH T & ENTERTAINMENT I: Restaurant Open Daily at 5:30 PM Sunday Brunch 12 AM to 2:00 PM $15 a Person RESERVATIONS ONLY 706-663-4777 he Filet Mignon Lobster Tail Mashed Potatoes 0 Asparagus V Photo By Andy Kober . PAGE 3—A Become A Ponderer Luke 2219(KJV) states, “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” The word “ponder” is a verb. Verbs show action. So, the interpretation of this verse could be: “A- young Jewish Maiden named Mary was very pur- posely and deliberately considering every action and event that transpired in her life regarding the birth of her Son. She is not seeking to cause a scene, or to cast doubt in anybody else’s mind. (She’s not put- ting all her business on Facebook!) She is simply seeking to reconcile these events in her heart, draw her own conclusion, and find peace of mind regard- ing His birth. She was a Ponderer.” And thank God for Ponderers who exam- ine all the facts and draw their own conclusions regarding Jesus. In his book, “The Christmas Code,” author OS Hawkins says it like this, “Mary. A young girl playing in the streets of Jerusalem one day and finding she is pregnant, though a virgin and unmarried, the next. Her initial response? ‘How can this be?’ After Jesus was born, it all began to sink in, Mary ‘pondered’ all these things in her heart. The word pic- ture is of a cake, with all the ingredients in a bowl, being stirred up. She was putting it all together, stir- ring it up in her mind the prophecies the angel’s message the vir- gin birth She knew those chub- by little hands would never be adorned with expensive gold or silver rings. They were destined for other things, like touching lepers, forming spittle for blind eyes, and eventually being pierced with Roman spikes. But she also knew that millions v of us would follow inHis Rev. Aaron McCollough Columnist many of your loved ones. And in reality, the Christmas experience has become organic; it has a life of its own. By this, I mean that each new gen- eration, while honoring the stories and traditions of the previous genera— tion, adds its own stories, experiences, and memo- ries to the narrative and they become and integral part of the story. Mary’s first Christmas was filled with many things. Your Christmases are filled with many things. But as you cele- brate Christmas this year, as Mary did, I encourage you to become a Ponderer. And as you ponder, I want to encourage you to do something. In the camera setting of your iPhone there is a picture editing feature called, “crop.” This feature is designed to allow you to “crop out,” or remove any item in the background, allowing you to focus on the subject of the photo. This Christmas, as Uncle Joe is telling his same old corny jokes, and Aunt Sally still reeks of the same loud perfume, you’re chowing down on your favorite food, or you’re attending church to see the kids in the play or hear them sing in the can- tata, or perhaps you’re missing someone, who for the first time, is not with you for Christmas; I encourage you to reach up an turn on your mental “crop” feature, crop out everything else and focus on one thing the main thing. Become a Ponderer. I can say it no better that the Bible says in Luke 2:1 1.§KJV) .“Forunto you, is born this day in, the cityof steps.- Sh'e' 'pon‘dered’ anr lDaViUEU‘SdViOIm WhiCh iS these things and kept them to herself.” If your household or family is anything like mine, Christmas cannot be described by any one-- thing. Christmas is a myr- iad of people, sounds, smells, traditions, beliefs, and experiences. Some predate your exis- tence and have outlived sights, . 4 Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 Downtow Hoga . 706-637-6544 Christ the Lord.” Ponder this! Merry Christmas! - Brother Aaron Aaron McCollough is an area missionary with the area Baptist Association which serizes Harris, Meriwether and Troup counties. He is a res- ident of Hogansville The Roosevelt Place SeniorLz'm’ngand Memory Care Call to schedule a tour Office: 706-655-2588 Beautiful Warm Springs, Georgia 2524 Whitehouse Pkwy. Warm Springs, Ga 31830 Email:rooseveltplaoe@windstream.net Look us up on Facebook theraosevelfplaoe T5856 {19011507 encourage you to attend the church 0 our choice!