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Tennille UMS dedicates new sanctuary

first_img You Might Like Sun on the ground Smart Road in Pike County is home to a field of beautiful flowers. read more Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Friends gathered at an old country church Sunday to dedicate the recent addition to the Tennille United Methodist Church sanctuary to the Glory of God.The church has beaconed worshipers to Sunday services by the ringing of the bell since 1915.In the early days, the one-room church would overflow. But about 10 years ago, the congregation had dwindled to about six and a few more on a “good Sunday.” Tennille UMS dedicates new sanctuary Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip But the members of Tennille church kept the faith and membership has climbed to 34 with an average attendance at Sunday worship service at 85.“A couple of years ago, we bought 10 pews and put them in and started filling them up,” said Freddie Turner, church treasurer. “Some Sundays, we had a hundred or more and we were running out of places to sit. So, when we had an opportunity to buy a little over two acres near the church and two old houses and Carrie Holder’s house, we decided to go ahead and do it.“We were thinking that we could use the wood from the old houses to add on to the church. We really need the room.” Latest Stories Turner said, in so doing, it was the goal of the church membership not to compromise the architectural integrity of the “old country church.”“The land for Tennille Methodist Church was purchased in 1912 and the church was dedicated in 1915, so it took three years to build the church,” Turner said. “Back then, people had to go in the woods, cut down the trees, drag the logs out and take them to the saw mill. A lot of hard work and dedication went into building the church. We wanted the addition to fit right in, to look just like the original sanctuary.”The work crew, made up of church members and friends, dismantled one of the old houses on the property the church purchased and salvaged the wood.“That house was probably 140 years old and we were able to salvage enough wood for the 18×32 foot addition – the walls, the ceiling and the floors – with the exception of a 28-foot I-beam that came out of Dr. Edge’s home in Troy,” Turner said. “All of the labor was donated. We had church members, friends and neighbors from Dothan, Chancellor, Ariton and Troy come to help. It was a labor of love.” When completed, the addition did “fit in” even down to the paint on the wall. It had been hammered and nailed and loved right into place.The church purchased eight large pews for the sanctuary extension and, on Sunday, all church pews were filled with friends of the old country church.“We think we can seat about 150 and we had 118 or more on Sunday,” Turner said. “Under the leadership of our pastor, Jim Powell, we continue to grow. God has richly blessed us here at Tennille United Methodist Church.The sanctuary was built with love and so was this addition. The church is dedicated to the Glory of God. We praise Him for bringing us together at this old country church.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 6:33 pm Monday, July 1, 2013 Email the authorlast_img read more

Brazil Launches Offensive against Crack Epidemic

first_imgBy Dialogo December 09, 2011 Brazil launched an offensive against what it called a “crack epidemic,” in reference to the growing use of the cocaine product in its territory. The Brazilian offensive provides for medical care for users, a crackdown on cocaine trafficking from the borders to the cities, and a legal reform to enable the rapid destruction of seized drugs in order to prevent their diversion, the authorities said. “We’re facing a crack epidemic in our country,” Health Minister Alexandre Padilha admitted, accompanied by President Dilma Rousseff and other officials at an event in Brasilia on December 7. Between 2003 and 2011 the number of cases of “chemical dependence” in Brazil increased tenfold, striking groups and regions that had not previously been affected, Padilha added. As a consequence, the government has designed an anti-crack plan worth around $2.234 billion that “combines three actions: prevention, care, and suppression,” Rousseff specified. “An absolutely successful anti-drug plan is not yet in existence, at least in humanity’s recent history. What we’re putting into practice here is a joint-action agreement,” the president maintained. There will be “suppression without accommodation,” Rousseff declared, recalling the recent deployment of troops in border areas to combat the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and merchandise. As part of those actions, around 6,500 military personnel supported by planes and ships have been conducting border-control operations along 7,000 kilometers since November 23. A study conducted in Brazil revealed that crack is overtaking alcohol consumption in the majority of Brazilian cities and towns, due to the drug’s accessibility as a result of its low cost, less than $2.85 per hit.last_img read more