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Church Of God Established Here In 1910; Welcomes New Pastor The Church of God was estab lished in Key West in 1910. While the records of the church have been lost, it is known that the first pastor was Milton Padgett and the State overseer was Sam C. Perry. First church building was on the corner of Francis and Angela Streets. Since that time the con gregation has worshipped in sev eral different places. At present, services are held in the church building located at 1008 Olivia Street. New Pastor This week the congregation at the Church of God welcomes its new pastor, Reverend J M. Bal dee and his wife. Reverend Baldee will speak at the eleven o’clock service on Sun day morning and conduct an evan gelistic service at 7:30 Sunday eve ning. He has stated that he is ready at any time to give spiritual ad vice and invites the people to feel free to call on him for prayer in the home or an} sick room. Pastor Baldee comes to Key West with wide experience in preaching the full gospel and has had charg es in Kentucky, Alabama, Tennes see and Texas as well as Florida. Plan New Church The congregation of the Church of God is planning to build anew cement block church, modern in every way. The Church of God in Key West also inaugurated Sunday School but service. It is available at any time to pick up the children. Res ponsible workers are in charge of the bus at all times. If parents wish to send their children to Sunday school, the Church of God Sunday School bus will pick them up. Beliefs Told .The Church of God stands for. H e whole Bible rightly divided, and b dieves in one God existing in three persons, namely, the Fattier, Sfn and Holy Ghost. tit believes that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and for giveness of sins -and that justifi cation, regeneration and the new birth came by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Believing that the New Testa ment is the only rule for govern ment and discipline these teach ings are made prominent: repen tance; justification; holiness; wa ter baptism; baptism with the Ho ly Ghost subsequent to cleansing, the enbuement of power for ser vice; the speaking in tongues as - '~l '. , -, nJIPPr , -.‘i.''. *§* /’X IC* jjjWffiiM-. SB &-1 m gsjl * i jtw* s ss? MEW PASTOR—Reverend J. ML Baldree is ths new pastor at til* Church of God. A licensed minister since 1918 he has had Wide pastoral experience in Kentucky, Alabama. Tennessee. Texas and Florida. He has also conducted evangelistic services all over the States. the spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Further Teachings The Church believes in spiritual gifts, signs following believers; fruits of the spirit; divine healing provided for all in the atonement; the Lord’s Supper; washing the saints' feet; tithing and giving; restitution where possible. Members believe in the pre-mil lenial second coming of Jesus, first to resurrect the dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air: resurrection; eternal life for the righteous; eternal punish ment for the wicked, no liberation cor annihilation; and total abstin ence from all liquor or strong drinks. The Church of God is against the use of tobacco in any form, opium and morphine; is against members wearing jewelry for or nament or decorations such as fin ger rings, bracelets, earrings and lockets; is against members be longing to lodges and against mem bers swearing. The Church of God believes that nations can and should settle their differences without going to war, but if a member engages in com batant service, it will not affect bis status with the church. The church will support him in bis constitutional rights. Up 4 .- ffHh \ t - L ~.n "'l-gptmwgy HHp 9 By 3* 'Wm 1• Wm iSI I HMs fIH HB -• Iff! ym - Mi, * 9H THE CHURCH OF GOD—now located on Olivia Street, was established in 1910. The present building will be replaced by a modern cement block structure if plans now under consideration materialise. The Church of* God also maintains a Sunday School'bus to pick up the children and bring them to Sunday School. They are always under the supervision of competent adults. Citizen Staff Photo, Don Pindar. Saturday, November 20, 1954 vhHw •• k Ik M kBSEsI-.. n > ■smm \ 'S® K • V' W K '1 B 1 W ]|k£ *>■ Ii 1 HI t ‘ -' •_*•' 'if' aH w bh .■ • 'ji6KyMHplMMjß^^^^^Bi^^j^ij?>: • J*‘J~ : -' : :;fiy‘" ' ‘ j® : ' : flB •" •\S '■■> r . *.*--• •j-*.',. ~ 'N. ' l , ■ |1 Jot K B ll' lJ • ~’ The Et. Rev. Harry Sherbourne Kennedy, Bishop of the Mia • ionary District of Honolulu and host bishop to the 1055 General Convention of the Episcopal Church, is also Armed Forces Bishop for the Pacific Area. Here, in Korea, be greets a Marine corporal New Atomic Plants Are Near Completion At Two Gties By BSCAR THOMPSON OAK RIDGE, Tenn. UP) The government is nearing completion of two huge atomic plants which already have greatly increased the nation’s production of fissionable U 235 for atomic and hydrogen weapons. The two plants, costing nearly one billion dollars, are additions to existing installations here and at Paducah, Ky. A third facility now under construction near Ports mouth, Ohio, win add substantially to our U 235 output. The three installations produce U 235 by what is called the gaseous defusion process. This is a method of separating fissionable U 235 from natural uranium. The Atomic Energy Commission declined comment on progress of the three-pronged construction pro gram, but it was learned reliably today that the Oak Ridge and Pa ducah facilities are in their final building stages. The Portsmouth plant was projected two years ago as a 4 year job. An authoritative source 'Said the plants include a vast amount of in formation gleaned from operation of the original U 235 facility here which began production in Feb ruary, 1945. When the program was approved by Congress in July. 1952, the then chairman of the AEC, Gordon H. Dean, said: “The -purpose of this expansion program is to gain precious time by achieving minimum stockpile objectives established by the De partment of Defense, and to achieve them about 4 ¥t years ear lier than we would achieve them if we went at our present rate.” Dean told Congress time was a key factor in developing * family THE KEY WEST CITIZEN of atomic weapons for use by the armed services. The government now has more than a million dollars invested in the gaseous diffusion facility here. It is a sprawling plant covering hundreds of acres. When completed, it will consume 16 billion kilowatt hours of elec tricity a year. The entire state of Tennessee, exclusive of Oak Ridge, used 11 billion kwh in 1952. Sam R. Sapirie, manager of AEC’s operations here and at Pa ducah and Portsmouth, says the U 235 being produced in the three plants “is probably the greatest single deterrent to World War 111. “If, because of the availability of this material, we are averting a tiiird world war,” Sapirie added, “me cost is more than justified.” Sapirie points out" the material will not be wasted because it can be used as fuel in nuclear reactors and power plants. One pound of U 235 contains the energy equivalent of 2,600.000 pounds of coal. Hayden Sues LOS ANGELES, UP)—Actor Sterl ing Hayden has filed a $250,000 suit against the producers and dis tributors of one of his filnrls be cause, he claims. Frank Sinatra was given top billing. Hayden, in a complaint filed yes terday, said he was promised equal star billing with Sinatra in “Sud denly”. He asked also for an in junction against Libra Productions and United Artists Cor. to prevent them from publishing or advertis ing the film in violation of the agreement. Page 5 Sick Girl Gets Birthday Gift She Wanted Most ‘PHILADELPHIA UP) Eight yearold Pamela Hall, with both legs amputated and faced with the loss of an arm because of a rare disease, is due today to see the birthday present she wanted most —a baby sister. Pamela was rushed to Philadel phia General Hospital Sept. 23 where doctors diagnosed her con dition as meningococcemia, which was causing gangrene of her leg* and arms. Doctors amputated both her legs last Monday. But before the opera tion her step father asked . what she wanted most for her birthday today. She said a baby sister. While Pamela was on the opera ting table, her mother, Mrs. Notti" Swicker, gave birth to a girl at Hahnemann Hospital. Hospital authorities arranged to discharge Mrs. Swicker and her infant daughter today to attend Pamela’s birthday party at Gen eral Hospital. POINCIANA 'BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. !:5 A.M. PREACHING, 11 A.M. 6:30 PM., Training Union PREACHING, 7:30 P.M. BY PASTOR Tuesday, 7 PM., Prayer at Old Home, Stock Island WEDNESDAY. 7:30 P.M., PRAYER MEETING AT CHURCH * All Members Urged To Come “Church Of God” 1008 OLIVIA STREET J. M. BALD REE. Pastor Full Gospel Sermons Gospel Singing Sunday School 10 A.M. morning worship, 11:00 A.M. EVANGELISTIC SERVICE, 7:30 P.M. Young People'* Y.PJL. Thursday, 7:30 PJ*. Bibla Study, Tuesday, 7:30 Program Sun., 8:30 A.M. —SERVICEMEN WELCOME— Phone No. 2-9844 With Thanksgiving SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON By RALPH ROGERS Prayer and Praise. Psalm 104. We turn today to the Psalms in our lessons and no better selection could be made for our Thanksgiv ing* meditations than the one before us. lfce early Israelites took time to consider their good fortune and even though surrounded by people worshipping other gods, the Jews, the chosen people of Israel, ex preiied in song their praise of their Creator. Perhaps the Psalms have been more frequently quoted in the New Testament than any other portion of the Old Testament. These songs of praise and thanksgiving have ex ercised a more profound and es tensive influence over succeeding® ages than any other book of the Bible. They have been frequently quoted in the Christian Church for comfort, guidance and inspiration. We should turn back and read Job 37 to 41 as we study the lesson for today. Ode To Creation As we read this Psalm we think of it as a shout upon a mountain top, a joyful song to the Lord who created it all. Just as the bride and groom find their joy in each others company so thrilling that they want the whole world to know theijf love of each other, so the Psalmist shouts for love and joy. The song begins with a call to thanksgiving. There is a sincere expression of awe and admiration at the immensity and majestiy of God’s creation. It would be most helpful if all Christians would just express the depth of feelings as shown in this song. For that rea son the Church has seen fit to use the Psalms, some regularly, in pub lic worship. They gladden the heart and bring to one a sense of safe ty and comfort. They are much like the little girl Dr. Yates speaks a bout who asked to come into her fa ther’s study. When asked what she wanted, she said, “I don’t want a thing, I just want to put my arms around your neck and tell you how much I love you.” The writer looks upon his Crea tor as one “who coverest thyself with light as with a garment.” Light means life and darkness means death. Without light all veg etation and animal life would per ish. How we love the long, beau tiful sunlight days of this southern most city! Up north they say we have the Florida sun to sell. Per haps that accounts for so many tourists to our fair city. God has been good to us and for the light CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY 917 ELIZABETH STREET Sunday School, 11:09 A.M. Nursery for Pre-Sunday School Age Sunday Morning Sendee at 11:00 o’Clock Wednesday Evening Meetings at 8 o’Clock Reading Room in the Church Building it open on Tuosdoy and Friday from 3 • S P.M. "A GROWING CHURCH IN A GROWING COMMUNITY" First Presbyterian Church WHITE and WASHINGTON STREETS RICHARD E. COULTER. Minister 9:45 AM* —Sunday School CLASSES FOR EVERY AGE GROUP 11:00 A.M.—Morning Worship Subject: "OUR NATIONAL BLESSINGS" 6:30 PM., Pioneer and Senior Youth Fellowships 7:30 P.M.—Evening Worship Visitors and Service Personnel Will Find A Warm Welcome In This Friendly Church Fleming Street Methodist Church J. I. STATHAM, Pastor Comer FLEMING and WDLLJAM STREETS SUNDAY SCHOOL, 9:45 AM. CLAUDE E. SALES, Sunday School Superintendent Morning Worship at 10:50 JLM. Subject: "THE RICHNESS OF GRATITUDE" Methodist Youth Fellowship, 6:30 Pll Evening Worship at 7:30 P.M. Subject: "MAKING CHRIST SUPREME" A Nursery Provided tor Caro at Children During Services Service Men and Visitors Welcome of our beautiful days, we are thank ful. Light is appreciated by all peo ples. The North American Indians worshipped light, a god called Ma nito, who was “a blaze of light living in the land of light in the south.” The Zoroastrians worship ped Mazda, which name appears on our electric light bulbs. These people had a song which express ed their adoration of the god of Light a part of which said, “We praise all things that are pure, for these are his only creation; The thoughts that are true, and the words and deeds that have iwon approbation These are supported by Him and for these we make adoration. Hear us O Mazda! Thou livest in truth and in heavenly glad ness; Cleanse us from falsehood, and keep us from evil and bond age and badness; Pour out the light and the joy of Thy life on our darkness and sadness.” While all peoples of the earth have earnestly sought for the true God, no worship, no adoration, no expression compares with that of the Psalmist. The master mind, the omnipotent, the ample provid er, the only true God could have created this wonderful world. Let us be thankful. Nothing Lacking ■* Job, as well as the author of this lesson, has expressed his ad miration and gratitude for the ben *eficent Father. He has provided for every living thing. Not only has he provided for the sustenance and maintenance of all life, human and animal, but far more. Each year man makes new discoveries. A few years ago men found a heavy mineral called uranium which they cast aside as worthless. Today H is making millionaires of those who are lucky enough to find it We have only food and the miraculous means of production and distribu tion, but minerals, metals, fuel oil and gases. The earth is not a poor house but rather a storehouse of riches. Both Job and the Psalms speak in stirring terms of the wild ass roaming the sands of the wilder- Latin-American BAPTIST CHURCH 1329 White Street Sunday School at 9:45 A M. PREACHING SERVICE (SUNDAY) In English 10:45 A.M. In Spanish 7:90 P.M. MID-WEEK PRAYER SERVICE In English Wednesday. 7:90 In Spanish Thursday, 7:30 CHOIR PRACTICE In English, Wednesday, 7 P.M. In Spanish, Thurs.. 8:30 P.M. Dr. Ismael Negrin—in charge of Spanish services . . . Rev. A. D. O'Briant in charge of English services ... C. E. Baker, S. S. Supt. The Friendly Church for All Who Wish to Worship the Lord ness, stopping to slake his thirst at the stream which God has pro vided; the birds of the air finding food and building their nests as they sing from the trees which fringe the margin of the flooded streams; the mountain goats, young lions and all animal life be ing provided for by the hand of a beneficent Creator. Nothing for the welfare of animal life is omitted. Man should appreciate the words of Jesus when h e said, “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into bams; yet your heavenly Fa ther feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Mat. 6:26) Be thankful! Appreciation Expressed The Psalmist says, “I will sing unto Jehovah as long as I live.” Whether the average American is a “dollar chaser” a social climb er, or just a selfish greedy ani mal, there is evidence that he is somewhat of an ungrateful charac ter. The proportionate small num ber in our churches on Thanksgiv ing, or on the Lord’s Day, is evi dence that far too many do not heed the first commandment, “Thou shalt have ho other gods be fore me.” To the early Israelite, the Law was the fundamental foundation for the building of character. The outgrowth of that observance was the beautiful expression of grati tude for God’s beneficent goodness. The Wall Street Journal is not a religious journal but this is what it said not so long ago: “What Am erica needs more than railway ex tension and a low tariff, and a big ger wheat crop and a Merchant Marine, and anew Navy, is a re vival of piety the piety of our fathers that counted it good bus iness to stop for daily family pray ers before breakfast, right in the middle of the harvest, and to start work an hour earlier Thurs MEMORIAL METHODIST HR so\C/ CHURCH IHhi J " Located at 1304 Truman Avenue —. 9:45 AJM.—SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:50 A.M.—MORNING WORSHIP Subject: "PROPHETS FOR PROFIT" 7:30 PJM.—EVENING WORSHIP Subject: "PARODIES OF FAITH" St. Paul's Episcopal Church CORNER of DUVAL and EATON STREETS THE REV. JOHN S. ARMFIELD Rector 7:30 A.M.—Holy Eucharist 9:30 A.M.—Church School 11:00 A.M.—Choral Eucharist and Sermon 6:30 P.M.—Young People's Service League 7:30 P.M.—Evening- Prayer and Sermon VISITORS CORDIALLY WELCOME AT ALL SERVICES m 1 ■■ I ■'i II em —■ IT ■! I Cod's People Have Much I More Than Other People Far Width la he Thankful 1 How Are You Showing Your Gratitudcf j Have You Told God You Appreciate His Blessings? iCthanksliving is true thanksgivingli 9:45 AAA—SUNDAY SCHOOL R*y Greene, Superintendent i 10:50 AJM.—Morning Worship j Subject: "THANK GOD FOR VICTORY" 6:30 PM. 9 MYF 9 MIF Worship Services 7:30 PM. [ Subject: "THE SPIRIT OF PRATER" Mefhodist Church ‘ P -05 tor day in order to get to Prayer Meeting on time.” It does one good to express their appreciation of things they have. Channmg Pollock told of finding an old Jewish woman who had es capted Hitler and was living in a wretched little shack in Holland. Dressed in rags she smiled in the camera and said she was so happy. We may ask what she should be happy for with no comforts, little food and a dark future. To be free from fear haunting her night and day, to have freedom even tho." i she was dressed in rags and liv ing in a leaky shack, was indeed a gift and a blessing she could ap preciate. Contrast the two taxi drivers one who was all gripes th® firm paid him starvation wages, the license tax was a holdup by politicians and the traffic snarl® were holind up his business. Th® other as described by Dr. Georg® Buttrick, said he didn’t complain if the weater was good —of cours® fine weather is bad for some folk, he was doing pretty well, had a home and fine family so he was thankful. We all have our rough time but find something to b thankful for and express it in pray er and praise. Baae® copyright** intUiM produced hr the DirUlon of Christ. I?* *?■*•**•■ Natlsssl Coancli of * ChirrhM of Christ is th# U. S. A.* and aaed by permim ton. He enjoys much who is thank ful for little; a grateful mind is both a great and a happy mind. —William Seeker. All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was bom a twin. —Lord Byron. Female tarantulas reach maturi ty at 10 and often live to be 30 years old, but males which ma ture at 9, usually die after on® mating season.