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World Trade Center survivor to speak

Sujo John survived the terrorist strike on Sept. 11, 2001, narrowly escaping Tower One after the first airliner struck the building and exploded above his office on the 81st floor.

For hours he could not learn the fate of his pregnant wife, who worked in Tower Two. The New York Times, The Times of London, The 700 Club and other news outlets covered the couple's story of survival.

Sujo John will speak at Decatur Baptist Church on July 1 at 9:30 a.m. He has spoken across the nation and overseas. For more information, call 353-8579.

Commissioning set in Huntsville

A commissioning service for members of the North Alabama Conference will be at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

The conference will commission new probationary members, who will be the first class in a new structure of clergy preparation, said conference officials.

They will be "residents in ministry" and will be guided by a new director, the Rev. Amelia Sims. She is the first such full-time director in a United Methodist conference, officials said.

Letter Carriers drive nets 9 tons of food

The Committee on Church Cooperation reported getting more than nine tons of non-perishable food for its food pantry through the local Letter Carriers drive May 12. CCC directors called the collection "beautiful and bountiful."

The CCC is now collecting school supplies for needy children. Last year the CCC gave supplies to more than 600 children. For more information, call 355-8893.

- Compiled by Melanie Smith

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