Salem Baptist ChurchLillie Ware
Bro. Herman is back home from Mongolia and the Gobi Desert. He has a lot to tell. See, Florence Peters, your good son-in-law is safe and sound, you worried for nothing.
We really did enjoy Rev. Steve Freeman, he preaches Gods word and we love his wife Barbara. We hope they come back soon.
David Hollis did a great job conducting prayer meeting. We appreciate David, he is so faithful.
Rachel Massengill was honored with a wedding shower on Sunday afternoon. She will marry Steven Fisher of Athens, Ga. on Aug. 11 in Athens. Steves father is head of the music department at The University of Georgia. Steve is working on his Doctorate degree in music. Rachel is the daughter of Daryl and Cindy Massengill.
Rev. Leon Hullender, pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church on Salem Valley Road announces their homecoming is Sunday, July 15 and it will be all day. The Jeff Hullender family will be the featured singers. Everyone is invited to attend.
My daughter Martha and Billy Hullender celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary June 27.
The Salem ladies held their monthly meeting Tuesday night at the fellowship hall.
Happy birthday to Matthew Ware on June 29 in Greenville, South Carolina.
The mission Christ Chapel still needs you to save plastic grocery bags. They use a lot of bags.
Happy birthday to Ray James on July 4. The whole nation celebrates his birthday with fireworks and all kinds of celebrations. I guess that makes him a celebrity.
Happy birthday to Gordon Black who celebrated his 90th birthday July 1. He is the father of G. Larry Black and father-in-law of Cindy Black at The Catoosa County News. We wish him many more. I knew Gordon and Maudie before they were married.
Cindy Black at The Catoosa County News will celebrate her 60th birthday on Friday, July 13. I hope she will have a wonderful birthday celebration. She is always so kind to help me with my church column. She has been typing my column for more than 30 years.
I am sorry Charles Forester fell and broke his left wrist and elbow. He has to play the organ with his right hand. Pray for him.
Let me invite you to church at Salem. We have good singing, you will really enjoy Lori Tankersley, she has the most beautiful voice. I love you. She is the daughter of Mary Jane Stewart.
Bro. Bobbie Peoples sent me a tape of his radio program called Peoples to People. It was very good; he has over 700 stations plus via satellite. The broadcast goes to our servicemen in Iraq. He plays gospel songs of the very best gospel groups. I wish we could receive it here but it is not broadcast in this area.
I have a special bond with Bro. Bobbie, as he is blind and I am too, so I know what he is going through, pray for him.
Mel and Charlotte McGuffey visited Barbara and James Trew after prayer meeting on Wednesday night, anytime you have Mel and Barbara in the same room it is hilarious for both of them are nuts.
I would like to wish everyone has a happy Fourth of July.
Boynton Baptist ChurchRobbie Rogers
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15.
We had another Bible school and it was real good. I didnt get a count of how many attended but we had a good one. Cecilia Treece was our principal, she did a good job. Friday was family night, there was a large crowd attended.
Dr. Keith McLeod brought a good message Sunday morning, Who Was the Greatest Leader in the Bible? taken from II Corinthians 11-33. We were happy at the end of the service to have four unite with our church. They were Savannah Plemons by baptism; Sharon Plemons coming from Calvary Baptist Church in Dalton; Jessica Morgan by baptism and Mason Hill by baptism.
David Marshall directed the choir in a patriotic song and we said Allegiance to the Flag of the United States. In the evening service the Boynton youth choir presented the musical and Rev. Marty Green and the youth was in charge of the service. After the baptism the church had a fellowship in honor of Rev. Marty Greens second anniversary.
Children church helpers were Cecilia Treece and Caleb Treece, at 2 p.m. Sunday was Bible study at Rosewood Assisted Living, Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. was Joymakers meeting in the family center. Wednesday there was no evening service, but the youth had a party at 7 p.m. on Burning Bush Rd. Friday the youth depart for Buffalo, New York for a summer trip. They are going to sing there July 6 through 14.
Paul Atchley came home from the hospital Saturday. Glenda Nichols has been home several days from the hospital. We were glad to have Pat Thrash and Jennie Chandler in church Sunday after being out due to Pat being in the hospital.
The youth had another car wash Saturday at Fort Oglethorpe Gateway Bank. Tuesday of last week the youth had their summer trip rehearsal at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The youth had their summer trip team meeting with parents of youth, adult chaperones, minister to students and pastor in the sanctuary.
Happy birthday to Michael Green July 2; Glenda Grant July 4; Pat Thrash July 6; Pat Boatman July 6; Courtney Harris July 9; Sue Bell, Marty Green and Gail Cooke July 10.
Also happy birthday to Cindy Black at The Catoosa County News. She will celebrate her birthday Friday, July 13.
Our sick are Anita Gard, she had surgery last week but came home; Pat Headrick, Gladys Anderson, Pam Varnell, Amy Weathers, Floyd Goins, Paul Atchley, Jean Harris, Jean Scoggins, Louise Edwards, Fred Evans, Ernie Pursley, Ruth Brown, Agnes Bruce, Ann Carlock, Jo Daffron, Glenda Nichols, Martha Farris, Berry Jackson wasnt able to come to church Sunday.
The library will be open before and after church services Sundays and Wednesdays for the childrens reading program.
Sharon Cripps mother passed away. We deeply sympathize with her and her family.
Movies in the Field are coming in July. Each Friday night we will be showing a different movie and serving refreshments.
Pathway Baptist ChurchNorma Haisten
A week ago, Saturday, Bro. Mark was able to teach for three nights in Vacation Bible School. Our sermons continue on the New Testament Church. Scripture was Acts 5:1-12. Ananias and Sapphira; sold a possession. They lied to God about the amount received. Both were struck down and died. Nothing can be kept from God. All are accountable and must be truthful in the eyes of God. We are not saved by our goodness but by Gods Grace. Christians have Rights. Right to worship, Right to have eternal life and Right to tell others about Salvation.
Sister Shannon Smith directed our choir in the absence of Debby Broom. Rhonda Cawood and Tiffany McCurdy sang Feeling Mighty Fine. Bro. Mark, Shannon and Rhonda sang Sweeter As The Days Go By. Choir assisted for both songs. We were also blessed with a Young Peoples Quartet; which was wonderful. These singers were Amber Smith, Tiffany McCurdy, Josh Smith and Andrew Chadwick. Many blessings from all our singers.
Vacation Bible School was a great success; 70 plus children and 40 plus adults, each night. Many children and adults were saved. Our best ever VBS. Thanks to Debby Broom, all teachers and helpers who worked hard to a successful week, for the children.
Margie Schmitt is doing some better.Betty Pritchard is awaiting test results. Sheila Knight having surgery this week. Brenda Powell is very ill. Gwen Amberson is also recovering and has been in church. Ruth Wooten is having some health problems. Dan Bender is doing OK. Larry Grimes is the same. Roy Neal is now in therapy, following shoulder surgery; a few weeks back. Very long list in the bulletin and on our class board. Pray with us for each need; whether for health, home or salvation. Thankful that Jeff Watson returned safely from Holland. We must pray for our troops and their families. Pray that God brings them all home very soon.
Our church will have a Wednesday night service; though it will be the Fourth of July. No evening meal this time.
Good to see Mr. and Mrs. Alley; parents of Shannon Smith. Thankful for their visit and the many others visitors. God blesses us; so each Sunday with many visitors. Many of our members are away this week, yet attendance was very good.
Happy Birthday Wishes to Kim Ellis on July 7.
Good Thought: Gods call to any task, always includes His strength to complete it.
North Whitfield BaptistMargie Stringer
Well, this is vacation week for a lot of people but we still had a good crowd Sunday.
Bro. Terry Ellis came by and preached and shared some of his work for the Rock of Ages prison ministry.
Our sympathy to the family and friends of Sister Ruth Hawkins who passed away Friday evening following a long illness. Pray for her husband Hubert, who has a lot of health problems, and remember her children Gary, Phillip, Sharon and Selina. She has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her. She was a good friend. It seems we are loosing a lot of our elderly in the community.
Ronnie Hyatt was in Memorial Hospital last week but came home Friday.
J.B. Stringer and Kayska Royston were united in marriage at North Whitfield last Friday night. The wedding was short and sweet with approximately 100 in attendance. The three brothers looked nice, Blake, Kyle and Alex, all in their tux together. Bro. Jackie Chastain performed the ceremony. Pray for him, he has bad health problems.
Mac and Debbie Stringer and Mildred Farrow and I enjoyed a dinner at Red Lobster Sunday for Alexs 6th birthday July 1.
Continue praying for the sick. Annie Mae Terry, Jimmy Defore, Ruby Smith, David Cantrell, Evelyn Cranmore, Barbara Greeson, Ray Greeson and Clemmie Greeson, who is at her sons in Onieda, Tenn., so they can take care of her; also Norma Headrick, Barbara Greesons mother spent last week with her, it was good to see her at the wedding.
Bro. Stringer has several doctor appointments, they are checking out his heart on Thursday and other things too. He is just so tired, really pray for him.
This week always brings back memories of my dad Judson McAllister who passed away July 3, 1978.
Our July birthdays are Alex Stringer, July 1; Sally Wood, July 6; Annie Mae Terry, July 9; Amber McGuire, July 10, Miranda Hyatt, July 13, Matt Russell, July 9.
It was good to have Don Miller at church Sunday and every chance he gets he is there. He is a truck driver and sometimes he is gone.
Harley Stringer, my grandson from Rome came up for the wedding and spent the weekend with us. We enjoyed him very much.
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