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Sheffield-Calahaln: Churches planning special Christmas services

By Brenda Bailey

Sheffield-Calahaln

Correspondent

Birthday wishes to:  Olivia Swisher on Dec. 20; Hilda Keaton on Dec. 21; and Mildred Keller on Dec. 23. Happy anniversary to the following couples: J.T. and Martha Smith and Bill and Brenda Reeves on Dec. 21 and Wayne and Frieda Dyson on Dec. 22.  For a birthday or anniversary to be listed, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Chester Reeves thanks everyone for supporting his quilt shows and sales. The support has been overwhelming. Contact him at 336-492-5837 or 336-823-727.

Vauda Ellis and Renae Lail thank everyone for their support of the Poplar Springs Christmas Open House. Everything went well even with the COVID restrictions.

Sheffield-Calahaln VFD meetings are held each Monday night at the station at 7.  If interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or would like to join the auxiliary, come to the meetings or see any member of the department.  We look forward to having more community involvement.

Liberty Wesleyan Church is holding worship services is each Sunday at 10 a.m. and Bible Study at 10 a.m. each Saturday. You can also hear the message each week on Facebook. The church is at 2106 Sheffield Road, Harmony.  On Sunday, Dec. 20, following the 10 a.m. service, there will be “An Elf Surprise” for the children. On Dec. 24 from 5-7 p.m., Silent Communion will be observed, a time of guided reflection, prayer and communion.  Everyone is welcome for these events and services.

Ijames Baptist Church will continue to hold outside worship services on Sunday at 10 a.m. Bring a lawn chair or remain in your vehicle.  Everyone is welcome for worship with Pastor Robert Jackson.

Community Covenant Church will hold their Christmas Eve service in the old Zion Chapel Church at 8 p.m.  The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road. The Rev. Keith Ledford invites you to worship service each Sunday morning at 10:45.

Kid’s Power Hour at New Union UMC is at 6:30 p.m. and the Youth Group will meet at 6 p.m. each Wednesday outside. Join for an evening of fun, fellowship and learning more about Jesus through scripture, stories and song.

New Union’s Sunday morning worship services are held each week at 10 in the church. Wearing of facial masks is required. You can also view the services on Facebook.  Pastor Jesse Teal invites everyone.   

Wesley Chapel UMC still has some TerriLynn pecans, cashews, black walnuts, and other items for sale.  For more information, please contact Kathy Ellis at 336-830-5123.  You can also order nuts at https://wesley-chapel-umc.terrilynn.com.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Lori Dyson, Johnny Naylor, Dot Keller, Pat Moore, Deborah Nichols, Sylvia Ratledge Williams, Wellman Beck, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Jeff Potts, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Ted Adams, Jane Tutterow, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Bob Ellis, Caren Morgan, Melissa Spry, Wade Reeves, Helen Bulla, Joann Renegar, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Greg Gobble, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Larry Dyson and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the families of Paul Wesley Lagle, Geraldine Sheek, Nora Latham and Diane Foster Schwartz.

Please submit all news to me at brfbailey@msn.com, message me on Facebook or call me at 336-837-8122 no later than noon on Thursdays.