Sheffield-Calahaln: Preschool getting ready for return of children

Published 8:57 am Thursday, July 29, 2021

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Noah Drye and Chris Wilson on Aug. 3 and Sue Brockway and Allison Swisher on Aug. 5. We wish the following couples a happy anniversary: Richard and Pam Williams on July 31 and Larry and Doris Dyson on Aug. 2. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sheffield-Calahaln VFD meetings are held each Monday night at the station at 7.  If interested in becoming a firefighter or want to know more about the department, Chief Gary Allen and other members welcome you any Monday night to answer your questions.

In last week’s column there was a photo of a young boy. That young man was Loyd Richardson. Loyd was the son of Naomi Reeves Richardson and Munsey Richardson, and was born July 17, 1931 and died July 21, 1983. His only surviving sibling is Helen Richardson Bulla. He had a big heart and was loved by many, including this cousin. If you have a photo you would like to share, please forward to me.

Hotdog Saturday, which has been cancelled for so long due to COVID-19, is coming soon. New Union UMC will be serving hotdogs, chips and drinks from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 28. The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads. Donations will be accepted. Hope you can join us for a good time of fellowship and great food.

New Union UMC’s contemporary worship service is each Sunday morning is at 9, Sunday School at 10:15 and traditional worship at 11. You can view worship services on the New Union UMC Facebook page.

Women’s Bible Study “The Letter to the Romans” by Ben Witherington is held each Saturday morning at 10 at Liberty Wesleyan Church. Sunday School is held each Sunday at 10 a.m.followed by the worship service at 11.

Beginning this Sunday, Ijames Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service at 10:30. All services and important weekly information will continue to be seen on the Ijames Church Friends Facebook page.

Revival at Ijames will be Aug. 8-11 at 7 each evening.  Evangelist Kenny Greenway will be the guest speaker each evening. Everyone is welcome.

Ijames Baptist has called a new minister, Pastor Kestler Ruth, to be a full-time pastor, and will begin in September. Pastor Ruth, his wife Hannah and their two children reside in Statesville.

Center UMC is still registering children ages 2, 3 and 4 in the Preschool Ministry.  For more details, please call 336-909-1445 or 336-492-5853.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, 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, Ted Adams, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Jane Tutterow, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Joann Renegar, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Greg Gobble, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Juanita Keaton, WH Blackwelder, Jerry McDaniel and Suzonne Stratton. Our sincere condolences to the Dale Carter family and the William Darrell Dyson family.

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