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County Line: Churches plan homecoming celebrations for this Sunday

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Society Baptist Church members invite everyone to join them Sunday, Sept. 19 for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the church in 1821.  The Rev. Neal Edwin Eller Jr. recently retired from the N.C. State Baptist Convention and whose father was pastor of Society in the early 1960s, will bring the message at the 11 a.m. worship service. A catered dinner will then be served in the fellowship hall.  Bring a memory full of treasured times of Society to share.

Per church minutes dated Sept. 22, 1821; a group of five men met in Iredell County to organize the Society Meeting House. The first meetings were held in a log house behind where the church is now and included 12 men and 16 women charter members. There was a strong emphasis on regular church attendance and living the Christian life. Society is the oldest church in the community.

Society will hold revival services Monday, Sept. 20-Wednesday, Sept. 22.  Services will begin nightly at 7 and will feature the following speakers: Monday, the Rev. David Childress of Mount Vernon Baptist;  Tuesday, the Rev. Rodney Barker of Refuge Community Church;  and Wednesday, Dr. Noel Wilamson, director of missions of South Yadkin Baptist Association.  Everyone is invited to attend these services of dedication and renewal of faith in Jesus Christ.

Calvary Baptist will host a community-wide fish fry Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at 4 p.m.  Church members invite everyone to join them for an afternoon of family fun and fellowship plus good food.

Pleasant View Baptist will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Sept. 19 with Pastor Brandon Gwaltney bringing the message at the 11 a.m. worship service.  A covered-dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall.  Church members invite all former members and friends to join them for this special day of remembrance.

Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehab Center of Mocksville. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Remember in prayer Dick and Diane Warner Card and the family of Donald Ray “Donny” Seamon.  Diane’s son Lee Warner died unexpectedly last Friday.  Donny, son of the late County Liner Raeford Seamon and wife Nettie and grandson of the late County Liners Alvin and Louise “Pick” Seamon, died Wednesday of last week at Moses Cone Hospital of Greensboro.   

Continue to pray for the families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Ida and the families affected by the coronavirus and its variants. Many families in our area continue to be affected by the virus.

For news and memories to share, call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email sdtlink@hotmail.com.