County Line: Church homecomings on hold

Published 9:00 am Thursday, September 30, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

It would still be church homecoming time under normal conditions.  But, with the coronavirus and variants still active, homecomings at Piney Grove AME Zion in October and Calvary Baptist in November are still “iffy.”

Calvary Baptist is hoping to have services this Sunday with restrictions such as required masks, spacing, no choir, and temperature checks. Contact any church member for updated status.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 in the fellowship hall. After prayer and breakfast, the men will discuss community needs and upcoming projects.  The group invites others.

Society is having regular church services: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11, and evening worship at 7; Wednesday prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m.

The 175th annual Harmony Hill Camp Meeting will be held nightly Wednesday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 10 under the large tent on the northwest corner of US 21 and NC 901 in Harmony. A free meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the worship service at 7 each night.  Schedule of services include: Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Movie “Overcomer” with message by the Rev. Dr. Cliff Wall; Thursday, Oct. 7 – worship led by Mandy Shelton and Trinity Webb with message by the Rev. Dr. Terry Moore; Friday, Oct. 8 – worship led by The Early Harvest Band with message by the Rev. Roger Holland; Saturday, Oct. 9 – worship led by Freedom Way with message by the Rev. Craig Church; Sunday, Oct. 10 – worship led by The Victory Miracle Center with message by the Rev. Craig Church.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Edward Elam Jr. and Naomi Stroud Sloan. Edward was hospitalized last week with injuries from an accident and is recuperating at home.  Naomi had shoulder replacement surgery last Friday and is recuperating at home. The Rev. Neal E. Eller Sr. has improved and is in rehab. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehab Center of Mocksville.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Edward, Naomi, the Rev. Eller, Alice and other residents having health problems. Remember in prayer Robert Blackwelder, Randall and Shannon Griffith, and Melanie C. West Walker. Robert’s brother William died Wednesday of last week at Forsyth Medical Center. Shannon’s mother Susan Godfrey died at home in her sleep Monday of last week. Melanie’s brother Tommy Carter died Thursday, Sept. 16 at his home.

Pray for families affected by the coronavirus and its variants. I got my Pfizer booster shot Friday afternoon but still wear a mask when inside among others.

For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email