County Line: Church members deliver food to families in need

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

It’s Thanksgiving week and many families will be sitting down to traditional family dinners of turkey with trimmings. Sadly, some will have missing loved ones again this year.
The folks at Society Baptist Church appreciate everyone who supported their fund drive for Thanksgiving dinners for families of need in the area. As photos show, many families will now also enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving family dinner.
Piney Grove AME Zion Church will join others in celebrating the “Lighting of the Christmas Tree” on the square in Harmony Saturday, Nov. 27. Enjoy cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate and fellowship with others beginning at 4 p.m. followed by the lighting of the tree at 5.
Society Baptist will have no prayer and Bible study service Wednesday night, Nov. 24, so that families can prepare for Thanksgiving Day gatherings.
Upcoming events: Breakfast with Santa from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Clarksbury Methodist; and Drive-Thru Live Nativity at Society Baptist from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.
Our community sends get-well wishes to Andy Cartner and Betty Griffith Richardson. Andy was to have back surgery last Monday at Iredell Memorial. Betty hurt her foot and has been having physical therapy at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Carol W. Holton has improved and is hoping to be home for Thanksgiving. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Mocksville.
Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Andy, Betty, Carol, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Remember in prayer Dr. Andy and Jennifer Jones White and Stan and Shelly Stroud. Andy’s mother Martha Jane White died Tuesday of last week. Shelly’s grandfather Jimmy Combs died Wednesday of last week. Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the pandemic.
Whatever your Thanksgiving plans are, here’s wishing everyone a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving. If you are missing a loved one, I empathize as I still miss “putting my feet under my mother’s table.”
Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.