County Line: Christmas activities abound at local churches

Published 8:58 am Thursday, December 2, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, County Liners are now focused on Christmas. Families are busy decorating homes and yards for Christmas. As the photo shows, Clarksbury church members were excited to decorate their Chrismon tree this year after not having it last year due to the pandemic. Our local churches are planning many Christmas events this year.
Our community welcomes a special visitor Saturday morning, Dec. 4. Kids, Santa Claus is coming to County Line. Get your Christmas wish list and join the members of Clarksbury United Methodist Church for Breakfast with Santa from 8-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited.
The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The men invite others tfor breakfast and prayer. After the meeting the men will work on projects at the church.
Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate Advent with special programs throughout December.
Upcoming events: Drive-Thru Nativity from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, hosted by Clarksbury Methodist; Tanglewood Festival of Lights trip by Piney Grove AME Zion Saturday, Dec. 11; Drive-Thru Live Nativity hosted by Society Baptist from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11; Christmas celebration at Piney Grove Sunday, Dec. 19; and Children’s Christmas Program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, followed by fellowship visit with Santa in the fellowship hall at Clarksbury.
Chris and Sarah Daywalt Hammond of Charlotte welcomed the birth of son Samuel Scott on Friday, Nov. 19. Proud grandparents are Rick and Connie Anderson Daywalt of County Line; proud uncle, Justin Daywalt. Chris and Sarah, all of us in County Line send our congratulations.
Our community sends get-well wishes to Abbey Cartner, who badly fractured her tibia in a hiking accident and is awaiting surgery. Andy Cartner has been recuperating at home since last Friday. Carol W. Holton has been recuperating at home since Wednesday of last week. Betty G. Richardson and Alice C. Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Mocksville.
Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Abbey, Andy, Carol, Betty, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Remember in prayer Hazel Hanlin and family; her sister in West Virginia died last Saturday. Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the pandemic. After sell-out competitive football games and Thanksgiving holidays, our state daily positive test rate has increased from 6.4 percent to 8.3 percent with Davie and Iredell counties even higher.
For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email