Sheffield-Calahaln: Churches plan variety of services celebrating birth of Jesus

Published 8:47 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

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By Brenda Bailey

Birthday wishes to: Hilda Keaton on Dec. 21 and Chris Dyson and Mildred Keller on Dec. 23. Happy anniversary to the following couples: Bill and Brenda Reeves and J.T. Jr. and Martha Smith on Dec. 21 and Wayne and Frieda Dyson on Dec. 22. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.
Community Covenant Church collected 165 shoeboxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. The shoeboxes are given to children living in more than 100 countries. This provides trained volunteers the opportunity to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard. What a blessing to be part of such a wonderful ministry.
Chester Reeves, owner of Chester’s Quilts, thanks everyone who supported his quilt sale this past weekend. He also wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Vauda Ellis and Renee Lail thank everyone who came to the craft open house on the past two Saturdays. It was an overwhelming success. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Liberty Wesleyan Church will host a special Christmas service this Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service. After the service, gifts and snacks will be given. The church is at 2106 Sheffield Road, Harmony.
On Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m., Ijames Baptist Church will host an outdoor worship service at the stable to celebrate the birth of Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be live characters, live animals, music featuring the Adult Choir and TeamKIDS, and a Christmas message from the pastor. There will also be hot chocolate to drink and fire pits to sit near to keep warm. If you are unable to stay outdoors, the sanctuary will be open showing the program on the big screen. Rain date will be Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Community Covenant Church will hold the annual Christmas Eve service at Zion Chapel at 8 p.m. The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road. The community is invited.
New Union UMC will have a Christmas Eve and Communion service at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Wesley Chapel UMC still has some TerriLynn nut products available. All items are $12 per one pound bag. Contact Kathy at 336-830-5123.
Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Deborah Nichols, Wellman Beck, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Jeff Potts, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, 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, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, and Suzonne Stratton.
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