County Line: Watch Night Zoom service at Piney Grove

Published 9:18 am Thursday, December 30, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

Christmas 2021 is in the books, and County Liners are busy packing up the decorations. It’s now after-Christmas bargain shopping and onward to New Year’s Day celebration.
Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate the arrival of year 2022 with a “Watch Night” zoom video New Year’s Eve. For more information, please call Lib on 704-657-8943 or Vickie on 704-657-7365.
Society Baptist Church will have regular Sunday morning services of Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2. There will be no Sunday evening service.
Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Curtis Daniel Safriet, who died Wednesday of last week after a period of hospitalization. The younger of two children, he was born in Iredell County in 1965 to the late Howard Daniel and Viola Overcash Safriet of Campground Road off US 64 West. In his youth he helped his family on their farm. He attended Cool Spring Elementary School and graduated from North Iredell High School. Curtis worked for the state of North Carolina and made his home on the Safriet family farm on Campground Road until his death. A service celebrating his life was held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home of Statesville; he was laid to rest in the Society Baptist Church Cemetery, where other Safriet family members are buried.
We send get-well wishes to Harvey Williams, who has an infection at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie. Bessie T. Josey remains at Davis Regional Medical Center. 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 Harvey, Bessie, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems.
Pray for the Lord’s support and blessings upon the family of Curtis as they deeply miss his presence in their lives. Remember in prayer Pleasant View Baptist Pastor Brandon Gwaltney and wife Leslie; they are in Chapel Hill as Leslie, who has Cogan’s syndrome, was to enter UNC Memorial Hospital last Tuesday to await the safe birth of their baby daughter. Remember in prayer the many families in our area affected by the coronavirus and its variants. Be sure to exercise caution around others when you ring in 2022.
Here’s wishing everyone a blessed and healthy 2022.