Sheffield-Calahaln: Growing church breaks ground on addition

Published 8:59 am Thursday, March 24, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Barbara French and Jack Keller on March 27; Geraldine Lambert on March 29; Madison Drye and Kim Gunter on March 30; and JD Powell and Betty Beck on March 31. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.

As many people have noticed this week as they travelled up and down Sheffield Road, the large trees in front of Community Covenant are gone. Some speculated that they must have been diseased before reading my article on Thursday.

The trees came down to make room for new growth.

A groundbreaking and worship service was held at Community Covenant on Sunday. The Rev. Keith Ledford welcomed everyone followed by reading from Psalm 119. The special hymns for the service were “The Church’s One Foundation” and “Let Us Build a House of Worship”.

The service continued outside for the groundbreaking ceremony.  Charles Baker shared history of the church prior to Ledford’s scripture and sermon. Todd Ellis, the general contractor spoke before the shoveling of the “symbolic” dirt.  Community Covenant is planning to build an addition to the existing structure with a large narthex, restrooms and rooms for ministry.

The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road and worship service is held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.  There is a Prayer and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  Revival Services will be held at 7 each evening through March 27.  Guest speaker is the Rev. Andrew Stroud and family.

John Powell’s young musicians, Fairfield Bluegrass, performed at West Rowan Grill on Friday.  Thanks to Sue Clark for sharing the photo.  Joe Mahaffey and NuHiWay will perform this Friday. Hope you can go out and support our local talent.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will also be a bake sale and RADA cutlery and crafts for sale. Peanut butter eggs and coconut eggs will be sale $1 each.  The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads.

The Men’s Group at New Union is selling whole Boston Butts for Easter. The $40 includes dip; to be picked up Saturday, April 16 1-3p.m. For more information, contact Gary at 336-345-3672 or any member of the men’s group.

New Union is selling tickets for a Mother’s Day basket which will be raffled on Thursday before Mother’s Day.  Tickets are $10 each and can be obtained from me or other members of the fundraising committee:  Gary Allen, Nellie Reavis, Sandra Dyson and Lester Edwards.

Sunday morning services have changed at New Union. A combined service will be held at 10 followed by Sunday School at 11.  The Youth Group and Kid’s Night is held each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30.

Liberty Wesleyan will hold a yard sale Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  to benefit the Kidz Ministry.  A time of prayer is held each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and worship at 11. The Liberty Kidz family service meets Fridays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday School is held each Sunday at Ijames Baptist at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service at 10:30. TeamKID for ages 3 years to 5th grade meets each Sunday evening from 4:30-6:30.

Wesley Chapel UMC has the following TerriLynn nut products available: pecan halves and pieces, black walnuts and chocolate covered raisins and peanuts for $12per one pound bag. Contact Kathy at 336-830-5123.

A Military Court of Honor is being erected at the Farmington Community Center. To place a brick in honor or memory of a soldier or veteran, contact Kathy at 336-830-5123 or the center at 336-998-2912.  A 4×8 engraved brick is $50 and an 8×8 engraved brick is $100. Installation is planned prior to Memorial Day.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, 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, Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the families of Elizabeth Martin and Glenn Koontz.

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