Sheffield-Calahaln: A mother’s love stays with you for a lifetime

Published 8:40 am Thursday, May 5, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor our mothers.  On this day, our thoughts naturally turn to all the wonderful and loving things our mothers have done for us throughout the years.  We think of the sacrifices they made to feed us, clothe us, and educate us.  We think of the unconditional love that they shown us when we were being bratty little kids, and the patience and worry they had for us when we were growing up.  For some, we feel a sadness that our mothers are no longer with us, but we rejoice in knowing that their memories and unending love are still with us each and every day.  One of the best gifts a mother can receive is your unconditional love. Happy Mother’s Day!

Birthday wishes to: Julia Powell and Vicki Reeves on May 6; Joannah Pierce and Ruby Bailey on May 7; and Faye Church on May 11.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Chief Gary Allen and other members of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD always welcome visitors, and the station is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. If interested in becoming a firefighter or know some who is, please contact them at 336-492-5791.

Ijames Baptist Church is continuing to collect canned goods for the NC Baptist Childrens Home.  Ijames is also collecting for the North American Baptist Home Missions.

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

Vacation Bible School at Ijames Baptist is July 17-22, with the 22nd being family fun night, which will include a bounce house, water slide, dunking booth and more. VBS will be held each night from 5:30-8:30 with a meal from 5:30-6.  Be sure to mark your calendar for these dates.

The BoTyme Country Jubilee is still going strong each Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 with a mixture of country, bluegrass and gospel music. Admission is $3 at the door, but musicians are admitted free.  There is coffee, drinks and packaged food for purchase. Hope to see you this Thursday.   

David Mode and Mode Grass played to a full house Friday at the West Rowan Grill.  Music is from 6:30-8 each Friday night.  Hope you can go out and support our local talent. My thanks to Sue Clark for the photos.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is ready to serve up those great hotdogs again on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot. In addition to the hotdogs, there will be a bake sale and RADA cutlery and crafts for sale. The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads.

New Union thanks everyone who gave items for the Mother’s Day basket and those thatwho purchased tickets. We will be drawing one lucky winner this Thursday afternoon.

New Union has a combined worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday School at 11.  Everyone is welcome.  The Youth Group and Kid’s Night is held each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30. The Youth and Kid’s Night will end with the closing of the school calendar, but watch this column for great summer happenings.

Community Covenant Church invites you each Sunday for worship at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and prayer and Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road.

A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11. The Liberty Kidz family service meets Friday evenings from 6:30-7:30.  Everyone is welcome at all services.

Wesley Chapel UMC still has a few TerriLynn nut products for sale. All items are $12 per one pound bag. For more information or to purchase, please contact Kathy at 336-830-5123.

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, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson, and Suzonne Stratton.

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