Sheffield-Calahaln: Ijames collecting food for children’s home

Published 9:59 am Thursday, May 12, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Jane Tutterow on May 12; Tammy Keller and Emily Brown on May 13; Bryan Swain and Amber Thutt on May 14; Benjamin Reeves and Marie Craig on May 16; Tim Goforth on May 17; Jackson Powell and Helen Williams on May 18; and Harold Bumby and Christina Prevette on May 19.  Happy anniversary to the following couples: Gary and Alisa Allen on May 14 and Stephen and Christine Keller on May 17.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Pastor Kestler Ruth with Ijames Baptist Church will begin a series of messages on the End Times beginning this Sunday at 10:30 am.  On Sunday evening, Bible Study will begin on the Book of Daniel from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. As always, visitors are welcome.

Ijames Baptist 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 am and the worship service is at 10:30 am. TeamKID for ages 3 years to 5th grade meets each Sunday evening from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall.

Vacation Bible School at Ijames Baptist is July 17-22 from 5:30-8:30 nightly with a meal.

The BoTyme Country Jubilee is still going strong each Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 with a mixture of country, bluegrass and gospel music at the Farmington Community & Events Center. Admission is $3 at the door, but musicians are admitted free. There is coffee, drinks and packaged food for purchase.

John and Lynn Powell and Friends played to a full house Friday at the West Rowan Grill. Joining them were Payton and Taylor Brown, members of Fairfield Bluegrass Band. John and Lynn and Gaining Ground will be back this Friday performing from 6:30-8.  Joe Mahaffey and NuHiWay will be there Friday, May 20 and Fairfield Bluegrass will perform  May 27.  Hope you can go out and support local talent. My thanks to Sue Clark and Gary Gibbons for sharing information with me.

The drawing for the Mother’s Day basket raffle at New Union was held Thursday afternoon. The lucky winner was Jane Nivens. Congratulations to our winner and many thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser.

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. There will also be a bake sale and RADA cutlery and crafts for sale.  The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads.

New Union has a combined worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday School at 11.  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, summer happenings are in the works.

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.

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

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, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson, and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the families of Roland West, Nancy Holshouser, Destry Wilson, Danny Peacock and Betty Richardson.

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