Sheffield-Calahaln: Ijames Baptist celebrates Mother’s Day with baby dedications

Published 8:55 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Tina Gunter on May 20; Judy Daniels on May 22; Nell Dyson on May 24; Holly McDaniel and Brandi Drye on May 25; and Dale Sherrill on May 26.  Happy anniversary to Anthony and April Ottone who will celebrate on May 20.  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. The station is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If interested in becoming a firefighter or know some who is, call 336-492-5791.

Many family and church members were present at Ijames Baptist on Mother’s Day for a Baby Dedication. Pastor Ruth charged the parents to be diligent in bringing up their children in church and teaching them at home about Jesus. The sinful influences of the world will come looking for them so they must be prepared. Discipline, forgiveness and love are important in the parent-child relationshipm the pastor said. Teach children the familiar songs such as “Jesus Loves the LChildren of the World.”

Sunday School at Ijames at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service is at 10:30. Pastor Ruth is continuing messages on the End Times at the 10:30 service. Bible Study on the Book of Daniel is each Sunday evening from 5-6. TeamKID for ages 3 years-5th grade meets Sunday evenings from 4:30-6.

Vacation Bible School at Ijames is July 17-22.

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

Gaining Ground played to a crowd Friday at the West Rowan Grill.  Joe Mahaffey and NuHiWay will be there this Friday from 6:30-8, and Fairfield Bluegrass will perform May 27.  H

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is May 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot 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. 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 there will be summer events.

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.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, 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 Jeff Potts family and the Robert Beck family.

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