Sheffield-Calahaln: Memorial service Sunday at Sheffield-Calahaln VFD

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Happy anniversary to the following couples celebrating this week:  Fred and Judy Beck on June 3 and David and Vickie Johnson on June 6.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

A memorial service will be held at the Sheffield-Calahaln Volunteer Fire Department this Sunday at 3 p.m.  to remember those who served our community and the sacrifices they made, and also a time to honor their families. Everyone is invited.

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

Sunday School is each Sunday at Ijames Baptist 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 to 5th grade meets each Sunday evening from 4:30-6.

Ijames Baptist wants to thank everyone for the support with the NC Baptist Childrens Home and North American Baptist Home Missions. Goals were exceeded for both areas. We are so blessed for the abundant showing of love and compassion for these missions.

Vacation Bible School is July 17-22 from 5:30-8:30 each evening at Ijames.

The BoTyme Country Jubilee is still going strong each Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Farmington Community Center 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.

Fairfield Bluegrass, a group of great young musicians, performed to a huge crowd
Friday at West Rowan Grill. These young folks range in ages of 13 to 19, the youngest being Taylor Brown. The band members are Nevaeh Coffey on upright bass, Taylor Brown on guitar, Payton Brown on fiddle, Luke McCallister on mandolin, Jordan McCallister on banjo and Ethan Williams on guitar. These young musicians have a wealth of talent. I’m thankful to John Powell, Kip Snow and others who work with our young people by teaching and setting a good example. Follow them on Facebook @ Fairfield Bluegrass, email at, or call 336-749-6658. Support these young people when they’re performing near you.  This week, Sons of the South will be performing and Gaining Ground will be back on June 10.  My thanks to Sue Clark for sharing photos each week of the bands. She and husband, WD are great supporters of bluegrass, country and gospel music.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union was again a sell-out.  We thank everyone for the support. The next fundraiser will be June 25.

New Union has a combined worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday School at 11.  Everyone is welcome.

Community Covenant 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 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 family of Monte Blackwood.

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