Sheffield-Calahaln: Couple surprised on 50th wedding anniversary

Published 9:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: David Kimmer on June 12 and Jennifer Ann Barney and Greg Gobble on June 15. Happy anniversary to those couples celebrating an anniversary this week:  Harold and Valerie Bumby on June 10; Josh and Jennifer Moody on June 12; and Doug and Renee Holland on June 15.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Fred and Judy Beck were surprised with a 50th anniversary celebration at the Sheffield-Calahaln Community Center on Sunday by their daughters, Jennifer Moody and husband, Josh and Michelle Shaver and husband, Robert. The guests were served barbecue and all the fixings, iced tea and cake. Fred and Judy were married June 3, 1972. Congratulations on the 50 years and wishing you many more.  You’re a beautiful example of a happy marriage.

Rejoice, a ladies quartet from Allegheny Wesleyan College in Salem, Ohio will share music at Community Covenant Church on June 15 at 7 p.m. These young ladies travel on weekends during the school year in addition to a January and Summer tour. Community Covenant is at 1446 Sheffield Road, Mocksville.  They invite everyone for a wonderful night of Christian music and fellowship.

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.

Chief Gary Allen and other members of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD welcome visitors, and the fire 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.

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 his 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 in the fellowship hall.

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

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

Rick Lowe on fiddle, Connor Lambert on mandolin, Franklin Rash on upright bass, Michael Souther on banjo and Greg Abercrombie, members of Sons of the South performed to a crowd at West Rowan Grill on Friday. These are talented musicians who perform bluegrass and gospel music.  Gaining Ground will perform this Friday. The Catawba Bluegrass Band is scheduled for June 17. My sincere thanks to Sue Clark for sharing photos each week of the bands.

The next Hotdog Saturday at New Union is scheduled for June 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will also be some baked goods and RADA cutlery for sale. The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads. Hope to see you there.

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

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 Vickie Daniel family and the Steve Smith family.

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