County Line: St. Matthews homecoming this Sunday

Published 9:29 am Thursday, June 23, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Please remember to check on elderly neighbors, especially those living alone, on hot days.

The annual dinner-on-the-grounds homecoming at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Davie Academy Road will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26. All former members, relatives, and friends are invited to bring a basket filled with food and memories to share plus a yard chair if you wish. Enjoy dinner and time of fellowship under the shade of the towering old oak trees.

Vacation Bible School at Clarksbury United Methodist Church will be Sunday, July 31-Aug. 2.

Calvary Baptist Church welcomed new pastor, the Rev. Jack Barkley and wife Shelia.  The couple lives on Stroud Mill Road, and he has been guest speaker at the church many times.

Our community sends happy birthday wishes to Minnie Safley; who will be 90 on Saturday, June 25.  She has been a dedicated member of the V-Point Ruritans for years and helped ensure everyone enjoyed their time at “Senior Bingo.” Minnie, all of us in County Line congratulate you on reaching this milestone in life and wish you a healthy and happy new year.

Rayford “Tink” McDaniel continues to rest at home with palliative care. Alice Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon these residents and others having health problems.

Remember in prayer the family of Bob and Betty Stone; Bob, former longtime basketball coach at Harmony High and North Iredell High, died Tuesday morning of last week and Betty, former teacher and principle at Harmony Elementary and assistant principal at North Iredell High, died five days before Bob (both at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville).

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email  Our community news will again honor all students who graduated, earned a professional certificate, or received an honor or award the past year. If you did or know of someone who did; please call, text, or email details and/or photo.