County Line: Bible schools upcoming

Published 9:46 am Thursday, July 28, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Children, have a fun time learning about Jesus and His teachings. As photos show, folks enjoyed vacation Bible school (VBS) at Piney Grove AME Zion Church.

Beginning Sunday, July 31, two other local churches are having VBS.

Society Baptist will kick off VBS with a family and fun event from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, with a cookout, inflatables, and games for all ages. Everyone is invited. The theme is “Zoomerang:  Returning to the Value of Life.”  Classes for children age 3-6th grade and for youth 6th-12th grade will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 1-3. Classes will include Bible story, music, crafts, and recreation. Each day a meal will be served from 5:30-6 p.m.  There will be no class for adults.

Clarksbury United Methodist Church will kick off VBS Sunday with a preview of what to expect plus snacks and activities for children from 5:30-8 p.m. The theme is “Jerusalem Marketplace.” Classes for children from preschool through elementary school will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 1-2, with a break for lunch. Classes will include Bible story, music, crafts, recreation, and snack.

Looking for some good vittles Friday and Saturday plus some bargain shopping? Support the Piney Grove AME Zion Church food sale at the “US Hwy 21 Yard Sale” in Harmony beginning at 10 a.m. each day.  The church sale location will be on US 21 South between the square in Harmony and the Galaxy Grocery.  Food for sale on Friday includes fish sandwiches, barbecue, hotdogs, and sodas;  food on Saturday includes fish plates, grilled corn on the cob, hotdogs, and sodas.  Proceeds benefit church projects.

Society Baptist will have a Bible study for women at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.  The topic will be “Mary of Bethany.” The group invites others.

A homecoming celebration will be at Clarksbury United Methodist Sunday, Aug. 21.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Betty Anderson, who suffered a stroke and has been at Iredell Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Brandon Gwaltney has been recuperating at home since Wednesday of last week. 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 Betty, the Reverend Gwaltney  Tink, Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Remember in prayer Willie and Brenda Clement;  his brother “Smokey” Clement died June 24 and a memorial service was held last Saturday.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email to