Sheffield-Calahaln: New Union seeking vendors for fall festival

Published 9:58 am Thursday, July 28, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Noah Drye and Chris Wilson on Aug. 3. Happy anniversary to Larry and Doris Dyson on Aug. 2.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

New Union Methodist has a worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday School at 1 .  Pastor Brian Loper welcomes everyone.

VBS “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness” at New Union Aug. 7-10 from 6:30-8:30 nightly. Monumental is filled with awesome Bible-learning experiences kids see, touch, and even taste.  There are team-building games, Bible songs and other activities that help faith flow into real life. Pre-register by calling Heather at 336-492-6408.

New Union will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be hotdogs, homemade ice cream, bake sale, vendors, a silent auction, music and more. The church is at   County Line and Sheffield roads.  Reservations for vendor space are being taken at this time.  Call me at 336-837-8122, email or message on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who helped work and those who supported Hotdog Saturday again this month.  It is such a blessing to see folks enjoying the food and fellowship. Our next event will be Aug. 27.

If interested in becoming a firefighter, Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD invites you to come by the department or call 336-492-5791.

Sunday School is held each week 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 p.m.

Summertime JAM (Jesus and Me) is going on each Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at Ijames for children, ages 3 years to 5th grade. Hope you can join us for Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. Ijames welcomes everyone to all services.

Ijames Baptist had a great turnout for Vacation Bible School this past week; 58 children came to learn more about Jesus. I thank Megan Favre for sharing the photos and information. Pastor Kestler Ruth and Ijames Baptist Church thank everyone for helping make the Bible school wonderful.

Community Covenant Church invites you to join them each Sunday for worship at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and prayer and Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Construction on the new addition is coming along nicely. Stop by and see what’s happening.

Center Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to help serve the community.  If this is of interest, please stop by the station any Thursday evening at  p.m. or call 336-492-7649.  The department is at 2265 US 64 West.

The BoTyme Country Jubilee is each Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 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. A lot of new musicians were there this past Thursday. Everyone is welcome.

Fairfield Bluegrass, a group of great young musicians, performed to a large crowd on Friday at West Rowan Grill.  These young folks range in age from 13 to 19, the youngest being Taylor Brown. The band members: 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. If you want to know more about this band, you can find them on Facebook @ FairfieldBluegrass, email at, or by calling 336-749-6658.  If you get a chance, support of these young people when they’re performing near you. This Friday, Gaining Ground will perform.

Thanks to Sue Clark for the photos.

Each Monday evening from 6:30-9:30, there’s a jam session at the Meatlocker on Garden Valley Road off US 64 west of Mocksville near Cool Springs.

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. Praise Sunday will be this week at the 11 a.m. service.  Everyone is welcome at all services. A men’s group will begin in August “Elijah Men Eat Meat;, dates and times have not been confirmed.

Trackers of Truth Bible Camp will be held each Friday evening in tAugust from 6-8 p.m. at Liberty Wesleyan Church, open to ages kindergarten-5th grade.  To register, call 336-492-3000.

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,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson, Lynn Hicks, Betty Godbey, Emily Brown and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Gail Ijames family and the Donnie Boles family.

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