County Line: Area churches celebrating the season

Published 5:32 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Christmas is a favorite time of the year in County Line. School kids have only a few more days of classes this year and are looking forward to Santa’s visit.  As photos show, folks at Piney Grove enjoyed participating in the Harmony parade.  But, most important to County Liners is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, that Holy Night in Bethlehem; folks of all ages are involved in programs celebrating His birth.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will have a cChristmas program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. After the program, fruit bags will be given to all children and baskets of goodies will be given to all senior adults.  Church members invite others.

The Piney Grove Outreach Ministry will serve a spaghetti lunch for the folks at Fifth Street Ministries of Statesville Saturday, Dec. 17.

Society Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present the cantata “Prince of Peace” during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.  Everyone is invited. There will be no evening service.

Calvary Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present a Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday followed by a period of fellowship and snacks.  Church members invite everyone for this joyous time.

Clarksbury United Methodist Church will present a “Live Nativity” from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday.  Church members invite everyone tas they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Upcoming community events: Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, followed by snacks and visit with Santa at Clarksbury Methodist; Christmas carol singing at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, followed by snacks and fellowship at Salem Methodist;  and joint Christmas Eve service with Center and Salem Methodist at 8 p.m. at Salem.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Nancy Henderson Cartner and Agnes Wooten. Nancy was hospitalized last week and is recuperating at home. Agnes has moved to Cadence of Clemmons; she enjoys visits and cards (1165 S. Peacehaven Road, Clemmons, NC 27012). Margaret Ann Shew and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Nancy, Agnes, Margaret Ann, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Continue to pray for those affected by the flu, RSV, and Covid-19 and its variants as many of our hospitals are pressed for space.

Word has been received of the death of Mildred Burdette Benfield, who died early last Sunday morning at home. Please remember her family in prayer. Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville (336-751-3111) is serving the family of Mrs. Benfield. Currently a memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church.

Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is also serving the family of Clark Young.  Currently his funeral is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Society Baptist with visitation from 1-2 p.m. at the church and from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Davie Funeral Home. Please remember his family in prayer.

Call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email sdtlink@