Sheffield-Calahaln: Ijames Baptist building teams blessed by work

Published 2:24 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Tina Gunter on April 20; Judy Daniels on May 22; Nell Dyson on May 24; and Holly McDaniel and Brandi Drye on May 25. Happy anniversary to Anthony and April Ottone who will celebrate theirs on May 20. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Anyone interested in being a firefighter and serving the community, see Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD by coming by the department or calling 336-492-5791.

Don Miller was surprised with a birthday cake at the BoTyme Jam on Thursday.  We all wish Don a very happy birthday.  Thanks to Julia Pilcher for the photo.

Sixty-five people attended the Harmony High School Alumni Reunion on Saturday at Captain’s Galley in Statesville. It was one of the largest groups in several years. Ann Lowe, president of the 67th alumni meeting, thanked all that attended. We hope we have a larger crowd next year.

Several members of Ijames Baptist Church went on a mission trip to Red Springs last week – a great trip of serving the Lord and enjoying fellowship with one another. The 11 men were divided into two teams.  One was responsible for building a ramp one day and helping to repair underpinning on a house the next day.  The other team built a larger ramp which took both days to complete.

One of the men expressed his feelings about the trip.  He thought he was going to Red Springs to bless someone, only to realize later that he was there to be blessed. We serve an amazing God.  My thanks to Pastor Kestler Ruth for the article and photos. I want to thank Ijames Baptist for all they do for our community and for their outreach to other areas.

Ijames Baptist’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study topic “Sharing Jesus without Fear” is each Sunday from 5-6 p.m. TeamKID is each Sunday at the same time for children, ages 3 years to 6th grade. Ijames welcomes everyone to all services.  Ijames Baptist is collecting non-perishable items for a Blessing Box placed on the church grounds. Anyone in need may take what they can use.

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. Ladies Bible Study will be held Saturday morning at 10.  Men’s Bible Study will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. Choir practice is held each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is scheduled for May 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. iThere will also be some baked goods and RADA cutlery for sale. The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads.

New Union and Pastor Brian Loper welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 each week.  Kids and Youth Night is held each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30. A Blessing Box is full and ready for those in need.

Community Covenant invites you to join them on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship and on Wednesday evenings at 6 for Bible study.

If you like to play music or just enjoy listening and dancing, check out the Meatlocker Jam on Mondays from 6:30-9:30 p.m .and/or BoTyme each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and location of these jams, contact me via Facebook or email.

Kathy states Wesley Chapel UMC has reduced the TerriLynn nut products to $10. The nuts are available for sale at the breakfast on the third Saturday of each month. See you this Saturday for breakfast. For more information, please call her at 336-830-5123.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Bob Ellis, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Betty Godbey, Ted Adams, Emily Brown, Marsha Tutterow, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Larry Richie, Maria Knight, and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Rick Bell family.

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