County Line: Area churches planning Bible schools

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Last week was busy as some folks celebrated Independence Day with fireworks and cookouts. Folks at Calvary and Society Baptist churches celebrated with a cookout and family games. The Clarksbury Church Youth and Harmony Methodist Youth returned July 5 from a week of mission service to others as Jesus commanded His followers to do.

Society will have vacation Bible school (VBS) beginning with kick-off Sunday, July 16, followed by classes Monday, July 17-Wednesday, July 19.  VBS theme is “Following Jesus Changes Everything: Acts 4:12.”  The kick-off is from 5-7 p.m. and includes cookout, inflatables, cornhole, class registration, and more. Classes for ages 3 to high school each day are 6-8 p.m., including Bible stories, music, crafts, and recreation. A meal is from 5:30-6. Visit the Society Baptist Church Facebook page for a link for advance sign-up.  To learn more, call Pastor York, 704-880-5084.

Upcoming community events: vacation Bible school at Clarksbury Church 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 4 with supper; country ham and sausage breakfast by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5; and ice cream social hosted by Calvary Baptist Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Our community sends happy birthday wishes to Paul Brendle; who celebrated his 97th birthday Monday, July 10. He began his longtime high school teaching and coaching career in the early 1950s at Cool Spring High School and later transferred to North Iredell High after consolidation in 1966. He and wife Shirley continue to maintain an active life. Coach Brendle, all of us in County Line wish you a healthy and happy new year of life.

Mildred Beck remains at Forsyth Medical Center.  Alice Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Mildred, Alice, and others who have health problems.

Longtime readers of our community news may remember our special “Miracle on the Ridge” baby boy Caleb Williams, son of Perry and Vickie Williams.  Caleb, a 12-year-old honor student, has developed a critical health issue.  Please pray for this young boy and his family and for God’s divine healing in his life.

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