Sheffield-Calahaln: Bible school a hit at New Union

Published 2:45 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Rachel Wilson on Aug. 11; Cora Lee Gaither on Aug. 12; Marsha Alexander on Aug. 14; Joanie Bailey on Aug. 15; and Gina Swisher on Aug. 17.  Happy anniversary to Wilbur and June Reeves on Aug. 11.  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, please see Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD by coming by the department or calling 336-492-5791.

New Union had a great time at Vacation Bible School this past week with 35 or more children each night. The theme was the Hero Hotline, where children experienced stories through music, drama and storytelling, games, arts and crafts, science experiments and food. They learned that heroes are called to follow Jesus, help others, work together, and listen to God.  On the last night, family night, there was a program followed by hotdogs, then playtime.  We thank everyone who helped, the children who attended and their parents, teachers, helpers, those who provided the meal each night and the servers.

New Union’s next Hotdog Saturday is Aug. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads.

New Union also welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 each week. A Blessing Box is full and ready for those in need.

Homecoming and revival services at Ijames Baptist Church will begin Sunday, Aug. 13 with Evangelist Kenny Greenway speaking at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A covered dish lunch will be follow in the fellowship hall. Each evening at 7:, Sunday-Wednesday, Greenway will be guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.  A nursery will be provided.

Ijames Baptist’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m.  Bible Study is each  Sunday evening from 5-6 and TeamKID is each Sunday at the same time for children ages 3 years to 6th grade. Ijames welcomes everyone to all services.  Ijames is collecting non-perishable items for a Blessing Box placed on the church grounds, and the Blessing Box now has a produce stand. Anyone with an abundance of garden vegetables may place the bounty on the stand to help those in need.  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. Choir practice is held each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Vacation Bible School at Liberty Wesleyan is Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The theme is “Let The Little Children Come Unto Me”.  There will be food, crafts, Bible lessons, and a bounce house with water, so bring a towel.

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. For more information and location of these jams, contact me via Facebook or email.

Southern Express performed at Maw Maw’s Kitchen Friday. Upcoming bands performing: J Max McKee on the 11th, NuHiWay the 18th and Cabarrus Station the 25th. Time is 6-8 p.m. each Friday.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, 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, Emily Brown, Marsha Gobble, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Larry Richie, Maria Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Clarence Draughn family.

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