Sheffield-Calahaln: Guests join Mona Jo at Friday show

Published 1:09 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2023

By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Jennifer Moody and Kimberly Gobble on Sept. 11; Janice Jordan and Heather Dyson on Sept. 12; Justin Price on Sept. 13; and Landon Swisher and Stephanie Blackwelder on Sept. 14.  Happy anniversary to:  Rowan and Judy Fay on Sept. 8; David and Tammy on Sept. 9; Calvin and Mary Bell Prevette and Jack and Mildred Keller on Sept. 11; and Stephen and Tracy Barnes on Sept. 13.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, let me know.

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

Mona Jo & Friends performed at Maw Maw’s Kitchen this past Friday.  Special guest was George Hamilton V.  Other guest performers were David Mode, Bailey Steele and Brenda Bailey. It was great seeing Mona Jo, Wiley Stanford, Ricky Naylor and Charles Bowman again.  Several years ago, Charles and I performed in the same band.  I want to thank Mona Jo for asking me to sing, for it was an honor being backed by such outstanding musicians.  She’ll be back in January if not before. Come out this Friday to hear Joe Mahaffey and NuHiWay from 6-8 p.m. Other bands for September are: Gaining Ground on Sept. 15; Mountain Blessings on the 22nd; and Last Hour Bluegrass on the 29th.

New Union’s next Hotdog Saturday is Saturday, Sept. 23.

New Union welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 each week.  A Blessing Box is ready for those in need. The Kids Power Hour is each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ijames Baptist Church will have Christian Illusionist Andy Lackey performing a 30-minute show Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Homemade ice cream will follow. Enter your homemade ice cream in the “Best Ice Cream Contest”.  Everyone is welcome.

Ijames Baptist Church’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. Ijames TeamKid is Sunday evenings from 4:30-6 for kids 3 years to 5th grade.  Adult Bible Study is Sunday evenings at 5 studying the topic “Counter Culture.” This study helps develop a Gospel lens in American culture. Everyone is invited to.  Ijames also has a Children’s Choir for ages 2-12.  A Sunday night Youth Group will begin soon for 6th-12th graders.

A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan each Sunday at 9:30 a.m,. followed by Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11. Choir practice is each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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 pm 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. On Monday night, it was a pleasure to see Anna Swisher performing with her dad, Jason Swisher. Always great seeing young talent at the jam sessions. There was a huge crowd at Farmington on Thursday.  This is a great place to hear good music and show off dancing skills.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, 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.

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