County Line: ‘Hallelujah Night’ Saturday at Piney Grove

Published 1:31 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Last Sunday folks at Piney Grove AME Zion Church enjoyed homecoming with dinner and guest speaker Donald Gray, formerly of Woodleaf and currently of Atlanta.

Later that afternoon Sasha Tsutserov, former Russian KGB agent from Moscow, captivated folks at Clarksbury Methodist Church as he told of his rise to a strong KGB Agent, then via deep study of the  Bible became a Christian filled with the Holy Spirit, and now helps spread the Christian faith in Russia. As a Russian religious leader, he has been exempt from the country’s recent draft of men to fight in Ukraine.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate “Hallelujah Night” from 6-8 Saturday, Oct. 21 in the fellowship hall.  Church members invite everyone tfor a time of family fun including face-painting, snacks, and fellowship.

Salem Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Oct. 22. Homecoming will begin with songs by the Gospel Seekers at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship at 11 and a covered-dish dinner.  Church members invite everyone to bring a basket filled with food and memories to share.

The fourth of the 12-week Bible study for women at Clarksbury Methodist will be this Sunday at 6 p.m. on the life of Ruth.  Everyone is invited.       

Upcoming community events: fall fest at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at Society Baptist;  trunk or treat plus chicken stew hosted by Clarksbury Methodist from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31; country ham and sausage breakfast at the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4;  and Calvary Baptist homecoming Sunday, Nov. 5.

Our community sends happy-birthday wishes to Caleb Williams; who is 14 today, Oct. 19. We hope he is getting lots of birthday cards. We also send congratulations and best wishes to his parents, Perry and Vickie, upon their 35th wedding anniversary yesterday. The family was blessed with a great early birthday and anniversary gift last week as they received news that Caleb was accepted by Duke University Medical Center for the liver transplant list. In the meantime, Caleb continues treatment at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

Caroline Jones has improved, but she and husband Archie continue to divide their time each week between their home in Erwin and the hospital in Chapel Hill for her chemotherapy treaments. Tommie Ross remains in rehab at Bermuda Commons of Davie. Mildred Beck, Hazel Smoot, and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Caleb, Caroline, Tommie, Mildred, Hazel, and Alice.  Continue to remember Eddie Porter in prayer as his health declined after having covid followed by a stroke last year.  We thank the Lord for answered prayers for Caleb’s acceptance for Duke’s liver transplant list.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email