Sheffield-Calahaln: Ijames members volunteer at Samaritan’s Purse

Published 12:47 pm Sunday, November 26, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Stephen Barnes on Dec. 1; Lynn Hendrix on Dec. 2;  Candace Reeves on Dec. 3; Meghan Blackwelder and Wilbur Reeves on Dec. 4; Michelle Shaver on Dec. 5; and Gail Jordan on Dec. 7.  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 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.  The Kids Power Hour is each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

A group of 13 adults from Ijames Baptist Church volunteered at the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Charlotte on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The volunteers sorted shoeboxes full of gifts and toys to be distributed to children around the world. The gospel is included with each box. The group truly received a blessing and prayed over the boxes as part of this special mission. My thanks to Pam Branham for the article and photo.

Ijames Baptist’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. Ijames is collecting non-perishable items for a Blessing Box on the church grounds.  Anyone in need may take what they can use. Ijames TeamKid for ages 3 years to 5th grade and the Youth Group, ages 6th-12th grade meets each Sunday from 5-6 p.m.  Adult Bible Study is Sunday evenings at 5.  The Children’s Choir for ages 2-12 meetd Sundays from 4:30-5 p.m.

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 each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Poplar Springs School, 660 Ijames Church Road, Mocksville, will hold Christmas Open House on Saturdays, Dec. 2 and 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday evenings from 6-8 at MawMaw’s Restaurant, local musical talent is featured.

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, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, 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 family of Nathan Kato.

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