Sheffield-Calahaln: Local churches help Samaritan’s Purse spread cheer

Published 12:59 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Candace Vaughn on Dec. 8; Bradley Beck on Dec. 9; Mary Bell Prevette on Dec. 10; Melba Feimster on Dec. 12; and Mary Ann Swisher and David Allen on Dec. 13. Happy anniversary to Charles and Robin Smith on Dec. 9. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.

Anyone interested in being a firefighter and serving the community, see Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD at the department or call 336-492-5791.

New Union collected 33 shoeboxes for Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child. Seven volunteers went to Boone to help with processing the shoeboxes. Prayers that the Gospel will be spread in Liberia through these boxes. Thanks to Pastor Tim Lowery for sharing the news and photos.

New Union events:  Sunday, Dec. 17 there will be a Kids Christmas Party at 3:30 p.m. and a Youth Christmas Party at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 20, the Kid’s Christmas Play will be at 7; and on Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be a special Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited for the play and Christmas Eve service.

New Union welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship 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 drive-thru Nativity with live characters and animals will be presented this Friday and Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Ijames Baptist. Hot chocolate will be served.  The church is at Ijames Church Road and Sheffield Road near Mocksville. Everyone is welcome.

Thanks to Wendi White for sharing more news and photos of the workers in at the Samaritan Purse processing center in Charlotte.  It is such a blessing to see so many people from the churches working to share God’s word through this ministry.

Ijames Baptist Church’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 will meet each Sunday from 5-6.  Adult Bible Study is held Sunday evenings at 5.  Ijames Children’s Choir for ages 2-12 meets Sundays from 4:30-5.

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.

If you missed the Christmas Open House at Poplar Springs School, 660 Ijames Church Road, Mocksville, you still can come out this week to find some special items. This is a great place to do Christmas shopping.  Don’t forget to pick up your sourdough rolls and vegetable beef soup for lunch.

Each Friday evening from 6-8 at MawMaw’s Restaurant, US 601 S., Mocksville, local musicians perform.

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 Bruce Hobson.

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