Sheffield-Calahaln: College choir to sing Sunday at Community Covenant

Published 1:13 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Rachel Hill on March 16 and Linda Goforth on March 19.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Easter is March 31, so please be sure to get news to me this week.

The following churches have shared Easter services:

• Liberty Wesleyan, Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m.;

• Ijames Baptist, Good Friday service and Cross Walk at 6:30 p.m. on March 29; Easter Egg Hunt for ages 2 years-5th grade on Saturday, March 30 from 3-4 p.m.; and on Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., breakfast at 7:30, Sunday School at 8:30 and Worship service at 9:30;

• New Union community Easter Egg Hunt and hotdog meal on March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.;  Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow, Sunday School at 9 and worship service at 10.

The Allegheny Wesleyan College Choir from Salem, Ohio will share their ministry at Community Covenant Church Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. worship service, with a carry-in lunch to follow.  The choir is a traveling ensemble which represents the college through the ministry of sacred song. Join Community Covenant each week at the 10:45 a.m. worship service, an Evangelistic service at 6 p.m. and  Wednesday evenings for prayer meeting and Bible study at 7. The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road. Spring Revival will be April 2-7. Thanks to Pastor Ledford for the current news at CCC.

New Union is ready to serve hotdogs on March 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m..  There will also be a bake sale and RADA cutlery and crafts for sale.  Peanut butter eggs and coconut eggs will be $1 each.  The church is at County Line and Sheffield roads.

New Union welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10. The Kids Power Hour is each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

New Union is participating in the church league basketball.  The next games will be Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. vs. Liberty and Thursday, March 19 vs. Chosen at 7 at the Davie County Recreation & Parks on Southwood Drive.

Ijames Baptist Church’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. Ijames TeamKid for ages 3 years to 5th grade and the Youth Group, ages 6th-12th grade meets Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Adult Bible Study is Sunday evenings at 5. The children’s choir fmeets 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 each Wednesday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, March 10, a lunch will follow worship.

Jam sessions are held each week on Mondays at Eddie’s Place in Cool Springs from 6-9:30 p.m. The BoTyme Jam is held Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Farmington Community Center. Admission at Farmington is $3 but musicians get in free.

I got a call this past week from fellow musician Joe Messick with the sad news that a great musician and singer, GT (Gordon Thomas) Amell passed away on Feb. 4. He was a regular at Eddie’s Place during the spring and summer months, but in the winter time, he wasn’t there much due to the fact that it got too dark in the evening for him to drive. He was one of the finest men I’ve known, a true Christian, and a great singer and guitar picker.  For all those that played music with him or saw his videos on Facebook posted by Gerald (Bo) Messick, he will be missed. We hope he left knowing how much he was loved and appreciated. I hope the photos will bring back fond memories.

Local musicians are featured Friday evenings from 6-8 at MawMaw’s Restaurant. This past Friday, Mountain Blessings, with members from Advance to Virginia, performed bluegrass and gospel music.

Wesley Chapel UMC is selling TerriLynn nuts. Contact Kathy at 336-830-5123.  They also sell nuts at the breakfast fundraisers which will be this Saturday.  Come out for a great breakfast of country ham, sausage, grits, gravy, eggs, apples, biscuits, coffee and juice.

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, Emily Brown, Marsha Gobble, Brent Gobble, Brian Jacobs, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Maria Knight, Larry Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford, Terry Dyson and  Mark Hendrix.

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