Sheffield-Calahaln: Ijames Baptist celebrates graduates

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Jackson Williams and Renee Vandall on June 1.  Happy anniversary to:  Wayne and Mary Ann Swisher on June 2; Fred and Judy Beck on June 3; and David and Vicki Johnson on June 6.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.

New Union’s church family enjoyed a picnic of hotdogs and hamburgers at Rich Park after the service on the 19th, a great day of worship and Christian fellowship. Thanks to Sandra Dyson for the photos and article.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union was a success on Saturday.  The money is used to give back to the community. We thank everyone who came to purchase hotdogs, and also all the people who came worked.  We hope to see you again next month on the 4th Saturday.  God bless each and everyone.

Ijames Baptist Church recognized three graduates on Sunday, May 19.  Pastor Kestler Ruth congratulated Abbey Swisher, who earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Lees-McRae College; Alexx Spry, who earned a master’s degree in social work from Appalachian State University; and Megan Favre, who was out of state visiting relatives, for earning a bachelor’s degree in family and community services with a concentration in child development from East Carolina University.  We are very proud of these young people and wish them much success in their upcoming careers. Thanks to Pam Branham for the photo and article.

Vacation Bible School at Community Covenant Church which will be July 22-July 26.

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, Brian Jacobs, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Maria Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford, Fred Beck, Tom Cornatzer and  Terry Dyson.   

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