Danville News for June 15

Corinth West Baptist women hold June meeting

Shanda Garner presided at the Corinth West Baptist women’s group meeting Sun., June 5, at 10 a.m. Dana Henslee used Matthew 5:13-15 as her scripture. She said our salt loses its flavor and our light is not so bright. She read a transcript of the radio speech given by Rabbi Jonathan Cohn. His topic was about laws that God has established. Our lawmakers are turning their back on God. Everyone is concerned with political correctness more than morality.

Gayle Miller led the opening prayer for those requested. A senior citizen menu of hamburgers and hot dogs, sides, desserts and drinks was planned.

Plans were also made for the women’s conference “Flying High With Prayer” for June 18. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the program will start at 9:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Everyone will receive a take home gift and there will also be door prizes. Donna Smithson will serve deviled eggs, breakfast casserole, cantaloupe and sweet muffins and Gayle Miller will serve juice and coffee. Angela Morgan from Decatur Baptist Church will be the guest speaker with the lesson, “What happens in the prayer closet doesn’t stay in the prayer closet.” Sherry Alexander of Lacon attends Five Points Church in Lawrence County where she does the music ministry. She will be in charge of the conference music.

The Weekday’s Deli former patrons met for their monthly lunch Wed., June 8, at noon. They enjoyed barbecue, desserts and celebrating Dwight Jones birthday June 10. Those attending were Katie Tillman Beavers, Fred and Sandra Smith, Dwight Jones, Traci Slate, Silas Slate, Kay Farrer, Larry Anders, Junior and Jerri Hyatt and also Jimmy McClanahan.

At the July meeting to be held at the Holy Smoke BBQ, they will have four birthday patrons, Kay Farrer, July 7, Katie Tillman Beavers, July 8, Jimmy McClanahan, July 18 and Letha Hopkins, July 28.

Special happy wedding anniversary wishes to J. W. and Pat Franklin as they celebrated their 25th anniversary June 1, Larry and Nancy Anders as they celebrated their anniversary on June 12th. Luke and Briana Hannah as they celebrated their first anniversary June 13, Tom and Connie Campbell as they celebrated their 47th anniversary June 14 and Zach and Jenna Berry as they celebrated their 2nd anniversary June 14.

Special belated happy birthday wishes to Harvey McCleskey and Mathew Campbell on June 2, Blake Adams on June 5, David Self and Clay Locklear on June 7, Bella Parker on June 8, Jeremy McAbee and Jasper Eddy on June 11, Tatum Sparkman and Hunter Strickland on June 12. Happy birthday wishes also go out to Michael Self and Aiden Baker on June 15 and Dawson Bell, Delbert Vest and Janice Hargett, all on June 16.

The Rev. John Mast was the guest speaker at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Massey at both services Sun., June 5. The Rev. Mast is from Crossville, Tenn.

Submerged is the Bible school theme for Corinth West Baptist Church. Their VBS will be one day; on Sat., July 23 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for ages three years to 10th grade. Lunch will be served. Donna Smithson is the director. After the VBS there will be a meal for parents and students in the fellowship hall.

On Sun., June 5, some of the late Doris Herring’s family met at her home in Massey for lunch and visiting. Those attending were Theron and B.B. Anders of Huntsville, Kelilah Anders of Tuscaloosa, Matt Johnson of Herndon, Virginia, Larry and Nancy Anders of Sheffield and Jennifer Anders and Richard Hilliard of Birmingham.

McKendree UMC hosted the meal June 3, at 5:30 p.m. on for Celebrate Recovery. Everyone enjoyed chicken casseroles, sides, desserts and tea.

Afterward Noah Battles conducted the prayer and music service. Brother Mike Vest led the spiritual evaluation study of part 2. He used Psalm 139 for his scripture. We should study our mind, body, family and church. Are we mistreating and neglecting those? Our eyes and ears are windows to our soul. Brother Mike also used Joshua 24: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Are our houses in order and serving God? After the program, men and women met with Brother Mike or Tammy for discussion and evaluation. Hank and Marsha Summerford usually meet with children and youth at Recovery, but they left for Mobile and a transportation conference for county and city schools, directors and staff.

The Rev. Sam and Arline Nisly and Wanita Nisly attended a wedding in Linden, Kansas Fri., June 3. On June 5-6 the Nisly’s attended a reunion of Rev. Sam’s family in Hutchinson, Kansas. They returned home June 7.

Round Top Community Church’s Sunday school teacher, Barbara Summerford took her class to Top of the River Restaurant in Guntersville. On Sat. afternoon, Barbara’s adult Sunday school group met at Round Top Church at 2:30 p.m. They enjoyed the drive to Guntersville and riding around the Tennessee River and Lake Guntersville. Barbara’s class began a new study Sun., June 5 on Judgement and Salvation. The Book of Zephaniah will be used for three Sundays. Brother Pearl and Joan Jenkins participate in the class activities.

A Hee-Haw dinner theater will be presented by the Mt. Zion Baptist Congregation and Brother Wayne and Gloria Penn this summer. Jerome Ward, music director is in charge. The performance will be later in the summer. Details will be announced later. This will be a fundraiser for a church project at Mt. Zion.

Our thoughts and prayers go out this week for Gracie Yates Penn who is a resident of Summerford Nursing Home.

Special get-well wishes go out this week for GayNell Wilhite.

On Mon., June 13 the Women’s Missionary Union at Mt. Zion Baptist Church helped with the Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Some members will help all week. They did not have their regular meeting on June 13. They will meet July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the education department for their monthly Bible study. Beverly Murphy is the group’s director.

Hank Summerford, transportation supervisor for Morgan County Schools was made president of the State Transportation Association. He was in Mobile for an extra day preparing for the association conference, which began Sun., June 5, and continued through the week. Hank was proud of the attendance this year. Over 600 had pre-registered for the conference.

The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers for the following on the church prayer list: Christi Roberts, Kayleigh McClendon, Pat Franklin, Vonell Horton, J. W. Blackwood, Joanne Anderson, Donald Lentz, Denise Brackeen, Tommy Jenkins, Dennis Olive, Melissa Stancil, Jim McAbee, Mike Segars, Keith Jones, Amy Lacy, Shirley Bibb, Lottie Hensley, Randy Lewis, Charlie Claibourne, Diane Young, Linda Yancy and Amanda Snow.


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