McKendree United Methodist Church holds Thrive Service

The Thrive Sunday afternoon service was held at McKendree UMC Bridge Center. It  featured Bro. Mike Vest’s program on Signs from Matthew 16:1-4. The Pharisees asked Jesus to give them a sign. Jesus told them to observe the world around them and follow the righteous way. Brother Mike led the closing prayer and invited everyone to get refreshments. Tina Summerford was in charge. Everyone enjoyed finger foods and desserts. Noah Battles and Mary Reeves led the prayer and praise service.

Robert and Shona Simpson welcomes everyone to visit their new business, Simpson Antiques and Variety, located at Tanner Heights Shopping Plaza. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5 p.m. They offer a variety of items including furniture, glassware, pictures and lots more.

The Sisters in Christ of Forrest Chapel UMC held their June dinner meeting on Thurs., June 9, at 6:30 p.m. They chose the Grand Central Bistro on Nanceford Road for the meal. The hostess, Renee Stephenson spoke on the book, “Savor the Moment.”

She gave an example of ordinary things such as organization of a closet and drawer as being much like other, more important areas of our life. You know how to clean out a drawer but do you know how to clean out your thoughts? Can you quiet your worries and fears, ambitions and anxieties? How do you find rest for your soul? Moments of rest don’t just happen. It requires us to prioritize our time. Jesus said, “ Come unto me and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Let Him be sovereign in your life. His rest will be yours. She challenged each member to take a few minutes daily out of their busy routine for a time of quiet meditation and reflection. The group appreciated the accommodations and hospitality they were shown by the management and staff of this recently opened business along with providing quality food. A group photo was made by the owners for their Facebook page. In July, the Sisters in Christ and United Methodist women will have a joint meeting and eat dinner out on July 14.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers for the following soldiers and their families:  Andy LaFavor of the Navy, Wes Parker, Justen Terry of the Navy, Jeremy White, Anthony Thomas, Bryant Spears of the Marines, Lee Thompson and Brad Wallace.  God bless all of our soldiers and their families and God bless America.

Special congratulations go out this week to Jamie and Alyson Robertson on the birth of their son, Wyatt Lane Robertson. Wyatt was born on May 12, weighing six pounds and three ounces and was 18 1/2 inches in length. Wyatt’s grandparents are Hank and Cindy Hutchinson and his proud great-grandmother is Helen Taylor.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week for Bari Camper and Dewayne Eddy on June 21 and happy birthday wishes also go out this week for Dale Bibb on June 23, June Austin on June 24, Tab Terrell and Garrett Vest on June 25.

Wonderful belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week for Steve and Mary Terry, who celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on June 21.

Forrest Chapel UMC women went to the Tabernacle on Mon., June 13, for the morning service at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Lawler brought the message, Luke 7:36-60, a parable contrasting characters. They show us God looks upon the heart truly repentant nature. They illustrate the deeds we omit doing are as significant as those offensive we commit. The women enjoyed the sermon, music and fellowship with other camp meeting attendees. Afterward, the group ate lunch in the dining hall at the camp meeting complex.

Corinth West Baptist women’s conference was Sat., June 18. Registration was at 9 a.m. and the event was open to members and visitors from the communities nearby and women came from Cullman, Addison, Hartselle, Decatur, Vinemont, West Point and Round Top and Salem community. The program “Flying High On Prayer” was given by Lisa Morgan from Decatur Baptist Church. Sherry Alexander from Five Points Christian was music director. There were take home door prizes and colorful pots of flowers decorated tables with cloth napkins and utensils in bright colors. The Corinth women’s group served a delicious lunch of barbecue pork and beef, slaw, potato salad, chips, strawberry pretzel salad and ice cream sundaes with tea and soft drinks.

Christian love and heartfelt prayers go out this week for Jerry Williams, Wyllene Carter, Edith Tomblin, Reba James, Rachel Williams, Jimmy Teague, Harold Gandy, Clint Nicholson, Gracie Penn and Hattie Mae Hardin.

Belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week for Larry and Nancy Anders as they celebrated their wedding anniversary this week. Congratulations Larry and Nancy.

Belated birthday wishes go out this week for Zana Thompson on June 17 and happy birthday wishes also go out for Pauline Anders on June 29.

Special get-well wishes go out this week for David Owens.

Celebrate Recovery held their supper at McKendree UMC Fri., June 10, at 5:30 p.m. with pizza and desserts. Brother Mike Vest led the prayer for those requested and announced the camp meeting at the Hartselle Tabernacle. On Sunday night, most of the members went to hear Rev. Junior Hill preach at 7 p.m.

Hilton Kelley, Rev. Glenn Miller, Jessie and Taylor Emerson, Hannah Emerson, Patricia Echols and Tim Garner from Corinth West Baptist Church have been on a mission trip to Hickman, Ky., June 11-17. There was a revival and Bible School they helped with. The group repairs houses, plumbing, driveways, porches, electrical work, cut bushes, trees and planted flowers.

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