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Shady Grove Baptist Church VBS good attendance


The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church hosted their vacation Bible school June 5-8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme was “Christian Academy, Training Superheroes For God.” The VBS had an enrollment of 100 with an average attendance of 94. An offering of $316.68 was collected and given to St. Jude’s Hospital. The director was Sara Turrentine. A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped to make VBS a success. Levonia Gillott has been helping with the VBS for 50 years.

Neel United Methodist women met July 6, at 7 p.m. The meeting was hosted by Connie Merril, at her home, with thirteen members present. Susan Long presented the program, Deeper Into Missions. Following the meeting, everyone enjoyed the refreshments prepared by Connie.

Hanah Tillman baked a chocolate cake and Sandra Smith brought a strawberry layer cake to the Wed., July 13, Deli group lunch meeting. The former Week Days Deli patrons held their meeting at the Holy Smoke BBQ Restaurant. Those attending included birthday honoree Hanah Tillman and Fred and Sandra Smith, Gary Turner, William and Sam Turner, Andrew Smith, Jimmy McClanahan, Neil and Yvonne Quattlebaum, Brandy Quattlebaum, Zadie Quattlebaum, Larry Anders, Billy and Dianne Tillman, Hanah Tillman, Katie Tillman Beavers, Jeremy Hendricks, Jim Hampton, Bobbie Nix, Traci Slate, Kay Farrer and Junior and Jerri Hyatt.

Forrest Chapel UMC women and sisters in Christ combined and met July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Freight House Restaurant. Following dinner and fellowship, President Jennie Turney announced u coming events and also included remarks given by Bishop Debra Wallace Padgett at “Growing the Legacy, ” a conference event that she attended at Camp Sumatanga on March 5. The organization of the United Methodist women was commemorated. A 150-year anniversary will be observed in 2019 for the organization. “Across the years the ministries of United Methodist women have fed the hungry, healed the sick, educated millions, changed laws and policies and transformed lives. What a great legacy we have inherited. For almost 150 years members of the United Methodist women have been putting faith, hope and love into action. Now, our challenge is to make sure we do the same for the next 150 years” quoted Debra Wallace Padgett. Two members of the Forrest Chapel UMC women presented a skit, portraying Timothy’s mother and grandmother. Their actions illustrated that the teachings and convictions of preceding generations leave a legacy of strong faith and commitment for future generations to follow. Ramona James and Pat Shumate were commended for their performance.

The Cowboys, No Fences Church congregation met recently at their land for a ground-breaking ceremony. Heavy machinery continues working to level the area on West Lacon Road near Mt. Nebo Road at Massey. The membership has grown to approximately three hundred. There are two Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. They are hoping to be in the new church for Christmas.

The Rev. Coy Morgan will be the evangelist for Piney Grove Congregational Methodist Church’s summer revival, July 25-27 at 7 p.m. The Monday through Wednesday services will feature good gospel music and will be conducted by their Pastor, the Rev. Glennis Best. Piney Grove is located at the end of the Old Corn Road (Co. Road 1101) and Hwy 41. Everyone is welcome to attend.

On Sun., July 17, Forrest Chapel UMC men met at the Hartselle Cracker Barrel Restaurant for breakfast at 7 a.m. The Rev. David Teel led the prayer and asked for the blessing of the food. Others are always welcome to join with them in the restorative time together.

Fairview: The Grace Place’s Sunday worship service on July 17 was conducted by the Rev. Milan Dekich. The worship band was led by Rocky and Cassandra Garrison.

The closing service for Corinth West Methodist’s summer revival was Fri., July 15, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Reeves of Vinemont and pastor at Hanceville chose The Prodigal Son, for his topic. The revival was held Monday through Friday night. Special music was provided by Junior Sapp, Robin Johnson, Roxanne Asherbranner, Mary Beth Asherbranner, Haley Harper, Perry Wallace and Carol Woods. The Rev. Wayne Jetton is the Corinth Pastor.

Cedar Plains Christian Church’s Homecoming will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 6. A covered dish lunch will follow. The Rev. Phillip Gilbert is their pastor.

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

Wayne and Sharon Nisly of Massey are the proud parents of Matthias James Nisly, born on June 30. Sharon’s parents, Donnie and Noamie Brenneman and sister, Delilah Brenneman of Virginia Beach, Va. came to see the new baby and Noamie. Delilah stayed a week to help Sharon. Ellen Brenneman’s sister Lela came from Montezuma, Ga., and they went to Pennsylvania to the Brenneman Reunion, July 2-3 and then to Ohio visiting relatives, also. Joel Brenneman, son of Lowell and JoAnn Brenneman went to the Christian Aid Ministry in Haiti for three years as a missionary.

Jo Ann Thompson gave the devotional at the senior citizen lunch at Corinth West Baptist Tues., July 19, at 11 a.m. She used several encouraging scriptures to illustrate her theme, Have no fear God s with us was one. She also prayed for the blessing of the food. Belinda Ricks was in charge of the meal of smoked chicken prepared by Hilton Kelly and Brother Glenn Miller. Thirty-five people from several areas attended. Brother Glenn also brought a basket of delicious summer garden tomatoes. Everyone enjoyed pies, cake, cookies and ice cream for dessert. Since GayNell Wilhite was unable to attend, Belinda called the Bingo games. The women’s group at Corinth furnished a large table of prizes. Anita Reid was in charge. The next senior citizen day will be on Tues., Aug. 16, at 11 a.m.

The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt sympathy to Tricia and Ronnie O’Kelley and family in the death of her cousin, Sammy Crow.

The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church remember in loving memory this week, Florence May Painter, from July 29, 1938 to July 28, 2009.

Special belated happy 50th wedding anniversary wishes go out this week for Norris and Mary Turney who celebrated their anniversary on July 9.

Christian love and heartfelt prayers are expressed this week for Verna Mae Fields.



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