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Falkville holds Day of Prayer

By Martha Jackson

Falkville area residents gathered to hold a Day of Prayer event in Falkville May 2 at 9 a.m. The Rev. David Carroll led the service in the Town Hall parking lot at Falkville. Chairs were moved from the courtroom for the event.
Van Stisher and David Halbrooks led the National Anthem, Van in the morning and David at night.

This is the eighth year Falkville has held the Day of Prayer. Many pastors had topics to pray about during the program.
The topics began with the national government and covered down to the local municipalities. The theme was from John 13:34, “Love One Another As I Have Loved You,” which is a well- known scripture.

The prayer service was inspiring and full of heartfelt love. The Rev. Carroll led the benediction. There was also a night Day of Prayer program.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Activities
Patricia Echols, GayNell Wilhite and Anita Reid organized the Senior Citizens Day program held April 16 with fellowship, lunch and bingo games. Everyone enjoyed the Easter-themed meal. A devotional program was given, prayer requests were taken, and anniversary and birthday honorees were recognized.

Kim Hall’s children’s class donated water and Gatorade for Morgan County Special Needs Rodeo event. The event was held April 7 at the Priceville arena.
April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Veronna Keen from the Save A Life Pregnancy Resource Center joined the Bible study group at Mt. Zion as their guest speaker. Members brought unwrapped basic baby gift items such as diapers, blankets, bottles, bibs and socks. Everyone enjoyed light refreshments, fellowship and the program.

Stacy Sivley and Teresa Tapscott served as children’s church leaders Easter Sunday at 11:15 a.m. R.E. Tapscott served as the front door greeter.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church hosted an Arts and Crafts sale May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Any Mt. Zion Church members interested in the Guatemala mission trip July 6-13 should sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board. Contact Lasanna Holmes or Loretta Gilstrap.

A welcome luncheon was held for the Rev. Edwin Hayes April 28. Everyone brought their favorite covered dish and enjoyed fellowship with their new senior pastor.
The men’s group held its monthly brotherhood breakfast May 5 at 7 a.m. Loraine Cost planned the meal.
The Children’s Church is at 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The leader April 14 was Leanna Tennyson; the assistant leader was Stacy Sivley; and the nursery worker was Shelia Henderson. Congratulations go out this week for Jennifer Steelman and David Puckett, who were united in marriage at Mt. Zion Baptist Church April 27 at 2 p.m.
The members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will hold a Swamp John’s fundraiser May 17 from 4-7 p.m. You can eat in or take out, with fish, chicken or shrimp plates on sale for $12 a plate.
The Joyful Hearts quartet sang on Decoration Sunday during the special memorial service. A covered dish meal followed the service.
A golf tournament fundraiser for the mission trip will be held May 18 at the Quail Creek Golf Course. If you are interested in playing, please see Lasanna Tapscott.

Falkville Administrative Assistants Day

Administrative Assistants Day was held at Falkville April 24. Dawn Estes, Falkville town clerk, presented Bonnie Thompson, Jill Walling and Kay Saint at the town hall with flowers. Dawn also gave a spring bouquet to Jenny Asherbranner, Falkville librarian. She also treated the four employees with lunch.