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HALIFAX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BELL DEDICATION - Members of the Halifax UMC dedicated their church‚s bell (cast in the early 1800‚s) and its newly installed clapper on April 18. Left, Douglas W. Powell, church historian, explains the history and mystery of the church bell. When his in-laws, Sam and Helena Cox, joined the church in 1999, they became fascinated with the bell and its then poor tone, and Mr. Cox began a tradition of leading the children up to the balcony to ring it each Sunday. Upon the death of Mrs. Cox in January 2008, memorial gifts were placed in a fund to "fix" whatever was wrong with the bell. Above is Mr. Sam surrounded by his great-grandchildren, and other children of the church, ringing the newly refurbished church bell.
Ash Avenue called Stephen and Jami Hunt as its new part-time children & youth ministers. They officially began their service in March 2010. Jami is a 1996 graduate of Halifax County High School and a 2000 graduate of Radford University with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. While growing up at Ash Avenue, Jami was active in GAís, Acteens, Bible Drills, and various other activities. For the past ten years she has been teaching and ministering in the private and public school sector. In addition to the ministry, Jami is employed with Halifax County Public Schools. Stephen (ìSteveî) is a 1995 graduate of Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg. Before joining Ash Avenue, he was confirmed at Christ Episcopal Church in 1990 and spent his high school years in fellowship with JV, Sprint, Young Life, and various other Christian organizations. As an avid guitarist and singer, he hopes to bring a musically charged atmosphere to the youth ministry at Ash Avenue. Steve is currently employed at Molasses Grill in Halifax. He is making plans to finish his degree in theology. If you or your church would like to connect with them, call the church office at 572-2006. Also, the Hunts plan to place events and activities on the Ash Avenue website soon.
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