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Hitesburg News for Aug. 22, 2013

SoVaNow.com / August 22, 2013
Sunday, which was youth Sunday, call to worship was “Our God is an Awesome God” by the youth choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. Dylon Oliver read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Victory in Jesus.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Miles Morris and Hunter Oliver, was concerning animals and Noah’s Ark. The children were asked “Do you know how the animals came to be?.” They answered “Two of each by Noah’s ark..” The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the August Loose Change project which will go toward the Tri-County Benefit. Prayer time ended with a prayer from Peyton Oliver. The Deacon of the Week is Dean Elliott. Hymn was “Room at the Cross.” Youth choir special was “Amazing Grace.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The message/testimony was brought to the congregation from Caleb Daniel, Danielle French, Dylon Oliver and Miles Morris. Mr. Daniel spoke of the recent youth beach trip and the tracts they handed out there. He also spoke of how everything went. Ms. French spoke of the trip and how accepting the people were of what they were doing. Mr. Oliver also spoke of how accepted he felt while there. He also spoke of seeing people there being baptized in the water there. Mr. Morris spoke of the fun he and the others had handing out the tracts. Dennis and Kelly Ballance, the youth leaders, spoke of how proud they were, and are, of the brave youth. Hymn was “Just As I Am.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Christie Newton, Cale Newton, Tyler Newton, Nate Newton and a couple of others.

Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Overby, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill, Mitzie Waller, Greg Cranfill, Erin Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Lloyd Allen. Thursday, Mitzie and Ruth dined out at Golden Corral restaurant in Roxboro in celebration of Mrs. Overby’s birthday.

Last Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC. A good number of people, including some from the Aarons Creek community, the Omega community, the North Fork community and the Hitesburg community, were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with each other.

Last Wednesday, Greg Cranfill, Erin Cranfill and Aubrey Cranfill visited Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill. They also enjoyed spending the night with them. Saturday evening, Nathan Wade and Evelyn Wade visited Bobby and Connie.

Linda Morris, Kylei Morris, Gracie Anderson and Gabe Anderson, from Berea, NC, visited Judy Stone, Lindsey Stone and Sidney Stone Thursday. They all spent the day at Staunton River Park. They also enjoyed dinner out in South Boston that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone visited Dale and Linda Morris and Donnie and Anne Morris in Berea Saturday. Saturday afternoon, they attended a birthday party for Holly Melton at Huck Sands Park in Roxboro, NC.

Jacob Overbey, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby visited Annie Sue Overby Friday. Later that evening, they all enjoyed going to the movies in Danville together. Annie Sue and Beth went to South Boston Monday. They also enjoyed visiting Janie Keeton and Lady later that afternoon.

Sunday, Norma Elliott went to Olive Branch church with the Reverend Mike and Sue Riley to a celebration for their pastor, the Reverend Victor Blackwell.

Sunday afternoon, Hazel Miles visited Decatur Overbey.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Kenneth Conner family and the Mickey Rowe family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched/laborers, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, children, teachers and school workers returning to school, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, birthdays: Ruth Overby, Sue Riley, Angela Nunez, Marie Overby, Steve Wilkins, Traci Terry Throckmorton, Lauren Daniel, Doyle Allen, Jimmy Seate, Rev. Mike Riley.



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