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Hitesburg News for Dec. 23, 2013
SoVaNow.com / December 23, 2013Sunday, call to worship was “The First Noel” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Carl and Phyllis Daniel lit the first Advent candle, the Invitation candle, the second Advent candle, the Preparation candle, and the third Advent candle, the restoration candle and read a skit about them. Alice Loftis also read some information about the Advent candles. Hymn was “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Prayer time ended with a prayer from Andy Loftis. The Deacon of the Week is James Hart. Hymn was “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” Donna Hastings brought the special music which was “Mary, Did You Know?.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “To Manage the Christmas Rush.” Scripture came from Luke 2:25-35, Psalm 46:10, Psalm 27:14, Luke 1:30-33 and Matthew 1:20-21. Hymn was “Away in a Manger.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included a couple of people.
Last Tuesday, Deborah Puckett visited Abraham Tillotson. Last Wednesday, Ray Bowen visited him.
Last Tuesday evening, Judy Stone went to a Christmas party at Berry Hill mansion with her co-workers from South Boston Early Learning Center. Judy visited Sally Newcomb in Henderson Saturday. Mrs. Stone went to a Christmas program at Union Church in Virgilina Sunday evening.
Friday, Carissa Overby, Jacob Overbey, Jade Overby and Haley Overby went to the movies in South Boston to see “Frozen.”
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Taylor Elliott, along with Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington and Erica Willis, attended the live Nativity at Worth Hudson’s farm Friday evening. Later that day, they went to Four Oakes and celebrated Ann’s birthday. Saturday, Phyllis Daniel and Ann traveled to Danville to do some Christmas shopping. Sunday evening, Dean and Ann attended the Christmas play at Averette Baptist Church in which their grandson, Parker Arrington, was in and enjoyed the fellowship following the play. Also Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott visited with Jink and Carolyn Overbey.
Mitzie Waller visited Ruth Overby Friday. Sunday, Delores Hamlett, Beth, Rocki Hamlett and one of their friends enjoyed lunch with Mrs. Overby at her home. Monday evening, Sam Parham, Norma Elliott and Ruth went to the live Nativity Scene at Worth Hudson’s.
Dennis Ballance, Grayson Ballance and Ronnie Pulliam attended a Carolina Panthers football game in Charlotte Sunday.
Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Justin Whittaker family, the Aubrey Duffer family, the Jimmy Talley family, the Jean Taylor family and the Wilda Earline Wilborn family. Remember our great country, Middle East Situation, people searching for jobs, those on missions, new church members and the Missionaries throughout the world as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Timmy Wilkinson, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Charlie Conner, Marilyn Overbey, ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Landis Riley.
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