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Hitesburg News for Feb. 28, 2013

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Sunday, which was Baptist Men’s Day, call to worship was “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” by the men’s choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. Jimmy Wilson played the piano. Dennis Ballance read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “I Am Resolved.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Tim Langford, was concerning the question “How do we know that we are important to Jesus?.” Scripture came from Mark 10:13-16. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the February Loose Change project which will go toward the Red Cross bags. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Ronnie Pulliam. Hymn was “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” Men’s choir special was “Just Over in the Glory Land.” The Hitesburg Men’s Quartet, consisting of David Bryant, James Hart, Jink Overbey and Abraham Tillotson, sang “Prayer Bells of Heaven” and “On the Road to Emmaus.” Mr. Wilson played the piano for this as well. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. Dr. Josh Milam brought the message discussing the Lord’s Prayer. Scripture came from Matthew 6:9-13, Acts 2:42-47, Joshua 1:8, Romans 15:4 and Matthew 28:16-20. Hymn which was sung by Andy Loftis, was “Are You Afraid to Die?.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Christie Newton, Cale Newton, Nate Newton, Tyler Newton, Delton and Deborah Stewart and a young child.

Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Leslie Overby. Friday evening, Ruth went with a good number of people to Four Oaks Restaurant. They were all there to be with Mr. and Mrs. Heiter Griffin to help Mr. Griffin celebrate his 80th birthday.

Last Tuesday, Annie Sue Overby and Beth Ralston went to South Boston.

Thursday, Abraham Tillotson visited Donald and Evone Jacobs, Hannah Yancey, Grace Yancey and Cassandra Mosley. He also visited Joy Johnson and Mabel Seate this day. Friday evening, Abraham went to hear some gospel music which was provided by The Satterfields and The Promised Land Quartet. Saturday evening, Mr. Tillotson went to Averett Baptist Church to hear the group Homegrown Grass perform some bluegrass gospel music. Sunday evening, Abraham went to Triple Springs Baptist Church to hear Jonathon Abbott in concert performing gospel music.

Friday evening, Annie Sue Overby and Charlie Overby visited Punk Stanley and Norma Elliott. That evening, Jacob Overbey and his cousin, Dylan, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby had a pizza party with Annie Sue. They later enjoyed watching a movie together. Saturday evening, Haley and her friend Abby went skating at the World of Sports. Haley also enjoyed spending the night with her friend. Carissa and Jade spent the night with Casey Morris that evening as well. Saturday evening, Annie Sue, Charlie and Rocky visited Janie Keeton, Lady and Happy.

Friday evening, Wayne and Louise Baylous, Carl and Phyllis Daniel and Caleb Daniel had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel. George, Nell, Phyllis and Caleb enjoyed a steak supper at Calvary Baptist Church Saturday evening.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, Scot and Robin McAlexander, Ellen McAlexander, Graham McAlexander, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Grayson Ballance, Harper Ballance and Will Stephenson enjoyed dinner Friday at Harvest Restaurant in Oxford. The occasion was in celebration of Deborah’s birthday.

Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott visited Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington. Dean attended the Deacons’ retreat Saturday evening, at which Sue Riley provided the meal. Sunday, Dean and Ann went out to eat with Laura, Layne and Parker for lunch.

The deacons of HBC had a retreat on Saturday, meeting at the church in the afternoon and later at the parsonage for dinner.

Nathan Wade and Evelyn Wade went to South Boston Saturday to celebrate their cousin’s birthday at the World of Sports roller skating rink.

Sunday, Delores Hamlett, Beth Ralston, Rocki Hamlett and a couple of the Hamlett ladies’ friends dined out at Golden Corral in Roxboro in celebration of Beth’s birthday. They also enjoyed doing a little shopping while there.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Brenda Clark Swift family, the Virginia Bailey family, the Gladys Frankiln family, the Trevant Tieayon Donesha Coleman family, the Cotton Lowery family, the Georgia Brann Yancey family and the Susie Collie family. Remember our great country, HBC and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott; BIRTHDAYS: Helen Daniel, Doris Epps, Deborah Pulliam, Josh Milam, Beth Ralston, David Allen, James Hart, Kathy Bowen, Carolyn Overbey, Caden Milam, Roger Slagle Jr., Travis Coates, Jackson Driskill, Zachary Loftis; ANNIVERSARIES: Vince and Melanie Medley.



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