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Hitesburg News for Jan. 16, 2014
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Sunday, call to worship was “He Touched Me” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “The Solid Rock.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning being afraid. He asked the children “Can you tell me something that you would be afraid of?.” Various answers were given and discussed. Mr. Riley stated that the Bible says that we are all to fear God, meaning that we should have respect for Him and follow His commandments. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the January Loose Change project which will go toward the New Fellowship Hall building fund. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Carl Daniel. Hymn was “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.” Choir special was “I’m Standing on the Solid Rock.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Debrorah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “The Fear of God.” Scripture came from Proverbs 1:17, Phillipians 2:12, Romans 5:8, Hebrews 11:7, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Revelation 1:18 and a couple of other scriptures. Hymn was “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go.”
Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone visited Donnie and Anne Morris in Berea, NC. Sandra Weary and Judy were in Henderson, NC last Tuesday to enjoy doing some shopping and dining out together.
Thursday, Norma Elliott went to HBC to hear the gospel group, Omega.
Thursday evening, Ruth Overby attended the gospel sing at HBC. Friday, she visited Norma Elliott.
Melvin and Hollis visited Alice Bowen Thursday and Friday. Also Thursday, Melvin and Hollis visited Alan and Harriett Hudson.
Thursday, Abraham Tillotson went to hear the gospel group, Omega, at HBC. A good number of people, including Some from White Oak Fork, Nelson, Averrett, First Baptist, HBC and other communities were gathered there to enjoy an evening of gospel hymns. Saturday, Mr. Tillotson showed his final respects at Beulah Whitlow’s funeral at the Brooks Funeral home chapel.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Taylor Elliott attended Parker Layne Arrington’s first birthday party Saturday at the Aarons Creek Ruritan Building. Others attending included Norma Elliott, Carl and Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Jerry and Jackie Arrington, Brad and Brooke Arrington, Michelle Davis Conner, Scott Wilkins, Megan Day, Ryan and Heather Brown, Eli Brown, Adam and Crystal Glasscock, Miller Ruff, Jessica Ruff, Juliana Ruff, Christian and Erica Willis, Carol Stone, Ryan and Caroline, Christy Newton and baby Nate, Chad and Christy Bowen and Alli Bowen.
Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC. A pretty good number of people, including some from South Boston, the Mount Cana community, the North Fork community and the Hitesburg community, were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with one another.
Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Beulah Whitlow family, the Gene Taylor family, the Frazier Murray family and the Nolan Short family. Remember our great country, people searching for jobs, those on missions and the Missionaries throughout the world as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Brandon Barksdale, Jonathan Fisher, Timmy Wilkinson, and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Emma Elliott, Mike Bowen, David Bryant, Maggie Collie, Conner Gordon, Jon Puckett.
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