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Hitesburg News for July 3, 2013

SoVaNow.com / July 05, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “I Will Serve Thee” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. He also, while thanking those who helped with Vacation Bible School this week, read Ephesians 4:16. Hymn was “America, the Beautiful.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning the fourth of July holiday, which is our country’s birthday. He stated that because of the 4th of July we all have the freedom to worship the God we want to. Mr. Riley also spoke of how the best way to be a good American is to be a good Christian. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the June Loose Change project which will go toward the VBS Mission project: Tri-County Benefit. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, James Hart. Hymn was “My Country Tis of Thee.” Choir special was “Where Will I Go?”, with Jimmy Wilson playing the piano. Everyone fellowshipped with one another. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “A Nation Under God.” Scripture came from Deuteronomy 4:1-9, 24, Romans 13, Proverbs 14:34, 1 Peter 2:9 and 2 Kings 23:2-3. Hymn was “Living for Jesus.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Bracen Hart, Jaxson Hart and a couple of others.

Last Saturday, Dennis and Kelly Ballance honored their daughter, Harper, for her 7th birthday with a pool party at the home of Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam.

Last Saturday evening, Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington brought supper to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Taylor Elliott. Last Sunday afternoon, Dean, Ann and Taylor went out to eat in Clarksville.

Abraham Tillotson went to Vacation Bible School at HBC this week. Friday evening, he, as well as some of the other Hitesburg Men’s Quartet including James Hart, Jink Overbey and Jimmy Wilson, went to Buffalo Baptist Church to provide the special music for their revival service. Saturday, Mr. Tillotson went to a birthday celebration at Garnett Overbey’s for Mr. Overbey and several other family members. Sunday, Abraham went to the singing to benefit the Halifax County Cancer Association at HBC.

Betty Williamson, Mildred Woltz, Vicki Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby visited Norma Elliott throughout the week. Norma, Sam Parham and Ruth Overby went to Danville Community College Friday to enjoy hearing some music performed.

The Kingdom Chronicles Vacation Bible School that started last Monday and ended Thursday went extremely well. Everyone enjoyed learning and also the delicious dinners each evening. Stephanie Neal was in charge of VBS this year. The VBS commencement and ice cream social was held at HBC Friday evening.

Last Tuesday, Judy Stone and Sidney Stone visited Johnnie and Julia Rice. Linda Morris, Kylei Morris, Gracie Anderson and Gabe Anderson, from Berea, NC, visited Judy Thursday. That afternoon, they, along with Sidney, went to Cluster Springs swimming pool. Later, they had supper in South Boston.

Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill, Ruth Overby, Delores Hamlett, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Overby, Rocki Hamlett and a good number of Dwight Waller’s other friends and family members went to his funeral at Seven Oaks Baptist Church to show their respects to Mitzi Waller and his other family members.

Saturday, Decatur Overbey and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Overbey went to Chase City to enjoy dining out for supper.

Saturday, Annie Sue Overby and Haley Overby went to Garnett Overbey’s for his birthday celebration.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam spent the weekend at Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Sunday evening, Class 7 at HBC hosted a special singing benefit for Halifax County Cancer Association. Those providing the music included the Hitesburg Mens’ Quartet, which included David Bryant, Jink Overbey, James Hart and Abraham Tillotson, with Jimmy Wilson on piano, Tony Martin, Rhonda Powell, Tim Owen, Dennis Hudson, Kyle Martin and The Halifax Hillbillies and Jonathan Abbott. A love offering was collected for the association that evening.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Dwight Waller family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, our seniors graduating from high school/college this year, those serving on mission, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott.



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