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Hitesburg News for March 6, 2014 / March 05, 2014

Sunday, call to worship was “Closer to You” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “How Great Thou Art.” The children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning forgiveness. She asked the children “Has anyone ever done something bad to you? If so, did you forgive them?.” A few answers were given. Sharon stated that Jesus says to forgive those who hurt you, not just seven times, but seventy times seven times. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the March Loose Change project which will go toward the local Red Cross and Cancer Association. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Carl Daniel. Hymn was “One Day.” The choir special was “Until Then.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Questions of God Series #6-Why Should You Die, America?.” Scripture came from Ezekiel 18:30-32, 1 Timothy 2:9-10, II Timothy 3:1-4, Deuteronomy 30:19-20 and a couple of others. Hymn was “Amazing Grace.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included a couple of people.

Recently, Norma Elliott visited Darrell and Pat Newton. Norma also visited Sydney Stone, Hilda Nordinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel and Mamie Watkins throughout the week. Sunday, Mrs. Elliott showed her final respects at the funeral of Betty Garrett at Union Chapel Baptist Church.

Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Mitzie Waller, Leslie Overby, Chad Overby, Connie Cranfill and the Reverend Mike Riley. Saturday morning, Sam Parham, Norma Elliott, Mitzie and Ruth went to Roxboro to see the movie “Son of God.” Saturday, Mitzie and Ruth went to HBC to enjoy hearing the group Holy City sing.

Thursday, Abraham Tillotson visited Jimmy Sanford and Mary Halloway. Later that day, he visited W.G. Elliott. Saturday, Abraham went with the brotherhood and the boys bowling at the World of Sports. Saturday evening, Abraham went with Audrey Birchfield to HBC to enjoy hearing the group Holy City. Sunday, Mr. Tillotson went to Betty Garrett’s funeral at Union Chapel Baptist Church in Clarksville. Later, he went to Bessie Bagbey’s funeral at Nelson Baptist Church.

Friday evening, Dennis Ballance, Karen Morris and a few of the HBC youth members gathered at Ash Avenue Baptist Church for the “Stop Hunger Now” event. They, along with the Halifax Christian School Praise Band and the Reverend/Evangelist Steve Freeman, were all able to prepare 10,000 meals for the hungry.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam attended the funeral service for Mrs. Betty Garrett at Union Chapel Baptist Church Sunday afternoon.

Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Ann Elliott Sunday were Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Christian and Erica Willis, Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel and Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam.

Dean and Ronnie also visited Hugh Elliott Sunday.

Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Bessie Bagbey family, the Ben Blanks family, the Timothy Puryear family, the Betty Garrett family, the Punk Stanley family, the Edwill Owen family and the Lois Anderson family. Remember our great country, Middle East Situation, people searching for jobs, those on missions and the Missionaries throughout the world as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Jonathon Fisher, Jesse Lee Seamons, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: James Wade, Linda Humphries, Lois Cassada, Johnny Noblin, Zachary Loftis, Mia Medley, Tim Loftis, Holly Loftis, Justin Wilkins, Mitch Overby, Brian Chandler, ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant.

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