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Hitesburg News for Nov. 27, 2013 / November 26, 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. Hymn was "Count Your Blessings." Children's sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kinseey, was a skit which class #3 performed. Harper Ballance, Grayson Ballance, Owen Lloyd and Sydney Stone took part in the skit entitled "God Loves Everyone." The children collected loose change from throughoutthe congregation for the November Loose Change project which will go toward the local food bank. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, David Bryant. Hymn was "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come." Choir special was "The Old Fashioned Meeting." Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley began the speaking of those special people in our lives that have influenced and/or are still influencing us/others in a Godly way. Scripture came from Joshua 24:1-13 and 15. Ronnie Pulliam, Betty Hart, Ann Elliott, Tammy Lloyd, Debbie Overby, James Hart, Donna Hastings, Beth, Cindy Loftis, Annie Sue Overby and Marilyn Overbey spoke of the things and/or people, living and/or passed on, that have influenced and/or are still influencing them in their lives. Hymn was "Pass Me Not." "Victory in Jesus" and a couple of other hymns were also sung. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. Jullian Wood and Tina Hayden.

Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Mitzie Waller and Marianne Oettinger.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Taylor Elliott, along with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington, attended a stew given by Brian and Judith Burton to welcome Christian and Erica Willis to their new neighborhood in Balmora. Others attending were Sam Parham, Norma Elliott, Tommy and Jane Elliott, John Burton, Ward and Tabitha Burton, Dr.and Mrs. Roberts, Chrisitan and Catherine Roberts, Dani and Mallory Lawter, Katy Morris, Tracey Nelson Roller, Jody, Katye and JJ Nelson, Brad and Lauren Davis, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Harper Ballance, Tim and Elenor Knowlson, Spencer Knowlson and other neighbors.

After the worship hour, most everyone gathered in the fellowship hall for the Harvest Day lunch. Following that, they all enjoyed hearing Kimberly Morris sing some solos. Mrs. Morris delighted everyone with solos of "There Rose a Lamb", "When He was on the Cross", "I Am Redeemed", "When He Comes Down", "O, For a Thousand Tounges", "Life is Easy When God's on that Mountain", "Roses Will Bloom Again", "Bring My Children Home", "Serenaded By Angels", "My House is Full", "Angels in the Room" and "He's Still in the Fire."

Carissa Overby went to Goochland with the Young Life group for the weekend. Haley Overby spent the night with her grandparents, Lynn and Annie Sue Overby Friday. Jade Overby spent the night with her friend Mackenzie Friday as well. Saturday evening, Haley went to David and Julie Riley's for the Sunday school class meeting. Everyone went shopping to purchase gifts for some nursing home residents. The children went back to the Rileys' home where they enjoyed some food and games together. Haley and Annie Sue enjoyed hearing Kimberly Morris sing following church Sunday morning.

Friday, Stacey Puryear, Lillie Mae Puryear, Maggie Puryear, Wade Overby, Charlie Overby and Doran Overbey visited Janie Keeton. Saturday, Linda Puryear, Lillie Mae, Michael Winsted, Jennifer Winsted and Lois Martin stopped by to see her. Sunday, Donald Wall visited Janie. Monday, Linda, Lois, Annie Sue Overby and Donald were Mrs. Keeton's guests.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam and Grayson Ballance went to Danville Saturday to eat out and shop in celebration of Grayson's 10th birthday.

Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Virginia Herndon Vicks 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: Grayson Ballance, David Martin, Carissa Overby, Michael

Loftis, Colton Milam; ANNIVERSARIES: Josh and Charity Milam.

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