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Hitesburg News for Oct. 31, 2013

SoVaNow.com / October 30, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “Family of God” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “I Am Resolved.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning prayer. She asked the children “Who do we pray to when we pray?, “Who can pray?”, “What can we pray for?”, “When can we pray?”, “Where can we pray?” and “Why do we pray?.” Various correct answers were given. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the October Loose Change Project which will go toward Operation Christmas Child as well as nursing home Christmas bags. Prayer time ended with a prayer from a gentleman of the church. The Deacon of the Week is Ronnie Pulliam. Hymn was “Open My Eyes That I Might See.” Choir special was “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Survival Techniques for Stressful Times-Part 1.” Scripture came from Mark 14:32-35 and Joshua 1:8. Hymn was “Trust and Obey.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Averie Bowen and a couple of others.

Recent visitors in the home of Michael and Stephanie Neal, Kensley Neal and Kate Neal have been Steve Wilkins, Joel and Tammy Wilkins, Jamie and Stacey Clary, Jay Clary, Taylor Clary and Cathy Craft. Sam and Pat Fisher, Stephanie, Kensley and Kate enjoyed dinner together last Monday evening at Italian Delight in South Boston. Stephanie, Kensley, and Kate were lunch guests of Steve and Vicky Wilkins Sunday.

Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone visited Donnie and Anne Morris in Berea, NC. They attended a birthday party for Ethan Morris while there. Roosevelt visited Johnnie and Julia Rice Saturday.

Last Monday, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel visited Norma Elliott. Sam Parham visited her several times throughout the week. Monday evening, Ryland Overbey visited Norma.

Last Tuesday, Abraham Tillotson visited Donald and Evone Jacobs.

Sunday afternoon, Mr. Tillotson visited Mr. and Mrs. James Hart.

Mitzie Waller and Ruth Overby visited Heiter and Betty Griffin one day throughout the week.

Melvin and Hollis Bowen visited Ms. Alice Bowen Friday and Saturday. Saturday, they also visited Muriel Williams. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Bowen visited their son, Greg Bowen.

Kelly Ballance, Harper Ballance and Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam were in Raleigh Saturday for Harper’s participation in a gymnastics competition. She and her team won several awards. The Pulliams then spent the remainder of the weekend touring the mountains of NC and visiting Boone and Blowing Rock.

Sunday, Bobby and Connie Cranfill, Mitzie Waller, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett, Charlie Conner and Beth enjoyed lunch with Ruth Overby at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Overby visited them that afternoon. Also Sunday, Beth visited Lynn and Annie Sue Overby.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Avery Guill family, the Charlotte Lloyd family, the Kathleen Bowen Peters family, the Tommy Wolfe family and the Randy Martin family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, North Carolina State Fair Ride Victims, people serving on missions, people searching for jobs, Middle East situation and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Michael Smith, Durrin Bowen, Cody Nester, Joel Wilkins.



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