By Brenda Bailey
Birthday wishes to: Sue Brockway, Alison Swisher and Slade Keaton on August 5; Austin Ottone and Jo Frazier on August 6; Andrew Reavis and Jodi Blackwelder on August 7; Zira Wilson on August 8; Gary Allen, Terry Allen and Walker Daniel Reeves on August 9; Phillip Seats on August 10; and Tonya Allen and Rachel Wilson on August 11. Happy anniversaries to Jamie and Wendy White on August 6th and to Wilbur and June Reeves on August 11th. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed please let me know.
It was so good to see dear friends, Eva and Danny Castevens, at the downtown Mocksville Farmers Market on Wednesday. They, along with bassist Dean Castevens, play there every week. If you haven’t been to our local farmers market, it’s a must. I came home with very good home grown vegetables. All the vendors are so nice and helpful and the music is a big plus.
New Union Church has worship at 10am every Sunday, followed by Sunday School at 11am. Pastor Brian Loper welcomed everyone.
Monumental Vacation Bible School: Celebrating God’s Greatness in New Union is August 7-10 from 6:30-8pm. Monumental is filled with Bible study experiences that kids can see, touch and taste. There are team building games, Bible songs, and other activities that help faith come into life. There will be snacks every night at 6:30 and hotdogs for everyone on August 10th. It will be a great time to learn more about Jesus.
New Union will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be hotdogs, homemade ice cream, a bake sale, vendors, a silent auction, music and more. The church is at County Line and Sheffield Roads. Reservations are accepted for seller space. Call me at 336-837-8122, email [email protected] or message me on Facebook.
Hotdog Saturday at New Union is set for August 27th.
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Callaghan VFD invites you to come to the department or call 336-492-5791.
Ijames Baptist Church will hold its annual Homecoming Service and Covered Meal on Sunday, August 14th. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m., with a meal to follow. Bring your favorite foods and join. Revival services will begin each evening at 7 Sunday-Wednesday, August 14-17 with guest speaker, Evangelist Kenny Greenway. Everyone is welcome to join us for these services.
Pastor Ruth continues his messages on the End Times worship service at 10:30 am at Ijames Baptist. Bible Study on the Book of Daniel is every Sunday evening from 5-6.
Summertime JAM (Jesus and Me) is held every Sunday from 5-6pm at Ijames for ages 3 through 5th grade. Join for Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks.
Volunteer Fire Department Center is looking for volunteers. If this is of interest to you, stop by the station every Thursday night at 7 or call 336-492-7649. The department is located at 2265 US 64 West.
Devotion, a mixed trio from God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio, will play this Sunday at 6pm at Community Covenant Church. The trio consists of students Chris Castle of Phoenix, Arizona, Kendra Peck of Muncie, Indiana, Clarissa Manley of Dayton, Ohio, and Josiah England of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Pastor Keith Ledford invites you to join them for this inspiring service. Community Covenant Church also invites you to join them every Sunday for worship at 10:45am and 6:00pm, as well as prayer and Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:00pm
A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan Church every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. Praise Sunday will be this week at the 11:00 a.m. service in the morning. Everyone is welcome at all services. A men’s group will begin in August, Elijah Men Eat Meat, but dates and times have not been confirmed.
Trackers of Truth Bible Camp will be held every Friday evening in August from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Liberty Wesleyan, open to Kindergarten through 5th grade. To sign up, call 336-492-3000.
BoTyme’s Country Jubilee is still going strong every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at The Farmington Community Center with a mix of country, bluegrass and gospel music. Admission is $3 at the door, but musicians are admitted free. There is coffee, drinks and packaged food available for purchase. Many new musicians were there last Thursday night. Everyone is welcome.
Every Monday night from 6:30 to 9:30 there is a jam session at the Meatlocker on Garden Valley Road off US 64 near Cool Springs. Eddie Porter invites you to come out and choose or just sit back and listen to music.
Prayer requests continue for Brian Swain, Gene Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Fry, Yvonne Ijams, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Milton Tatterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Goble, Karen Morgan, Helen Bulla, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson, Lynn Hicks, Betty Godby, Emily Brown and Susan Stratton. Our sincere condolences to the family of Ralph Leonard and the family of Elizabeth (Lib) Leonard.