First month of 2018 went by very quickly


Good morning/evening to all our readers and friends.

We send out a happy birthday to all that have birthdays this week. My how time goes! The first month of 2018 is gone.

Prayers are extended to all the sick and shut-ins. Our prayer list includes Sammie Curry, Samual Hillie, Oliver J. Hillie, Charles Johnson, Nita F. Hughes, Tyyonna McCalphia, Marsha McMillian, James C. Johnson, Frank Norman Jr., Donna Burton, Ralph Jordan, Rev. R.D. Evans, Marie Evans, Ronald D. Watkins, Essie L. Robinson, Bertiel Evans, Hailey Thompson, Lisa Cunningham, Victor Cunningham, Jessie (Bo) Harris, Lois Evans, Joanne Webster, Billie W. Wash, Deacon L.E. Johnson and Bernell Chapman.

Prayers go out to our nursing home residents: Nellie Norman and Carolyn Watson at James T. Champion of Meridian; Ms. Bobbie J. Clayborn at The Oaks of Meridian; and Mary F. Myers at Hilltop Manor of Union.

“The power of prayer,” welcome to Pleasant Grove MB Church of Newton, where the Rev. Michael Pickens is the pastor. On Sunday, Pastor Pickens’ message was “Fear Lest You Miss God’s Rest,” taken from Hebrews 4:1-3. Pastor Pickens and the Pleasant Grove Church family invites all to Sunday School each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

Our sympathies go out to all the bereaved families in the demise of their loved ones.

Pastor Anthony Robinson and the St. John MB Church family welcome all to Sunday School each Sunday at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:15 a.m. On Sunday, Pastor Robinson’s message was “An Everlasting Agreement with God.” The St. John’s sick list includes Bertha Bender, Frankie L. Evans, Annie Rogers, Regina Bender, and Xavie Walker.

Annie M. McKee, Larry Fielder, Bernice Bowden, Florine Bowden and Mother Bonnie Coleman are on the Hickory sick list.

Pastor Hale and Bro. Brand invite all to the Hickory Devotion each Saturday at 9 a.m. The Devotion is located in the old Western Auto building in downtown Hickory.

Anna McKee, Larry Fielders, Bernice Bowden, Florine Bowden, Mother Bonnie Ellis and Barbara Coleman are on the Hickory sick list. Thanks to God for His love today, yesterday and tomorrow.

Feel free to share comments or information about your activities, news and updates happening in and around our county that can be submitted for this article.

We pray for our city, county, state, U.S. governing officials and our military, stateside and abroad.

For your news, contact Leora Watkins Chapman at 601-683-3516. Address: P.O. Box 473, Newton, MS 39345.


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