By Henderson Milan
home setting for New Years breakfast
Years breakfast was served in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. M.L. Rayford New Years Day.
Gifton Jones, pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church will be
our guest at Hopewell No. 1 the fourth Sunday in January
from Memphis. Pastor Cheairs and St. Paul Baptist Church
Byhalia will be at Hopewell No. 1 the first Sunday
afternoon in February. The public is invited to attend
will deliver the morning sermon the third Sunday in
Smith celebrated her birthday Jan. 10.
Growth Seminar will be held at Hopewell No. 1 Saturday
29, 10 a.m. Dr. John W. Crittle, pastor of Macedonia
Baptist Church Memphis will be the speaker.
Milan is recovering at home, after undergoing left eye
surgery Dec. 16 at Rayner Clinic in Oxford and having a
stroke in his right eye. Those who made telephone calls
to him at Rayner Clinic were Hopewell Baptist Church,
pastor Leroy James, Rev. Curtis Hubbard, attorney Ben
Cole II, Deacon Melvin DeBerry, Sisters Ivion Mae
Crittle, Iola Rayford, Lillian Wheeler, Georgia Bagley,
Obertia Jones. Those who provided services Ben Cole II,
Melvin DeBerry, Mrs. Laverne Jones and son, Hubbard and
the Ford sisters. Many others offered help. I wish to
thank everyone. May God bless all of you.
County Retired Education Personnel will meet Friday, Feb.
11, 1 p.m. in the Public Library with president Laverne
Jones presiding. We will have our Black History and
honored day. Three people will be honored.
County Baptist Association Board will meet Saturday, Jan.
15, 10 a.m. at the Baptist Association Building. Pastor
Arthur Fitchpatrick, moderator.
sons and six daughters of the late Clabon and Martha
Jackson made their annual New Year telephone call Jan. 1,
2005. The conference was based in Atlanta, Ga., Mr. and
Mrs. Margaret Reaves were first to ring, incoming from
Villa Park, Ill., followed by John Jackson, Pollie Reaves
Peter, Detroit, Mich., hailed from Rochester, N.Y., while
Joyce Lee Ivery joined the group from Oakland, Calif.,
and Martha Jean Street, our niece who was standing in for
her late father Clabon Eugene, who is deceased. She was
from Detroit, Mich. Andrew Jackson wished us a happy New
Year from Oak Park, Mich. Genetha Smith and Mary Milan
called in from Holly Springs. The meeting was opened by
reading Scripture from the second Psalm, was closed with
a prayer by Maxine Reaves, who frequently thanked God,
making our 15th New Year connection, even though we were
hundreds of miles from each other. We heard their voices
as though we were in the same room. Praise God for the
Jericho Court No. 14 met Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Public
service was held at Hopewell No. 1 Sunday, Jan. 9, 10:45
a.m. with Pastor James calling to worship. Devotional
Service led by the deacons. Music was provided by the
choir. Deacon Ben Cole II led in Responsive Reading from
I John 1:1-5. Sis. Tina Zinn made the announcements.
Pastoral remarks. Benevolent, tithes and offerings were
received by the ushers and church officials. Deacon
Michael Crittle gave the sick report. Prayer from the
pulpit. Sis. Alberta Griffin recognized non-members from
St. Paul Baptist Church, Olive Branch, and a member from
Strawberry. Hymn of the morning was Amazing
Grace. Pastor James Scripture was taken from
Ephesian 1:3, 7 and 14, subject What God Has Done
For You? Mrs. Willie B. Cornelious celebrated her
birthday with most of her children present when Pastor
James presented her with a cake. Financial report was
made by the clerk, remarks were made by Minister Regina
Hardy. Closed by singing Reach Out and Touch
was host to Marshall County Singing Union Sunday, 3 p.m.
Bro. Terry Kilpatrick, president.
1 members having a birthday in January: Marcus Crittle,
1; Cora Walton, 6; Annie B. Grier, 7; Willie B.
Cornelious, 9; Ivion Mae Crittle, 13; Lamedra Payne, 13;
Truely Payne, 16; Japavian Boga, 21; Rev. Curtis Hubbard,
23; Ben Cole II, 25; Thomas Shell, 25; Estelle Faulkner,
30; and Dr. John W. Crittle, 31. The congregation sang
Happy Birthday to all of them.
Jan. 8, 11 a.m. at the public library. Rituals were
performed and dues were collected.
Baptist Missionary Society of Samuel Chapel Church will
meet Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. Meditation will be taught
and will close with the Baptist Missionary Pledge.
attended the New Years breakfast in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. M.L. Rayford were Bobby Spears, Maude Spears,
Iola Rayford, Rose Clayton, Courtney Rayford, Katie
Phillips, Evelyn Matthews, Odorff Matthews, Deborah
Miller, Mike Miller, Marche Phillips, Jayla Dorse,
Emmitt Jones, Beverly Jones, Terry Phillips, Mario
Miller, La Jay Ellis, DAndre Rayford,
Christian Rayford, Anthony Jones, Jeremy Miller, Jamal
Phillips, Freeman Phillips Sr., Oma Rayford, Mamie
Phillips, Bobbie J. Phillips, Tia Willett, Twana Rayford,
Barius Rayford, Jerry Clayton, Keosha Jones, Krisalyn
Jones, Tiesha Rayford, Felecia Rayford, Paulette Shorter,
Dewayne Phillips, Jerry L. Phillips, Linda Spears, M.L.
Rayford, Erin Shorter, Trinity Shorter, Jarvis Spears,
Freeman Phillips, Dr. U.S. Terry Faulkner, Janora Rayford
and Marketa Totten. The menu was corn, rice, homemade
bread, deer sausage, bacon, sliced fat back, chicken and
gravy, eggs, coffee and orange juice. Everyone had a good
Street of Union Valley Community made a brief visit to
Tarkio Place Saturday morning, Jan. 8.
service was held at Samuel Chapel Church Sunday, Jan. 9,
11 a.m. with Pastor Davis calling to worship. Scripture,
Deacon Taester Baird, Psalm 55:1-7. Devotion,
congregation statement was read. Selection, senior choir
soloist John Henry Spencer. Announcements, Lizzi Logan.
Samuel Chapel Bible class will resume Wednesday night.
Our prayer list: Sis. Rosie, who just returned from the
hospital. Pastoral prayer. Selection, choir. Open
My Mouth to the Lord. Offering received by the
ushers and officers, and blessed by Pastor Davis.
Selection, choir soloist Laura Strickland. Hymn of the
morning was Amazing Grace. Pastor Davis read
Scripture from Proverbs 1:30, subject: We must be
wise. Benediction, Pastor Davis. Non-members
present were Wanda Bills and children. Musicians: Donald
Thompson, keyboard; Robert Tallie Sr., guitar, and Robert
Tallie Jr., drums.
Batts was ordained a deacon Sunday afternoon. Chapel
Program, call to worship. Procession. Selection, Samuel
Chapel Choir. Devotion, Mother Board and Deacon Ministry.
Welcome/occasion, Daisy Stinson.
Samuel Chapel. John Bostic introduced the mistress of
ceremony, Ruth Fortenberry. Pastor Davis introduced Rev.
Algee Terry, pastor Skippe Spanish, St. Paul Baptist
Church. Selection, St. Paul Choir. Ordination discussed
by Robert Tallie Sr. Communion discussed by Spencer
Richard. Words of thanks, Joe Willie Batts.
We hope to
see you next week.
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