Thursday, February 3, 2005

Holly Springs News
By Henderson Milan

Retired teachers to meet at Multi-Purpose Building

Nancy Reaves of Durham, N.C., was sent by her employer to Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 18. She was accompanied by her mother, Maxine Reaves of Rochester, N.Y.

Church Growth Seminar was held at Hopewell No. 1 Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Dr. Edna Crafton was the lecturer and Dr. John W. Crittle was the speaker.

Marshall County Retired Education Personnel will meet Friday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m. in Marshall County Library with president Laverne Jones presiding. This will be our black history and honored day.

General Baptist Missionary Society of Samuel Chapel Church will meet Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Meditation will be taught and will close with the Baptist Missionary Pledge.

We express our love and sympathy to Mrs. Effie Peterson in the recent loss of one of her sisters.

Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Prater celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary in Detroit, Mich. They have made many visits to Holly Springs.

Henderson Milan will go back to Rayner Clinic in Oxford Thursday, Jan. 27 for an eye check- up.

Holly Springs Baptist Association Board met Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. at the Baptist Association Building, pastor Arthur Fitchpatrick presiding. Agenda: devotion, prayer offered by Pastor James Green. Roll call and the minutes were read by secretary. Old business, new business, building maintenance, reports from the congress, Women’s Auxiliary, youth department, publicity and banking committee. Printed materials were passed out to the group. Donuts and juice were served to the group. Many other items were discussed. Dr. Celestine Tucker and Dr. Bessie Tables were present.

Mr. and Mrs. William Hollowell and daughter visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Milan Jan. 13. Mr. Hollowell and daughter interviewed Henderson Milan. After the interview, they were given a tour of the Milan home. After the tour they had an interesting chat. The Milans enjoyed them.

Elder Emmy Parker delivered a wonderful sermon from the subject “The Greatest Wrapper” and beautiful music was provided by the youth choir.

Mr. and Mrs. William Hollowell’s daughter is making plans to enroll in the school of law at the University of Mississippi this fall.

Marshall County Retired Education Personnel will not meet at the Public Library Friday, Feb. 11. Our meeting will be in the Multi-Purpose Building on North Memphis Street in Holly Springs Friday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m.

General Baptist Missionary Society of Samuel Chapel met Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. Meditation was taught and closed with the Baptist Missionary Pledge.

Dr. Gifton Jones, along with his lovely wife, Mrs. Gracie Jones from Jerusalem Baptist Church in Memphis, had a special invitation to the Presidential Inauguration on Thursday, Jan. 20 in Washington D.C., for the grand occasion. Pastor and Mrs. Jones both attended one of the 11 balls that night. This was truly a blessing and honor to be at the history-making celebration.

We wish to express our deepest sympathy and love to the families of Roosevelt Harris of Benton County and Tommy Robinson of Chicago.

Worship service was held at Hopewell No. 1 Sunday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. with Pastor Leroy James calling to worship. Devotion was led by the deacons. Beautiful music was provided by the choir. Deacon Ben Cole II led in Responsive Reading from St. Matthew 16:24-28. Announcements by Sis. Tina Zinn. Pastoral remarks. Benevolent, tithes and offerings were received by the ushers and church officials. The sick report was given. Prayer from the pulpit. Non-members present were Minister Lawrence Williams of Starkville. Hymn of the morning was “I Love The Lord.” Pastor James’ Scripture was from St. Luke 19:10, subject “What Is Your Personal Life With Jesus Christ.” Financial report was given by the clerk. Remarks by Minister Williams and Mayor Andre’ DeBerry. Benediction by Pastor James.

Hopewell No. 1 Pastor’s Aide program was presented Sunday, Jan. 23, 2:45 p.m. Theme, “God Supplies All Our Needs.” The program: Call to Worship, Pastor James; devotion was led by the first lady, beautiful music was provided by Hopewell No. 1 and Jerusalem choirs. Deacon Melvin DeBerry introduced the master of ceremony, Pastor Oliver P. White. Sis. Cora Walton gave the welcome. Deacon Ben Cole II gave remarks on the theme. Solos were given by Sis. Mary Beard of Hopewell No. 1 and Bro. Roosevelt Galloway of St. Mark. Pastor James introduced the speaker, Rev. Dr. Gifton Jr., pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Memphis, who brought a beautiful sermon that thrilled the congregation. His Scripture was taken from St. Mark 4:35-41, subject “Jesus In Action” and was enjoyed by all. Words of Gratitude, Deacon Melvin DeBerry. Closing remarks Pastor James. Remarks and benediction, Pastor Jones. Delicious food was served in the fellowship hall of the church by the missionary ladies of the church.

Worship service was held at Samuel Chapel Church Sunday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. with Pastor Davis calling to worship. Scripture was taken from St. Luke 9:1-5. Devotion, deacons and congregation. Statement of Faith was led by Minister Charles Norwood. Selection, Youth choir “Come and Go With Me.” Announcements by Sis. Frances Baird.

James Jackson is in New Albany Hospital. Pastor Davis presented certificates to those who attended Bible class in 2004. Pastoral Prayer. Selection, youth choir. Offering was received by the ushers and church officials and blessed by Pastor Davis. Selection, youth choir soloist Laseyvion McAfee. Hymn of the morning was “Amazing Grace.” Pastor Davis’s Scripture was taken from Proverbs 3:1-4, subject “To Know, To Love and Obey God.”

Musicians: Robert Tallie Sr., guitar, Robert on drums, Donald Thompson on keyboards.

Hope to see you next week.

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