By Henderson Milan
Lewis Wortham celebrates 100th birthday recently
Lewis Daniel Wortham celebrated his 100th birthday
January 15, 2005 in Memphis. A booklet was printed. A
Mississippi Industrial College graduate wrote a tribute
to Rev. Wortham and she was Mrs. Essie Pollion Lockett,
and other tributes were written. Celebrating 100 years
kept by the grace of God. Pictures were displayed in the
booklet of years 1984, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005.
On the program, five churches made expressions:
Memphis mayor was on the program and Shelby County
Mayor was on the program. Presentation was made. Rev.
Wortham has nieces living in Holly Springs. We hope he
will have many more birthdays.
Jackson, Ellis Morgan Reaves and son of Detroit, Mich.,
came for the funeral of the late Roosevelt Harris
We wish to
congratulate Marcus Lynn Naylor of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
who was a member of the graduating class at Mississippi
State University Dec. 10, 2004.
Growth Seminar that was held at Hopewell No. 1 Saturday,
Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. was enjoyed by all. Theme:
Stewardship. Order of Service: Call to worship, Pastor
James. Devotion led by Pastor Curtis Hubbard. Welcome:
Deacon Ben Cole II, Hopewell No. 1. Acceptance, Standing
Ovation. Solo, Sis. Sandra Woods, Hopewell No. 1.
Introduction of the Dr. Dwight Quinn. He spoke from I
Peter. Offering solo Sis. Marshaha Gale Finley Union
Valley. Pastor James introduced the speaker, Dr. John W.
Crittle, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Memphis.
His subject Leaders, What Do You Want? It was
well explained. Remarks by Pastor James. Benediction, Dr.
Black History Month. Many elementary schools, high
schools, colleges, universities and fraternal
organizations will have some kind of celebrations during
service was held at Hopewell No. 1 the fifth Sunday,
10:45 a.m. with Pastor James calling to worship.
Devotional Service led by the deacons, music provided by
the choir. Responsive Reading from St. Mark 10:35-45.
Announcements by Curressia Walton. Pastoral Remarks,
benevolence, tithes and offering received by the ushers
and church officials. Deacon Michael Crittle gave the
sick report. The Mayor Rev. Andre DeBerry conducted
altar call. Non-members present were Mike Hubbard of
Providence Baptist Church. Sis. Oberia Mosley of
Chulahoma Church. Hymn of the morning was Amazing
Grace. Pastor James Scripture came from a
portion of Ephesians, subject Bringing Us
Together. The clerk gave the financial report.
Remarks by Mayor DeBerry, benediction by Pastor James.
County Baptist Associations quarterly worship and
praise experience was the fifth Sunday held at the
Baptist Association Building, 3 p.m. Occasion, 50 States
program with vice-moderator Green in charge. Devotion was
led by the Associate Deacons. Greetings, Sis. Rhonda
Bowen. Beautiful music was provided by HSMC music choir.
Beverly Phillips made the announcements. Presentation of
States by churches. Sis. Lauran James made remarks.
Pastor Keith Pendilin introduced the speaker; Rev. Archie
Bowen, of Hearn Grove Baptist Church, brought a powerful
sermon, enjoyed by all. Closing remarks by Sis. Annie
Pastor Arthur Fitchpatrick, moderator. Closing prayer
vice-moderator and benediction.
service was held at Samuel Church fifth Sunday 11 a.m.
Music was provided by the senior choir, sermon by Pastor
Joseph Davis. Benediction by Pastor Davis.
national Baptist conventions met in Nashville, Tenn.,
Hope to see
you next week.
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