Thursday, March 2, 2005

Holly Springs News
By Henderson Milan

Krystal DeBerry to graduate from Dillard University

Mississippi Retired Education personnel met Tues., March 8 at the old Central High School in Jackson. Some retirees from Marshall County were in attendance.

General Baptist Missionary Society of Samuel Chapel met Sat., Feb. 25. Meditation was taught and closed with the Baptist Missionary Pledge.

Krystal DeBerry will graduate during commencement exercises May 7 at Dillard University in New Orleans. Marche Phillips, graduate of Mississippi State University, will receive her master’s degree, during commencement exercises at the University of Mississippi. Julius Bostick, graduate of the University of Mississippi, attended activities at the University last weekend.

Marsha Ishop of Villa Park, Ill. suffered a slight heart attack recently.

An Easter program will be presented at Hopewell No. 1 Easter Sunday which will include: series of poems, skits, special Easter music by the choir and Pastor James will deliver the Easter sermon. The public is invited.

The writer and wife visited LaGrange, Tenn. last Monday. They saw beautiful historical homes.

Mrs. Emma Line Robinson, 102 years old, visited the 114-year-old lady in New Albany last weekend.

Worship service was held at Hopewell No. 1 Sun., Feb. 27, 8 a.m. with Pastor Leroy James calling to worship. Devotional service led by deacons. Music presented by the choir. Responsive reading, John 4:3-42. Announcements, Curressia Walton. Pastoral remarks. Benevolent, tithes and offering received by the ushers and church officials. Hymn of the morning, “Amazing Grace.” Mayor Rev. Andre’ DeBerry delivered the morning sermon, his Scripture, Nehemiah 6:1, subject, “Don’t Come Down.” It was enjoyed by all. Financial report was given by the clerk. Benediction by Pastor James.

Worship service was held at Samuel Chapel Church Sun., Feb. 27, 11 a.m. with Pastor Davis calling to worship. Announcements, Sis. Frances Baird. Prayer list, Sis. Lizzie Logan. Prayer, Pastor Davis. Selection, youth choir. Offering received by the ushers and officers and blessed by the pastor. Black history moments: teacher and children. Solo, Vera Thomas, Benton County native. Sis. Hattie Gordon gave a report on Condelecca; Alfred Kimbrough recited a poem he wrote; solo, Vera Thomas. Hymn of the morning, “Amazing Grace.” His Scripture, Proverbs 3:11-12, subject “Suffering For A Purpose.” Musicians Donald Thompson, keyboard, Robert Tallie Sr., guitar, Robert Tallie Jr., drums.

Heroines of Jericho Court No. 14 attended worship service at Finley Grove, Sun., Feb. 27, music provided by the choir. Offering, deacons and trustees. Sermon delivered by Pastor Green, his Scripture, Philippians 4:19, subject, The Lord Will Provide, 40 Men Wrote the Bible.”

The New Educational Baptist State Convention planning session will be March 12 in Oxford. Hopewell No. 1 will be present.

Founder’s Day for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held at Anderson CME Chapel Church Sun., Feb. 27.

I hope to see you next week.

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