Thursday, June 26, 2014
Potts Camp News
FUMC hosts fifth Sunday services
Matthew 10:32-33 says: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Sympathy is extended to Linda Jones (The South Reporter) and family in the loss of her husband, Doyle Clifford Jones, on Friday, June 20. Services were held at Holly Springs Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 24, at 1 p.m.
First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp will host fifth Sunday services on Sunday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Members of all churches on the Potts Camp Charge (Bethlehem, Cornersville, and Potts Camp) will meet together to worship and enjoy a meal afterwards.
Cary Mayer and grandson, Zack Mayer, have returned from traveling 3,026 miles round trip on the 20th anniversary of the Hot Rod Power Tour, traveling in his 1979 Chevy Nova. He said they left on June 7 and returned home June 15. From Potts Camp, they drove to Charlotte, N.C.; on to Knoxville, Tenn.; Charleston, W.V.; Crown Point, Ind.; Bettendorf, Iowa; and finished up in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. On the way home they stopped in Paducah, Ky., to visit and spend the night with his brother-in-law Jack Clayton and wife, Linda. After attending church with them Sunday morning, they arrived back in Potts Camp Sunday afternoon.
Several members of the Girls in Action (GA’s) from First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, along with their leaders, Marie Alderson and Mary Ann Bennett and five other adults, traveled to New Orleans, La., from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15, to minister to residents of the Baptist Friendship House (a transitional home). While there they cooked and fed around 200 homeless people, serving hamburgers and hotdogs. Alderson said the trip started out with the GA’s gathering toothpaste and other hygiene items together to deliver and it grew from there. They also took T-shirts for the ladies and children’s books that had been donated, as well as a new barbecue grill. While eating in one restaurant, a waitress overheard some of the girls talking about the trip and their ministry and how they had worked hard to get to make this trip. The waitress, being a Christian, was so impressed that she contacted the manager who took care of the entire bill that amounted to quite a large sum of money. “God was with us throughout this entire trip and we want to give Him the glory,” stated Alderson. “We also want to thank everyone who made this trip possible.” The children also participated in other activities such as a trip to the beach, a swamp tour where they saw alligators, wild hogs, snakes, etc. This tour was made in rented boats with tour guides.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick recently visited Walter and Sheila Smithwick and family in New Market, Ala. While there, they attended a baby shower for one of his granddaughters.
At last week’s Summer Reading Program at the Potts Camp Library, children learned about the solar system during story time and during the crafts segment. Today’s program (Thursday, June 26) will be about the weather. County librarian Amanda McDonald has a very interesting program lined up for today as well as for the last three remaining programs this summer. Participation has been very good.
For the fifth Sunday night service on June 29 at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, there will be singing during their evening service. Snacks and finger foods will be served after the program in the fellowship hall.
The King Twins, Margaret and Katherine King (“Y’All Twins”), of Oxford, will launch their third book, “Our Josephine” at 5 p.m., July 1, at Off Square Books in Oxford. Emily Stone is the artist for the book’s cover. The book is written about their association with Josephine Harris Sanders, who will also be in attendance.
The Marshall Co. Extension Service and the Marshall County Mississippi Homemakers Clubs honored Reba Bland (Extension agent III-Leadership Development) with a retirement luncheon on Wednesday, June 18, at the Extension office in Holly Springs. Members of the MHV Council provided the delicious meal. Following lunch, a beautiful retirement cake in her favorite color of pink was served to all in attendance. She received many beautiful gifts. Daisy Christion spoke for the MHV members stating that she will be greatly missed.
Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp concluded with a program on Friday night of last week. VBS director was Debbie Gurley.
Also, the Potts Camp Church of Christ held a one- day VBS on Saturday, June 21 with a good attendance.
Congratulations to David Cook of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, who recently received his master’s degree in law enforcement.
Congratulations to David and Janis Alderson who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on June 29.
Olin Robert Pickens was guest speaker at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs, Sunday evening at 6 p.m. He spoke about his experience as a Prisoner of War during World War II.
REMINDER: Marshall County Genealogy meeting, Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. Place: Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. Speaker: Bobby Mitchell. President is Suzy Watson Stilwell. Newsletter editor is Sylvia Seymour Akin. Guests are always welcome.
Happy birthday to: John Westmoreland (June 27), Jordan Muraco (June 28), Gary Poole (June 29), Lexie Carter (July 1), and May Wynn Wren (July 4). I also want to remember the late Annie Ruth Stone who would have celebrated her birthday on June 30. She shared so much of her collection of history with me over the years.
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Randy Gresham, Jennifer Gay Harris, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Jean McAlexander, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Bernard “Poodlum” Porter, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Richard Smothers, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Pat Westmoreland, James and Della Rose Williams.
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Eastern Star to host special program Sunday
A Model Prayer
And when you pray, do not be like the hyprocites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. Matthew 6:9-13.
Rev. W. James Lyons delivered an inspiring message from Matthew and Luke Sunday. Everybody has a relationship with God. Although he brings a wonderful message every Sunday, if you have never heard him, you are invited to come to Greenfield Church any Sunday for worship services. The welcome mat is spread.
The people of this community are in sympathy with the family of Lois Young Saxon who passed away on June 11; also the family of Daniel Park Talley who was funeralized on June 21, and other families who lost loved ones recently.
Sunrise Chapter #166 Order of Eastern Star will present the 66 books of the Bible on Sunday, June 29, at the Waterford Lodge Hall, 3 p.m. The public is invited. Sis. Callie M. Lay is matron, and Bro. Levan Miller is patron.
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