Thursday, October 2, 2014
Potts Camp News
Baby shower at First Baptist honors Stantons
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 HCSB).
Happy 85th birthday to Mary Green, mother of Jerry Green, who celebrated with family members at the home of grandson Michael Green on Sunday evening.
Congratulations and warm wishes to Pat Goode and Leisa Whaley on their marriage Friday, Sept. 26. You are wished much happiness.
Get well wishes are sent to Robert Luther who is recuperating from recent surgery.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Joe Pipkin, who passed away early this week.
David Randolph of Memphis, Tenn., visited the Potts Camp Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 23, to place fall flowers on the gravesites of his mother and other relatives. While in town he visited his aunt, Madalynne Ash. They enjoyed lunch together at Flick’s Restaurant.
Jim and Cindy Ingold of Morton, Ill., visited with Don and Dene Randolph Thursday, Sept. 25. Jim and Don were teammates on the Memphis Tigers basketball team from 1961-63. They enjoyed a catfish dinner and reminisced about all the good times they had during their college years.
Mitch Stone sang at the Christian Community Fall Festival at Temperance Hill Baptist Church last Saturday. The featured singing group for the day was Southern Image. Other local singers performed as well. There were games and inflatables for the children and also plenty of food (barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.) Rev. Rob Chittom is the pastor.
Cornersville United Methodist Church also hosted their annual fall festival on Saturday with games, singing, food, and fellowship. There was a good turnout at the festival this year. Rev. Don Newton is the pastor of the Potts Camp Charge, which includes Cornersville, Bethlehem and Potts Camp.
John Nelson of Byhalia enjoyed an early birthday celebration at the home of Margaret Hart, Wednesday, Sept. 24. Others on hand to enjoy the delicious fresh vegetable lunch with cornbread and meatloaf were Mitch and Jeanette Stone, Billy Cline, Rev. Ben Moyers, Nancy Lane, and myself. Homemade peach cobbler with ice cream was served following the meal.
The Shaw-McElroy families met at Wall Doxey State Park Lodge on Sunday afternoon for a family reunion with a large attendance. Jean Whaley said they had a wonderful time visiting, especially with family members they had not seen in quite some time.
Congratulations to former music director of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Andy Roe, who is now the music director at Macon Road Baptist Church in Memphis.
Rev. Don Newton, Mike and Calvin Cooper, Bonnie Berryhill, Susan Howell, and I attended the New Albany United Methodist District Charge Conference in the fellowship hall of Myrtle UMC on Sunday afternoon.
Jean Gurley attended the Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in Tupelo at Veterans Park on Saturday and Sunday to watch her granddaughter, Madisyn Cobbs of Oxford, a team member of the Chaos team, play in the 12 and under games. Also attending were Madisyn’s parents, Jimmy and Georgia Cobbs, along with her brother, Landon, and her paternal grandparents, Jim and Beth Cobbs.
Virginia Savage and Birdie Savage were co-hosts for a baby shower honoring Roxanne Rowland on Saturday in Southaven, at the home of the honoree’s grandparents. She received many useful gifts for her soon-to-be-born son, who will be her fourth child. Christopher, Jayne, and Brendan, attended with their mother. Also, attending were her mother-in-law, Sue Rowland, and I.
A baby shower was held for Gary and Kalee Stanton Sunday, Sept. 28, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
The Marshall County Genealogy Society met last Saturday at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. It was a nice meeting and a birthday video was made for Bobby Joe Mitchell, who was unable to attend. Newsletter editor Sylvia S. Akin passed out newsletters to those in attendance. In this edition is the first in a continuing series of articles on Methodist churches in the Holly Springs Circuit in the 1850s, written by Hubert McAlexander. The staff of the Heritage News and members of the Marshall County Genealogical Society wish to thank Dr. Hubert H. McAlexander, Professor Emeritus of English, UGA, for his offer to write and submit a series of new and previously unpublished articles to this newsletter. For more information on MCGS; to become a member; to renew membership; or to obtain a copy of the latest newsletter, contact: Treasurer, MCGS, Marshall Co. Library, 109 E. Gholson Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Katherine Sundstrom recently visited Mattie Ladd in Blytheville, Ark., and Pat Williamson in Greenville, Ky. While in Kentucky, the trio celebrated the birthdays of Mattie and Pat, attended two concerts (one featured Sandi Patti), and attended a fall festival. Back in Blytheville, she and Mattie attended several activities with friends. After a fun-filled 10 days, Katherine returned home last Saturday.
Mississippi artist and writer Laurie Parker will speak during the monthly meeting of Marshall County Friends of the Library, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 12 noon, at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. The meeting is open to the public. She will talk on her second novel, “Yonder Breaks the Morning.” The business meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. for members and those wishing to become members. Make plans now to attend. It will be an enjoyable program.
Activities in Potts Camp on Friday, Oct. 10, will include a homecoming parade and other homecoming activities, followed by the Potts Camp Homecoming football game vs. West Tallahatchie at 7 p.m.
Winborn United Methodist Church will have their regular monthly singing on Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 5 p.m. The Servants Quartet will be in concert and there will also be an open mike session. A meal will follow. Rev. Danny Estes is the pastor.
Plan to attend the upcoming revival meetings for the three churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge. Cornersville UMC, Oct. 20-21; Bethlehem UMC, Oct. 22-23; and Potts Camp UMC, Oct. 27-28.
Happy Birthday to the following: Michele Courson, Barbara Gilliam, and Malcolm Poole (Oct. 2), Ralph Bridges, Jimmy Hollingsworth, Ellen Lovelady, and Preston Poole, (Oct. 3), Terri Conlee (Oct. 4), Hayden Wilkerson (Oct. 5), Roger Bolden, and Brayen Turner (Oct. 7), Mendy Clifton (Oct. 8), and Jac Tyler Jenkins (Oct. 9).
Those on the prayer list include: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John and Betty Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Glenda Clifton, Madeline Clifton, Phil Cox, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Tim Gholston, Jim Gilliam, Randy Gresham, Gale Goode, Mitchell Gurley, Jennifer Harris, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Mary Mills, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Irene Pipkin, Scotty Rhea, Orville Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Billy Smith, Suzy Stilwell, James and Della Rose Williams.
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Family and Friends’ Day held at Greenfield
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” —2 Corinthians 12:9.
The above Scripture has been the focus of our Bible study at Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford for the past several months as we work to be true disciples of Christ. And Sunday, Sept. 28, God’s grace was very sufficient as the church celebrated its 28th annual Family and Friends’ Day program. The theme was “Family and Friends connected through Christ.” Both John 15:15 and Eph. 3:15 were the Scriptures used to bring this theme into focus.
Prelude by musicians. Call to Worship was led by pastor Lyons. Devotion led by family and friends. Prayer led by Pastor M. Stephens. Scripture was read by the family of Robert Curry. Introduction of MC, family Lavora Blake. Mistress of Ceremonies was Queen Martin. Praise Dance by Ashleigh and Alex. Welcome by family, Catina Newsom. Acceptance, friend, Mt. Pisgah CME Church. Occasion, family elect lady G. Lyons. Offering and offertory prayer by officers. Selections, Wilkins Chapel Choir. Introduction of speaker, Pastor W. James Lyons. Selection by Mt. Pisgah CME Choir. Speaker of the written word, Pastor Eddie J. Wilson, Mt. Pisgah CME Church. Selection, Mt. Pisgah CME Choir. Words of thanks, family, mother E. Curry. Announcements by family and friends. Benediction by Pastor Eddie J. Wilson.
Like most churches in the Waterford Community, we are small, but as our pastor, Rev. W. James Lyons, constantly says, “God don’t count numbers but He makes numbers count.” With Pastor Eddie J. Wilson and Mt. Pisgah CME Church as our special guests, God made the numbers count. We certainly are grateful for all of our family and friends who were in attendance, and we thank God for each of you.
The Second District Palace of Children’s annual banquet was held at Waterford Lodge Hall Saturday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.
The officers are Margie Green, Eva Lay and Annie Smith, Mother Mary and Annie Smith, District Mother Mary. Sherwood Holland, District Father Joshua.
Theme ‘Empowering Our Children to the Best.’
Opening song “Jesus on the Main Line.”
Prayer; Scripture, Kenterious Owens. Occasion, Eva Lay. Welcome, Quentavis Martin. Selection, Second District Palace of Children.
Speakers as following: Alexandria Blake, Miller’s Palace No. 301. Kyra Prather, Etta Palace No. 12 and Jakala Brooks, Holly Springs, Palace No. 14.
Music, Second District Palace of Children.
Words of Thanks, Margie Green. Remarks, Mary Smith, District Mother Mary and District Father Joshua. Benedict/Grace, Bro. Lincoln Martin.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church and other churches in the Waterford area are still having worship services every Sunday. You are welcome to come and join us.
The Greenfield Presbyterian Church family is in sympathy with Van Curry and family, the Lizzie Mitchell family and the David Glass family.
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