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Terri Spencer, 862-4604
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on the way. I hope everyone survived the eating, shopping and being with family during this past week. Time is just flying by. My Grandma Bessie used to tell me the older you get, the faster the time goes by. I was very young at the time and of course I thought she was crazy. Now that I am older, I realize how right she was. The time is flying by. I just try very hard to hold on to each precious moment and to enjoy every single one of them. My wish for you for this Christmas season is you also will try to live in the moment and enjoy each and every memory you are creating.
BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday to Gail McCoy, Monica Burns and Suzanne Roberts on Nov. 26; Landon Bow on Nov. 28; and to Bobby Singer on Nov. 29. I hope you all have super fabulous birthdays.
ANNIVERSARIES. I don’t have any listings for anniversaries this week. If you know of any birthdays or anniversaries you would like to see listed here, please give me a call.
CHURCH NEWS. This Wednesday night, all of the services at White Mills Baptist Church will resume at the usual times. Don’t forget about cantata practice at 5:45 p.m. Time is getting short and we need all the practice we can get. Just ask Brenda Elmore. Speaking of Cantata, it is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at White Mills Baptist Church. This includes singers from White Mills Baptist, White Mills Christian and St. Ignatius. We have a large choir this year and the program “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” promises to bless everyone who hears it. Refreshments will be served following the program.
White Mills Christian Church will resume its Wednesday night services this week as well. The children are performing a dinner theater and it sounds like a lot of fun.
COMMUNITY NEWS. The White Mills Community Thanksgiving service was last Sunday night and it really was wonderful. Choirs from White Mills Baptist, White Mills Christian and St. Ignatius all performed beautiful songs of faith and Thanksgiving. Brother Bruce Underhill, pastor at White Mills Baptist, led things off with introduction and opening prayer. Brother Tim Dennis then spoke and told us of the things he was most thankful for this year and then many in the congregation stood and told what they were thankful for. Father Chuck Walker from St. Ignatius sang the 23rd Psalm in chant form. His bass voice was wonderful to listen to. The children from White Mills Baptist and Lakewood’s Good News Clubs also sang “Glad Thanksgiving’s Here”. They were few in number, but did a great job. We had wonderful food and fellowship afterwards. It was such an awesome evening. How terrific it is to see Christians from different denominations come together to celebrate what God has done for us.
Tonight is another Community function. The lighting of the White Mills bridge is tonight. The fun kicks off with a Christmas parade at 5:30 p.m. If you want to be in the parade, you need to be there by 5 p.m. Ride your tractors, four-wheelers, cars or motorcycles or just walk. Just be sure to decorate in the Christmas spirit. At 6:15 p.m., White Mills Christian Church will sponsor a chili supper. All donations will benefit the Lakewood Resource Center. At 7:15 p.m. there will be a live nativity program and at 7:30 p.m. the bridge will be lit. Afterwards there will be more refreshments and fellowship. Please come and join us for a wonderful evening in our community. If you have any questions, please call Dot Graham at 369-8118 or Brother Tim Dennis at 369-6284.
SYMPATHY. This week has been a difficult one here in our community. Malinda Sallee lost her uncle, Sherman Clements. Gene Horn passed away last Sunday. Gene was a longtime resident of this area and a member at White Mills Baptist Church. My prayers go out especially to Connie, his daughter, as she has been his caretaker for a long time and I know she is very, very sad at Gene’s passing. Please drop her a note or stop by and let her know she is not alone during this difficult time.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. Please be in prayer for Marsha Singer as she recovers from some minor surgery, Anne Thompson, Jim Bennett and Angel Johnston as they struggle with health issues. Also be in prayer for Wendy Childress as she recovers from surgery this past week.
SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. I did not print a person of interest this week due to the short week. It will be back in next week’s column. If you have anyone you would like me to write about, please let me know. Also, if you have anything else you would like to see in the column, please call me at 862-4604 or email email@example.com. Have a blessed week.