Congratulations to all the graduating seniors
By Margie Ward
On Sunday morning a good attendance was present with some visitors and we were blessed to have them visit with us today. We pray they also received a blessing and will feel welcome to come be with us at any time that we have services.
We congratulate all seniors graduating from Morgan County and other area schools. We recognized Veronica Simmonds in our morning service. She will graduate on Friday night from MCHS and she was presented a Bible from the church by Pastor Ron. The choir special was “He Has Made Me Glad”; special music, “God Puts the Pieces Together” by Barbara Sims. We had Gideon speaker Steve Blanton with us Sunday. He used many scriptures, some were Isaiah 55: 11, Acts 15: 4, Rev. 21: 27, they distribute many Bibles through the Gideons in more than 187 countries including schools, universities, hospitals, motels, etc., some military chaplains are given Bibles to give to the soldiers, God’s word is there wherever you go, it has kept many people from doing things of harm to them or someone else. They ask we all continue to pray they will be able to continue to spread God’s word through this ministry.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. Dr. Barnes continued with the G.R.O.W. seminar.
On Saturday the Mother-Daughter Banquet was held at Brownwood Family Life Center, the Compton Sisters from Shiloh Baptist brought the special music. Denise Swann was speaker using FAITH as the topic. A delicious meal was enjoyed by all, door prizes were given. Fifty-nine enjoyed this event, five churches from the association were represented, six other churches were represented not in the M.C.B. Association but we are glad everyone came and enjoyed this time with us.
On Saturday night the ones I know of that visited with the family and friends of Patricia Fielding at A. E. Carter Funeral Home were Denny and Patsy Pickett, Vernon and Jan Mullins, Esther Atkinson, Margie Ward, Betty Mullins, Mary Jo Collins, Mitch Collins, Betty Bohannon, Peggy Harper and Pastor Ron Swann.
The Brownwood Clothes Closet will be open on Saturday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. We have an abundance of clothing for everyone if you or someone you know needs anything in the clothing line please come on out, everything is free.
On Sunday afternoon Joe and Retha Brown, Millie McNair, Esther Atkinson, Kittie Mayfield, Denny and Patsy Pickett, Connie Cottrell and Betty Mullins attended the funeral of Patricia Fielding at A. E. Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Ron Swann was one of the officiating ministers, along with Rev. MaCrae Olinger. Burial was at Buckhead. Mrs. Fielding will be missed by everyone that knew her, to know her was to love her, she had a smile and hug for everyone. Our Christian sympathy goes out to her family during this time.
Next Sunday, May 25, the Youth will be in charge of the morning service. After the service the youth will serve lunch for donations, this will go toward their Super Wow trip this summer.
Saturday, May 31 a workday will be held at Brownwood at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A lot of help is needed, please plan to come there is something for everyone to do.
VBS at Brownwood is June 8-12; theme, Son Harvest Country Fair.
On Sunday, Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood and Margie Ward enjoyed lunch on Sunday with Julie and Billy Phillip. We celebrated Mary’s birthday.
Billy Phillips is home from the hospital now and has been doing well since his heart attack. He will be having more heart surgery in a couple of weeks to go in and address his blockages on the other side of his heart. Please continue to keep him in your prayers
We send out congratulations to all our graduating seniors in Morgan County and all the other area schools. My granddaughter Sarah Wood, who is a home school student, will graduate from Heritage Classical Study Center on Friday. I am so proud of her. She will be attending Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee in the fall.