Bible School kicks off at Buckhead Baptist
By Betty Moore
Our sympathy goes to the Guinn family in the death of the 21-year-old young man who was riding the bicycle near the dumpster on Highway 278 Friday. I was told that he waved to someone at the dumpster then swerved into the path of a car driven by someone local. He was the grandson of Mary Guinn.
John and Gail Wade went to Ridgecrest last week for the dedication of the new Southern Baptist hymn “Praise Sing.” The Jubal chorus sang of which John is a part. The Jordanaires were there, too.
Hope Bonner and Becky Stinchcomb spent the weekend with Sara Nell Bonner. Melanie Patrick and Shelly Bonner also visited her.
The Buckhead Baptist Church in having Bible school this week through Thursday. There will be a family supper on Thursday night to bring the Bible school participants and family together.
Larry and Eddie Tanner from Chattanooga visited the Smith family over the weekend. During the week Angela and Allison, Nathan and Sonya Mullins and girls and other family members stopped by to see Rassey for his birthday. We send happy birthday greetings to Edna Smith on Friday, the 13th.
Cleanup day will be at Buckhead Baptist Church Saturday. The church building sits proudly with the replacement of needed boards and a nice paint job. It looks good.
The sale of the Buckhead Methodist Church was completed on last Wednesday. They have just completed a good Bible school.
The Swords United Methodist Church had a visiting preacher on Sunday in the absence of the pastor who was on vacation.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Church Youth are excited as they make ready for their trip to Florida on June 21.
The fathers at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will be honored with a breakfast on June 15 at 8 a.m. You fathers be there for a good treat.
Wednesday evening June 4 Gary and Ahn Roling were guest speakers at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel. They shared with the church that God had called them back to Viet Nam to be missionaries. Ahn shared her childhood memories of growing up there. The church raised a good sum of money for them. I understand that they are already on their way back. I pray for God’s hand to be on them.
Benita Watkins delivered all items that were collected to the Children’s Home on Thursday. The director was pleased with the donations for the children’s summer needs.
Susie and David Phillips were dinner guests of Ann and Bill Gwathney recently.
There was a rodeo benefit for the baby of the former Shannon Milford; I don’t have the last name, and her husband. The baby has quite a few physical problems. I’m sure that medical bills must be high. Some $1500 was raised at the Circle J Arena.
McKaylar and Garrett Alliston have won several awards lately on their goats. Congratulations.
Glenn Dix was the speaker at Grace Bible Church on Sunday in the absence of Pastor Tom Duff.
Jennie and Tracy Thomas and Andi Sells were guests of Bill and Ann Gwathney this week. Jake Sells has also been a guest.
The heat wave has been widespread. My brother said that it is in the 90s at Manchester, Tennessee. A friend in Little Oak Harbor, New Jersey said that it is also very hot there in the 90’s. In addition to the heat in Tennessee my brother said the deer paid a visit to his garden and all but finished it off. Due to much spring rain up there he could not plant the garden until late. I don’t know if they will replant.
I saw where an undertaker had restored an old Cadillac hearse. It was the same car body but made all but new in all its features. It looked to be brand new in the picture. The column said that if anyone is old-fashioned and wants to use the vehicle for their funeral that it is ready. But for all up-to-date folks you can use a new one.
You know when God calls me home I care little what my casket with the hull of my body rides in. My spirit, my being will be in eternity with Jesus Christ who saved me.
I told my family that as far as I am concerned I could be in a pine box. Just give me a cloth on the casket with one long stem rose for each of my immediate family members, whether two, four or five roses, or whatever. And it is no need to spend a lot of money on it all to be put in the ground. So I don’t care if they have my casket on a two-horse wagon. I have ridden in one many times as a child. Not a bad thing!