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Palestine UMC to have homecoming Sunday

Susie Bowers writes the Palestine News.

The Aug. 12 worship service at Palestine United Methodist Church was led by Pastor Kevin McCormac. The title of his message was “Before the King” and scripture reading was from Acts 26:1-29.
On Aug. 19, McCormac delivered his message titled “It’s Me Again, God” and used scripture from Luke 19:1-10 and Exodus 22:1-4 and 7.
Homecoming at Palestine will be Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. A covered dish meal will follow in the fellowship hall.
Palestine United Methodist Church will welcome the Rev. Dan Joseph to preach revival services beginning Sunday. Each night of revival will include a special musical performance.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly summer food program has concluded. Please remember the food pantry will need to be replenished as we transition into providing food as needed for families in the church and community.
Please see Robi Cagle or Susie Bowers for more information or to donate food.
IllumiNATIONS East fall event will be Sept. 28-30. Please let Tom Biby or Hillari Thompson know of any members of the community who need work done around their home or if you would like to volunteer to help on a work site.
Volunteers are needed for children’s church for October. See Joyce Hathcock to volunteer.
The Love Thy Neighbor ministry of Palestine UMC can be reached at lovethyneighborpumc@gmail.com or call 704-690-4940.
Visit www.palestine umc.org for more information about Palestine United Methodist Church.

August Birthdays

23 – Karen Burgess; 25 – Dewey Hopkins; 27 – Elaine McCroskey; 28 – Doug Allman, Martha Wilcox; 29 – Joan Talbert; 31 – Becky Biby.

Upcoming Events

Sundays – EPIC 4:12 meets at 5 p.m. in the church parsonage.
Sundays – GLOW meets at 5 p.m.
Sunday – Homecoming service at 11 a.m. A covered dish meal will follow in the fellowship hall.
Sunday-Wednesday – Revival services at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Joseph.
Sept. 5 – Home Alone group will meet at 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Sept. 6 – Palestine United Methodist Men will meet at 7 p.m. at Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant.
Sept. 6 – Palestine United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Sept. 11 – Palestine Pals will meet at 11 a.m. at Rosebriar Restaurant.
Sept. 16 – Senior Citizens Sunday honoring seniors with a special service and covered dish meal in the fellowship hall after morning worship.
Sept. 19 – Love Thy Neighbor group will meet at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Sept. 22 – Love Thy Neighbor will host Bingo Day at Matthew’s Place from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Donations of desserts and prizes are needed.
Please see any member of the group for more information.
Sept. 28-30 – IllumiNATIONS weekend.

Community Prayer Concerns

Maddox Fontana; Blanche and Larry Barbee; Dianne Conner’s friends Mike and Teresa; Lewis James; family of Rodney Morgan; Mary Ann and Robert Brantley; Kevin Helms; Helen Adams; Johnny Hall; Jef Ferris; Nancy and Lanny Cranford; Carroll Flack; Scott and Linda Keeter; Sherrill and Betty Drye; Marvin, Barbara and Michelle Hinson; Kristie Crayton; Rita Lomax and family; Harry Bost; Julie Crisco; David Lowder; Martha Wilcox’s sister-in-law; Josh and Alison Mauldin; Taylor, baby Bo and family; Tom Luther; Johnsie Herlocker; Dennis Baynard; Joey Drye; Mildred Efird; Joyce Hathcock’s mother Lorene; Doris Beverly; Joey Hatley; Robi McSwain; Rick Bean; Kevin Kubacki; Lynn Myers; Earl Oakes; Robi Cagle; Ricky and Etta Hopkins; Jeremy Watkins; Patty Hendrix; Burrell Maner’s sisters; Darrell and Jane Creed; Christian Thompson; Tony Hall; Nellie and Leroy Tucker; Linda Fraley and family; Hunter Johnson’s father; Bradley Davis; Robin Helms; Dewey and Vera Hopkins; Kate Drye; Johnnie Caudle; Mason Morton; Joyce Drye’s granddaughter Taylor; Grace Hatley and family; Mitch Russell; Brandon Braley; Jewelia Hutton; Robert Thompson; Jace Kinley; family of Keith Drye; Nick Rochester; Don Heafner.