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Ellen Gaskins: Church schedules homecoming

Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church

Ellen Gaskins writes the Ridgecrest News.

Aug. 12, the message — “How Does It Work?” — was delivered by Larry Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from I Corinthians 15:35-49. The Old Testament reading was from Genesis 2:5-8.
Aug. 19, the message — “What Difference Does It Make?” — was presented by Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from I Corinthians 15:50-58. The Old Testament readings were from Job 14:14-22.
Thank you to everyone who donated or came out to help with the community yard sale held at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church on Aug. 11. Approximately $116 was raised for our church.
Homecoming is Sept. 9. Please spread the word to everyone and plan to join us for the service, food, and fellowship. There will be a covered dish meal following the morning service, with plenty of good home-cooked food .
Prayer meeting is now on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall.
The August food challenge for the Stanly Community Christian Ministry is canned or dried beans, canned tomatoes, and rice. They are also in need of canned fruit in juice, macaroni and cheese, canned meats and two pound bags of rice.

August Anniversaries
25 — Coy and Martha Thompson, 29 — Larry and Tammy Pittman

September Anniversaries
4 — Lewis and Wanda Furr

September Birthday
30 — Larry Pittman

Dates to Remember
Sept. 9 — Homecoming

Prayer Concerns
Don Almond asks that we keep him in our prayers. Mr. Almond would welcome any and all visitors who would like to stop by and see him. Don has moved to Woodhaven, in room 100. If anyone would like to send him a card his address is as follows: Don Almond, Woodhaven Court Room #100, 1930 Woodhaven Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001.
Also pray for Wanda Furr, Nancy and Kathy, Judy Chappell, David Fesperman, Tammy Pittman, Steve and Laura Troutman, Candi and Jeremy Reed, Rozenna Tucker, Wanda Krimminger and Bob, Tammy’s mother, Charlene Wallace and son-in-law, Don Almond, Roy and Lois Furr, Jeannette Troutman, Katie Fisher, Pauline Tucker, Charlie and Mary Isenhower.

Oak Grove UMC
Oak Grove United Methodist Church is at 32056 Herrin Grove Road, Mt. Pleasant.
We are taking “Letters of encouragement” for the Tarheel Academy kids. They are ages 16-18. They are in the middle of their current session.
Please give letters to Trish Chandler or Rev. Beau Linker
We are collecting items to donate to our local schools (pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, etc.).
The congregation is asked to bring in canned food, toiletries and other necessities every week to donate to those that need it most in our community.
August SCCM food collection is boxed and canned pasta meals.

Dates to Remember
Aug. 27 — 5:30 p.m., Soul Food at Tabernacle UMC, 1321 Church St., Albemarle.
Sept. 12 — 6 p.m., family night dinner.

Prayer List
Gary Almond, Hoye Almond, Vivian Almond, Patsy Blake, Carl Bost, Jeremy Bost, Justin Bradley, James Brown, Cathy Burleson, Terry Burnette, Mike Bunting’s mother, Julie Car, Carter Family, Guy Clark, Dean and Catherine Combs, Deloris Cody, Megan Cooper, Windy Cooper, Larry and Evelyn Cowan, Crump Family, Angela Efird, Dan Eudy, Darren Ewing, Tina Ewing , Jack Faulkner, Tyler Fulton, Kynadee Furr, Margie Furr, Todd Hannah, Beth Harris, Tex Hatley, Ruth Hill, Brenda Howell, Peyton Howell, Betty Jones, Lee Family, Doug Matters, George McCormac, Arnold McDonald, Sue Moore, Rebecca Monde, Randy Nickel, Billy Robins, Mike Rowland, Beverly Sechier, Gaynell Shires, Lynn Shires, Charles Simpson, Teresa Taylor, Jon Teal, David Thurston, George Troling, Erika Williams, Grace Whitaker, Ann Worley, Andra Bennett, Connie Blalock, EB Eudy, Louvetta Gray, Doris and Bert Hudson, Ken Koonce, Sharon Leonard, Steve Schwarzer’s grandson, Joyce Shoe, Jace Thompson and Steve Troutman.
The family of Lauren and David Cooper in the loss of their newborn child.

August Birthdays
23-Eddie Alton, 24-Anna Faile, 25-Robin Safrit, 29-Joe Chandler, 31-Malcolm Harwood.

August Anniversaries
23-Roger and Peggy Harwood, 24-Bobby and Sue Harkey, 28-Mike and Deloris Rowland, 30-Joe and Patricia Chandler.

Call Ellen Gaskins at 704-485-8177, leave a message or email yellow feather59@hotmail.com.