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June 1, 2013

Harristown News

Saturday, June 1, 2013 — Friends and Family Day

 Spaulding Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate Friends and Family Day on June 9.

Pastor Charles Allen will deliver the Sunday morning message. Lunch will be served starting at 1:30 p.m. The afternoon program will start at 3:30 p.m. and Rev. Anthony Ford and the choirs and members of Trinity AME Zion Church in Southern Pines will be our guests.

New Hope Men’s Fellowship

New Hope Mighty Men of Valor will sponsor New Hope Men’s Fellowship, an all men’s choir concert, on June 7 at 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in New London.

Chicken and fish sandwiches will be sold during the concert.

New Hope men’s day

New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate its New Hope’s men’s day on June 9.

 The speaker for the morning service will be Elder James Mcrae of Lexington Deliverance in Lexington. Dinner will be served after the morning service.

The afternoon speaker will be Pastor Kendrick Palmer of First Baptist Church in New London.

The pastor is Bishop Ronald Carpenter.

St. Luke

Elder Douglas Christian will be the guest speaker in the 11 a.m. worship service at St. Luke on June 9.

90th birthday

Congratulations to Thelma Hyatt Craig on her 90th birthday. Her children honored her by giving a birthday party at the E.E. Waddell Center in Albemarle. She was escorted by sons, Garfield and U-Shaka. Daughter Marian was mistress of ceremonies. Welcome was by Avis Craig, scripture by Elder Randy Simons, prayer by Bishop James Richardson and there was recognition of her 10 children. Granddaughter Candice performed a praise dance. Oldest daughter Barbara gave a tribute and reflections were by son U-Shaka Craig. He also showed a brief movie of the family. A blessing of grace was by Minister Kim Scott. The honoree made remarks.

The menu included baked and fried chicken, ham, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, green beans, corn, salad, rolls, dessert and ice tea and lemonade. Everything was gorgeous.

Community VBS

The Holy Week Churches will sponsor a Community Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14 at First Baptist Church in Badin. The theme will be “God’s Backyard Bible Camp.” For more information call (704) 422-5314.

Prayer concerns

Sarah Jane Wright, Naomi Steele, Annie S. Turner, Elmonia Parker, Marilyn Lewis, Zeraldine Turner, Ruby Kendall, Eula Lewis, Macie Richardson, Diane Wright, Margerite Pankey, Sybil Chandler, Anna Sturdivant, Odessa Watkins, Pauline Bennett, Dorothy Gardon, Jessie Coving-ton, Frond Woodard, Christine Washington, Tine Sturdivant, Valerie Gainey, Phillis Baldwin, Phillip Reid, Verna Soloman, Martha Wright, Hattie Biles, Verna Smith, Shirley Crump, Lucille Carpenter, Antoinette Peoples, Lee Gaddy, E.J. Christ-ian, Hollie Ingram, John D. Turner, Franklin Kelley Sr., James Wright, Sam Miller, Herbert Hinson, Rev. Rodney Lewis, Rev. Carl Short, Jackie Burch, Johnny Legrande, Rev. James Washing-ton, Rick Benson, Jamie Smith, Johnnie Brooks, Lester Sturdivant, Willie Pankey and Minister Parthera Shepherd.

Harristown News is by Willie Mae Harris.

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