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Benefit planned for Speight

Susie Bowers writes the Palestine News.

The May 27 worship service at Palestine United Methodist Church was led by Pastor Kevin McCormac. The title of his message was “Remembering” and scripture reading came from Isaiah 51:12-16.
In honor of Memorial Day and to remember those who served our country, a video was shown and names were called out during the service.
On June 3, McCormac led the congregation with his message titled “Let’s Map It Out.” Scripture reading was from Jeremiah 29:1-14. A special baptismal service was held for JT Thompson. Family members from the Bibys and Thompson joined JT’s parents, Christian and Hilari Thompson, to promise to support and nurture JT as he grows in the church.
Also during the worship service, the graduates of the church were honored.
Kinsley Scout Calloway and Joshua Ryan Hudson both received gifts and cards from the church. Kinsley will attend college in the fall to pursue nursing and Joshua will attend college and study finance.
After the worship service, a covered dish luncheon was shared in honor of the graduates.
The June 10 worship service was let by McCormac. The title of his message was “In Pursuit of God’s Intent” and scripture reading came from 1 Kings 3:4-14 and Proverbs 3:1-12.
During the service, Tina Cagle was presented a special pin from the Palestine United Methodist Women for Special Missions Recognition.
Vacation Bible school will be 5:30-8 p.m. July 16-20. Please see Audrey Carter if you would like to volunteer.
For June, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry is collecting all types of juices. Please see Susie Bowers or Robi Cagle with donations.
Many thanks to all who have helped and continue to help this ministry provide food for children during the summer months.
The Love Thy Neighbor group will serve at the Community Table on June 23 and July 7. The group will meet at the Community Table building at 10 a.m. and serve from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If you are interested in serving, please contact any member of the Love Thy Neighbor group.
A pork barbecue benefit for Aly Speight, great-granddaughter of Hoyle and Elaine Barrier, will be on June 22 beginning at 11 a.m. at Millingport VFD.
Donations of $8 gets half a pound of barbecue, slaw, chips, bread and dessert. Carryout, drive thru and dine-in is available. Delivery will be available for orders of five or more plates.
Volunteers will be needed on June 21 at 9 a.m. for set-up and all day June 22 for serving and delivering.
Please contact Tracey Almond at 704-438-1449 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Volunteers are needed for children’s church for June, July and October. Please see Joyce Hathcock to volunteer.

June Birthdays
1 – Emily Hathcock; 7 – Amy Warner; 9 – Don Smith; 10 – Lanny Cranford, Lorene Caudle; 12 – Linda Blalock, Tina Cagle; 13 – Bob McCabe; 14 – Hazel Harris, Brittany Forte; 15 – Van Warner; 17 – Joyce Drye; 21 – Leroy Tucker; 28 – Joyce Hathcock; 30 – Shirley Drye.

June Anniversaries
20 – Ray and Michelle Haywood; 23 – Brent and Stephanie Hathcock; 25 – Frankie and Wendy Treadaway; 26 – Dewey and Vera Hopkins; 29 – Billy and Renae Hathcock.

Upcoming Events
Sundays – EPIC 4:12 meets at 5 p.m. in the church parsonage.
Sundays – GLOW meets at 5pm.
Wednesday – Love Thy Neighbor group will meet in the church fellowship hall at 7 p.m.
June 22 – Aly Speight Benefit at Millinport VFD from 11 a.m.-until.
June 23 – Love Thy Neighbor group will feed at the Community Table at 10 a.m.
July 5 – Palestine United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
July 7 – Love Thy Neighbor group will feed at the Community Table at 10 a.m.
July 10 – Palestine Pals group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Rosebriar Restaurant.
July 16-20 – Vacation Bible school beginning at 5:30 p.m. each day.

Community Prayer Concerns
Julie Crisco; Keith Drye; Ralph Thompson; Millie McCormac; Taylor and baby Bo; Aly Speight; Helen Adams; Linda Ussery; Michael Hargest; Johnsie Herlocker; Jean Almond; Ron Cagle; Audrey Carter; Robi Cagle; Reggie Smith; Susie Bowers; Pauline Rinehardt; Jef Ferris; Nancy and Lanny Cranford; Dana Quinn; James Lowder and family; Jennie Davis; Mildred Efird; Richard Tucker; Greg Slack; Nellie and Leroy Tucker; Sherrill Drye; Tony Hall; Jan Furr; Hannah Kimbrell; Kevin Kubacki; Tiffany Eudy and twins; Kate Drye; the Bryant family; Mary Ann Brantley; Franklin Lathan; Joyce Hathcock’s mother; Shorty Hathcock; Marvin and Barbara Hinson; Carter Blake; Doris Beverly; Adam Poplin; Ricky and Etta Hopkins; Luther Hatley; Jeremy Watkins; Monty Clark; Terri Random; Eddie and Janice Blalock; Jackie Almond; Cindy Blalock; David Holt; Linda Fraley; JW Fraley; Vera Hopkins; Rodney Morgan; Brad Schiele; Dale Lowder; Michelle McCormac’s grandmother; family of JC Lowder; Nick Rochester; Don Heafner.