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Ridgecrest learns of ‘Keeping The Faith’

June 17, the message, “A Fatherly Example,” was presented by Larry Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from II Timothy 3:10-17. The Old Testament reading was from Psalm 127.

Ellen Gaskins writes the Ridgecrest News.

June 24, the message, “Keeping The Faith,” was presented by Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from II Timothy 4:1-8. The Old Testament readings were from Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

The family of John Stegall held a celebration of life for him on June 23.

They stated that we all knew he was not a formal or professional person so they felt they wanted to remember the man that he was in a way he would appreciate.

Guests brought lawn chairs or folding chairs and sat in at the gravesite, some sharing a story or memory that they had of him or read a favorite scripture verse(s).

No one was required to speak if they so chose.

Lunch followed over at the house.

The family would like to thank all who were able to attend. The Stegall family felt this was what their father would have liked, not fancy, not formal but just done in loving memory of John Stegall.

Prayer meeting is now on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall.

June food challenge for the Stanly Community Christian Ministry are paper goods. They are also in need of soup, Beef-a-roni, Hamburger Helper, jelly, canned meats and oatmeal.

July Birthdays
10 — Brenda Smith, 14 — Chris Lee, 16 — Larry Mauney

July Anniversaries
21 — Chris and Kristen Lee

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, NC 28001.
Serenity Fesperman, Judy Chappell,, David Fesperman, Tammy Pittman, Tammy (a friend of Marlene), Steve and Laura Troutman, Candi and Jeremy Reed, Wanda’s brother, Rozenna Tucker, Wanda Krimminger and Bob, Tammy’s mother, Charlene Wallace and son-in-law, Don Almond, , Larry and Betty Mauney, Steve White, 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.

Bridge to Recovery is collecting new or gently used bathing towels for their residents. Please consider helping by bringing a donation.

For Beau’s ordination process, he has to do a service project.

On the third Sunday of each month he would like to collect donations towards the purchase of books for each kindergartner at the end of the school year at Millingport Elementary to have to read for the summer. There are more than 30 kindergarten students.

The same is being done for Badin Elementary. Thank you for your help and support.

Warrior Jace bracelets are available in the sanctuary on the front pew. You can leave a donation or take one free of charge. Please continue to keep praying for Jace and his family.

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.

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