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Palestine United Methodist Women to host meal

The July 15 worship service at Palestine United Methodist Church was led by Pastor Kevin McCormac. The title of his message was “Aren’t You Glad You Know the God I Know” and scripture readings were from Hebrews 6:13-19 and 13:1-2, Deuteronomy 31:6-8, Matthew 28:16-20 and Romans 8:31-35.
On July 22, McCormac shared his message “God’s Goodness” and used scripture from Genesis 1 and 2:1-3, 15-17.

Susie Bowers writes the Palestine News.

Palestine enjoyed a wonderful Bible school last week. The mission for vacation Bible school was “Chicken Change” where the children were encouraged to bring a plastic egg full of change each night. The change was to be collected and used to purchase chickens for families in Haiti.
The goal for the week was $100 to buy four chickens and feed. The children surpassed their goal and raised enough money to buy 53 chickens and feed.
A very special thank you to Audrey Carter and Amber Johnson for their willingness and love to commit to all of the behind the scenes work that goes into Bible school. Also, thanks to all the volunteers and teachers who gave of their time to make the week successful.
On Sunday, the Palestine United Methodist Women will host their Fifth Sunday Luncheon in the church fellowship hall immediately following the morning worship service.
The luncheon will consist of hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, desserts and homemade ice cream. All proceeds will go to help support local missions. Donations will be accepted.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry is collecting juice, cereal, grits, oatmeal, dry beans, green beans, spaghetti, macaroni, other pastas, spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, Jiffy cornbread mix and Hamburger Helper.
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 IllumiNATIONS East fall event will be held 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 704-690-4940. Visit www.palestineumc.org for more information about Palestine United Methodist Church.

July Birthdays
26 – Burrell Maner, Anya Bullock; 28 – Sherri Hartley; 29 – Reagen Forsythe.

Upcoming Events
Sundays – EPIC 4:12 meets at 5 p.m. in the church parsonage.
Sundays – GLOW meets at 5 p.m.
July 29 – Fifth Sunday Luncheon in the church fellowship hall beginning at 12 p.m.
Aug. 1 – Home Alone Meal in the church fellowship hall at 4 p.m.
Aug. 2 – Palestine United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Aug. 14 – The Palestine Pals will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Rosebriar Restaurant.

Community Prayer Concerns
Marvin, Barbara and Michelle Hinson; Kristie Crayton; Rita Lomax and family; Harry Bost, Julie Crisco; Keith Drye; David Lowder; Martha Wilcox’s sister-in-law; Josh and Alison Mauldin; Millie McCormac; Taylor, baby Bo and family; Joyce Drye; Tom Luther; Stephanie Hathcock; Kevin Helms; Helen Adams; Johnsie Herlocker; Aly Speight; John Orlowski; Dianne Conner’s friends Mike and Teresa; Debbie Davis; Jef Ferris; Nancy and Lanny Cranford; Mildred Efird; Nellie and Leroy Tucker; Sherrill Drye; Hunter Johnson’s father; Bradley Davis; Jackie Hoover; Robin Helms; Vera Hopkins; Kate Drye; John Owens; Johnnie Caudle; Dewey Hopkins; Joyce Hathcock’s mother, Lorene; Doris Beverly; Lynn Myers; Linda Little; Ricky and Etta Hopkins; Mac Drye; Debbie Drye; Earl Oats; Robert Jordan and family; Jeremy Watkins; Larry and Blanche Barbee; Grace Hatley; Frances Scott; Rhonda Drought; Eddie and Janice Blalock; JW Fraley; Linda Fraley and family; Jenny Davis; Mary Ann Brantley; Carroll Flack; Linda and Scott Keeter; Wendell Drye; Burrell Maner’s sister; Darrell and Jane Creed; Christian Thompson; Tony Hall; family of Ralph Thompson; family of Carson Jernigan; family of Luther Hopkins; family of Jennifer Kimrey; family of Pam Blalock; family of Jackie Almond; family of Sue Jordan; family of Jason Braley; family of Folger Koontz; Nick Rochester; Don Heafner.