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Palestine Fall Festival is this Saturday

The Oct. 14 worship service at Palestine United Methodist Church was led by Pastor Kevin McCormac.

McCormac began his special series on aliens with his message titled “A Strange Work.” Scripture reading was from Isaiah 26:16-29.

Susie Bowers writes the Palestine News.

During the Oct. 14 service, James and Dale Lowder were honored by family members during the Senior Citizens Sunday celebration.

Immediately following the service, all seniors were honored with a covered dish luncheon in the church fellowship hall.

A special thank you to Heather Blalock for organizing Senior Citizen Sunday.

On Oct. 21, McCormac continued his alien series with his message titled “Message Aliens” and used scripture from Hebrews 11:1-16.

Thank you to all who came out and supported the Palestine United Methodist Women’s Poor Man Supper fundraiser Oct. 20. All funds raised will go toward community missions.

Palestine’s annual Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall.

All are encouraged to come out and enjoy cotton candy, register for door prizes and browse through the bake sale.

Please contact Amanda Barrett for more information or to volunteer to help. Please note, no scary costumes are allowed.

Palestine UMC is currently collecting snacks including easy-open cans, cookies, crackers, etc. to send to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Please see Robert Calloway for more information.

Love Thy Neighbor is collecting items to deliver “Thanksgiving Blessings” to members of the community.

Cans of green beans and yams, boxes or bags of stuffing and cash donations will be accepted through Nov. 11 for delivery to the needy on Nov. 21.

Please contact Tracey Almond, Robi Cagle, Tina Cagle or Susie Bowers if you have items to donate.

The Love Thy Neighbor ministry of Palestine UMC can be reached at 704-690-4940.

Visit www. palestine umc.org for more information about Palestine United Methodist Church.

October Birthdays

26 – Mildred McCormac; 28 – Linda Little; 29 – Bobby McCabe.

October Anniversaries

25 – Robert and Shonda Calloway;

Upcoming Events

Sundays – GLOW meets at 5 p.m.
Oct. 27 – Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat at 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Nov. 1 – Palestine United Methodist Men will meet at 7 p.m. at Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant.
Nov. 1 – Palestine United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Nov. 4 – All Saints Sunday
Nov. 4 – American Red Cross Blood Drive at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Please see Robin Mauldin for more information.
Nov. 7 – Home Alone group will meet at 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Nov. 8 – Charge Conference at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Nov. 10 – Bethel UMC Thanksgiving meal beginning at 4 p.m.
Nov. 13 – Palestine Pals group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Rosebriar restaurant.
Nov. 17 – Love Thy Neighbor community Thanksgiving Meal at Isiah Westbrook Community Center in Badin from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All are invited to come share a meal with their neighbors. The meal is free and open to everyone.
Nov. 18 – Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due.
Nov. 22 – Love Thy Neighbor will host An Evening of Thanks at Soul Food/Grace Place, 132 Church St., Albemarle beginning at 6 p.m. The meal is free and open to everyone.

Community Prayer Concerns

Robert and Mary Ann Brantley; Haigler family; Sue Ramsey; Joyce Hathcock’s father; Helen Adams; Johnny Hall; Jef Ferris; Nancy and Lanny Cranford; Scott and Linda Keeter; Will and Alexis Lisenby; Olivia Haywood; Holly Harrison and baby; Debbie Davis; Doris Coleman; Rodney Armstrong; Tom Luther; Harold and Nellie Thompson; Ed Harris; Betty Crisco; Sherrill and Betty Drye; Julie Crisco; LaVaughn Lowder; Johnsie Herlocker; Teresa Carriker; Robin Martin; Jean Thompson; Shirley Drye’s daugher; Jimmy Cook; Mildred Efird; Joyce Hathcock’s mother; Doris Beverly; Ricky and Etta Hopkins; Darrell and Jane Creed; Donnie Drye; Billy Cagle; Lucy Helms and family; Felicia Medlin; Mac Drye; Donovan; Taylor Baynard; Kim Bara and family; Nellie and Leroy Tucker; Linda Fraley and family; Kate Drye; Carter Callicutt; Connie Brown; Tommy Blankenship; Brandon Braley; Robi McSwain; family of Mike Carriker; family of Grace Hatley; family of Kevin Kubacki; family of Jace Thompson; family of Jonathan Morris; family of Rodney Morgan; Nick Rochester; Don Heafner.