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Susie Bowers: Love Thy Neighbor plans meal

The Oct. 28 worship service at Palestine United Methodist Church was led by Pastor Kevin McCormac.

McCormac continued his special series on aliens with his message titled “Possession of God.” Scripture reading was from Revelations 19:11-16, Matthew 24:3-8 and 1 Peter 2:4-11.

On Nov. 4, McCormac continued his alien series with his message titled “Alien Life” and used scripture from Galatians 5:16-21.

During the Nov. 4 service, the congregation observed All Saints Day. Those church members who died in the past year were honored with the lighting of a candle. The names called out this year for All Saints Day were Opal Mauldin, Billy Jo Vanhoy, Coleman Treadaway and Keith Drye.

During the afternoon, Palestine UMC hosted its annual Red Cross blood drive.
With a large number of church members signed up to donate, this year’s drive was a great success.

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 Sunday 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.

Love Thy Neighbor will host a free Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Isiah Westbrook Community Center, 507 Roosevelt St., Badin, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17.
All are invited to attend this time of community outreach in Badin.
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.

November Birthdays
2 – Jef Ferris; 3 – Jane Medlin; 5 – Michelle Haywood; 7 – Hillari Thompson, John Forte; 8 – Chris Mauldin, Jason Bost; 9 – Jed Drye; 17 – Ashley Wensil; 18 – Joyce Hatley; 19 – Debbie Rinehardt, Layla Smith; 23 – Heather Blalock; 24 – Dale Lowder; 27 – Janson Burgess, Noah Helms; 30 – Renae Hathcock, Ian Carter, Eli Carter.

November Anniversaries
3 – Glenn and Teresa Smith, Bob and Darlene McCabe; 4 – Tom and Becky Biby; 6 – Ted and Kaye Medlin; 13 – Ed and Hazel Harris.

Upcoming Events
Sundays – GLOW meets at 5 p.m.
Tonight – Charge Conference at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Saturday – Bethel UMC Thanksgiving meal beginning at 4 p.m.
Tuesday – 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
Mason Morton; Millie McCormac; Susie Bowers; Timmy Lowder; Larry Flack; Donna Gray; Jozette Helle; Tom Luther; Harold and Nellie Thompson; Carter Callicutt; Connie Brown; Tommy Blakenship; Sherrill and Betty Drye; Julie Crisco; Robert and Mary Ann Brantley; Haigler family; Joyce Hathcock’s father; Helen Adams; Johnny Hall; Jef Ferris; Nancy and Lanny Cranford; Will and Alexis Lisenby; Olivia Haywood; Debbie Davis; Doris Coleman; Shirley Drye’s brother; Mary Schreppel; JT Thompson; Robi’s friends Rodney, Roger and James; Zack Cooper; Cathy Crane; Allison Yandle; Laiklyn; Ed Harris; Tina Morgan; Linda and Scott Keeter; Beau Linker; Jane Lowder; Shirley Thorpe; Houston Little; Shorty Hathcock; Nellie and Leroy Tucker; Lucy Helms and family; Brandon Braley; Robi McSwain; LaVaughn Lowder; Betty Crisco; Linda Fraley and family; Kate Drye; Johnsie Herlocker; Teresa Carricker; Robin Martin; Jean Thompson; Shirley Drye’s daughter; Jimmy Cook; Mildred Efird; Joyce Hathcock’s mother Lorene; Doris Beverly; Ricky and Etta Hopkins; Darrell and Jane Creed; Donnie Drye; Billy Cagle; Felicia Medlin; family of Peggy Faggart; family of Rodney Morgan; family of Kevin Kubacki; family of Jackie Hoover; family of Sue Ramsey; Nick Rochester; Don Heafner, Kate Drye.