Shady Grove Baptist to host VBS
The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church are hosting their vacation Bible school May 31-June 4. The title for the Bible school will be “Son Treasure Island, where kids discover God’s love” I Corinthians 13. Classes will be offered for children pre-k through sixth grade. All children are welcome to attend vacation Bible school.
Danville community welcomes a new business called Eric’s Auction Company, located on 1567 County Road 327 in Danville. The business owners are Eric Nobinger and Robert Nobinger. It is open on Saturday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. The auctioneer is Brian Hancock, Al. # 5148. Everyone is welcome to attend this family business, and really good food is available. For more information, contact Eric Nobinger at 256-590-6035 or Robert Nobinger at 256-318-2935.
Melinda Haynes, Alex Asherbranner and Jenny Asherbranner were honored on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-10 with a stay at Noccalula Falls near Gadsden. Their spouses, J.P. Haynes, Matthew Asherbranner and Ronny Asherbranner set up campers and equipment earlier and took care of meals including Mother’s Day breakfast. Their children attending were Carson and Avery Haynes, Luke Asherbranner and Julie Asherbranner. Everyone enjoyed the park and falls, the zoo and other interests in the area.
McKendree UMC Thrive service was at the Bridge Ministry Center Sun., May 3, at 2 p.m. Brother Mike Vest spoke to the youth and congregation on encouragement, Don’t Give Up using Psalm 23. The 45 attending enjoyed praise singing and refreshments afterward. Selena Lindsey, youth leader from Forrest Chapel UMC, and their youth met with McKendree for recreation time at the Bridge Center.
Carolyn Aycock Besnyl, Terry Boyd and Rebekah Mobley were the honorees at a pre-Mother’s Day lunch Sat., May 9. Their families asked them to meet at Oh! Bryan’s Restaurant in Hartselle at noon. Others attending were Randy Besnyl, Dewayne and Mandy Roper, Carolyn Standridge and Daniel Mobley.
On Mon., May 11, at 10 a.m., the Forrest Chapel UMC women met in the fellowship hall. President Jenny Turney led the devotional for the program. Afterward she made the announcements, calling attention to the conference school of missions at Camp Sumatanga on July 24-25. She read the names of member’s prayer partners and reminded everyone to pray for each other.
Rachel Wallace contributed an article on the importance of the World Day Prayer, which was observed on May 7. In the program, “A day for all who mother” also presented by Rachel, she indicated that a meaningful way to honor our mothers and all those who have mentored us with their love, nurturing, kindness, comforting, correction, protection and encouragement is through living our lives in service to others.
Members brought pictures for a memorial worship center and shared special memories about their mothers. After the program, members were honored by their president, Jenny with a Mother’s Day luncheon. Tables were arranged with beautiful linens and flower arrangements. Everyone enjoyed poulet, strawberry pretzel salad, a fruit tray, homemade bread and German chocolate cake.
On Sun., May 17, Danville High School seniors of 2015 held their baccalaureate service at Danville Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Special music, “Remember Me” was presented by Steve Hardy. Charlee Anderson, class president, led the opening prayer. Everyone in the class had been interviewed about school on video, and that was shown to the congregation.
The senior’s teachers, past and present, were introduced. Bethany Beavers, guidance counselor, gave the names of each class member, their number of years at Danville School and their career choices. Bethany and Brother Jack Bailey, the pastor, presented Bibles to the students. Joe David Bailey delivered the baccalaureate address and inspired and challenged the 85 seniors. Senior McKenzie Long led the singing of the Danville High School Alma Mater. The church hosted a reception for the seniors, families and friends on the front lawn afterward.
On Wed., May 13, the former patrons of downtown Hartselle’s Weekdays Deli met for lunch at Holy Smoke BBQ in Tanner Heights at noon. There was sharing of personal and family news, photos of children and grandchildren and the enjoyment of great food.
Those attending were Billy and Diane Tillman, Bobbie Nix, Jerri Hyatt, Corey Tillman, Jeff Reid, Kay Farrer, Kathy Rogers, Danny Tillman, Ronald Britnell, Fred and Sandra Smith and Katie Tillman. Next month, the meeting and lunch will be Wed., June 10, at noon, and Dwight Jones will be the honored birthday patron.
The Renovation Church near Battleground on Hwy. 157 has a women’s ministry called SMASH, Sisters Mentoring and Serving Him. They are sponsoring a women’s conference Fri., June 12, at 7 p.m. and Sat., June 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be powerful teaching, worship, door prizes and lunch. The pastor is DeWayne Harbison.
Corinth West Baptist discipleship training is on Sundays at 5 p.m. Brother Glenn Miller and Tim Garner conduct the class and evening worship at 6 p.m. The group is currently studying Charles Stanley’s book, “Learning to have the Heart of a Servant.” Everyone is welcome to attend.
Special happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week for Mike and Kay Hanline as they celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on May 27, and Jim and Karen Bryant Walker on May 29.
Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Anita Reid on May 12, Bettie Hardwick Morris on May 13, Kim Parker on May 20, Mary Terry and Hayden Roden on May 22, Rod Gillott on May 25, Connie Wallace, Doris Herring and Shirley Pope, all on May 26, and happy birthday wishes also go out to Avery Claire Hollis on May 27 and Reagan Bowling on May 29.
Bettie Hardwick Morris was honored on her 84th birthday with a luncheon at the home of her daughter Jeannie Alexander on Herring Road in Massey. Family and friends enjoyed salads and sweet muffins on Jeannie’s wrap-around porch at her historic home.
Bettie is doing well since her recent hospital stay. Jeannie and husband Phillip renovated the home of her grandparents, the late Woodfin and Rosa Parker Hardwick. The oldest part of the house was built by Burwell Hardwick in the 1830s. Those attending the event were Harolyn Crowe, Ginger Grantland, Bobbie Teague Johnson, Sally Kerr, Ruth Lewis, Shelba Tanner, Judy Watts, Renee Hardin, Edna Hardin, Modeana Hardin, Frances Rowe, Effie Lee and Peggy Jean Durand.
Special congratulations go out this week to Dale and Hannah Burch on the birth of their daughter Ada June Burch. Ada was born on May 8 and weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and she was 20 inches long. Ada’s big sister is Novalee Burch. The proud grandparents are Hank and Holly Little and Dale and Tammy Burch and great-grandparents are Clyde and Levonia Gillott, Ruth Burch and Louie and Judy Little.
Martha Howse Bickham, formerly of Massey, was honored on Mother’s Day with a surprise picnic by her family at Woodland Village in Cullman. Those attending were Perry and Denise Griffin of Cross Roads community, Mitchell and Lauren Grant, Jaden and Greyson of Guntersville, Hunter and Hollie Griffin of Vinemont and Gordon and Ruth Hollingsworth of Tupelo, Miss.
Christian love and heartfelt prayers goes out this week to the family of Jean Sivley Triman, formerly of Falkville.