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Missionaries share experiences with Corinth West Baptist

Kevin and Cynthia Smithson Weldon spoke at Corinth West Baptist Church April 17 at the 11 a.m. worship service. They told about the different projects their donations were being used for. When they get back to Kathmandu, Nepal, they will then move to Jumula, Nepal. They had been planning to build a children’s home there for several years. The First Baptist Church of Atma, Ga. sponsors Kevin and Cynthia in Nepal. Lunch was served in the fellowship hall after the service. Kevin and Cynthia went on to Huntsville to speak at a church there. They will continue to raise funds for their Nepal mission work while they are home and in the southern states. Our thoughts and prayers go with them. Kevin is the son of the late Ronnie Smithson of Corinth community and the grandson of Paul and Ola Bryant Smithson of Corinth.

The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church remember in loving memory this week: David James from April 5,1960, to Nov. 22, 2010, Jewel Lake from April 8, 1913, to Sept. 25, 2004, Hannah Michelle Lacy from April 12,1999, to April 12, 1999, and Odis Morris from April 20, 1923, to Dec. 27, 2009.

Forrest Chapel UMC men’s club met Sun., April 17, at 7 p.m. for their monthly breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Pastor David Teel led the members in prayer. Everyone enjoyed the time of fellowship together.

McKendree UMC hosted a 5:30 p.m. spaghetti, salad and desserts supper on April 15, and Tina Summerford was in charge of the food for the event. A Celebrate Recovery video program was shown at 6:30 p.m. Beth Shelton and Brother Mike Vest led the group sessions for problem discussion. A Celebrate Recovery supper was also held on April 22 with a program and discussion groups. The supper included soups, salads, stews and desserts.

Chris Warnick, director for the area food bank for South Morgan County was the guest speaker for Piney Grove Christian Church Sun., April 17. This was their Faith Promise worship service. Chris spoke about the food pantry, Carpenter’s Cabinet in Falkville and hunger in our towns and communities. Rev. Aaron Warnick is Piney Grove’s pastor.

Rachel Wallace gave the program, “A Good Friend is a Heartfelt Blessing,” at the Forrest Chapel UMC women’s meeting. The meeting was held on April 11 at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Jennie Turney, president, reported on a district level meeting, which was held on April 2, at St. Andrews UMC in Florence. She led a prayer for members concerns, for conference missionaries, areas they serve and needs being met. Rachel’s program was highlighted by an attractive worship center that she had arranged. It displayed both art work and cross stitch pieces and an arrangement of iris signified their friendship and meant the most to her. Readings by members about friendship included “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.” Count your age not by years but by the number of friends you’ve made along the way.” Pastor David Teel concluded the program with a musical selection. Afterward everyone enjoyed lunch together at Hardee’s.

The family of the late Paul and Ola Smithson met on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Corinth West Baptist fellowship hall. They had potluck supper and leftover chicken from the senior citizens lunch. Those attending were Dana Henslee, Aaron Henslee, Shirley Pope, Joey Smithson, Rachel Smithson and Will, Laura, LeighAnn and Phillip and Tracey Smithson, Lelton Smithson, Shanda Smithson Garner and Tim Garner and Griffin, Carson and Bryant Moon, Cynthia and Kevin Smithson Weldon and Tony Smithson. Greg Smithson, son of the late Winford Smithson, was unable to attend.

The Sisters in Christ unit at Forrest Chapel UMC met April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Oh!Bryans Steak House. Fifteen members enjoyed Denise Wallace serving as hostess and her program on the being and having a good friend or many friends.

The April senior citizens meal and Bingo was Tues., April 19, at 11 a.m. Kevin Smithson Weldon led the prayer for the Corinth West Baptist event. Benis Schultz asked the blessing for the food. Everyone enjoyed the pots of dried beans, Mexican cornbread, casseroles, macaroni and cheese, green beans, creamed potatoes and chicken. Brother Glenn Miller and GayNell Wilhite delivered meals to the sick and shut-ins. The attendees played four bingo games. Those in attendance were Judy Hill, Ruby Watson, David Shedd, Michael Morgan, Patti Condo, Rev. Glenn Miller, Kim Shedd, Shirley Pope, Jerry and Louise Parker, Helen Carter, Betty Walker, Bob Roberts, Benis Schultz, Dana Henslee, Kay Farrer, Larry Anders, Jane Moseley, GayNell Wilhite and Kevin and Cynthia Smithson Weldon, who were the honored missionary guests. They are on two months leave from Napal in Asia.

Special belated birthday wishes go out this week for Corbin Mears on April 25 and Doris Clark and Carden Roden on April 28 and Ginger Campbell on April 29.

Get well wishes go out this week to Edith Tomblia, Hattie Mae Hardin, Vivian Summerford, Brother Glenn Miller, Mark Nix and D. C. Lott.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week for the family of Margene Speegle of the Piney Grove area. Margene had been a resident of Summerford Nursing Home. Rev. Larry Presley conducted the funeral service and Roger Speegle sang two hymns. Both are relatives of the Speegle family. Victory Fellowship Church hosted the lunch for the family. Interment was in Falkville City Cemetery. Margene lived in the Southwest Massey area in her early years and attended the old Massey School between Mt. Nebo and Evergreen Churches.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week for the family of Carmen Elizabeth Johnson. May God bless and be with each family member during this time of sadnes

 

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