Harriman Happenings: April 16

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By Louise Warmley

The Rev. Steve Womack delivered the word of God Sunday for the Easter sunrise service. There was congregational singing led by Preacher Robert Hall. This service was well attended. Afterward, we all enjoyed a delicious breakfast.

Marvin and Anna Anderson spent a few days in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Marvin played baseball with his senior team. Anna enjoyed the beach and making new friends. This weekend, Marvin and his bowling team are in Chattanooga.

The Gospel Chorus of St. Mary’s Baptist Church were guest singers at Mount Zion Baptist church in Oak Ridge Wednesday night. The guest evangelist for the revival was the Rev. Robert Emanuel Jr., pastor of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Prichard, Ala. He spoke from Acts. 9:1-9, Serving God from Behind the Scenes. This was a powerful message, one that should help us all. This is where the Elder T.L. Mims is pastor. Our pastor, Rev. Jesse Williams Sr., and Gloria Ward attended this service with us.

Get-well wishes to Pastor Smith’s mother. She is very ill and a patient in ICU at Parkwest Hospital. Remember her in your prayers.

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jack Taylor, who recently passed away in Oak Ridge. Jack was a retiree from the Y-12 plant, and a coworker to lots of us here in Harriman. He will be missed. His service and burial were held last Saturday in Oak Ridge.

FISH of Roane County had its April meeting Wednesday. There were nine members present. We enjoyed a covered-dish lunch before we opened for business. Prayer was given by Louise Warmley. President Renata Copeland had the minutes read by the secretary. Old and new business was called for; reports were given. We are in need of volunteers to operate from their homes. If you will help or know of others who might, contact the FISH office at 882-9505. Thank you.

Saturday Sybil Cannon, Tabby Taylor and Jeff Harris, siblings of Alicia Harris, surprised Alicia with a get-together birthday party with family and drop-in friends. There were 32 in all. Alicia didn’t know it was for her until they put the cake out with her name on it. Since Sunday was her brother, Jeff’s, birthday and his wife, Sylvia, she thought it was for them. She was very thankful and greatly surprised. This party was held in my home.

The 33rd pastoral anniversary banquet honoring Pastor and Mrs. Jesse L. Williams will be May 4 at Jamieson Development Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16. All are welcome. The word of God by Pastor William Caldwell Jr. There will be special music.

Sunday, April 28, the women of St. Mary’s Baptist Church will have a Song Fest Service at 3:30 p.m. Come and be blessed with some great gospel singing. Sister Pat Taylor is chairwoman.

April 28, there will be an All Male Singing at Anointed Praise and Worship Church at 6 p.m.

Cheryl Childress and her three grandchildren from Knoxville, and Virginia Jo and Angie Childress were my dinner guests Sunday.

The following people are celebrating their birthdays during April: Charles Ewing, Amon Reed, Mamie Hamilton, Janetta Hamilton, Clarence Hamilton, Mary Ray, Jewel Hamilton, Richard Sanders, Shelice Johnson, my nephew Jeff Harris, my niece Sylvia Harris, my good friend, Sister Willie Mae Springs, and Delphine Wilkerson. Happy birthday.