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Sunday, July 29, 25 youth from Cedine Camp in Spring City took part in the morning worship at St. Mary's Baptist Church.
Every fifth Sunday is Mission Day. Two ladies, Gloria Ward and Sharon McElhane from Cedine, along with Carolyn Clemmons, had a great devotion.
Cedine Youth provided the music, they sang a cappella, and we were blessed by their songs.
Carolyn Griffin did the Children's Hour. Angie Childress gave the missionary message. She spoke on “Being a True Friend.”
She gave us food for thought. Keep it up Angie. The spoken word was given by missionary Phil Zimmerman, Cedine Bible Camp Ministries. His Bible text, Matthew 18:28. Sermon subject: The Standard, The Message of Mission. This was a great message.
Julia Harris is president of Senior Mission Circle. The pastor is the Rev. Jesse L. Williams Sr.
The Fletchers, Griffins and Harpers had a family reunion in South Carolina at the beach. More than 60 family members were present.
My friend, Alma, said it was great just being with each other and having fun doing what you do at a family reunion.
Some came from Washington, D.C., Oak Ridge, California, Knoxville and North Carolina.
Some could not attend this reunion due to work and some sickness. But those who came were happy and had a great time. They were thankful to God seeing each other one more time.
Larry Cratz and wife Caron from Hyattsville, Md., Charlie Love and wife Anne from Capitol Heights, Md., and Ernest, Eloise, Deanna Love from Lawton, Okla., were visitors at St. Mary's Baptist church Sunday. The Loves were in Harriman visiting family and friends.
Happy wedding anniversary to Keith and Jill Johnson. They celebrated four years of marriage toward the end of last month. They work for DOE in Oak Ridge.
They are faithful members of Anointed Praise and Worship Church. May you always be a happy and blessed family.
Julia and Alicia Harris and the children of Tony and Sybil Cannon spent last weekend in Nashville. They took D'Naysha and Kelton so they could spend time with their cousins before school begins.
Julia spent time with all of her children, Jeff and his family, Tabby and her family, and Kristie and her family.
Marcus and Sybil Roddy Jones of Washington, DC and their three daughters will be leaving to spend two years in Japan on Aug. 11.
Marcus is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Sybil is a former resident of Rockwood and the daughter of Pam Roddy. Helen Roddy is her grandmother. She will also celebrate her birthday Sunday, Aug. 5. Before her marriage she was an employee of Food City.
Marcus, Sybil and your girls, we wish you the best and be safe. God bless.
The Gospel Chorus of St. Mary's Baptist Church will celebrate their 49th Annual Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. There will be plenty of good gospel singing by some great choirs and groups. Mary Hickey, minister of music, Angie Childress, director. Jesse L. Williams Sr. is pastor. The public is invited.