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Last week during spring school break, Carolyn Clemmons’ son Roy gave her a trip to the Isle of Palms near Charleston, S.C. Her hotel was on the beach, and it was so beautiful.
Carolyn and some friends toured the old plantations, took a horse carriage ride, went to the open-air markets and ate lots of seafood. This was a great vacation.
On April 6, the Seven Last Words will be held at St. Mary’s Baptist Church at noon. The ministers who will speak on these words are Pastor Steven L. Womack, Pastor Jesse Williams Sr., Elder James Knaff, Pastor Paul Taylor, Pastor Willie Gallaher and Preacher Bernard Bertram. These men are great speakers.
Lunch will be served afterward. All are welcome.
Sunrise Easter service will be at St. Mary’s Baptist Church at 6:30 a.m. The Rev. Steven Womack, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockwood, will give the preached word. Come and be blessed. Breakfast will be served afterward.
On Saturday, March 24, the Knoxville District Baptist Association Women’s Ministry met at Little Leaf Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. Sister Henrietta Caldwell is president, and the Rev. Margaret Mack is vice president.
This service opened with a spirited devotion by Little Leaf Ministry.
Sister Sherry Sewell talked on dealing with grief. The death of a loved one can be very painful. Her information was helpful to everyone.
The Rev. Margaret Mack gave us a report about her trip to Jamaica. She told us how the people live — no living water, how the children have to walk to school and back, then go to church.
The part she and others from the Knoxville District were moved by the people that didn’t have much. The had revival service and vacation Bible school that was done from the Bible. Hundreds of people gave their lives to Jesus. This was a great experience for the Rev. Mack.
Julia Harris spent a week in Nashville to be with one of her grandsons who had been ill and a patient in Vanderbilt Hospital.
Brandon, son of Kristie and Malachi Jamison, is on the mend now and recuperating at home.
I was saddened when I learned of the death of my friend, Alberta Smith. At one time, she was a volunteer at Roane Medical Center. She was a beautiful person.
Her service was Monday, March 26. The Rev. Mason Goodman officiated.
Alberta will be missed by her family and friends.
To Alberta Hawkins, Jacori Moore, Alex Moore and Arvin Buttram: wishing all of you a happy birthday, and may you be blessed with many more.
Correction: Last week I said Mary Alice Douglass was pastor of Anointed Praise and Worship Church, but it’s her husband, the Rev. Alvin Douglass. Please excuse the error.