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Harriman Happenings: Nov. 19

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By Louise Warmley

Annual World Day of Prayer was held Sunday, Nov. 11, at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton, where the Rev. William Caldwell Jr. is pastor.

This was given by the women of the Knoxville District Baptist Association. Minister Ernest Scruggs presided over this service.

Prayer requests for North America were given by Ernestine Sloan, Carribean by Maria Yancy, Asia by the Rev. Freida Ward, Europe by Loretta Jones, Africa by Vernell Willis, Latin America by Reverend Leah Burns and South West Pacific by Fay Curd. These ladies really prayed. Music was provided by Rest Haven Choir.

The message was delivered by Pastor Richard Turney from Alcoa. Ladies who attended from St. Mary’s Baptist in Harriman were Julia Harris, Mary Hickey, Lucille Gordon, Rosa Osborn, Marie Frazier, Carolyn Griffin, Ceola Lawrence, Gloria Ward and Louise Warmley. Henrietta Caldwell is president of the Women’s Department.

Visitors who worshiped at St. Mary’s Baptist Church last Sunday were Bruce Williams from Rockwood, Tanya Phillips, Kiara Sanders, Charles Ivy and Marjorie Walker from Oak Ridge.

The message, God’s Word, was preached by Preacher Willie Gallaher. His sermon came from John 2:1-11. Subject, The Proof is in the Pot. His message was very uplifting.

Virginia Childress spent two weeks in NHC Health Care for therapy after having knee surgery at Park West. She is now recuperating in the home of her sister, Louise Warmley.

Barbara Johnson and her neighbor friend from Oak Ridge came to pay a visit to Virginia Jo Childress Tuesday. She gave Virginia some beautiful flowers from the Anderson family. Jo enjoyed the visit from her friend and the flowers.

New Century United Methodist Church observed their annual Women’s Day Sunday. Dr. Joyce Hardaway of Chattanooga (CEO of Kastle Instructional Recovery) was the speaker for the 11 a.m. service. New Century Mass Choir provided the music. Gloria Ward from Cedine Bible Camp took part in the devotion. Her sister from Chattanooga attended this service with her. Laura Ann Winton was chairwoman. Gary Atwater is pastor.

The Douglass Family Singers were in full concert last Sunday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Midtown. These four sisters and brother are great gospel singers. They sing for the glory of God. They are the children of the late Charles and Lillie Mae Douglass.

Wishing the following people who have birthdays in November a very Happy Birthday: Mary Martin, 17th; Daryl Anderson, my nephew, 18th; Erie Stone, my nephew, and Miracle Boast. May all of you have a blessed day.

Jerry and Evelyn celebrated their ninth anniversary on Oct. 25 by going to Gatlinburg. They spent the day browsing the shops then rode the trolley to see all the sites.

On the 26th Janet and Earl Davis went up and treated them to the weekend in Pigeon Forge where they stayed at the Creekstone Lodge. They had a wonderful time.

Even on vacations, they always find time for church. This time they went to a church the Lord had drawn them to back in August when they went to a car show. The name of the church is Middle Creek United Methodist Church. The pastor is the Rev. Steve Pross.

They felt the love of Jesus in the congregation and the friendship and welcome on their first and second visit, just like the churches at home.

Jerry is the son of Lillian and the late J.C. Eskridge. Evelyn is the daughter of Jack and Rebecca Matlock and the late Barbara Matlock. They have three children, Jerry D. Eskridge of Houston, Tyron Frazier of Harriman and Denise Frazier of Oak Ridge.