Sheffield-Calahaln: New Union Church Welcomes New Pastor – Davie County Enterprise Record
By Brenda Bailey
Birthday wishes to: Jodi Renegar, Kerri Drye and Britt Atkins on July 2; Michele Dyson on July 3; Todd Keller and Wayne Dyson on July 4; Linda Drye on July 5; and Sammy Reavis, Pamela Ladd and Amanda Jordan on July 6. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.
New Union Church members are pleased to have Brian K. Loper, a native of Savannah, Georgia, as their new pastor. Pastor Loper will begin the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday. He has been married to Susan Loper of Winston-Salem for more than 31 years and has two daughters, Kristen, 24, Shanna, 22, and a son, Austin, 20. He attended Young Harris College and Armstrong State University where he majored in criminal justice. . He studied abroad with Gordon Conwell Seminary. At 19, he took his first church job at Wesley Monumental UMC, then served as a student pastor at United Methodist Churches in Georgia for 24 years. He later served as Director of Family Ministries at Peachtree City UMC and Tuscaloosa First UMC. Prior to joining New Union, he was a student pastor at Mount Tabor UMC in Winston-Salem. Join the members in welcoming Brian and Susan to the community and the new union.
New Union has a combined service at 10 a.m. every Sunday followed by Sunday school at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Chef Gary Allen and other members of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD always welcome visitors, the station is open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, call 336-492-5791.
Sunday school is held weekly at Ijames Baptist at 9:30 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Ruth continues his messages on the end times at the 10:30 a.m. service. The Bible study on the book of Daniel takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. Summertime JAM (Jesus and Me) takes place every Sunday from 5-6 p.m. for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Attend ofor or Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. Ijames Baptist welcomes everyone to all services.
Vacation Bible School at Ijames Baptist will be held July 17-22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each evening, with the 22nd being a family fun night featuring a bouncy house, water slide, dip booth and more Again. A meal will be served each evening from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Community Covenant Church invites visitors every Sunday for worship at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and prayer and Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The BoTyme Country Jubilee takes place every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Farmington Community Center on Farmington Road with a mix of country, bluegrass and gospel music. Admission is $3 at the door, musicians are admitted free. There is coffee, drinks and packaged food to buy.
On Friday, Joe Mahaffey and NuHiWay were crowd favorites at the West Rowan Grill. Joe wanted everyone to know that Randy Smith is doing better and hopes to be playing banjo for everyone by the end of the summer. Sons of South will perform this Friday. Support local musicians. Thanks to Sue Clark for the photos.
Every Monday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. there is a jam session at Meatlocker on Garden Valley Road near US 64 West near Cool Springs. Eddie Porter invites you to come and choose or just sit and listen to great music. My thanks to Sue Clark for the photos this week.
Hotdog Saturday at New Union was once again sold out on Saturday. We thank everyone for their support. The next Hotdog Saturday will be July 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. A time of prayer takes place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Liberty Kidz family service meets on Friday evenings. from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome at all services.
Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves , Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Géraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson, Emily Brown and Suzonne Stratton. Our sincere condolences to the families of Preston Neely, Nancy Marie Doub, Bob Stone and Maxine Richardson.
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