Six Flags, family reunions, birthdays and more
By Mae Buice
Our services on Sunday were dedicated to our recent high school graduates. With the graduates on the front row along with their parents and grandparents in attendance, Lou spoke to Tyler Ward, John Lawson and Kayla Bennett. He directed them to hold onto the hand of Jesus. He took his sermon from John 4: 31. Jesus made it all possible as He went to the cross for you and me to have eternal life. We do not know where you, as graduates are going or might face in the future but strive for the better place. Move on and grow in His love and power. We are living examples of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We had a nice crowd to stay for lunch in honor of our graduates on Sunday. Including our grandson Chuck Arwood and Leah Porter who surprised us with a short visit. Tyler and John were glad to have all their grandparents to stay for lunch.
On Sunday night our service was different. John Thomas Bumgarner Jr. stood behind the pulpit and spoke to us. Tommy took his message from one scripture, that being Exodus 20, verse 12. One we all should take to heart, honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Our Lord made a promise to us that if we do honor our parents we are promised a long life and an eternal life.
We will have three babies to be dedicated in next Sunday’s service. A baby dedication is more so for the parent’s instruction than the child. Chase Sears, Karrity Sears and Aleigna Weathers will be dedicated to our Lord. If you need information please call me.
We had a good group that went to Six Flags on Friday. The weather cooperated and I understand they had a great time. Thanks to all the adults that went along and made this trip possible.
Our Shephard’s wife, Jessie was unable to be with us for either service on Sunday. She’s not feeling well and is anxious to know what the doctor will say.
Rebecca Jenkins’ brother Mark had six by-pass surgeries this last week.
Curtis Baughcum is having shoulder / arm surgery soon.
Alice will have tests on Tuesday.
I will have a MRI on Wednesday. I’m sure there are so many others, our Lord knows so remember these when you pray.
Our church family is looking forward to a church-wide camping trip on the 20th of the month. If you plan to go be sure to sign up for the event. Then in July we will have a “Game Day” that will be for the church family including a cookout. Coming up also in July will be homecoming and our revival. This is always a very special time in our church year.
Our friend Martha Whited will be moving from our area in the near future. She’s a resident of the Blue Springs Community on Blue Springs Court. She has her home up for sale and will be moving to the Blairsville area to be near her children. She will be missed but we’ll surely keep in touch. You can contact Martha at 706-342-4859. If you’re interested in her house it’s located at 1060 Blue Springs Court. Call her for an appointment if you’d like to see the inside.
It’s that time of year again when we will have our Buice Family reunion. I will be expecting guests in from Florida on Thursday and Friday, then Saturday we usually have crowds of 100 or more. They cherish this time especially our Aunt Omie who will be celebrating her birthday and Uncle Hubert and Aunt Doris. Hubert will be 93 years young on his next birthday. This reunion is always dedicated to these three with love and honor.
Remember this Friday night The LanierLand Boys will be in concert at the Crawfordville Auction Barn at 7 p.m. I also have the honor to be singing a few songs. If you care to eat they have a delicious snack bar. Cy and Ruth visited with us this week and Cy as I’ve mentioned before is now singing with a group called Southern Melody Boys and they will also be singing. So if you have nothing else to do come on down for some good clean entertainment and the price is right also. A love offering will be taken.
Lou began the new year giving guitar lessons to those that received guitars. We have two boys that have hung in with Lou and are learning to play. Shane Bumgarner and Ryan Johnson blessed our hearts as they played an instrumental song recently. Makes me proud of our young people. Keep up the good work kids and don’t forget to practice.
Happy first birthday to little Miss Karity Sears who will celebrate on June 6; to Austin Waddell on the 7, Earl Smith and Jessie Bridgeman on the 10 and to Hunter Waddell on the 12.
Health Tip of the Week: Blueberries. They combat cancer, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, boost memory and prevent constipation.
Until next week may the Lord bless you real good.