It’s the beginning of fall and “the weather could not be more perfect”

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Mae Buice

Mae Buice

Life Celebrations

Birthdays Ramsey Simmons, Becky Simmons, Vicky Vanwhy, Billy Jo Arnold, William Owensby, Kim Johnson and Kaylee Steward

Anniversary Marc and Jodi Ball

By Mae Buice

Do we ever get bored discussing the weather? Yesterday, Sunday, was the first day of fall and the weather could not be more perfect. Good sleeping weather. Love it.

The worship service was good following  good congregation singing and the choir with two specials.

Shannon and I both sang unexpected specials, requested by our pastor. Butch took his morning message from Ezekiel 2 and Revelation 5. Sunday night again with good singing, lots of singing. He brought his sermon from Psalm 1, dealing with the laws of prophecy. Join with us on Wednesday nights as we are studying in Romans.

Let me say first of all that we as a church family send our love and sympathy to the Smith family in the passing of Almedia Smith.   This is especially hard on Mr. Earl as he is now 100 years old. Her services will be on Tuesday morning at Carter Funeral Home in Madison.

We still have very serious illnesses within our church family. So happy to say successful surgery on one that is like our own. Another surgery to follow soon. Love and prayers sent to this family and to the caretaker. Marion has good days and bad days, same with Patsy.

I won’t  name them all but God knows and we should pray, not only for our sick but also for our nation, military, and the leaders in our nation’s capitol. And pray for each other.

Sue Crowley has had guests from New Hampshire recently. Her step-daughter, Judi Pestka, and Stephanie, Judi’s daughter, have been here a few days last week. Stephanie was here on a mission! She thinks the folks in the South are nicer and friendlier than those up North and she is searching for a college here in our beloved South. Stephanie,  I think you have some good choices and we’d like to make a Southerner out of you, make you some sweet tea. Sue and I agree on this.

We had a short overnight visit from our No. 2 grandson this weekend. Curtis, Roxana and Olivia had a wedding in Birmingham and made a stop over here on Saturday night. No matter how small the visit, we still enjoy seeing our family.

Mark your calendar for  Sept. 29 at Sewell Methodist Church where Georgia with Don Elrod will be the featured singers for their fifth Sunday night singing. Starts at 6 p.m.

Again, this week I do not know who is at Nicholson Gospel Singing with Clarke.

Oct. 19 will be our annual Fall Festival. More information will follow.

Ruby Guinn announces the happy occasion of the marriage of Robin Guinn to Raymond Adams on Sept. 17 at the beautiful home of James and Kathy Wilson on Cochran Road.  The wedding was officiated by the brides Uncle Wayne Peters. A reception followed the ceremony with dancing in the beautifully decorated yard of the Wilsons. Among the guests were Otis and Kelly Bryan from Tampa, Fla. Ruby wishes to give many thanks to all that helped to make this a most enjoyable occasion.

Happy birthday to Ramsey Simmons on the 27 and to his wife, Becky, on the 28th.  Also  special wishes  to Vicky Vanwhy on the 28, Billie Jo Arnold the 29 and to William Owensby the 30.  Going into October, blessings for Kim Johnson and Kaylee Stewart on the 1.  Happy anniversary to our missionaries in Darby, Montana–  Marc and Jodi Ball will celebrate on the 26.

I’m looking forward to this weekend. My high school reunion from Snellville High School  is this Saturday, the 28. Also on this day,  my friend Glyn Shackelford from Spartanburg will be here for a long-awaited visit.

Ladies, don’t forget to get your recipes in for our cookbook fundraiser for Stephanie and Cindy to audit.

“To help someone in need is the surest way to touch God’s hand.” – Guideposts

So until next week may the Lord bless you real good.

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