Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.
Several special events are coming up at local churches:
I want to wish a happy 15th anniversary to my daughter and son-in-law Dante and Schenita Davis Randolph, who celebrated Sept. 4. The couple lives in Mebane. Happy anniversary to Fred and Gloria Martin, who celebrated Sept. 3; and to Jalen Sr. and Thea Michelle Williams, who celebrated their 31st anniversary on Sept. 3.
Happy birthday to Fred Martin on Sept. 4; and to Pastor Ray Williams of Shacklefree Church in Goldsboro on Sept. 3, from your wife Elder Sandra Williams and all of your employees at Bread of Heaven Restaurant.
Happy birthday to Nikela Frazier on Sept. 4 from your mama, Charlene, and the entire family.
Happy 23rd pastor’s anniversary to Dr. Everlena Oliver, who has served as pastor of St. Jude Church of Christ in Warsaw.
Happy special birthday to Mother Bettie Boykin, who celebrated Aug. 27, from your husband Monte Boykin Sr., your children, your grandchildren, your pastor Elder Scottie and Tonya Rogers and the Holy Temple Church family of Calypso.
Happy eighth anniversary to Bishop Dedrick and Elder Tachala Hood, who celebrated Aug. 26, from Elder Kenneth and Mother Vesta Freeman and the St. Luke Church family of Mount Olive. Happy 50th anniversary to Geraldine Wells and her husband on Aug. 26 from your New Jackson Tabernacle Church family and Pastor Betty Faison. Happy first pastoral anniversary to Bishop Ronnie Hood, who marked his first year on Aug. 25. Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church Choir, the usher and the church’s congregation celebrated with him and St. Stephens of Princeton.
Happy 17th pastoral anniversary to District Elder Anthony and Lady Elect Vickie Flow of St. Luke UHC in Rose Hill.
Happy special birthday to my wonderful, amazing cousin Sandra Ward of Miami, Florida on Sept. 1 and to Daskeik Smith, Reginald Henderson of Charlotte, Orletta Faison of Clinton and Dwayne Washington of Virginia, who all celebrated Sept. 2.
Happy special birthday to Mother Linda Musgrave from your children, from Elder Ernest and Elder Sadie Watson and the St. James Church family and from Elder Kenneth and Mother Vesta Freeman and the St. Luke Church family. We love you and may God continue to bless you to have many more.
Happy special birthday to Trustee Larry Baker, who celebrates Thursday, from your wife Teresa Baker and your children and grandchildren and from your Pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman and your St. Luke Church family. We love you and thank you for your service as you stand at the door of St. Luke Church to welcome and assist people as they enter the house of the Lord. What an awesome job you are doing. Thank you, Larry. You are so appreciated.
Until next week, I pray that everyone was safe through the storm and checked on each other and kept all lifted in prayer.