Octogenarians recognized at church
by Myrus Weaver
Special to The Star
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The Missionary/Matron Auxiliary of First Baptist Church, 309 Vann St., recognized the octogenarians of the church family with a brunch at 10 a.m. April 20. The auxiliary also spends time in outreach and spreading cheer and comfort to those in need. One such project is the nursing home ministry at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation Center where residents enjoy playing Bingo and choosing prizes.

Honorees were Jewell Greer, Ida Fox and Deacon Bobby Lipscomb. “O, How I Love Jesus” and “I Will Trust in the Lord” were sung. Emily Lipscomb and Shirley John gave the prayer, and Angie Goggins gave the reading Glenda Jamison presented gifts, and Deacon Herschel Harris blessed the food.

Everyone is invited to Sunday school at 9:25 a.m., and morning worship at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in being a member of First Baptist Dance Ministry is asked to see Tevis Garrett.

The church’s prayer list includes Jewel Greer, Phyllis Hardy, Mary Cannon, Fred Stevenson, Everett Harris, Derrick Smith, Deedra Smith, Everette McCall, Rev. Joseph Parker, Lola Dickerson, William Jackson, Roberta Anderson, Mollie Abernathy, Geneva Bolton, Margaret Green, Thomas Salter, James Glover, Janie Curry, Horace Williams, Millicent J. Crook and Ralph Gray.

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Jacksonville observed the 13th annual Black History Month in February. Honorary members of the event are Jewell Carr Greer and Jeanne Jordan. Other members are Ethel Kimbrough, Master Sgt. (ret.) Gilbert Taylor of the United States Marine Corp, Nell Coleman, Master Sgt. Lonnie Corley, Constance Nation, Sandra Sudduth, Myrus Weaver, Glenda Jemison, Emily Lipscomb, Denise Rucker, Margaret Lomax, Nancy Dickens, Theresa Curry and George Areno. Master Gunnery Sgt. (ret) Gilbert Taylor of the United States Marine Corp and Montford Point Marines, spoke.

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Everyone might be interested to know that the Eastwood Preservation Community Development Inc., a non-profit organization, has been established for the purpose of preserving and maintaining the former Eastwood High School as a part of the community. Tentative plans are being made for the next reunion to include a meet and greet on July 5 and a banquet on July 6. More information will be provided later or can be seen on Facebook.

Sandra Fox Sudduth is chairperson. Others include Jennifer Snow Sims, co-chairperson; Sharon Lomax Abernathy, secretary; Emily Oden Lipscomb, treasurer; Ethel Garrett Kimbrough, event chairperson; Marcus Reid, Jackie Whatley, Evelyn Cannon Dunn, Judy Harris, Jerome Patterson, Sydney Fox Long, Seclonia Levell Morris, James Snow, Theresa Johnson Curry and Ruby Cobb Keith.

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Juanita Nixon of the Greater Cutliff Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., was guest minister at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 810 Church St. S. E., at 3 p.m. on April 2012. Rev. Dr. McKinley Drake is pastor there. Pulpit conductor was Minister Caroline Ross. The theme was “Spirit-filled women worshipping and working to build the Kingdom of God with a spirit of dedication and commitment.” -- Ephesians 2:19-22.

Minister Caroline Ross gave the call to worshop, Shundreta Buchanan welcomed everyone, and Felita Guyton gave the meditation. KelJoyce Peters said the prayer. Eva Carpenter gave the reading, and Minister Jennifer Sims introduced the speaker. New Hope’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Parker Sr., gave the closing remarks, along with Jennifer Sims and Caroline Ross. Program committee members were Caroline Ross, Jennifer Sims, Gloria Floyd, Kimberly Garrick, Andrea Morris and Freida Morris.

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Birthday Club and Friends celebrating birthdays include Judy Harris, July 10; Laura Steagall, Aug 6; Myrus Weaver, Sept. 7; Theresa Curry, Sept. 18; Alfreda Morris, Oct. 5; Mary Nixon, Oct. 14; Cupid Johnson, Nov. 1, and Julia Jones, Dec. 9.
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