Events honoring pastors on the horizon

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Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community!

It’s election time and I pray that everyone is voting or and has voted. If you are elderly and you need a safe way to the poll, please call Nannie Barfield at 919-658-2186 or yours truly at 919-658-1503 and we will assist you in getting to the polls one on one and safely. It is so important that your vote and voice be heard.

Don’t put it in your head or let it come out of your mouth that your vote doesn’t count. Yes, it does. Your life depends on it. Think of it for your children and grandchildren. We don’t want our grandchildren here without there being a change made.

It is very important that we continue to respect each other and wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands and stay away from crowds. Let’s stop this coronavirus.

Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly will hold its 148th annual session to Thursday-Sunday. Registration costs $45. The Bishop Dedrick Robert Hood and Vice Bishop Rodney Parker invite you to join them in the assembly on Facebook Live.

St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, invites you to join the congregation at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 in the church parking lot to celebrate Elder Kenneth Freeman and Vesta Freeman in an appreciation ceremony with Elder Donald Dewitt of Goshen Disciple Church in Faison delivering the message. Attendees may place cards in the church basket for the pastor and lady elect or you can mail them to Elderess Jean Ward. Don’t forget to mark your calendar and save the date for this event.

A parade of love and blessings will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 with a line-up starting at 10:30 a.m. at Hickory Grove Disciples of Christ Church in Four Oaks. The parade is celebrating 14 years for Dr. Michael and lady elect Tonya McLamb. The celebration will be held at Bentonville Disciple of Christ Church at 8566 Devil Racetrack Road in Four Oaks.

St. Stephens United Holy Church, 1373 Wilmington Road, Turkey, will present its second annual Domestic Violence Prayer Vigil at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 hosted by the Day After Ministries. For more information, contact Latonia Faison at 331-276-0820.

Prayer of Faith, 315 S. Gum St. in Warsaw, invites you to come and help celebrate the anniversary of Pastor Luedell Washington at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 with guest preacher Minister Sonny Smith and music by The Restoration Male Chorus. No dinner will be served. Masks must be worn and attendees are asked to social distance. Happy anniversary, Pastor Washington.

Larry Purnell Morrisey, 65, of Jacksonville, Florida, and formerly of Faison departed his life on Thursday, Oct. 15. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please keep the entire Morrisey family in your prayers. For more information, call Evangelist Lila Faye Morrisey at 919-696-4956.

Happy Birthday

Oct. 12: Stacy Lewis from the Ward Family Reunion.

Oct. 14: Derrick Warren and Erick Warren

Oct. 15: Jamaal Bass; and Oletha Boseman Ward from your husband, Larry Ward, your children and your entire church family at First Congregation Church in Dudley.

Final thoughts

Thought for the week: Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, success keeps you glowing but only God will keep you going. Stay safe. Wear your mask. Stay 6 feet from others. Wash your hands. Stay out of crowds and go vote. Early voting lasts through Oct. 31. Have a blessed weekend and a happy, joyful time in voting.

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