Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.
Several events are coming up at local churches:
Happy special birthday to a very special young lady who has been with me through thick and thin and good and bad, Gloria Ann Manual, who celebrated Sept. 18 from yours truly, from your Pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman, the St. Luke Church family, the St. Luke Choir and Women On The Move For The Lord. Happy special birthday to Teresa Brinson, who also celebrated Sept. 18, from your Women On The Move. We love you. May God bless you to have many more.
Happy 34th anniversary to Elder Ray and Elder Sandra Williams, who celebrated Sept. 16. The Rays pastor Shacklefree Church Ministry and own Bread of Heaven Resturant in Goldsboro.
Happy special birthday to Reginald Ward of Maryland on Sept. 16 from your parents, Ezekial and Lillie N. Ward; your sisters, Patricia and Cynthia; and the Ward Family Reunion.
Happy birthday to Elder Scottie Rodgers on Sept. 16 from your Holy Temple Church family; Mother Mamie Smith on Sept. 6; Audrianna Faison on Sept. 17 from your mother Jennifer Polk, your sister and your brother. Happy 60th birthday to Brigette Barfield on Sept. 15 and to Joann Robinson on Sept 16.
Happy 99th birthday to Mother Elizabeth Uzzell on Sept. 17 from your St. Mark Church family and Bishop Robert Hood of Faro. Happy birthday to Dr. Kengi Bass of Raleigh on Sept. 30.
Happy 12th anniversary to Willie and Wanda Green on Sept. 3. Happy birthday to Elder Cynthia Barnes on Sept. 20, Wanda Green on Sept. 3, Christine Barnes on Sept. 21, Regina Cox on Sept. 5, and Greg Galloway on Sept. 20 from Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family.
The St. Luke Gospel Choir would like to say a special thank you to the St. Luke Male Chorus of Goldsboro, soloists Teddy and Johnny Faison and The Gospeltones of Raleigh for helping the choir celebrate its anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 15. What an anointed, blessed Holy Spirit service it was. Thank you Elder Kenneth Freeman for presiding; Elder Cynthia Barnes, Elder Jean Ward and Sis Patricia Bass for participating in the program; and Caroletha Langley for presenting the history and our memorial service in memory of Brother Linwood Darden, Elder Mary Howard, Sis Ann Stalling and Brother Lionel Graham.
Congratulations to football player Jalen Thompson, who was named Player of the Week, led the team in tackles against Goldsboro and is the defensive leader for the Saints, according to Coach Ronnie McClary Jr. Congratulations!
Thought for the week: A special meal for you today, a plate of love, a bowl of peace, a fork of care and a glass of prayer. Enjoy your meal for you are under God’s care. Have a great, blessed week with so much love.