WESTFIELD — Have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
Sara Simmons and Barbara Ann Smith planned a little get together for Elizabeth Joyce on her birthday. Celebrating the occasion was Sara Simmons, Barbara Ann Smith, Frances Reeves, Travis Joyce and Janice Lawson. Elizabeth was 88 years young on November 18th. Everyone had a wonderful time eating the pound cake Janice baked. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!
North Stokes High School earned the opportunity to host the first playoff game of this year’s football season. Earlier that afternoon their coaching staff and the administration of the school took the opportunity to invite Stoney Ridge Baptist Church to feed the team a special meal to help prepare them for that evening’s gridiron competition. For the past few years local churches have enjoyed the privilege of sharing a meal with the football team and cheerleaders. This particular week, the mobile grill, desserts and smiling service came from Stoney Ridge Baptist Church of Westfield. Ten members volunteered to bring and serve the meal and desserts that other members took the time to prepare for the group. Pastor Darryl Vestal, using Power Point slides from the recent hit movie, “Woodlawn,” brought a timely motivational talk to encourage the group to stand up for their personal beliefs and compete with all their strength on the field. The students and staff ate heartily and enjoyed a relaxed time of fellowship until it was time to prepare for the evening’s event. “What happens inside the church building is vital, but we have to balance that with getting outside the walls of the building and affecting our community and world with the message of Jesus Christ. Now more than ever, Christians have to know what they believe and live it out in front of our world. Young people especially have to see a consistent effort from churches, to paraphrase Jesus, not just be hearers of the Word, but doers,” said Pastor Darryl. Those gathered at North Stokes certainly know that, win or lose, the Stoney Ridge church family cares for them.
Sammy and Janice Lawson are enjoying their Thanksgiving early with daughter, Tracey Coker, and grand daughters, Sara and Hanna, from Richmond Hill, Georgia.
Pilot Mountain Outreach Center needs Dish Washing Liquid donated.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting will take place November 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the field beside the office at Westfield Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served. Everyone in the community is invited to come and rejoiced the birth of Jesus.
Brown Mountain Baptist Church will have their Christmas play December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Please bring your favorite goodies to share with everyone after the play.
Happy Anniversary to Harry and Dorothy Bennett and Roy and Helen Hall!
Happy Birthday to: Tim Collins, Dalton Ridout, Leonard McCreary, Wendy Dearmin, Roxann Moore, Norman Francis, Mickey Arrington, Barbara Jessup, Joey King, Glenda Covington, Ed Bullins, Debra Lawson, Inez Simmons, Jake Jessup and Wyatt Robertson
Prayers for: Jabo Fulp, Loyd Sams, Gerald Jones, Sue and Radford Haitt, Marion Vaden, Mary Nunn, Stephen Fagg, Linda Holland, RJ Love, Elva Dearmin, Ersie McIntyre, Calvin Love, Elizabeth Essick, Doris Sams, Gilmer Ray Jessup, Hallie Hall, Jason Blevins, Sue Robertson, Celene Collins, Elizabeth Smith, Betty Crim, Margaret Vaden, Lolene Vaden, Thelma Taylor and Elizabeth Joyce.
Sympathy goes to Mrs Era’s grandchildren, Jill, Kim and Eric and Mrs Era’s family.
Era George September 26, 1917 – November 16, 2015 Era George, 98, of Westfield, NC, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015. She was born on September 26, 1917 in Stokes County, NC to the late Arthur Graham George and Mary Ida Tilley George. In 1993, she retired from Stokes County Schools System after 32 years of service as Nancy Reynolds School Secretary.
Jane Nunn may be reached at 336-351-6866.