By Liz Durr
Old Bethel sang happy birthday to Brandy Merriman and Jessica Froust Sunday. They also sang happy anniversary to Jonathan (Rambo) Procell Sr and his wife, Heather.
Bro. Jay Jones preached our worship service on Exodus 12:22 and Hebrew 9:15. His topic was “There is Power in the Blood.” He said the blood makes the difference. The blood still covers today. Jesus’ blood was pure. He came to set us free from sin. The blood of Jesus still will save the world.
Sunday afternoon the Old Bethel youth held a car wash at the church. Saturday the women who sew at Old Bethel started a block-of-the-month quilt, which they can use for any purpose, personal or as a gift. Nell Settle is teaching the class. The next block of the month meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 9. We are also making girls’ sundresses and boys’ shorts for the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Makayla Mills turned 12 Aug. 3 and went to Natchitoches with her parents, Bubba Jack and Mandi Mills. They ate at Merci Beaucoup and went to see her favorite fireman.
Trinity senior luncheon is Aug. 10 at noon. For entertainment, Sylvia Stanfield will give a comedy program. Koob and Pat Parker will be speakers. Take a covered dish and join them.
Westside Baptist Church will host a pageant for Relay for life, “Miss Cure on the Cane,” Aug. 12 in the Family Life Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Westside will have a garage sale Sept. 15-16 to help with postage to mail the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. The cost of the postage for the shoeboxes has gone up to $9 a box.
Deborah Gay will celebrate her birthday at Couley Methodist Church on the highway between Clarence and Winnfield, Sunday, Aug. 13. Church starts at 8:30 a.m. She will have as a guest Dr. Jessica Weldon. She is the doctor that performed Deborah’s surgery and saved her life. They will have refreshments after worship service.