Philadelphia News

April will be a busy month for the church family. April 5th will be high attendance Sunday, as well as the beginning of our revival. Brother George Mims of Phillipaton Baptist Church at Sidon will do the preaching and Brother Gerald will lead the music. That afternoon the Lafayette Associational Bible Drill will be held at First Baptist in Oxford.

  Easter will be April 12th and on the 13th the Lafayette Associational spring meeting will be held at Calvary Baptist Church. Brother Bobby will be the moderator with Brother Mackey Dalrymaple, our Mississippi Baptist Convention president, doing the speaking.

Our annual homecoming will be April 26th.

Earl Johnson was back Sunday. He went with the mission team to Indonesia so we are anxious to hear about his trip.  The Johnson’s grandson Cris was on leave so Carol was not alone.

 We were so concerned when we heard Nancy Dewbre has double pneumonia but she was feeling better when I called this afternoon.

 Thea Watts has just had another great birthday party.  When Brother Bobby asked her this morning how she was she replied, “Just 96.”  The past few years her nieces and nephews have gone out to eat with her and everyone looks forward to the day. Her only living sibling Eddie Lou Ray always attends.

  Last Thursday was the “big day” and they met at the Beacon, along with some friends and Brother Bobby. He asked the blessing.

Everyone agreed it was a fine party and I send sincere congratulations on her long life.

We were glad to have the Fredericks back today.  They missed last Sunday because Anita was sick.

Betty and Mike Smith received a special blessing one night recently when they attended the Air Force Academy Band’s performance.  Three band members from Lafayette were chosen to play with them and Sela, Mike’s daughter, was the female student chosen. They were introduced on stage and given a certificate for playing. Congratulations Sela.  I know you made your parents and grandparent proud.

B. J. and Sue Harvey visited his mother in Columbus on Sunday.

Christine Bates had the misfortune of falling recently and hurting her foot.

The youth will be busy doing odd  jobs in the community to make money for their next trip.

It is always good when John Jim and Mary Bonds feel like coming to church and they came to both services today.

Robbie Ray Ash was back in her regular pew after a bout with pneumonia.

We are looking forward to Wright Moore, Alice McNable and Allethia Coffey feeling well enough to get back in church.