Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary
On Monday, Jan. 7, Macedonia sponsored a Tailgate Party in which the men enjoyed the national championship game. Ultimate hot wings, shrimp, and pizza were served and “Minute to Win It” games were played during breaks. Coach Ron Price spoke at half time.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Anna Claire and Nicole McQuary flew to Belise on a mission trip with a group from Ole Miss. They participated in Bible school classes at night with the children. Nicole had a devotional with the women on Friday, Jan. 11. On Saturday they took a break and went snorkeling. Nicole said that 10-year-old Anna Claire was a lot of help. They returned on Monday, Jan. 14.

My sister, Veedie Gaines, came to my house on Wednesday, Jan. 9. On Thursday morning we went to our brother’s house in Opelika, Ala. Our other sister from Hurley, CP Winters, joined us to visit with Don. Don has Parkinson’s dementia and is in bad health. We pampered him during our stay, cooking him deer chili, homemade vegetable soup, shrimp casserole, brownies, and peach cobbler pie. We froze a lot of leftovers so he could enjoy it at a later time. We returned on Saturday, Jan. 12. His wife was in Nevada at the Miss America Pageant. Her granddaughter, Miss New York, won the pageant.
The Souled Out Drama Team performed at Praise Fest on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Union Hill Methodist Church. The drama team is made up of Angela Kirk; Courtney McGaha; Veronica Browning; Marley Long; Olivia Williams; Sami, Mark, and Kerri Bridges; Jacob Cook; Jessica Smith; Helen Grace Grisham; Savannah Shirley; Alyssa Powell; and April and Jason Robbins.
They sang, “Orphans,” “I Am,” and “Saved.” Julie Brock spoke. Drew Warford also sang.

It is Baby Bottle Boomerang time at Macedonia where we raise money for the First Choice Center for Women in New Albany. Each interested member received a baby bottle in which we can save money during this month.
It has been forty years since the Roe vs. Wade decision made abortion legal. Since then over 55 million babies have been aborted. At the First Choice Center the truth of the gospel is shared one patient at a time. They offer free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound, and peer counseling. Since the center opened 1,500 women have received love, acceptance, and help in a dark time in their lives. Forty nine women have prayed to receive Christ. This is a very worthwhile organization. If interested you may call them at 534-7061.
Next Sunday a special speaker, Jamie Wommack from Erwinville, La. will speak at the worship hour. Jamie travels throughout the country speaking on the Sanctity of Life. Make plans to attend.
Some members of our church are planning a trip to the Philippines March 6-17.

During the worship hour on Jan. 13 our choir sang “Come to the Well.” Our praise band accompanied them. Ben Neal has been blessing our hearts on the drums, as well as Brian Cook and Justin Sanford on the guitars. Linda Swearingen also sang a special, “I’m going to a City.”
Patsy Grisham’s sister, Shirley Tierce, age 72, died Saturday, Jan. 12. She resided in Brighton, Tenn., her hometown. She and her husband, Wesley, lived part of their married life in Arizona but have been back in Brighton for five or six years. Her services were at Maley Funeral in Covington, Tenn. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. She is survived by her husband, Wesley.
Jacob Douglass and Lakin Nowlin will be honored with a bridal shower at Macedonia Family Life Center on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Lakin is registered at Southern Traditions, Wal-Mart, and New Albany Floral and Gifts. Lakin is the daughter of Cateena Childers and Charlie Nowlin. Jacob is the son of Delores and Jake Douglass. Lakin and Jacob will be married on March 2 at Macedonia Baptist.
Thought for the week: Life offers many choices. Eternity offers two. What’s yours?