Mt. Calvary honors retired ministers; renames hall for McCall
It was a day of worship, laughter, and tears as Mount Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church observed Retired Ministers Day on March 18.
Bill McCall was the guest speaker. He is the son of the late Rev. Bill McCall who pastored Mt. Calvary from 1962 until his death in 1980.
Bill shared stories of his father’s ministry and their years at Mt. Calvary, when there were many hard times but the Lord always provided for their needs. Bill also recalled the heartbreak at the death of his mother, Aletha, and later of his father’s death during a Sunday night service.
The Rev. McCall loved his family and his Lord; he had a true shepherd’s loving heart and he was a man of prayer.
Pastor Jack Todd then asked the McCall family to join Bill at the front of the sanctuary. The Fellowship Hall was built during Pastor McCall’s ministry and was renamed the Rev. Bill McCall Hall in honor and memory of him. Pastor Todd, on behalf of the church, presented a plaque to the family, which will be placed in McCall Hall.
Mount Calvary also honored other ministers and spouses: Mrs. Evelyn Mitchum, the wife of former pastor, the late Rev. J. Allen Mitchum; Mrs. Mildred Thames, wife of former pastor, the late Rev. Reginald Thames Sr.; former pastor the Rev. Jimmy and Bobbie McPhetridge; the Rev. Thomas and Joyce Skipper; and Mrs. Mary Bishop, wife of the late Rev. Aiken S. Bishop.
The ladies were given flower bouquets by Sister Dale Cales, and Pastor Todd presented plaques to the honorees in appreciation of their years of service and sacrifice for the ministry.
After the service, everyone was invited to share a delicious dinner and time of fellowship in McCall Hall.
THS students excel at HOSA
On Thursday, March 8, t
Twenty members of the Timberland’s Health Occupations Students of America attended the South Carolina HOSA Spring Leadership Conference at the North Charleston Convention Center on March 8.
Of the 20 that attended, 12 competed and five placed in the top six of their event at the state conference.
Chelsey Harmon-Britton is now qualified to compete at the National HOSA Conference in Orlando, FL in June. The students have been working over the last few months to prepare for the competition, which consisted of a written exam and a skills section.
Congratulations to the following students, their families, and teachers: Chelsey Harmon-Britton, Andrea Blanding, Kay Hush, Tonesha Ham, Shanequia Haynes, Shacobie Wright, Jasmine Gadsden, Gearlin Jenkins, Ashton Parker, Kerysn Eargle, Brittany Altice and Brianna Prioleau.
Congratulations to Deacon Levon and Evangelist Grythellda Williams of Jamestown on the birth of their great-grandson. Little William was born March 15 and weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz.
The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Williams and Ashley Mobley; Ashley is the daughter of Roderick Sumpter and Monica Sumpter Hugee.
Congratulations to Dontrell Irving, Timothy Rose and Jasmine Wigfall. Their team placed second in the Level IV Competition at QUEST in Media Technology- Video/Film on March 10.
March 31: MHS Class of 1992 Reunion Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. at Gilligan’s at the Dock. Contact LeChele Nole at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
April 27-29: Hell Hole Swamp Festival Beauty Pageants
May 4-5: Hell Hole Swamp Festival. Contact Chris Pipkin at 257-2233 for information.
Edith Johnson, Ila Shuler, Irvin Ackerman, Emily Ackerman, Rosenell Beauford, Debbie Beauford, Debra Gaskins, Tom Mathis, Christine Reames, Phillip and Debbie Rowland, Leon Bradshaw, Ausy McConnell, Lorenzo McConnell, Maybelle Davis, Amelia “Weasie” Thames, Herman Nole, Bernice Taylor, Flora Beauford, Cleecy Lewis, Diane Mazyck, Walter Taylor, Marvin Brunson and Shirley Smith. Please remember our sick community members, and our law enforcement, our military, and their families.
Sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Kathleen J. Brunson-Scott.
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