• Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Photos Provided -- Attendees enjoy the Annual Session of the Lowcountry District Missionaries, hosted by the Antioch Baptist Association’s Women’s Auxiliary in Moncks Corner. --


Lowcountry Missionaries conduct session
The Annual Session of the Lowcountry District Missionaries, hosted by the Antioch Baptist Association’s Women’s Auxiliary, was held at Moncks Corner Baptist Church on April 27 at 9 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Leon Brown as host pastor.
Officers were re-elected by acclimation for the coming term, with the exception of the office of vice president. Workshop sessions were conducted and were followed with a wonderful luncheon for attendees.
The group’s next session will be determined at a later date.
Garden Club Walk
Several members of the Belle Isle Garden Club recently enjoyed a nature walk through the Audubon Center at Beidler Forest in Harleyville. 
A highlight of the April 2 event was an informative presentation by the center’s nature director, Michael R. Dawson. 
Mr. Dawson explained the history of the facility and talked about the variety of wildlife that can be found there. A question and answer session followed Dawson’s excellent lecture. 
The preserve shelters the only stand of virgin cypress trees in the United States, which provides a natural habitat for a great number of birds, animals, trees, plants and more.  Visitors can traverse a boardwalk that winds for nearly two miles just above the forest swamp.  Classes and lectures for schools are an important part of the center’s programming.  There are exhibits in the reception building. 
Also housed there is a fine shop that features a variety of items including books, toys, gifts, and light snacks and drinks. Staff members are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with any questions one might have. Binoculars and guidebooks are available for your tour.
The Garden Club group held a picnic lunch at the facility’s pavilion.
Baptist Women’s Convention
The Women’s Baptist Convention’s Annual Session will be conducted in Simpsonville, SC, June 10 – 14 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4 Harrison Bridge Road, and the conference hotel in the Greenville Embassy Suites, Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center, 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville, SC. (864-676-9090).
The session begins on June 10 with Youth Choir Rehearsal at 5 p.m. Tuesday’s agenda includes the State’s Annual Youth Session; YWA Workshops and Praise and Worship Sessions.  
Wednesday’s Session continues with the YWA’s Annual Session, Women’s Choir Rehearsal; Spiritual Worship Sessions and Life Worship Sessions. 
Thursday’s program includes Leadership Training Sessions; the General Opening Session; the President’s Hour and the Annual Banquet. The Conference closes on Friday with Leadership Training, and a Morning Worship Session. 
There will be no onsite registration, so churches, groups and individuals are encouraged to register early.
Online registration for the convention may be accomplished at: http://www.wbemc.org. Deadline for registration on line or by mail is May 15.
Expressions of sympathy are being sent to the families of Jerome Lloyd, of New York City, formerly of St. Stephen; and Moses “Junior” Hunt of Florida, formerly of Lynchburg.
We will continue to keep their families in our thoughts and prayers.
Get Well Wishes
Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, James Pinckney, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Lillie Whitten, Margie Prioleau, Rev. Dr. Leon G. Brown, Naomi Fashion, Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Monica Booker, Betty Ravenell, Barbara Manigault,  and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, hospitalized or in need of care and attention.  We continue to keep them in prayer and in our good wishes for the total recovery of health.
Items of Interest
Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call (843) 567-4182 or email ybarnes@homesc.com.

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