• Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Evangelist Beverly Jefferson takes the floor during the recent program.


Day Dawn program appreciated by all The Day Dawn Baptist Church 19th Annual Combined Women’s Day and Anniversary Program took place July 22 in the church sanctuary. The service began with a processional of the Gospel Choir and other women of the church as the swaying group sang “Awesome;” the new anthem of the Rev. Charles Jenkins and chorus.  The performance was indeed awesome as was the devotional service conducted by Sisters Dianne Brown, Betty Ravenell and Kathaleen Simmons. Mistress of Ceremony Sister Terry Dingle did not disappoint. She performed fantastically, singing, praising and facilitating the program in an outstanding manner. All assembled were warmly welcomed by Sister Annie B. Steward. Sister Valerie Sumter, along with Sister Deloris Cooper and Sister Louise Williams also performed well in their program roles. Prior to receiving the message for the day, Scripture reading was done by Sister Hattie Bennett; the Responsive Reading was led by Sister Sally Jane Britton; and a powerful Prayer was delivered by Sister Dianne Mustapher. This trio was followed by phenomenal singing performances by Master Nicholas Patterson, “God Is”, and Evangelist Rosetta Terry “Thank you for One More Day.” The speaker for the occasion, Evangelist Beverly Jefferson, was presented by Sister Allycia Prioleau.  Evangelist Jefferson spoke from the heart, on the program’s theme: “Dedicated Christian Women Must Understand Their Roles in Building the Christian Church.” The message was real and presented in a manner in which everyone could identify; from the youngest to oldest person present. A delicious repast was served following the church service.  Appreciation is expressed to the program committee, the decorations committee, the food service committee, the church servers, and everyone that participated on the program or contributed to it in any form or fashion by the officers and members of the Missionary Auxiliaries of the Church.
Blanding Retires Master Sergeant Blanding, a native of St. Stephen and a son of the late Deacon Raymond Blanding and Sarah Blanding Jefferson, has retired from the U.S. Air Force. Blanding enlisted preceding his senior year of high school in September 1988.  He has served in a myriad of cyber communications roles building a vast breadth of experiences during his 24-year career. His decorated service included a host of awards and honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal. Blanding served as a Command Knowledge Operations Management Inspector and Workcenter Manager assigned to Air Combat Command Inspector General Team at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia.  He is responsible for inspecting 225 units and 133,000 personnel to evaluate Knowledge Operations Management functions for combat readiness and compliance reviews. As Workcenter Manager, he managed and executed a $1 million lodging and travel portfolio for the inspection team, as well as planned and directed all workflow for compliance and readiness inspections.
Sympathy Expressions of sympathy are being sent to Mrs. Cora Ravenell and her family on the passing of a brother; the Jonathan Sumter family on his passing; and the Bryant family on the passing of a sister, Patsy.
Get Well Wishes We continue to keep in prayer Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Francis B. Newland, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Annie M. Booker, Melvin Wiggins, Deacon Jackie Pinckney, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, James Pinckney, Annie L. Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Diane brown, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Joyce Dingle, the mother of Ora Blanding, and all others that are under-the-weather, recovering and/or are need of comfort and prayers.   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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