• Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Elder Charece Varnish is pictured at the recent Women’s Day celebration. PHOTO PROVIDED

Anniversary program a hit at Day Dawn Baptist
The Annual Women’s Day and Missionary Auxiliary Anniversary Program of the Day Dawn Baptist Church family in Pineville was held July 28, with Sister Terry Dingle presiding.
The program’s theme, “Dedicated Christian Women, Living the Purpose Laid Out by God,” was utilized in every component of the special celebration. Activities of the day began with a processional of the women of the church led by the Women’s Choir, as they sang, “Every Praise.”
Devotional Service was delivered by Sisters Gwendolyn Mazyck, Kathleen Simmons and Thomasean Simmons. Sister Virginia Williams presented Sister Dingle.  Sister Dingle began her march to the presiding position singing and lifting the name of the Jesus.  And as she came, everyone knew the program was going to be another that they would long remember.
Elder Charece Varnish, assistant pastor at Life Empowerment Fellowship Ministries in Charleston, was the speaker. He was presented to the congregation by Sister Valarie Sumpter.
Elder Varnish did not disappoint, as she delivered a powerful message that lifted and enriched the hearts of all that were opened to receive a blessing from God. The anointed messenger of the Gospel, a daughter of Deacon Isaac and Deaconess Claudia Varnish of Moncks Corner, was just phenomenal. Those in attendance were moved beyond expression.
Prior to the hearing of the inspiring message, the congregation was moved to its collective feet, as an aunt of the speaker, Sister Eula Pettigrew, joined by other family members, prepared the way for what was to come.
The program, in its entirety, was a wonderful movement of the Spirit of God. Appreciation was expressed to the program committee for doing a wonderful job of organizing and preparing a most memorable event; all program participants were also thanked along with every committee that contributed to the program’s success.
The church family is already looking forward to next year’s program.
Feast Day
St. Philip Benizi’s Feast Day will be conducted Aug. 25 at 12 p.m. at the church, located in Moncks Corner.
The menu will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Parishioners, if able, are asked to bring the following side items, according to alphabetical listing: If your last name begins with “A – I”, please bring baked beans, a rice dish, or chips; if your last name begins with “J– Q”, please bring potato salad, pasta salad, or green salad with dressing; if your last name begins with  “R – Z”, please bring a dessert or fruit. 
All are welcome, and you are invited to honor St. Philip Benizi with your presence … he will be so happy to see you there.
Of course, signing up at the church would assist the planners greatly in ensuring that sufficient food items and drinks will be available for those attending. Should there be questions, contact the church office at (843) 761-3777.
Keeping in Prayer
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, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls,  Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls,  Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Monica Booker, Betty Ravenell, Barbara Manigault,  Hazel Crawford, Rufus Smalls, Dorothy Williams,  Elder Jeremiah Washington, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey,  and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, hospitalized or in need of our care and attention.
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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