• Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The recent Men’s Day celebration included guest speakers, singing and worship. PHOTOS PROVIDED


Day Dawn hosts stirring Men’s Day Program
The men of Day Dawn Baptist Church celebrated their Annual Men’s Day Program on Sept. 8.
The program began with the singing of “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” by the Male Choir, followed by a stirring devotional conducted by Trustee James Jenkins Jr.
Junior Deacon Coles provided the Invocation, and Junior Deacon Whaley lined the hymn. 
Brother Jonathan Stewart served as Master of Ceremonies, and the welcome address was delivered by Master Langston Reed. 
Attendees were treated to a wonderful solo from Brother Zakwon Bowens, “What You Need, God’s Got It.”
As the program transitioned to the pulpit, the Doxology was offered by the church pastor, the Rev. Joshua Prioleau. The opening hymn for the transitional service was “Amazing Grace,” sung by the Male Choir.
The Invocation was delivered by Deacon Simon Mitchell and the service was taken to another level by Brother Thurmond Fayall, as he sang” If Jesus Would Knock on you Door today, What Would You Say” and “Nearer to Thee.” 
Needless to say, everyone was deeply touched by his delivery.
The speaker for the occasion was presented to the congregation by Deacon Ralph Prioleau, Sr., whose message was preceded by the singing of “I Can’t even Walk Without you Holding My Hand.”
The speaker, the Rev. Edmond Mazyck, brought his message from Joshua 24: 14-15; and used as his topic: “Making the Right Choice.” He was excellent!
The message was further highlighted by the choir’s rendition of “Every Step I Make.”
Closing remarks were made by Deacon Ralph Prioleau Sr., the program’s organizer, and Pastor Prioleau.
The program was filled with numerous heartfelt and moving moments along with an unforgettable message, destined to touch the heart and spirit of all present in the service.  Everyone is now looking forward to next year’s Men’s Day event.
Small Town Restorations Inc.
Commendations to the organizers of the Small Town Restoration Innovators, on the initiative they have undertaken to clean up vacant lots, paint the store fronts on Main Street, fix up some of the old buildings and demolish others, with the owners’ permission, in St. Stephen.
I am pleased to share this initiative with area residents and encourage them to get involved. Donations are being received at PO Box 249, St. Stephen, SC 29479, and checks are to be made payable to: Small Town Restoration Inc.
Interested persons may also contact the secretary, Gloria DeVine at (843) 567-2784, for additional information.
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, Dorothy Williams,  Elder Jeremiah Washington, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey, George Casey, Jr., Mable Dingle,  Clausie Williams, Shirley Cleveland and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, hospitalized or in need of our care and attention.  We continue to keep them in prayer and in our good wishes for 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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