Pineville/Eadytown Christmas parade Dec. 14

  • Thursday, December 12, 2013

The annual Pineville/Eadytown Christmas parade will be Dec. 14, with line-up beginning at 12:45 p.m. at Messiah R. E. Church, Hwy. 45, Pineville Circle Road. The parade will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Persons interested in participating are to contact Shirley M. Green, at 843-971-0269, or W. Moore, at 843-209-1048 or 843-351-4893. They are looking forward to having a festive time with the positive response of friends, supports and citizens of Berkeley and surrounding counties.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Tamara Green, a daughter of Taylor and Cardacia Green, and granddaughter of the late Jeronison “Dickie” Johnson, and great-granddaughter of the late Nolan Johnson Jr. and Rebecca Jefferson-Johnson, formerly of Pineville and Santee, on being crowned Miss Orangeburg Calhoun Missionary Baptist Association.

Tamaria represented the Lovely Hill Baptist Church of Holly Hilly in the contest. Proceeds support the Association’s Youth Department and Scholarship Fund.

We are proud of Tamaria as she is not only the Association’s Queen, but is an outstanding student at her home school. We wish her continued success in all future endeavors

Sympathy

We send sincere expressions of sympathy to the families of the late Virdell Barnes of St. Stephen, and the late Gladys Reid Spann of Moncks Corner.

The Berkeley County communities where they lived and served have lost beautiful, caring, loving, Christian soldiers who gave freely of all that was theirs. Their children are living testimonies of the lives they lived and the lessons they taught.

It is our prayer that they will know that their grief is shared by many as they put them to rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. It is our prayer that they will find peace and comfort in knowing that the lives of their loved ones made a positive difference in this world, even as they transitioned to the next.

Remembering

I hope that everyone took time during the Thanksgiving Holiday to truly give thanks for the blessings they have received, not only for this year, but throughout their lives. Each day we are able to wake from sleep, move, speak, see, smell, eat, hear, touch, feel, love, give, and care for one another, are precious opportunities.

There is a saying which states that “today is the only day that is available to us for action.”

And it is such a true statement, for we can’t go back and change the past. We can attempt to address past mistakes, but we can’t actually take back what has been done. We can ask for forgiveness, and that is important; but once a thing is done, it’s done.

That is why it is so important for us to use the time we have wisely; to think before we act; to forgive, rather than hold grudges; to live each day, as if it is our last. Truly, the wise man understands that tomorrow is not promised, so when we receive a new day, with new opportunities, we ought to give thanks.

I know that I have so much to be thankful for, and it started with being blessed with godly parents, who knew the importance of teaching, guiding and directing their children. This Thanksgiving, as I thanked God for guiding my life, I also thanked Him for the lives of the late Joseph H. Jefferson, Sr., and the late Omega B. Theirse Jefferson. They started us of on the right path, and I see their guidance in everything that is being done, not only by me, but by my siblings as well. Lessons well taught, will not be forgotten. This is an important life lesson for all of us.

Take time to remember those things that have helped you along the way; and give continual thanks to God, for providing it.

Keeping in Prayer

Sister Earnestine M. Williams; Sister Earnestine G. Williams; Sister Loretta White, St. Stephen Nursing Home); Sister Annie Lee Graves; Sister Viola J. Middleton; Dr. Hattie Martin; Sister Elizabeth Jenkins; Brother Lamont Halback (home); Brother Clossie Williams; Sister Mary Middleton; Sister Shirley Cleveland; Sister Regina Robinson, home: Sister Gracie Williams; Sister Norma Ketcham; Sister Bertha Lee Williams; Sister Annie Lee Crawford; Sister Lillian Williams; Brother Christopher Prioleau; Sister Vanilla Thompson; Sister Emily Jones; Sister Lucille Edwards; Sister Christine Manigault, and all others that are under the weather and In need of our prayers, thoughts and service.

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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