Day Dawn Baptist Church Celebrates Youth

Day Dawn Baptist Church members enjoy a program presented by the congregation’s youth.

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Antioch Baptist Association conducted its annual Rally, 3 p.m., June 9, 2019, at Jehovah Baptist Church, 704 Dennis Ridge Road, Bonneau, with host Pastor, Rev. W. Paulk.

The program began with devotion provided by Sister Lillie Addison, Deacon Ralph Prioleau and Deacon Cameron/Goodman. Sister Jessie M. Blanding provided remarks to transition the program from the floor to the pulpit. Sister Shirleen Smalls, welcomed everyone to the sanctuary on behalf of the pastor, officers and members of Jehovah Baptist. The presider, Rev. Dr. Leon Brown, Antioch Baptist Association Moderator, brought forth the Doxology, which was followed with the singing of “Amazing Grace” by the choir and congregation. The scripture was read by Rev. Edna Bryant, and the prayer was delivered by Rev. Perkins. A selection, “God has Smiled on Me,’ was sung as an offering was collected.

The Messenger for the program, Minister Shirley Snipe, of Jehovah Baptist Church, was presented to the congregation by Rev. Young, a former mentor. The choir prepared the congregation for the reception of Minister Snipe’s delivery, with the singing of “What a Mighty God We Serve.” Minister Snipe took her message from the 40th chapter of Isiah, and the 31st verse. Subject, “Wait on the Lord.” The inspirational message was well received and was accentuated by the choir with the singing of “The Lord has done Great Things.”

Rev. John Wilson, Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, led the altar call, as the choir sang, “Come to Jesus.” Closing remarks were provided by Sister Gillespie, Rally Chairperson, Sister Lillie Whitten, President of the Antioch Associations’ Women’s Auxiliary, and Rev. Dr. Brown, Antioch Baptist Association’s Moderator. Minister Snipe provided the program’s Benediction.

Day Dawn Baptist Church Celebrates Youth

During 10 a.m. service, June 9, at the Day Dawn Baptist Church, 2057 Highway 45, Pineville, youth of the church were celebrated. Additionally, they also presented the service program, which began with an opening song by the youth choir.

This was enhanced with scripture reading by Master Lachland King; prayer, by Arionna Kelly, and reading of notices to the church by Master Maurice Dendy.

The Doxology was delivered by Pastor Joshua Prioleau, along with a silent prayer for sick and shut in members and he led the congregation in the saying of the Lord’s Prayer. An offering was collected by LaBriah King and Sha’Mya Jefferson. The Responsive Reading was led by LaKiah King. The Offertory Scripture was read by Master Langston Reed, with the Offertory Prayer delivered by Jamiyah Myers.

After a selection by the Youth Choir, the Youth Speaker shared a wonderful message with the congregation. LaJ’ai Reed, a student at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, delivered a message that kept the youth and adults of the congregation engaged and involved.

It was a message all in attendance will remember and use as they live and grow in their relationship with the Lord.

As the program concluded, the youth choir performed, and student awards were presented by LaToya King, an adviser to the youth, and Prioleau.

An opportunity was also provided for expressions of talents from members of the congregation. However, attendees were so impressed by the performances of youth members, they just wished to continue celebrating them. The service closed with remarks by LaShonda Reed, a youth coordinator, and Prioleau.

A fellowship opportunity, with refreshments, was provided for youth and members of the congregation immediately after the service. The Youth Ministry of the church is led by 16 ministry advisers, and the youth choir is supported by two choral advisers.

Congratulations to everyone on an excellent program.

Congratulations graduates

High School: Antwan Coats, Madison Milligan, Briyanna Heyward, Serenity Singleton, Tyler Sumter, and Joletta Barnes. College: Shakaisha Bre-nae Broughton, Coastal Carolina; Morgan Milligan, Troy University; Tamarra Robinson, University of South Carolina, Aiken; Timothy Maconious Rose, Morris College, and Jordan Whaley, Trident Technical College.

Keeping in prayer

We continue keeping in our thoughts and prayers our many sick and shut-in community members. Among them are Loretta White, Elizabeth Jenkins, George Casey, Clement Williams, Annie B. Washington, Queen Dingle, John Mustapher, St. Julian Jenkins, Lamont Holback, Shirley Cleveland, Elouise King, George Prioleau, Frank Stewart, Isiah P. Blanding, and Annie Wiggins.

Send items of interest to Yvonne Barnes at or by post to 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468.