2017-07-13 / Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Columnist Kip Burke and The Office Cat are both on hiatus for health reasons and may resume at a later date.

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Flint Hill Baptist Church will hold its homecoming on Sunday, August 6, at 11:45 a.m. Dinner will be served.

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Blood drives Thursday, July 13, for the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held on the Bloodmobile at two locations: Wills Memorial Hospital 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (120 Gordon St.) and at Berry Plastics 3-5 p.m. (199 Edison Dr.).

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The Wilkes County Democratic Party will hold a caucus on Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Third Shiloh Avery Center in Washington. All Democrats are invited to attend.

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New Ford Baptist Church in Danburg will conduct its annual Revival Meeting services July 17-19. Rev. Hawkins, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church will be the preacher. The community is invited to attend.

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Reeves Chapel Baptist Church will conduct its annual Revival Meeting services August 21-23. The community is invited to attend.

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Fishing Creek Baptist Church will hold its homecoming service on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. with revival services July 24-28 at 8 p.m. The public is invited.

Signups for football camp at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department have begun. Camps will begin July 15.

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A Homecoming Celebration for Black Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tignall will be held Sunday, August 13, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Reginald Hunter, pastor of New Springhill Baptist Church, and his choirs and congregation as special guests.

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Revival services will be held nightly at Black Rock AME Church beginning at 7 p.m. August 15-17. Preachers for the services are Rev. Johnnie Hunter, pastor of the Norwood Circuit AMEC, on Tuesday; Rev. Terrie Patterson, pastor of New Liberty Hill AMEC in Thomson, on Wednesday; and Rev. Jimmy Roberts, pastor of New Saint Mark AME Church of Athens, on Thursday.

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The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the ¬≠Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m.

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The Rayle City Council will meet at City Hall on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m.

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The New Salem Baptist Church in the Tyrone Community will celebrate the third anniversary of Pastor C. M. Hawkins on July 16, at 3 p.m. Dr. Bobby Harris will deliver the message during the morning service and Dr. Melvin Davis will preach during the evening service. The fellowship meal will be served prior to the evening service. An invitation is extended to everyone to attend.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will celebrate its Family and Friends Day and homecoming on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. with pastor Rev. Charles Belton as the speaker.

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The Roy L. Burns Senior Citizens Center Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, July 18, at 10 a.m.

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New Life Baptist Church will host the southern gospel group The Perrys, who will be performing live on August 13 beginning at 6 p.m. New Life will hold the event at the church located at 808 East Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington. The public is invited and there is no admission charge. A love offering will be take for the group for those who wish give to their ministry. For more information, call 706-726-1517.

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Hilliard Station Baptist Church will hold revival services through Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. with guest speakers Vanessa Smith of Neal Grove Baptist Church in Commerce on Wednesday; Iris Cannon-Chandler of Springfield Baptist Church of Athens on Thursday; and Pastor Frances Stephens-Harper of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Crawfordville on Friday. A fish fry will also take place on Friday night.

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The Lyonsville Baptist Church Board of Deacons will celebrate its annual Deacon Board Fellowship on Sunday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.

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W-WCHS graduated seniors are reminded to pick up their diploma presentation photo from Mercer Harris Photography.

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Clifford Grove Baptist Church of Rayle, Georgia will hold Bible Study on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, August 14, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will precede the meeting at 5:30 p.m. There will be no regular July meeting.

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Send notifications of community events for this column and for the W-W Chamber of Commerce calendar of events to online@wilkespublishing.com and washingtonwilkesevents@gmail.com or drop them off at The News-­Reporter office, 116 W. Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington.

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Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church will hold revival services through July 14 with Rev. Donald Walton as the guest speaker. The public is invited.

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Clifford Grove Baptist Church of Rayle will celebrate Pastor Troy Jones’ first pastoral anniversary on July 23 with guest speaker Rev. Ricardo Smith of Browns Chapel Baptist Church.

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Mount Nebo Baptist Church will celebrate its 146th church anniversary on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. with special guest Rev. Lance Pitts and Gibson Grove Baptist church.

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Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will hold revival services July 24-26, at 7 p.m. nightly with Rev. Michael Gresham of Reeves Chapel as the guest speaker. The public is invited.

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The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet at the board office on N. Alexander Avenue on Monday, July 17, at 2 p.m.

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The Spirited Speakers Toastmasters Club of Wilkes and Lincoln Counties will meet on Thursday, July 20. Anyone at least 18 years of age with a desire to improve communication and leadership skills, is invited to attend. Meetings are held on each first, third, and fifth Thursday at the Lincoln County Library, 181 N. Peachtree Street in Lincolnton, at 6 p.m..

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The BreasTest and More Program at the Wilkes County Health Department has help to assist in paying for mammograms for the uninsured when funding is available. Clients must be 40-64 years of age, have no health insurance, and meet certain financial requirements. Call the Wilkes County Health Department at 706-678- 2622 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Washington will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the City Hall Annex on Thursday, July 20.

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The Rayle City Council will meet at City Hall on Tuesday, August 8, at 6 p.m.

New Ford Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, August

27. Dinner will be served in the church fellowship hall after the morning service. All in the community are invited to attend.

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Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold its Family and Friends Day program on Sunday, July 16, at 3 p.m.

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Trinity Baptist Church will hold revival services August 7-10 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Larry Norman of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

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All descendants and connected families of Revolutionary War soldier William Norman are invited to attend the biennial reunion August 4-5 at the Lincoln Center in Lincolnton. Events include a casual get-together on Friday night with registration at 6 p.m. A guided tour of the ancestral cemeteries on Saturday morning leaves the Lincoln Center at 9 a.m. sharp. A Memorial service at Midway UMC at 1:30 p.m. will be held to honor those Norman descendants and spouses who have passed away since the last reunion. Business meeting follows. Reservations required for the BBQ chicken dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday night at the Lincoln Center. Deadline is July 26. Contact Linda Anthony at 706-678-7616 or Kevin Beggs at 706-401-2226 for more information.

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Victory Baptist Church will hold revival services August 6-9 with evangelist Max Alderman as the guest speaker and The Calvary Quartet providing special music at the Sunday morning services. Three services will be held on Sunday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. and a barbecue meal will be served following the 11 a.m. homecoming service. Services Monday-Wednesday will be held at 7 p.m.

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Flint Hill Baptist Church will hold its annual revival Monday Thursday, July 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. each night with guest speaker pastor Otis Burns from Belton, S.C.

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Reeves Chapel Baptist Church, located in the Sandtown Community, will celebrate its annual homecoming at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 20. Dinner will be served in the church fellowship hall after the morning service. The public is invited to attend.

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Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming along with Family and Friends Day on Sunday, August 6, at 11 a.m.

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Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold three nights of revival August 7-9 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Matthew Harden.

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The class of 1972 will meet at Pizza Hut on Saturday, August 12, at 11 a.m. All class members are asked to attend.

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Trinity Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday, August 6, at 11 a.m. The public is invited.

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Reeves Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Youth Day program on Sunday, July 16, at 11:45 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Alexander “Mookie” Wymbs of Fork Bethel Baptist Church. Dress is casual.

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Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its 2017 Homecoming and Revival, July 23-26 with a covered dish dinner on Sunday, July 23. Guest speakers include Rev. Richard Broome and poems by Robert Armour at the Sunday Homecoming Service at 11 a.m.; Rev. Paul Reviere and music by The Echols Family Sunday evening at 7 p.m.; Rev. Jim Newsome and music by Bill Maxwell Monday night at 7 p.m.; Rev. Mark Woods and music by McCoy Garrard on Tuesday at 7 p.m.; and Rev. Brenda VanDiver and music by April Shelton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The song leader is Peggy Brown and pianist is Russ Goldman.

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The Tignall City Council will meet at City Hall in Tignall on Wednesday, August 9, at 7 p.m.

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