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Saturday, December 5

     The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church family is sponsoring a benefit program for one of their members, Sister Mary Louise Smith, on Saturday, December 5, beginning at 5 p.m. The public is cordially invited to be a part of this blessed occasion, scheduled to be held in Hopewell’s Worship Center. All choirs, soloists, and drama teams are asked for an A and B number. “It will be an honor to have you join us—come one, come all, and show love on this day, to help where it is very much needed,” invites Minister Lawrence M. Matthews, pastor.

Sunday, December 6

  The Smith Chapel M. B. Church family and Pastor Richard Smith invites everyone to come out on Sunday, December 6, at 2:30 p.m. to hear Bro. Barry Boyd bringing his first sermon. Bro. Boyd accepted his calling several months ago. “Come and be supportive for another man of God,” invites Pastor Smith.


“Hope Has Hands,” a Christmas cantata, will be presented at the First United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6.

  The musical program, under the direction of Sally Beam, choir director, will feature soloists, Lee and Gil McMahen, Juana Felix, Suzanne Oakley, and Barron Caulfield, and reader, Steve Thompson. Betsy and James Person will act as Anna and Simeon, who meet the Christ child in the temple.  The Holy family will be portrayed by Kathryn, Trey, and Mary Claire Allman. Tracey Varner is pianist.

“We invite the community to share in this joyous Christmas message of familiar carols and songs,” said Rev. Barry Dickerson, minister.

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