Revs. Kevin Edwards, Della Grace Hargis, Leonard Thornton and John Norman led the Sunrise Service in Barbour's Grove. First Baptist Four Oaks Baptist Men served breakfast to all.
Behold how good it is when all God's people dwell in unity. Psalm 133:1, read by Leonard Thornton, who delivered the message.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. John 13:12-17
Huge thanks to Wynter Autry and her AGE 319 Ag Leadership in Rural Communities class from Mount Olive. Groups of students from this class work with rural churches to fulfill a community need. Wynter's group built a raised vegetable bed to support the food pantry.
For I was hungry and you gave me food. Matthew 25:35
The Seder is a Jewish ritual meal in which multiple generations of a family take mark in recounting the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Seder itself is based on the command in the book of Exodus: "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8) Traditionally, families and friends gather to read the text of the Haggadah, which contains the narrative of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, blessings, rituals, and songs. The Passover Seder Plate consists of symbolic foods which the leader of the Seder uses to tell the Exodus story. This year Passover begins on Friday. As the Passover is a critical part of the Easter story, learning about the ritual deepens understanding of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Most creative and first place in funds raised went to Johnnie Sue Lee's table, second place in funds raised went to Kay Surles' table; and third place in funds raised went to Debbie Blackmon's table. Thank you so much to Marilyn and Jack Parker, who organized the event, and to Tommy (Buzz) Buzzard (Marilyn's brother) who was a wonderful guest speaker. Huge thanks to Stanfield's, Vine & Branch, and all our door prize donors. Relay for Life Team # 62 raised about $5,100 for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
Roy Turner, Scott Whitley, John Hatch (Chairman), Ron Sloan, and Rev. John Norman
Adam Barefoot, Terry Parker, Pat Bridgers, Sherwood Lee, Sam Thornton, Kay Surles, and Don Rogers
Not pictured: Kyle Toothman