Pastor and Mrs. Bennie Hopkins were back in worship service on Sunday after attending the 133rd session of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. held recently in Charlotte, N.C.

The convention is under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Julius Scruggs.

Valuable information gained from the convention will be shared with the Mount Ary Church family tonight at 6 p.m.

Tony Luke was the guest spacer Sunday at the Stallo United Methodist Church. His scriptures were Luke 14:25-27 and Matthew 6:24.

Members seemed spiritually uplifted by his message.

Other visitors at Stallo Methodist included Jessie Clemons.

Our special prayer request list for this week includes: Lorenzo Griffin, Thad Holmes, Oliver Lyons, Jr., Yvonne Moore and others who are sick or shut in.

Our prayers also go out to all families who have lost loved ones recently. There are many.

The Mount Ary Baptist Church will have Women's Day on Sunday, Sept. 15 during worship service.

The Mount Talley Baptist Church will have Choir Day Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.

Many choirs throughout the area are bing invited to join them on this occasion.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Ramona Young whose birthday is today, Sept. 11.

Happy birthday wishes go out to April Kelly on Sept. 12, to Kela Lyons on Sept. 13, to Wayne Hoskins on Sept. 17, and to William Smith on Sept. 18.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Willis Beamon and Regina Culberson whose birthdays were Sept. 8.

Belated birthday wishes also go out to Ora Hudson and to Thelma Sledge. Their birthdays were Sept. 9.

A surprise birthday celebration for Ms. Veterine Hoskins was given by her children recently at the home of her son, Nathaniel Hoskins in Jackson.

Many family members and friends attended the birthday celebration.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Willis and Lisa Lyons whose 30th adding anniversary will be Sept. 17.

Belated anniversary wishes go out to Everett and Debra Rash whose wedding anniversary was Sept. 3.

God bless you and have a good week.