Pastor Bennie Hopkins brought another wonderful message Sunday at the Mount Ary BaptistCchurch. He spoke from the subject "Living Under the Influence of God." His scripture was Job 2: 3-b. His message was encouraging as well as spirit filled.

Jake Luke was the guest speaker Sunday at the Stallo United Methodist Church. His scripture was Matthew 26: 46-30. Members seemed very inspired by his message. His grandmother, Mrs. Marcelean Luke, accompanied him.

The Mount Ary Baptist church had its Halloween Festival recently. The festival consisted of a hayride, many games, much delicious food and fellowship. It was a fun day for all in attendance. The Mount Ary Male Chorus will celebrate their 35th year anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. They are inviting many choirs, soloist, and musicians to join them in this celebration.

Bro. Willie Kelly is president. The Rev. Bennie Hopkins is pastor.

Continue in prayer for all sick or shut-ins. There are several residents in the community who are recovering from different illnesses but still need our prayers. Among these are: Wesley Floore, Johnny Hoskins, Oliver Lyons Jr., Yvonne Moore and Lula Sherrod. Mrs. Gazell Walker is in a re-hab facility in Chicago - remember her in your prayers.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Kelly Burnside and to Skyla Pearson. Their birthday will be Nov. 1. Happy birthday wishes go out to Lisa Lyons and Wilma Snow whose birthday will be Nov. 3. Happy birthday wishes also go out to Gabrielle Kelly whose birthday will be Nov. 5.

Belated birthday wishes go out to George Baxter. His 93rd birthday was Oct. 24. Belated wishes go out to Peggy Griffin for Oct. 25. Also, to Alex Henson, birthday wishes for Oct. 29.

Happy anniversary greetings go out to Jessie and Irmogene Lyons whose 51st wedding anniversary will be November 3rd.

Thought for the week: No matter what is in front of us, God is always behind us. God bless you and have a good week.