New Salem and other area news: At least two Pittsfield churches offer food pantries
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By WYVETTA DAVIS
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
Did you know that there are two churches (that I know of) in Pittsfield that have pantries to help individuals? The Crossing and Calvary Baptist both do their pantries the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Crossing does a drive through food pantry right beside The Crossing Thrift Store across the street from Walmart. And Calvary Baptist (church right across from McDonald’s) does a Helping Hands cleaning supplies and hygiene products pantry.
Miracles to turn our government (state and federal) back to God, healing answers for cancer, and the coronavirus to totally stop. And for these individuals: Anne Hopkins, Bonnie Prudoehl, Brian Bradshaw, Carl Blacketer, Charla Prior, Cheryl Rheynard, Erma Garner, Fred Ruzich, George Whitlock Jr., Greg and Shari Ketterman, Ginger Whitlock, Heather Shafer, Helen Mays, Jenny Fox, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Judy Dockhorn, Justin Blacketer, Les Garner, Leonard and Sharon Dice, Lois Thomas, Mark York, Michael Miller, Mike Miller, Nic Carter, Pastor Gary Dice, Peggy Piper, Roger and Sharon Straus, Roger Bonnett, and Sandy Reel.
Trivia Answers from Last Week:
1. Then after leaving the country where Joseph had taken Mary and Joseph for Jesus’ protection, where did they settle down at? (Nazareth)
2. What group of men were shown a multitude of the heavenly host to announce Jesus’ birth? (the shepherds)
3. What did Mary and Joseph use for a bed for baby Jesus when He was born? (a manger)
Phones hold big parts of our lives each and every day. There are manners concerning the use of phones. For example, did you know there are certain times, unless it’s an emergency, that phones should and should not be used? I did a little research and found that common courtesy states that you should never call a person before 8 a.m. unless it’s an emergency. And at night, no one should be expected to answer their phone after 9 p.m.
Birthdays and anniversaries: Check this weekly list, and make someone’s day by wishing them a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary; Jan 6, Barb and Bill Cawthon; Jan. 7, Erick Thornton, James Liebrecht, Kristina Carter, Thomas Myers, Janet and Lester Rush; Jan. 8, Don Heightman, Wanda Blacketer; Jan. 10, Adam Hall, Tricia Carnes, Valarie Jones.
Holly and Justin Smith with children Sadie, Abe, Hope, and Boaz of Texas spent nearly a week over Christmas with grandmother Shirley Stinson.
Christmas Day guests of Shirley Stinson were daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Justin Smith, and children; and Shirley’s brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Shirley Bauch of Perry. Shirley’s son Corey was ill so he and his wife Karen were not able to join in. On Christmas Eve, the family enjoyed a wiener roast, which Shirley said was a first for this time of year, but still great fun.
Trivia Questions for This Week:
1. What state has the largest area of inland water?
2. How many times was Jesus tempted by the devil in the wilderness?
3. What state’s three most populous cities all have names beginning with the letter C?
(Read this on Facebook, and thought it was too good not to share.) 2022 New Year’s Resolution:
Laugh a little louder,
Smile a little bigger,
Love a little deeper, and
Walk through life a little slower.