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Cook-off brings churches together in fellowship

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On Sunday, the Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family and friends met to worship our Lord

The sanctuary flower arrangement was presented to glorify God by Cheryl and Doug Hayes in loving memory of Douglas Dwayne Hayes, who passed away at 3 days old on Sept. 15, 1970.


I welcomed the Sunday school gathering and led the song, “Praise Him, Praise Him.” I then read, “A Passion To Please God” by Billy Graham from “Hope For Each Day, Words of Wisdom and Faith.” 

“I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” — Philippians 4:11.

“Ask God to keep you from worrying about what others think, and to make you content with whatever He sends your way.”


Lawrence Edwards led the Median Sunday school class Bible study. This lesson is the third in a series of six, “Simplicity: Finding Contentment in a Busy Life.” This week’s installment was “The Key To Contentment: True contentment comes through Christ alone,” from Philippians 4:10-20.

“In these verses, we see Paul knew what it was to live a life of highs and lows. To have much and to be in need. As situations in his life changed, his contentment did not. Paul gave us the ‘secret’ to being content regardless of our current situation.”

Special music: Jane May played a piano solo. Marta Whitehouse sang“People Need The Lord,” accompanied by the Peachtree congregation.

Verse of the month: Psalm 95:6-7 

Sermon notes: Pastor Whitehouse spoke on “Faithfulness,” from 1 Corinthians 4:2


• Thursday, Sept. 19 — Men’s Ministry dinner and devotional, 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome.

• Sunday, Sept. 22 — 210th homecoming. No Sunday school. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m., worship celebration at 11 a.m., homecoming dinner on the grounds at noon. Guest speaker will be Richard Childress, director of development for the N.C. Baptist Foundation.

• Sunday, Sept. 22 — TRBA hymn sing at Louisburg Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.

• Tuesday, Sept. 24 — Church council meeting, 7 p.m.


• Barbara Privette was visited by her son, John Privette, this past week. John makes his home in Arizona.

• The women’s book study began again with sessions at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 and 7 p.m. Sept. 11. About 15 ladies attended the morning book study and eight ladies attended the evening book study. For those who plan to join this group, the next meeting will be Oct. 8. The study book for both sessions is Max Lucado’s “He Chose The Nails: What God Did to Win Your Heart.” All ladies are invited to attend either or both sessions. You will be responsible for your own book. Bring a sack lunch to the morning meeting. A WMU meeting will follow. For more information, call me at 252-478-2846.

• On Sept. 11, the Peachtree Lady Hostesses held a church-wide fellowship salad bar dinner at 5:30 p.m. There were about 30 people attending. The church furnished the salad bar with members bringing other types of salads and desserts. There was so much food left over they decided to have dinner again on Thursday night. More people attended that night. Great food and fellowship.

• Wow! Peachtree Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Spring Hope and Gold Valley Church of God joined together to have a community pig pickin’ barbecue cook-off. The three church groups that were cooking, started around 7 a.m. Saturday cooking their pigs. Peachtree Baptist was awarded the first-place prize. At 5 p.m., a free meal of pork barbecue, potatoes, coleslaw, salad, desserts and drinks was served to the community. There were roughly 400 people there. The Momeyer Ruritan Club donated the coleslaw. What a great time. The churches hope to make this an annual event.

• Peachtree Baptist Church members enjoyed a number of new visitors on Sunday.


• Saturday, Sept. 21 — First Baptist Church Spring Hope outdoor movie night, 8-9:30 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 4 — Coopers Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pork chop plates will be sold for $7 each.

• Friday, Oct. 18 — Sandy Cross United Methodist Church men’s barbecue chicken fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club. Plates will be $7 each.

• The Nash County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers. Visit www.nashcountyboe.com. Search for “poll workers” and click on the application at the bottom of the page. Thanks.


Nash County Ruritan clubs will hold the following barbecue fundraisers. Diners can eat in or take out. Plates are $8 each. Sales will continue until food runs out, so supporters are urged to come early.

• Friday, Sept. 27 — Coopers Ruritan, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 252-903-1830 for delivery of 10 or more plates. Troop and Pack 37 will have homemade baked goods for sale to support camping trips and other activities.

• Friday, Oct. 11 — West Mount Ruritan, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 25 — Oak Level Ruritan, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The entire Peachtree Baptist Church family expresses heartfelt, deep sympathy to the family and friends of:

• Deacon David Pulley, 92, was called home to be with his Lord on Sept. 11.

• Peggy Joyner Cockrell, 81, passed away on Thursday. Peggy is at peace now with her loving husband, Russell D. Cockrell. They were both longtime members of the West Mount Ruritan Club.

• Linda Kay Sykes Griffin, 65, passed away Thursday.


• To all those sick and in need.

• Please don’t forget to visit the people in the nursing homes in your area.

• Birthday blessings to Charlotte Edwards (Sept. 18), Jean and Bill Bunn (Sept. 24), Norman Whitley and Bob Wilson (Sept. 25), Scott May (Sept. 26) and John Privette (Sept. 30).

If you have news, please call or email me. It can’t printed if I don’t know about it. I do prefer an email. My email address is mfpbun@aol.com. My phone number is 252-478-2846. You may leave a message.

“Peace comes when we abandon our people — pleasing efforts and focus on Christ instead. Love the Lord, Love your neighbor. Obey the Lord. Show mercy. These things that please Christ never change.”

Fran Bunn is a member of Peachtree Baptist Church.