Saturday, the theme for the banquet was “Working Together, Committed to Serve”. A musical prelude was given by Sister Eloise Dilligard. Sister Sherlyn Brinson was mistress of ceremonies.
Deacon Johnny Joseph gave the evening’s invocation. Welcome and proclamation was given and read by Dr. Velma Williams, vice-mayor and City Commissioner, Dist. 2.
Praise Dances were performed by the dynamic young dancer, Carl Young.
Speaker for the banquet was Minister Denise Perkins, a great speaker and deliverer of the world of which she selected from Galatians, 6:1-10. Closing remarks were given by the mistress of ceremonies of the evening, Sister Sherlyn J. Brinson and Worthy Matron Sister Eartha D. Melton.
Sunday’s fellowship/worship service was held at New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist church at 3:30 p.m. Worthy Matron Melton led the procession of Eastern Stars and Masons as they marched in to celebrate the 24th anniversary service.
Mistress of Ceremonies was Sister Thelma Mike, for the spirit-filled service, with the continuing theme, “Working Together, Committed to Serve”.
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” was sung by the congregation.
We have come this far by faith, said the Masons and Stars.
Devotion was led by Brother Roosevelt Cummings with the scripture read from Psalms 34:1-9. Musical renditions were given in the spirit by New Mt. Calvary choir. Words of welcome were extended by Sister Derida Arnold. History and occasion of Sweet Harmony Chapter No. 388 were given by Sister Sylvia Bodison. With the proclamation presented by Dr. Velma H. Williams honoring the 24th anniversary of Sweet Harmony Chapter 388 and Order of Eastern Star.
The Soul Searchers of Joint Heirs of Christ Christian Center presented two Praise Dances. Mrs. Richardean Vaughn led the candlelight ceremony for the deceased members. Sister Kiesha H. Corley presented her husband, the Rev. Michael Corley who spoke from Luke 8:48, Psalm 118. Don’t lose faith for we must walk by faith not sight. We must wait until our changes come. Jesus will fix anything.
Visiting lodges and chapters were welcomed by Sister Modestine Rachel. Words of thanks were given by the chairman of the 24th anniversary, Sister Clara Davis and her committee co-chairs, Sisters Arthur M. Scott, Dorothy Barnes, Margaret Jackson, Tiny lee Johnson and Modestine Rachel.
Closing remarks of appreciation for the success of the 24th anniversary were given by Sister Eartha D. Melton, Worthy Matron. Closing by the messenger of the evening.
Congratulations, Sweet Harmony No. 388, O.E.S.
The Crooms Grand Reunion committee will hold their monthly meeting Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 526 Sanford Avenue.
Representatives from the classes of Crooms Academy, Crooms High School and the grand committee will continue their planning sessions. Katheryn Alexander, Sherlyn Brinson are chairman and co-chairman.
Women of Renewing Minds, Inc. invites the community to the annual benefit dinner, Saturday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of West Sanford, 919 South Persimmon Avenue.
Daily at Women of Renewing Minds, Inc., (W.O.R.M.) they have been forced to add to the waiting list of women in need of help for addiction for the lack of beds, facilities, and finances to cover various needs and services. We invite and depend on those who donate and feel the need to help in this endeavor. The annual benefit dinner is a no-fee affair where your gifts in any amount are greatly appreciated.
Guest speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Ronald J. Critton. For information call Stephanie Littles at 407-268-3500 or Linda Medlock at 407-416-5376.
The centers to help women are located at 813 Pecan Avenue.
Women of Renewing Minds of Faith Bible Ministries, Inc., changing the hearts and lives of women.
Over the Hill surprise birthday dinner was the honor given recently to a great loveable guy, Reginald Lowery Sr., at the Ideal Women’s Club in Winter Park. Reginald’s lovely wife Melessa Lowery extended the welcome to family and friends who gathered to share this grand 50th year birthday celebration.
Mistress of ceremonies was Debra Wright who kept the evening’s program moving.
A very touching tribute was done to honor Reginald by Marion Hillery, in the well-loved selection “It’s Your Time”. Indeed this very graceful dancer performed with a style of honor.
Various family members and friends paid tribute to this Christian, community leader and servant who, through the words of love from all of the family, church members and friends indeed had many great words of praise and honor for a well-known man who always shows his love and concern, not only for his family but for those he came in contact with in his daily walk of life.
His lovely son, Christopher Lowery wrote a love-filled poem to honor his father on his 50th birthday.
Thrilled, were all who heard the dynamic voice of Linda Blue, who touched each one’s heart as she sang.
Rev. George I. Bradley, uncle of the honoree, gave the blessing of the dinner. We all enjoyed the lovely buffet served with a 50th Over the Hill Birthday Cake.
The honoree Reginald stood with words of thanks to his loving wife, Melessa, family, friends, and those who help make this Over the Hill celebration a very spirit filled, loving, caring event in his life.
His words carried us back to the early years of his life. He gave honor to his mother, Mrs. Ulee Davis, who has been the champion of his life. Many more Happy Birthdays, Reggie.