Whitesburg KY

Rockvine Church plans homecoming services


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Psalm 77:11,12

The Eolia community was deeply saddened by the death of Mae Maggard, affectionately referred to as “Granny Mae.” We attended the Wake at Franks Creek Church and the church was packed to overflowing inside and many folks were standing outside because there was no seating, a testimony to how loved she was by family, friends and neighbors. We extend deepest sympathy to the family for I know she left a void that cannot be filled.

We at ECCO are happy to be sponsoring a new organization called Shekinah Land Inc. ( a Hebrew name meaning the manifestation of the presence of God among people). This is a much needed children’s home for our area, and I was so thrilled when Marie Colemen, the director of the Arlie Boggs Family Resource Center told me about it, because I’ve felt for some time how very badly a home was needed for the children that cannot be placed elsewhere. One of the women working there is Marie Colemen’s stepdaughter, Melissa Coleman, program director, which makes it so easy for ECCO to help by using Marie as a contact person. At the present time they have five children, but I’m sure that number will be going up. If you would like to help this organization or would like to learn more, its address is Shekinah Land Inc., P.O. Box 7135, Hazard, Ky. 41702 or call 642- 4232 and ask for Melissa.

Rockvine Baptist Church will be having homecoming services July 24, 25, and 26 beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served each night after the service. Sunday, July 27, the morning service will be followed by dinner on the ground. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend with you. Rockvine has also changed its youth meeting to Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The bus will continue to run. Call Mindy at 589-6226 or Linda at 633-4948. Adult Bible study will also be the same time, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Thought for the day: “Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi, seniors, sad to say we’ve lost another one of our special seniors. Mae Maggard has gone home to be with Jesus. She was a special lady and I’ll never forget her. Are you ready to meet Jesus if you died today? Read Isaiah 46:4 God is good.

“Many of our seniors spent the Fourth with family. Elaine’s daughter visited her for a week. They spent the Fourth with Elaine’s stepdaughter at Mt. Sterling. Ruby had a high old time watching the fireworks at Clintwood, Va., and spending the next day shopping at the Bristol Mall and Sam’s. Peggy Sturgill spent the Fourth with her sister, Betty Sue. Marvin and I visited our daughter, Becky, where we enjoyed a fireworks display with 25 other family and friends.

“Linda Curry wants to remind everyone of Vacation Bible School at Rockvine Church July 20-23 from 6 to 8 p.m. All ages including adults are welcome.

“Remember Jesus loves you. Take all your burdens and leave them with Him.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633- 4948. The Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station. Volunteers are welcome. The Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest.

This week our prayer list includes: The family of Mae Maggard, David Sturgill, Gay Sturgill, Rodney Sturgill, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Sue Cook, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Cora Sturgill, and Tony and Brenda Gross. Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

You may contact us by writing to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 our e-mail is eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

Until next time from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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