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1 B - Mountain Messenger- May 7, 2011 - The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley www.mobntain messenger.com ;1 Marky McClung (back, third from left), member of the Newcomers and Old Friends Club, and seven individu- als who volunteer at the Ronceverte food pantry: Jane B. Morgan, Marvin Morgan, Layola Sarver, Basil Baker, Faye Baker, Ashley Stuart and Brad Stuart. On Apr. 22, food donated by members of the local New- comers and Old Friends Club was dropped off at the old ar- mory in Ronceverte. Volun- teers were there to receive the donations and sort the food into bags for distribution on Apr. 23, just in time for Eas- ter. Every other week during the year, the food pantry in Ronceverte distributes bags of food to over 100 needy families in Ronceverte. When the food :pantry was first organized, it was providing food for about 25 families. The state of the economy and high unemploy- ment have forced additional individuals and families to seek assistance. The food is ,donated by various schools, churches and civic organiza- t_ions in the area. The Newcomers and Old Friends Club is a benevo- lent women's organization dedicated to charitable, edu- cational and social causes, including assisting the com- munity. Just this past year, the members have donated new clothing and blankets to the Ronceverte Elementary School, they've donated new and used clothing which was distributed at the Organ Cave Community Center, and at Christmas adopted a family of four through contacts at the FarcLily Refuge Center in Lewisburg. In addition to rais- ing money by holding private holiday auctions of craft and decorative items in November and a Trash or Treasure auc- tion in April, the club also has an annual yard sale in June. In October, all proceeds are donated to various local char- ities at their annual donation brunch. Last October, checks were given to 15 such organi- zations and programs. As one club member put it. it is very rewarding to be able to help our neighbors in their time of need. Any woman interested in learning more about the club may call the club's presi- dent, Claire Querec (304- 645-3121), or vice president, Jeanne Perry (304-647-4789). Historic Williamsburg Mary Immaculate Catholic Church The Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate, Catholic Church Road between Frankford and Williamsburg, will again be the site for First Saturday devotions beginning May 7 at 10:30 a.m. Father Chapin, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Ronceverte, and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, White Sulphur Springs, will officiate at the 11 a.m. daily Mass which follows the recitation of the Rosary which begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the Mass in the oldest Catholic Church building in the Greenbrier County, a covered dish luncheon will be held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Larry Musslemen on Butler Mountain. The Church of Mary Immaculate was built in 1901 to serve the Irish and German Catholic population in the Williamsburg-Frankford area and has been a mission church for St. Catherine of Siena parish and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rainelle. The current building is the third church building, the previous two having been destroyed by fire at sites along the Catholic Church Road and the Frankford/Williamsburg Road. First Saturday devotions will be held June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1 and these are the only scheduled services open to the public at the historical church this year. For more information, telephone the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536- 1813. ul in St. James Episcopal Church will hold their annual Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. House- hold items, clothing, books, mu- sic and many other unique items will be available. The church is located at 218 Church Street in Lewisburg, with convenient park- ing on the Court Street side. All proceeds will support various church outreach programs. New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service on Sunday, May 8 will be presented by Deborah Thompson of Cool Ridge. Her topic will be "Mother's Day." The service will present the history of the observance in America starting with Unitarian Julia Ward Howe and ending with Anne Marie Jarvis. Julia Ward Howe was the writer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She was an abolitionist who celebrated the start of the war. When she saw how devastating the war was she started Mother's Day for peace. Anne Marie Jarvis was a West Virginian who worked tirelessly for passage of a bill celebrating her mother and she was successful as Mother's Day is now celebrated on the second Sunday in May. The service will be at 11 a.m. The Fellowship is located at 911 So. Kanawha Street, Beckley. Visitors are welcome. Call 304-252-4016 for further information. Fort Spring Mission- ary Baptist Church will have Spring Revival be- ginning Sunday night, May 15, through Wednesday night, May 18, at 7 p.m. each evening. Speaker will be Evangelist Dan Schelling from Victory Baptist Church in Fieldale VA. There will be special singing each evening. Pastor Dr. Jonathan Hunt and the congregation invite everyone to join them. Revival at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Frankford The Abundant Grace Quartet--John Woodson (left), Scott Burnside, Stanley Herrod and Sam Zicafoose A gospel concert presented by Abundant Grace Quartet to benefit the Greenbrier County Relay For Life will be held on Saturday night, May 7, at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, starting at 7:30 p.m. Abundant Grace Quartet based out of Clarksburg is a traditional Southern Gospel male quartet. Members in- clude: tenor John Woodson, lead and founder Scott Burn- side. baritone Stanley Her- rod and bass singer Sam Zi- cafoose, who lives and works in Greenbrier County. Their website is www.abuntant- gracequartet.com. With a long history of gos- pel music tradition behind each member and a great love of Christ in their hearts, you are sure to experience their joy and excitement in every concert. Please come out and enjoy some good Southern Gospel Music, and support the Amer- ican Cancer Society Relay For Life Lucky Stars team. Gethsemane Baptist Church in Frankford, WV will be holding a Revival May 22nd-25th nightly, 7:00PM except on Sunday night and the time will be 6:00PM. Speaker will be Evangelist Bob Sanders. Kingsport, Tenn. Pastor Marshall Cochran and the congregation invites everyone to come out and enjoy the fellowship, singing, and the message the Lord will provide for us to hear. The church will be holding its Home Coming June 5th. Special singing by Nancy Smith. and a dinner follows in the fellowship hall after Sunday services. For more information call 304-497=2426 or 304-497-3892. The church is located two miles north 219 from Frankford, and two miles south 219 from Renick. Are you searching for a Financial works recog in at recent The State of WV Elks movement consists of 22 local Lodges. The State's mid-year conven- tion recently con- vened in Morgan- town. The local Lewis- burg Lodge this year led the state in sev- eral categories. In- ner -guard Bernice Brackens received Wood McCue, WV State Elks Citizen of the Year and Bernice Brackens, WV State Elk of the Elk of the Year the Year Annual Award and lhe Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for assistance to our military Veterans. Wood McCue was designated the state- wide Citizen of the Year. Our National Foundation per capita contributions lead the state at $17 contributed per capita. Loyal Knight Ralph Bostic has led this activity for several years. 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