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2B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 28, 1990 Weekly Church I First Southern Baptist Church of Union, located on U.S. 219 one-half mile south of town, was organ- ized in 1982 as a mission of Edgemont Baptist Church of Bluefield. First meetings were held in the fall of 1981. The congregation worshipped in the American Legion Building until 1987, when the present brick structure was completed. The first pastor was Reverend John Davis. Reverend Ralph Holbrook has been the pastor since December 1989. Birthday Boy Five Years Old !i "Bryan Richard Shires, son of Rick and Linda Shires of Organ Cave, celebrated his fifth birthday with a party June 10 at Hollowell Park. The party theme was .Teenage Mutant NinJi Turtles and a large turtle cake was baked for the oc- casion by Annie Stinespring of Covington: The children enjoyed cookout and a pinata. Bryan would like to thank everyone for the nice gifts and for making his day special. He is the grandson of Albert and Elizabeth Baker of Sweet Springs, Lonnie Shires of Crawley, and Betty Bennett of Alderson. Carl Wallace Of Rainelle Wins First Everett Scholarship The Concord College Alumni As- sociation has awarded its first Sue B. Everett Scholarship, the largest single scholarship given through the College. Carl Wallace of Rainelle will re- ceive the award, which was made possible by a bequest announced in April. Mrs Everett, a native of Cov- ington, died in a Scottsdale, Arizona nursing home last October. The checks from her estate, totalling $287,000, came as a surprise to Concord officials, who had no clue as to her link to the college. The scholarship amounts to $4,000 per year, and is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 3.5 grade average. The award se- lection was made by an alumni scholarship committee based on recommendations from the Concord Admissions Office of West Virginia high school graduates with high marks both scholastically and in service to school and community. Mr Wallace is co-valedictorian of the Greenbrier West high School Class of 1990. He plans to major in Computer Science and mathematics a't Concord. The son of George and Bonnie Wallace, he is a member of the national Honor Society at Greenbrier West and has sporting interests in basketball and golf. Friends of Eddie and Madge Far- rar invite you to a reception Sunday, July 1, at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of their recent marriage performed March 22 in In- verness, Florida. No gifts, please. Church Supports Teachers' Raises The policy making body of the United Methodist Church in West Virginia voted June 18 to support the long-range goal of raising aver- age teacher salaries in the state to the national average. In a resolution on public educa- tion and in another on taxes the West Virginia Annual Conference requested state government to es- tablish a more equitable tax system. It also asked legislators to strengthen laws protecting ground- water. Also during the conference a process was developed to resolve a dispute between West Virginia Wesleyan College and the Confer- ence Commission on Religion and Race, which had accused the col- lege of "ineffective racial policies." Beginning this month quarterly meetings will be held between offi- cials of the commission, the college, and the Conference Board of Higher Education and Ministry to help de- velop policies that will enhance ra- cial harmony on campus. Bishop William Boyd Grove will chair the meetings. The Conference approved an $8.4 million 1991 budget that may result in the reduction of the number of full-time Conference personnel and reduce expenditures for cam- pus ministry programs in the state. Conference members turned down an attempt to lower the num- ber of districts in the Conference from 11 to 10, a proposal intended to reduce the budget. The Conference passed resolu- tions requesting the federal govern- ment to provide financial support to Nicaragua and to pay in full U. S. obligations to the United Nations. The Conference also called for an end to apartheid and continuation of sanctions against South Africa. It narrowly defeated a resolution putting the Annual Conference on record establishing conception as tne beginning of human life. Also during the conference 372 participants in the Partners 5K Walk/ Bivens -- Hobbs. Run in Buckhannon June 16 raised $229,337 dollars for the Partner Holds Reumon Churches in Crisis Campaign. In other business the Conference ,, . ....... and Mrs Joe Huff (Peanut) and adopted an Affirmative Action Policy Memorial weeKeno was me lime _ "" r " - n ..... for the annual reunion of the family /:Ugun~e. ?MHr::: Mr: caa:/crt'w~;; and Bishop William Boyd Grove or- of the late Charles F and Clarabelle ,,- : ..... dained nine deacons and 15 elders Bivens Hobbs " u-mma) were unao=e [o atteno oe-and consecrated one diaconal rain- , ., ~,~,~ ,~:=, _ cause of illness). Reta Hobbs and A COOKOOV_ ~,~E.", ~cr~ me nome . . ister. . _ ,, : . .... son Tony Hobbs of Fort Spnng Lisa ot ,Joe anoJoanne Hooos wire a on- , .... , ..... ' . Hooos and net fiance boo ~'nce oT dal shower following for Lisa Hobbs who was married on June t6. A family picnic was held with the following family members: Mary Frances Zimmerman, Ruth Ann Cook, Amy Cook of Kenton, Ohio; Mr and Mrs Charles F. Hobbs, Jr of Kensington, Maryland, Mr and Mrs Rhys Kuklewicz and son Brett of Riverdate, Maryland; Mr and Mrs John Hobbs of Charleston; Mr and Mrs I. N. (Pete) Hobbs and son John of Miltboro, Virginia; Mr and Mrs Steve Tower (Donna Hobbs) and daughter Rebekah Tower of Virginia Beach. Mrs Katie Crookshanks, Mr and Mrs Robert Baker (Ann), Sharon Baker, Ginny Morgan and sons Danny and Casey of Ronceverte. Mr Lynchburg. Mr and Mrs Joe Hobbs (the host and hostess), Stacy Hobbs of Ron- ceverte; Beverly Reynolds and her fiancL~ Robert Nabers of Louisville: Mr and Mrs Gregg Hodge (Debbie) and daughters Chrissy and Kimberly of Hamilton, Virginia; Mr and Mrs Lawrence Hobbs, Mr and Mrs Mile Bell and children Leslie and Stewart Bell of Roseland, Virginia; Mr and Mrs Marvin Terry of Lewisburg, Lee Shelton and Benjie Shelton of Prin- ceton. Others present were Kathleen Backus of Ansted, Larz Bennett of Boomer, Dick Bennett of Fayettev- ille, Michael Archer of Fort Spring and Emily and Laurie Phillips of Le- wisburg. Pastors Move Thursday, June 21, was "Move Day" among pastors of the W. Va. United Methodist Church. Each year those pastors who are moving to new appointments schedule to leave their old parsonage and arrive at their new one on the same day. Lewisburg District Appointments: Rick W. Curtis, Alderson; Lon W. Miller, Alvon; David F. Bennett, Durbin; Kenneth E. Price, Hinton Circuit, Hinton; George D. Clay, Marlinton; John D. Hicks, Min- nehaha Springs; L. Benjamin Sim- mers, Nicholas; Stanley L. Clark, Richlands: Hobert L. Prunty, First. Richwood. Money For Colle Greg Blevins, pastor of Shuck richment, $1 million for computers Memorial Baptist Ch~urch in Lewis- and broadcasting equipment, and burg, has announc~td that Shuck nearly $3 million for capital improve- Memorial has adopted a goat of ments, mainly in residence halls. $2,500 in the We Are The Future Campaign. That goal is their portion of the overall $10 million goal being pursued by Alderson-Broaddus Col- lege. The churches of the West Vir- ginia Baptist Convention, of which Shuck memorial is a part, are seek- ing to raise 15 per cent of the overall goal, $1.5 million. Two million dollars will go into the endowment. A part of the endow- ment will fund the position of chap- lain on the Alderson-Broaddus cam- pus. Shuck memorial is one of over 500 American Baptist Churches in West Virginia who are helping Alder- This campaign, when all the son-Broaddus College reach its goal goals are reached, wilt providefor the most ambitious campaign in nearly $4 million for academic en- its 120-year history. Special Occasions! Use Us Everyday i I HELIUM BALLOONS- AIR WALKERS ( BASKETS ! MAIN STREET- RUPER3' F.T.D. TELEFLoRAL and Register Now For A FREE Portrait Package Valued Over $200.00 Drawing Will Be Aug. 15, 1990. r - - - - - - - - - - - - "1 I NAME ADDRESS iPHONE J lmlmnmm m m,~immmm mmm m n Rt. 60 West, White Sulphur Spr'ngs By Helen Vv. Searle Born about the year 130, Ire- naeus was a native of Smyrna in Asia Minor. From the Greek, his name means peace which is where we get the word "irenic" meaning promoting peace. At a young age, Irenaeus' Chris- tian parents placed him in the care of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. Dur- ing this era, as there were no formal schools, it was the custom of many to place their child, particularly the eldest, in the care of a holy elder. Polycarp soon discovered that his new young pupil had an excellent memory and could instantly recall all the truths he was taught. As his pu- pil and disciple, Irenaeus formed, not only a link between the thinking of the East and the West, but a link between the Apostolic and Patristic Ages for Saint Polycarp had re- ceived his training from Saint John, the Apostle and the Evangelist. When Irenaeus was old enough to travel by himself, Polycarp sent him as a missionary to France, then Gaul, where he was ordained a priest by the Bishop of Lyons, Saint Pothinus. Twice he went to Rome to counsel Pope Eleutherius in his dis- pute with the Montanists of Phrygia. This group, considered radical, de- creed that martyrdom should be sought, that marriage was wrong, that eating meat was sinful, and that inspiration should be a daily Since Irenaeus had thoroughly quainted himself with these phatic "heresies" of his age able to guide the Pope with dence and patience in dealing cessfully with this extreme ideol~ Famous for his writings in lense of the Christian faith the falsely defined these times, he earned the title ther of Catholic.Theology." His influential books being "The the Apostolic Preaching" and his volumes known as "Adversus nes Haereses, Against (Do remember that books from period were totally hand-written transcribed.) Each of his courteously, fairly, and ingly, details how each question differs from the of Holy Scripture and that of Apostles. Saint Irenaeus, respected, by his adversaries of the century, states "every church be in agreement with the Rome in matters of doctrine." known as the first great Saint Irenaeus was mart Lyons in 202. His feast day is June 28. "Grant to thy people ness in their religion and their age." RaineHe Baptist Church News Miss Burns Mr Empowered For Missions wa~ the theme of a program, presened by Audry Simms. At the meeting of Circle #2, First Baptist Church, Rainelle, at her home June 5. Opening prayer was by Sylvia Goddard and 1 Colossians:10-11 was read by Mrs Simms. At Roll Call all members gave a bible Verse, Womens ,Purpose and pledges in unison birthday greetings went to The marriage of Angela and Tommy Carpenter has announced. The couple was married in Covington at the United Church. The ceremony was formed by Reverend Bender. Mrs Carpenter is the dam Lennie and Donna Gayle Alderson. Grandparents are Midge Houchins. end and Mrs C. C. S Mrs Simms presented her pro- Grampian, Pennsylvania gram. She spoke on what power Isaote Edgar and Mary Burns of means to the Christian woman. She also spoke on purpose, program Mr Carpenter is the plan and program preparation. Vaughn and Mary Carpenter A motion was made and carried ick. Grandparents are M for donations to be given to Great Esther Hammons of ewi~ Hour of Shal;ingl Special Project, Clifford and Mildred Car and to the family of Sonny Bennett Charleston. for their five-year-old daughter who The couple is living in has cancer. Cards were signed by Circle members to be sent to shut-ins. Erma Trott and Lou Cry will be in charge of the bulletin board for July. Leone Holsberry read and made comment on a letter from Reverend Robert and Doris Blacker, co-pas- tors and missionaries serving in Keams Canyon Community Baptist Church and Mission, Arizona. The meeting ClQsed with a prayer by Ena Hughart. The July meeting will be a non picnic at the home of Midge Houch- ins July 10. 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