By Lou McQuary

Mitchell and Debbie Jumper recently took their family on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. Those enjoying the trip were Debbie and Mitchell Jumper; Kyle, Christie, Kylee Ann and Lucy Jumper; Danny, Meghan, Sadie and Cannon Cobb. The port of call was Key West, Fla., Freeport and Nassau Bahamas. Their view for the week was beautiful from looking out on the ship to the beaches of the Bahamas. With 24-hour food available, they ate lots of snacks and delicious dinner dining. The girls loved the three water slides and swimming. The shows were great - lots of talent enjoyed. A couple of days and nights, they had large waves that rocked the boat somewhat - just a reminder of Who is in control of all things. They had an awesome, family, fun time among the other 3,600 aboard. Seeing another one of God’s handiworks was amazing for the whole family.

The Junior Auxiliary presented the Winter Wonderland Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Oaks Country Club. Jesslyn Brewer, Marley Long and Taylor Rakestraw were among the 34 girls who were “living ads.” Jesslyn represented Northeast Power, Marley represented Gum Tree Mortgage, and Taylor represented Advanced Ear Nose and Throat. Hayden Basil was one of the four escorts. Each girl walked across the stage with the escort while information was presented on the girl and the business represented. There was a silent auction as well as entry fees. Proceeds will fund service projects benefitting children of Union County.

During the morning worship hour at Macedonia on Sunday, Chloe Browning and Leah Justice were baptized. Jason Browning assisted Bro. David Grumbach in the baptizing. Chloe is the daughter of Jason Browning and Leah Justice is the daughter of Jolene Nichols. We welcome these two girls into our fellowship.

During the evening worship, Macedonia had a “Souper Bowl” family night consisting of favorite soups made by the membership. After sampling everyone’s soup, the group enjoyed the ballgame. At halftime, a tape by Tony Dungy was shown.

Next Sunday, Feb. 14, Hannah and Cade Howell will be honored with a baby shower from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. It’s a boy!! The couple is registered at Bead Shack Kids, Wal-Mart, and Babies R Us.

Thought for the week: Family Rules:

  1. Always be honest. Proverbs 12;22
  2. Count your blessings. Psalms 34:1-3
  3. Forgive and forget. Micah 7:18
  4. Be supportive of one another. Acts 20:35
  5. Be kind and tenderhearted. Ephesians 4:32
  6. Keep your promises. Romans 4:21
  7. Comfort one another. I Thessalonians 4:18

And Above All: Love one another I Peter 1:22



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