Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal
Our Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal will be today following morning services. We hope you will stay and eat with us and enjoy the fellowship of God’s family here. Our hosts and hostesses are: John and Tina Brewer, Bob and Doris Foster, and Don and Paula Welch.
Remember that, since it is fellowship Sunday, we will not have our evening services.
Cherokee Home for Children
Change cans for Cherokee Home for Children are due by November 13th. Please put them on the table in front of the cry room. If you haven’t started a change can yet, there’s still time. You will find empty cans on the table. Thank you to everyone that has helped support this great work!
Time Change… Next Week!
The time change is next week, Sunday, November 6th, at 2:00 a.m. You will need to turn your clock BACK one hour on Saturday night, the 5th. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!
Helping Hands Pantry News
Pantry items needed: Plastic bags (clean with no holes, please) Thank you!
Ephesians 1:3 (ESV) 3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
As you know from previous articles, our sister in Christ and fellow worker, Sharon Welch, has been undertaking an emotional journey as she reunites with her four siblings that she had not seen in fifty years. Her journey has taken her from Cambodia to California, to Texas and now to Tennessee where she just was reconnected to her oldest sister. Their reunion was even covered on a local TV segment and on a web article, which follows. Let us all remember Sharon and her family in your prayers as well as offering prayers of thanksgiving to God for making it possible. For the elders, Ken D
Sisters, abandoned by parents reunite in West Tennessee after more than 50 years
by WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff (October 26, 2016) JACKSON, Tenn.
A heart-warming story of a family reunion that has been more than half a century in the making.
In 1962, five siblings were abandoned by their parents on a highway in Texas, and all were placed in foster care. Sharon Welch was separated from her siblings when she was adopted and never heard from them again…until now.
Sharon’s adopted sister started searching on a genealogy website and found information about her biological family. After several years of unanswered emails, Sharon finally got in touch with her long-lost siblings, one of whom lives in Jackson.
“Fantastic! It is fantastic, it’s truly amazing. It’s been exciting, but extremely emotional at the same time,” said Sharon Welch, who was reunited with her sister.
The family has set up their own Facebook page so that they can keep in touch, and hope to have a big family reunion soon.
A Facebook comment from Dennis Welch – A heartwarming story of faith and perseverance, four of the five siblings, all adopted into one family wondered what had happened to their middle sister, Sharon. When the time was right, from Cambodia, half-way around the world, the God Most High provided a way for all of them to experience reunion. We are challenged to even begin to understand the emotions, the loss, and the love they are experiencing. Great story! Thanks for caring enough to post it and the video that was shown on the news.