BETHANY WOMEN HONOR LINDA WATSON

Linda Watson (center) celebrates with her family: (l to r) Melissa Watson, Merri Lynn Minnich, Kelli Bailey, Tiffany Bennett and Katie Bennett.

Linda Watson (center) celebrates with her family: (l to r) Melissa Watson, Merri Lynn Minnich, Kelli Bailey, Tiffany Bennett and Katie Bennett.

Proverbs 11:16 – A gracious woman gets honor.

Last Saturday, June 8th, ladies from Groups 4 and 5 held a surprise luncheon to honor Linda Watson for “being the best preacher’s wife ever.”

During her years with Bethany, she has shared her many gifts and talents with our congregation.  Her compassionate nature, devotion and care for her church family are just a few of the characteristics that make her such an extraordinary woman.

Several of the ladies – Susan Bissette, Pat Stilley, Julia Peterson, Sandra Hardison and Juanita Arrington – took some time to share some of the reasons that they think Linda is so special.

The ladies of the church decorated the Fellowship Hall in a “vintage look” with blue and white checked table cloths, crates of flowers, quilts, old kitchen implements, old fashioned china plates and some outdoor furniture.  They also spent hours in the kitchen fixing vegetable trays, chicken salad, deviled eggs, ham biscuits, fruit in a watermelon bowl and four types of homemade ice cream – banana, vanilla, strawberry and orange sherbet.

Thank you, Linda, for everything that you do!

HONORING OUR GRADUATES

Graduates were honored Sunday at the church worship service.  Pictured (l to r) Kaley Tijerina, Hannah Cowell and Brenda Hardison.  Not pictured: Jenna Mercer

Graduates were honored Sunday at the church worship service. Pictured (l to r) Kaley Tijerina, Hannah Cowell and Brenda Hardison. Not pictured: Jenna Mercer

Bethany Christian Church honored its graduates Sunday in a ceremony during the church service.  We had a graduate from eighth grade, a graduate from high school and two college graduates.  Each graduate was given a corsage, a handmade cross and a gift to congratulate her on her achievement.

Kaley Tijerina will be graduating from eighth grade at Arapahoe Charter School as her class’ salutatorian on June 6th.  Kaley is planning to attend Pamlico County High School in the fall.

Hannah Cowell will be graduating from Pamlico County High School on June 7th.  Hannah is planning to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall where she plans to study medicine so she can be a dermatologist.  Over the summer she will be working at Dermatology Associates.

Jenna Mercer graduated from North Carolina State University on May 11th with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  Jenna is currently living in Raleigh and is looking for a job.

Brenda Hardison graduated from East Carolina University on May 10th with a Master of Arts degree in Health Education and Promotion.  Brenda plans to continue teaching.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Today is National Day of Prayer.  Take some time today to thank God for something special in your life.  Remember loved ones and friends who may be in need of healing or help.  Lift up concerns and worries in your own life.  Whatever else you may do today, spend some time with the Lord.