Holland

By Margie Fulmer

They enjoyed a good singing at Springhill Baptist the second Sunday in November. And it was voted to go to Oakland United Methodist on the second Sunday in December, at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

I have missed church for four Sundays now the result of a fall. The found from the MRI that I had a broken bone in my back.

By the time you read this, I will have had my procedure done and hopefully, I will be feeling better. Thanks for your prayers.

We have so many on our prayer chain at church. We wish each one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. This is a very special day to enjoy out families and friends and give thanks to our Lord and Savior for all the blessings in our lives.

Paul McGinty visited his sister-in-law, Marian McGinty, and family one day last week, he also went to the cemetery at Oakland.

Racheal Henderson and son, Evin, of Scott, visited Marian recently.

Bart and Amanda Sellers and children, Haley, Henry and Charles, drove to Eureka Springs last Saturday. His parents, John and Sherry Sellers, accompanied them. They attended a music show on Saturday night, and attended a church service on Sunday morning then returned home Sunday evening.

Wayne Brewer of Conway, visited his cousin, Rosa Lee, and Robert McElroy recently. Robert isn’t doing well. 

God does not expect us to be perfect.

Centerville

By Jennifer Freeman

If community news appeared scant last week, two words might be responsible: "deer woods." At least that was the situation around Centerville. This fall ritual, which was nonexistent in these parts a few decades ago, now ranks as a major festivity.

With all that, attendance was good at Centerville UMC which, by the way, now has a Facebook page. Take a look, if you wish, at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Centerville-United-Methodist-Church/114467538599324?sk=wall This internet facility, based in Palo Alto, California, has more than 800 million users, and we are glad that Centerville UMC is on it. Just because we have a vent for a wood heater and other traces of the original 1916 building doesn’t keep us from being up to date on the things that count.

And, speaking of things that count, we happily note during this Thanksgiving that we still have at least two people who attended the forerunners of this church before it was consolidated in 1916. Those two are sisters-in-law Bronnie and Stella Halsey.