The Wadesboro Church of God "Young At Heart" group had their annual Christmas
party on 12-07-09 at Welika Lake in Lilesville, NC. Rachel
Myers heads the program up and will be getting all the details to me for web
posting as to who and how many attended. In the mean time, I will post
the pixs taken as I find the time.
Following details received from Rachel
Myers on 12-12-09: December 7, 1941 was the day of the bombing of
Pearl Harbor, whereas December 7. 2009 was a memorable day for the "Young at
Heart" group of the Wadesboro Church of God as they gathered with family and
friends at Welika Lake Fish Camp. Each person registered as they came
in and guessed how many pieces of candy was in the glass Christmas tree.
Out of the 57 people that guessed, only one hit the nail on the head.
Glenda Burney won with a guess of 37 with Janice Landreth coming in second
with a guess of 36.
Rachel Myers, leader of the "Young at Heart" group greeted everyone and
welcomed the visitors. Among them were our speaker for the evening
Reverend Loran Livingston and Sandra of Charlotte, Dennis & Brenda
Livingston of Central Church, Jimmy & Janice Landreth of Central Church and
Susan Plunkett also of Charlotte, Mr. & Mrs. John Miles of Mooresville, Mr.
& Mrs. Charles Riddle of Wadesboro, Haywood & Sue Newton (they were also
celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary), Mr. & Mrs. James Griffin of
Indian Trail, Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Squires of Stallings, NC, Mr. Gwendall and
Shawn Stalvey of Matthews, Mr. Greg Lipe of Florence, SC, Loretta Oliver and
Eddie Carpenter of Wadesboro.
Rev. Jeff Goudelock led the group in singing a Christmas Carol while his
wife Renae played the keyboard. The blessing of the food and giving of
thanks was given by Melba Paul, teacher of the Senior Adult Sunday School
Class. After enjoying a wonderful meal of roast turkey, fried chicken,
cornbread dressing, giblet gravy and all the trimmings, a time was set aside
to give some awards to our teachers and church workers. After this, it
was game time.
Renae Goudelock led the group in 12 days of Christmas. It wasn't
enough to sing; twenty four people had been selected to act out one of the
12 days of Christmas. We can never forget Glenda and Greg as they got
down to be the three French hens or Wayne and Linda Kelly on the "Eight
maids a milking". Everyone of them did a fantastic job of interpreting
Next came some wonderful singing as the program was changed to lead us
into a devotional time. Eddie Squires sang and blessed everyone.
Then, Sandra Livingston came to sing, "Jesus I love You" accapella.
How beautiful it was and Oh how much love we could feel.
John Miles gave the introduction for our evening speaker, Rev. Loran
Livingston. Our local "boy" had come home for an evening of fellowship
and we were all so happy to be with them. John Miles had met Judy when
he moved to Wadesboro while working with the power company. The Lord
called him to preach and preach he did. John and Judy married and
pastored for a long time and he is now retired from pastoring. So, we
actually had two of our local "boys" home for this night.
John Miles was part of our congregation when Loran Livingston was a young
teenager. When Brother Loran Livingston began talking, he had a time
of remembrance for a while, then he gave us some Scripture and the Word of
the Lord. At the close of our worship, Ann Porter came to sing her
special "O Holy Night". Truly we were all feeling the moving of the
The night was closed out by giving away some prizes. Renae
Goudelock won the card for a free supper.
We dismissed but no one seemed to want to leave. We truly had a
great evening of love, fun, fellowship especially with the Livingston family
and friends and family from far and near.
For many years, our Church has depended on Welika Lake for a place to
party in a beautifully decorated place with atmosphere and delicious food.
It seems to get better every year, thanks Yates.
Below a list of those that attended in the order they singed they signed
the '"roster": Gwendel Stalvey, Shawn Stalvey, Louise Stalvey, Elmina
Pegram, Ines Pegram, Wink Myers, Rachel Myers, Anna Thompson, Evelyn Riddle Charles H.
Riddle, Jeff Goudelock, Renae Goudelock, John Goudelock, Josh Goudelock,
Allie Newton, Bennie Newton, James Griffin, Carolyn Griffin, Judy Henry,
Karen Gaun, Linda Kelly, Wayne Kelly, Joel Hornback, Betty Jo Deese,
John Miles, Judy Miles, Loretta Oliver, Henrete Phillips, Minnie Shankle,
Nezzie Woody, Melba Paul, Jerry Jones, Mary Katie, Holly McLaurin, Martha
Hart, Verna McCaskill, Sandra Livingston, Susan Plunkett, Loran Livingston,
Dennis Livingston, Brenda Livingston, Jimmy Landreth, Mickey Porter, Joyce
Porter, Ann Porter, Joshua McGrady, Kelly McGrady, Haywood Newton, Sue Newton, Kevin
McGrady, Mary Squires, Eddie Squires, Jessica Player, Glenda Burney, Eddie
Carpenter, Carol Carpenter, Greg Lipe and Alisha Privette.
Little digital camera does fine working with normal distances inside but the
room was way too large for the small flash even on a lower resolution but is
adequate for candid pixs for screen viewing.
Photos by Bill aka Mickey Porter and web published on 12-09-09 with Rachel
Myers narrative web published on 12-13-09.