June, 2014

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Graduates honored during baccalaureate service

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Shady Grove Baptist Church honored the 2014 graduates during a special Baccalaureate Service held recently. Students graduating from 5-Kindergarten, high school, and college were recognized and received Bibles and inspirational publications from the pastor and church family.

Graduates pictured left to right:

Row 1: 5-Year Kindergarten Graduates – Cameron Dover, Grassy Pond Elementary;
Cyani Foster, Northwest Elementary; Shaniyah Lattimore, Northwest Elementary, and Jamya Bonner – Austin, Mary Bramlett Elementary.

Row 2: High School and Graduate Degrees
Keilah Hawk, Crest High School, Shelby, NC; Hyacinth Phillips, Educational Specialist Degree, Walden University; Tamica Brown, standing in for daughter, Shaniqua Baxter, Associates of Arts Degree in Business, Spartanburg Community College;

Row 3: Mr. Joe Walker, guest speaker, Rev. Lee Byers Jr., Pastor, Masters in Theology, Carolina School of Theology; Greenville, SC; Rev. Albert Gray, Doctor of Theology, Carolina School of Theology, Greenville, SC.

Not pictured: Za’Kirra Smith – Guilford Technical Community College, Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Tiara Rainey, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC

All graduates received Bibles and inspirational publications.

Praise Singers observe 35th anniversary

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Seated: LaTreva Oglesby, Quisha Bonner
Row 1: Deborah Littlejohn, Quinn Long, Tamica Brown, Joniqua Ingram, Sommer Jones,
Bridget Rainey, Mary Knuckles Jones.
Row 2: Hyacinth Phillips, Raya Rodgers, Bernice Dawkins, Tyquerious Hollis, Terry Littlejohn, Anitra Montgomery, Jay Thompson, Deegee Bonner, Ashley Bonner, Hope Brown.

The Shady Grove Praise Singers celebrated the 35th anniversary of their singing ministry on Sunday, June 1, during the 11:00 Morning Worship Service. The Rev. Katina Posey, associate pastor of the Grace Community Church in Shelby, North Carolina, was the special speaker.

The Praise Singers ministry is expanding its vision to help sick and shut-ins, and provide educational opportunities for young people through travel and tourism. The group will travel to Washington, DC in July to visit The White House, The Capitol, The Vietnam Memorial, Holocaust Museum, Martin Luther King Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Baltimore Harbor, and other tourist attractions. Persons interested in traveling with the Shady Grove Praise Singers should contact the group.

Ms. Bridget Rainey is president: Telephone, 864-490-7376
Hyacinth Phillips is assistant director: Telephone, 894-490-0268
Dr. Mary Jones is director/music minister: Telephone, 864-490-1027

Anniversary fundraiser a success

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to the family of Sarah Graham and Josephine Wood, winners during the recent fundraising effort related to the church’s 133rd anniversary. Below, members representing each family team are recognized.

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