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November 2015 upcoming events

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Rev. Dewey Whittenburg

Rev. Dewey Whittenburg

  • The Shady Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir will celebrate its 45th anniversary with Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. on Nov. 15. The guest speaker for this service will be the Rev. Dewey Whittenburg, associate minister of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.
  • Shady Grove Baptist Church will have its annual Senior Citizens Day service on Sunday, Nov. 22, during the 11 a.m. morning worship service.  The Rev. Dr. Albert Gray will be the speaker. A ‘Soup Luncheon’ will follow immediately after the morning worship in the Rev. L. C. Knuckles Family Life Center. Everyone is asked to bring a pot of their favorite soup, cornbread, and/or crackers. Sister Dorothy Manning is the Senior Missionary President.
  • The Shady Grove Usher Ministry will have its annual program on Sunday Nov. 29th during the 11:00 morning worship service. Sister Geneva Palmer will be the guest speaker. She is the president of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association Usher Auxiliary. She is also a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church of Gaffney. Sister Deborah Littlejohn is president of the Shady Grove Usher Auxiliary.
  • Gospel Choir to celebrate 45th anniversary on Nov. 15

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

    The Shady Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir will celebrate their 45th singing anniversary during the Sunday morning worship service on November 15, 2015.

    The guest speaker for this service will be Rev. Dewey Whittenburg, associate minister of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.

    Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

    Bro. Kenneth Norris is president.

    The Rev. Lee Byers Jr., is pastor.


    Shady Grove Gospel Choir marks 44 years

    Saturday, November 29th, 2014

    Congratulations to the Shady Grove Gospel Choir. The choir celebrated its 44th anniversary during the morning worship, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

    The choir’s members: Dorothy Manning, Edna Dover, Dianne Norris, Secretary; Minnie Leach, Marva Dover, Thelma Foster, Mary K. Jones, Organist; Kenny Norris, Director; Rev. Dr. Albert Gray, Assistant Director. Musicians: LeBrannon Gregory, Drums; Jeremy Vernon, Keyboard. Members not present are Mary Elnora Littlejohn and Charles Dover.


    Gospel Choir to celebrate 44th anniversary Sunday

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

    Standing left to right, front row: Mary Knuckles Jones, Kenneth Norris, Dorothy Manning, Dianne Norris, Edna Dover
    Back row: Marva Dover, Esther Byers, Rev. Dr. Albert Gray, Minnie Leach, Rev. Martha Crosby, Rev. Lee Byers Jr.

    The Shady Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir will celebrate its 44-year singing ministry with an anniversary service on Sunday November 16, 2014 during the 11:00 morning worship service.

    Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

    Bro. Kenneth Norris is president and director.
    Sis. Mary K. Jones, Organist

    Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.

    Junior Praise Dancers’ anniversary Aug. 3

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

    The Shady Grove Baptist Church Junior Praise Dancers, “Anointed Praise,” will celebrate their first anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

    Other Praise Dance groups will be on program. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

    The group’s director is Sis. Joniqua Ingram; the assistant director is Sis. Eddikkia Smith.

    The Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.

    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

    Church celebrates 133rd anniversary

    Friday, May 23rd, 2014

    The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will celebrate its 133rd anniversary on Sunday, May 25th, during the 11: a. m. worship service.

    Pastor Lee Byers will deliver the anniversary sermon and the Shady Grove Mass Choir and other choirs will present special music. Each church member will rally with $133 for each year of glorious service and praise.

    The church youth will present the church’s history via a PowerPoint presentation.

    Pastoral anniversary March 16th

    Thursday, March 13th, 2014

    The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will honor the Rev. Lee Byers, Jr. and First Lady Esther Byers on their 8th Pastoral Anniversary during a special service on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

    Speaking for this occasion will be the Rev. C. A. Wallace, pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Gaffney. He will be accompanied by his choirs and congregation.

    Rev. Byers serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association, member of the Thickety Mountain Association Trustee Board, Vice President of the Association Ministerial Alliance, and an advisor to the Thickety Mountain Brotherhood Auxiliary. He is also a very active member and participant in all activities of the Cherokee County “Giving Back” Organization. He also received the Bachelor in Theology Degree from North Carolina College of Theology in spring of 2012.

    Rev. Byers is married to the former Esther Montgomery of Gaffney, and they have five adult children and ten grandchildren.

    The Gospel Choir will be providing special music during the morning worship service.
    Everyone is cordially invited to be with us as we give God the praise and celebrate this momentous occasion. An anniversary luncheon will be provided immediately following the service.

    Shady Grove Praise Singers 34th Anniversary

    Friday, May 17th, 2013

    The ‘Shady Grove Praise Singers Ministries’ will celebrate their 34th anniversary with ‘A Friends and Family Song Fest’ on Sunday, June 2nd, at 4 p.m.

    The Praise and Worship service will begin at 3:30 with the Limestone Baptist Church Praise Team.

    The program theme is: “THIS PLACE” – I’m so Glad I met Jesus; And I’m Living my Life in This Place!

    Guests to sing on the program:

    • The Ebenezer Angelics
    • The Joy Lights of Gaffney
    • Mt. Sinai Inspirations
    • Kaprice and Triumphant Praise Ministries, and Others

    The public is cordially invited to attend this service of praise and worship.

    Bro. Fred Dover is the choir President

    The Rev. Lee Byers, Jr., is pastor.

    Houze to speak at pastor’s anniversary

    Thursday, March 7th, 2013

    The Rev. Bobby Houze will be the guest speaker for Rev. Lee Byers and First Lady Esther Byers’ Seventh Pastoral Anniversary service scheduled for Sunday March 10 at 3:00 p.m.

    Houze is a Shelby native. He answered the call into God’s ministry and received his license to preach in 1985. He was ordained in March 1987.

    Bobby Houze  Pastor  CROPPED shady grove speaker New Hope Bapt church 2013 He now serves as Pastor and Teacher of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The anointed calling on his life has inspired and triggered the congregation to achieve higher levels of spiritual, educational, and physical growth. Pastor Houze is an inspiring man of God who has a deep desire to win souls for Christ. He is committed to serving God, dedicated to following God’s vision for his church, and excited as God continues to do “exceedingly, abundantly, above all he could or think” within his life and ministry (Ephesians 3:30).

    His sincere love for God’s people has led him to minister the Word of God abroad to both the West Indies and Haiti. His leadership abilities have been recognized locally, nationally and internationally. He was featured in the 2001 edition of Gospel Today as one of America’s Most Loved Pastors. In October 2004, Pastor Houze was appointed Chairperson of Evangelism of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.

    Pastor Houze has received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Theology from Emmanuel Baptist Seminary, Doctor of Ministry degree from Emmanuel Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Shaw University.

    He is married to Dora Roberts Houze, and they have two daughters and three grandchildren.

    Everyone is cordially invited to attend this celebration of ministry.

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