East Heflin

AWANA will begin Sept 3rd at 6:00pm. Meals will also begin 5:30pm every Wednesday. There will be a swim party this Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Freeman’s house. On Sunday, almost 100 will go to see Atlanta Braves play and hear the Newsboys concert. Looking forward to it!

Bro. George opened to 1 Chron. 27:25-34, entitled “Keeper of the Oil”. To start, don’t worry God knows your name and your heart. In our verses, he calls everyone by name and all served in different capacities. Each person is placed by King Jesus into a role. Look at Joash. You see his job had a duty - he was to stay with the oil. We can do the same by serving Him. He was to secure the oil. This man in a cellar was assigned the task of keeping the oil. He also had to  survey the oil to be sure someone had not stolen it.  His job was uncomfortable as the cellar was dark and work was difficult. He was unnoticed but he fulfilled his job each day without a thank you. The only person that knew him was the king. Otherwise, the role was very unappreciated due to its level. However, the Lord saw and poured blessings on him.

His job had its demands. He knew his job was to stay until the king comes. For me, One day the Lord will call me home or change my assignment. We are to serve also and do it in a humble way, a helpful way, and a hopeful way. God places you where he wants you to serve. He will notice your work and love it. He will reward you one day!


Happy Hill

Hello from Happy Hill.

 The day begin early Sunday for the men as they met for Brotherhood breakfast.  The devotional was given by Marty Barber.   Sunday School attendance was down a little but the church was almost full for preaching.  It was so good to have several visiting with us.  On Sunday night, we had a special baptismal service for Holly Benefield, Stacy Cofer, Leola Benefield and Brandon Benefield. 

 Join us Sunday, August 31st for Youth Services.  Sunday School - 10:00;  Preaching - 11:00

 Those on the prayer list are Irmalene and Robert Norton, Carol Doyle, Carol Sanders, Ken Sanders, April Benefield, Danny Crawford, Earnest Bowen, Betty Hayes and Freddy Duncan.

Remember to attend church Sunday.  Until next time, God Bless!


A heart in tune with God can’t help but sing His praise.


A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble.     

In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and bailed out.      

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining.      

The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out.       

The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.”

He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.      

The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.”      

The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry. The ‘smartest man in the world’ just jumped out of the plane with my back pack.”

 Mt. Olive Church of God

Brother Jarvis opened our services today; he spoke of God being our deliverer.  God delivered Daniel from the den of the lions, the three Hebrew boys from the fiery furnace, Paul and Silas from prison, Jonah, from the belly of a great fish, and many others!  God can deliver us when all seems hopeless in our eyes!  Where can we go but to the Lord?

Our Sunday School lesson today was “Benefits of Salvation”, several scriptures were used.  When we accept Christ as our Saviour, He makes us into a new creation, old thing are passed away.  We don’t have to use great words to pray, it’s as simple as saying, “God, I need your help”.

 Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was from Joel 2:12-17, “Deliverance: What it’s going to take to get it”.  If we’re not where we need to be with God, we can get there!  We have to repent, fast, weep and mourn - pray for our everyday thoughts to be on God!  We should know more about God and the Bible than we do the world!

   Sister Lauren was going to bring the message tonight but the Holy Ghost drew people to the altars.  Sister Lauren did remind us to tell those we love everyday we love them!  We never know what can happen in this world!

   Following church tonight we met and had church with Sister Joyce and Brother Ronnie; we love you both!  We praise God for His miracles!

   Brother Ronnie’s number is 256-201-9444.


And, He said, He that showed mercy on Him, then said, Jesus unto Him, Go, and do thou likewise. Luke 10:37.

Hello, from Pinetucky on this last week of August.

Hope you’ve had a safe week. Our attendance was great with our choir selection this time was “Always On Time.” the message continues from John 16.

There was five people baptized this week.

We had a wonderful revival this year, with several being saved.

If you were apart of it we invite you back anytime.

Please remember all the prayer requests, God knows each need.

Father, make me sensitive to the needs of people who cross my path and help me be a good neighbor.

Have a blessed week from Pinetucky.

 Verdon Chapel

Our youth group had a wonderful time at the New Song concert.  Two young people in the group gave their lives to the Lord during the concert.  Please keep Anna Parmer and Justin Simmons and their families in your prayers as they begin their lives of service to God and following the example of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Paul Cannon brought the message from Acts, chapter 20.  We must be careful of the wolves that come into our lives.  They want to destroy and devour us and keep us from serving God.  They sneak in our churches, our families, and even our workplaces.  They come posing as friends, but are really the enemy.  We must learn to recognize a wolf by how he or she acts, what they say, and who they stay around.  Let God, through the leadership of the Holy Spirit, show you who the wolves in your life are and how to rebuke them.

Please keep all our youth in your prayers as they prepare for Youth Sunday on August 31.  Brother Dennis Parmer will speak during the morning service, and the youth group will present a program during the evening service.  Everyone is invited.

Please keep in your prayers:  Katie Turner, Jody Morris, Cindy Moore, Teresa Loveless, Aaron and Kaleb Daniel, Robert and Gladys Baughn, our church, its members, and anyone else the Holy Spirit urges you to pray for.

We invite you to visit with us at Verdon Chapel.

 Wise Chapel

Sept 4 volunteers for Anniston Soup Bowl. Sept 10  is Senior Celebration beginning at 10:30, Worship, fellowship and fun Sept 14 will be joint service at Pleasant Grove beginning at 5:00. We lift in prayer Lula Mae Camp, Bea Crawford, Bobbye Williamson, Mary Lott, the Harden Family, Shirley Daniel, Rodney Benefield, Ozell Benefield, Steve Brimer, Cathy Garrett, Scott Tucker, Jody Morris, William Hartley, Dallas Shepard, Alesa a one year old facing 6 mons of chemo and one week of each month in a hospital, Melinda Walker and Bill Holbrooks family he passed this week, Mary Truett, Lee McDaniel and his family on the mission field in Africa, Oh let God hear and answer soon.

Scriptures were Romans 12:1-13. Through the will of God we are a church coming together for the plans God has for us to be fulfilled, Don’t do things so you are lifted up, instead lift God up.


Ida Lee Henry

Ida  Lee Henry, 72, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral services were held, August 26, 2014, at Beason Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J.R. Morris, and Rev. David Reaves, officiating. Burial followed in Beason Grove Cemetery. Survivors include:

Daughters - Sherry Headford, Heflin, AL, Michelle Murphy, Arcadia, FL, and Melissa Wilson, Tallapoosa, GA Sons - Dean Craven, Arcadia, FL, Lynn Craven, Anniston, AL, and Jason Henry, Heflin, AL Sisters - Ann Bryant, Heflin, AL, Sadie Cosper, Micaville, AL, Lucille Cosper, Micaville, AL, Sara Turner, Micaville, AL, and Frances Carter, Micaville, AL Brother - Lamar Rollins, Trickum Valley, AL Grandchildren - 14 Great Grandchildren - 2

 Family and Friends served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Henry was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County and a member of Beason Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Agnes Rollins and son, Tony Craven.




August 31



Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com


Gray Hill Church of God will have a singing with THE PERRYS  - August 31st at 5:30 p.m., CST. Doors will open at 4 p.m.

September 7

 Chulafinnee Baptist Church will show the movie “God’s Not Dead” on Sunday night, Sep 7 at 6pm. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. The church is located at 6961 Hwy 431. A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the license to show the film.

September 13

 The first 5K memorial firefighter run and kids fun run will be held September 13 starting at 9 a.m. at Coleman Lake Campground. All proceeds will benefit Upper Cane Creek and Fruithurst VFD’s.

 September 20

 Cleburne County residents can safely dispose of scrap tires on Sept. 20, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., near the County Engineer’s office.  A maximum of eight tires will be accepted per resident. There is no charge to drop off tires. The program is a partnership between ADEM and Cleburne County to reduce the health and environmental risks of scrap tires.  For more information, contact Compliance Officer Josh Horn at 256.463.3824, email jhorn@cleburnecounty.us, or visit www.cleburnecounty.us.

Directions to the County Engineer’s office, 320 Haley Road, Heflin: Take Hwy 78/Ross Street northeast through Heflin. Stay on Hwy 46; do not turn left onto Hwy 78. Turn left onto Gray Road; veer right onto Haley Road at the Y-intersection. Or take Hwy 46 West towards Heflin, turn right onto Haley Road just before Prichard’s Auto Repair. The County Engineer’s Office is located near the County Jail.

 September 26

 Planning on selling food during the Hwy 46 Yard Sale? Call the Cleburne County Health Department at (256) 463-2296 ext. 4 NO home-canned foods will be allowed!