Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Compassion Is Active

Announcements: Mississippi State University Extension in Scott County, Scott Regional Hospital and Morton Healthy Home Committee are teaming up to present Walk-a-Weigh Health Control Program. For more information contact Morton Chamber of Commerce at 601-732-6135.

Bettye Mae Jack Middle School Black History Program will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Desserts and Soups were sold at Excel Learning Center on February 1, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefited Excel’s educational programs.

Mid-Winter Board Meeting of East Ms. Baptist State Convention Women Auxiliary will convene at the MT. Olive M.B. Church on 2-16-2018 and 2-17-2018. Friday night 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Pleasant Gift M.B Church will celebrate their Pastor and First Lady’s third year anniversary on 2-18-2018 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Willie Jones will be the guest speaker.

Scott County Missionary Baptist District Association will host their Annual Deacon’s Wives & Widows Red and White Ball on February 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.

A celebration of life was held on February 3, 2018 at the Pilgrim Rest Life Center for Mrs. Mary Helen Thigpen White. Given by her children. Mrs. White turned 83 years old on February 1, 2018. Thanks to the family for the invitation.

Happy Birthday To: Annie Patrick, Lillie McCoy and Avonte Reese.

Prayers For: Our neighbors who continue to face health challenges. Sympathy, Love and Understanding to Robert McLaurin and Family.

Our morning message was brought by Rev. Marcus McDougle his scripture Acts 9:32-35. Subject the Church ought to be helping hurting people.

 Food For Thought:  Christians are sometimes accused of being so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good. We get caught up in choir rehearsals, studies of the times or other church activities and ignore needs around us. When problems are brought to our attention, we content ourselves with feeling sorry about them while doing nothing.

Sympathetic thoughts or kindly musings are not true compassion. With the divine power he possessed, Jesus could have met the needs of the multitude’s by merely forming a thought or speaking a command. He could even have done it from heaven without coming to earth. But his compassion caused him not only to come and live and die among us, but also to touch lepers and blind men, and to take little children in his arms. True compassion is personal, active involvement that expresses God’s merciful heart in words and deeds.