New Friendship and Mifflin Community News


Ho, ho, ho to all! The temperature on Sunday was 67 degrees, and the skies were a bluish-gray. We had rain in the afternoon that continued through most of the night and some of Monday. Hope you held onto your hats! The weather for this week is a mixed bag of temperatures and rain. It is like a rollercoaster – hold on tight!
We went to see the Motown Christmas Friday night at Williams auditorium. The music was fantastic, and there was very good attendance. Thanks to Shane Connor and his efforts to bring entertainment to our town. Jackson does not even have much available except during the summer at the Farmer’s Market. I hope people will continue to support his efforts, and it does bring business to the town. Thanks to Brandon for doing the lighting. It would be a great benefit if there were handrails on the steps entering the auditorium end. It really needs three rails at the steps, one at each end and the center. There are elderly and disabled people attending these events, and for one reason or another, both legs do not always work together, and many do not have anyone to assist them. We would certainly appreciate the attempts at entertaining this request; maybe some of the government money could be used toward this small project.
We had a good service at Friendship Baptist Sunday morning. Bro. Bryan McMorris filled in for Bro. Glenn. We are blessed that Bro. Bryan is also our music director and plays the guitar and piano. He is multitalented. Praise the Lord. He and his wife Donna are working with us on the Christmas program that will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19, with a potluck meal to follow. All are invited.
Happy Birthday to Damon Newman, 12-5.
Happy anniversary to Vickie and James Ellis, 12-6.
Please continue to remember these in prayer: Randy Baker, Sheila Berry, Robert and Joyce Brewer, J.T. and Jeanette Butler, Jackie Chambers, Vicki Dickson, Tom Gaugh, Maryann Lackie, Jason Livingston, Nancy McCaskill, Martha Mainord, LaVelle Page, Pam Priddy, Jesse Pugh, Jake Richardson, Gina Robinson, Kristi Taylor, David Tucker, Tony Tucker, Jerry Weir, Clarence Wells and Jo Willis and Adam Wise. Also, please pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and its leaders, those affected by COVID and first responders. There are many sick and hurting. Please say a prayer for those; even if you do not know their name, God does. Prayer is not an obligation; it is the greatest privilege we have. Pray yourself through each day.
“Written in the Stars” – “Tonight, I look up at the stars in the sky/And remember another star, from days long gone by/That shone oh so brightly, to show men the way/To a small baby laid in a manger of hay/This baby was sweet, all shiny and new/But he means so much more to me and to you/We know him as Jesus Christ, or Emmanuel/And his story is one we have long loved to tell/Because it is a story of the best of man/Of mercy and sacrifice and God’s all-knowing plan/It is a story of love beyond measure/of a Father who gave us His most precious treasure/I think of all this, as I look at the stars/I think about the love of this God of ours/And I close my eyes and cross myself, and I pray/That I will remember this love every day.”
I pray you all have a wonderful week, and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area but still want to keep in touch through the newspaper are hungry for news from home.
Until next week, Happy Trails to You.