26 February 2002

One Great Hour Offering
The “One Great Hour of Sharing” offering will be received during each worship service on Easter Sunday. The offering supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance from which we have received $10,000 for storm mitigation in Panola County. Let us show them our support.
Coin boxes will be distributed to the children for their collection of change for the “One Great Hour of Sharing” Offering. Extra coin boxes will be on the table in the hallway. The children's coin boxes will be collected during the children's sermon on Easter Sunday.

Congrats to Chesley
Congratulations to Chesley Lightsey, daughter of Jerry Lightsey and grand daughter of Margie Lightsey. Chelsey has been accepted into the Law School at Temple University in Philadelphia. Chesley scored in the top 5% in the nation on the LSAT.

Congrats to J.R. Smith
Congratulations to John Robert Smith who has been selected as the new Chairman of the Board of Amtrak. Mr. Smith was elected mayor of Meridian in 1993. The city of 40,000 is served by Amtrak's New York City-New Orleans "Crescent" train. Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis will serve as vice chairman of Amtrak. John Robert Smith is the brother of Briggs Smith.

Presbyterian Women
The PW Coordinating Meeting will be Monday, March 4th, at 9:30 A.M. in the Session Room.

Youth Retreats
Maggie Parker will chaperone the Jr. High Retreat at Camp Hopewell on March 1-3, 2002. The Jr. High retreatants will leave the BPC parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and return by 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3. These Jr. High Youth will participate in the retreat: Ariel Brasher, Sadie Broome, Elizabeth Williams and Emily Williams.
Maggie's cell phone number is 601-248-2869 and the number at Camp Hopewell is 234-2254.
Ginnie Monteith serves on the Presbytery Youth Council which is leading the retreats.
Due to the weekend retreats, PYF will not meet on the Sunday evenings of March 3 and 10. Wednesday night Bible Studies will continue at 7:00 P.M. in the

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