First United Methodist Church Roanoke Rapids

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TRANSITIONS

Congratulations to:

  • Don and Becky Malcolm for being selected one of 2013 Roanoke Valley Community Champions; Herman and Ruth Moseley were named the 2013 Roanoke Valley Community Champions while Victoria Chetty received the Young Champion Award on Thursday, August 1
  • Bobby and Julie Tidrick and big brothers Luke and Grant on the birth of Myles Lee Tidrick, born August 11. Myles Lee weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. The proud grandparents are Sue Tidrick and Keith and Judy Washburn. Bobby and Julie’s address is 1832 Old College Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Sympathy: First United Methodist Church extends its sympathy to Brandon and Sara Bordeaux Hunter upon the death of Brandon’s father, John Hunter who passed away August 13. Condolences may be sent to 83418 Eagle View Dr., Durham, NC 27713.


Graveside Service: A graveside will be held Saturday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Cedarwood Cemetery, plot 48, for Hazel Cranford who passed away February 23, 2013 and James Cranford who passed away May 18, 2003.


Reception: Ruth and Taylor Oakes will be moving to Chapel Hill/Durham area with their daughter, Maureen at the end of August 2013. The church would like to honor them immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 25 in the fellowship hall. We invite you to come and have some goodies and to share some memories.

Sympathy: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Pam Camp and family, and Sandra B. Beasley and family upon the death of their mother, Lela Baggett, who passed away July 29. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Pam Camp and family, 105 Woodbridge Circle, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870; and Mrs. Sandra B. Beasley, 506 S. 10th Street, Erwin, NC 28339.

Sympathy: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Joline Matthews and family, Janet Ray Dixon and family, upon the death of their brother, Eugene Ray of Linesville, Pennsylvania, who passed away July 2. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Joline Matthews and family, 210 Wright Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, and Mrs. Janet Ray Dixon and family, P.O. Box 996, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

sympathies to:
  • Jean Ricks and family upon the death of her husband, Steve, who passed away June 27. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Jean Ricks, 112 Savannah Circle North, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
  • Steve Evans and family upon the death of his mother, Rebie Evans, who passed away June 22. Condolences may be sent to Mr. Steve Evans and family, 108 Vance Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Marriage: Molly Marie Elizabeth Gibbs and Brandon Wayne Evans were united in marriage on Saturday, June 29, at Rosemont Winery in LaCrosse, Virginia. Molly is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Russell Gibbs and Brandon is the son of Mr. John Daniel Edwards and Mrs. Frank Wayne Munn, Jr. Molly and Brandon will reside at 677 Canoe Creek, Gaston, NC 27832. Congratulations!

Birth: Noah Graeme Luck born June 17 to Nicole and John Luck and big brother Colin. Noah weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. The proud grandparents are Eddie and Janet Clarke and Walter and Susan Luck. Congratulations!

Birth: Katherine Hodges White, born May 30, 2013, to Dr. and Mrs. Matt White. Katherine weighed 8 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. The proud grandparents are Bill and Kathy White and Linda and Larry Ford. Dr. and Mrs. White’s address is 144 Woodland Ave., Lexington KY, 40502. Congratulations!

Congratulations! Congratulations to Addie Nixon, daughter of Rob and Jane Nixon and Brandon Oliver, son of Pastor Cory and Caprice Oliver as they were inducted into the Student Government Association as Executive Officers at Roanoke Rapids High School.

New Members: Please welcome Ellis and Christina Taylor, and Reagan to our church family Sunday. Ellis joins us by Associate membership from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and Christina joins us by Profession of Faith from Ayden Free Will Baptist Church.

Sympathy: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Sam Owen and family, and David Rightmyer and family upon the death of Sam’s wife and David’s mother, Marshall Clark Owen, who passed away May 10. David’s address is 126 Hickory Hill, Littleton, NC 27850.

Sympathy: First united Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Earl Robinson and family upon the recent death of his cousin, Jack C. Robinson.


Sympathies to: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Mike McDonald and family, Nancy Holliday and family, and Peggy Hudson and family, upon the death of Mike’s wife, Nancy’s sister-in-law, and Peggy’s niece, Beth Hux McDonald, who passed away April 23; and, to Amy Cutler and family, family and friends of Amy’s son Cody Wayne Cutler, Roanoke Rapids High School Senior who passed away April 25.


Sympathy: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Albert Finch and family, and Warren Finch and family upon the death of their mother, Mary Finch, who passed away April 9. Condolences may be sent to: Albert Finch and family, 110 LaFayette Place, Forest, VA 24551-1326; Warren Finch and family, 304 Miller Lane, Henrico, NC 27842. A Memorial Service of Life Celebration Wednesday 17th at 3PM. Reception following in the Fellowship Hall.


Sympathy: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Braxton Harris and family upon the death of his mother, Judith Harris, longtime organist at All Saints Episcopal Church who passed away March 13. Funeral service will be today at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church with a reception following the service.

Sympathy: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Audrey Ogden and family upon the death of her sister, Ethel Kingsbury, of Waynesboro, Virginia. Mrs. Kingsbury passed away March 5.

Congratulations! Congratulations to Adam Hudson who received his Cub Scout God and Me pin Sunday, February 3, 2013 (which was Boy Scout Sunday) with his den. The service was held at Calvary Baptist Church, home church of the scout master and where the class was held. We are very proud of him!

Sympathies: First United Methodist Church expresses its sympathy to Juliana Traylor Morgan and family, Chris Traylor Dildy, and Hunter Traylor and family upon the death of their mother, Christine “Tina” Hinson Traylor who passed away January 13.


Marriage: Congratulations to Janice Burroughs and Eddie Murray who were united in marriage at Garysburg United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 29. Janice is the daughter of Mary-Frances Fisher and the late Marion Fisher Jr.


Birth: Congratulations to Amanda and Wade Moore on the birth of a son, Kingston Wade Moore, born August 27, 2012. Kingston weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces, and 19 ½ inches long. The proud grandparents are Debbie and Mike Wilson and great grandparents are Joan Fussell and the late Dr. F. Lee Fussell.


Wedding: Congratulations to Amberly Matthews and Gerald Morris who were united in marriage Sunday, August 12 in our sanctuary. Amberly is the daughter of James L. Matthews III and granddaughter of Jolene Matthews and the late Jim Matthews.


Prayer Concerns: Eunice Bordeaux (Floyd’s mother), Christine Brown, Glenn Ezzelle, Trish Griffin (Cindy Bordeaux’s sister), Chris Hoggard, Agnes Jenkins, Teresa Lewis (Delores Pierce’s sister), Jimmie McLawhorn (Shirley Lucas’ brother), Ollie Moss (Annie Pearl Robinson’s cousin), Bev Owens (5423 Dunmore Rd., Wilmington, NC 28409), Kay Rogers (Rehabilitation Center, cards may be sent to the home, Kempton Assisting Living, Apt. 109, 2298 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403), David Weaver (Myrt New’s brother-in-law), Bill White. If you have someone you would like to add to the prayer list, please contact Tawnya during the week. Thank you


Retirement Communities/Other: Hazel Doyle (Guardian Care, room 29B, 305 East 14th St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870), Gloria Edwards (Guardian Care, 305 East 14th St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870), Doris Zepp (201 Wilbon Rd. Apt. 205 London-Taylor Bldg. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27562), Betty Akers (200 Trade Street, Apartment C 202, Tarboro, NC 27886, 824-2827), Ruth Harris (Cypress Glen, Apt. D303, 100 Hickory St., Greenville, NC 27858, 252-830-5157), Lela Baggett (Liberty Commons, Weldon, NC 27890), Eddie Wells (Liberty Commons, Room 207, 101 Caroline Avenue, Weldon, NC 27890), Eugene Wayne Jordan (Hampton Manor, Room 104, P.O. Box 98, Gaston, NC 27832), Elsie Loomis (Independence Village, Apt. 219, 3113 Charles B Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612, 919-781-8226), Loretta Rainey (Magnolia Gardens, 829 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids), Margaret Doyle (Pinewood Manor 240 S. Early Station Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910), Flora McClure (2910 Toccoa Street, Lucas House 149, Beaumont, Texas 77703), Aloa Hill (Carolina Rest Home, 1361 Carolina Rest Home Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870), Betty Godwin (Village Care of King, 440 Ingram Dr., King, NC 27021-8208, 336-983-4900), Mary Finch (110 LaFayette Place, Forest, VA 24551, 434-525-7474), Paul Green (1221 Broad Street, Apt. 326A, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-3608, 919-346-1572), Mary Woodruff (7900 Creedmoor Road, Apt. 233, Raleigh, NC 27613), Sarah Adams (205 Emerald Pond Lane, Apt. 230, Durham, NC 27705-6054), Steve and Jean Ricks(112 Savannah Circle North, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870), Gordon and Kay Rogers (205 Dunshill Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870), Merle Shell (110 Berrywood Court, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870), Edna Butler (406 Bryan Drive, Hurricane, West VA 25526). 


New Address: Joline Matthews new address is 210 Wright Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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Interesting Bible Facts

Most mentioned names in the Bible

An interesting Bible fact regarding humans mentioned in the Bible is that David is mentioned more time than Jesus!

  • David is mentioned 1118 times
  • Moses is mentioned 740 times**
  • Aaron is mentioned 339 times
  • Saul is mentioned 338 times
  • Abraham is mentioned 306 times
  • Solomon is mentioned 295 times
  • Jacob is mentioned 270 times
  • Joseph is mentioned 208 times
  • Joshua is mentioned 197 times
  • Paul is mentioned 185 times
  • Peter is mentioned 166 times
  • Joab is mentioned 137 times
  • Jeremiah is mentioned 136 times
  • Samuel is mentioned 135 times
  • Isaac is mentioned 127 times


**Note: The second most commonly occurring name in the Bible is "Jesus", which occurs 973 times.