Baptism

Church of the Great God is happy to announce the baptism of Zachary Onisick of Indian Land, South Carolina, into the church of God. His baptism was performed after Sabbath services on May 29, 2021, at the church office in Fort Mill, South Carolina. John Ritenbaugh, Richard Ritenbaugh, and Martin Collins officiated. Congratulations and welcome to the Body of Christ, Zack!

Death


From Doris Cole, wife of C. Wayne Cole, on the death of longtime church of God evangelist, Norman Smith:


I had planned to post a few things today that were more entertaining and uplifting, but now I must make a very sad announcement. I just had a call from Charlene Smith to tell me that Norman Smith died early this morning [April 26, 2021]. He had been in a coma for several days and had not eaten since last Tuesday, April 20. This is very sobering news to us as Norman was Wayne's roommate and Charlene was my roommate at AC, and we have reconnected in recent years. I spoke with her for about 30 minutes yesterday as I knew she would be having a very difficult time. I am very pleased that Esther Cole Glover is nearby and assisting them at the funeral home. The family is not planning a funeral service, but I will give their mailing address to anyone who wishes to mail a card to them. Their son, Kevin, has been with them for several years and has done a fabulous job in caring-giving. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Charlene Smith
81914 Davisson Rd
Creswell, OR 97426

Death

We are sorry to report that James Manning Tisher died at home this morning at 4:10 AM following a series of health problems. Please keep his wife, Mary, and the rest of his family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Update: Manny's funeral will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Short Funeral Services (609 E. Market St., Georgetown, DE 19947; 302-856-6884). A short graveside service will be held at 2 PM.

Baptism

Church of the Great God is pleased to announce the baptism of Heather Korenek of Magnolia, Texas, into the Body of Christ. The baptism was performed on Sabbath, March 6, 2021, at the home of James and Tammy Newgent in Magnolia. Richard Ritenbaugh officiated. Congratulations and welcome to the Body of Christ, Heather!