Our next People of Joy outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 at the Brandon home of Hal Lott (308 Northridge Drive, 39042). Son Bill and granddaughter Ashlyn will no doubt join us as well. Please sign up in the church office if you plan to attend by riding the church van or meeting us there.
Megan’s final Sunday is May 21, 2023. Plan to join us as we bid farewell to her. Husband Jacob and one year old daughter Juniper may be there too. Please continue to pray for Megan and her family, and for the person God would send to serve as Alta Woods’ next pianist.
We welcomed Betty Bailey (Shellie’s wife) Sunday, May 7 as she has agreed to serve as interim pianist until the Lord sends someone to fill our open position. Betty will re-join us May 28 and forward.
The Alta Woods Music Ministry extends deepest sympathy to former organist Becky Miller in the recent loss of her husband Wayne. They each earned music degrees at USM and Wayne retired from Whitten Junior High after 35 years of teaching band. He was a member of Christ UMC but came to Alta Woods Baptist when Frank Thomas was pastor and helped Ronnie Russell and Bob Jones establish a church orchestra, which we enjoyed for many years.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rebecca Anderson Miller, two sons, and five grandchildren. Visitation will be on Sunday May 21 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 until 4:00 pm. The service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.