This Easter season the First United Methodist Church choir will present a program of special music coordinated with scripture readings. Minister of Music, Pat Fiedler, composed the program using both music and scripture that complimented each other especially for this year's Easter worship services.

On Palm Sunday, March 13 during the morning worship service at 10 a.m. the children will participate in a palm branch procession and perform special music selections using African drums to accompany their singing and dancing. The adult hand bell choir will also perform during the worship service in addition to the regular choir.

Everyone is invited to a community-wide service on Good Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. with open communion. Anyone who chooses to do so is welcome to take communion. During this service, in addition to music by the regular choir, the men's quartet, composed of Larry Mills, Kenny Hillman, Pat Fiedler, and Andrew Windham will sing special selections. Also, the ladies' ensemble with Jan Cooper, Lisa Posey, Jo Fulton, Leah Stinson, Susan Windham, and Monica Adams will perform.

If you feel moved to celebrate Easter at dawn, a sunrise service will be held in the parking lot of the church at 6 a.m. with breakfast immediately following in the Family Life Center. The regular Sunday worship service will be held at the usual time at 10. Come and join us in the celebration of the risen Christ!

The beautiful city of Savannah, Ga., is now home to one of Philadelphia's native sons, Sidney Williams. After graduating from Ole Miss, Sidney accepted a job and moved to Savannah.

Sidney's parents, Sid and Mickie Williams, recently visited him along with his sister and brother-in-law, Bo and Lindsey Williams Eakes and their children, Laura Frances and Ace, who were as excited to see their favorite uncle as he was to see them!

The family enjoyed touring the city with Sidney as their guide. One interesting place he took them to see was the renowned Savannah City Market which comprises four blocks of restored warehouses and store fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. This open-air market is located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders to sell their products since the early 1700s. Today the Market has great shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities of all kinds.

Everyone had fun shopping and dining in the Market and even found great places to rest their weary feet! Dinner at Zanzi's 2 and The River House Seafood restaurant were two of their favorite places to eat.

Naturally, the highlight of the entire trip was seeing Sidney and visiting him in his own Savannah home. Now that Sid and Mickie have seen his new space, they could return home feeling, as so many of us parents do, relieved to know their child is settled and happy in his new environment.

The beautiful red tulips, purple pansies and white dogwood trees are in full bloom in the memory garden at Quality Hospice Care, 340 Byrd Avenue. Each year the flowers are planted in memory and honor of patients and their families whom Hospice has had the privilege of helping during very difficult times.

Jo Ann Tinsley Rounsaville invites everyone to come and take pictures with the beautiful flowers as many families and their children have done in the past. According to Jo Ann," God and Mac Burt have showed out this year"! No need to call, just come.

What a remarkable tribute to some awesome people who received Quality Hospice's compassionate care through the years. Thank you Jo Ann and Rex Rounsaville!


The ladies of Holy Cross Catholic Church honored Alex Burt, bride elect of Tony Day, with a bridal shower on Sunday afternoon in the church hall. Guests were served many different kinds of food from a table covered with a white cloth and a green topper.

A floral arrangement of huge Gerber daisies in shades of orange and yellow in a brown Peter's Pottery vase completed the charming serving table . Punch and coffee were poured from side tables. A beautifully decorated cake was the focal point of the desserts, along with other special selections brought by church members.

After Alex opened many beautiful gifts with the help of her sister, Jordan Burt, everyone enjoyed eating the delicious food and visiting. Special guests included the groom's mother, Mrs. Dale Blaylock, the bride elect's grandmother, Mrs. Sue Long, her aunt, Juan Sparnecht, cousins, Jillian Spanecht Mars, and Jhuan Sparnecht Sansing , along with her great aunt, Bonnie Turk and her daughters, Angela and Hannah Turk. Alex's mother, Adriana Burt, was kept busy capturing memories of the happy occasion on camera!

Alex and John Day will wed on June 7 at The Barn at Bridlewood in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where they both live and work.