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A memorial service for lifelong resident Bobby Jones (93) will be held this Sunday, July 14 at 12:00 pm at Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain. The Rev. Tony Hemphill will lead the service which will be followed by a covered dish meal at the Family Life Center. Lucy Jones, Bobby’s wife, welcomes your words of kindness and comfort. Memorials can be sent to Rocky Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 509, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.



The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be a new food distribution location for the Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County.  They will distribute food every third Thursday of the month, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm, beginning Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 3pm to 5pm no questions asked.  You can even pick up food for someone else who needs it.

Volunteers are needed to help with the food distribution on those days.  If you are interested or need more information, please contact Ellen Meyer at 239-851-2767.

This is not just for Cedar Mountain Residents.  Absolutely everyone is welcome.  We hope this new distribution location will provide much-needed assistance to our communities.  Please share this with your neighbors and friends who may be interested in volunteering… or need occasional help getting food for their family. We are accepting donations to help defer the cost and there is a link on our website to make donations.



The next Fireside Chat presentation and discussion will be at the Cedar Mountain Community Center on Wednesday July 24 at 2:00. Drinks and snacks will be served.


The topic will be: "The Girls of Summer” summer days in Cedar Mountain of the past: Locals and summer residents coming together for loads of fun! We know Cedar Mountain is unique…here is one reason why…Shared memories and pictorial presentation with contributions by Rita Lollar, Lucius Schweikert, Patty Stahl, Susie Cleveland Ancracci and friends.



Folks of all denominations are welcome to our services, held on Sundays at 11:00 AM.  We meet only in the summer and have no membership roll, so you won’t feel like a guest.  Each Sunday, we have clergy from different churches that visit us to lead the service and we are blessed to also have great music to accompany the great message!


On July 14th, we welcome Dr. Fred W. Andrea III.  Dr. Andrea retired in 2018 after a twenty-five year tenure as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Aiken, South Carolina. He has since been serving as Senior Pastor of Clinton United Methodist Church in Salley, South Carolina.  Craig Price will be our soloist.  Bass-Baritone Craig Philip Price, a native of Gilbert, South Carolina, holds degrees in Voice Performance from Furman University and Manhattan School of Music, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina.



We had 21 women playing the back nine Monday in an individual game of Par 4s. Winner: Tina Nutty. Low net: Mel Kassab. Low gross: Tina Nutty. Next week's game will be Odd Holes on the front nine. Please be at the course by 8:30 a.m. for our 9 a.m. start. If you're running late, call the clubhouse at 828-884-7825 to let us know you're on your way. Also, if rain threatens, watch for emails about whether the course is open (or call the clubhouse). Check us out on Facebook (Sherwood Ladies Golf) for photos and other posts about our league.


CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

Welcome to Rocky Hill Baptist Church!

Come worship with us as we welcome Pastor Tony Hemphill, who will lead the service on Sunday July 14. Tony is married to Diane Lee of Cedar Mountain. He was the interim pastor of Rocky Hill at one time. Tony is a gifted speaker who has been coming to Cedar Mountain for years. Immediately following the service, Pastor Hemphill will lead a Celebration of Life for Bobby Jones of Cedar Mountain.


Mr. Oliver Skerrett leads the adult Sunday school class at 10a. Children's Sunday school is provided as well. Wednesday evenings we meet for participant led prayer. It would be our privilege to lift up your concerns.


Rocky Hill kids are joining with kids at Carrs Hill for a bible club the first week of August. The club comes from the Child Evangelism Fellowship Organization. Since there are several small churches in the area, the idea is to have a central 5 day club where children in grades K-5 can come learn scripture, sing songs, hear bible stories, and hear the good news of Christ.

I will be in attendance as will Patty Stahl from Rocky Hill. The children will be taught by young people who are trained by the Good News Club organization. If you want more information about the club contact us at  If you are new to Cedar Mountain, check us out. We would love to meet you!



One more reminder that the “Heavenly Helping Hands Ladies” & Rocky Hill Baptist Church missions invite everyone to a “Christmas In July” party at the Cedar Mountain House (nursing home), on July 12th.  Drop-in is from 1-3pm.  This party is to gather “Christmas” items now, for Shoebox ministries through the Samaritan’s Purse ministries. 


Groups of residents, and outside helpers, plan this out all year, and find that getting an early start removes some of the burdens of doing this in November & December.  Plus, the residents love your visit!  Admission to the party is your donation of a gift for a girl or boy, ages 2 to 14.  Cash donations are accepted as well.  Music, games & refreshments will be offered.  Learn how these shoebox gifts are assembled too.


AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

By the time you read this we will be camping near Pigeon Forge, TN.  It’s our last stop before returning home. Thinking about going to Dollywood, but not sure yet.  The cost is formidable.  My honey has promised a couple rounds of miniature golf which I love.


The family gathering in Illinois was nice.  My daughter lives in a subdivision that has a huge lake.  Our 4th of July was celebrated on the 6th at a lake where my daughter lives.  We have two brand new great grandsons and it was a joy to cuddle both of them.  It was a great end to our visit.


The fishing trip was a bust.  My honey caught a little one that we released.  We stopped at a store and bought some fish for supper. At least I didn’t have to clean them. 

There was no handicap access to the dock at the campground either.  One fellow had a whole mess of Blue Gills that we admired, but we couldn’t get to the dock carrying anything to fish with.


Note:  The deadline to submit articles for the news is Monday night.  If you think you will be later than that you need to let me know.  Email with any news.  Photos need to 900kb or more to be used in the paper.


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