Sunday December 1st 
I went to church last night with Sister & Buddy. Mr Sherwood preached his first sermon as regular pastor of our church. Mr Sherwood preached this morning. His text was “for I determine to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ.” I came home to dinner. Mr. Sherwood preached from Matthew 18th Chapter from the 5th to 9th verse. I went to the Baptist church to hear Mill Leillias play but she was not there.
Source: Malinda Ray Diary, Anna Sutton Sherman Papers, North Carolina State Archives. See also David A. Ray Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill