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Pope: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up. He demanded accountability but offered no indication of how he … more

Church News: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - Giveaway from 8 a.m. until noon. * Sunday, Sept. 30 - Missionary worship Sunday at 10 a.m. Minister Michelle Spann Robinson will speak. Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 … more

Jesus is not anxious about the storm you are facing

He was tired. It had been a long day with the crowds, teaching them truths about Kingdom life. If you've ever taught from sunup to sundown, you know how exhausting it can be. The crowd was so large, he even had to get in a boat so he could get some … more

Church News: Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 8-10 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers as follows: Wednesday, the Rev. Debbie Bowens-Davis, of Agape Fellowship AME Church of McBee; Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Mary Rhodes, … more

Is this any way to fight a battle?

Joshua and God are having a conversation about how to do battle at Jericho. Joshua: "Here's how I see it, Lord. We have two options. We can lay siege to the city and starve them out. That will probably take about two years. Now, given the large … more

Jesus went beyond the walls, will you?

I grew up in New Hope Baptist Church, Route 2, Wauchula, Florida. Like many a Southerner, white and black, the walls of church were a comfort to me. For starters, the church was air-conditioned; our house was not. To step into the sanctuary from … more

God wants his will done in our hearts and on the world stage

As far back as history records, there were battles when the weaker force defeated the stronger force. Why? On Oct. 10, 732, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi led his Umayyad army of 20,000 troops into battle against Charles Martel, King of the Franks. … more

Church News: Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday - Open mic night for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m. Poetry, singing, music and spoken word. Free admission Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, … more

Can you be Christian and support the death penalty?

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty "inadmissible." This means that the death penalty should not be used in any circumstance. It also alters the Catholic Catechism, a compendium of Catholic doctrine, and is now binding on Roman Catholics … more

Church News: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday, Sept. 8 - Pastor appreciation celebration for the Rev. Dr. George E. Hicks at 6 p.m. at West End Community Church, 101 S. Salem Ave. The Rev. Malcom O. Simpson will speak. * … more

The Labor Day the boat turned over

We always spent Christmas with Granny in Kissimmee, Florida. Easter, we always spent with Mamma's brother and sister in Okeechobee. And for some reason, we always spent Labor Day at cousin Jack's place on Lake Lotela in Avon Park. Everybody would … more

Church News: Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Sunday - Back-to-school praise and worship service at 10 a.m. Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * … more

Church News: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday, Oct. 20 - Open mic night for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m. Poetry, singing, music and spoken word. Free admission Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, … more

It's your choice

Ever had a day that wasn't horrible, but wasn't so great? I have. A couple of days ago, in fact. It was one of those long days. I had to jump into work early and stay late. I worked on a writing project where the words didn't sparkle. A lunch … more

Proposed tax break is designed to spur giving

More than half of Americans give money to charity. But the number of donors has declined in recent years and could fall further because millions of U.S. taxpayers who make donations are now losing a built-in incentive for charitable giving. The … more
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