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Church News: Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday, Sept. 30 - Missionary worship Sunday at 10 a.m. Minister Michelle Spann Robinson will speak. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 774 Douglas Ave., announces: * Today - Fall Revival … more

The story of Uncle Pete and 1 last rodeo

My Uncle Pete was an almost mythic figure among Florida cowboys, winning the Best All-Around Cowboy a record 10 times in the state. That's a feat on par with Alabama football. In the 1970s, he wrote a piece for Guideposts magazine. I want to honor … 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, Sept. 7, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - 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. * Saturday, … more

Taking a break ...

"It's not you," she said, "It's me." Something in her tone, her lowered eyes, and her shift in the chair told him it was a lie; it was definitely him. "Are you breaking up with me?" he asked. "It's not really a break up, it's more like taking … more

Mormons let go of tradition, receive mission calls online

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away under the march of technology. The Church of Jesus … more

Tickets on sale for CWU annual salad luncheon

Meet new friends, see old friends and enjoy numerous salads at Church Women United Annual Salad Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. James Lutheran Church, 1137 Alice Drive. All proceeds from the luncheon benefit local charities such … 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

Remember the church's mission is clear: Go, make disciples

People in church can get upset at the craziest things. A lady pulled me aside once, whispering she had something important to tell me. My mind flashed through worse case scenarios: she had cancer; a deacon had passed out; a car in the parking lot … more

Church News: Friday, Aug. 24, 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

Catholics consider withholding donations

For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children brought him to the conclusion that he can no longer justify giving. Brice … more

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

Baptism and overwhelming grace of Jesus

When I was 8 years old, our church had a week-long revival. I don't remember the visiting preacher's name, but I remember Thursday night of that week. There was something in the message or the song that pulled me forward for my "public profession of … 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

Don't underestimate the power of an invitation

"Hey Clay, you really ought to meet my friend Gina. She goes to the same seminary you do," Marcus Dodson told me about his friend, and I thought, "Why not?" So, I call her, we meet for breakfast, and 32 years of marriage later she is still the most … more

For God or party? China's Christians face test of faith

NANYANG, China (AP) - The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true - a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers. But in March, … more

Church News: Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Sunday, Aug. 19 - The Inspirational Choir's pre-anniversary worship service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Minister Cheryl Graham, of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, will … more
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