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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

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

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

Church News: Friday, July 27, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:* Sunday - Women's missionary worship service at 10 a.m.* Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 8-10 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers as follows: Wednesday, the … more

Company unveils moving mosque to welcome Muslims to Japan

TOKYO - A large white-and-blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship. Welcome to the Mobile Mosque. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a … more

Remember your Father's reputation rests on you

When I was a young man, I took my girlfriend at the time to the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida. Before Kissimmee became the home of Mickey Mouse’s empire, it was a cowtown. The Silver … more

When we join with others, we can have impact

When my mother and stepfather married, we moved off the ranch and lived in Largo, Florida, where I went to high school. Largo was home to the Band of Gold, perhaps the finest high school band ever to exist in this country. We won five National … more

Church News: Friday, July 20, 2018

Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces: * Sunday - Deacon and trustees annual program / parade of twins at 4 p.m. Pastor Harry Clark, of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, … more
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