Features: Faith

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Senior circle holds May meeting

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met May 20 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church. After President Faye Woodlief called the meeting to order, Pastor Carolyn Roy gave the devotion, which revolved around Christian love.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

‘Pray without ceasing’

Most of us feel that we should pray more. Paul’s command to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) usually makes us feel like we fall short in that department.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Why we love our community

“Embarrassed of my hometown...” “Not what it used to be…” “Not surprised…” “Wish I could move…” These were some of the reactions to a recent crime report analysis circulating on Facebook. Actually, these were some of the nicer comments. Others were too crude to be mentioned here. Why are some people so quick to trash their community?


May. 29, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Turning to God

Thunder rolled across our nation’s capital Memorial Day weekend, as riders moved through the city with engines roaring and flags flying. Riders from all over the country converge to advocate for those left behind as missing in action or prisoners of war. Their intent was that no one is left behind or forgotten.


May. 29, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Stay with the faith

In the midst of praying in preparation for this article, several key things happened to inspire my writing of this message. First, there was an article last week about a poll taken that stated there are fewer people professing to be Christians. Then I heard a young man state that prayer can’t help us. I immediately began to talk about specific incidences that were impossible with man but were made possible by God.


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

Flemings honored with prayer garden

This prayer garden at Shocco United Methodist Church was recently designed and planted by Justyn F. Phelps and Kay F. Thompson to honor their parents, Rosa and Bobby Fleming (pictured), and their service to the church.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Joy Club recognition service held

West End Baptist Church in Henderson recently hosted a year-end recognition service for Joy Club children from E.M. Rollins Elementary School and their families.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Senior Circle meets for March

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met March 18 in the Fellowship Hall of Plank Chapel Church. After President Faye Woodlief called the meeting to order, Pastor Carolyn Roy gave the devotion, which revolved around the celebration of creation.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Crossroads Christian hosts art festival

Crossroads Christian School hosted the 2015 Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival, an annual event held in districts across the U.S. within the ACSI organization.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Get low

Back in the middle of March, when the weather began to feel a bit more like spring than winter, I decided one afternoon to close my books for a couple hours and do some yard work. Four tanks of gas in my lawn mower and five hours later I called it a day due to waning daylight and energy.