I submitted this article for editing on what would have been my parents’ 54th wedding anniversary, had Dad not moved to heaven last August. Mom said that morning this is the first anniversary they had ever been apart. So you see, the significance of relationship was instilled in me from the very beginning of my life.
For many years now the United Methodist Women of Plank Chapel in Kittrell have supported the teachers and students at Zeb Vance Elementary School as one of their community missions.
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.
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.
“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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.