Many years ago now a pastor friend of mine in a neighboring church arrived at his office one morning in 32-degree weather. He parked in his usual spot. For some unknown reason, instead of going straight into his office he took a detour by the manger scene placed in front of the sanctuary each Christmas season.
The Daily Dispatch publishes announcements about events and special services at area churches each week in Saturday’s edition. The deadline for submissions was changed recently.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to read the entire Bible this year — all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments?Many people sit down expecting to read the Bible from cover to cover only to be frustrated by all the details.
According to popular research, this year’s resolutions were no different than the years before — get more sleep, save money, quit smoking or drinking, and, top of the list as always, loosing weight.
A look ahead at activities and events in the local faith community:
I’d like to wish a Happy New Year to all the readers of these inspirational articles. May God bless you richly with the desires of your heart for the year 2015.
Hard choices are before us as a community of faith. As the brokenness of this world crashes over us, we cannot stand amongst the rubble and not choose.
The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met Nov. 20 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church.
A few weeks ago we started to decorate the church for Christmas. The tree was taken out of the box. All of the wreaths and bows were fluffed. The garland was hung out on the porch columns and railings. Everyone there made sure all of the ornaments were in good shape and hung them all in just the right places. We only encountered a couple of problems with the lights before they all started to work.