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.
As a teenager I went through the stage of hanging signs all over my bedroom. I had the typical assortment of traffic signs (I still can’t believe my mother really believed they came from the junkyard), posters, pin-up girls, and funny signs that said things like “Think” and “Plan Ahead,” with letters trailing off the edge of the sign because the sign-maker hadn’t planned ahead. My favorite was the one read, “Avoid Misteaks.” That one just tickled my funny bone.
The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met Jan. 21 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church.
As we celebrate Black History Month, I can’t help but reflect upon the vision of one of the greatest legends in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King. In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King shares a powerful dream of a country that would demonstrate love, acceptance and unity.
God always works in community. He began with one woman and one man, and through them created a family. Later, when he wanted to form a people of his own through whom to reveal his heart and bless the world, he once again began with one woman and one man. He promised that their descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Again, he created a family through them. Out of this family of Sarah and Abraham, God created his chosen people Israel.
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: