Features: Faith

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 08:28 PM

Rest in Jesus

My Dad was diagnosed with multiple inoperable brain tumors April 9 and entered his rest in Jesus on Aug. 12. One moment he was lying in a hospital bed in a body that no longer functioned as it was designed; the next moment, he was standing in the presence of the living God. Rest in Jesus.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Sunday School Convention awards trio of scholarships

The Vance County Sunday School Convention recently presented scholarships to three students at a convention at Welcome Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Oasis of Hope holds community day

Oasis of Hope Ministries held a community day Aug. 2 as part of the ministry’s Community Connection Through Service Project.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Senior circle holds June, July activities

Throughout the summer, the senior circle programs at Plank Chapel revolved around the theme of travel and adventure.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Relationship status: desirable

Each year their number keeps growing — 4 million in 1950, 20 million in 1982 and more than 100 million today. They represent about 48 percent of the adult population 18 years of age and older in America. If they were a country, they would be the 13th largest in the world! Who are they? They are the singles — the never-married, the divorced and the widowed in America.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Following God’s call

Today, I am faced with a deadline to write my column. Watching the news about Robin Williams, the people of Iraq stranded on a hillside because of persecution, Ebola victims dying, riots and vandalism over the death of a young man and violent weather causing destruction, I wonder what news will be in the headlines when this column is printed? I wonder what news of today will already be forgotten?


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Christians called to be different

Being outside has provided me with the blessing of seeing and experiencing many of God’s creatures.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Church revival held this week

Jones’ Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton celebrated its annual homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 3, regular worship service.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Support group meets to deal with grief

A GriefShare group will meet at First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson, every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. through Oct. 16.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

Keeping your life in balance

When the clothes in the washing machine are unevenly balanced, the machine will shake, rattle and make all kinds of noise. When your automobile tires are severely out of balance, the steering wheel will shake, eventually wearing out the tire tread. As proper balancing is required in some things of life, in much the same way, we need balance in our spiritual lives to survive.