Features: Faith

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.

Apr. 03, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

Getting ready for Easter

It is easy to get hung up on the differences between our many churches and congregations and forget those things that all Christians share. One of those practices we all hold in common is baptism. We may have different ideas about when to do it (as an infant or as an adult), how to do it (dip, sprinkle or dunk), or where to do it (outside in a river or inside the sanctuary). But when it comes down to it, all churches baptize. This season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a good time to think about baptism and what it means.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Dispatch faith policy changing in April

Starting in April, faith page listings will be consolidated into one listing for each church.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

The secret to growing a church

Now that I have your attention, let me confess: it is no secret. In fact, it’s been lying in plain sight for two thousand years! History shows that whenever men and women, boys and girls actually put it to use, churches were filled and the kingdom of God grew by leaps and bounds! 

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Scriptural Way of the Cross this Friday

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3, the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection will once again be told in living tableau during a Scriptural Way of the Cross event at Crossroads Christian School, 583 Old County Home Road, Henderson.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Knowing the truth

As a child I was always fond of vintage things, such as clothing and furniture. It seemed the older the better. Many would say that I was an old soul from birth because of this fascination at such an early age.