Features: Faith

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.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Shiloh youth celebrate Black History Month

The youth missionary department of Shiloh Baptist Church of Henderson celebrated Black History Month with a tour of the Henderson Historical Museum on Feb. 7.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Leading in anxious times

Last week I attended a workshop about leading in anxious times. As I sat and listened, and I was filled with wonder on God’s timing. These are anxious times.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

True faith will transform you

For most of this season it was looking like the winter of 2014-2015 was going to be an uneventful one, as far a snow goes. But all of that has changed in the last couple of weeks! All winter we have had plenty of cold weather. 

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Avoiding ‘Misteaks’

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.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Plank Chapel Senior Circle meets for January

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met Jan. 21 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church.