Features: Faith

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Roy featured speaker at senior circle meeting

The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently met in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Be vessels of God's free grace

Jesus told a story known as the parable of the prodigal son. However, I think the title that Sinclair Ferguson gave it is a better description of what Jesus intended. He calls it the parable of the free grace father.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

Lessons from Randy

There’s nothing good about a phone call in the middle of the night. Still half-asleep, I could hear my wife, “Who? Oh no! What happened?” After a long pause her tone changed from shock to condolence, “I’m so sorry. He’ll be right over. We will be in prayer.” I thought I heard the name Randy, but still unsure, I asked, “Who is it?” She confirmed, “Randy Reagle just died in a car accident.”


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Children are a gift from God

One of the few joys that I’ve been privileged to experience in this life is my love for children. This time of year in particular I think on the lives I’ve touched through the year and whether I will see some if them again. This got me to thinking what impact have we (parents, teachers, and neighbors) left on those precious seed.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Labyrinths the topic of senior circle meeting

The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently met in the fellowship hall of the church.


May. 23, 2014 @ 08:46 PM

Finding a rock to lean on

Every single person that has ever been on this earth or will ever be on this earth is looking for something solid to have in their lives. We are all looking for something or someone who will be rock solid.


May. 23, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Fishing Derby to be May 31

Wisdom for Life Ministries is holding a youth fishing derby May 31 at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg.


May. 19, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Recovering true church traditions

With declining attendance and aging populations, many churches have wondered what happened to those good ‘ole days when the pews were full, Sunday school classrooms were overrun with children and youth groups were vital energetic expressions of new faith. While some churches are enjoying these good ‘ole days now, others are wondering what happened to church life as we knew it.


May. 12, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Fasting youth fight hunger by preparing meals for others

On a recent Saturday in April, young people from six area churches gathered at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church to fight against world hunger.


May. 05, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

How to treat your minister

“Pastor X” wrote a book a few years back entitled, “How to Murder Your Minister.” It was an insightful analysis of the predicament many ministers are placed in by unreasonable demands on their time, undefined position in society, robbed humanness and fish bowl living. While the book was definitely one-sided, written as it was from a hurting minister’s perspective, it was an eye-opener to many ministers and laypeople alike. It’s something all of us, on both sides of the pulpit, should be keenly aware of. There are hazards in ministry.