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.”
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.
The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently met in the fellowship hall of the church.
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.
Wisdom for Life Ministries is holding a youth fishing derby May 31 at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg.
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.
On a recent Saturday in April, young people from six area churches gathered at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church to fight against world hunger.
“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.
The prekindergarten class at Great Beginnings Christian Childcare participated in the annual St. Jude Trike-a-Thon on April 25.
Ronald McDonald recently visited with the prekindergarten class at Great Beginnings Christian Childcare during the “Week of the Young Child.”