Features: Faith

Jan. 02, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

New officers

The Vance County Baptist Sunday School Convention recently elected officers for the upcoming year. Pictured are: front row, Lois Bullock (financial secretary), the Rev. Mary Anderson (president) and Linda Terry (treasurer). Second row: Lawrence Floyd (2nd vice president), Karen Foster (scholarship chairperson) and Johnny Clack (Church Council chairperson). Third row: Jackie Foster (nomination chairperson) and Early Burton (1st vice president-elect).

Jan. 02, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

Weekly programs, Jan. 4

A look ahead at activities and events in the local faith community:

Jan. 02, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Faith announements, Jan. 3

Jan. 02, 2015 @ 01:25 PM

Leaving the past behind us

I’d like to wish a Happy New Year to all the readers of these inspirational articles. May God bless you richly with the desires of your heart for the year 2015.

Dec. 26, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

Choose to forgive

Hard choices are before us as a community of faith. As the brokenness of this world crashes over us, we cannot stand amongst the rubble and not choose.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Plank Chapel Senior Circle holds November meeting

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met Nov. 20 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Keep the focus on Jesus

A few weeks ago we started to decorate the church for Christmas. The tree was taken out of the box. All of the wreaths and bows were fluffed. The garland was hung out on the porch columns and railings. Everyone there made sure all of the ornaments were in good shape and hung them all in just the right places. We only encountered a couple of problems with the lights before they all started to work.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

‘Timothy Christmas’

Many years ago now a pastor friend of mine in a neighboring church arrived at his office one morning in 32-degree weather. He parked in his usual spot. For some unknown reason, instead of going straight into his office he took a detour by the manger scene placed in front of the sanctuary each Christmas season.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

Oasis of Hope Ministries Honors Military

Military Appreciation Day was observed Nov. 9 at Oasis of Hope Ministries under the leadership of Elder James Inman, LaDoris Grimmett and Frank Williams.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

St. Stephen celebrates 123rd anniversary

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 123rd church anniversary at 11 a.m. Nov. 9.