Lent is a time when we reflect on our own mortality and the gift God gives us through His son, Jesus Christ, who lived our life, died our death, and was resurrected so that the world might be saved. It is a time to engage in spiritual practices that help us experience the impact of Christ’s suffering and how His life, death and resurrection is the hope of the world.
I don’t know about you, but I have enjoyed this winter. I am a snow lover. Our family enjoys getting out and sledding, having snow ball fights and building snow men. I get excited whenever I hear that there is a chance of snow in the forecast.
The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently met for January in the fellowship hall of the church.
St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church recently held a service to honor Black History Month.
Last year, in keeping with age-old traditions of fasting, I made the decision to eat a vegan diet, which means abstaining from any animal products, for the season of Lent. The practice of giving up something for Lent comes from identifying with the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert for 40 days. Giving up meat and other animal products for the period of Lent presents this as a time set apart to make this offering to God.
Life’s unspeakable tragedies often bring out our greatest attributes. I saw this vividly illustrated in one of my pastorates. In the first hour I arrived in town, before the moving van even arrived, I learned of the tragic death of a beautiful young daughter of one of the deacons in the church.
The Laymen’s League Ministry at Red Bud Missionary Baptist Church recently donated more than 150 sticks of deodorant to the Henderson/Vance Men’s Shelter.
Saints Delight United Holy Church, 540 Bullocksville Park Road, Manson, is offering two “Saints Delight Bible Academy” continuing education courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oftentimes when there is a problem or a situation that seems overwhelming, we tend to look around us for answers, while we should be looking up for guidance.
The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently held a meeting to celebrate Christmas in the fellowship hall of the church.