Features: Faith

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 08:03 PM

Going vegan for Lent

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.


Feb. 14, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

Never take love for granted

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.


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Red Bud ministry makes donation to men’s shelter

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.


Feb. 10, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Saints Delight launches ‘Bible Academy’

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.


Jan. 31, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

Seek the Lord for guidance

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.


Jan. 31, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Plank Chapel holds Christmas meeting

The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently held a meeting to celebrate Christmas in the fellowship hall of the church.


Jan. 27, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Gift bags given to seniors

Plank Chapel United Methodist Church’s Senior Circle and Four Seasons Cafe and Gift Shop recently provided holiday goodie bags to the seniors living at the Coventry House Inn in Henderson.


Jan. 27, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

An unassuming mentor

We all have people in our lives who have formed us. Some have taught us valuable lessons. Some have kept us from making foolish choices. Some have modeled good behavior before us. Some have given us wise counsel at critical moments. Some have loved us when we felt unloved. The fortunate ones have all this in one person. I am one of them, and that one person was my grandmother, Osa Addington, who entered into her eternal reward Jan. 8, 2014.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Change or die: a plea to fellow churches

The average church in America has fewer than 30 people on a given Sunday morning, most of them being senior adults. It won’t be long before they too will be on the real estate market.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

New Sandy Creek to host GriefShare sessions

New Sandy Creek Baptist Church will hold night GriefShare sessions beginning in February for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.