Take charge of watching television!
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend investing your entire retirement nest egg in pine trees, but forestland does have the potential to provide a nice return. Well-managed timber tends to increase in value (depending on market conditions, of course), and can provide loads of enjoyment to the owner in terms of hunting, hiking, picnicking and more.
... He asked Moses, “what is that in thine hand,” and Moses answered, “a rod.” For Moses, it was just that, a rod; a dried piece of wood that was used as a walking stick and an instrument for navigating his way through difficult terrain.
However, God saw it as so much more. God saw it as a tool he could use in the hand of his servant.
I believe God has asked some of us that same question; “what is that in thine hand?” When he poses that question to us, he is really asking; what’s under your control? What do you have possession of? What are you good at? What are your talents and abilities?
Now, we have entered the long season after Pentecost, known in the liturgical calendar as Ordinary Time. This coincides with summer when kids are out of school and the pace of life slows down. Without the structure of those other seasons, this time can get away from us and if we are not careful it could turn into wasted time.
This year, why not use this ordinary time to grow in mind, body and spirit.
From Monday-Friday, the fellowship hall at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church on Bobbitt Road in Kittrell will be converted into a fairground for the church’s Vacation Bible School. It will be open to ages 3 through youth, regardless of denomination.
This year, a hometown gospel concert will once again take place in the civic center at Vance-Granville Community College on July 20, at 6 p.m. The Landmark Trio will be among those performing.
Young Memorial United Holy Church, 1379 Brookston Road, Henderson, will hold a special morning service Sunday at 11 a.m. Dr. James Arthur Holmes will speak.
The Rev. Dr. Elijah Coleman Sr., pastor, and Dorothy Coleman of Kesler Temple, A.M.E. Zion Church, 426 E. Winder St., Henderson, recently announced that De’Forest and Shirley Henderson, formerly of Henderson, have completed The Victory Program. They both graduated from the program, with honors, during a ceremony held May 21.
June 2 was a landmark day in the history of St. James Catholic Church in Henderson as 100 parishioners took part in the first Corpus Christi procession ever held there. Prior to the march, a celebration of the Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi (the body of Christ) took place at the church.
The Music School of Roanoke Rapids will conduct its first music and arts camps of the summer, beginning Monday. Each camp spans a week. Camps will cost $60 per student, per week. They will all be held at 1100 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids.