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Church

  • Give thanks with a greatful heart

    “Thou great I AM,” the Puritans wrote in “The Valley of Vision,” “I acknowledge and confess that all things come of Thee — life, breath, happiness, advancement, sight, touch, hearing, goodness, truth, beauty — all that makes existence amiable.”
    Thou truly are a great and gracious God who has been truly good to me.
    Thank you, Lord, for the pleasures of life, for work and sleep, for irritants that refine my rough edges, for hard times that make me tough and good times that make me smile.

  • Church briefs

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    On Nov. 10 approximately 55 people enjoyed the music of Thunder Ridge Bluegrass Gospel Band at Central Christian’s midweek bible study.
    A high point in the evening was when Greg Adams, a member of Central Christian, was temporarily made a member of the band.
    The class meets every week on Thursdays at 6 p.m. At seven-week intervals the class consists of jubilee music guests and shared supper. The public is invited.

  • A Christmas delight to take place Dec. 1st

    Manuel Castillo, a native of Guadalarjara, Mexico, will be the featured entertainer at Cynthiana Christian Church on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

  • A healing kind of faith

    I recently watched an episode of “Our America with Lisa Ling” about a faith healing ministry in Fort Mill, S.C.
    Ling, a television journalist, took a camera crew to document the very Pentecostal healing meetings to which hundreds of people came, some traveling hundreds of miles.
    Two sisters came with their mother who had terminal cancer, as did Steve, a man in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.

  • Church briefs

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Leadership would like to thank those who attended the “Singspiration” on Oct. 23.
    Pastor Barry Wethington has returned from his trip to Haiti with renewed determination to continue his participation in such outreach programs.

  • Sacraments for sinners

    Last week my friend Mike got baptized.
    As the only adult being baptized, he was upstaged by some cute little kids and a baby, but he still shined.
    We baptize babies and grownups at my church because we believe baptism is not so much us declaring our commitment to follow Jesus, but it’s our declaration that we’re in desperate need of his cleansing.
    It’s one of two sacraments we celebrate, the other one being communion.

  • Church News

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Leadership would like to thank those who attended the “Singspiration” on Oct. 23.
    Pastor Barry Wethington has returned from his trip to Haiti with renewed determination to continue his participation in such outreach programs.

  • Just some food for thought

    We were eating pizza — thin crust perfectly crisp, topped with ooey gooey decadent cheesy goodness that was just the right degree of meltiness.
    As our eyes rolled back in our heads in pizza ecstasy, my friend Tara said she had recently read that the sign of a culture in decline is its glorification of its cuisine and deification of its chefs.
    Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck anyone?

  • The value of irritating people

    Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.
    It’s also a great place to air my petty beefs and hope that somehow I can find a nugget of truth about God and his kingdom to help us all.
    But mostly I just like to publicly tattle about people who irritate me.
    For example, people who invade my personal space. This happens mostly at Walmart while at the register waiting for my grocery total.

  • Church News

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.
    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Church will be hosting a Singspiration on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Local talent will be featured. Refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is invited to attend.
    Pastor Barry Wethington is travelling with a Missions group to Haiti this month.