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Warm send-off at St. Paul for Pastor Patricia Kenney

Warm send-off at St. Paul for Pastor Patricia Kenney

By Martha Churchill On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the congregation of St. Paul United Church of Christ had a chance to greet and say farewell to Rev. Dr. Patricia Kenney, who has served as pastor of the church for almost eight years. Kenney has accepted a position with St. John United Church of Christ in Jackson. Congregants […]

Eternity Matters: Worry won’t change the Nativity

By Norma Shull Smith Recently I woke up to, THE SPOKEN WORD! Did God not speak the world into existence? As I laid there in the early morning hours and pondered on this question, it became very apparent to me that God was relaying an important message to me. I believe it wasn’t only for […]

Eternity Matters: Gladiolus by the Roadside

By Norma Shull Smith I personally enjoy traveling on country roads. To me it takes the monotony and boredom out of a drive. For years I had reason to travel this particular road and I couldn’t help but notice a tall tin vase filled with gladiolus leaning against a fence near a residential driveway with […]

Eternity Matters: “For I Know the Plans I Have For You,” Declares the Lord Jeremiah 29:11

By Norma Shull Smith Most people under 40 look at Senior Citizens as OLD. As I look back to those days, which wasn’t that long ago; I remember being on so many boards and attending countless meetings and feeling like I had the world by the tail. By all standards, it isn’t a secret that […]

Eternity Matters: Hope in something not seen can bring you through

By Norma Schull Smith It was the dog days of summer. The 21, 22 & 28 of August 1969 to be exact! Little did any of us know what was about to hit the Smith family. My husband’s Aunt Joan and his dad, Troy were both suffering from cancer. Aunt Jo was only 40 years […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same

By Pastor Randy Bomey Someone once said that change is the only thing constant in the universe. It takes place in every part of our lives, and the pace of change seems to be accelerating faster every year. For instance, back in the day, getting a long distance phone call was a big deal…whereas today, […]

Eternity Matters: Compost & deadheading enriches life’s garden

Norma Shull Smith I personally enjoy gardening (flowers that is), and have gleaned a lot spiritually from that experience. The lingering smell of a lilac bush, or the scent of Jasmine permeating the air reminds me of 2 Corinthians Chapter 2: verses 14 & 15. Sit for a moment and read it; one can’t enjoy […]

Two sides to freedom

Two sides to freedom

Ken Gilmore If there is one word that describes the greatest ideal of our nation, our goal and our aim, freedom would be the singular word to describe it. But did you know there are two sides to freedom? The first side can be called the “freedom from” side. Our whole 4th of July celebrations […]

Has U.S.A. become a lethargic nation?

By Norma Shull Smith In the most recent current events of the unimaginable happening in America, the nation was finally stunned last week at the senseless act of hatred committed by a 21 year old who sat in on a Bible Study for an hour and then followed through with his plan to slaughter the […]

It is for freedom Christ set us free

It is for freedom Christ set us free

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). By Father Mossholder At this time of year our nation turns its collective memory to our Independence. Implied in the birth of our nation is the concept of freedom in view of safeguarding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. How do we […]

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