SYLACAUGA -- The New Beginning Ministries Church at 212 East 5th St., Sylacauga, will play host to Pastor Erastus Godfrey and Lady Elect Annie Godfrey's pastor appreciation celebration in recognition of their 47 years of ministry.
With heightened rhetoric and intense divisions across our great nation, disagreements often get expressed in hateful terms, especially on social media where every voice, no matter how irrational or uninformed, carries as much volume as the next. But disagreement does not equate with hate. Or at least it shouldn’t.
As Southern Baptists, we embrace and encourage participating in North American Missions and International Missions. That is why we send teams to Gonzol, Ecuador.
First Missionary Baptist Church in Munford, where Rev. Edward (Ted) Chatman is the pastor, will celebrate its 21st church anniversary on Sunday, June 26.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20, ESV)
A special part of VBS for me as a pastor has always been the classroom visits when I'm invited to the various rooms to teach that day’s Bible story. It's interesting to hear the boys' and girls' versions of familiar stories.
This is a simple yet powerful parable that remains timeless and reaches across the ages to be applied in daily life. Does this parable not apply to the Christian Church as well?
A young voter asked me Sunday, “Who are you voting for in November?” Apparently a famous Christian rapper said he would not vote because there were no acceptable candidates. That concerned me.
If we speak of the Holy Spirit at all, we speak of miraculous signs, wonders, healings, tongues, dream, visions, etc. Yet, all of those things pale in comparison to His grandest, most glorious work of all: imparting spiritual life to the dead soul.
PELL CITY -- Members of the Arbor Baptist Church youth group in Pell City are leaving next week for a week-long mission trip to Philadelphia.
A popular gospel song is titled, "Let's Just Praise the Lord." But one worship leader took issue with it -- a worship leader with great credibility in the evangelical world at that.
The Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church celebrated its annual Youth and Academic Day on June 5. Thirteen youth were recognized for academic achievements during the 2015-2016 academic school year.
TALLADEGA -- The Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church will hold an 11th pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor Brian Miller and First Lady Elect Sis. Linda Miller on Sunday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 77 North in Talladega.
Churches in recent years have started relying on pre-arranged themed kits they order online or purchase at local Christian bookstores. The kits include music, craft ideas, decoration ideas, selected Bible verses and teaching plans.
It's always fitting to pause and remember the sacrifices of our veterans who ensure the freedoms we enjoy in America. Jesus likewise gave us a memorial to the cross of Calvary.
Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Matthew Leonard Sr. for the satisfactory completion of required courses and studies deemed appropriate for the distinctive degree and title of “Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling” at Saint Thomas Christian University.
ALPINE -- Oak Grove Methodist Church is having a special Memorial Day service that will be emphasizing the sacrifice men and women of the United States have made in maintaining the freedoms in this country.
If we stop moving forward in our Christian lives, we lose ground. Perseverance is the key to victorious living. Perseverance is much better than a good start and a bad ending.
Howard Chapel C.M.E. Church of Talladega is pleased to announce the celebration of Pastor Victor & Sis. Debra Griffin for 11 wonderful years on June 12 at 2:30 p.m.
In a short span, I saw something torn down, and I saw something built up. This can be true of us, too, can’t it? We can be wrecking balls that tear down people. Or, we can be architects that build them up.
Voices of Praise, a Talladega-based gospel group, will play host to a “Night of the Arts” at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Talladega Regional Family Life Center.
The church faces opposition today from an increasingly secular society putting restrictions on her work. Surprisingly among the fastest-growing religions in America today is Wicca, or the religion of witchcraft.
What comes next is life, and no matter what form it takes -- job, family, military, more school -- life has a way of teaching you lessons you didn’t know you needed to learn.