“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” is an old rhyme repeated at weddings. I’ve known many brides through the years who’ve been creative in order to include these items in their bridal attire.
Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 501 Lokey Street, Talladega, will celebrate its 152nd anniversary Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m.
Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church at 601 Scott St., Talladega, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a groundbreaking ceremony for a completely new church facility Sunday, Nov. 17.
Jacob's Chapel C.M.E. Church, Talladega, where the Rev. Jerrell C. Hicks is pastor, will host its Harvest Feast on Sunday, Nov. 17.
A man in Ft. Worth, Texas, once told me that he died and went to hell. He looked up and saw a bright light. Jesus told him he could return to the living if he would tell everyone of his experience.
I told Alexa to play “oldies” for me while doing some menial work last week, and soon she played a familiar song: “The House Of The Rising Sun.” This was never among my personal favorites, but it did bring back memories of a disruption at a Birmingham church because of it.
Is there a direct correlation between miracles and belief? In other words, do miracles performed by Christians guarantee that unbelievers will believe in Jesus Christ? This dynamic was recently posed to me in a discussion. Without consideration of the ongoing debate concerning apostolic gift…
The St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sylacauga will celebrate the eighth anniversary of Pastor Roger Holtzclaw and first lady Jacqueline Holtzclaw on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
I thought it best to confess before some enterprising journalist dug it up and doomed any political nomination I might have in the future.
David’s experience in the Valley of Elah is a story familiar to even the smallest child. The shepherd-boy of Israel faced down the Philistine giant, Goliath, who was nearly 10 feet tall.
Affirmation of Consecration Service for Overseer Erastus Godfrey and Pastor DeForest Godfrey at the New Beginning Ministries Church, 212 East 5th St., Sylacauga, will be Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
The older I become, the more I think about the resurrected body I will receive. I wake up with aches and pains. I find things growing where they shouldn’t (nose hair) and things not growing where they should (hair on my head)! My imagination runs wild with what I hope the resurrected body wi…
St. Campbell Missionary Baptist Church, Alpine, will celebrate the 30th pastor’s anniversary of the Rev. Richard Fair on Sunday, Oct. 13.
It was a disturbing call I received several years ago. His mother phoned to say Gary was in jail. Gary had grown up in our church and joined the U.S. Army. On a weekend leave, he decided he wasn’t going back. So the Army and the rental car agency pressed charges and he was in jail. Of course…
Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church at 601 Scott St., Talladega, will celebrate the 12th pastor’s anniversary of the Rev. A.G. McKinney & Sis. Regina McKinney on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m.
Mount Canaan Baptist Church, where Dr. Horace Patterson is pastor, will hold Missionary and Matrons Day on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 10:45 a.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Louise Morris, associate minister.
SYLACAUGA -- Worshipful Ministries, a nonprofit organization in association with the New Beginning Ministries Church in Sylacauga, is planning its 2020 drama production season.
Rick Stanley died in January at age 65. His life changed dramatically in 1960 when his mother married the widowed Vernon Presley. Rick and his two brothers became step-brothers to the King of Rock and Roll. Later he married the young lady who brought him to Christ, and Rick began to tell his…
Elder Jerrell C. Hicks has been named pastor at Jacobs Chapel C.M.E. Church, 308 Martin Luther King Drive, Talladega, and will be officially welcomed on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m.
Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 11th Pastor's Appreciation of the Rev. and Sis. Hardy Reynolds Jr. on Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m.
The ninth pastoral anniversary honoring the Rev. Robert Duncan and Sis. Yolanda Duncan will be Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Home Baptist Church, Sycamore.
Conference leaders brought CDs, books and curriculum materials for the “free” table at our denominational retreat center last month. A lady I’d not met and I found ourselves looking at a book with an interesting title: “How To Ruin Your Life.” She said to me what I was thinking, “I don’t nee…