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God is always with us

The Christmas season is one of the most celebrated times of the year. Immediately after Thanksgiving, the commercialism of Christmas is advertised. Jesus is the real meaning of Christmas and he is the reason for the season. This is a time when we celebrate Christ our Savior's birth.

December 19, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Church calendar for Dec. 19

This week: Midway Presbyterian Church has a food pantry for needy families from 10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday of the month at 672 North Coastal Highway in Midway. Next is Dec. 22.

December 19, 2011 | Staff compiled | Faith


This season should be peaceful

There are many words people often use to describe the Christmas season, including busy, hectic, frustrating and expensive. That's the way it is for many American families. So many people say they are glad when the season ends.

December 13, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Celebrate, worship the Savior's birthday

The controversy seems to raise its head every year about this time.

December 13, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God sent His Son, so follow Him

It seems more people think about Jesus during this time of year than at other times. It may be the holiday season causes people to think of home and family, and that triggers a remembrance of families who tried to follow God all the time.

December 13, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastor, wife showcase 50 years of love

After 50 years of marriage, the Rev. C.L. Anderson and his wife, Helen, are still as in love as the day they married, Nov. 19, 1961.

December 12, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God gave ultimate gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts, especially during the Christmas season. Many people will go into debt buying gifts to give to their kids, families and friends. Often times in the hype of gift giving we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 12, 2011 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Loving God means loving those we see each day

I often wonder how someone can say they love the Lord but they fail to love those around them. Christianity is all about love. If one professes to be a child of God, then the love of God should dwell within that person.

December 05, 2011 | Dr. Alvin L. Jackson | Faith


HIV/AIDs awareness event to educate public

It was not until the early 1980s that people became aware of the deadly disease called AIDS.

December 05, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Give and it will come back to you

Society consistently teaches us to take all we can, build a personal kingdom and look out for ourselves. You may have heard of "gold diggers," women who take advantage of men to receive material gain, or "hustlers," people who will do whatever it takes - legal or illegal - to make sure they have what they want. But the Bible encourages God's people to have a different mindset. We are taught to be givers.

November 28, 2011 | Pastort Richard Hayes Pastor's corner | Faith


National Bible Week raises awareness across the country

Throughout the year, different weeks or days are set aside in recognition of various groups, individuals, events, diseases and other activities.

November 28, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Let us not forget veterans, God

This season is my favorite time of the year. I believe it's because the whole nation takes part in the holiday seasons, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 21, 2011 | Pastor Daisy Edwards | Faith


Hundreds expected for archbishop’s funeral

ATLANTA - Roman Catholic bishops from across the South were expected to attend Thursday's funeral of retired Archbishop John Francis Donoghue of Atlanta.

November 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Faith


Many will gather for Mayor’s Thanksgiving Service

The holidays are a time to bring the community together for fellowship. Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of the Liberty County and Fort Stewart communities of faith gather at one of the churches in the area. The annual gathering, called the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service, brings leaders and church goers together in the spirit of thanksgiving for a service of songs, prayer and gratitude.

November 21, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Children have important role in services

Every Sunday morning at our church, we have what we call "children's moments." It's not unique to our church, but it was something new for us when we started it a few years ago.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Don't be complacent with this world

Being complacent is dangerous. People can be so pleased with where they are in life that it can prevent them from attaining higher goals or ...

August 01, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Have faith to let go, let God lead

We just got back from vacation to Mexico Beach, Florida, for a week.

July 31, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a ...

July 31, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts ...

July 31, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


God has given one word for all men -- his word

It has been said that with so many people in the world today, there must be many beliefs so all can follow God. That statement ...

July 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a ...

July 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Hospitals, care centers employ laughter as treatment for health problems

Laughter is a bright part of any day, and now hospitals and health organizations are making efforts to incorporate it into their patients' care for ...

July 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Unveil and deliver truths of the Bible

One of my favorite movies is "The Book of Eli." In the movie, Denzel Washington portrays a lone, nomad warrior in a post-apocalyptic world who ...

July 27, 2015 | By Bishop Kevin L. Betton Sr. Columnist | Faith


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he ...

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

A child's imagination during pretend play can take them from a walk around Mars to a picnic in Neverland. However, his or her travels ...

July 27, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said ...

July 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

Does requiring a group of Roman Catholic nuns to sign a piece of paper stating their objection to providing contraception coverage make them complicit in ...

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts ...

July 26, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


Improve others' perception of us

The other day, I was talking to a neighbor whom I hadn't spoken to for a while. I asked her if she had been ...

July 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Times may change; God doesn't

Ten years ago, this week my family moved to Pembroke. I began my job as the pastor at First Baptist Church in Pembroke, and my ...

July 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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