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Meet the new UMA leader

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County - a.k.a. the UMA - is a nonprofit organization focused on community ministry. We are an alliance of Liberty County pastors, ministers and churches. Our purpose is to promote peace, harmony and Christian fellowship among ministers and congregations, regardless of denomination.

October 11, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Minister turns life around, helps others

The Rev. Johnny Fleming has only been in the ministry a short time, but he is certainly intent on spreading the word of God.

October 11, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


There's time to trust in His provisions

The other day I had written down several things I needed to do while I was in town. Since I was in a hurry, I scribbled the things down on a scrap piece of paper.

October 11, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Learn to always put your trust in God

We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Heb 11:6).

October 11, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Something about the pageantry...

I have to make a confession. I love what has been called "the pageantry of college football." I manage to go to a couple of games of my favorite team every year.

October 11, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's intent is for you to be trustworthy

I'm attending a wedding today. It will be a rather odd thing for me, because I will have no responsibilities in the wedding. For obvious reasons, I perform most of the wedding ceremonies I attend.

October 04, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Are you paying attention to your spiritual heart?

"How's your heart spiritually?" This question is even more serious than questions about our physical heart. For if the physical heart fails, the spiritual heart better be ready.

October 04, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Here's a model for personal prayer

Many of you know that I like to pray while I am walking. Since I live way out in the country, I can walk with very little contact with traffic.

October 04, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Show clergy members you care

"We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves." (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 - ESV).

October 04, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Lets keep working together

Today, I have three things to share with you: this week's message, a personal invitation and a "thank you" for your support.

October 04, 2010 | By Elder Dr. D.S. "Drew" Andrews Columnist | Faith


Rethinking snap judgments

I have a confession to make, and it concerns a news report I heard recently. As I was driving home I heard on the news that a pastor of one of the largest churches in American is being accused of a horrible crime.

September 28, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has the directions to Heaven

God's word directs us on how to be pleasing to Him and how to live for Him. His plan for man's salvation of faith, repentance and baptism for the remission of sins, is a simple plan.

September 28, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don't let left hand make the right slip up

A couple of months ago I kicked the bathtub. No, I wasn't mad. I was clumsy.

September 28, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Help the needy and you help God

I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed multiple lessons in most parables Jesus used. The story of the sheep and the goats, as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25, is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups. The group that pleased the Lord will be invited into the Lord's kingdom and the group that displeased the Lord will be cast out and will endure everlasting punishment. Now, of course, that is an over simplification of a profound spiritual ...

September 27, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


New ministry creating a stir

A newly organized ministry in Long County, A New Beginning, is creating a sense of excitement in the community.

September 27, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Spiritual maturity is a must for Christians

Maturing as a Christian helps one show Christ to the world.

April 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life

Jeb Bush, a likely (very likely) 2016 presidential candidate, does not belong to the faith of his father. He also does not belong to the faith of his brother. Jeb Bush belongs to the faith of his wife.

April 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Yoga in school isn't religious teaching, California court rules

Teaching yoga as exercise doesn't stretch the Constitution's ban on government "establishing" a particular religion, a California court ruled last week after some parents challenged the Hindu-based system's presence in an Encinitas school.

April 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Are millennials programmed to cheat in college?

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the eighth commandment, "Thou shalt not steal."

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


'Jesus ossuary' story resurfaces during Easter

New geological evidence supposedly linking two disputed ancient Jerusalem ossuaries — burial boxes for bones — has resurrected a debate over whether the boxes labeled as containing the remains of a first-century "Jesus" and his brother "James" are relics of the messiah and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


WWII vet celebrates his 90th birthday with an unlikely best friend



Friends are an important part of life, regardless of how young or old you are.

April 08, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Letter to a stranger in a cemetery

Dear sir in the cemetery,

April 08, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Does 'A.D. The Bible Continues' live up to 'The Bible?'

The first episode of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new Bible miniseries, "A.D. The Bible Continues," began with a literal whisper and ended with a heavenly bang. But will it be enough to keep audiences coming?

April 08, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Can you relate to this hilarious look at people who 'quit Facebook?'



Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — they're supposed to be fun places to interact with friends or acquaintances. Well ... socially. Social media should be mostly for fun and networking. Some people, however, take things a little too seriously.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


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