First Baptist Church of Hinesville recently began a new ministry program called Stephen Ministry.
It's that time again. November third is coming and you have to decide: Will you go stand in line and navigate the waters of the voting pool? Or will you say, "I just don't have time for this, and what difference does it make anyway? I'm not going." Or, how about this one: "I don't like the choices. I'm not even going to vote this time." I actually had one person say to me in a restaurant this week, "Unless they can give me someone worth voting for, why should I bother?"
It has been an exciting week of celebration for Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. Camp meeting services began last Sunday evening and will culminate today at 3:30 p.m.
Three Long County women, with the help of a few others, are doing their part to help the poor this winter.
Prayer is special. Prayer is unique. Prayer is communion. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire uttered or expressed unto God, through Jesus Christ, His son.
Pastors spend many hours encouraging and supporting members of their congregations. During the week - and especially on Sundays - they help people cope with a myriad of issues and problems.
St. Peter's AME Church next weekend will continue a tradition that started around the time of the Civil War.
I discovered that penning a second book was far easier than the first one, partly because of what I learned in the first process - the process of dealing with editing, publishing, marketing and such - but more so because of the themes and content.
At the tender age of 82, Myrtle Caison is still going strong. She is used to to being busy and has not allowed the passing of time to dampen her spirit or hinder her drive.
It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with mounting problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we struggle just to make it through the day.
There is something special about returning to our local churches - coming home. It does not matter how far you have traveled or how many churches you have attended, returning home is exciting.
"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13, New Living Translation).
Dr. Luke Rowland has come a long way from being a U.S. soldier to serving as a soldier in God's army.
In today's world, we face many challenges. It's called surviving the storm.
On Wednesday morning, children who attend First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville gathered around the school's flagpole to pray for their community, local leaders and city, state and national government.
Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.
Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."
The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.
This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.
Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?
Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.
There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.
The older I get, the more I pay attention to my surroundings. I notice the beauty of flowers, trees, stars and even little details.
Spring has come. It's obvious on the calendar. We already have moved the clocks forward for daylight saving time. And where we live, trees and flowers are blooming all over.
Last week, we looked at Isaiah 1:18 and saw that God was willing to give his people an opportunity to come to their senses and turn back to him. Those people failed to heed God's warnings. Surely, man can learn from their mistakes (Romans 15:4).
"Jesus said, 'Take ye away the stone.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, 'Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he hath been dead four days.' Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, 'Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.' And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth.' And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus ...
The Women of Destiny of Pleasant Grove AME will host a Ladies in White Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Pleasant Grove multipurpose building at 1450 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
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