• A box of chocolates
  • Local couple continues efforts to build churches in rural Nicaragua


    Editor’s Note: The following story was submitted to The Spencer Magnet and highlights the efforts of a local couple to establish churches in rural Nicaragua.

    On Friday June 16th of this year, a small village in rural Nicaragua called Concepcion celebrated the opening of their first Catholic Church. The church was consecrated by the Monsignor Jorge Solorzano Perez, Bishop of Granada, Nicaragua and named St. Michael, The Archangel. The funding for this church was the result of several churches working together.

  • The birth of Christ
  • Church Happenings - Week of December 20, 2017

    Christmas activities at 2nd Baptist Church

    Come meet Santa and enjoy other Christmas activities on Saturday, December 23 at Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street from 12 noon until 5 p.m. In addition to having photos made with Santa, there will be food, games and prizes.

    Christmas Eve Service at United Methodist

  • One Solitary Life

    Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in an obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty, and then for three years he was an itinerant teacher.

    He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never owned a home. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never traveled, except in his infancy, more than two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompanies greatness. He had no credentials but himself.

  • The Christmas Blues

    You’ve all heard the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  And I must admit, I generally agree.  But there are times when the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season turns me into a bit of a Grinch.  What about you?  

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 13, 2017

    Christmas programs at New Hope Tabernacle

    New Hope Tabernacle will hold two Christmas productions this Sunday, December 17. At 10:30 a.m., the children and youth will present their Christmas program. At 6 p.m., the adult program, entitled “The Best Gift” will be presented. The public is invited to attend. New Hope Tabernacle is located on Town Hill Road in Taylorsville.

    Advent services at Risen Lord  Lutheran Church

  • Who are you talking to?

    The other day I was having trouble with my computer and I started talking to it! Just as if it could really understand me!  (And yes, I know about Siri and Echo and Alexa, but they just pretend to talk to you).

    Anyway, there I was talking to my computer, saying things like, “Oh Come ON!” Or ,“What is wrong with you now?” As if the computer would go faster or even answer my frustrated question.  But, looking back I realize, I talk to a lot of inanimate objects!  You probably do too.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 6, 2017

    Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    On Wednesday, December 6th, 13th and 20th, Risen Lord Lutheran Church is having a Mid-Week Advent Service starting at 7 p.m. with a Soup Supper prior to the service starting at 6 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd., Taylorsville.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 477-6557.

    All Saints Catholic Church 3 Christmas Masses

    All Saints Catholic Church will have the following Christmas Masses:

  • Nailed it!

    When I was a kid, I thought a nail was just a nail. You know, if you’ve seen one nail, you’ve seen them all.  I am still a little that way. I mean, does it matter when you are hanging a picture what kind of nail you use?  Nobody is going to see it anyway.