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Religion

  • Three trees, a manger, a boat and the cross

    A while back someone sent me a story that I would like to share with you today.
    Here’s the story:
    Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams, when the first tree said,
    “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 9

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 2

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • COLUMN: Wearing glasses

    It began just a few years ago when I noticed that in the evening it would become harder to focus when reading.  Sometimes rubbing my eyes would help, but it kept getting worse.  Finally I went to an eye doctor and he said my eyes were getting old and I needed glasses to read.

  • COLUMN: 2013: It’s time for a ‘new hope’

    Christmas day has come and gone. Today many of us are enjoying a few minutes to catch our breath.  There are probably still a few lingering presents under the tree or maybe one more family get together, but the explosion of wrapping paper and Christmas Stockings is pretty much done.
    Now we are waiting for the New Year.  

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 26

    Magnet announces new deadlines for church announcements
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will enforce new deadlines for church announcements.
    Any church page submissions must now be received the Wednesday prior to publication. 

  • COLUMN: Just six days until Christmas

    When I was a kid newspapers and TV news always had a countdown to Christmas. Back then they used to say things like “12 more Shopping days until Christmas.” Of course these days every day is a shopping day, and every hour of the day in many cases. But, just in case you didn’t already know, six days from now is Christmas.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 19

    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •The church’s music department will present the cantata, “All is Well,” tonight at 7 with a dinner beforehand at 5:30 and a dessert reception afterward. The reception will feature story reading for the kids and a certain jolly ol’ elf will make an appearance.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 12

    Plum Creek Baptist announces musical
    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas celebration Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.  This year, the church is sharing a musical play for the whole family, “Christmas with the King!”
    Performances are free and open to the community.
    Plum Creek Baptist is located at the corner of Mount Washington Road and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Promiseland Church to host coat giveaway

  • COLUMN: Bills, unwanted news often cause ‘mailbox blues’

    When I was a kid I used to love running out to check the mail. It seemed like Christmas every day; there could be anything in there. There were catalogs with all the exciting new things that looked so wonderful, sometimes even a letter from family far away. And sometimes there would even be a package and that made it especially like Christmas.