Spring revival begins Monday
ANDERSON — Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1540 W. 16th St., will host its Spring Revival March 25-27, with services at 7 p.m. nightly.
Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Henry Johnson III, pastor of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Edgar M. Woodall.
‘Facing the Giants’ shown this evening
CHESTERFIELD — “The power of belief, the strength to win” is the focus of the movie “Facing The Giants” which will be presented free of charge at 7 p.m. today by KingsWay Fellowship. Free refreshments will be provided and door prizes awarded.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. KingsWay Fellowship meets at CrossRoads Blues Cafe, 305 Water St., Chesterfield.
Winford speaks at St. Matthew
ANDERSON —The Rev. Doris Winford, pastor emeritus, will speak at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1512 N. Madison Ave. Her message, “The Humility of Jesus Christ,” will be based on text from Philippians.
Porter celebrates pastoral anniversary
TIFTON, Ga. — Rudy Porter, former Anderson resident and assistant to the mayor for community affairs, will celebrate his first pastoral anniversary Saturday at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Tifton, Ga.
Prior to being called to Shiloh, Porter served as pastor of the Irvin Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Valdosta, Ga.
Spring revival begins Monday
Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case
A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding — a dramatic decision that came just months after another minister was defrocked for the same reason.
- Fundraising dinner to help Afghan women and children AWAKEN (Afghan Women’s And Kids’ Education & Necessities) Inc. is hosting its 12th annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4800 W. Bradford Drive, Muncie. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
- Restoring purity For almost three years, Restoration Fellowship Ministries in Anderson has tried to be a safe haven for local girls to talk about issues adolescents face.
- Casting Jesus: Did he really look like Brad Pitt? Those who study religion as portrayed in popular culture note that depicting Jesus on the screen has always been a tricky business, one that balances weighty theological concerns — how divine to make the son of God, and how human? —with more earthly ones, like how best to sell movie tickets?
- Verna Davis: Be careful with the power of your words Recently, driving home from work, I was thinking about two incidents, one fiction, one real, that both bore out the same truth: Words have power.
- Church News: March 8 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.
Anderson University president Edwards to step down
The first words from Tom Snyder on hearing the news Monday that Anderson University President James Edward plans to step down were, "Oh, goodness." It was the unguarded reaction of a man who considers Edwards both a close personal friend and a mentor in higher education.
Amazing voices unite in Anderson
Eloni Fitzpatrick did not hesitate to take the stage and sing at the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) in Anderson Saturday evening. The workshop, held at the Greater Progressive Temple of Faith, 2026 Hendricks Street, featured several talented musicians in the state, including Fitzpatrick.
- Melting pot at Midweek Meal For almost two years, people have been going to Trinity Episcopal Church’s Midweek Meal, a free lunch offered every Wednesday to anyone who needs it. It’s something the church has done for almost four years to offer relief to area residents who are struggling.
- Verna Davis: Don't engage in shrewish behavior I suspect there is a bit of a shrew in all of us. With our pointed noses, we sometimes seek out things to talk about that are none of our business. With our beady eyes, we look around for someone doing something we don't like so we can discuss it all with other shrews just like ourselves.
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