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
Family, friends bid farewell to Jesse Sperry
The fussing of 10-day-old Autumn Marie Sperry seemed to coincide with the beginning of the funeral service for her father, Jesse Sperry, whose body rested just a few feet away. More than 200 friends and family members gathered at Edgewood Baptist Church this afternoon to pay their respects to Jesse, who was killed April 6 in a traffic accident on Indiana 32.
- 'Dinner in the Dark' set for April 26 Christ Lutheran Church will again host the “Dinner in the Dark,” benefiting Anderson Outreach Center for the Blind.
Local partnerships feed school children during weekends
Deanna McNeese says it is hard to listen to children talk about being hungry when school is not in session.
Mother of victim: Son was my hero
"He's my hero, and he always will be." That’s how Janelle Cox described her 23-year-old son, Jesse Sperry, who was killed in an April 6 traffic accident.
Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems
A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.
Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily
Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
- Drama camp to perform 'The Chronicles of Narnia' This summer, local drama director Darlene Lee plans to embark on an adventure into "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Verna Davis: Sing the praises of God or to annoy your children
Nowadays, I sing less of The Fifth Dimension and more hymns and worship choruses that add spiritual dimension to my life. But every once in a while, the old onery-ness comes rearing its annoying head.
- Church News: April 12 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.
More than $7,000 raised for accident victims after one day
A day after a deadly traffic accident that claimed the life of an expecting father and injured the pregnant mother, friends of the family raised more than $7,000 to help with expenses for the family.
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