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Religion

  • Holy Ghost Revival at Charlotte Faith Temple

    A Holy Ghost Revival will be held at Charlotte Faith & Deliverance Temple on Friday, Dec. 19, through Monday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. nightly.
    The Rev. Jesse Meetes will preside. Host pastor is Bishop Alice Williams.
    Charlotte Faith is located 150 Brown-Donaldson Road.

  • Christmas Eve service is set

    The community is invited to a nondenominational Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the Southwood Plantation House located in Southwood at 3255 Hemingway Blvd. in Tallahassee.
    The simple yet beautiful service of scripture and carols will celebrate anew the birth of the Christ Child. It will be held outdoors, so dress warmly and bring chairs/blankets. Nursery care will be provided indoors.

  • Laws prohibit co-mingling of human remains

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    Ground burial has long been the traditional choice for interment in America.
    In recent years, however, cremation has become a viable choice among the adventurous baby boomers.
    As they prepare for their final expenses, many questions arise.  
    One question, in particular, is asked more often than any other,  “Can my pet be cremated with me?”
    It is illegal to co-mingle human cremains. In other words, two humans may not be cremated in the same chamber, at the same time.  

  • Church Briefs

    • Christmas, Southern
    gospel music at Pioneer

    Pioneer Baptist Church will host the Southern Gospel Ladies Trio, Heirs of Grace, Sunday, Dec. 15,  at 10:30 a.m.  
    These ladies will be singing Christmas music and also Southern Gospel music. A love offering will be received to assist in their music ministry.
    Pioneer Baptist Church is located at 486 Beechwood Drive,  in Crawfordville, just north of the Spring Creek Highway and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Road.
    We look forward to meeting you.

  • OUT TO PASTOR: My Christmas cheer drama

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I enjoy being cheerful and Christmas time is a special time to be cheerful and I try my best to live up to it. Occasionally, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will suggest I am going a little too far.
    During the rest of the year I stay out of shopping malls as much as possible. During the Christmas season, I want to go to the shopping mall and walk around without any purchases to make. I like watching people spend their money on things they do not need and for people they may not like.

  • Remember the reason for the season

    By ETHEL SKIPPER

    “Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14.
    From the vantage of Mary and Joseph’s neighbor and relatives, Jesus’ birth may have seemed rather ordinary as far as births do.
    However, the gospelwriters who detail his coming, Matthew included, show that Jesus’ arrival was anything but normal. It was the fulfillment of prophecy.

  • Give Thanksgiving always

    By DR. BETSY GOEHRIG

    Though this is the season of Thanksgiving, it’s always a great time to give God thanks for the many blessings in our lives and for bringing us through the hardships of life.  
    Many people struggle with great needs, adversities, and losses. Yet, we still have so much to be thankful for in the midst of our adversities, as we see God’s hand at work in all things, assured that God truly is working for good for those who love the Lord.

  • Death comes in threes

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    As a girl, I remember hearing my mother and grandmother always saying, “Death comes in threes.”
    I found this to be a terrifying statement. As a funeral director, I now understand how this old saying, coincides with the risk of death multiplicity within families or friendship groups.
    Generally, survivors will feel desolate or alone for a period of time. Navigating back to a healthy state of living is essential for the survivor. If this is not accomplished, difficulties, illnesses and even death may follow.

  • OUT TO PASTOR: It was a Dickens kind of year

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection.

  • Church Briefs

    • Christmas Concert set at Mount Beasor Church

    Mount Beasor Baptist Church in Sopchoppy will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at  6 p.m.
    The Tom Roberts Ensemble will perform traditional Christmas carols and gospel hymns with musical accompaniment that includes guitar, violin, keyboards, harmonica, concertina and trumpet.
    Elder Bruce Taylor and the church congregation extend a cordial invitation to all.
    Food and fellowship in McKenzie Hall will follow the concert.