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Religion

  • A Thanksgiving loss

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    I had a dear friend die this past year.  
    Although he passed away in a different state, I go to his social media page and leave him messages every now and then. I miss him so terribly, because he was an amazing human being.  
    His heart was true and good, and he was honest with his fellow man and with himself. He was a friend to my family, and when you met him, you loved him, because of his goodness.  

  • Messiah set for Dec. 8

    Handel’s Messiah will be performed  for the 13th year by the Wakulla Community Chorus on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Sopchoppy United Methodist Church.
     The chorus of 50 singers and musicians is directed by Reba Mason.
     Soloists are Daryl Langston, Becton Roddenberry, Terri Egler, Arlene Petrandis, Edie Brandt, Patsy Roberts, Staci Welch, Leah McManus, and Laura Hudson.
     Accompanists are Chris Hart, piano and Jennifer Brown, organ.

  • OUT TO PASTOR: ‘Tis the season to stuff myself and get away with it

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Now that summer is out of the way and the holiday season has begun, I can throw out the kitchen window all of those diet restrictions introduced by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. After all, the whole purpose of the holiday season is to eat.
    It begins in late October with the mass distribution of candy, which I have no objection. A little candy in somebody’s life can go a long way to produce happiness. Why, a handful of jelly beans really makes the world go around, which may be why I am just a little bit dizzy.

  • Church Briefs

    • Charlotte’s Faith to hold Holy Ghost revival

    Charlotte’s Faith and Deliverance Temple will hold a Holy Ghost healing revival at the church Nov. 28 through Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
    Apostle Tony Sanders will be presiding.
    Charlotte’s Faith is located at 150 Brown Donaldson Road. Bishop Alice Williams is pastor.
    Everyone is invited.

    • Holiday alternatives for gift giving

  • A daughter’s sacrifice

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    This story is about a brave soul who is fearless and committed to service. She is a courageous woman of strength, loyalty, and sacrifice. She lives in a very small town where everyone knows everyone, and everyone knows your business.

  • OUT TO PASTOR: Let the holiday season begin

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    This is the time of the year holidays get into full steam. It begins with Halloween when people put on a scary face and ends with New Year’s day when people put on a new face. I could never figure out if the Halloween face was the New Year’s Day face just that much older.
    I do not have much time for Halloween. Since the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has put me on a strict diet that does not include candy, what is the purpose of going out on Halloween night begging for candy?

  • Church Briefs

    • Donations for Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, is ramping up as residents in Tallahassee and throughout the area prepare to collect 12,000 gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 18–25.
    Crawfordville United Methodist Church will be open for donations during the collection week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Nov. 18-23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, and 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 25.

  • Church must proclaim the good news of Jesus

    By ETHEL SKIPPER

    Christians have long agreed that the Lord has called the church to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people, everywhere.
    In fact, some believers have even stated that when the church abdicates this responsibility, it ceases to be the church. It has forfeited the reason for its existence.

  • Church must proclaim the good news of Jesus

    By ETHEL SKIPPER

    Christians have long agreed that the Lord has called the church to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people, everywhere.
    In fact, some believers have even stated that when the church abdicates this responsibility, it ceases to be the church. It has forfeited the reason for its existence.

  • November is Hospice Month

    Special to The News

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
    Hospice and palliative care is the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury.
    Big Bend Hospice uses a team-oriented approach to provide expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.