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Religion

  • Preacher feature: Pastor Ethel Skipper

    By DR. BETSY GOEHRIG
                
    This week we highlight the ministry of Pastor Ethel Skipper of Skipper Temple Community Church, located at 165 Surf Road in Sopchoppy.
    Pastor Skipper is the founding minister of the church, having established the congregation in 2007.

  • How Hospice services are covered

    Special to The News
     
    Patients benefit most from hospice care when life expectancy is approximately six months. The patient, family and friends can initiate the process by contacting a local hospice program.  

  • OUT TO PASTOR: Grandfathers vs. Father Christmas

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    During this time of the year, a certain controversy raises its ugly red-scarfed head. Year after year, this hullabaloo continues and nobody has taken the initiative to deal with this holiday wrangling. That is, until now.
    Normally, I am a mild-mannered person and just to be on the safe side, I stay out of telephone booths.
    As a great philosopher once said, “I’ve stands all I can stand and I can’t stands no more.”

  • Parish Family will perform at Friendship Church

    Special to The News

    The Parish Family, a gospel singing group, will perform a concert at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m.
    The church is located at 165 Friendship Road in Medart.
    The concert is free and everyone is welcome.

  • The road to recovery

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    When a family experiences a death, almost every member of the household mourns, including the family dog. There are positive and proven ways that help one cope and recover from the loneliness and depression experienced with the death of a loved one.
    It is important to keep in mind, however, that not everyone mourns or recovers in the exact same way.
    Exercise is good for the heart, body and soul. A 20 to 40 minute aerobic activity results in improvement in the survivor’s state of mind.

  • OUT TO PASTOR: You can keep your snow

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Memory is a very wonderful thing, at times. It seems the older I get the more I remember things that never happened. I do not know how that takes place, but I guess it is just old age creeping up on me. With me, old age has ceased creeping and has started a fast sprint to some finish line. I just wish it would slow down just a wee bit.

  • Church Briefs

    • Holy Ghost Revival at Charlotte Faith Temple

    A Holy Ghost Revival will be held at Charlotte Faith & Deliverance Temple on Friday, Dec. 20, 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 program at Panacea Full Gospel

  • Handel’s Messiah performed
  • 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.