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Religion

  • 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.

  • Loss of a parent passes torch to another generation

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    The loss of a parent can be very devastating.
    At such a time, we realize so many things. We understand that we no longer have our parent to call for help or advice.
    At the same time, we realize that we are now the eldest person in our lineage. We are now the person that others rely on for advice, experience, acceptance, and love. We have suddenly become the custodian of our legacy. We accept the responsibilities of keeping our family together, keeping them safe, and moving them toward a better life.

  • Church Briefs

    • Donations accepted 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.

  • OUT TO PASTOR: If you like your apple fritter, you can eat your apple fritter

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Growing up back in “the day,” most people put a lot of credence on promises and lived by the motto, “A man is as good as his word.” Most agreements were sealed with a handshake. If you said you were going to do something, you did it. Period.
    Today it is an altogether different story. We need a lawyer with a pile of paperwork in order to do anything these days. A lawyer has the sneakability to make words say anything convenient at the time depending on what the word “is” is, and when you said it.

  • Messiah set for Dec. 8

    Special to The News

    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.