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Church briefs: June 29, 2019

AMERICUS Hebron Baptist Church The 125th anniversary of its founding is celebrated at a special service at 10:30 a.m. July 14. All family and friends ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: The give and take of relationships

Relationships are reciprocal. How are yours today? Are you getting along well with your family? Do you have good relationships with the people at work ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs; June 22, 2019

AMERICUS Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church A Pastor’s Appreciation Day celebration is at 3 p.m. June 23. Speaker is the Rev. Dr. Marvin Brown of St. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Prayer time at Harvest of Hope

Each Monday and Tuesday at the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry the volunteers that morning gather for announcements and prayer before the morning task. Food ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Heavenly father hears us, too

Conduct an experiment the next time you are in a crowded public place. (Please don’t do this at church, though I suspect it would work ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Pastor’s viewpoint: June 15, 2019

Remember when motel rooms had two back-to-back doors that connected the adjoining rooms with each other? There were two doors, because the people in both ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: June 15, 2019

AMERICUS Antioch Missionary Baptist Church The church hosts 2019 Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 6-8 p.m. July 15-18. A Carnival is scheduled for July 19 on ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Food pantry built on faith

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, was the first day of distribution at Harvest of Hope Food Pantry. Today, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, began the seventh year of ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Pastor’s viewpoint: June 8, 2019

The history of science is filled with stories of “fake science.” Everyone thought the sun revolved around the earth, until crazy Copernicus dared suggest the ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: God can change everything

Desmond laughed loudly. It slipped out before he knew it. Embarrassed, he glanced around, but nobody seemed bothered. Instead, they were all smiling, at him. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: June 8, 2019

AMERICUS Antioch Missionary Baptist Church The annual Choir and Praise Team Anniversary is celebrated at 2 p.m. June 9. Each choir and Praise Team is ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Your take: June 5, 2019

Four-year-old Jon Robert Pierson has a ‘giving bank’ of his own. He chose to give $39 that he had saved in his bank recently to ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: You must participate to qualify

The Winter Olympic games ended in Korea last year, and I didn’t win the first medal. Not even a bronze. Unfortunately, I could pass through ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: May 25, 2019

AMERICUS Antioch Missionary Baptist Church The annual Choir and Praise Team Anniversary is celebrated at 2 p.m. June 9. Each choir and Praise Team is ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Every day’s a good day for truth

Monday is a good day for truth. On a Monday in 2006, David Edmonson, Radio Shack CEO, resigned from his job because of a disagreement ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: May 18, 2019

AMERICUS Old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church The Pastor’s 12th Anniversary Celebration culminates at 11 a.m. May 19 with Son of the House, Minister Trenton Floyd. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Your take: May 11, 2019

The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry held its annual spaghetti luncheon and yard sale recently at Calvary Episcopal Church. Shown is event organizer, Jackie Merriman, ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: May 11, 2019

AMERICUS Old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church The Pastor’s 12th Anniversary Celebration is at 7 p.m. May 15 with guests, Pastor Daniel Clinton and Shipp Chapel ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

C harles Whatley: May 4, 2019

Her name was Hattie Green, and in 1916, she was, depending on who you ask, either the wealthiest woman in America or the wealthiest woman ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: May 4, 2019

AMERICUS New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church The Mission Anniversary is observed during the 11 a.m. worship service May 5 with theme, “I Am Determined ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church celebrates women’s history

AMERICUS — As a culminating celebration of National Women’s History Month, the community joined with Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church for its annual Women’s Day Program.  ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Choose your battles carefully

A wealthy, big-city attorney went duck hunting in rural Arkansas. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer’s field on the ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: April 27, 2019

AMERICUS Southwest Georgia Baptist Association Church The Third District Laymen, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia hosts a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. April 27. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Aim high in steering

All good kids like milk. If you know anything about children, you know that is a lie. Some won’t even drink it with chocolate, as ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs; April 20, 2019

AMERICUS Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church The Hour of Power Ministry invites everyone to join them at noon each Wednesday. Evangel Worship Center Everyone is welcome ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

In remembrance

This cross at Lee Street United Methodist Church, Americus, signifies the resurrection of Jesus Christ as Christians around the globe prepare to observe Easter Sunday. Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Local Easter events

AMERICUS Cornerstone Church, 245 Southland Road, Americus Good Friday service — 7 p.m. April 19 Easter Egg Hunt for children up to age 12 — ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: A chat with a stump

I visited a stump today. It was one of those visits that both the preacher and the visitee hate — one where I felt compelled ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

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