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Reconciliation to prepare for Communion or Confirmation

Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.

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Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:13 p.m.

Stephens: Miracles still happen, at times in new ways

Decades had come and gone, and for Russ McElveen it seemed that there were important people in his family he would never see again. Then came the miracles of the past year or so that brought a son and two sisters back into his life. After 60 years he made contact with two of his sisters and after 45 years he was reconnect with a son. Have you ever thought that someone was gone from your life forever.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:12 p.m.

Burnham: Examine your heart

How’s your heart?

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 4:12 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:11 p.m.

Continuing a Legacy

Serving in the community for more than 150 years, First Presbyterian Church of Covington is still standing strong. Established in 1827, originally as a garden, this ministry has always made its mark in the community. The roots of this ministry go so deep into the community; one of its forefathers, Dr. Hayes, was one of the very first pastors of the church, and still has living family members who are active in the ministry.

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Like a Rock

Like a Rock

Established in 1989 on the outskirts of Covington Ga, Solid Rock Baptist Church is preparing to celebrate their 25th year anniversary. Under the leadership of Pastor Mike Franklin, Solid Rock strives to “meet needs, share Jesus and to love people.”

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Posted: oct. 04, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: oct. 04, 2014 5:37 p.m.
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Just a thought: All you do

What difference do you make to the Kingdom work God is doing around you? Some may feel they don’t contribute much, but let’s remember all the members of the body are essential for the body to function properly. Just because you don’t preach or teach doesn’t mean you’re unimportant. If you are serving God, using your spirit given gifts and serving for the honor and glory of God, you are essential! When you consider the ministry of Jesus, it is easy to focus on those out in front such as Jesus and the disciples. But ...

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Posted: oct. 04, 2014 5:35 p.m.

What is Yom Kippur?

Known as the “Day of Atonement,” Yom Kippur is a day when people who subscribe to the Jewish faith atone for sins between themselves and G-d of the past year. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath, which means no work can be performed during the holiday. Fasting is a part of Yom Kippur, and Jews are expected to observe a 25-hour fast that begins before sunset on the evening before the holiday and ends after nightfall on Yom Kippur. The Talmud, which is the collection of Jewish laws and traditions, also lists several lesser-known restrictions regarding Yom Kippur. Washing and ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 7:57 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Beloved, Be Loving

“Dearly Beloved…” That’s the way I started out my last wedding sermon. I know it’s a little bit of a throwback. We don’t call too many people “beloved” anymore, but I hope you know what I mean. Today, I want to think about why that’s a perfect way to greet one another…”beloved”.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 7:56 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.

In doubt

What a prison self consciousness can be. When I think of those “would be” Christians if they could just find someone to express the love of God and acceptance to them. In Luke 7, we read the story of a self-righteous Pharisee who invites Jesus to dinner and an encounter with a prostitute. (Odd mix I know) but it is kind of like Christians in the world with judgmental spirits or worse how sinners are made to feel (if) or when they walk into the church building. You have heard people say, “Well if I went to church the ceiling ...

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 7:57 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
A beacon of hope

A beacon of hope

First Baptist Church of Covington — this 190-year-old establishment has been in existence since 1823. Located on the Square in downtown Covington, this church is a beacon of hope to the local community.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:20 p.m.
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Beloved, Be Loving

“Dearly Beloved…” That’s the way I started out my last wedding sermon. I know it’s a little bit of a throwback. We don’t call too many people “beloved” anymore, but I hope you know what I mean. Today, I want to think about why that’s a perfect way to greet one another…“beloved.”

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:19 p.m.

In doubt

Doubt happens to the best of us. I know we sometimes put people on a pedestal like famous preachers, authors or even mature Christians we know and then criticize ourselves with comparisons like “I bet they are too spiritually mature to doubt like me. I wish I was more like them.” But the truth is, they do have times of doubt because we all do. We have times of doubt when tragedies strike for no reason or prayers go unanswered or we get mistreated for trying to do the right thing, etc. We wonder if anyone else struggles with the ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:19 p.m.

Salem UMC’s new service targets youth

A local church is adding a service to its Sunday schedule to encourage younger potential members to join the congregation’s family.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 6:35 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
A blessed sanctuary

A blessed sanctuary

Allen Memorial Methodist Church sits on the scenic campus of Oxford College. Founded in 1841 by renowned missionary John Allen, Allen Memorial’s main sanctuary has been a part of the Oxford community for more than 100 years. The education building, nursery and fellowship hall, often referred to as Lovern Hall, were built alongside the main sanctuary in the late 1960s.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 6:37 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Blessed to serve

You call yourself a Christian, right? You do realize that just by doing that, you are taking on a very specific job description. You are now “His witnesses”. You are the “light of the world” and the “salt of the earth”. You are “Christ’s ambassadors”, a “holy priesthood” you are to be “Declaring the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light”. Do I have to go on? Realize it — you have a job, whether you like it or not, you are blessed to serve. There is no such thing as a part ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:25 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Just a thought: The Golden Rule

Is the “Golden Rule” biblical? Yes, but not because it is a “golden rule” but rather because it is a “Kingdom principle.” Many people miss the point here. They want to live by the golden rule (and that’s fine), but not really according to the Kingdom rule. Ah yes, we are talking about the pickers and the choosers. Jesus asked it this way: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Lk. 6:46) In other words; “Why do you call me Lord when in reality I am not your Lord?” or, “Why ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:26 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Man leaves legacy in 10,000 books

Bo Davis had a passion, and he was not short on living up to it.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:27 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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