If you placed a video camera in the living room of my house — and just to be clear, that’s never going to happen — you might observe me or my husband suddenly flailing our arms, slapping ourselves or leaping from our recliners and violently clapping our hands together.

Volunteers and donors honoredImmanuel Lutheran Church honored its food ministry volunteers and retail food donors at a volunteer appreciation breakfast on Oct. 6 in the church’s fellowship hall. Retail partners donate more than 40,000 pounds of food each year to support the Food Pantry and S…

Emerald Baptist Church, 110 E. Laurel Ave., will host a benefit concert by Billy Wayne for Maggy Kerr at 7 p.m. today. Suggested donation is adults-$10, children ages 5-12-$5 and under 5 free.

I am very appreciative of the Index-Journal allowing local clergy to write these columns. My colleagues regularly give us food for thought and opportunities for spiritual formation. In short, they help us think about who God is. Isn’t that the fundamental question: “Who is God?” As many have…

Holy Redeemer Faith Church will not have services Wednesday-Sunday. The church will be in fellowship with Faith Cathedral Look Up and Live Ministries in Piedmont for our 30th Homecoming Convocation.

Emerald Baptist Church, 110 E. Laurel Ave., will host a benefit concert by Billy Wayne for Maggy Kerr at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The proceeds from this concert will go toward the purchase of a service dog for Maggy. Suggested donations are adults, $10; children ages 5-12, $…

Flint Hill Missionary Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will have a hot dog and fish plate sale at 10 a.m. today at Morton’s Car Care, 921 Highway 72 Bypass. To place pick up orders, call 864-992-9701.

If you have ever had the opportunity to visit New Orleans, or have at least seen picture postcards of the historic port city, then you can no doubt recall images of revelers decked out in beads on Bourbon Street, or the famous beignets and coffee served at Cafe du Monde. Perhaps you will rem…

Vision Ministries Inc., 1043 Phoenix St., will have Community Day at 10:30 a.m. today. There will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, haircuts and a clothing giveaway. For information, call 864-344-8752 or 864-344-1591.

McCormick-based Light of Life Community Church regularly opens its doors to host funeral services for those who can’t pay and ministers to inmates at nearby McCormick Correctional Institution.

Vision Ministries Inc., 1043 Phoenix St., will have Noonday Prayer every Tuesday in September. Doors open at noon. For information, call 864-344-8752 or 864-344-1591.

The late comedian George Carlin’s classic stand-up routine, “A Place for Our Stuff,” seems to be playing on a loop in my brain lately. Carlin’s humor was often too edgy for me, but he did have a knack for shining a humorous spotlight on our common human dysfunctions.

One of the foundational principles of Christianity is a commandment found in each of the synoptic gospels. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Generally, the message we hear in this passage is our relationship with our neighbor. While that is the ultimate goal, the state…

“On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, ‘Woman, you are set free from your infirmity…

Vision Ministries Inc., 1043 Phoenix St., will have Noonday Prayer every Tuesday in September. Doors open at noon. For information, call 864-344-8752 or 864-344-1591.

Vision Ministries Inc., 1043 Phoenix St., will have Noonday Prayer every Tuesday in September. Doors open at noon. For information, call 864-344-8752 or 864-344-1591.

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