A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to be the guest preacher at the historic First Christian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Their former pastor had retired and as the church was searching for a new one, they invited pastors from around the city to visit on Sunday mornings and fill …

Pine Grove AME Church in Hodges will host a free Harvest Festival Hotdog Drive-Thru and a Get-Out-to-Vote Rally from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 31. at the church.

Zion Tabernacle of Faith Church, 329 Jordan St., will host its annual conference Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the conference will start at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Brenda Logan and Apostle Alan Korber of Anderson as guest speakers.

In the weeks following 9/11, churches across the country experienced a surge in attendance. Prayer vigils gathered the flocks to offer a place for the peaceful assurance of God’s presence. People comforted one another in their common grief. It was a shining moment of what a church provides i…

During this life of mine, I have experienced many challenges and even threats to my very existence. As my ancestors would say, “I’ve been sometimes up, I’ve been sometimes down, and I’ve been sometimes almost level to the ground.” In other words, I know what it means to face death and to sur…

Marshall Road Church of God, 1213 Marshall Road, will host a revival, with Bishop Scott King from Judah Church, from Sunday through Wednesday.

Marshall Road Church of God will sponsor a free hot dog lunch and coat giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the CVS on South Main Street in Greenwood.

Perfected Tabernacle of Praise, 610 Seaboard Ave., will host a yard sale at 8 a.m. Saturday. Hot dogs are $1, sausage dogs are $2, hot dog plates are $5, sausage dog plates are $6, chips are 75 cents and sodas are 50 cents.

Because 2020 hasn’t been crazy enough (eye roll), my husband and I decided to pile a bit more cray-cray onto our plates in the form of eight new chickens.

Guess where the following words are found: “You high-minded fool! No one is as arrogant and stupid as you are. May the curses of the gods descend upon you and settle around your feet, tripping you up as you stumble through your miserable life!” Hopefully, nowhere. I made them up.

The Greenwood Abbeville Coalition will continue to partner with the faith community to host Faith to Faith Fridays.

I was told many years ago that people like the back of the church, the front of the bus and the middle of the road. Yesterday, I met one of those middle-of-the-road drivers and we narrowly missed a head-on collision. Let me be clear, I believe when it comes to driving our automobiles, we nee…

In the past few months, we have been reminded in painful ways that we still have work to do — prayer work and practical work — in the area of racial justice and equity. In the past few months, we have been consumed by a pandemic which has brought sickness, death, fear, and isolation. During …

We hear a lot these days about being “woke,” which a trendy online dictionary defines as “the act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue.” Now, class, let’s use “woke” in a sentence: “Most people don’t care about how climate change is affecting musk oxen in Gr…

One of the first statements made by the professor of my seminary preaching class, you know the class meant to shape us all into the next generation of Billy Grahams, was that the average person seated in the congregation will only hear one out of every three words a pastor says.

New pastor Mount Lebanon and Kinard United Methodist churches welcome their newly appointed pastor, the Rev. Arthur L. Gamble, and his wife, Zenovia. Gamble is a graduate of Hood Seminary, with a Master of Divinity degree. The Gambles are contributing to the music ministry of these two churches.

“If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people. The Lord replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’. Then Moses said to him, ‘If your Presence does not go with us, do not s…

What a spring and summer it has been! Who would have thought it? COVID-19, plus the civil unrest afflicting our nation. What’s a body to do? What is a Christian to do? Let’s tackle both issues from one Christian perspective. Not the only one, but one.