January 18, 2021

Pastoral Nuggets: A New Perspective for 2021

It is Monday night, December 28th, 2020, as I sit at my computer writing this column. I have just completed the two hardest assignments of my life. As I mentioned in last week’s column, my 23-year-old granddaughter, Abbie McCollough, died very suddenly and unexpectedly on December 20th, 2020. Today, I conducted her memorial service. This is the second … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Our Precious Abbie

It was Super Bowl Sunday, January 27th, 1997. Marianne and I were anxiously awaiting the birth of our first grandchild, Abbie. We had been summonsed to the hospital, only to be told that the delivery would not be that night. So, we went on our merry way to the evening service at Roper Heights Baptist Church in West Point Georgia, where I was serving as … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Getting Back to the Basics

In Matthew 3:16-17, we find the account of the baptism of Jesus. He said, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well … [Read more...]

Mt. Zion Community Church hosting ham and turkey giveaway

(Franklin, GA) -- Mt. Zion Community church in Franklin will giving 100 hams and 100 turkeys for the holidays in memory of Mother Annie Kate Wilkerson and Sister Janice Wilkerson. The giveaway will be held at the church (9703 Ga. Hwy 34 - west of Franklin) on December 19 beginning at 11:00 AM while they last. There is a limit of one per vehicle. The … [Read more...]

Glenloch Community Outreach (Food Pantry)

GLENLOCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH WHAT: Glenloch Food Pantry WHEN: Open each Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ELIGIBILITY: We serve all of Heard County REQUIREMENTS: First time client we will need a valid drivers license plus 1 more proof of address MISSION STATEMENT: The need for food does not stop in a time of crisis; our Food Pantry should be open so no kids … [Read more...]

Brand new Christmas Event debuts December 5 at historic Flat Rock Campground

(Franklin, GA) -- West Georgians and East Alabamians will get the opportunity to experience a brand new Christmas Event this year at Flat Rock Campground located on HWY 34 just a few miles west of Franklin. 'Christmas at the Campground' will take place at the historical venue on Saturday, December 5 from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM. The all day event will feature … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Being Thankful for the Really Important People in Your Life

If I told you to name five people you are thankful for, who have both done and continue to do things that significantly impact and shape your life, most likely you would tell me about the people who have made a significant monetary, time, emotional, or Spiritual investment into your life. Most likely you would NOT mention the person who handed you your … [Read more...]

Turkey Shoot at High Point Church of God

Turkey Shoot (Frolona) -- High Point Church Of God is hosting a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $3.00 per shot. Factory Barrels Only. High Point Church of God is located at 8511 Frolona Rd. in Franklin, GA. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Dance ‘Till it Rains

In his book, “Mastering the Seven Decisions that Determine Success,” author Andy Andrews quotes Anne Frank, who said, “Our lives are fashioned by choice. First, we make choices. Then our choices make us.” He also tells a story about some Aboriginal Rainmakers in Australia. It seems as though every time communities got into trouble because of drought, they … [Read more...]

Local law enforcement participate in ‘National Faith & Blue Weekend’

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry and Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah held a meet and greet with community Faith Leaders of Heard County on Friday, October 9 as part of the NFBW (National Faith & Blue Weekend). NFBW was created as an outreach project to join national law enforcement groups and faith leaders across the country to work … [Read more...]