December 6, 2019

Pastoral Nuggets: The Boo-boos of Life

Recently, I was involved in a minor fender-bender type of an automobile accident. It hurt my feelings more than anything else. I babied that car. Now it’s got a “boo-boo” and is in the shop being repaired. But before long, it will be “de-boo-booed,” (I made up that word!) and once again, all will be right in my world. As I thought about this little … [Read more...]

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

(Franklin) — If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Come to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous to hear a solution. Every Monday night from 6:00 – 7:00 PM an open discussion meeting of AA is held at the Franklin Church of God located at 12002 GA Hwy 100 in Franklin, GA. … [Read more...]

Caney Head UMC Christmas Bazaar

(Heard County, GA) -- Caney Head United Methodist Church will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 7 beginning at 9:00 AM. The church which is located at 1304 Caney Head Road near Roosterville. The Bazaar will feature loads of crafty Christmas items, handmade woodwork, quilts, canned goods, local honey, handmade pottery, beautiful framed … [Read more...]

Caney Head UMC dedicates new flagpole in memory of Vets

(Franklin, GA) -- Caney Head United Methodist Church recently dedicated a new flagpole and flag in honor and memory of local veterans. Thank you to members of Welcome UMC for helping with this project. Veterans present, were (oldest WWII vet at age 93), Charles E. Gore, and next oldest, (absent) Jack Walls. Vietnam vets: Bill Turner, Jim Tarpley, James Ray … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: What Changed?

It what now seems another lifetime; I attended Troup High School in LaGrange, Georgia. I was a member of the last class that went straight from grammar school to high school. I can remember walking the halls and seeing groups of upperclassmen gathered around somebody’s locker admiring a rifle or shotgun one of them had brought to school. I can remember … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Things I Heard Along the Way

Every once in a while, I devote a column to sharing things that I heard somebody else say along the way. Today is one of those columns. In my opinion, one of the greatest tools of all time is the notes feature on my iPhone. You see, ordinary people constantly say profound stuff. So, I have learned that whenever one of these nuggets, or pearls of wisdom, … [Read more...]

Balloon Release in honor of the late Mrs. Virginia Smith

(Franklin, GA) -- In Memory of Mrs Virginia Smith, you are cordially invited to attend a balloon release at Prospect Church, on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 12:30 PM. With much love, we will celebrate almost 97 years of her life on her birth date, 11-24-22. Following the service, we will meet at the crosses, at the edge of the cemetery, for a few words … [Read more...]

Turkey Shoot this Saturday

Turkey Shoot (Frolona) -- High Point Church Of God is hosting a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM. $3.00 per shot. Factory Barrels Only. No Scopes. High Point Church of God is located at 8511 Frolona Rd. in Franklin, GA. … [Read more...]

Welcome UMC Billy Gentry Memorial Turkey Shoot

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Welcome United Methodist Church invites the community to participate in our 5th Annual Welcome UMC\Billy Gentry Memorial Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 2nd. The shoot will begin at 9:00 AM behind the Centralhatchee Masonic Lodge, 851 Centralhatchee Parkway. Each round is $3 per shot (12 or 20 gauge only) and a Bonus round for … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Growing Into Your Destiny

On several occasions, I have mentioned to you readers that I was raised poor. And if the truth be known, I am glad I was. Why? Was it because I enjoyed not having things, or being forced to learn to “make do” with secondhand things, or even having to wear hand-me-down clothes? Of course not! I’m glad because being raised poor shaped me into the person I … [Read more...]