June 22, 2017

Pastor Anniversary Celebration at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Mark and Mrs. Renee Williams 10th year of service on Sunday, July 9th. Straight from the Heart will be the special guest singers during the morning service. There will be a covered dish lunch in their honor after morning service. Everyone is invited to attend. For more info … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Signage

If you go to my Facebook page, you will find two photographs of me. These two photographs present to the world the persona I want presented. I control the signage regarding my social media presence. The photo in the lower left corner inset shows my wife Marianne with her head on my shoulder. The photo in the background is a perfectly timed shot (Thank you … [Read more...]

150th Session of Sacred Harp Singing

(Ephesus) -- You are cordially invited to attend the 150th session of the Sacred Harp singing at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church on Hopewell Road near Ephesus on Sunday, June 18, 2017.   The church was established right after the Civil War by a Confederate veteran, James A. Denney and his family.   The singing was started in 1868 and is the oldest … [Read more...]

VBS at Franklin First Baptist Church

(Franklin) -- Franklin First Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 19-Friday, June 23. Dinner starts at 6:00 PM each night and the program ends at 8:15 PM each night. First Baptist VBS is open for children who have completed Pre-K thru eighth grade. Friday night is family night and this year's theme is 'Egypt: Joseph's … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Paradoxes

Somebody once asked me if I knew what a paradox was. I told them, “Sure! It’s when two doctors are standing side by side!” (Pair of Doc’s!)  (Boo!  Bad joke, bad joke!) The official definition of a paradox is: “A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Appreciation at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church

(Franklin) -- The Heard Wesley United Methodist Church invites you to worship with us on Sunday, June 11, 2017, as we celebrate our Pastor's Appreciation. Regular service, led by Pastor Murray, is at 11:00 AM. Rev. Alphonso Smith & Clark Chapel UMC will deliver the afternoon message at 2:00 PM. Dinner will be served. Rev. Alpheia Murray, Heard … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: A Letter to School Teachers and Staff

Author's Note: I wrote the article below to the teachers and staff at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School in LaGrange, Georgia. The Troup Baptist Association has adopted Berta as our “at large” Educational Partnership School. Berta is at the bottom of the scale both academically and socioeconomically. They are struggling! While we do many things for the … [Read more...]

The Perrys in concert at Ridgeway Baptist Church

(Frolona) -- The Perrys will be in concert at Ridgeway Baptist Church on Friday, June 2 at 7:00 PM. Ridgeway Baptist is located at 6225 Ridgeway Road in Franklin. Free Admission -- Love Offering. Everyone is welcome! … [Read more...]

VBS at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church

(Centralhatchee) -- Join Centralhatchee First Baptist Church for this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God” Sunday, June 4th -Thursday, June 8th from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. In our VBS theme park world, participants will be challenged to trust God for the spirit of power, love and sound judgment for any … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Leaven of Life

In 1 Corinthians 5:6(b) (KJV) Paul, speaking about cooking bread, asks the believers at Corinth, “Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?” Now, for those who may not know what leaven is, just think of it as yeast or self-rising flour. So, in essence, Paul is teaching them that as believers, just like leaven, sometimes small doses of the … [Read more...]