June 30, 2015

Vacation Bible School at Prospect Church

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(Franklin) -- Prospect Church is excited to announce the dates for our “God is the Highest Power” Vacation Bible School. Join us July 13, 14 and 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as we teach God’s Word to the children in our community. We will enjoy a Bible lesson, music, game time, crafts and a special prize every night for every child. Supper will be … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Baseball and Life

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Life (and Christianity) is much like the game of baseball. I read a quote from Rick Dempsey about baseball that both resonated with and encouraged me. Hopefully, it will encourage you as well. Regarding being effective at the game of baseball, Dempsey said, "You've got to take it one game at a time, one hitter at a time. You've got to go on doing the things … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Rest in the Symphony of Life

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Being raised at 38 Borders Road meant a lot of things. One thing it meant was you were going to learn to play a musical instrument. My whole family is musically inclined. Momma played the piano. Daddy played anything with strings on it. Billy plays the piano. Frank plays the guitar. Judy plays the piano. And I play the dickens! (Guitar) I vividly remember … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Passing Thoughts on Busyness and Relationships

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As Christians and as human beings, busyness is something we all struggle with. I'm sure you're like me and have realized there just aren't enough hours in the day anymore. So, I would not be so foolish as to tell you not to be busy. Busyness is a part of life. However, my encouragement to you today is to make sure you're busy doing the right things and that … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Random Thoughts

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A Thought on Doing Your Job: Somewhere along the way I ran across the following story regarding Coach Lou Holtz.  I don’t remember where, or I would give proper credit. The story says, “In his first year as football coach at North Carolina State, Lou Holtz accepted (earned) an invitation to the Peach Bowl. He went to the university’s athletic director and … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Our Actions Affect Others

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In his book, “Mastering Life Before It’s Too Late,” Robert J. Morgan tells a story about his friend, George Westover, who was stationed on the USS Tennessee, as it was anchored in Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. According to Morgan, the Friday night before the Sunday morning attack on Pearl Harbor, Westover, who had been on shore leave, was late returning … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Joining Him

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In Luke 2:49(b) (KJV) we find the first recorded words of Jesus in the Bible: “… How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?” And in John 19:30(b) (KJV) we find His last recorded words prior to His death:  “… It is finished …” These two verses completely encapsulate the life of Jesus. He came on business for His … [Read more...]

Prospect Church Homecoming

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(Franklin) -- You are invited to join Prospect Church for Homecoming on June 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.. Come celebrate our 140th anniversary and see what amazing things God is doing. This will be a time of great fellowship and worship. Special Music will be provided by Randy and Sherri Miller. Stay and enjoy lunch on the grounds after the service. Prospect … [Read more...]

Women’s & Men’s Day @ Heard Wesley UMC

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(Franklin) -- Join us for our Annual Women's & Men's Day celebration, Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:30 p.m., at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church in Franklin. Our guest speaker is Sister Denise Fowler - Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Family. Come out and be blessed and celebrate who you are! Refreshments will be served.   … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Never Alone

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In Hebrews 13: 5(b)(KJV) we find a promise from God.  He said, “… I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” And in 1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV) we find, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, … [Read more...]