August 29, 2015

Ephesus Baptist Church to Celebrate 125 Years


(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Baptist Church, located on Highway 100 in Ephesus, Georgia, will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary on Sunday, August 30th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dinner will be served on the grounds. Fred Cooke, the 22nd pastor of Ephesus Church, will bring the message. If you would like to dress in old-fashioned attire, please feel free to do … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Show of Life


“Sometimes I feel like sunshine must - shining on everything else that it never was.” Laurie Beth Jones. It is “Human” Nature for us to want our accomplishments to be in the spotlight of the show of life. It is “Christian” Nature for us to place the accomplishments of others in the spotlight of life. One comes naturally. The other requires great Spiritual … [Read more...]

Prospect Youth Lunch Plate Fundraiser


PROSPECT CHURCH (Franklin) -- Prospect Youth will be selling lunch plates (hot dogs, baked beans, chips, cookies and drinks) at Flat Rock Campground following the 11:00 a.m. Camp Meeting Service on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The proceeds will be used toward the expenses to attend the Passion 2016 Youth Rally/ Conference. For more information please contact … [Read more...]

‘Back to School Blast’ at Glenloch Baptist Church


(Franklin) -- Glenloch Baptist Church will host a "Back to School Blast" on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at their church located at 2807 Glenloch Rd, off Highway 27 between Carrollton and Franklin. The event will feature games, food water slides and much more. For more information visit or call 770-854-5346. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Sing!


In her book: A Cup of Sun: A Book of Poems, Joan Walsh Anglund said, “A bird doesn't sing because he has an answer - he sings because he has a song.” What a truth! And what an important reminder for us! There’s an ill-wind blowing in America today like I have never witnessed. People just seem to be mad with each other about anything and everything. Those … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Gay Marriage


There is nobody more opposed to "Gay Marriage" than me.  I believe it tears at the very core of the Biblical and moral fabric upon which my Conservative Christian values and beliefs are based. I further believe that it tears apart the Biblical and moral values and beliefs our great nation was founded upon. I have fought it on every front I could. I have … [Read more...]

Prospect Church Yard & Bake Sale


(Franklin) -- Prospect Church is having a yard sale/ bake sale on Saturday, August 1, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. You can find us across from the Franklin Piggly Wiggly in the Harper Realty parking lot. There will be plenty of baby items, toys, children’s and adult clothing, home goods and décor, furniture, books, games, bric-a-brac and lots, lots … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Me


The greatest detriment to my personal testimony - is me. The person who stands in the greatest need of forgiveness, both from you, others, and God - is me. The person I know who fails God more than anybody else - is me. And the most undeserving person of God’s salvation, grace, mercy, and anointing upon their life - is me. In fact, I believe that had I … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Wisdom of Athena


“Happiness depends upon ourselves. Maybe it's not about the happy ending, maybe it's about the story. The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Happiness is a direction not a destination. Thank you for existing. Be happy, be free, believe, forever young. You know my name, not my story. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: 4 Very Powerful Statements


The eyes of many in the congregation were moistened this past Sunday night, and the presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable as she shared her testimony. It was easy to see and understand that her words were coming from a place of darkness and deep hurt in her life. Even after twenty plus years the pain was still very real. And if the truth were known, … [Read more...]