July 2, 2020

GOOD NEWS: Church food pantry continues to fight local hunger amid outbreak

(Franklin, GA) -- A local church program is continuing to make sure everyone has a chance to eat amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Glenloch Baptist Church Community Outreach Program continues to offer a growing number of citizens in need a food pantry every Tuesday morning at the church. The director of the program, Durell Langley, says his team of … [Read more...]

Local church to host ‘drive-up’ Easter Sunday worship service

(Franklin, GA) -- Prospect Church is planning to host a very special "drive-up" worship service this weekend to celebrate Easter Sunday. The event will take place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds on HWY 34 about four miles west of Franklin this Sunday, April 12 beginning at 11:00 AM. The Easter service will be led by Prospect Pastor Brandon Brooks who says all … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Pressure is On – Rise to the Occasion

I'm not smart enough to know what the Coronavirus is. However, I am smart enough to know what it is not. It is not male or female, rich or poor, tall or short, fat or skinny, black or white, gay or straight, American or another nationality, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or atheist, or Republican or Democratic. Neither is it a respecter of … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Speaking Death or Life into a Situation

Facts are exactly that, facts. So, please don't interpret what I say in this column as me encouraging you to ignore the facts and instructions regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic; I'm not. However, sometimes the way we process a fact makes all the difference in the world. Proverbs 18: 21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue ..." This means … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Following the Instructions

Believe it or not, I am very mechanically inclined. 99% of the time, if given enough time, I can figure out how things work and repair them when necessary. But note, I said, “99% of the time!” There was this one time that comes to mind … The drain was leaking on the kitchen sink. So, this necessitated the services of that little-known superhero, “Mr. Fix … [Read more...]

A Sunday morning message from Pastor Neil Awbrey

Good Sunday morning, For the first time in my pastoral ministry, we at Glenloch Baptist Church are cancelling our services today due to a health threat to our nation and community. These seem like strange and unusual circumstances and uncertain times to us. COVID-19 is a serious event, and we are uncertain exactly how many lives are going to be ultimately … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Why I Do What I Do

A week or so ago, I received a call from a friend who is a member of one of my churches. My friend asked, “Will you do me a favor?” I replied, “If I possibly can.” He continued, “I want you to go and visit my brother and witness to him about accepting Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.” He continued, “The reason I’m asking you to do this, is because … [Read more...]

Revival at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Revival March 1 - 4 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 2227 Mt. Pleasant Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Evangelist: Mike Holcomb, former bass singer for The Inspiration Quartet. Service Times: Sunday, March 1  10:30 am & 6:00 pm Monday, March 2   7:00 pm Tuesday, March 3  7:00 pm Wednesday, March 4  7:00 pm … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Everybody in Mayberry was a Sinner

A week or so ago, I had lunch with one of my pastors. While we were eating and conversing, our conversation turned to the great decline and decay of morals in America today. I made the statement that, while America has always had people on the extreme fringes regarding moral issues, there used to be a vast middle who adhered to acceptable moral … [Read more...]

Sara Claudia Tillman: Dating When You’re Blind

(Editor's Note: Special guest speaker Sara Claudia Tillman will be appearing at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 11:00 AM. All are invited to attend. Below is a recent blog post from her website about dating. To learn more about Sara Claudia's story and read more blog posts, visit saraclaudia.com or her Facebook page.) Dating … [Read more...]