#Church Of Christ


Church services canceled in eastern NC

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WITN) - Several churches have announced their Sunday service on Jan. 23 is canceled due to weather. · Koinonia Christian Center Church on 1405 Greenville Blvd SW. Livestream service available. · First United Methodist Church in Washington. · Haw Branch Church of Christ on 1501...
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Gatesville Messenger

Linda Sue Baize April 6, 1944 – January 17, 2022

Linda Baize, age 77 of Gatesville, was called home on the afternoon of Jan. 17, 2022. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at Scott’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Linda...
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Our response to God’s love and salvation

Luke 1:1-14, 4:14-21 The Book of Nehemiah furnishes the first reading for this weekend. Although some Old Testament books tell the history of the people of Israel, mentioning many aspects of life, such as famine, plenty, disease and war, all are chiefly concerned with inspiring God’s people to be faithful, but also eager in their religious practice. In this reading, Ezra, who was a priest, called together men, women and children old enough to comprehend precisely to this end. He admonished this gathering to listen carefully to the Scripture.

The Church Is Still Recovering from This 20th Century Mistake

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to church. I love being among God’s people, opening his Word, praying, and singing together. I love seeing lives changed, burdens lifted, and needs met in the body of Christ. But I’m beginning to see a big problem—one that started decades ago....

How to Survive the First 5 Years of Church Planting

Five years ago today, Cross Community Church was born. Almost anyone who has been involved in church planting knows the significance of that five-year mark. In an age of short pastoral tenures and ministry burnout, I don’t take a single day for granted. We’re a generation in desperate need...

Meat Loaf: The Many Origin Stories Behind the Late Singer's Name

Meat Loaf, the singer and actor famous for Bat Out of Hell, has died at age 74. The performer — who was born Marvin Lee Aday and later known as Michael Lee Aday — was known by his singular stage name. Over the years, Meat Loaf offered various explanations for his moniker and even told The Guardian in 2003 that "names and ages piss me off. So I just continually lie."

COVID-19 surge hits churches attendance, offering plates

As the omicron surge continues, Kentucky and Tennessee church congregations are looking for new ways to stay afloat physically and financially. Meanwhile, dozens of area churches are also dealing with tornado recovery. Local 6 talked to multiple congregations about keeping the faith. "It takes a lot of faith in God,”...

Worship services for Jan. 23

NOTE: As issues with the COVID-19 virus continue to change, please contact individual churches for information on how they are handling worship services. Worship services are currently being held in person each Sunday at 11 a.m. Please see our website for more information. All are welcome!. Support groups are again...

DC Archbishop compares 'Catholics for Choice' to Judas: 'They really are external to the Church'

Roman Catholic Cardinal Wilton Gregory issued a statement Friday acknowledging a protest organized by the activist group "Catholics for Choice" on Thursday night. In it, the cardinal stated that the group and its members had excommunicated themselves by their advocacy for abortion, comparing them to Judas Iscariot, the apostle who according to the Bible betrayed Jesus and sold him to the authorities.

Gorsuch Wanted Supreme Court To Overrule Virginia Courts On Real Estate Tax Issue

Clergy housing is back in the news as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch dissented from the Court’s decision to not hear the appeal in the case of Trustees of the New Life in Christ Church v. City of Fredericksburg, The economic issue was real estate tax exemption for a residence on Church property occupied by Josh Storms and Anacari Storms. Justice Gorsuch sees it as a matter of bureaucrats and judges subjecting religious beliefs to verification. The real estate exemption turned on whether Josh and Anacari can be considered ministers under the Virginia statute that exempts parsonages.

William Carl Edgar

William Edgar peacefully left this earth to go live with his Heavenly Father. Some of his last audible words were “I’m in His Hands.”. We are sad he is gone but are blessed to know, because of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his prayers were answered.

Connie Richards

TERRA ALTA — Connie Lou Richards, 82, of Terra Alta, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at Janet’s Heavenly Home. She was born Dec. 27, 1939, in Salem, a daughter of the late Hoy and Geraldine Root Williams. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was...
Orange Leader

Faith Calendar 1.22.22

Journey Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday night from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Christian Life Center at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N 16th Street in Orange. This is a Bible study and project-oriented group of men serving the Orange community. Parenting Class. Wells of...

Fred Fishburn, Jr.

Fred and Ted Fishburn, twins, were born in Loveland on October 10,1935 to Fred S. and Venita E. (Smith) Fishburn. They were baptized at the First United Presbyterian Church in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School (now Bill Reed Jr Hi). Fred was destined to be a minister of...

Religion column: Working for unity and peace in a divided world

"My prayer is … that all of them may be one.” — Jesus, John 17: 20-21 This is the “week of prayer for Christian unity” between the Catholic feasts of Peter and Paul (Jan. 18-25). An Episcopal priest conceived the idea, since Peter and Paul disagreed in the early church. Franciscan friars at Graymoor, New York, have promoted unity for more than a century. While ecumenism flourished in the past century, today almost every manifestation of Christianity faces division and disunity.