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If you could sit down face to face with Jesus, what would the conversation be like? I’m sure we would express our gratitude for his sacrifice on the cross. I am sure most of us would tell him we want to please him, but before our conversation ends, we would ask him to clarify his will for ou…

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The monthly brotherhood breakfast and fellowship meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

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The 5th Annual Night of Awareness, “Shining Light into the Darkness” to combat human trafficking and child domestic violence, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Assembly of Praise at Lula.

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I’d been living the high life; everything had been going almost perfect for days. Then it happened. In about five minutes I received a text and two phone calls and I was quickly brought back to reality. At that moment, I was faced with some tough issues.

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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,” according to James 1:17. I don’t know of a greater gift than a grandchild. My friends and family always told me that being a grandparent was an indescribable gift, and I was once again reminded of that when my granddaughter was born.

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Rebecca, a dear friend, began to share some devastating news. The blood work was back; the prognosis was stage three or four kidney disease. Those words sent me to my knees. She had been healthy most of her life; she was an avid runner and a fitness fanatic! How in the world did this happen?

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Have you ever thought or said any of the following statements? “There is no way I can do that,” or “I’ll never make it.” I’m sure there have been times in all of our lives that we feel inadequate for the challenge ahead.

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After 19 years of devoted leadership, James Duncan retired as senior pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Banks County. Here he is shown accepting a gift of appreciation from the church members. Shown from (left to right) are Deacon Carl Clough, pastor's wife Sandra Duncan and pastor Jam…

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Dennis McCall, missions coordinator at Maysville Baptist Church, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Community Brotherhood.

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Labor Day is behind us and we will usher in fall in a few days. I believe it’s a good time to reflect on our goals. We may have made goals for 2019, or maybe we need to come up with a list of goals to accomplish before the year ends.

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Some of the Homer Baptist Preschool students who recently went to Dairy Queen at Banks Crossing where they enjoyed ice cream are shown.

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Community Brotherhood will be held on Sunday, September 1, at 7:30 a.m .in the Don Stewart Hall at Homer United Methodist Church for a monthly breakfast and program.

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Damascus Baptist Church will hold a revival starting Sunday, August 26, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Ivey presiding.

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"Thank You Ma’am" by Langston Hughes is a story about grace and forgiveness. An elderly woman was walking home late one evening when a teenage boy tried to snatch her purse and run. The events that happened next paint a beautiful picture of grace when the lady didn’t give him what most reade…

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To be listed in the volunteer column, send information to AngieEditor@aol.com or mail it to: Angela Gary, The Banks County News, P.O. Box 920, Homer, Ga. 30547.

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Victory Chapel Holiness Church will host Cheryl Sumpter and Devine 3 and The Mitchell’s for a night of gospel singing on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m.

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The Church News page has been established as a free service for the local area. It’s intended use is to provide information about special services planned by area churches.

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The recent homecoming service at Gillsville Baptist Church included music. Some of those in attendance dressed in old-fashioned clothing.

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The teachers at Homer Baptist Preschool are shown as the school opens for the new school year. Shown are: Emily Grier, Dione Garrison, Jane Crabbe, Candice Looney, Angela Riley and Whitney Goodson.

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The Rev. Gia Jones has been appointed to serve as pastor for Warren's Chapel United Methodist Church, Commerce, and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Banks County.