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Scripture is clear. We should serve others, and Jesus is the greatest example of service to mankind. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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Pray. Pray. Pray, and then pray some more. That’s an oversimplification, but it’s biblical, and it can be life-changing. First Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing, while Colossians 4:2 says, “Devote yourselves to prayer.”

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We all have big dreams of what we want to do for the Lord. We may envision ourselves in a pulpit singing or preaching to the multitudes. Our heart’s desire could be to spread the gospel on the foreign mission fields. While these are wonderful visions of our life’s work, it’s so important for…

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Hoschton United Methodist Church will continue having drive-in worship each Sunday provided it is not raining until the church can gather back into the sanctuary after June 22.

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Kindness comes in all sorts of ways. From the biggest gesture to the smallest, I’m convinced kindness will change the life of the one who gives and the one who receives.

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•Freedom Church of God and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free food box to those in need (recipients must be present) on May 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Freedom Church of God, 3428 Neese Commerce Road, Commerce. Boxes will be provided on a first come first served basis. Official…

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Hoschton United Methodist Church recently announced that the Bishop of the North Georgia Conference has asked that UMC churches not gather before June 22. But the Bishop and Cabinet are allowing drive-in worship.

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Growing up, my neighbors were my best friends. Glenda, who lived next door, was one of the first kids I met. It couldn’t have been more than a hundred steps from one house to the other and we could take an ordinary day and suddenly it became extraordinary.

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I looked into this sweet young ladies eyes as she stood with her soon to be husband on their wedding day. It wasn’t what they had planned, but they moved forward with their special day with less than ten people at a social distance.

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Before I knew it, my mind was in another place at another time. It all started when my brother, Keith, and his wife, Tammie, were packing to move, and I offered to help.

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The silence of Easter Sunday this year due to the virus left churches closed for their usual Easter celebrations. Later in the day Sunday, a fog settled into the community ahead of powerful thunderstorms that hit late Sunday evening and into Monday morning. Here, Jefferson First United Metho…

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We need revival! Many of us are used to gathering in our local churches for a week of spirit filled services that encourage us, but that’s on limits for now. How can we have revival when our churches are not even opening for services?

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Don’t give up on Saturday because Sunday is coming! With Easter in just a few of days, let’s look at that statement from a spiritual perspective.

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Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, held its first drive-in service last Sunday. Minister Nick Vipperman stood on the back of a platform trailer to preach to those gathered in the church's parking lot in their vehicles. Other area churches are also reportedly doing similar services and onli…

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It’s not often that I dwell on the end of my life; I have a whole lot I still hope to accomplish. As I sat by the bedside of my aunt Eva Mae, I’ve done a lot of soul searching. I’ve been amazed when she talks to my mom, her parents, and even her son who went on before her. In the next breath…

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Concerns with the spread of the coronavirus has led church members to worship in many unique ways. The Maysville Baptist Church music ministry has a Saturday night music worship service from the living room of Philip Council and his family. This Saturday, April 4, at 6:15 p.m., music will be…

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Faye Griffin, First Baptist Church Jefferson treasurer, is shown presenting a check to Ronnie Hopkins, Jefferson Board of Education chairman, for $3,000 for the Meal Sack Initiative. These meals are being provided, at a private expense, free of charge to the community. The food and nutrition…

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Do you ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? I’ve been there and I’m sure we all have at one time or the other. During those times it can be difficult to keep a positive outlook. There doesn’t seem to be an answer in sight. We may have hope for a brief period of time, …

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Edna Mack will celebrate her 88th birthday, March 28. She lives in Colbert and is member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. “Sis Edna has not missed a service she began attending Lighthouse March 1, 2015; she is greatly loved by her church family,” church leaders said.

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Volunteers from Gillsville Baptist Church loaded up food to hand out to the community.

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I walked into a local grocery store on Saturday evening to pick up a gallon of milk, and that store was a sight to behold. Empty shelves. People with their carts stacked to the brim, and limits on certain items. I’ll admit if I were looking at this coronavirus scare through the eyes of my fl…

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At times I’ve talked to people who think they have to clean up their lives before they start a relationship with Jesus. I do my best to convince them that He will meet us exactly where we are. We will never be good enough without the righteousness of Christ.

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•Rogers Baptist Church, 1890 Rogers Church Road, Commerce, (Madison County) will have revival services, Sunday, March 22, through Thursday, March 26. The Sunday night service will be at 6:30 p.m. and Monday through Thursday night services will be at 7 p.m. There will be a different speaker e…

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Roger’s Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The featured singers are The Stephens Sisters, of Lula, and Wayne Heath, of Nicholson.

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Dugar Strickland will host the fourth Friday Night “pickin and grinning” on Friday, Feb. 28, in the StonePath Church Fellowship Hall featuring Billy Nash and the Georgia String Band, Crystal River, Rivers Edge and other pickers and singers.

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I marvel at the miracles Jesus performed in the Bible. In John 11 we read the story of two grieving sisters, Mary and Martha. They’d called for Jesus, but their brother, Lazarus, had been dead four days before the Lord arrived. I imagine they had no hope, but this parable reminds me that the…

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Homer Baptist Church will be holding the first annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. The bazaar will feature crafts, food, activities for children and much more, organizers state.

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•New Beginning Worship Center, Hwy. 98 West, Danielsville, has the following upcoming events. The church planning committee will meet at the home of Ann Epps, 334 Hwy. 174 (near Ila) Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. A home Bible study gathering is set for Sunday, March 1, at the home of Raymond…

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The Chuck Wagon Gang will present a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at Lawson Funeral Home in Hoschton. The funeral home is at 4532 Hwy. 53, Hoschton.