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•New Beginning Family Worship Center, Hwy. 98 West in Danielsville (below Burdette Realty), will have its Thanksgiving luncheon in the fellowship hall behind the church on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. following the church service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. “All are welcome to join us for food …

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Recently, I took on a challenge to list three things that I am thankful for every day. Write it down, or think about it, and it will change your life, so I’ve been told.

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Veterans were recognized at Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Pendergrass,  Sunday, Nov 10. Participants included, from left, Jim Tiller, Navy; Joel Mullinax, Air Force; Hope Loggins, Marines, and J.B. Benson, Army National Guard.

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God has big plans for each of us. We are all unique just like the snowflakes that fall from the sky. Still how much of our lives do we spend wishing we were someone else? At times we wish we could sing like this person, draw like that person, or cook like our next door neighbor. My prayer is…

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Hoschton United Methodist Church plans a celebration and recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 10 during the 11 a.m. worship service. There is also a visual exhibit in the sanctuary of patriots beginning with the Revolutionary War. Nancy Rhodes and Julie Clarke are shown here with the exhibit.…

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Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Just take a moment and let it sink into your mind. I hope those words help each of us to appreciate every day.

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The monthly brotherhood breakfast and fellowship meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

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Hoschton Baptist plans men’s breakfast, work day

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•Faith Valley Holiness Church, Royston, will hold a yard sale fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to noon, at the church. Organizers say there will be a variety of hand-crafted items also on display for sale. Breakfast biscuits and sweets will also be sold. The church is located in the Harr…

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What’s important? I’ve been asking myself that question on a regular basis. I have found that some of the things I used to value do not interest me any longer. I’ve also found that some of the things I didn’t think twice about now hold great value to me.

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Homer Baptist church has honored Pastor Charles and Jane Crabbe with their loving and faithful service for the past 20 years. Shown from (left to right) are: Alan Smith, Howard Turner, Pastor Charles and Jane Crabbe and Jaime Jordan.

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•Liberty Church and Pastor Richard Davis will hold homecoming and revival Oct. 13-16, while celebrating 189 years of service. Homecoming Sunday starts at 10:30 a.m. There will be singing by the Gipsons and a covered-dish dinner after the service. Caleb Bond will speak and Julie Horne and And…

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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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•A gospel singing will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 211 Cleghorne Road, Colbert, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. Groups include the Bristows, Anchored and Mending Bridges. “Please come join us for great gospel singing!” organizers said.

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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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Hoschton United Methodist Church celebrated Youth Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 29. The congregation watched an excerpt from the movie, "The Shack," based on a book written by Wm. Paul Young. Following the service, the youth served a  taco bar lunch. The youth of HUMC are in charge of the service …

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Hoschton United Methodist Church recently hosted a clean-up work day. "We accomplished a lot," church leaders state. "All the shrubs were trimmed, the sidewalks and parking lot were edged, the flower beds got weeded, windows were washed and a general clean up of the entire church grounds was…

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•New Hope Baptist Church, 1679 Shirley Road, Royston, will have Homecoming Day, Sunday, Sept. 29, featuring The Bristows (Suseanne Bristow, Scott and Annette Sullens and Jan and Paul Porter) during the 11 a.m. worship hour. Lunch will follow the singing, church leaders said. For more informa…

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The Commerce Presbyterian Church Youth Group recently packaged 50 hearty soup meals. Each kit feeds a family of four. The meals were donated to the Banks Jackson Food Bank. Shown from (left to right) are: Rev. Jeff Cain, youth leaders Jeff and Kay Coots, Gracie Cain, Eli Mott, Payton Coots, …

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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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Not long ago, I needed to water some plants in my backyard. Mia, my granddaughter, was over for a visit and she wanted to help. I felt a little bit like Tom Sawyer, handing that hose over to her, but I didn’t have to convince her that it wasn’t every day that a child had a chance to water plants.