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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.

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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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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. featuring Connie Perry, of Monroe, and Mending Bridges, of Danielsville. For more information, call 706-206-7574.

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•Gholston Missionary Baptist Church will have its fifth Pastoral Appreciation of Pastor Walter McGuire and family Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at Villa de Gran Event Venue, 101 Newton Bridge Industrial Way, Athens. The guest speaker will be Pastor Roger Parris of Colb…

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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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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. featuring The Bristows, of Smyrna and Dennis Cook, of Athens.

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Our 13-year-old Labrador Retriever, Dixie, died a couple of years ago. We loved our dog! She was a part of our family when our boys were teenagers. After she died, it was the first time in almost 30 years that we had no children and no pets in the house.

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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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•Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church, Ila, will hold its 22nd annual Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. with a covered dish luncheon to follow. The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans is a Celtic service celebrating over 200 years of Scottish heritage in Madison County. The minister is Rev. T…

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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.