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I played softball for many years, and I loved every minute of it. As I grew up I’d find myself in the stands rather than on the field. While sitting in the stands, oh how I wanted to be a part of that next pitch, take a run around the bases, or catch a line drive. I also remember it took a l…

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New Harmony Baptist Church, located at 8816 Hwy. 334, Nicholson, will not hold homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 16.

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•Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free grocery box (recipients must be present) on Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 3428 Neese Commerce Road. Volunteers are welcome and are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. The boxes will be distributed on a first …

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Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free grocery box (recipients must be present) on Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 3428 Neese Commerce Road.

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. Featured singers will be Frankie Wilson, of Buford and The Stephens Sisters, of Lula.

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Teamwork is so important in life. It’s important at home, in the workplace, and in God’s Kingdom. It’s working together, effectively and efficiently, to achieve a goal. I always try to instill the importance of teamwork in my grandson, Nate, and I hope to do the same with Rylee when she gets…

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Braselton Church of God of Prophecy is hosting its services online amid the increase in COVID-19 cases. Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening Bible services can be found on the Braselton COGOP Facebook page.

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What do you want to be when you grow up? That was one question people used to ask me again and again. At that point in my life I would always think about my career. I wanted to live in the city and work in business administration. I didn’t plan on getting married or having children. I’m sure…

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Dugar Strickland will be hosting an Old Fashion Front Porch Picking and Grinning Friday night, July 24, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

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Dan Sweat, pastor emeritus for the Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, will be speaking at the Jackson County Baptist Church Summer Spectacular on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m.at the church auditorium located at 79 Memorial Drive, Jefferson.

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•Comer Baptist Church and There's Hope for the Hungry food ministry will provide a free food box to those in need on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, located at 2054 Main Street, Comer.

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Andrew Wilson, member of Pond Fork Baptist Church in Pendergrass (left), was the guest speaker at the recent meeting of the Mt. Carmel Brotherhood. Also shown are Gordon Worley (center) brotherhood coordinator and Zach Watson (right) pastor of Mt Carmel Baptist.

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•Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Roger’s Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. featuring Joe Capley from Colbert and Walter Searsby of Winder.

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The Community Brotherhood, normally held at the Homer United Methodist Church, will not be holding its monthly breakfast for the month of August.

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It seems to be getting warmer and warmer as the dog days of summer roll on. I was in South Georgia a few nights ago and I did something I haven’t done it years, and it took me back to my childhood.

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•New Beginning Family Worship Center, Hwy. 98 West, Danielsville, will have a “holy convocation” July 19 at 6:30 p.m. “Let us ask Jesus and receive,” church leaders said. “Everyone is invited to join us.”

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Jackson County Baptist Church is planning a Family Conference presented by Dr. S. M. Davis on Saturday, August 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, August 9, at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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•Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, would like to thank Rev. Joel Embry for all his love and care these past few years as church pastor. “We pray for a long and happy retirement for him,” church officials said. “We would also like to welcome our new pastor, Rev…

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“Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.” The mere mention of our Savior’s name will change my day. I get totally wrapped up in the decisions and duties and it can stress me out! When this happens I know I need to switch gears, and focus on the name of Jesus.

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When I walked into Zach and Casey’s house last week, I felt like a movie star! Seriously! I had a 2 3/4 year old running into my arms and I had a nine-month old clapping and smiling like never before. Without a doubt I am loved by some of the people who matter most in my life.

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Jackson County Baptist Church will hold a Men's Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, June 20, at 8 a.m. in the Activities Building on the property at 79 Memorial Drive, Jefferson. Everyone is invited to attend.

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Roger’s Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, June 20, at 7 p.m. featuring The Mitchells, of Athens and the Gospel Gentlemen, of Danielsville.

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I imagine we all know many June brides, and my family has at least five couples who will be celebrating from 15 to 56 years this month.

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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.