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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Galilee Christian Church Senior Minister Nick Vipperman presented Hope Resource Pregnancy Center with a check for $5,000. The church had a special message on February 16 focused on the value of life, from the cradle to the grave. It was following this message that the church came together to…

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Have you ever stood in the gap for a person who needs a touch from the Lord? At times we may find ourselves going through a battle, but thanks be to the Lord, we do not have to go through the battle alone. God sends prayer warriors who will pray on our behalf. During that time we stand in the gap.

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What’s so important about the way we spend our time? As the moments of the day roll on, we can’t get them back. Let us use them wisely, and in everything, be about the work of the Lord.

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I sat there holding her hand and I began to think. God has given her so many years and she has blessed so many people! Now it looks as if God is preparing her for a homecoming.

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I recently sent a package through the mail. I was careful to put bubble wrap all around it. I even bought an envelope with extra padding. When I arrived at the post office I let them know that it was fragile. Quickly the postal worker marked it, “Fragile: Handle with care.” There are times I…

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As this year comes to a close, I have been reflecting on 2019 and a few decades earlier. Some things I would never change while there are other things in which I would do differently.

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Several local churches are making Christmas shoe boxes for Appalachian Lights Ministry that will go to the poverty stricken areas of the Appalachia. The shoe boxes are due on Friday, Dec. 6, and will be delivered by Terry Tanner. Churches participating are: Berea Baptist Church of Nicholson,…

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Athens author Herb Meyer, center, honored military veterans in his talk to the Jefferson Rotary Club last week. He is the author of “In the Tomb of the Soul,” a novel about the horrors of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Ron King, left, a Rotarian and member of the Sons of the American Leg…