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  • Local church news | Dec. 23, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Great message Sunday morning on the “Gifts of Christmas” taken from Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6-7. Jesus brought the gifts of wisdom, power, and peace to us if we call upon Him to be our shepherd.

    We delivered our Christmas stockings Sunday evening.  

    There will not be ARC tonight. It will resume Jan. 6.

    Remember to bring new tennis shoes, any size, by Jan. 10.  

  • Have you ever considered thanking God for fleas?

    By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    I’ve always enjoyed the story about the little girl who asked her father where people came from. The father explained that God made Adam and Eve and that they had children, and their children had children, and soon the world was populated with people.

    The little girl then went to her mother asked the same question. The mother told her that people evolved from monkeys through a process known as evolution.

  • A few cupcakes, some Percocet and a lot of grace

    Over the past few years, my friend Mike and I have had some rather unorthodox conversations about faith and stuff.

    Mike’s the one who once prayed that God would fix his toilet and it was fixed miraculously. He’s also the one who assured me that it’s OK to tell God when I’m angry at him since he knows it anyway and he won’t smite me with boils for being angry.

    Mike is also the one who one year ridiculously announced he was giving up pride for Lent, which I still remind him of 10-plus years later.

  • Local Church News | Dec. 16, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Matthew 2:1-12 called “Returning a New Way.”  He shared how the wise men enjoyed their purposeful journey and after seeing Jesus came back home new people.  Ronnie share the song “Lord, Please Come Down to Me.”

  • Umpires, like everybody else, must make right call about Jesus

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • Believing and trusting God, even when I have doubt and fear

    As I write this, I’m sitting in the sanctuary of my church.
    It’s early on a Monday morning, the first day of our prayer week.
    We did this last year, opened the church to anyone who wanted to come and pray. Last year I went every day and prayed fervent, specific prayers, prayed with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
    As far as I can tell, not one of my prayers was answered the way I had hoped. The situation I had prayed about has changed, but not the way I had imagined and hoped it would.

  • Local Church News | Dec. 2, 2015

    Monterey Baptist Church
    Rock Stars and Adult Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.
    If your child wishes to participate the in Christmas program on Dec. 20, practice for the Christmas program will begin at 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 2.

  • Pastors have to deal with grownups who didn't master kindergarten

    ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • Annual psalm of thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
    This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.

  • Local Church News | Nov. 25, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church
    We shared our blessings with one another as each named at least one person we praise God for placing in our lives.  Bro. Bill’s message was taken from Luke 17:11-19 which encourages us to realize that we are all spiritual lepers but through God’s grace we are healed.