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Saturday 08/16/2014
Open concert planned at Trinity Baptist
Posted: August 16, 2014

Award-winning, internationally known singer and songwriter Stan Shuman will be in concert Sunday evening at 6 p.m at Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun.

OZMENT: The battle of life can be triumphant
Posted: August 16, 2014

By human standards, the life of Jesus doesn’t make sense, but from Divine expectations, it remains the perfect life.

Saturday 08/09/2014
OZMENT: Christianity has promised 3 things
Posted: August 09, 2014

We do a lot of ugly things in the name of respectability, things that are wrong.

Saturday 08/02/2014
OZMENT COLUMN: Battle of life can be won
Posted: August 02, 2014

By human standards, the life of Jesus doesn’t make sense, but from divine expectations, it remains the perfect life.

Little church celebrates a great big milestone
Posted: August 02, 2014

Mt. Alto Baptist Church is celebrating its 100th birthday, launching some of its members into an all-out history campaign.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Prayer Walk planned for today from different points in the county
Posted: July 26, 2014

More than 150 people from seven local churches are expected walk along different routes from five of the six county lines surrounding Floyd County this morning before converging together in the heart of downtown Rome.

OZMENT: God always answers prayers – but sometimes he says ‘no’
Posted: July 26, 2014

One of the things I most enjoyed during my ministry was teaching the membership training class for the youth.

Saturday 07/19/2014
OZMENT: Lighting candles in a dark world
Posted: July 19, 2014

A man once drove a great distance to see me. He talked at length about the despair and futility that had settled in his soul.

Saturday 07/12/2014
High-rise pastor seeks new pianist to brighten services
Posted: July 12, 2014

Ron Hall, who leads religious services in the public housing high-rise units on North Fifth Avenue, needs a piano player.

OZMENT: Starting power and staying power are 2 different things
Posted: July 12, 2014

Have you ever watched a marathon? The runners don’t seem to be in a very big hurry at the beginning of the race.

Saturday 07/05/2014
Lindale, Silver Creek churches to host Vacation Bible School
Posted: July 05, 2014

It has become a tradition for some churches in the Lindale/Silver Creek area to partner together to serve their community.

OZMENT: Tell us, is there any hope?
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Some years ago, a disabled submarine laid on the floor of the ocean off the coast of New England.

Saturday 06/28/2014
Posted: June 28, 2014

Jesus was accused of being a sinner, an imposter and even a drunk. Our Lord knew what they were saying about him. Once they said, “Behold a man gluttonous and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.”

1,000 Prayer Bears given away by West Rome United Methodist Church
Posted: June 28, 2014

West Rome United Methodist Church, 1003 Shorter Ave., has now made and distributed over 1,000 Prayer Bears through Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional Medical Center and Cancer Navigators, as well as to individuals going through difficult times. Each Prayer Bear is dedicated at the altar of the church and prayed over by members before it is distributed. Pictured with Prayer Bears are Linda Edwards, leader of the Prayer Bear team, and the Rev. Gary McWhorter, the church’s former pastor.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Oak Hill Church of Christ launches its annual Do Good Week to demonstrate the love of God
Posted: June 24, 2014

For the members of Oak Hill Church of Christ in Rome, the focus of this week is on showing the love of God by volunteering in the community.

Saturday 06/21/2014
Annual Morrison camp meetings July 11-20; religious tradition dates back to after Civil War
Posted: June 21, 2014

Camp meetings at Morrison Campground are rooted in history. Now in its 146th year, the annual gathering is set to begin July 11 with an 8 p.m. service and end July 20 with daily meetings at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

OZMENT: How to overcome being discouraged
Posted: June 21, 2014

During a crucial period of World War I, Douglas Haig, a British field marshal, was asked if he were ever discouraged.

Saturday 06/14/2014
OZMENT: If I could choose my dad
Posted: June 14, 2014

Ron Meredith was visiting an old doctor who welcomed many onto the stage of life, and watched countless others as the final curtain of darkness fell around them. The good doctor lifted his eyes from the book he was reading in his dimly lit office, and said, “It takes a lifetime to learn how to live, and then it’s too late.” Well, it’s never too late to begin that journey toward God.

Monday 06/09/2014
Georgia Highlands student carries cross on spiritual quest, walking to Myrtle Beach
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 2:17 pm

In a long, white robe and Roman-inspired sandals, John Bessis walked the edge of U.S. 27 South carrying a large, hand-made cross on his right shoulder as he headed toward Cedartown just before sundown Sunday.

Saturday 06/07/2014
OZMENT: Gray yesterdays changed into bright tomorrows
Posted: June 07, 2014

“What do you consider to be the main business of the Christian church?” someone once asked me.