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Berry College’s House O’ Dreams will host an Easter Sunday service at 7 p.m. Berry College Chaplin Jon Huggins is preaching and the Mount Berry Church worship band will lead music. Buses will start at 6 p.m. to shuttle people from the Frost Chapel parking lot to the House O’ Dreams where refreshments will be provided during the service. Frost Chapel will serve as the back-up location in case of rain.

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Saturday 04/05/2014
OZMENT: It’s a sign that you’re getting old
Posted: April 05, 2014

I’m not going to be negative, but the idea is that when we begin to say, “I can remember,” that’s a sign that we’re getting a little older.

Owens hoping Cut-A-Thon fundraiser will help with mission to Ecuador
Posted: April 05, 2014

Jena Owens is gifted when it comes to cutting hair, which is a reason she decided to use her talent to pay for part of a mission trip.

Saturday 03/29/2014
OZMENT: Some things you must have if life is worth living
Posted: March 29, 2014

I want to begin on a positive note which will bring confidence and hope to each of us. Life is worth living. You and I know a lot of folks who seem determined by the way they live to prove that life isn’t worth the struggle.

St. Peter’s youth have fun in Episcopal Young Churchman youth group
Posted: March 29, 2014

After a stressful week at school Jody McDaniel, 15, of Rome, says he always remembers he can unwind with the St. Peter’s Episcopal Young Churchman youth group.

Saturday 03/22/2014
North Rome Church of God host’s Passion Play
Posted: March 22, 2014

North Rome Church of God’s Passion Play is a free play that details the life, lessons and death of Jesus Christ will continue at the 1929 N. Broad St. church through Sunday. Doors open at 6:15 each night, and the show begins at 7 p.m.

OZMENT: Jesus saw worst — and dared to believe best
Posted: March 22, 2014

I want to begin this article by sharing with you a question which a searching and frustrated woman once asked me: “How can I know the joy of the Christian life?” “That’s a good question,” I responded, “but before I answer that question I would like for you to answer a question for me.” She looked a bit surprised but promised to do so. “How can one know the joy and thrill of being in love?” “I suppose,” she replied, “by being in love.” “That is a correct answer, and you can only know the joy of the Christian life by being a Christian.”

Monday 03/17/2014
Passion Play promises fresh scenes during weekend performances
Posted: March 17, 2014

Officials at the North Rome Church of God are promising a “fresh” look at the life, lessons and death of Jesus Christ for their fourth annual Passion Play, which starts this weekend.

Saturday 03/15/2014
Calvary Baptist Church planning outdoor Easter Sunday service at Ridge Ferry Park
Posted: March 15, 2014

Three years ago the Rev. Gary Graves took a walk with his wife in the park and she made a comment about how it would be the perfect place for an Easter Sunday church service.

OZMENT: Jesus – the perfect example
Posted: March 15, 2014

Nicodemus slipped around to visit with Jesus one night. He was an honest seeker of the truth. His opening remarks were words of respect and awe. “Rabbi, we know that thou are a teacher come from God, for no man can do these miracles except God be with him.” (John 3:2)

Sunday 03/09/2014
Shorter students spread message during mission trip to Alaska
Posted: March 09, 2014

A group of students from Shorter University can say they have gone to the great frontier in order to bring their faith to others.

Saturday 03/08/2014
OZMENT: You can do something to make life better
Posted: March 08, 2014

Prayer is a privilege that belongs to all — it is not reserved for the saints alone. It belongs to the weary, defeated and dejected humanity. The Father-Son relationship that Jesus expressed so clearly through his teachings and his life gives us insight into the true nature of God.

Saturday 03/01/2014
OZMENT: Sorrow sends some to bitterness – and others to God
Posted: March 01, 2014

Sometimes, earthly troubles and sorrows will bring us closer to God, and sometimes they simply send us away with bitterness in our hearts and burdens we can’t bear.

Monday 02/24/2014
Church honors black history with celebration at Greater Bethlehem Temple Church
Posted: February 24, 2014

More than 150 people gathered in the Greater Bethlehem Temple Church fellowship hall Sunday to celebrate Black History Month through the power of song.

Saturday 02/22/2014
OZMENT: If we are faithful to God, blessings never cease
Posted: February 22, 2014

I have lived a long time, and God has blessed me more than I could ever deserve. I am indebted to God for everything good that I have and have done.

Monday 02/17/2014
Trinity United Methodist Church youth ‘serve Christ’ through home build
Posted: February 17, 2014

For Sam Raper of Rome, spending his sunny Sunday afternoon working on a stonework door seal on a Silver Creek house was his way of honoring God.

Saturday 02/15/2014
OZMENT: You can run from God – but you can never get away
Posted: February 15, 2014

There are two very memorable scenes in the life of Jesus that are depicted in stained glass or other art forms. One pictures Jesus standing patiently by the closed door waiting for an invitation to enter. The other is a vivid picture of the good Shepherd searching for or rescuing the sheep that strayed from the fold.

Saturday 02/08/2014
OZMENT: Time to begin new life – is now
Posted: February 08, 2014

Are there things that need to be changed in your life? If the answer to this question is yes, then you ought to take them to Jesus.

Church starting eating disorder supporter group
Posted: February 08, 2014

An eating disorder can be a serious psychological problem and having something as simple as support while experiencing empathy can make a difference.

Saturday 02/01/2014
OZMENT: Greatest argument for Christian life is good example
Posted: February 01, 2014

George MacDonald said to the men of his generation — “You are like little children playing in the gutter, searching for things. Behind you is a palace, and in it sits your father, the King. You won’t listen. You won’t even turn around and look. I don’t care what you find, shillings, vegetables, pennies. You can’t be happy.”

Saturday 01/25/2014
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church pastor has plans for congregation
Posted: January 25, 2014

Sean Kilpatrick’s dreamed of being a pastor for the first time when he was just 9 years old, and now he’s leading Chapel Hill United Methodist Church’s congregation.