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GUEST COLUMN: A loving, generous, and merciful God

In a recent gospel reading, we heard the parable of the landowner who pays all of his workers the same amount, even though they worked different numbers of hours.

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Saturday 09/13/2014
Metropolitan United Methodist Church getting ready for superhero block party
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 1:15 am

Capes, tights and masks were displayed across the front pew of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in downtown Rome, waiting to be worn Wednesday night. It became apparent that a costume doesn’t make a hero — a hero makes a costume.

Saturday 09/06/2014
OZMENT: For these things and 1,000 others – I am thankful
Posted: September 06, 2014

I have heard people complain about everything from traffic problems to mothers-in-law. Few people verbally express their thanks. Isn’t it strange, how quick we are to register our complaints, and how slow we are to show our thanks.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Berry students, Greater Christ Temple team up for free tutoring program
Posted: August 30, 2014

School tutoring can be costly but the honors program at Berry College and Greater Christ Temple church can help.

OZ MENT: The soldiers made the wrong choice
Posted: August 30, 2014

Today, I want to talk about the soldiers, who actually carried out the brutal crucifixion of our Lord. How much responsibility belongs to them in the death of Christ? Are they guilty?

Saturday 08/23/2014
Church at Rome hopes to grow in mobile mindset
Posted: August 23, 2014

Joey Haynes and a few of his friends decided they wanted to start a mobile church. Right now, the congregation will meet at The Forum, and their official launch date is Sept. 7.

OZMENT: We need to know who Jesus really is
Posted: August 23, 2014

Maria Cummins, in her book, “The Lamplighter,” has little Gerty to say, “I hate old, dark, black places; I like stars, and sunshine and fire..”

Saturday 08/16/2014
Silver Creek church hosts Grady chaplain
Posted: August 16, 2014

On Sunday and again Aug. 24, Silver Creek Presbyterian Church welcomes its guest preacher, the Rev. Jihyun Oh.

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.”