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GUEST COLUMN: Feeling the Spirit

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners (Isaiah 61:1).

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Friday 11/14/2014
Westminster Presbyterian Church Fall Festival focuses on helping others
Posted: November 14, 2014

This Sunday at 4 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Fall Festival will focus on bringing clean water to East Africa. A host of games, displays, and activities and will fill Westminster’s West Center at 1941 Shorter Ave.

Friday 11/07/2014
GUEST COLUMN: For all the saints
Posted: November 07, 2014

This month of November began with transition between twin recognitions of All Hallows’ Eve on Oct. 31 and All Hallows’ (or All Saints’) Day on Nov. 1.

Stop Hunger Now returns tonight and Saturday at Berry College’s Ford Dining Hall
Posted: November 07, 2014

Volunteers from across the county will be waging a war on hunger tonight and Saturday as they participate in a meal-packing assembly line.

Friday 10/31/2014
GUEST COLUMN: The joy of giving
Posted: October 31, 2014

What is it you do better than anything else you do? I heard a talk in Vacation Bible School by the director who said, “even if it is as simple as cleaning, then that is your gift to share.”

Monday 10/27/2014
Archbishop visits Anglican church in Rome
Posted: October 27, 2014

The recently elected Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America feels his position is an honor and a sacred trust.

Friday 10/24/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Recognizing the God within us
Posted: October 24, 2014

Psychologists and therapists often point out that it takes two healthy people to make a healthy relationship. The best relationships seems to be the ones in which each partner can honestly say “I can live without you and be happy, but I choose not to.”

Thursday 10/23/2014
80-year-old Pastor Ken Kulp and Pastor Rich Griffith to skydive for Murphy-Harpst
Posted: October 23, 2014

Two local pastors will be taking a literal leap of faith Sunday as they skydive to raise funds for Murphy-Harpst children’s centers.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Jesus in the Hood event continues through Sunday
Posted: October 22, 2014

Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the Jesus in the Hood tent revival at Cave Spring and East Main streets.

Friday 10/17/2014
COLUMN: Where is God in times of trouble?
Posted: October 17, 2014

Why does God allow tragic things to happen to the human race, even to the people who love and respect him as God?

Friday 10/10/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Wells, fences and baseball
Posted: October 10, 2014

The baseball playoffs are here. Since opening day, the teams have all been moving (or attempting to move) toward a fixed goal: winning the World Series.

Pumpkin sale continues at Trinity United Methodist Church
Posted: October 10, 2014

Trinity United Methodist Church's 17th annual Pumpkin Patch is ongoing. The pumpkins from New Mexico and will be sold until Halloween. The patch is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until dusk and Sunday's after church services from noon to dusk.

Saturday 10/04/2014
Lovejoy Baptist Church turns 100 years old, thankful for blessings
Posted: October 04, 2014

As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, Lovejoy Baptist Church is busy living up to its name and spreading love and joy to its congregation and South Rome neighborhood.

GUEST COLUMN: Thirsting for spiritual water
Posted: October 04, 2014

Every once in a while I have to get myself back in the habit of drinking more water. Though I don’t drink coffee, I am a good Southern girl so I enjoy black tea, hot or iced.

Saturday 09/27/2014
GUEST COLUMN: A loving, generous, and merciful God
Posted: September 27, 2014

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.

Fellowship Baptist to mark 175 years of service to the community
Posted: September 27, 2014" target="_blank">Fellowship Baptist Church will celebrate a milestone Sunday. The church has been open for 175 years.

Saturday 09/20/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Live your life; it is a gift from God
Posted: September 20, 2014

One of my favorite songs is Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.”

Thursday 09/18/2014
Jesus in the Park set for Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Posted: September 18, 2014

Three tractor-trailers filled with food for the Jesus in the Park event this Sunday are a modern-day version of five loaves and two fishes.

Saturday 09/13/2014
COLUMN: Outside the box
Posted: September 13, 2014

It’s popular to talk about thinking “outside the box.”

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.