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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
During a crucial period of World War I, Douglas Haig, a British field marshal, was asked if he were ever discouraged.
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.
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.
“What do you consider to be the main business of the Christian church?” someone once asked me.
A lot of hard work is going into the Biblical luncheon at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, but Mary Shropshire has no problem with that.
There are truths that Jesus taught and by which he lived.
Mark Floyd, pastor of Simple Church, cuts the grass for the Corbetts on Coosawattee Avenue in West Rome this week. The church spearheads a program called Simple Solutions, which consists of members who volunteer their time and resources to help people in the community.
The greatest throne upon which a mother is honored to sit is neither the office nor the factory, but the home.
The award-winning Marksmen Quartet is bringing their unique style of gospel music to the Rome Baptist Temple on June 1.
A man once said to me that he had always believed in God, but that he had used God as a sort of first aid kit. He called upon God with prayer when he was in trouble.
Communicants at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 E. Fourth Ave., gather for a groundbreaking ceremony. The church is undertaking major renovations that will enhance access to the building among other improvements. Pictured are Warden John Kirkland, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Knight, John Burnes and Rector the Rev. John Herring.
The wife of a local congregation’s rabbi is getting her vision of a unique version of the scriptures fulfilled by a Rome business.
During the summer months, many parents face the challenge of placing their children in a safe environment while they are out of school.
Let me suggest four things the Bible is telling us:
“What, if anything,” asks the cynic, “does the Bible have to say to this generation?” Some of us look upon the Bible as a timeless book. Others see it as only a history book. Others feel it is obsolete and outmoded.
Wally Magdangal had a pointed question for those who attended Thursday morning’s Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast at The Forum.