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HAL BRADY: Handling criticism

FAITH: Harsh criticism comes from three undernourished areas of a person's life

Criticism is often blind to a person's or program's potential.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Oct. 3, 2014

Mt. Zion Baptist hosting appearance by Jimmy Carter

Lighthouse Ministries, located at 2320 S. Liberty Expressway, will host its 14th Annual Fall Festival Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Sept. 26, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday at Plains church

First Southern Methodist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: How pastor handles self most important

FAITH: Most important task for church leader

The life and health of a congregation, not to mention the life of the pastor/rabbi, is directly related to the pastor’s ability to relate to self.

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HAL BRADY: Everyone needs a bleacher person on their side

FAITH: Encourage from another person can make a world of difference

Quite often, a word of encouragement is the difference between giving up or moving ahead, failure or accomplishment, despair or hope.

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Albany Jewish congregation marks beginning of High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah is celebration of Jewish New Year

The local Jewish congregation will celebrate the start of their religion’s High Holy Days tonight with Rosh Hashanah observances.

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Larry Price receives evangelism award

Albany businessman given Harry Denman Evangelism Award

Larry Price is the former president of Albany Winnelson Co.

Religion Bulletin - Sept. 19, 2014

President Carter not teaching this Sunday in Plains

First Baptist Church of Doerun is hosting a gospel sing at 6 p.m. Sunday featuring the Kingsmen at 6 p.m.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Children need our love, protection

FAITH: How many children are hungry in Albany, Ga.?

Love children. Hug children. Laugh with children. Play with children. Protect children. Teach children. Defend children. Pray for and with children.

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Thousands of pink and blue crosses in Dougherty County protest abortion

Volunteers of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church spend a year making crosses painted pink and blue to protest the 4,000 abortions conducted daily in the United States. Church officials say the display is not intended to attack or belittle any woman who has had an abortion.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin -- Sept. 12, 2014

Crisp County church hosting all-day singing convention

The Gospel of Matthew will be presented at 6 p.m. on Sunday 14 at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson St., Albany, by Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: I understand the problem facing Pope Francis

FAITH: Baptists are plentiful and fervent

Every time I knocked on the door of a new resident the Baptists had long since arrived and the newcomers were already talking about immersion.

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HAL BRADY: Changing the world

FAITH: Kindness is love in action

Our fractured, violent, mistrusting world is literally begging for kind neighbors, for people willing to show some compassion.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin -- Sept. 5, 2014

Gospel of Matthew scheduled Sept. 14 at St. Paul Episcopal Church

Michael Reardon has memorized the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as the book of Revelation and performs them dramatically worldwide.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Delete key can be your best friend

FAITH: Our words count more than we acknowledge

For almost 40 years I written and spoken billions of words. Have they been careful? Have they been truthful? Have they been grace filled? Have they reflected the love, mercy, justice and judgment of God? I shall be called to account for all of them.


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