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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 24, 2015

Carter teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church

Words of Restoration International Ministries Church of God in Christ will celebrate 91 years of ministry with its annual Community Day Saturday and Anniversary Service on Sunday.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: No thanks to patronizing advice to the clergy

FAITH COLUMNIST: All ministers at some point should quit preaching and go to meddling

An individual who writes in the Wall Street Journal that clergy should be apolitical demonstrates that he applies that proscription only to those clergy who disagree with his position.

Bethel Church to hold panel discussion

Albany church presents civil rights program

A panel discussion will be part of Bethel AME church’s discussion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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HAL BRADY: The benefits of praying for others

FAITH COLUMNIST: Praying for others has a transforming effect on our minds

Admittedly, there is much about intercessory prayer that we do not understand. Why are some prayers answered one way and others remains a mystery. But like numerous Old Testament characters, plus Jesus and Paul, I believe in intercessory prayer.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Assessing mental health of clergy

FAITH COLUMNIST: Clergy, by the nature of their calling, often feel isolated

Clergy mental health is not as strong and vibrant as it should be, a statement that may seem surprising.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 17, 2015

Albany and Southwest Georgia religion news and events

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school this Sunday; Worth County revival planned; new worship facility to be dedicated; community day planned; former Albany minister releases new book.

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Barney's Run to provide service dogs to veterans raises enough for two canines

The companion animals are trained to help veterans with PTSD or brain injury

Dr. Lois Hunkele with Westover Animal Hospital, the chair of the event, said there were about 120 participants in the 10K, 5K and one-mile events held Saturday at MCLB-Albany.

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HAL BRADY: Peace among religions would lead to peace in the world

FAITH COLUMNIST: Hostility between religions is holding back peace

Members of the world's different religions must find common ground to set the groundwork for peace and understanding.

Religion Bulletin April 10, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring the South Georgia Quartet from Warner Robins.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Sanctuary works wonder on young grandson

FAITH COLUMNIST: Faith is seeping into the heart and soul of a child

He will one day know that people can worship God anywhere and everywhere, but now – without being told – he is grasping that church is the place where all generations for all ages gather to glorify God as a living body.

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Camo and the Barfields, saving each other's lives

Barney's Run, which will happen again Saturday at MCLB, helps changes lives

After struggling with post traumatic stress disorder for years, the life of United States Navy veteran Larry Barfield did an about face thanks to the love and support of his faithful service dog Camo.

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Young Dyal family takes its collective faith to Ukraine

Lee County man, wife take their 14-month-old daughter on mission trip overseas

The young Lee County Dyal family will leave in August for a mission trip to Ukraine.

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RONDA RICH: More than an Easter basket

THE DIXIE DIVA: The real meaning of Easter

A family member recently died. Once, as she drifted off to morphine-induced sleep, whispering the name of Jesus, it reminded me how living with faith is important, but dying with it is crucial.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin April 3, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school at Plains church on Easter

Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to teach Sunday School on Easter Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Easter service vitality is needed every Sunday

FAITH COLUMNIST: Hymns sung with spirit capture the joy of Easter

Lent’s 40 somber days are past; the cross is behind us; the tomb is empty; Christ is risen! Now sings my soul! Nothing is more stirring than a congregation of believers who sing with hearts full of faith and souls and voices lifted to heaven


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