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Religion Bulletin - Dec. 6, 2013

Weekly news about area churches and religious topics

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 4-10, 2013

A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 29, 2013

These are events and services at Albany area houses of worship.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Affordable Health Care Act draws another challenge

FAITH COLUMN: A private business contends portions of federal health reform violate its freedom of religion

If for-profit corporations are “people” in the eyes of the law, will the next step be to permit discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation and disability by corporations and companies who use the Bible as their reason?

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Thanksgiving also a day of service in Albany

Some with Albany public safety and non-profit agencies provide service on the holiday

While many people are spending time with their families on Thanksgiving, others are sacrificing their time to help make the Albany communtiy a better place.

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Sherwood students skip holiday at home for mission trips

Two groups are visiting Uganda and the Netherlands during their Thanksgiving break

While in Uganda, the group will be working with more than 1,000 children and visiting four childcare centers where they will hand out gifts like shoes, clothes, bedding and food.

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Hines Memorial hosts pre-Thanksgiving meal

More than 250 fed at Hines Memorial CME church's annual pre-Thanksgiving meal

Hines Memorial CME Church held its 2013 Caring and Sharing pre-Thanksgiving lunch today, serving a home cooked meal to over 250 Albany residents in need.

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Albany family celebrates combination of faiths

The coinciding of the first full day of Hanakkuh with Thanksgiving Day is a rare event.

Hanukkah begins today at sundown, with its first full day of celebration occurring on Thanksgiving Day, marking a rare and very early change from its traditional occurrence later in December.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 22, 2013

These are upcoming events at Albany area houses of worship

Albany Area Church Bulletin is a weekly report on worship-related activities.

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The Albany Rescue Mission celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Albany Rescue Mission serves more than 7,000 meals a month to the needy

The Albany Rescue Mission is marking its 25th anniversary this week, with the Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard proclaiming the city’s support for the organization.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Stewardship Sunday not popular with congregations

FAITH COLUMN: The annual challenge for giving has value to congregations

It is up to each religious organization to make its best case for voluntary giving.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Brother Larry' Hample has answered God's calling for 25 years

OPINION: Albany Rescue Mission will be recognized with an Albany mayoral proclamation

Larry Hample and the Albany Rescue Mission have served thousands of homeless people over the last 25 years.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 1, 2013

Church news from Southwest Georgia churches

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Give thanks for unassuming, faithful souls

FAITH COLUMN: Some try very hard in the latter days of their life to change their image

The ideal of the Christian life is to be unassuming in behavior, meek in spirit and gentle of heart, seeking not to be remembered at all.

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HINSHAW: Expectations should be high for clergy

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He is accused of a triple murder. He may have attended the funeral of his victims and offered condolences to the family. He owns a pawn shop. Sold a pawn shop to his victims. Buys and sells gold on the side. Lives in Kentucky. He is a Baptist pastor.

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