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Religion

  • Things We Don’t Know

        There is very little that we know with certainty. We often think we know why others do what they do, but when we reflect honestly about how unsure we often are of our own motives, it should be obvious that we don’t really know the motives of others.
        The more that we know about how the universe works, both on the largest and the smallest scales, from subatomic particles to the formation of galaxies, the more we realize how little  we know. No one but God was there at the creation of the universe.

  • Graduation Poem, Anyway

    People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

  • Remarkable Bible Fact
  • A Pastor’s Notes

        Parenting is a Christian responsibility. And for the most part, all those famous parenting statements, including the most famous of all:  “Because I said so, that’s why,” are forms of loving. Loving doesn’t always mean giving what someone wants.
        Loving means setting guidelines and limits, explaining them and, unfortunately, enforcing them. Love means saying no. And love means doing all of that when it would be so much easier to just give in — to say yes.

  • Morning and Evening Prayer

        Prayer can be unplanned and spontaneous, and sometimes the spontaneous prayer that flows out of an abundance of spirit is exactly the right prayer for the moment. But, more often than not, it is best to have a prayer routine.

  • Remarkable Bible Fact
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  • Lancing Presbyterian receives plaque

        Lancing Presbyterian Church is grateful to receive this commemorative historical plaque from the Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society. The plaque featured an historical picture of the church and its congregation celebrating Homecoming Sunday and reads: ”The Presbyterian Church Of Kismet was organized in 1887 by Rev. John Silsby. The name was changed to Lancing Presbyterian Church in 1903 to coincide with the name of the post office and railroad. The plaque will be displayed in the church entryway.
     

  • Special service at Woodland Park

        Woodland Park Baptist Church in Oak Ridge will hold a special service on Sunday, May 4. The Roy Freels Singers will sing during the 11 a.m. service. Pastor Rev. Tim Kimsey invites everyone to attend. For more information, call 423-628-2625 or 865-483-9469.

  • A Pastor’s Notes

        Does Easter Sunday find us a changed people living with hope and promise, trusting in the Risen Christ? Or have we been more like the earliest disciples, still gathered behind locked doors out of fear? Whatever your answer, God still meets us as both dedicated and doubting followers seeking His truth for He is the way and the life for us all.