Baptism goes on the road

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Garvin Chandler, left, and Bob Norris lift the lid of the portable baptism tub they designed for use at the jail. Chandler, a farmer by trade, chose the tank and designed the lid with built-in baffle. Norris built a heating system. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Since inmates can’t […]

Church profile: Community Church of the Brethren

By CNJ staff Name of church: Community Church of the Brethren Who’s in charge: Pastor Jim Kelly Location: 101 Acoma Dr. Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous groups meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Good time to visit: Call 763-3667 What they believe: Christ centered, loving fellowship with an Anabaptist […]

Writer’s goal not influence

A couple of weeks ago, the occasion being the baptism or christening of a child, I focused the homily on “Why We Do What We Do.” In other words, why do we baptize as we do, why do we revere the sacrament of baptism, etc.? In a similar vein, today I choose to address why […]