Religion Digest: Advent Christian welcomes pastor

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Clovis Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St., will be welcoming new pastor, Sam Walch, with a morning service, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Walch, his wife Janelle and two children come to Clovis from Baraboo, Wis. He has served in the ministry for six years. Calendar Saturday Distribution — […]

Oct. 19 Religion digest

Christian comedian Dennis Swanberg will be presenting a guest ministry beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st St. Tickets are free and are available at the church’s office or through any church member. Information: 762-4727. Calendar Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m., sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

Religion Digest: Speaker to talk about freedom of mind, body and soul

Sheri Rose Shepherd will be the featured speaker from 9 a.m. to noon during a Spiritual Seekers Conference on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore St.. Shepherd, who speaks to more than 30,000 women a year and has had her life story featured on Lifetime Television for Women, will cover freedom of […]

Religion Digest: Church holding animal blessing

There will be a blessing of the animals at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1705 W. 21st St. The blessing will be hosted by Pastor Margot Thompson of Trinity United Methodist Church and Father Ben Wright of St. James Episcopal Church. All animals are asked to be caged, leashed […]

Religion Digest: Christian author hosting conference

Christian author Lauraine Snelling will be holding a writer’s conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. Cost of attendance will be $35 for advance reservations or $50 at the door. Information: 762-1924. Church holding services in park First Christian Church will be holding services starting at […]

Religion Digest: Church breakfast fund-raiser planned

The Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic churches are holding a joint breakfast fund-raiser from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall. The money will go toward a Spanish retreat. Tickets are $6 for adult and $3 for children and can be purchased at either church office. The breakfast will […]

Religion Digest: New minister joins Church of Christ

Allen McKinney is the new minister at The Church of Christ, 16th and Pile streets. McKinney came to Clovis from Lake City, Fla. on Aug. 14 He has been involved in the ministry since 1996. Church holding Sept. 11 services Kingswood United Methodist Church will be holding special services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. […]

Religion Digest: Christian Believers extend invitation

Christian Believers Education invites residents of Clovis Housing at Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to hear testimonies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a group spokeswoman. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, and there will be entertainment. For information, call Ruby Gordon, secretary, at 763-1715. Calendar Saturday Distribution […]

Religion Digest: Free oil changes offered to seniors

Faith Christian Family Church will sponsor free oil changes for those 60 and older from 9 a.m. to approximately noon Saturday at Hamilton, Big Valley and Bender car dealerships. The church’s associate pastor, the Rev. Maurice Monson, said the purpose was to thank senior citizens for the sacrifices they have made throughout their lives. Members […]

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, multi-purpose […]

Religion Digest: Former resident signing books

Former Clovis and Portales resident Sue Jones, of Whitefield, Okla., will autograph her book “When Mercy Said No!” from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Master’s Centre Parable Christian Store, according to a news release from the publisher. “When Mercy Said No!” is an account of a near-death experience and the […]

Letters to the Editor: Female ordination against Scripture

Regarding “Women of the Cloth,” (July 13 CNJ): Mary Magdalene was at Christ’s crucifixion, his open tomb and first to witness the risen Jesus. And Jesus sent her to his disciples. She’s fascinating as are many women of the Bible. Alvin Schmidt’s “How Christianity Changed the World,” explains how Judeo-Christianity revolutionized equality of both genders […]

Religion Digest: Church event open to all area youth

The Church of God is hosting a free Summer Youth Blast July 20-21 with food and special speakers. Services July 20 will be 6-8 p.m. at the church at 307 N. Lea St. Activities July 21 will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park where a live band will perform. All local […]

Characters’ flaws help us relate

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I was visiting the other day with some parents who were leaving on a weekend trip to Six Flags in Texas. Our conversation brought back a flood of memories about Six Flags. Our youngest daughter, Buffy, was 6 when she got lost at Six Flags in Texas. Charlie and I […]

Newmans’ daughter spreads message of forgiveness

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Though it will continue in the state department of corrections, life goes on for Stanley Bedford. As it will for everybody affected by the conviction of Bedford, 43, for his role in the deaths of Doris and Odis Newman of Portales. Most parties hope some type of lesson […]

Tattoos go against Bible’s teachings

By Scott Blazek: Guest Columnist In response to Grant McGee’s June 1 column on tattoos: It may not be politically correct to cite the following in this amorally diverse culture, but here are 12 reasons not to get a tattoo. 12. The procedure for getting a tattoo is painful. It involves needles jabbing you. 11. […]

Religion Digest: Methodist church welcomes pastor

Margot Thompson of Espanola is the new pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Thompson succeeds Wayne Salguero, who has taken over as pastor of University Park United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. A welcome celebration is being held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Calendar Today Women’s Bible study — 8:30-9:30 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

List: Vacation Bible schools

The following church-sponsored vacation Bible schools will be held over the summer: Central Baptist Church —2501 N. Norris, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Avalanche Ranch, grades K-6. Church of Christ —1521 Pile, June 18-22, 9-11 a.m., Can You Dig It?, ages 4-adult Faith Christian Family Church — 3401 N. Norris, June 14-15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 16, […]

Flannel boards taught many lessons

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Learning Bible stories with flannel boards was a significant aspect of my childhood spiritual heritage. Flannel boards went right along with Bible school, Sunday school and Mrs. Kitten Skarda, who taught children using flannel boards. Flannel board teaching was simple. It was a cardboard covered with flannel material. The characters […]

Video game fitting for all ages

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Video games are synonymous with relaxation for Clovis resident Cameron Fuller. The 32-year-old truck driver said he has been playing video games since the 1980s and “any game that requires killing” is a favorite. “It is an escape for me,” he said. “It is a great stress reliever to […]