Nashville gospel group performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Blackwood Legacy from Nashville will perform a free gospel concert Sunday at the First Church of God in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico The Blackwood Legacy will perform a free gospel concert in Clovis Sunday. Coming from Nashville, the Blackwood Legacy features worship musicians Luke and Jake Yates and Rick Price. Price is […]

Religion digest — March 4

Gospel group holding concerts Blackwood Legacy, a Nashville-based gospel group, will hold a pair of concerts March 13 in Clovis. The group will perform 9:30 a.m. at Central Christian Church and 6 p.m. at the First Church of God. The concerts are both free of charge, but a love offering will be received. Information: www.blackwoodlegacy.org […]

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Gospel group to perform Blackwood Legacy, a gospel group from Nashville, will be performing at Central Christian Church Thursday. The performance will include old favorites, new gospel and worship music. The performance will be free and a love offering will be received. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church. Information: […]

God’s grace worth preaching, sharing, living

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If I had but one final opportunity to stand before Christ’s people and speak his word, I pray that my sermon would be centered on the good news of God’s grace. The grace of God as expressed through Christ Jesus and his death on the cross. Grace that is […]

Floyd jamboree celebrates 57 years

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Courtney Foley, left, and Hillary Foley of Portales tune their instruments prior to hitting the stage during rehearsal for the Floyd Lions Club Jamboree. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Soon the sounds of fiddles, guitars, drums and singing will fill the air in Floyd as the 57th annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree gets under way […]

Music leads to lifetime of experiences

By Homer Tankersley: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. I was born into a musical family and sang in a quartet with my dad and brothers, Jack and Gorden. My elementary music teacher was a tremendous influence in my music. […]

Eastern graduate ministers in China

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A religion graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Heather Husted always felt she would be in a Gospel ministry somewhere. The Roosevelt County native never dreamed it would be in a communist country. Husted, who was born in Portales and grew up in Elida, is back home briefly from China […]

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Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Last week, Amos was trapped by Marcellus the cat, and he was reflecting on Oliver Owl’s sermon about how the Apostle Paul’s difficulties were “divine wood cutters” to make way for the Gospel. making […]

1/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. making way for good news boss i have been concerned lately about my friend tommy tarantula and the state of his soul – and i don t want to get into a big theological […]

Former Hell’s Angel now preaches Gospel

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The First Church of the Nazarene will be host to an ex-Hell’s Angel for a four day revival beginning Sunday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jerry McGee was previously a Harley-Davidson riding member of the Hell’s Angels who sold narcotics to support his own addiction. These days McGee is an […]

By the grace of God

Curtis Shelburne If I could somehow know that I had but one more opportunity to stand before Christ’s people and share God’s word, I would like to think that final sermon would be centered on the good news of God’s grace. What grace? The grace of God as expressed through Christ Jesus and his death […]

Religion briefs

The women of Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis will hold their annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church building, located at 1320 W. 21st St. Proceeds will go to local and national missions. For information, contact Kay Berry at 762-3115. • • • First Assembly of God in Muleshoe […]

De La Torre to sing in Muleshoe

QCS Staff Gospel singer Robert De La Torre of Dallas is coming to First Assembly of God at 521 S. First Street in Muleshoe at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 for what his organization describes as “dedicated service in proclaiming the sacred message of the gospel through song.” De La Torre sings in both Spanish and […]

Civil rights icon to be remembered in celebratory parade in Portales

By Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of our nation’s most remembered civil rights leaders with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade which begins on South Avenue O and Second Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the mistress of […]

The spirited sound of gospel: Concert set for Saturday

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Clovis High School choir director Chuck Tipton leads the gospel choir in “Praise His Holy Name” during rehearsal Wednesday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Choir group members are used to singing a wide range of music. Gospel music, however, is best known by singers in church choirs rather […]

Reason for the Season concert to feature music and ministry

By Helena Rodriguez There’s many ways to praise God, and musicians will be doing it with jazz, gospel hip-hop and Mexican cumbias during the “Reason for the Season” concert. The diverse night of Christian music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyceum Theater, 411 N. Main in Clovis. The lineup of entertainment will include: […]

Calvary Baptist hosts music group

By Gary Mitchell Andy Wall is anticipating an enjoyable evening of Southern Gospel music from a group he has never seen in person. They’re bound to be good, he said, because a former interim pastor recommended them. The Texans, a Gospel quartet from Quitman, Texas, will sing in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary […]

KingsRiver to perform in concert

Special to the CNJ KingsRiver, a Southern Gospel quartet from Fort Worth, Texas, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St. The group’s second visit to Clovis, KingsRiver will present a program of testimonies and songs ranging from the old favorites to the newer songs being heard […]