Religion digest — Feb. 17

Sermon series culminates Sunday The final part in a series of sermons by Pastor Scott Seymour focusing on young Americans opting out of Christianity will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Part of the sermon “Road Blocks to Faith: When Christians Get it Wrong in Dealing With Homosexuality” is based […]

Reader-submitted content: First United Methodist presenting ‘A Festival of Christmas’

The Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church in Clovis will present “A Festival of Christmas” Sunday at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. morning worship services. FUMC considers this event to be our Christmas gift to the Community of Clovis and extends a warm invitation to all our friends and neighbors to attend […]

Religion feature: Church welcomes new music director

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Courtesy photo Ken McDonald, shown with his wife Marge, is the new director of music ministries at First United Methodist Church in Clovis First United Methodist Church in Clovis is pleased to announce the addition of Ken McDonald to its professional staff. McDonald will serve as the director of music ministries and brings a wealth […]

Engagements —

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Sites-Head Amy Sites and Marshal Head will be married Dec. 19, 2010, at Muleshoe Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Deborah Sites of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late John Sites and his wife, Norma of Roswell; and Carl and Mary Skrobrak of Dalhart, Texas. The prospective groom is […]

Church drive looks past coats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lorraine Weingates, who organized a drive for hats, gloves, socks and scarves, said she’d seen a tree decorated with those items that would be donated. She said the idea stuck with her. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The United Methodist Women’s group at Trinity United Methodist Church is throwing […]

Ticket feature: Handbell festival rings in season

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File photo The Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will bring 105 ringers together from Canyon and Levelland, Texas, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Clovis and Portales. Freedom New Mexico The 17th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will kick off the holiday season on Saturday. Event organizer William Wood said the festival is held on the […]

Church provides MNF option

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kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Seven days a week, the room with a few tables and chairs is called Fellowship Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church. For a few hours each Monday, it could also be called football central. Like they’ve done since 2008, a few people at the church are using the small room to give a different […]

Music scholarship finals set for April 13

PORTALES–The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music has announced the Friends of Music Scholarship Competition Finals will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the First United Methodist Church in Portales.

April 5, 2009 Wedding

New Shelia R. New of Clovis and Richard L. New of Clovis were joined in marriage Friday, March 27, 2009. The Rev. Kyle from First Methodist Church in Farwell performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Elvester Widemon and Joyce Wolf both of Dekalb, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Ralph […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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Courtesy illustration The First United Methodist Church will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF following a meeting with police on Friday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Religion Digest

Churches hosting joint fundraiser Three local churches are joining together to host a Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clovis High School. Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist Church of Portales are working together to raise funds and gather food. The funds raised from the walk […]

Oct. 3, 2008 Religion Digest

Church hosting womens market The First United Methodist Church will host the United Methodist Womens Market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the church. A light lunch will be served. First United Methodist Church is located at 1501 Sycamore St. in Clovis. Information: 763-3229 Twins […]

Church conference in Lubbock

Roundup 2008, a day-long workshop sponsored by the Northwest Texas, New Mexico and Rio Grande Conferences of The United Methodist Church, is set for Aug. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.

Couple’s work worldly

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Courtesy photo Dwayne Carter building a house in Rio Bravo, Mexico during a mission trip. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Ann and Dwayne Carter volunteer at the Lighthouse Mission and serve the prayer breakfast for the First United Methodist Church, but for 10 years helping others was something they did throughout the world. Ann […]

June 13, 2008 Religion Calendar

Saturday United Methodist Women annual rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 1320 W. 21st. Information: 762-3115 or 763-7450. Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Christian Concert — 2 p.m. Hillcrest Park. Raffle for $300 worth of gas, games for children, food, and […]

ENMU professor on crusade against hunger

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Roberto Mancusi, left, and the Rev. Jeff Symonds sort through food donations at the First United Methodist Church of Portales, which will be given to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Dream Center. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Roberto Mancusi does more than just talk […]

3-7 Religion calendar

TodayLay Speaking Classes – 6-9 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., 763-7450. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Lay Speaking Classes – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., 763-7450. SundayMen’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 […]

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Marynell Urban, from left, and Mary Forester from First United Methodist Church in Clovis serve homemade chicken, rice and green beans Wednesday to Eastern New Mexico University students Patrick Newman, center, and Michael McCord. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the […]

Oct. 1, 1940

A call for volunteers to aid in the registration of all young men between the ages of 21 and 35 in compliance with the Selective Service Act was issued by County Clerk Claude Gamble. … The Girl Scouts of Troop Four celebrated their third anniversary at the Methodist Church, with singing and folk dancing. … […]

Sept. 18, 1964

Work was in progress on the new addition to the main fire station. The structure was being built at a cost of $29,000. … A drive-thru car wash was being operated at 1500 Thornton for 50 cents. … A 12-year-old Clovis boy accidentally shot in the head at his home was listed in critical condition […]