Ministry to those in need makes impact

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of all ages and different ethnicity. They all had different jobs and occupations and lived all over the United […]

Food ministries change names

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Outreach food ministries in Portales and Clovis have changed providers and will no longer operate under the name Angel Food Ministries. The Portales program is now called the First Baptist Church Food Ministry. The Clovis program will operate as Fruitful Spirit Ministries. The ministries offer discounted food packages that […]

Worship through song

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Courtesy photo Marlyn Everette is presented with flowers and a plaque by Jason Paulk at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in June for 50 years of ministry in the chapel choir. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer According to music director Jason Paulk of Kingswood United Methodist Church, Marlyn Everett has been inspiring the congregation […]

Pastors prep for new starts

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Rev. Margot Thompson, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, moved to Clovis from Espanola in June. Ministry is a second career for Thompson, who was a teacher in California. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The Rev. Margot Thompson spent her first night in Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center […]

Religion Digest: School offers ministry sessions

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School is holding the Warriors Road Ministry Annual Fellowship today through Sunday. The topic for the event is “2007: The year for the faithful.” Three sessions will focus on social status versus eternal status. Today’s session begins at 7:30 p.m. and the topic is “Celebration of Praise.” […]

Religion Digest: Church sponsors New Year’s ball

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Hillside Christian Church in Amarillo is sponsoring the Texas Star Ball for singles and married couples Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve festivities will include dinner and dancing. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. (CST) in the HCC Student Ministry Building at 6100 Soncy Drive in Amarillo. The dress […]

Silver anniversary time for reflection

Clyde Davis : Local Colunist I don’t usually get specifically “religious” in this space, though I flatter myself that I often get “spiritual.” However, I am approaching my 25th year anniversary of ordination to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What is ministry? To the spiritual seeker, ministry is life, life is a journey of ministry. We […]

“Hey, Coach Shelburne! Hey, Coach!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Hey, coach Shelburne! Hey, coach!” The kids on our brand-new Little League team had a question and needed some answers. No problem. It just took me a minute to answer to “Coach Shelburne.” Who, pray tell, was he? I was helping coach Ted Johnson coach the team or, well, technically, he […]

Gideons united by mission to spread Gospel

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Gideon member Len Santi hands out a Bible to a student on a bus Tuesday near Gattis Junior High. The Gideons were handing out Bibles at area schools this week. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Their backgrounds vary and they worship at churches of many denominations. However, the members of […]

New guy in town

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Pastor Michael Johnston, who moved to Clovis from Big Spring, Texas, said he plans on creating a “family focused church” at Central Christian Church where families sit and worship together. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A self-proclaimed “wanderer,” Michael Johnston is the new pastor at Central Christian Church. Johnston […]