7/15 Religion Digest

Ministry has many summer activities Local ministry Matt 25 seeks volunteers to help with the Hope Center renovation project. The ministry also has several fund-raising events going on that include a quilt raffle and a window donation program. Parkland Baptist is sponsoring a Summer Fun program from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at […]

Grace Ministry brings Christianity into the Curry County jail

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Jeremy Flesher follows along in his Bible during Lance Clemmons’ sermon Sunday at the Curry County Detention Center. This was Flesher’s first time to attend the Grace Ministry session. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer The men filed into the room wearing an orange uniform with Curry County stamped in large […]

Rapping for God

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When it comes to music, rap generally gets a bad rap — even if it is Christian-based, according to Clovis pastor David Dawson. “We, as parents and adults have gotten so wrapped up in what is bad for kids,” Dawson said. “It’s not the music that is bad for […]

Former pastor chose to convey stories of the Bible in new way

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer From Genesis to Revelation, he’s got it down to an art. Paul Chinikidiadi of Gone Fishin’ Ministry in Clovis has created a unique and interactive way of teaching God’s word through woodcarving. Chinikidiadi (Chin-a-kid-ie-odd-ie), 51, started carving as a hobby as a young adult. His first works were of […]

Market owner cooperating

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A Clovis man submerged in a year-long battle with the city over complications with his “free market ministry” said Wednesday he will obey court orders to remove unsightly items surrounding his property. In a court order filed Wednesday, Municipal Judge Jan Garrett noted that Henry Parmenter, 74, is attempting […]

Methodist reverend’s focus: youth ministry

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The Rev. Wayne Salguero of Trinity United Methodist Church hopes that his church will be a place of healing, love and hope. . CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer When the Rev. Wayne Salguero came to Clovis in mid-June, Trinity United Methodist Church wasn’t the first congregation he’s served. […]

Matt. 25 hires pastor to remodel old hosptial

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Spanish-speaking pastor raised by missionaries in Central America will be the first executive director in charge of turning the abandoned Clovis Memorial Hospital into a community ministry resource center. The steering committee for the Matt. 25 project voted Monday night to name the Rev. Steve Brown, 37, a licensed pastor […]

Commission to honor personable pastor

By Darrell Todd Maurina A pastor who served more than 50 years in six local Southern Baptist churches will be honored with a special reception by the Clovis City Commission on March 11. Clovis city commissioner Kevin Duncan said he wanted to honor the Rev. Herbert Bergstrom due to his years of service not only […]

A ministry of marriage comes to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Building strong marriages is a priority for Russell and Marni Hawkins, who both come from homes where their parents divorced. To help avoid the same fate after they married more than seven years ago, the two joined what was then known as “Marriage Ministries International.” They became volunteer leaders in a […]

Matt. 25 should remember the lighthouse

Letters to the editor The Matt. 25 resource center sounds like a wonderful idea to help the needy. However, open your eyes and see that we already have the Salvation Army and also the Lighthouse Mission that provide food, clothing, housing and spiritual needs to needy people each day. Hundreds are fed and clothed each […]