It was around Jacquie Zimmerman’s fifth birthday when her missionary parents moved the family to Africa. They stayed for a decade, working with the largely Muslim Mwani tribe in Mozambique.
It started with 21 women in the home of Mrs. A.M. Crowell. It was Nov. 28, 1913, and the Women of the Word were just getting started. In those days, the group from St. Luke’s Lutheran was called the Women’s Missionary Society, and each woman was responsible for the five-cent dues.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monroe hosted a worship service of thanksgiving and homecoming Saturday.
Cultural influence and the need for apologetics go hand in hand for Christians, and Richard Land will talk about the relationship between the two at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s 20th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Reasons for the Hope.
I have the privilege of starting each day with a walk down a long sidewalk right beside the playgrounds of our Weekday Children’s Ministry. The children all wave and say hello, the older ones calling out “Hey, Pastor Caren.” Some of them don’t quite understand the Pastor part, so they call me Mister Caren. It doesn’t matter; I answer them all with a cheery hello. It starts my day right. It makes me feel loved and that is worth its weight in gold.
What does one wear to a Buddhist temple? That’s the question I faced Sunday when I decided to visit one with a friend. I thought about wearing my hippie-ish skirt, but nixed it and went for jeans. The website said to come comfortable.
Wednesday Bible study at Covenant Community Church resembles a family reunion. People greet each other with hugs and linger after it’s over to talk about the kids, the new job and jury duty.