Features: Church

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Four years later, pastor still rebuilding Haiti

On Jan. 12, 2010, a Magnitude 7 earthquake struck Haiti. 


Nov. 28, 2013 @ 02:24 PM

Women of the Word turns 100

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.


Sep. 07, 2013 @ 03:05 PM

St. Paul's honors military families

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monroe hosted a worship service of thanksgiving and homecoming Saturday.


Aug. 22, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

Apologetics conference set in Indian Trail

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.


Jul. 04, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

How many kids don't know someone loves them?

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.


Jul. 04, 2013 @ 04:03 PM

A visit to a Buddhist temple

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.