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Family Day coming to Madison Church of God

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, Sep. 7, the Madison Church of God will be hosting a Family Day, a series of seminars that take aim at the many issues that modern families face on a daily basis. The seminars, led by licensed therapists Jerri Ann Webb and Elizabeth Ellinburg, will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. There is a $15 registration fee per family and lunch will be provided. “If you need help with children or family issues, this is the place to find it,”…

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Childhood reflections with a touch of grace: When wood-paneled station wagons invade

As a young lad, I grew up in church, though my parents took me only on occasion. They often had to work on weekends, so church attendance was sporadic. I was blessed to live within walking distance of a church, so I attended when my parents were busy. At first, church was mostly a social activity. The spiritual stuff didn’t seem as important, especially since my Sunday school teacher fell asleep in the choir every Sunday. I always wondered if he might fall out of the pew, or at least…

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Childhood reflections with a touch of grace: Snakes on a bus

Having survived the trauma of being thrown half-naked from my hotel room as mentioned in a previous article, I was eager to have some fun of my own. Fear seemed to be a great vehicle for accomplishing this, so I began looking for the best possible scenario to stir up a bit of nerve-racking trouble. It wasn’t long before another youth trip rolled around and I found myself at Disney World, where I was certain that my devious intentions could be carried out. Sure enough, I happened across a gift…

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MFBA churches help prepare schools for opening day

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Middle Florida Baptist Association (MFBA) designated Monday, July 22, through Thursday, July 25, as “School Days” for the churches in their association. The days were set aside for area churches to partner with all of the public schools of Madison County to help them prepare for the coming school year. Each principal gave the volunteers a project in advance, so they could come prepared with everything they needed to make the job as successful as possible. From Monday, July 22, to Thursday, July 25,…

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