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Pastor Spotlight: Trent Abbott

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Trent Abbott began pastoring for the first time when he took over at Macedonia Baptist Church on Sunday, July 16. The church has been growing ever since, with lots of new faces in attendance. Abbott kicked off his first major event with a fall Vacation Bible School in October, which saw an average attendance of 20 kids per night.  The church has been blessed to see one salvation since Abbott’s arrival, followed by baptism in late November. Weekly sermon preparation is new to Abbott but…

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Midway Baptist Church holds annual fish fry

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, Nov. 18, church members, family and friends packed the fellowship hall (and overflow areas) for Midway Baptist Church’s annual pre-Thanksgiving fish fry. Members of the church spent much of the day preparing for the feast to come later that evening. The fryers were kept busy with fish, fries and hushpuppies, and others were busy preparing side dishes of cole slaw, baked beans, and other vegetables. Of course, the bakers and home-cooks were preparing their desserts and other goodies to share once they arrived…

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Breaking Stereotypes: Angels among us

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. I worked for a retail store in my small hometown of Perry in 2016. We didn’t see as many homeless people as you might see in big cities such as Dallas or Atlanta, but one thing I have noticed is that when someone who is homeless is noticed, more than half of town pitches in to help this person in anyway possible. Around this time last year was when I met Sam. The first glimpse of this homeless man was at around four o’clock in…

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First Baptist Church to hold Christmas program

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s that time of year again! Plays and Christmas programs are in full-swing. On Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m., the First Baptist Church of Madison will be holding their Christmas program. The play will be a broadway style children’s Christmas play. There will be a church-wide Christmas social afterwords with refreshments. All are invited! First Baptist Church of Madison is located at 134 SW Meeting Ave., in Madison. For more information, you may call the church at (850) 973-2547.

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