Bishop’s wife teaches leadership

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ange Green knows a bit about leadership. As the wife of Bishop W. Charles Green Sr., head of the Church of God in Christ’s New Mexico jurisdiction, Green said she’s learned a great deal about leadership from her husband that will help her conduct a special leadership conference on Feb. 13 […]

Aniversaries 2/8

McCormick Van and Betty McCormick of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 until 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2004, at the Texico Community Center, 215 North Griffin. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Eddy McCormick of Clovis, Vanna Blackerby of Lexington Park, Md., and Veta McCrain of Greeley, Colo. The […]

Magness, Chester Leon

Chester Leon Magness Services: Have been held. Chester Leon Magness, 75, died Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Electra, Texas. He was born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Vernon, Texas, to Chester Luther and Amy Daniels Magness. He married Margaret Stacy on Aug. 6, 1948, in Electra. He lived in Electra for over 50 years where […]

God’s people more than conquerors

GOD’S PEOPLE MORE THAN CONQUERORS When St. Paul stakes with words God’s claim of sovereignty over the circumstances of our lives and proclaims his promise of mighty, ever-present, and never-failing love, the great apostle does so with his eyes wide open. “What can separate us from the love of Christ?” he asks, and when he […]

Cloud seeding costing taxpayers, nature

Letters to the Editor By the newspapers in Clovis and Albuquerque, it seems cloud-seeding companies were at a water conference in Santa Fe last week trying to sell their phony scam. The news articles stated that “millions have been spent on these programs.” What the articles don’t say is that these millions come primarily from […]

An unusual road to christ

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Mike Kennedy, who played baseball in college and is a baseball fan, is the new pastor at the 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis’ second-largest Church of Christ congregation has received a new pastor — one from an unusual background. “I spent 23 years […]

Every note his gift of praise

EVERY NOTE HIS GIFT OF PRAISE When I heard recently that Christopher Parkening was going to be in Lubbock, I was surprised — and I knew that I was going to do whatever I could to be wherever he was. Besides being one of the best fly fishermen in the world (which I find interesting […]

Ways exist to keep Christ in Christmas

Ned Cantwell It is a rare opportunity for the rookie reporter, this ride-along with two members of the ACLU about to begin their Keep Christ out of Christmas Season Patrol. At the appointed hour, the newsman and the two American Civil Liberties Union lawyers seat themselves in an unmarked car, the only clue to the […]

Situation normal when Christ was born

SITUATION NORMAL WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN In some ways, the world just a few moments before the birth of Jesus in that Bethlehem stable was almost exactly the same as the world just a few moments after his birth. The state of the stable, and the inn out in front of it, and Bethlehem, and […]

Local rappers are now new ‘soldiers for Christ’

By Helena Rodriguez The beat is still the same, but the message they deliver has changed. Since having a change of heart, saying goodbye to a thug-like mentality and leaving behind a music group called Ride n’ Smoke, three local rappers now call themselves Divine Destiny. And they say they are no longer “soldiers of […]

Religion Roundup 10/17

Church of Christ hosts popular evangelical speakers on Sunday Evangelists Max Craddock and Mike Tackett will speak on the keys to living in the Kingdom of God this Sunday through Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Craddock and Tackett are speakers for the Christian television and radio program, “Key to the Kingdom,” taped […]

Hawkins, Robert “Bob”

Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert “Bob” Hawkins, of Clovis, a retired Church of Christ minister, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Lexington, Ky., to Robert B. and Rena Moore Hawkins. He graduated from Harding University in 1945. He married Betty […]

Maberry, Lawrence

Lawrence Maberry Services: Have been held. Mr. Lawrence Thurman Maberry, 78, of Clovis, a retired bank president, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Carillon House in Lubbock. He was born on May 25, 1925, in Perry, to Earl and Zelma Maberry. He served in World War II in the Navy SeaBees. He started working at […]

Area students gather for flagpole prayer

By Gary Mitchell About 440 students rose early to pray together at Clovis, Portales and Texico schools on Wednesday at the 14th annual See You at the Pole national student day of prayer. The total was about 30 fewer than a year ago, organizers said, and only one student participated from Gattis Junior High. Despite […]

Church of God in Christ convocation in full swing

CNJ Staff Several hundred pastors, church leaders and worshipers from across the state have been meeting in Clovis this week for the New Mexico Churches of God in Christ annual Holy Convocation. The convocation scheduled through Saturday is being hosted by Clovis’ First Church of God in Christ, 3400 Vinton St. Bishop W. Charles Green, […]

Clovis church to host state convocation

By Gary Mitchell Several hundred pastors, church leaders and worshipers from across the state will gather in Clovis this week for the New Mexico Churches of God in Christ annual Holy Convocation. The convocation scheduled from Monday through Saturday will be hosted by First Church of God in Christ, 3400 Vinton St. The public is […]

Money vs. Ministry

Gary Mitchell Michael Covington, general manager of The Master’s — A Parable Christian Store, sees the store’s upcoming move into the new “Master’s Center” business complex as an enhancement of its mission. The Christian bookstore and a travel agency, National Travel Systems, will be among businesses relocating to the former Furr’s grocery store, a 55,000 […]