Religion Digest: Church hosting musical program

Kingswood United Methodist Church will host an evangelical program with contemporary Christian music at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church is located at 2600 N. Main St. The Continentals will present “All Over the World,” with some 25 vocalists and technicians between 16 and 28 who will entertain with contemporary Christian music, energizing choreography and personal […]

Local museum plans rolling

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Ernie Kos of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce shows one of the first donations to the future Curry County Historical Museum — a handgun used in a 1920s or 1930s feud. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Roswell draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to its UFO museum every […]

Religion Digest: Church event open to all area youth

The Church of God is hosting a free Summer Youth Blast July 20-21 with food and special speakers. Services July 20 will be 6-8 p.m. at the church at 307 N. Lea St. Activities July 21 will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park where a live band will perform. All local […]

Religion Digest: Methodist church welcomes pastor

Margot Thompson of Espanola is the new pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Thompson succeeds Wayne Salguero, who has taken over as pastor of University Park United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. A welcome celebration is being held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Calendar Today Women’s Bible study — 8:30-9:30 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

Religion Digest: Parish planning three-day Fiesta

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is holding its Fiesta 2007 today through Sunday. The Fiesta will be held at 108 N. Davis St. Today’s activities include a 5:30 p.m. dinner, which will be followed by a 7 p.m. variety show. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for […]

Religion Digest: Relations Quartet performing concert

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The First Christian Church of Clovis, located at 1700 North Main St., is hosting a concert at 7 p.m. today. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas, will perform Southern gospel music. According to a church news release, the group’s concerts contain a balance of old and new music, inspirational […]

Religion Digest: ‘Eternity’ drama to be enacted

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” Saturday through Wednesday at the church’s worship center, 2501 N. Norris St. The dramatic production, which will be presented by church members, is about life after death. According to a church news release, the production emphasizes the truth about heaven and hell and […]

Religion Digest: Church presents ‘Eternity’ drama

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” at 7 p.m. nightly April 14-18. The dramatic production is about life after death. According to a church news release, three professionals will coach the members of the church in acting the parts of each scene. The production emphasizes the truth about heaven […]

CHS TENNIS: Cats post win over Bulldogs

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Clovis High boys tennis team bounced back from a pair of dual losses on Friday to beat Artesia 8-1 on Saturday in the seventh-place match of the eight-school Portales Invitational. Clovis won everything except the No. 1 doubles match against the Bulldogs in registering its first dual win of the […]

Religion Digest: School offers ministry sessions

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School is holding the Warriors Road Ministry Annual Fellowship today through Sunday. The topic for the event is “2007: The year for the faithful.” Three sessions will focus on social status versus eternal status. Today’s session begins at 7:30 p.m. and the topic is “Celebration of Praise.” […]

Religion Digest: Dallas evangelist speaks at church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Rev. Ervin Asiatico will minister March 25-28 at Texico Assembly of God Church, 219 North Anderson St. in Texico. The Dallas evangelist will speak at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 25. March 26 through March 28 services will be held at 7 p.m. Asiatico has more than […]

Title repeat denied

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Portales’ Amanda Terry, right, looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday night […]

Hope Christian downs Portales

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Portales senior Amanda Terry looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday […]

Religion Digest: Hastings holds book signing

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Marjorie L. Coppock, author of “Wrestling with Angels,” will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1925 N. Prince St. in Clovis. According to a news release, Coppock’s book documents the political struggles religious groups encountered internally and within society as the […]

Religion digest: Handbell solo

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathie Fink, handbell soloist, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Fink will present “Legacy,” a solo handbell concert and tribute to her father, Larry Fink Sr. and the Fink Family Handbell Ringers. She will be accompanied on the piano by her sister-in-law, […]

Youth topics top district crime forum

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Youth topics rose to the top of a discussion between civic leaders and community members at a public safety forum held Monday night to discuss crime concerns in Clovis. Graffiti, truancy and boredom among youth moved to the forefront as law enforcement described programs — either current or planned […]

Letters to the Editor: Article misrepresents Chinese culture

Regarding the Jan. 26 article “Area woman teaches English, God’s Love in China:” There are some ideas expressed in this article that are not correct. I, along with my Chinese classmates at Eastern New Mexico University, would like to explain some things about China. First, the article reports it is illegal to be Christian in […]

Religion digest: Former Muslim will speak on conversion

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Theologian Emir Caner will speak about his conversion from Muslim to Christianity on Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Grand Avenue and Gidding Street in Clovis. Caner will speak at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and the services are open to the public. Raised as a […]

School plan based on hope, not facts

By Walter Bradley: Guest columnist As a concerned parent of a sixth grader and a background of addressing education programs and budgets I was asked by parents and businessmen to help analyze the Ninth Grade Academy proposal by Clovis Municipal Schools. With the assistance of teachers, administrators, and elected officials we have discovered this proposal […]

Jan. 19, 2007 Religion Digest

Baptist church celebrates 100 years The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Jan. 28. The theme, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever,” is based on Hebrews 13:8. Welcome and visiting will begin at the church at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship will follow at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon worship will be […]