Religion digest — Feb. 24

Music group performing March 3 The Soldiers of God Ministry music group will perform songs from its new album “Battlefield Tested” at 7 p.m. March 3 at Central Baptist Church. Soldiers of God ministry is a non-profit organization that gives concerts at prisons, juvenile detention centers and other venues to reach youth and adults through […]

Reader-submitted: Steve Sims joins First Baptist Church ministry staff

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Steve Sims First Baptist Church of Clovis recently welcomed Steve Sims to its ministry staff. Steve and his wife Carrie moved to Clovis with their two children to become a part of the ministry of First Baptist on Aug. 21. Steve and Carrie have lived in Amarillo the past several years, where Steve served as […]

Ministry’s mission held up in Liberian port

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Courtesy photo Dub Hays of Clovis, back center, is in Liberia waiting for containers of relief supplies to be released by the government so he can distribute the items to Liberians in need. Sharna Johnson It wasn’t raising the money or gathering the donations or even arranging for shipping to the West African country that […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 28

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Thanks to Grumpy Old Men motorcylce club Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Jack Jouett and the Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Club for their generous donation of food to the Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25. May God bless you. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] —Submitted by the Bread of Life staff Missing dog returned […]

Couple’s ministry takes to road

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Forrest and Maggie Griffin with their dog and traveling companion, Casey. Alisa Boswell Love, a struggle with drug addiction and a brush with death put Forrest and Maggie Griffin in their van and on the road to a different sort of Christian ministry. The Griffins live in their van as […]

Ministry helps connect families to vehicles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt of Farwell said she’s going focusing on getting families transportation and may not worry about cosmetic damages to the next car she’ll be donating. Liliana Castillo A Farwell woman has started a ministry to help needy families better navigate their lives. Noel Hunt, a wife and mother of […]

Future of ministry now

On my desk for months has been a little book I’ve finally opened. It has been eye-opening. In the Name of Jesus was written by priest, professor, and writer Henri Nouwen and includes his “Reflections on Christian Leadership.” Originally published in 1989, the book was Nouwen’s look ahead to Christian ministry in the twenty-first century. […]

New pastor joins New Beginnings Church of God

CNJ staff Wendon Pettey is now serving as the pastor of the New Beginnings Church of God. Pettey, recently located from Mayhill, said he has been in ministry for 25 years and looks forward to reviving the small congregation. Already, Pettey said he has launched a church web site, launched youth and children’s programs and […]

Ministry more of a calling than a career

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Twenty-five years. Easter Sunday was for my wife and me our 25th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 25. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though […]

The Coke County Ministry Conference

By Curtis K. Shelburn: Local columnist By far the most helpful ministry seminar I ever go to is one I try to faithfully attend twice a year at Robert Lee, Texas. I call it the Coke County Ministry Conference. The setting, the speakers, my fellow attendees—every aspect of this conference is truly remarkable. You should […]

Ministry to those in need makes impact

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of all ages and different ethnicity. They all had different jobs and occupations and lived all over the United […]

Food ministries change names

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Outreach food ministries in Portales and Clovis have changed providers and will no longer operate under the name Angel Food Ministries. The Portales program is now called the First Baptist Church Food Ministry. The Clovis program will operate as Fruitful Spirit Ministries. The ministries offer discounted food packages that […]

Worship through song

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Courtesy photo Marlyn Everette is presented with flowers and a plaque by Jason Paulk at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in June for 50 years of ministry in the chapel choir. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer According to music director Jason Paulk of Kingswood United Methodist Church, Marlyn Everett has been inspiring the congregation […]

Pastors prep for new starts

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Rev. Margot Thompson, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, moved to Clovis from Espanola in June. Ministry is a second career for Thompson, who was a teacher in California. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The Rev. Margot Thompson spent her first night in Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center […]

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: Church sponsors New Year’s ball

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Hillside Christian Church in Amarillo is sponsoring the Texas Star Ball for singles and married couples Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve festivities will include dinner and dancing. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. (CST) in the HCC Student Ministry Building at 6100 Soncy Drive in Amarillo. The dress […]

Silver anniversary time for reflection

Clyde Davis : Local Colunist I don’t usually get specifically “religious” in this space, though I flatter myself that I often get “spiritual.” However, I am approaching my 25th year anniversary of ordination to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What is ministry? To the spiritual seeker, ministry is life, life is a journey of ministry. We […]

“Hey, Coach Shelburne! Hey, Coach!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Hey, coach Shelburne! Hey, coach!” The kids on our brand-new Little League team had a question and needed some answers. No problem. It just took me a minute to answer to “Coach Shelburne.” Who, pray tell, was he? I was helping coach Ted Johnson coach the team or, well, technically, he […]

Gideons united by mission to spread Gospel

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Gideon member Len Santi hands out a Bible to a student on a bus Tuesday near Gattis Junior High. The Gideons were handing out Bibles at area schools this week. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Their backgrounds vary and they worship at churches of many denominations. However, the members of […]

New guy in town

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Pastor Michael Johnston, who moved to Clovis from Big Spring, Texas, said he plans on creating a “family focused church” at Central Christian Church where families sit and worship together. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A self-proclaimed “wanderer,” Michael Johnston is the new pastor at Central Christian Church. Johnston […]