Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

Church receives assistance with new building

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Missionary Landmark Baptist Church’s new building will be ready to hold services in June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Missionary Landmark Baptist Church of Clovis was meeting in a rented room at Wayland Baptist University. The room was big enough for the 30 area residents that were attending […]

One’s urge to pray shouldn’t be ignored

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist I have written about this before but feel it is time to tell it again. A missionary related this story while visiting his home church in Michigan. Serving in a small field hospital in Africa, the missionary had to travel by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for […]

First impressions from Mbale, Uganda

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I’m writing from Mbale, Uganda, my problem is not that I don’t have enough to write about; it’s much the opposite.   We’ve been in Africa for just three days. We’re barely out of the jet-lag doldrums, much less qualified to hold a serious opinion or draw any […]

Group of 26 transported by power of prayer

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of several readers. A missionary from Africa told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan. As a missionary doctor in Africa, he worked in a hospital far out in the country. When he needed supplies, he had […]

Sacrifice something important, not leftovers

By Judy Brandon: local columnist What is a sacrifice? Think about that question this day before Christmas.  Sacrifice is usually an underused word during the Christmas season because of all the spending. Yet, there is a popular Christian song that begins with this question: “How can I offer anything that costs me nothing?” That is […]

Religion Calendar 6/4

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First COGIC Youth Crusade — 7 p.m. meeting with the theme of “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” conducted by Evangelists Andre Singletary and Yvette […]

Religion Briefs 6/4

Local church presents annual youth crusade The First Church of God in Christ in Clovis is inviting the public to its annual youth crusade this weekend. Using the theme “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” the crusade will focus on Philippians 2:5 and run from today until Sunday. It will be conducted by […]

Religion Calendar 4/16

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Revival Services — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ, 3400 Vinton. For information, call Missionary Deborah Johnson at 763-0112 or Missionary Constance Joiner at 762-9532. […]

Davis, Mac

Mack Davis Services: Have been held. The Rev. Mack Davis, 86, of Clovis, a pastor, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 2, 1917 in Livingston, Texas, to Henry and Gertrude Davis. He attended Conroe Bible College in Conroe, Texas. He served in the U.S. […]