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Faithful in Christ

Recently a phrase jumped out at me from the scriptural page, “Faithful in Christ.” Paul addressed warm greetings to the saints in Ephesus who were ... Read more

1 month ago by Brent Roberts.

The challenge of adding fall color to the garden

As most of you who have seen my garden know, it’s all about spring and early summer. There are masses of hellebores that begin to ... Read more

1 month ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Unconditional love knows no bounds

Two friends, Bob and Allison Harbick live nearby. A few years ago, doctors began treating Allison for a brain tumor. Surgery and therapy were largely ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Finding enjoyment during this time of staying home

Everyone I know has felt the impact of non-essential business closures, stay-at-home edicts, and social distancing guidelines. For some, these rules have presented challenges, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Karen Bellenir.

Drive-in church services continue

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will not be hosting its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. due to the coronavirus. ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

Jesus lifts us up on rainy days, Mondays and every day

Years ago the late, great Karen Carpenter sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” As I sit and write this piece, it is ... Read more

1 month ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Fun with puns and signs

In the spirit of keeping things light and cheery, while keeping a keen eye on our language, today’s column is a hybrid of sorts. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Julia Palmer.

A setback is a setup for a reset

God reset the world after the great flood. God reset the Jewish people after bringing them out of captivity. God reset the face of religion ... Read more

1 month ago by Barry Vassar.

Happy Anniversary to Nat and Donna Cooke

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will not be hosting its regular monthly meeting due to the coronavirus. Our sympathy is extended to the Wilkerson ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

Adapting to conference call worship services

The phone pings start at 8:50 a.m. announcing who is attending worship. Ping – Ron and Sally, ping – Barbara, ping – Doug and Maren, ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Jesus is our Feast of Unleavened Bread

We can better understand the celebration of Easter from the seven feasts God gives Israel. Three of the four spring feasts of Israel occur during ... Read more

2 months ago by Steve Conwell.

Drive-in church services planned

The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will not be hosting its Spring Fling Dance on April 18 due to the coronavirus. The Cumberland County Landfill ... Read more

2 months ago by Annie May Miles.

The resurrection is our sustaining power forever

We are now on the other side of Easter and the blessed hope of the resurrection is again woven into the faith of believers. However, ... Read more

2 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Jesus guarantees hope for a brighter future

On the Monday following Easter, a restaurant owner must lay-off three employees that he can no longer afford because of the coronavirus crisis. On the ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Jesus is our Feast of Unleavened Bread

We can better understand the celebration of Easter from the seven feasts God gives Israel. Three of the four spring feasts of Israel occur during ... Read more

2 months ago by Steve Conwell.

A different Easter

Easter is going to be a little different this year. How could it not be? Observing our cherished Easter traditions has become all but impossible. ... Read more

2 months ago by John Moxley.

Some levity from church bulletin faux pas

Because we are living in strange and uncertain times, I thought I’d dedicate this column to bringing a smile to your face. The topic for ... Read more

2 months ago by Julia Palmer.

Celebrate, ask, leave, meditate = CALM

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, so do our challenges as we hear the steadily worsening news. How do we live with the reality of social ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Must we see to truly believe?

Do you believe in Easter? Do you believe in the resurrection? Some say, seeing is believing. Much of the description of the resurrection in chapter ... Read more

2 months ago by Dale Brown.

Incised fumewort is problematic

I went to Powhatan State Park last week, walked the usual trails and searched for Dutchman’s breeches, which I didn’t find. When I got home, ... Read more

2 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Drive-in Easter services planned

The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary located on Old Buckingham Road (Route 13), Cumberland, will not be hosting its Spring Fling Dance April 18 due ... Read more

2 months ago by Annie May Miles.

Gardening from a dog’s viewpoint

Hello, fellow gardeners. It’s me, Uschi again. While my mom is busy moaning about the general state of affairs – plants arriving and no one ... Read more

2 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

In crisis, cling to hope

Crisis is just a term until it impacts you. Coronavirus, for many, is inconvenient shortages of toilet paper or spending long days and weeks staying ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Seek the best gifts

Perhaps envisioning difficult times such as these, the Apostle Paul taught: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). ... Read more

2 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Everyday magic in ordinary things

I love stories that include magic. My fascination stretches back to my growing-up years. As a young child, I fancied a story by the Brothers ... Read more

2 months ago by Karen Bellenir.

Drive in sunrise service planned

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will not be hosting its regular monthly meeting Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center ... Read more

2 months ago by Annie May Miles.

FFA is selling plants

Check with the organizations mentioned in this column before venturing out to an event. Most of this information was obtained at least two to three ... Read more

2 months ago by Sherri Wise.

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