Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Joyful Noise …

MUCH MORE THAT MERRY In 1935, British composer Arthur Warrell first wished people a merry Christmas. And 73 years later, his popular arrangement — based on...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: LESSON FROM THE DOGS

LESSON FROM THE DOGS My canine companions teach me a lot about life. Hilda is decisive and lives life based on her wants. Cautious about obeying commands...

Singing Friends in concert Sunday

The Singing Friends will perform in concert Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Living Water United Church at 6486S., 700E., Bluffton. The church...

Kelley is new minister at First Church of Christ

Brandon M. Kelley is the new preaching minister of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton, 909 W. Spring St. He began his service...

A Joyful Noise: The Greatest Gift

As velvet-like shadows — soft and soothing purples and blues — gently blanketed the walls, the father heard a noise. Someone had slammed the door. He...

Thanksgiving Dinner served at First Reformed Nov. 22

Final preparations are underway by volunteers at First Reformed Church for the annual Thanksgiving dinner. Church members will be serving lunch from 11 a.m.-1...

Mennonite Choral Society to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Nov....

The Mennonite Choral Society from the First Mennonite Church in Berne has been invited to sing in Carnegie Hall in New York City on...

A Joyful Noise … MARVELOUS LEGACY?

A god died Monday. For decades, Stanley Martin Lieber — best known as Stan Lee — created or inspired universes, worlds, and fictional souls as...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: BLESSINGS FOR THE SAINTS

BLESSINGS FOR THE SAINTS All Saints Day was recently celebrated in many churches, and our pastor’s sermon referenced Revelation 1:1-8 as he spoke of blessings recorded...

A Joyful Noise … SUNDAY ON SATURDAY

SUNDAY ON SATURDAY To whoever stole my license plate, thanks. Actually, I don’t know if someone stole it, but neither the officer who stopped me nor I...