Mounsey is new pastor at Southern Wells

Southern Wells Community Church has a new pastor.Jody Mounsey and his family joined the church Nov. 28, and the church will soon begin a...

Griefshare tonight at Hope Missionary

Griefshare is a free, informal support group for anyone going through the struggles of missing a loved one. It will be held at Hope...

Time to take a Devotional Break

A 21ST CENTURY CHRISTMASHave you ever imagined what it might be like if the Messiah had been born in today’s world? While many are...

Bluffton First United Methodist sets Yule services

First United Methodist Church in Bluffton will a Christmas Eve service starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. The service will include songs by...

N-B seeks Christmas info from churches

The News-Banner is asking churches to submit information on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services for publication on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The deadline for...

A Joyful Noise: 12-17-16

ISN’T THERE ANYONE WHO KNOWS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT?Charlie Brown almost makes me cry.He takes one Christmas bulb — just one — and...

Time to Take a Devotional Break

TABLE FOR TWO — OR TWO THOUSANDIf you have ever gone to a popular restaurant, you know that sometimes it’s best to call ahead during...

A Joyful Noise: 12-3-16

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGEAt 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. today, a family in Indianapolis will turn artificial snow into a cooked goose.Others will travel...

Church and pastor get known in cyberspace

Markle UM pastor Chad Yoder on Facebook to ‘help people understand God’By KAYLEEN REUSSEREvery Tuesday and Thursday this past fall, Chad Yoder, new pastor...

Time for a Devotional Break: 11-26-16

By Marsha PaxsonGOD’S MASTER KEYEvery fall, a new group of former 6th grade students moves up to the junior high setting at our small...