The Mount Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Grace Presbytery), near Columbus, Mississippi, in the community of Steens, suffered damage and lost their steeple in what was either a tornado or hurricane force straight-line winds on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Severe storms swept across parts of the American South from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Numerous strong, […]
Focus Experience silence in the midst of your busy day. Take some time to relax into a time to be with God. Read Acts 13:1-12 (NRSV) Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the […]
Scenic City Chorale of Chattanooga will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3:00 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 North Moore Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The program will offer familiar selections and some new arrangements of holiday favorites.
Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, will host their 2023 Hendrix Scholarship competition on February 24-25, 2023. The application deadline is February 16, 2023. The Hendrix Scholarship Competition is an annual, two-day event in which qualifying students participate in essay, academic examination, and interview portions. The winner receives a scholarship covering full tuition with room and […]
James William Hayes, 80, of Henry, Tennessee, died November 28, 2022. Better known as Jim, he was born on Christmas Day in 1941 in Humboldt, Tennessee, to James Rufus “J. R.” Hayes and Mildred Lee McGraw Hayes. Jim graduated from Bethel College (now Bethel University) in McKenzie, Tennessee, in 1964. He succeeded his father as […]
Focus As you quiet yourself for this brief time, be willing to be open to God in whatever way that may take place. Read 1 Peter 4:7-11 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, maintain constant love […]
George Donald Collins, 76, of Memphis, Tennessee, best known as Donny, died November 24, 2022. Donny was married to Melody White Collins, a longtime employee of the Board of Missions and later the Missions Ministry Team of the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Nell Depp Stark Eaton, 92, of Glasgow, Kentucky, died November 22, 2022. She was born in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, December 15, 1929, and professed her faith in Christ and joined Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Cumberland Presbytery) in the Knob Lick community September 11, 1940. She was ten years old. By the time she was twelve, […]
Focus Experience silence in the midst of your busy day. Take some time to relax into a time to be with God. Read Psalm 16:5-11 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a […]
Focus Pay attention to the tension in your body. Let go of it and any expectations to do anything other than God’s will today. Prepare yourself to hear God’s word. Read John 16:25-33 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition Peace for the Disciples 25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The […]