A meditation: I Thessalonians 5:18, ‘In all things give thanks’

While growing up in Minnesota, I loved the changing of the seasons – and I think I would say as a child I appreciated the uniqueness that came along with each one.

A beloved community… Chicago

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Free dinner at Blan’s Grace UMC

Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester will host a free dinner for the community from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

Sacred lessons learned from a barn cat

It’s been a little over a year and a half since a daughter of ours asked if Mike and I would like a couple of barn cats – cats that she was trying to re-home for a friend who had too many feral cats. Of course, I said yes knowing the “family barn cat,” is an integral part of the farm, and we no longer had any, and a good barn cat keeps the critters trimmed down, and out of the horse feed.

Locals invited to Ohio State Weeds University

OSU Extension invites crop producers, CCAs, and agribusinesses to attend a regional 2024 Ohio State Weeds University on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at locations across the state. Locations will include Auglaize County, Clermont County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Jackson County, Madison County, Paulding County, and Wayne County.

American Legion to commemorate ‘Four Chaplains’ Sunday’ at Wilmington Church of Christ

WILMINGTON — To commemorate the 81st anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester and the dramatic sacrifice of four armed forces chaplains during World War II, deacon Bob Baker, chaplain of Wilmington Veterans Post 49, American Legion, has announced this Sunday, February 4 as the date for the observance of “Four Chaplains’ Sunday.”

A renewed resolution to come back to church

Last week marked the end of “quitters’ week,” a time when the initial enthusiasm of our New Year’s resolutions died. Everyone who signed up for a gym membership still thinks they’re going to go, so they hold off canceling just long enough to forget they are being charged monthly. We all started off strong but failed to stay consistent. What if we turn the page on quitters’ week and usher in “Resolution 2.0?”

Grace UMC in Blanchester to host free dinner

Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester will host a free dinner for the community from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

The fellowship of going back to church

In this week’s article I am continuing my invitation for you to resolve to come back to church this Sunday. In the past two articles I described how the early church gave us a prescription to live out our Christian lives today: “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

The significance of going back to church

As Christians, revisiting the practices of the first-century church holds profound significance. Through these articles, last week and the next two, I hope you resolve to go back to church this Sunday. Allow me to make this your invitation: “I invite you to attend church this Sunday.”