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While driving through the Conecuh National Forest in the southern corner of Covington County, you’ll find the Blue Lake Methodist Assembly Grounds.

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How to Respond to “Blue” is the topic of a response seminar and social distancing unity fellowship to be held Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of College Plaza. Mayor William “Bill” Cooper, District 1 Councilman Sonya Wheeler Rich, representatives of the Enterprise Police Department and other special guests will be speaking.

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There’s a story told of a British soldier during World War I who fled the battlefield and deserted his regiment one night. He headed for the coast to find a boat to England and ended up hopelessly lost, wandering around in the dark night.

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There’s a story told about two brothers who lived on adjoining farms. One day the brothers had a falling out after 40 years of farming side by side.

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Church on Boll Weevil Circle, July 12-14. Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. is Drive in VBS or on Facebook Live. July 13 and 14 is on the Facebook page at 7 p.m. Each child will receive a bag with all Bible lessons and crafts to do at home. Call 894-6411 or 806-6566 for more information.

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“If it bleeds, it leads.” That describes the headlines of most newspapers. The lead story on the front page typically features a headline about an accident, crime, arrest, trial, or other events that impact many people’s lives such as wars and terrorist attacks.

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Church on Boll Weevil Circle, July 12-14. Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. is Drive in VBS or on Facebook Live. July 13 and 14 is on the Facebook page at 7 p.m. 

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You will never forget a visit to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. As far as the eye can see, thousands upon thousands of graves silently shout the high cost of freedom.

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“For the last few days, I’ve struggled to know what should be said and what could be done” in response to events around our country.

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Never underestimate the impact of one person when it comes to speaking up for Biblical principles. A story I once read about a fourth-century monk from Asia named Telemachus illustrates that impact.

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” His words describe my mother, which makes me a wealthy person.

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S.M. Lockridge, pastor of a prominent African-American congregation in San Diego, Calif. for 40 years, preached at crusades, revivals and evangelistic conferences around the world.

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Over 1,000 women will gather for the upcoming Fresh Grounded Faith women’s event on Feb. 21-22 in Enterprise. The conference is being organized and co-hosted by nine churches in the area, but due to the high number of attendees, it will take place at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center. 

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The first rehearsal of the community mass choir in preparation for the City-Wide MLK Observance will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Johns Chapel AME Church.  

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Editor’s note: The public is invited to the events published in the church calendar unless otherwise stated. Deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. for …

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If you hear someone singing, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” most of you will know the person who made those words famous. Fred Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, sang these words which were in the theme song for his children’s television program.

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“Spring forward, Fall back.” This phrase reminds us how to set our clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

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Trunk or Treat activities will be observed at Johns Chapel AME Church on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.  For more information, please call the church at (334) 393-2661. 

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“Drought conditions continue to expand across Alabama with little rain in sight,” a recent AL.com headline states.

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting an October Fest on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. in Saint John Hall. Featured will be schnitzel and bratworst, German potato salad and desserts.

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Imelda Marcos will always be remembered for the 3,000 pairs of shoes she collected while her husband, Ferdinand, ruled as dictator of the Philippines. “I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty,” she once claimed.

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An attorney with a successful legal practice invested heavily in real estate on the shore of Lake Michigan. Within a few months, his investments were wiped out by the Chicago Fire of 1871.

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Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church will hold its homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 4, with the Rev. Jerry Lucas, associate minister at Beth El Church, Enterprise, delivering the message at 2:30 p.m. Pleasant Shade will hold revival services Aug. 5-7 at 7 p.m. 

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There’s a story told about a missionary in Africa whose car wouldn’t crank. So he came up with an ingenious way to start the car by parking on a hill and getting nearby school children to give the car a push.

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Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Annual Women Day Program  on Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Sister Christine McComb from Daleville Christian Fellowship Worship Center.

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“Your husband has a brain tumor.” When author Marion Bond West heard those dreaded words, she felt overwhelmed by fear. In fact, fear ruled her life until she heard God speak a comforting, overcoming word, “Nevertheless.”

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Center Ridge United Methodist Church in Coffee Springs will host “South Alabama Fire Nights” with guest speaker Trey Meyers and Malachi Ministries on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. 

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The next Aglow International meeting is scheduled on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at Po Folks in Enterprise. Guest speaker will be Phyllis Perdue from New Brockton. For more information, call (334) 406-9683.

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The other day I walked up to a bank of azaleas and the place was buzzing. Busy bees were collecting deposits from the blossoms. Before the workers could get to every flower, the wind blew a layer of golden dust on my car.

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The season of Lent begins this week. Though I’ve never attended a church that observes Lent, I’ve been doing some soul-searching and researching about the Christian tradition.

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The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have an Installation Service for its new pastor, Rev. Jimmy L. Grider, on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. Dr. J.H. Williams will be the guest minister.

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George was born about 1864, the son of a slave named Mary. Soon after his birth, he and his mother were kidnapped by Southerners from the Missouri farm where they lived.

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The Pea River Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 14th pastoral anniversary for Pastor Cedric Gibson on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Kevin Griffin, pastor of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Enterprise. Lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the 11 a.m. service.

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Abortion has dominated recent news headlines following the New York legislature passing a law making abortion legal until the point of birth.

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Tim Tebow, former Heisman Trophy winner and current New York Met’s Minor League player, got engaged to girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the 2017 Miss Universe winner. He proposed to her during a recent visit to his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Fla.

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The Community Awareness Organization announces the keynote services for the 2019 Enterprise City-Wide Celebration of the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at Pleasant Shade Baptist Church in Enterprise. 

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Just when I’d finally gotten used to writing 2018, it’s time to start over with 2019. I can’t believe how fast last year went by. Now I can understand all too well why folks say the older you get the faster time flies.

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It’s not too late to join the Enterprise Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study that meets at First Baptist Church in Enterprise from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday. The study will focus on the Book of Romans.

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The Masterwork Choir of Enterprise will present a Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Christ the King Lutheran Church; and 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Enterprise.

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The year was 1818. Joseph Mohr was serving as an assistant priest in Obendorf, Austria. Ordained in 1815 at age 23, Mohr began serving the Obe…

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Old Providence Chapel will host Clayhatchee’s annual Christmas celebration on Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy an inspiration, unplugged Christmas program that features music by Jeremy Elrod, Music Minister at Providence Baptist Church.

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St. John’s Catholic Montessori School will host an evening with Santa for the children on Saturday, Dec. 7. Advance admission is $15 and includes chili, hot dogs, milk and cookies, crafts and more. Children 2 years old and under are free. To purchase tickets, call Sandra Pellissier at (334) 347-0413.

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The Devil may soon knock at your door. He might be dressed in a red suit with horns on his head and stand anywhere from two to five feet tall. When you open the door, he’ll yell, “Trick or treat!”