New church focuses on reaching youth

Pastor Shelton White and his wife Loretta are busy these days planning the renovation of a former hair salon at 1221 Leasburg Road into New Direction Christian Church, which will primarily focus on reaching youth in the community.  More...

In simplest terms

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (James 4:17 ESV)   We’ve got some crazy notions about salvation these days; I’ll say it’s rather unbiblical. More...

Our daily bread

This summer we were blessed with a lengthy visit from our granddaughter Sydnee. She turned six years old in late spring and was allowed to stay longer this year than she has since she moved out of state. More...

Roxboro Presbyterian members focus on mission projects in September, October

Members of Roxboro Presbyterian Church focused on two mission projects during the months of September and October.  Members collected coins in tennis ball can “banks” and raised a total of $905.48 that will be divided between the Chr More...

Loving the appearing of Jesus

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of t More...

In Concert

Curtis Hyler and Jubilation will be in concert at Providence Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Curtis Hyler and Jubilation is a southern gospel quartet from the Greenville area. Providence Baptist Church is located at 1319 Virgilina Rd. More...

CHURCHMEN FEATURED

Triple Springs Baptist Church will have a singing on Sunday night, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The Churchmen will be the featured group. Come hear this bluegrass gospel group sing about Jesus’ love. Finger foods will be served. All are welcome.   More...

COLLECTION SITES ANNOUNCED FOR GLOBAL CHRISTMAS PROJECT

This month, several locations in the multi-county Durham/Chapel Hill Area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child — joining nearly 5,000 U.S. More...

COLLECTION DRIVE HELD AT LIBRARY

Donated items to benefit those in need through the Christian Help Center

Person   County Public Library will be collecting rice, canned beans, cans of soup, cans of green vegetables, cans of yellow vegetables, canned meat and oatmeal, throughout the month of November for the Christian Help Center.  A donation bo More...

All my best memories are in the future

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. More...

New Ephesus Baptist Church celebrates 145th anniversary

There is an old saying that New Ephesus Baptist Church is partly in Virginia and partly in North Carolina. This little church that stretches two states was boun- tifully blessed to celebrate its 145th anniversary on Sept. 24, 2017.  More...

Grandmother of the Year

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Annie Bell Lester, pictured center, was crowned “Grandmother of the Year” during the first Grandmothers Pageant held at Hester’s Grove Baptist Church. More...

The violence of discipleship

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. More...

October is CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH

Honoring Our Church Leaders

Clergy Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these special people. More...

‘Don’t make no diffunce...’

But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. More...

Anniversary celebration

The second anniversary celebration of Julian & the Hebrew Boys will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Kirby Theater on Main Street in Uptown Roxboro. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and the program will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Sunday Night Song Service

Triple Springs Baptist Church will have a Sunday night song service on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The Hinshaw Family will be the featured group. Finger foods will be served after the singing in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 51 Hal Melton Rd. More...

Roxboro Baptist to hold 135th anniversary homecoming on Oct. 29

Roxboro Baptist Church will celebrate its 135th anniversary homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 29, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 10:55 a.m., and a covered dish luncheon following the service.  Homecoming speaker will be the Rev. More...

Anger that works

I have struggled with anger my entire life. I don’t tell you that so you can hold it against me or over my head, but I do tell you to be transparent. More...

Disaster relief ministry

St. James Baptist Church, Compassion Ministries and Faith Baptist Church collected 104 cases of water for disaster relief. More...

Worthiness

OLD TESTAMENT: “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” Psalm 18:3 More...

Shaken awake

“Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. More...

Serious prayer life

“And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. More...

Allen Chapel hosts ‘Empowerment Day 2017’

On Sunday, Sept. 10 Allen Chapel AME Church hosted an Empowerment Day 2017 service in the afternoon, which was followed by a reception. The guest speaker was the Honorable Michael R. Morgan, Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. More...

Fear and kinfolk

Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? More...

Song Service

Triple Springs Baptist Church will have a Sunday night song service on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Cuttin Grass will be the featured bluegrass gospel group. Finger foods will be served after the singing in the fellowship hall. More...

Worship in song

Southern gospel recording artist Willis Canada from Richmond, Virginia will be appearing Sunday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Roxboro Church of God, 1415 North Main St. More...

Some thoughts on speech

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! (Psalm 141:3 ESV) Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. More...

All powerful, ever present

OLD TESTAMENT: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. … And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. … And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. …” Genesis 1:1-5   More...

‘Church Lady Hat Show’ held at Compassionate Ministries

On Saturday, Aug. 5, Compassionate Ministries held a Hat Review “Church Lady Hat Show” sponsored by the Culinary Committee to benefit the Compassionate Ministries youth.  More...

Cambridge Hills to host Gospel Fest

Cambridge Hills Assisted Living will host a Gospel Fest on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the facility located at 5660 Durham Rd., Roxboro.  Come prepared to receive a blessing. More...

N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice guest speaker at ‘Empowerment Day’

The Honorable Michael R. Morgan, Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court will be the guest speaker at Allen Chapel AME Church’s “Empowerment Day 2017” service, on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m.  More...

Blessing of the Animals service to be held Oct. 7

The 16th Blessing of the Animals, hosted by The Humane Society of Granville County, will be held at Bullocks United Methodist Church, 2682 US Highway 15, Creedmoor, on Saturday, Oct. 7.  The Blessing Service will begin at 10 a.m. and the Rev. More...

Washed clean and fired up

Have you ever noticed how it seems that spring cleaning requires making things messier before getting things really clean?  More...

Unpopular

But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. (Luke 3:19-20 KJV)   More...

Share your church news with fellow Personians

Here’s how to publish your church news in Saturday's edition of The Courier-Times on the Faith and Worship page:  • Put your news items in writing. We're sorry, but we do not take church announcements over the phone.  More...

Anniversary celebrated

The Blue Wing Male Choir celebrated their anniversary in August at Blue Wing Baptist Church. Members of the choir are the Rev. More...

The benefit of prayer

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16b ESV) The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16b KJV)   More...

Praising God

OLD Testament: “Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm 117:1-2   More...

Inspirations in concert at Antioch Baptist Aug. 25

The Inspirations will be in concert at Antioch Baptist Church on Aug. 25. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m.  A household name in any musical genre, the Inspirations are models of consistency in the Southern gospel music field.  More...

Mystery, prophecy, and the glory of God

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been ma More...

Golf tournament to benefit My Life Matters, Partnership for Children

The inaugural Roxboro/ Mayo Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at The Goodyear Golf Club located in Danville, Virginia. The course address is 245 Jenny Ln, Danville, VA 24541. More...

Commendation and love

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well. More...

The greatest Christian duty and privilege

I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be accepta More...

Perspective and duty

This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. More...

Book reveals how healthy God concepts contribute to overall mental and physical health

Chattan ooga, Tenn. — Religious beliefs can affect more than spiritual health. In fact, different views about God can actually lead to mental and physical changes. More...

Lattisville to host ‘Summerfest’ Aug. 5

Saturday event to include Car Show

Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills is planning a Summerfest, presented by Lattisville Grove Special Days Ministry, to be held Saturday, Aug. More...

Holy ambition

I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. More...

Loving kindness

OLD Testament: “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved them with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3 More...

Inclusion

For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. More...