Religion column: God’s valentine comes in form of Bible

Remember when you received all of those wonderful valentines in grade school? You carefully read each one noting with great eagerness the sender’s signature. What about those little heart candies with all kinds of love notes? I took them seriously. I thought every boy in the room was in love with me. Who forgets that […]

God makes best out of impossible scenarios

One of my favorite stories in the Bible tells about the Israelites crossing the Red Sea under God’s mighty hand. The story begins with the famine in Canaan that caused Jacob to send his son Joseph to Egypt to buy food. On the way Joseph’s jealous brothers sold him into slavery. Little did those brothers […]

Bible gift for all generations

Bibles of older relatives have been passed down to me. My grandfather’s Bible is almost threadbare, but I cherish those tattered pages. “The Good Book,” as he called it, was the guiding force of his life. Early dawn found him in his favorite chair with the Bible opened across his lap. “This Book of Wisdom […]

My turn: Paperbacks offer new take on bible

If Sunday isn’t the best day to discuss my religious library, let she who has the worst arm cast the first stone. Thanks to my cousins, Chef Juandel and The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy, and me repeatedly joining the Quality Paperback Book Club (QPB) — and faithfully completing the introductory requirements before canceling and re-joining — […]

Portales past: Jan. 30, 1947

Jan. 30, 1947: The Portales Daily News: A large uniformed choir of about 60 young people was presented on the steps of the courthouse by Evangelist Lynda Johnson of the Oakland Bible Institute on Saturday at 3 o’clock.

Author to speak at church via satellite

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Argen Duncan Bible study author Beth Moore, who focuses on women’s ministries, is appearing in Portales on Saturday via satellite. Linda Davis, who helped organize the event at Emmanuel Baptist Church, said Moore’s presentation would be broadcast on a delay from Chicago. She said she’s expecting 150 attendees, including 30 volunteers, in Portales, but more […]

Church profile: Grace Baptist Church

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Grace Baptist Church Location: 2000 S. Main Ave. Phone: 356-6023 Services: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Sunday morning service; 6 p.m., Sunday evening service; 7 p.m., Wednesday prayer/Bible study Description: “Mrs. Butler and I invite you to experience ‘a place for new beginnings,’” Pastor Mark Butler said. “It is church the way it used […]

Vacation Bible school offers variety

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer From bees to heroes and from Egypt to Saddle Ridge Ranch, Vacation Bible School opportunities with a variety of themes abound in Portales this summer. Churches around town are hosting the free sessions, some of which involve the whole family. Calvary Baptist Church secretary Vicky Wood said her church’s […]

Portales News-Tribune seeking Bible school information

Freedom New Mexico The Portales News-Tribune is putting together an article on Vacation Bible Schools to run Thursday. To have your church’s VBS times, dates and themes included in the article, contact Argen Duncan at 356-4481 or aduncan@pntonline.com by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Information received after the deadline will be included in a separate brief.

Church profile: Calvary Baptist Church

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Calvary Baptist Church Location: 1101 West 18th St. Phone: 356-4273 Services: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:50 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 6 p.m., Sunday evening worship; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Cowboy Church; 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting. Description: Calvary Baptist church has a mix of contemporary and traditional music. And a Cowboy Church, which […]

Bible stands test of time

The Bible has an answer for every problem that confronts mankind. Why can’t we recognize this holy book has the key to life? The biblical principles, when applied, guarantee success to the obedient believer. Reading the Bible changes lives and circumstances. In this modern-day world of biochemicals and nuclear threats, there is no security apart […]

Driving, reading Bible not feasible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer So, last week, I said I had three ideas that weren’t worth 500 words on their own, but worth 150 each. I was wrong. I actually had four ideas, and the entire reason I wrote last week was for the idea I forgot to type up. So keep in […]

Church offers Bible school

Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church is offering Vacation Bible School for children pre-school through fifth grade from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 13-17. The bible school is expected to have a depiction of the Roman market place and the underground church, as well as actors playing the apostle Paul, his friends and […]

Vacation Bible Schools

A schedule of Vacation Bible Schools planned in the area:

March 23, 1947

A series of lectures on Bible prophecy began at the newly erected Bible Auditorium, on the corner of Main and Fairley streets. The lectures would portray “present-day and future world-shaking events,” according to an ad for the event in the Portales Daily News.

Residents plan celebration around inauguration

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer As Barack Obama places his hand on the family bible and gives the oath of office in a historic presidential inauguration thousands of miles away from Roosevelt County Tuesday, a small band of local Obama campaign volunteers will gather in a Portales home to watch the occasion. Portales resident […]

Local Briefs July 13, 2008

Methodists to hold VBS The First United Methodist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School entitled “Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace,” from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly this Monday through Friday at the church, Second Street and Avenue C. Children ages 3 to fifth grade are invited for Bible-time, crafts, games and Middle Eastern snacks.Information: JoBeth Massey 477-2276, Laveta […]

Religion Calendar June 20

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Religion Calendar May 23

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Religion Calendar May 16, 2008