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Coahoma ministry joins students

2/15/2006

By Elbrist Mason Special to the Advocate The art of being present best describes the Wesley Foundation  at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale. Triple C, as it called by many students, is it a unique ministry in the Mississippi Delta, and the Wesley Foundation adds to this uniqueness. Our main emphasis is to help students, faculty and staff ...


Ford thriller burns with action; magic nanny teaches life lessons

2/15/2006

By Phil Boatwright The Movie Reporter   Firewall Stars: Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, Paul Bettany, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick, Robert Forsteradn  Alan Arkin Director: Richard Loncraine Rating: PG-13 Good guy Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is a trusted computer security executive for a prestigious banking institute. Bad guy Bill Cox (Paul ...


Gutterman keeps work teams busy

2/15/2006

By Woody Woodrick Advocate Editor Al Gutterman knows what to do when work teams come his way, and the United Methodist pastor is making the most of their time and skills. Gutterman is pastor of Byrd Chapel and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches near Carriere in Pearl River County. “I’ve been working with UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on ...


Letter to the Editor: Church should follow King's lead

2/15/2006

Editor, In his commentary in the Feb. 1 edition of the Mississippi United Methodist Advocate (“King Took Unpopular Stand”), Elliot Wright points out the tremendous opposition Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced when he took on the twin spirits of racism and militarism. Many in his own civil rights movement accused King of betraying the movement ...


Methodist clergy take time to heal

2/15/2006

By Woody Woodrick Advocate Editor Guiding a church through recovery from a disaster takes a toll. United Methodist clergy dealing with the impact of Hurricane Katrina found some healing of their own and added to their pastoral skills Feb. 6-8 at the Clergy Leadership Conference at Alta Woods United Methodist Church in Jackson. Led by a team from ...


Professor to lecture on Born of Conviction

2/15/2006

Dr. Joseph T. Reiff, associate professor of religion, Emory & Henry College, will present “Born of Conviction: White Methodist Ministers Speaking to Mississippi’s Closed Society” at Millsaps College. The free lecture is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Room 215 of the Ford Academic Complex. Reiff, a Millsaps alumnus, will tell the story of a ...


Relationship with God exists on many levels

2/15/2006

By Woody Woodrick March 5 God Made Us Special Purpose: To affirm what it means to be crowned with glory and honor. Bible Lesson:  Psalm 8 Key Verse: “What are human beings that you are mindful of them,/mortals that you are for them?/Yet you have made them a little lower than God,/ and crowned him with glory and honor.”  – Psalm 8:4-5   At one time ...


Remembering first lady of civil rights

2/15/2006

UMNS Commentary By Rev. Chester Jones   Biographer Lynn Norment wrote that “Although she first achieved prominence as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a famous and charismatic leader, Coretta Scott King has made the transition from the supportive spouse to establishing herself as a leader in her own right.” From the time Dr. King was chosen ...


Rescued table unites Mississippi, Kansas churches

2/15/2006

By Susan Cooper   Fairview United Methodist Church, near Nickerson, Kan., recently consecrated a new Communion table rescued from the Hurricane Katrina-damaged chapel of Eastlawn United Methodist Church in Pascagoula. Although Eastlawn sustained considerable damage from the hurricane, the church served as a base of operations for volunteers helping...


Sometimes tongue faster than brain

2/15/2006

The Storyteller Rev. Huey Wood A minister was working on his sermon when one of his members, Mrs. Brown, called to see him. Rather irritated by this morning caller, he quickly asked his wife to go downstairs and talk to the woman. After a while it had gotten very quiet down there, so he just shouted down to his wife, “Has the old hag gone yet?” ...


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