Burks United Methodist Senior Adults Meet Friday

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Senior Adult Ministry at Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, will meet on Friday, at 7 p.m. at the Schaerer Farm on Middle Valley Road for fireworks, good food and Gospel music. Bring a lawn chair.



LDS Church Offers Addiction Recovery Program

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers an Addiction Recovery Program, a 12-step program that "helps individuals overcome addictions through Jesus Christ and His Atonement."   The program is based on the teachings of Christ and the 12 steps are adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.  These steps include honesty, hope, trust in God, truth, confession, change ... (click for more)

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Reflections On Billy Graham

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