Mt. Olive plans panel discussion
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will host a program on “Soap Opera Subjects with Biblical Subject /Meaning,” Friday, April 26,7:30 p.m. The program will feature a panel of speakers on the subject. Master of ceremonies is Deacon Willie Charles Johnson. Bell ringer (time keeper) is Sis. Shirley Longmire. Program coordinator and chairwoman is Sis. Barbara Poole Harris. Dr. Monroe Tucker Jr. is pastor of Mt. Olive MBC. The church is…
National Day of Prayer is May 2
Atmore’s observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2. This year’s theme is “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” (John 13:34). The day will begin at 10 a.m. with prayer at the Veterans Memorial and city hall. The community prayer service and scripture reading will take place at 5:30 p.m., in the Escambia County High School Cornell Torrence Gym. Scripture reading will…
The Light of Easter
For those of us who are Christians, this week is the most important and holiest of the year. We begin the week remembering Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, walk with Him through his last teachings in the Temple, watch the last supper with His disciples, sadly witness His arrest and trial before the Sanhedrin and Pilate, view with tears his torture and crucifixion, and sorrow over his death and burial…
Hundreds gather at gazebo for community Gospel sing
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer There was hand-clapping and foot-tapping at Tom Byrne Park on Saturday (April 13). There were hands raised to heaven, and eyes lowered against a soothing sun. The occasion was the second Gathering at the Gazebo, a community Gospel sing featuring a variety of performers and musical styles that drew a couple hundred people to the city park on a near-perfect Spring day. “We are…