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RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: Why should I believe in Christ’s resurrection?
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Faith calendar: April 19
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‘We just want to be a blessing’: Life Center Church hosts gas buy down today at Quintard station
Eugene Leonard can already envision the line of cars snaking around the Kangaroo Express. But unlike the usual gas station traffic jams — frustrated drivers blaring their horns, waiting in line to pay too much for gas they can’t necessarily afford — these are lines drivers want to be in. It’s “The Blood Will Cover it Gas Buy Down,” hosted by The Life Center Church, and it takes place today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Kangaroo Express gas station at the intersection of Quintard Avenue and Greenbrier Dear Road. TLC’s pastor, Eugene Leonard, is expecting a big turnout. “Nothing like this has ever been done in Calhoun County before,” he said. “And I checked.” The idea is simple. TLC is shaving 50 cents off every gallon of gas. For example, if gas is $3.25 a gallon, customers will only pay $2.75 and TLC will make up the difference. “We’re prepared,” Leonard said with a laugh. “We’ve got plenty enough to reach a lot of people.” To support this outreach program, church members have been donating money as have business, including Noble Bank and Trust and J.B. House of Fashion in Birmingham. Beyond the savings, church volunteers will be wiping windshields, handing out water to customers waiting in line and sharing the word of God to those willing to listen. “We just want to be a blessing,” said Leonard. “One thing about TLC, we’re no holds barred. We don’t hold back. We want people to see that Jesus knows you’re hurting. Just keep your faith and know that God understands your pain.” The idea for the gas buy down came from a pastor in Miami named Tommy Dukes. Dukes and Leonard were brainstorming outreach ideas. Initially, Leonard thought about simply buying gas for a certain amount of customers, but then came the idea of a buy down, which would give TLC volunteers more opportunity to fellowship with people. And while the prospect of discounted gas will no doubt draw a crowd to the Kangaroo Express today, it’s the message that matters most to Leonard, who will join more than 50 volunteers spending their Saturday in the service of others. “Jesus gave his life for us so that we want to do something to help give life back to this community,” said Leonard. “Above all that’s what we want to do … serve others so that they can better understand that Jesus gave his life for them.”
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Religion Roundtable How do you get back into “spiritual shape” if you have fallen away from God?
Area faith leaders answer your questions.
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Go into all the world: Anniston family finds God’s calling as missionaries to Ecuador
In late 2001, a study in their couples’ Sunday school class left them questioning whether they were truly following God’s plan.
Apr 04, 2014 |  0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A daughter’s tale: Second-generation survivor shares her father’s story at annual JSU Holocaust Remembrance
That changed around 1994, when Blum got a computer and began writing his memoirs. The story of his time during World War II and that of his family was one of courage, survival and, most of all, luck. It’s a story that Lewis will share April 10 as part of Jacksonville State University’s annual Holocaust Remembrance program.
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Faith calendar: April 5
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RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: Why does God want us to worship him?
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‘A hospital for sinners’: Local dentist named new bishop of Mormon church
Price is a member and the new bishop — the equivalent of a reverend or pastor — in the Anniston ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Raise up a child: Church program brings fatherless boys and male role models together
by Benjamin Nunnally
Special to The Star
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Parker and co-minister Larry Montgomery developed the “Daddy for a Day” program as a response to the dwindling presence of male role models. The program begins today at New Harvest Christian Center where boys ages 3-13 will have a chance to spend time with representatives from the Anniston Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.
RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: What does Scripture say one must do to be saved?
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Faith calendar: March 29
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Program encourages fresh start for at-risk women
by Benjamin Nunnally
Special to The Star
Mar 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Christian Women’s Job Corps is a nationwide organization that takes at-risk women and provides them with job and life skills. Women who have been shuffled between foster homes, are victims of abuse or in trouble with the legal system — sometimes all three — are taught how to dress and perform for a job interview and fill out an application, as well as life skills in parenting, relationships, health and faith. By the end of the 10-week training semester, they have experience, education and options.
RELIGION ROUNDTABLE Why does consistency of worship matter?
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Faith calendar: March 22
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Equal in the Eyes of God — PART TWO Where does a caged bird go?
by Brett Buckner
Special to The Star
Mar 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
With unemployment rates among African-Americans at all-time highs and more African-American men in prison than ever before, there are still issues facing the black community. The torch of leadership within the church has been passed to its young preachers, like Eugene Leonard of The Life Center Church in Hobson City and Tramaine Solomon of Springhill Baptist Church in Lineville.
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