Author Archives: Loretta Fulton

Finding A Way to Serve Through COVID-19

By LORETTA FULTON Schools, restaurants, gyms, even beauty and barber shops, were shut down, at least temporarily, by COVID-19, but one area of life never ceased–ministry. People with few resources need to eat, find clothing, and a place to sleep no matter the circumstances. So, when City Light Community Ministries suspended its Culinary Academy in the spring, a decision was

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Church must Be ‘Faithful and Flexible’ During Time of Crisis

By LORETTA FULTON Each of the three sessions of ACU’s Summer Seminar will be posted individually on YouTube within a couple of weeks. People who registered for the online event will be notified when the videos are uploaded and ready to watch. Or check ACU’s YouTube channel periodically. Summer Seminar traditionally is held on campus over two days, but due

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An Opener Like No Other…

IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury They tried ever so hard to make Major League Baseball’s opening day seem as normal as possible, for the radio listener or TV viewer anyway. Globe Life Field in Arlington–the $1.2 billion enclosed structure barely completed for the scheduled home opener in March–languished for almost four months. When it finally opened, fans were denied admission.

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2020 Census: Everyone Counts

By NANCY PATRICK Loneliness, a sense of isolation, shattered dreams, doubtful purpose, fear, boredom, insecurity—these feelings have affected most Americans even before the COVID-19 pandemic. We can multiply those feelings in the midst of a prolonged quarantine with its accompanying restrictions. Many people distrust authorities because some of the authorities disagree among themselves. All of this upheaval occurs while the

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His Eye Is On The Sparrow

By DANNY MINTON The year 2020 will go down in history as a year of discouragement in the minds of many. People are facing despair from all walks of life. Parents and students needing schools to open this fall face a mountain of questions and concerns. Delayed athletic programs, band programs, and school activities leave thousands of children disappointed and

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TSTC Nursing, EMS Students Provide Treats to Abilene Nurses

Ben BarkleyTSTC Communication Specialist Bags filled with treats put smiles on the faces of several nurses in Abilene recently. The Texas State Technical College Nursing and Emergency Medical Services programs teamed up to donate food to nurses at Abilene Regional Medical Center and Hendrick Medical Center. “When this COVID-19 pandemic hit, everyone sent our nurses breakfast, lunch, bundt cakes and

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Spread the Word: How Are You Helping Others during the Pandemic?

“The Year of COVID-19” won’t be celebrated by many people, but don’t discount the innovation and creativity that continues to pop up because of the pandemic.  Spirit of Abilene would like to share the innovative and creative ways that congregations, or individuals, are coping with the chaos brought about by the coronavirus. What does your “Everyday Ministry” look like during this

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