• A Place at the Table

    Inspired by Janice Six Come, visit, share,You are welcomeAt the table. Come, one and all,You are welcomeAt the table. Come, be yourself,You are welcomeAt the table. Come in joy and

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  • VBS, a Summetime Favorite, Is Back

    By LORETTA FULTON Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for “Space Blast,” “Passport to Peace,” “Be Strong & Courageous,” and the many other Vacation Bible School themes

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  • Danger Is Dangerous

    By JIM NICHOLS The two sisters had spent their whole short lives wading through the legal system. Their biological parents were dysfunctional, so consumed with their own concerns that the

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  • Our Most Valuable Possessions

    By DANNY MINTON At the end of the movie “The Time Machine,” the primary character, George, makes one final journey to a time century in the future. His friends arrive

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  • Janice Six Retiring as FCPC Associate Pastor

    By LORETTA FULTON Exactly 25 years to the day after Janice Six joined the staff of her lifetime church, she will be retiring as associate pastor. Click here to read

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  • Goal: To Finish the Race

    By DANNY MINTON If you happened to catch the national news this week, you might have seen the story of Zippy Chippy. Zippy passed away just shy of his 31st

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  • A Good Place

    By NANCY PATRICK In today’s world, it may seem hard to find a good place to live, work, raise a family, and build a life of peace and accomplishment. As

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  • Looking for Perspective

    By JIM NICHOLS One of my most trusted mentors taught me that one should never begin a presentation with an apology or explanation. He had good reasons for that suggestion,

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  • Love & Care Expanding Into Anson, Romodeling in Abilene

    By LORETTA FULTON By mid-summer, Love & Care Ministries will open a new location in Anson to go with its Abilene, Merkel, and Clyde facilities. And, the Abilene location is

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  • Holy Family Gets Second New Priest in a Year

    By LORETTA FULTON For the second consecutive year, Holy Family Catholic Church is getting a new priest. On Monday, Bishop Michael Sis of the Diocese of San Angelo announced several

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Grace UMC Facilitates Neighborhood Initiative

Follow up meetingWhen: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 1402 Grape St. By REV. TRAVIS REAMES In the process of a ministry study, Grace United Methodist Church at North 14th and Grape streets recently hosted a neighborhood betterment colloquial focused on community interaction with representatives of the City of Abilene. Some thirty residents of the neighbor bordered

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A Good Place

By NANCY PATRICK In today’s world, it may seem hard to find a good place to live, work, raise a family, and build a life of peace and accomplishment. As I remember my parents’ last few years, I often thought or said words such as “I will never . . . .” One of those areas in their lives related

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Looking for Perspective

By JIM NICHOLS One of my most trusted mentors taught me that one should never begin a presentation with an apology or explanation. He had good reasons for that suggestion, and it was good counsel, but I am going to break that rule right now. As you read what follows, please remember that my primary identification is as a child

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UMC Bishop McMurry Baccalaureate Speaker

McMurry University news releaseRobin Daniels, Vice President of Marketing and Communicationser. Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be speaker for the baccalaureate service at McMurry University on Friday. The service will be held in Radford Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m. In January, Schnase also was named presiding bishop of the New

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Pew Center: American Views on Abortion

Pew Research CenterMedia Contact: Kelsey Beveridge kbeveridge@pewresearch.org  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2022) – As the country approaches what could be a watershed moment in the history of abortion laws and policies, relatively few Americans on either side of the debate take an absolutist view on the legality of abortion – either supporting or opposing it at all times, regardless of

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