Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Religion

Several years of declining membership and waning numbers of new congregants forced the Catholic Diocese of Memphis to consider a complete closure of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, just north of Downtown Memphis. The threat of a...
When the COVID-19 global pandemic roared into Shelby County, government officials and healthcare professionals feared the first two cases that trickled in only days ago would quickly grow to “community transmission,” also called “community spread.” They were right. The Shelby County...
Last week, I attended the very first service at Pursuit of God's new facility on North Watkins in Frayser. Nearly 600 people attended, and the place was rocking with spirit. I have no idea how many people were there yesterday...
While precautions are being taken in local church bodies and denominational organizations, the spiritual community largely is choosing to continue assembling in corporate worship. At least that was the case Wednesday night as The New Tri-State Defender went to press...
Last Sunday was not my first time attending service at Pursuit of God in Frayser. Nor was it my first time attending services at 3759 N. Watkins, the former Bellevue Baptist Church. The few times I went to Bellevue-Frayser, the...
The Church of God In Christ (COGIC) Tennessee 5th Jurisdiction, under the leadership of Bishop Jerry Taylor, is observing the April 4 commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis with a  SAVE 901 Awareness March. The march...
“Love Has An Army. We Fight For Good,” the Salvation Army (SA) website touts. On any given day, 200 men, women, and children are finding shelter, counseling, spiritual guidance, and drug rehabilitation services in Memphis-area Salvation Army facilities. But according...
by Isaac A. Wright II -- As we stand on the eve of the transition of leadership at Greater Lakeview M.B. Church that has been under the watch of Pastor Joe E. Hayes Sr for the last 45 years,...
A joyous day of singing and praising occurred on Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 7289 U.S. 64. Church organizers and head Pastor Donald L. Johnson set aside the second Sunday of the month of February...
The Rev. Myron Armstrong’s ministerial journey began 35 years ago when “God instructed me to start my church in the garage of our family home.” “The name was to be Agape Christian Faith Ministries,” Armstrong recalled. “It was to be...
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