What is the worst fear we might have? Fear of failure is always there for many. Fear of what others may think can paralyze us, until we realize there is only One we need to please. Perhaps the greatest fear is that of death, and many put off dealing with that until it may be too late.

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Oak Level Presbyterian Youth Choir performs at the gospel sing on May 18.

Here in the month of May, as I was considering a topic for this week’s column, I thought of trying to share with readers why they were born. They “may” think it was for many reasons, but I know of only one.

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I peered out the window one very early morning, and a large, brightly colored, plump robin arrived to survey the premises. He looked around carefully, made one plunge with his long beak into the grass and came up with a huge, wriggling worm.

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A gospel sing will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, as a fundraiser for the Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department in memory of Pete Ingram and Pete Chappell. Pictured is the late Pete Ingram.

A gospel singing will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday with Blue Grass Five and other local singers at The Clover Church of God of Prophecy located on Highway 360, Scottsburg. Hot dog plates will be sold starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds will go toward sending youth to camp.

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Pastor Shayne Estes and members of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Virgilina and the Rev. Don Bryant and members of Southside Baptist Church in South Boston celebrate Easter during their annual Easter sunrise services on Sunday. A number of churches throughout Halifax County also cele…

On the eve of Easter, 2019, there are many images that Christians can lift up. An attempt to list and reflect on them according to the letters which spell Easter is below.

Abiding Branch Christian Ministries: At 7 p.m. on Friday, “Seven Last Sayings of Jesus” will be featured. Guest speakers include Bishop Michael Byrd, Elder Willie Briggs, Elder William Terry, Minister Arrin Abdi, Co-Pastor Frank Carr, Pastor Tony Scott and Overseer Wallace Pierce. Easter sun…

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Easter Lily Cross will be at the community sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on Resurrection Sunday at the church cemetery and at 7 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Gospel singing will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, with Blue Grass Five and other local singers at The Clover Church of God of Prophecy located on Highway 360, Scottsburg. Hotdog plates will be sold starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds will go toward sending the youth to youth camp. Pastor …

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First Baptist Chancel Choir will be joined by the choir from Main Street United Methodist Church for their Easter Cantata at 7 Sunday evening at First Baptist Church located at 815 North Main Street in South Boston.

The 2019 Passion Week Ministers’ Coalition invites everyone to worship with them during Passion Week services beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. All services will be held at Staunton Baptist Church in Long Island. On Wednesday, Dr. Theodore Foster and the New Bethel Baptist Church…

Lenten luncheons are hosted at First Presbyterian Church beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding on the Wednesday before Easter.

The cross of Jesus Christ is inexplicably and unquestionably linked to the faith of the everyday Christian. Far beyond the jewelry many wear hung about their necks, the Christian cross is both the way to eternal life and a signpost for a secure future.

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The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday.  Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week.  Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday.  Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

What is the “this” in your life where Jesus is ready to do a miracle? When Jesus says “this” in the above quote, it is in a very specific moment, but it juxtaposes two totally different situations - trust in things of the world and trust in the things of God.

Scottsburg United Methodist Women celebrate the 150th anniversary of U.M.W. and a day of giving to the Legacy Fund with a program on Sunday about some of the history, highlights and accomplishments. Refreshments were served afterwards for the congregation. Those attending included (from left…

God gave us minds to use as we serve him and love others. Sometimes it seems like the world has lost sight of the greater things in life. Perhaps they have lost their minds. Or maybe they have not yet trusted in the one who indeed knows everything.

The Tuckers will be concert at Averett Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The concert is free and open to the public with a love offering. The Tuckers are a Southern Gospel group consisting of two brothers and their wives, a brother-in-law and a son. They are from Madison, North Carolina.…

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The third annual Whole Woman Conference in Halifax County will be held Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, at the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria.

The public is invited to gather at noon in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church at 800 North Main Street, South Boston, on Wednesdays through April 17.

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Lent begins about 40 days before Easter. It is a time of spiritual preparation for Christians, as we ask God to prepare our hearts for the glory of the resurrection of Christ and of all Christians.

Gospel quartet Down East Boys will perform in concert at McCanless Memorial United Methodist Church in South Boston at 7 p.m. March 15.

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Main Street United Methodist Church will hold a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The cost is $6, and children under 6 are free. All profits from the pancake supper will go toward the church’s annual spring mission trip. The church is located at 701 N. Main Street in South Boston.