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Religion

  • River Hill Church celebrates a century

    Long before they had a home, River Hill Christian Church members were gathering in Carroll County fields and baptizing in ponds, mud holes and creeks.
    Their faith bound them tighter than the walls of any church, but they could only stay outside for so long.

  • Church sets 'The Lamb's Table'

    INDEPENDENCE — The table is set and waiting for those in need of a home-cooked meal.
    On July 20, Independence First United Methodist Church — with assistance from area churches, organizations and volunteers — began offering “The Lamb's Table,” a Tuesday night supper at the church's fellowship hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

  • Carroll youth changed by cancer — for the better

    HILLSVILLE — Lucas Webb smelled croutons.
    He might have been half-asleep, his hair and eyebrows gone, his body weakened by chemotherapy, but his nose still worked. And the smell of food — the mere concept of food — made him sick.

  • Praisin' in the Park returns

    For Jennifer Morris, coordinator of the 3rd Annual Praisin' in the Park community Bible school, it's about bringing churches together, watching kids make friends and seeing them get to know Jesus.
    Praisin' in the Park, a free event for rising kindergartners through rising sixth graders, will be held July 25-29 in Felts Park in Galax. The community  celebration will begin on Sunday, from 4-7 p.m., with a night of family activities featuring food, games, inflatables and live Christian music from local bands.

  • Hallelujah Luau returns to Galax this weekend

    Thirty area churches and numerous businesses are joining forces to present the fourth annual Hallelujah Luau in Galax.
    The event is scheduled for Saturday at Felts Park, with gates opening at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. with the National Anthem followed by the honoring of military veterans. The event will last until 5 p.m.

     

  • Fewer churches participating in Lord's Acre Sale

    It's not the recession that could lead to the end of the Lord's Acre Sale, which is held every September in Galax's Felts Park for nearly 60 years.

  • Local churches helping out in Costa Rica

    When the Rev. Ricardo Alvarado, pastor of the Hispanic congregation at First Baptist Church of Galax, visited a halfway house in Costa Rica in March, he saw something he didn't know existed in his own country — a poorly pieced-together structure made from whatever wood and metal could be found.

    The floors were dirt and there were wood-sided outhouses nearby.

    Members of First Baptist Church of Galax, Hillsville Christian Church, First Baptist Church of Hillsville and Cornerstone Community Church in Galax are coming together to fix that situation.