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Religion

Finding peace and healing in times of unrest and distress

These are undoubtedly times of tremendous trials. The pandemic has not only brought about great loss but also has caused our lives to be even more complicated. We cannot go to see our elderly loved ones or receive visitors like we used to do. As a pastor, I have been limited in visiting ...

Are you ready for Christmas?

“Are you ready for Christmas?” the waitress asked my friend Jean and me as we were seated at Duke’s Restaurant in Elkins. I thought to myself, “Now, that’s a loaded question!” Christmastime is filled with a litany of expectations, even in these pandemic times. If that question ...

D&E president, choir participating in worship

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, the College Concert Choir and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial will share their faith at the 11 a.m. Feb. 16 service at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. The ...

Neighbors helping neighbors

The Upshur Cooperative Parish House and Crosslines always welcome new partnerships. We are rooted in the concept of “neighbors helping neighbors.” Located at 68 College Ave., Buckhannon, we offer a variety of programs that assist those in need. Neighbors visiting the Parish House often ...

Gratefulness warms our hearts

Here is the word of the month. As we approach Thanksgiving we all begin to think about gathering together with family or friends. Our hearts are warmed by thoughts of gratitude for our relationships, the material blessings we have, and the events of life over the last year. We really are ...

Treasure Hunting

Julie Andrews sang “A few of my favorite things” in The Sound of Music. What are some of your favorite things? This answer will vary widely among us all, but whatever it is will capture our focus, time and resources. Some of our favorite things will even capture our heart. Jesus cautioned ...