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    1. Church News

      As the vibrant hues of spring paint the landscape, hearts and minds are drawn to the profound significance of Easter, a holy occasion cherished by millions around the globe. This annual observance, rooted in both ancient tradition and profound faith, marks the culmination of Lenten reflections and the triumphant resurrection of Jesus Christ.
      Amidst the jubilant celebrations and solemn reflections, Easter serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of hope, renewal, and redemption. The narrative of Christ's crucifixion and subsequent resurrection resonates deeply with believers, offering solace, inspiration, and a beacon of divine love that transcends time and space.
      In churches and congregations worldwide, Easter Sunday heralds a time of joyous gatherings, heartfelt prayers, and melodious hymns reverberating with the spirit of rebirth and renewal. From solemn vigils to exuberant services, the faithful come together to honor the profound sacrifice and miraculous resurrection of their Savior.
      Yet, Easter is more than just a religious observance; it is a testament to the eternal promise of salvation and the triumph of light over darkness. It beckons believers to reflect on the transformative power of faith, forgiveness, and unconditional love, inviting all to embrace the message of hope and reconciliation.
      Moreover, Easter serves as a poignant reminder of the universal themes of renewal and rebirth, resonating with people of all faiths and backgrounds. In a world marked by uncertainty and strife, the Easter story offers a timeless message of resilience, compassion, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.
      As families gather around tables laden with traditional fare and festive treats, they share in the joy of fellowship and gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon them. Whether through the exchange of colorful Easter eggs or the sharing of heartfelt prayers, the spirit of Easter fosters a sense of unity and community that transcends cultural divides.
      In the midst of life's trials and tribulations, Easter beckons believers to embrace the transformative power of faith and to rejoice in the promise of new beginnings. It is a time to cast aside despair and doubt, and to embrace the eternal hope that springs forth from the empty tomb.
      As we celebrate Easter, let us heed the timeless wisdom of the ages and embrace the message of love, forgiveness, and redemption that lies at its heart. May this sacred occasion serve as a source of inspiration and renewal for all, guiding us on the path towards greater compassion, understanding, and spiritual enlightenment.

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      Residents of White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas are gearing up for the annual Lenten Tilapia Dinners, set to commence this Friday, February 16th. Hosted by the Greenbrier Valley Council Knights of Columbus, the dinners will take place in the Schoolhouse Hotel Banquet Room, located behind Emmanuel United Methodist Church in downtown White Sulphur Springs.
      Guests can indulge in the traditional Tilapia Fried or Baked dinner, complete with scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, hard rolls, dessert, and drinks, all for just $15 per plate. Those craving an extra piece of fish can opt for it at an additional $5. The option of dining in or taking out is available to accommodate various preferences.
      Serving times for the delectable dinners will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday starting February 16th and continuing through March 23rd. The proceeds from this culinary endeavor will be directed towards supporting community, youth, church, and council projects, reflecting the Knights of Columbus' commitment to serving their community.
      Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal while contributing to meaningful causes. Mark your calendars and join in the Lenten tradition!

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      Enon Baptist Church in Frankford organized a live nativity event on December 16, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. The event included seven stations, each depicting a different aspect of the nativity story, and featured real animals for authenticity.
      The live nativity aimed to bring the community together and provide an opportunity for reflection on the spiritual significance of Christmas. Attendees were invited to engage with the various stations, immersing themselves in the narrative of Jesus' birth.
      During the event, organizers conveyed a message emphasizing the central theme of Christmas, stating, "God sent his son Jesus to be the savior of the world. He is the perfect gift of salvation. Please accept Jesus in your heart, and may this be the best Christmas ever."
      The live reenactment involved volunteers from the community, and the inclusion of real animals added a genuine touch to the experience, creating a memorable atmosphere for attendees.
      Enon Baptist Church extended an open invitation to the community to participate in their regular services and activities. Sunday school sessions begin at 10:00 AM, followed by the Sunday morning service at 11:00 AM. Additional services are held on Sundays at 6:00 PM, with another service on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM.
      For those seeking to connect with the Enon Baptist Church community, office hours are every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The church leadership encourages individuals to explore their congregation's warmth and participate in upcoming services, fostering a sense of community and fellowship throughout the Christmas season and beyond.

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      ClearView Fellowship's Annual Fall Festival, held at the West Virginia Building in the State Fairgrounds, exceeded all expectations yesterday evening with a record-breaking turnout. The event, which took place from 3 pm to 6 pm on November 5, attracted community members of all ages for an afternoon of festivities and generosity.
      From the moment the doors swung open at 3 pm, the atmosphere in the West Virginia Building was charged with excitement. The event promised an array of free offerings, and attendees were not disappointed. Among the highlights were complimentary toboggans, gloves, and socks for kids, ensuring they are well-equipped for the upcoming winter season.
      The generosity extended to free shoes and haircuts for children, as well as an assortment of engaging activities like face painting, crafts, and blowups. Families were delighted to find an abundance of free food, adding to the festive spirit of the occasion.
      ClearView Fellowship's Fall Festival was not just about freebies; it also served as a platform for community engagement. Various local community groups were present, offering valuable information about their services and initiatives. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with these organizations, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration within the community.
      The event's success can be attributed not only to the generosity of ClearView Fellowship but also to the collaborative efforts of volunteers and local businesses that supported the cause. Their dedication helped create a memorable experience for everyone who attended.
      As the event came to a close at 6 pm, attendees left with not only free items but also a sense of warmth and camaraderie. ClearView Fellowship's Annual Fall Festival not only brightened the lives of many families but also exemplified the power of community coming together to support one another.

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      The 41st annual Arts and Craft Show is at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds this weekend. Organized by Edgewood Presbyterian Church, this event has grown beyond its humble beginnings as a church craft show to become a regional spectacle. The Arts and Craft Show will run from October 13th to the 14th, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and again on Sunday, October 15th, from 12 noon to 4:00 PM.
      This year, the West Virginia State Fairgrounds will house the extravaganza within the West Virginia building. As one of the organizers shared, "We started off as a simple church craft show, and it just got too big, so we had to move it to the fairgrounds." With a bigger and better venue, this event promises to be a memorable experience for all who attend.
      Aside from providing a fantastic opportunity to explore the world of arts and crafts, this event also has a heartwarming cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit WV Helping Hands, the EPC Scholarship Fund, and the EPC Growth and Improvement Fund. Attendees can feel good about their purchases, knowing that they are contributing to these worthy causes.
      Visitors to the Arts and Craft Show can enjoy free parking and a variety of delectable food options to keep their energy up as they peruse the wide array of handmade arts and crafts. One special treat available at the event is homemade apple butter from Edgewood Presbyterian Church, available while supplies last. The diverse selection includes fall and Christmas decor to help shoppers get a head start on their seasonal decorating.
      Among the remarkable items showcased at the show, hand-painted wall decor stands out. These unique pieces feature striking designs, including locomotives and red trucks, sure to add a touch of artistry to any home. The Wild Mountain Soap Company is another highlight of the event, offering their high-quality handcrafted products.
      Art enthusiasts and jewelry lovers will also be delighted to find a display of custom-made earrings from talented jewelers. If you're a sports fan, you won't want to miss the custom-made birdhouses featuring various sports teams, a one-of-a-kind addition to any outdoor space.
      For those looking beyond seasonal decor, the Arts and Craft Show has plenty of non-seasonal items available as well, including beautifully handmade quilts and other items that you might expect to find at any craft show.
      The 41st annual Arts and Craft Show at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds is set to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Whether you're in search of unique home decor, handcrafted gifts, or simply looking to spend a pleasant day out, this event has something for everyone. Don't miss the chance to explore the creativity and talent of local artisans while supporting valuable community causes.

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      There will be a FREE concert at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Sunday August 6 at 3 p.m. This is the third event in our summer concert series. This concert will feature Mary and Bob Thompson and the Choir from St. Catherine of Siena. Please join us for an afternoon of familiar and new songs. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall at St. Charles.
      For more information about any of these events, or directions to the Chapels, please call the church office at 304-536-1813.


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      West Virginians joined together today to observe the National Day of Prayer, a day dedicated to bringing communities together in prayer for the nation's well-being. In particular, leaders from all across the state gathered together, both in person and virtually, to pray for the hardships faced by the people of the nation.
      Governor Jim Justice called on citizens of West Virginia to join him on the steps of the State Capitol for a National Day of Prayer ceremony at noon. During the ceremony, participants prayed for the country, the state, their leaders, and for everyone in need of support during these difficult times.
      In his call to action, Governor Justice emphasized the power and importance of prayer, encouraging all those who were unable to join him in person to say a prayer at home. The National Day of Prayer serves as a reminder that, regardless of religious background or belief system, coming together in prayer can offer solace and support during times of hardship.

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