“Opportunity is the foundation of the American dream,” said Rev. Doug Strong as he addressed the predominantly white audience listening to his sermon, titled “Black Lives Matter,” at Red River Unitarian Universalist recently. He said most whites are unprepared to see themselves as oppressors, and he said their privilege necessitates the oppression of others.
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MEXICO CITY — The Vatican is issuing a mea culpa in a spat with Mexico over critical remarks by Pope Francis on the “terror” engulfing the Latin American country.
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DENISON — Acclaimed folk musician Andrew McKnight will present a concert of music and humor at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. His presentation, which is free to the public, is titled “Embracing Our Whole Story.”
SHERMAN — The Temple of Hope, Faith and Grace will have a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. One full filet with fries is $6; one and 1/2 full fillets with fries is $8; two full fillets with fries and a drink is $10. There will also be peach cobbler for dessert from Joshua.
DENISON — Church Women United of Grayson County will host a “World Day of Prayer,” at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6 at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, 2810 Mirick Ave in Denison. The church can be reached at 903-465-3913.
GREENVILLE — Washington Street Church of the Living God will have a 4th annual pastor and wife appreciation service this weekend for Pastor R.A. and first lady Shimeka Sommers. A banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday and the service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Services will be at 4805 W. Washington St. in Greenville.
DENISON — Pastor Dwight Thomas, of God’s House of Faith & Worship Center Church will begin to teach Healing School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. These Healing School classes will meet one Saturday of each month. The date and time of other classes will be announced later. Matthew 10:1 reads, “And He called unto him His twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.”
A simple cross, worn around someone’s neck can be so attractive. It is an appealing piece of jewelry; a sometimes expensive accessory that looks just right. We’ve come a long way from how the cross was understood in Jesus’ day. It was something that was expensive then, but could be easily had. All one had to do was go against the rule of Rome and it could be worn on one’s back until the bearer was pinned to it.