Religion Briefs December 15, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TCT and Origins Church present holiday concert
TUPELO – Tupelo Community Theatre and Origins Church will present a holiday concert on Dec. 23 at the Lyric Theatre. The concert, Love Came Down, is presented free, but general admission tickets may be claimed from the TCT ticket office from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The concert will feature Cody Hickman, Drew Gatlin, Melissa McAnally, and the Origins band. For more information email jason@originstupelo.com or call TCT at (662) 844-1935.

Aberdeen FUMC to celebrate milestones
ABERDEEN – The First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen will observe the 100th anniversary of its church building and the 175th anniversary of the church’s founding on Sunday during the morning service.
This service will commemorate the exact day of the opening of the current church. Due to the holidays and possible weather constraints, a complete celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at the church on March 3, 2013.
If you have any memorabilia, pictures, etc. to share with the planning committee, it will be appreciated. Contact the church office at (662) 369-8135.
The church welcomes all who wish to come celebrate these occasions.

Book on Alzheimer’s, spirituality on sale
TUPELO – Julie Orr, an experienced chaplain who champions the cause of Alzheimer’s disease and those who suffer from it, has released her book “Don’t Forget, I Love You.”
Orr said she intends the book to serve as a resource for those caring for Alzheimer’s victims.
The book comes with a CD of Julie Orr’s music, featuring her original work and her covers of traditional hymns.
Copies of “Don’t Forget, I Love You” may be purchased by contacting Debbie Hall, Director of Community Relations at North Mississippi State Hospital, at her office number (662) 690 4286.

All Saints’ curate
to be ordained
TUPELO – The Rev. Stanford Adams, curate of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Tupelo, will be ordained to the priesthood Wednesday at All Saints’.
Adams will be ordained in the 7 p.m. service by the Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt, Episcopal bishop of Tennessee. The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray III, bishop of Mississippi, will also attend along with priests from throughout the Diocese of Mississippi.
Adams, a Jackson native and former Nashville attorney, was ordained deacon in May after graduating from the University of the South School of Theology. He has been curate at All Saint’s since June, assisting in liturgical planning and worship services, as well as administering pastoral care and counsel to members of the parish and community.

This week’s answer
Q. WHAT IS the second shortest verse Jesus said in the Bible?
A. “REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE.” (Luke 17:32)

This week’s question
Q. WHAT DID the slothful man say was in the street to keep him from going to work?