Religion Briefs December 8, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Rogers honored with installation service
An installation service and celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Will Rogers as a full-time pastor will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
Bishop Julian Gordy of the Lutheran church, who appointed Rogers to his mission minister appointment, will preside over the ceremony.
Rogers has served the church as mission minister since March 2012. During his service, he initiated Boy Scout Troop #2010 and Pack #2010, and began taking the Scouts to the Lee County Library on the library’s game night, and made sure each Scout owned a library card. He also revived interest in the church’s Vacation Bible School through door-to-door evangelism in the neighborhoods surrounding the church.

FUMC Aberdeen to celebrate milestones
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 Dec. 16th during their 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. Please contact the church office at (662) 369-8135.
The church welcomes all who wish to come celebrate these occasions.

Okolona seniors to be honored at Red Bud
The Okolona Community Cluster of the 5th Sunday Services will hold their annual post graduation program for seniors graduating during the 2012 school year.
The service will take place from Dec.11-13 at 7 p.m. at Red Bud Missionary Baptist Church. Services will feature guest pastors from Calvary Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, Darden Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and Red Bud Missionary Baptist Church.

Pope popular on twitter
without tweets

Even though he hasn’t sent a single tweet, Pope Benedict had more than half a million Twitter followers in eight languages the day after the Vatican unveiled his handle: @Pontifex.
They included people ranging from the simple Roman Catholic faithful to a Jewish head of state.
The English version had the most followers, with nearly 400,000. The next largest was Spanish, with some 93,000. The lowest number of followers was the Arabic, with about 3,500.
The first papal tweets will be answers to questions sent to #askpontifex.
This week’s answer
Q. WHO CAME from the farthest part of the earth to hear the wisdom of King Solomon?
A. THE QUEEN of the South (Matthew 12:42)

This week’s question
Q. WHAT IS the second shortest verse that Jesus said in the Bible?