Local Briefs April 29, 2008

Symonds to address Library Friends Rev. Jeff Symonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Portales and a long-time maker of doll houses and miniatures, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library. The group will meet at

Local pastor, teacher publishes prayer book

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has been working on researching and writing a comprehensive, practical study on prayer. Through the years, she watched as her father used a manual typewriter and made copies of his study, first for his doctoral dissertation […]

Pastors worthy of honor

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Our pastors are vital to our spiritual well being. Pastors are the first ones called in a time of crisis. They sacrifice their time, often at the expense of their family, in order to minister to others. Just the pastor’s presence brings comfort and relief. They are on call 24/7 […]

September 13, 1996

• Lester L. Vinson, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Elida was called to serve as interim pastor of Iglesia Bautista Bethel church, located on North Indio. • The Faith Temple Lady Conquerors were preparing to host an eight team volleyball match at the Baptist Children’s Home. • Southwest Books and More was getting set […]

Holiday prompts special services

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers On that first Christmas night, as Joseph and Mary reportedly searched for lodging before the birth of Jesus, they were foreigners in another land, dependent on the help of strangers. It is the same kind of compassion and call for social action that pastor Clyde Davis will focus on when […]

McVey joins Central Christian

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer David McVey has joined Central Christian Church in Portales as a new pastor this summer. McVey, 50, moved to Portales with his wife, Lola, and their son from Charleston, W. Va in May. There he was the senior minister for the Kinds Way Christian Church in Nitro, a suburb […]

McFadden called to pulpit of FBC

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Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The First Baptist Church of Portales has been without a pastor for the last 20 months but that will all change this Sunday with the church’s first service by their new pastor, David McFadden. McFadden recently moved to Portales from Kerrville, Texas, where he pastored at the First Baptist Church […]

June 14, 2006 Elida News

By Roberta Burkstaller: PNT Correspondent Pope new director at CSC Amanda Pope is the new director of the Community Services Center in Portales. Anyone in Elida interested in CSC’s volunteer program can call her at 356-8576 or stop in and talk with her at 1100 Community Way in Portales. Hull called to San Jon Rev. […]

Pastors are our national treasures

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Pastors who respond to God’s call to ministry are special people. October is Clergy Appreciation Month and is observed by affirmation and encouragement for our pastors. These spiritual leaders are gifts from God. Ministers and their families live in a world that never stops. Their workload is large and tedious. Many […]

Pastor: Love is best response to destruction

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth Street in downtown Clovis, the church has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. Church members fear their lifestyle has attracted the […]