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Behold your signs of guidance . . .

Anyone who launches on an unfamiliar journey will usually rely upon some form of guidance, whether by map or more modern GPS (Global Positioning System).

In mankind’s infancy such guidance often came from the foot or hoof prints of man and beast having gone before, graduating to maps of various kinds to present day modern technology. As man continues to progress physically, intellectually and scientifically such methods continue to provide more scientific results. Continue reading Behold your signs of guidance . . .

Changing our hearts to change the world

Jessie Palatucci, Online Communications Specialist

We are living in a time of flux. In the last 12 months alone we, the USA, have been forced to confront a range of moral challenges including issues of racism, police violence, mass incarceration, immigration, LGBT rights and rape culture. There is a lot happening. And the stakes – people’s very lives – are high. As someone who engages in online community building, this has been an incredible moment to witness. People are sharing their stories. Occasionally those stories are breaking through our public consciousness and leading to meaningful change. It is an extraordinary thing to behold. Continue reading Changing our hearts to change the world

Conference unites Valley Baptists

VBA: (from left) Rev. Dr. Charles Calloway, VBA Moderator with Alice Johnson, outgoing president VBA Women’s Auxiliary and Rev. Dr. Ronald Brown.  photos by S. Hale
VBA: (from left) Rev. Dr. Charles Calloway, VBA Moderator with Alice Johnson, outgoing president VBA Women’s Auxiliary and Rev. Dr. Ronald Brown. photos by S. Hale

Pilgrim Baptist Church, Rev Dwight Steele, pastor, hosted the 149th Annual Session of the Valley Baptist Association (VBA) and the 90th Annual Session of the Women’s Auxiliary (WAVBA) July 5-10.

Music: Rev. Dwight Steele, performs one of many selections as VBA music director.
Music: Rev. Dwight Steele, performs one of many selections as VBA music director.

The two-tiered plenary session involved a host of activities and featured an extensive lineup of several of the areas most dynamic pastors who delivered strong and uplifting presentations. Choirs from many of the valley’s Baptist churches also accentuated the event. Continue reading Conference unites Valley Baptists

Norman Jordan, AAAHA Founder/Director, Dies

Norman Jordan
Norman Jordan

Norman Jordan, founder and director emeritus of the African American Arts and Heritage Academy (AAAHA) located on the campus at West Virginia University, died on June 27, 2015. A celebration of his life was hosted by his family on Saturday, July 11, in the Gov. Hewlett C. Smith Theater at the Tamarack Arts and Crafts Center in Beckley, WV. Continue reading Norman Jordan, AAAHA Founder/Director, Dies