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church

by Lorie Lewis Ham


When you walk into the Bonner Auditorium the set makes you feel as though you have stepped into a church. When the show begins with the choir singing, and the pastors walk down the aisle shaking hands, then you feel even more like you have accidentally walked into a church service. But instead, you are at the StageWorks Fresno production of the play The Christians.

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by Jim Bulls



In the early 1900s, a great Pentecostal movement started in the Azuza Street Church in Los Angeles, and those called to God set forth on a mission of revivals throughout the United States.

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by J.R. Lindermuth



“Just like the others, sir,” Officer Flora Vastine said, “the doors were left open.”
Daniel “Sticks” Hetrick, former chief and now special consultant to the Swatara Creek Police Department, grunted as he slid his lanky frame out from behind the steering wheel of his car. He followed Officer Vastine up the walk to the front door of St. Thomas Evangelical Methodist Church. “And, just like the others, there will be a thousand fingerprints all over the place.”

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by James Garcia Jr.




In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.

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H.O.P.E. Sanger

IN THE May 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andMinistry Musings
SECTIONS

by Doris Knowlton



H.O.P.E. Sanger formed six months ago when a small group bonded together to give hot nourishing meals to those in need. Julie Mendoza is the leader of this successful organization and she loves every minute of the fast pace and heavy workload. H.O.P.E. Sanger is made up of about 25-people which includes pastors from 11-local churches.

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by Diana Bulls



Less than 30 minutes drive from Reedley, in the little mountain community of Squaw Valley, sits Mountain Valley Community Church (MVCC) under the interim leadership of Pastor Chris Lewis. A core group of members in this country congregation have taken on the mission of making life easier for men and women in the Armed Forces. They have never turned away any military person someone wanted added to the ministry.

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210 In Visalia, More Than Just a Club

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

FROM THE Arts & Entertainment,
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andMusic
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by Courtney Hayslett



An environment cultivating life through conversation, art, and music can be found inside the historic brick building on the corner of Locust and Center. Tucked in the hub of downtown Visalia, 210’s magnetism creates a comfortable living room for the community, nourishing life and imprinting culture daily.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Here at Kings River Life Magazine, we realize how important teachers are to the lives of our children and the future of our communities as they shape the leaders of tomorrow. Sadly, most of the best teachers work long hours with little recognition or thanks.

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Gossip

IN THE January 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andChristopher Lewis,
andHelping Hands,
andMinistry Musings
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by Christopher Lewis




It’s amazing how many people I hear talking about what they consider to be the most terrible of sins. They usually focus on sexual things when they do so. However, I would like to suggest today that one of the truly most terrible sins is something that you actually find running rampant among many of the people who talk the most loudly against sin.

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by Diana Bulls



On any given Tuesday morning people start gathering at the First Assembly of God Church in Dinuba, and by 9:00 a.m. the social hall is filled. Pastors Don Hall and Roland De LaCerda welcome the people and share the gospel message for the day; then volunteers begin to hand out loaves of bread—it’s all part of the Bread of Life Ministry.

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by Christopher Lewis




“I wonder what kind of presents will be under the tree this Christmas!” As a little boy, this was a question that energized me during this season as the big day approached. There were many things I enjoyed about Christmas, including the story of the Baby whose birthday was to be remembered on that day, but I have to admit the thing that excited me most about the holiday when I was a child was the prospect of receiving presents.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For more than 30 years, the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church has been presenting spectacular Christmas concerts, and this year is no different, as they will be presenting A Christmas To Remember December 17 and 18.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Chief Harmon didn’t waste any time in taking down Chuck’s statement after we arrived. He wasn’t sure what could be done with the information, but he could at least use it to start building some sort of case. I suggested he call Paul Unruh to see if he could help them figure out how they could get a group together to sue the Club leaders for discrimination if nothing else.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


After a restless night I got up and headed for Main Street to meet Stephen, with an hour to spare before the police arrived at the Happy Mouth. After chaining my bike at the bike rack outside, I found my old friend at our usual booth reading this week’s Kingsburg News. I slid into the seat across from him and couldn’t help feeling we’d gone full circle

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Two Keys to A Happier Life

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andChristopher Lewis,
andHelping Hands,
andMinistry Musings
SECTIONS

by Christopher Lewis



The Declaration of Independence states that we have all been endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, “that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The right to pursue happiness is one that Americans have passionately claimed, and as a result we have a society that puts a great deal of emphasis on entertainment, personal fulfillment and any number of other avenues that are meant to carry us toward this illusive goal.

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by Diana Bulls




Although it may seem hard to believe, a hunger crisis has been unfolding right here in Fresno County—the breadbasket of California, or as we who live in Reedley like to say, “The World’s Fruit Basket.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quick Facts about Fresno County, 22.1% of the population was under the poverty level in 2008 compared to 13.3% in all of California.

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