Carthage church to hold grief program

Posted March 31, 2009

— First Baptist Church in Carthage will be hosting programs to help residents deal with grief and loss.

Sandhills Mental Health is facilitating the program to include law enforcement, elected officials and members of the faith community.

The programs will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday in April at the church, 108 McNeill St.

Organizers say the events are not a forum to discuss the recent shooting deaths at Pinelake Health and Rehab Center. They hope to instead provide a catalyst towards healing.


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  • jjslilred Apr 7, 2009

    Hereandnow99, your presumptions are astounding. The agencies providing this service a church and a private mental health center. There is no government involvement. It is simply a community service provided by community agencies. No government money is being used to host these sessions.

    And, Matthew 6:5-6 instructs Christians not to pray in public simply to get attention. Prayer is not about trying to make yourself look holy, but about talking with God. This scripture is meant to help us understand that point, not to keep us silent. But, if you really cared about what the Bible said, you'd already know that.

    I truly hope that one day you will stop surfing GOLO for opportunities to preach to us (and yes, preaching can go both ways) about seperation of church and state, especially when its not even relavent to the article's topic.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 31, 2009

    Great. Let's entangle gov't with religion under the guise of "healing". No doubt that the name "Jesus" will be uttered hundreds of times on the taxpayer's tab...again.

    And, of course, none of these "followers" will actually listen to what their head guy said about not praying in public or church. (Matthew 6:5-6)