Patti Richter, On Faith: A Wise Perspective on Hard Times

Patti Richter, On Faith: A Wise Perspective on Hard Times

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 22, 2020) My usual Saturday morning phone call to my elderly parents opened with a question I’d never before asked them: “Do you have plenty of toilet paper?” Isolated in the early months of COVID-19, they depended solely on my time-challenged sister’s weekly visit and grocery run. My father answered and eased […]

Rockwall United: Join in National Day of Prayer, live on YouTube May 7

Rockwall United: Join in National Day of Prayer, live on YouTube May 7

Join in the LIVE YouTube broadcast by Rockwall United | Ministerial Alliance for the NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020. To access the LIVE broadcast, visit rockwallunited.com. Rockwall United is a Rockwall County Ministerial Alliance consisting of pastors and leaders from churches in Rockwall County. Their mission: through strategy and actions of […]

First Presbyterian Church to host Drop-Off Donation Drive to benefit Helping Hands

First Presbyterian Church to host Drop-Off Donation Drive to benefit Helping Hands

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 22, 2020) On Saturday, May 2, First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall will hold a donation drive of desperately needed hygiene products for Helping Hands of Rockwall County.  Helping Hands is in need of: toothpaste and toothbrushes (adult and children), deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, skin/body lotion, disposable razors, sanitary pads of varying sizes […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Panic, Peace, and Paradise Lost and Found

Patti Richter, On Faith: Panic, Peace, and Paradise Lost and Found

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 5, 2020) My heart beats faster as the clock strikes midnight in the fairy tale movie. Cinderella is running down the castle steps with the awful realization that her beautiful clothing will soon return to rags. I recall two episodes of real panic, and both involved the same child. Our son, at […]

Packed with love: Lake Pointe Church community helps ensure no kid goes hungry during school shutdown

Packed with love: Lake Pointe Church community helps ensure no kid goes hungry during school shutdown

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 14, 2020) Lake Pointe Church volunteers have been busy this afternoon collecting drive-thru food donations, running them inside to be sorted, assembled and packed up to make sure kids are fed during extended Spring Break. Lake Pointe’s website says, “As a church we will be here to meet the needs of […]

Persevering: Amid Piles of Rubble or Puddles of Mush

Persevering: Amid Piles of Rubble or Puddles of Mush

The year 2020 arrived with more than a bang: a US embassy attack followed by ballistic missiles and the resulting loss of a passenger plane. Meanwhile, as Australia battled wildfire, several other countries experienced either earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Closer to home, we watched a troubling impeachment trial and grieved the death of a beloved […]

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at First United Methodist Church Heath

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at First United Methodist Church Heath

Join the First United Methodist Church of Heath for a special Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. FUMC Heath is located at 140 Smirl Drive. For more information visit www.fumcheath.org. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and […]

Community welcome at Living Nativity Sunday at First Christian Church Rockwall

Community welcome at Living Nativity Sunday at First Christian Church Rockwall

For the thirteenth year, members of First Christian Church Rockwall will present an outdoor re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, complete with live animals available for petting after each performance. A costumed cast of all ages will perform every 20 – 30 minutes between 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, December 15. The Living Nativity is […]

Bed, Bath, and Biscuits: A Dog’s Thanksgiving

Bed, Bath, and Biscuits: A Dog’s Thanksgiving

“…wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds… Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted.” –Psalm 148:10, 13* (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Nov. 10, 2019) I can almost taste it. But roast turkey is off limits for me these days, according to my vet, who said, “No more […]

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall Celebrates 165th Birthday

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall Celebrates 165th Birthday

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 5, 2019) It was 165 years ago that the community of Rockwall was founded, and with it, the formation of the community’s first church. The Rockwall County Commissioners Court proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 as “First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall Day” in Rockwall County, in commemoration of the church’s 165th birthday. Rockwall […]

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