Category: Religion

Fellowship at the Ranch

Pastor Ed Jones I like February. It’s a time when I revel in resolutions kept or, more likely, mourn those that didn’t last long. It is the shortest month, yet it brings the promise of glorious spring. The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual…

Pastor’s Corner

Jim Mann “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”…

Catholic Club

Robson Ranch Catholic Club’s first meeting of the new year was held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in the home of Dolores and Jack Kearney at 9824 Ironwood Drive. Over forty members were present to hear Dennis Pettit speak on “The Word…what it means and why it is special for Catholics.” Dennis’ discussion…

Roses for Christmas!

Maureen Lehrer Members of the Open Hearts adult Sunday School class of Argyle United Methodist Church held their annual Christmas party at the Ranch on Dec. 8, all attending members were from Robson Ranch. The tables were festively decorated by members of the class: Connie Dubois, Sharon Largent, Maureen Lehrer, Wanda Lock, and Connie Mau. Roy…

Fellowship at the Ranch Likes to Eat!

Dennis Dotson No surprise! How do you get 70 people into one home in Robson Ranch? Answer: potluck dinner! The Fellowship at the Ranch Church held our Christmas potluck dinner after Sunday Service, Dec. 15. God was kind to us and provided excellent weather. Many of us brought hungry appetites. Experiencing the warmth of a…

Pastor’s Corner

Jim Mann “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” (Isaiah 42:9) God made that promise to Israel about the coming Messiah. He said, “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Edwin Jones, Pastor If I were to ask you what your favorite song was from twenty years ago, I wonder how many of you would think of a group or tune from the 1980s. I was recently asked that question from a friend, and my mind went back to ABBA, the Bee Gees, and the…

Pastor’s Corner

Jim Mann The Bible is the story of God moving in human history. His greatest interaction with humanity is what we celebrate every Dec. 25. As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we’ll read again that old, familiar Christmas story. As you read that historical account, what you will see is a description of the…

Was Jesus born on December 25?

Ed Jones Questions concerning the day of Jesus’ birth date back to the third century, when Hyppolytus of Rome (ca. 170-236) claimed that Jesus was born on Dec. 25. The earliest mention of some sort of observance on that date is in the Philoclion Calendar, representing Roman practice, of the year 336. Later, John Chrysostom favored…

Thanksgiving with New Life Church

Sherry Zeise On Nov. 9, Jim and Carol Hansen warmly welcomed us into their beautifully fall-decorated home to share a lavish, New Life Church Thanksgiving meal together with members and guests. Though the church, with the help of Carl Klein, provided turkey and ham through Cracker Barrel, the ladies went all out with “the fixins.”…