“But the people of Israel broke faith regarding the devoted things, for Achan. . . took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the LORD burned against the people of Israel.” Joshua 7:1

“And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. And Joseph remembered the dreams that he had dreamed of them. And he said to them, “You are spies; you have come to see the nakedness of the land.” Genesis 42:8-9

The East Lauderdale Covenant Churches of the Meridian District will be holding a Bible Reading Marathon on the front lawn of the College Park United Methodist Church from Wednesday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in lieu of its traditional revival services.

According to church history records, First Baptist Church in Newton was founded in 1869 in a one-room wooden structure that served as a place of worship for 38 years. More than one hundred years later, membership has grown dramatically and the congregation will celebrate its 150th anniversa…

The 7th Annual Love Out Loud Meridian, a weeklong mission event in the city of Meridian, will kick off Sunday night, July 14, at 7 p.m. with a special service at the Temple Theater. 

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Obituaries

Funeral services for Clarky "Jane" Griffin will be Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Barham Funeral Home-Forest Lawn Chapel. Interment in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. www.barhamfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Mrs. Ezola Willis Hopson, 90, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

Services: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, 11 a.m., at Fitzkin's Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation: Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-7 p.m., at Berry and Gardner's OP Chapel and one hour prior to services.

Graveside services for Mr. Val Gudovskis will be Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., at Magnolia Cemetery with Revs. John Sweeny and Samuel Riemersman officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. Mr. Gudovskis, 27, of Meridian, passed awa…