The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Letters to the Editor

July 23, 2012

Best Kept Secret

Monday, July 23, 2012 — Unfortunately, one of the best-kept secrets in Stanly County is the stupendous service that is rendered to the citizens of this county by the Downtown Ministers Association. They have quietly but skillfully brought this community together through Advent and Lenten services as well as their industrious work with the Stanly Community Christ-ian Ministry where they upported and spearheaded the development of the Community Table and the Community Inn for the homeless.

It is not at all uncommon for those attending the Advent and Lenten services to say how exciting it is to worship together with each other across denominational lines.

One would also be amazed at the number of people helping with the Community Table and the Community Inn.

They are across denominational lines and even without denominational preference.

In a day when we seem to be divided in American, it is a breath of fresh air to witness unity like this.

Not only have they done these things, but they have also ministered to each other in times of joy and times of crises.

Ministers are often lonely people with no one to turn to for help, because the rest of us sometimes unwisely expect them to be superhuman. They have been there for each other.

This secret has been kept because these men and women of the cloth have not called attention to themselves.

Perhaps it is time for us to call attention to them and expressed our accolades.

Russell Myers

Albemarle

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • Be nice to a veteran

    Charles Plumb was a Navy pilot, who on his 76th combat mission over North Vietnam, was hit by a surface to air missile and had to eject. He parachuted into enemy hands and spent the next six years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He survived and now lectures on life’s lessons learned from that ordeal.

    April 2, 2014

  • Thanks for the support

    On behalf of the Cabarrus/Stanly Chapter Board of Thrivent, I would like to personally thank Dennis Vineyards, Medical Pharmacy,  Uwharrie Bank  and Thrivent Financial for sponsoring the Starry, Starry Night Charity Ball benefitting Stanly Community Christian Ministry. 

    March 13, 2014

  • No ‘Memorial’ in title doesn’t sit well

    Born just after World War II, to a war veteran, I grew up in the shadows of uncles and cousins who were WWII vets. Many Saturday nights were spent sitting by the fireplace, listening to their war stories of the places they were sent, what they had to endure and what they witnessed. They are my heroes. It is because of what they and U.S. military veterans since, have or are suffering, that I do what I can for any veteran who calls upon me. They have made me and they drive my life.

    July 15, 2013

  • Stanly County Senior Services to recognize senior citizens

    Again this year, the Stanly County Senior Center will host its annual 90+ Birthday Party for all Stanly County residents who are 90 years old and older with a Country Western themed party. This event will be July 25 starting at 2 p.m. at the Stanly County Senior Center.

    July 15, 2013

  • We are not the bad guy

    This letter is for staff writer Ian Faulkner. You do not seem to think the threat from North Korea is serious. Read your history of war. I’m glad that our country takes it serious.

    April 15, 2013

  • Citizens need to participate in health assessment

    The Stanly County Health Department is partnering with Stanly Regional Medical Center to conduct a community health assessment.

    March 22, 2013

  • New bill would help business

    I am writing in reference to a new “open competition” auto insurance bill that was introduced in the N.C. House and Senate.

    March 22, 2013

  • Respect the graves

    As far back as I can remember, as far back as my grandparents could remember there has always been a clump of trees located across from Centerview Church, up on the hill, on the Northeast Connector.

    February 25, 2013

  • Encouragement

    How refreshing each week to read the article written by Doug Creamer.

    February 8, 2013

  • Permit me

    On Sept. 4, 2012, I received a letter from Stanly Co. Office of Planning and Zoning. Thus began a string of four office visits to obtain information that could have been provided sooner.

    February 8, 2013

House Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Featured Comment
Photos of the Week
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Poll

Will you participate in March Madness?

Yes I watch the games and complete a bracket.
Yes I complete a bracket.
No
     View Results