Medical provider cold? Maybe you can help

Dr. Gary Oberlender spent many years on the staff of the federal Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem. When he retired a decade ago,...

ANNUAL METHODIST MIGRATION AFFECTS SEVERAL CHURCHES

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins Two years ago Salem got three new United Methodist pastors; unfamiliar faces appeared at First, Central and Calvary congregations in the annual...

Computer confused? You’re ripe or scam

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins It may come as a shock to realize that after about age 53, your ability to handle your finances, slowly but progressively,...

Church Briefs – April 12, 2017

COLLEGE LUTHERAN PASTOR  LEAVING The Rev. Wynemah Hinlicky, pastor of College Lutheran Church in Salem since 2008, will conclude her ministry  there on April 30.  She is...

‘GOOD SAM’ HOSPICE MARKING 25 YEARS

Lately I’ve written several columns about issues in which people of faith have attempted to understand current problems in our society. Since I’m a...

Church folk learn of “scary” dementia

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins Church folk learn of “scary” dementia Discussing mental weakening in the final decades of life, a group of women who attend Fort Lewis...

Getting through winter takes some planning

Frances Stebbins Columnist If you’ve lived through as many winters as I have, you know that the months of January and February—often March too in our mountains—are...

Church Briefs 2.1.17

WOMEN'S RETREAT SET FOR FEB. 18 Registration is open for a five-hour Busy Woman's Retreat to be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Salem. Its...

Church Briefs – March 22, 2017

UM BLACKSTONE CENTER AUCTION SCHEDULED The contents of the former Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center at Blackstone are scheduled to be auctioned Saturday, March 25, beginning at 7...

Death is final but we have some say

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins For some 40 years now I’ve been aware of the many new ideas related to end-of-life issues. One of the pioneers of...