Faith

El Dorado Hills' Rolling Hills Church youths help needy

Sometimes all it takes to make someone’s day is a pair of socks. That is one of the lessons learned by more than 180 young people from Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado ...

A Word to the Wise: Here comes the end once again

Well, as we get to the end of another year we cannot escape interest in the end of the world as well. 2011 saw at least one prediction of a major ending that never came. That’s ...

A Word to the Wise: Merry Christmas from this side of Folsom

Tomorrow is the winter solstice, otherwise known as the first day of winter. Of course, around here “winter” is a relative term. We have a friend named Lois who lives in North ...

Folsom teen Lydia Eldridge headed to South Africa on missions trip

Lydia Eldridge, 16, of Folsom has traveled abroad before. Several years ago her soccer team competed in England. Last summer she went to South Africa on a mission trip with a Chris ...

A Word to the Wise: Peace on earth begins in our hearts

This is the time of year when many people allow themselves to become stressed out with anxiety and worry. We establish expectations and then tailspin when those expectations are no ...

A Word to the Wise: The countdown to 2012 has begun

Did you notice the thick fog that enveloped several of our recent nights? Every time I see such a covering as this, a line from a Sandburg poem comes to mind — “the fog comes o ...

A Word to the Wise: Enjoy simple pleasures simply at Thanksgiving

Some days I have a difficult time trying to come up with the words for this weekly column, even though I keep a list of possible topics nearby. Every once in a while the old nemes ...

Word to the Wise: Leaves a’changin’ but it’s still my Father’s world

Because of our prolonged spring and relatively mild summer, the leaves around here are taking their sweet time changing and falling. I keep record of such matters each year. And no ...

Church targets porn

To help educate and raise awareness of the dangers associated with pornography, Rolling Hills Church in El Dorado Hills is hosting two seminars that focus on the “Danger of the I ...

A Word to the Wise: A view from this side of the Occupy movement

Perhaps like me you have watched the events of the recent weeks with some curiosity as groups of people “occupy” their cities in protest of ... well, something, or a growing li ...

Word to the Wise: Book of Job asks tough questions

Each week in our Sunday Bible study class we are surveying a book of the Bible as we walk through the entire book. Last week we took a look at the book of Job. Job is an epic (narr ...

Festival of Lights is Oct. 29

After much anticipation, the Community Diwali will light up Folsom. Diwali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is an important festival in Hinduism, occurring between ...

A Word to the Wise: Are happy economic days here again?

Most of us are not trained meteorologists. The best way we can often determine the weather is to simply go outside and have a look. It may not be very fancy but it is effective. I ...

A Word to the Wise: Memorials help our loved ones live on

Last Friday night I was driving on Natoma Street and a saw a small cluster of people gathered around a group of lit candles at Gionata Way. It was a beautifully striking sight in ...

Muslim group opens arms to community

A new branch of Muslim society is introducing themselves to the community. After continued growth in the size and diversity of the Muslim community in Folsom, it was decided that a ...