Menifee church offers food, clothing to needy

MENIFEE—Menifee United Church of Christ has begun a food pantry and clothing closet for people in need. “Even though the economy is improving somewhat, there are still plenty of people who need help,” the church’s Senior Minister Bill Freeman said. “So we offer non-perishable food items and gently used, clean clothing to folks in Menifee.” […]

Peace in the storm

Zachary Elliot Special to Valley News I remember hearing a story once of an art teacher who asked his class to paint a picture of peace. Several days later as he walked through the classroom to inspect the students’ work he came to the first student. He saw a painting of a beautiful sun setting […]

Menifee church declares itself a ‘Gun Free Zone’

Menifee United Church of Christ announced on Monday, June 22 that it has declared its property a “Gun Free Zone.” “I know it’s true that the recent shootings at a church in South Carolina were due to racism,” says Senior Minister Bill Freeman. “But it’s also true that those nine people were killed by a […]

Not too old to learn

Zachary Elliot Special to the Valley News Have you ever noticed how we don’t have to teach our children to be selfish or stingy? You don’t have to be a parent for long to know it just comes naturally to kids and they’re good at it. They’re naturals! As parents we try to break the […]

Menifee United Church of Christ invites children to Everest VBS

A summer kids’ event called Everest Vacation Bible School will be hosted at Menifee United Church of Christ from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. Children from the community are invited to attend this free event to be held daily from 9 a.m. to noon. At Everest, kids discover what it means to hold […]

Don’t Miss Out

Don’t Miss Out

Zachary Elliot Special to Valley News Several years ago my family and I, along with a large group of people, were invited to a friend’s house for dinner. At the time we were young, broke and very excited to eat food. When we arrived at the house there were some tables sitting nicely on the […]

Immature to Mature

Pastor Zachary Elliott Special to the Valley News What did you have for dinner last night? If I were to guess I would say that you probably didn’t eat baby food for dinner. You probably didn’t chase your jar of Gerber Apple & Chicken Dinner down with a glass of Enfamil Gentlease formula. There are […]

Hurt to healed

Pastor Zachary Elliott Special to the Valley News Have you ever noticed how luggage crazy we are? If you walk through the airport you can see the vast hordes of luggage-crazed people walking from terminal to terminal. We are constantly on a mission to find trendier luggage with an easier way to carry, push or […]

A transformed mind

Panic and obsession are two words that can easily describe most people. Something goes wrong and we instantly panic, break out in the cold sweats and then we obsess over it. We even obsess over something that went wrong in the past. No matter how hard we try we can’t seem to get these things […]

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