Last week I covered the kickoff for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle drive for the Metro section. John Sebby, the development director for the Salvation Army, shared a story with me from a parent who went the grocery store that day and walked past one of the familiar kettles. It's such a sweet story that I'd like to share it with you.
"Today our child brought us both to tears," the parent wrote.
Contemporary gospel crooner Eddie B. performs two shows in the Augusta area this weekend.
He performs at 6 p.m. Saturday at Driven By the Spirit Motorcycle Ministry at U.S. Highway 1 in Clearwater, and 10 a.m. Sunday at Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.
In a brief video to pastors this week, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer joined Pope Francis in asking Catholics to fast and pray for peace in Syria on Sept. 7.
The local St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church will offer votive Mass for peace at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Diocese of Savannah, which shared this prayer:
For the past six weeks of the Your Faith section in The Augusta Chronicle, we've featured "Senior Saints" as nominated by members of their congregations. We put the call out to local churches in mid-June, and quickly received a number of names. We chose just six to include in the newspaper, but I wish we could have featured them all.
"We are fortunate to have many angels amongst us," Marianne Frye, who nominated saint Rena Mobley, wrote to us last week.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center plays the movie Fred Won’t Move Out, followed by a discussion about Alzheimer’s diesease and independent living, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.
The short feature, written and directed by Richard Ledes, deals with the uncertain emotional territory of grown children with aging parents. The partially improvised film was shot in three weeks at Ledes’ parents’ home.
Local favorite the Rhett Walker Band returns to Augusta on Building 429’s Give Me Jesus Tour, with Finding Favour and Carlos Whittaker. The bands play at Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans, starting at 7 p.m.
He's back with a new song for Passover, which begins Monday evening.