Reporter Lisa Kaylor blogs about faith and values

By: Lisa Kaylor on November 13, 2013 - 2:31pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on September 13, 2013 - 5:31pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on September 6, 2013 - 5:28pm - Add new comment

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:


By: Kelly Jasper on August 23, 2013 - 4:42pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on July 19, 2013 - 11:53am - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on May 10, 2013 - 3:43pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on March 21, 2013 - 3:21pm - Add new comment

You might be familiar with the musical talents of local Rabbi David Sirull, the voice of such earlier hits as Jewish Redneck and Because It’s Rosh Hashanah!, a song for the Jewish New Year.

He's back with a new song for Passover, which begins Monday evening.

By: Kelly Jasper on March 1, 2013 - 2:59pm - Add new comment

TrueNorth Church participates in The Bible 30-Day Church Experience, based on the epic TV miniseries on the History Channel, The Bible.

By: Kelly Jasper on February 22, 2013 - 4:22pm - Add new comment

Concert organist Nathan Laube performs a solo organ recital benefiting Hope House in Augusta.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.

By: Kelly Jasper on February 15, 2013 - 2:22pm - Add new comment

Have a look inside the Islamic Community Center of Augusta on Saturday, when the new $3.8 million mosque and community center is open to the public for a open house from 11:30-4 p.m. 

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