Reporter Lisa Kaylor blogs about faith and values

By: Kelly Jasper on January 25, 2013 - 4:15pm - Add new comment

Gospel trio The Booth Brothers make a stop in Evans next week.

The group performs live at 7 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.

By: Kelly Jasper on December 12, 2012 - 7:23pm - Add new comment

Rabbi David Sirull of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue in Augusta has released a new song for Hanukkah, which ends Sunday.


The song Chanukah Means Dedication! describes how and why the Festival of Lights is celebrates in under two minutes. More Hanukkah coverage. 


Have a listen, and Happy Hanukkah!


By: Kelly Jasper on December 3, 2012 - 6:58pm - Add new comment

The life of the Episcopal Order of Saint Helena’s own “flying nun” was celebrated in Augusta on Saturday.


Sister Cornelia Ransom, whose frequent travels to minister in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States earned her the nickname “the flying nun,” died Tuesday, Nov. 27 from the cumulative effects of Parkinson’s Disease. She was buried at the convent on Saturday.


By: Kelly Jasper on November 26, 2012 - 6:36pm - Add new comment

Reader Marc Gottlieb sent in these photos from the annual Tri-Faith Service of Thanksgiving, held at the Congregation Children of Israel Temple this year.


The annual service invites a Christian, Muslim and Jewish leader, along with their congregations, to a Thanksgiving service that focuses on what the three faiths have in common.


Learn more about the service.


By: Kelly Jasper on September 7, 2012 - 12:18pm - Add new comment

The CenturyMen, a 100-member men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians who are ministers of music, will perform a free concert in Augusta. It's 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way.

The group’s Augusta performance is part of its 2012 Southern concert tour, which begins Friday with the group singing the national anthem at the Atlanta Braves game.

By: Kelly Jasper on September 5, 2012 - 6:02pm - Add new comment

Action Dash, an inaugural Labor Day 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run, netted $15,000 for the local programs of Action Ministries, organizers said.

Families in super hero costumes took to the streets to raise money for the agency, which specializes in hunger, housing and education programs for those in need.


By: Kelly Jasper on August 23, 2012 - 9:24pm - Add new comment

Singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson performs at a Graniteville church this Saturday.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. at Hillview Baptist Church, 1974 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville.


By: Kelly Jasper on July 12, 2012 - 2:05pm - Add new comment

Christian rock band Finding Favour will perform a free concert at Grace Baptist Church in Evans this month.


Finding Favour hails from Vidalia, Ga., and includes Blake NeeSmith on vocals, Ricky Dunn on lead guitar and piano, Dustin Daniels on bass, and Allen Dukes on guitar.


The concert begins at 6 p.m. July 29 at the church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans.

By: Kelly Jasper on June 19, 2012 - 10:51am - Add new comment

The two-day annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention began this morning in New Orleans, home of the Rev. Fred Luter, who is running unopposed for president of the denomination. He would be the first black president in the 167-year history of the Southern Baptist Convention.


By: Kelly Jasper on June 1, 2012 - 12:45pm - Add new comment

 You might remember Christian artist Lara Landon from concerts she's played at area churches over the years.


 The singer-songwriter returns to Augusta for two more concerts next weekend. One raises school supplies for children in Harrisburg, where St. Luke United Methodist Church is located.


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