Just a quick reminder: Remember to set your clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night or you'll be a whole hour early to church. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. This time of year, we "fall back," gaining an extra hour of sleep. Here's to a restful Sunday.
Matthew Smith, a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, which seeks to write new music for old hymns, performs live in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4303 Wheeler Road, Martinez.
Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who specializes in writing new words for centuries-old hymns. His latest album is Watch the Rising Day.
Earlier this evening, the Islamic Society of Augusta released a statement in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Here's the full text from Ahmad N. Gill, president of the Islamic Society of Augusta:
Nearly 10 years ago, a group of terrorists targeted our country. That tragic day, we lost thousands of people. They were Christians, Jews, Muslims and adherents of other religions.
Business By The Book, the long-running monthly luncheon for networking and fellowship at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, is back for a 23rd season at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.
The next meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, inside the Banquet Hall of the Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.
The Rev. Gary Redding, former pastor of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, has published his first book, God's Commanding Words, on the Ten Commandments.
Redding says that though the Ten Commandments are frequently questioned for their relevance, they remain just as appropriate today as when they were issued on Mt. Sinai.
The book is based on a sermon series that Redding preached during his 22-year tenure as pastor of First Baptist.
Churches are saving money on their power bills and now you can, too.
In January, St. Paul's Episcopal Church hosted a clergy luncheon encouraging congregations to save money on power bills by participating in energy-saving programs developed by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light.
The Decatur-based nonprofit works with congregations around the state to reduce power costs. Congregations, in turn, have more money to spend on missions and service in the community.
Christ Community Health Services, which supplies low-cost health care to adults and children in need, has completed the renovation of The Widows Home. A dedication celebration will be held outside the historic property.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday
WHERE: The Widows Home, 124 Greene St.
There's a mantra the Rev. Max Guzman turns to as he ministers to undocumented immigrants in the community.
Some, he said, have become believers since crossing into the country illegally.
"They wrestle with the morality of it, with the wrong they've done," Guzman said. "I tell them, ‘Let it be the only thing against you.'"
The 1,000,000 Soles Project, a non-profit relief organization working to provide shoes for those struggling in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, will host a fundraising event in Augusta.
WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Augusta, Mission Activity Center, 3500 Walton Way
Bluegrass trio The Wintons perform a live concert Sunday at Family Bible Church, 124 B Commercial Blvd., Martinez.
THE EVENT: The group performs after the 10:30 a.m. morning service, which visitors are invited to attend. A covered dish dinner follows the service at 12:30 p.m., with the performance wrapping up the afternoon at 2 p.m.