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By: Kelly Jasper on March 8, 2012 - 11:38am - Add new comment

Remember, Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 11. Move your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night or you'll be late to church!


By: Kelly Jasper on January 16, 2012 - 4:52pm - Add new comment

This winter, local students were asked to write and submit poems in a contest inspired by Emma Lazarus, the Jewish poet who wrote The New Colossus, the sonnet inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

By: Kelly Jasper on December 20, 2011 - 4:57pm - Add new comment

Today, there are two times as many Catholics in Brazil as in Italy.


In Nigeria, there are two times the number of Protestants as Germany, the birthplace of the Protestant reformation.


By: Kelly Jasper on December 6, 2011 - 11:19am - Add new comment

Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham join forces for a Christmas tour that stops in Aiken on Sunday, one of only 16 cities they'll hit in 18 days.

The three musicians take the stage at Cedar Creek Church's Banks Mill Campus, 3001 Banks Mill Road, Aiken, on Sunday, Dec. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert is at 7.

They'll play some of eachother's tunes, as well as Christmas songs. Have a listen to the trio performing O Holy Night.

By: Kelly Jasper on December 2, 2011 - 5:43pm - Add new comment

Last month, local rabbi David Sirull performed with the Three Kosher Singers in front of a large crowd at Imperial Theatre. The performance featured a newly penned composition, There’s No Place Like Augusta.

By: Kelly Jasper on November 4, 2011 - 9:52am - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on September 12, 2011 - 11:01am - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on September 9, 2011 - 6:27pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on August 24, 2011 - 3:02pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Kelly Jasper on August 11, 2011 - 11:16am - Add new comment

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.

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