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.
Unitarian Universalist churches in Aiken and Augusta will host the Rev. Mark Kiyimba on Sunday as part of Pride weekend, a gay right's march and festival in its second year in Augusta. The pastor, head of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Uganda, has been making headlines for standing up against anti-homosexual legislation that threatened the lives of gays and lesbians living in Uganda.
The Old Paths, a Georgia-based gospel group with members from across the state, perform in concert.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Christ Baptist Church, 770 West Five Notch Road, North Augusta
About the group: The Old Paths have released 10 CDs since starting their ministry in 2003.
The group's name is inspired by Jeremiah 6:16, which says, in part, "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."
The Scripture Run, a motorcycle event modeled after bikers' poker runs, raises money for a local church mission to Panama.
It's 3 to 6 p.m. this Sunday and starts at The Building Worship Center, 1739 Gordon Highway.
"Bikers have this thing called a poker run," said Ray Reynolds, assistant pastor at the church. "They ride around and get cards and go back to a bar or to wherever is sponsoring it to see who has the best hand. That's what we're doing, except with Scripture."
Author and speaker Eric Metaxas signs books after speaking between Sunday services at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta this weekend.
This weekend, the Chronicle marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, first published in May 1611.
Look for a column in Saturday's Your Faith section by the Rev. Dan White. We follow up in Sunday's newspaper with a story about the worldwide celebration this marvelous book has spawned. Look for a timeline, passages of scripture, and more.