Faith Digest

New Life Christian Center is raffling off this house in south Augusta in hopes of raising at least $200,000 for Kenya missions. Raffle tickets cost $100 each.

Invest in Yourself


Invest in Yourself Day, a program of New Life Worship Center, is 9 a.m. to noon today at the church, 3550 Morgan Road.

Representatives from educational, financial and health organizations will be on hand to teach participants ways to improve their finances and health. Topics to be discussed include investing, personal banking, nutrition, financial aid options and diabetes and cancer prevention.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 305-0335.

Fathers and Family

A Father’s Day event at Hillcrest Baptist Church includes special guests Wade Padgett, Superior Court judge; the Joseph Christie Band; and Craig Baynham, a former Dallas Cowboy.

The Fathers and Family event starts at 7 p.m. Thurs­day at the church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road. Call (706) 793-3104 for more.

American music

The Columbia County Choral Society presents A Celebration of American Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road.

The program honors American choral heritage with homegrown spirituals, popular and patriotic songs and choral works. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students, active duty military and groups of 10 or more.

For tickets or more information, call (762) 233-7793 or see

Win a house

A church is raffling off a south Augusta house in hopes of raising $200,000 for missions in Kenya.

New Life Christian Cen­ter plans to sell 2,000 tickets at $100 each. A drawing date will be set after all the tickets are sold, according to a church staffer.

The mission, Project Kenya, has built several churches in Kenya and purchased a well-drilling truck. Six locations for new wells have been identified, according to the church.

The newly renovated house is on a 0.44-acre lot on Saratoga Court, near Rosier Road. It has three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. The winner will be responsible for filing taxes.

For more, call (706) 738-2526 or see

– Kelly Jasper, staff writer