Faith Digest

The Rev. Paul Maier, an author, teacher and expert on Biblical archaeology, speaks during the 75th anniversary celebration of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.


He will hold a workshop at the church, at 402 Aumond Road, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. today on St. Paul and the spread of Christianity. The cost is $15 per person and $25 per family.

On Sunday, he will preach at 8:15 and 11 a.m., with question and answer sessions held at 9:40 a.m. An anniversary banquet begins at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call the church at (706) 733-6076.

Local radio personalities and volunteers will be at Chick-fil-A restaurants in Evans, North Augusta and Aiken today for the WAFJ-FM (88.3) Operation Christmas Child Campaign Kickoff.

Volunteers will hand out empty shoeboxes and information on the campaign, an effort to deliver shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to millions of children worldwide.

Last year, an estimated 8.5 million boxes were shipped to children through Samaritan’s Purse, the international Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham.

“Our goal this year is to collect 11,000 in our region,” Lance Danko, media relations coordinator for the Aiken Area Operation Christmas Child Team, said in a release.

National Collection Week is Nov. 12-19. For more, call (803) 649-5802 or see

Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Fury’s Ferry Road, Martinez, holds a church-wide trunk sale Oct. 27. Sellers can reserve a parking space with a $30 donation. The church will provide the space; sellers keep the proceeds. For more, call (706) 210-1133.

Free computer classes are offered through the Computers @ First ministry of First Baptist Church.

Upcoming courses:

• Greeting Cards, Business Cards and Labels, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and 8

• Basic Computer Main­tenance, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4

• PowerPoint Presenta­tions, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14

• Basic Computer Academy, an 8-10 week course that focuses on Microsoft applications. Classes are scheduled every 10 weeks throughout the year for two hours per week. Classes are available in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Register for Basic Computer Academy by calling (706) 651-0390. Sign up for other courses through the church office. Call (706) 733-2236 or email All classes are in Room 101 of the Walton Education Building at First Baptist Church.