Faith Digest

‘Requiem’ concert


The University of South Carolina Aiken Concert Choir performs John Rutter’s Requiem at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $20. Students enter free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at USCA Etherredge Center or at the door. For more information, call Joel Scraper at (803) 648-6851.

Thanksgiving meal

The Church of the Holy Trinity will hold a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Call (803) 341-0075 by Nov. 17.

Holy Trinity is gathering supplies to donate to Golden Harvest Food Bank. Thanksgiving participants are invited to bring nonperishable food or donations.

The church is at the Sweetwater Center, 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta. See anglican for more information.

‘The God Robbers’

Author and pastor Gene Jennings’ latest book, The God Robbers, is now available in print.

Jennings is associate pastor of True North Church in North Augusta. In The God Robbers, he writes about a modern-day spiritual awakening, pastors both faithful and corrupt and two men who burglarize churches planning the biggest heist of their careers.

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AME anniversary

The Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church observed the 100th anniversary of its founding this week.

The centennial celebration was held at the largest AME Church in Georgia, St. Phillip AME Church in Decatur, on Friday. Hundreds of AME officials, clergy, lay leaders and members attended, along with Bishop Preston W. Williams II, a former pastor of Bethel AME in Augusta.

Williams is the newly appointed bishop of the district, which includes 522 churches across Georgia.

The lay organization provides international scholarships, global disaster relief funds, leadership training and advocacy.

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