Youth group rehabs community center

For three days in June, members of the youth group at Hephzibah United Methodist Church scraped, scrubbed, painted and pressure-washed to bring Hephzibah Carroll Community Center back to life.
By Lisa Kaylor

CME to hold star-studded conference in Augusta

The Sixth District conference will include a speech by TV's Judge Hatchett, a performance by gospel artist Tremaine Hawkins and an appearance by cast members from the 1970s TV show "Good Times."
By Lisa Kaylor

Sermons share Gospel by way of Broadway

The Gospel gets heard in many different places, but if you love music like I do you might have heard it in a theater and listening to the music of Broadway.
By the Rev. Bernard Mason

Don't miss purpose by focusing on fads

Take a look around. The joy of the Lord seems to have taken a back seat to the latest fads, programs, ideas and gimmicks. If we are going to cater to someone, shouldn't we be catering to our Lord?
By the Rev. James Cole

Historic church's fate uncertain as cleanup continues

Since Atlanta Gas Light started a multi-million decontamination project on the grounds of Trinity CME Church and the surrounding area in 2003, the historic landmark has sat vacant and deteriorating.
By Tracey McManus

Church sermons to give regard to Broadway

Broadway is coming to Mann Memorial United Methodist Church – in the form of a series of sermons built around Broadway musicals.
By Lisa Kaylor

Alabama law bans church from housing sex offenders

CLANTON, Ala. - Believing it was his calling to reach out to people Jesus called "the least of these," Pastor Ricky Martin built a little church and opened a camp out back for some of society's most unwanted people: sex offenders.
By Jay Reeves

Religion, politics often mix

Religion and politics mix well in American freedom. They don't mix in an autocratic government.
By Dan White

Joyful Noise: Brian Free and Assurance

Southern gospel group will perform during two church services and for an evening concert on July 20 at Abilene Baptist Church.

Southern Democrats speak of faith in campaigns

ATLANTA — The technology has changed in the four decades since Jimmy Carter spoke openly about his religious beliefs while campaigning. But the broader message of a shared faith remains the same.  
By Christina A. Cassidy

Churches to celebrate Independence Day

Several area churches will hold special services or events to celebrate Independence Day.
By Lisa Kaylor

Church directory

Find a church by name, denomination or location in the Augusta-Aiken area.

Faith Calendar

Send listings by noon Monday to or to Faith Calen­dar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Faith Digest

Trinity Baptist Church will hold a bone marrow drive this weekend in search of a match for Alex Moore.

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Body found in Lake Thurmond

About 4 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a white male, around 35-years-old, had been found near the Chamberlain's Ferry Boat landing area, according to Lincoln ...