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Labyrinth walk

The Episcopal Church of Our Savior will hold a series of labyrinth walks for meditation and reflection at the church labyrinth, behind the white house on church grounds, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez.

Walks are between 10 a.m. and noon today and Dec. 11 and 18.

No experience is required, and finger labyrinths will also be available. Visitors may come and go as they please during the walk.

Call (706) 833-1855 or see oursaviormartinez.net for more information.

Community revival

Beulah Grove Baptist Church, along with several pastors from the Wrightsboro Road area, has organized a Wrightsboro Road Revitalization Community Revival for Monday through Friday.

The event, to be held in the old Mount Zion Church Building at 1438 Wrightsboro Road, begins at 7 nightly. Call (706) 724-1086.

Christmas festival

The 27th annual Alleluia Community Christmas Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Alleluia Community School, 2819 Peach Orchard Road.

The event includes baked goods, a silent auction, arts and crafts, books, German and Italian dinners, a hot dog stand, boiled peanuts and games. A coffee house will open at 6 p.m.

Call (706) 798-1882 for more information.

Boar's Head Feast

Tickets are on sale for the Boar's Head Feast of First Baptist Church of Augusta. Feasts will be held at 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the church, 3500 Walton Way Extension.

The medieval Christmas celebrations include food, music and the youth choir of First Baptist Church. Call (706) 733-2236 for more information.

Hanukkah celebration

A Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Shalom, a Messianic Jewish synagogue in North Augusta, starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The synagogue is at 701 Atomic Road. See congregationbethshalom.org for more information.

A service of comfort

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, will hold a service of comfort for those who anticipate difficulties or sadness during the holidays. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Andy Menger presiding.

A silent labyrinth walk in the parish hall will follow the service. For more information, call the church at (706) 738-3386.

Mosaic Methodist buys property in Evans

Mosaic United Methodist Church has purchased the warehouse at 476 Columbia Industrial Blvd. in Evans, where it began meeting in 2005.

The purchase, said the Rev. Carolyn Moore, allows the church to develop the property for worship and as a ministry center for the community.

Mosaic first leased 4,000 square feet of office space at one end of the 20,000-square-foot building for small groups and recovery meetings. A year later, the congregation took on an additional 4,000 square feet for worship space.

Owner Ron Cross sold the building and land Nov. 16, Moore said.

"We count our relationship with Ron Cross as a blessing and a partnership," Moore said. "From the beginning he has been interested in our vision of reaching folks at the margins."

Mosaic's plan for the facility includes space for missions, including a partnership with Augusta Urban Ministries and other agencies to offer a food pantry, a career training center and a crisis-help center to the community. See mosaicumc.org for more information.


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