Amen Corner: Church expands free computer classes

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A new, larger computer lab is allowing First Baptist Church to increase the number of classes it offers.   JAMES WEST/SPECIAL
A new, larger computer lab is allowing First Baptist Church to increase the number of classes it offers.

WHAT: Free computer classes are being offered through the Computers@First ministry of First Baptist Church of Augusta, which has recently expanded with a new, larger computer lab.

THE CLASSES: Upcoming classes include:

File Functions, a class on how to save, find and organize downloaded files, documents or pictures: June 4, 2 to 4 p.m.

Social Media for Business, a new course on using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for small business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and professionals: June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6 to 8 p.m.

Photo Story 3.0, a class on transforming digital photographs into videos complete with transitions, animation and music: June 8, 15 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon

Pics in the Camera, What Next?, a class on downloading, organizing and basic photo editing for digital photos, June 21 and 28, 2 to 4 p.m.

Basic Computer Academy, an 8- to 10-week course on Microsoft applications including Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer. A waiting list for the next available course is now open.

THE LAB: Computers for Learning at Fort Gordon donated much of the new computer equipment for the lab, said James West of Computers@First. Contributions from current and past students and church members paid for the rest, allowing the ministry to serve more people in the community.

WHERE: All classes are taught in the Walton Education Building at First Baptist Church, 3550 Walton Way Extension.

LEND A HAND: Instructors and teaching assistants
are needed to present classes on topics of their choice.

LEARN MORE: Register by calling the church’s office at (706) 733-2236 or email

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