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Bishop will speak

Teresa E. Snorton, presiding bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s 131st Baccalaureate Convocation at Paine College.

The service begins at 3 p.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

Snorton, the first female bishop in the CME Church, was elected to the post in June 2010 and assigned bishop of the new Eleventh Episcopal District, which includes eleven countries in Central, Southern and East Africa. In 2011, she was assigned to the Fifth Episcopal District, which includes Alabama and Florida.

Smart Lunch

Action Ministries in Augusta has issued a call for volunteers for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, a summer lunch program that serves children who receive free- or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

The program, which is in Richmond and Columbia counties, helps children in Augusta, Harlem, Grovetown, unincorporated areas of Appling, Martinez and Fort Gordon.

Volunteers pack lunches and provide educational-enrichment opportunities during the summer, starting in June.

To act as a sponsor, volunteer, or participant, contact Randi Moss in Columbia County at (706) 833-3171 or rmoss@actionministries.net or Pat Grice in Richmond County at (706) 399-9625 or pgrice@actionministries.net.

Night of Worship

Mosaic United Methodist Church will hold a new night of worship including music, dance, prayer, visual arts and dramatic readings.

The free event, titled Home: Now & Forever, will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Mosaic, 478 Columbia Industrial Boulevard, Evans.

It’s the first of three nights of worship held throughout the year. The remaining dates are July 25 and Oct. 24.

For more information, contact Worship Arts Director Cindy Wilkinson at (706) 373-2984 or cindy@mosaicumc.org.

Faith and Family

The Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta will host a panel discussion on faith and family at the Islamic Society of Augusta’s community center at 465 Old Evans Road, Martinez.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a greeting and reading from the Quran.

Representatives from six faith traditions will participate, answering questions on scriptures about the family. A question-and-answer session will follow. The program ends with refreshments, informal discussion and prayer.

Modest dress is requested.

Call (706) 210-5030 for more information.


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