Hephzibah church rolled with the times

Hephzibah United Methodist Church is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was dedicated as the Brothersville United Methodist Church in 1854 by four brothers to serve the 15 families living in the area.
By Lisa Kaylor

150-year-old church building for the future

A 150-year-old Evans church is looking forward to having a new multipurpose building that will allow it to continue to grow for a long time to come.
By Lisa Kaylor

Christian church is receiving a purging

There is a form of purging going on, a pruning of the dead limbs, a purification which, when the heat rises, draws to the surface that which is not true.
By the Rev. Kevin Steele

Congregation Children of Israel rabbi retiring May 30

The thing Robert Klensin will miss the most when he retires May 30 as rabbi of the Congregation Children of Israel is the relationships he has formed during his 11 years in Augusta.
By Lisa Kaylor

Church's cross captures Christ's ascension

Mounted on a V-shaped African mahogany wall against a bright blue backdrop, the cross at Ascension Lutheran Church is a depiction of Jesus with his hands outstretched, set in relief amid a larger representation of the Holy Spirit.
By Lisa Kaylor

China's campaign to remove crosses alarms Christians

BEIJING - A Chinese province where authorities have forcibly removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from skylines of cities and towns has proposed a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol.
By Didi Tang


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