Winter Jam is set for Feb. 11

For King & Country will co-headline Winter Jam 2016 with Matthew West, joining a diverse lineup that includes some of Christian music's biggest names.
By Lisa Kaylor

Norris: All Christians have a 'Passover' to celebrate

Christ is our unblemished lamb (without sin), whose shed blood covers us, thus sparing us from being held captive and in bondage (in slavery to) all the powerful and debilitating influences of sin, suffering and death.
By the Rev. Gene Norris

Church to hold pancake supper

The Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta will hold a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Bowden: Baptism ushers us into the household of God

Baptism is my favorite sacrament. It should be -- I have been baptized four times.
By the Rev. Joe Bowden

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship meetings

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship meetings are set in Augusta, Aiken and North Augusta.

Young Life plans Round Up dinner

Young Life Augusta will hold its annual Round Up dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Islamic Society of Augusta plans open house

The Islamic Society of Augusta is inviting the community to an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13.

Daoudi: Quran story discusses true evil

A story from the Holy Quran paints a picture of the strong ties between someone who abuses his power or authority and those who would facilitate and finance it.
By Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi

Schools to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Our Lady of Peace and St. Mary Help of Christians will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with several events.

Woman seeks help finding family of letters' authors

Colleen Hilton was pleasantly surprised to find a hardcover "Guideposts" book copyrighted 1948 as she browsed the south Augusta Goodwill store. She took the book home, and as she began to read the faith-inspired stories, two yellowed letters fell out of the book.
By Lisa Kaylor

Articles from the Your Faith section archive

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Sikh community holds interfaith service

The Sikh community at Guru Singh Sabha Augusta Gurudwara celebrated three important events: the 20th anniversary of their temple, the 350th birthday of their 10th Guru and the ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Victory Baptist Church in North Augusta celebrates end of mortgage

Victory Baptist Church celebrated the end of its mortgage on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Sammy Rosenbaum Trio to perform

The Sammy Rosenbaum Trio will perform at Congregation Children of Israel on Jan. 23.

Augusta's Sikh priest is retiring

Bhai Jit Singh is retiring after 22 years as priest at Guru Singh Sabha Augusta.
By Lisa Kaylor

Lay aside the cellphone and see the world

Not long ago I stopped off before going into work to grab breakfast at a restaurant near my office. About the time I ordered my food and sat down, I discovered I had left my cellphone at home.
By the Rev. Ed Rees

Faith calendar

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Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Dozens of teenagers vow celibacy until marriage at ceremony

After 17-year-old Keone Cooper took her oath of sexual abstinence and her family members placed a sterling silver ring on her finger, she said one word described her experience: "pride."
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Faith calendar

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Church to hold yard sale fundraiser

Vineyard Community Church is holding a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 at the old Sue Reynolds school.

Elim Baptist to install ninth pastor

Elim Baptist Church will install its ninth pastor, the Rev. George C. Miller, on Jan. 17.

Business Men's Fellowship announces speakers

The speakers for January are: Jan. 13 - Burles Johnson, business owner; Jan. 20 - Maria Shoemaker, healed from kidney disease; Jan. 27 - Jay Jefferies, meteorologist.

Orthodox congregation blesses waters

Around the world on the same day, Jan. 6, Orthodox Christians gathered at bodies of water or in their churches to observe the Holy Theophany, or Blessing of the Water.
By Lisa Kaylor

Alaska minister to speak in churches, homes across area

Nancy Haney, the founder of Point to Hope Ministries based in Nikiski, Alaska, will speak at several engagements throughout the area during January.

Randall Monk: Faith is not a phobia

From my earliest recollections, I have been taught to stand by my values, no matter the cost. My parents instilled in me a code that would later develop into my core convictions. 
By the Rev. Randall Monk

Religious coalition to hold annual MLK service

The keynote address will be given by the service's first female speaker: the Rev. Veronica Goines, the pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Marin City, Calif.
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Former Savannah bishop dies in Florida

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Bishop Raymond W. Lessard, who served as bishop of Savannah for 22 years, died Sunday at his home at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla., surrounded by priests and ...
By Jan Skutch

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

With God's help, we can meet future challenges

What is the best way for us to begin 2016 with a minimum of fear and anxiety? How do we get a handle on all of the unknowns? How can we stop being intimidated when we ask all the "what-if" questions?
By Gene Norris

Tears might be sign God is reaching into our soul

The time between Christmas and New Year's weekend is usually a quiet time, unless you're trying to return a gift at the mall or cheering on your favorite team during one of the many bowl games.
By the Rev. Cynthia Taylor

Chicks That Click photograph historic church

Chicks That Click, a group of women based in North Augusta who are interested in photography, documented the historic Trinity C.M.E. Church as a community service project.
By Lisa Kaylor

Inequality is evident in how faiths viewed

WASHINGTON - Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups, ranking Muslims as the least deserving of protections, according to a ...
By Rachel Zoll and Emily Swanson

CHURCH DIRECTORY

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

Historic Churches

These stories are part of a monthly series on historic churches. To nominate a church, contact Lisa Kaylor at (706) 828-3884 or lisa.kaylor@augustachronicle.com.

Faith calendar

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