March for Jesus planners expect crowd

Almost 12,000 people showed up for the inaugural March for Jesus. The event returns Saturday, Oct. 22, and Dorothy Spaulding, the CEO of Watchmen Broadcasting, is expecting even more participants this year.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Open House: Vatican opens papal summer apartment to public

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday opened the private apartments at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died.

Imam Daoudi: Islamic calendar begins new year

Today, I would like to shed light on the Islamic calendar, also known as the lunar calendar.
By Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi

Even a puppy can awaken us all to the grace of God

I don't need an alarm clock! Every morning at 5:30, young Alexis Valentine brings me out of my slumber with little puppy licks on my cheek.
By the Rev. Joe Bowden

Cole: Christians are called to act, not to sit back

The spectator mindset has made its way into the church today here in America, and it is a shame, to say the least.
By the Rev. James Cole

Woman shares how shoebox gift helped her faith

Izabella McMillon grew up in communist Romania. She was 13 when she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.
By Diana Renee Williams

Norris: God can breathe new life into valley of dry bones

Have you ever made elaborate plans to do something and greatly anticipated fulfilling those plans only to have to cancel because of an accident or illness? Then you know what it means to walk in the valley of dry bones.
By Gene Norris

Church program aims to help families of children with special needs

Vineyard Community Church wants to reach out to families who are often overlooked, and they've enlisted the help of Augusta University's occupational therapy students to do it.
By Lisa Kaylor

Longtime pastor, civil rights leader remembered

The Rev. Nathaniel Irvin Sr., who was active in the civil rights movement and served as minister of Old Storm Branch Baptist Church for 33 years, died Saturday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Pope Francis warns against corruption, abuse in sport

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.
By Andrew Dampf

Articles from the Your Faith section archive

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Sound of silence can be beautiful thing to hear

The entire book of the Old Testament book of Proverbs can be summed up in one word: Listen. There are hundreds of exhortations in those pages on the subject of speech, and you'll find more about ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Wrens, Ga., woman spends year volunteering, teaching in Bethlehem

Linda McNair followed a tug on her heart more than 6,350 miles to find relief in service in the birthplace of Jesus Christ. For more than two years she said she struggled with a stirring in her ...
By Parish Howard

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

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Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Worship begins at new Vineyard Community Church

After countless hours of hard work, much of it done by church members and the pastor, the final touches are being put into place at the old Sue Reynolds Elementary School. 
By Lisa Kaylor

Gene Norris: God has a master plan for all of us

After living the formative years of two to 14 in the same city, the very thought of having to move to another city 250 miles away created both extreme anxiety and anger. My 14-year-old world ...
By the Rev. Gene Norris

A Joyful Noise: Thomas Pandolfi

A graduate of The Juilliard School, pianist Thomas Pandofi is returning to St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church for a second performance on Aug. 15.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid to be subject of TV series

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools in the American Southwest and is now on a path toward possible Sainthood ...
By Russell Contreras

Jason Crabb, Point of Grace to perform concert in North Augusta

Grammy winner Jason Crabb and Grammy-nominated Point of Grace will bring The Road Home Tour to First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Thursday, Aug. 11.
By Lisa Kaylor

Ministry founder honored

Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Ga., recognized Dr. Robert L. Williams with the 2016 Alumnus of the Year Award.

Augusta 's Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship changes meeting

The meeting times for the Augusta Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America has changed.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Fast from digital communication to reflect on God

Take time to be civil in an uncivil world. And do it for the love of God. For God's sake, for your sake, do it.
By the Rev. Cynthia Taylor

Website matches volunteers with projects is a "gift to the community from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," which connects volunteers with organizations that need their service, said Just Serve Outreach ...
By Lisa Kaylor

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Church still bears scars from vandalism a year later

The bricks that flank the doors to the Metropolitan Church of Our Redeemer still bear the scars from last year’s hate crime.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, July 15, 2016

Noah's Ark attraction opens to the public

Nearly six years after its highly publicized announcement, a northern Kentucky attraction based on the saga of a man who built a massive boat after getting an end-of-the-world warning from God is ...

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Prayer breakfast set for July 26 at Good Shepherd

The Augusta Monthly Community Prayer Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way. Prayer begins at 8 a.m. and breakfast at 9 a.m.

Steele: Your outside must reflect your insides

Paul mentions forbearance, forgiveness and love as the kind of clothing that represents genuine Christian behavior. Wear it well.
By the Rev. Kevin Steele


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