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Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

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Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Muslim women not afraid to wear hijabs

As anti-Islam sentiment grows after events such as the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Berandino, three local Muslim women gathered to talk about being a Muslim in Augusta.
By Lisa Kaylor

Stop and consider depth of God's love

Are you feeling a little sluggish this first day after Christmas? Are you close to exhaustion after all the preparation, cooking, buying, wrapping, hospitality, and over eating? Do you need a ...
By the Rev. Joe Bowden

Taking a knee part of being at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - There are few pregame rituals in college football as recognizable as the Tigers' blood-pumping entrance.
By Ralph D. Russo

Watch Night services offer chance to reflect

Watch Night is a special service held on New Year's Eve. It is traditionally a time for reflection and repentance, to pray and worship as the new year begins.

A Joyful Noise: New Year's Eve gospel concert

Gospel artists Claude Deuce and Big Al will perform a holiday concert on New Year's Eve.

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Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Pets invited to church service

Some animals wore Christ­mas sweaters. Others donned sequined scarves. No matter the outfit, Sun­day's service at Church of the Holy Comforter was a night to remember for local pet owners.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Remembering a long-ago Christmas, and the Goat Man

The well-traveled road upon which my childhood home is situated bore witness to me as a boy that people are always headed somewhere.
By the Rev. Bernard Mason

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National Hills Baptist Church holds live nativity

A live nativity was held on Wednesday as part of an event at National Hills Baptist Church.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Combining traditions, faiths adds to holidays

Holidays are a time of festivity, food and family. But as barriers continue to lower between various faith groups, more families find themselves celebrating holidays from multifaith traditions.
By Lisa Kaylor

Joyful Noise: Michael Tait and Lynda Tait Randle

The Together for Christmas Concert with Michael Tait and Lynda Tait Randle will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Christian Heritage Church, 285 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville

Worship with pets at special church service

The Church of the Holy Comforter is inviting guests and their pets to a special Christmas service.

First Baptist Church of Augusta offers computer classes

First Baptist Church of Augusta is offering free computer classes through January.

Christian comedian Akintunde to perform Dec. 19

Christian comedian Akintunde will peform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Beulah Grove Baptist Church.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

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Watkins will leave Covenant Presbyterian

The Rev. Rob Watkins of Covenant Presbyterian Church has accepted a position in Sacramento, Calif. His last Sunday at Covenant is Dec. 27.

Orthodox vestments hold layers of meaning

The individual pieces of the vestments are standard across the Greek Orthodox church, but the colors vary according to the time of year.
By Lisa Kaylor

Grotto encourages prayer for others

White ribbons tied to lattice work flap in the breeze along the front walkway at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. Written on them are anonymous prayers - petitions to the Virgin Mary.
By Lisa Kaylor


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