Followers of 3 faiths gather for Thanksgiving service

About 100 people from different faiths and backgrounds came together Tues­day evening on Old Evans Road to hear a message of peace, unity and thanksgiving.
By Steve Crawford

Volunteers gather items for Operation Christmas Child

Mary Jordan stacked shoeboxes filled with toys in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Aiken.
By Lisa Kaylor

Bridge Ministry plans to feed, clothe 3,000

The Bridge Ministry will offer anyone who needs them a hot dinner and a new coat at its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at James Brown Arena on Saturday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Church says Buy a Tree, Change a Life

Oasis Church members will sell Christmas trees beginning Nov. 23, with proceeds helping children.
By Lisa Kaylor

A Joyful Noise: Joseph Habedank in concert

Singer Joseph Habedank will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, in Evans.

Christians should debate with kindness

Regardless of how right we believe we are, hate filled and self-righteous opinions don't compel others to Christ. Only love can win that war.
By the Rev. Randall Monk

Abilene Baptist Church to present Singing Christmas Tree

Abilene Baptist Church will present its 37th annual Singing Christmas Tree from Dec. 11-13.

St. Teresa of Avila to hold Awakening Faith series

St. Teresa of Avila will hold an 11-week series to help Catholics reawaken their faith.

Local church volunteers receive service award

Volunteers from thruoghout the Diocese of Savannah will receive Gartland Awards in honor of their service. Several are from Augusta.

Augusta Islamic Society condemns Paris attacks

The Islamic Society of Augusta has issued a statement condemning the attacks on Paris.
By Lisa Kaylor

Universalist Unitarian clergy garb as individual as the church

The Unitarian Universalist tradition is a very individualized, free-thinking faith tradition, and the dress of its clergy reflects that.
By Lisa Kaylor

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Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Hillcrest Baptist to celebrate anniversaries

Hillcrest Baptist Church will celebrate 65 years of ministry and the anniversary of music minister Steve Patteson.

Mayor to speak at pastoral conference

Mayor Hardie Davis will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Pastoral Leadership Conference set for Oct. 24 at Augusta University. Social justice and other issues will be discussed.

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

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Church fall festivals

As Halloween nears, many churches are planning fall festivals and other events for the community.
By Lisa Kaylor

Trinity CME marks 175th anniversary

The church is celebrating 175 years with a weekend filled with events, including a pilgrimage commemorating that of their founders and a special afternoon service on Sunday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Rescue animals rescue us, too

This is the time of year when many churches have their annual Blessing of the Animals. At our service I am always struck by how many people bring forward rescue animals for blessings.
By the Rev. Cynthia Taylor

Church group helps flood victims outside Columbia

When Aiken County schools closed Tuesday because of flooding from heavy rain, youth pastor Michael Keltz decided to rally the teenagers at Grace United Methodist Church to help victims.
By Lisa Kaylor

Business Men's Fellowship's October speakers

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America meets every Wednesday at noon at Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway.

First Baptist suspends computer classes

First Baptist Church has suspended all of its free computer classes while heating and air conditioning work is being done.

Augusta's His Community Church to honor founding

His Community Church will hold a Founders Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Oct. 18.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

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Church members must reach out to visitors

Far too often, however, all the good intentions of the pastors and the congregation remain outside on the church sign and not inside where visitors can feel genuinely welcome.
By the Rev. Gene Norris

Churches to hear presentation on Haiti orphans

Members of several area churches will gather at Gardner Grove Baptist Church to hear about helping the abandoned children of Haiti.
By Lisa Kaylor

Diversity important in churches, too

If we are inviting God's Kingdom on Earth, as the Lord's Prayer tells us to, then we desire that the every tribe, tongue and nation that worship God in heaven might be reflected here and now as ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Church to celebrate 110th anniversary

Good Hope Baptist Church began in the home of Deacon James and Harriet Warren in 1905. On Sunday, Oct. 4, it will celebrate 110 years of serving the community.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

A Joyful Noise: Live Forever Tour

Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli will perform on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken.

In an age of violence, peace comes to those who believe

True success comes when we subdue the hearts of our enemies by the language of love and compassion and not when we break their necks by our power and weapons.
By Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi

Augusta Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

Muslims dressed in an array of colorful, traditional clothing representing countries and cultures around the world filled the Islamic Society of Augusta on Thursday to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
By Lisa Kaylor

St. Paul's Church prepares to serve at Ironman

When Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathletes and their families converge on downtown this weekend, St. Paul's Church will throw open its doors to welcome them for the third consecutive year.
By Lisa Kaylor

Augusta prayer breakfast set for Sept. 29

The monthly Augusta Community Prayer Breakfast will be held Sept. 29 at Good Samaritan Baptist Church, 1556 Maple St., at 8 a.m.


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