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Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Four concerts over four days to focus on holidays

If you have a taste for Christmas music, there are several concerts on the schedule over the next few days.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Faith briefs

The Monthly Augusta Community Prayer Breakfast will be held Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, 638 Greene St., in the church's youth ministry building.

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Advent reminds us that our salvation is in Christ

Writing this column again as Advent begins, I appreciated being reminded again that God sent His Son to help us deal with our human predicaments and struggles to discover what life is all about.
By the Rev. Gene Norris

Christmas tour unites Edgefield, S.C., churches

The four churches in downtown Edgefield come together every year to present the Nativity story in a unique way.
By Lisa Kaylor

Finding meaning in Advent's placement

It's taken me awhile to understand the wisdom of liturgical churches in making us go through Advent to get to Christmas, of making us face a grown-up Savior come again before we can welcome the ...
By the Rev. Cynthia Taylor

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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

EMA launches preparedness push on churches

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is encouraging houses of worship in Georgia to prepare for disaster through its new Praise & Preparedness program.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

'Just kind of orange' holiday is OK

My mother turned to me and said, "You expect Christmas to be all bright and shiny and green and red and sparkly ... and sometimes it's just kind of ... orange." 
By the Rev. Jason Haddox

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St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church will hold The Longest Night: A Service of Remembrance and Hope.

Churches plan live Nativity scenes

Return to Bethlehem, a popular one in North Augusta, is up first. It opens next week by Grace United Methodist Church.
By Lisa Kaylor

'Not yet' of Advent is countercultural

There is an art to Advent: to keeping it. Advent means "to come" and thus implies "not yet." The four weeks of Advent are counter-cultural. We don't do well with the "not yets," or longing for ...
By the Rev. Bernard Mason

Church resets expectations during Advent

Advent is the season of expectation. Just as the Mary awaited the birth of Jesus, so we're expecting our lord to come, said the Rev. Jefferson Otwell of St. Luke Anglican Catholic Church.
By Lisa Kaylor

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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Grovetown man's cancer disappears in 'miracle'

In what his oncologist can only explain as a miracle, Jimmy Walker's cancer was undetectable on a Nov. 14 PET scan and his kidneys have regained function, allowing him to spend another ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

More than 2,000 get meal at annual dinner

More than 800 volunteers served a hot meal to more than 2,000 homeless people at James Brown Arena on Saturday at the Bridge Ministry's annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Our spending says plenty about who we are

Autumn is the season of stewardship education and development for many churches as they plan and prepare budgets for the year ahead.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Appling family's ministry delivers Good News 24 hours a day

The Good News Network is a nonprofit organization that manages the 12 radio stations and 13 repeaters – which help further the reach of the radio stations – scattered across the region.
By Lisa Kaylor

Volunteers fill Christmas shoeboxes with treats, love

It looked a lot like Christmas in Warren Baptist Church's The Edge building this week. Stacks of shoeboxes wrapped in holiday paper were loaded into large boxes to be transported to Samaritan's ...
By Lisa Kaylor

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St. Paul’s Church will hold a Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist at 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

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