Originally created 08/28/99

Faith digest

Men's workshop

Charlie Speight, Georgia Promise Keepers adviser, will hold a workshop from 8 a.m. to noon today for men interested in starting men's ministries.

Miracle Making Ministries will sponsor the event at Trinity Outreach Mission, 818 Eighth St. Mr. Speight's topics will include the needs of men, building blocks and challenges of men's ministry.

Prayer rally

The Gathering, a back-to-school praise and prayer rally for Augusta area teen-agers, will start at 7 tonight at Butler Comprehensive High School, 2011 Lumpkin Road.

The Skadaddles, Second Hand Soul and The Band of Nehemiah will bring the musical message. Carrel Davis and Bobby Smith are special guests.

On stage

Allison Jones, who acted in Ellen Foster, a CBS Movie of the Week, and sang at President Clinton's first inauguration, will sing at Spirit Creek Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Reginald Jones, Allison's cousin, will be guest preacher.

Allison, 15, a rising sophomore at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, is considering a career as a singer and actor, said Florence Jones, her mother.

Ivan Parker, a former member of the Bill Gaither Trio, will sing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Church of God, 715 Old Belair Road, Grovetown.

Mr. Parker has performed on the Gaither Homecoming series and with the Gold City Quartet and the Singing Americans. For information, call 868-6410.

Business lunch

Business by the Book will be held at 11:50 a.m. Thursday. at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave.

Dr. Gary Redding, pastor, packs the event with humorous entertainment, music, and a topical scripture lesson tailored for the business crowd during the lunch event.

This is Business by the Book's 11th season. The event usually draws about 150 people. Lunch is $5. For reservations, call 279-6370 before noon Monday.


A plaque inscribed with a star of David and a flaming Chalice was given to the Congregation Children of Israel Friday as a token of gratitude for the Temple's hospitality during the formative months of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Augusta, said the Rev. Dan King, pastor.

The fellowship, chartered in 1954, returned to the Temple a second time about two years later. The Unitarians moved to their present location at 3501 Walton Way Extension about 35 years ago.

The presentation was "in recognition of the indispensable contribution" of the Jewish congregation and their "continuing mutual cooperation in interfaith activities," he said.


Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas will speak at the Augusta Care Pregnancy fall banquet, Life, Liberty and Our Country.

The event will be at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.

Some 82 dinner tables priced from $500 to $250 and some 1,500 balcony seats for $12.50 are available for the fund-raiser. For information, call 724-5531.


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