Originally created 07/01/00

Faith digest

Church to move

Good Shepherd Baptist Church - the congregation Essie McIntyre founded some 60 years ago - is moving.

Members and supporters will march from their present building at 1505 Essie McIntyre Blvd. at 3 p.m. Sunday to a new $4 million campus at 1704 Olive Road. The Rev. Clarence Moore is pastor.

Dr. Cameron Alexander of Atlanta's Antioch Baptist Church will be the featured speaker at the 4 p.m. dedication.

The new 37,000-square-foot facility houses a 1,800-seat sanctuary, a fellowship hall and kitchen, 22 Sunday-school rooms, nursery and toddler rooms, a youth room, choir room and an office suite.

"We have a master plan and (Good Shepherd) will have a family-life center and several other buildings" when the plan is completed, although there is no definite timetable, said Henry Brooks, chairman of the board of deacons.

Some 20 years ago, the 20.8-acre campus was a drive-in theater, he said. Good Shepherd, which has about 2,000 members, bought the property in 1987 for $135,000.

French voices

Les Petits Chanteurs du Comte de Flandre, a French boys choir, will appear at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Book-signing set

Marsha Maurer of Martinez will have a book-signing for In the Garden - A Collection of Prayers for Everyday, at Family Christian Stores, 204 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

The 112-page hardback, published by Barbour Publishers of Uhrichsville, Ohio, sells for $12.99.

The author, a part-time English teacher at Augusta State University, drew from her gardening experiences in writing this collection of prayers.

For more information, call 737-0782.

Basketball tournament

The second-annual Augusta Deliverance Evangelistic Church basketball tournament begins at the church's center, 2028 Roosevelt Drive, at 7 p.m. Friday and continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8.

Competition is open to church teams and para-ministries. For information, call Kerwin Myles, youth pastor, 793-8153.

228th anniversary

Old Storm Branch Baptist Church, 163 Storm Branch Road, North Augusta, will celebrate its 228th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9.

Dr. Luns Richardson, president of Morris College in Sumter, S.C., will be the featured speaker.

To beat the bands

Universal Orlando wants the best independent Christian bands in Georgia to send VHS-format videocassettes with two or three songs before July 13.

The winners of the battle of the bands will be selected for Universal Studios' Rock the Universe show Sept. 8 and 9.

A cashier's check or money order for $10, payable to Universal Orlando, must accompany videos. Mail to: Battle of the Bands; 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Building B-1; Orlando, FL 32811; Attn: AW-MM. Tapes will not be returned.

For more information, visit www.rocktheuniverse.com or call (407) 224-5292.

Marriage seminar

David and Claudia Arp, popular radio and TV guests, have written several books on marriage, including The Second Half of Marriage, published by Zondervan/HarperCollins.

They will present their Marriage Alive seminar at Wrens Baptist Church, 500 N. Main St., Wrens, Ga., from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 5. The fee is $50 per couple.

For more information or to register, call (706) 547-6596.


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