Originally created 03/24/01

Faith digest



Rap session

Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, will have a rap session with youth at the House of the Lord Church, 1351 10th St., between 10 a.m. and noon today.

Dr. Herbert Daughtry, the national presiding minister of the House of the Lord Churches, will join her. The two also will speak during services at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St., at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Women's Day speaker

Catherine W. LeBlanc will be the featured speaker for Women's Day at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1296 Marks Church Road, at 11 a.m. Sunday.

An advocate for black colleges in the Clinton administration, she headed the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The Rev. Sharma Denise Lewis, a native of Statesboro, Ga., and now associate pastor at Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, will speak at 4 p.m.

Holiday happening

Easter baskets, hats, decorations, desserts and silver and gold jewelry by Walt Thompson will be for sale during a Sunday social at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road in North Augusta, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The church also will serve coffee and cookies. For more information, call 279-4622.

Released Time studies

An introduction to Released Time Bible Education will be presented during a dinner at the Peter S. Knox Conference Center, 326 Greene St., at 7 p.m. Friday.

Released Time allows public school pupils who have parental permission to study the Bible and biblical principles in off-campus, non-school buildings during the school day.

The Supreme Court ruled Released Time constitutional in 1952. The event is sponsored by Christian Learning Centers of Augusta. For more information, call 736-0208.

Mission with vision

Used eyeglasses can help someone in Guatemala.

Volunteers on mission from April 20 through April 28 will distribute the glasses. The team is also collecting sealed multi-vitamins for adults and children .

For more information call First Baptist Church of North Augusta at 279-6370.