Originally created 09/01/01

Faith digest



Faith and loss

Renee Coates Scheidt will share her story of how faith helped her overcome loss when she speaks at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, for the Women's Enrichment Ministry at Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez.

Ms. Coates Scheidt began her ministry after her minister husband of 10 years committed suicide and she was left to raise their two girls. She found strength in God's grace and has shared her message in churches, on television's The 700 Club and through articles published by the Focus on the Family ministries of James Dobson.

She also sings and has two recordings, Safe in His Arms and All for the Good. Her first book, Songs Of The Night, was published by Rapha Publishing.

She will sing and speak at a dinner at the church, 3917 Washington Road. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the church office, or call Teena Newman at 738-0671 or the church at 869-1774.

Finding soulmatesUsing a personal matchmaker or praying to God for a mate are low-tech ways to find a spouse, but what do you do when you're a member of a faith community with only a handful of believers living in your city?

Do you turn your search to the Internet to find a partner who shares your faith? Do you flock to singles gatherings in large cities or rely on friends to help you network?

If you're a member of a minority faith, tell us about your search for a mate of the same religion and share your success stories with The Augusta Chronicle. Items marked "SOULMATES," can be e-mailed to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; faxed by calling 722-7403; or mailed to The Augusta Chronicle, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Please include name and daytime phone number for verification.

Responses are due by Sept. 15.

On location

WKZK-AM (1600) with the Rev. Robert Mosby will be broadcasting live from Minnick Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during a cookout and games day for singers in the Willie James Trottie Youth Choir, based at the Pentecostal Outreach Church on Laney-Walker Boulevard. The picnic will continue until 5 p.m.

Muslim stamp

A 34-cent Eid stamp that commemorates two Muslim holidays will be available at U.S. post offices starting today.

Calligraphy on the stamp reads "Eid mubarak" or "blessed festival." The greeting is offered on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Dates for the annual observances are determined by lunar sightings, but Eid al-Fitr was last celebrated Dec. 27, at the end of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha was observed last on March 6.

Poetry readings

Christian poets are invited to share their works at an open microphone read at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road.

Anybody who wants to listen is welcome to come, said Andrew Carr Jr., a member and a poet. "There will be coffee and refreshments. It will be a cool little setting. They can come and take their shoes off if they want."

For more information, call 737-6834.