Originally created 10/06/01

Faith digest



Evolution challenged

Dr. Kent Hovind of Pensacola, Fla., wants empirical evidence that evolution is valid - but he's betting $250,000 that no one can come up with it.

Dr. Hovind will present a creation science seminar at West Augusta Baptist Church, 214 Davis Road in Martinez, at 6 tonight. He also will speak at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 6 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Child care will be available for children 3 and younger.

For more information, call 863-5131.

New bells are on display

Three new bells for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., can be viewed in the church's narthex through Sunday. On Monday they will take their place in the bell tower with the current 11 chimes.

The addition of the French-made bells will provide enough notes to play the national anthem.

Concert to benefit local family

Soloists, choirs and musicians will lend their talents to a benefit for the Kenny Turk family at Straight Gate Apostolic Church, 3201 Richmond Hill Road, at 5 p.m. today.

The family lost its belongings in a fire Sept. 23. The event is sponsored by Greater Love Ministries. For more information, call 726-3560.

Abortion foes to pray rosary

The Rev. Richard Hart of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church will lead a rosary in front of Planned Parenthood, 1289 Broad St., at 10:15 a.m. today.

The prayer event is sponsored by the CSRA Catholic Pro-Life Council.

Supporters of the annual Life Chain will offer an hour of silent prayer for all those touched by abortion at Alleluia Community School, 2819 Peach Orchard Road, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event is sponsored by Augusta Right-to-Life. For more information, call 860-1119.

Concert honors group's anniversary

Big Red and the Swanee Quartet will take the stage at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

Spiritual Voices and Spiritual QC's and other artists will help celebrate their anniversary. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 12.

Meeting house to have a birthday

The oldest church building in Augusta, the meeting house-style St. John Memorial Building behind Springfield Baptist Church, 114 12th St., will celebrate its 200th birthday at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dr. Bevel Jones, bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, will be the guest speaker.

The congregation from St. John United Methodist Church on Greene Street, the building's original owner, will be special guests at the anniversary event and reception. Springfield moved the building to its present site in 1844.