Originally created 01/05/02

Faith digest



New year to be dedicated

A new year's dedication with communion will feature gospel musicians The Byrd Family at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the conference room at the Wingate Inn Hotel, 4087 Belair Road. The Rev. Randy Byrd will be the speaker.

Church to hold groundbreaking

The 450-member congregation at Augusta First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4301 Wheeler Road, will break ground for a $2.4 million school and gymnasium at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The building will house six classrooms and a fellowship hall with a large kitchen. Completion is expected in time for the start of the 2002-03 school year.

Thirty-five children in kindergarten through 10th grade currently attend classes in the church and a small education building.

Author to hold lecture on book

Martin Goldsmith, author of The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Love and Music in Nazi Germany, will talk about his book in Augusta State University's Butler Hall lecture room at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

The voice of National Public Radio's Performance Today, Mr. Goldsmith played host on the program between 1989 and 1999 after two years as music producer. He currently is senior commentator, presenting essays on the classical music scene.

The Inextinguishable Symphony, a 2000 release from New York publisher John Wiley and Sons, is the story of his parents, Gunther Goldschmidt and Rosemarie Gumpert.

The Judische Kulturbund or Jewish Culture Association forms the backdrop for the story.

Jewish artists, actors and musicians, including Mr. Goldsmith's parents, were forbidden from performing with national theaters. Instead, they performed with groups such as the Kulturbund orchestras in Berlin and Frankfurt, where both his parents played before they escaped Germany in 1941.

For more information, call 228-3636.

Observance to honor King

Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St., will hold a service in observance of the holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at noon Monday, Jan. 21.

Dr. Timothy Owings, pastor of First Baptist Church of Augusta; Dr. Gregory Fuller, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church on Wrightsboro Road; and Dr. Mark Harris, pastor of Curtis Baptist, will join others in honoring the memory of the civil rights leader.

For more information, call New Hope Community Center at 826-1961.

AGENCY SNAPSHOT:

WHO: Augusta Rescue Mission

WHERE: 526 Walker St.

WHAT IT DOES: Shelters homeless men

TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE: 722-2058