Originally created 08/24/02

Faith digest

Stained glass works can be fiery visions of a faith, both personal and communal - but how many believers recognize the artwork from their own places of worship? Beginning today, we will run a photograph of stained glass work on Saturdays. Tell us the artwork's location and you'll qualify to win a T-shirt from The Augusta Chronicle. Send your entry by e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Mail an entry to Stained Glass, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Please include your name, address and daytime and evening telephone numbers. Entries must be received by 6 p.m. Tuesday to qualify. Winners will be selected at random and we'll list winners the following week. Questions? Call Features Editor Tharon Giddens at (706) 823-3347.

Church will bless building addition

The 1,850-member Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road in Evans, will hold a service of blessing at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday for its 35,000-square-foot addition.

Besides a gymnasium, education space, music suite and office suite, the addition includes a 2,600-square-foot youth room and residential space for guest families of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which utilizes church space to shelter recently homeless families.

The guest suite has a den, kitchen and bath modeled after a private residence. "We wanted to provide a more home-like atmosphere," said the Rev. Glenn Ethridge, senior pastor.

The gymnasium also will help Wesley provide a recreational ministry, he said. For more information, call 869-0888.

Oregon evangelist scheduled to speak

Timothy Sherman of Hillsboro, Ore., will speak at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Gracewood United Methodist Church, 2117 Tobacco Road. Call 798-2200 or see Mr. Sherman's Web site, www.roc98-6.com.

Guest minister set to preach

The Rev. Phillip Heflin of Philadelphia will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at Fountain Gate Worship Center, 2439 Peach Orchard Road. There also will be praise and worship and a time of ministry.

The Rev. Heflin is the cousin of the late Rev. Ruth Ward Heflin of Mount Zion Ministries in Jerusalem. He preaches at Calvary Pentecostal Campground in Ashland, Va.

Call 771-9444.

Young worshippers invited to event

Twenty-somethings are invited to praise and worship at Consuming Fire, a singles event, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Abilene Christian Life Center, 3917 Washington Road.

Besides Bible study, participants can take their pick of pool, foosball, basketball and volleyball in the gymnasium and game room. Refreshments will be available. Consuming Fire meets second and fourth Thursdays with its next event Sept. 12. For more information, call 869-1774.

Church marks man's 50 years of service

Fellow ushers at Woodlawn United Methodist Church presented Lamar Kendrick a plaque Thursday for 50 years of service.

Mr. Kendrick gave up his duties in May. He has been "very, very faithful for 50 years but for health reasons was not able to continue," said the Rev. Katie Strals, pastor of Woodlawn.


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