Originally created 10/26/02

Faith digest



Group to pray for mentally ill

Pastoral care-givers in the mental health field will lead prayers for healing of the mind and spirit at 7 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way.

The interdenominational service offers solace for anyone touched by mental illness whether personally or in caring for someone else, said Dr. J. Andrew Menger, assistant rector.

Care-givers could be family members, providers, social workers, case workers, psychologists or psychiatrists, or pastoral counselors, he said.

Dr. Lynn Tyson-Horton, a psychiatrist with Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia, will be the speaker. Russell Brown will be the soloist.

After the service, clergy will stand at the altar to anoint and pray for anyone who chooses to come forward. The service is open to anyone of any faith or no faith, he said.

A nursery will be provided for infants through age 6.

The event is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Mental and Spiritual Health Ministries. For more information, call 738-3386.

Director named for crisis ministry

Dollie H. Vines was recently named director of the nonprofit, church-supported Community Ministry of North Augusta, which offers emergency assistance to those in the North Augusta area.

Ms. Vines, a North Augusta resident for 10 years, is former vice president and personnel manager of Georgia Consumer Banking Group.

Christian group scheduled to play

Tenor Brian Free and Assurance will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Sherwood Baptist Church, 3131 Old Louisville Road. For more information, call 798-1382.

Food, rummage sale set at Neely Grove

Hot dog plates for children and fish dinners, a rummage sale and closet giveaway are part of Community Church Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Neely Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1051 Quaker Road in Waynesboro, Ga. For more information, call (706) 437-0407.

Church to perform Halloween drama

Between Heaven and Hell, an alternative Halloween drama, will open at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Family Church of Augusta, 400 Warren Road.

The play also will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2. Reservations are required. Call 828-5433 or see the church Web site, www.ffcaugusta.com.

The drama drew 10,000 people last year, said the Rev. Cesar Brooks, pastor. For more events, see theHalloween Alternatives listing in the Faith & Fellowship Calendar.