Originally created 03/15/03

Faith digest



Cantors to sing Broadway tunes

Cantors Steven Weiss and Nancy Kassel of Atlanta will bring Broadway to Augusta, performing show tunes at 8 tonight at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road.

Judith Cole, their accompanist for Broadway Cabaret, also will perform as a soloist. Tickets cost $75 for the synagogue fund-raiser, which includes hors d'oeuvres and a Viennese dessert table. Call 733-9491 for reservations.

Book fair

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church's Education Committee will sponsor a book fair March 22 and 23 in the church social hall. Times will be around the 5:30 p.m. Mass on March 22 and the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Masses on March 23 for visitors to shop for books and gift items from Saintly Gifts of Augusta and Covenant Box of Fayetteville, Ga. Items will include gifts for First Communion, weddings, Mother's Day, and other special events, or to enhance a personal library or home. For more information, call Lynn Beaulieu at 860-3226.

McBean Baptist sets gospel sing

A day of gospel music, free hamburgers, chips and drinks will be offered at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 22, at McBean Baptist Church, 4457 Mike Padgett Highway North in Waynesboro, Ga.

Promise Land, The Proclaimers and Christian Harmony will perform. People of the Way and Shattered will lead praise and worship before the opening of revival at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 23, at the church.

The meeting will continue at 6 p.m. March 23, and 7 p.m. March 24, 25 and 26 with evangelist Ron Boone and guest musicians Heavenly Touch and Heart Land Trio. A children's revival for fifth-graders and younger will be led by Wayne Waldrup. A nursery will be provided. For more information, call 554-9653.

Saudis refuse Christian churches

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - As Islam's birthplace, Saudi Arabia will never allow churches to be built, said Prince Sultan, the defense minister.

"This country was the launch pad for the prophecy and the message and nothing can contradict this, even if we lose our necks," Prince Sultan said.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent federal agency, complained when Saudi Arabia was omitted on the new State Department list of countries that severely limit religious freedom.