Originally created 09/13/03

Faith digest



Open house

Three agencies - GAP Ministries (Greater Augusta Presbyterians and Disciples of Christ), Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Hospitality Network - partnered two years ago to refurbish a downtown Augusta house at 537 Watkins St. They will hold an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The house is divided into two apartments, providing transitional housing for families working on their own home through Habitat. For more information, call 722-6151.

Minister honored

Dr. R.J. Robinson of Augusta will be honored on the 50th anniversary of his first sermon at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Buckner Fanning of San Antonio, Texas, will give the sermon.

As students at Baylor University in the 1940s, Dr. Robinson and Dr. Fanning were part of the preaching team that kicked off a youth revival across Texas.

Dr. Robinson was pastor of First Baptist between 1953 and '74. He retired after serving churches in Greenwich, Conn., and Tallahassee, Fla., but accepted an assignment from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to plant churches in Europe for English-speaking worshipers.

For more information, call 733-2236.

Faith workshop

Children's Ministry Magazine's Sue Lennartson of Stillwater, Minn., will lead a workshop on developing faith in children from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta.

Registration is required. The $49 fee includes snacks, lunch, materials and a subscription to Children's Ministry. Group discounts are available. To register, call (800) 704-6562, or see the Web site www.cmmag.com/cmml.

Youth rally

Hip-hop artist Knowdaverbs of Nashville, Tenn., Jeremy Carr and The Underground Worship Band will be on hand for the See You at the Pole Pre-rally at 7 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Worship Center, 715 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown. The event is sponsored by the CSRA Youth Pastors Association.

For more information, call 868-6410 or see the church Web site, www.nhwc.org.

Support offered

A support group for people affected by another's drug or alcohol abuse will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Room 430, Summerville Professional Building, 2258 Wrightsboro Road. For more information, call 860-0302.

Christian concert

Christopher "Play" Martin, New Generation and The House Party with a Purpose Tour will hold a rally at 4-6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Greater Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 405 Sand Bar Ferry Road. For more information, call 210-9646.

REACH US

Contact Tharon Giddens, features editor, at (706) 823-3347 or tharon.giddens@augustachronicle.com.