Originally created 01/17/04

Faith digest



FAITH DIGEST

Church dedication

The Rev. Lance Mullins of Metropolitan Community Church Howard County Parish, Columbia, Md., will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, during the dedication of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, 557 Greene St.

Choirs from St. John United Methodist Church and Our Redeemer will sing.

For more information, call 722-6454.

Women's conference

Renee Coates Scheidt, author, singer and host of Hearts of Hope, broadcast over WAXN-TV, Charlotte, N.C., will lead a women's conference at 6 p.m. Sunday at Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St.

For more information, call 722-7348.

Pair of concerts

Armond Morales of Nashville, Tenn., will join the Imperials in two concerts Sunday for First Family Church.

Mr. Morales, an original member of the group, will join the current lineup in a performance at 10:30 a.m. at the Augusta campus, 400 Warren Road, then again at 6 p.m. at the Waynesboro, Ga., campus, 1125 U.S. Highway 25.

The Waynesboro campus, First Family's third, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a reception.

The second campus is First Family Church, 902 Orange St., Clearwater. For more information, call 828-5433.

Church fund-raiser

Trinity Episcopal Church in Edgefield, S.C., is trying to raise $34,000 to complete the current phase of repairs on its 1836 sanctuary.

After the phase is completed, the church will receive a $20,000 matching grant from South Carolina's National Heritage Corridor program, based in Columbia.

Trinity members vacated their sanctuary two years ago on the advice of consultants, who estimated $300,000 in repairs were needed. Members established the Restoring Trinity campaign and have raised nearly two-thirds of their goal.

The grant will be used for the next phase of restoration, which will allow members to return to the sanctuary for worship. The last phase will be to repair the exterior.

For more information or to contribute, call (800) 514-2210.

Format change

Beasley Broadcast Group's WAJY-FM (102.7) has changed its nostalgia format to adult contemporary Christian.

Evangelism talk

Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St., is playing host to Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, a series of interactive lectures promoting evangelism.

Sponsored by Perspectives-CSRA, the sessions will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays through May 3, with a break for the Masters Tournament. A variety of speakers will make presentations.

The cost is $190, including materials. Registration is due Monday.

For more information, call (803) 819-0481 or visit the seminar Web site, www.perspectives.org.

Fund-raising lecture

Dr. Albert Gooch, president of Kanuga Conferences, Henderson, S.C., will present Fund-raising for Small Nonprofits at 9:30 a.m. today at the Episcopal Convent of St. Helena, 3042 Eagle Drive.

The cost is $35, including lunch. For more information, call 798-5201.

Missionary visit

Steve Cohoon of Lawrenceville, Ga., AWANA missionary to northeast Georgia, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Servants of God Baptist Church, 2127 Martin Luther King Boulevard.

For more information, call 722-8693 or visit the AWANA Web site, www.awana.org.

Habitat concert

Harpist Vonda Darr and organist Keith Shafer will team in a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.

The bill will include works by Alain, Bach, Callahan, Daquin, Faure, Lemmens, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert and Dale Wood.

For more information, call 724-9641.

REACH US

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