Originally created 01/24/04

Faith digest



Piano concert

Pianist George Winston will perform a benefit for Golden Harvest Food Bank at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans.

Tickets cost $20. Patrons also are asked to bring nonperishable food or grocery items. For more information, call 736-1199.

Rap and religion

Ralph Watkins, an associate professor of sociology at Augusta State University, will speak on rap music and religion at noon Tuesday at the university's Reese Library, 2500 Walton Way.

Dr. Watkins wrote Rap, Religion, and New Realities: The Emergence of a Religion Discourse in Rap Music. For more information, call 737-1744.

Prayer talk

Dr. Rocco Errico, the founder of the Noohra Foundation of Smyrna, Ga., and an internationally known scholar, author and lecturer, will speak on the Aramaic translation of The Lord's Prayer at 11 a.m. Sunday at Christ Church Unity, 2301 Central Ave.

He will lead a workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Jesus: In the Light of His Own Language, People and Times. The cost of the workshop is $20.

For more information, call 738-2458 or see the foundation Web site, www.noohra.com.

Pro-life talk

Sandra Cano of Atlanta, the "Mary Doe" in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion-rights case, Doe v. Bolton, will speak to pro-life pastors and leaders during a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at The Marbury Room, 1257 Broad St.

Ms. Cano is affiliated with Silent No More, an outreach to anyone touched by abortion. The event is sponsored by the Augusta Care Pregnancy Center.

For more information, call 724-5531, extension 12, or see the Web site www.silentnomoreawareness.org.

Gospel music

Leon Everette and his band will play gospel music at 7 tonight at Christ Baptist Church, 770 West Five Notch Road in North Augusta.

Mr. Everette recorded several hit songs during the 1970s and '80s, including Don't Feel Like the Lone Ranger, Giving Up Easy and Midnight Rodeo. For more information, call 819-0978.

Missionary speaks

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

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

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Power of Prayer

Kabbalah Unplugged: the Secret Power of Prayer will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through March 18 and again at 10:30 a.m. Friday through March 19 at Chabad of Augusta, 850 Broad St.

The cost is $50 for individuals or $75 per couple and includes materials. For more information, call 722-7659 or see the Jewish Learning Institute Web site, www.JLIcentral.com.

Dance show

Dancers from Hosanna Sacred Arts of Birmingham, Ala., will present Lord of Every Nation at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

The event is co-sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church of North Augusta and The Vineyard Church of Augusta. For more information, call 863-9766.

Church dedication

cc9,1,8.5,10.5]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.

Citywide revival

Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 710 East Cedar St., is playing host to a citywide revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The event is sponsored by the Baptist Ministers Conference of Augusta.

For more information, call 722-1031.