Originally created 07/17/04

Faith digest



Hope Luncheon

STUART AND SHELBY STOUT, OF WEDDINGTON, N.C., who lost their 12-year-old daughter, Hope, to cancer in January, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Christ Baptist Church, 770 Five Notch Road in North Augusta.

Hope's wish that all 154 children who were then listed by the Charlotte, N.C., Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter have their wishes fulfilled has generated nearly $1.5 million in donations.

Parents who have lost children may join the Stouts at a luncheon at North Augusta Country Club, 2001 Gregory Lake Road in North Augusta, after the service. The cost is $11. For more information, call 819-0978 or visit www.caringbridge.org/nc/hope.

Community links

For its 150th anniversary commemoration, the Augusta Jewish Community Center wants to get reacquainted with families or individuals in the community who used the day camp, worked at the center or participated in other programs or had ties to Augusta Jewish families or businesses.

The center would like to know about photographs or other objects that would help tell the story of the Jewish community and its links to the general population. For more information, call 228-3636.

MUSIC WORKSHOP

DARRYL IZZARD and the Benedict College Gospel Choir from Columbia will hold a music workshop for youths ages 11 and older, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, and continuing at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road.

For more information, call 733-0341.

MISSION DONATIONS

TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE, WASHCLOTHS AND OTHER PERSONAL-HYGIENE ITEMS, donations and children's craft items will be collected and packed for a medical mission trip to San Matias, Dominican Republic, between 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday at Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road in Martinez.

The trip is sponsored by the Augusta Convocation, Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. For more information, call 863-1718.

WELCOME CENTER

THE 400-MEMBER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH WILL BREAK GROUND FOR A 600-SQUARE-FOOT WELCOME CENTER AT 11 A.M. SUNDAY, JULY 25, AT THE CHURCH, 2165 KINGS WAY.

THE $500,000 PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE ADDITION OF AN ELEVATOR, RAMPS AND A COVERED DRIVE. For more information, call 736-8446.

BENEFIT CONCERT

SOUTHERN SONGMASTERS will perform at a gospel sing to benefit Frieda Clark Mundie, a lung transplant candidate, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Bethesda Baptist Church, 5793 Old Augusta Highway in Harlem. For more information, call 556-6818.

CONTACT

THARON A. GIDDENS, FEATURES EDITOR, AT (706) 823-3347, OR THARON.GIDDENS@AUGUSTA CHRONICLE.COM.