Originally created 10/30/04

Faith digest



Up for auction

More than 100 boats, cars and trucks will go on the block at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Salvation Army's auto auction.

Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. and costs $5. Vehicles can be inspected from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the administrative center, 1384 Greene St. Proceeds benefit the substance abuse treatment program. Call 826-7933.

Artists to perform

Arrow Records artist Canton Jones, of Atlanta, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Living Faith Church, 3969 Mike Padgett Highway. Mr. Jones, the vice president of College Park, Ga.-based Creflo Dollar Ministries, will sing some of the songs from his CD, The Password.

Nikea Hooker and Creative Impressions also will perform.

Fall festival events

The Rev. Sonny Schambeau , a recording artist and evangelist, will be the featured performer at the Friend Day and Fall Festival at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harvest Point Untied Pentecostal Church, 2020 Sibley Road.

He will be joined by DeWain French and the Voices of Praise and the David Hodge Family of Savannah, Ga. The festival will include a hot dog dinner, games, a moon walk and a slide. Call 738-0919.

Get the first look

A silent auction preview will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Augusta Christian Schools, 313 Baston Road in Martinez. Items available for sale include autos, signed sports memorabilia, vacation packages and more.

Augusta Christian's fall festival and auction will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 6. The festival will include a snake and reptile show, live entertainment, games and foods. Call 863-2905.

After-school Bible study is approved

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Third-grade teacher Barbara Wigg was back leading a weekly religious club last week after a federal appeals court upheld her right to do so.

Ms. Wigg sued the Sioux Falls School District last year after she was told she couldn't help the Child Evangelism Fellowship's local Good News Club, which meets at her elementary school after classes.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September that barring Ms. Wigg's participation violated her First Amendment religious rights. The school board wants the full appeals court to review the case, and could take it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mormon film

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon Church is producing a film on the life of founder Joseph Smith Jr., whose claim to have discovered long-lost Christian Scriptures in 1827 built the foundation for one of the world's fastest-growing religions.

The movie, as yet unnamed, marks the 200th anniversary of Smith's birth Dec. 23, 1805. It will be shown free of charge at the church visitors' center off Temple Square.

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