Originally created 02/11/06

Faith digest

Oldies concert

The American Christian Bandstand will roll out golden oldies with Christian lyrics at 6 p.m. Sunday at Evans Community Baptist Church, 302 Byrd Road in Evans. Prizes will be awarded for the best oldies-era costume.

Special speaker

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday for men's day at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road.

Service for deaf

Rudolph Smith, of Macon, Ga., will lead worship for the deaf community at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St. A covered-dish luncheon will follow. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Classic afternoon

The Augusta Symphony woodwind trio will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way.

Meet and eat

An organizational luncheon for a clergy association in Augusta will be held at noon Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, Activities Building. The association will provide an interfaith forum for fellowship, sharing ideas on pastoral care and service. Call 364-1892.

Online predators

Robert Hugh Farley, an expert on child sex crimes and a consultant to Interpol, will lead a workshop on Internet predators and other online molesters from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave. During his 30-year career with the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department in Chicago, Mr. Farley set up the first police unit in the world to address Internet solicitation and sexual abuse of children.

Women's tea

Amy DeLoach will speak on confessing your weakness and claiming your strength during a women's tea at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way. Mrs. DeLoach is the wife of senior pastor, Dr. C. Gregory DeLoach. Reservations are due Thursday. The event is sponsored by Sisters of Service. Call 733-2236.

Childhood hurts

Susan Smith, of Lawrenceville, Ga., will speak on the pain of childhood hurts during a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive in Aiken.

Luncheon is $14. Reservations are due Friday. A nursery is available. Call (803) 649-6697.

Cancer awareness

Information on breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers will be given at 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Enon Baptist Church, 4678 Washington Road in Evans. The Chicago-based National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer is co-sponsoring the event with the church.


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


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