Faith digest

Masters breakfast


Pro golfer Aaron Bad­de­ley will speak about his faith at the Augusta Golf Breakfast, a Masters Week tradition, at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The annual breakfast is sponsored by the Greater Augusta Fellowship of Chris­tian Athletes and draws more than 1,000 participants to Warren Baptist Church for a free Southern-style breakfast buffet and Christian testimony.

Past speakers have included golfers Ben Crane, Larry Mize, Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink and broadcaster Pat Summerall.

Baddeley, 30, has competed in the Masters Tournament six times. His best showing came in 2009, when he tied for 17th.

FCA is pleased to welcome him, “not so much because of his ranking and the terrific year he’s had on the PGA Tour, but because of his being completely unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Greg Wilson, area director of the Greater Augusta FCA.

Print a free ticket to attend the breakfast online at

North Korea trip

Three local men will travel to North Korea this spring to perform with the Atlanta-based Sons of Jubal, an all-male chorus and orchestra.

They are Roy Kiser, minister of senior adults at First Baptist Church of North Augusta; Bob Walker, minister of music at The Hill Baptist Church; and Keith Burrow, associate minister of music at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

The orchestra will be one of the largest musical groups of Americans ever to enter North Korea, according to a news release from the organization. The performance was organized by the Advocacy for the Arts program of Global Resources Services, an Atlanta-based nonprofit. The group leaves April 10 and returns on April 23.

Sons of Jubal was founded in 1954 by the Georgia Baptist Convention. See for more information.

Suicide prevention

Mental health experts will share strategies to prevent teen suicide and bullying at a community forum at The Church of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican church in North Augusta.

The North Augusta Hartzog Center, a mental health clinic operating under the Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center, sponsors the forum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Topics include coping skills for young people, teen suicide, bullying, peer pressure, anger management and self-esteem.

The Church of the Holy Trinity is in the Sweetwater Center at 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta. See or call (803) 278-0880 for more information.

Awakening Faith

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown offers a nine-week program of faith renewal starting April 11.

Awakening Faith is a conversation-based program that gives inactive or marginally active Catholics a forum to reconnect with their faith. The first session will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 11 at the home of Mary and Joe Soparas. For more information, see or call (706) 364-9289.



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