Minister of music nears retirement

Those who know Bill Smith, the minister of music at Louis­ville's First Baptist Church, know he walks in faith.
By Parish Howard

James Cole: Will Christians stand up for what is right?

If we, as Christians, are not willing to stand against the masses and boldly declare what God has instructed us as to what is right and what is wrong, then what can we expect from the society around us except for turmoil, chaos, violence and civil unrest?
By James Cole

Jewish women to be honored

Congregation Children of Israel will honor six adult women today when they become B'Nai Mitzvah.

'Nickle and dime' approach pays off for New Mexico church

Fueled by faith and determination, volunteers worked tens of thousands of hours over the last several years to rebuild the heart of one mountain village in northern New Mexico.
By Susan Montoya Bryan

Pope outlines vision for life, family issues

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity.
By Nicole Winfield

Trust only in Jesus to hear our prayers

We must take our prayers to Jesus instead of trying to handle our problems ourselves.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Wrens, Ga., woman spends year volunteering, teaching in Bethlehem

Linda McNair followed a tug on her heart more than 6,350 miles to find relief in service in the birthplace of Jesus Christ. For more than two years she said she struggled with a stirring in her chest she couldn't identify.
By Parish Howard

Sound of silence can be beautiful thing to hear

The entire book of the Old Testament book of Proverbs can be summed up in one word: Listen. There are hundreds of exhortations in those pages on the subject of speech, and you'll find more about when not to talk than you'd believe.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Worship begins at new Vineyard Community Church

After countless hours of hard work, much of it done by church members and the pastor, the final touches are being put into place at the old Sue Reynolds Elementary School. 
By Lisa Kaylor

Gene Norris: God has a master plan for all of us

After living the formative years of two to 14 in the same city, the very thought of having to move to another city 250 miles away created both extreme anxiety and anger. My 14-year-old world seemed to be coming to a disastrous end. Part of my anger was directed toward God.
By the Rev. Gene Norris

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These stories are part of a monthly series on historic churches. To nominate a church, contact Lisa Kaylor at (706) 828-3884 or lisa.kaylor@augustachronicle.com.
 
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19 plea not guilty in Irish Traveler case
COLUMBIA -- Nineteen of 22 people indicted in the federal case involving Irish Travelers and Murphy Village entered not guilty pleas Tuesday and received $25,000 unsecured bonds.