Church volunteer honored by many friends, worshippers

Jane Howington has taught at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church for four decades.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jesus continues to bless the children as silent actor

Recently I was doing an important but boring task - meeting with a financial planner. We were going through my "assets," and she had the good grace not to laugh. The planner asked me whether I could expect any inheritance.
By the Rev. Cynthia Taylor

Photo exhibit sheds light on Sikhs in US

NEW YORK - Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on Sept. 11, 2001, to send it away from the chaos at ground zero. Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from bullying. 
By Ula Ilnytzky

Students to gather for prayer during See You at the Pole

Students across the nation will gather around flagpoles Wednesday morning to pray for their schools, families, communities and the country.

World premiere of O Laud the Lord to be performed in North Augusta

The Savannah River Winds, conducted by Richard D. Brasco, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at First Baptist Church of North Augusta.
By Don Rhodes

Religious groups combine faith, cold brews

WAUKESHA, Wis. - An­gela Caddell started struggling with her Christianity 14 years ago when she came out as gay. But a gathering at a bar to talk faith over a cold beer is helping her feel more connected to her religion.
By Carrie Antlfinger

Carter urges faith leaders to take stand against racisim

Jimmy Carter says the United States is experiencing "a resurgence of racism" and he's calling on Baptist faith leaders to foster change in their communities
By Kathleen Foody

Miller: Keeping your faith fresh

How can we keep the vigor of our faith from fading? There's a lesson to be learned from Moses.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Retired pope reflects on papacy

VATICAN CITY - Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn't his strong suit but says he doesn't see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded at least in breaking up the Vatican's so-called "gay lobby.
By Kirsten Grieshaber and Nicole Winfield

Churches must not be afraid to challenge

There is a high expectation from those who call themselves a Christian (or disciple, or follower, or any of the other words that are commonly used today to describe the uber churchgoer.
By the Rev. Randall Monk

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Friday, July 15, 2016

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Prayer breakfast set for July 26 at Good Shepherd

The Augusta Monthly Community Prayer Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way. Prayer begins at 8 a.m. and breakfast at 9 a.m.

Steele: Your outside must reflect your insides

Paul mentions forbearance, forgiveness and love as the kind of clothing that represents genuine Christian behavior. Wear it well.
By the Rev. Kevin Steele

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thanks be to God for His Word, chance to share it

The Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God! Those phrases are repeated throughout churches all over the world at the beginning and conclusion of scripture readings every Sunday.
By the Rev. Joe Bowden

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

Eid al Fitr is one of the biggest holidays in the Islamic faith and marks the end of Ramadan, a month of spiritual cleansing and renewal through fasting and prayer.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, July 1, 2016

Gene Norris: Seek peace with God, country, all people

We will never feel at peace with another person until we tear down the wall of enmity that separates us from that person.
By Gene Norris

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Column: Discipline is needed for all, whether in church or out

Discipline; that word usually brings horrible pictures to mind whenever you mention it, especially to a child. No child likes to be disciplined, and as a matter of fact, neither do adults. ...
By the Rev. James Cole

Churches to reconcile decades-old divide

Two decades after an ugly split, two churches will come together Sunday to bury the hatchet, but not to unite.
By Lisa Kaylor

Korean children's choir to perform at Bell Auditorium

A South Korean children's choir will entertain Tuesday, and an influential Korean church leader will speak at the free concert. Tickets are required, however.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, June 24, 2016

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Pastor retires after 50 years

On June 26, the members of Holiness Deliverance Tabernacle and Living Waters Church will celebrate the long life and career of the Rev. Wiladean Myers.
By Lisa Kaylor

In times of pain, hold your tongue

Sometimes, someone else expresses something so well that the best thing to do is share their words. Karl Vaters pastors a small church, and also maintains a blog called Pivot. His post this week, ...
By the Rev. Ed Rees

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Interfaith prayer service planned

Mann Memorial United Methodist Church will hold an interfaith prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in response to the shooting in Orlando on June 12 and other acts of terrorism.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Service for healing in wake of shootings set for Thursday

The Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta will hold a service of healing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vacation Bible school plans emerge

A giant yellow submarine stands in the middle of the stage at West Acres Baptist Church, flanked by enormous blue waves.
By Lisa Kaylor

St. John UMC commences Chapel Under the Pines

Sunday services will be conducted by various ministers at Thurmond Lake for worshippers ready to swim, fish or boat.
By Lisa Kaylor

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