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Plants are evidence of God’s attention to detail

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:48 p.m.

The rain we have gotten lately surely has made the plants, trees, grass and flowers happy. Shrubs in front of our house that have never bloomed are now sporting little white bell-shaped blooms. Our nonblooming hostas are growing long stalks with blooms on the end that look like arms with flowered gloves waving in the wind. All around town, the …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Christ has prepared you a meal of champions

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:08 p.m.

Have you heard the term “raining cats and dogs”? The origin of that saying came from the days of thatched roofs. Cats and dogs would find shelter in the dense roofs and hard rains would cause them to fall out. It may never actually rain cats and dogs, but fish, shells and frogs have indeed fallen from the sky on rare occasions. In …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Holy Spirit brings life, grace

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:28 p.m.

This is the time of year when Pentecost is celebrated. To the Jews, the feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the giving of God’s law. It takes place 50 days after the Passover feast. When God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, it was 50 days after they had celebrated their first Passover and come out of slavery in …

Dads, uncles, grandfathers enjoy quality time with kids UPDATED

Dads, uncles, grandfathers enjoy quality time with kids

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:39 p.m.

The courtyard at First Baptist Church of North Augusta drew some extra pedestrian traffic last Tuesday, with FUDGE – Friends, Uncles, Dads and …

Religion briefs for April 20

Religion briefs for April 20
Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:41 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its 25th annual Pastor’s and First Lady’s Appreciation Celebration …

Bishop leads Holy Trinity Lutheran in transition

Bishop leads Holy Trinity Lutheran in transition
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Bishop Ralph Kempski was preaching a sermon in a small rural congregation. He had invited a friend, who he had used as an interim and his wife to a …

St. Bart’s to hold card party luncheon

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is inviting the public to a party.

CMONA Sunday set for next Sunday

CMONA Sunday set for next Sunday

By MARY ANN ROSE

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Community Ministries of North Augusta, or CMONA, provides help with emergency needs to residents in North Augusta. This help may include assistance …

Religion briefs for April 13

Religion briefs for April 13
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:09 p.m.

The Women of Strength Ministry at Broadway Baptist Church will hold its second women’s conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at …

Why CMONA needs your help this Sunday

Why CMONA needs your help this Sunday

BY MARY ANN ROSE

editor@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:05 p.m.

Community Ministry of North Augusta equals CMONA.

Religion briefs for April 6

Religion briefs for April 6
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:05 p.m.

The Women of Strength Ministry at Broadway Baptist Church will hold its second women’s conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The Bible is the standard

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:05 p.m.

When we hear the word “cavemen” images of bearskin clothing, wooden clubs and perhaps some simple stone tools come to mind. This is because we have been conditioned to associate primitive with the word cavemen. However, in China there are some 20 million people living in caves. The caves there are easily carved in the silty soil of …

Religion briefs for March 30

Religion briefs for March 30
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:33 p.m.

The Women of Strength Ministry at Broadway Baptist Church will hold its second women’s conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at …

Religion briefs for the week of March 23

Religion briefs for the week of March 23
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:50 p.m.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will hold Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, with Adoration in …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: To understand God, go deeper

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:50 p.m.

Although this news is nearly 100 years old, few people even today know that the massive stone heads on Easter Island are actually sitting atop tall stone bodies buried in the ground.

Ballet Magnificat! to make stop in North Augusta

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:36 p.m.

Ballet Magnificat!, America’s premier Christian ballet company, will present “Deliver Us!” at Grace United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25.

Cameron brings marriage tour to North Augusta

Cameron brings marriage tour to North Augusta
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:40 p.m.

Kirk Cameron is on a mission to help save marriages.

Area churches unite for youth event UPDATED

Area churches unite for youth event
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Youth groups from all over North Augusta came together to share the gospel over the weekend.

Music minister finds home at Sweetwater UPDATED

Music minister finds home at Sweetwater
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:38 p.m.

Mark Abbott has been all around the southeast, but found his way back home at Sweetwater Baptist Church.

D-Now returns for second year UPDATED

D-Now returns for second year
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 7:10 p.m.

D-Now is returning once again this year.

Religious icon makes stop at orthodox church UPDATED

Religious icon makes stop at orthodox church

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:29 p.m.

In the early hours of the evening just before the setting of the sun on Feb. 16, nearly 30 people crowded into the chapel of Holy Resurrection …

Kirk Cameron to make stop at First Baptist Church

Kirk Cameron to make stop at First Baptist Church

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 7:09 p.m.

Love Worth Fighting For, a national marriage event tour, featuring television and film actor Kirk Cameron, will make a stop in North Augusta on March …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God’s gift of sight is truly amazing

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Man has always treasured his ability to see. And since man was created as a highly intelligent creature, rather than a simple primitive, it seems that man has practiced eye surgery as far back as we have records.

Religion briefs for March 2

Religion briefs for March 2
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will hold Stations of the Cross after the 5:30 p.m. Mass each Friday during …

Religion briefs for the week of Feb. 24

Religion briefs for the week of Feb. 24
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:55 p.m.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will hold Stations of the Cross after the 5:30 p.m. Mass each Friday during …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Film delivers powerful message

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Film delivers powerful message
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:55 p.m.

We saw the movie “Risen” this weekend, and I highly recommend it to everyone. It is a well-made film that tells the story of …

Religion briefs for Feb. 17 UPDATED

Religion briefs for Feb. 17
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:24 p.m.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will hold Stations of the Cross after the 5:30 p.m. Mass each Friday during …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God gave animals the ability to communicate

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:24 p.m.

It is amazing to watch cats communicate with each other and with us. The range of animal communication and how it reflects the intelligence and genius of the creator is amazing. Researchers in animal communication have been no less amazed as they have now begun to learn that many animals actually have languages and that they can invent new words …

Night to Shine provides unforgettable experience for participants, volunteers UPDATED

Night to Shine provides unforgettable experience for participants, volunteers
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:20 p.m.

Last Friday, 150 individuals got a royal treatment at TrueNorth Church with flashbulbs, balloons, limousines and more.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God gave animals ways to stay healthy

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:09 p.m.

Birds are very active at bird feeders this time of year. The squirrels turned one of our platform feeders on its side still hanging in the air. I was about to correct it when I noticed that tiny birds were busily collecting seeds out of it. The new feeder presentation was benefiting the small birds and protecting them from the squirrels, so I will …

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