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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 …

TrueNorth Church to host Night to Shine

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:06 p.m.

TrueNorth Church announced last week that they will serve as one of the more than 100 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, …

Religion briefs for Feb. 10

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:08 p.m.

The Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, 160 Merovan Drive, will hold its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. The …

NEWS FROM FRONT PORCH: The intelligence of dolphins

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:28 p.m.

My husband took me on a weekend trip to Sullivan’s Island and Charleston for my birthday. My mom also went with us. We had a great time, and while on the beach we saw a pair of dolphins swimming together along the shore. They seemed lively and playful. Bottlenose dolphins have a reputation as intelligent, playful creatures. A newly released …

‘Minister of Encouragement’ comes to First Baptist Church

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:28 p.m.

Dennis Swanberg, America’s minister of encouragement, will be at First Baptist Church of North Augusta from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Religion briefs for Feb. 3

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:28 p.m.

A prayer and praise service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 20, at Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, 160 Merovan Drive. For more …

Men’s group braves weather for work outs, fellowship

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:25 p.m.

Last week, during a brisk 24-degree morning at 5:30 a.m., a group of 10 to 12 men gathered at Riverview Park Activities Center.

Interim rector helps in transition at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:26 p.m.

Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is in a time of transition.

Religion briefs for Jan. 27

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:23 p.m.

The Honduras Agape Foundation will hold its second Celebrity Chef Cook-Off and Cornhole Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at St. John’s …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The key to dealing with fear

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:22 p.m.

When we are confronted with a problem or challenge, we often find ourselves worrying about what we will do about it. Well-meaning people in our lives can come along and ask us what we are going to do about it.

Strom Fellowship celebrates 50 years UPDATED

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:05 p.m.

On Jan. 12, the Strom Fellowship of First Baptist Church of North Augusta celebrated 50 years.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Jesus is the ultimate superhero

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:44 p.m.

When I was a young girl, I had no fear of intruders breaking into our home. My Daddy was the strongest man in the land, and at the slightest sound outside, he was out there checking it out, protecting his family.

Blessing of the Waters ceremony takes place

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:45 p.m.

Braving cold temperatures and raised river banks, Orthodox Christians from the CSRA gathered Jan. 6 at Boeckh Park to celebrate their annual Blessing …

Religion briefs for Jan. 20

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:44 p.m.

Springfield Baptist Church, 114 12th St., Augusta, will hold a Valentine’s Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $12 per person or $20 …

St. Bart’s names building for former rector Thompson UPDATED

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:18 p.m.

The ministry center at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church now bears the name of the former rector.

St. Helena guest house now open

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:23 p.m.

The Order of Saint Helena’s guest house is now open.

Orthodox Christians celebrate nativity UPDATED

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:25 p.m.

The great feast of the birth of Jesus Christ, one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox Church, pays honor to the venerable day celebrated each …

Religion briefs for Jan. 13

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:25 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its annual community commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 5 p.m. …

North Augusta religion briefs for Jan. 6

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:23 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its annual community commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 5 p.m. …

North Augusta religion briefs for Dec. 30

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:09 p.m.

Mount Transfiguration Church, 350 Blanchard Road, will hold its Watch Night Service at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. For more information, call the …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Think of God when making New Year’s resolutions

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:09 p.m.

Hope you and your family had a joyful Christmas. We did. In focusing our celebration of Christmas as Christ’s birthday, Christmas cannot be blue even through missing those who are no longer with you. Celebrating Christ’s birth each year at Christmas is a solidly secure one that is not altered in itself with the presence or absence of …

Christmas kicks: Laces 4 Love gives shoes to students UPDATED

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:16 p.m.

Students in eight local elementary schools got a Christmas gift a little early thanks to Laces 4 Love.

‘We honor a life well lived’Basketball court named for late church member UPDATED

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:44 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church now has a fitting tribute to one of its most beloved members.

Annual event aids homeless with meal, clothing, fellowship

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:28 p.m.

First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s message is about merging faith and life.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:21 p.m.

Grace METTS will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., for the Joy of Music presented by Joe Lusk, …

Order of Saint Helena settling into new home

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:29 p.m.

“One of the best kept secrets in Augusta” started its move across the river in Oct. 2013.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: A different kind of Christmas story

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:21 p.m.

This following story, “A Christmas Cup of Coffee” was written by my friend, Dave VanderLaan. Dave went to heaven a few weeks ago after suffering from brain cancer. He was a minister of a church in northwest Iowa and is greatly missed by all who knew him. I hope you enjoy his Christmas story as much as I did.

Religion briefs for Nov. 24

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:01 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold an ordination service for Minister Tonya Hankerson Bradburn at 3 …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The power of praise

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:01 p.m.

It’s free, easy, and painless. It blesses you, and it blesses God. It is a powerful weapon against the enemy of our souls. It instantly changes attitude, contributes perspective and brightens your day. It produces a deep sense of belonging, a feeling of what we were designed for. It is the highest form of expression. Something we will want …

Musician to share story of recovery UPDATED

STAFF REPORTS

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Joseph Habedank will make a tour stop at First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

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