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SREL animals visit First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s summer camp

SREL animals visit First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s summer camp

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:38 p.m.

First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s weekday summer camp played host to a visit July 12 from naturalist Sean Poppy, with the Savannah River …

TRUE TALK: God’s plans for us are better

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:35 p.m.

I grew up at the beach. Not figuratively speaking. I quite literally grew up at the beach. During warm seasons, we found any excuse to go spend a day on the crystal clear water and sugar white sand of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hillsong UNITED to perform in Columbia

Hillsong UNITED to perform in Columbia
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:34 p.m.

COLUMBIA — An Australian youth ministry formed Hillsong UNITED out of a desire to spread the love of Christ through music.

Religion briefs for July 6

Religion briefs for July 6
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:34 p.m.

Chef Kurt Halls will be doing a hands on grilling class using techniques with a gas grill, portable grill and a Rectec wood pellet grill. The event …

Religion briefs for June 29

Religion briefs for June 29
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

Fairview Presbyterian Church will celebrate Independence Day with its annual barbecue lunch at Calvin’s Cove, 482 Reece Bacqui, Modoc, on …

TRUE TALK: Freedom

TRUE TALK: Freedom
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

This coming Monday, July 4, we celebrate our nation’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, our country’s founders declared independence from …

North Augusta woman ‘got real’ with God, starting ministry to help other women

North Augusta woman ‘got real’ with God, starting ministry to help other women

By Christina Cleveland

ccleveland@aikenstandard.com

Monday, June 27, 2016 12:15 p.m.

North Augusta resident Tina Burch said she’s been a Christian since she was in her 20s, but it wasn’t until she was in her mid 40s when …

Religion briefs for June 15

Religion briefs for June 15
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:52 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from June 20 to 24 for children who have completed 3K through fifth …

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: Are you empowering or enabling?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:53 p.m.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ” – Maria Robinson

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 …

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