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NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Animal communication shows God’s genius

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:30 p.m.

It is amazing to watch our 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 …

Religion briefs for the week of April 29

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:30 p.m.

First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, will hold its spring revival at 7 p.m. April 29. Monday will be All Disciples Night …

Fairview kindergarten class write, illustrate book UPDATED

By BILL BENGTSON

editor@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Several of Fairview Early Childhood Center’s kids may now have a stronger appreciation for the literary world, in the wake of several weeks of …

Religion briefs for the week of April 22 UPDATED

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:45 p.m.

A card party and luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown …

Orthodox Christians celebrate Pascha UPDATED

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:45 p.m.

“Christ is risen! Indeed he is risen!”

CMONA Sunday is this weekend

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:15 p.m.

This year Community Ministry of North Augusta, or CMONA, completes 31 years of providing the needy of the community with temporary assistance. This comes in the form of food, clothing, non-narcotic prescriptions and may even help pay a utility bill to continue service.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Brains are amazing things

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:45 p.m.

It appears that we are made even better than we thought.

TrueNorth Church opens Sunday UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.

The wait is nearly over for TrueNorth Church.

Religion briefs for the week of April 15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:46 p.m.

A card party and luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown …

CMONA Sunday falls on April 26

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:33 p.m.

For 31 years, Community Ministry of North Augusta, or CMONA, has provided emergency assistance to needy area residents. CMONA provides food, clothing and non-narcotic prescription drugs to individuals and families experiencing a temporary crisis and may even help with utility bills.

Crazy Hair Tour coming to FBCNA

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:46 p.m.

The Crazy Hair Tour – Secret Keeper Girl’s fourth themed tour – is a Bible-based relationship-building experience for moms and …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Fulfillment of a Christian is to see Christ

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:46 p.m.

I enjoy playing and watching golf. It was sad to see Ben Crenshaw leave. He taught me to play golf. I never envisioned him retiring. A champion left and a new champion was born at the 2015 Masters.

Religion briefs for the week of April 8

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:11 p.m.

North Augusta Baptist Church, 508 W. Jackson Ave., will hold its spring revival at 7 p.m. through April 9. For more information, call 803-279-1599.

Religion briefs for the week of April 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:41 p.m.

St. James Lutheran Church, 200 Laurel Drive, Graniteville, will hold Holy Week services at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. Good Friday; and 7 a.m. …

Holy Trinity barbecue raises money to improve camp

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:45 p.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is making improvements to its campsite.

D-Now brings students, churches together UPDATED

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:42 p.m.

Five of the largest churches in North Augusta came together with North Augusta United for a weekend of fun, worship and learning experience. …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God has hidden delights waiting for discovery

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:10 p.m.

I came home one day last week and was delighted to see that our Bradford pear trees had burst into bloom in one day. They reached over the driveway and covered us in big white blooms as if to welcome us home. Then I was happy to see several bluebirds in the trees. Spring is now in full swing. Bradford pears all over town have joined ours in …

Religion briefs for the week of April 18

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:10 p.m.

Community Lenten services will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served before and after the service at 11:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. Services will …

Volunteers bake cookies for prison outreach UPDATED

By BILL BENGTSON

editor@northaugustastar.com

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:10 p.m.

Dozens of local volunteers are providing a boost for prison outreach efforts this week, with such ingredients as oatmeal, chocolate chips, butter, …

Church has wild game for supper UPDATED

By BILL BENGTSON

editor@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:15 p.m.

Raccoon meatballs, flounder sandwiches and deer chili were on the menu in Edgefield County on Saturday evening, when Sweetwater Baptist Church held …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Jesus provides wisdom, key to life

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:15 p.m.

There once was a man that had a birth defect in his brain that only allowed him to have one dimensional sight. It wasn’t until he put on 3-D glasses in a theater that he could see 3-D. Once his brain saw three dimensions, something clicked and he had full dimensional sight after that.

Adults in 20s, 30s gather for fellowship at cathedral

By BILL BENGTSON

editor@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:29 p.m.

One of downtown Augusta’s oldest church buildings is back in the business of playing host to worship services, with particular emphasis on …

Wild game back at Sweetwater Baptist Church

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:27 p.m.

Sweetwater Baptist Church will hold its ninth annual Wild Game Supper on Saturday.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Octopus’ care for young mimics God’s love for man

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:28 p.m.

My husband loves Chinese food, and our car naturally heads in the direction of one of his favorite Asian restaurants when we eat out.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:28 p.m.

North Augusta Bible Chapel, 1050 Hammond Drive, will hold Friday Kid’s Night Out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. until March 6. The event is open to …

Religion briefs for the week of Feb. 25

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:57 p.m.

North Augusta Bible Chapel, 1050 Hammond Drive, will hold Friday Kid’s Night Out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. until March 6. The event is open to …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Technology can’t compete with God’s design

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:57 p.m.

The recent winds left some damage to trees still injured from the ice storm last February. Have you ever wondered how creation responds to the wind when it blows ferociously and there is no damage?

Lenten services start Feb. 25 UPDATED

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:14 p.m.

In a world of best feet put forward and constant image consciousness, Lent might be among the most needed parts of the Christian year. The season of …

Church briefs for Feb. 18 UPDATED

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:15 p.m.

North Augusta Bible Chapel, 1050 Hammond Drive, will hold Friday Kid’s Night Out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. until March 6. The event is open to …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Even bats primp for their Valentines

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:12 p.m.

The story of Valentine’s Day begins during the height of the Roman Empire, in which they held a festival every February. This Lupercian Festival was held in honor of the God of Fertility and, during the festivities, young men would get to choose their mate. At the time, marriage was a common occurrence, but when Claudius became emperor he …

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