Religion briefs for the week of Oct. 1 UPDATED

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:15 p.m.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, will hold pumpkin patch aerobics on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Anglerfish demonstrate God’s perfect design

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:16 p.m.

Many thanks to my readers who came to hear me speak at Nancy Carson Library last week and said you look forward to and read my column every week. You are important to me and I appreciate you all.

A day in the life of a jail chaplain

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:01 p.m.

Call it divine intervention.

Pumpkins to go on sale Monday

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:15 p.m.

The annual Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church pumpkin patch sale is just around the corner.

Holy Trinity in North Augusta transitions to North American Lutheran Church UPDATED

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:34 p.m.

It is the beginning of a new era for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Local Lutheran church welcomes new pastor

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church found its new pastor – on YouTube.

Religion briefs for the week of Sept. 24

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 215 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its annual fall revival Sept. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. The guest revivalists will be …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God’s glory can be found in the smallest of things

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

When scientists completed the first genetic map of an animal, they found that the results have the signature of our creator all over them. This animal is the nematode, a very small worm. Even though it has only about 1,000 cells, it is similar to more complex animals. It has a nervous system, a brain and it reproduces sexually. Scientists picked …

Religion briefs for the week of Sept. 19

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:25 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Langley, 2841 Augusta Road, Langley, will celebrate its 144th homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. A concert featuring the Pine …

Religion briefs for the week of Sept. 10

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:35 p.m.

First Christian Church DOC, 203 Verdery Drive, Belvedere, will hold its revival Sept. 12 through 14. For more information, call the church at 803-279-2626.

Best-selling author to simulcast at Second Providence

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:11 p.m.

Lifeway Christian Resources is slated to simulcast well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore from Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Sept. 13. …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Malls may have existed in biblical times

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:11 p.m.

Did you know there is recent archaeological evidence of David, King of Israel’s wartime victories? While cleaning up an excavation at the current site of the biblical Dan, one of the excavation team members noticed an inscription on a stone that was sticking out of the ground. It turned out to be part of a victory monument erected by an Aramean …

Religion briefs for the week of Sept. 3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:11 p.m.

First Christian Church DOC, 203 Verdery Drive, Belvedere, will hold its revival Sept. 12 through 14. For more information, call the church at 803-279-2626.

Grace UMC hopes event can help women to heal from abuse

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:57 p.m.

The mission of the United Methodist Women is to support women and children locally, nationally and internationally.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Humans are inspired by God’s design

Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:01 a.m.

The Hunley submarine was an engineering marvel and one of the subjects of my book, “Why the Wind Blows.”

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God sends angels to encourage us

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:53 p.m.

I had an unusual experience this week. I was feeling a little overwhelmed and had been praying about some circumstances that were weighing heavily on my mind coupled with the usual stress of a demanding job as I began my morning activities. When I arrived at my first marketing call of the day, there was a middle-aged man sitting in the lobby with …

Religion briefs for the week of Aug. 20

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:52 p.m.

Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island, will hold its Women’s Conference Aug. 22 through 24. The Rev. Monica Cofer, of Carpentersville Baptist Church, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. A health and safety fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to both men and women. Pastor …

Religion briefs for the week of Aug. 13

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:43 p.m.

Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island, will hold its Women’s Conference Aug. 22 through 24. The Rev. Monica Cofer, of Carpentersville Baptist Church, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. A health and safety fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to both men and women. Pastor …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Humans are inspired by God’s design

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:42 p.m.

The Hunley submarine was an engineering marvel and one of the subjects of my book, “Why the Wind Blows.”

N.A. native Mims takes reins at Old Storm Branch

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:40 p.m.

Heading into his sixth week, North Augusta native the Rev. Martris Mims seems to be settling in.

Religion briefs for the week of Aug. 6

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Second Providence Baptist Church, 1202 Old Edgefield Road, will hold a Community Health Fair, Family Fun Day and Back-to-School Giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Health/Wellness Ministry and the Youth/Young Adult Ministry, and will offer blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, dental checks, …

Grace UMC holding free movie night

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:26 p.m.

An idea that sprang from of a discussion at Grace United Methodist Church led to its Family Movie Night.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God is the one who teaches the teachers

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Recent tax-free weekends offered a true economic break to parents preparing kids for back-to-school. Did you know there are teachers whose only instructor is God? They use no textbooks or school supplies, yet they use the best in teaching styles for their students.

Religion briefs for the week of July 30

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will celebrate its 145th church anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Martin and the congregation of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Augusta, will be the guests. The theme will be Celebrating the Journey in Unity from Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT). …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God gave some animals amazing survival skills

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:01 p.m.

Did you know there are a couple of creatures that have been taken to the space station and survived? One has legs, claws, eyes, skin and muscles and moves slowly, like a bear. It does not need to carry along a knife and fork because it has two built-in knives. Its body has five segments, if you include the head, with four pairs of legs. Each leg …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Jesus gives us spiritual sight UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:02 p.m.

Many of us take our physical vision for granted. However, our physical vision is one of the most useful physical blessings that God has given us. Here are some little known facts about our eyes.

Church briefs for the week of July 24

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:03 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will celebrate its 145th church anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Martin and the congregation of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Augusta, will be the guests. The theme will be Celebrating the Journey in Unity from Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT). …

Church briefs for the week of July 17

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:45 p.m.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will hold Vacation Bible School July 21 through 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12. The theme will be Caribbean Adventure – SonTreasure Island. For more information, call 803-522-0410.

Pack preaches first sermons at FBCNA UPDATED

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:52 p.m.

For the Rev. Dr. Ryan Pack, Sunday, July 15, was business as usual.

Religion briefs for the week of July 10

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:34 p.m.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta, will hold Vacation Bible School July 14 through 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is open to Pre-K, kindergarten and children through fifth grade. Registration forms are available at the church. For more information, call 803-341-0075 or 803-341-0512.

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