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.

Team provides medical care to Bolivian village

BY JANIS COLLINS

Team Coordinator

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:10 p.m.

Since 1995, Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta has been sending medical teams to the impoverished Aymaran people of Bolivia.

Local Lutheran church changes affiliation UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:23 p.m.

There have been a lot of changes happening at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Carolina Avenue, over the past year – and some of those …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The beauty of creation can be seen in the smallest grain of sand

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Happy Independence Day. There is much to be thankful for all around us including thanks to God for life in America. Even the poorest person in America is richer than much of the world. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, may we take time to thank God for America and our blessings and worship him as we enjoy creation.

Partnership benefits TrueNorth, church in Guatemala UPDATED

BY AUSTIN DAVIS

adavis@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:08 p.m.

TrueNorth Church is continuing its outreach not only locally, and nationally, but globally, as well.

Religion briefs for the week of July 3

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:08 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.

Religion briefs for the week of June 26

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:16 a.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.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Lack of moon dust proof of creation

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:28 a.m.

We have a dear friend that used to talk about the days when he worked at NASA. He was one of the design engineers that worked on the lunar landing module and often talked about how they designed the lunar module with long, telescoping legs because of the huge amount of space dust on the moon. He also talked of the overwhelming surprise that NASA …

Three sports a success for Cross Training Sports Camp UPDATED

By Austin Davis

adavis@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:30 p.m.

The annual Cross Training Sports Camp finished up this past week.

Religion briefs for the week of June 19

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:50 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, will hold Vacation Bible School June 16 through 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is Praise Break: Celebrating the Works of God. All ages are welcome and the public is invited to attend. The Rev. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, call 803-279-1493.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God is greater than sin, offers second chances

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:50 p.m.

I enjoy reading my mother's family genealogy; it was completed by my hardworking cousin, Larry. It is fascinating being introduced to ancestors and following the family tree all the way back to Germany. Some recent research claims that from a psychological perspective, family history research satisfies some fundamental needs such as a sense of …

Religion briefs for the week of June 12

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:39 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, will hold Vacation Bible School June 16 through 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is Praise Break: Celebrating the Works of God. All ages are welcome and the public is invited to attend. The Rev. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, call 803-279-1493.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God created plants with surprising abilities

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:40 p.m.

A few months ago, during the ice storm, so many plants and trees were broken and frozen. However, just a few months later, many of the surviving trees and plants are bigger and more robust than before the storm. In February, our hydrangea stems broke off and froze to the point that we wondered if they would ever bloom again. Today, the blooms are …

Starkey Flythe’s estate open to the public UPDATED

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:22 p.m.

The home of Starkey Flythe on Georgia Avenue was the site of a preview sale for Flythe’s estate sale, which will take place for the public on Friday …

Grist mill coming together at Living History Park UPDATED

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:22 p.m.

One of the dreams that Lynn Thompson and other members and supporters of the Olde Towne Preservation Association have had is to have a functioning …

Church briefs for the week of June 5

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:50 p.m.

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School June 8 through 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme will be SonTreasure Island, and will be open to children ages 4 through fifth grade. Pre-registration is encouraged, and helps to ensure that adequate printed materials, crafts and snacks are available. A closing …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Fungi are a treasure planted by God

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:50 p.m.

My husband and I had a very romantic outdoor candlelit dinner at a local restaurant this weekend. Everything was tasty and seemed to be very good. However, by the time we got home, we were both having severe stomach pain that lasted all night. It didn't help that we had paid nicely for a dinner that caused such discomfort.

Splash Pad celebrating summer UPDATED

By Austin Davis

adavis@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:22 p.m.

School is out, the sun is blazing, and summer is officially underway. North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services wants patrons to visit its …

TrueNorth sponsors camp UPDATED

By Austin Davis

adavis@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:50 p.m.

The annual Cross Training Sports Camp kicks off for the 12th year on June 9, bringing with it three sports instead of the usual two. A new …

Trot 4 Teens 5K helps fund youth trip UPDATED

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:53 p.m.

Victory Baptist Church is starting a tradition in North Augusta.

Religion briefs for May 29

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:33 p.m.

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School June 8 through 12. For more information, call 803-279-6441.

Grace UMC names scholarship winners

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:32 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church is blessed with six different funds that provide scholarships for graduating seniors and college students, the 2014 …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God expects us to help each other UPDATED

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:56 p.m.

God created many types of animals to help each other – an activity called “altruism” – even though some of these animals would normally eat each other. Consider the example of the yellowfin goatfish.

Religion briefs for May 22

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:57 p.m.

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School June 8-12. The theme will be SonTreasure Island. For more information, call 803-279-6441.

Former pageant queen, humorist shares story at local church UPDATED

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:56 p.m.

Jane Jenkins Herlong is not what you would call a traditional beauty queen. She will be the first to admit that, because one of her biggest beliefs …

Grace pastor riding for personal, church goals

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:33 p.m.

The Rev. Jim Dennis of Grace United Methodist Church is cycling for a cause – Curly’s Court.

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