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FBC Rincon to host Team Impact

First Baptist Church of Rincon will host a Team Impact crusade Feb. 6-10 at 7 p.m. each night.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


“Kingdom Business” tour coming

Overcoming by Faith Ministries will hold a special night of praise and worship with award-winning gospel artist Canton Jones on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the church's main sanctuary. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


St. Boniface hosts community potluck celebration

St. Boniface opened its doors to all Christians in Effingham County, inviting them to join them in celebrating those things that bind us together as believers in Christ.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


Leader of Latter Day Saints Church dies at age 97

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through 12 years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


Refuel '08 youth revival

24/7 Teen Ministries of Rincon Church of God will be sponsoring Refuel '08 on Jan. 18-20. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. nightly and will be held in the church's main sanctuary. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


‘Lord, teach us to pray’ seminar

How, when, where and why did Jesus pray? What can we learn from His prayer life that will help us in our own prayers? What are some of the barriers that prevent us from having a good prayer life?

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


FBC Rincon announces new time of evening worship

First Baptist Church of Rincon is changing the time of its evening worship service to an earlier time. Effective Jan. 20, evening worship will be at 6 p.m.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


Pray without ceasing

"In order to unite with one another, we must love one another; in order to love one another, we must know one another; in order to know one another, we must go and meet one another."

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Church


Hoping the shoe fits

Harvest Temple Church in Springfield will be collecting shoes for those in need, thanks to a donation from Lowe's in Rincon.

January 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Church


Giving thanks at year’s end

The year of 2007 is fast approaching an end, and Christmas is at hand.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Church


Bible comes to life at FBC Rincon

The Bible will "come to life" during two nights of Christmas productions at First Baptist Church of Rincon. A narrator in biblical costume will walk out of a giant Bible to tell the Christmas story, mixed with music and drama.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Church


A hope for the holidays

Beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts, Christmas trees, holiday parties, unending upbeat carols in shops and malls, visits from friends and family, baking and cooking, food everywhere - and the awed, hushed joy of welcoming a tiny infant to the world - these are the images and memories of Christmas most of us celebrate and treasure.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Church


Rincon Church of God an Angel Food site

As part of the outreach mission of the Rincon Church of God, the church's C.A.R.E Board is now an Angel Food Ministries order and distribution site.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Church


New youth minister brings experience, maturity and fun

Ty LaValley, the new youth minister at Springfield United Methodist Church, loves to laugh and have fun. Through the years, his clown and puppetry ministry has allowed him to spread that laughter- along with the message of Christ- to children and adults throughout the world.

December 13, 2007 | By Nancy Gould Special to Effingham Herald | Church


One good and faithful servant retires from a life of ministry

Rev. Ben Martin addressed the large crowd gathered in the Springfield United Methodist Church on Nov. 9 with a powerful question, "What if Ed Cadle Sr., had retired 20 years ago from the ministry and went fishing every day instead of forming Mission on the Move?" Rev. Martin answered his own question, explaining that children in Tapachula, Mexico, would still be living in prison with one or both of their parents, enduring daily physical and sexual abuse. Fortunately, Cadle didn't go fishing but went to Tapachula instead and built three Christian homes for those children. Now, at the age ...

December 13, 2007 | Pam Cox Special to Effingham Herald | Church


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Springfield UMC dedicates conference center to Bishop Edwards

The legacy of Bishop Marion Edwards was enhanced May 17 when Springfield United Methodist Church dedicated a new education and conference center in his honor. Edwards was a pastor and Springfield native who ascended to the highest ranks of leadership within the United Methodist Church before his death from cancer in 2011.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Church


Eric Liddell has run his race

Nearly 81 years ago, Scotsman Eric Liddell refused to run a heat in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris because the race was scheduled on a Sunday, which he understood from his faith to be a violation of the Sabbath.

May 26, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


I could be wrong

This past Monday, a young man came to see me at Armstrong. He was referred to me and my department in the College of Health Professions because he had been essentially kicked out of the professional health care program in which he was enrolled, and he was looking for a new major. He was simply told that he wasn't cut out for that job.

May 19, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Beyond God’s blessing in marriage

If you ask a local pastor the phrase he is most likely to hear when counseling a couple struggling in their relationship, my bet is that somewhere in the top three is the statement, "he (she) has changed."

April 28, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


From Peter to ‘worshippers of the cross’

In the book of Acts, chapter 8, we find the account of St. Peter witnessing to an Ethiopian eunuch, baptizing him and presumably sending the faith back with this new Christian to Ethiopia. Regular church-goers know the story. We can also presume that this convert was the forerunner of the Ethiopian church, which we rarely hear much about, at least not until recently.

April 21, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Thoughts on why God made dogs

One of my favorite radio personalities is the late Paul Harvey, who died in 2009 after 65 years in broadcasting. To me, Harvey was exceptional at getting to the heart of any matter in his topical broadcasts, called "The Rest of the Story."

April 14, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Wisdom for living from a wounded Marine

Sometimes we pastors are humbled by the wisdom we find in others. We think that we, having been schooled in scripture, have a monopoly on wisdom. And then we hear someone speak on life and truth from a deeply personal experience, and we realize we have no such monopoly and our pontificating may be lacking something. Here is an example of a true account that leaves me feeling humble.

April 07, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


The ‘Today’ show defines prayer

NBC's advertising of the "Today" show's Monday morning segment on prayer caught my attention. While the promotions were run continually and ad nauseum, at least they signaled a possible shift by the usually highly secular show toward an acknowledgement, if not appreciation, of things spiritual.

March 31, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


St. Luke’s holds Daughters of the King institution service

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon recently held a service of institution for its chapter of Daughters of the King.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Church


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