Rev. Michael Guido will be speaking during the 10:45 a.m. worship service at the First Baptist Church of Springfield on Aug. 26.
Over the last several years the teenagers at the First Baptist Church of Springfield have made many positive contributions to, not only their community, but to their nation and to their world.
The Guyton United Methodist 55-ALIVE group will meet on Aug. 9 at noon in the church fellowship hall.
Joy Roberts of Beulah Chapter No. 116, Millen District No. 16, Order of the Eastern Star, represented well during Lillian E. Blake's Queen Extravaganza. She placed third in the silver category. She received a trophy on June 19 at the grand session in Augusta.
"The Complete Woman," a Christian women's conference is coming to Savannah, sponsored by Women of the Word, a ministry of Christian Believers United of Montreat, N.C.
Bethel Lutheran Church of Springfield will have its annual "Series of Services" from Aug. 12-15. The Great Commission found in the Gospel of Matthew is this year's theme.
Tommy Peterson has joined Grace Community Church as the new youth pastor for the congregation.
Dr. David Cox will conduct two seminars next month for suicide victims and prevention at First Baptist Church of Springfield.
First Baptist Church of Rincon held Mud Pig IV as part of its Terrific Tuesdays for kids who completed kindergarten through fifth grade.
As part of "Marvelous Mondays" at First Baptist Church of Rincon, Dr. Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, spoke at the church.
Zion Lutheran Church extends a invitation to all senior citizens to join its community senior citizens group. There are more than 40 seniors, from different denominations, who come from all parts of Effingham County, Pooler, Bloomingdale and Savannah for the monthly meetings that usually are held the Wednesday after the third Sunday.
School may be out for summer vacation, but First Baptist Church of Rincon has a summer schedule full of events for the whole family. The church has already hosted Vacation Bible School for children and taken youth to summer camp. A group of youth will be going on a mission trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands from July 5-13.
First Baptist Church of Springfield's Weekday Education Ministry is adding a 3-year-old class. The class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Rincon held their Vacation Bible School last week.
If I had to describe how I could tell a Christian just by observing interactions, as in a business meeting, I would probably say I could see the fruit of the spirit in the person's kindness. In many ways, sheer kindness is often the mark of a person living as a Christian.
Christians often feel an obligation to pray for those who need assistance, both individually and corporately. Church congregations therefore regularly pray for members and extended family and friends who are struggling. Each church handles such prayers differently, but they usually involve some sort of prayer list.
The pastor of St. Boniface Church, Father Ba Thong Nguyen, also known as Father Martino, had a vision to bring all of the church's Faith Formation children and their parents along with members of the congregation to Veterans Park in Springfield on Sunday to pray for all of the souls who have given their lives for the nation.
By the time you read this, election day will have passed and, barring a runoff, the constant bombardment of negative campaigns will subside, at least for a year. I have come to believe that the fact that any person would spend someone's hard-earned dollars to do nothing but call their opponent a liar should immediately disqualify them from office. But that's just me, and I could be wrong.
Before the kids in their costumes head out the door to get bags full of candy, St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a special treat lined up for them.
In life, extremism often ends in a multitude of problems. I find the same is true when the Gospel is presented.
The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, "When Christ calls us, he bids us come and die." Bonhoeffer, citing the words of Jesus, bid Christians to count the cost of discipleship. For Bonhoeffer, this death was literal; for most other Christians we are called to die to our former selves.
The bizarre and horrible renditions notwithstanding (i.e., Roseanne Barr, Michael Bolton), most people can at least sing the national anthem. Or, I should say, they can sing what they believe is the national anthem. After all, most folks have been to enough civic events and ballgames to have memorized it.
I've got to wonder if Sherriff McDuffie, just as his head hits the pillow at night and he's about to drift off to sleep, ever reviews the events of the day and just busts out with laughter. It's got to happen on occasion.
Anyone familiar with Effingham County sports knows well the friendly but passionate rivalry between Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School in many sports. On grass fields, hardwood courts, clay diamonds, wrestling mats, dirt running trails, and asphalt courts the best of Effingham's teenage athletes battle for the title of county champs.
You've bet your life, and right now you are playing out your hand. In fact, with every day that passes you "up the ante," having invested another 24 hours in your wager. The problem is that the bet is for your spiritual and eternal life.
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