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.
Are you a single mom, the spouse of someone deployed in the military or a senior adult in need of basic car care? If so, the LifeBuilders men's fellowship of the Rincon Church of God invites you to be a part of 'Service Saturday' on June 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church.
Grace Community Church will hold a home improvement weekend June 22-23.
The 50th anniversary celebration of "The Sower" ministry will be held in Metter on June 9-10.
Former Effingham Herald editor Charles Cochran graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary on May 20 with a Master of Divinity degree.
The first "Home Improvement Weekend" was was a huge success.
A National Day of Prayer breakfast was held at First Baptist Church of Rincon on May 3.
The community is invited to a National Day of Prayer breakfast at the Memorial Chapel of First Baptist Church of Rincon on May 3 at 6 a.m. The Memorial Chapel (former sanctuary) is located on Richland Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets.
I have certainly heard the lament of Christian leaders who assert that we are living in a "post-Christian" era. That may be. But what I am seeing is more "Christian-phobia" than anything suggesting Christian beliefs, morals, and values are obsolete. The latest installment comes from Pennsylvania.
If you've been in Effingham more than a few decades, you've likely heard the refrain of long-time residents: "We gotta keep all those folks from Chatham from coming up here and messin' up our county." Crime and crowding are often key flashpoints in the conversation. On the other side are new residents who ask for a little grace, given the fact that they are paying taxes and increasing the property values of those long-time residents and landowners.
Even in a place as ordinary as Larry's Deli in Rincon can eternal truths be spoken.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Septimius Severus, Roman emperor from 193 to 211 AD, was a psychopath and sociopath. Citizens in his empire who had religious views different from his, particularly Christians and Jews, were persecuted severely during his reign. He made Nero and Domitian look like Girl Scouts, sane ones.
During my seminary days, I wrote the following words in my notes. I believe I was studying an Orthodox priest at the time. So, these are likely a paraphrase of his thoughts. I have found them helpful in my Christian walk and have referred to them often. Unfortunately, when I review them I realize how much I fall short.
I write this having just said goodbye to the producer and camera crew of the TV show "Inside Edition." They contacted me a few weeks ago, asking for an interview about my biomechanics research on local weightlifter CJ Cummings.
Since the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, it has been an attraction for those wanting to commit suicide. Only 2 percent survive the jump. It is 220 feet down and when jumpers hit, they still have to contend with the cold, extremely swift water.
She felt nothing but sadness, though there was little in her life to warrant such sadness. She had trouble getting out of bed, yet even when she did, she could barely muster the energy to perform even the most basic daily chores. This troubled woman - a middle-aged graduate student who came to see me years ago - was in a black hole a mile deep and could see no way out.
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