"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.
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.
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.
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."
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