Matt Saxon, Frank Lee and Justin Lee were this year's Punkin' Chunkin' champions at the third annual Punkin' Chunkin' competition at the First Baptist Church of Springfield on Oct. 31. The air compression "chunker" named the "Billville Punkin' Chunker" broke the event record by chunkin' a 4-pound pumpkin over 517 yards. To see the "Billville Chunker" in operation, find The First Baptist Church of Springfield on Facebook.
Savannah Christian Church, one of the area's largest with more than 6,000 attendees, is making plans to locate a West Campus somewhere in Effingham County. Lyle Wood has been chosen to be the new west campus pastor.
On Aug. 2, the parishioners of St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Goshen Road in Rincon, joined by the Episcopal Bishop of Georgia, the Right Rev. Henry I. Louttit, bid a tearful but joyous farewell to their interim vicar, the Rev. Dr. Ellen Richardson.
A benefit concert by British singer Joyce Shaw will be held Saturday at 7p.m. at the Rincon United Methodist Church. Her performance of familiar songs and show tunes will benefit her Kwagala Trust, a home for abandoned and orphaned children in Uganda, Africa.
The very first church that I served as pastor was a new mission church along the Mississippi River. Fort Adams was a tiny fishing village in the southwest corner of Mississippi, about an hour's drive north of Baton Rouge, La.