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5K to raise money for church mission trip

An upcoming 5K race will benefit a local church's mission trip to Africa this summer.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Church


134th annual Sunday School Convention coming

Local Sunday schools are invited to participate in the 134th annual Sunday School Convention on May 5 at the Effingham County Methodist Campground.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Church


Crowds flock to Adventure Weekend events

Churches in Effingham County conducted a creative weekend of evangelistic events on April 11-14 that drew thousands of participants and impacted the lives of over 500 people who made spiritual decisions.

April 25, 2013 | By Bob Rogers | Church


Community Holy Week services start Monday

The public is invited to the annual Rincon Community Holy Week Services, March 25-29, at First Baptist Church of Rincon. Services begin at 12:05 p.m. at conclude at 12:30 p.m. each day in the sanctuary, followed by a light lunch in the church's Memorial Chapel.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Church


Cavanah installed as Holy Trinity pastor

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church held a special installation service on Feb. 10. The Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi led the service installing the Rev. Dr. James L. Cavanah II at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Church


A ‘Souper’ Sunday

Members of Faith Presbyterian Church in Rincon collected three overflowing baskets of food and more than $200 at the Rincon Kroger.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Church


Watoto Children’s Choir to perform at Bloomingdale church

The Watoto Children's Choir, traveling from Africa, is continuing its five-month Eastern U.S tour Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at Bloomingdale's Westside Christian Church. All performances of "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation" are free and open to the public.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Church


Savannah Christian Church to hold Massing of the Colors

Active and reserve military units, veterans and civic organizations will honor servicemen and women, past and present, in a colorful presentation of flags during The Massing of the Colors, to be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church's worship center, Henderson campus. This patriotic ceremony is filled with pageantry and moving reminders of sacrifice and service.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Church


First Baptist of Rincon to hold homecoming

First Baptist Church of Rincon will celebrate 111 years of ministry with homecoming services Sunday during its 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Church


Adventure Weekend kickoff to be held Monday

Jay Lowder, an internationally-known evangelist and author, is coming to Effingham County for the celebration banquet and kickoff for the Effingham Adventure Weekend.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Church


Garvin to preach first sermon Sunday

Minister Jarrett D. Garvin will give his initial sermon Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center. The church is at 200 Stokes Ave. in Rincon.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Church


Camp meeting to start Friday night

The Effingham County Methodist Campmeeting has been a historical tradition since 1790.

July 12, 2012 | Staff report | Church


First Steps camp mixes fun, learning

First Steps Preschool held its annual four-day camp for 3-and 4-year-old children. The children enjoyed crafts, games, special visitors and most important, Bible stories.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Church


Holy Trinity to celebrate 100 years

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will celebrate its 100th anniversary on June 10. All former members, pastors and friends in the community are invited to attend.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Church


St. Boniface’s Rafter ordained as deacon

Rick Rafter of Clyo was ordained as a permanent deacon Saturday by Bishop Gregory Hartmayer, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah. Rafter was one of 18 ordained in a ceremony held at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Savannah.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Church


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Perpetua: An examble of unshaken faith

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.

October 21, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


The Star-Spangled Answer at 200 years

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.

October 14, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


I could be wrong

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.

October 07, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


A rivalry to be proud of

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.

September 30, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


The wager of your life

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.

September 23, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


In county leaders we also trust

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.

September 16, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Long live the Salzburgers

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.

September 11, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Life’s truths spoken while at the deli

Even in a place as ordinary as Larry's Deli in Rincon can eternal truths be spoken.

September 04, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


There’s nothing blind about faith

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

August 28, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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