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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

Centerpoint Church to hold open house

Centerpoint Community Church will hold an open house of its new facility June 2 from 5-6:30 p.m. The church is at 2160 Highway 21 South in Springfield. Refreshments will be served.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Church

An international flair for CCW convention

The Savannah Diocesan Council of Catholic Women recently held its annual convention in Savannah. St Boniface Catholic Church hosted the opening event, an international themed dinner with entertainment provided by the Glorna Daire Dance Group and a Hispanic dance group led by Pablo Levy.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Church

Jerusalem Lutheran to reconsecrate more than 250 graves

More than 250 historic graves have been located outside the cemetery walls near the Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Church

National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday

The local observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 3 at the Effingham County Courthouse.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Church

Grammy nominee to speak at Sunday school convention

The Sunday School Association of Effingham County will hold its 133rd annual convention May 6 at the Effingham Methodist Campground in Springfield.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Church

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Articles by Section - 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

The return of Emperor Severus

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.

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

Considering proverbs for today

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.

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

The phenomenon of CJ Cummings

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.

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

The suicide barrier in all of us

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.

July 31, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

A Christian understanding of medicine

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.

July 24, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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