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.
The Sunday School Association of Effingham County will hold its 133rd annual convention May 6 at the Effingham Methodist Campground in Springfield.
First Baptist Church of Rincon ordained Doug Cone to the Gospel Ministry on April 15. Cone has been active in local prison ministry and nursing home ministry through HIS LOVE Ministries of the Savannah area.
Rincon United Methodist Church will host the annual Rincon Community Holy Week Services, April 2-6,. Services begin at 12:05 and conclude at 12:30 p.m. each day, followed by a light lunch in the church social hall.
The music ministry of First Baptist Church of Rincon will present the Easter Celebration Worship Musical, "God of the Ages," on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
Jeff and Sheri Easter will bring their ministry to Maranatha Assembly of God at 454 Wiesenbaker Rd. on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in a special concert. A love offering will be received.
To the tune of "This Land Is Your Land," the members of Bible Lutheran Church celebrated the dedication and groundbreaking Sunday for their future sanctuary along Blue Jay Road.
Two Effingham County area residents are recipients of 2011 Bishop Gartland Awards for outstanding service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia.
Dr. Raouf Ghattas, retired Southern Baptist missionary to North Africa and the Middle East, and author of "A Christian Guide to the Qur'an," will be the guest speaker at First Baptist Church of Rincon on Sunday.
The annual Rincon Community Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Springfield is pleased to announce the call of our interim pastor, Dr. James Cavanah.
First Baptist Church of Rincon hosted a memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sunday evening. The service included patriotic music, a moment of silence and a message from Pastor Bob Rogers, followed by a candlelight vigil outside the church.
First Baptist Church of Rincon will host a special 9/11 memorial service to remember the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The service will be on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Team Impact performed and talked with an overflow crowd Saturday night at First Baptist Church of Rincon.
Team Impact, some of the strongest men on the planet, will be at First Baptist Church of Rincon tonight through Sunday at 7 each night. They will do such feats of strength as shattering concrete, ripping a huge phone book in half and snapping baseball bats in half with their bare hands. These world-class athletes also will share a message of hope and inspiration at each program.
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."
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.
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