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