In Luke 11:1, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. They saw His prayer life and they wanted to know how to pray with intimacy like He did. Jesus answered their request by giving them a model prayer. That model prayer is not something to recite as much as it is an outline for our…

All presidents or a representative of each local missionary are asked to meet at the LRMBA Complex from 10 a.m.-noon today to make your report.

As you read this column, I suspect you share my feeling of having settled into the new year. Work has resumed a more typical rhythm (as compared to the holidays), the kids are back in school, and we are no longer greeting one another with “Happy New Year!” — that seems belated at this point.…

Walker Chapel Baptist Church will have Ordination Services for Sabrie Oliver and Dorenda Sprowl at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at Jacob Chapel Baptist Church, 324 Woodlawn Road.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Well, here we are, a few steps into another new year. Personally, I can’t wrap my mind around it. Seems my internal clock is always at least four months behind the calendar. By my calculations, it should be around the first of September.

Tranquil AME Church will host Gospel Explosion, a benefit program for Robert Jennings, at 3 p.m. today. Praising God through songs will be Flying Clouds of SC, Golden Stars, Gospelaires, Gospel Eagles and more.

The Place of New Opportunity, 1103 S. Main St., (across from Auto Zone) Building Fund Committee will host a beginning of the year Church Building Fundraiser, featuring a yard sale at 7 a.m. and a food sale at 10:30 a.m. today. For information, call 864-223-2205 or 864-529-6825.

Most of us now have our Christmas tree out by the road, stripped of all of its tinsel and former glory. Or, it has been packed away in the attic with the rest of the boxes of decorations. With the house now less festive than just days before, we turn our attention to the New Year that has ar…

Are you still full? Of course, I mean spiritually. Many of us have been overstuffing our bellies from all the tasty treats on the countertops and leftovers from the stockings that were once brimming with decadent goodies. By today, we should be plenty full. The Bible tells many stories about…

By the time you read this, another Christmas will be done and dusted. Some of you will have delighted the recipients of your thoughtful and inspired gifts, while others of you will have raced to the convenience store on Christmas Eve to snag cheap boxes of chocolate-covered cherries for the …

Trinity United Methodist Church, 547 Maxwell Ave., will host Family and Friends Day at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest preacher will be Rev. Bennie Crawford, pastor of New China Baptist Church.

There is no greater love than God’s love! As we move through Advent season headed to the celebration of the coming of Jesus into the world, let us not forget that this season is about God’s love for us. Perhaps, no one has expressed this better than John the Apostle and devoted follower of Christ.

Springfield Baptist Church, 130 Springfield Church Road, will celebrate The Gift That Keeps on Giving- Christmas Extravaganza at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served.

As of this writing, no formal vote on articles of impeachment has been taken in the House. If you are like me, you have heard and seen all and more than you care to hear or see concerning the matter. Perhaps you are one of those individuals who wrings their hands or throws them in the air wi…

Cold Spring Mennonite Church, 168 Cold Spring Church Road, will host an outdoor live nativity from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Place of New Opportunity Church, 1103 S. Main St., Building Fund Committee will host an end-of year-church building fundraiser today. There will be fish and hot dog plates, yard sale and raffle tickets. For information, call 864-450-7537 or 864-529-6825.

The Christmas season and all that comes along with this wonderful time of year is in full swing. Homes, businesses, towns and churches are decorated. The radio and church bells are playing Christmas music. There is an excitement in the air. Children are laughing and adults are smiling. Our c…

A woman wrote Reader’s Digest and said, “I knew my sister was having several members of her husband’s family for Thanksgiving dinner, so I stopped by her house on Thanksgiving morning to see how things were going. The house was in shambles. Her four young children were squabbling the way sib…

The Missionary Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 424 Baptist Ave., is sponsoring the Hanging of the Greens Service at 6 p.m. today.

Moores Empowerment Foundation Inc. presents Fall 4 Wellness Health Fair from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Edgefield Gym, 380 Church St., Edgefield. For information call 803-480-7268 or 864-992-9501.

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