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.

“And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’” – Mark 7:34

Never do my creative juices flow more freely than when I’m describing a physical ailment I’m experiencing. My gift for hyperbole peaks when I’m trying to impress upon my listener, usually my poor husband, the intensity of some woe I’m enduring.

Mays UMC, 535 N. Church St. Ext., Ninety Six, will host a Fall Fish Fry today from 10 a.m. until sold out. Fish plates are a $10 donation and hot dog plates are $6. For information, call 864-344-9650 or 864-543-3277.

Holy Redeemer Faith Church, 412 Jordan St., will have a Little Miss Fall Pageant at 5 p.m. today for ages 13 and younger.

The world, the nation and even the community in which we live seem to be in constant conflict. Many of the world’s leaders are in disagreement and cannot live in peace. Political parties in America are in conflict and our nation continues to grow more separated as a result. Our communities c…

Our lawn looks like a battlefield upon which someone lobbed a hundred itty-bitty hand grenades. And amongst all those holes and divots are yards and yards of itty-bitty tunnels, spider-webbing through our Bermuda grass like varicose veins.

Hebron Baptist Church, 118 Buice Circle, Clinton, will host Family and Friends Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Rev. J.W. Hester of Bible Way Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church, Greenville. Rev. LeShown D. Goodwin pastor.

McCravy celebrates church’s anniversary State Rep. John McCravy attended the family and friends service Oct. 13 at Pine Pleasant Baptist Church to celebrate the church’s 150-year anniversary. McCravy, right, presented Pastor Willie K. Cannady a resolution from the state House of Representati…

In my opinion, the most quoted and misquoted verses in the Bible are Matthew 7:1,2 where Jesus instructed, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged.” (New American Standard Bible) In Western culture, many distort Jesus’ words to mean, “Don’t …

Mine Creek Baptist Church will host a Community Health Fair from 9 a.m.-noon today. Topics to include health recommendations, safety tips and insurance questions.

If you placed a video camera in the living room of my house — and just to be clear, that’s never going to happen — you might observe me or my husband suddenly flailing our arms, slapping ourselves or leaping from our recliners and violently clapping our hands together.

Volunteers and donors honoredImmanuel Lutheran Church honored its food ministry volunteers and retail food donors at a volunteer appreciation breakfast on Oct. 6 in the church’s fellowship hall. Retail partners donate more than 40,000 pounds of food each year to support the Food Pantry and S…

Emerald Baptist Church, 110 E. Laurel Ave., will host a benefit concert by Billy Wayne for Maggy Kerr at 7 p.m. today. Suggested donation is adults-$10, children ages 5-12-$5 and under 5 free.

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