In a few weeks, many people in this community and country will celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a great Christian and American leader who made a difference in the lives of so many people during his life through his actions and words. His words still have a major impac…

Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 2102 Cambridge Ave., E., will host its fourth annual Women’s Conference from 9 a.m.-noon today. Admission is $5 and lunch will be served. Music by Minister of Music Trella Hill-Griffin. Featured speakers are Pastor Krystal Bryant and Wausheka McClary. For informatio…

It is believed that Joshua, Moses’ successor who led Israel into the promised land, in his final address to the children of Israel, challenged them to make the most important decision of their lives. He charged them to forsake all other gods and serve Yahweh, the true and living God. His cha…

Trinity United Methodist Church, 547 Maxwell Ave., will have it’s second annual First Sunday of the Year Praise and Worship Service at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Weston Chapel AME Church, 805 E. Cambridge Ave., will have a Fish Fry from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., today. Fish plate including fish, fries, and cole slaw is $8; fish sandwich is $6; soft drink, $0.50; side order of fries, $1; hot dogs, wiener and bun, $1, chili dogs $1.50 and plates, including two c…

I grew up in a church that virtually ignored the role of Mary in the Christmas story (and in the rest of Jesus’ life). The more I have studied the New Testament, however, the more have I seen how important she is — her trust in God, her obedience, her willingness to participate in God’s plan…

When my husband and I introduce ourselves to new people at church and they invariably say, as most of us do, “I’m so bad at remembering names,” I like to say, “Well, this ought to help – we’re Mary and Joseph. But don’t let that intimidate you.”

Holy Redeemer, 412 Jordan St., will host its fourth annual Holiday Extravanganza from noon-3 p.m., in the gym, today. Accepting donations of toys, children’s clothes and books.

There are about 10 days of shopping for Christmas left. Want to know what to get everyone on your Christmas list this year? Instead of looking to Santa, let’s look to the Christ child to see what gifts he brought.

Weston AME Church, 805 E. Cambridge Ave., will host a Fish Fry from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. today. They will have fish plates for $8, fish sandwiches $6, soft drinks $.50, french fires $1, hot dogs $1, chili dog $1.50 and 2 chili dogs, french fries and coleslaw $5. For information or to place order…

Over the past year, I have enjoyed taking walks in the woods or in fields by streams. The touch of the wind blowing through the trees, and the sound of water rushing by is a very peaceful thing to me. It is, in fact, therapeutic, much more so than walking down freshly manicured fairways chas…

Just when you think you’ve seen every painfully obvious rip-off scheme out there, here comes another one. If they weren’t so wrong, some of them would be funny.

Ninety Six First Baptist Church presents Guy Penrod in Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 864-543-2333 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Voices will be the focus of a 50-minute cantata at McCormick’s Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Dec. 9. The combined choirs of Good Shepherd and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Abbeville will present “The Voices of Christmas.”

There is no gift you can give or receive this Christmas that will grant more than God has already placed within you. The buildup and anticipation for Christmas keeps us looking to a place in the future throughout this season. It all crescendos on that glorious night and blessed morn. But the…

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 414 Baptist Ave., is sponsoring its annual Hanging of the Green ceremony at 6 p.m., today.

This is the season for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas. I am writing this to wish you all Happy Seasons and to remind Christians of several important points for us to remember as we celebrate.

There I was, trying to share some piece of what I’m sure was riveting, vital information with my husband and I could tell he wasn’t listening. His gaze and attention were firmly fixed on his phone.

The Rev. Cartrell A. Blume Sr. started his Christian journey at the Turkey Branch Baptist Church in Neeses. This was followed by a stop at Bethlehem Baptist in Columbia under the pastoral arm of the Rev. Charles A. DeLaughter. In 1993, the journey carried him to Brookland Baptist Church in W…

Calvary Grove Baptist Church, appreciation worship services at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 25. Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Danny Webb, Pastor of Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Epworth.

A couple of men were marooned on a deserted island following shipwreck at sea. One was a frantic mess while the other was calm, cool and collected. The only things salvaged from the ship were a few rations and a limited supply of water. All electronic devices were lost and there was no way f…

The Calvary Grove Baptist Church family will host their Fifth Pastoral Appreciation Celebration, honoring their first family, Pastor & Lady Drafts today, with our appreciation banquet at the John G Lamb Community Enrichment Center at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25/person, $40/couple. Rev. James …

Thousands have worshiped in the sacred space that is the current sanctuary of Main Street United Methodist Church in Greenwood.

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