Much of the public discourse this week has focused on the mass shootings that continue to plague our nation and break our hearts. While some politicians and pundits point fingers, the rest of us are just reeling and wondering how we can live normal lives in a world that feels so unsafe.

Old Mount Zion Baptist Church (Epworth Community) will have Homecoming Service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker is Rev. William Booker, Pastor of Rockville Baptist Church, Warrenville. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Thursday. Revivalist is Rev. Paul D. Garrett, Pastor of P…

Since moving to the country and spending a lot of time driving on rural roads, I’ve observed that there seem to be random seasons when more small animals than usual run out in front of cars.

Attention Houses of Worship — Do you wish to extend an invitation to Lander University students to worship with you? Lander University invites all places of worship to complete our online form at https://lander.wufoo.com/forms/church-survey/ to be published in our Religious Directory. Studen…

Attention Houses of Worship — Do you wish to extend an invitation to Lander University students to worship with you? Lander University invites all places of worship to complete our online form at https://lander.wufoo.com/forms/church-survey/ to be published in our Religious Directory. Studen…

The Rev. Jessie Thomas was installed as pastor of Rock Buffalo Baptist Church at Highway 28 W., Abbeville.

The second installment of Hymns and Hops Greenwood is set to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at The Mill House and Good Times Brewing in Greenwood.

“Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For th…

If you live long enough, you’ll probably fall prey to some kind of bait-and-switch scheme. Someone promises you one thing, but then delivers something different and of lesser value.

The Trump administration will stop accepting asylum applications from migrants who could have claimed asylum in a different country before entering the U.S., it announced on July 15.

LRMBA Congress of Christian Education will hosts its Annual Session Registration beginning at 8:15 a.m., followed by classes at 9 a.m. today at the Little River Multicultural Complex. Course offerings are iWorship, Evangelism, and Worship Matters.

Morris Chapel Baptist Church will host a multi-family yard sale from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Cost is $20 per table. If you want to set up outside, bring a tent. Lunch and breakfast will be sold. For information, call 864-992-4054 or emailbtjazzy1@gmail.com.

I am learning that little things are easy to miss. As the Apostle Paul wrote letters to people and churches, he was careful to make sure he took time to thank God when God accomplished great things in the lives of His saints. In 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Paul writes: “We are bound to thank God alw…

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If passersby have noticed the distinctive purple house taking shape on a corner lot at the intersection of Grace Street and Reynolds Avenue in Greenwood, then they’ve also witnessed Glenn Williams’ deep connection to God.

St. Paul AME Church, Cokesbury, will host Cokesbury Community Development Summer Enrichment Program from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., now through July 25, with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Registration fee is $150. For information, call 864-992-0707.

For many years, Vacation Bible School in Baptist circles began with three pledges: the pledge to the American flag, the pledge to the Christian flag and the pledge to the Bible. In my previous pastorate, at First Baptist Church in Edgefield, one VBS morning I was leading the children in the …

Here’s some advice from someone who has just about earned her own personal parking place at way too many medical offices: When you go to see a doctor, never begin explaining your problem with, “When I looked up my symptoms on the internet, it said … .”

Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Epworth Community) will have an Ushers and Trustee Workshop at 10 a.m. today.

Of the 500-plus AME pastors in South Carolina, the Rev. Myron D. Hill, pastor of Cypress Chapel AME Church in Abbeville, was chosen Pastor of the Year by the Lay Organization of 7th Episcopal District of African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Cornerstone Pentecostal, 539 Dorchester Road, Belton, presents the 11th annual Hynie Epps Memorial gospel singing at 6 p.m. today.

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