We’ve all experienced some rips and snags in the fabric of our lives these past few weeks, but a potential one has, I confess, filled me with a just a tiny bit of mean-girl satisfaction. Since it’s not a matter of life and death, maybe it’s okay to be just a little happy that, with hair salo…

When tragedy strikes, we often gain a renewed perspective on life. We see the world differently. In Mark 8, Jesus addresses the ability to see. The chapter begins with the story of Jesus feeding 4,000 people with only a few loaves and fish. Everyone had their fill. Some were probably amazed …

The COVID-19 pandemic is here. It is real and it is having an impact on this world, this country, this state and this community. This pandemic has disrupted our lives in every imaginable sector including work, school, play, sports, entertainment and politics. It is changing the way we social…

Just when enough time had passed for us to forget the disturbing images of Black Friday shoppers acting like demon-possessed barbarians, the panicky villagers are storming the gates of stores again with their torches and pitchforks to hoard toilet paper because of the Coronavirus scare.

Old Mount Zion Baptist Church (Epworth) will host Region Three of the South Carolina E&M Convention leadership workshop at 9 a.m. today. Workshop is open to all leaders of the church. Theme: Equipping the Church through Effective Leadership”.

If you are like me, you have heard and seen more than enough about COVID-19 to last a lifetime; however, little of it has been religious in nature. So, let me share some thoughts from a Christian perspective. Maybe it will help inject a bit of hope and less despair into the conversation.

Rock Presbyterian Church will suspend all activities and gatherings until further notice. The church office will be open throughout the week. Conduct, do so via email or phone at 864-993-6804.

Why is there sexual confusion in our world today? Genesis 2:7; 21-25 clearly teaches that God created us male and female. God formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed life into his body. Later, God took a rib from Adam and created Eve. When God brought Adam and Eve together, Adam…

Weston Chapel AME Church, 805 E. Cambridge Ave., will have its Fish Fry from 2-5 p.m. today. Fish plate-$10, fish sandwich-$8, soft drink-$1, french fries-$1.50, hot dogs-$2, chili dog-$2.50 and hot dog plates-$7. Call 864-538-0874 or 864-344-3517 for information or to place orders. Proceeds…

As I am wont to do in the Lenten season, I have been revisiting the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death, particularly the seven sayings from the cross. Mark and Matthew report the same saying; Luke reports three different sayings; and John yet three more, making seven in all. Three are prayers, …

The LRMBA Brotherhood Ministry presents “Pray for Others” the 14th Community Prayer Breakfast today at the LRMBA Complex. Speaker will be Joshua Chiles, Assistant Athletic Director/Athletic Chaplain at Erskine College. Serving lines open at 8:15 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. For tick…

Holy Redeemer Faith Church will host the Boys 2 Men Empowerment program at the Holy Redeemer Faith Church Life Center at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Bailey Bethel AME Church’ Gospel Chorus will have their 46th singing anniversary at 6 p.m. today. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. All choirs are invited to attend.

One of the wonderful things that happens in our elementary schools on a weekly basis is the offering of a Good News Club. These after-school clubs are sponsored by local churches and provide children with a voluntary opportunity to hear about the love God has shown us in Jesus Christ.

If Mother Nature were a real person, she would most certainly be diagnosed with multiple personality disorder based on her behavior during the month of February in South Carolina. Tornadic thunderstorms, torrential rain, flooding and snow, all in the span of 48 hours? That’s just crazy.

One of the first tasks Jesus did to begin his ministry was to gather disciples. These men would journey with him, witness his miracles and learn from his messages. Their commission, once Jesus ascended into heaven, was to spread the word of Christ. These men were to be the spark that builds …

Lakeview Baptist Church, 5009 Old Laurens Road, will host the 11th Hour Southern Gospel Group at 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Doors open at 5 p.m.

I am writing this, as one who has a unique and personal experience with the naming of Springfield Elementary School and the overnight explosion of publicity and concern that escalated in the first three to four months of 1994. During that time I was employed with Greenwood County School Dist…

I believe I’ve mentioned before how my brain tends to run about four months behind the actual calendar, which is why it feels like it should be November, not February. But that’s not the only internal clock in my head that appears to be off-kilter. My internal age counter is even more inaccu…

Because of the hospitality of Abbeville’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Trinity Episcopal Church in Abbeville will be able to renew its traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper after a two-year lapse. The supper will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Sacred Heart parish hall.

Weston Chapel AME Church, 805 E. Cambridge Ave., will host a Fish Fry from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Fish plates (fish, fries, and cole slaw) are $10; fish sandwich $8; fish cooked as ordered, soft drinks $1, side order of fries $1.50, hot dogs, wiener and bun $2, chili dog $2.50 and plates incl…

Mark Twain reportedly told the satirical story of a gentleman who locked a cat, bird and dog in a cage. In another cage, he locked a Protestant pastor, a Catholic and an Orthodox priest. Several days later, he checked on both cages. The animals were all were thriving. His visit to the clergy…

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