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Church News: Friday, June 15, 2018

Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces: * Saturday, June 23 - Prayer brunch at 11 a.m. Marian Anderson will speak. Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - Father's Day cookout, sponsored by the … more

Check your reference points, avoid a crash

When I was in college, I got a hankering to learn to fly. The cost was not out of reach back then. I would sneak away from campus, down to the Bessemer Airport and get an hour of instruction for $35. Good pilots know how to focus. I can still … more

Church News: Friday, July 6, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Monday-Wednesday, July 23-25 - Vacation Bible School "Team Spirit" will be held 6-7:30 nightly. All ages are welcome. Canaan Missionary … more

It's not enough to get rid of evil

No one lived in the old Durrance home place. The two-story house sat empty most of my childhood and teenage years. What had once been home to a family was home to rats and snakes. The house was a hazard. The surviving grandson, Juddy, owned the … more

Church News: Friday, May 4, 2018

Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Columbia, announces: * Monday-Thursday, May 7-10 - The 141st annual session of the Baptist E&M Convention of South Carolina will convene at Morris College. Speakers will include: … more

Sumter's Holy Comforter priest: 'God is not wringing His hands about this'

The priest of a local parish said he's not extremely worried if his congregation loses its right to property it has held for more than a century after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a state church district's petition for a hearing on … more

Soul or slave?

An African-American family, the Walls, served the Gordon family, who were white, in rural Mississippi. They worked in the field from sun-up to sundown. They milked the cows and cleaned the Gordons' house. No money ever changed hands. The Walls ate … more

One Sumter Community, Lutheran churches to facilitate race discussions

One Sumter Community group invites Sumterites to engage in discussions about race and religion during a unifying event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the University of South Carolina Sumter Nettles Building Auditorium, 200 Miller … more

Courageous people change the world

Google "stupidity" and you will be rewarded with videos of people taking chances with their lives. On a dare, people will hold a lit Roman Candle. For a thrill, people will hang off a cliff, using only one hand. To prove either their womanhood or … more

Church News: Friday, May 25, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Saturday - Scholarship ministry's May Festival / flea market from 7 a.m. until on the grounds of the parsonage, S.C. 260 and Joseph … more

As good as dead is not the same as dead

We have three dogs. We acquired Moo when my son Abram went off to grad school. Sadie was my father-in-law's dog. When he passed away, Sadie came to us as part of the estate. Then there is Socks. When my oldest daughter turned 8, she wanted a dog. … more

Church News: Friday, June 22, 2018

Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces: * Saturday - Prayer brunch at 11 a.m. Marian Anderson will speak. Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - "Fun Day" from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., sponsored by … more

US Supreme Court won't hear South Carolina Episcopal church case

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The nation's highest court has refused to hear a case from South Carolina churches upset with The Episcopal Church over a decision concerning ownership of … more

Clarity comes from Jesus

My cousin, Ross Hendry, was working cows at my Aunt Ouida's place. The humidity was 100 percent, and the temperature was about 98 degrees - a typical Florida summer day. It was the kind of day that makes a cowboy pray for shade. At Aunt Ouida's … more

Vatican is drafting guidelines on proper uses for sold churches

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is drafting guidelines to help Catholic dioceses find appropriate ways to decommission unneeded churches so they don't end up as discos, gymnasiums or gelato shops. The Vatican's culture ministry is teaming up with … more

Church News: Friday, July 13, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday, July 22 - The 137th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Bishop Samuel Lawrence Green Sr., presiding prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District African Methodist … more

Someone in your circle needs a word from you

Wayne Collier helped us work cows after my father had died. I was 4 years old, riding my one-eyed Shetland pony, gathering up cows. I felt so big. Even a 4-year-old on a Shetland pony can move a cow. Then I rode up too close to the herd and Wayne … more

2 Sumter churches among 28 in S.C. that may have to vacate property after Supreme Court denies request

After the U.S. Supreme Court denied a state church district's petition for a hearing Monday, it is unknown what the future may hold for two local congregations' properties. The Rev. Marcus Kaiser, rector of Church of the Holy Comforter, 213 N. … more

Church News: Friday, June 1, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday, June 16 - Father's Day cookout, sponsored by the ladies of the church, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. * Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day worship service at 10 a.m. * Saturday, June 23 … more

High school graduate recognized for faith, works

St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church recently recognized one of its young members for participating in a statewide youth evangelism team aimed at ministering to other young members of the Catholic church. Danielle Owen, 18, a senior at St. … more
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