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President Bush in Heaven

President George H. W. Bush passed away last week. Tributes have been pouring in. When he was president, we may not have agreed with all his actions, but in hindsight, we see his wisdom, his decency and his character. President Bush was an … more

Church News: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Sunday - The Antioch Mass Choir's anniversary will be celebrated at 10 a.m. * Sunday, Dec. 16 - The youth ministry will celebrate their … more

Church News: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces: * Today and Sunday - The 32nd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Larry W. and Evangeline G. Barnes will be celebrated as follows: 7 p.m. today, Pastor Donald Greene, of Audrey Chapel … more

Before the Big Bang, there was Christmas

Confused? Stay with me. This will be soul yoga, a stretching of your mind. A kindergartener once asked me, "Who made God?" Her simple question betrays our limitations: On this earth, we only know created things. We assume everything that exists … more

God is the only one who knows outcomes

CNN reported that a team of historians and scientists have identified 536 A.D. as the worst year to be alive. There was an enormous volcanic eruption in Iceland, spewing a huge cloud of ash over the Northern Hemisphere. Temperatures dropped, … more

Church News: Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

Berea SDA Church, 675 S. Lafayette Drive, announces: * Saturday - Homecoming 2018 "Grace will lead us home" at 11 a.m. Nationally-known speaker Dr. Larry Johnson of Raleigh, North Carolina, will speak. Bethel AME Church, 1605 S.C. 261, … more

WSSC breaks ground for new facility

Sumter Baptist Temple, 2295 Harper St., held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 28 for the construction of a new studio facility for WSSC 1340AM. WSSC is a non-commercial station that provides all … more

Church News: Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Berea SDA Church, 675 S. Lafayette Drive, announces: * Saturday, Nov. 24 - Homecoming 2018 "Grace will lead us home" at 11 a.m. Nationally-known speaker Dr. Larry Johnson of Raleigh, North Carolina, will speak. Bethel AME Church, 1605 S.C. … more

Before the holidays, pause

The holiday race is about to begin. Thanksgiving will be the warmup. We must lay in food, like people preparing for a famine. We will haul out cookbooks to prepare what we only cook once or twice a year. There will be kitchen disasters: cakes will … more

Church News: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces: * Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2 - The 32nd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Larry W. and Evangeline G. Barnes will be celebrated as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, Pastor Donald Greene, … more

Divided we fall ...

The election results are in, and they reveal what we already knew - we are a divided people. This is no surprise. In the first Presidential cabinet, there was division. Jefferson and Hamilton vied for power and control; Lincoln's cabinet was named … more

Dead Sea Scrolls are priceless link to the Bible

The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has removed five Dead Sea Scrolls from exhibits after tests confirmed these fragments were not from ancient biblical scrolls but forgeries. Over the … more

Dear $1.6 billion dollar lottery winner

By now you realize that you've won the $1.6 billion Powerball Lottery. So far, you've kept your identity secret which is probably a good idea. Once you are known, relatives you didn't even know you had will come out of the woodwork. People will hit … more

Church News: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - Fall festival 5-8 p.m. featuring games, food and fun. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces: * Sunday - The 78th anniversary of the church will be … more

Church News: Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Sunday - Tailgate worship and homecoming services at 10 a.m. on the parsonage grounds. Enjoy worship, food and fellowship. Call (803) … more

From the deep

I had to walk into a room and tell a young wife she was now a widow. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, to bring news that would change someone's life forever. She sobbed and sobbed. I wanted there to be words that would stop her pain, … more

On the front porch, shelling peas, learning life

They were sitting on the front screened-in porch, shelling peas. You could buy peas in a can, but the old woman said they were nasty. Besides, why buy something you could grow yourself? They had picked the peas early that morning while the cool … more

Church News: Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday - Open mic night for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m. Poetry, singing, music and spoken word. Free admission Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, … more

God wants his will done in our hearts and on the world stage

As far back as history records, there were battles when the weaker force defeated the stronger force. Why? On Oct. 10, 732, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi led his Umayyad army of 20,000 troops into battle against Charles Martel, King of the Franks. … more

Church News: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

EARLY DEADLINES: Church News deadline for the Friday, Oct. 26, edition is noon Wednesday, Oct. 17. ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday, Oct. 20 - Open mic night for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m. Poetry, … more
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