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Religious milestones can be fun and memorable and are commonly celebrated with family and friends. Children typically receive gifts upon fulfilling the sacraments, such as First Holy Communion or the sacrament of … more
According to the Pew Research Center, Christians were the largest religious group in the world in 2015. In the 2017 report, "The Changing Global Religious Landscape," the Pew Research Center states that there are roughly 2.3 billion … more
Every year around this time, I overhear folks sharing these all-too-familiar words: "I'm so busy!" Although Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, we do our best making it the most frantic and exhausting time of year. As we … more
The hustle and bustle of the often hectic holiday season can make it easy to overlook religion during this special time of year. Come the holidays, adherents of Judaism celebrate Chanukah while many Christians celebrate Christmas. … more
I can remember growing up as a child and the anxiety that continued to build throughout the holiday season. The closer it got to Christmas, the more excited I became, until by Christmas Eve, I could hardly stand it. Part of me wanted to go to bed … more
Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday - Missionary worship service at 10 a.m. Dr. Mary Blanding Hallums will speak. Bethel Baptist Church, 2401 Bethel Church Road, announces: * Sunday - Fall festival from 3 to 6 p.m. … more
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Sunday - The mass choir anniversary celebration will be held at 10 a.m. * Sunday, Dec. 17 - The annual Christmas praise and worship will … more
Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Saturday, Dec. 2 - Outreach ministry "Day of Warmth" soup and sandwich from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the community. Mary Ruth Cook will speak. Church of Christ, 313 … more
The first of a new year has a certain shimmer to it. It's a shine that denotes new possibilities whereas the end of the end represents the harsh realization that, once again, we haven't held up on our end of the bargain. We aren't 15 pounds thinner, … more
Counting down to Christmas is much different as an adult than it was as a child. Every year, my grandmother would buy us a chocolate advent calendar - the kind that had a little paper door you would pry open and get a little chocolate, molded in the … more
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