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Church thanks pastor for 50 years of service

We've all heard the old saying, "Give me my flowers while I am living so I can enjoy them." That's what the members of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Fleming did for their pastor Nov. 7.

November 16, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


People make Liberty great

Six years ago when my wife Judy and I drove into Hinesville on Highway 84, we quickly realized Hinesville is not an ordinary town.

November 16, 2009 | By Rev. Will Carter Columnist | Faith


Goodbye to dear friends

Our community has a friend. Our community has many friends. However, one friend really comes to mind this week. Perhaps the reason for this is that we will soon bid farewell to him and his wife.

November 09, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


Stephen ministers called to service

First Baptist Church of Hinesville recently began a new ministry program called Stephen Ministry.

November 09, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Government should not be parents

It's that time again. November third is coming and you have to decide: Will you go stand in line and navigate the waters of the voting pool? Or will you say, "I just don't have time for this, and what difference does it make anyway? I'm not going." Or, how about this one: "I don't like the choices. I'm not even going to vote this time." I actually had one person say to me in a restaurant this week, "Unless they can give me someone worth voting for, why should I bother?"

November 02, 2009 | By Dr. Tim Byler Special to the Courier | Faith


Camp meeting is tradition at Pleasant Grove

It has been an exciting week of celebration for Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. Camp meeting services began last Sunday evening and will culminate today at 3:30 p.m.

November 02, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Long countians help Kentucky ministry

Three Long County women, with the help of a few others, are doing their part to help the poor this winter.

October 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Faith


Come forth, invest in God

Prayer is special. Prayer is unique. Prayer is communion. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire uttered or expressed unto God, through Jesus Christ, His son.

October 26, 2009 | By Dr. Lucile Smiley Columnist | Faith


What my pastor means to me

Pastors spend many hours encouraging and supporting members of their congregations. During the week - and especially on Sundays - they help people cope with a myriad of issues and problems.

October 26, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Camp meetings continue at St. Peter's

St. Peter's AME Church next weekend will continue a tradition that started around the time of the Civil War.

October 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Faith


'Angels All Around'

I discovered that penning a second book was far easier than the first one, partly because of what I learned in the first process - the process of dealing with editing, publishing, marketing and such - but more so because of the themes and content.

October 19, 2009 | By Dr. Tom Smiley Special to the Courier | Faith


Senior stays active with church, family, hobbies

At the tender age of 82, Myrtle Caison is still going strong. She is used to to being busy and has not allowed the passing of time to dampen her spirit or hinder her drive.

October 19, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God will take us from depressed to refreshed

It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with mounting problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we struggle just to make it through the day.

October 12, 2009 | By Bishop John Lockett Columnist | Faith


It's time to come home

There is something special about returning to our local churches - coming home. It does not matter how far you have traveled or how many churches you have attended, returning home is exciting.

October 12, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Show appreciation for your ministers

"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13, New Living Translation).

October 05, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Know the goodness of the Lord

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 78 years young.

April 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes in Indiana and Arkansas ignited controversy, media reports indicate.

April 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What do you need in life? God's word

In this life, there are many things that a person needs: a place to live, clothes, food and such things.

April 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


After falling 30 feet, this girl died and visited heaven. Then, another miracle happened.

When Annabel Beam was five years old, she was diagnosed with two incurable life-threatening digestive disorders — pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder. As a result, she spent much of her life in and out of hospitals.

April 22, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Pastor, administrator conference is chance to refresh

The excitement is building. Extensive planning and coordinating have gone into this conference.

April 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Does being married bring you closer to God?

Married mothers are more religious than single and cohabiting mothers, according to a new study from the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

April 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Go to the rock of Jesus to get salvation

"Truly, my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly, he is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:1-2

April 20, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


If you wouldn't say it to someone else, why do you say it to yourself?



You know those mean, nasty, negative little things you say to yourself all day? The ones about your weight, looks or perceived failures that you berate yourself over?

April 20, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Running for God: why marathons are catching on among the faithful

At the start of the Boston Marathon next Monday, runners will congregate by a church that posts a banner with an appropriate Bible verse: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

April 19, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


Shine all the time as a Christian

One of my favorite flowers is the azalea. I love to go through Bonaventure Cemetery this time of year just to see row after row of assorted colors of this beautiful flowering bush.

April 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


5 quotes from former ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz on faith

Farewell, Lou Holtz.

April 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


What are the certain things in life?

Did you celebrate Wednesday?

April 17, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Salvation is possible by obeying God

No one has to be lost, for God has provided a way of salvation for all mankind.

April 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


She died giving birth to her daughter, but an amazing miracle happened

When Melanie and Doug Pritchard were preparing to have their first child, they searched for a doctor who would fight, if necessary, for both Melanie and the baby's lives.

April 16, 2015 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | Faith


What if the 'fat talk' voice in your head was the actual label on your clothes?



I'm guilty.

April 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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