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New role for our churches in health

Today we are in a time of increasing uncertainty. Nowhere is that more evident than in Healthcare. Healthcare costs continue to rise almost as fast as gasoline prices and many people cannot afford healthcare insurance. Hospitalization costs can drive a family into bankruptcy. I believe our churches can accept a new role to help members gain access to healthcare.

August 09, 2008 | Rev. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Serving his first pastorship

When he arrived in Liberty County for his new military assignment, little did he know he would eventually become a pastor in this county. Since January 2008, Curtis Thomas has served as the pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Walthourville.

August 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Journey Church to hold services in Hinesville

Journey Church has decided to branch out from its main campus in Bloomingdale to plant new roots in Hinesville.

August 09, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | Faith


LifeWay presentation at Gum Branch Baptist

The women's ministry of Gum Branch Baptist Church is preparing for yet another big event. They are eagerly anticipating their upcoming simulcast with nationally known author and speaker Beth Moore, who partners with LifeWay to conduct the simulcasts.

August 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Get your priorities straight

In this day and time, people have become extremely busy. One might say too busy. We have too many things to do and not enough time to do them.

August 05, 2008 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


The house the Lord has built

Sunday, July 27, will mark a milestone in the history of the Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church. Members will be moving from their present sanctuary at 71 Kent Road in Walthourville to 4424 Oglethorpe Highway West in Allenhurst.

August 05, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The words from my mouth

My nephew David recently turned 5. He is extremely bright, kind and talkative.

June 05, 2008 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Special to the Courier | Faith


Dedicating a new sanctuary

In addition to building the members spiritually, this pastor and church family have erected a new sanctuary. Established six years ago, the church is preparing for the dedication of the sanctuary.

June 05, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New author also leads congregation

In addition to his myriad talents, this busy pastor has just released his first book.

May 29, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Family values are more than just being together

In the times that we live in, people have become so busy with the everyday affairs that it is easy for the family as a unit to suffer.

May 29, 2008 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Faith


Fighting substance abuse with faith

Besides recently becoming a shoo in for a seat on the Liberty County Commission, Gary Gilliard has been heading up a program that combats alcoholism and other drug addictions.

May 22, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Being set apart

What does it mean to be set apart? In the Christian world, there are many things said and even quoted from scripture about man. Words that should have such great meaning become clichés. They are often revalued to the point of benign rhetoric.

May 22, 2008 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Faith


Embarking on a new assignment

He has a powerful and inspiring message, yet a sense of humbleness surrounds him. From his humble beginnings in little Riceboro to his promotion to the office of bishop, this man of God says he is just a "servant of God."

May 17, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Faith


2008 National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer Key Scripture: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped." Ps 28:7a (KJV)

May 13, 2008 | Rev. Katrina Deason Pastor's Corner | Faith


Planning for several events

The new sanctuary is almost complete and there is a sense of excitement among members of Gum Branch Baptist, awaiting the opening of the 500-seat sanctuary.

May 13, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Faith


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Work together to honor God

Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."

February 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


4 easy ways to detect lies



Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.

February 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?



Have you ever been lied to?

February 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Learn to take yourself less seriously — because God does

Funny things happen in churches. People do funny things, and sometimes funny things just happen.

February 24, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

"GRACE: Girl of the Year," by Mary Casanova, American Girl, $9.99, 200 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

February 24, 2015 | Faith Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

I have always enjoyed getting my hair cut.

February 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

The audio Bible is often an add-on in a scripture-rich place such as America, where installing a smartphone application is a matter of a few clicks. But for believers in places where even a printed copy of the Bible isn't easily available, the evolving high-tech delivery of audio Bibles has become their first and only exposure to the holy book.

February 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


True beauty in God's sight

Recently, I was sitting at a counter in our kitchen and happened to look up at a bouquet of roses I gave my wife for Valentine's Day.

February 21, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Get your payday through Jesus

I am writing this column on payday. I know that some think we preachers talk too much about money. Some avoid church altogether because of that.

February 20, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Jesus' true love comes from forgiveness

Often times, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

February 19, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?



Have you ever needed a hug?

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Inspirational messages ... from a dog?



We could all use a pick-me-up from time to time — a friendly smile, lunch with a friend or an encouraging word.

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

I first noticed Anita — really noticed her — at a church Valentine’s Day dance.

February 19, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


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