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Time to thank your dad

Last month we celebrated Mothers Day and today is Fathers Day. Fathers are special too, and they play a very important role in the family and in society.

June 22, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Class of 2009 baccalaureate

Baccalaureates used to be a regular part of graduation activities, both at the collegiate and high school levels. However, within the past 25 years, it has almost disappeared.

June 15, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Diocese's bishop marks 50 years in priesthood

SAVANNAH - The bishop of the Diocese of Savannah is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a Catholic priest.

Bishop J. Kevin Boland has spent his entire half-century in the priesthood in Savannah, where he arrived from his native Ireland in 1959.

June 11, 2009 | Associated Press | Faith


Gatherine unites faithful

People enjoy coming together for a good time and fellowship, especially good preaching, teaching and singing.

June 08, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


More than one way to look at something

I am excited about an upcoming revival. Some time ago, my wife and I were in a local department store when she insisted on buying a tree that looked dead. Even though the tree was being sold at a tremendous discount, I was irritated that she wanted to buy the tree. We were looking at the same tree but we saw something totally different.

June 08, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Special to the Courier | Faith


Sticks and stones

The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the Deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.

June 01, 2009 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


One proud mother

Louise Martin Lovette, known as Mother Lovette, is a special kind of mother. She is well known throughout the community. And while she is the birth mother of seven children - five sons and two daughters - she also serves as a mother figure to many in her neighborhood and church.

June 01, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's recovery plan

Everywhere we turn there are signs of recession. Prices are rising but the moral climate of our society seems to be declining. Gas costs are going up. The cost of living is going up. Unemployment is going up. Can we recover from this recession?

May 25, 2009 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Running the show

Often, the first impression we get of a person or place is a lasting impression. Whether it is walking into a church's office or placing a telephone call to a church, the first person you encounter is usually an administrative staffer. These "frontline soldiers" are charged with ensuring the office is run effectively and efficiently while making visitors or callers feel comfortable.

May 25, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


A Night of Colors

Arrayed in their outfits, especially their beautiful hats, the ladies of the Tattnall Missionary Baptist Association gathered for their Annual Night of Colors.

May 18, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Trust God through these difficult times

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 the Bible says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

May 18, 2009 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


Church mothers act as moral guides, leaders

Eurlee Steadman's voice reverberates off the walls of an empty congregation hall.

May 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Faith


Walking for a worthy cause

It's time for another brisk morning walk. Members of the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church community outreach are preparing for an upcoming walk-a-thon to raise funds for two of its program.

May 11, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


A new pastor in town

Since Sept. 8, Ricardo H. Jones has served as pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Walthourville. This is his first time serving as sole pastor of a church, but he entered the ministry in 1987.

May 04, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Share your soles to help others

There are so many things people in this country take for granted, like wearing shoes, for example. Most people in America cannot imagine not having a pair of shoes to wear.

April 27, 2009 | By Edith Correspondent | Faith


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Come now, let us reason together

How much is God willing to forgive?

March 25, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pray for a change of heart

What are you fasting for? What are you praying for? In what do you have faith?

March 24, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


Ladies in White Luncheon April 19

The Women of Destiny of Pleasant Grove AME will host a Ladies in White Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Pleasant Grove multipurpose building at 1450 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Faith


We have an enemy, and a way to win

If we are not careful, there can become this notion that if a person decides to be a follower of Christ, then everything is downhill from there.

March 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Jesus can be your best friend

God's desire was that man not sin. But man, having an ability to follow either God's or Satan's way, made the choice to listen to the devil.

March 18, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has revealed mystery of salvation

God's desire was that man not sin. But man, having an ability to follow either God's or Satan's way, made the choice to listen to the devil.

March 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God at his best when we are at our worst

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mays observe to do according to all that is written therein, for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success." - Joshua 1:8

March 17, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Be careful judging others

The other day, I was complaining to my wife about how I hated this damp, cold weather. We got into a discussion about how my complaint might sound to others like I was saying, "d*** cold weather."

March 11, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Let God help you finish well

The Winter Olympics ended just a couple of weeks ago. Many of us sat and watched events like the luge and curling, not having any idea of what was happening.

March 11, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


His word remains true the way it is

Everything God has done for human kind is for our own good. God gave us a place to live and the ability to live, work and enjoy life. God also has provided for our spiritual well-being so we can know when we is in a right relationship with God.

March 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God can help spontaneous combustion

Second Corinthians 5 says, "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God …"

March 10, 2014 | By Pastor Tommy Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Thank the Lord for the needed rain

As I looked out of my office window one day this week, I saw the rain coming down and my first response was, "Today is going to be a miserable day."

March 04, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Getting ready for the journey

Last Saturday, I did some pretty significant yard work at my home. One of the "tools" that I used throughout the day was my wheelbarrow. I moved rocks and dirt and also transplanted some bushes and flowers to other places in the yard.

March 04, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What plans have been made for those left behind?

Death is a part of life. The writer of Hebrews recorded, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

March 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A time of fasting and prayer

The 40-day Lent season begins Ash Wednesday, which is this Wednesday, and leads up to Easter. During this period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

March 03, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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