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Many will gather for Mayor’s Thanksgiving Service

The holidays are a time to bring the community together for fellowship. Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of the Liberty County and Fort Stewart communities of faith gather at one of the churches in the area. The annual gathering, called the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service, brings leaders and church goers together in the spirit of thanksgiving for a service of songs, prayer and gratitude.

November 21, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith

Children have important role in services

Every Sunday morning at our church, we have what we call "children's moments." It's not unique to our church, but it was something new for us when we started it a few years ago.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Honor our veterans this weekend

Veterans make innumerable sacrifices every day to protect us. The brave men and women of the armed services go beyond the call of duty to protect our freedoms and ensure we live in a safe country. Often times, they must leave their families to deploy to foreign countries so our families can be protected.

November 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

Learn to be content with what you have

As Americans, we have been accused of being spoiled as it pertains to our lifestyles, and there probably is some truth in these allegations.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Don't lose your focus on God

Everything changes when you set your focus on God. You filter every situation through the knowledge you have of Him.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith

Christ Tabernacle opens new sanctuary

Tabernacle of Faith Church hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The Rev. Kathleen Ayalas and members of her congregation welcomed city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors, members and people from the community.

November 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Help the Lord through others

I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed there are multiple lessons in most of the parables Jesus used. The parable of the sheep and the goats as recorded in Matthew 25 is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups.

November 08, 2011 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith

First Baptist welcomes new pastor

Members of the First Baptist Church in Hinesville have a new pastor, and a renewed sense of excitement has settled over the congregation.

November 08, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

It is always a good time to pray

Have you ever had a time in your life when it seemed that none of your prayers were being answered? Has there been a season when you simply could not feel God's presence?

November 07, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Bible will forever be the way

Some people try to tell us that the old way of doing things religiously will not work. They say we must be more willing to accept the ways of others if we expect to convert them.

November 07, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Men of Integrity Conference grows

The Men of Integrity 2011 Coed Conference has come a long way. It has evolved from a small gathering of men who occasionally met for fellowship into an annual conference.

November 01, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

Build you talents for God

When I was growing up as a child, I always heard the story of David and Goliath. I pictured this small boy with a slingshot that he used as a toy, running up to this huge and strong ugly giant, then shooting a rock from the slingshot, hoping by chance that it hit its target. Then I pictured David, after opening his eyes, surprised yet thankful for the success of the shot.

October 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Jesus gave us lesson in forgiveness

The love that God showed to us should show in our relationship to others. We need to stand ready to forgive even as God has forgiven us.

October 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Encourage others to avoid perils of wandering

The summer after graduating high school, I headed out with a friend to cruise the Okefenokee Swamp of Southeast Georgia. We had a map that outlined all the places we should expect to find alligators. We also had a very small amount of water to keep us hydrated in the agonizing heat and humidity.

October 31, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith

Remember why you celebrate

"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" (Galatians 3:1).

October 31, 2011 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith

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As world reacts to Hajj stampede, public health officials work to make pilgrimages safer

For many public health officials, the news of the deaths of more than 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday was tragic but unsurprising.

September 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Celebrate the new season

As I walked out of my home Wednesday morning, I was met with the crisp, cool autumn air.

September 26, 2015 | By the Rev. Ashley Morris Pastor's Corner | Faith

Darsey is enjoying honors and growth in his church

Another year, another accolade.

September 26, 2015 | By Edith Anderson In the Pulpit | Faith

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and the GOP problem with Muslims

Within the last week, two 2016 Republican presidential nominees have caused controversy over comments they made about Muslims, which may indicate the political party has ...

September 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be ...

September 23, 2015 | donald roberts FamilyShare | Faith

Strive to be perfected in God-like agape love

There is an old song that comes to mind, and I am not sure I remember all the words correctly, but in essence it says ...

September 22, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith

What Yom Kippur can teach non-Jews about forgiveness

For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Become something beautiful with God

In Romans 12, we are encouraged to be transformed.

September 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Was it caution or Islamaphobia that resulted in arrest of Muslim teen?

The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension ...

September 19, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

Get consistent with the Lord

I enjoy playing golf. I suppose it is my most-enjoyable hobby at this time in my life.

September 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

'90 Minutes in Heaven' and Christianity's complicated relationship to near-death experiences

Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Jewish and Islamic holidays happening at the same time offer believers a chance to reflect

This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur ...

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Lord's Supper is to be remembered

Sept. 11 is a date that will be remembered in the United States and around the world for many years. Eventually, it will only be ...

September 17, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Do this today ... before you run out of tomorrows

How often do we put off something we need to do until tomorrow — a day that never seems to come?

September 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

Does Apple's new News app have a faith problem?

Many iPhone users woke up Wednesday morning to find a new software update (iOS 9) waiting for them.

September 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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