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Interim pastor keeps church on right track

Hinesville First Presbyterian Church has a new leader. Pastor Kathi Parchem arrived in November and took over as the church's interim pastor.

January 18, 2010 | Edith Anderson In the pulpit | Faith


Redeeming the time

"Welcome to 2010!" said a sign I recently saw. As I glanced at it, something registered in my mind. We have entered the next decade of the "new millennium." It is amazing how time doesn't merely fly, but seems to rocket past. That moment caused me to reflect upon the past 10 years and consider what was and was not accomplished.

January 18, 2010 | Pastor Tim Byler Pastor's corner | Faith


Remember your role

So often these days we hear about teamwork and partnership. God said in Genesis that it is not good for man to be alone. In Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, we find some reasons for this. "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."

January 11, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Special to the Courier | Faith


MLK church service is Jan. 17

Celebration services in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned for next weekend in Liberty County.

January 11, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Staff writer | Faith


All hope is not lost

No matter what hardships may come, no matter how impossible a situation seems, I want you to know there is always hope.

January 04, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Start new year off right

Here we are at the beginning of a new year, the year 2010. Some of us only dreamed of being alive in this year. We had dreams that life in 2010 would be like "The Jetsons" cartoons we watched as children.

January 04, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Emancipation Proclamation service Friday

It has been many years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, but it is something that people still pause to celebrate. Liberty County is one of a few counties in Georgia that still observes the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

December 28, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Spirit alive and well in Liberty County

We are in the midst of the holiday season, and people are hustling and bustling around town. During this time of the year, it's hard not to get into the spirit of celebration and giving.

December 21, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Understand the great power of exchange

Here is a very familiar verse of scripture: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 KJV)

December 14, 2009 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Bilingual pastor blazing new trails

Yaritza Lewis is relatively new to the ministry, but she is already making an impact on the community. Although Liberty County's Hispanic population is growing rapidly, Lewis' church is one of only a few like it in the area.

December 14, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Spiritual leader rocks the house

Hundreds of people arrived early to the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People on Dec. 3-4. They ignored the chilly weather, formed long lines and waited for the church to open.

December 07, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Renowned evangelist to visit here

Liberty County is in for a treat. Internationally acclaimed Bible teacher, prophet, psalmist, media personality and author, Dr. Juanita Bynum, is coming to town.

November 30, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thank God and those who guide, support us

I wanted to take time during this Thanksgiving season to thank you for all you do. There are always a few people who do most of the work. Sometimes that happens at work, in a family, in a church or in a community.

November 30, 2009 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Be aware of love, hate in life

So often these days we hear stories about love and hate. In fact, if we look at our own lives and the things going on around us, we can see the impact of love and hate. This love and hate cycle is part of our lives.

November 23, 2009 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Thanksgiving service unites community

This year has been a lean one, that's for sure, and many people have endured hardships like never before. Now the season of giving and thanksgiving is upon us.

November 23, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

April 05, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Who is Jesus Christ to you?

During this time of year, we hear a lot about the one called Jesus Christ.

April 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news of all

It is Easter Week, which some traditions refer to as Holy Week. Throughout the week, perhaps you have had the opportunity to attend worships services that reflect the events leading up to Resurrection Day.

April 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Muslim population to pull close to Christians worldwide by 2050, survey says

Christianity’s claim as the world’s top religious affiliation may be more tenuous by the middle of this century, a report released Thursday revealed.

April 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Growth is a must for Christians today

It is important that children of God grow in knowledge and faith as they seek to serve God. Peter wrote: "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18).

April 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Why one family puts down their cellphones, car keys and pens once a week

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why one family puts down their cellphones, car keys and pens once a week

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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